A New Level of “Deep State” Exposure – Interviews by Gary Null with public interest attorney, Daniel Sheehan
Activists from all backgrounds would be well-served to gain a thorough understanding of the corporate, military and financial forces that operate behind the scenes and exert control over governments and institutions. Even presidents have had to contend with such forces.
“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U. S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” –President WoodrowWilson, 1913
Now we have a new window into such matters. Recently a 4-part series of interviews with one of our most important and influential Constitutional and public interest lawyers, Daniel Sheehan, has provided an extensive amount of historic information coming from firsthand experience and legal investigations on how elements of the “deep state” came to power. He names many key players, and many of the corporations involved.
Daniel Sheehan has degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He played a central role in high level cases such as the Pentagon Papers, the Three Mile Island case, the Karen Silkwood case, and the Iran/Contra Affair.
Sheehan’s discourse begins with a description of the forces which took over corporate, military, and economic dictatorship at the end of the robber baron era in the late 1800’s. These same forces continued to wield absolute and unaccountable power decade by decade by establishing special status for corporations and protections for their board members. To name a few topics covered, he speaks about the power base within Brown Brothers Harriman which represented ultra-wealthy interests. He speaks of the individuals who financed the rise of Hitler, shaped the ideology and operations of the national security state, and the formal creation of the OSS and CIA which was supposed to counter the threat of communism, but whose operations went far beyond its initial purpose.
Sheehan explains how corporate interests got us into Viet Nam, drug trafficking of Operation Phoenix to finance off-the-books CIA operations, revelations from representing Danial Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case, the individuals from within our security state who committed high level assassinations, machinations within the Watergate scandal, and orchestrating coups throughout South America. He describes the roles of the Bush patriarchs going back to Herbert Walker and Prescott Bush, the rise of the Dulles Brothers, and the rise and decades-long influence of Deputy CIA Director Ted Shackley who was translator for Nazi General and spymaster Reinhard Gehlen.
Sheehan describes an ongoing power base of Fascists who fled to areas of South America, basically alleging that our own CIA has operated as a continuation of the covert operators behind the Third Reich. Their ideology and objectives go a long way towards explaining the development of a transnational structure with consolidation of wealth and power that intends to wield “full spectrum dominance”. He also shares his insight into the current presidential race and what a Clinton presidency will look like.
You can listen to all 4 parts linked below. Since they are very packed with information, it’s suggested that you download them for easy access and repeated listening.
Daniel’s book, The People’s Advocate, is highly recommended for further study of these topics.
Also, Sheehan did an additional interview focused on the JFK and RFK assassinations. There is detail on each which everyone needs to know. Analysis of the RFK assassination has been under reported, so this is very valuable.
You can visit Daniel Sheehan’s interfaith, nonprofit law and policy organization, The Romero Institute, at http://www.romeroinstitute.org/.