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Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2003 - 3:16 p.m.

Exposed: The Lies We've Been Told - Updated!

The CIA and U.S. Government Covert Operations

The following are video and audio documentaries dealing with covert operations conducted by the CIA over a 40+ year span. Many of these operations overthrew democratically elected governments and replaced them with dictorial governments which were more open to USA interests. I encourge you all to watch these very important videos and listen to the audios. Some of them are very long, so patience will be needed in downloading. Some use Windows Media and others use Real Player. [I added some more clips at the bottom, please be sure to watch/listen to them as well]

1st) Speech segment: CIA officer, John Stockwell - 6 minutes


The former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, John Stockwell worked for then Director of the CIA, George [H.W.] Bush. He spent 13 years in the agency. He gives a short history of CIA covert operations. He is a very compelling speaker and the highest level CIA officer to testify to the Congress about his actions.

2nd) Documentary segment: A Bill Moyers special, "The Secret Government" - 20 minutes


Aired on PBS in 1987, this documentary includes interviews with many different people involved with the CIA and other government agencies. It gives an overview of what has actually happened in the last 50 years regarding the CIA and the cold war (including Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Viet Nam and Chile). Featured, are such people as Ralph McGeehee and Phil Retinger (both former CIA agents), Rear Admiral Gene La Rocque (Ret. U.S.N.), Theodore Bissell (active in the CIA at the time), Sen. Frank Church and many others.

3rd) Documentary segment: "Cover-up: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair" - 20 minutes


Aired on PBS in 1990, this documentary chronicles the US government activity that went unreported by the mainstream media. Narrated by the late Elizabeth Montgomery, it features many knowledgeable and informative people such as John Stockwell (former CIA agent), Daniel Sheehan (former head council of the Christic Institute), Peter Dale Scott (author and professor at Berkeley), David MacMichael (former CIA analyst), Henry Gonzalez and Jack Brooks (both former Congressmen from Texas), Robert White (former US Ambassador to El Salvador), and many others.

4th) Documentary segment: "The Panama Deception" - 22 minutes


An Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, this film shows how the US attacked Panama and killed 3 to 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. The excuse given was to get the drug lord, General Noriega, who had been on the CIA's payroll for 20 years. We see not only the devastation we did to the poor cities in Panama, but also how our media was complicit in the way all of this was presented to the American public. Some of the people featured in this video are, professors Michael Parenti and Peter Dale Scott, Jeff Cohen (executive director of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting or FAIR), Mark Hertsguaard (journalist and author), Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll (Ret. U.S.N.), US Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, and Sabina Virgo (national labor organizer).

[Note: While listening to this segment, ask yourself if you see any similarities between what GHW Bush did in Panama and what his son, GW Bush has done in Iraq.]

5th) Documentary segment: "School of Assassins" - 14 minutes


This documentary features Father Roy Bourgeois talking about the school located in Fort Benning, Georgia, where soldiers from Central and South America are trained in the art of torture, terrorism, and assassination.

6th) Documentary: "Metal of Dishonor" - 50 Minutes


Expose of Pentagon use of depleted uranium weapons which have compromised the health of tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians in the US and Gulf region. Contains interviews with Dr. Helen Caldicott, Dr. Michio Kaku and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

7th) Documentary: "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" - 1 hour


Two years of investigation, declassified documents, and interviews with such prominent officials as General Norman Schwarzkopf and former UN Iraq Program Director Denis Halliday make this award winning film the most complete chronicle of secret US - Iraq relations to date. Reviews include: The Christian Science Monitor -- "Consistently persuasive, well worth seeing by anyone concerned about contemporary world events," The New York Times -- "Hidden Wars emerges as an uncommonly sober, well researched film of its type," TV Guide On-line movie database -- "An eye-opening history of the cozy relationship the US has long shared with Saddam."

September 11, 2001

The following are related to the events of September 11, 2001.

1st) British TV news (BBC Newsnight) - 9 minutes


This Newsnight special delves into the Bush/Binladen family connection and features the award winning investigative reporter Greg Palast.

2nd) Documentary: "The Truth & Lies of 9-11" (Special note for those with dial-up connections: This film requires approx. 15 hours to load [best done overnight using updated Windows Media Player], but is well worth the wait) - 138 minutes


Extensive documentation, special appearances by: Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D. (U.C. Berkeley); Former HUD Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts; John Metzger, Ph.D., Michigan State University; The Hon. Cynthia McKinney (D), Georgia; The Hon. Barbara Lee (D), CA; and the Hon. Ron Paul (R), TX., and perspective from a former LAPD narcotics officer whose family members work in high level US government security agencies, make this film an invaluable resource for anyone investigating events surrounding 9-11.

3rd) Washington, DC news conference - 6/10/02 (audio only) - 1 hour each (MP3)

Part 1) http://www.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/metafiles/2002-06-11-part1.mp3

Part 2) http://www.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/metafiles/2002-06-11-part2.mp3

Part 3) http://www.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/metafiles/2002-06-11-part3.mp3

At the National Press Club in Washington, DC, UPI, CNN, NHK: Japan TV, Philadelphia Inquirer, American Free Press, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Intelligence Online (Paris), Accuracy In Media, International Currency Review, and numerous investigative journalists and researchers attended a press conference about the anomalous events of 9-11. Catherine Austin Fitts, former Secretary of Housing (HUD) in the first Bush Administration is the moderator. J. Michael Springmann, Esq., Fmr. Chief, Visa Section, US Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Attorney, 20 years in US Foreign Service (CIA & Global Terrorism segment), and Dr. Stephen Camerado - Director of Research; Center for Immigration Studies, (Immigration and Terrorism segment), exemplify the speakers.

4th) Documentary segments: "AfterMath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11" (parts 1 -- 4 of 5 [Quicktime only]) - 5 minutes each

Part 1) http://www.guerrillanews.com/after_math/qt_med_a.html

Part 2) http://www.guerrillanews.com/after_math/qt_med_b.html

Part 3) http://www.guerrillanews.com/after_math/qt_med_c.html

Part 4) http://www.guerrillanews.com/after_math/qt_med_d.html

These video shorts are based on information revealed at the 6/10/02 news conference. With Aftermath, 9 people have been asked 11 of the most pressing questions that emanate from the terrible and, as yet, unexplained, events of that day.

5th) *Frontline: "The Man Who Knew" - 83 minutes


This film represents the first attempt by an American documentary film crew to deal with the issue of government complicity surrounding the events of 9-11. It focuses on the death of FBI Special Agent John O'Neill (discussed in the seventh video), who was the Bureau's most outspoken critic of its internal politics.

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