If you were going to be successful in the world of crime, you needed a reputation for honesty.
~Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay
We want to be saved from our misery, but not from our sin. We want to sin without misery, just as the prodigal son wanted inheritance without the father. The foremost spiritual law of the physical universe is that this hope can never be realized. Sin always accompanies misery. There is no victimless crime, and all creation is subject to decay because of humanity’s rebellion from God.
~R.C. Sproul, Choosing My Religion
I looked at it [revolver] as if it reminded me of a crime I had committed with an irrepressible smile such as rises sometimes to people’s lips in the face of great catastrophes which are beyond their grasp, the smile that comes at times on certain women’s faces while they are saying they regret the harm they have done. It is the smile of nature quietly and proudly asserting its natural right to kill.
It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.
~Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Drama and Television
Mama: Oh—So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it’s money. I guess the world really do change . . .
Walter: No—it was always money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it.
~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun (1959)
‘Tis not unknown to you, Antonio,
How much I have disabled mine estate,
By something showing a more swelling port
Than my faint means would grant continuance:
Nor do I now make moan to be abridged
From such a noble rate; but my chief care
Is to come fairly off from the great debts
Wherein my time something too prodigal
Hath left me gaged. To you, Antonio,
I owe the most, in money and in love,
And from your love I have a warranty
To unburden all my plots and purposes
How to get clear of all the debts I owe.
~William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
History of American False Flag Operations
“Every war begins with a false flag.”
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The source of most of this article is unknown. It has been edited to correct grammatical errors.]
The leaders of smaller and less industrialized nations are not madmen (whatever the media claims). They also are generally better informed than their citizens. In a war an attacker does not need equal forces compared to the enemy. The attacker needs a five-fold local superiority, or better. No one begins wars without definite objectives and a quick victory in sight. If a war with more even military balance erupts, someone has been misled and has walked into a trap (usually arranged by third party).
After the American War of Independence (1776-1779), and an English challenge to that independence (1812-1814) no single nation has planned an offensive war against the USA. It is probable that a strong coalition of Anglo-French-led European nations planned to split the USA into two states through diplomatic recognition of the Confederate states possibly followed up by naval blockade embargoing the Union. At that time the British Empire was the strongest naval power, and France, the second strongest. The events led, however, into the Civil War (1860-1865) and due to the Russian intervention 1863 (1863) on the Union’s side, those European plans were quietly abandoned.
Mexican wars 1819, 1846-48: Long series of operations, commencing with the annexation of Florida (1819) and followed by a declaration of independence of Texas from Mexico (1836). Provocative troop movements near the U.S. southern border caused an incident which led to war. (It is said the U.S. built a fortification 150 km inside the Mexican border.) The annexation of Texas by the USA and the conquest of California, New Mexico, and nearby territories followed. Mexico had a weak government then, because after Napoleon conquered Spain (1809), their former colonies soon revolted. Mexico had been a colony of the Spanish kingdom, but now Mexico revolted and formed a republic. There were a series of revolts–not just one.
Spanish-American War, 1898: The surprise explosion of the battleship Maine at Havana, Cuba. 255 of the crew died. The Hearst press accused the Spanish, claiming that a remote-controlled mine had caused the explosion. The USA declared war on Spain, and conquered the Philippines, Guam and Cuba. Later investigations revealed that the explosion originated inside the Maine and that it was either an accident, such as a coal explosion, or some type of time bomb inside the battleship. Divers investigating the shipwreck found that the armor plates of the ship were blown bending outwards, not inwards.
World War I, 1914-1918: A U-boat torpedo hit the ocean liner Lusitania near Britain and some 1200 people, including 128 Americans, on board lost their lives. Subsequent investigations revealed that the major explosions were inside the Lusitania, as it was secretly transporting six million pounds of artillery shells and rifle ammunition, as well as other explosives on behalf of the Morgan banking corporation to help their clients, Great Britain and France. It was against U.S. laws to transport war materiel and passengers in the same ship.
World War II, 1939-1945: A U-boat torpedo hit the ocean liner Athenia near Britain with some 1100 passengers, of which 311 were Americans. The sea was calm and only 118 people on board lost their lives. The ship was sunk because it behaved like a military transport, blackened out and zigzagging. This incident wasn’t enough to precipitate war, and the Germans also refused to be provoked by several American acts of war. Americans confiscated German merchant ships, and Americans started to support the British with various lend-lease items. U.S. volunteer pilots joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) and some RAF pilots were trained in the U.S. The United States gave the British 50 old but usable WWI destroyers and 20 modern torpedo boats, tanks, light bombers, fighter aircraft such as P-40s, and so on. American destroyers also escorted the convoys bound to Great Britain, and they attacked German U-boats even far away from those convoys. In short, the U.S. did not maintain a neutral stance attitude towards the warring nations.
The U.S. Naval Intelligence Chief of Japan desk planned and suggested “eight insults” which should bring Japan into war with the U.S. President Roosevelt executed this plan immediately and also added some other insults, enraging the Japanese. The most serious one was a total blockade of Japanese oil imports, as agreed between the Americans, British and the Dutch. FDR also declared an all-out embargo against Japan and forbade Japan the use of Panama canal, impeding Japan’s access to Venezuelan oil.
The Flying Tigers volunteer air group, which was successfully fighting the Japanese in China with some 90 fairly modern P-40Bs, was another effective provocation that is not generally acknowledged by historical accounts of World War II, most of which fail to mention any air combat action before December 7, 1941. But by that date the Japanese had already had lost about 100 military aircraft, mostly bombers, to the Tigers. After Pearl Harbor these squadrons were some of the hardest-hitting ones in the U.S. service.
The attack on Pearl Harbor came on December 7, 1941. Having broken the Japanese encryption codes, the Americans knew what was going to happen, and when and where, but the President did not dispatch this information to Pearl Harbor. Americans even gave their friends the British three Magic decrypting machines which automatically opened encrypted Japanese military traffic. But this same information was not available to the U.S. commanders in Hawaii. The movement of the fleet was also visible in the effective radio-direction-finding network. Japan had an alliance with Germany, and the Germans upheld their promises by declaring the war against the U.S. right after the Japanese declaration.
Two scapegoats–the Navy commander Admiral Husband Kimmel, and the Army commander Lt. General Walter Short–were found incompetent and demoted. The military allowed them to retire. Short died in 1949; Kimmel, in 1958. In 1995 the U.S. Congress re-examined this decision and endorsed it. Then in 2000 some archival information came to light and the U.S. Senate passed a resolution stating that both had served in Hawaii “competently and professionally.” In 1941 they were denied vital information, and even on presidential orders purposefully misled into believing that the Japanese feet could be expected from the southwest. These commanders have yet to be rehabilitated by the Pentagon.
Korean War, 1950-1953: South Korean incursions (the Tiger regiment etc.) into North Korea (1949) led to contrary claims and to war. The cause of this war probably was covert action involving leaders of Taiwan, South Korea and the U.S. military-industrial complex (John Foster Dulles has been mentioned as an organizer of the hostilities.) After the unpublicized hostilities in 1949, the communist powers were strongly backing North Korea.
Chiang Kai-Shek was being abandoned. He was isolated and was falling prey to the powerful communist Chinese operations. The right-wing South Korean ruler was expected to lose the upcoming elections. The American military-industrial complex went into high gear again, and huge government orders for equipment were flowing in.
The American-led UN forces had difficult times early in the war, but after sufficient forces arrived, they advanced victoriously and penetrated deep into the North Korea. The strong Chino-Russian intervention into the war once again turned the tides, the Chinese with vast armies on the ground, and the Soviets less visibly with large numbers of aircraft, nearly costing the U.N. forces the war.
Finally the front stabilized along the original 38th parallel armistice line. The war resulted in the deaths of three million Koreans and Chinese. Most Korean cities were destroyed. The war left Taiwan with strong American protection and South Korea firmly in the hands of the right-wing president, Syngman Rhee. Some 55,000 Americans lost their lives.
Vietnam War: Lyndon Johnson led a coalition that assassinated John F. Kennedy so that the military-industrial complex could enjoy the fruits of war. “The Gulf of Tonkin incident,” where the American destroyer Maddox was supposedly attacked twice by three North Vietnamese torpedo boats in 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin never happened. Instead, South Vietnamese soldiers were raiding the North in the same general area. The huge American presence wasn’t decisive, and President Nixon negotiated a “peace with honour” in 1973. This war was lost when North Vietnam finally conquered South Vietnam in 1975. Some 50,000 Americans lost their lives.
Grenada invasion: The Grenadian leader, Maurice Bishop, favored the left and invited Cubans to help build the infrastructure. This included an airport runway extension to accommodate long- range Soviet aircraft. Bishop was deposed and executed in October 19, 1983. Six days later the U.S. invaded, with the proffered reason that the American medical students studying in the Grenada were in danger due to the Cuban presence. The new leader supported by the U.S. favored more traditional values and the right wing.
War on Drugs: The war was launched by Richard M. Nixon sometime around June 17, 1971. The drug problem was found bad within the army in Vietnam around 1968 prompting action was required towards the end of the war. The military will never win the War on Drugs. The street prices of illicit drugs did not change significantly in the U.S.A. despite the military action in foreign drug-producing countries. The Colombian experience, with local military supported by the U.S., has shown that peace is more important than war against drugs. The Colombians have successfully negotiated some thousands of guerrilla fighters back into the society and out of jungle.
This “war” is a pretext for military invasions into less developed countries, where covert “bad” drug lords on behalf of Western intelligence services are exporting drugs into U.S. and first world markets. This operation produces huge incomes, generating black budget money for those intelligence services that manage the global drug operations.
Panama invasion: The incident between American and Panamanian troops led to invasion. The leader Manuel Noriega was changed. The Carter administration plan to hand control of the canal over to Panama was cancelled.
The U.S.-Israeli sponsored war between Iraq and Iran, 1980-1988: The U.S. has built power bases in the Middle East in Iran starting with the MI6-CIA-organized coup 1953, where Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was replaced with the Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, who was succeeded by his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Iran was equipped with the best western military equipment, including the American F-14 fighters with Phoenix missiles and the British Chieftain MBTs. Unfortunately, the Ayatollah Khomeini replaced the Shah in a 1979 coup and made the land a fundamentalist Islamic nation.
After this, the U.S. warmed up relations with her good buddy Saddam Hussein and started to build a nation capable of challenging Iran. Iraq acquired large numbers of effective weapons, including factories able to produce older versions of gas warfare agents. These would later be called WMDs, which of course they were not, being WW1-vintage weapons.
The war broke out and was fought to exhaustion because third-party powers, especially Israel, carefully monitored the balance of power and supplied more weapons to the side which seemed to be losing. “Too bad they both cannot lose” is how Henry Kissinger evaluated this situation.
Desert Storm (First Gulf war), 1991: Saddam Hussein asked for permission from the U.S. (via their ambassador April Gillespie) and got an answer that the U.S. does not care Arab quarrels. That was a trap, and after Saddam occupied Kuwait, President George H.W. Bush mobilized a coalition of some 40 nations to “liberate Kuwait” and to smash the recently-built Iraqi military power base. This also involved a media hoax where the daughter of the Kuwaiti U.S. ambassador played nurse on TV and testified to “witnessing” Iraqi soldiers throwing babies out of incubators in Kuwait.
War on Terror: The war was launched by the Bush administration in October 2001. The war was claimed to be the response on terrorism, especially the 9-11 incidents. Most of the people in the world today know that these reasons are false and that those events were based on MIH hype (make it happen), an inside job.
Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan invasion), July 10, 2001: Without any evidence, the former CIA-asset, a Saudi-Arabian Osama bin Laden was claimed to be the mastermind behind the 9/11/01 strikes at the WTC and the Pentagon. Such a complex operation, if actually executed (which it was not), in this case would be much beyond the capabilities of anything in Afghanistan. Only some top ten intelligence services in the world could hope to be successful in such an operation involving forgery, infiltration, living “underground” in a foreign non-Muslim country, coordination of moves, illegal arms, high-quality flight training, accurate aircraft navigation in no-visibility conditions and so on. Instead, this was a Bush-family inside job, with bombs placed inside the buildings and the Air Force told to stand down.
Enduring Justice (Second Gulf War), March 20, 2003: This was later known with less irony as Operation Iraqi Freedom. The claimed reason for the attack was that Iraq was a clear and present danger to the U.S. with WMDs available within less than an hour after the decision to assemble them had been made. Since no WMDs were found, and after the Iraqis also scrapped some 800 long-range Scud style missiles before the U.S. coalition’s attack, the reason for the invasion was changed into “bringing democracy into Iraq.”
War on the Second Amendment: The Obama Administration orchestrated attacks at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado; a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; and a school in Sandy Hook, a village in the town of Newtown, Connecticut. With co-operation from its lackeys in the mainstream media and law enforcement officials, the Obama Administration is pushing for “gun control” so that American people will be unable to defend themselves when the government comes to take away more rights, and to imprison and kill them.
Why the Pearl Harbor attack took place
Robert B. Stinnett: Day of Deceit: the Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor, 2000
Mark Emerson Wiley: Pearl Harbor–Mother of All Conspiracies
Cordell Hull’s Ultimatum to Japan
What the US usually knew in advance (books)
Fredrick W. Winterbotham: The Ultra Secret, 1974
Bradley F. Smith: The Ultra-Magic Deals, 1992
F.H. Hinsley: British Intelligence in the WW2 (4 large volumes), 1988
How to create innocent-looking wars
How wars are made
Especially these items: World War 1, World War 2, Korean War, The Vietnam War
How to create distant future wars
The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Antony C. Sutton
Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Antony C. Sutton
Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Antony C. Sutton
The out-of-print book: From Major Jordan’s Diaries (Google this item)
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters.
~John Keats, poet
I don’t see why a man shouldn’t pay an inheritance tax. If a Country is good enough to pay taxes to while you are living, it’s good enough to pay in after you die. By the time you die you should be so used to paying taxes that it would just be almost second nature to you.
~Will Rogers, “They’ve Got a New Dictionary at Ellis Island,” Feb. 28, 1926, in Will Rogers‘ Weekly Articles