"The War on Terror is a Hoax" by Paul Craig Roberts - ICH

The War on Terror is a Hoax

By Paul Craig Roberts

February 04, 2009 "Information Clearinghouse" -- According to US government propaganda, terrorist cells are spread throughout America, making it necessary for the government to spy on all Americans and violate most other constitutional protections. Among President Bush’s last words as he left office was the warning that America would soon be struck again by Muslim terrorists.

If America were infected with terrorists, we would not need the government to tell us. We would know it from events. As there are no events, the US government substitutes warnings in order to keep alive the fear that causes the public to accept pointless wars, the infringement of civil liberty, national ID cards, and inconveniences and harassments when they fly.

The most obvious indication that there are no terrorist cells is that not a single neocon has been assassinated.

I do not approve of assassinations, and am ashamed of my country’s government for engaging in political assassination. The US and Israel have set a very bad example for al Qaeda to follow.

The US deals with al Qaeda and Taliban by assassinating their leaders, and Israel deals with Hamas by assassinating its leaders. It is reasonable to assume that al Qaeda would deal with the instigators and leaders of America’s wars in the Middle East in the same way.

Today every al Qaeda member is aware of the complicity of neoconservatives in the death and devastation inflicted on Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Gaza. Moreover, neocons are highly visible and are soft targets compared to Hamas and Hezbollah leaders. Neocons have been identified in the media for years, and as everyone knows, multiple listings of their names are available online.

Neocons do not have Secret Service protection. Dreadful to contemplate, but it would be child’s play for al Qaeda to assassinate any and every neocon. Yet, neocons move around freely, a good indication that the US does not have a terrorist problem.

If, as neocons constantly allege, terrorists can smuggle nuclear weapons or dirty bombs into the US with which to wreak havoc upon our cities, terrorists can acquire weapons with which to assassinate any neocon or former government official.

Yet, the neocons, who are the Americans most hated by Muslims, remain unscathed.

The “war on terror” is a hoax that fronts for American control of oil pipelines, the profits of the military-security complex, the assault on civil liberty by fomenters of a police state, and Israel’s territorial expansion.

There were no al Qaeda in Iraq until the Americans brought them there by invading and overthrowing Saddam Hussein, who kept al Qaeda out of Iraq. The Taliban is not a terrorist organization, but a movement attempting to unify Afghanistan under Muslim law. The only Americans threatened by the Taliban are the Americans Bush sent to Afghanistan to kill Taliban and to impose a puppet state on the Afghan people.

Hamas is the democratically elected government of Palestine, or what little remains of Palestine after Israel’s illegal annexations. Hamas is a terrorist organization in the same sense that the Israeli government and the US government are terrorist organizations. In an effort to bring Hamas under Israeli hegemony, Israel employs terror bombing and assassinations against Palestinians. Hamas replies to the Israeli terror with homemade and ineffectual rockets.

Hezbollah represents the Shi’ites of southern Lebanon, another area in the Middle East that Israel seeks for its territorial expansion.

The US brands Hamas and Hezbollah “terrorist organizations” for no other reason than the US is on Israel’s side of the conflict. There is no objective basis for the US Department of State’s “finding” that Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations. It is merely a propagandistic declaration.

Americans and Israelis do not call their bombings of civilians terror. What Americans and Israelis call terror is the response of oppressed people who are stateless because their countries are ruled by puppets loyal to the oppressors. These people, dispossessed of their own countries, have no State Departments, Defense Departments, seats in the United Nations, or voices in the mainstream media. They can submit to foreign hegemony or resist by the limited means available to them.

The fact that Israel and the United States carry on endless propaganda to prevent this fundamental truth from being realized indicates that it is Israel and the US that are in the wrong and the Palestinians, Lebanese, Iraqis, and Afghans who are being wronged.

The retired American generals who serve as war propagandists for Fox “News” are forever claiming that Iran arms the Iraqi and Afghan insurgents and Hamas. But where are the arms? To deal with American tanks, insurgents have to construct homemade explosive devices out of artillery shells. After six years of conflict the insurgents still have no weapon against the American helicopter gunships. Contrast this “arming” with the weaponry the US supplied to the Afghans three decades ago when they were fighting to drive out the Soviets.

The films of Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza show large numbers of Gazans fleeing from Israeli bombs or digging out the dead and maimed, and none of these people are armed. A person would think that by now every Palestinian would be armed, every man, woman, and child. Yet, all the films of the Israeli attack show an unarmed population. Hamas has to construct homemade rockets that are little more than a sign of defiance. If Hamas were armed by Iran, Israel’s assault on Gaza would have cost Israel its helicopter gunships, its tanks, and hundreds of lives of its soldiers.

Hamas is a small organization armed with small caliber rifles incapable of penetrating body armor. Hamas is unable to stop small bands of Israeli settlers from descending on West Bank Palestinian villages, driving out the Palestinians, and appropriating their land.

The great mystery is: why after 60 years of oppression are the Palestinians still an unarmed people? Clearly, the Muslim countries are complicit with Israel and the US in keeping the Palestinians unarmed.

The unsupported assertion that Iran supplies sophisticated arms to the Palestinians is like the unsupported assertion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. These assertions are propagandistic justifications for killing Arab civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure in order to secure US and Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.

Great Insight

The part about the neocons still walking around is terrific, but where I beg to differ is calling Hamas or almost any organization in this area heroic. Israel is the worst but so is Hamas. They're thugs who don't believe women should have any rights, and they murdered 70 Fatah agents when the bombing recently began. In the CS Montitor there were interviews with Palestinians who said they can't be more moderate or say so in public because they'd be murdered by Hamas. Nobody in the Middle East is clean. The PLO refused a state and then continued to bomb, and Arafat stole 5 billion..........

Another Insight....

If you’ve ever wondered why there were no media interviews with airport personnel where the hijacked aircraft took off from, where the airport personnel describe their experiences with the 19 hijackers, well, that’s because those 19 lap-dancing loving, cocaine snorting, luxury cruise gambling Moslems were never at the airports.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief www.DNotice.org
Washington, DC

yes a complete fraud

some intellectuals and professors in israel maintain that hamas was promoted by mossad to be a thorn in the side of a plo that was moving toward a purely political existance , to up the violence, and end the drift toward a purely political solution to the problems faced in the middle east[

fascists stay in power by promoting ,maintaining,enhancing, or just plain inventing a threat as evidenced by the false flag acts of the pentagon and other american fascists,an observation made by machevelli ,and by strauss, the neocon mentor of fascists internally attackng the usa

it is how they enhance their power , and maintain it , they are the worst terror generators the world faces today

the usa israel, the uk, italy. australia. and other places on the earth suffer from various stages of this fascist cancer

Yep...some excellent points are made in this article.

"It is you who are the torch-bearers with respect to that truth.... ...Steel your spines. Inspire your children. Then when the moment is right, rise again...." W PEPPER
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great post. PCR is right again.

I agree. The war on terror is a hoax. That is why the only arrests the US has made have been entrapped morons. These were contrived, propaganda arrests that, upon closer scrutiny showed to entrapment of the mentally deficient.


For example, the Lackawanna Six, the Kennedy Airport and Fort Dix frame-ups. I'm sure this list can be added to.

Of course--though they do not even consider the inside job angle when it comes to 9/11, unfortunately--BBC's 'The Power of Nightmares' is once again relevant here.

BBC's 'The Power of Nightmares' is once again relevant here.

Politics - The Power of Nightmares, (Part 1/3), “Baby it's Cold Outside"

The Power of Nightmares Part 2: The Phantom Victory

Politics - The Power of Nightmares, (Part 3/3), “The Shadows ...

Yes We Can! Winston Smith

Yes We Can!
Winston Smith
for The Corbett Report
31 January, 2009

Yes we can make you believe in anything we want

Yes we can lie incessantly through the unquestioning media

Yes we can brainwash your minds with propaganda

Yes we can make you unemployed

Yes we can destroy your lives, your families and your futures

Yes we can repossess your homes

Yes we can steal your money and give it to the 'fat cats'

Yes we can make you live in a constant state of fear

Yes we can erode your quality of life

Yes we can suck you dry

Yes we can systematically attack your civil liberties

Yes we can give most of our foreign aid to Israel

Yes we can sit on our hands while Palestine is bombed disproportionately

Yes we can criss-cross the skies with chemtrails

Yes we can spy on you from every street corner

Yes we can dismantle your privacy

Yes we can pollute your rivers, lakes and oceans with plastics and chemicals

Yes we can make you believe and feel responsible for the global warming myth

Yes we can meet secretly every year at a Bilderberg conference

Yes we can make you bend to the will of the New World Order

Yes we can fly planes into the World Trade Centre sacrificing thousands of innocent people

Yes we can galvanize public support into accepting any war we wish to perpetrate

Yes we can make murders look like accidents or suicides

Yes we can make you dance to our insane tune

Yes we can make you believe that Al Qaeda really exists

Yes we can bring to extinction a vast number of species

Yes we can genetically modify your food, threatening wildlife and biodiversity

Yes we can assassinate those who spout ideas of love and peace

Yes we can detain people indefinitely without charge and without trial

Yes we can turn the masses into gormless sheep

Yes we can make you work mundane jobs for little reward

Yes we can make this world a living hell

Yes we can have Osama Bin Laden as a ‘poster-boy’ for terrorism

Yes we can invade Iraq and surprisingly not find any weapons of mass destruction

Yes we can worship a giant stone owl at Bohemian Grove

Yes we can obfuscate the truth of human history

Yes we can limit the true nature of human potential

Yes we can run the global economy into the ground

Yes we can saddle the third world with an insurmountable debt

Yes we can enforce biometrics on an unsuspecting public

Yes we can VeriChip your children

Yes we can overload a child’s immunity with vaccinations

Yes we can perpetuate the glorification of war

Yes we can make people follow murderous megalomaniacs in times of depression

Yes we can dumb you down

Yes we can stifle your free speech

Yes we can rig elections

Yes we can have two-sides of the same political coin

Yes we can divide you by class, culture, language, race and religion

Yes we can hypnotize you into accepting this reality, this façade you call life

Yes we can have no place for common sense

Yes we can keep you in a perpetual sleep

Yes we can make a lot of money from war, oil and opium

Yes we can make countries by simply drawing lines on a middle-eastern map

Yes we can remove democratically elected leaders by force

Yes we can live by double standards and hypocrisy

Yes we can smuggle cocaine

Yes we can rape and murder our MK-Ultra sex slaves

Yes we can spend billions of dollars on defence while your infrastructure crumble

Yes we can play the HAARP to shake you up

Yes we can insert our symbology into your popular culture

Yes we can hide the truth in plain sight

Yes we can make you worship a false concept of God

Yes we cannot have you understand the true nature of infinite consciousness

Yes we can have you study a false conceptualisation of the universe

Yes we can make you obsessed with the materialistic and the superficial

Yes we can make you blind and ignorant

Yes we can detonate nuclear weapons on your beautiful blue planet

Yes we can fill your skyline with bland, soul-sapping architecture

Yes we can make you suffer whenever we wish

Yes we can kidnap and torture you

Yes we can kill you in the millions

Yes we can distract your mind with the trivial

Yes we can distort your priorities in life

Yes we can make shallow one-dimensional system servers

Yes we can have the pretentious oozing their stench of self importance

Yes we can have sycophantic lapdogs licking at our heels

Yes we can take ourselves far too seriously

Yes we can turn this world into a global fascist police state

Yes we can take away your freedom

Yes we can treat peaceful protesters with a heavy hand

Yes we can put our lackeys in uniform

Yes we can enslave the human race

Yes we can make you just a number

Yes we can have the 'thought police' repress open-discussion

Yes we can hammer down the nail that sticks out

Yes we can hide the real criminals within the establishment

Yes we can make you accept a global currency

Yes we can use ‘false flags’ to kick-start our agenda

Yes we can deem any given human behaviour as illegal

Yes we can have the soulless and the greedy rise to the top

Yes we can vilify those who have alternative viewpoints and/or lifestyles

Yes we can have you ruled by insanity

Yes we can question reason and justify madness

Yes we can dismiss criticism with a supercilious grin

Yes we can make you subservient to hierarchy

Yes we can impose the will of the few over the many

Yes we can hide in the Shadows

Yes we can make you like dogs, chasing your own tails

Yes we can do what we want

Yes we can!

hamas is not a terrorist organisation

Hamas is not a terrorist organisation. any more than Hizbollah.They didnt kill1300 people,ues phosphorus or cluster bombs,herd civilins into buildings then shell them.IDF did.
Strange behaviour for a 'defence' force!