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The Panama Deception US Invasion Of Panama
Published on Jan 19, 2015
Did the CIA kill this Hollywood screenwriter?
The Panama Deception
Published on Jan 3, 2014
From 1992, this documents what can only be described as State sponsored terrorism.
This scenario has been continually repeated as we seem to be involved in every thing, everywhere, with over 900 military bases in 140 different countries or so. Innocent blood requires justice, pretending this stuff doesn’t happen is not helping. The ending says it all as the congress cheers a ‘Liberated Panama”. I saw this on VCR tape originally over 20 years ago, it is must see material, a real eye opener for the uninitiated. For educational purposes only………….
Black helicopters, underground bases, laser weapons and the death of Schwarzenegger’s screenwriter
Uploaded on Nov 13, 2010
The CIA has had a long history in Hollywood. During the 1950s, CIA asset Luigi G Luraschi used his position as head of censorship at Paramount Studios to bring film content in line with the Agency’s ideals. Scenes that portrayed the US in a bad light were cut; films such as High Noon (1952) were prevented from receiving certain industry awards; and well dressed ‘negroes’ were placed in lavish on-screen environments to suggest that the US didn’t have a race problem. In order to tame or otherwise subvert their content, the CIA also covertly assisted on the film adaptations of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) and Animal Farm (1955), as well as Graham Greene’s The Quiet American (1958).
In the mid-1990s, the Agency established its entertainment liaison office, headed by Chase Brandon, supposedly as part of its more ‘open’ remit. In truth, the CIA’s role in Hollywood remains decidedly clandestine. In the case of CIA-assisted productions like Bad Company (2002), 24 (2001 – ), and Spy Game (2001), not even isolated comments exist from anyone involved to indicate what happened on set (although we do know the CIA withdrew its endorsement from the latter). Others are less bashful, as with Alias (2001 – 6) star Jennifer Garner, who appeared unpaid in a recruitment ad for her friends at Langley.
The CIA may even have used entertainment for psychological warfare purposes and to develop real-world scenarios, as Texas State Professor Tricia Jenkins heard in a series of sensational interviews for her forthcoming book For Our Spies Only. Michael Frost Beckner, creator of the TV series The Agency (2001 – 03), recalls that Brandon phoned him to suggest a plotline involving biometric identification technology. When Beckner questioned Brandon on the story’s realism, Brandon told him to “put it in there, whether we have it or not. Terrorists watch TV too. It’ll scare them.” For another episode, Brandon suggested using a Predator drone outfitted with a Hellfire missile to kill a Pakistani general, asking Beckner to “see how it plays out, how you could make it work”. One month after the show aired, the CIA assassinated a Pakistani general using Hellfire missiles from a Predator drone. “I’m not a big conspiracy theorist,” says Beckner, “but there seems to have been a unique synergy there.”
“The War to Start All Wars”: Did U.S. Invasion of Panama 25 Years Ago Set Stage for Future Wars?
http://democracynow.org – This month marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Panama. On December 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Just Cause to execute an arrest warrant against Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, once a close U.S. ally, on charges of drug trafficking. During the attack, the United States unleashed a force of 24,000 troops equipped with highly sophisticated weaponry and aircraft against a country with an army smaller than the New York City Police Department. We discuss the Panama invasion and how it served as a template for future U.S. military interventions with three guests: we are joined by Humberto Brown, a former Panamanian diplomat, and Greg Grandin, a professor of Latin American history at New York University and author of “The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World.” His new article for TomDispatch is “The War to Start All Wars: The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama.” We also speak with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Why The U.S. Really Invaded Panama
Published on Jan 19, 2015
Gary Devore, writer of Raw Deal and Time Cop, disappeared in June 1997. He had finished script alleging ulterior motive for US invading Panama. His Body was found a year later in California Aqueduct but raised questions. His hands were missing from the car, his script was never found and There was widespread speculation the CIA was connected to his death. Now a former White House official has confirmed Devore was working with the agency in Panama.
The Coroner revealed the hands sent for autopsy were 200 years old. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…