Tsering Wangmo Dhompa; Russ Baker, "The Family of Secrets The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Lasts Fifty Years",; Jason King, Gabriel Day, Tereza Corragio, Karuna Fluhart-Negrete, Cynthia Gustin
In the first hour Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, spoke about the earthquake that shook eastern Tibet in the region of Kham, specifically the city of Kyegu. She discussed the history of the nomadic kingdoms and the present suffering of the people.
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In the second hour award-winning investigative reporter Russ Baker, discussed the reasons why he wrote the book, "Family of Secrets". He then explored the connections between the Bush family and the intelligence community. Baker discovered while writing "Family of Secrets", that George H.W. Bush's connection with the CIA began in 1953, as opposed to Bush's "official" joining of the organization in 1976. He unearthed information alleging that Bush was involved in the JFK assasination and Watergate. Baker emphasized that they were merely part of a larger agenda influenced by powerful elites who have been controlling world events to fit their agenda. Stressing that the Bush family are merely players in this group of power brokers, Baker said, "they're not the guys running the thing." He does not subscribe to a conspiracy theory. He believes that the Bush family works with a collection of like-minded, powerful people working together to enhance their power. "You're talking about a mindset." Ultimately, he expressed concern that this intelligence community, military, corporate and governmental alliance continues to exert its power. He suggests that we are living in a very sensitive and fragile situation that is self perpetuating and on-going.
He talked about the importance of forensic journalism that is rigorous, relentless and scientific in unearthing facts and that interested parties want to keep hidden and "to follow the trail wherever it leads."
Please visit his website at: www.RussBaker.com, whowhatwhy.com and www.familyofsecrets.com
In the third hour, we spoke with Jason King and Gabriel Day about the upcoming "Understanding Deep Politics Conference" and revealing the driving forces behind world events and creating alternative solutions. It will be held in Santa Cruz, CA from May 14th through May 16th.
The conference will bring together ten distinguished speakers and hundreds of concerned citizens for the purpose of challenging the mainstream perceptions of political reality - revealing the forces behidn many widely accepted historical and current events.
Please visit the website at www.understandingdeeppolitics.org