DisInfoWars with Tom Secker: The Pentagon Papers

In 1971 DOD analyst and RAND Corporation employee Daniel Ellsberg leaked The Pentagon Papers - the DOD's Top Secret history of the Vietnam War. This is one of the biggest and most famous leaks in history, but there remain huge questions about why this happened. Was Ellsberg a genuine whistleblower? Or were the Pentagon Papers leaked as part of a distraction and disinformation campaign?

In this episode I present an alternative history of the Pentagon Papers, arguing that if this was an officially-sanctioned leak then the purpose was to distract people not only from the CIA's crimes in Vietnam but also from the idea that there was anything wrong with the Gulf of Tonkins incidents, the very basis for the full scale war. Using a recently declassified NSA history as a guiding post, I consider whether there was more to these events than one ex-CIA, DOD and RAND guy suddenly growing a conscience.

Sources

The Pentagon Papers

The Freedom of the Press Foundation

Spartans in Darkness - Robert J Hanyok (NSA report into Gulf of Tonkin incidents)

American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond - E Howard Hunt

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Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds- Dennis Hastert: Why Prosecutors Will Be Forced To ‘Lose’ or ‘Drop’ the Case

Part I: What’s the ‘Real Case’ in the Hastert Case?

Welcome to our 22nd edition of Probable Cause. This is the introductory episode in our new series on the Dennis Hastert case, prompted by the silence of the US mainstream media per Washington’s calculated design.

With this new series I intend to shed light on obscured facts surrounding Dennis Hastert and his case, his Chief of Staff and loyal partner in crime, the illegal and immoral conduct involving Hastert and several other US officials that took place between 1997 and 2002, other high-profile participants, the parties that were not only fully aware of these activities but were also documenting-recording them, and the highest-level beneficiaries that have much to lose if real trials were to take place or real reporting were to be made public by the mainstream media.

For this episode I’ll begin to explain why the case is highly likely to be dropped or lost-on-purpose by providing you with the broad picture of the real case, talk about those with much at stake if the case were to proceed as a ‘real’ case, and various methods that could be implemented to limit and or end the case.

As always, our next episode will be based on your reaction, critique, responses and questions posed in the comments section below.

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Show Notes

Sibel Edmonds: An Inconvenient Patriot

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

Sibel Edmonds Testimony & Dennis Hastert

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

Dennis Hastert- A Portrait of a Political System Termite: The Erosion & Rotting of a Nation’s Foundation

Dennis Hastert Indictment (Court Document)

Hastert Indicted

Hastert, in hiding since indictment & molestation allegations, finally due in court

Judge grants extension for Dennis Hastert's pre-trial motions (Sep 11)

Who is Scott Palmer?

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Can We Restore Constitutional Rule?

Peter B. Collins Presents Rocky Anderson

Rocky Anderson is a founder of the Justice Party, and ran for president in 2012. In this wide-ranging interview, Anderson talks about surveillance, drones, targeted killing and other constitutional violations under Obama’s watch. Impeachment is the remedy, but most of the partisans who supported impeachment of Bush and Cheney are silent and most elected Democrats are not willing to challenge “their” president. Anderson challenges our leaders and all of us to take action to restore the rule of law.

Ross Carl “Rocky” Anderson served as Mayor of Salt Lake City from 2000 to 2008, and was the presidential nominee for the Justice Party in 2012. He is founder and executive director of the nonprofit High Road for Human Rights.

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De-Manufacturing Consent- “Hacking the System: Reality Wars & the Case of Jeremy Hammond”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Guillermo is joined by journalist and documentary filmmaker, Vivien Lesnik Weisman. We discuss Vivien's upcoming film The Hacker Wars (previously titled The Reality Wars), including the individual cases of Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, Barrett Brown, and the recently sentenced Jeremy Hammond.

We go into detail on the Hammond case and review Jeremy's path from Chicago-based activist to enemy of the state and political prisoner. We discuss the importance of Hammond's "epic hack," what the public learned as a result, and what made him such a threat to the establishment. We also discuss the government's infiltration of hacktivist groups, COINTELPRO, the "Anonymous as a PSYOPS" question, and much more.

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Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson-“North Korea: More than just a Boogie-Man to Generate a Healthy Arms Buildup in the Pacific”

Ryan Dawson Presents Dr. Joseph Gerson

GPDr. Joseph Gerson joins us today to explain the 'soft power politics' that piggy back on the militarist saber rattling. How does the Nuclear proliferation in North Korea drive a wedge in US hegemony and spoil the economic encircling of China with pro-US allies who are leveraged into economic trade agreements by the US's protection gambit? Tune in hear the details.

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The Reality Principle -Episode 22

“Demanding Peace & Rejecting Propaganda” with Cindy Sheehan

RPLogoThis week, Eric sits down with peace activist and author Cindy Sheehan. Eric and Cindy discuss the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the future of Venezuela. In addition, Cindy recounts her interactions and friendship with Hugo Chavez, talking about Chavez the leader and Chavez the man. Eric and Cindy examine the many accomplishments of the Bolivarian Revolution, both in terms of the anti-imperialist foreign policy and domestic policy of poverty reduction. Also, Eric and Cindy have a detailed conversation about the controlled "alternative" media and the way in which it serves finance capital and entrenched power. Beyond Venezuela though, Eric and Cindy discuss the current situation in Syria and the way in which it is depicted in the media as well as a number of other issues.

Cindy Sheehan is a world renowned peace activist and author of Revolution, A Love Story and Peace Mom. She hosts her own show Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox which can be found on her website cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com. Follow Cindy as she rides her bicycle across the US demanding peace and an end to the empire.

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Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 23

Bob Seger

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Tonight's BFP/Jamiol music pick is Bob Seger's Roll Me Away.. No intro necessary...Seger's music is simply outstanding. This song is one of my favorites and is a perfect song for a Saturday night in June...Enjoy...DJPJ [Read more...]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 22

John Lee Hooker

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This week's BFP/Jamiol pick is all about me. Tonight we're featuring my all-time favorite singer John Lee Hooker. I've got a good size collection of his CD's and never ever tire of his music. When it comes to the Blues, John Lee is/was the man! Tonight we have him teaming up with another great singer Van Morrison doing their version of The Door's famous song Gloria. John Lee's guitar is astounding...Enjoy...DJPJ [Read more...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 22

The World This Week: Bilderberg, Syria, the Debt Crisis and Quebec

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This week's show is a news round-up, covering inter-related issues starting with the recent Bilderberg meetings in Virginia, which were attended by a Syrian opposition leader, raising questions about a possible military intervention in Syria, the developments in the European Debt Crisis, specifically with Greece and Spain, the rise of fascism in Europe (again!), the Queen's Jubilee and the role of monarchs in global power structures, and back home to Quebec, with the Maple Spring inspiring students across the continent, and with a conference of elites in Montreal to meet next week... with the Maple Spring saying hello.

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