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Will the Pentagon’s Effort to Whip Up War Fever Work in This Internet Era?
By Daily Bell Staff - August 28, 2016

In the past months the Obama Administration has clearly also escalated tensions in the seas surrounding the Peoples’ Republic of China—East China Sea with Japan and South China Sea with the Philippines—tensions which potentially could provoke a catastrophe. While both provocative operations could give the Pentagon budget a boost in times of budget austerity, they could easily detonate a preemptive nuclear strike by either China or Russia or by both. In the 21st Century such primitive behavior by the Obama Pentagon is not only inexcusable. It’s mad … If someone in Washington was trying deliberately to firm up a strategic military alliance between Beijing and Moscow to parallel their unprecedented economic alliance, then they are doing brilliantly. It is not so brilliant for mankind or the prospects for world peaceful economic development of our planet to blindly march toward mutual annihilation.- 4th Media.Org

The Pentagon continues to escalate tensions in Russia and Asia. One likely reason is to ensure that its $1 trillion budget request moves through Congress without a hitch.

But increasingly, the Pentagon’s manipulative behavior is being questioned – and by the alternative media in particular. Perhaps this time the scheming of the military-industrial complex will not be so richly rewarded as usual.

Not long ago, we posted an article (here) that came to the attention of the alternative media regarding the Pentagon’s misappropriation of some $8 trillion. That doesn’t mean the money was in some way stolen, only that after years and years, the Pentagon still cannot account for its own funding in ways Congress demands.

The issue is not one merely of book-keeping, however. Because Pentagon brass don’t keep books properly, top officials have apparently been making up numbers to try to conform with what the budget should be rather than what it is (here). Yes. this does provide ample space for embezzlement, misappropriations, etc.

Not being able or willing to account for $8 trillion is an almost-impossible-to-contemplate lapse. But there are other activities in which the Pentagon is involved that seem even worse.

Most obvious is the constant escalation of tensions with both Russia and China. We’ve written about this before. It’s the same tired and terrible game that has been played out over the past century. Every time the faux central banking economy reaches the limits of its cyclical monetary debasement, the other boot comes down and military tensions are escalated unto war.

The most obvious example is World War II, which despite the misdirection of mainstream history narratives was basically a bankers’ creation. There is certainly reason to believe that the same formula is being applied again.

The analysis excerpted above is by F. William Engdahl, best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.” He sees what we do in terms of the Pentagon’s operation (and presumably that includes NATO).

Take a look at key phrases from his article, entitled, “Washington Plays Nuclear Chicken Now With China As Well As Russia.” He explains, for instance, that provocative operations by the US military in Russia and Asia “could give the Pentagon budget a boost in times of budget austerity.”

This only confirms our own recent article (here) entitled “Nuke Miniaturization Threat Emerges Conveniently as Pentagon Seeks $1 Trillion.”

Another key quote: “If someone in Washington was trying deliberately to firm up a strategic military alliance between Beijing and Moscow to parallel their unprecedented economic alliance, then they are doing brilliantly.”

Engdahl is shy, so we will explain: This is exactly what he suspects, that the Pentagon is doing its utmost to create a Chinese-Russian military – as well as economic – alliance.

Nuclear tensions figure into the Pentagon’s Propaganda as well, especially those supposedly emanating from North Korea. Here‘s an excerpt from a recent article in USA Today entitled, “North Korea claims it’s now able to nuke U.S. mainland.”

The new North Korean missile only appears to have a range of about 600 miles. But Wit says there is cause for concern, “because this is just one more step in terms of steady progress that North Korea is making in building nuclear weapons and building missiles to deliver them … I’m concerned, and I think it should be ongoing concern for everyone.”

The biggest concern, says Wit, is that North Korea is working to develop a working Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, or ICBM. “If they get that thing working then they will be able to reach the United States, and that, of course, is a serious concern for all of us.”

 Of course, as we’ve pointed out many times now, the Pentagon’s nuclear narrative is seriously flawed and has been since before the first “atomic bomb” was ever detonated. There’s virtually nothing about the narrative that’s entirely true except that the Pentagon uses its nuclear bogeyman to stir up yet more public fears that give rise inevitably to yet more funding.

The bottom line here is that the Pentagon wants a cool $1 trillion for a mythical nuclear “upgrade.” Meanwhile, central banks can no longer pretend that their ruination of the world’s economy is somehow competent and necessary.

Both of these issues call for the same solution, an advancing of military tension as a prelude to war. Ironically, given what we believe we understand about nuclear weapons, the danger of what it is to come is not so much a “nuclear war” as a series of ground wars liberally seasoned with  liberal threats of nuclear annihilation – a threat that never occurs.

Sure, there may be nuclear weapons, even deadly ones. But the bottom line thus far is that outside of possibly fake atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (here), “nuclear devices” have never apparently been used. It is even possible that the Pentagon faked some blasts with massive quantities of TNT (here).

Conclusion: We are in the midst of a huge propaganda blitz by the Pentagon and its affiliated military-industrial complex. We’ve seen the results before and hopefully they will not reoccur with such worldwide viciousness again. Is it possible that this time the Pentagon’s lurid lies will fail to awake public terror and instead incite indignation at military-industrial manipulations. That would be an outcome dearly to be desired in this awakening Internet era.

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  • dave3200 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ

    Without a doubt, our illustrious military-industrial complex is going to do their utmost to expand their coffers prior to the elections. They know Trump will expand the military budget. But, the expansion will be heavily weighted towards more personnel versus more expensive heavy armament and unnecessary technology.

    We should all pass this article on to our legislators and let them know we are on to their little game and we do not like it. The U.S. and NATO need to stop meddling in foreign interests that bear no threat to our nation.

  • georgesilver

    Gone are the days when the ‘powers that be’ could whip up anti-whoever to incite the public into gagging for war. So much propaganda and TV plus movies about war and terrorism have left the masses in a state of stupefied onlookers. I bet most people are not interested and don’t care. The mainstream news is just another soap opera to be watched while munching a TV dinner. It’s the old saying coming true;- “what if they announced a war and nobody turned up.” Big ground wars need the support of the populations. It’s OK to smash countries like Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan. When it comes to actual wars which include the major powers homelands then forget it.

  • Praetor

    Ok! So, what do we do. ‘We The People’ call their bluff. Go head us you’re N-Bombs.

    The insane’s have made life worthless for most people with their insane world economic system, so start dropping you’re doomsday death on everyone, go on, do it or shout the Blank-up! This goes for the Chinese and Russians or any other country that claims to have the N-Bomb. It has come down to, ‘Just Do It Already’.

    Those that walk around in fear have no idea of where they go after death, and those who emphatically declare there is no life after death are the most fearful, because they don’t really know if their right, and those who emphatically declare there is life after death are in fear, because of the way they live and do not want to end up in a worse place. Those who do not fear death, know what the heck is going on and sees no real problem with dying, because dying is just another realm or if you wish, plain of existence. As long as you are living the right kind of life, that is.

    That is natural law of individual human action in motion determent by the individual. Death is the equalizer!!!

    • EDD

      Praetor, seems to me that you have a deeper understanding about the continuity of life than many people do.

      Consider: “The body of B. Franklin, Printer (Like the Cover of an Old Book Its Contents torn Out And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding) Lies Here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be Lost; For it will (as he Believ’d) Appear once More In a New and More Elegant Edition Revised and Corrected By the Author.”

      Perhaps some of his research stemmed from an understanding of re-incarnation of the soul in a reading from the book of Daniel. “Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of
      the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.” What was this river? The river here is spoken as a ‘continuity’. And is a reference to the understanding of the transition from the spiritual realm to the physical and from the physical to the spiritual.

      Daniel also wrote: “But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” This, too, is included by Franklin in his, “Appear once More In a New and More Elegant Edition Revised and Corrected By the Author.”

      For those who believe the physical body is all there is, death becomes final. For those who have the traditional Christian concept of hell; it becomes a deterrent for a greater understanding of life eternal.

      Fear is used in both descriptions above. When eternal damnation becomes a belief, it becomes another tool for manipulation. The early church fathers have indeed succeeded in inducing fear as a means to control the population; and at the same time, deprive the congregation of their hard won earnings. (Not that I am against the tithe; rather when fear is the motivation for same).

      TPTB have successively used all psychological means for control; state and religion as well as other avenues of thought. Awareness is the key to individual freedom in any scene of physical predicament, including all efforts of TPTB’s domination of mankind. (Is mankind as a term still politically correct? Lol).

  • rahrog

    It seems to me that a vast overwhelming majority of americans are materialistic blood thirsty zombies. It is not just The Ruling Class, but the society as a whole, that is OK with blowing up countries & killing people. The “awakening” is real, but most of these people who call themselves americans are programmed to get wildly drunk on just a whiff of the war Kool-Aid. Thanks for being out there DB.

    • Thanks for commenting.

    • Sven

      I don’t believe it’s America but materialism itself. Watch other countries on “the rise” fall prey to the hedonism of materialism.

  • Is it possible that this time the Pentagon’s lurid lies will fail to awake public terror and instead incite indignation at military-industrial manipulations. That would be an outcome dearly to be desired in this awakening Internet era.

    Whenever it is so certainly possible, is it assuringly inevitable and the manipulators pressing for wars will be globally identified for the attention of special force action/proaction …….. in order to not encourage and discourage others.

    To doubt that there has been an irreversible, universal sea change and change of available future sees for presentation and implementation, is to render oneself as no more than just a spectator to the unfolding media programming of empty hearts and dull minds by that which is relatively anonymous and virtually invisible and untouchable?

    Artificial Intelligence…. Another Approach?

    Are we struggling to make machines more like humans when we should be making humans more like machines….. IntelAIgent and CyberIntelAIgent Virtualised Machines? Prime Digitization offers real benefits.

    Project the Future….. Change it [when necessary] ……Live it

    Building a Utopia……

    For humans….

    A gift from Mars via Venus….

    Very possibly, we are alone in the Universe. What we see is simply what we have been Programmed to see. This makes changing what we see a simple matter of Re-Programming.

    What is a computer other than a machine which we try to make Think. And what other model, to mimic/mirror could we possibly use, other than our own Brain.

    And if through Deeper Thought, our Brain makes a Quantum Leap into another Human Understanding such as delivers Enlightened Views, does that mean that we can be and/or are Quantum Computers?

    Or is that more likely to be a Feared Alien Territory?

    Do you think certain or all current militaries/DARPAs/IARPAs/rogue renegade state and non state actors are exploring such possibilities and beta testing applications worthy of trialing and trailing.

  • john cummins

    Key: Every time the faux central banking economy reaches the limits of its cyclical monetary debasement, the other boot comes down and military tensions are escalated unto war.

    • Hi, john cummins,

      The posit being released for exploitation and expansion here, is that such was always the previous case, but nowadays is everything quite fundamentally different and there is nowhere where it is just so easy to play the masses for a convenient ignorant fool.

      • David Jensen

        The key is to end this internet era.
        US allows internet control by UN: http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-internet-giveaway-to-the-u-n-1472421165
        and
        Leaked Soros doc calls for regulating internet to favor Open Society NGO:
        http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/29/leaked-soros-document-calls-for-regulating-internet-to-favor-open-society-supporters/

        • Crikey, DJ, let’s keep things real and doable, please. Save such key madness as you cite for the likes of those suffering badly from its effects ……. http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/hillary-did-not-say-alt-media-had-no-right-to-exist-but-maybe-she-has-a-new-ban-plan/

          One has to realise that internetworking communications channels command and control everything with everyone passengers on ITs journeys with absolutely fabulous fabless leading tales forging new crazy surreal trails.

          Do you think Uncle Sam and the West have an exclusive executive handle on that and a Global Operating Device given right to that radical facility and universal utility? Or would such a presumption prove, beyond a shadow of any doubt, their collective delusional madness and fundamental ignorance and arrogance in spades?

          • Serge C

            “Very possibly, we are alone in the Universe. What we see is simply what we have been Programmed to see. This makes changing what we see a simple matter of Re-Programming.

            What is a computer other than a machine which we try to make Think. And what other model, to mimic/mirror could we possibly use, other than our own Brain.

            And if through Deeper Thought, our Brain makes a Quantum Leap into another Human Understanding such as delivers Enlightened Views, does that mean that we can be and/or are Quantum Computers?”

            &+

            “One has to realise that internetworking communications channels command and control everything with everyone passengers on ITs journeys with absolutely fabulous fabless leading tales forging new crazy surreal trails.”-

            >processing….

            >>Collective () Tale-Based Effort. Recognizing the persons? (-;

            “Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film” -https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek

            The pleasure is mine and Mined 🙂

  • Sven

    It is likely about the budget and not reality:

    “The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned
    the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China.” Zbigniew Brzezinski

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/25/the-broken-chessboard-brzezinski-gives-up-on-empire/

  • Pater Tenebrarum

    Ah, the powerful North Korean military. We have discussed and documented this fearsome threat in detail on Acting Man. With pictures! Enjoy: http://www.acting-man.com/?p=22404

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