Tuesday, 9 October 2007

The Secret Government by Bill Moyers

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, by Bill Moyers
1 hr 26 min 29 sec - Feb 14, 2007

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This is the full length 90 min version of Bill Moyer's 1987 presentation. It is a scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly contrary to the wishes and values of the American people.

The ability to exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and drug-running operations which flooded the streets of the American nation with crack cocaine.

The significance of the documentary is probably greater today in 2007 than it was when it was made. We now have a situation in which these same forces have committed the most egregious terrorist attack on US soil and have declared a fraudulent so-called "War on Terror".

The ruling regime in the US who have conducted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, are now banging the war drum against Iran. We have the PATRIOT act which has stripped us of many of our basic civil rights justified by the terror of 9/11 which is their own doing.
It is fascinating how history likes to repeat itself. This interesting documentary explores the ins and outs of the events surrounding the scandalous sale of weapons to Iran Contras.

The whole affair involved many players – including Israel, and went on behind the backs and oversight of the US parliament or any other official body. The thing is, the parties at fault did not really care that this was the case – in fact, they freely admitted their deceptive practices. Much like the Nazis following the Second World War, they excused their deeds with the need for national security.

Funny how times (do not) change, isn’t it?

Now think about it for a second. With the events of late, what conclusions can we draw – what lessons have we learnt? Well, not many, in my humble opinion. Look, the whole drama is playing itself over again – this time a different country is targetted, yet the same players seem to be involved.

What interests me the most, is the fact that Iran seems to be the next big target of America. And yet – this is the same country that they manipulated and supported not so long ago. Is this a part of a larger master plan that is executed in meticulous detail – over prolonged periods of time so as not to arise any suspicions…?

History is an amazing tool – little wonder that politicians are trying to manipulate it.

What I also find amazing is the fact that when you look back (through the filters of this particular documentary), you will see some familiar faces popping up, with quite different agendas than what we see nowadays. In a strange sort of way, with the “hindsight of now”, we suddenly see the deceptions of “back then”.

Probably a good thing to keep in mind…

I am talking here about Sen. Kerry. Funny fellow that one – he was such a champion of the little people, such a hero in a war against the government’s intervention into our little lives. But that was then. And now? Well, have a look at some of the articles linked to below.

Make up your own mind.

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