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Insert Country Here. Insert Leader Here. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment


‎”Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All I have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” –Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

I’ve probably already posted this video, but it’s very important to bring it to your attention again.

Replace “Iraq” with “Iran.”  Replace “Sadam Hussein” with “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”  They are laughing at you for being so gullible.

Fox News Propaganda: Iraq 2003 = Iran 2007

Iraq War Media Propaganda – Al Jazeera Perspective

Last Goodbye: US Soldiers from Iraq War

A Nation Rocked To Sleep

Wake Up! Stop Believing The Lies!

The Sheep’s Guide to the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ (to be shared with all your Neocon friends)

August 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Is Globalist Stooge

Steve Watson
Friday, Aug 20th, 2010

The Imam of the now infamous “ground zero mosque” is a member of the ultra elitist Council On Foreign Relations and receives financial backing from powerful globalist sources including the Rockefellers, the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation.

This information provides a compelling backdrop to the theory that the move to establish the mosque is a deliberate attempt to further stoke religious tensions and divert attention away from the real enemy of free humanity, the corporate globalist elite who continue to profit from global war and division.

The proposed mosque, to be known as Cordoba House is the project of the Cordoba Initiative, an organisation founded by ‘Imam’ Feisal Abdul Rauf (pictured above), who, in addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100, is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Religious Advisory Committee.

The Cordoba Initiative’s website cites “Christian support for the Cordoba House” in the form of Christian publication, “Sojourners”, which is owned by evangelical Christian writer and political activist Jim Wallis, also coincidentally a sitting member of the CFR’s Religious Advisory Committee.

The CFR, as regular readers know, is populated exclusively by major players with the biggest corporations, banks and defence contractors in the world – all of whom are making vast profits and securing more power from continued global conflict. The CFR also exerts far reaching influence over the U.S. government.

Tony Cartalucci at landdestroyer blog breaks down the fact that every single leading player in both the neocon infested Bush administration and the “change” gang under Barrack Obama is a CFR luminary. Cartalucci also provides further stunning research relating to Cordoba House and its CFR Imam, which breaks down as follows.

Feisal Abdul Rauf also heads up the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) which enjoys a partnership with the Cordoba Initiative and provided $100 million to secure the site close to ground zero for the mosque to be built.

That $100 million came directly from the back pockets of ASMA’s financial backers.

According to ASMA’s website they include the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund – essentially the tip of the pyramid of the international globalist elite.

This story is a perfect microcosm of the new world order agenda.

The mainstream media continues to push the mosque story hour after hour, day after day, from the perspective of both the left and the right, manufacturing a controversy that plays on a now indentured fear of Islam that has been cooked up over the last nine years via endless phony “muslim” terror plots and concocted “al qaeda” threats.

Real muslims are witnesses to a vicious backlash, stirred up and served from this corporate media cauldron, creating the impression they are under attack by non-muslims and forcing them to have to defend their religion, and the whole thing snowballs onwards.

The connections to 9/11 are clear, and also serve to enforce the mythical notion that 19 radical muslims controlled by some guys in a cave in Afghanistan were able to direct military precision attacks on America with devastating consequences.

Meanwhile behind all of this are the global elite, rubbing their hands in glee as a manufactured “clash of civilizations” unfolds and the whole of humanity lunges at each other’s throats.

The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ – Why You Should Be Really Angry

June 25, 2010 by Infowars Ireland

By Tony Cartalucci
June 22, 2010

The anger and disbelief that most Americans feel may seem reasonable when they hear a mosque will be built next to “ground zero” in New York City. After all, this was the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks, perpetrated by Muslim extremists that saw three towers implode on themselves at the cost of nearly  three thousand lives. The fact that the mosque, officially known as the Cordoba House, is being built as a “tribute” and will be opening on September 11, 2011 is so deliberately inciting and audacious, that more discerning Americans found it suspicious.

What these more discerning Americans found when investigating the “Ground Zero Mosque” and the organization behind it, the Cordoba Initiative, will shock you, anger you, and honestly, should scare you.

The Mainstream Media Weighs In

Peter Worthington of the Toronto Sun’s “Ground Zero mosque an ill tribute to 9/11 victims”

Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe’s ” A mosque at ground zero?”

Considering the headlines, the media acknowledges the inflammatory, easily misconstrued intentions of the Cordoba Initiative. The media only speculates as to why the Cordoba Initiative is so seemingly ignorant of the perceptions many Americans have of their plans.

America is divided along two predictable knee-jerk reactions. One is of anger, hatred, and a call for a tougher hardline approach to an expanding “clash of civilizations” between the West and Islam. Another is one of unconditional tolerance. What neither side did, including the pundits feeding both sides, was take five minutes to research who was funding the Cordoba Initiative and who founded it in the first place.

Behind the Cordoba House

The Cordoba Initiative was founded by ‘Imam’ Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is also sitting on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Religious Advisory Committee and the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100. Cited as “Christian support for the Cordoba House” on the Cordoba Initiative’s website, is an article from Jim Wallis’ Christian publication, “Sojourners.” Jim Wallis also sits on the CFR’s Religious Advisory Committee. Conflict of interest doesn’t enter the “Imam’s” vocabulary when it comes to rubber stamping “Christian support” on his project.

The Cordoba Initiative is partners with the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), who Feisal Abdul Rauf also chairs, and under which the site for the $100 million Cordoba House was purchased. The list of financial supporters for the ASMA reads like a who’s who of globalist foundations and includes the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The CFR Connection

But it was Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Council on Foreign Relations connection that is most striking. The CFR is a corporate think-tank that supplies our elected representatives with a steady stream of policy and whose membership consists not of intellectual thinkers, but of notorious policy wonks, globalist mega-corporations and bankers. Below is a list of a few of the CFR’s corporate members.

Bank of America
Goldman Sachs
Chevron Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
General Electric Company
JPMorgan Chase & Company
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Shell Oil Company
Rockefeller Group International, Inc.
The Blackstone Group L.P.
Boeing Company
DynCorp International
Raytheon Company
Rothschild North America, Inc.

Many of these corporations have made trillions of dollars from the Iraq and Afghan wars, some even played integral parts in calling for the wars. If the public can be played right, they all stand to make trillions more with an invasion of Iran, the subsequent rebuilding of its shattered infrastructure and the seizure of their southern oil fields. The Bill of Rights being repealed in the wake of this “war on terror” and justified with this continued “clash of civilizations” has enabled the various bankers on the above list to loot America and Europe with impunity and neutralize those who rise up in protest as “domestic terrorists.”

And what about individual CFR members?

That is former vice-president Dick Cheney. He and nearly the entire Bush-Neocon pro-war inner circle are all CFR members, including Paul Wolfowitz, Elliott Abrams, Vin Weber, John R. Bolton, General Colin L. Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Robert Zoellick.

The CFR’s war mongering membership is non-partisan. Under front-man Barrack Obama, General David H. Petraeus, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Timothy F. Geithner, Paul Volcker, Henry M. Paulson, Jr. are all CFR members doing their part to continue the wars and loot the country.

Feisal Abdul Rauf’s membership in the CFR along with the various globalist foundations funding the ASMA and Cordoba Initiative point to the building of the Cordoba House as a deliberate and provocative move by the globalist elite to create more fear, anger, and hatred towards Muslims while expanding the manufactured “clash of civilizations.”

Angry Americans will continue viewing Islam as an irrational, omnipresent enemy constantly menacing them. They will continue to believe that war and the erosion of their own natural rights are the only answers to this manufactured crisis. In reality the global elite that compose the CFR are consolidating their control over humanity. They realize the effect of 9/11 on America’s psyche is fading and they sincerely hope that by building the provocative Cordoba House, emotions and ignorance will rule the day and their wars and crimes will carry on in earnest, completely justified in the minds of the witless masses.


Who Paid for the Imam’s Religious Outreach Trip? You Did.

N.Y. Mosque Imam in Mideast for Outreach Tour

The 15-day trip is being funded by the State Department

Associated Press – August 19, 2010

MANAMA, Bahrain – The imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks began a U.S.-funded outreach tour of the Middle East Thursday to talk about religious tolerance in America.

The U.S. State Department said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf arrived in Bahrain for the start of a 15-day tour in which he will discuss Muslim life in America.

Click here to continue reading this story.

And Who is Inciting Anger in the Hearts of the Sheep?  Well that would be Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney (CFR Member, Dick Cheney’s Daughter)

Neocons Shamelessly Exploit 9/11 Pain to Ban Manhattan Mosque

Kurt Nimmo
August 19, 2010

Keep America Safe, a propaganda organization designed to keep the manufactured war on terror alive, has produced a tear-jerk video featuring victim families and heart-tug piano music. The victims urge Muslims not to build a multi-million dollar mosque less than two blocks from the Ground Zero.

Mega-neocon, Bill Kristol, sits on the board of Keep America Safe, as does the daughter of the former vice president, Liz Cheney, also a top-notch neocon. Kristol is the co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, a neocon think tank that along with the American Enterprise Institute staffed the Bush administration and pushed for the invasion of Iraq (current death toll: more than a million).

Kristol recently founded PNAC 2.0, the Foreign Policy Initiative, an organization claiming “robust support for America’s democratic allies and opposition to rogue regimes that threaten American interests,” in other words Muslim countries that stand in the way of the neocon and Israeli project in the Middle East.

Kristol and Cheney should be ashamed of themselves for producing the video below that exploits the pain of 9/11 victim families. But then sociopaths and psychopaths never experience shame.

Confused? You Shouldn’t Be.  Ever Hear of Good Cop, Bad Cop or Playing Both Sides of the Fence?

These are tactics used to manipulate the sheep, differently, to the same outcome.  Much like voting either Republican or Democrat.

But, let me break it down for you. The Muslim CFR Member says he’d like to build a Muslim Mosque at the Ground Zero site.  You and I (U.S. Department of State) pay for his trips to “educate people as to the tolerance of religions”.  Meanwhile, the daughter of another CFR member (Liz Cheney) and her neocon partner over at Keep America Safe, Bill Kristol, produce a video that, most certainly, brings back the emotions and anger of 9/11 (because they think you are still stupid enough to believe that this CIA/Mossad False Flag Attack was carried out by the CIA Invented – American Made –  Al Qaeda – 18 Muslims from a cave, and their Muslim CIA Operative Leader Osama Bin Laden, AKA Tim Osman – who, by the way, was on kidney dialysis.  The mainstream media rants and raves and raves and rants about a “Muslim Mosque Being Built at Ground Zero”  and “How Dare This Happen” and “Those Dirty Muslim 9/11 Perpetrators”…   and by now, you neocon followers are so riled up (man, I can imagine the rants of Bill O’Reilly right about now – but don’t know for sure because I’ve learned that he is a NWO Shill/Illuminati Disinfo Agent and don’t watch him anymore) and you are now ready for a fight.

They’ve steadily been feeding you a regular regimen of the need to hate Muslims, this is just y0ur next scheduled feeding.  Remember the Fort Hood Shooting? Remember the Underwear Bomber?

People, they’ve done this so many times in our history and that is why so many people are waking up to the truth.  They always use false flags to get you to buy into their agenda – and make it look like “your decision.”

So what is their agenda this time? If you don’t know the answer to this, you’ve been watching way too much CIA Controlled Mainstream Media Programming (go read the Army Field Operations Manual 33-1) and you need to finally, and without haste, get away from that garbage.

I’ll give you a hint. They want to go to war with a “dirty Muslim”.

Isn’t it time to wake up?  I’m starting to get really embarrassed about how difficult it has become for so many of my fellow men to work a simple puzzle.

The Official 9/11 Story – Accept Without Question

Nathan Janes – – June 24, 2010

In the days following 9/11, government officials claimed they never imagined anyone attacking the nation by flying planes into buildings even though warnings of such an event had been given from both within and outside of the US. On August 6, 2001, President Bush was warned by the President’s Daily Brief, headlined, “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US.” In the year before 9/11, Italy, Morocco, and Britain released detailed and urgent warnings to the US of planned attacks using planes as weapons where the World Trade Center was given as a specific target. These warnings were forwarded to certain government officials yet no warnings were issued to the American people. The security of our borders and airports were never increased to protect from such a threat. However, surface to air missiles were placed on the roof of the Sarasota Florida resort in which President Bush was staying the night before the attacks. This was not a typical security procedure at the time.

On September 11, 2001, war games were being held by the military and intelligence agencies, which included scenarios of a domestic air crisis, a plane striking a government building, and a large-scale emergency in New York. When it was recognized that morning by air traffic control that several commercial airliners were not responding and were off course, a response was delayed significantly as it was confused with the large scale war game taking place. Fighter jets could have easily intercepted the hijacked planes under ordinary circumstances but the jets of nearby Air Force bases were otherwise occupied. Between September 2000 and June 2001, fighter jets were sent by the FAA to intercept errant aircraft 67 times; such a task was routine whenever a plane would lose radio contact or fly off course. Isn’t it strange that war games mimicking similar terrorist attacks were taking place at the exact time of the actual events of 9/11 causing confusion and leaving such sensitive locations vulnerable to attack? If this was only an incredible series of coincidences, why did the official investigation avoid reporting on this issue?

The questions that arise from looking closely at the events that preceded the attacks are dwarfed by the volumes of unanswered questions about the attackers, the collapse of the buildings, and the financial gains that resulted from the event.When presented with these troubling questions, most Americans will respond, “Do you really think the government would lie to us and deliberately kill innocent Americans for an agenda?” The American invasion of Iraq, an undeclared act of war, began with the claim that Iraq was a threat due to their possession of weapons of mass destruction. It was found that these weapons did not exist and any ties between the 9/11 terrorists and Saddam Hussein were also found false. As of April 2010, more than 31,000 US troops had been seriously injured and over 4,300 soldiers had died.

Unclassified documents reveal that the United States has planned and engaged in a number of false flag attacks throughout recent history. On August 4, 1964, the Vietnamese were accused of engaging in two unprovoked attacks on the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. This incident became a pretext for a war that resulted in over 58,000 US soldier deaths. Nearly 140 top-secret documents declassified by the federal government in 2005 revealed that the second Gulf of Tonkin attack, which catalyzed the US into the Vietnam War, never took place. Similarly, in 1898 Spain was accused of destroying the USS Maine. However, evidence is clear that the naval ship was not attacked by Spain but likely exploded due to a coal fire or an external mine. Although the reason for the Maine’s explosion was unknown at the time, newspapers and American industrial magnates were quick to blame Spain knowing that a war would likely result, and their financial interests in Cuba would be protected from the Spanish. The propaganda of this time may be best represented by the slogan ‘Remember the Maine- To Hell with Spain.’

In 1962, the Pentagon created Operation Northwoods,an effort to build public support for a war against Cuba with the goal of ousting Fidel Castro from power. These plans included destroying a naval ship, hijacking planes, and committing acts of terrorism within US cities that would result in the deaths of innocent citizens. These plans were kept secret for nearly 40 years. Comparably, principals in US foreign policy under the Bush administration created plans in the late 1990s, which clearly stated their intent to invade Iraq for the purpose of “regime change.” In their documentation they openly state that the public and Congress would not accept their agenda therefore transition would be slow “absent a catalyzing and catastrophic event like a new Pearl Harbor.”

Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff under President Obama is quoted as saying, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste — and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” It is clear that the events of 9/11 opened the door for the degradation of Americans’ civil rights, unprecedented intrusions into citizens’ private lives, as well as undeclared and unjustified war. What is not clear is how an event as catastrophic as 9/11 was permitted to happen. If the mainstream media continues to be our source of information, we will certainly never know the answers to such questions.

The majority of Americans have failed to look beyond the television news, radio, and newspapers of major media outlets for information about 9/11. Many have adopted the views of these sources without critical analysis or any outside research. After all, why think for yourself when you can gather your thoughts and opinions from the evening news? In our culture, we have been trained to believe rather than think. The obvious is rejected and the fictitious is accepted. We, the people of this great nation, need to interrupt the transmission of disinformation and demand answers. Do your own research; dig beyond the news presented by the mass media. Although it remains unpopular to ask questions about September 11th, we must summon courage, for, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Dedicated to the lives lost on September 11th, 2001.

The Money That Is Sold Abroad Is You!

Mark Dice Tries to Sell One Ounce Gold Coin for $50 – No Takers

June 16, 2010 2 comments

Good-Bye: Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It

Paul Craig Roberts

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,” “anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist.”

Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.

Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.

Truth is inconvenient for ideologues.

Today many whose goal once was the discovery of truth are now paid handsomely to hide it. “Free market economists” are paid to sell offshoring to the American people. High-productivity, high value-added American jobs are denigrated as dirty, old industrial jobs. Relicts from long ago, we are best shed of them. Their place has been taken by “the New Economy,” a mythical economy that allegedly consists of high-tech white collar jobs in which Americans innovate and finance activities that occur offshore. All Americans need in order to participate in this “new economy” are finance degrees from Ivy League universities, and then they will work on Wall Street at million dollar jobs.

Economists who were once respectable took money to contribute to this myth of “the New Economy.”

And not only economists sell their souls for filthy lucre. Recently we have had reports of medical doctors who, for money, have published in peer-reviewed journals concocted “studies” that hype this or that new medicine produced by pharmaceutical companies that paid for the “studies.”

The Council of Europe is investigating the drug companies’ role in hyping a false swine flu pandemic in order to gain billions of dollars in sales of the vaccine.

The media helped the US military hype its recent Marja offensive in Afghanistan, describing Marja as a city of 80,000 under Taliban control. It turns out that Marja is not urban but a collection of village farms.

And there is the global warming scandal, in which  NGOs. the UN, and the nuclear industry colluded in concocting  a doomsday scenario in order to create profit in pollution.

Wherever one looks, truth has fallen to money.

Wherever money is insufficient to bury the truth, ignorance, propaganda, and short memories finish the job.

I remember when, following CIA director William Colby’s testimony before the Church Committee in the mid-1970s, presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan issued executive orders preventing the CIA and U.S. black-op groups from assassinating foreign leaders.  In 2010 the US Congress was told by Dennis Blair, head of national intelligence, that the US now assassinates its own citizens in addition to foreign leaders.

When Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that US citizens no longer needed to be arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of a capital crime, just murdered on suspicion  alone of being a “threat,” he wasn’t impeached. No investigation pursued. Nothing happened. There was no Church Committee. In the mid-1970s the CIA got into trouble for plots to kill Castro. Today it is American citizens who are on the hit list. Whatever objections there might be don’t carry any weight. No one in government is in any trouble over the assassination of U.S. citizens by the U.S. government.

As an economist, I am astonished that the American economics profession has no awareness whatsoever that the U.S. economy has been destroyed by the offshoring of U.S. GDP to overseas countries. U.S. corporations, in pursuit of absolute advantage or lowest labor costs and maximum CEO “performance bonuses,” have moved the production of goods and services marketed to Americans to China, India, and elsewhere abroad. When I read economists describe offshoring as free trade based on comparative advantage, I realize that there is no intelligence or integrity in the American economics profession.

Intelligence and integrity have been purchased by money. The transnational or global U.S. corporations pay multi-million dollar compensation packages to top managers, who achieve these “performance awards” by replacing U.S. labor with foreign labor. While Washington worries about “the Muslim threat,” Wall Street, U.S. corporations and “free market” shills destroy the U.S. economy and the prospects of tens of millions of Americans.

Americans, or most of them, have proved to be putty in the hands of the police state.

Americans have bought into the government’s claim that security requires the suspension of civil liberties and accountable government. Astonishingly, Americans, or most of them, believe that civil liberties, such as habeas corpus and due process, protect “terrorists,” and not themselves. Many also believe that the Constitution is a tired old document that prevents government from exercising the kind of police state powers necessary to keep Americans safe and free.

Most Americans are unlikely to hear from anyone who would tell them any different.

I was associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. I was Business Week’s first outside columnist, a position I held for 15 years. I was columnist for a decade for Scripps Howard News Service, carried in 300 newspapers. I was a columnist for the Washington Times and for newspapers in France and Italy and for a magazine in Germany. I was a contributor to the New York Times and a regular feature in the Los Angeles Times. Today I cannot publish in, or appear on, the American “mainstream media.”

For the last six years I have been banned from the “mainstream media.” My last column in the New York Times appeared in January, 2004, coauthored with Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer representing New York. We addressed the offshoring of U.S. jobs. Our op-ed article produced a conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and live coverage by C-Span. A debate was launched. No such thing could happen today.

For years I was a mainstay at the Washington Times, producing credibility for the Moony newspaper as a Business Week columnist, former Wall Street Journal editor, and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. But when I began criticizing Bush’s wars of aggression, the order came down to Mary Lou Forbes to cancel my column.

The American corporate media does not serve the truth.  It serves the government and the interest groups that empower the government.

America’s fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government’s account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the US on interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for investigation in the media. It is pointless to complain of war and a police state when one accepts the premise upon which they are based.

These trillion dollar wars have created financing problems for Washington’s deficits and threaten the U.S. dollar’s role as world reserve currency. The wars and the pressure that the budget deficits put on the dollar’s value have put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. Former Goldman Sachs chairman and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is after these protections for the elderly. Fed chairman Bernanke is also after them. The Republicans are after them as well. These protections are called “entitlements” as if they are some sort of welfare that people have not paid for in payroll taxes all their working lives.

With over 21 per cent unemployment as measured by the methodology of 1980, with American jobs, GDP, and technology having been given to China and India, with war being Washington’s greatest commitment, with the dollar over-burdened with debt, with civil liberty sacrificed to the “war on terror,” the liberty and prosperity of the American people have been thrown into the trash bin of history.

The militarism of the U.S. and Israeli states, and Wall Street and corporate greed, will now run their course. As the pen is censored and its might extinguished, I am signing off.

Paul Craig Roberts was an editor of the Wall Street Journal and an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.  His latest book, HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press. He can be reached at:

The American Mafia Wife Syndrome

March 18, 2010 1 comment
The Blood of Patriots and Tyrants ♦  March 18, 2010

More than any other insult or deflection or attack you receive when you dare to criticize god government, is that if you don’t like it here, why don’t you just leave? People usually arrive at this conclusion after you’ve assaulted them with so many incontrovertible facts that, rather than wake up and look into what you’re saying, they just run home to mama and attack your patriotic sensibilities. Opening your eyes to the level of criminality and corruption that is taking place creates a terrifying new reality, one that shatters a controlled paradigm and violently yanks you out of the comfortable womb that was created for you by the social engineers since the day you passed through the birth canal. Indeed it is terrifying, like standing at the door of an airplane, ready to parachute to Earth. You’re seized by fear, but once you reach the ground you can’t wait to do it again. The truth sets you free.

Not only do Americans refuse to listen to arguments suggesting that the American elite was behind some of the biggest crimes of the 20th century, and the 21st, they become irate, even violent, almost in a frenzy of anger; a sort of Two Minutes Hate ensues. And thismafia wife syndrome, along with engineered apathy and indifference, and the love of distraction and the feeling of hopelessness to do anything about anything even if any of what we’re saying is true, which is so deeply ingrained in the American psychology, is the perfect cover for government criminality. We are the enablers: we see what is right in front of us, and we deny it. We come to the government’s defense, like a lap dog barking with the ferocity of a pit bull.

You see it every day: 9-11 was an inside job. Laughter ensues. From people who likely haven’t looked into the facts of the attack since a few days or maybe weeks after it occured. The swine flu was an engineered bioweapon. Look of disgusted amusement follows. From people who likely know nothing more about H1N1 than the fact it exists. The economic collapse was engineered as a method of consolidation of power and transfer of wealth from the middle class to the ultra-rich elite. Deer caught in headlights look. Global warming is a complete hoax as a scheme to eliminate national sovereignty and establish a world government funded by carbon taxes, and to eliminate most of the world’s population. Look of fear as if they’re in the presence of a dangerous psychopath.

It’s easier to come to grips with the present if you have a basic understanding of the past. The biggest conspiracy, the most heinous, grotesque act the elite perpetrated on us, is the belief, implemented into policy, that the proles are sub-human, and will be given a lower standard of living, a pseudo-education, particularly in history, poor nutrition, poisoned food and water, mind-eroding drugs, injections (vaccines), completely controlled media, etc, so that not only are the plebs sordida incapable of critical thinking or caring, because they’re chemically-lobotomized, but they’re not provided with an adequate or truthful view of history, particularly the real story of the Civil War and how the United States entered into both World Wars and Vietnam. Why did the Germans sink the Lusitania? Because they’re lunatics. Why did the Japanese attack us at Pearl Harbor? Because they’re lunatics. Why did the North Vietnamese attack our cruisers in the Gulf of Tonkin? Because they’re lunatics. Why do the Iranians call us the Great Satan? Because they’re lunatics. Why is al Qaeda trying to destroy us? Because they’re lunatics. And the common denominator among all, besides violent insanity? They hate freedom. And anyone that operates outside of this paradigm is a blame America first, self-loathing liberal.

False Flag, False History

    Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. – George Orwell

World War I is considered by many historians to be the greatest disaster in the history of the West. Most Americans don’t even know how World War I started at all, much less how America entered into it. From the outbreak of the war, America had adopted a policy of neutrality, but this was a charade. While Britain was violating international law with its starvation blockade of Germany, for which America and other “neutral” powers “seed[ed] to satisfy themselves with theoretical protest”, Germany retaliated by declaring the waters surrounding the British islands a war zone, and that any enemy merchant vessels found in these waters were subject to submarine attacks. This policy was rapidly and forcefully condemned by Wilson. Wilson’s double standard and façade of neutrality played a key role in American involvement in the war. John Bassett Moore of Columbia University, who also served as a judge at the International Court of Justice after the war, argued that “what most decisively contributed to the involvement of the United States in the war was the assertion of a right to protect belligerent ships on which Americans saw fit to travel and the treatment of armed belligerent merchantmen as peaceful vessels. Both assumptions were contrary to reason, and no other professed neutral advanced them.” A neutral must hold the scales even and favor neither side.

Thus brought about the events that led to the sinking of the Lusitania and America’s eventual involvement in the war. The morning the Lusitania was set to make its fateful final voyage, Count Johann von Bernstorff warned that British vessels were “liable to destruction”, and cautioned that travelers on ships sailing through the war zone did so at their own risk. An ad was taken out by the German government in the NY Times, placed directly opposed to an ad from The Cunard Line advertising the Lusitania, stating,

    Travelers intending to embark on the Atlantic voyage are reminded that a state of war exists between Germany and her allies and Great Britain and her allies; that the zone of war includes the waters adjacent to the British Isles; that, in accordance with formal notice given by the Imperial German Government, vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or any of her allies, are liable to destruction in those waters and that travelers sailing in the war zone on ships of Great Britain or her allies do so at their own risk.

Americans and sea goers from other countries generally ignored this warning, mostly due to the Lusitania’s superior speed – far faster than a German u-boat – but the Germans carried out on their threat. Having slowed substantially due to heavy fog in the Irish Channel, the Lusitania was struck by a single torpedo, causing unusually severe damage. The Titanic stayed afloat for two hours despite catastrophic damage to its hull, yet the Lusitania, also a substantially large ship, was brought down in less than 20 minutes. This is almost certainly due to the fact that, in addition to its civilian passengers, it was also carrying munitions. Survivors reported hearing a muffled, secondary explosion that emanated from the bottom of the ship. Indeed, a later investigation found that over 5,000 cases of ammunition were stored aboard the vessel. Secretary of State William Jennings pointed this out to Wilson, as well as the hypocrisy of his double standard towards Britain’s starvation blockade, that Germany had agreed to halt submarine warfare if Britain would end the starvation blockade, to which Britain refused. “Why be shocked by the drowning of a few people, if there is to be no objection to starving a nation?” Convinced he was part of an administration hell-bent on war, Bryan resigned.

It soon became apparent to many in the US government that Wilson was, indeed, intent on entering the war. Thomas P Gore introduced a non-binding resolution in Congress calling upon the president to declare that Americans traveling on armed merchant ships through the war zone did so at their own risk. It was enormously popular. Wilson used all threats and influences at his disposal to defeat it, prompting the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee to respond, “Mr President, I have followed you in your domestic policies but – by God! I shall not follow you into war with Germany.” Americans did not follow, but were dragged, into war by Wilson. He began arming American merchant ships with US Navy guns and staffing them with Navy crews, and sent them into the war zone with orders to sink any surfacing submarines they encountered. Four American ships had been sunk by the time Wilson requested a declaration of war from Congress.

It is now widely accepted that Wilson wanted into the war for the simple reason of self-aggrandizement: he wanted into the war so he could influence the war’s aftermath. Though he had brought the Germans to the Versailles under the guise of his 14 Points, in which he outlined a doctrine of “peace without victory” – a peace concerned more with justice than with vengeance – the other powers were concerned with making Germany suffer – even more so than she already had under Britain’s criminal starvation blockade. But what really mattered to Wilson was his League of Nations, an idea so dear to him that the other Allied powers knew they could coerce him to abandon his 14 Points simply by threatening to boycott the League. Wilson, far from principled, was drunk on the idea of being viewed as the savior of mankind, a pipe dream that he recklessly sacrificed over a quarter of a million American lives to achieve. In reality Wilson became the bane of Western Civilization.

    America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn’t entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these ‘isms’ wouldn’t today be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government — and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives. – Winston Churchill, August 1938

”Where was Hitler born,” Lady Astor is said to have been asked. “At Versailles,” she replied. In fact, much of the current problems of today trace their roots to the aftermath of WWI. Wilson had intended to give minority populations of Europe the right to self-determination, but in practice this only succeeded in creating more minorities. The newly created Czechoslovakia, for example, had 3 million Germans, mostly in the Sudeten region, which Hitler annexed prior to the outset of WWII. Other large portions of German-speaking Europe were parceled out to Poland, Italy and France. The port city of Danzig, which was 95% German, was declared a “free city” under the control of the League of Nations. Austria was reduced to its German-speaking core, and despite overwhelming support for a union of Austria and German, Wilson expressly forbid it. Britain’s starvation blockade continued for four months after Germany’s surrender. Hundreds of thousands of Germans died during this period alone, which to Hitler justified the expansion of German territory – more land to feed the people. The Fourteen Points outlined a plan of general disarmament, but the Treaty of Versailles only sought to disarm Germany – stripping her of all naval, tank, and air forces, and reducing her standing army to a mere 100,000. The treaty put the full brunt of blame for the war on Germany. This is not to defend anything that Hitler stood for or did, but to point out that the political and social circumstances that brought about his rise to power were undoubtedly fomented at Versailles.

The debacle of WWI and the Treaty of Versailles, which is directly responsible for WWII and in fact makes the two great wars really one war with a twenty year recess, is only one of Wilson’s myriad crimes which makes him the worst president in American history – the creation of the income tax and the Federal Reserve being others. However, like WWI, American public opinion toward the Second World War, which favored neutrality and wanted nothing to do with the destructive affairs of Europe, again kept America out of war, requiring the meddling of another American president to manipulate the masses.

As Wilson’s Secretary of Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt had witnessed the immense power, glory, and adoration heaped upon Wilson in the aftermath of WWI. Throngs of adoring Europeans lined train tracks just to watch Wilson’s train go by. This had a profound influence on FDR, but the overwhelming feeling of neutrality in America (over 80% opposed entering the war) denied him his own glory. The Roosevelt administration would thus embark on an active campaign to lure the Axis powers into attacking America. First, despite our supposed neutrality, Roosevelt had neutrality legislation altered so that America could sell arms to Britain on a cash and carry basis. Then, initially by executive order alone, weapons of war, including warships, were supplied to Britain, the Soviet Union, China and France, in exchange for 99-year leases on foreign military bases in territories such as Newfoundland, Bermuda, and the British West Indies. At this point, all pretenses of neutrality were tossed out the window, as American ships openly incited incidents with German u-boats – “neutral” American warships were ordered to fire upon German submarines on sight. So desperate was FDR to con the American people to support entering the war that he concocted a farcical, bogus story of a secret map detailing a Nazi invasion plan for South America, from which the Nazis could advance on the United States. Aware of Germany’s inability to simply cross the English Channel, few Americans were dumb enough to believe this grotesque propaganda.

More action would be needed to change public opinion in favor of entering the war, and it was decided by the administration that Japan was the most effective route to take. By 1941 FDR had frozen all Japanese assets in the United States and coordinated a boycott of essential goods and services, particularly oil. Cutting off oil substantially increased the likelihood of war with Japan, and FDR knew it. In light of this embargo, the Japanese were left with three choices: one was to surrender to American demands to withdraw from Manchuria and lose face. Another was negotiation, a route actively pursued by the Japanese and refused by Roosevelt. The third was war, expanding Japanese territory further into the Pacific to obtain the resources needed, which were lost to the embargo. The Roosevelt administration had left Japan with little recourse. Manchuria, they believed, was needed as a buffer zone against Stalin’s Soviet Union. They were willing to abandon all of Indochina and China under the condition that they be allowed to save face by leaving expeditionary forces in these territories, but Roosevelt refused negotiation.

It was the express intent of the administration to provoke the Japanese. Secretary of War Henry Stimson expressed this desire in his October 16, 1941 diary entry, saying, “We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first bad move – overt move.” And again on November 25, he wrote of the intent to “maneuver [Japan] into the position of firing the first shot.” Similarly, Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes wrote in his diary on October 16, 1941, “For a long time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan.” Navy Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence, wrote a memorandum outlining 8 points of action for drawing the Japanese into an attack. All 8 points were implemented by Roosevelt. “If by these means Japan could be led to commit an overt act of war, so much the better,” said McCollum.

Not only was a Japanese attack on America wanted, the exact place and date of the attack was known, and kept secret, by the Roosevelt administration. Japanese communication codes were cracked by American Army intelligence. Historian Charles Bateson wrote that “Magic (the security designation given to decoded Japanese transmissions) standing alone points so irresistibly to the Pearl Harbor attack that it is inconceivable anybody could have failed to forecast the Japanese move.” The NSA reached the same conclusion in 1955. Britain, Netherlands, Australia, Peru, Korea and the Soviet Union all warned of an impending Japanese attack, but these were all ignored, so that, on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, American forces at Pearl Harbor were in a general state of calm as the Japanese task force approached. Even radar readings of approaching planes were ignored. A day of infamy, indeed, but not because of a Japanese “surprise” attack on America. Roosevelt sacrificed over 2,400 American lives that day, to fight a war that would eventually cost over a quarter of a million more; a war that was never America’s war. It was Roosevelt’s.

The American reaction to Roosevelt’s false flag scheme couldn’t have been more favorable. Over a million Americans enlisted in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the 20th Century was marred with false flag operations by the US government. In 1953, the CIA and MI6 overthrew democratically elected Muhammad Mossadeq in Iran. Setting their sites on Iran’s oil, which Mossadeq had nationalized, Brigadier General Norman Schwarzkopf (father of the Gulf War commander) and CIA guru Kermit Roosevelt (grandson of president Theodore) were ordered to engage in a covert operation to elevate the Shah – at that point an authoritarian monarch who’s power had been marginalized by Mossadeq’s rise to power and immense popularity – to absolute authority. Operation Ajax enacted staged terror attacks that were then blamed on Mossadeq. The home of a prominent religious leader was bombed, as well as a mosque. Civilians were gunned down. Handbills were distributed blaming Mossadeq for the atrocities, and said “up with Mossadeq, down with Allah.” The CIA’s own website describes the plan:

    The plan comprised propaganda, provocations, demonstrations, and bribery, and employed agents of influence, “false flag” operatives, dissident military leaders, and paid protestors. The measure of success seemed easy enough to gauge—”[a]ll that really mattered was that Tehran be in turmoil…”

Keep this in mind when assessing Bush and Obama’s neo-Wilsonian policy of spreading democracy in the Middle East, as well as when gauging our stance towards the virulently anti-Western Iranian government, its existence in large part the responsibility of American intervention. The Shah was, from this point forward, viewed as a creature of America, and America became an accessory to his every cruelty during the 26 year reign of terror that ensued.

For 40 years, under Operation Gladio (Latin, “sword”), NATO and Western intelligence agencies staged bombings throughout the world that were blamed on Communist and Leftist radicals. Trains, schools, and buses were targeted, knowing that the images of dead children would stir outrage among the populations, which would then turn to the government and demand greater security.

It is now almost universally agreed and accepted that American involvement in Vietnam centered around a false flag operation, thestaged attack by Vietnamese PT boats against American warships in the Gulf of Tonkin. There is now no doubt that there was no attack against American destroyers. In 1965 Johnson himself casually admitted, “For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there.” One of the Navy pilots flying overhead that night, James Stockdale, who later became a POW and then Ross Perot’s vice presidential candidate, said, “I had the best seat in the house to watch that event, and our destroyers were just shooting at phantom targets — there were no PT boats there.” But American newspapers told the public that they must “face the fact that the Communists, by their attack on American vessels in international waters, have themselves escalated the hostilities.”

In November 2001, however, the Times of London reported on a secret recording in which Johnson berated Robert McNamara, his Defense Secretary, for misleading him. “You said: ‘Damn, they are launching an attack on us, they are firing on us.’ When we got through with all the firing, we concluded maybe they hadn’t fired at all.” This knowledge didn’t stop Johnson from continuous escalation, with the end result being 12 years of war, 58,000 Americans killed and 155,000 wounded or missing, as well as over a million and a half dead Vietnamese. Evidence has since emerged that, not only was it known that the probability of victory in Vietnam was slim, American leadership did everything possible to facilitate a prolonged quagmire that would serve the military industrial complex and banking interests which profited from this and all wars.

In 1967 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff LL Limnitzer concocted a strategy of false flag operations designed to rouse support for interventions in Cuba and the Middle East. Operation Northwoods involved shooting Americans, sinking refugee boats fleeing Cuba, and terrorist attacks launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Another scenario featured in the plan, involving the sinking of an American warship, was carried out in coordination with Israel during the Six Day War. President Johnson sent the USS Liberty into the eastern Mediterranean to collect electronic intelligence in the area. Fourteen miles off the coast of Israel, the Liberty was attacked by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats. The heavily damaged warship called for air support from the nearby Sixth Fleet, but when US warplanes were launched they were recalled by the White House. When Rear Admiral Lawrence Geiss called the President to confirm the order, Johnson, who was aware of and had choreographed the attack with Israel, told Geiss, “I want that godamn ship going to the bottom.” The attack was to be blamed on Egypt and used as a pretext for American involvement in the war and control over the entire Middle East. Fortunately, Israeli forces were unable to sink the ship before witnesses arrived and were forced to withdraw. In the aftermath, the captain and his crew were told that if they reported the attack they would spend the rest of their lives in prison, or even be killed. Captain William L McGonagle was given the Congressional Medal of Honor in secret and told not to tell anyone he had won the award.

In October 1976 two bombs were exploded aboard a Cuban passenger plane, killing 76 people including Olympic athletes from three countries. The convicted bomber of the flight, Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban-born Venezuelan and anti-Castro dissident, was a CIA agent. How can we profess to be fighting a global war on terror when our own government has a detailed and documented history of committing terrorist attacks?

    Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.

Take it back

It’s time to wake up, and grow up. Don’t dismiss what you just read just because you were brought up to believe America doesn’t engage in that kind of activity. YOU WERE LIED TO. And no, I will not leave the country. This is my country, and that isn’t the point of all this: the point is our country has been hijacked and turned into a caricature of everything Americans hate about what we thought only happened in the rest of the world. I know you’ve been indoctrinated. I know you’ve been brain damaged. We all have. But they haven’t seized control over every neuron in your brain. They don’t think every thought for you. You know in the pit of your soul that things are terribly wrong in this country. But you think, because the globalists seek to divide and conquer us and that is part of the indoctrination, that it’s liberals’ fault, or conservatives’ fault, or white people, or black people, or men, or women, or young people, old people, libertarians, communists; what you need to know is that this paradigm is false, that there are two puppets on either hand of the same puppet master – the Federal Reserve. It is the headquarters for the global banking cartel seeking to rule the world through wrecking and consolidating the global economy. That is the New World Order.

Learn about the Federal Reserve. Learn about the globalist scheme to control your reality – from your corrupt education to your corrupt media, on the payroll of the CIA, to your corrupt politicians, to your manipulated economy, to your vicious military which hasn’t fought for American freedom in a hundred years, but rather fights for the profit of the banksters which fund the military industrial complex and all of our criminal, illegal war endeavors, at interest. If all of this offends your patriotic sensibilities then I tell you you are no patriot – a patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government – all enemies, foreign anddomestic. What do you think the Founders were talking about when they mentioned domestic enemies? Insurrectionists? Anarchists? White supremacists? Why do you think they specifically protected our natural right to self defense in the Second Amendment? So we could go hunting? To fight against invading barbarians from distant shores? No, they were speaking of corrupt and tyrannical government which might usurp the Constitution and enslave the American people. That tyrannical government is here. It’s been here. The globalists have landed and they’ve been establishing a beachhead for the last 96 years, during which time they have completely eroded all vestiges of constitutional, republican government so that what we have now is simple oligarchy, ruling over a populace that is too dumbed down and distracted – by design – to notice or care.

    The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.

If you’re one of the plugged in sheep that thinks America is exceptional, does no wrong, and will, by the force of our own indomitable will, emerge from this crisis freer and stronger than ever, simply by some divine inevitability, slap yourself. If you’re somewhat awake, and you know the government’s corrupt, but think that it’s always been this way or that there’s nothing you can do about it anyway, grow some balls. Stand up and proclaim your freedom, humanity, and sovereignty. Nothing delights a tyrant more than a feeling of hopelessness among the proles, and he would naturally do all he can to facilitate this pathology among us. The globalists have mastered the human psyche, and manipulated you so that they don’t even have to lay the chains around your neck; you’ve enslaved yourself. Not only have you done so voluntarily, you adore it. You love it, and you’ll defend it to the death. None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. We need only declare ourselves free and sovereign individuals, and say, “We’re not participating in this scam anymore; we’re not enlisting ourselves in your enslavement,” and the whole house of cards crumbles to the ground. Do not pay your taxes. Do not vote. Do not watch corporate controlled media. In fact, turn your idiot box off completely. Get out and get some sun, and get to know your neighbors. Do not send your children to the youth indoctrination camps – aka public schools. Keep your money out of the stock market, and do not deposit your money in the mega banks, all of which are insolvent. And for god’s sake, do not enlist in the military.

And finally, take stock of every aspect of your life that you have no control over. Convenience is nice; automation is swell, but it’s also dangerous to proxy out important aspects of your life to other people, usually people you don’t even know. No doubt you’ve had experiences – your car needing engine work, needing contracting work done on your home, etc – where you got the shaft because you were forced to pay other people to do it for you. What would happen if the currency collapsed and your money became worthless? How will you keep a roof over your head? How will you feed your family? Where will they get drinking water from? Will you have power? Can you protect yourself?

The inevitable question is often asked, “Why would the government purposely bankrupt the entire economy?” The reason is simple: if you cannot fend for yourself, because the economy is ruined and there are no jobs, and no food, and you are unarmed and homeless, and you have no choice but to throw yourself at the feet of the State to survive, the State then has complete control over you, and can oppress you at will. What are you going to do, bite the hand that feeds you? Become self-sufficient, remove yourself from their control grid, arm yourself to the teeth, and you will have gone a long way towards securing your freedom no matter how hard the government drops the hammer on the rest of the country.

    To cling to the past is guaranteed suicide. To remain apathetic is assured enslavement. To learn the truth and then act upon it is the only means of survival at this moment. You will never get a second warning or a second chance. Like it or not, this is it, stark reality. You can no longer turn your head, ignore it, pretend it’s not true, say, “It can’t happen to me,” run, or hide. The wolf is at the door. – Bill Cooper

That’s it: grow up or die.