Money Trails, Whistleblowers & Government Secrets + Lies with Scott Bennett
Government conspiracy and the hidden truth about whistleblowers is aired by Scott Bennett. We follow the money trail that connects terror to Washington D.C., look at the role of Saudi Arabia in funding terror, and revisit the shadows of 9/11. Has the government become too mired in power games and deception to act in service of the people? We explore patriotism in the age of Edward Snowden in this uncensored Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.
Scott Bennett is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. He received a Direct Commission as an Officer, held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI)security clearance, and worked in the highest levels of international counterterrorism in Washington DC and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He has developed and managed psychological warfare theories, products, and operations for U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, the State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and other government agencies.
He served in the G.W. Bush Administration from 2003 to 2008, and was a Social Science Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He has written extensively on the intelligence community’s surveillance activities addressed by Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency-Central Intelligence Agency materials; and since 2010 has filed numerous military-government whistle-blowing reports with Congressional Committees, including: the Intelligence, the Armed Services, the Government Oversight and Reform, the Homeland Security, the Judiciary, the Foreign Affairs, the Banking, and the Terrorism Committees.He has filed legal action against Booz Allen Hamilton and the Department of Defense for their involvement in secret Swiss Bank Terrorist Finance Operations, which he uncovered with the help of Union Bank of Switzerland whistleblower, Brad Birkenfeld.
His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Spanish Minor from San Jose State University in California, a Master of Arts in International Business and Public Policy from George Mason University in Virginia, and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Political Theory from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He currently resides in California.
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Buzzsaw Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcoming Scott Bennett to Buzzsaw.
01:05 Bennett’s participation in the military and his imprisonment.
11:50 Why Bennett was thrown in prison and his attitude towards his work.
14:45 Brad Birkenfeld’s compelling evidence and the restrictions placed on him.
23:40 What role do the Saudi’s play in financing terrorism?
31:40 Why you cannot just replace islamic tradition with western culture.
34:20 Bennett’s impression of what happened in the shadows of 9/11.
47:55 The Soldier’s Creed and its significance in patriotism.
49:30 Thank you and goodbye.