Four major national security scandals were revealed this week after being ignored for many months by corporate-controlled mainstream outlets.
My new book, Presidential Puppetry: Obama Romney and Their Masters, treats all four by connecting previous findings largely ignored or suppressed.
Most visibly, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein created headlines by denouncing on March 11 CIA spying on the Senate. Allegations of such spying have long been apparent to those monitoring such claims, including by former NSA analyst Russell Tice.
The California Democrat’s basic role so far in her oversight of intelligence agencies has been to protect the agencies from public or otherwise effective oversight regarding their secret budgets and operations. Therefore, her attack this week on CIA spying was especially remarkable.
The CIA is headed by John Brennan, shown at left, a former chief of the CIA’s Saudi Arabian station and top CIA aide in both Obama and its predecessor Bush administrations.
In Presidential Puppetry, I describe Brennan as one of the “puppet strings” who help instruct visible government officials at the behest of more secret and powerful “puppet masters” in the private sector secret government, which is primarily comprised of U.S. Wall Street, munitions, mining, media, and manufacturing executives along with their funders from such other nations as the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.
Separately, former Sen. Bob Graham — Feinstein’s predecessor as Intelligence Committee chairman — is expected March 12 to back the demand by two Congressmen for release of the long-secret 28 pages of the Senate-House joint investigative report on alleged Saudi Arabian government support for 9/11 hijackers.
For years, the former Florida senator has sought release of the report after he headed the Senate-House Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) investigation of the attack.
Now, Republican Congressmen Walter Jones of North Carolina and Democrat Steve Lynch of Massachusetts are leading a press conference March 12 on Capitol Hill at 11:30 a.m. (ET). Graham will participate by video.
Two other issues scandals involving the Ukraine and Boston Marathon bombing are at a lower profile in the news right now — but have the potential to create disturbing issues about national security initiatives and media complicity in suppressing legitimate public debate.