JFK: Victim of the National Security State

Following the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, President Kennedy announced he would ban the testing of nuclear weapons. He called for an end to the Cold War and the removal of troops from South Vietnam. Kennedy also put an end to the Pentagon's plan to invade Cuba and refused to provide air support for the Bay of Pigs invasion. It was the last straw when he forced the resignation of Allen Dulles, the director of the CIA. The National Security State said Kennedy had to go. They said he was a threat to national security. Ignored by the corporate media and establishment historians is the distinct possibility a coup d’état was launched on November 22, 1963. The establishment continues to insist Kennedy was killed by the lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald despite ample evidence to the contrary.

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Show Notes

U.S. War Plans Would Kill an Estimated 108 Million Soviets, 104 Million Chinese, and 2.6 Million Poles: More Evidence on SIOP-62 and the Origins of Overkill

The U.S. National Security State

Did CIA Director Allen Dulles Order the Hit on JFK?

Exit Strategy: In 1963, JFK ordered a complete withdrawal from Vietnam

The Russian Obsession Goes Back Decades

Vietnam Withdrawal Plans

Unveiled CIA report reveals internal warfare over blame for Bay of Pigs failure

The Bay of Pigs Invasion and its Aftermath, April 1961–October 1962

Figuring Out The Kennedy Assassination

Military Industrial Congress Complex

DisInfoWars with Tom Secker- How the Cold War became the War on Terror

This week I present a mini-documentary on the rise of the neocons in the 1970s and how they turned Cold War paranoia into War on Terror paranoia. I look at the people and organisations involved: Henry Jackson and the Coalition for a Democratic Majority, Richard Pipes and Team B, the reformed Committee on the Present Danger and how this all ties in with the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism in 1979. After the conference, once the neocons had regained control of the White House, the CIA fully committed to the new 'threat from international terrorism' and began cooking the books on the numbers. The mini-documentary rounds off by show how the legacy of the 1970s neocon network still exists, and persists in propagating the politics of paranoia.

Neoconservatism - The Biography of a Movement
Committee on the Present Danger - Wikispooks
CIA International Terrorism Reports
CIA Special National Intelligence Estimate 11/2-81

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Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: What Do We Really Know About Russia?

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Terry Phillips

The first episode of a new public TV program, International Focus, is called “What Do We Really Know About Russia. Terry Phillips was a CBS News correspondent in Moscow when the Soviet Union broke up, and he takes a big-picture look at US-Russian relations, framed around the 1850 Russian settlement in Fort Ross, California. Phillips compares Russia’s deep history with America’s relatively shallow connections to the past, and looks at the role of media in both countries, which reflect and reinforce nationalist biases. In an excerpt from the TV show, we hear Russian exile Masha Gessen’s sharp criticism of Putin and Russia.

**Terry Phillips is producer/anchor of International Focus, and former CBS News correspondent. You can watch the program here.

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The New Great Game Round Up- July 28, 2013

U.S. Spy Network in Kyrgyzstan, NATO's Cold War Revival, Dagestan Dangerous for Rabbis, SCO & WTO Expansion & More

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.

Since Russia and China will be confronted with a terror campaign at their doorsteps in the near future, joint efforts to prepare for this situation are underway:

Chinese soldiers leave for anti-terror drills in Russia

The drill involves 1,500 soldiers from both sides and will be held from next Saturday until August 15th. Over 100 pieces of equipment and military hardware, and over 20 aircraft and helicopters will take part in the manoeuvres. [Read more...]

Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson-“North Korea: Cold War Cash Cow or Legitimate Threat?”

Ryan Dawson Presents Eric Margolis

GPEric Margolis joins us today to discuss his article "The Hysteria over Kim's Nukes." Eric Margolis is the author of "War on top of the world" as well as "American Raj." He worked for Maninichi-Tokyo a prominent Japanese newspaper for many years, and now his work is featured in multiple outlets, The American Conservative, Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few. North Korea launched its third nuclear test. What are the reactions and what may have also been the possible provocations? What is the real purpose of this demonstration?

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Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 34

The Empire of Terror

EPPTo know the history of your own nation, you must know the history of those whom your nation has oppressed. This episode takes a brief look at some of the stories of modern American imperialism in the post-World War II period, looking at Indonesia, Central America, and the roles played by "statesmen" like Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. The Cold War was not a struggle between East and West, but rather between North and South: it was a war waged by the industrial nations against the Third World, where the main enemy was not Communism, but independent nationalism.

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Imperialism & the “Anti-Imperialism of the Fools”

Resist the Temptation to Access the Mass Media by Providing a ‘Progressive Cover’ to Imperial Dubbed “Rebels”

By Professor James Petras

One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the most barbaric conquests, destructive wars and large scale bloodletting of conquered people in historical memory.

In the modern capitalist era, the ideologies of imperialist rulers vary over time, from the early appeals to “the right” to wealth, power, colonies and grandeur to later claims of a ‘civilizing mission’. More recently imperial rulers have propagated, many diverse justifications adapted to specific contexts, adversaries, circumstances and audiences.

This essay will concentrate on analyzing contemporary US imperial ideological arguments for legitimizing wars and sanctions to sustain dominance.

Contextualizing Imperial Ideology

usmilitaryImperialist propaganda varies according to whether it is directed against a competitor for global power, or whether as a justification for applying sanctions, or engaging in open warfare against a local or regional socio-political adversary.

With regard to established imperial (Europe) or rising world economic competitors (China), US imperial propaganda varies over time. Early in the 19th century, Washington proclaimed the “Monroe Doctrine”, denouncing European efforts to colonize Latin America, privileging its own imperial designs in that region. In the 20th century when the US imperial policymakers were displacing Europe from prime resource based colonies in the Middle East and Africa, it played on several themes. It condemned ‘colonial forms of domination’ and promoted ‘neo-colonial’ transitions that ended European monopolies and facilitated US multi-national corporate penetration. This was clearly evident during and after World War 2, in the Middle East petrol-countries.

During the 1950s as the US assumed imperial primacy and radical anti-colonial nationalism came to the fore, Washington forged alliances with the declining colonial power to combat a common enemy and to prop up post-colonial powers to combat a common enemy . Even with the post World War 2 economic recovery, growth and unification of Europe, it still works in tandem and under US leadership in militarily repressing nationalist insurgencies and regimes. When conflicts and competition occur, between US and European regimes, banks and enterprises, the mass media of each region publish “investigatory findings” highlighting the frauds and malfeasance of its competitors ..and US regulatory agencies levy heavy fines on their European counterparts, overlooking similar practices by Wall Street financial firms. [Read more...]

Podcast Show #70

The Boiling Frogs Presents Richard Moore

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This is Part 5 of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here: Part I, Part II, Part III , and Part IV.

Richard Moore shares with us his unique perspective on the working of the political world at the highest levels, the matrix of a fabricated collective illusion, how this matrix of unreality is formed for us, and his proposals for escaping it. He discusses consensus reality, as generated by official rhetoric and amplified by mass media, and how this perspective on the political process, and on the roles of left and right, bears very little relationship to actual reality, and remain as a fabricated collective illusion. Mr. Moore further discusses the new post World War II paradigm which was designed and planned in a series of meetings, by a handful of people selected from the Council on Foreign Relations, to specifically serve the interests of central bankers. He talks about the recent rise in collective activism energy such as the Arab Spring uprisings, the Occupy Movement, and various protests in Europe, the left and right as illusions foisted on us to keep us divided, the importance of localism and inclusiveness in pursuit of real changes, and more!

RichardMooreRichard K Moore, an expatriate from Silicon Valley, retired and moved to Ireland in 1994 to begin his ‘real work’ – trying to understand how the world works, and how we can make it better. Many years of researching and writing culminated in his widely acclaimed book Escaping the Matrix: How We the People Can Change the World (The Cyberjournal Project, 2005). His Cyberjournal email list has been going since 1994 (cyberjournal.org). The book’s website is http://escapingthematrix.org, and his website is http://cyberjournal.org. He can be contacted via email at rkm@quaylargo.com.


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Podcast Show #69

The Boiling Frogs Presents Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald
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This is Part IV of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here: Part I, Part II, and Part III

Authors and investigative journalists Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald join us to discuss their ground-breaking exclusive series ‘House of Mirrors’ on how America’s full blown surge into personal and private holy war caused the U.S. to slip into a crisis of identity. They explore the little-analyzed facts and mystical covert agendas that the United States continues to press on with into the 21st century, what those agendas may mean to America’s new role as the dark force that orders the universe, the prevailing motives that drive American national security policy today, and its de-evolution of rational defense policy and its immersion into the mystical. Gould-Fitzgerald talk about the top secret military operation known as the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) which views itself as a ‘dark force,’ Mystical Imperialism traced to both Britain and Russia’s 19th century efforts to establish dominion through a mix of imperialism and Christian zeal, and more!

Gould_Fitzgerald Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, a husband and wife team, began their experience in Afghanistan when they were the first American journalists to acquire permission to enter behind Soviet lines in 1981 for CBS News and produced a documentary, Afghanistan Between Three Worlds, for PBS. In 1983 they returned to Kabul with Harvard Negotiation project director Roger Fisher for ABC Nightline and contributed to the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour. They continued to research, write and lecture about the long-term run-up that led to the US invasion of Afghanistan. They are the authors of Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story , Crossing Zero The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire and The Voice. Visit their website here.
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Podcast Show #35

The Boiling Frogs Presents Michael Sullivan

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Michael Sullivan discusses his book, the American Adventurism Abroad, on how the United States, over the past 60 years, encompassing both the Cold War and the “war on terror,” came to succeed the earlier European imperial powers as arbiter of the international economic system. He compares the current expansionist policies of the United States with those of earlier empires, and makes judgments about the outcome of those activities. He tells us how the two rubrics of “fighting communism” and “war against terrorism” are essentially cover stories for a policy of global power projection in pursuit of world hegemony. Professor Sullivan talks about American neo-colonialism in the Western Hemisphere during the era of gunboat diplomacy, how America’s hostile reactions to the 1979 events in Iran and Afghanistan drove the creation of America’s expanding Middle East, the not so clear identity and objectives of NATO today, and more.

msullivanMichael J. Sullivan III is Professor of History and Politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he is the author of Measuring Global Values: The Ranking of 162 Countries, and Comparing State Polities: A Framework for Analyzing 100 Governments, and of articles on arms control and nuclear non-proliferation in journals such as International Organization, Journal of International Studies, and Strategic Digest. Professor Sullivan has received research grants or fellowships from the World Policy Institute, the Pew Foundation Glenmede Trust, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He is also winner of the Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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