The Hidden Government Group....by Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott is considered the father of "Deep Politics"-- the study of hidden permanent institutions and interests whose influence on the political realm transcends the elected, appointed and career officials who come and go.
A former English professor at U.C. Berkeley, Peter Dale Scott has written many books including:
"Drugs, Oil and War" "The War Conspiracy" "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK" "The Road to 911" "Cocaine Politics" "Minding the Darkness" and his latest book, "The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on Democracy."
Professor Scott writes:
"For some time now I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, and the 9/11 attacks, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic falsifications in the main stream media and internal government records.
The more I study these deep events, the more I see suggestive similarities between them, increasing the possibility that they are not unrelated external intrusions on American history, but parts of an endemic process, sharing to some degree or other a common source.
For example, one factor linking Dallas, Watergate, Iran-Contra and 9/11, has been the involvement in all four deep events of personnel involved in America's highest-level emergency planning, known since the 1950s as Continuity of Government (COG) planning, or more colloquially inside the Pentagon as 'The Doomsday Project."
A few of these actors may have been located at the top, as overseers of the secret COG system.
Others were located further down in it's secret communications network.
I see this planning group as one among many in what I have chosen to call the 'American deep state,' along with agencies like the CIA and NSA, the private groups like Booz Hamilton to which more than half of the US intelligence budget is outsourced, and finally the powerful banks and corporations whose views are well represented in the CIA and NSA.
But if only one group among many, the COG planning group is also special, because of it's controls and access to a communications channel, not under government control, that can reach deeply into the US social structure.
COG planning was originally authorized by Truman and Eisenhower as planning for a response to a crippling atomic attack that had decapitated government.
In consequence it's planning group contemplated extreme measures, including what Alsonso Chardy in 1987 called 'suspension of the Constitution'
And yet, in Iran-Contra it's asset of a secret communications network, developed for the catastrophe of decapitation, was used instead to evade an official embargo on arms sales to Iran that dated back to 1979.
My question today is whether the network could have been similarly misused in November 1963."