In this introductory episode Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez and Pearse Redmond introduce the new BFP Roundtable Season and discuss new ideas and possibilities for coming shows. From there the panel quickly moves on to its first topic: Senator Graham’s so-called smoking gun (The infamous redacted 28-pages), the possible reasons for and timing of this old pickled issue’s circulation, in conjunction with the Saudi Arabia-Yemen angle and connections.
The verdict of the High Court case on the 12th of March 2015, will be published April 9, 2015
Our new show, with Graeme MacQueen is uploaded! Dr. MacQueen discusses his work as a decades long peacemaker, a preeminent 9/11 researcher, and his recent groundbreaking book The 2001 Anthrax Deception: a Case for Domestic Conspiracy. Dr McQueen also discusses his new book -The 2001 Anthrax Deception The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy
Tom mentioned that he is now offering his excellent study of the 7/7 bombings, Secrets, Spies and 7/7, as a free download in three different formats. I had previously purchased this book and highly recommend it.
“No individual can save a nation. If a nation is sleepwalking and doesn’t wake then it will never be saved. But an individual can be a catalyst to wake them up”
-Professor Cornell West
Russell Brand causes controversy over 9/11 comments
Last updated 10:55 25/10/2014
UK comedian Russell Brand said people should be “open-minded” about the view that the US government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
In a combative and at times cringe-worthy interview on BBC’s Newsnight, the author and actor said he found the relationship between the families of former US president George W Bush and al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden “interesting”.
“I think it is interesting at this time when we have so little trust in our political figures, where ordinary people have so little trust in their media, we have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility,” he told interviewer Evan Davis.
“Do you trust the American government? Do you trust the British government? What I do think is very interesting is the relationship that the Bush family have had for a long time with the Bin Laden family.
“What I do think is very interesting is the way that even the BBC report the events in Ottawa to subtly build an anti-Islamic narrative. I think that’s very interesting. I think it’s interesting the way these tragic events are used to enforce further controls on us.”
However, when pressed by Davis on whether he was suggesting the Bush family was involved in the 9/11 attacks, Brand responded: “I don’t want to talk about daft conspiracy theories”.
The BBC said it had received nine complaints following the interview.
“Love him or loathe him Russell Brand has been one of the most eloquent voices articulating the anti-politics mood that all British politicians are currently struggling to engage with,” a spokesman said said.
Brand, who was fired from MTV after dressing as Osama bin Laden to work the day after the 9/11 attacks, was on the show to promote his new book Revolution.
The whole interview was strained and shouty, with Brand embarking on a series of rants and accusing his interviewer of being patronising and rude.
At one point, an exhausted Davis exclaimed: “I’m trying to take you seriously”.
Brand, who has written regularly for The Guardian, stirred controversy when he appeared on Newsnight last year and said he had never voted because of “absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class”.
– Sydney Morning Herald
The Hidden Government Group Linking JFK, Watergate, Iran-Contra and 9/11
By Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott is considered the father of “Deep Politics”— the study of hidden permanent institutions and interests whose influence on the political realm transcends the elected, appointed and career officials who come and go.
A Professor of English at Berkeley and a former Canadian diplomat, he is the author of several critically acclaimed books on the pivotal events of our country’s recent past, including Deep Politics and the Death of JFK ; Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (War and Peace Library); The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America and American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (War and Peace Library). He is also a poet, whose long work, Coming to Jakarta: A Poem about Terror, was hailed as “the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time,” by Robert Hass, Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997.
Daniel Ellsberg said of his book Drugs, Oil and War, “It makes most academic and journalistic explanations of our past and current interventions read like government propaganda written for children.”
What follows is based on a recent Scott lecture entitled “The JFK Assassination and Other Deep Events”, and will be expanded on further in his next book, The American Deep State, due out in November.
October 12, 2014 “ICH” – “WhoWhatWhy” – For some time now, I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events: events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic falsifications in the mainstream media and internal government records.
The more I study these deep events, the more I see suggestive similarities between them, increasing the possibility that they are not unrelated external intrusions on American history, but parts of an endemic process, sharing to some degree or other a common source.
For example, one factor linking Dallas, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11, has been the involvement in all four deep events of personnel involved in America’s highest-level emergency planning, known since the 1950s as Continuity of Government (COG) planning, or more colloquially inside the Pentagon as “the Doomsday Project.” A few of these actors may have been located at the top, as overseers of the secret COG system. Others – including some I shall talk about today – were located further down in its secret communications network.
I see this planning group as one among many in what I have chosen to call the American deep state, along with agencies like the CIA and NSA, the private groups like Booz Allen Hamilton to which more than half of the US intelligence budget is outsourced, and finally the powerful banks and corporations whose views are well represented in the CIA and NSA. But if only one group among many, the COG planning group is also special, because of its control of and access to a communications channel, not under government control, that can reach deeply into the US social structure. I discuss these matters at some length in my next book, The American Deep State, due out in November.
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Panel includes: William Binney, NSA whistleblower; Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, EPA whistleblower; Jessica Desvarieux, journalist [moderator]; Phil Donahue, journalist; Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblower; and Kirk Wiebe, NSA whistleblower – September 22, 14