Activist Kevin Zeese is back, with updates on the Wall Street protests and the heavy-handed police tactics that, perversely, are causing the media to actually start covering the protest. Zeese also details plans for a major protest in Washington starting October 6, the 10th anniversary of our invasion of Afghanistan. Joby Warrick of The Washington Post talks about his new book, The Triple Agent.
Zeese is an attorney and activist involved in many causes, and we focus on the now-12-day action on Wall Street. Initially ignored by the mainstream media, Michael Moore and others have managed to penetrate the corporate media filter to get the news out. Get more about Wall St. protests here, or click here to find activists near you. Zeese also tells us about the plans for the action in Washington that starts on October 6. If you can't be in DC, go to the blog page for ways you can be involved.
At 33:00 we are joined by Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick, who covers national security for The Washington Post. His new book recounts the attack on forward operating base Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan on December 30, 2009. The Triple Agent profiles the attacker, a Jordanian doctor named al-Balawi, who was a jihadi blogger before being recruited by Jordan's secret police in a coercive manner. Balawi proceeds to infiltrate the Taliban group led by Baitullah Mehsud and al Qaeda, and sets himself up as a double agent. With support from Jordan, Balawi is also serving the CIA, moving him to triple agent status. The CIA commander at Khost, Jennifer Matthews, was also involved in the pre-9/11 intelligence failures we have covered here recently, and Warrick says Matthews was a close ally of Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, the CIA officer who was recently identified by Boiling Frogs Post; Mathhews and Bikowsky were both present for the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah.
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