|⇦|| Episode #719 - The Processes and Logic of The Deep State
(The American Deep State by Peter Dale Scott)
|⌚ Sat 8 August 2015 ☻Peter Dale Scott|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 Unusually, just a single speaker this week: one two hour interview with the doyen of deep political research, Canadian Professor Peter Dale Scott. He provides not only a lot of details of the evolution of the post WW2 deep state in the USA, but also sketches out its guiding principles, some of the deeper patterns which allow one to understand the superficially confusing and contradictory actions of the US deep state.
- Public Government & Legal apparatus
- CIA, Clandestine Agencies
- Large Corporations such as Booz Alan Hamilton, Intel Groups, Big Oil
- Extreme wealth & The Individuals and Institutions which manage it
As he points out, the whole thing is much more fluid than the public state, with roles and personnel constantly changing, but with its own logic and processes which provide insight into the deliberately obfuscated phenomenon.
Scott notes that the main two competing factions in the CIA, were the intelligence gathering section and the cover ops branch. During the Cold War, the former was well aware that the USSR's military was no match for the USA, but it was consistently overruled by the black ops branch, which had aligned itself with the hawkish policies of the arms dealers. Of course real enemies did exist, even if - as we heard last episode - on occasions they had to be funded and trained by the CIA themselves. As Scott points out, internecine rivalries are intense but are suspended when the secrecy of the deep state is at stake. The commercially-controlled media, which provide cover for the deep state, are just as essential as the private intelligence agencies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, which provide the boots on the ground. With an ever increasing black budget at their disposal, even the congressional investigations of the 1970s failed to halt the advance of the deep state. In fact, by forcing it 'offshore' - into deep political milieus such as the Safari Club and Le Cercle - their practical upshot was to render it harder to eradicate.
Thanks to Dark Journalist for the Peter Dale Scott interview.
Episode 712 features a shorter speech by Peter Dale Scott introducing the same book..
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