Demanufacturing Consent: Douglas Valentine on Spies, Lies and the Money That Binds Them

Traces of Reality
January 27, 2014

 

Douglas Valentine“Spies, Lies and the Money That Binds Them” with Douglas Valentine

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by author and CIA expert, Douglas Valentine. We discuss the NSA leaks regarding the agency’s assistance in the CIA assassination program that were promised, but so far not delivered, and how the focus on tactical matters as opposed to strategic may be a diversion.

We also go over the use of “black propaganda” within the media that serves to legitimize agencies like the CIA or NSA. Does anything revealed so far by Edward Snowden challenge the national security state in a meaningful way? Does limiting the release of the documents, while reiterating that “not all spying is bad,” weaken the national security state or strengthen it?

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