THE IMBUNCHE (Traditional Chilean Folk Monster)
oh, I just wanted you to listen to this. Isn't that something you would be interested in?
The Illegal CIA Operation That Brought Us 9/11
I can't load and post the actual soundfile of the interview Robert Sheer conducted with John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski. But you also can read the transcript.(I love transcripts).
George H. W. Bush: No Hero
In light of the recent FarceBook purging of political websites (most notably anti-police and anti-capitalist, as well as RW ones) this story shook me too.
Every once in while, every 80,000 years or so, the geopolitical magnetic poles flip and truth slips through the cracks onto the front-page of the New York Times. This is such a moment.
Here it is:
Not many have chanced to stick their neck up and yell above the corporate calliope of the Russian Red Herring Circus Show. Add Scheer to a very exclusive roll call of truthtellers.
I found this at Truthdig yesterday (published on the 11th). Here's a link to the full text, and then some blockquote excerpts:
There are no Maginot Lines in politics, no permanent positions. Politics is swordfighting, a swirling dance of thrust and parry. Before JFK, the Democratic Party was the home of Southern racists. Republicans started as the party of Lincoln. More recently, liberals used to be FDR New Dealers, before they became Clintonite corporate neoliberals. My point is that, in the current world, political labels are meaningless (if not downright misleading), policy papers and talking points are meaningless. It is by their actions that you know politicians.
I just had one of those vertigo-inducing moments when you realize that just about everyone around you is utterly clueless about the "hidden history" of the US Deep State (DS) and is willing to swallow whatever bilge Hollywood is offering as long as it includes lots of violence and babes. This moment happened when I watched a 2017 Tom Cruise movie called "American Made", about the CIA agent/drug smuggler, Barry Seal.
We can all stop worrying. "Bloody" Gina Haspel won't restart the CIA torture program if she becomes CIA director. At least that's what the headlines say.