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“I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.” – Senator Frank Church (1975)
I would like to discuss four major and badly understood events – the John F. Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11. I will analyze these deep events as part of a deeper political process linking them, a process that has helped build up repressive power in America at the expense of democracy.
In recent years I have been talking about a dark force behind these events — a force which, for want of a better term, I have clumsily called a “deep state,” operating both within and outside the public state. Today for the first time I want to identify part of that dark force, a part which has operated for five decades or more at the edge of the public state. This part of the dark force has a name not invented by me: the Doomsday Project, the Pentagon’s name for the emergency planning “to keep the White House and Pentagon running during and after a nuclear war or some other major crisis.”
My point is a simple and important one: to show that the Doomsday Project of the 1980s, and the earlier emergency planning that developed into it, have played a role in the background of all the deep events I shall discuss.
Saudi Arabia has been heavily investing in the US government, so it is unlikely that the latest WikiLeaks revelations will seriously damage the relationship between the two key allies, Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs Ali Al-Ahmed told RT.
The recent WikiLeaks release of around 70,000 hacked “Saudi Cable” documents, including diplomatic communiques and top secret intelligence reports, provide rare insight into the kingdom’s interior and foreign policies, its attempts to control how it is presented in both the Arabic and Western media, as well as its relationship with Israel. Some of the revelations could prove highly embarrassing, especially for its key ally, the United States.