We don’t need the CIA - The Chris Hedges Report

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9 ай бұрын

Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou discuss the CIA, how it has evolved, how it sees its mission, what it does, how it works, and the effects of its clandestine operations around the globe.
John Kiriakou worked for the CIA from 1990 to 2004, first as an analyst, and later as a counterterrorism operations officer overseas in Bahrain, Athens, and Pakistan, where he was the CIA’s Chief of Counterterrorist Operations.He became the sixth whistleblower indicted under the Espionage Act by the Obama administration and was sent to prison for two and a half years.
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ttystikk rocks
ttystikk rocks 9 ай бұрын
Kudos to TRNN! This is the kind of conversation that every American needs to take the time to listen to.
CIA 9 ай бұрын
I agree with 💯
Katrin Weigel
Katrin Weigel 8 ай бұрын
And not only Americans…
JamieN 8 ай бұрын
Thank you for covering this, Chris. Not many people brave enough to report on the CIA.
psier11 8 ай бұрын
Very brave. I remind the very strange death of Robert Ludlum and, after, his wife too who was a witness
jaye see
jaye see 7 ай бұрын
His wife was not a witness. We did the Ludlum sanction and that was it.
Dodgy Grizzly
Dodgy Grizzly 7 ай бұрын
We all know what happened to Gary Webb, as well as countless others who were of no significance to the media consumption ecosystem.
Destroying Angel
Destroying Angel 7 ай бұрын
One thing is daunting in U.S. Geo /political....., Whatever the probbblm, First course of fix is ; Apply blinkers to dead horse constituents..... This is getting a little too obvious....⚙️♟⚙️🖋
Kathy Collett
Kathy Collett 6 ай бұрын
Chris Hedges is a national treasure of courage, intelligence, and conscience.
christdragon 7 ай бұрын
This is the real history not taught in school or the media. Not enough people listen to Chris Hedges. Please keep up the good work. Thank you.
Chris St Clair
Chris St Clair 9 ай бұрын
Hedges knowledge and wisdom is such a rare commodity in the US.Grateful that he is still on youtube.
J GALT 9 ай бұрын
and what has been the benefit of all this supposed knowledge and wisdom?
S Y 9 ай бұрын
@J GALT Would rather know or not know about the CIA criminal history?
sanabam max
sanabam max 5 ай бұрын
This is chilling to think that the CIA has been so inhuman.
Not Socrates
Not Socrates Күн бұрын
This guy is no saint, have you read what he did to people? The roach story, or the eyeball?
Lynn Jacobs
Lynn Jacobs 9 ай бұрын
Fascinating interview, which confirms many of my worst fears about the CIA.
Anthony Windley
Anthony Windley 9 ай бұрын
Edward Snowden spoked about the entire Intelligence Community..
captaincomps 8 ай бұрын
The quality of the output on this channel has been exceptional. This is a cornerstone piece in terms of advancing truthful understanding of what was and is going on inside America. Thank you for the subjects you are covering and the way in which you are bravely shining light on some of the murkiest areas of government and society.
Rashad Ibn
Rashad Ibn 9 ай бұрын
This was an interesting session that definitely highlighted some salient points about the CIA. I enjoy Chris Hedges and have almost read all of his books. However I think it would be unwise to take everything at face value about the CIA kind of stumbling into mismanagement, assassinations, and lack of oversight since 9/11. The predecessor to the CIA, the OSS founded in 1942, under Roosevelt was the same criminal, entity. It allowed drugs to be sold into poor African American neighborhoods to fund the secret war against communism in Europe. There is no evidence to suggest this has ended. This is about institutionalizing plunder, murder, exploitation, and sin in secrecy, and will not end just because you close the door of the CIA. I hope that Chris could one day interview someone like Doug Valentine, I think personally his CIA knowledge is more holistic and comprehensive.
The Real News Network
The Real News Network 9 ай бұрын
Thanks for the feedback, Rashad!
Rashad Ibn
Rashad Ibn 9 ай бұрын
@The Real News Network Thanks for having the interview, love your work!
Bisquick 9 ай бұрын
EXACTLY this Rashad. Reminded of Michael Parenti, an excerpt from his piece Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty which I think can be easily extrapolated in its direct and plain language to illuminate your more than apt contention (highly recommend anyone interested in this angle to check out the full piece which fleshes all this out far more, merely trying to condense the point I think Rashad is getting at): _In their perpetual confusion, some liberal critics conclude that foreign aid and IMF and World Bank structural adjustments “do not work”; the end result is less self-sufficiency and more poverty for the recipient nations, they point out. Why then do the rich member states continue to fund the IMF and World Bank? Are their leaders just less intelligent than the critics who keep pointing out to them that their policies are having the opposite effect?_ _No, it is the critics who are stupid not the western leaders and investors who own so much of the world and enjoy such immense wealth and success. They pursue their aid and foreign loan programs because such programs do work. The question is, work for whom? Cui bono?_ _The purpose behind their investments, loans, and aid programs is not to uplift the masses in other countries. That is certainly not the business they are in. The purpose is to serve the interests of global capital accumulation, to take over the lands and local economies of Third World peoples, monopolize their markets, depress their wages, indenture their labor with enormous debts, privatize their public service sector, and prevent these nations from emerging as trade competitors by not allowing them a normal development._ _In these respects, investments, foreign loans, and structural adjustments work very well indeed._ _The real mystery is: why do some people find such an analysis to be so improbable, a “conspiratorial” imagining? Why are they skeptical that U.S. rulers knowingly and deliberately pursue such ruthless policies (suppress wages, rollback environmental protections, eliminate the public sector, cut human services) in the Third World? These rulers are pursuing much the same policies right here in our own country!_ _Isn’t it time that liberal critics stop thinking that the people who own so much of the world---and want to own it all---are “incompetent” or “misguided” or “failing to see the unintended consequences of their policies”? You are not being very smart when you think your enemies are not as smart as you. They know where their interests lie, and so should we._ Conversely, William Casey, -demonic arcon- CIA Director under Reagan, also comes to mind, in his hubris unambiguously describing the intended efficacy of Operation Mockingbird, _"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."_ Surely he's giving two big thumbs up in hell, which at this point is probably hard to distinguish from the world he helped create for us...ubiquitously inundated via a technologically mediated digital spectacle that effectively keeps us systemically paralyzed in an individually insulated social miasma of reaction, tragedy, and farce... But uh...pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will...or something lol... Actually, if anyone's interested, I'm recalling Parenti's lecture on Conspiracy and Class Power gets at the CIA angle far more directly and I think is also a great breakdown of the social gaslighting and correspondingly cultivated ideological lacunas/compartmentalization that constantly erode our confidence/imagination to act/organize effectively toward any sort of collective escape velocity by reinforcing a broader historical understanding and continuity which necessarily breaks down and overrides any artificially imposed mental barriers through a concrete existential "dasein" communion with the larger scope of history and by extension each other, ie anchoring of our unique experience situated within this particular time/space to a broader class consciousness - in the same sort of guiding world spirit principle of universal justice Chris so eloquently speaks to, but rooted from a more marxist perspective of dialectical/historical materialism, if that made any sense lol...: youtu (dot) be/t21UZxRYYA4 _"The ultimate hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently."_ - the late great David Graeber *Socialism or [continued] barbarism.*
Indian toilet cleaner, latrine eater in Yemen
Indian toilet cleaner, latrine eater in Yemen 14 күн бұрын
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bigdaz7272 9 ай бұрын
Thank you both for the work you do/have done to shed light on the utter despicable immorality and criminality that runs rampant above any meaningful accountability all throughout our Governments and its alphabet agencies. These people need to be in jail serving Life Sentences not even in charge their own Bowel movements for the shit show they have left us all with.
Jason LaCroix
Jason LaCroix 9 ай бұрын
If a couple million of us each chose a target for termination, we could take care of this in a weekend. And come Monday morning, there would be no one left to arrest, prosecute or judge us. There would be lots of good jobs available too.
Dee Dee
Dee Dee 9 ай бұрын
Um, they haven't left.
nico Nine
nico Nine 7 ай бұрын
Yes exactly. Execute the pathetic governments & their alphabet agencies
Jacobus Ackermann
Jacobus Ackermann 5 ай бұрын
As a South African, when I was a youngster I always admired the CIA. As a matter of fact I looked up to them as people with integrity, honesty and highly intelligent agents. With this eye opening interview, I lost all my respect for this organisation. What a disgrace! I feel sorry for the ordinary American citizen to have these bad guys in their midst.
Indian toilet cleaner, latrine eater in Yemen
Indian toilet cleaner, latrine eater in Yemen 14 күн бұрын
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Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Күн бұрын
You've made me really sick to my stomach.
Earle Bailey
Earle Bailey 8 ай бұрын
"The CIA: Because wars don't just start themselves." ~ ELB
Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson 5 ай бұрын
Good slogan for them...just add the CIA's phone number
SMacCuUladh 2 күн бұрын
Human history would suggest otherwise.
Jane 9 ай бұрын
Living in Australia, where the CIA drove the coup in 1975, I'd have thought they'd been successful. Following disasters like Iraq and Afghanistan though, you have a point. Thanks for the excellent interview.
Meg Thornton
Meg Thornton 9 ай бұрын
The Queens orders
Number Six
Number Six 8 ай бұрын
@Stephanie Carrow Indeed you are correct. See Chomsky's "worthy" vs "unworthy" victims.
Steve Conrad
Steve Conrad 7 ай бұрын
I never understand why I never hear a former CIA employee say I deeply apologize for working for the CIA in for the things that were done
Julian Ciaha Consulting
Julian Ciaha Consulting 19 күн бұрын
are there really any legit "former CIA employees" though, especially those that go public on talk shows about their CIA days?
Stephan Riley
Stephan Riley 6 күн бұрын
I agree and that's why I think that John K. is lying
Don W
Don W 6 күн бұрын
Ex CIA all want to stay alive and hopefully collect overly generous retirement.
Dylanna Enzo
Dylanna Enzo 15 сағат бұрын
Narcissists never apologize, because they don't really believe they are wrong. No empathy whatsoever.
David Hutchinson
David Hutchinson 7 ай бұрын
Excellent as always. Thanks Real News, Mr. Hedges and Mr. Kiriakou. Extremely informative.
Erica Shugart
Erica Shugart 8 ай бұрын
What a great educational tool for people. I didn't realize how prolific Hedges was. Always love his written reports/pieces.
Steve Babs
Steve Babs 5 ай бұрын
I worked for them for over ten years as a contractor. They deserve to be and it is in the best interest of the American people that the CIA be disbanded
Marcus Billings
Marcus Billings 9 ай бұрын
The CIA's approach changed long, long before 9/11. I would point you towards the JFK assassination as one such jumping off point.
klam77 9 ай бұрын
A long time far right agency. Also customs and border agency. Also FBI. Combine that with one acre one vote due to federal and state government Senate rule combine with gerrymandering.... Game over
Barquero Juan Carlos
Barquero Juan Carlos 9 ай бұрын
Did we listen to the last few minutes of the video? They address Oliver Stone's hypothesis on the assassination of JFK
Barquero Juan Carlos
Barquero Juan Carlos 9 ай бұрын
@klam77... So should we make a bad tasting stew by throwing everything into we don't like into it? Do the political parties really need intelligence operatives to gerrymander a district? Both parties do it, although Republicans far more than the Democrats.
Leda Swan
Leda Swan 9 ай бұрын
How do you know more than the guy who worked for the CIA? Did you also work for them?
Henry Kujawa
Henry Kujawa 8 ай бұрын
This is one of the most fascinating interviews I've ever seen Chris Hedges do. I guess I'm particularly fascinated because I've been a fan of "spy" shows & movies since the mid-1960s, and in the late 80s-early 90s wrote a series of "crime comedies" that at times involved members of the CIA and FBI. Even back then, in my stories, the FBI tended to look down on the CIA as being "less moral". These days, both organizations have proven to be so. Also, funny enough, John Kiriakou actually reminds me of a friend I used to work with in the 1980s, who was very friendly and good-natured, and used to joke in ways that suggested he had some kind of "secret" connections he wasn't allowed to talk about. Watching this interview is almost like having a reunion with my old friend, who I lost touch with back in the 90s.
Deon Carstens
Deon Carstens 4 ай бұрын
First time I ever listened to this guy, he is brilliant. Love his reporting.
Jason LaCroix
Jason LaCroix 9 ай бұрын
30k views. I can't understand why Chris doesn't get more attention. This was a great interview. Disturbing information about what our twisted leadership does with our tax dollars. I've long thought we are a diseased society and this one just provided more proof of that.
LAH 7 ай бұрын
He doesn't get attention because he tells the truth.
Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas 3 ай бұрын
Really, you don't? Come on now.
Jason LaCroix
Jason LaCroix 3 ай бұрын
@Paul Thomas fill me in. Use your big boy words.
Joe OWS 5 ай бұрын
I watch this several times in the past few months and each time it needs to into another rabbit hole this is a very good interview well done.
Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett 9 ай бұрын
No agency of the government should be allowed covert control of military assets or assassination squads! Secrecy is the cause of most problems in the world today. Kennedy understood that and laid it out in one of his speeches.
Vincenzo 9 ай бұрын
Hard for me to imagine most of our current legislators saying "no" to the CIA. Bad career moves don't interest these folks.
Patricio Torres
Patricio Torres 9 ай бұрын
And look what happened to him.
Michael Bartlett
Michael Bartlett 9 ай бұрын
@Patricio Torres Yes, L@@K what happened to him and a host of others who tried to change things!
ThinkBefore YouType
ThinkBefore YouType 8 ай бұрын
This was an amazing interview. Thank you guys!
David Ryan
David Ryan 8 ай бұрын
I've been deep in the rabbit hole with the JFK assassination and Watergate and kept asking myself: are these acts of deep conspiracy and independent political interest the mistakes of the past or has the CIA's kept the same general ethos until today? This gave me some insight into that question. Thank you. Can't believe they sent this guy to jail.
kat puss
kat puss 7 ай бұрын
WHY DOES THIS NEVER MAKE FRONT PAGE NEWS. Please everyone, share it on every platform you know.
rhymeister 3 ай бұрын
@Paul Thomas Mainly controls!
Brandon A
Brandon A 9 ай бұрын
This TRNN platform, w/Chris's journalistic abilities, & John's expert experience made an excellent episode 👏
The Real News Network
The Real News Network 9 ай бұрын
Thanks for watching, Brandon!
Kermit Kroll
Kermit Kroll 6 ай бұрын
I've been saying for years that this agency is criminal and need to be disassembled.
strong foot
strong foot 9 ай бұрын
*Every human being should work within the laws of the land and anyone who breaks them should be punished including the politicians, the law enforcement agencies, the billionaires.....et* .
Clint Holmes
Clint Holmes 9 ай бұрын
"Every human being should work within the laws of the land" Meh. I'm going to smoke my weed anyway.
strong foot
strong foot 9 ай бұрын
@Clint Holmes : Go ahead and enjoy your insanity. Lol.
Clint Holmes
Clint Holmes 9 ай бұрын
@strong foot Reefer madness here I come!
Massive Cumshot
Massive Cumshot 9 ай бұрын
"The LAW" is whatever the richest, most evil mofo around SAYS it is.
Cheyenne Sage
Cheyenne Sage 9 ай бұрын
More authoritarianism isn't going to make things better!!! Punishment is not effective anyway, but working to make the world and our country a better place by example might reduce the collective inclination towards violence and away from civil liberty.
Athena Koios
Athena Koios 9 ай бұрын
Brilliant as usual , thank you Chris.
Kass Fischer
Kass Fischer 9 ай бұрын
Very surprised at Hedges’ laziness on the JFK assasination research: Mark Lane’s book: “Plausible Denial”, David Talbot’s “the Devil’s Chessboard, and Michael Collins Piper’s book “Final Judgement” are all worth checking out.
skyval 8 ай бұрын
And , don't forget Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s " American Values .. What I learned from my Family " His youtube show of that name stated that his uncle was getting prepared to disband the CIA and then was assassinated .
Xiloette 7 ай бұрын
The Guns of November 12 hr documented audio program is one of Dave Emorys greatest accomplishments
Cathy Elings-Sysel
Cathy Elings-Sysel 7 ай бұрын
Reading The Devil's Chessboard like WTAF? Dulles lived a long time apparently. I guess it's true only the good die young.
Margaret Ames
Margaret Ames 5 ай бұрын
I grew up when we were told to fear communists. Then in the anti (Vietnam) war era, we trusted nothing the government said. That critical attitude has stayed with me throughout the decades and has only become confirmed by what I have seen.
Kenneth Lodwig
Kenneth Lodwig 9 ай бұрын
keep up the great work Chris Hedges. your work has kept me informed.
kool 6 ай бұрын
Very enlightening testimony. Thanks.
Bill sonic Fricke
Bill sonic Fricke 9 ай бұрын
Thanks John for your sincerity and willingness to pull the skullduggery to the light. This shits been happening for far too long. Peace
Ian WoodyWoodWoof
Ian WoodyWoodWoof 9 ай бұрын
Great interview as ever Chris...thx for all you do.
Jake Cowart
Jake Cowart 9 ай бұрын
I’m happy to see you on this great channel, Chris.
Simon Wood
Simon Wood 6 ай бұрын
Chris hedges has some amazing guests. The more recent one with Scott Ritter on Ukraine another highlight.
Frida Berning
Frida Berning 8 ай бұрын
very enlightning interview Chris and John thank you both :)
Jessica Macfarlane
Jessica Macfarlane 6 ай бұрын
A pleasure to see and Mr Kiriakou again after such a long time. I much admire his courage and hope all is well for him in his lif. Appreciate his courage and knowledge. Thank you Mr Hedges.
Sascha Atta
Sascha Atta 6 ай бұрын
Both of you are true American patriot... God bless and keep you both safe... this country and the world need many many more people like you....
Gerald Trudeau
Gerald Trudeau 9 ай бұрын
So, the CIA stop receiving oversight, and criticism, following 9/11. In other words,... Mission accomplished!
E Walker
E Walker 9 ай бұрын
Building Seven
Flossie Tube
Flossie Tube 9 ай бұрын
Robert Bartlett
Robert Bartlett 9 ай бұрын
@E Walker No jet fuel needed
Puke TV
Puke TV 9 ай бұрын
boss hogg
boss hogg 8 ай бұрын
@Flossie Tubep
Jae Harp
Jae Harp 9 ай бұрын
great show Chris, you are appreciated 👏🏽
Nathaniel Davis
Nathaniel Davis 6 ай бұрын
By me he is !
Athena Koios
Athena Koios 8 ай бұрын
A very good interview as usual with Chris
Tash Vadj
Tash Vadj 24 күн бұрын
I’m so sorry I can’t donate right now, but THANK YOU for your very appreciated efforts. 🙏🏼
Dinner with Franklin
Dinner with Franklin 9 ай бұрын
Excellent interview with an excellent guest. Thank you.
Joe Caner
Joe Caner 6 ай бұрын
_“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false”_ -Former CIA Director Bill Casey
hashkeeper 9 ай бұрын
youre both heroes, thank you for standing up. I feel government agencies need to be held accountable by open sourcing what information they can every 6 months, and a heavy release every year. else we just hold back all of this information that really shows how unaccountable and lazy agencies can get over the years. the public engages with its government with information off by decades
Cheyenne Sage
Cheyenne Sage 9 ай бұрын
Somehow my confidence in government agencies is on the wane. Perhaps we should start over again with a clean slate.
kidrengo 9 ай бұрын
I was disappointed that two highly lauded "heroes" of First Amendment rights, one a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and the other a CIA agent turned whistle-blower ended their discussion with a resounding mutually agreed upon dismissal of any notion of CIA involvement in JFK's assassination, even joking and laughing about one of the most shocking, heart breaking events in our nation's history. Truly left a foul odor.
Jason LaCroix
Jason LaCroix 9 ай бұрын
The founding fathers would be shocked at what this nation has become. And they would wonder why the citizens have let it happen.
Karen Hertz
Karen Hertz 9 ай бұрын
@kidrengo I was also disappointed & shocked by that strange ending. I am guessing that that last comment was "cover" to dissuade anyone nefarious from having a "smoking gun" justification for "going after" Hedges and/or Kiriakou. But I may be wrong..
jack precip
jack precip 9 ай бұрын
I've always stated that when the CIA used lunatics like Elie Homolka (yes, he of the Sabra and Shatila infamy) to try and assassinate Fadlallah in Beirut in 1985, and instead blew up and killed 80 schoolgirls leaving a Mosque trying to do so (they completely missed Fadlallah, who most people now agree was not responsible for the barracks bombing of the Marines in 1983, which is why he was targeted), that that should have been the last straw for the long and infamous nefarious acts of the CIA/OSS, and they should have been shut down. Instead, when I say that, most people look at me with a puzzled look because they have no idea what I'm talking about which says a lot about what the public is told and not told in regard to what these maniacs are doing all over the world.
Jonathan 6 ай бұрын
Nice Jack, more people share your views then you release and whoever did the 83 bombings should have been bought to trial anyway.
Peter Green
Peter Green 9 күн бұрын
Wow .that's shocking.
handibode 8 күн бұрын
Wow thanks, I had not heard this story, don’t remember ever reading about Hobeika. What a monster.
Stephanie Carrow
Stephanie Carrow 8 ай бұрын
To my mind, the CIA successes are far worse than the CIA failures. A really excellent discussion. Thank you to both. (I have no problem believing the link to the JFK assassination.)
Nathaniel Davis
Nathaniel Davis 6 ай бұрын
Name one success.
axelbob1 4 ай бұрын
I saw the special on John just before he had to report to the justice system. I thought he was heroic for doing what he did and was wrongfully accused and punished.
Kate O'Neal
Kate O'Neal 9 ай бұрын
Bless you both for your work.
donna brewster
donna brewster 7 ай бұрын
So true Ricardo I am now no longer living in my home of 14 years living there I didn't think about how bad the precautions would be being a whistleblower but it has changed my life entirely upside down and I'm a 60 year old woman
The Real News Network
The Real News Network 9 ай бұрын
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Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith 9 ай бұрын
I became a monthly supporter today. Thank you for platforming Chris Hedges and activists from the prison system.
The Real News Network
The Real News Network 9 ай бұрын
@Trevor Smith Wow, thanks Trevor. We couldn't do it with folks like you!
K P 9 ай бұрын
So glad to see Chris has pivoted to a website news.
Christopher Bachman
Christopher Bachman 7 ай бұрын
This is a story that must be repeated, until everyone understands! Thank you!
RedsBluesDontWalkInMyShoes 7 ай бұрын
#chrishedges Thank you for establishing yourself once again at the forefront of my personal definition of disinformation. What I mean by that is, dissemination of information. Actual information. Thank you. And also, Can I commend you on creating a studio set that is smart, not purple, and professional, and as well, that you have not opted to wear a t-shirt. So many have taken the way of Howard Stern's style even as they have great things to say, or just a living room, but I understand the new anti corporate paradigm. Thank you for you position on stating the truth about Palestine's imprisonment and their being occupied as well.
Ryan 8 ай бұрын
Loved the video but found it odd we can go right from Dulles being a gangster but can't imagine those types would want JFK dead.
joseph smith
joseph smith 6 ай бұрын
I love John and Chris we essentially traded or morels for a false sense of security
Detritiv0re 9 ай бұрын
Sounds like how the CIA was always portrayed in Call of Duty. Basically a black ops death squad.
Anthony Windley
Anthony Windley 9 ай бұрын
CIA Special Force named SOG fought in 🇻🇳 Vietnam..
didyasaysomethin2me 8 ай бұрын
Be careful. You might get people openly debating whether Call of Duty is "social engineering" caged as entertainment. Or it could just be that too many people (armchair warriors, SJWs, etc) watching mainstream media are losing sight of where reality ends and the game script begins. Potayto potahto? Tomayto tomato? Maybe toss in some Onion for good measure and call the ensuing shit show "dinner theater"? I don't know about you but anymore I have to wonder how much of anything is skew(er)ed. Is it any wonder that people are clamouring over whether there's any meat to it? 🤔 TL;DR: If bad puns were a crime, would the CIA still exist? Would it have ever existed?
Detritiv0re 8 ай бұрын
@didyasaysomethin2me This is good satire.
didyasaysomethin2me 8 ай бұрын
@Detritiv0re So... no (black site) prison for me? That must be so bittersweet for the CIA.
LB 8 ай бұрын
Chris is very good journalist glad I found him again since RT America was taken down
tommystrange 9 ай бұрын
just great, thank you....John is an amazing interview , have watched him for years.
Jeremy JP
Jeremy JP 7 ай бұрын
We need to acknowledge the turmoils started by CIA around the world.
Gary Cahn
Gary Cahn 9 ай бұрын
Perhaps the CIA should be restricted to gathering information. Any operations should be turned over to the president to give to the military.
Steve Brown
Steve Brown Ай бұрын
When you have this type of agency it is only answerable to itself. Basically untouchable!
movado242 9 ай бұрын
Great Interview up until the last sentence hard to believe knowing what you know that you could not think it possible they had role
Gladys Alicea
Gladys Alicea 9 ай бұрын
Especially since after the CIA's secret mission in Cuba to overthrow Castro without telling JFK, he said he'd break the "CIA into 1000 pieces." If that's not a reason for Dulles the traitor to assassinate him, then what is?
John Hughes
John Hughes 7 ай бұрын
The mission statement of the CIA should be “to gather and share intelligence so that we can elicit the impression of being customer centric so the American public will feel valued by our service to them by gaining as much information about them through all media and clandestine vehicles at our disposal! “
Avaneg Lamboli
Avaneg Lamboli 8 ай бұрын
I had to leave a comment for Chris Hedges, great show .. I'm so glad to see you have found another media platform, to relay all the important info on. Corruption, greed, violence, and about the Countries that America is ravaging around the world Thank You.-------- Sir Chris Hedges God Bless you, and please stay safe. 8^) Ava\avaneg
Nun Ya
Nun Ya 6 ай бұрын
3rdctime watched & always learn something new that fits today! Great job! Keep repeating this!
philo betto
philo betto 7 ай бұрын
just subscribed, 'keep exposing 'what should be transparent to US citizens after a responsible amount of time
Zulqadarr Rashid
Zulqadarr Rashid 6 ай бұрын
Vivà le Prof Chris Hedges 👍 Vivà le John Kiriakou 👍 Thank you Sirs, for your Excellent presentation 👍 Extremely informative. Fan from Pakistan 🇵🇰 Former Pakistan Air Force 🇵🇰 Veteran
Black Freud
Black Freud 9 ай бұрын
Until these ghouls are prosecuted and imprisoned, “oversight” is a euphemism…..
David Salcido
David Salcido 5 ай бұрын
“CIA: CRME 😊pay’s BIG TIME!!! 💀🇺🇸💀🔥💀🇺🇸💀🔥💀🇺🇸
Susan Raby-Dunne
Susan Raby-Dunne 9 ай бұрын
Great interview and conversation.
MinnaSpinna 2 ай бұрын
This is the kind of info all Americans need to hear. Just one dose of "real" per day could turn this country around.
Nils Larson
Nils Larson 6 ай бұрын
incredible interesting ,thanks for being such brave patriots .
Cat April Watters
Cat April Watters 6 ай бұрын
What is astounding, I worked very hard on myself to NOT repeat the abuse and dysfunction I bathed in in the "family" AND community in the 70s into the 80s. I had to pay suck close attention to NOT attracting abusers as partners. And yet those in "power" not only attract but, WANT Sociopaths! Who will do their bidding without consequences or accountability
Martha Thacker
Martha Thacker 2 күн бұрын
Thank you Chris Hedges for your stellar work as a journalist & finally saying the obvious . This is the first time I have read or heard "We don't need the CIA".
Havabrown Kitty Cat
Havabrown Kitty Cat 8 ай бұрын
The police invaded my home, and my clearance was suspended for having this declassified report. My clearance was reinstated, but it was a horrible experience and left a sour taste.
Patricio Torres
Patricio Torres 9 ай бұрын
Great work guys thank you
B F 7 ай бұрын
Most jobs I had from the 80s until the early 2000s, dialogue about religion and politics was prohibited, in some places you were written up, 3 write ups, you're fired. Government employment has changed quite a bit.
Ho Se Huang
Ho Se Huang 5 ай бұрын
🤔 Interesting; 🤓educational, and 🤯 mind-blowing (if you haven't been paying attention 🤭) Thanks to ALL THE PRODUCTION TEAM 👍🏼 Keep fighting the good battle ✊🏼
TwinRiver100 9 ай бұрын
really educational thanks for doing this
Ram Tom
Ram Tom 4 ай бұрын
So depressing I can’t possibly finish it. With all these in the open, why nothing is being done to make these people accountable? Now that would be a notable, noble result of all these exposures.
NiteRider Band
NiteRider Band 9 ай бұрын
I cant believe the ex-analyst cant see that the goal in Afghanistan was to make money for the US weapons manufacturers and when Soviets left, so did the US government's capitalists' interest
Number Six
Number Six 9 ай бұрын
This guy ain't no commie.
UrStoopid 9 ай бұрын
That wasn't the only goal.
calicocat 9 ай бұрын
The foremost goal was, by radicalising the Islamic youth into becoming the Mujahedeen and interfering with the work of the Afgani government in Kabul (there's a mention of 1977, while the Soviet intervention took place in December of 1979), making the running of the country next to impossible, was enticing the Soviet Union into a military incursion (on the request of the Afgani government). A carefully laid out trap which, in the decades that followed, misfired.
Ono Snow
Ono Snow 8 ай бұрын
This is the most interesting interview ever! I just subscribed!!!
Carol Garibay
Carol Garibay 3 ай бұрын
Always on point, Chris!
Bella Krinkle
Bella Krinkle 5 ай бұрын
I have much respect for John Kiriakou!
Jeremy Walter
Jeremy Walter 5 ай бұрын
Hey Chris, I'm sure that you know the true story of Frank Olson's death. That he was thrown out a window, not that he jumped high on LSD. It's covered in detail in the Netflix series "Wormwood". Frank Olson's son did a lot of hard work to be sure that his father's legacy wouldn't be besmirched with a CIA cover story for his assassination.
Walter Ralls
Walter Ralls 3 ай бұрын
Give a person or an organization power and we know that they more often than not take advantage of this power. Very scary!
EileenMc 9 ай бұрын
Does John have his uncensored etc social platform network going yet? A Hero!
tjames22123 7 ай бұрын
The CIA has long exceeded its stay if it was ever needed. We don't need a CIA. AGREED.
elPompo 8 ай бұрын
Awesome video! Loved it!
Greg Smith
Greg Smith 5 ай бұрын
Very interesting subject material. Well done
LARGO 6 ай бұрын
Excellent segment!
Larry Wright
Larry Wright 6 күн бұрын
A person running for public office is either the most selfish person or the most selfless person. The trick for you is to find out which is which.
Pierre Moreau
Pierre Moreau 9 ай бұрын
Excellent interview thank you 👍
Marc Bédard Pelchat (Baydahr Pelshaw)
Marc Bédard Pelchat (Baydahr Pelshaw) 8 ай бұрын
At this point in time, anything goes. Since apparently there are no forces above it all capable of neutralizing the abusers on all sides We're being dragged in their putrid mindset without knowing where it will bring us all. Certainly not a good place. John Kiriakou is incredibly detached for a guy who spent 2½ years in jail as a whistleblower, which is short compare to some others, like Chelsea Manning or Julian Assange who already spent the equivalent of a decade either in confinement or jail without charge.
RB slammed
RB slammed 8 ай бұрын
Great talk glad I found your channel I have many questions but 2 I have (really 1 actual concerning question and another is just a curiosity) 1. Would it be legal for the CIA/Intel Agencies/Gov to fund Troll Farms tasked with directly engaging US voters on sites like Twitter? Can US tax payer funds go to fund operations that target US tax payers? 2. Is there any question that both ISI and AlQaeda were cofunding terror groups, or more realistically that Pakistan ISI used AlQaeda in the exact same manner that US CIA uses AlQaeda as a convenient consistent cutouts in order to fund/arm other more distasteful “extremist groups” as we saw in Syria and other places? AlQaeda being more acceptable to do business with because the only people they attack of Americans/Europeans/Iranians while making sure they do not ever target Israel (which again is a very curious situation as well and makes one wonder how much of AlQaeda ever actually existed and how much of it was was simply a political tool that was quite responsive to Saudi influence.
pat max
pat max 12 күн бұрын
They still Have No Real People Speaking The Local Languages & or Speaking For The Locals At All, Its HeartBreaking💔
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