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CONSTRUCTING THE IRON CAGE: THE 1947 NATIONAL SECURITY ACT

This article, in my opinion, illustrates the use of problem–>reaction–>solution based methods for institutional “reform” of existing and fledgling governments, and their role in the construction of a totalitarian regime/empire – the birth of “national security”.
-H.N.-

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By Douglas Stuart

Introduction:

Proponents and critics of sociologically-informed approaches to the study of international relations agree on one thing: There is a need for more empirical research on the circumstances under which “conceptions of self and interest” which guide a nation’s foreign policy are institutionalized.2 One reason why there are still very few studies of the genesis of a nation’s foreign policy is the traditional historiographic problem of infinite regression. (Should a study of the ideational and institutional elements of German Weltpolitik begin with Bismarck’s arrival in 1862 or his removal in 1890?) From time to time, however, history provides us with a relatively unambiguous starting point for a particular story. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, is one such event. This incident had such a powerful generative effect on the U.S. national security bureaucracy that we are justified in calling this network of institutions the “Pearl Harbor system.” This monograph will identify the defining elements of the Pearl Harbor system, by recourse to the debates which took place between 1941 and the passage of the 1947 National Security Act (NSA). The participants in these debates were, in the truest sense, “present at the creation” of an entirely new approach to American foreign policy.3 I will discuss how the interplay of their differing goals, concerns, and interests culminated in this extraordinarily ambitious piece

CONSTRUCTING THE IRON CAGE: THE 1947 NATIONAL SECURITY ACT

Architechts and Engineers for 9/11 Truth: 9/11 Commemoration Conference, 2013

Written by Richard Gage, AIA | Monday, 05 August 2013 14:40

9/11 Commemoration Conference, 2013
Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15
The Sheraton. Pentagon City, VA, 15th Floor 

View preliminary conference agenda PDF here.
View speaker biographies here.

An historic national 9/11 truth conference is planned for September 14-15, 2013 on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.

The conference, which will culminate a week of other 9/11 truth activities planned in Washington this year, is co-sponsored by DC911truth.org, Connecticut 9/11 Truth and Monterey CA 9/11 Truth. We anticipate endorsements from additional 9/11 truth groups and other organizations.

Many outstanding speakers have been invited to participate including Richard Gage, Webster Tarpley, Kevin Barrett, Peter Janney, Barbara Honegger, Barry Kissin, Dick Gregory, resident witnesses of the Shanksville, PA air disaster, representatives of the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) and representatives of varying sides of the debate on what happened at the Pentagon.

The conference site will be the Sheraton Pentagon City, located yards from and directly opposite to the Pentagon, with a clear view of the west section of the building where the attack occurred.

Architechts and Engineers for 9/11 Truth: 9/11 Commemoration Conference, 2013

Snowden leaves HK

June 23, 2013

Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel, and Hong Kong has informed the US Government of his departure.
 
The Hong Kong Government today said the US Government had earlier requested a provisional warrant of arrest against Mr Snowden.
 
Since the documents provided by the US Government did not fully comply with legal requirements under Hong Kong law, the Hong Kong Government requested additional information so that the Department of Justice could consider whether the US Government’s request met relevant legal conditions.
 
As the Hong Kong Government did not yet have sufficient information to process the request, there was no legal basis to restrict Mr Snowden from leaving Hong Kong.
 
At the same time, it has formally written to the US Government requesting clarification on reports about the hacking of computer systems in Hong Kong by US government agencies. It will follow up on the matter, to protect the legal rights of people of Hong Kong.