- Excerpts, description of video segments:
2. John Stockwell, former C.I.A. Station Chief (segment 6:14) read segment
Former CIA Station Chief in Angola 1975, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush. A 13 year veteran of the agency, Stockwell provides a short history of the CIA, estimating 6 million people have died as a direct consequence of the agency’s covert operations since its inception in 1947. This talk was given in the late 1980’s.
3. Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair (segment 19:34) read segment
This investigative documentary has been seen in theaters worldwide. Directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project. The Iran-Contra scandal is not an aberration of U.S. foreign policy. It has been estimated that between 20 to 30,000 Nicaraguan men, women and children were killed in U.S. sponsored terror conducted by the CIA backed right-wing Contra forces.
Elizabeth Montgomery narrates. Includes a short history of CIA covert operations by Peter Dale Scott
This segment comes from the full-length documentary ‘CoverUp: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair’ available from The Empowerment Project
4. School of Assassins (segment 13:25) read segment
The School of the Americas, located at Fort Benning, Georgia – our own terrorist training school right here in the United States. This documentary is narrated by Susan Sarandon and features Father Roy Bourgeois talking about this U.S. Army school where soldiers from Central and South America are trained in the art of torture, terrorism, and assassination. This school has since officially been renamed “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.”
This film was directed and produced by Robert Richter of Maryknoll World Productions.
This segment comes from the documentary “School of Assassins” available from the School of the Americas Watch web site.