tv Documentary RT December 30, 2019 10:30am-11:01am EST
i started. i stand before you tonight in my red chiffon evening god. my face so limited up and my fat head gently way. though with. the sit still in the united kingdom in saudi arabia in which ronald reagan wanted to sell the saudis billions and billions dollars worth of equipment that these radios stopped it and congress wouldn't
approve it because they feared saudi would strengthen israel serono reagan handed the deal is the effect of the 2 his political soulmate sacha un seen nothing yet was a very tough act to follow god. when we stumbled on the saudi arms. deal we really started to stumble on a central feature of british politics over the last 30 years highness french has been at the heart of many of the great load event of the polish time. i was always face to see him when i was prime minister because he brought me extraordinary insight i'm bold proposal.
she informed us she considers saudi arabia as a strong friend and would be willing to support taking them with whatever the kingdom needs and of discussion from there on everything else was going to get he explained to mrs thatcher this was a deal with saudi arabia and the full things were done differently. they wanted $43000000000.00 worth of weapons that was $6000000000.00 in commission. for a majority of people understand this brian. we'll continue to work together against the terrorists who threaten our way of life a pacifist. one day i saw growing and it was a man. actually he said i have been working for a travel company and we had a kind of slush fund we used to distribute to saudis and other arabs when they came
to britain for be all to help the path of alms deals. and he told the sexual trysts or is that when the saudi military officers would come along he would present them with canteens of cut 3 that was something that they light the other thing they like because girls so he would take about the town and get the girls. to be honest it seemed like quite small beer payments made some of them from rather on as manic activity is aiming chips to the talks about cooldowns that sort of thing there's only 2 things that count in business my friend money and sex the rest you can write as much as you like is absolute garbage you can measure weapon beautiful the president secretary. because the more destructive you the secretary is the you want to have your talking about. and that is. sometimes all that is you need. to use an escort agency cold
war kids because of the specialties of the chief of staff of the army life long but some of them. if. we had their secretary of the embassy come and review the photos she said i won this one i win this one i win this one i win this one i had the girls i ride one day before and i said girls i know you will be paid to answer me for do this but do me a favor and if you get any people talk that is relevant please bring your cross because i could use that in full each interesting information i will get over 2000 euro bonus so it was 60 grand i signed the contract with 3000000 so it wasn't ideal . m m i phone rang again. it was another whistle and he said you have no idea what it is that you're getting into here. and he said this slush fund is much much bigger than you realize our job was to look after the really high level
people those who used to come to england who were being bribed essentially by be people of the level of the head of the saudi air force who was a royal prince or. we would fly them to los angeles and they would buy cars dresses and it wasn't shopping like you would i would think in the end when they gather together all the shopping we would charge an entire jumbo jet to fly it all back to saudi arabia it was in the attempt to try and trace through the bank accounts who the ultimate beneficiary saw that the case became really very serious as the trail appeared to need to wards senior members of the saudi royal family. the most outrageous example was that maybe 80 i don't want it to go the way with prince bandar but one point i made him a present of a huge commercial airline had all of his various which he promptly have painted in big silver colors of the dallas cowboys and. his favorite american team i think is
the flyer of him that quite cheerfully. the case. on establishing the ultimate beneficiary of exceptionally knowledge amounts of money paid by beach share space for consultancy said to see. if there's evidence that this is that's just some 12000000 in cash for his books as a fixer. think about politicians is a very much like prostitutes but only more expensive. politics is it dated by the whims of the arms industry politicians are nothing more than sales reps by their friends to have as much power as a middle ranking executive. and then the day they do with the polls.
when an executive goes to broad a foreign official he says to himself look i've taken a lot of risk to take this $5000000.00 that i'm paying to the prime minister of x.y.z. to make sure arrangement with prime minister of x.y.z. . i'll hand over the 5000000 but you take half of that 5000000 and you send it to the following bank account in churchill and wilshere in there for. the 1st time an executive does and he collects $2500000.00 he says wow this is a good business to be and within moments of that realisation he is no no longer in the business of selling airplanes he's in the business of selling bribes and he has no scouring the world for somebody to foil and to bribe.
it's. as if you. can. 2 feet. i keep. it to. see what it. is out exchange. each child to call. each careful city. mall. i t's. mine. when. i'm in the phone rang again. this was somebody who said you have no idea what you're getting into he said this whole be a thing is much much bigger it goes right to the very top what he had was something that you never see is
a gem of this swiss bank records of international call the payments going all over the world he showed me how be it set up a whole system with lloyds bank under which they channeled secret payments into the british virgin islands offshore company called red diamond from red diamond the money went into this guy's swiss bank account and he then used it to distribute to the local politicians taking a big check himself of course you know i can still be sure we do we will i believe most companies all to the business of labor's policy as you suggest all of sums of money to employees of government it is just for the way business is done. we were actually able to publish what was the most dangerous story the prince bandar had been given not just the claim but over the years the total of 1000000000 pounds we did not invent. corruption i mean adam and eve were of heaven
and they had hanky panky and they had to go down to ed so i mean this is this is human nature i should. wish to eat on. the floor. what is greed. of course none of us are greedy it's only the other fruits greed. this the world runs on individuals pursuing their self-interest. all those people who believe that greed violence etc these primal so-called primal instincts other religions things and everything else is a social construction they've lost their mind and for the last 50 years at least policy has been made based on the assumption of greed and it's ruined the world. catch on it's believe there is no nature of society so you have to nurture individual is i don't accept that at all i think there are very many good public
policy initiatives for creating societies. in the beirut they're saying hello to you. there's a committee is in a k $47.00 kalashnikov. the society that decides that the bulk of its budget is going to go to arms manufacturing building of a military eccentric the have made a moral decision that militarism is more important then the creation of wellbeing for the population. that's not the world i want to live in i want to live in the real world and the real world is peopled by real emotions including love and generosity. live.
for her but we're not alone but. please. shut up who thinks tough so you're going to be in the shredder and get rid of it fantastic 898 but here how could it be along the way i am saying good riddance to the purple cast that i have been that they don't know what i want to. my god if you want is freedom the freedom of human beings of individuals to pursue their own say is i think what the term freedom means is economic license and economic license there is a control property and those who control capital has in fact been
a threat not only to equality but a threat to the freedom of peoples all over the world and not only in europe and in the united states but nafta in asia and in latin america i want you to name me any society in which you have any large measure that freedom where capitalism and free enterprise has not been the predominant mechanism of the free enterprise system has print through the force of onset notes on through wielded by governments that was government intervention under the name of the free enterprise system but a government intervention which destroyed the cretins of many people not the least of which are the people of chile. from the 1950 s. all the way through the 1970 s. the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions throughout central man america throughout
africa really throughout the world where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up right wing military juntas funding and arming death squads like the contras in nicaragua or battalion $316.00 and under us and i and there were these spate of assassinations across the globe. in countries like mine people have been killed to be quiet to know that any day any time you're going to be killed you don't know how but it's coming. we were fighting in oligarch and still we are fighting you know body guards mines that don't want to work going inclusiveness they just. action is not only about taking from the earth but taking from the people. even to dreams take on the next. the last half of what is called the cold war i don't know it to be a very hot war for many parts of the wood. from the standpoint of want it by
them and cause the victims or what i would think of really as of people trying to make their own futures. there was an attempt in the global south to create an alternative imagination for people. but in the early 1970 is this attempt was destroyed and it was stopped through a real genuine attempt by the global lot to take over the institutions of the world including the world bank the i.m.f. . souls not simply that the people of the south were incapable of carrying forward their dreams. it was a very strong with these dreams were assassinated. it's not just the one off killings the coolie of the coup there. it's the entire dream that had to
be killed. to be sure to read a book on how martin county or myself. by a symbol or any man. or the shoe were loose because the. man. was he the one just got a testimony most if they meet buddies. when i said kind of thing this year. the whole legal. men t. you know who leave to notice them and. you know be able to command. decency yeah them and eat.
each other thing good to see. the joint hearings of the house select committee to investigate covert arms transaction with iran. and the select committee on secret military assistance to iran in the neck iraq when opposition will come to order congress began to address what they perceive to be an insanely out of control series of covert actions with little to no congressional oversight
we have been supplying lethal weapons to terrorist nation involving the us government in military activities in direct contravention of the law and lying to the congress now i believe that democracy cannot survive that kind of abuse. and people like dick cheney and donald rumsfeld who are relatively new to government at the time did not like when congress had we need to step in and confront the national security state and what's become a very out of control pill program cheney then went on during the reagan years in the eighty's to serve in congress and when the iran contra scandal broke out into the open cheney did not like. congress being involved with anything that the executive branch was doing. you had to see understand that emanated from the highest echelons of power and the reagan administration was acting as though it had nothing to do with it i've told you all that i know and you know the truth of the
matter is for quite some long time all that you knew was what i told. you. our witnesses morning is mr robert mcfarlane the former national security adviser to the president. mr mcfarlane we welcome you to the committee and we look forward to your testimony. mr mcfarlane. did you have any discussion about the possibility. of in effect farming out the whole contra support operations in nicaragua to another country which will call country run yes that's correct and did you in fact succeed in obtaining money from another country. which we'll call country to. that's correct. i had the practice meeting periodic lee with
the official from country true about assistance we could provide some cases arms sales. and he intended to provide a contribution of a $1000000.00 per months to the contras through the end of the year. you had no problems working with the cia we have no problem working with the united states government and unless the cia does not work for the government then i think we have a bigger problem there of any cases or some americans or question that you know well thank heavens both the case and was not in connection with. i think that there was a substantial shadow government. try to run for it if they actually manage day.
these events have been characterized by some pretty strong statements we've heard talk of a grave constitutional crisis and even been treated to talk about a coup in the white house not only does cheney sort of defend iran contra but he argues that iran contra is actually a model for how the us should be conducting its national security policy he is a radical subscriber to this notion of the unitary executive effectively what you're doing is saying on certain parts of american policy we don't have a democracy we have a dictatorship. as a matter of fact i was. very definitely involved in the decisions about support to the freedom fighters my idea to begin with. in my opinion there is no justification for further restrictions on the power and flexibility a future president. in the national security lead today is mostly composed of people who hit the revolving
door multiple times during their long nomination of richard b. cheney to be secretary of the friends is a make a name for themselves in the private industry and then they come into the go. this revolving door keeps the national security lead very small and very wealthy. increasing its wealth as it goes up the chain to the extent that then when you get to the top as cheney did then you can become a member of the plutocracy that runs the country to this is an impressive crowd the haves and the have more. money commissioned a study by halliburton to find out how much more of the defense department could be privatized proud to serve our troops in was he laid to get this $1000000.00 contract and of course returned a verdict that oh mr secretary lots more of it can be privatized.
dick cheney leaves the defense department and goes and heads halliburton himself and he spends the entire 990 s. building up the war empire well if we're going to talk about star wars we might as well invite darth vader i. am. happy to accept. when he comes back into power as vice president and then they start hiring halliburton to you know in advance even if u.s. troops going into iraq. snellen equipment was being deployed to the gulf it's hard to look at this and not say these guys had a very long term plan for how they were going to increase the powerful infrastructure of private companies. what we've essentially done is to create a network of corporations that have the firepower of small nation states that could you know overthrow some small governments around the world. in
essence we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function war. i want to get on the market right now even obama's of got a time with them like food. you know munitions as good as what you know so buy the things you do think cut. and you can create. in iraq that if the fields and i faith is where firing 6000000 dollars within seconds coming back re army and going up again.
there's no oath and harm because there's always a small cobble of people for wars really really good business. it doesn't matter that we're losing the war in afghanistan albertan could care less it's good for them good for profit. oh you should know. by now at this you have no knowledge of the. bad luck i was hopeful about it is really good enough and i know there are your last year alone.
join me every thursday on the alex simon short and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you that. thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military and the decision lotos sheltered lives every song came to a complete. the day that i'm afraid to be instructed you know told to shut up but they'd kill me and i see how it destroyed my life any screamed at me and he made me come in and you graham my arm and he raped me with his berthing area if you take
into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation and it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing tat happen but i've never seen trauma like i've seen it from women who are veterans who suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished than the offender and almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave a sex offender who was not even going to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of our in violence male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there to prey upon whether that's a man or woman. there's a lot of areas in the economy where china has caught up or surpassed us you know the mobile payments market 50 times the size of the u.s. or over here still writing checks our banking system is not innovated 5 g. we've kind of recently woken up the last couple years and go wow we don't even have
a company that can make 5 year quitman it's been a win win for china and it's been a lose lose for the u.s. . countries to u.s. pressure. on russia. held talks today. a german politician. breaks it would be easier than thought. to quit a european bloc next month we've got a live guest also ahead. as the year draws to a close we begin a review of the key events that shape 2019 including the final and street protests that seem to be every corner of the globe.