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The Ochelli Effect – Derivative Narrative

From Ochelli.com

The Author of the War State tells us Wall Street Window .com is moving and being expanded.
Mike Swanson joins us in hour 1 to break down the fascinating underbelly of the cult of civilization clashes. How does the War State behave with zealots in tow?
Chuck draws a comparison between Sith lords and “retired” CIA guys. Mike, as usual, provides the adult point of view. Does Trump understand anything aside from profit for his family and praise from the lowest common denominator?
How creepy are CIA guys? Chinese surveillance Checkers. How deeply embedded is the Alex Jones school of thought in the establishment? Where were the Muslim conspiracy plots before Obama showed up?
No matter how corrupt Trump is, his supporters won’t believe it. Meaningless meetings are up next for King Trump also. Maybe Dennis Rodman will save us all.

Pearse Redmond, Porkins himself enters the second hour. It looks like we have to be on the lookout for the reloaded cocaine import agency. Chuck has said for years that the atrocities of Iran Contra, never ended, and were never fully accounted for.
The Salvador Option and the roots of MS13 are explored. Is anyone paying attention? What does the Catholic church have to do with all of this? Is there a right-wing conspiracy to control the whole planet?
Is Ortega evil? Some of the death squad diplomacy of the United States bares responsibility for much of Latin America’s seekers of refuge turning up on our southern border?
A derivative narrative for the same calendar day that Bobby Kennedy was shot 50 years earlier and Ochelli went entirely independent one year earlier.

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Show Notes:

US fingerprints all over Nicaragua’s bloody unrest

The Salvador Option: the US is Once Again Supporting Death Squads in Central America

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 128 Tom Secker on SEEX and A Tribute to Robert Parry

Good friend Tom Secker joins me today in the first hour for an in-depth discussion of the Science and Entertainment Exchange (SEEX). Tom explains what this little know pseudo-govenment NGO is, and how they have been quietly assisting over 1,300 Hollywood films. We talk about their connection to the National Academy of Sciences and their connection to the state. Tom then discusses their stated aim: to assist Hollywood in depicting accurate science, and the promotion of science and scientists. Tom and I then explore how this is not quite an accurate assessment of their work. We talk about the huge influence that they have on Hollywood productions, including changing aspects of the script and promoting was amounts to science fiction. Tom discusses SEEX’s involvement in Thor, how they made Natalie Portman’s character an astrophysicist and then created a whole add campaign designed around her. We also discuss SEEX’s strange idealized Hollywood depiction of scientists as rich and beautiful. Tom talks about how SEEX seems to have drank the Hollywood kool-aid. We talk about how Science and Entertainment Exchange promotes “cool” scientists over actual science. Later we discuss SEEX’s close relationship with both the Pentagon and the CIA. Tom and I lay out the theory that the Pentagon is simply using SEEX as a front to push a technocratic transhumanist agenda. We finish off the hour talking about why more attention should be paid to SEEX and the work they are doing.

In the second hour I talk about the untimely deaths of musician Mark E. Smith and author Ursala K. Le Guin. I then move onto the passing of investigative journalist Robert Parry. I talk about the tremendous work that Parry did on Iran-Contra and the 1980 October Surprise. I discuss why the loss of Parry is so significant given the sad state of journalism today. I also touch on Prop Or Not’s nasty attack on Parry. I end the show talking about Trump’s upcoming State of the Union and what we should keep an eye out for in his speech.

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Show Notes:

Octopus Books (Broadax)

Broadax (Amazon)

ClandesTime 131 – The Science and Entertainment Exchange

Science and Entertainment Exchange

Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortium News

The Ochelli Effect: Gilded Block Chain Migration

From Ochelli.com

The spoken LIVE intro lost we join the conversation between Mike Swanson and Chuck already in progress with a report from http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/cryptocurrencies-spotlight-davos-180127124434975.html we go from the 1800s to 2018 regarding trends in trade and the fabricated speculation bubbles. Gilded Block Chain Migration

Second hour Pearse Redmond is at Chuck’s Six taking on The Alleged State of The Union Address already in Progress with Agent Orange Trump reading his Script fairly well. Well at least for him… Live Steams outside of the dossier , The Golden age of Orwell. Gilded Block Chain Migration

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 113 Michael Swanson on Ken Burns Vietnam Propaganda

Michael Swanson, the author of The War State, joins me for an in-depth discussion of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Vietnam documentary series. I begin the conversation by discussing my own fascination with the Vietnam War. I talk about the influence my father has had on my understanding of the war, touching on his experiences with the army when he was drafted in 1969. Michael and I then dive into the film itself. We look at some of the serious flaws and aspects that the we felt were left out with the film including the CIA and drug trafficking. Michael and I dive deeper into the bizarre narrative that Burns and Novick craft, whereby the politicians and military leaders are never shown actually making policy decisions, but instead are shown as making bad choices with good intentions. Michael and I explore this concept in some depth and offer up our own reasons for why the Vietnam war was not started “in good faith by decent men.” Michael and I also critique the way in which the Gulf of Tonkin Incident is handled in the film. We explain how the film avoids admitting that the whole incident was made up and instead repeats an outright lie.

In the second hour Michael and I talk about some of the government talking heads that appear in film such as: John Negroponte, Leslie Gelb, Rufus Philips, and Donald Gregg. We explore their backgrounds and the destructive impact they had on the Vietnamese people. I talk with Michael about the Phoenix Program which is only briefly touched on in the whole series. We explore why Burns and Novick lay most of the blame of the Phoenix Program at the feet of the Vietnamese. Michael also elaborates on this by talking about the negative portrayal of the Vietnamese through out the film. We pay particular attention to North Vietnamese leader Le Duan and South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem. Michael and I also discuss the documentaries skewed version of the assassination of Diem, and how yet again the CIA is almost completely airbrushed out of it. Michael and I touch on Lucien Conein’s integral role in the assassination as well as heroin trafficking. We also discuss the CIA’s war in Laos and discuss the overarching agenda behind the film. Michael and I also talk about the impact of Vietnam and its parallels with the Iraq and Afghan War.

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Show Notes:

The War State

The War State (book)

Wall Street Window

PPR Special Michael Swanson Ken Burns Vietnam Extra

The Vietnam War

Douglas Valentine: Expectations for PBS/Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”

Reflections on the Vietnam War and the Ken Burns/PBS Series: John Ketwig

Alfred W. McCoy: The History of the Southeast Asian Drug Trade

What the Pentagon Papers Do and Do Not Reveal w/ Peter Dale Scott (1971)

TRR Bonus Podcast 001, Pearse Redmond interview, Fantasy Politics

From The Age of Transitions:

Pearse Redmond joins Aaron Franz for a conversation about the bizarre political climate we find ourselves in today. This is the first Bonus Podcast episode of Trans Resister Radio.

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 78 Hugo Turner: Ted Shackley a Life in The CIA

Hugo Turner of Anti-Imperialist-U for an in depth discussion of Ted Shackley and his infamous career in the CIA. We focus on Hugo’s articles chronicling Ted Shackley as well as the Iran Contra Scandal. We begin by taking a look at Shackley’s beginnings in military intelligence recruiting Nazi’s, and his later recruitment into the CIA during the Korean War. Hugo paints us a picture of the man that Shackley would become: obsessively driven and cutthroat. We touch on some of Shackley’s early mentors such as William Harvey who introduced Shackley to the Cuban exile committee. Hugo explains what Shackley was up to in Miami while Station Cheif there as well as his possible connection to the JFK assassination. Next we move onto Laos where Shackley would truly come into his own. We explore Shackley’s role in the Laotian heroin trade and his use of the Hmong people as a CIA mercenary force. Hugo explains how this would later become the blue print for CIA operations in places like Afghanistan and Libya. We also discuss Shackley’s time as Station Chief in Vietnam.

Next we talk about Shackley’s role in the overthrow of Chilean leader Allende and the installation of the fascist Pinochet. We then explore how Shackley would come to befriend George H W Bush, and being a long time collaboration with the deep cover CIA agent. Hugo and I also touch on some of the forgotten scandals of the past that Shackley was involved with including EASTCO and the Nugan Hand Bank. Hugo also explains how Shackley was a trend setter in the field of private intelligence by talking about his work with the powerful Safari Club. We finish off the conversation by looking at Shackley’s role in Iran Contra and the War on Drugs as a whole. Hugo also discusses WACL and the major role it continues to play in covert operations. We briefly talk about the TV show Narco’s and what it gets completely wrong. We round out by talking about Trump and the CIA speech he gave and what might be in-store for future CIA operations.

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Show Notes:

Anti-Imperialist-U

@HugoTurner1969

Ted Shackley a Life in The CIA

Beyond The Iran Contra Affair Part 1: The Secret Team

Beyond The Iran Contra Affair Part 2: World War 3 Has Already Happened

Beyond The Iran Contra Affair Part 3: The World Anti-Communist League

Beyond The Iran Contra Affair Part 4: World War WACL

Operation Condor: The CIA, Fascism, and Murder in Latin America

Safari Club

Porkins Policy Radio episode 50 Inside the CIA’s Secret War in Jamaica with Casey Gane-McCalla

On this episode we talked with Casey Gane-McCalla all about his new book Inside the CIA’s Secret War in Jamaica.  We began with an overview of the geopolitcal situation Jamaica found itself in during the Cold-War.  Casey explained how the Caribbean nation was one of the premier battle grounds for US imperialism throughout the 1970’s-1980’s.  Casey breaks down how the two dominant political parties, the Jamaican Labour Party,  headed by Edward Seaga and backed by the CIA, and the People’s National Party,  headed by Michael Manley and aligned with Cuba, fought a bloody struggle for dominance.  We then discussed the CIA’s use of anti-Castro Cuban terrorists and  economic warfare to destabilize the country.  We also touched on the racial politics which dominate Jamaica to this day.

Later we moved on to the introduction of cocaine and arms trafficking into Jamaica.  Casey explained how,  with the help of the CIA, Edward Seaga was able to build up his own well-armed drug-dealing militia, The Shower Posse.  We explored how gangs in Jamaica are fully integrated into the Jamaican political system.  Casey also talked about the links between Iran-Contra and Jamaica.  We also discussed  Jeb Bush’s deep connections to the Jamaican drug trade and right-wing Cuban terrorists.

We finished off the conversation by looking at the 2010 Tivoli Gardens Incursion which resulted in the eventual extradition of Shower Posse leader, Christopher “Dudus” Coke.  Casey and I talked about the reasons that the CIA may have turned on their asset in the island nation.  We also examined the larger issue of Drug War as it effects us as a society today.

We closed out by briefly discussing Casey’s next project, a book dealing with The Boston Bombing and the brutal murder of Casey’s friend, Erik Weissman, by Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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Show Notes:

Inside the CIA’s Secret War in Jamaica

How the CIA Created the Jamaican Shower Posse

 

Music:

Joe Higgs – Steppin Razor

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