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Interview w/ National Security Agency whistleblower, James Bamford

KPFA (Pacifica flagship station) Flashpoints Radio show Interview w/ National Security Agency whistleblower, James Bamford, author of "Body of Secrets : Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency from the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century (50 min)
Friday, June 1, 2001 - Start Audio

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-00:00 MIT Professor Noam Chomsky on the U.S. attack on Vietnam vs. the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Talk about the cozy relationship between the U.S. war machine and Hollywood. 1940's Japanese depicted as vermin. In Vietnam Lt. Bob Kerrey's delayed confessed atrocity was a minor footnote to the major war crime, the U.S. military Phoenix program.
-17:00 Professor Chomsky discusses the Bush "Starwars" initiative. Blocking the militarization of space is actually in the U.S. real interest and maybe even human survival. Comparison with imperialist naval development in the 19th century.
-30:04 Noam Chomsky on the Middle East. Dennis asks, what about Sharon's threat to "take off the gloves" against Palestinians. Chomsky: there are not many gloves left to take off. Israeli use of F16's and attack helicopters is a giant escalation. The 1947 Geneva Convention bars transfers of civil population to occupied territory. The Israeli settlements are blatantly illegal. An anti-Nazi era law violated by Israel with the sole support internationally of the U.S. These are crucial issues. Occupied polulations either submit to oppression or they resist. If they resist, it is labeled "terrorism" - Ref: Crisis in the Middle East: What can we do? .
-41:00 Continuing Pacifica WBAI harrassment of Amy Goodman and Democracy Now!
-46:50 Mumia Abu-Jamal rare interviews.

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