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Directed by: Steven Grandison

Written by: Greg Palast

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Mar 17

“Washington lobbyists haven’t funded my campaign, they won’t run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of working Americans when I am president”.
– Barack Obama


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The Best “Democracy” Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back

Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 Billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. What they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 Trillion in federal business and support. Here is the visual representation of this stunning finding: for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government.

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Mar 13

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Feb 23

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Bush family ties to terror suspects re-opened by 9/11 ’28 pages’ (Digital Journal, Feb 21, 2015):

As pressure builds to make public 28 pages of a joint congressional inquiry on 9/11 which was classified by President George W. Bush, the Bush family’s well-documented relationships to Saudi and other foreign terror suspects are again coming to the fore.

North Carolina Republican Congressman Walter Jones told the New Yorker last September, of the what is now commonly known as the “28 Pages”:

“There’s nothing in it about national security…It’s about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis.”

Continue reading »

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Jan 28

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In this exciting and revealing special two hour Dark Journalist episode he welcomes University of California, Berkeley Professor and Former Canadian Diplomat Peter Dale Scott. Professor Scott has just released his controversial new book “The American Deep State,” which exposes the truth about covert forces that constitute an unelected, unaccountable, shadow government.

The “Deep State,” a concept that Professor Scott created over decades of research, posits that a secret system operates alongside the public state and utilizes intelligence contractors, the NSA, CIA assets, Wall Street, and corporate big oil funding to manipulate the public with what he refers to as “Deep Events,” such as 9/11, the Iran-Contra scandal and the JFK Assassination, for profit and control. Continue reading »

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Jan 22

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This is How the U.S. Government Convinces a Newspaper to Kill a Story (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Jan 20, 2015):

Under President George W. Bush, the White House urged reporters to withhold accounts about many of the most contentious aspects in the war on terrorism: the existence of a secret prison in Thailand, the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention program, warrantless wiretapping and government monitoring of financial transactions.

The Obama administration has persuaded reporters to delay publishing the existence of a drone base in Saudi Arabia, the name of a country in which a drone strike against an American citizen was being considered, the fact that a diplomat arrested in Pakistan was a C.I.A. officer and that an American businessman was working for the agency when he disappeared in Iran.

– From the New York Times article: Condoleezza Rice Testifies on Urging The Times to Not Run Article

The timidness with which mainstream media in the U.S. approaches news has been well documented. In fact, the inability of traditional media to do a reasonable job of holding powerful interests accountable has been one of the primary drivers behind the ascendency of alternative news. Despite this reality, one thing we know less about is specifically how the power structure goes about suppressing news it doesn’t want reaching the plebs. Until now.

Ironically, the New York Times reported on its own prior inability to report the news: Continue reading »

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Dec 25

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Germany Files War Crimes Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld And Other CIA Officials (Addicting Info, Dec 21, 2014):

If President Obama won’t do it, someone else will. Thankfully, a human rights group in Berlin, The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, has begun the process of indicting members of the Bush Administration by filing criminal complaints against the architects of the Admin’s torture program.

Calls for an immediate investigation by the German human rights group was started after outrage ensued on the case of a German citizen, Khalid El-Masri, who had been captured by CIA agents in 2004  because of a mistaken identity mix-up and was tortured at a secret prison in Afghanistan.

Wolfgang Kaleck, the general secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, said: Continue reading »

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Dec 20

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ – Greenwald (RT, Dec 20, 2014):

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

In a wide ranging interview about the CIA torture report, prospects for the 2016 presidential race, US-Cuba relations and the Sony hack, Greenwald told HuffPost Live that the discussion about the torture report is distorted since we are not hearing from the victims of torture themselves.

In an interview on‘Meet the Press,’ former Vice President Dick Cheney claimed that torture “worked” and announced he would “do it again in a minute” if given the opportunity. Continue reading »

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Dec 14

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They Have Butchered Children (Veterans Today, Dec 12, 2014):

“The truth is that ISIS was created in Iraq in 2006. It was the United States which occupied Iraq, not Syria. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in American prisons, not in Syrian prisons. So, who created ISIS, Syria or the United States?”
– Bashar Assad

The above quote can be found in an interview with the Syrian president posted on a French website on November 28. What Assad voices here is a rather simple but profound truth, one that people the world over, but particularly Americans, would do well to reflect upon.

I recently returned from Syria, where I attended an International Conference on Terrorism and Religious Extremism sponsored by the Syrian Ministry of Justice (see my previous post on the event here), and where I had a chance to experience just a small taste of what life is like in a country under siege by a menace so evil it is the stuff of nightmares. Continue reading »

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Dec 13

The Media Is Focusing On the WRONG Senate Torture Report (ZeroHedge, Dec 12, 2014):

The Big Story Torture Everyone Is Missing

While the torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee is very important, it doesn’t address the big scoop regarding torture.

Instead, it is the Senate Armed Services Committee’s report that dropped the big bombshell regarding the U.S.  torture program.

Senator Levin, commenting on a Armed Services Committee’s report on torture in 2009, explained: Continue reading »

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Dec 11

From the article:

“If you’re part of status quo, you can get away with anything. Murder, torture, theft of trillions. Until top guys are jailed it won’t stop.”


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Revelations From The Torture Report – CIA Lies, Nazi Methods And The $81 Million No-Bid Torture Contract ( Liberty Blitzkrieg, Dec 10, 2014):

Revelations From The Torture Report – CIA Lies, Nazi Methods And The $81 Million No-Bid Torture Contract

After initially helping to devise the “enhanced interrogation” efforts, they were designated as the only two contractors allowed to oversee these interrogations at sites around the world. In 2005, they formed a company to receive contracts from the CIA. According to the Senate report, the base value of their contract in 2006 was in excess of $180 million.

By the time the CIA terminated their contract in 2009, the consulting firm founded by the two men had collected $81 million in taxpayer money. In May of that year,ProPublica reported, the firm abruptly gave up the lease on its Spokane, Washington, headquarters and disconnected the phone. Continue reading »

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Dec 09

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“We Tortured Some Folks”: CIA Lied To Congress, Senate Torture Report Reveals (ZeroHedge, Dec 9, 2014):

In what we are confident everyone will find to be absolutely shocking news, moments ago the Senate Torture report was released. The key finding, hold on to your hats, is that the CIA “misled” Congress. As for the timing of the release, which takes place at the same time as Jonathan Gruber (Ph.D) is being grilled in the House, it is hardly a coincidence that Obama does everything in his power to deflect attention to what took place under the Bush administration, commenting that “torture techniques did significant damage to America’s standing” in the world. So what did the droning of thousands of innocent civilians do to the same “standing”?

The drilldown from Bloomberg: Continue reading »

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Dec 04

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Former UK ambassador: CIA sent people to Uzbekistan for extreme torture, to be ‘raped with broken bottles,’ ‘boiled alive’ and ‘having their children tortured in front of them’ (Video):

Craig Murray, the rector of the University of Dundee in Scotland and until 2004 the UK’s ambassador to Uzbekistan, said the CIA not only relied on confessions gleaned through extreme torture, it sent terror war suspects to Uzbekistan as part of its extraordinary rendition program.

“I’m talking of people being raped with broken bottles,” he said at a lecture late last month that was re-broadcast by the Real News Network. “I’m talking of people having their children tortured in front of them until they sign a confession. I’m talking of people being boiled alive. And the intelligence from these torture sessions was being received by the CIA, and was being passed on.”


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CIA torture report to be published on Monday without the word ‘torture’ (RT, Dec 4, 2014):

The long-awaited publication of the so-called “CIA torture report” is expected to finally occur early next week, but would-be readers, be warned: according to leaks, the executive summary will be absent any and all use of the word “torture.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), the chair of the United States Senate Intelligence Committee, now says that the public will be able to read the executive summary of her panel’s years-long investigation into the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques next week, with journalist Jason Leopold reporting that the release of the document will come as early as Monday. Continue reading »

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Nov 13

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Osama bin Laden: Closing the Case on an Innocent Man (Veterans Today, June 15, 2011)

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Nov 11

George W. Bush: I Don’t Regret Waging War Against Iraq (RINF, Nov 10, 2014)

Flashback:

WMD LIES – Bush Cheney Rumsfeld – THE ULTIMATE CLIP

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Nov 06

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George Bushs younger brother, Marvin Bush, was the Director of Securacom, the company that provided electronic security for both the World Trade Center and Washington Dulles Airport (where Flight 77 took off) on 9/11. George Bushs cousin, Wirt D. Walker III, was CEO of this company from 1999 to 2002.

Securacom had an $8.3 million contract from 1996-2002 to install a new security system. Scott Forbes, a Senior Database Administrator for Fiduciary Trust, reports unprecedented power-downs for the whole weekend prior to 9/11. William Rodriguez, the 9/11 Last Survivor, explains that the security doors were left wide open for anyone to go in or out, and the security cameras were turned off. Continue reading »

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Oct 30

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Oct 18

Senate refuses to blame Bush, senior aides in CIA torture investigation (RT, Oct 17, 2014):

A classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s $40 million investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program – active from September 11, 2001 to 2006 – has found that the spy agency purposely deceived the US Justice Department to attain legal justification for the use of torture techniques, among other findings that resulted in a 6,000-page report, completed from March 2009 to December 2012. Of that investigative report, the public will only see a 500-page, partially-redacted executive summary that is in the process of declassification. Continue reading »

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Oct 13

June 2001 Bioterror Exercise Foreshadowed 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks (Washington’s Blog, Oct 12, 2014):

Coincidence … Or Something More?

On June 22-23, 2001 – some 3 months before 9/11, and 4 months before the Anthrax attacks – the U.S. military held a senior-level war game at Andrews Air Force Base called Dark Winter.

The scenario of this bio-terrorism drill was designed to simulate a smallpox attack in three states. Numerous congressmen, former CIA director James Woolsey, New York Times reporter Judith Miller (who pushed the Iraq WMD myth, as well as the false link between Iraq and the Anthrax attacks), and anti-terror official Jerome Hauer all participated in the exercise. Continue reading »

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