Interview 1248 – Douglas Valentine on the Resurrection of the Phoenix Program

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Interviews | 13 comments

As The Corbett Report reported last year, Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, has slithered out from his hiding place and re-emerged as a figure on the political stage. He is now advocating for a rebirth of the US’ infamous “Phoenix Program” to target the ISIS terrorists the US created, and he is advising Trump from the shadows. Today Douglas Valentine, author of The Phoenix Program and The CIA As Organized Crime joins us to discuss what The Phoenix Program is and why its resurrection is so ominous.


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  1. Great interview with Douglas Valentine! Well communicated concepts.
    It underscores the value of accurate, non-secret information. The inverse is a method of domination.

    I couldn’t help but think of this “Vietnam era” fiction book by a Dallas 9/11 Truth researcher and building architect.
    (1 minute – good music, clever ad)

  2. Unbelievable how the Neocons are such a small tight knit group.

  3. Did any of you know that none of the countries from which the nineteen 9/11 hijackers came from are on Trump’s Muslim ban list? Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon and Egypt are all exempt!

    What do you guys think Trump and Co. are up to now?

  4. Erik Prince is the brother of Trump’s nominee, Betsy DeVos, for education secretary. Betsy DeVos married into the multi-billionaire Amway dynasty. Erik and Betsy’s father started Prince Corporation (a manufacturing company) which was worth 1.35 billion in 1996.
    Currently, there is contention about Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.
    Congressional Hearings –

  5. Another great piece James ! But Mr. Valentine isn’t telling any of us over forty five years old anything that we didn’t already know. With the entrance of the Trump administration, the relationship between the so-called free media in this country and the CIA is no longer a secret for those of us who haven’t swallowed copious quantities of the Gullible Pill ! I’m old enough to have seen a similar situation develop back in the early 1960s when Kennedy was elected president. The Dulles led CIA of that period used the press to discredit the new president before and after the election using an array of justifications that included his adherence to the Catholic religion. We all know the outcome for Kennedy when he pursued the elimination of Dulles’s CIA and an end to the military buildup in Vietnam. The actions of the current so-called free media have verified their continued relationship with the CIA and have made it quite clear that Trump will likely suffer Kennedy’s fate if he continues on his current path ! We will be left with another bought and paid for mouthpiece owned by the oligarchs that created the CIA and a Left Wing Press that increasingly resembles a state run ministry of propaganda !

    • “The actions of the current so-called free media have verified their continued relationship with the CIA and have made it quite clear that Trump will likely suffer Kennedy’s fate if he continues on his current path !”

      — You sure about that? Seems to me that the people that helped get Trump elected are the same people that were groomed under Dulles led CIA. (bait and switch)

      If anything, I think Trump will be impeached, or the mass protests in the streets will force him to step down like Nixon.

  6. I wouldn’t recommend “Vigilante Justice” Mohawk…what happens if someone gives you the wrong info, whether on purpose or by mistake, thereby innocent people get hurt or killed, and then their families/friends take law into their own hands as well? It could be a never ending cycle of violence. Not Good.

  7. Douglas didn’t mention extremely important and insidious aspect of phoenix-style operations that can be best understood by applying networking theory.

    In networking theory, society is presented as a graph where individuals are nodes and relations between them are links between nodes. Such a structure is very resilient, but if enough of well connected nodes (village chiefs, leaders,…) are eliminated, the structure (society) can be badly damaged. It takes time (even a lot of time) to repair.

    More about networking theory in documentary ‘Six Degrees of Separation’, where you can hear from Hayden (ex NSA) that they are using networking theory in war on terror (signature strikes).

  8. NEWS April 3, 2017 – Erik Prince & Trump & Russia
    Days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles islands to create a communication back-channel between Trump and Russia, according to The Washington Post…

    RUSSIA – See Corbett Report links, data and comments

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