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Title: Gov't And Media Doing Exact Same Thing It Did To Start Iraq War, And Americans Are Buying It
Source: Activist Post
URL Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2017/04 ... iraq-war-americans-buying.html
Published: Apr 18, 2017
Author: Justin Gardner
Post Date: 2017-04-18 21:47:48 by Deckard
Keywords: Propaganda, War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength
Views: 85
Comments: 6

By Justin Gardner

In May 2004, one year after the U.S. commenced a full-scale invasion of Iraq, the New York Times issued a half-baked apology for its abysmal coverage of the “intelligence” used to convince America that Iraq was a threat.

“Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge,” wrote the NYT editors. They also lamented their dependence on Iraqi defectors who made spurious claims to further the goal of regime change.

It was a grudging admission that the famous newspaper played a critical role in pushing lies and propaganda, to lead the U.S. into a ‘pre-emptive’ war of choice. Other corporate media outlets, including those in the neoconservative (i.e. The Weekly Standard) and liberal interventionist camps, apparently felt no remorse at betraying the public.

To be fair, it wasn’t all the fault of ‘patriotic’ American media. In Sept. 2002, the Bush-Cheney cabal installed a special Pentagon intelligence unit to create the web of lies and spin needed to bring forth the Iraq war drums.

The Office of Special Plans (OSP), led by Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, used their imagination and hard-line neocon belief in “regime change” to create Iraqi WMD and ties to terror out of thin air. With the “war on terror” as an excuse and Dick Cheney as their cover, OSP bypassed normal intelligence routes and brought what they wanted straight to President Bush.

In January 2004, Mother Jones exposed the workings of this “secret Pentagon intelligence unit and of the Defense Department’s war-planning task force,” made up of “a close-knit team of ideologues who spent a decade or more hammering out plans for an attack on Iraq and who used the events of September 11, 2001, to set it into motion.”

An essential part of this operation was input from the infamous defector, Ahmed Chalabi, and the Iraqi National Congress.

Mother Jones reported:

According to multiple sources, Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress sent a steady stream of misleading and often faked intelligence reports into U.S. intelligence channels. That information would flow sometimes into NESA/OSP directly, sometimes through Defense Intelligence Agency debriefings of Iraqi defectors via the Defense Human Intelligence Service, and sometimes through the INC’s own U.S.-funded Intelligence Collection Program, which was overseen by the Pentagon. The INC’s intelligence “isn’t reliable at all,” according to Vincent Cannistraro, a former CIA chief of counterterrorism. “Much of it is propaganda. Much of it is telling the Defense Department what they want to hear, using alleged informants and defectors who say what Chalabi wants them to say, [creating] cooked information that goes right into presidential and vice presidential speeches.

Fast-forward to 2017, and the U.S. is backing other “rebel” groups in other Middle Eastern countries long targeted for regime change – and using bogus intel.

The 2013 sarin gas attack that killed at least 281 Syrian civilians was immediately blamed on Assad, trumpeted by Establishment media as a “red line” meaning Assad should be forcefully removed. But it turns out the chemicals most likely came from Turkish intelligence and were fired from rebel-controlled territory.

Soon after President Trump made the comment that regime change in Syria was no longer the goal, the April 4, 2017 sarin gas attack took place in Khan Sheikhoun, killing at least 74 Syrian people. Yet again, American corporate media parroted the government line. No skepticism, no questioning.

With the Tomahawk missile response, Trump had finally come around to the neocon/liberal interventionist agenda – and the MSM were positively thrilled.

Pundits were quick to cement the narrative that ‘Assad did it’ before people could think too much, despite quickly mounting evidence that the official narrative was suspect. Former CIA agents were questioning the rationale, and then video proof emerged of evidence tampering at the chemical attack site.

In fact, an MIT weapons expert and former DoD science advisor released his analysis, saying the evidence for the April sarin gas attack was tampered with or staged. Theodore Postol stated that the White House’s supposed proof “does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.”

The parallels are easy to draw between Syrian war propaganda and Iraq war propaganda, and no less troubling in their potential to draw the U.S. into launching another “regime change” invasion. Countless lives lost and unimaginable destruction.

Neocons and liberal interventionists are gnashing their teeth at the prospect of bringing Syria into the Western fold through military might.

The Wolfowitz of today appears to be National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster – a darling of the neocon cabal and “golden child” of disgraced General David Petraeus. It was recently revealed that McMaster is “manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump” and “seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war in Syria” with 150,000 American ground troops.

McMaster may not have the Office of Special Plans (or he may have something else entirely), but the threat of bogus intelligence to justify full-scale war is just as real.

If the mainstream media have an ounce of credibility, they will begin questioning the government narrative instead of immediately reporting it as fact. We cannot be led into another war based on government propaganda and the abandonment of skepticism. (2 images)

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Gov't And Media Doing Exact Same Thing It Did To Start Iraq War, And Americans Are Buying It

People are stupid.

rlk  posted on  2017-04-19   0:10:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

The Wolfowitz of today appears to be National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster – a darling of the neocon cabal and “golden child” of disgraced General David Petraeus. It was recently revealed that McMaster is “manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump” and “seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war in Syria” with 150,000 American ground troops.

Alex jones you are crazy. No Trump is not wanting war. Someone needs to get the control of the world again since Obama lit it on fire. Blustery talk and a few missiles to get rogue countries back in line is not war. We can not just walk away from the world like many want on the far right and far left. Doesn't mean we are going to be fighting everyone everywhere.

The simple mindedness of people is overwhelming and is the reason why we keep having to do major fixes as a nation. This is domestic and foreign problems.

People have lost their ever loving minds because they can be controlled and duped by people like Alex jones and msm. Common sense is not so common anymore!!!

Justified  posted on  2017-04-19   7:19:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Justified (#2) (Edited)

No Trump is not wanting war.

I heard the same thing from you clowns with Dubya.

Will you idiots never learn?

Someone needs to get the control of the world again since Obama lit it on fire.

Give me a frigging break. This mess didn't start with Obama - it started with Poppy Bush.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-04-19   8:10:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#3)

I heard the same thing from you clowns with Dubya.

Will you idiots never learn?

911 gave them every reason to go to war and rightful so! Oh wait you are part of the nuttery that believes it was all an inside job! LOL Which leads right back to my very point of common sense isn't so common any more!

Justified  posted on  2017-04-19   8:13:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Justified (#4) (Edited)

911 gave them every reason to go to war and rightful so!

Ever heard of PNAC?

Background and Motive

In the summer of 2000, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a neo-conservative think tank riddled with soon to be Bush administration officials and advisors, issued a document calling for the radical restructuring of U.S. government and military policies. It advocated the massive expansion of defense spending, the re-invasion of Iraq, the military and economic securing of Afghanistan and Central Asia, increased centralized power and funds for the CIA, FBI, and NSA, among a slew of other policies that would, in the near future, be enacted upon their ascension to power. In the same document, they cite a potential problem with their plan. Referring to the goals of transforming the U.S. and global power structure, the paper states that because of the American Public's slant toward ideas of democracy and freedom, "this process of transformation is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor." (ibid.)

PNAC members, and signees to its policy documents, include: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wofowitz, Jeb Bush, Richard Perle, John Bolton, Scooter Libby, Elliot Abrams, Richard Armitage, William Bennet, William Kristol, and Zalmy Khalilzad - men with their hands deep in the private defense, oil, and multi-national corporate industries poised to make vast sums of money and secure huge tracts of power and influence if PNAC policy evolved into U.S. Government policy. Nine months after they rose to power, and assumed central positions of leadership up and down the spectrum of military, civilian, domestic, and international agencies, they got their 'New Pearl Harbor'. And PNAC policy essentially evolved into the Bush Administration's official agenda. While this alarmingly convenient coincidence does not prove anything in and of itself, it does establish motive. And it certainly would raise the eyebrows of concern from any serious investigator looking into the facts of September 11.

Another alarming coincidence surrounding PNAC and September 11 has been revealed by attorney Stanley Hilton. Hilton, a graduate of Harvard Law School and former senior advisor and lead counsel for Bob Dole, attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate in the 1960s. He studied under the infamous Leo Strauss, considered by many the father of neo-conservatism. Fellow students and acquaintances of Hilton's at the time included Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle. In an interview with journalist Alex Jones, Hilton reports that, under the supervision of Strauss, his senior thesis detailed a plan to establish a Presidential Dictatorship using a fabricated 'Pearl Harbor-like incident' as justification. He further states that he, Perle, Wolfowitz, and other students of Strauss discussed an array of different plots and incidents 'like September 11th' and 'flying airplanes into buildings way back in the 60s'.

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Oh wait you are part of the nuttery that believes it was all an inside job!

The architects of the World Trade Center , anticipating a plane or multiple planes hitting the buildings, designed them to be able to handle the planes hitting like a “pencil hitting mosquito netting”.

World Trade Center towers were specifically designed to withstand multiple commercial jetliner impacts

And yet, not only did both towers collapse in dramatic fashion, they collapsed as if they had been prepared to do so.

In case you haven’t watched any videos of the towers falling, here is the North Tower moments before it neatly falls and collapses into itself as if on cue.

The North Tower falls as if it had been a controlled demolition

The only way that those center core columns – 47 in all – could have collapsed is if the columns has previously already been cut prior to impact. You can see in the photo at the top of this article a core column that was cut at a 45 degree angle. So you might tell me ” that column was cut during cleanup”, but you would be wrong. Columns cut during cleanup were not cut at a 45 degree angle, as seen here.

Dozens of first responders, eyewitnesses and reporters on the street all reported hearing multiple explosions prior to the towers falling. Now the only way to have pre-cut the 47 core columns prior to 9/11 would have been if you had private, extended access to the elevator shafts. Elevator World magazine did a feature story on the company hired to “modernize the elevators” at the World Trade Centers. They had private, unfettered access for a 30 day period.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-04-19   9:58:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Deckard (#5)

OMG you are so right! How did I ever miss the MOAB being used! I was such a sheeple before this!/s

No real evidence but a little circumstantial evidence. Simpleminded people are easily persuaded on very little questionable evidence.

What makes a good roomer? Just a little fact and a whole lot of feel good wishing it were so!

Justified  posted on  2017-04-19   17:18:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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