From "Unwelcome Guests" #698 "Once More Unto the Whistle" (recorded early Oct. 2014) Almost the whole show is an interview from earlier this month with Scott Bennett. He describes how, he moved from a background in advertising and a specialist focus on the Muslim mind, via a year of research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and 5 years of work in the G.W. Bush Administration into psychological warfare. He was a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer and a global psychological warfare/counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. He received a Direct Commission as an Officer, held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, and worked in Washington DC and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He became frustrated after noticing how little attention was being paid at the highest levels to tracking terrorist financing, concluding eventually that he was not being employed to be effective but merely to look good. At the end of the first hour we hear a 3 minute segment from the commercially-controlled media to give an alternative perspective of how Bennett ended up behind bars, where a (chance?) meeting with UBS whistleblower, Brad Birkenfeld, allowed them both to gradually make sense of their experiences by combining information. While plenty of details remain obscure, the larger picture will be a familiar one to regular listeners - a corrupt legal and military establishment populated by sociopaths and psychopaths who habitually pay only token regard to ethical considerations. The testimony includes references not only to Edward Snowden, but to others such as the late Michael Hastings.
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