Documentary: ‘Water Time’ By Allan Weisbecker.

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-37Alphabet As a person who keeps up on Jim Fetzer’s program “The Real Deal”, his latest posted at MBC Official Backup Channel on YouTube with Allan Weisbecker rose to the qualitative level of sharing it here. After some preliminary discussion between Mr. Weisbecker and Mr. Fetzer, the 90-minute documentary film “Water Time” becomes presented, followed by further discussion between the two men.

A number of wide-ranging, intense thoughts may occur while watching the film, including asking the question “Why hasn’t this powerful film gained much wider viewership?” (Mr. Weisbecker posted on his YT channel, AE Weisbecker, around a year ago – some 7-8,000 views thus far), along with appreciation of the film as a model for how documentary film-making should become produced in the future.

For men and women who’ve spent time going down the “rabbit hole” and researching historic events covered in the film – such as the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, September 11, 2001 etc., Mr. Weisbecker’s over-arching message should not come as any big surprise.

However, for those who’ve either ignored subsequent alternative or new findings of researchers on these events or accepted the so-called “official story”, watching “Water Time” will produce possible severely uncomfortable sensations related to their transformation of perceptions about power and how the world really operates, as illustrated by some of the people Allan Weisbecker talked with during the filming of the documentary.

Mr. Weisbecker made the film as an educational effort, without profit as the motive. His intention is perhaps best summed up in the opening minutes of the film where he says, “I’ve got to find out if there’s something really wrong… I mean with me – or with the rest of the world”.

People hold varying views about what qualifies as a “mediocre”, “good”, “above average”, “excellent”, “masterpiece” etc. documentary film. This writer sees “Water Time: Part I” as an – unfortunately – extraordinarily rare, profoundly revealing artistic triumph which makes a colossal contribution to the shared vision of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King expressed in the film – peace on Earth.

Thank you Allan Weisbecker. In the year 2016, the world urgently needs more true artists like him.

(Thank you to MBC Official Backup Channel at YouTube)

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‘Standard Technique’ Runs In Bush Family.

by Jerry Alatalo

ocean44In the following film about CIA disinformation on Angola and Nicaragua during the 1970’s and 80’s, agency whistleblower David MacMichael refers to CIA insiders calling the planting of false news/media reporting as the ‘standard technique’. In light of the positions held by current presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s father George H. W. Bush as Director of the CIA, Vice-President for eight years under Ronald Reagan (1980-88), then President from 1988-92 , and despite the effort of Jeb to distance himself from his father and brother through asserting “I’m my own man”, Americans must feel very appropriately concerned about Jeb Bush possibly becoming the next President.

Why Jeb Bush must become completely stopped in his efforts to win the presidency is identified by looking at the Bush Dynasty family history. Jeb’s grandfather Prescott Bush, father George H. W and brother George W. went to Yale, and all three belonged to Yale’s controversial “Skull and Bones”.  Jeb Bush went to the University of Texas and received a degree in Latin American Studies. Prescott was U.S. Senator in Connecticut, became associated with Brown Brothers / Harriman Wall Street investment bank, and  some researchers of World War II claim Prescott Bush, the Dulles brothers and others collaborated with Germany’s Nazi Party and Hitler.

Think President George H. W. Bush standing at the podium lying to the world before Iraq War I with feigned outrage about Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait hospitals “tearing babies out of incubators!!” and the former CIA Director, then Vice President  “Pappy” Bush’s role in the Iran-Contra Scandal supplying the Contra mercenary forces with weapons used to massacre Nicaraguan peasants. Think Jeb’s brother and former President from 2000-2008 George W. lying to the world about “Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction!!” and his willingness to mention during a State of the Union address televised across the nation, in the view of all Americans, “mushroom clouds” over New York City.  Think about the profound all-around damage done to America economically, to its soldiers who perished or returned deeply scarred physically, emotionally and spiritually, and to its international reputation.

Think about the estimated 1 million Iraqis who perished because Jeb Bush’s brother George, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair and all the others lied.

Admitting to no great passion for developing the ability to peel off names, dates, etc. of American Nazi collaborators during the years surrounding World War II, but satisfied to have an awareness that powerful men in America had indeed helping to finance Nazis and Adolf Hitler, I would defer to or recommend watching University of California – Santa Cruz Professor Daniel Sheehan’s World Politics lectures this past year during the course “Trajectory of Justice”.

http://romeroinstitute.org/archives/ucsc-course-archive/2015-the-trajectory-of-justice

The course is available for free viewing in 18 quality 90-minute videos. Daniel Sheehan is a graduate of both Harvard Law and Divinity schools, first became well-known as the lead attorney for the surviving family of Karen Silkwood (see the movie starring Meryl Streep “Slkwood”), and was closely involved in the details of some of the most important legal cases in America’s history, including Watergate, the Pentagon Papers, Iran-Contra and others. If one takes the time to view Mr. Sheehan’s multi-video 2015 course “Trajectory of Justice”, I will guarantee here the man or woman who does so will experience a profound historical perceptions change after taking in one after another after another seemingly inexhaustible series of astonishing, little-known, important facts coming from Professor Sheehan. The information is the type that every American (men and women of all nations, for that matter) would be wise to learn.

Put another way, for those not already aware how dangerous a “President Jeb Bush” administration would truly be, after watching the following film on CIA media disinformation and hearing what Dan Sheehan says during “Trajectory of Justice” (2015 Course) – one will understand how urgent is the task to stop Jeb Bush.

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(Thank you to Americans for Change at YouTube)

True Art For Peace.

A young man from Germany created an astounding, powerful work of art combining music, history, film, truth and a message of peace. The creative effort is a clearly brilliant, original example of rarely manifested true art, raising the bar higher for artists everywhere.

(Thank you to We Are Change at YouTube)

End The Unnecessary Suffering In Ukraine.

Posted on December 27, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

ocean11Alphabet For those men and women around the world who have followed events in Ukraine since November 2013, what has become painfully clear is the perhaps world record-setting distance between narratives coming from both “sides”. For people living in regions and nations where Western corporate news media has the largest number of viewers, they are being led to believe that Ukraine’s crisis came from actions taken by the Russians, in particular Vladimir Putin. For those people who get their news from independent news groups, foreign media, or directly from the mouths of persons involved with the crisis in Ukraine, people living there began suffering after a Western-sponsored violent coup in February 2014.

Western media groups fail to report or debate assertions made by the “other” media groups on events in Ukraine, including reports that people who took power after Viktor Yanukovych left office and the country were behind the sniper murders of 100 police and protesters, the new government in Kiev was behind the downing of Malaysian flight MH17, men close to both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden (in fact, Hunter Biden, Joe’s son) joined the Board of Directors of Ukraine’s largest private energy corporation – Burisma Holdings, and the rich mineral and agricultural resources of Ukraine. Throughout history natural resources have been the greatest cause of wars.

Ask most average Americans about Ukraine and most likely one hears responses like “yes, there’s some kind of war going on there” or, if they get their news from FOX, “yes, Russia’s – Putin’s – trying to take over Ukraine”. The problem with the propagandistic nature of news reporting about Ukraine is that most people, to some extent on both “sides”, are not receiving anything close to the full truth about events there. This condition, where media falls miserably short in thoroughness of investigation to bring the people real facts and news, is not something new when it comes to important geopolitical issues.

In an ideal world, Petro Poroshenko would appear for interviews in Russia, and Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. Or even more beneficial would be Poroshenko and Putin appearing together on television for interviews – preferably long interviews.

Such a media condition is not new, but it is certainly nothing an “advanced, enlightened” civilization can point toward with any pride whatsoever. Media in an “advanced, enlightened” civilization would not settle for anything less than an accurate assessment of facts and causes, along with total inclusion of all credible voices when producing reports about major events. This is particularly important in the case of Ukraine, where men and women with great experience in government service, international relations, academics and diplomacy have expressed high concern over possible escalation of tension and the need to prevent unwise developments.

The first action necessary on the path to peaceful resolution of the crisis in Ukraine is agreement by all stakeholders to make the sincere effort of identifying the true cause(s) of the conflict, and reporting those causes to the media for dissemination to the world’s people. In this important process of problem identification, total transparency must become recognized as the only path to an equitable and peaceful resolution. The same first-step effort not only offers the opportunity for peaceful resolution of differences in Ukraine, but in the Middle East, Africa, and any place on Earth where conflicts are occurring.

The key is willingness by all parties to strive for total transparency; between/with diplomats, negotiators, the public, the media, and – the entire world. It has become no longer acceptable that international relations are carried out through less-than-complete or slanted narratives. Out of the many diverse opinions and analyses of what are the true causes of the world’s conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Israel-Palestine and elsewhere, some come closer to the truth and some fall a distance away.

It is long past time that diversity of opinions and analyses based on mixtures of real and false facts becomes an extinct feature of the human condition, and the only opinions, analyses, and solution options remaining share the basis of reasonably, widely, and soberly agreed upon truth and real circumstances. Failure of world leaders, and the world’s media/communicators, to move in such a higher moral direction guarantees continuance of less-than-ideal outcomes in situations of potential violence or intensification of human relations problems.

Propaganda, obfuscation, secrecy, omission, half-truths and other intentional manipulations of public opinion/perception must become widely condemned for the extremely negative consequences such actions bring upon innocent men, women, and children. The most horrific consequences are those which become experienced when violence and war occurs.

In recent history, one finds the most striking example in the 2003 Iraq War.

Pray that true peace comes soon to the people of Ukraine.

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(Thank you to thomhartmann at YouTube)