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actually took me way more time than i care to admit. just that you're watching. from dropping bombs in actively fighting in conflicts ranging from syria to iraq to afghanistan to having military bases from germany to south korea japan and that whole asia pivot policy i tell you hawk watchers trying to keep track of when and where the u.s. military is operating in this world is a full time spinning headache. so is it any
wonder that one for u.s. special forces soldiers are killed in the line of duty in the african country of niger the number one question on people's minds across the united states was wait wait what we have troops in niger and what the hell are we doing in niger even our own congress members of congress apparently have no idea what our military is up to these days and where it's headed stretches and untenable harrod stretches who i mean look you've got to tell me to at the end of the day even our good buddy our brilliant brilliant buddy lindsey graham and chuck schumer not even they know where her that the u.s. even has people in niger in fact at one point our buddy lindsey graham said quote to. be seized that i didn't even know there was a thousand troops in niger this is from the man who sits on the senate armed services committee thankfully senator rand paul of kentucky sudden would need to be
said about lindsay's apparent amnesia when rand paul tweeted out that you know you are into what he wars and what he places when even more monger lindsey graham can't keep track of anymore so what exactly is the u.s. mission in niger or the rest of africa for that matter well according to the united states africa command website yes they actually have a website the united states military is in niger because a safe stable secure and prosperous africa is and during united states interests niger is an important partner to the u.s. . because ladies and gentlemen nothing says friendship more than teaching your friends how to kill extremists and their families now let's start watching the hawks. get the. real deal with. the bottom.
like you but i got. the. older ones are the harks i am tired robot and i'm having a wallace. yeah it's pretty brutal out there and i mean we're i would blows my mind is how all over the place we are yeah and it doesn't seem like there's a really good explanation i mean one when this first came out the story was well of course they were doing special forces missions so that's why there was no air support and they knew they were going to be there and that's what but but then it wasn't quite right then the story changes again and the story changes again but what really what's most disturbing is you're getting all these stories because even your own congressman don't the people who are in charge of overseeing military spending military action don't know where people are right because we are an empire
and we are spread all over the globe and that's what happens when a you know kind of military is unleashed and you know you know you can hook it up to the tree in the yard you know it's kind of running through the neighborhood scaring everybody is exactly what most problems that i personally have have that we've argued about on the show a million times about lindsey graham is that's my problem he loves the war he just doesn't know what the heck's going on right i mean look. that's the biggest question the media doesn't ask either whenever they parade the generals out of all this no one ever asked well why are we there when the general excuse is always what we're fighting terrorism you know that's it. it's ridiculous at the end of the day now because they're really fighting terrorism they'd be in everybody's office i was watching they'd be over the weinstein company checking what harvey is doing and they really cared about things like that and i think it's about terrorism it's about protecting people then why aren't you well then why aren't you personally just some light on this i mean look rob america spokesperson for our four com which is the united states as you know africa command there kind of lilypad bases all
over africa they told moves with the right now u.s. military there based on the exercise operational and support me to seize anywhere from five to six thousand troops in africa on any given day right now we have about eight hundred soldiers and it's incredible to me that this many resources start there five to five thousand. well i think it's really weird because when you look at somewhere like like china. it's a totally different situation republican representative charlie dent actually told c.n.n. to piggyback on what you were saying which is funny is that with respect to niger i serve on the appropriations committee i oversee the medical military construction projects projects we have a presence there not just there but within the whole lake chad region it's not new and lawmakers that seem to be aghast at these missions going on are simply not well that that is true you're not over there they're clearly not but these are people on
the committees lindsey graham is because war iraq i've ever seen in my life that's about as many war war war war where where we fighting wars. and i've done the disorganization of american empire i wouldn't have a problem with us if we were doing what trying to i doubt if you were like look we're going to tax you more when you lose money but we're going to do is build roads and factories and all this stuff and and help actually build infrastructure so we can model they're doing business there with china isn't africa doing business there out of there and out in africa and doing terrorists and you know drone bombing people and building a million dollar drone bases and they're. their arms are in the military doing well they're doing business as well they're not going to write. the u.s. military's active. years of the countries in somalia libya cameroon as a permanent military base in djibouti it's and is building the drone base i mention by your hundred million dollars defense secretary james mattis stated quote we call
for an internal defense training and we actually do these kinds of missions by with them through our allies why to keep them on the spread of the military industrial complex of friends i don't even work so that way when they go to buy a product and buy our product or a corporate product that we but that's what it all comes down to it's about money and then i guess the only people honestly doing business there realistically is china because they're making money they're above board right you know we're making money for bombs they're really enjoying something they can build or it was last time and now and what i think yes they will profit from it and it isn't going to be perfect there are at least doing something that's somewhat productive for the people there even if there are struggles i would much rather be dealing with human rights violations or things like that or dealing with human rights issues of bringing in factories and stuff and what they brought in is not just schools they teach people to work in these factories the building infrastructure but at the same time you're not bombing them if you put a drone base in the middle of next year you're going to have terrorists you know
why there's american drone base the middle of the country i would be the reason to throw it out there maybe. you know women and men around the world are trying to figure out exactly how to respond to the public outing of movie producer harvey weinstein and his alleged criminal sexual misconduct alleged in the ash tag me to created not just a safe space for victims to finally speak but set off a truth bomb that's made its way to france where the house tag along. or squeal on your pig some are calling it is traveling through the accusations being leveled by the french why then are good some of the most powerful men in france. after decades of accusations and warnings about fashion photographer terry richardson's predatory ways it took until less week for fashion handbook vogue and their working relationship with them in a lead to e-mail published by the independent james will house e.v.p. and c e o c o of content mass told staff quote condon asked would like to no longer work with the photographer terry richardson any ships that have been commissioned for any ships that have been completed but not yet published be killed and subsumed
with other material in response richardson admitted to be independent that he quote engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with young models during photo shoots now you're probably thinking that sexual misconduct like this only happens in those are insulated liberal enclaves of movie and fashion but it looks like the save save space of the financial world and the sexual predators that lurk there are now being dealt a blow see fidelity investments one of the world's largest mutual fund companies here in the united states and abroad sent two high level executives packing in the last two months after allegations they both engage in sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace and boy why because the c.e.o. abigail johnson one of america's richest women put it this week in a video to employees quote we have no tolerance at our company for any type of harassment we simply will not and do not tolerate this type of behavior from anyone . if only washington and capitol hill have the interest in sharing that moral
ground with the fashion film and financial industries instead of pretending that the storm isn't coming for them too the storm is going to start coming for them and i'm going to we're going to this reaction was rather going to reach out to all the major industries because i think. you're doing a voice you know it's funny to talk to three weeks ago as you know. one of about you know they do they want to a lot of things but i think this is one of those cases where. the trademark of the you know. winding in like safe spaces actually is coming in a good way it's filtering out of a good way with the sexual harassment and everybody fighting back right this week in the last couple weeks or so it was because it's kind of like know there's something more you are violating my space ways you are doing this and enough is enough and i think what we're seeing is that a lot more people are understanding with when you're saying it me industry after industry and now there are
a movie producer and now that you know if you weren't in the film industry pretty much the entire last three weeks has been like a laundry list of people you probably had to work with probably. heard stories about or heard stories about or were warned about coming forward and i can imagine the exact same thing is true in any and number of industries and this is why it's so important why the harvey weinstein story isn't about harvey it's about toxic work environment that involved this that when you have a boss who is a bully and accusations the alleged accusations against you know the harveys of the world aren't just about sexual inappropriate behavior it's about being physically abusive to male executives and coworkers i mean that's the thing that leads over and i think when you look at the fidelity side that's what this is it's a constant if you if you think it's ok to do these things to your female colleagues then you're going to be ok doing it to your mail and you're going to treat everyone with disrespect and eventually it's going to come back you know you're going to get your due you can't be a bully forever without getting you do it i think there's
a lot of there's a lot of different issues we look at the delegate overseas two point three trillion in some of the retirement funds of millions of americans and while they have a lot of women in top positions they are the funding you know their own fund level you know i morningstar research paper from last year notes that in the u.s. women only make up ten percent of fund managers. where make up thirty six percent of lawyers and thirty three percent of doctors so you're seeing this now it's gone creep in the wall street why is it a boys' club you're going to see those doors that glass ceiling whatever metaphor you want to use that school start getting torn down i think of ways that as a great. great way to put it and we. heard that from actresses tyra who worked in that same end as the boys i know exist in all day every industry politics that exists in wall street and that does have to stop it has to come out and the thing about that boy's club mentality is that what it really is is your straight caucasian rich well connected male what i want to ask you before we go out like a little bit at thirty seconds how do we stop this how do we truly stop this kind of harassment how do we bring this to. europe. honestly
call the pigs out there go call them out there every single one of them and that goes for men and women because you can't pretend like these things don't happen to man you can't pretend like it doesn't happen and we have to you have to speak out find the pegs it's like the french or the swell in your pig make the balance you have to call them out and you have to use the tools that are available to you and with fidelity investments what they showed is there were complaints made h.r. and they did something about it and that was that and we have to keep doing have to keep going forward and we have to keep pushing for all of that because we are all responsible for changing the culture and that's not just for us i'm forty i can handle a lot ok but if i was twenty two right now or twenty three or twenty five in the workplace and having to deal with this stuff. i went about equipped so we have to equip the next generation and change things so that when they get to work they don't have to worry about being raped assaulted a physically assaulted or bullied like it's childish that is childish and it's from a measure of the boy and i was really just in there that i thought well yeah i'm
like i thought the growth of this was over with you know and i think now finally we're seeing the turn our corner now it will be over that hopefully the sons and daughters of future want to deal with this narrative that we are going to play cards watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered facebook and twitter see our full shows that are two dot com coming up sharp stone vibes how deep the cia drug running tentacles go would be for final part of this interview with us to get a journalist and filmmaker daniel stay to watch the. we don't. know the world. where you get it on the old world. according to.
mark twain said it's easier to fuel the whole than to convince them. that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed the fake news feed for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe they're very. well here's a story for you it's called. and that's all that fiction. you may have heard about a hollywood blockbuster american made claiming to depict the wild adventure is a freelance pilot drug smuggler gunrunner an all around bad boy barry seal entangled in almost every chapter of u.s. espionage drama in the sixty's through the eighty's from the bay of pigs through the secret drug wars and smuggling routes of the south of southeast asia and
finally on to the rise and fall of the met again and cali drug cartels if it's a cold war story of drug spies and tropical politics barry seal was probably involved one way or another but of course many of the more controversial threads and barry story are a little too out there for the big screen in the sense that the subject matter may be a little too unflattering for a nation's bashful intelligence community to dissect the facts from the fiction go into some of the more overlooked chapters and bury still why shawn stone sat down earlier with author daniel who spent years researching this long and complex saga. a barry seal got busted for smuggling drugs in one thousand nine hundred one were jews part of a much larger operation that smuggled all of the big drug smugglers back then ok and in order to what they call in criminal parlance work office beef he had to move his operation to mena arkansas and go to work for all of north.
and that's how the whole thing out. so when he was busted in one thousand nine hundred one in miami. you know or order to not go to prison for twenty years he agreed to work for the government he agreed to work for under under all of them or . and people with in the cia probably you know if you if you ask them close enough they might argue that it was not notice that the cia was wasn't running drug trafficking at that moment that it was being run out of the national security council which is where oliver north was but. it's all one thing it i mean i mean when when oliver north got busted and iran contra broke the amount of cocaine coming into the country didn't didn't go and apparently they tell me today although like i'm an old guy and wouldn't know they tell me there's just as much cocaine coming in the country today as ever. only only you to you don't hear
about it because like there are people being massacred on the freeway and the reason they aren't is because george herbert walker bush rationalized the drug trade. back in the early eighty's down in miami. the same process that has just that colombia has just undergone apparently there aren't nearly as many drug related murders in colombia you know you could look at it maybe i'm wrong but you don't hear. a lot about a big war down there and. it was the president of colombia jill you know five minutes ago i was deeply involved in the drug trade from the one nine hundred ninety s. . along with along with and if you show you the two were in the same. the defense intelligence agency document. so what was what was the writer with the drug trade yeah when he made the rationalization of the drug trade
when he said bush bush the senior i was that the president i think the time in eighty one this is same thing what happened. to the mafia in new york in the thirty's ok they were they were killing each other you know and then all of a sudden they stop killing each other. stablished the commission and they said you know could have been on those who are in charge of brooklyn and. you know the genovese the family hangs with the gambino does in manhattan ok they rationalized. the mafia in new york in the thirty's and so there are no longer except you don't occasionally very occasionally like you know dozens of mob murders. and that's what happened in miami when george bush came down i mean what was going on in miami when george bush who was the vice president came down to miami was the cubans the xcel cubans who had been in charge of the drug trade through miami since
the bay of pigs were being brushed aside by colombians. and that was that was that was that what that war was all about when time magazine was bringing its famous cover you know saying you know about miami it's a crime zone we're zone that was what was going on yeah they did it very famously in the film scarface by the montana or you go by the colombians but now so when it comes to very silly there's an interesting allegation that i recall and you know within your book about how seal himself was instrumental in helping to actually organize the media and cartel. created the met in cartel i mean a very famous grand jury petrochemical who i'm sure maybe it was in. j.f.k. even told me that. in order for the cia didn't want to work with fifteen different drug lords operating in all. so a barry seal well that i'm all in one unit i'm sure he had help but he was he was the
one bringing the drugs i mean carlos later was bringing him through norman key. but that stopped when he got busted and so good to see barry seal was flying c. one twenty three military cargo planes down there and you can bring a lot more drugs on a military cargo plane back into the us than you can on a twin engine plane which is what he would use whatever was flying before that and in fact i don't know how much very seal. the most bizarre allegation i heard while i was interviewing people for burying the boys was that nine hundred seventy six barry seal and jerry patrick having had been detailed by the d.h. to go out to his tiny airport near ely nevada. and trained a bunch of ga pilots to fly twin engine planes so that these pilots could then fly down to south american back safely they were losing
a lot of them. i thought how could you that's just pretty bizarre and yet a couple years later i was out. i was out there in arizona eli arizona. where it was. and we stopped at this tiny airport and medic i who had been there thirty years ago and said sure they used to fly they used to land you know you want twenty three zero and they were trained to be a pilot to fly to colombia and back. in one thousand nine hundred seventy six barry seal was doing that because they were losing a lot of drug pilots. so. this is. this is what i mean the operation is normal government operation is is anything else. and let's get to the end of barry's life because that's certainly contentious as far as the issue of you know him being murdered by colombian hit men
because he had basically embarrassed escobar and company but you're with an obviously we know within his address book are people like george h.w. bush and there was reason to believe that there might have been a relationship and i stressed a reason motivation for bush and call and oliver north and company to want to silence barry seal at that point eighty six so tell us what your investigation found as far as the reason for his murder. everything everyone i talked to the same thing barry steele's attorney was with barry c.-o. in a room in his in his home when he called vice president george herbert walker bush while the i.r.s. was confiscating the furniture in barry seal's house. and barry seal was complaining to vice president bush that this was not the deal he had signed with bush and that if he didn't call off the i.r.s. agents out of the house he berry was going to expose the contra cocaine thing.
and ten days later various it was dead and his attorney who was in the room with him when he made that call believes that that call is why he died ok. then the very famous miami attorney named richard sharpstein who defended one of the three colombians who were convicted of murder and seale told me that in the course of the trial all three of them told their attorneys that while they were in the u.s. they had been directed by and anonymous u.s. military officer who they quickly figured out was oliver north but that never came out in the trial and sharpstein told me i mean i've never seen anything like it before. and it goes on i mean it's all a when they hit men the colombian hit men they kill them they were from cali. from cali come get cali hit. ok they were on the night very strong on the night barry
seal was murdered six top lieutenants of the many were murdered on on three separate continents. in south america in the u.s. and i think there was one in europe you have to check but i have and i you know it's on my website are consented to a contemporaneous news account from local news in baton rouge the night after that says you know in addition to seal last night you know as many as six other meeting carteaux lieutenants were murdered on you know. around the world so what kind of a cartel kills have dozen of its top executives at once. no no kind of cartel i ever heard of they were taking up the netting cartel that's why they built up the netting cartel all the way through the eighty's this being like oh my god ninety percent of cocaine come you know it's always misdirection it was never like it was never met ina was always galli it was cali with white guys cali with corporate guys
you know if you're george bush would you want to deal with. you know a neo nazi and they got into that's got you know. more money than god and is blowing on half a colombian a martyr or you want to deal with some quiet businessmen. so that's how it works. and that's thank you mario thank you so much. for you so much for joining us today we have to wrap it up here but i really urge our audience to read there in the boys it's amazing insight into modern american history the dark side of our deep state if you want to call it that. with all of me right around the corner in my pants just a hard going away from the oval office there is the to be afraid of in the united states a leave it to a security company security to be exact if i know just what people are scared of in the good old u.s. of a state by state using a combination of google trends data on the top twenty four phobias in the united states and search terms coming after the phrase why am i afraid of the answer first
for eighty's blogger local security dot com found some rather fascinating results like did you know the folks in texas and california appear to be obsessed with triple phobia so the fear of holes or that the good people living in tennessee in oregon are worried about. a fear of cool fear of claustrophobia fear or small spaces along the mind of those living in new york florida and iowa really iowa you're afraid of small spaces i mean that's a such a what i was is a small flat space anyway so you know phobia or the fear of the unknown covers multiple states including minnesota and my beloved wisconsin not really surprising and finally do not dress up as a clown this hollow and wyoming or to brosco they are not improved of clones and their home of gold and lots and lots of guns build them a claustrophobic clown with the fear of everything all right even where. everybody
remember everyone in this world we are told we are above all i am a robot and on top of the wall of people watching those hawks never agree. i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta scheme ailes and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not provided credible to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing planned three months before the revelations provided by edward snowden he denied the deep n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the us. the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have learned something after serving as
george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable. for decades the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics. big money corporate interests as thrown down a lot of voices that's how it is in the news culture in this country now that's where i come in. i'm a troll i do on r t america i'll make sure you don't get railroaded you'll get the straight talk.