Posts Tagged ‘CIA’

Oliver Stone 

I’m enclosing the letter Jim DiEugenio and I wrote in response to Rolling Stone’s attack on our film, “JFK Revisited.” –Tim Weiner’s review of “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass” suffers from “Russiagate” paranoia, as do many of his colleagues embedded in our Government-Media world, wherein the malevolent Russians seem to be responsible not only for the election of Trump, but the continuing sabotage of our cyber-infrastructures. Supposedly wanting their glorious Communist Empire back, they are prepared to invade both Ukraine and NATO countries. Good vs. Evil scenarios seem to work for most American people. But Weiner goes far afield when he includes “JFK” in his contempt for so-called “tinfoil-hatted fabricators” who have no reason to believe the Warren Commission cover-up. Weiner has failed to update his tired angle on the assassination. In fact, the Russians were working successfully at a détente with JFK, leading to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. When he was killed, Russian hopes — and the hopes of many liberated regions of the world (Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Africa) — were smashed as the hardliners in our Government once again protected their interests. (1) He accuses Jim DiEugenio, the writer of the documentary, and myself of falling for Russia’s trickery in using an Italian newspaper to blame Allen Dulles for his involvement in a military coup to overthrow Charles de Gaulle in ’61. But we did not use this Italian newspaper. We used David Talbot’s books, “The Devil’s Chessboard” and “Brothers,” The London Observer, and Weiner’s employer at that time, The New York Times — as well as French newspapers L’Express and Le Monde and sources close to de Gaulle like André Malraux and Alain Peyrefitte to pinpoint the enmity of Dulles, working with the mutinous generals against the policies of de Gaulle in Algeria. (2) Nor did Jim Garrison base his ideas about Kennedy’s assassination on that same marginal Italian newspaper. He did so by investigating the things Lee Harvey Oswald did in the summer of ’63 in New Orleans and the people he associated with. Authors like Jeff Morley (“The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton”) and John Newman (“Oswald and the CIA”) have taken those discoveries further, and we interviewed both men in our film. Weiner does not mention either interview.(3) We largely relied on the database of documents that was released by the Assassination Records Review Board (1994-1998), which Weiner covered as a reporter for The New York Times, but did us no favors with his tepid interpretations of their work. We interviewed three technical experts who worked for that Board. And we display many documents the Board declassified. “JFK Revisited” is the first documentary to do this. We are not mystical or faith-based. We are data-based.Signed,Oliver Stone & Jim DiEugenio –My 1991 film “JFK” still bothers people like Tim Weiner deeply. Why? Because it’s true, and in its largest implications, it’s devastating. It defeats the meaning of their life’s work propping up the CIA.Based on our past ‘success’ with America’s major media, we have to assume Rolling Stone will not publish our letter on this seemingly taboo subject. And on that basis I publish this letter here first for those who care; it’s a worthy struggle to fact-check ill-intended slander and malice in the belief that we can seek and achieve the truth in the JFK murder for its own sake.

Stone:

It’s been a long road since we began filming our interviews more than two years ago. This past summer, we had a successful premiere at Cannes and showings at the Deauville and Rome Film Festivals. Now, finally, “JFK Revisited” will premiere on Showtime in the US — and either in theaters or on TV in most international territories. The film will also be available on-demand via the Showtime app beginning November 12 and will premiere on the cable network November 22 — the day the President was killed. Our 4-part version of the documentary, “JFK: Destiny Betrayed,” will be released in the US for sale and rental in February 2022 — as well as “JFK Revisited” for those who don’t have Showtime. We’re working on a potential DVD/Blu-ray box set of both as well. That said, once the film is released, I’ll be discussing various issues raised by it here. Thank you for your interest and, I hope, support. And thank you, Showtime, for having faith in us.

In July 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco gave a speech at NATO think tank the Atlantic Council in which he bragged of the Justice Department’s informal involvement in Brazilian anti-corruption operation Lava Jato and its prosecution of former president Lula. FBI personnel involved later boasted that it had “toppled presidents“. Lava Jato prosecutor Deltan Dellagnol described Lula’s 2018 arrest which kept him out of the election he was on course to win, as “a gift from the CIA“.

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro

To recap: CIA installed fascist thug who is burning down the rainforests.

Let’s recall Joe Biden’s similar attack on a Ukrainian top prosecutor with similar bragging.

CIA Reportedly Considered Kidnapping, Assassinating Julian Asaange

Researcher and commentator Hadi Nasrallah noted on Friday that the leader of the Middle East resistance group Hezbollah “said that the US have been using helicopters to save ISIS terrorists from complete annihilation in Iraq and transporting them to Afghanistan to keep them as insurgents in Central Asia against Russia, China and Iran.”

Did the US Support the Growth of ISIS-K in Afghanistan?

w Oliver Stone commentary

EMPIRE FILES

What he saw in Xinjiang was a Uyghur and other ethnic minorities whose religious beliefs, national language and culture were effectively protected and passed on, and there were no signs of so-called “forced labor” or so-called “genocide.” “Their allegations against Xinjiang are inconsistent with the facts. There is no such thing as any Uyghur forced labor in China for agricultural production or other production.

Italy Releases Research Report on Xinjiang Issues: The U.S. Seeks Geopolitical Benefits in the Name of Human Rights

One moral senator? Not enough.