Power of Nightmares and Unconstitutional
Expose War on Terror Manipulations
Two excellent documentaries, BBC's Power of Nightmares and Robert Greenwald's Unconstitutional, expose blatant manipulations in the war on terror. Power of Nightmares and Unconstitutional are among the best documentaries ever made using highly reliable sources to expose major government manipulations orchestrating war behind the scenes. Both are briefly described below with links given for free viewing online.
As further evidence, my own revealing experiences witnessing these manipulations firsthand while working as a language interpreter in secret meetings with Presidents G.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and other top officials are described. For verification purposes, links to major media articles on my whistleblowing testimony are provided. Empowering suggestions are also given on what you can do to help build a brighter future for us all.
The Power of Nightmares
The revealing BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares digs deep into the roots of the war on terror, only to find that much of the widespread fear in the post-9/11 world has been fabricated by those in power for their own interests. The intrepid BBC team presents highly revealing interviews with top officials and experts in combating terrorism who raise serious questions about who is behind all of the fear-mongering. These experts and riveting footage also show how the media have been manipulated to support secret war and power agendas.
This eye-opening documentary shows that, especially after 9/11, fear has been used widely in the media to manipulate the public into giving up civil liberties and turning over power to elite groups with their own hidden agendas. The Power of Nightmares clearly demonstrates that the nightmare vision of a powerful, united terrorist organization waiting to strike our societies is largely an illusion. Wherever the BBC team looked for al-Qaeda, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the sleeper cells in America, they found that we are chasing a phantom enemy. For all citizens who care about the future of our world, this is a must-watch video.
View All Three Parts of the BBC Documentary Power of Nightmares
Each episode is one hour. Part 3 is the most revealing. A 22-minute summary is also available.
- For 22 minutes of the best excerpts from this three-hour documentary, click here.
- For a high quality version of the most revealing third part of Power of Nightmares, click here.
- Click here to watch all three episondes of Power of Nightmares.
- For an excellent review of Power of Nightmares in the Los Angeles Times, click here.
- For a full written transcript of each part of Power of Nightmares: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
- For transcripts, audio, video downloads, and other information on the series, click here.
- To order all three parts of Power of Nightmares on one DVD, click here.
- Another excellent, highly revealing BBC/Adam Curtis documentary, Century of the Self, delves into the history of mass propaganda and its power to shape public perception. Click here to watch it free.
Unconstitutional by Robert Greenwald
A second eye-opening documentary available online for free viewing is Unconstitutional. In this most excellent work, interviews with ranking members of Congress, top legal experts, and even a former CIA chief describe many insidious efforts to take away freedoms guaranteed under the constitution for over 200 years.
Compelling video footage shows U.S. citizens, from law-abiding store clerks to a U.S. Olympian, who have been the victims of unconstitutional policies established under the Patriot Act. Members of Congress describe the replacement of the previously agreed upon Patriot Act by another version quietly slipped into its place just hours before the final vote in Congress, leaving no one time to read the many devastating changes inserted at the last minute.
Call your friends together to watch this engaging film, and to join in the growing movement to uphold democracy and the U.S. Constitution.
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Personal Experience of Presidential Interpreter Fred Burks
In my own experience as a language interpreter for U.S. and foreign presidents, I personally witnessed some of the manipulations mentioned in the Power of Nightmares and Unconstitutional. After resigning in late 2004 from my work as an Indonesian interpreter with the U.S. Department of State for over 18 years, in January 2005 I testified to this in the widely publicized trial of Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir.
Among other things, Ba'asyir was accused by U.S. authorities of being the mastermind behind JI (Jemaah Islamiah), which is alleged to be a sister organization of Al Qaeda. Many Indonesians were quite skeptical of these allegations. Like me and the Power of Nightmares documentary, they questioned whether JI was largely fabricated by powerful elite groups with hidden agendas.
At Ba'asyir's trial, I testified about a September 2002 secret meeting at which I interpreted for the president of Indonesia, Megawati Soekarnoputri, and three American representatives: US Ambassador to Indonesia Ralph Boyce, National Security Council representative Karen Brooks, and a special assistant sent personally by President Bush (who revealed privately to me that she was a CIA agent).
At a key moment in this unusual meeting, the "special assistant" put heavy pressure on President Megawati to render (secretly capture and turn over) Ba'asyir to the United States. Even under intense pressure, Megawati politely declined, much to the surprise of the Americans. Yet publicly, U.S. officials have repeatedly denied putting pressure on Indonesia regarding Ba'asyir. To read my full account of this intriguing meeting, click here.
To read about my court testimony in the Wall Street Journal and BBC, and to read the surprising results of this testimony and other fascinating experiences from my interpreting:
BBC article on my court testimony
www.WantToKnow.info/050226fredburkswsj - Wall Street Journal on my testimony and more
www.WantToKnow.info/050418fredburksinterpretingstories - Stories from my interpreting gigs
www.WantToKnow.info/fredburksresigns - My resignation from State Dept. due to excessive secrecy
www.WantToKnow.info/050129fredburkscelebrity - Miracles resulting from this testimony
Over a year before this secret meeting, a trusted friend gave me some powerful, disturbing information which opened my eyes to large-scale manipulations around the intriguing issue of UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence, matters of which I had previously been completely unaware. This information involved the public testimony of over 20 senior government and military witnesses whose credentials could not be questioned.
The astounding information revealed in their testimony clearly did not benefit these witnesses personally. In fact, it threatened their careers. Yet though these brave individuals testified in public with large numbers of major media reporters present, mainstream news sources in the U.S. gave little significant coverage to this major occurrence. The media was clearly complicit in downplaying this disturbing information.
Since my eyes were opened in 2001 to a major cover-up of the UFO issue and much, much more, I have dedicated myself to uncovering all that is going on behind the scenes. I discovered and became deeply involved with an informal international network of researchers who are committed to researching numerous major cover-ups of which very few are aware, and to spreading the word, so that we might all work together to return to a full, open democracy which supports all people in our good world.
In early 2003, I established the website WantToKnow.info in order to make the results of this research available to the public. On this website, you will find concise summaries of reliable facts and information on a number of major cover-ups. Almost all information is verifiable using the links provided to reliable sources.
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