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based so. gently with. this extraordinary deal between the united kingdom and saudi arabia in which ronald reagan wanted to sell the saudis billions and billions dollars worth of equipment these reading it and congress wouldn't approve it because they feared the saudi would strengthen israel so ronald reagan handed the deal loser effectively to his political soulmate sacha un seen nothing yet. very effective. when. the saudi arms. deal we really started to stumble on
a central feature of british politics over the last 2 years. has been a. great event. i was always pleased to see him when i was prime minister because he sure. knows. you can see this. and would be willing to support taking them with whatever they came to me and of discussion from there on everything else was. he explained to mr thatcher this was a deal with saudi arabia and the things were different. they wanted 3000000000. that was 6000000000.
i want most people understand this broad. we'll train you to work together against the terrorists who threaten the way of life of us this is. one day i started crying and it was a mob coming to my actually he said i've 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 deal so. i did tell the sex workers stories that when the saudi military officers would come along he would present them with canteens of cut 3 that was something that they liked the other thing they liked was 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 activities and chips to the talks about cooldowns
that sort of thing there's only 2 things that count in business my friends money and sex the rest you can write as much as you like is absolute garbage you can measure weapon beautiful the president's secretary. because the more distracted looking at your secretaries the you want to have your talking about . and that is sometimes all that is you need to be. able to use an escort agency called launches because of the specialties thought the chief of staff of the army like blong did so. if. we had their secretary of the embassy come and review the photos she said i want to swim with this one i was disappointed with this one i had the girls i ride one day before and i said girls i know you will be paid handsomely for this but do me a favor and if you get any people talk that is relevant please bring your cross.
because i could use it in for each interesting information i want you know the 2000 euro bonus so it was 60 grand i signed the contract with 3000000 so it wasn't bad deal. m m i phone rang again. it was another whistle blower 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 b. people of the level of the head of the saudi air force who was a royal prince. we would fly them to los angeles and they would buy cause dressed 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 camp 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 lead towards senior members of society royal family. the most outrageous example was that maybe 80 i don't want to to spoil the way with prince bandar at one point i made him a present of a huge commercial all of his various which he promptly have painted in the silver colors of the dallas cowboys and rees favorites a very good team i mean is the fly around in that quite cheerfully. the case centered on establishing the ultimate beneficiary of exceptionally knowledge amounts of money paid by the share space for consultancy said decisions. for sure there's evidence that mark fatuus is not just some 12000000 in cash for his work as a fixer. think
about politicians is that they're very much like prostitutes but only more responsive. politics is it dated by the whims of the arms industry politicians are nothing more than sales reps by their friends that have as much power as a middle ranking executive in law to martin ident of the day did with the tolls. 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. who makes an arrangement with prime minister of x.y.z. . i'll hand over the 5000000 could you take half of that 5000000 and you send it the following bank account in churchill and we'll share in the florida. the 1st
time an executive does that 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 is now scouring the world for somebody to find to bribe. me it's. as if you. can. choose to. do. what i had to do. but it's. this i don't see it since. i play. each child. each careful.
this. i. mean. 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 that goes right to the very top what he had was something that you never see is this swiss bank records of international corporate payments going all over the world he showed me how be a set of a whole system with lloyds bank under which they channeled secret payments into the british virgin islands offshore companies 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 we don't control the surely we don't we at all i
believe most companies all go to the business of. policy as you suggest above sums up what they do employees of government it is just the way the business is done. we were actually able to publish what was the most dangerous story that prince bandar could be given not just the plane but over the years the total of 1000000000 pounds we did not invent. corruption i mean i mean he would have been and they had hanky panky and they had to go down to and so i mean this is this is human nature i salute your french state run and a friend. what is great of course none of us are greedy it's only the other fellow's greed. and this the world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. all those people who believe that greed violence extended . 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 wouldn't . catch rights 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 society. in the beirut there's a load to you. there's a committee is in a k $47.00 kalashnikov. a society that decides that the bulk of its budget is going to go to arms manufacturing building of a military eccentric this is made a moral decision that militarism is more important then the creation of wellbeing for the population. this is not the
playing. very well now continue watching on since last. on this edition of crossfire we answer questions center was fire you the viewers we received quite a few questions here we do our best to answer some of them. is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe. tyson nation full community. are you going the right way or are you being led. direct. what is truth what is faith. in a world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the
economic license those who control property and those who control capital has in fact an a threat not only to equality but a threat to the freedom of peoples all over the world and not only in europe and the united states but nafta in asia and in latin america i want you to name me any society in which you've had any large measure of that freedom where capitalism and free enterprise has not been the predominant mechanism of the free enterprise system has spread through the force of on send those on through wielded by government 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 pick. 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 hard war for many parts of the wood. from the standpoint of want it but i am not cause the victims or what i will 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. he was a very strong with these dreams were assassinated. it's not just the one off killings
the cool year the cool day. it's the entire dream that had to be killed. to be sure to read a book. on cardio myself. but i asked him better than mere. mortals should do or lose because on the end. was he the one just got a testimony most didn't meet buddies. when i said kind of thing this year. the whole lead on. n t you know julio to notice them and. you
know be able to command. decency yeah that minty. interrupting 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 activity 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 were 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 kill 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. to make. 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 mcclellan. 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 they practice meeting periodic lane with a official from country to about the systems we could provide some cases arms sales. and they intended to provide a contribution of a $1000000.00 per month to the contras through the end of the year. you have no problems working with us we have no problem working with the united states government and unless the cia does not work with the government then i think we have a bigger problem there are many cases where some americans are questioning that as you know well thank heavens both the case and was not in connection with saudi arabia.
i think that there was a substantial shadow government. trying to run foreign affairs united states. 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 u.s. 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 lawyer 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 very small and very wealthy. increasing its wealth as it goes up the journey 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 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 and 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. 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 a helicopter right now you know bombs of go to time with the like food. you know munitions as good as what you known so by that it's. cut. and you can treat you know. in iraq the f. 16 s and that's a tease we're firing 6000000 dollars within seconds coming back really army and
going up again. there's no hope of any more because there's always a small kabul of people for more than 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. i thought for sure that. i don't like the show. i was told about a boy who did it last. wow
of time to storm the u.s. embassy in baghdad after last week's deadly americanize strikes on iraq diplomatic stuff including the ambassador of reportedly been evacuated from the coast. and. julian assange claims that he is dying in the u.k. prison plied with sedatives and subjected to 23 hours of solitary confinement per day we hear from a silence his friend who was told the chilling details in a phone conversation with the wiki leaks co-founder on christmas eve. julian rang me because he spent christmas with me and my family in 2010 while on bail what time ago he sounded awful and he said to me that i'm slowly dying.