From Watergate to Iraq War propaganda, conflicts between the Deep State and the Executive branch have proven helpful to the public. They provided a glimpse into the White House and the nation’s intelligence apparatus, leading to important reforms. So perhaps an open conflict between the Trump administration and the Deep State isn’t such a bad thing.
The world’s richest are now more likely to be Internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the deep state, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street, but now he plans to roll back the recent reforms of the financial sector. This action confirms the importance of his connections to big money, both new (often self-made) and old (mostly institutional).
In this final excerpt, Peter Dale Scott focuses on CIA drug ties into Latin America and shows that, by working with the drug underworld, the national security state also ends up harming….national security.
With Donald Trump taking office in two weeks and Congress controlled by a GOP majority with a record of dismissing science, this alarming essay from Peter Dale Scott on the War on Science is more important now than ever before.
Last month, we reported startling new evidence that answered the questions, What did the FBI know about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev — and when did it know it? Now the public is asking the same questions about Omar Mateen. For an in-depth look at how the FBI interacts with prospective informants, please see the story below. Published two years ago, it is still highly relevant.
In Canada, 2000 scientists, and decades of research were dumped. In this comprehensive, alarming essay, Peter Dale Scott warns that, unopposed, the Koch brothers, who are heavily invested in the Albertan tar sands, could do the same thing to science in America.
The CIA inadvertently created a monster — al-Qaeda — with black ops fueled by drugs to arm Afghans against the Soviets. This covert policy is the largest single cause of the illicit drugs flooding the world today.
More examples of how the US uses dirty money for dirty tricks all over the world — while avoiding accountability.
The assassination of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier was one of many covertly arranged deep events — with the fingerprints of American intelligence, and international drug dealing, all over it.
Part 1 of a riveting account of the many varieties of violence from an elusive and unauthorized source, what the author calls “deep force violence.”