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Barry Eisler
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Looking forward to interviewing @jeremyscahill at @cwclub in SF May 10. Book looks great
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-05-10/jeremy-scahill-governments-secret-war-drones
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"Trump is their id"... The psychological insights in this Glenn Greenwald analysis of elite condemnations of Trump are alone worth price of admission. Make sure to click on the links while you read. I don't know how anyone could argue with any of this, though a lot of people will attempt to deny it because it's uncomfortable to acknowledge.

https://theintercept.com/2016/03/04/trumps-policies-are-not-anathema-to-the-u-s-mainstream-but-an-uncomfortably-vivid-reflection-of-it/
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Monday's Former Intelligence Officers Association format didn't give me the opportunity to respond to former NSA/CIA director Hayden's claim that Iran is the world's worst terrorist nation. So I tried to get some perspective from a Martian, who turned out to be as confused as I was...

http://boingboing.net/2016/03/02/how-would-you-explain-the-diff.html
Author and former CIA officer Barry Eisler spoke at the Association of Former Intelligence Officers opposite ex-CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden on Monday. In front of about a hundred former CIA…
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Interesting article! That certainly is a different point of view. The only issue I have with it is that the Earthling from the US does a poor job of differentiating violence done by the US and by others. If you see moral equivalence between all violence, then we would look very bad indeed. To say, however, that someone taking out a bus full of people on their way to home/work/school is the same as killing some guests of the man who planned that bus attack and other killings is the same is off the mark. I'm no Pollyanna that thinks we (US) do no wrong, but there are bad people out there that want to kill us. If while killing those people so they don't kill us kills some passers-by, then that is unfortunate but no one has gone to more lengths to avoid that. How easy would it have been to carpet bomb Fallujah with B-52s? Lots of dead Marines, sailors and soldiers probably wished they had. 

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Gave this talk today at the San Francisco chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers--alongside former NSA director and CIA director Michael Hayden. We acknowledged there might be an area or two we don't agree on (cough), but people were super gracious after listening to my hippy "do we really need to spy on everyone and kill so many people" thoughts, with a lot of former CIA, FBI, and NSA officers lining up after to thank me for my candor. Read the text at the link below.

https://freedom.press/blog/2016/02/author-barry-eisler-talks-about-whistleblowers-and-secrecy-association-former
Author and former CIA officer Barry Eisler spoke at the Association of Former Intelligence Officers opposite ex-CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden on Monday. Below is an adaptation of his opening remarks about the importance of whistleblowers and government transparency.
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Enjoyed being interviewed for documentary "Word Slingers: The Story of Self-Publishing.” Trailer and Indiegogo campaign:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/word-slingers-the-story-of-self-publishing#/
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Great news: Barrett Brown’s “Keep Rootin’ for Putin: Establishment Pundits and the Twilight of American Competence,” now a free download! Proud to have written the foreword to this hilariously devastating takedown of America's most pernicious bloviators
https://freebarrettbrown.org/books
A hilarious, brilliantly crafted, full-on verbal assault on America's pundit class. Brown shows us just how lazy, stupid, and corrupt almost all of our nation's most beloved columnists have become. I'm now fully convinced that this entire generation of over-published bullshit artists deserve to ...
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A Few More God's Eye Interviews and Appearances
Been a busy month promoting God's Eye. In case you missed these: I did this  "Five Questions on Publishing"  interview with  author Chris Jane  at Jane Friedman's blog. We cover a lot of ground; here's just a sample: By the way, another bit of establishment...
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Appearing On the Shows That Radicalized Me
Last week, while on tour promoting  The God's Eye View , it was a thrill and an honor to appear on Democracy Now ! and The Young Turks , two great shows that have had a huge influence on my political outlook. We talked about the Apple/FBI standoff;  why abo...
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A Martian Tries to Understand Why Our Violence is Good
Yesterday, I gave a talk to the San Francisco chapter of the Former Intelligence Officers Association. In front of about a hundred former CIA, FBI, and NSA operatives, including former head of the CIA and NSA Michael Hayden, I talked about bulk surveillance...
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