Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds- The Normalization of Corruption in the So-Called Land of the Free

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Welcome to our nineteenth episode of Probable Cause. In this episode we’ll be discussing the subject of corruption. As with our previous episode we will be looking at this topic, corruption, not as a separate disease attached to the rulers, aka our deep state and government, but as another dynamic that exists and operates within a symbiotic relationship. We are going to expand our viewing lenses to take in the entire picture rather than a singular focal point.

We’ll begin our discussion with some widely-known and concrete facts and data involving survey results on Americans’ perception of their government, elections, government corruption, normalization and acceptance of lobbying, and much more. From there we’ll delve into the issue of the public’s acceptance and discuss whether this is mainly a societal issue in a nation where moral compasses have long been thrown out, where thievery, abuse and corruption are all lightly frowned upon yet accepted practices. We will end the episode by posing a few macro questions such as ‘does the elected and sustained corrupt government mirror the state of our nation’s majority?’ 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

Book- “How Corrupt Are Our Politics?”

Top 10 Ways the US is the Most Corrupt Country in the World

Majority of Americans Say Corruption Has Increased (Survey)

IG: Pentagon Isn't Properly Tracking 'Revolving Door' Data

The Revolving Door from the Pentagon to the Private Sector

Department of Defense’s Revolving Door in Full Swing

How Big Pharma Controls the FDA

Ron Paul Condemns Close Ties between FDA & Big Pharma

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Guillermo Jimenez Presents Ioan Grillo

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Mr. Grillo describes how a people subjected to brutal violence, kidnapping, extortion, and systematic rape at the hands of organized criminals have come together and begun to do what the federal government is unable or unwilling to do. Grillo provides a brief history of the conflict and how it led to an armed confrontation between the autodefensas, the Cabelleros Templarios (Knights Templar Cartel), and the Mexican military. We also discuss broader issues of "narco culture," media and the risk of sensationalism, prohibition, marijuana legalization, and the drug war economy.

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De-Manufacturing Consent- “A Journey through the Narcoland: Money, Drugs, Lies & the Worst Face of Government Corruption”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Anabel Hernandez

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by investigative reporter and author of the bestselling book, Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and their Godfathers, Ms. Anabel Hernandez. Anabel shares her remarkable story, detailing the tragedy her family endured and how it sparked a journey uncovering the hidden world of organized crime, implicating the highest levels of government.

We discuss the contents of her book, Narcoland, her discovery of the federal government's complicity in the prison escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who the big players really are, and where the truth leads when you follow the money. Despite constant threats to her life and currently under 24-hour protection, Anabel deconstructs the Mexican government's demonstrable lies and propaganda spin and demonstrates that the real story is not the cartels or the violence—the "mother of all problems" is government corruption.

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Processing Distortion: “The Government’s Attack on Whistleblowers & Efforts to Break, Bankrupt & Blackball People”

Peter B. Collins Presents NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake

In this in-depth interview, Thomas Drake shares the wrenching experience of becoming a target of the national security machine he’d been part of. He describes the personal and professional cost of his investigation, indictment and trial, his oath to defend the Constitution, his angst over the intentional violations caused by surveillance programs approved by Bush and Obama, and how the NSA went to “the dark side” after 9/11. He confirms CIA’s Michael Sheuer’s claim that NSA would not share an intercepted bin Laden call. Mr. Drake has a lot to say, and Americans need to hear it! There’s much more in this important interview, be sure to listen to the end as he talks about the attacks on whistleblowers and efforts “to break people, bankrupt and blackball them”.

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