Secret Wars of the CIA - DVD (2 hours) "The War Against the Third World"
The ten segments of the video are as follows:
Martin Luther King Jr. He was not only a civil rights activist, he also spoke out against the US war in Vietnam. Some people feel he was assassinated after he criticized our involvement there and in other regions of the world.
John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush. He spent 13 years in the agency. He gives a short history of CIA covert operations. He estimates that over 6 million people have died in CIA covert actions.
Bill Moyer’s "The Secret Government". It aired on PBS in 1987 and is as good as anything on the tape. Moyer's is a very respected TV journalist who also worked for LBJ and has a very professional approach. He interviews many different people involved with the CIA and other government agencies. His documentary gives quite an overview of what has actually happened in the last 50 years regarding the CIA.
"Cover up: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair". This documentary played in the theaters and was made by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project ( website). It is narrated by the late Elizabeth Montgomery and tells the story that the media didn’t give us.
"School of Assassins". This documentary is narrated by Susan Sarandon and features Father Roy Bourgeois, talking about this school located in Fort Benning, Georgia, where soldiers from Central and South America are trained in the art of torture, terrorism, and assassination.
"Genocide by Sanctions". This short film produced and directed by Gloria La Riva, features former Attorney General of the United States, Ramsey Clark, as he goes to Iraq to show the terrible conditions that the bombing has caused there. UNICEF, the Red Cross and other world organizations estimate around 5,000 children are dying every month in Iraq, due to the bombing and the sanctions that we have placed on them. Over 1.5 million Iraqi’s have died! Clark goes into the hospitals and talks with Iraqi doctors, who say that these deaths could be prevented if they had medicine to give to the children. We bombed out their way of life, their water system, their food system, their sewer system, their communication systems and more. Americans were lead to believe that this was a good thing.
Amy Goodman on East Timor, journalist and host of "Democracy Now" on Pacifica’s WBAI FM Radio in New York. Amy is the best at what she does! On this tape she is talking about two genocides Indonesia has committed. First against it’s own people in 1965, then against the people of East Timor in 1975. Both of these mass slaughters were sanctioned by the United States government and aided by the CIA. (with pictures from Bitter Paradise, a video by Elaine Briere)
"The Panama Deception". It won the Academy Award for best documentary and was directed by Barbara Trent ( website). This film shows how we attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. The excuse given was to get the drug lord, General Noriega, who had been on the CIA’s payroll for 20 years. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States, speaking in 1998 in Los Angeles. I was there that night and it was a very memorable evening called
"Save the Iraqi Children". Ramsey’s talk is very powerful as he conveys the sorry truth about US foreign policy. He quotes Martin Luther King Jr. saying, "The greatest purveyor of violence on the Earth is my own government". Read Ramsey Clark's speech
S. Brian Willson, the Vietnam veteran who lost his legs when run over by a naval train in Concord, Calif., carrying weapons that were headed for Central America. Brian is one of the most spiritual, courageous and honest activists who Wages Peace against our violent foreign policies. He is a hero in Central America where the people understand that he has stood up for their rights as equal human beings. Brian says that he doesn’t want mothers and fathers and children to be killed and maimed in our name with our tax money! Brian’s website features his auto-biography and a series of essays he has written. Description: The basic message is that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), the military-industrial-complex, the Pentagon, the multinational corporations, the media and the Government of the United States are responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the third world, not to mention the poverty and oppression of millions more. We support, arm, and train dictators and militarist that do these evil actions to their own people. All of this is to insure that we control the natural resources of these countries and their market place, use the people for cheap labor and keep the business of war (which is our biggest business) ongoing. The CIA has done business with international drug dealers, allowing heroin and cocaine to enter the US, using the profits to fund more covert operations. Also, the US has bombed Korea, Vietnam, El Salvador, Panama, Iraq, Yugoslavia, and other countries.
The mainstream media, or corporate media (as some refer to it), will not tell these truths because it is owned by the very corporations who benefit from all of this. When it comes to foreign policy, the mainstream media gets its stories straight from the Pentagon and the CIA. We have been taught all our lives that the US fights for freedom and democracy, that we are the good guys. And since so many people in America are doing well, do have freedom, opportunity and wealth, or are just trying to get by, there is very little motivation to look into the things being said on this tape.
"I believe that Americans are living in a state of mass denial, kind of a mass hypnosis. It is the BIG LIE! If Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, and Ted Kopple aren’t telling us these things, then they cannot be true. And that is how it works. The people who are attempting to get this message out are labeled as crackpots, radicals, subversives, or worse, and are not given the opportunity to be heard on the mainstream media.
"If you are interested in knowing this other truth, horrible as it is, then I suggest that you watch this video. These atrocities supported by our system, with our tax dollars, will continue until the American people wake up and put a stop to this evil. The first step is to understand that this is really happening. We have been lied to! I believe the people on this video are telling the truth and it’s absolutely frightening."
OVER 2 HOURS OF GREAT INFORMATION!
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