‘Nam, 9/11, Covid-19

For self-quarantining people who have the time . . .

. . . read a 6,000-word report, “Techno-Tyranny: How the U.S. National Security State Is Using Coronavirus to Fulfill an Orwellian Vision,”* by investigative journalist Whitney Webb . . .

. . . see her interviewed about the report by Jimmy Dore of The Jimmy Dore Show . . .

. . . then watch Webb interview author Douglas Valentine** on how the Phoenix program, which the CIA launched in 1965 to “pacify” the South Vietnamese population, served as a model for U.S. operations around the world before and after the September 2001 attacks in the United States . . .

. . . and then view a nine-minute video in which Valentine narrates how former U.S. Special Forces members helped him research his best known book, The Phoenix Program (2016), and his Vietnam War novel, TDY (2000), about U.S. government complicity in international drug trafficking, by supplying technical details of Special Forces and mercenaries’ covert operations around the world.

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* The report’s subtitle: “Last year, a government commission called for the US to adopt an AI-driven mass surveillance system far beyond that used in any other country in order to ensure American hegemony in artificial intelligence. Now, many of the ‘obstacles’ they had cited as preventing its implementation are rapidly being removed under the guise of combating the coronavirus crisis”

** The link includes a transcript of the interview.

 

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