Mass Protests Ignored, Blueprint for War on Terror & Chemical Weapons Hotline
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin discusses the Pentagon’s admission that over 600 military personnel reported being exposed to old chemical weapons during the 2003 Iraq invasion, yet had their claims refused due to the reluctance of officials to admit that these weapons were still on the ground in the country. Abby then reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and how this event serves as a reminder of how the walls around the world that still cruelly divide populations. Abby then speaks with host of Redacted Tonight, Lee Camp, about some of the recent protests going on in the US and around the world that have beenlargely ignored by the mainstream media. Abby then discusses some of the craziest CIA operations and plots in recent history, highlighting New York Times journalist James Risen’s new book exposing how a conman duped the intelligence community into believing he could decode secret Al-Qaeda messages hidden in news broadcasts. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with author of “The Phoenix Program,” Douglas Valentine, about a widespread CIA initiative to capture, torture and kill thousands of civilians using South Vietnamese forces.