There have been many contrived justifications to goad Americans into spilling their blood and allowing their money to be confiscated for war: the explosion on the Maine, Pearl Harbor, which our government allowed to happen, the Tonkin Bay incident which we now know didn’t happen as stated, and most recently 9-11, a veritable shock and awe illustration that “evil-doers” are supposedly out to get America. That catastrophe had nothing to do with the citizens of Afghanistan or Iraq. Yet, statements, via the official Ministry of Truth television networks, CBS, ABC, CNN, NBC and FOX, repeated over and over and over, just the right combination of words: WMDs, terrorists, Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein. Those words manipulated Americans into accepting yet another war.
David Rockefeller said: “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” So David was 9-11 the “right” major crisis or are there others planned that might be more right?
The Vietnam anti-war movement is an example of an orchestrated opposition tactic. Some anti-war activists were government plants who were also acknowledged CIA assets. They easily attract followers and attract a mountain of press – intentionally negative to suggest that they are non-supportive and completely unpatriotic. Any anti-war movement, including the current, small but thoroughly justified, creates an opportunity for division. Media attention is designed to develop hatred towards anti-war activists like Cindy Sheehan. I admire her tenacity! Whether they are paid assets or not, they are labeled as unpatriotic. Combined with the media, they actually serve the pro-war agenda. If the anti-war mentality equals disloyalty, the mass majority will support the war which is the actual goal of the orchestrated opposition.
The government has always provided enemies and justifications for war: Operation Northwoods was a plan, written with the approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The plan suggested that innocent people be shot on American streets, or that boats full of refugees fleeing Cuba be sunk, or that a wave of violent terrorism be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. Innocent people, patsies, would then be framed and immediately eliminated (like Lee Harvey Oswald) for things they had not done. Or planes could be hijacked or shot down. Our government, using any of these strategies, could then attribute the terrorist attacks to Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his criminal cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, to launch a war. [i] It is, unfortunately, a typical false-flag technique.
George W. Bush, in speaking before the UN General Assembly on November 10, 2001 said: “We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty.”
With the Bush administration and every previous administration – truth becomes whatever lies they can get away with. Liars need excellent memories, unless of course one is a politician. Then it is the public that requires communal recollection. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a Russian writer, and Soviet dissident, was imprisoned for 8 years for criticizing Stalin in a personal letter. He said: “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.” [ii] The comfort zone of conformity keeps the masses ignorant and pliable. Majority belief, however sincere, is not assurance of verity. It is quite the opposite!
Financial benefits always follow military destruction. The U.S. military, accommodating the corporations, bomb and destroy. Then no-bid multi-million dollar contracts are passed out to well-connected corporations for reconstruction. Follow the money! War is always about money. Therefore, profitless peaceful alternatives are never an option. The Global War on Terror is a big farce based on an event as contrived as the Operation Northwoods plan.
The shameful intimacy between government and the military industrial complex results in legislatively-approved mass killing for profit. While some countries concentrate on building infrastructure and exportable products, we focus on a weapons buildup in preparation for preemptive invasion or alleged defense against bogeymen enemies of our own creation. The military buildup, deployed or not, results in enormous financial benefits for international military contractors. The citizens of other countries are manufacturing computers, cars, televisions and other life-enhancing commodities while we produce weapons of mass inhumanity. Japan and Germany, creditor nations, are technologically advanced, enjoy better health, have a manufacturing base, don't have trade imbalances, and use their resources to benefit and feed their citizens.
Our massive military budget, the biggest in the world, is funneled directly into the pockets of government connected companies like the Carlyle Group, Halliburton, Brown & Root, Bechtel and others. The international bankers, who control the puppet politicians, reap huge financial profits. Additionally, the spoils of destabilization, offensive invasion, government infiltration and war fall under the control of the victor. This includes all of the natural resources, including the drug producing plants of the vanquished country. Drugs produce billions in laundered dollars.
How annoying for the major drug dealers that the Taliban halted poppy growth in favor of low profit edibles. However, cultivation levels have increased since the invasion and have a potential production of 4,950 metric tons of opium. This represents a 239 percent increase in the poppy crop and a 73 percent increase in potential opium production over 2003 estimates. [iii] Our invasion had nothing to do with the Taliban concealment of Osama bin Laden who supposedly, from a cave, shut down our entire defense system on 9/11 and has controlled the cover story ever since. The FBI maintains that it has no hard evidence of his involvement.
The Taliban offered, on September 20, 2001, to relinquish Osama bin Laden to a neutral Islamic country to stand trial, provided the U.S. supply them with substantial evidence that he was responsible for the attacks on New York and Washington. The U.S. rejected the offer. Invasion was preferable and already planned – circulating drug currency is much more profitable for the privileged elite than feeding Afghanis who might be categorized, along with other disadvantaged third world individuals, as useless eaters. The Power Elite claim that population has to decrease throughout the world, especially in the undeveloped countries. They claim there is an excess of population. [iv]
The solution, then, they say is the euphemistically named "population control," which in essence is the use of government power to discourage, compel, or restrict the the growth, or the numbers of people already in existence. [v]
Dr. Jacques Cousteau said: “350,000 people will have to be eliminated every day in order to sustain the planet. It's a terrible thing to say but somebody has to say it.”
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., said: “We all have to be concerned about terrorism, but you will never end terrorism by terrorizing others.” [vi] More Americans die as a result of automobile accidents, tobacco related illnesses, cancer and heart disease than from terrorism. Over 100,000 people unexpectedly die at the hands of the medical establishment each year. A comparable number die from adverse legal drug reactions. Then we must also consider the once healthy U.S. non military citizens whose well-being has been compromised due to exposure to the numerous New Mexico and Nevada desert detonations [vii] of nuclear weapons. [viii]
Population-decreasing wars are designed to enhance presidential ratings – Bush Sr., role model for son George, used this device in Panama and Iraq. Wars also distract us from escalating domestic problems: a skyrocketing deficit, decreasing standard of living, loss of our manufacturing base, genuine environmental issues, collapse of the U.S. economy, and loss of social services exacerbated by hoards of unrestrained illegal occupiers who were invited into the country by Señor Bush as part of his guest worker facade. Tenacious Mexicans will undoubtedly ultimately fill those positions vacated by tired, wounded second and third tour of duty soldiers or those sent home unceremoniously in body bags.
In conjunction with our wars our veterans face the very serious situation of homelessness. They willingly agreed to “fight for our country” and face possible death, but are quickly forgotten after their service. Apparently they are viewed as spent cannon fodder whose worth is no longer of value. Lacking marketable skills, opportunities and frequently suffering from war-related illnesses, they easily fall into justifiable discouragement, alcoholism and drug use. Whereas they used to fill the ranks of the military, they now fill the ranks of the homeless. Our government ignores or disputes their depleted uranium diseases caused by our use of dual-duty weapons created from our nuclear waste.
Our government has known for years, since the Gulf War, that depleted uranium, our nuclear waste, is deadly harmful to both our troops and those we use it against. “The Preventive Psychiatry Newsletter has written to its subscribers telling them that the real reason the former Veterans Affairs Secretary, Anthony Principi, recently resigned was because he has been involved in a massive scandal covering up the fact that Gulf War Syndrome was caused by the use of depleted uranium, according to the SF Bay View.” [ix] Despite this knowledge, along with substantial physical evidence and grievances by those whose lives are permanently shattered, the pentagon continues its use. The U.S. Army placed a $38 million order for more depleted uranium tank shells the end of February 2006. [x] Yes, what a pity they don’t warn our troops to give them the option of serving at their own risk, in addition to be wounded or killed by the “enemy.” Surely, it must have been just a government oversight?
Economic sanctions, another terrible inhumane tactic aimed at civilians, became part of the U.N. Charter in 1945 as a method of control. Deliberately depriving civilians of food and basic necessities until they are starving, miserable, desperate or dead is unconscionable. Yet, sanctions have been used fourteen times – twelve times since 1990. [xi]
This dreadful device says more about us than about our contrived enemies. The Iraqis, nor others, will ever hear a shred of remorse for these unforgivable crimes. The only mention of forgiveness had nothing to do with America. Given our propensity for similar brutality it is apropos that George H. W. Bush remarked: “Let’s forgive the Nazi war criminals.” [xii] He also spoke of the impending war in 1991 with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, the on again/off again enemy, as a sign that the world was on the “threshold of a New World Order.” That war began January 12, 1991, and supposedly ended with a cease fire on February 22, 1991. In reality, it never ended. We opportunistically bombed Iraq from 1991 onward, along with our other offensive strategies. [xiii]
Body of Secrets by James Bamford, Doubleday, 2001, p.82.
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