Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see)

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Previously posted Aug. 7, 2015 (good discussion in the comment section)

Updated: Sept. 12, 2021

Note: Videos were removed by The Real News Network; current videos are from theAnalysis-news.

with Thomas Drake

Part 1

TheRealNews on Aug 2, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, former NSA senior executive Mr. Drake and host Paul Jay talk about the “dark state” and how 9/11 opens up disturbing questions about power, who we are, who’s in charge and the secret subversion of the U.S. constitution.

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Part 2

TheRealNews on Aug 3, 2015

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Part 3

TheRealNews on Aug 3, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake says the suspension of the Constitution that took place in secret after 9/11, for all intents and purposes, developed with executive orders, regulations, statutes, and oftentimes in cooperation with the Congress – since 1947.

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Part 4

TheRealNews on Aug 4, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake tells Host Paul Jay that mass surveillance is not about protecting people, in the end it’s about social control.

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Part 5

TheRealNews on Aug 5, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake says that in the name of national security we are eating out the very heart of democracy; what will be left will be a garrison state.

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Updated: Sept. 12, 2021

Part 6

9/11 Lies and the National Security State – Thomas Drake

theAnalysis-news on Sep 9, 2021

Twenty years later, Thomas Drake still says the NSA knew about the 9/11 plotters prior to the attack, and likely reported the intel through a back channel to VP Cheney. Nothing was done to prevent the attack, says Drake a former senior executive at the NSA. Why? To prepare public opinion in favor of invading Iraq. Drake joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

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From the archives:

Marjorie Cohn: The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On + Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not an “Intelligence Failure” + Ralph Nader on 9/11: The Empire’s Overkill + Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

Sen. Bob Graham: FBI Covered Up Role of Bandar and Saudis in 9/11 Attacks

Abby Martin and James Risen: Fighting Censorship, The Surveillance State and Permanent War

Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 1

America’s Surveillance State, Part 2: Inside The NSA: How Do They Spy?

James Bamford: Inside the NSA’s Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center + Thomas Drake Prevails in Unprecedented Obama Admin Crackdown (repost)

Sibel Edmonds: Obama administration charges a record number for espionage + White House Hypocrisy On ‘Aggressive Journalism’

Thomas Drake: These are the hallmarks of tyranny and despotism (must-see)

James Bamford: The Secrecy of the Obama Administration, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds + Thomas Drake sentenced for info leak

14 thoughts on “Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see)

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  13. I think the US desperately needs major constitutional reform and social rehabilitation; a “New Constitution” fit for purpose & a constitutional methodology exercised by accountable professionals, governed and motivated by real ethics, with a proper mandate ~ a practical and pragmatic initiative, to enlighten and unravel this increasingly surrogate, “umbrageous” and proliferating Data-management “security” entanglement….the runaway financial oligopoly, that is strangling freedoms and choking common rights (ie a coordinated program to rein in and regulate the current opportunistic iterations of cybernetic technology, voracious algorithms that have taken control, as the arcane secret rubrics of the ‘Information Age…’)

    What’s the point of informed and educated judgment, if it cannot be exercised by honest citizens?

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