Category: bullshittery known as war

false flag: ISIS

A compilation of interesting information surrounding ISIS and the alleged terror attack in France.

Brian Lamb interviewing Dan Raviv on C-SPAN, August 8, 1990. Mr Raviv explains how he discovered what name the Israeli Mossad goes by publicly in English.

General Wesley Clark explains ISIS was created by U.S. Allies to destroy Hezbollah during a CNN interview

“ISIS” has been said to have claimed responsibility for Paris events. In this seemingly professionally produced, two camera shot video, complete with ambient music, ISIS calls on Muslims to carry out attacks in France. Where do they get all the money to pay for all this stuff?

Political author Gearoid O Colmain interviewed on RT, November 14, 2015.

The only known video of the supposed ISIS attack comes from a journalist, Daniel Psenny. Apparently not a very good journalist. He pans away right as the skinny girl was lifting the bigger girl up through the window. I really wanted to see that.

James Corbett gives his thoughts about false flags, April 19, 2010.
“Acts of terror and violence never benefit the average man or woman. They only ever benefit those in positions of power.”

Crisis actor orientation for role players participating in a military drill held on April 21-22 , 2015 at the Govalle Water Treatment Plant in Austin Texas.

Never forget, the news lies.

this is what a hero looks like

Who is Smedley Butler?

a.k.a: The Fighting Quaker, Old Gimlet Eye and Old Duckboard
lived: July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940
served: 34 years in USMC
awarded: Navy Medal of Honor
Navy Medal of Honor
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Brevet Medal

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler was the most decorated US Marine at the time of his death. Realizing wars are fought for corporate interests, Butler became a critic of US war profiteering. He gave speeches in hopes of saving young military men’s lives. He ultimately wrote a book, ‘War is a Racket’, where he explained, through his military experience, the truth about war and the consequences of fighting them.

Who is Smedley Butler? A HERO DEFINED


‘War is a Racket’ was a speech written and given by Butler. It’s success led him to write a longer, 14 page, booklet with the same name.

Excerpts from Butler’s speech, ‘War is a Racket’, given in 1933…

     “There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents…”

– Smedley Butler, 1933

Excerpts from Butler’s 14 page booklet, ‘War is a Racket’

CHAPTER ONE

War Is A Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of  the  very  few,  at  the  expense  of  the  very  many.  Out  of  war  a  few  people  make  huge fortunes.’

CHAPTER THREE

Who Pays The Bills?

…In the World War, we used propaganda to make the boys accept conscription. They were made to feel ashamed if they didn’t join the army.

So vicious was this war propaganda that even God was brought into it. With few exceptions our clergymen joined in the clamor to kill, kill, kill. To kill the Germans. God is on our side . . . it is His will that the Germans be killed.

And in Germany, the good pastors called upon the Germans to kill the allies . . . to please the same God. That was a part of the general propaganda, built up to make people war conscious and murder conscious.

Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. This was the “war to end all wars.” This was the “war to make the world safe for democracy.” No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United States patents. They were just told it was to be a “glorious adventure.”

– Smedley Butler, 1935


Butler supported the men of the Bonus Army and on July 19, 1932, Retired Major General Butler spoke to the WWI Veterans at the Anacostia Camp where they were waiting for politicians to decide if they would get their ‘bonus’ pay.

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Click image to see Butler speak to the Bonus Army

More interesting stuff…

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Click image to listen to the audio documentary. ‘The Smedley Darlington Butler Story’
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Click image to read the 14 page booklet that Butler is so well known for, ‘War is a Racket’

 

Smedley Butler speaks about US politics at Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, September 25, 1935

‘Get All Americans out of China, says General Butler’, September 2, 1937

Snippet from Smedley Butler’s speech, ‘War is a Racket’

 

“There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.”

– Smedley Butler

“We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war.”

– Smedley Butler

“Why don’t those damned oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property — maybe a flag with a gas pump on it.”

– Smedley Butler

“How many of these war millionaires shoulder a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dugout? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?”

– Smedley Butler

no one told them

We’ve all been tricked, manipulated, lied to, and conned.

The American soldier does not die for freedom. He dies for profit.

Let no more be fooled.

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“No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits.

No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here.

No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United States patents.

They were just told it was to be a ‘glorious adventure’.”

– Major General Smedley Butler; American Hero

military industrial complex; then and now

On January 17, 1961, the President of the US Government, Dwight D. Eisenhower, gave his Farewell Address to the Nation. In that speech he warned of the ‘Military Industrial Complex’. At the time, the speech wasn’t given much attention. If only we had listened.

Excerpts from the transcript of that speech follow with the parts I find most telling in bold.

“My fellow Americans,

Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my successor…

…But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs — balance between the private and the public economy, balance between cost and hoped for advantage — balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual; balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration…

…Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations. 

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. 

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. 

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. 

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. 

In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government. 

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. 

The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present  and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite. 

It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system — ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.

Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.

Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. 

Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield. 

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Because this need is so sharp and apparent I confess that I lay down my official responsibilities in this field with a definite sense of disappointment. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war — as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years — I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight. 

Happily, I can say that war has been avoided. Steady progress toward our ultimate goal has been made. But, so much remains to be done. As a private citizen, I shall never cease to do what little I can to help the world advance along that road.

So — in this my last good night to you as your President — I thank you for the many opportunities you have given me for public service in war and peace. I trust that in that service you find some things worthy; as for the rest of it, I know you will find ways to improve performance in the future.

You and I — my fellow citizens — need to be strong in our faith that all nations, under God, will reach the goal of peace with justice. May we be ever unswerving in devotion to principle, confident but humble with power, diligent in pursuit of the Nation’s great goals.

To all the peoples of the world, I once more give expression to America’s prayerful and continuing aspiration:

We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.

Now on Friday noon, I am to become a private citizen. I am proud to do so. I look forward to it. Thank you and good night.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961

The ‘Military Industrial Complex’ has grown, become strong, and virtually taken over. The country Eisenhower knew, no longer exists.

‘The American Dream, you have to be asleep to believe it’.

If only we had listened…

Thank you Ike.