We begin with Emile De Antonio
's assessment of George H. W. Bush. He praises his 'toughness' and gives a background which is quite congruent with Mark Gorton
's analysis. The conversation turns to large scale drug running and the off the books funding of covert operations. He does not use the term 'deep state' (the interview is from 1989!) but it is quite remarkable what De Antonio knew about Bush's past even back then.
To better understand how such large operations fail to make waves, we hear a 15 section from a panel discussion on the failure of the commercially controlled media to report, from the March 2011 Reinvestigate Building 7 conference. First we hear Craig Unger on how his reporting of the October Surprise conspiracy was initially picked up by big media, only to be suddenly dropped, how disinformation was circulated and he was the subject of at least 6 efforts to discredit him. He reports widespread disinterest in his book, "House of Bush, House of Saud". Then Dick Russell reports a similar story on sudden media suppression of the JFK assassination and a decision to back the Warren Commission's findings straight down the line.
Our second main piece is a Peter Dale Scott
interview from a March 2014 episode of Bonnie Faulkner
's Guns and Butter
. He reveals more deep background of the CIA, and explains that the post WW2 captured funds worked as seed money to make sure that even before there was a CIA
, there was a black budget available for off-the-books operations. He names a lot of names and gives some very helpful pointers for those seeking to document the history of the deep state, such as the editors of Wikispooks
(which was busier than ever last week).Thanks to Bonnie Faulkner for the Peter Dale Scott interview. ★ Start a Discussion about this episode