I. William Binney
Reality Asserts Itself - Hedges and Binney on NSA Policy (January 2014)
- Pt.1 - Chris Hedges and NSA whistle-blower William Binney tell Paul Jay that there should be accountability, including the President himself, for the criminal practices used by the NSA against the American people
- Pt.2 Hedges and Binney on NSA Policy - On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges and William Binney answer the question: "What should the NSA policy look like?"
II. Reality Asserts Itself - John Kiriakou (April May 2015)
I Believed America Could Do No Wrong - John Kiriakou, Former CIA Official, on Reality Asserts Itself (1/10)
Mr. Kiriakou was the first U.S. government official to confirm that waterboarding was official policy. He spent 23 months in prison after being convicted of passing classified information to a reporter. He speaks to Paul Jay while still under house arrest.
- I Believed America Could Do No Wrong - John Kiriakou, Former CIA Official, on Reality Asserts Itself (1/10)
- How I Joined the CIA - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (2/10)
- My Reports on 1995 Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain Ignored by State Department - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (3/10)
- The Iraqi Pissing Match - John Kiriakou on RAI (4/10)
- Why Didn't Bush/Cheney Prevent 9/11? - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (5/10) - White House leaves back door open to 9/11 attackers, doesn't want to listen to CIA, Richard Clarke Ę
- A Sea of Blood - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (6/10)
- Iraq War a War Crime - Pushed by Cheney Over Objections of Joint Chiefs and CIA - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (7/10)
- A Tortured Truth - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (8/10)
- Why I Was Targeted by the CIA - John Kiriakou on RAI (9/10)
- They Won't Shut Me Up - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (10/10)
III. Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Drake (August 2015)
From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much - Thomas Drake on RAI
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake, a former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency, says he was targeted by the NSA because he exposed that the agency had intel that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and because he blew the whistle on a massive secret surveillance program aimed at Americans. (on YouTube: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5)
- (1/5) Says he was targeted by the NSA because he exposed that the agency had intel that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and because he blew the whistle on a massive secret surveillance program aimed at Americans.
- (2/5) Discusses the "dark state" and how 9/11 opens up disturbing questions about power, who we are, who's in charge and the secret subversion of the U.S. constitution.
- (3/5) Says the suspension of the Constitution that took place in secret after 9/11, for all intents and purposes, developed with executive orders, regulations, statutes, and oftentimes in cooperation with the Congress - since 1947.
- (4/5) Tells Host Paul Jay that mass surveillance is not about protecting people, in the end it's about social control.
- (5/5) Says that in the name of national security we are eating out the very heart of democracy; what will be left will be a garrison state.
- Welche Mechanismen benutzt die Politik bei ihrer Transformation der Demokratie in eine Autokratie?
- Wie setzt die Administration dabei die Randbedingungen so, dass der Staat den Reichen die Grundlage fr die Bereicherung liefert?
- Dabei lsst die Politik z.B. 9/11 passieren, um aus der Katastrophe heraus die Randbedingungen leichter setzen zu knnen.
- Es gibt keine Grenze des politischen Abgleitens. Eine globale Eskalation bis hin zum Weltkrieg kann die Politik nicht verlsslich ohne die Hilfe von Whistleblowern steuern.Ę
Diese Aussagen werden anderswo hufig unbedacht -und daher nur als Hypothesen brauchbar- gemacht. Der hochrangige NSA-Mitarbeiter und langjhrige Beamte Thomas Drake ist dagegen meiner Ansicht nach ein verlsslicher Zeuge.
Dieses 5-teilige Interview erlaubt es uns, auch die deutsche Politik fundierter zu beurteilen.
Version: 11. September 2016
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