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TVWHY: Counterintelligence—Part 3, The Strategy of Tension

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Part 3 of a new five-part documentary on the national security state, from the maker of Psywar. We do not necessarily agree with the accuracy of all of the material. But it is an enormously compelling and worthwhile watch.  (All five parts of the documentary will appear on our site.)


Part 1

Part 2

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7 responses to “TVWHY: Counterintelligence—Part 3, The Strategy of Tension”

  1. Avatar Torstentopp says:

    Just saw part III, I was blown away with it. Very interesting. Thank you. I did know about operation Gladio before but here I understood the thinking behind it better.

  2. Avatar N. Furthermore says:

    A possible reason for optimism is the current skeptical reaction (among the public in the U.S. and in the U.K.) regarding Obama’s desire for a war against Syria.

    Maybe people are finally learning (perhaps thanks in part to information now available on the Internet – such as this documentary). The experiences with Iraq and Afghanistan are still fresh too.

    It’s getting harder to manipulate citizens into supporting wars.

    • Avatar Matt Prather says:

      What this video made me think, today, was simply that all the “dangers of not invading Syria” which Obama mentioned in a recent speech I heard on National Propaganda Radio were things that “The Establishment” (or whatever you want to call The Men Behind The Curtain) would simply make happen — or allow to happen — if democratic sentiment does not consent to Syrian invasion. (I still like NPR, don’t get me wrong. It may be national propaganda, but it’s my nation’s propaganda and feel-good-timey shows, dammit.)

      To wit: if “the people” don’t think that there’s enough reason to make war in Syria yet, then maybe allowing or causing-outright the Emboldened Jihadi Attacks Against Less Peripheral Targets Of Our Comfortable Sphere of Influence are all that’s going to happen (see Obama speech above). If the people whine too much about the military being unfair, then maybe the military will just allow or cause the things they keep us safe from to happen. That’s what this part of the “Counterintelligence” series made me think.

      I speak only on how I feel today. Tomorrow may be different.

      By, the way, how’s Libya doing?
      (answer: terrible)

    • Avatar Billie says:

      Another fascinating and disturbing segment to the documentary, “CounterIntelligence”.

      Is ANYTHING really as it seems? George Orwell knew what he was talking about, and apparently, not just as metaphor.
      What came to mind was the most recent “terrorist attack”: The Boston Bombings.
      The NSA/CIA/FBI and other spy entities have become highly sophisticated. The knowledge of their programs and oversight of, almost, the entire world population has become apparent through multiple whistleblowers and leaks.
      The question is this: How can these entities now justify ‘not knowing anything’ or being ‘ill-prepared’ when it comes to information, in any form?
      At this point, perhaps they’ve miscalculated the ‘stupidity’ of the American public.

    • Avatar Matt Prather says:

      “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

      -the great, sarcastic, misanthropic H.L. Mencken

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    • Avatar Matt Prather says:

      Thank you. And your Johnny Cash avatar is great.