Epilogue by Frank Dorrel
(adopted from his information sheet that comes with the video when ordered from him)
"I believe that Americans are living in a state of mass denial, kind of a mass hypnosis. It is the BIG LIE! If Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw and Ted Koppel aren't telling us these things, then they can not be true (sic). And that is how it works. The people who are attempting to get this message out are labeled as crackpots, radicals, subversives or worse and are not given the opportunity to be heard on the mainstream media.
If you are interested in knowing this other truth, horrible as it is, then I suggest that you watch this video. These atrocities supported by our system, with our tax dollars, will continue until the American people wake up and put a stop to this evil. The first step is to understand that this is really happening. We have been lied to! I believe the people on this video are telling the truth and it's absolutely frightening.
I put this tape together to try and show people that we have not been told the truth about our foreign policy. Our country has been raping the third world of its resources and supporting the deaths and oppression of millions of people in these countries. I believe that the American people would be totally against these actions if only they knew about them. This is the goal of my video, to educate as many Americans as possible to these shocking revelations. There is no way this will ever change until the people understand what has been going on in our name with our tax dollars. But I repeat, because most of us are doing well and the corporate media doesn't tell this truth, it will be extremely difficult to get this message out. But we've got to try. Right! Let me know what you think.
If you are interested in seeing other videos on these kind of subjects, call Ralph Cole of Justice Vision (1-213-747-6345); email DemocracyU@aol.com
I also recommend Michael Ruppert's From the Wilderness, a monthly newsletter; 1-818-981-2847; P.O. Box 6061-350, Sherman Oaks, California 91413. Ruppert speaks and writes about the CIA's involvement with international drug dealers and more. Web site http://www.copvcia.com
Alternative Radio for audiotapes: 1-800-444-1977; http://www.freespeech.org.alternativeradio
I highly recommend a 64 page illustrated expose called "Addicted to War, Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism" by Joel Andreas. "Addicted to War" takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard hitting, carefully documented and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read it to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays and who dies. Endorsed by Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Blase Bonpane, Brian Willson, Ed Asner and Susan Sarandon. Telephone 1-310-838-8131; email email@example.com
OTHER BOOKS I RECOMMEND
From Common Courage Press, 1-800-497-3207; http://www.commoncouragepress.com . Killing Hope, U.S. Military & CIA Interventions - Rogue State both by Bill Blum. A People's History of the U.S. by Howard Zinn. Anything by Noam Chomsky (particularly Manufacturing Consent - RS.). The CIA's Greatest Hits by M. Zepezauer. East Timor: Genocide in Paradise by Jardine.
From Prevailing Winds, 1-887-773-3773; http://www.prevailingwinds.org . The Secret Team -- JFK, The CIA, Vietnam & the Plot to Assassinate JFK both by L. Fletcher Prouty. The Politics of Heroin, CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by Alfred McCoy. Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis by Christopher Simpson. Dark Alliance, CIA, Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion by Gary Webb.
Anything by Michael Parenti: books or tapes; http://www.vida.com/parenti . Call 1-800-823-4507.
Challenge to Genocide, Let Iraq Live -- NATO in the Balkins by Ramsey Clark, IAC, 1-213-487-2368; http://www.iacenter.org
I know that this is a lot to absorb, but ask yourself one question. What if all of this is really true? Wouldn't you want to help to put a stop to these evil actions that have been ruining the lives of millions of our fellow human beings around the world?
Most people in our society will deny this message and will not even consider the possibility that these things are true. Don't be like most people. Seek the truth, for the truth is the main hope for Peace on Earth, not just for us, but for all the people on this planet! The first step is having this knowledge and then communicating it to others. If more people come to understand this truth and act on it, we can make a difference!
In Peace, Truth, Justice and Hope for All of the People of the Earth!
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A Personal Note from Bob Stewart:
After going through this material from Frank Dorrel, there are a few truths that appear to me:
1. these stories are too good not to be addressed by the mainstream media in the proper course of the business of investigative journalism. Since they have not, then one would reasonably conclude that the mainstream media is in collusion with the government-military-industrial complex to hide this information from the public (silence is as good as hiding and complicity).
2. there is no effective opposition, including media, holding the government accountable for these atrocities. Accordingly, democracy (as intended) is not working properly in the U.S.
3. the government-military-industrial complex does not have a rational explanation to justify or disprove these claims of atrocities or they would be publicly available -- I could find no such response from the U.S. government (and it is not satisfactory to simply dismiss these claims of atrocities as preposterous).
A special "thank you" to Frank Dorrel for the wonderful job assembling and making this video tape available for a negligible cost.