10 Mainstream News Stories To Wake Up Your Friends And Family
While the mainstream media fails time and time again to report on relevant news that the engaged public wants, occasionally a bomb-shell story finds its way out. Although often buried under tabloid headlines, mainstream admissions of important data can be uncovered.
Given the constant news of journalists and news executives being censored and even threatened over hard-hitting data in the corporate news world, including such people as Amber Lyons and Roger Ailes, information suppression in the shrinking mainline media becomes evident.
Although much of the “revelations” released in the mainstream media have been well know to those in the alternative media world, here are 10 fact based mainstream news stories that revealed important data.
1. Texas Government Knowingly Allows Dangerous Levels Of Radiation In Drinking Water (2012-KHOU)
2. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Wachovia banks Launder Drug Money (2010 – Bloomberg)
“Wachovia admitted it didnâ€™t do enough to spot illicit funds in handling $378.4 billion for Mexican-currency-exchange houses from 2004 to 2007. Thatâ€™s the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money-laundering law, in U.S. history — a sum equal to one-third of Mexicoâ€™s current gross domestic product.”
3. Homeland Security Spends Millions On Shooting Targets Of Pregnant Woman & Children (2013 – Washington Times)
“This No More Hesitation series includes seven total targets, each subject armed: Pregnant Woman, seen in front of the backdrop of a nursery, Older Man 1, stands in his home, in front of a bookshelf andÂ Older Man 2, Older Woman, is depicted in a bathrobe in her kitchen. TheÂ Young Mother, seen on a playground, is holding a toddlerâ€™s hand in one hand, gun in the other.”
4. US Funds Terrorists In Iran (2007 – Telegraph)
“America is secretly funding militant ethnic separatist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic regime to give up its nuclear programme. The operations are controversial because they involve dealing with movements that resort to terrorist methods in pursuit of their grievances against the Iranian regime.”
5. US Giving Nuclear Bomb Material To Al Qaeda (2011 – Yahoo)
“Double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis has been found in possession of top-secret CIA documents, which point to him or the feared American Task Force 373 (TF373) operating in the region, providing Al-Qaeda terrorists with “nuclear fissile material” and “biological agents,” according to a report.”
6. British Plan To Build Taliban Training Camp Uncovered (2008 – Independent)
“Britain planned to build a Taliban training camp for 2,000 fighters in southern Afghanistan, as part of a top-secret deal to make them ‘swap sides,’ intelligence sources in Kabul have revealed. The plans were discovered on a memory stick seized by Afghan secret police in December.”
7. Boy Scouts Train To Kill ‘Disgruntled War Veterans’ (2009 – NY Times)
Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. The responding officers â€” eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 â€” face tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud shots â€” BAM! BAM! â€” fired from behind a flimsy wall. They move quickly, pellet guns drawn and masks affixed.
8. CIA Admits Making Fake Bin Laden Videos (2010 – Washington Post)
“The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from â€śsome of us darker-skinned employees,â€ť he said.”
9. DHS Chief Under Bush Admits Admin Wanted Terror Alert System Used For Political Reasons (2009 – NBC)
“Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush’s Cabinet to raise the nation’s terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election. Ridge says he objected to raising the security level despite the urgings of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a publicity release from Ridge’s publisher.”
10. Dick Cheney And Halliburton Secretly Work With Iran (2007 – NY Times)
“Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat who has helped lead the investigation into the companyâ€™s work in Iran, said Halliburton effectively financed terrorism by doing business there.
â€śCompanies that help terrorist states generate revenues that are helping fund terrorist operations,â€ť he said. â€śItâ€™s that simple.â€ť
BONUS: ATF Documents Reveal ‘Fast and Furious’ Deaths To Be Used To Push Controversial Gun Control (2011 – CBS)
“In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.”
“ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3.”