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Spy Culture - 2020-05-26 - Original post - cached version

The third episode of CBC’s Myths on Screen – How Hollywood helped the U.S. military sell the War on Terror...

Need To Know News - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

Assange is being used as an example to discourage other journalists from publishing information that the ruling powers do not want published. Waters said that the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Manchester Guardian all published the same information as WikiLeaks, but only Assange...

Spy Culture - 2020-03-04 - Original post - cached version

In this episode I welcome Kevin Gosztola, a journalist, editor of Shadowproof and co-host of Unauthorized Disclosure. We talk about...

Down With Tyranny - 2020-02-20 - Original post - cached version

If you're considering voting for Status Quo Joe in a primary in your state, it's very important for you to watch this video above about why the Senate authorized the war against Iraq-- which included Biden attacking fellow Democrats who realized what a terrible idea starting that war was....

MintPress - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the second superpower.” But the U.S. ignored it and invaded Iraq anyway. So what has become of the momentous hopes of that...

Grayzone Project - 2020-01-19 - Original post - cached version

Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter dismantles Joe Biden’s explanation for his Iraq war vote and recounts Biden’s long record…

The post Ex-UN weapons inspector: Biden’s Iraq war vote excuse a ‘bald-faced lie’ appeared first on The Grayzone.

MintPress - 2020-01-03 - Original post - cached version

Early Friday morning, a U.S. airstrike assassinated Iranian Lt. General Qassem Soleimani as he traveled from Baghdad’s international airport. A charismatic and capable military figure, Soleimani was widely considered to be one of the most powerful and influential individuals in Iran. Two years...

Spy Culture - 2019-11-19 - Original post - cached version

The latest of several FOIA releases on the film series The Long Road Home includes some of the military’s script...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-10-31 - Original post - cached version

From Ochelli.com

Mike Swanson and Chuck discussed what is yet to come in financial news. They also discussed the latest news regarding the World Series. Management is ultimately responsible for how business is affected by resource allocation.

Mike also discussed his process...

Spy Culture - 2019-10-22 - Original post - cached version

There aren’t very many films about the first Gulf War, which is ironic because if ever there was a war...

Spy Culture - 2019-10-01 - Original post - cached version

Former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove has criticised spy author John Le Carré for his ‘nihilistic’ and ‘corrosive’ view of...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-14 - Original post - cached version

-by Sam Husseini
Senior analyst with the Institute for Public Accuracy

Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion.

At Thursday night's ABC/DNC debate Biden lied about his Iraq record, just like he did at the...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Trump is the biggest liar to ever occupy the White House-- by far. But if Biden ever gets there-- God forbid-- he'd be the second biggest liar to ever occupy the White House. The graphic above represents Trump's public, checked lies. I count True and Mostly True as True and everything...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-01 - Original post - cached version

by Sam Husseini

Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is known for being in "period pieces" such as Pride and Prejudice, so her playing the lead in the new film Official Secrets, scheduled to be release in the U.S. this Friday, may seem odd at first. That is until one considers that...

Spy Culture - 2019-08-09 - Original post - cached version

I recently joined Henri from the Fortress on a Hill podcast for our latest discussion on military movies. We talked...

Spy Culture - 2019-08-07 - Original post - cached version

The US Army’s emails on The Long Road Home show that not everything ran smoothly while filming progressed at Fort...

Spy Culture - 2019-07-20 - Original post - cached version

In this guest article Matt Alford – alongside Drs Daniel Broudy, Jeffery Klaehn, Alan MacLeod and Florian Zollmann – lay...

Spy Culture - 2019-06-30 - Original post - cached version

The in-development film Raven Four-Two tells the story of a battle in 2005 between insurgents and a Kentucky Army National...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Before we look at what they're saying now, let's look at the records of some of the candidates running for president who have records. Let's start with the 2002 vote to authorize the attack on Iraq. 21 Democratic senators and 126 Democratic Reps voted against going to war. Some of them are...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version
Before and after images of the van that came to pick up the bodies of eleven men shot to death by circling American helicopters in Iraq in 2007. Both children in the van were wounded. "Well, it's their fault for bringing their kids to a battle," said one of the pilots. "That's right," replies...
Spy Culture - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

The 2005 biographical war film Jarhead is one of a very small number of films set in the first Gulf...

Spy Culture - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

On this month’s subscriber-only podcast I break down a 2016 interview with British political satirist Armando Iannucci by Chatham House,...

Spy Culture - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

One of the veterans of the ambush in Sadr City in April 2004 has revealed that National Geographic’s film The...

Spy Culture - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Production assistance agreements released by the Defense Department show the United States military used taxpayer money to subsidize part of...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-03-24 - Original post - cached version

-by Sam Husseini

Here's a letter that was sent to Rob Reiner in April 2016. At the time, he was directing the film Shock and Awe which would be released the following year.

Dear Rob Reiner,

I've of course enjoyed your work over the years.

I recently...

Aletho News - 2019-03-21 - Original post - cached version

By Sam Husseini | March 21, 2019 Here’s a letter that was sent to Rob Reiner in April 2016. At the time, he was directing the film “Shock and Awe” which would be released the following year.  Dear Rob Reiner — I’ve of course enjoyed your work over the years. I recently tweeted “Finally saw ‘The...

MintPress - 2019-03-20 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Sixteen years have passed and the memory of the Iraq War is distant for many, save for the millions of people — Iraqi and American alike — who saw their lives destroyed by one of the greatest lies ever sold to the American public.

Yet, while plenty of Americans...

Spy Culture - 2019-02-28 - Original post - cached version
The US Army provided extensive support to the National Geographic film series The Long Road Home, supposedly to ensure it depicted the real-life battle of Sadr City in a 'reasonably realistic' way. But Army emails that I obtained under FOIA show they were more concerned with the fact that a...
News Junkie Post - 2019-02-16 - Original post - cached version

Imperial logic I: External crises distract from internal ones

Empires with internal problems tend to create external crises to distract the public opinion and unite their political and economical ruling class in a fictitious nationalistic fervor. The current United States policy...

Spy Culture - 2019-02-16 - Original post - cached version

I recently joined Henri of Fortress on a Hill to discuss the National Geographic drama series The Long Road Home,...

Spy Culture - 2019-01-20 - Original post - cached version

I recently found out that Strub retired from his job as the DOD’s Hollywood liaison last July, though this wasn’t...

Spy Culture - 2019-01-16 - Original post - cached version

The National Geographic drama series The Long Road Home tells a version of the story of the battle for Sadr...

Spy Culture - 2018-12-27 - Original post - cached version
In this penultimate review episode I look at how the education system is a poor place to learn anything, how standardised testing is a form of child abuse, the fundamental problems of electoral politics, and expand on why an intelligence-based approach to societal problems is always better than a...
Spy Culture - 2018-12-11 - Original post - cached version
Chris and Danny from Fortress on a Hill invited me onto their podcast to discuss militarism in Hollywood, the DOD's role in altering scripts, how recruitment propaganda works in the UK, the military vs intelligence approaches to counterinsurgency and other related topics.

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The Duran - 2018-12-06 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Jeffrey St.Clair via Counterpunch.org:

Back in 1991, shortly after the depleted uranium-flaked dust had settled some from the first Gulf War, there was a minor tempest in the press over influence peddling by members of the Presiden George H. W. Bush’s family, including...

Consortium News - 2018-11-29 - Original post - cached version

Karen Kwiatkowski has won the 2018 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for trying to stop the “shock and awe” attack on Iraq. Kwiatkowski is featured in the film “Shock and Awe” to be shown at an awards ceremony Saturday.…

Spy Culture - 2018-11-13 - Original post - cached version
It isn't often that I see a film that angers and educates me in equal measure. War School: The Battle for Britain's Children is a new documentary exploring the growing peace movement in the UK, and the militarisation of British schools for propaganda and recruitment purposes. It highlights the...
MintPress - 2018-11-13 - Original post - cached version



ABBY MARTIN : 17 years ago, less than one month after the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001, weaponized anthrax was sent through the mail in a biological attack that stunned an already traumatized nation. The first American died from anthrax infection on October 5th. During...

Spy Culture - 2018-11-11 - Original post - cached version
Hollywood doesn’t make war films any more. This isn’t entirely true, but compared to the post-WW2 period there are a lot less war films being made today. In this in-depth episode I offer a brief history of war movies and anti-war movies, and how the Pentagon’s policy on supporting films depicting...
Porkins Policy Review - 2018-09-04 - Original post - cached version

From OpenMindsFoundation.org

This month Pearse Redmond and Yuval Laor explore the issue of conspiracy theories and their power to manipulate individuals and groups. They start off by discussing the popular Qanon theory, breaking down how adherents to this and many other conspiracy...

MintPress - 2018-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Dear Mr. Sulzberger, 

I read with great interest news accounts of your conversation with President Trump, in which you admonished him for his inflammatory characterization of the media as “fake news” and asserted that such polarizing language poses a threat not only to journalists but to...

Spy Culture - 2018-07-15 - Original post - cached version
The death of weapons expert and UN inspector Dr David Kelly in the summer of 2003 is one of the Iraq War’s most enduring mysteries. While the case was officially ruled a suicide, this conclusion was reached by an informal government inquiry which the Blair government used to replace the normal,...
Media Monarchy - 2018-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Intentional acts, targeted individuals and death rituals + this day in history w/the Bite of the Century and our song of the day by Florence + the Machine on your Morning Monarchy for June 28, 2018.

Down With Tyranny - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version
Part of the "Collateral Murder" video that Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning gave to WikiLeaks. It's worth watching to the very end. Two staff members from Reuters news were among those murdered on the street, along with others from a van shot up while trying to collect the wounded. Visible in the...
MintPress - 2018-05-02 - Original post - cached version

This time, they think they have it right. So declared an Associated Press story reporting an upbeat assessment by this country’s top military officer at the end of a five-day visit to Afghanistan earlier this spring. Marine General Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was...

Consortium News - 2018-04-25 - Original post - cached version

In the third and final part of his series, Nicolas JS Davies investigates the death toll of U.S. covert and proxy wars in Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen and underscores the importance of comprehensive war mortality studies. By Nicolas J…

Down With Tyranny - 2018-04-13 - Original post - cached version

Grayson has his own campaign to worry about and his own campaign funds to raise, but Kucinich is not just an old friend, but someone who inspired him Yesterday he officially endorsed Kucinich and asked his own supporters to contribute to Kucinich's campaign.

A...
Aletho News - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version

By Frederick Kuo | Asia Times | April 11, 2018 The images flooding US news sources are the stuff of nightmares. Children gasping for air, their chests heaving in pain, strange foam flooding from their mouths. This time, the images are coming out of Douma, one of the last strongholds of the...

Burning Blogger - 2018-04-08 - Original post - cached version

The mess that’s been created in Syria is extraordinary. Syria is also definitively where international law died. Arguably, Iraq and Libya saw international law already collapsing: but Syria is where even all pretense of international law died. It is where borders, sovereignty and the right to...

MintPress - 2018-03-29 - Original post - cached version

The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.

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