We've heard many times on the show before about the anomalous financial trading in the run up to 9/11, but are you familiar with Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV)? Peter Dale Scott estimates that D.H. Byrd (friend of LBJ and owner of the Texas School book depository whence Oswald ostensibly shot JFK) teamed up with James Ling to make about $50M by buying 132,000 shares of LTV in November 1963 just before the JFK assassination. These shot up in value after the once LBJ came to power; whereas JFK had announced a troop withdrawal of the Vietnam war, the first contract the Pentagon awarded was for a fighter jet to LTV.
We revisit Mark Crispin Miller on Declassified CIA memo# 1035-960 ("Countering Criticism of the Warren Report"). The approach of using of "propaganda assets and friends in the media" to counter any suggestions of conspiracy within the state seem even more sinister in light of Gorton's ideas about a criminal cabal at the heart of the US government than they did when we first heard them in episode 561.
The disturbing parallels continue into our second hour, from the mock investigations designed to quickly fix an 'official narrative' behind which corporate media and the establishment can line up to the flurry of activity in files held on ostensible "lone nuts" by government agencies just before they carry out atrocities. How much safer do you feel through these unaccountable state agencies which claim the legal right to kill, torture or disappear people without providing evidence or wrongdoing, or even without notifying anyone? If you would like to document their activities, you are invited to collaborate in development of the encyclopaedia of deep politics, Wikispooks.
Music: Sleeping in, by Mates of State
Thanks to Project Censored for the interview with Peter Dale Scott
This episode rebroadcasts content from UG#517 and UG#561.