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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:58 am    Post subject: Iran Contra & The Secret Government Reply with quote

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8536707153900925247

20 minute video.
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Bill Moyers, the respected TV journalist, analyzes the threats to constitutional government posed by an illegitimate network of "superpatriots", spies, profiteers, mercenaries and ex-generals. His documentary gives a fascinating overview of what has actually happened in the last 50 years regarding the CIA and the Cold War (including Iran, Guatamala, Cuba, Vietnam and Chile). He features such people as Ralph McGeehee and Phil Retinger (both former CIA agents), Rear Admiral Gene La Rocque (Ret. U.S.N.), Theodore Bissell (active in the CIA at the time), Sen. Frank Church and many others.


15 years old but even more relevant today. The last three minutes sounds very chilling in the light of what has happened since 9/11.

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“This remains for me the heart of the matter. The men who wrote our Constitution, our basic book of rules, were concerned that power be held accountable. No party of government and no person in government, not even the President, was to pick or choose among the laws to be obeyed. But how does one branch of government blow the whistle on another? Or how do the people cry foul when their liberties are imperiled, if public officials can break the rules, lie to us about it, and then wave the wand of national security to silence us?”

“Can it happen again? You bet it can. The apparatus of secret power remains intact in a huge White House staff operating in the sanctuary of presidential privilege. George Bush has already told the National Security Council to take more responsibility for foreign policy which can of course be exercised beyond public scrutiny. And a lot of people in Washington are calling for more secrecy, not less, including more covert actions. This is a system easily corrupted as the public grows indifferent again, and the press is seduced or distracted. So one day, sadly, we are likely to discover once again that while freedom does have enemies in the world it can also be undermined here at home, in the dark, by those posing as its friends.


Sorry if it has already been posted elsewhere. Full 90 minute version can be viewed here:-

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3505348655137118430

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We now have a situation in which these same forces have committed the most egregious terrorist attack on US soil and have declared a fraudulent so-called "War on Terror". The ruling regime in the US who have conducted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, are now banging the war drum against Iran. We have the PATRIOT act which has stripped us of many of our basic civil rights justified by the terror of 9/11 which is their own doing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zooooom! I just went up a whole level in conciousness.
Goes right to the heart of it all - these are the until now mysterious crooks who are embedded in the US administration and this is their M.O. spelled out so a ten year old could understand it.
I've had a yawning gap in my perceptions filled this morning, in between phone calls that is.
Only trouble is it throws up a whole new set of questions about the Iranians.
Erk!
Thanks so much for this and much respect for taking the time and trouble to dig it out for us all

Beats the dross that passes for investigative journalism by a kilometre. Or should I say, mile. Smoke

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a demonstration of how short our collective memory is that little or no mention is made of the dodgy pasts of key figures in today's 'war on terror' and their involvement in the crimes of Iran-contra and US's dirty war in South and Central America

For example
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_sponsored_regime_change
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_Affair

Check out how the names at the heart of current US war crimes were involved in Iran Contra but do the MSM ever mention this?

Abrams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Abrams

Negroponte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Negroponte

Robert Gates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

Charles Allen, etc.................
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_E._Allen

and many many more of the PNAC signatories / Bush insiders
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yo! So I guess we're all Sandinistas in spirit here!?!
Hang on, wasn't that an over-safe (as they say now) album by The Clash?? I may just dig my copy out and play "Washington Bullets" one more time in the ghetto.

ian neal wrote:
It is a demonstration of how short our collective memory is that little or no mention is made of the dodgy pasts of key figures in today's 'war on terror' and their involvement in the crimes of Iran-contra and US's dirty war in South and Central America



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