Saturday, February 25, 2012

State Department Uses 'Nuclear Option' Propaganda to Justify More Preemptive War

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Eric Blair
Activist Post

Yesterday, the State Department "quietly" warned that Syria's nuclear weapons program "may still be in operation" and their other suspected WMDs threaten the region.  In other words, the final push for another war is being sold using the same marketing strategy that's been proven to work time and time again.

Foreign Policy magazine writes:
This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possibility of Syria's WMDs crossing their borders and offering U.S. government help in dealing with the problem, three Obama administration officials confirmed to The Cable. For concerned parties both inside and outside the U.S. government, the demarche signifies that the United States is increasingly developing plans to deal with the dangers of a post-Assad Syria -- while simultaneously highlighting the lack of planning for how to directly bring about Assad's downfall.
Syria is believed to have a substantial chemical weapons program, which includes mustard gas and sophisticated nerve agents, such as sarin gas, as well as biological weapons. Syria has also refused IAEA requests to make available facilities that were part of its nuclear weapons program and may still be in operation. (My emphasis)
Swap out the word "Syria" for "Iraq" or "Libya" and we've all read this press release for the business of war before. What worked for attacking an innocent Iraq worked for attacking an innocent Libya. And now it's also being used as an excuse to destroy two more nations which have never even threatened the West: Syria and Iran.

Even the blind should notice the same trends leading to war:
  • Claim the leaders are bad guys (which is not difficult because most leaders are).
  • Incite, fund and arm rebels (terrorists) to lure those governments into fighting back.
  • Claim the leaders are killing their own citizens (which almost all leaders do including the good ole U.S.).
  • Slap economic sanctions on the government while simultaneously creating a shadow government, central bank, and economy for the puppet rebel leaders.
  • Scare domestic populations until they're okay with more war.
  • Bypass any authority to commit tax money and troops for war.
  • Drop billions of dollars in bombs by remote control destroying innocent life and infrastructure.
  • Murder the former leader in cold blood if need be.
  • Consolidate any and all resources into the hands of Western cartels.
  • Fund these same cartels with more tax dollars to reconstruct the devastated war zone.
  • Rinse and repeat.
The only difference lately is that "providing aid to terrorists" is no longer used as an excuse for war. Perhaps, this is because Israel and NATO, led by the U.S., are the only ones currently aiding terrorists, as they did to oust Gaddafi in Libya, and who they are now arming to instigate a civil war against Assad in Syria.  They're even openly funding terrorists in Iran to do the exact same thing. Furthermore, the FBI has proven to be the only provider of aid to supposed domestic U.S. terrorists.

But you, Activist Post readers, already know all this.  But understand that WMD is not just any propaganda, it's the "nuclear option" of propaganda.  It's the only way to claim these countries are a threat of any kind, because they have very little or no history of actually attacking the West.  And they will keep beating this WMD war drum because it works.

Whether the wars in the Middle East are really about oil, central banking control, or military-industrial profits seems irrelevant to the general public who have been only conditioned to believe in simple concepts like good versus evil. Obviously, everyone naturally views their side as good. Despite extraordinary evidence of our side's grotesque misdeeds, making the mental leap that we're the worst of the bad guys seems to be too big a gap to close for most people.

In the most recent GOP debate, a resolved Ron Paul received groans and boos from the crowd for attempting to explain the "just war" principle of using military for defense only when referring to Iran. He then received an awkward silence when he explained that war should only be acceptable if the people's representatives vote for it per the Constitution.  Similarly, he heard crickets with his historical perspective of the USSR's thousands of proven nuclear warheads pointed at America to show what little threat Iran actually poses.  Finally, he tried to explain that war is a bad idea economically; that we simply can't afford it.

Nothing seemed to sway much of the audience.  They only see good and evil.  And they've been told Iran and Syria are evil.  Therefore, the evil doers must be dealt with through death and destruction like all the other GOP candidates advocate.

By the way, the Obama Administration supports the exact same war mongering as is obvious by the State Department's rhetoric and actions outlined above.  Yet, anti-war liberals keep supporting him because he's their chosen "good guy". Bill Maher, who vehemently opposed the Iraq War, recently donated $1 million to Obama's war chest.  These days, it seems political views on contraception trump issues of war and peace for liberals and conservatives alike. So it goes; we will have more illegal wars, but at least we'll have a heated debate about condoms in public school.

Somehow the masses, who are the only ones who can stop the bloodshed, continue to buy the propaganda and rubber stamp the murderous aggressive wars. The gullibility of the masses has surpassed embarrassing levels, and unless there is a rapid awakening, we are surely headed for blood.

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Anonymous said...

who believes the mainstream media anymore. its like the people in power tell their lies so much that they believe them.

evilcheneycyborgzombie said...

United State of Afascism

Anonymous said...

Yes, the audiences see only good and evil and spend little time considering it. They are too busy watching any kind of ball or reality show on tv. That is their reality. I know. I have been married to one like that for 38 years.

Unknown said...

Bill Maher needs to be called out on his shit

Anonymous said...

the best thing that could happen to the world is the disppearance of humans,,, Great thing to, because that is just the way we are headed...
and the Meek shall inheriate the earth,,, or what is left of it! aftr the greedy filthy war mongers and Super Rich finish wit it

apeman2502 said...

Now don't act smart, and don't act lost, or we'll do to you like we did to Foster.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous @10:27. Nature's way is such that once higher intelligence is eradicated it might rise again to no higher than that of pack-hunters.
This planet would then look like real paradise.

Anonymous said...

The braindead sheeple refuse to listen to the truth Ron Paul speaks.

So let them follow one of the despicable war-monger candidates into serfdom for Israel.

Too bad they will take the rest of us along for the ride.

Anonymous said...

"It is fortunate for the governments that the masses don't think." Adolf Hitler. Why change tactics when this type of propaganda has worked so well in the past." Americans buy war like children gobble candy." Henry Kissinger. "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawn in foreign policy." Henry Kissinger."America is something that can be easily moved. moved in the right direction...they won't get in the way. eighty percent of the Americans support us. it's absurd." Benjamin Netanyahu.It is too bad most Americans don't think for themselves. Not enough research or reading of books by authors qualified to spread the truth.One such book is NO WAR FOR OIL by Ivan Eland. Probably no one is more qualified in America to speak on this subject.I am sure a few American citizens have heard of the Cato institute and the Independent Institute.

James said...

"The gullibility of the masses has surpassed embarrassing levels, and unless there is a rapid awakening, we are surely headed for blood." - So true. Nine of us only have made a comment. How many really did read this article that we will never know? An easy guess is, not enough for that rapid awakening. Any one of us can make a prediction about the coming days that would usher in that conflict with Iran. Let me be wrong, but I am expecting something on April 6. That day in 1917 the US went to war against Germany for the sole sake of Zionism. What I have seen is very difficult to put into words. I am one of those that have been watching these events for over 40 years and certain days of the years are used in Satan worship. All that talk about Israel wanting to start something with Iran in the Spring time in many ways would coincide around those days. If something does occur, look for more times of the year that something terrible has happened and this will show you that these people use those days to worship Satan with terror, blood and death. Terror, blood and death. A sacrifice to Satan has to have all of those.

Winsmith said...

Wars will end when enough people learn that wars do not require taxes. We cannot pay taxes with credit. The Fed said their system "works (us)only with credit" that would keep its value "if there were fewer people bidding against each other." Source: www.morpix/biz/x4

LadyRavenhaire said...

This citizens of this country define this country as a Christian Country. Just the other day, I was speaking with someone who declared himself a Christian telling me how we just need to bomb the smithereens out of the Middle East. I had to ask this man, what do you think Jesus would have thought about this?

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