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Clearly there are considerable and major differences between the atrocities which were perpetrated by the Nazi / Japanese leaders vs. the administrations of U.S. Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Geo. H.W. Bush and Geo W. Bush. Yet, as leaders, with the power to do otherwise, these U.S. leaders, including cabinet members and other appointees under their control — both Democrat and Republican — led our nation and our allies into unnecessary wars and condoned heinous atrocities, such as murder, mass murder and torture, in violation of the Geneva Convention, based upon false and deliberately misleading propaganda which they used to justify their actions.
These U.S. leaders never paid a price for their roles in planning, permitting, carrying out and condoning the various deceptions, intrigues, murders of democratically elected heads of state and coups d’état to say nothing of unleashed terrifying weapons causing death, dismemberment and unimaginable destruction upon innocent civilians.
However, millions of everyday people did pay the ultimate price — with their lives — and millions more are still paying due to the weapons of carnage – agent orange, spent uranium munitions, napalm, landmines, and many more.
Additionally, trillions of dollars were squandered feeding the war machine, enriching the cadre of war broker beneficiaries and a multitude of small time criminals.
Alone, a president, cabinet member, department head or a general could not have created the original lies plus the sustaining mechanism to fan the flames of destruction we have witnessed over the past 60 plus years.
That has taken a plethora of specially honed psychopathic talents brought together under the auspices of an unrestrained, unaccountable, intelligence community led during the 1950s by John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, Secretary of State and Director of the CIA; then perpetuated by subsequent leaders of the U.S. intelligence department (s) and Secretaries of State.
Together, the Dulles brothers were responsible for creating, contributing to and exploiting anti-communism hysteria in the U.S. during the 1950s (Please see my previous post: below: Lies Too Big to Fail, Part I, How We Lost Our Naïveté.) and paving the way for the “Black Ops” atrocities - which are on going - right up to today.
Why do I believe these things? What has changed over the past 60 years and more? The answer is:
- JFK Records Collection Act (1992);
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA);
- Most importantly, the historically unequaled courage, compassion, professionalism and “applied” intelligence of Dr. Joan Mellen, Douglas P. Horne, James Garrison, Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann (and many others), for shinning the light of truth on those who conspired to murder President Kennedy;
- And likewise, the historically unequaled courage, compassion, professionalism and “applied” intelligence of Dr. Judy Wood and UK researcher Andrew Johnson, for uncovering what really took place at the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.
As a result of the documents made available through multiple FOIA requests, the JFK Records Collection Act and a handful of courageous souls, information long held secret has come to light exposing our Doppelganger past and sadly, our present, as well.
President Kennedy’s Murder and Conspiracy
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The nation was in shock the day President Kennedy was shot – well, many of us were, I guess. Since that day in 1963, I’ve learned that a whole lot of people wanted the President dead.
Because of the JFK Records Collection Act, Dr. Joan Mellen explained, “The CIA released thousands of documents, not all about the JFK assassination. I believe the CIA does not know what is included in the documents that they released many of them are about peripheral issues.”
What was released that’s so important? How about Lee Harvey Oswald’s FBI and CIA payroll records?
“There is no mistaking that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to CIA, US Customs and the FBI,” said Dr. Joan Mellen. (1. )
(For a more complete interview and discussion, go here for Dr. Mellen's BookTV C-SPAN2 presentation which was aired on 24 Jan 2006, following the first printing of her book, A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History. )
“I believe they (CIA) think they are invulnerable. They release a lot of these documents and they have no idea what is in their own documents.”
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“What I discovered,” she said, “is CIA has the power; the military is their arm; defense contractors are their clients; the government, elected officials are for show.”
In another recent presentation (3.) Dr. Mellen, said, "My belief is that the more we know about who was behind the murder of President Kennedy, the more empowered we are to combat the present assault on the Constitution. The more cogently we can analyze who profited by the death of President Kennedy, and by that I don’t mean the beleaguered Lyndon Johnson, a pawn in the hands of those who put him into office, long-time CIA assets Herman and George Brown, but not only the Browns, but D. H. Byrd, the Klebergs and others, the better able we will be to determine what is to be done. The more we uncover the similarities between the three Texas Presidents, the better equipped we are to reverse the authoritarian direction the government of this country has taken, if it isn’t already too late."
As painful as it is and so very difficult to accept, Dr. Mellen has found the truth for us.
The Vietnam War / Gulf of Tonkin Incident
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“The material, posted on the Internet overnight, Wednesday, included one of the largest collections of secret intercepted communications ever made available. The most provocative document is a 2001 article in which an agency historian argued that the agency's intelligence officers "deliberately skewed" the evidence passed on to policy makers and the public to falsely suggest that North Vietnamese ships had attacked American destroyers on Aug. 4, 1964.”
“Based on the assertion that such an attack had occurred, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered airstrikes on North Vietnam and Congress passed a broad resolution authorizing military action.”
“The historian, Robert J. Hanyok, wrote the article in an internal publication and it was classified top secret despite the fact that it dealt with events in 1964. Word of Mr. Hanyok's findings leaked to historians outside the agency, who requested the article under the Freedom of Information Act in 2003.” (5.)
Although a few thousand brave souls tried to stop this war, the majority of our people allowed our leaders to perpetrate a multitude of horrendous acts against humanity. Unashamedly, wrapping themselves in an anti-communist shroud, they propelled our nation into killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people; squandering trillions of dollars; and destroying the lives of millions of people.
Needless. All of it, needless.
There is no way to bring the back the dead; restore the lost limbs or salve-over the napalm burns; nor retrieve the bombs, landmines or even the countless tons of agent orange we wantonly sprayed over the countryside, the civilians, the “enemy” and our own troops.
9/11 – 2,974 WTC Murders
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Much more… Please see the previous www.Downriver USA posting below - Remembering 9/11 – 2,974 WTC Murders.
The 9/11 Wars – Iraq, Afghanistan
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Not only are We the People responsible for the horrendous loss of life as well as blindly permissive of the stupid, lackadaisical squandering of our national wealth to the tune of at least $4 trillion dollars – that’s $13,120 for every man, woman and child in the USA.(6.) – we have, with not so much as a whimper, handed over our constitutionally guaranteed rights as American citizens to the soulless entities which claim to be our leaders and sworn defenders of that same constitution.
Honestly, in my mind, it looks like we went to war, killed a lot of people, trashed our economy, surrendered our rights as U.S. citizens, ripped up the Geneva Convention and then said, "O.K." to torture like it was just another episode of some fictitious “reality” TV show.
Just for a moment, let's put aside the fact that way before G.W. Bush took office, in the late 1990s, nearly all of the members of the future G.W.Bush administration supported and in several cases, were the authors of, the NEO-CON manifesto, Statement of Principles of the Project for a New American Century, which demanded that Iraq be invaded because Saddam Hussein had piles of Weapons of Mass Destruction.(7.)
Now, consider that ten years later we learned (through Freedom of Information Act requests) (8.) that the G. W.Bush administration wanted war so much that they were compelled to dig up some thread of apparent legitimacy on which to hang their invasion, yet gave little to no thought or planning to what would happen after the killing stopped:
“An “Eyes Only” British government memo succinctly summarizes the climate leading to war by the summer of 2002: the U.S. saw military action as inevitable; George Bush wanted military action to be justified by linking Iraq to terrorism and WMD; to that end “intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy,” while as to discussion in Washington of the aftermath of invasion, ‘There was little…’” ( 10 yrs after) (9.)
The G.W. Bush people wanted war with Iraq so badly that they were willing to disregard reliable intelligence provided by the Germans and the British which told them that they were being “sucked in” by some guy codenamed “Curveball”.(10. )
You may know the "rest of the story". Curveball turned out to be an “undependable” source. The stockpiles didn’t exist and Curveball made everything up.
As for the real reason we went to war with Iraq, well, I guess we must ask the CIA. They seem to be running things at the moment.
What did we gain from the 9/11 wars?
We now know that the Bush administration sold the 9/11 Wars to the world based upon “intelligence” gather from an “unquestionable source” that Saddam Hussein had piles of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Unbelievably, while 99.9% of our population was suffering Depression.2 and watching the Too-Big-To-Fail banksters foreclosed on our homes, we gave (and are still giving) our wealth to the friends of Rumsfeld, Cheney and an untold number of thieves because G.W. Bush wanted to believe a guy named “Curveball” to justify his decision to go to war.
From the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University as reported by Reuters: “The report concluded the United States gained little from the war while Iraq was traumatized by it. The war reinvigorated radical Islamist militants in the region, set back women's rights, and weakened an already precarious healthcare system, the report said. Meanwhile, the $212 billion reconstruction effort was largely a failure with most of that money spent on security or lost to waste and fraud, it said.”
An evil doppelganger USA is running amok throughout our world. It’s not our parents’ or grandparents’ USA. It’s not our USA. Is this the USA you want for your children?
Next, Part III
The Time of The Great Awakening: How We Can Resurrect Our Democracy
After 60 years of struggle we may be beginning to pull ourselves up out of the quagmire born of two psychotic relics of blindness, hatred and ignorance who wrapped themselves in the American flag to reap the rewards of predatory capitalism. What they began was followed by more than half of a century of government sponsored and media complicit misinformation campaigns; a multitude of false flag campaigns which would make the Nazi’s swell with pride; accumulation of enough wealth to give every American a financially secure life or otherwise described as - trillions of dollars - flushed down the toilet waging genocidal wars motivated by, managed by and benefiting the global banking / corporate / CIA “controllers”.
Go to Lies Too Big To Fail (Part I) How We Lost Our Naïveté here.
1. "New Evidence in JFK Assassination", Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, Veterans Today, 16 Mar 2014.
"A revised version of the 2005 edition, the new 647 page A Farewell to Justice is a virtual encyclopedia of the JFK assassination. The book leaves no doubt that high level CIA officials authorized the murder and provides a complete list of the cast of characters who played roles in the assassination and/or cover up."
"The new edition makes use of documents Mellen obtained via her 2011 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit and personal interviews with surviving assassination witnesses. The most startling new evidence relates to Robert Kennedy’s systematic efforts to obstruct both the Warren Commission investigation and Jim Garrison’s efforts to identify the real culprits behind his brother’s murder."
also see, "The Kennedy Assassination and the Current Political Moment", Talk at the 92nd Street Y, Joan Mellen, 28 Jan 2007
Also read: Speech delivered by Joan Mellen at the annual meeting of “November In Dallas,” for the JFK Lancer group, November 23, 2013
And, please listen to:
Joan Mellen on WLRN’s Topical Currents, Joan Mellen Discusses “The Great Game in Cuba: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro” 15 April 2013.
"JOAN MELLEN is the bestselling author of twenty books, including A Farewell to Justice, her biographical study of Jim Garrison’s New Orleans investigation of the Kennedy assassination. She has written for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Baltimore Sun. Mellen is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia.
In 2004, she was awarded one of Temple University's coveted “Great Teacher” awards for outstanding achievement, in particular in the graduate program in creative writing. Joan Mellen lives in Pennington, New Jersey."
2. "The Politics of the CIA", presented at the 23 Nov 2013 annual meeting of COPA, Coalition on Political Assassinations, Dallas, Texas, Dr. Joan Mellen.
3. "Who Rules American? How Did We Get Here?", Stewart Mott House, Washington, D.C., September 14, 2007, Dr. Joan Mellen
4. "The Two NPIC Zapruder Film Events: Signposts Pointing to the Film’s Alteration", Douglas P. Horne, www.assassinationofjfk.net and Inside the Assassination Records Review Board, by Douglas P. Horne.
5. “Vietnam War Intelligence 'Deliberately Skewed' Secret Study Says”, by Scott Shane, New York Times, 2 Dec 2005.
6. "Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study", Daniel Trotta, Reuters, 14 Mar 2013.
7. See section entitled: "Calls for regime change in Iraq during Clinton years", Project for the New American Century, Wikipedia
8. "The Iraq War Ten Years After: Declassified Documents Show Failed Intelligence, Policy Ad Hockery, Propaganda-Driven Decision-Making", National Security Archive Publishes "Essential" Primary Sources on Operation Iraqi Freedom, National Security Archive Briefing Book No. 418, Edited by Joyce Battle and Malcolm Byrne, March 19, 2013
9. "Artificial Intelligence", Christopher Dickey, The New York Times, 18 Nov 2007, Book Review of Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War, by Robert Drogin . Go here for PDF version.
10. Curveball (informant), Wikipedia
Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, “Curveball”
“Despite warnings from the German Federal Intelligence Service and the British Secret Intelligence Service questioning the authenticity of the claims, the US Government and British government utilized them to build a rationale for military action in the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including in the 2003 State of the Union address, where President Bush said "we know that Iraq, in the late 1990s, had several mobile biological weapons labs", and Colin Powell's presentation to the UN Security Council, which contained a computer generated image of a mobile biological weapons laboratory. They were later found to be mobile milk pasteurization and hydrogen generation trailers. On 24 September 2002, the British government published its dossier on the former Iraqi leader's WMD with a personal foreword by Mr Blair, who assured readers Saddam Hussein had continued to produce WMD "beyond doubt".
Powell UN Iraq presentation, alleged Mobile Production Facilities On November 4, 2007, 60 Minutes revealed Curveball's real identity. Former CIA official Tyler Drumheller summed up Curveball as "a guy trying to get his green card essentially, in Germany, and playing the system for what it was worth."
In a February 2011 interview with the Guardian he "admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war."
Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, “Curveball”
2. "Iraq war source's name revealed". BBC News. 2007-11-02.
5. George W. Bush. "Third State of the Union Address"
6. "Iraq: The spies who fooled the world". BBC News. 2013-03-18.
7. "Faulty Intel Source "Curve Ball" Revealed"". CBS News 60 Minutes. 2007-11-01.
8. Chulov, Martin and Pidd, Helen (2011-02-15) Defector admits to WMD lies that triggered Iraq war, The Guardian