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US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History
By Marjorie Cohn
Global Research, October 30, 2014
Theme: Crimes against Humanity
For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the “Vietnam syndrome,” in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement that helped bring an end to the war in Vietnam. But in 1991, at the end of the Gulf War, George H.W. Bush declared, “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all!”
With George W. Bush’s wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and Barack Obama’s drone wars in seven Muslim-majority countries and his escalating wars in Iraq and Syria, we have apparently moved beyond the Vietnam syndrome. By planting disinformation in the public realm, the government has built support for its recent wars, as it did with Vietnam.
Our "North Texans for 9/11 Truth" Group is trying a pilot project.
Paul Church is an independent journalist reporting mainly on geopolitics, warfare and counter-terrorism. He has written for Asia Times Online, and collaborated with documentary filmmaker Ray Nowosielski for the latest in a series of articles resulting from Ray's Who Is Richard Blee? podcast investigation. That piece was published at Truthout.
Paul's work for Asia Times Online has been cited in the peer-reviewed Japan Focus. He is currently researching a book on the political exploitation of mass casualty events from the Cold War to the present.
In 2012, he wrote an article for Asia Times Online called "Was Saudi Arabia Involved?"
Interview 961 – The Mind Renewed: ISIS and the Strategy of Tension
Corbett • 10/26/2014
James Corbett, investigative journalist and host of The Corbett Report, joins us once again, this time for a detailed interview on the subject of ISIS.
How are we to understand ISIS? (IS? ISIL? AQI? JTJ? …?) Is it, as often presented, essentially a spontaneous grouping of violent jihadists with aspirations for a global caliphate? Or is it, in reality, a multi-faceted phenomenon, arising out of – and manipulated by – various religious, geopolitical and corporate interests, each with its own vested interests in promoting ongoing destabilisation of the Middle East?
Drawing upon his years of research into geopolitics, and sharing with us from an open-source investigation into ISIS at The Corbett Report, James analyses this bewildering corner of the Grand Chess Board and identifies likely Players to help us interpret the Moves as the deadly Game continues.
A Trillion Ways To Build a New Military Industrial Complex By Bob Hennelly on Oct 11, 2014 WHOWHATWHY
A Trillion Ways To Build a New Military Industrial Complex
By Bob Hennelly on Oct 11, 2014
Nearly a trillion dollars have been invested in the Security-Industrial Complex, above.
Nearly a trillion dollars have been invested in the Security-Industrial Complex, above.
Just when did the United States government start referring to the country as the “homeland?”
If you were to answer “after 9/11,” you would be wrong. That’s the surprise. What is not at all surprising is the exponential expansion of what some call the “security-industrial complex” since that day in September thirteen years ago.
What’s happening now—the government’s search for self-justifying excuses to claim broader powers against a menace it says is ubiquitous—is a cycle that’s been repeated since America launched its first “War on Drugs” in the 1930s.
I've been trying to locate a video of Tony Snow's 9/23/2001 Fox News Sunday program in which he interviewed Condi Rice among others. I have seen this video before - maybe embedded in some documentary - but now it seems to have been expunged from the Internet. Any help in tracking this down would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for the the video that goes with this transcript:
SNOW: On September 11, there's a report that there was a coded message that said we're going to strike Air Force One. It was using specific coded language and it made an credible threat. Is that true?
RICE: That is true.
SNOW: So we have a mole somewhere?
RICE: It's not clear how this coded name was gotten. Now, we're a very open society. And I don't think it's any surprise to anyone that leaks happen. So I don't know. It's possible the code name leaked a long time ago and was just used.
SNOW: How on earth would that happen?
RICE: I don't know. I don't know. We're obviously looking very hard at the situation. But I will tell you that it was plenty of evidence from our point of view to have special measures taken at that moment to make certain the president was safe.
J. Michael Springmann was a civil servant at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration as well as a diplomat in the State Department’s Foreign Service, with postings to Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington, D.C. The published author of several articles on national security themes, he is now an attorney in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to a J.D. from American University in Washington, D.C., he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Affairs from Georgetown University and Catholic University, both in the Nation’s Capital.
Magazines which have published his articles include Covert Action Quarterly, Unclassified, Global Research, Global Outlook, OpEdNews, The Public Record, and Foreign Policy Journal.
In June 2004, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee granted him its Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award.
Interview 955 – Lars Schall and Paul Zarembka Dissect the 9/11 Insider Trading
Corbett • 10/16/2014
Today James talks to Lars Schall of LarsSchall.com and Dr. Paul Zarembka at SUNY Buffalo about Jim Rickards’ recent “revelations” regarding the 9/11 insider trading. We discuss the evidence that Rickards (who supports the official 9/11 narrative) leaves out of his analysis and where the economic analysis of 9/11 insider trading stands today.
Sibel Edmonds Explains "The Lone Gladio"
The Corbett Report
Published on Oct 14, 2014
AUDIO MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=12567
FBI whistleblower, BoilingFrogsPost.com founder and author of the new spy mystery novel "The Lone Gladio" Sibel Edmonds sits down with James Corbett to discuss her book, how it was written, and how its fictional events and characters intersect with reality. From the power of self-publishing to subvert the traditional corporate media gatekeeper system to Operation Gladio and staged terror, this conversation covers it all.
More than 350 people who were originally scheduled to be on the four airliners hijacked in the 9/11 attacks either changed their plans and canceled their reservations--in many cases at the last minute--or simply failed to show up for the flights on the morning of September 11, 2001. While these individuals came from a variety of backgrounds, a remarkable number of them worked in, or had close connections to, Hollywood or other areas of the entertainment industry. Some of them were very well-known personalities.
For example, among the individuals who had reservations for American Airlines Flight 11--the first plane to be hijacked--were Seth Macfarlane, the creator of the cartoon Family Guy; actor Mark Wahlberg, the star of movies such as Boogie Nights and The Fighter; Bobby Farrelly, the writer and director of comedy movies such as Dumb & Dumber and There's Something About Mary; and Julia Child, the renowned chef and television personality. Sam Mendes, the director of American Beauty and the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, was originally scheduled to be on American Airlines Flight 77, the third plane to be hijacked. And Robert Redford, the world-famous actor and director, narrowly avoided being on United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth plane to be hijacked.
Interestingly, one man who was originally booked on Flight 77--Erik Nelson--was later the executive producer of a National Geographic Channel documentary that attempted to debunk claims of U.S. government involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
It is also perhaps notable that a fair number of people who were originally scheduled to be on the hijacked flights but canceled their reservations or failed to turn up for their flights worked in professional sport. These included major league baseball player Brad Thomas, ice hockey coach Bruce Boudreau, and legendary basketball coach John Thompson.
Summarized in this article are accounts found in books, news articles, FBI documents, websites, or Internet blogs, of these individuals who were originally booked on the flights hijacked on September 11, but canceled their reservations or simply failed to show up for their flights.
What Happened To Iraq's Missing Billions?
Published on Sep 26, 2014
Iraq's Missing Billions 2006: Billions of dollars of Iraqi reconstruction money was entrusted to the American Coalition: nobody can explain where the money has gone.
What happened to the billions of dollars of Iraqi reconstruction money entrusted to the American Coalition? In just fourteen months, the CPA burned its way through nearly $20 billion. But no-one can account for where it all went. Iraq's infrastructure is worse than ever before. Operating theatres are flooded with sewage. New-born babies are dying for lack of basic equipment. In this shocking 'Dispatches' investigation, Iraqi doctor Ali Fadhil goes in search of the missing money. He uncovers a horrific story of fraud, incompetence and corruption.
The Guardian - Ref: 3010
Presstitute Turn Whistleblower: 'Bought Journalism' Paid By CIA. Oct 8, 2014
Published on Oct 8, 2014
Video Source: RT
Dr. Ulfkotte comes clean and admits he was secretly on the payroll of U.S. intelligence. “Moreover, Ulfkotte said that some media outlets are just an appendage of NATO propaganda service.”: http://is.gd/tOUjP6
RT: ‘Bought Journalism': Dr. Udo Ulfkotte a German bestseller reveals that CIA pay Western media for spin & bias
The media is a key tool in the battle for hearts and minds. But a bestseller by German author reveals some details on journalism that would be considered too outlandish, even in a spy novel.
October 7, 2014
After two long weeks of waiting, New York Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten finally issued a decision in our case late yesterday afternoon, affirming the court-appointed referee’s report in its entirety, and ruling that the High-Rise Safety Initiative will not appear on the November 4, 2014ballot.
We are tremendously disappointed that Justice Wooten did not reverse the referee’s recommendations, in particular, the referee’s poorly reasoned conclusion that the petition amounts to a “merely advisory” referendum.
Wooten did call the City’s attempt to have the case dismissed on a procedural technicality “irrational and misplaced, particularly, when the result would be the voter disenfranchisement of more than 30,000 registered voters, without due process.” But we also expected him to weigh in on the legal issues, which he did not, instead simply deferring to the referee.
We Have Decided Not to Appeal