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The U.S.'s sordid history in the "war on terror"

By Any Measure, the U.S. Is the Largest Sponsor of Terror

Preface: As a patriotic American – I was born here, lived here all of my life, and love this country – I want the best for the U.S.  

Lawless actions are tearing my country apart.  I want my country to regain its vision, strength and moral compass.  Thomas Jefferson said that “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”.  I criticize my country because I know we are better than this … and that if enough people know how far we have fallen, we can start to pull ourselves back and reclaim our greatness.

Many Countries Sponsor Terror … But America Is the Worst

The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here).

The Washington Post reported in 2010:

The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks.

The head and special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said that most terror attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI.

CIA gets 200 pages of suggested cuts in “The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al Qaeda

https://rt.com/usa/news/cia-911-soufan-fbi-261/

One former FBI agent is finding out firsthand that freedom of speech isn’t something guaranteed to every American. Colleagues at the CIA are keeping him from printing some of his own personal accounts in an upcoming book about the 9/11 attacks.

In his upcoming book “The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al Qaeda,” Ali H. Soufan wants to write that the Central Intelligence Agency could have had a chance at keeping the September 11 terror attacks from happening. Soufan says that the CIA knew about two of the hijackers involved in the al-Qaeda plot, and while that information might have been of great interest to the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency withheld the crucial information.

Specifically, Soufan says that the CIA had detailed information on 9/11 hijacker Abu Zubaydah as early as January 2000 but neglected to act on it.

Long-hidden report: CIA created ‘safe haven’ for Nazis in the U.S.

By Daniel Tencer
Saturday, November 13th, 2010

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/report-cia-safe-haven-nazis/ 

 CIA created safe haven for Nazis in US

A report the Justice Department has been trying to hide for the past four years offers the most detailed account yet of the CIA's efforts to protect known Nazi war criminals in the United States.

The report, obtained by the New York Times, may be the most concrete account yet of the role that prominent members of Germany's Nazi party played in the early, formative years of the CIA, following World War II. It alleges the CIA created a "safe haven" for Nazis believed to be of use to the US's Cold War efforts.

7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction

7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction is a brand new, independent feature-length documentary exploring many of the questions and conspiracy theories about 7/7, the 7th July 2005 London Bombings.

The film places the debate about 7/7 firmly in the context of the history of Western-backed covert operations.  The first half of the film examines three periods from the 20th century: Central America in the 1950s and 1960s(CIA coups in Guatemala and Cuba); Italy during the Cold War (NATO's Operation Gladio); Afghanistan and the Balkans in the 1980s and 1990s (Operation Cyclone and the wars in the former Yugoslavia).  

Though the movie does not explore 9/11 in detail, it functions as a detailed account of false flag terrorism in general, and so speaks to the debate about 9/11 as much as it does to the debate about 7/7.  The second half of the film examines 7/7 in details, and concludes with a lengthy discussion on intelligence and security policy that includes the stories of several probable double agents, including the American Junaid Babar.  

 

The film can be watched in full on stagevu and VeeHD, and in sections via youtube.  

19th August 1953 - Anglo-American military coup in Iran: "Operation Ajax"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, accompanied by CIA Director Allen Dulles, 
returns from exile to Tehran on 22 August 1953.

German media channel ZDF with another 9/11 take

German second state sponsored television channel ZDF will do another take on 9/11 this anniversary.
On Aug. 23rd on 8.15 pm MEZ, main media time, they start with their first of two episodes on 9/11, called "It started in Hamburg"
http://history.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/1/0,1872,8093601,00.html
A week later, same hour, they will send "The day of terror".
http://history.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/7/0,1872,8093607,00.html
Both episodes will take a closer look on John O'Neill, e.g. it seems that they using sequences out of "Countdown to Ground Zero", the 2006 History Channel production.
The last two productions from ZDF were co-productions with Mike Rudins BBC takes. This time not.
I commented their last works, on 91blogger with short entries,
http://911blogger.com/news/2007-09-08/german-zdf-docu-arouse-my-suspicion-new-explanation-wtc-collapse-making
http://911blogger.com/news/2008-09-23/german-language-speaking-users-review-zdfs-version-third-tower
and on my homepage with hundred pages pdf's (german language).

Anthropology Professor on 9/11

Dr. Stross is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted research throughout Mexico and Central America. As an anthropologist, he is concerned with culture, meaning, and the presuppositions that inform our interpretations of what we experience. As a linguistic anthropologist, he is interested in communication systems and social interaction. He studies languages and cultures, past and present, of Latin America, including indigenous Mesoamerica (utexas.edu).

I found Dr. Stross on the invaluable http://www.patriotsquestion911.com/ and asked him a few questions regarding the event. Although the text is brief, Stross is logical, persuasive, and comes from a respected academic position. His response is appreciated.

Originally posted at http://concarlitos.wordpress.com/

1) What aspects of the official story of 9/11 do you most take issue with?

The decade according to 9-year-olds [incl. 9/11, terrorism, the wars]

@ 4:15 - "What can you tell me about 9/11?"

@ 4:52 - "What is a terrorist?"

@ 5:24 - "Living during wartime"

@ 5:55 - "After discussing 9/11, terrorism and the wars, the children were asked about their biggest fears. Their answers were reminders that, above all, they are still 9-year-olds."

http://vimeo.com/7989835

The decade according to 9-year-olds from allison louie-garcia on Vimeo.

Barack Obama's "War Of Necessity" Historically Corrected By Reitired Elementary School Teacher

Barack Obama stated "This Isn't a War of Choice, It's a War of Necessity". Well Mr. No-Change I Can Believe In President your wrong because when the Taliban
Government In Afghanistan refused to make deals with the corporate oil companies before 9/11/01 the Department of Defense started making plans for an invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq so they could construct and secure oil & gas pipelines which they now have large military bases protecting.

The Neo-Cons working with, oil executives, Trilateral Commission members, Council on Foreign Relation members, Bilderburg Group members and a few other
rich elites hiding behind the curtain made the "CHOICE" to go to war with Afghanistan & Iraq because they knew there were huge profits to be made from that oil and gas. They also knew that this government would strategically maintain its power over other powerful nations that had their own plans to harness the oil & gas in this part of the world. They needed those pipelines going through Afghanistan. But first, they needed that New Pearl Harbor (9/11/01) to pysops the American people and other citizens from other Western nations.

Staying Strong.

Never Forget.

Operation Northwoods Exposed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp3P2wDKQK4

Starring Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura, and James Bamford.

Note: The official "Operation Northwoods" document was originally obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive through the Freedom of Information Act and can be viewed online here: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/

What Time is It?

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-time-is-it.html

The thickest Democrat hopes that Obama will "restore" America, and "undo" the damage caused by the Bush administration.

People who think a little deeper say the Bush administration has rolled us back to the day's of Nixon and Hoover and Cointelpro and stagflation.

Students of history think of Nazi Germany.

People studying the economy say we are teetering on the brink of a crash not seen since the great depression.

TAMU Librarian Stephen Atkins Publishes 9/11 Encyclopedia

Librarians are rarely associated with terrorism, but Texas A&M librarian Stephen Atkins defies the stereotype. A noted specialist on terrorist groups, Atkins has published The 9/11 Encyclopedia. The two-volume work details events leading to 9/11, identifying all participants worldwide. Atkins also covers events following the attack which have shaped our understanding of this cataclysmic event. "The horror and impact of 9/11 is almost beyond our comprehension. As the defining tragedy of our time, it reverberates in every aspect of our daily lives," explained Atkins, curator of French Collections at Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, who has written four works on extremism and terrorism. He also teaches a course on extremism and terrorism in the contemporary world for the History Department at Texas A&M. Published by Praeger Security International, The 9/11 Encyclopedia, resource for scholars and security specialists, contains over 40 primary documents and 586 pages.

Excerpt from "They Thought They Were Free," Germans 1933-1945

Just ran across this book last night, "They Thought They Were Free," and posted an excerpt from chapter 13, "But then it was too late," on my blog. The book chronicles the slow descent into fascism that occurred in Germany 1933-1945. It contains such chilling pasages as:

"To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.

Why "giggle"? An open letter to the editors and administrators of History Is A Weapon dot com

Why "giggle"? An open letter to the editors and administrators of History as a Weapon dot com:

Hello,

This morning I followed a link to the 1928 book "Propaganda," by Edward Bernays hosted on your web site ( http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html ) from a post in a forum I help administer. I was delighted to find a copy of this book on-line which details early thinking in the uses of propaganda for manipulating "the public mind." I was also delighted to find your site which, although I'm new to it, is obviously a repository of, as you describe it on your welcome page, "an online Left reader focusing largely on American resistance history." ( http://www.historyisaweapon.org/start.html )

However, as I began to familiarize myself with your site, contemplating spreading the news of its existence to my associates, in the context of addressing what an interested person should do if they have a suggestion for content in your FAQ, I came upon the following comment: "Of course, we reserve the right to giggle that you suggest we post 9/11 conspiracy articles." ( http://www.historyisaweapon.com/faq.html )