by Jerry Alatalo
n what can only be described as an explosive interview of former Army psychological operations officer Scott Bennett by James Fetzer, one learns that years ago (2013) Mr. Bennett contacted between 150-200 U.S. Congressmen and Senators as a whistleblower on secret Swiss bank accounts funneling money to al Qaeda and ISIS. According to Scott Bennett, Senator Rand Paul was the only elected representative to respond, and that all the others should rightly be removed from office and charged with treason.
As any man or woman who has listened to an extensive number of interviews on the internet/alternative and mainstream media understands, at a certain point one acquires an intuitive sense for discerning whether someone is lying or telling the truth. Given what Scott Bennett and James Fetzer cover in the following 1-hour, 45-minute discussion one comes to hope – because the message is so disturbing – that what they’ve conveyed isn’t the truth; what the men were saying doesn’t align with reality. Unfortunately, intuition says the two men are speaking the most alarming, unsettling, inconvenient kind of truth possible.
“We (America) are Frankenstein with leprosy, freshly lobotomized, in the eyes of the world” says Mr. Bennett, referring to US foreign policy of endless wars and violence around the planet exhausting the nation’s resources and reputation in an unwise, deceptive effort at hegemonic control. As a terrorism financing specialist Mr. Bennett contacted members of Congress with information of extreme importance regarding Gulf monarchies’ financing of ISIS through banks in Switzerland, the need for a thorough investigation, his desire to become debriefed on what he’d discovered – and became essentially ignored.
He calls it the biggest act of treason since the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, then strongly suggests to Americans that if they want peace an “audacious” public relations campaign based on righteousness and protection of the constitution is urgent and necessary. He provides an example of the type of audacity he’s talking about: include statements in communications to media, fellow citizens, and local, state, national government officials along the lines of “politicians responsible for false flags and inaction over extreme corruption should suffer death, be executed, by firing squad”. He wants men and women who are passionate about and love America to “put their money where their mouth is” – engage – or else “you don’t deserve the freedom and liberty your ancestors died for”.
Scott Bennett went to work for Dov Zakheim, Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton and former Comptroller of the Pentagon, on the order of Colonel Jeff Jones – a man highly offended by lies and manipulation on 9/11, and who knew the character of Mr. Bennett would not allow him to ignore illegal activity or deception of the public. Jones’ instincts were correct, and Bennett “blew up the system” to the point where he was criminally charged for filling out a housing document improperly, fired by Zakheim, and sent to prison. Ironically, Bennett’s imprisonment resulted in his meeting another inmate – Swiss bank UBS whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld – who shared his knowledge of accounts directly connected to funding terrorism. Meeting Birkenfeld in prison “completed my mission”, says Scott Bennett.
The discussion also touches on, if proven true, extremely damaging facts on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s record while Secretary of State, including millions of dollars in contributions to the Clinton Foundation pointing to deep political corruption.
Scott Bennett is most saddened and disappointed with military officers who’ve betrayed the low-level soldiers who look for protection and wise leadership from those in command. He says he “could feel the blood on my hands if I failed in my mission”. Scott Bennett might well be remembered by future generations as the most important whistleblower in United States history up until the year 2015, surpassing Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and all the rest. Now, the question becomes: Will courageous American men and women leaders in the military, government, and intelligence community – and average citizens – come forward professionally, legally and constitutionally to resolve extremely worrisome problems generating illegal wars, profound damage to the nation’s reputation internationally, massive misuse of resources, and great harm to fundamental democratic principles?
Scott Bennett, for one, is ready to fight the good fight: “I will go toe-to-toe, head-to-head against anybody on planet Earth and present this argument – and win”. The summer of 2015 will be one for the ages.
(Thank you to Media Broadcasting Center Official Channel at YouTube)