How the Government's Lies Become Truth
In my last column, "A Culture of Delusion," I wrote that "Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision." This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange, to illustrate how lies become "truth."
The western Presstitute media uses every lie to demonize the Iranian government. On September 28 in a fit of unmitigated ignorance, the UK rag, Mail Online, called the president of Iran a "dictator." The Iranian presidency is an office filled by popular election, and the authority of the office is subordinate to the ayatollahs. Assange is demonized alternatively as a rapist and a spy.
The Western media and the US Congress comprise the two largest whorehouses in human history. One of their favorite lies is that the Iranian president, Ahmadinejad, wants to kill all the Jews. Watch this 6 minute, 42 second video of Ahmadinejad's meeting with Jewish religious leaders, "Horrifying Graphic Video of Iranian Leader Savagely Abusing Jews." (Don't be put off by the title. Washington's Blog is making a joke.)
Last week the news was dominated by the non-existent but virtually real Iranian nuclear weapons program. The Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu, blatantly intervened in the US presidential election, demanding that Obama specify the "red line" for attacking Iran.
Netanyahu believes his maximum leverage over Obama, the president of the "world's only superpower," is just prior to the election. Israel cannot attack Iran on its own without the risk of Israel's destruction. But Netanyahu reasons that if he attacks Iran the week before the US election, Obama will have to join in or lose the Jewish vote for not supporting Israel in states such as Florida, which has a large Jewish population and many electoral votes. If the election is close, Netanyahu, a person consumed by arrogance and hubris, might exercise his threat and attack Iran, despite the opposition of former chiefs of Israeli intelligence and military, the opposition party and a majority of the Israeli people.
In other words, the outcome of the "superpower's" presidential election might depend upon whether the sitting president of the "superpower" is sufficiently obedient to the crazed Israeli prime minister.
That the outcome of the US presidential election could depend upon the agenda of the prime minister of a tiny country that exists only because of US financial, military and diplomatic support, especially the UN veto, should disturb those Americans who think that they are the "indispensable people." How indispensable are you when you have to do what the Israeli prime minister wants?
The US media makes certain that this question never enters American minds. Americans have been told that if Iran doesn't have nukes, it has a nuke weapons program. This is what the politicians of both parties, the media and the Israel Lobby tell them. Americans are told this despite the facts that the CIA and the National Intelligence Estimate stick to the conclusion that Iran abandoned its flirtation with a nuclear weapon in 2003 and the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors on the ground in Iran report no evidence of a nuclear weapons program and no evidence of any diversion of enriched uranium to a weapons program.
Moreover, what could Iran do with a nuclear weapon, other than use it against an aggressor? Any offensive use would result in Iran's destruction.
Why do Americans believe Iran has nukes or is making nukes when the CIA says they are not? The answer is that Netanyahu says so, and the elected members of the US government in the House, Senate and White House are afraid to contradict the Israeli prime minister, as are the American print and TV media. Some "superpower" we are! The "indispensable people" have to grovel in the dirt before Netanyahu. Americans are not even aware of their shame.
Iran, unlike Israel, signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Signatories to the treaty have the right to nuclear energy. Nuclear energy requires a low level of enrichment, 5% or less. The minute Iran announced a nuclear energy program, the Israeli government and its prostitutes in Washington lied that Iran was building a bomb. For exercising its legal rights under the treaty, Iran has been painted as a rogue criminal state and demonized.
A nuclear weapon requires 95% enrichment. To get to 5% from scratch and then to 95% is a long, drawn-out process. I think I first started hearing Israeli government claims of an Iranian nuke back in the 1990s of last century.
When Iran announced that, in view of the sanctions imposed by the US − sanctions that affect medical supplies − Iran was going to enrich uranium to 20% in order to supply itself with medical isotopes, the Israeli allegations that this would lead to a bomb resulted in Iran saying that the Iranian government was content for France or some other country to supply their medical isotopes and would not pursue enrichment beyond energy requirements. The US and Russia were also mentioned as suppliers.
According to the NY Times on September 29, 2011, "the Iranian president told the Washington Post and later, in basically the same terms, the New York Times: 'If you [the United States and Europe] give us uranium grade 20 percent now, we will stop production.'"
On Israel's orders Washington vetoed the Iranian concession. Solving the problem is not what the Israeli government wants. The problem has to be kept alive so that it can be used to foment an attack on Iran.
The Iranian nuke is one of those grand hoaxes, a lie designed to hide the real agenda.
What is the real agenda?
The real agenda hiding behind the hysterical concern about an Iranian nuke is the rightwing Israeli government's design on the water resources of southern Lebanon.
Twice the Israeli government sent the Israeli army into southern Lebanon to occupy and eventually annex the territory. And twice Hizbollah defeated and drove out the vaunted Israeli army.
The few thousand Hizbollah fighters were able to defeat the Israeli army, which is equipped and supplied by US taxpayers' dollars while Americans are foreclosed out of their homes and left unemployed as Washington applauds the offshoring of their jobs, because Syria and Iran provide Hizbollah with financial support and weapons that destroy Israeli tanks.
Syria, of course, is currently resisting its destruction by Israel and its American puppet state. The overthrow of Syria hasn't gone wellbecause the Russians and Chinese didn't go along with it like they stupidly did in Libya. But the far rightwing Israeli government has concluded that with American prestige involved in the overthrow of the Assad government in Syria, the deed will be done.
That leaves Iran. The Israeli government knows that it cannot be forthright and say that it wants Americans to go to war with Iran so that Israel can steal southern Lebanon. But if fear over nonexistent nukes can muster the Western populations to support an attack on Iran, Iran can be eliminated as Hizbollah's supplier and Israel can steal the water from Lebanon.
There is no discussion whatsoever of the real agenda anywhere in the US print and TV media. I doubt there is any discussion anywhere in Europe, which is a collection of American puppet states.
Will we get World War III for Christmas? Possibly, if the US election is close as it approaches. If the election is too close to call, Netanyahu might throw the dice and rely on Obama following his lead. Iran will be attacked, and the consequences are unknowable.
Let's turn to Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Like Iran, Assange has been demonized, not on the basis of facts but on the basis of lies.
Washington, which poses as a purveyor of human rights, has been mistreating if not torturing Bradley Manning since May 2010 without bringing him to trial in an effort to make Manning say that he and Assange constitute a spy team working against the US.
Assange is a celebrity because Wikileaks publishes the news leaked to the organization that the Presstitute media suppresses. While in Sweden, Assange was picked up by two celebrity-hungry women who took him home to their beds. The women later bragged of their conquests on social media but apparently when they found out that they were rivals, they turned on the "two-timer" Assange and made charges. One claimed that he had not used a condom as per her request, and the other claimed that she had offered one helping but he had taken two.
Whatever the accusations, the Swedish prosecutorial office investigated and dismissed the case.
Despite this known fact, the Western Presstitute media reports that Assange is a fugitive evading rape charges by hiding in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. Even RT, an alternative media voice, has fallen for this disinformation.
After Assange was cleared in Sweden, a female prosecutor has tried to reopen the case. There is no evidence for her to bring charges so she demanded that England arrest Assange and extradite him to Sweden to be questioned.
Normally, people are not subject to extradition for questioning. Only people who have been formally charged are extradited. But this detail wasn't of interest to the Presstitute media or to the British courts which ruled as Washington desired.
Opinions vary as to whether the female prosecutor who wants Assange for questioning is an ideological feminist who believes no heterosexual sex is legitimate or whether she is in the pay of Washington. But experts agree that once Assange is in Sweden he is certain to be turned over to Washington, which will demand his extradition on trumped-up charges. Extradition on trumped-up charges is difficult in England but easy in Sweden.
Assange offered to be questioned in London, but the female prosecutor refused. Now the Ecuadoran Embassy is offering to send Assange to the Ecuadoran Embassy in Sweden to be questioned but Washington, London and the Swedish prosecutor have refused. They want Assange without the protection of the asylum that Ecuador has granted him.
Washington has now made this obvious. John Glaser, writing in Antiwar.com, September 26, 2012, reports: "Newly declassified documents have revealed that the US military designated WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange an enemy of the state, who can be killed or detained without trial."
Assange is Washington's enemy because he let the truth get out. WikiLeaks is a journalistic enterprise, not a spy enterprise. It publishes information, some of which is leaked to it by whistleblowers, just as the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times. The information leaked to WikiLeaks has embarrassed Washington because it shows Washington to be two-faced, a manipulator of other countries' governments and medias and overflowing with mendacity.
In other words, Washington is not the light upon the hill but the gates of Hell or Mordor.
Assange had best be careful. If he again speaks to supportive crowds from a balcony of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, he is likely to be shot down by a CIA sniper.
Approved by Obama, of course. Or his successor.
This article originally appeared at www.paulcraigroberts.org, republished here with author's permission (copyright Paul Craig Roberts).
Posted by Merridth80 on 10/03/12 05:33 AM
I find it difficult to believe anything pro/con written by anyone that has not been to Iran. Most of whom have been there, are gov't or affiliated with same. From statements that Amadinajdad has made in speeches he has given,He thinks America should be destroyed. But he knows to attack us is to doom his country!
I, am aware of directed History! So WHO can we trust??? Not barry soetoro/bho!!
Is Bin Laden still dead or has he to been resurrected?
Dave Jr. has it right!
Posted by dave jr on 10/02/12 04:51 PM
Blue pill, causes me to think of the Serenity Prayer:
"GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE,
THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN,
AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE"
Since we cannot accept lies and deceit, then we have to speak against it. And that starts with NOT consuming the "blue pill", synonymous with NOT believing MSM drivel. The key words are courage and wisdom, and that is what the DB is helping us all discover within ourselves.
ps. I always enjoy your posts.
Posted by Don from the Republic of Lakotah on 10/02/12 11:05 AM
Most interesting how Mr Netanyahu's cartoon bomb indicates that he feels comfortable using a preschool cartoon to communicate with simple minded masses. Childlike masses who watch Saturday morning cartoons, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy, comic book movies, ...
Posted by dotti on 10/02/12 09:56 AM
Re: Washington has now made this obvious. John Glaser, writing in Click to view link, September 26, 2012, reports: "Newly declassified documents have revealed that the US military designated WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange an enemy of the state, who can be killed or detained without trial."
I suppose this is what happened to the American who was the target of the drone attack. I lost respect for Newt Gingrich--whose knowledge of history and constitutional issues I had admired--when he said that the assassination was legitimate because a presidential panel had approved it. Hmmmmmmm.
We're in a whole lot of trouble here.
Posted by dotti on 10/02/12 09:47 AM
Yes. There was a lot covered. I have absolutely no trust in the MSM, but it makes it hard to know what to believe. I don't watch or read MSM because of the distrust.
However, once one realizes that the MSM is dishonest (a nice way of putting it, I think!), how does one know what to believe.
I have seen a guest on CNBC literally ridiculed beyond belief, snickering by the interviewers, for mentioning the PPT. This morning I went back and it took me a while, but I located a 1997 Washington Post article discussing the Working Group, AKA PPT. I actually had to go back to previous notes because it did not come up on the Google search as it had when i researched it before. It seems that now it is considered "conspiracy theory"--along with much of what we here are DB consider to be at least possible.
I happened to be home the day of Black Monday 1987 so I got to see lots of it in real time. I remember seeing Alan Greenspan saying with great seriousness and conviction: 'I will not allow a fire sale on American equities.'
If anyone is interested, here is the link to the Washington Post article:
Click to view link
The PPT thing is for me an obvious example of MSM control.
Regarding Assange, I have wondered about the charges against him and just had the feeling that the charges against him were a setup. But how does anyone know? How does Mr. Roberts know? [Mr. Roberts, are you reading this?]
And regarding Iran: I thought I had seen Ahmadinejad say that they would blast Israel off the face of the earth. Then I wondered-had he really said it?
Already I had wondered about the persistent claims by Iran that their nuclear program was not for weapons use. But I had not seen the 'facts' presented by Mr. Roberts.
I was totally against the part that I believe 'the West' played in the Libyan revolution. And found the Ivory Coast expose here at DB particularly distasteful.
In these situations with the trust/MSM, I always think back to my childhood. I was raised in a patriotic home-as most were in those days-and my parents explained to me about propaganda-in foreign countries, of course. I remember the realization that the worst thing about propaganda was that it tainted all information-it became more and more difficult to know what was truth.
I know many people now-perhaps most of the people I know-who have chosen apathy over cognitive dissonance. Are people like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck the purveyors of truth?
Yeah. Dave. From time to time I have to go back to my little bottle of blue pills and take one. Makes it all better.
Thanks for the response.
Posted by dave jr on 10/02/12 08:18 AM
There was a lot covered here. It seems to me, Mr. Roberts account of events is a lot closer to the way I remember them first reported. The MSM (mud slinging morons) do report facts as they are discovered, but once all the yapping heads throw their $0.02 in, and talking points are retracted, dropped or twisted, the stories evolve to align with certain agendas.
But what do I believe? Not much.
Posted by dotti on 10/02/12 04:41 AM
Feedbackers: Do you guys believe this?