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... less likely to break the law than any other public bodies, they tell us. (Though how do they know?) All the tales of 'rogue elephants' told in the last twenty years are spurious. Their account of the CIA is wilfully inadequate, even for a three page summary. They describe the fund-ing of the Contras without mentioning drugs, even when the CIA itself has admitted getting permission from the US Attorney General to ignore cocaine dealing in return for donations to the Contras. You get the picture. The ISC has written eight reports since its inception, as well as its annual report to the Prime Minister. One of these, 'Economic Well- ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  01 Dec 2006  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue52/lob52-43b.htm
72. Empire's Workshop (Book review) [Lobster #52 (Winter 2006/7)]
... . He quotes from a Kirkpatrick essay of 1984, during which she muses that 'in the cool, reassuring plans of our founding fathers, informed by history and inspired by a passion for freedom, idealism and realism were closely interwoven'. Subsequently, as Grandin remarked in an interview, ( [5 ] ) Reagan was to elevate the Contras - the Nicaraguan anti-communist paramilitaries - into the 'moral equivalents of the US founding fathers'. Readers will have to decide on Grandin's case for the continuity of US policy against those who defend the recycled Reaganites as reformed and newly progressive. His latest book is essential reading, though, for the activist, student or dissenter. ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 13  -  01 Dec 2006  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue52/lob52-38b.htm
73. Some examples of corporate, cultural and state PR [Lobster #52 (Winter 2006/7)]
... the meat sector, one of Britain's largest exports. Today their views on, say, animal welfare are mainstream even if the public is not vegetarian. As a result, the word slips from executive vocabulary. For the moment at least, it maintains ownership of the term 'rogue state'. A previous US administration managed to support the Contras, as well as organised crime, without being so described, so that it can continue to determine the criminal: e.g . those involved in drug distribution but not land mines; kidnap but not rendition; illegal invasion of a country (Iraq v Kuwait) but not when the protagonist is itself or an ally (UK ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 6  -  01 Dec 2006  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue52/lob52-31.htm
74. The CIA: A history of torture [Lobster #54 (Winter 2007/8)]
... their torturers were the CIA's own paid informants. Moreover, the Agency did its best to ensure that 'the torturers were shielded from any legal or political consequences. ' Similarly, the covert war against Nicaragua involved a campaign of terror waged by CIA mercenaries that was nevertheless presented to the world as a liberation struggle. President Ronald Reagan celebrated 'the contras' as men in the same mould as the 'Founding Fathers' of the United States. This did not stop him trying to subvert the Constitution the Founding Fathers had drawn up in order to conduct his illegal war, something conveniently forgotten in the eulogies that accompanied his death. Moreover, as Greg Grandin writes of the contras: 'They ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 32  -  01 Dec 2007  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue54/lob54-09.htm
75. Sources [Lobster #55 (Summer 2008)]
... billion spent by Korean cult leader Sun Myung Moon on a daily propaganda organ, The Washington Times, according to a 21-year veteran of the newspaper. '( 10) While visiting Parry's site, take a look at 'Gary Webb's death: American tragedy',(11) Parry's admirably succinct summary of the CIA-cocaine-contras story which led to the suicide of the American journalist, Gary Webb, who was the first to break it in the major media. An even dodgier dossier The 'dodgy dossier' produced by the government of Colombia and the USA against Venezuela in March – terrorists and drugs and nukes – reported straight by most of the major media, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Jun 2008  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue55/lob55-43.htm
... roughly speaking those of the liberal-individualist ideology of Western culture with its emotivist ethics and hidden dependence on existing power structures. After Dark broke all these rules from the beginning, built as it was by the Viennese to reflect the polygon of views that is real life, rather than the binary fallacy of yes/no, pro/contra stylised debates. Somehow we still managed to make the news, broke many stories of importance, and flourished like a dock leaf next to the nettle of Thatcherite triumphalism. The special freedoms guaranteed by the programme were grabbed by the participants, who often said the apparently unsayable. Intelligent production kept us out of the law courts, if ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  01 Jun 2008  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue55/lob55-03.htm
77. Briefly [Lobster #56 (Winter 2008/9)]
... the making of his films, the fact that his politics are radical gives this a quite different feel from other film memoirs which mostly eschew politics. Cox is a political animal and his (left) radical political views run through this. He made his film 'Walker' (which I haven't seen) in Nicaragua while the US-supported contras were attacking the country. But the politics are mostly part of the background and the occasional aside. This is centrally about his becoming a filmmaker and the processes involved in making films, from the ground up: fundraising, casting, location-scouting, script-writing, directing, dealing with actors, editing – the whole intricate ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Dec 2008  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue56/lob56-51.htm
... charges. But before he could be tried, he fled to Venezuela, where he has lived comfortably ever since, untouched by the U.S . authorities. A clue as to why that might be lies in the strong possibility that the extra money being defrauded from Medicare was being used by Recarey to fund medical aid for the Nicaraguan Contras. Whilst a Congressional Intelligence Committee found no evidence to support this theory, former CIA operative Jose Basulto told the Wall Street Journal in 1987 that he had been at meetings at IMC headquarters in Miami with Contra leaders Adolfo Calero and Felix Rodriguez.(37) Let's take the Bush family denials at face value; let's pretend that a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 11  -  01 Dec 2008  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue56/lob56-17.htm
79. Spies, Lies, and the War On Terror [Lobster #57 (Summer 2009)]
... wake of 9/11 but tracing it back to its roots in the Carter administration's support for Afghan resistance to the Soviet invas-ion. The simple point, that the US and Britain now find themselves just as mired in that country as the Russians did three decades ago, barely needs to be stated. That the architects of Iran Contra, an earlier alliance of 'creative destruction', in the brilliant terms of neo-con apparatchick Michael Ledeen, should be setting the agenda for the second President Bush came as no surprise; that there was such a continuum through the Clinton years per-haps should. Depending now on a Sunni 'arc of moderation' has simply inflamed ...
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80. Tittle-Tattle [Lobster #57 (Summer 2009)]
... at the US embassy and in an active retirement from the diplomatic service continued to influence British politicians through his work at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. One son Roy, a close friend of CIA chief William Casey, continued in a similar line of work with British trade unionists, while also having a hand in the Iran-Contra affair. Other son Dean, whose journalistic career at The Daily Telegraph prospered mightily under Conrad Black after serving as a defence assistant in the Reagan Administration, wrote a biography of David Trimble, and is now research director of the Policy Exchange. In that capacity Godson fronted its 2007 publication of The Hijacking of British Islam. Policy Exchange ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 13  -  01 Jun 2009  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue57/lob57-47.htm
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