Thank you; most interesting. The CIA's record of damage to US interests is really quite extensive. (See "Legacy of Ashes"). http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/legacyofashes/legacy.htm
"We all fell for his Hope and Change". I have to echo the old joke about the Lone Ranger, "What you mean "we", white man?". At least FDR got foreign policy right, despite his domestic disasters and anti-Semitism.
"Perhaps it would be of interest to note that Obama's grandmother (a bank executive) and mother were by many very detailed accounts -- CIA operatives. "
If true, that's quite remarkable, since grandma definitely appeared to be a Marxist, and Anne Dunham was a flake as well. Was it a case of carefully-constructed plausible legends, or perhaps cooperation under blackmail?
Perhaps it would be of interest to note that Obama's grandmother (a bank executive) and mother were by many very detailed accounts -- CIA operatives.
Obama's first employer BIC (NY-based Business International Corp.) was a CIA front company that paid off his student debts
Many charming images that we have - have their less-charming sides. In that light the current anti-Russia hysteria is likely deliberate and well planned / planted -- a desperate reaction after a group of anti-Clinton NSA executives released to Wiki the damaging Podesta and DNC e-mails.
Perhaps it is better to discuss our love of electronics ;-))