We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Three Green Berets killed by ISIS infiltrator after CIA ignored warnings

Click here to access article by Jack Murphy from SOFREP

This website devoted to veterans that have served in Special Operations (SO) units has inadvertently disclosed information about how the CIA is using Special Operations forces to train terrorists in nearby Jordan to take down the Syrian government. Unless you have a personal interest in this incident, you can ignore the first three paragraphs which gives various conflicting reports about the incident. To learn how our the ruling class's government uses the secret (from us) agency of the CIA to support terrorism, start on the fourth paragraph that begins with this sentence:
The slaying of three Green Berets comes after years of the Special Forces soldiers assigned to the CIA’s Timber Sycamore program complaining that the moderate rebels they had been sent to train were actually ISIS and al-Nusra infiltrators.
You might want to compare this coverage of the event with another report carried in the Washington Post.

And look what I found at another area of the SOFREP website: a link to a CIA paramilitary project. It was apparently intended to attract veterans of SO to join up for the CIA's paramilitary program.