Monday, November 23, 2015

The Rise of America’s Secret Gov't (audio)

Pat Macpherson, CC Liu, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Tavis Smiley (

Israel operates as CIA arm in the Middle East
David Talbot, founder of the online magazine, offers an eye-opening look into the life of [mass murderer and spy] Allen Dulles, the first civilian director of the CIA, in a new biography, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government. Talbot joins us to explore how Dulles’ policies resonate today in foreign policy, civil liberties and intelligence gathering.

The Devil's Chessboard
An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful -- and secretive -- colossus in Washington, D.C.

America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA.

Drawing on revelatory new materials -- including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles’s wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials -- Talbot reveals the underside of one of America’s most powerful and influential figures.
  • Talbot is the founder of Salon and author of the New York Times bestseller about the assassinated Kennedys, Brothers.
This Modern World (Tom Tomorrow)
Dulles’s decade as the director of the CIA, which he used to further his public and private agendas, were dark times in American politics.

Calling himself “the secretary of state of unfriendly countries,” [murderer] Dulles saw himself as above the law, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy corporate elite -- who were his personal friends and professional clients -- colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals, and Italian Mafiosi in the process.

(Black Op Radio) Host Len Osanic interviews David Talbot with Jim DiEugenio in Oct. 2015.
(“Watching the Hawks”) Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace, and Sean Stone discuss how prisoners of the CIA's secret prison “black sites” are suing the psychologists who provided cover and legitimacy to Pres. Bush’s torture program. David Talbot talks about his new book, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government. Paula Slier joins live from Tel Aviv for the latest Israeli violence in Palestine. Also what's new in bikini science? A new bathing suit that cleans water as you swim. The 68th anniversary of Chuck Yeager’s breaking the speed of sound barrier for the first time ever in a jet plane. More
This is how we spy on the USA, suckers.
The CIA under Dulles began targeting and assassinating foreign leaders, overthrowing democratically-elected governments and, Talbot charges, employing those same illegal tactics to further his goals at home: He offers shocking new evidence about the US government's assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy.
As an exposé of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely, The Devil’s Chessboard is a provocative and gripping history. It explains the rise of the national security state and America's hypocrisy. More

Dulles's decade as the director of the CIA began a dark period in American politics. The megalomaniac spymaster was above the nation's laws and elected leaders. He manipulated American presidents in the pursuit of his own interests and those of the wealthy elitists he counted as his friends and clients -- colluding with Nazi war criminals and the Mafia.
Talbot charges that the CIA utilizes the same ruthless tactics in America as it employs abroad -- assassinating foreign leaders and overthrowing legitimate governments -- to further his goals at home in the USA.

Do Black Lives Matter? This movement has been the source of both inspiration and controversy since its inception in 2013. Prof. Melina Abdullah, chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal State University, Los Angeles, one of the 30 activists who organized Black Lives Matter, talks about movement’s goals and the challenges it faces.

No comments: