DisInfoWars with Tom Secker: How to Catch Brzezinski in a Lie

Deep state intellectual Zbigniew Brzezinski turns up everywhere but he is perhaps most known for his role in the founding of Operation Cyclone - NATO's program to support the mujahideen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. The media coverage, both mainstream and alternative, has focused on misleading interpretations of what happened and when, much of which has been encouraged by Brzezinski himself. I examine this coverage and identify the key questions - when did the arming of the mujahideen begin: before or after the Soviet invasion at the end of 1979 and what role did Brzezinski play in that?

To answer this I go through several documents from both the American and British governments that prove that Brzezinski is lying when he says the arming of the mujahideen did not begin until after the invasion. I also show that he is lying when he says he wrote a memo to Carter describing Afghanistan as the Soviets' Vietnam. Finally I show that The Real News were being misleading when they, at Brzezinski's stimulation, reported that he played no role in the decision to arm the mujahideen with lethal weapons.
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Brzezinski on The Real News

'Outside the System' Memo to Brzezinski from Marshall Brement, December 28th 1979

'Outside System' Memo from Brzezinski to Carter

Record of Special Coordination Committee meeting 17th December 1979 (version 1)

Record of Special Coordination Committee meeting 17th December 1979 (version 2)

Cold War International History Project: Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan 1979-89

Record of Meeting in Paris on Afghanistan Operations, January 1980

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Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds- Dennis Hastert: What Remains Beneath?

The Recent Revelations & Indictment: “Only the Tip of the Iceberg”

Welcome to a brief special episode of Probable Cause prompted by the latest mainstream media-government revelations involving Dennis Hastert and hundreds of inquiry e-mails I have been receiving from you and many journalists. In this episode I will be talking about the Special FBI Counterintelligence Operations between 1996 and 2002, involving not only foreign targets, but also high-level elected and appointed US officials. With this episode I will be going on record, again, on Dennis Hastert, Dan Burton, Tom Lantos, Jan Schakowsky … and much more.

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Show Notes

Vanity Fair: “An Inconvenient Patriot”- By David Rose

Sibel Edmonds’ State Secrets Privilege Gallery

Sibel Edmonds Fights to Testify

Sibel Edmonds’ Deposition

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

Sibel Edmonds Speaks, But No One Is Listening

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: The “Real” NSA Whistleblower Reacts to Obama’s “Reforms”

Peter B. Collins Presents Russell Tice

Russell Tice, one of the first NSA whistleblowers, comments on President Obama’s January 17 speech about the National Security Agency. Tice cautions that the modest changes Obama proposes do not even acknowledge the abuses that have occurred, and that the narrow focus on cosmetic changes to the mass collection of phone records distracts from the big picture of unconstitutional actions by NSA and other intel agencies. We note that not a single person was fired, and that Obama has ignored the clear perjury of DNI’s Clapper and NSA’s Alexander. Other than restricting the circle of surveillance to 2 hops, Obama did not embrace the findings of his hand-picked Review Panel or the thoughtful 21-point reform agenda presented by NSA whistleblowers. Tice also shares his views on Ed Snowden’s disclosures and Glenn Greenwald’s reporting.

Russell Tice is a Former NSA Intelligence Analyst & Capabilities Operations Officer Specializing in Offensive Information Warfare (O-IW). During his nearly 20 year career with various US government agencies he conducted intelligence missions related to the Kosovo War, Afghanistan, and the USS Cole Bombing in Yemen. In 2005 Tice helped spark a national controversy over claims that the NSA and the DIA were engaged in unlawful and unconstitutional wiretaps on US citizens, and later admitted that he was one of the sources that were used in the NY Times’ reporting on the wiretap activity in December 2005. On July 26, 2006, he was subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury regarding violations of federal law.

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De-Manufacturing Consent- “Mainstream Isn’t ‘Moderate Truth,’ It’s the Corruption of Truth!”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Ben Swann

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by the host of Full Disclosure and the founder of Truth in Media, Mr. Ben Swann. Guillermo and Ben discuss a variety of issues, including the recently launched "Just Us" campaign, designed to raise awareness of jury nullification. We also discuss nullification and the drug war, the militarization of federally subsidized local police departments, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the case of Ibragim Todashev, internet freedom, net neutrality, and so much more.

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Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson-“Search & Destroy: The Rape of Iraq”

Ryan Dawson Presents Pepe Escobar

GPInvestigative journalist and geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar joins us to explain what really happened with the so called "surge" in Iraq, how the sectarian violence was fostered to divide and conquer, and what a time bomb Iraq still may be. How did the pentagon and press turn 9/11 into a psychological hammer to dehumanize and demonize Iraqis? Is the media on Syria any better than it was with Iraq?

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The Reality Principle -Episode 20

“The New Asia: Power and the Pivot” with Nile Bowie

RPLogoThis week, Eric chats with independent journalist and photographer Nile Bowie about some of the major issues and conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region. Eric and Nile discuss the unrest and violence in the Sabah province of Malaysia and the political context of the conflict in relation to both Malaysia and the Philippines. They also examine the current situation with North Korea and the question of whether or not the DPRK will follow the path of economic progress or hold fast to their political isolation. Additionally, Eric and Nile analyze the territorial disputes in the South China Sea and the larger geopolitical context of that issue, as well as the political transition in China and how that will impact their foreign and domestic policies. Lastly, they detail the horrific Trans-Pacific Partnership and the way in which the United States is using it to exert control over a region increasingly more reliant upon Beijing.

Nile Bowie is an independent journalist and photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His work has appeared in many international news outlets including Russia Today, Asia Times, Counterpunch, Press TV, New Straits Times, and many more.

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Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 20

Nina Simone

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This week's BFP/Jamiol pick is "I Shall Be Released" written by Bob Dylan in 1967. It has been covered many times by a slew of singers across the musical landscape. None did it better than the late American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Nina's cover of Dylan's song infuses it with the incredible soul she was noted for.

A little trivia on this week's BFP/Jamiol music pick...first off, it was a request from Sibel who brings some great music to the turntable and secondly, this song was played as the theme song during Sibel's first radio interview ever. She explained to me, "I'd always liked Dylan's poetry (not his voice), and everything Nina Simone, and until that interview I hadn't heard Simone singing one of my most favorite Dylan lyrics. So folks, kick back with Sibel and enjoy a great song with Nina's incredible singing and her outstanding piano....DJPJ [Read more...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 20

Quebec Moves toward Martial Law to Crush Student Movement

EPPA student movement in the Canadian province of Quebec was sparked with a strike in February of 2012 against the government's planned 75% increase in tuition. For over three months, students have protested night and day, with over 200 protests in the city of Montreal alone. The students are met with excessive state violence: pepper spray, tear gas, smoke bombs, concussion grenades, beatings with batons, trampled by horses, driven into by cars and trucks, or shot with rubber bullets. Several students have almost been killed and mass arrests have taken place, with over 2,000 people having been arrested in the past three months. As the reaction from students to the government repression and opposition to the strike and movement became increasingly radical, the government took new measures to try to destroy the student movement. On Friday, May 18, the province of Quebec passed Bill 78, which is a "declaration of war on the student movement," severely restricting the rights to protest, assembly, and expression; which imposes heavy fines on protesters, leaders, and student organizations, of between $1,000 and $125,000, designed to bankrupt the student movement and scare people from partaking in protests.

On May 22, on the 100th day of the student strike, and in a massive display of civil disobedience (perhaps the largest in Canadian history), between 250 and 500,000 people took to the streets of Montreal to protest (illegally), with solidarity protests taking place in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, and Paris. This movement has become bigger than 'tuition,' it has become about our very freedom. And so, despite the increasingly totalitarian measures of the supposedly "democratic" government of Quebec, the 'Maple Spring' marches on... "illegally".

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