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AS WAR DRUMS BEAT FOR SYRIA, REMEMBER, LIES AND PROPAGANDA STARTED NEARLY EVERY WAR IN US HISTORY
By John Vibes - April 14, 2018

War is one of the most primitive and senseless manifestations of the human experience, so naturally, most sane people with families, ambitions and kind hearts want nothing to do with such things. Unfortunately, as we are seeing with the Syrian escalation, governments thrive on war, as it gives them a pressing excuse to grab more power and take extrajudicial measures—both at home and abroad.

To get around the obstacle of public opinion, governments have an extensive history of lying their way into war. This is hard to believe for people who think that government has their best interest in mind, but it is something that rulers have been doing since the beginning of time. In the modern United States, people are led to believe that the establishment accidentally flounders its way into war with the good intentions of protecting the country from harm or liberating an ally in distress.

This strategy of deception was illustrated by the Nazi propagandist Herman Goering, who famously said:

“Of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? 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 you 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.”

Of course, the Nazi regime is notorious for their brutality and deceit, so this admission is not as stunning as it would be from an American general, but make no mistake that these are the types of thoughts that American generals and politicians have—they are just not brazen enough to say it out loud.

Believe it or not, using deceptive tactics to sway public opinion in favor of war is actually an official part of the US military’s playbook. According to Wikileaks, the U.S. Army’s publication “Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces” recommends funding terrorists for regime change operations and using false flag attacks to destabilize regimes that were unfriendly to western interests.

This is nothing new though, this is a part of American history, as nearly every war that the U.S. has ever been involved in was built upon lies. Below are some of the most well-documented examples of wars that were started because of lies and government propaganda.

Spanish-American War – 1898

In January 1898, President William McKinley ordered the USS Maine to port in Havana, Cuba, despite years of conflict between Cuban rebels and the Spanish government. The move was intended to be a show of force against the Spanish government, in line with the Monroe doctrine, to establish U.S. dominance in the Western hemisphere.

At 9:40 p.m., on February 15, 1898, The USS Maine exploded with a crew of 354 men on board, killing 266. While the Spanish government insisted the explosion was caused by a fire in a coal bunker that ignited the forward magazines, politicians in the U.S. were quick to blame Spain because they wanted an excuse to wage a war of conquest for territory in Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

Although President McKinley had previously voiced his opposition to a military conflict, on April 25, the U.S. declared war on Spain.

The “Ten-Week War” resulted in not only the defeat of the last remnants of the Spanish empire but in a new era of U.S. “expansionism” as the United States took control of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine islands.

In 1976, a team of naval explosive experts examined the evidence and corroborated Spanish claims that the USS Maine’s sinking was caused by an internal explosion from ammunition being stored on board.

World War 1 – 1915

The first world war was opposed by most Americans from the start, as they rightly saw it as a power struggle between European aristocrats that they had no business in. This was a problem for the British military, led by Winston Churchill, as they were desperate to get the United States behind them in the war.

The U.S. did finally enter the war in 1915, when a U.S. ship called the Lusitania was sent through hostile waters as bait, filled with more than a thousand civilians and an unusually large amount of ammunition. The ship was hit by a German torpedo and exploded instantly due to all of the ammunition onboard, killing more than half of the passengers and crew.

A week before the sinking of Lusitania, Churchill wrote to Walter Runciman, the President of the Board of Trade, stating that it is “most important to attract neutral shipping to our shores, in the hope especially of embroiling the United States with Germany.”

After investigating the tragedy, former British naval intelligence officer Patrick Beesly said, “unless and until fresh information comes to light, I am reluctantly driven to the conclusion that there was a conspiracy deliberately to put Lusitania at risk in the hope that even an abortive attack on her would bring the United States into the war. Such a conspiracy could not have been put into effect without Winston Churchill’s express permission and approval.”

In addition to this treacherous military maneuver, there was a relentless campaign in the U.S. to dehumanize Germans and to paint them as monsters. In some propaganda that was peddled to U.S. citizens, German soldiers were depicted killing babies and sometimes eating them. There were even false reports of crucifixions.

World War 2 – 1941

The history books suggest that Pearl Harbor was an unprovoked attack, killing thousands of Americans and “forcing” the government to enter a war that was extremely unpopular at the time. However, the U.S. government was enacting strict sanctions on both Japan and Germany, hoping that either country would make the first move and give them an excuse to enter the war. Not only was the attack provoked, but President Roosevelt and the U.S. military knew the attack was coming and moved their most expensive aircraft to other locations while leaving thousands of people as sacrificial pawns.

The history books also sell the war against the Nazis as a humanitarian war to save people from the Holocaust, but the U.S. denied safe passage to Jewish refugees, and UK intelligence even planned to blow up refugee ships, in a plot called Operation Embarrass.

Many American businesses and politicians worked very closely with the Nazis even after the two countries were at war with each other. The Holocaust had already claimed the lives of millions of German people by that point, and a police state had long since been established, so whoever was doing business with the Nazis knew exactly who they were getting involved with.

Prior to the Americans getting involved in the war, there were corners of the political arena that were actually big supporters of the Nazi party—both for business purposes and common interests such as eugenics.

The most prominent American politician to work with the Nazis was actually George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush. There is no doubt that he was funding and working with the Nazis because his company’s assets were seized in 1942 by the United States government under the “trading with the enemy” act. He worked at the head of a financial firm called Brown Brothers Harriman, which acted as a U.S. base for the Nazi business interests.

Brown Brothers Harriman was one of the biggest international investment firms in the 1930s and they sent millions of dollars in gold overseas to rebuild the German army and fund the Nazi party. This racket was finally exposed on July 30, 1942, when the New York Herald Tribune posted an article titled, “Hitler’s Angel Has three million dollars in US Bank.” This article raised suspicion about the bank being a “secret nest” for Nazi elites and eventually sparked the investigation that took down the operation.

Korean War – 1950

The propaganda of war has led many to believe that the North Korean government launched an unprovoked attack on South Korea, on behalf of the larger communist powers of Russia and China. Yet, once again, this was another case where the U.S. was propping up one dictator to fight another, in an attempt to gain control of an entire continent—all the while, lying to the people back home about the true motivations for war.

As historian Mark E. Caprio, professor of history at Rikkyo University in Tokyo points out:

“On February 8, 1949, the South Korean president met with Ambassador John Muccio and Secretary of the Army Kenneth C. Royall in Seoul. Here the Korean president listed the following as justifications for initiating a war with the North: the South Korean military could easily be increased by 100,000 if it drew from the 150,000 to 200,000 Koreans who had recently fought with the Japanese or the Nationalist Chinese. Moreover, the morale of the South Korean military was greater than that of the North Koreans. If war broke out he expected mass defections from the enemy. Finally, the United Nations’ recognition of South Korea legitimized its rule over the entire peninsula (as stipulated in its constitution). Thus, he concluded, there was “nothing [to be] gained by waiting.”

Vietnam War – 1964

Information released in 2005 by the National Security Agency showed that the Gulf of Tonkin incident on August 1964 was deliberately falsified to make it appear that North Vietnamese gunboats attacked an American destroyer patrolling in international waters when in reality, they did not. This was the event that the U.S. military used as an excuse to go to war in Vietnam and it was surrounded by mystery and controversy until decades later when the official facts were released.

It has now been 45 years since the U.S. withdrew the last of its combat troops from Vietnam and the last prisoners of war that were held in North Vietnam returned to U.S. soil. According to estimates, more than 2 million civilians, 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters, 250,000 South Vietnamese fighters, and nearly 58,000 U.S. military members were killed in Vietnam during the war—all because of lies that were used to create propaganda that made American fear for their safety.

Libya – 1984 (then 2015)

Former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky admitted that the Mossad planted a radio transmitter in Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, which broadcast fake terrorist transmissions that were recorded by Mossad and used to frame Gaddafi as a terrorist supporter. President Reagan bombed Libya immediately after the false reports, but this was not the first or last time the U.S. would involve itself in Libya.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, 3,000 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released by the State Department contained damning evidence of Western nations using NATO as a tool to overthrow Gaddafi.

The NATO overthrow was not for the protection of the people, but instead, it was to thwart Gaddafi’s attempt to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Western central banking monopoly. As per usual, the U.S. and its Western counterparts left the country to its own devices after slashing the once-thriving nation to the ground.

“Today there is no government of Libya. It’s simply mobs that patrol the streets and kill one another,” Virginia State Senator Richard Black told RT of the mess left behind.

Despite certain issues in Libya before the coup, “Libyans had an incredibly high standard of living, the highest in Africa,” international lawyer Francis Boyle told RT. “When I first went to Libya in 1986, I was amazed by the empowerment of women. What I saw in Libya was that women could do anything they wanted to do.”

Iraq – 1990

At the onset of Operation Desert Storm in 1990, a public relations firm by the name of Hill and Knowlton spent millions of dollars on the U.S. government’s behalf, constructing news pieces that would sell the war to the American public. One of the most moving hoaxes to come from this push to war was the testimony of a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah.

In a videotaped testimony that was later distributed to the media, she claimed that Iraqi soldiers killed babies in incubators at a hospital.

I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital, While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where… babies were in incubators,” Nayirah said. “They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die.”

Sounds horrible, right? Well, luckily it never happened. This was a fabricated event designed to dehumanize the Iraqi people in the eyes of the American public. The whole thing was exposed when journalists discovered that the witness, Nayirah was actually the daughter of a U.S. ambassador, who was being coaxed by military psychological operations specialists.

In addition to this false testimony, the U.S. government also showed Saudi Arabia fake satellite images that depicted Iraqi troops massing on their border.

Iraq – 2003-Present

Emails that were declassified in 2015 paint a much different picture of the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq than they led the public to believe. A memo drafted by the U.S. embassy in London revealed how the Bush administration used “spies” in the British Labor Party to help shape British public opinion in favor of the war, prior to U.S. invasion.

In the weeks leading up to the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration inundated American airwaves with assertions ranging from Saddam Hussein’s connections to Al-Qaeda, to Colin Powell’s ‘badly flawed’ claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

After invading a sovereign foreign nation, President George W. Bush blatantly lied to the American public and when news came to light that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, he simply accused anyone who criticized him of attempting to “revise history.” 

During his presidency, while giving a speech about that very issue, Bush saidThis nation acted to a threat from the dictator of Iraq. Now there are some who would like to rewrite history—revisionist historians is what I like to call them. 

War on Terror – 2001-Present
Now the United States military and its allies are exporting their wars of terror across the globe, in the name of fighting terrorism, and most of these wars are also justified with propaganda and lies.

In the early days of the “War on Terror,” the Macedonian government was caught staging a fake terror attack in an attempt to get funding from western forces. Six innocent Pakistani immigrants were accused of being terrorists and killed in the incident.

In 2001, U.S. media spent weeks circulating the idea that anthrax attacks were being carried out by Arabs connected with Afghanistan, when in reality it was a government scientist behind the attacks.

In 2005, former Department of Justice lawyer John Yoo suggested that the U.S. should create a false terrorist organization to give the military an excuse to attack places where they believed real terrorists might be hiding:

“Our intelligence agencies create a false terrorist organization,” Yoo said. “It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps, and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes, helping to sow confusion within al-Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.”

In 2005, Israeli soldiers admitted to throwing stones at other Israeli soldiers so they could blame it on Palestinians to justify using violent force against protesters. Israel also has a deep history of using lies and false attacks to justify military action.

In an incident that came to be known as The Lavon Affair in 1954, undercover Israeli agents set off bombs against U.S. and British targets, hoping that the attack would be blamed on local rebels. Luckily, they were caught and the plot was exposed.

This long track record of deception is important to consider as the U.S. military is beating the war drum again, this time in Syria, where there has also been a long list of false attacks at the hands of western powers.

Starting all the way back in 1957, politicians in the U.S. and UK developed a plot to train Islamic extremists to carry out false flag attacks to push for regime change in Syria. Now, decades later, history is repeating itself in the same part of the world, as regime change in Syria is back on the agenda, and the western powers are following the same playbook.

It is now known that the rebel groups who would eventually become ISIS were funded by U.S. forces in the present day Syrian civil war. Also, the previous gas attacks that were blamed on Assad were never proven to be connected with his government. In fact, the official story of these attacks is highly contested.

Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), made a statement after an alleged gas attack last year, saying that he does not believe the Assad regime was responsible for the attacks, and that it is possible the evidence was tampered with.

Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh said high-level American sources told him that the Turkish government carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government. Soon after, Turkish government officials were recorded discussing plans to carry out similar attacks and blame it on the Assad regime.

As TFTP pointed out in an article yesterday, regardless of who is actually responsible for the attack, an intervention from the U.S. military will just lead to more death and destruction.

Given that the U.S. government has such a reputation for mass murder and human rights violations, we should always be extremely suspicious whenever anyone in power claims to be doing something noble, especially when military force is involved.

To learn more, check out “Shadow Ring,” the hard-hitting documentary about the history of war propaganda.

About the Author

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. John just won a 3-year-long battle with cancer, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments consider subscribing to his podcast to support.

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  • NobodysaysBOO

    ANN COULTER for the FIRST REAL female PRESIDENT of ALL the USA, even Caliornia also the FIRST REAL MAGA POTUS!!!
    Trump is a worse LIAR than BOTH BUSHES and CLINTON!!!

  • Who benefits if the US goes to war with Syria?

    At who’s behest has the US got into this and every other Middle East conflict?

    With the answers to these questions in mind, I can’t help but to wonder if the following quotations (all of them from recognized Jewish sources) don’t have something to do with *today’s* Jews’ claim to the land of Israel and the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East:

    “Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew.’” (Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins, eds., “Identity Crisis,” The Jewish Almanac, (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1980) p. 3.)

    That sentence is the opening sentence of the First Chapter entitled “Identity Crisis” of the 1980 Jewish Almanac. That today’s Jews are not genetic Israelites, but merely proselytes to the religion of Judaism (not to be confused with the religion of the Old Testament Israelites) is also admitted in “The Jewish Encyclopedia,” the “Encyclopedia Judaica,” “The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia,” “The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia,” and by many of their own anthropologists and historians.

    According to three Jewish encyclopedias and Flavius Josephus, the entire Edomite nation was forced into converting to Judaism and became known as Judahites at the time of the high priest John Hyrcanus (Maccabaeus):

    “…in the days of John Hyrcanus (end of the second century B.C.E.) … the Edomites became a section of the Jewish people.” (“Edom,” Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, Israel: Encyclopaedia Judaica Company, 1971) Volume 6, p. 378.)

    “They were then incorporated with the Jewish nation….” (“Edom, Idumea,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York & London: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) Volume V, p. 41.)

    “…from then on they constituted a part of the Jewish people, Herod [King of Judea] being one of their descendants.” (Cecil Roth and Geoffrey Wigoden, “Edom (Idumea),” The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977) p. 589.)

    “…they submitted to the use of circumcision, and the rest of the Jewish ways of living; at which time … they were hereafter no other than Jews.” (Flavius Josephus, “The Antiquities of the Jews,” Josephus, (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1960) Book XIII, Chapter IX, Verse 1, p. 279.)

    We keep hearing that if we don’t bless the modern State of Israel (which America has been doing since at least 1948) that we will be cursed. However, it seems it’s been just the opposite, Since 1948, you name it, and there’s not an area in America wherein she hasn’t become worse off. Could it because America has identified the wrong people as Israel.

    Today’s Jews are not the only ones with an identity crisis.

    For more, see free online book “The Mystery of the Gentiles: Where Are They and Where Are They Now?” at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/mystery-of-gentiles/index.php.

    • James Higginbotham

      so Ted.
      maybe you can clear something up for me? because i want to be on THE RIGHT SIDE OF GOD.
      where God says he will bless those who bless israel, what are we to think of that if the Jews of today aren’t THE REAL JEWS of whom God spoke of.

      • Have you read “The Mystery of the Gentiles” I sent you previously. The answer’s found therein.

        • James Higginbotham

          i am starting to read it now Ted.
          had an operation last month so still trying to heal up.
          Thanks for responding i will look for my answer there.
          have a good one Brother and God Bless.

          • Great!

          • James Higginbotham

            thanks.
            i am also reading 2 more books at the sametime, a chapter everyday in each book, so i will run into it lol’
            God Bless Brother.

          • You too!

    • jacob

      The Edomites were/are direct descendants of Esau, one of the twin sons of the second patriarch, Isaac, who was the son of Avraham, the first patriarch. Jacob, the other twin son of Isaac, was the third and last patriarch and future father of the Jewish nation. At that time they were not yet Jews because there were no Jews. They were gentiles as was all of humanity.

      All but one of Jacob’s sons and their extended families migrated to Egypt to escape a devastating drought in their Canaanite homeland, and to reunite with Joseph, the brother Jacob’s sons earlier sinfully sold into slavery due to family rivalry. Earlier, before the drought began, Joseph languished in an Egyptian prison for 12 years until events occurred enabling him to “prove” to Pharoah that a multi-year drought would soon hit and destroy Egypt. He advised Pharoah how to prepare for and prosper in its midst, so Pharoah appointed him Viceroy (second in command over all Egypt) to carry out his plan, which actually saved Egypt and made it the wealthiest nation on earth.

      Jacob and his descendants lived as honored guests in Egypt until Joseph died, after which the Egyptians turned on them and enslaved them for about 200 years. The Jewish festival of Passover commemorates their exodus (escape) from Egypt, although it’s common knowledge that only about 20% of Jacob’s descendants escaped. The other 80% chose to stay in Egypt but died during a devastating plague. Hand of God.

      Jacob’s descendants who left Egypt trekked through the Sinai desert until they reached Mount Sinai. There God presented Himself and gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Old Testament. It was at that point that Jacob’s descendants first became Jews (a name derived from one of Jacob’s sons, Yehudah). Esau’s descendants, the Edomites, were never a part of that history. Except for the few who converted to Judaism (a difficult rigorous undertaking), no Edomites were or are Jews.

      The current population of the State of Israel is comprised of matrilineal bloodline descendants of the original Jews at Mount Sinai, authentic converts to Judaism and their descendants, gentiles who mistakenly believe they are matrilineal bloodline Jews, and Arabs and other small sects. Judaism has a rich history with successes and failures that most rabbinic authorities attribute to Jewish obedience and disobedience to God’s commandments contained in the Old Testament. God gifted possession of the Land of Israel (not the State of Israel but geographically similar) to the Jewish people and their descendants on condition that they adhere to His holy commandments. Israel is a holy name God had given to Jacob the third and last patriarch.

      The Land of Israel belongs to God, not to the Jewish people. The Jewish people are trustees of the land and have an eternal right of possession (not title), conditioned upon their observance of God’s commandments. How the Jews behave as God’s trustees while occupying the Land of Israel will determine how God will treat them.

      • Most of what you wrote is correct, until you try to make today’s Jews descendants of the biblical Israelites–at least, according to all of the Jewish sources I cited in my original post.

        Furthermore, today’s Jews do not fit hardly any of the biblical marker for the Israelites. In many instances, they fit the opposite of those Israelite markers.

        • jacob

          There are many Jews who are direct descendants of the biblical Israelites, but proving their lineage is monumentally difficult. What biblical markers are you talking about?

  • Daniel H Benson

    You forgot one war, the Revolutionary war. It was a war that
    was not about freedom, independence are unfair taxes. That was all part of, but
    it was really about what everyone is really fun about power, control, money and
    all the stuff that real money can buy. Benjamin Franklin stated that the war
    was not about a pithily tax on tea, but it was a war about money the fact that
    the colonists were forced to use paper script, Fiat money instead of British
    sterling silver. And it is also interesting that Washington appoints Hamilton
    as the Treasury Secretary and his first act as an ally of the Rothschild
    banking family establish a central bank in the United States as a foundation
    for imperialism, adventurism, and nation building to help fulfill the real
    model of the United States the rest of the world; and it’s not e pluribus unum,
    but

    Annuit Coeptis Novus ordo Seclorum

    this is a request to the eye of God at the top of the
    pyramid on the great seal of the United States that this God would bless our
    undertakings as we establish our new order of the ages.

    That’s the idea of making the world safe for democracy and
    to fight tyranny and totalitarianism all around the world, literally to make
    the world in our image. For good or bad been doing that for about 240 years. We
    even did that to the American Indians. The quintessential enemies of this vision
    and view is China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and radical Islam. I’m not
    surprised that this is the modern outplay of that motto?

  • SnakePlissken

    Don’t forget Prescott Bush also tried to overthrow the US government and was never prosecuted for it.. and his son and grandson became president.

    • No_SoY_gOy

      Prescott’s son (G. H. W. Bush) was also in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963. What is the single most important question regarding the CIA’s Assassination of JFK?

      What do Richard M. Nixon, LBJ, Allen Dulles, Cord Meyer, E. Howard Hunt, David Morales, Frank Sturgis, Marita Lorenz, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Mafia Pilot David Ferrie all share in common? Answer: Their involvement in one or more aspects of the NSC 5412 Committee’s (CIA) “Operation 40” to oust Castro.

      Other names worth mentioning in this regard: David Atlee Phillips, & William K. Harvey.

  • SnakePlissken

    USS Liberty (1967) Israel attacked a US Navy ship during the 6 Day War to bring the US into the war on their side.

  • snow27

    Actually, it is true that North Korea started the Korean War. A well-known Korea expert, Andrei Lankhov, who is Russian, was one of the first researchers to be allowed in to study extensive Russian archives and who also studied at the University of Pyongyang in North Korea. He studied documents that showed tacit support by Stalin for a North Korean invasion of the south. Lankhov’s insights into North Korea are far better than most articles and punditry in the Western press or on tv. I would believe Lankhov before almost any of these fools blabbing on about North Korea. Evidence also shows that China, not the US, experimented with chemical weapons in the Korean War, contrary to what some leftists claimed.

    The quote in the article does not prove that the US started the war. It only shows that the South Korean leader discussed the possibility. It is certainly believable that he wanted to strike the North, but it is unlikely that he was able to at that time. At the time of the invasion by the North, the US only had about 1000 personnel in Korea who were quickly pushed to the edge of the peninsula as they retreated ahead of the invading North Korean army.

    This being said, I certainly don’t trust the US government most of the time, especially with the situation in Syria.

  • Dennis Kroppen

    Also check out this video analysis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MitdH3jRLkA

  • Danny B

    You will be comforted to know that not one officer was harmed in the sinking of the Maine. ALL 250 officers were ashore. The commander of the Pearl Harbor base testified to congress that military intelligence knew when the attack would come. He was not given that info. Here is a link with a comprehensive list of the costs of war. Man has had peace for just 8% of his history.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/06/books/chapters/what-every-person-should-know-about-war.html

    The Report from iron Mountain says that peace must be avoided at all costs.
    http://stopthecrime.net/docs/Report_from_Iron_Mountain.pdf
    Burke said that war was the health of the State. Keynes advocated for perpetual war to keep the economy going.
    ALL of this is from a time when men-at-war and armies decided battles. This is no longer true. War has “advanced” to where kinetic war is decided by, who has the best missiles. Non-kinetic war is decided by murky things like Cyber war and WMD and propaganda. The wars from Islam make heavy use of the penis as a weapon of war. Israelis will soon be a minority in israel.
    Churchill, “If Germany trades again in teh next 50 years, WW I will have been for nothing”
    Churchill, ‘WW II could have been avoided but, the bankers wanted it’
    Churchill, “Hitler’s only crime was in trying to take Germany out of the international banking system”,, controlled out of London.

  • Danny B

    I remembered one more. Abraham Lincoln (war criminal) said that the War of Northern Aggression was caused by onerous taxes by the North on the South. The revolutionary war kicked off when they tried gun confiscation.

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