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“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 statehouse, 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.” — President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in charge of the Normandy Invasion and a popular two-term President of the United States. Today he would be called a “conspiracy theorist.”

Were Ike to be issuing his warning from the White House today, conservative Republicans like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) would be screaming at Ike for impugning the motives of “the patriotic industry that protects our freedom.”

Neoconservatives such as William Kristol would be demanding to know why President Eisenhower was issuing warnings about our own military-industrial complex instead of warning about the threat presented by the Soviet military.

The presstitute media would be implying that Ike was going a bit senile in his old age, a tactic the presstitutes used against President Reagan as he struggled to end stagflation and the Cold War.

By January 17, 1961, when Eisenhower issued his warning in his farewell address to the American People, it was already too late. Cold Warriors had had their hooks into the American taxpayer for 15 years after the end of WW II, and the military-industrial complex had replaced “mom and apple pie” as the most venerated and entrenched US interest. The Dulles brothers ran the State Department and CIA and overthrew governments at will. (Read The Brothers http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Foster-Dulles-Allen-Secret/dp/1250053129/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454270231&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Brothers )

The military-industrial complex had learned that regardless of the protestations of high-ranking military officers, no cost-overrun, no matter how egregious, went unpaid. Armaments industries and military bases were spread all over the country and were important considerations for every senator and many congressional districts. The chairmen of House and Senate military appropriations subcommittees and armed services committees were already dependent on campaign contributions from the military-industrial complex and for cushy jobs should they lose an election.

The Cold War was a profitable business that served many, and that is why it lasted so long.

There was never any threat of the Red Army invading Europe. Stalin declared “socialism in one country” and purged the Communist Party of the Trotskyist element that preached world revolution. An accommodation could have been reached, except that for the first time ever the military-industrial complex saw that it could keep the war business going for decades and perhaps forever.

George F. Kennan predicted that should the Soviet Union “sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean,” another adversary would have to be invented. “Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was replaced with the “Muslim threat” and the “War on Terror” took over from the Cold War. Despite a succession of false flag attacks and warnings of a “thirty years war,” a few thousand lightly armed jihadists were an insufficient replacement for the Soviet Union and its thousands of nuclear ICBMs. It was an uncomfortable notion that the “world’s only superpower” could not dispose of a few terrorists.

So we are back to the Cold War with Russia. The propaganda is fast and furious. “Putin is the new Hitler.” “Russia invaded Ukraine.” Russia is about to invade the Baltics and Poland.” “Putin is a corrupt multi-billionaire.” “Putin is scheming to recreate the Soviet Union.” These accusations become headlines despite US military spending being a dozen or more times higher than Russian military spending and the Russian government expressing no hegemonic aspirations.

Eisenhower’s sucessor, John F. Kennedy, realized that the military-security complex was a threat, but he underestimated the threat and paid for it with his life when he stood up to the military-security complex. In stating this fact I have joined Eisenhower as a conspiracy theorist. (For a hair-raising account of the threat posed to President Kennedy by General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, read chapter three in Richard Cottrell’s book, Gladio, NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe.)
http://www.amazon.com/Gladio-Natos-Dagger-Heart-Europe/dp/1615776885/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454289074&sr=1-1&keywords=Gladio%3A+NATO%27s+Dagger+at+the+Heart+of+Europe

Conspiracies are real. There are many more of them than people are aware. Many government conspiracies are heavily documented by governments themselves with the official records demonstrating the conspiracies openly available to the public. Just google, for example, Operation Gladio or the Northwoods Project. These conspiracies alone are sufficient to chastise those uninformed Western peoples who go around saying, “our government would never kill its own people.”

ORDER IT NOW

Perhaps Russian studies provided my introduction to government conspiracies against their own people. I learned that the Tsar’s secret police set off bombs and killed people in order to blame and arrest labor agitators. I was skeptical of this account and wondered if it was a reflection of left-wing bias against Tsarist Russia. Some years later I asked my colleague, Robert Conquest, at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University if the account was true. He replied that the story is true as is known from the released secret police files that are part of the Hoover Institution’s archives.

False flag attacks are used by governments in order to pursue secret agendas that they cannot publicly acknowledge. If President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney had said: “We are going to attack Iraq and a half dozen other countries in order to exercise hegemony over the Middle East, steal their oil, and clear the path for Israel to steal the entirety of the West Bank of Palestine, diverting taxpayers’ resources from serving the American people into the pockets of the armaments industries and spilling the blood of your parents, spouses, children, and siblings, even the American sheeple would have resisted.

Instead, following the famous advice of Hitler’s chief propagandist, they said: “Our country has been attacked!”

Generally speaking, an observant person with a bit of education can recognize a false flag attack. However, few people pay attention beyond what the official media says, and the media no longer investigates and questions but simply repeats the official story. Therefore, only a few realize what has really happened, and when these few open their mouths they are discredited as “conspiracy theorists.”

This method of control might be wearing thin. There have been so many false flag “terrorist attacks” in the 21st century that there are now thousands of experts labeled as “conspiracy theorist.” For example, the 9/11 Truth Movement consists of thousands of high rise architects, structural engineers, demolition experts, nano-chemists, physicists, firefighters and first responders, civilian and military pilots, and former high government officials. Collectively these experts represent far more knowledge and experience than the 9/11 Commission, which did nothing but write down whatever the government told the commission, NIST, a collection of people whose incomes and careers depend on the government, and the presstitutes who can barely manage arithemetic, much less the mathematics of controlled demolition.

The neoconservatives, who conrolled the George W. Bush regime, called for a “New Pearl Harbor” so that they could begin their wars of conquest in the Middle East. A
“New Pearl Harbor” is what 9/11 gave them. Was this a coincidence or a Gulf of Tonkin or a Reichstag fire or a Tzarist secret police or Operation Gladio bomb?

The charge, “conspiracy theory,” is used to prevent investigation.

9/11 was not investigated. Indeed, as many experts have pointed out, there was a conscious effort to remove and destroy the evidence before it could be investigated. The 9/11 families had to lobby and protest for a solid year before the Bush regime consented to the totally controlled 9/11 Commission.

The Boston Marathon Bombing was not investigated. A scripted story was issued and repeated by the media. The San Bernardino shootings were not investigated. Again, a pre-scripted story took the place of investigation.

The success of false flag attacks in the US led to their use in the UK and France. The Charlie Hebdo affair was not investigated and the official explanation makes no sense. The story has been closed with all the loose ends dangling. For example, why did a French police official investigating the crime allegedly commit suicide in his police office in the early hours of the morning, and why was his family denied the autopsy report? What happened to this disappeared story? Why did the police finger a third participant in the attack as the “getaway driver” who had an iron clad alibi? If the police were so totally wrong about this member of the gang, how do we know they are right about the two men they shot to death. How come alleged perpetrators of “terrorist attacks” are always killed before they can talk? How come the only story we ever get is what the government says? How can people be so gullible after the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Gladio, etc.?

Apparently the Charlie Hebdo attack was insufficient for the purpose, and now France has had what is called “the Paris attack,” an even more unbelievable event, evidence for which is missing. This false flag attack was too much for Kevin Barrett who assembled a collection of skeptical essays from 26 people into a book, Another French False Flag: Bloody Tracks From Paris To San Bernardino.http://www.amazon.com/ANOTHER-French-False-Flag-Bernardino/dp/0996143017/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454288973&sr=1-1&keywords=Another+French+False+Flag

Twenty-four of these contributors do not believe the official story. Does this make them “conspiracy theorists,” or does this make them brave souls who are concerned that Reichstag fire type events are replacing Western civil liberty with fascist police states?

Ask yourself, why are those trying to preserve liberty denounced?

What incentive does contributor A.K. Dewdney, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, author of ten books about science and mathematics, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does Philip Giraldi, former CIA case officer and Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does Anthony Hall, Professor of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, whose latest book has been endorsed by the American Library Association as “a scholarly tour de force,” have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor of Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of numerous awards, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does Stephen Lendman, syndicated columnist and host on the Progressive Radio News Hour, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does James Petras, Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does Alain Soral, one of France’s public intellectuals, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

What incentive does Robert David Steele, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer, have to be a conspiracy theorist?

The neocons’ whores in the Western media who call these people “conspiracy theorists” are so stupid and unintelligent as to be unqualified to express any opinion.

ORDER IT NOW

Dear Western Peoples, if you wish to be able to walk down the streets of your cities without being accosted by police, demanded to present identity papers, searched, detained indefinitely or assassinated without due process of law, if you wish to be able to express your opinion about “your” government and its use of your tax payments, if you wish to be able to discuss current affairs or your personal affairs without being recorded by the NSA or the equivalent in your own country or by both, if you wish to be able to act on your moral conscience and to protest the violence the West applies to Muslims and others unfavored by powerful Western interests, such as Palestinians, if you wish to live in the freedom that was achieved in the West after centuries of struggle, wake up, find time from less meaningful pursuits to become aware of what is being stolen from you. It is late in the game. If you do not stand up for truth, you will have no freedom as there is no freedom without truth.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. This 800 year experiment with increasing personal liberty and its concomitant increases in individual wealth and well being was a big mistake in the eyes of the overlords. It only became possible because the Black Death of the middle ages tilted the balance of power to the serfs, who provided the labour that made it possible to extract the wealth. The overlords have finally figured out that by distracting us with both Orwellian fear and Huxleyan diversions that they can degrade the value of our labour and thus return the mass of men to what the overlords consider to be the rightful place of serfdom. It’s not so much about money as it is about control. If you dare speak out, as PCR notes, you will be branded a heretic, and you will be given the modern equivalent of being burned at the stake.

  2. alexander says:

    Dear Mr Roberts,

    The vast majority of Americans are pretty honest decent human beings. We , on the whole, don’t believe in fraud, and don’t believe its okay to be defrauded or to defraud others.

    Furthermore, we believe that a “representative” government is, or should be, an extension of “ourselves”. Since most Americans could never imagine committing a false flag attack, it is with the utmost resistance that they could imagine their government committing one against them.

    It operates outside the field of our moral boundaries.

    We cannot accept our government (as an extension of ourselves)as capable of such behavior.

    We just can’t.

    But seeing the possibility that our government has been hijacked and no longer operates as our representative body , is something that Americans CAN see……. and are coming around to.

    We are beginning to understand, perhaps too late to salvage our Republic,(but perhaps not) that our government, separated from the agency of “our”representation, is in fact, quite capable of false flag attacks.

    False flags…and false flagging….have rapidly entered into the consciousness of Americans.

    We no longer accept what we are told, blindly, either by our government or our media because we know they have lied to us.

    Americans are beginning to see (in stutter steps) that perhaps the terrorists we most need to extricate are not those , often falsely claimed to be attacking us from the outside in, but those whose power derives from making us believe so, while in reality attacking us (through false flagging) from the inside out.

    Americans may have begun to walk the very difficult road of seeking to purge our own government of the false flagging terrorists(within it ) who have defrauded us out of our freedom, our laws, and our solvency.

    But these false flaggers are nothing if not jealous in their power and have been very shrewd in their understanding of human nature, especially in the rapid ballooning of their terror industries within the matrix of the military industrial complex.

    This ballooning and congealing of their terror industries has now become a substantial part of our economy, perhaps tens of millions of jobs are now dependent upon” Terror” existing…..wherever it comes from.(false flag or otherwise).

    So divorced are they from all moral decency, that(for many of them) the “spending” is what truly matters, not the authenticity of the terror attack that engendered it.

    That is where I believe they are wrong and what may, in the end, be their undoing.

    Americans like the truth, we need the truth to survive. We need the truth to function. Americans don’t like a justice system where every convict in prison is innocent, and every murderer who should be there…is walking free.We don’t like it at all.

    The establishment elites have failed us, they have failed to protect the law, failed to protect our freedoms,and failed to protect accountability. They have, as you say, not only failed to protect our need for the truth..but falsely disabused us of its value.. In so doing have failed to protect our way of life and the continued solvency of the United States, that underscores it.

    They know this.

    We need a changing of the guard, Mr Roberts.

    Will we get one ?

    Perhaps only time will tell.

  3. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Those jumbo-jets that crashed into the twin towers are colossally sized, complicated planes to fly as one look at the cockpit makes obvious. It takes a lot of training and practice to be able to fly those things. Only a state has the resources to supply that to a group of prospective suicide hijackers. What’s needed are numbers of available planes, non-commercial airfields out of the public eye, trainers, a military/security system whereby such offbeat trainees could be trained in relative secrecy, a recruitment system whereby suitable candidates for one way missions could be identified and further groomed and so on down the list. The story about the flight schools in the US has to be a cover since those small propeller planes are toys compared to a Boeing 757-767 and bear no relationship to them. Since most of the hijackers came from Saudi Arabia it’s probable they received their training through that country’s air force. Or perhaps the US helped train them here at some out of the way airbases. The more one looks at the way the planes were flown the more it becomes apparent that extensive training and planning was involved.
    I’ve expressed this elsewhere on the internet but have gotten shouted down by people claiming that being able to fly one of those small personal propeller planes along with time spent on video-game type flight simulators was sufficient to be able to pilot and swoop around in one of those jumbo-jets. Not likely but here we are with all these people who insist on believing in the official government story no matter how many contortions they have to make to do so.
    Personally, I think the US contracted with Saudi Arabia to provide us with a terrorist event. Can’t prove it so that’s just my opinion.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @The Alarmist
  4. I’ve looked to academia to find out the truth about 911. In other words if the 911 Truthers were wrong there should be a way to find this out quickly enough. What I found instead is fear. Engineers and scientists are hiding, refusing to talk about it honestly.

    Lately, historians have started looking it as it is increasingly relegated to history.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  5. ” . . . Armaments industries and military bases were spread all over the country and were important considerations for every senator and many congressional districts. The chairmen of House and Senate military appropriations subcommittees and armed services committees were already dependent on campaign contributions from the military-industrial complex and for cushy jobs should they lose an election.”

    In the 1960s, Richard Russell of Georgia was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and L. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Both men loaded their respective states with military installations. In fact, during a committee hearing, some general actually remarked to one of them, “Mr. Chairman, if you put any more bases back home, you’ll sink your state!”

  6. MarkinLA says:
    @anonymous

    The story about the flight schools in the US has to be a cover since those small propeller planes are toys compared to a Boeing 757-767 and bear no relationship to them.

    No, they went to flight schools specifically oriented toward training you to fly an airliner. One of the instructors called the FBI when one of the students made comments indicating he wasn’t all that interested in getting the training necessary for landing.

    Every small airport has instructors for small plane piloting. Nobody would be suspicious of anything at a place like that. A lot of people take lessons and never follow through. I took helicopter lessons when the defense industry was downsized and I had 5 grand to blow. Carpel tunnel in my hand was so painful I gave it up after 25 hours in the cockpit. It was for fun anyway.

  7. MarkinLA says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    The idea that anybody can with 100% accuracy demonstrate the failure mode of a building being hit by an airliner is ridiculous. That is why there is a lot of garbage on both sides of the issue. Structures fail all the time and some simply because of one weak link breaking. There is no way to do a real world test on something like this.

    Lets not forget that this was built in the 70s. You had at least 25 years of a building swaying in the wind and every time that happens there is some effect on the material in the superstructure, maybe not cracks and certainly nothing to severely compromise the building but there is some metal fatigue. How much is impossible to know and how it affects the situation.

    The main problem with the conspiracy theory is the amount of preparation and work it takes to bring one of these buildings down is enormous. Nobody can explain how it went unnoticed.

  8. denk says:

    No Money For Social Programs, Cash To Burn For The Military

    Just one of these programs, the F-35 “Lightning II,” plagued with delays and cost-overruns, will cost $1.45 trillion over its lifecycle, more than twice the amount that state, federal, and local governments spend educating 50 million children each year.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43938.htm

  9. @MarkinLA

    There is a lot of evidence that explosives were used.

    The debris pattern of WTC buildings 1 and 2.
    Bone fragments of first responders found on the roofs of neighboring buildings.
    Eyewitness testimony.

    There is evidence of molten steel and melted concrete, which can’t be explained by airplanes.

    WTC7 is obviously controlled demolition. An demolition expert looked at it and in less than five seconds determined it was controlled demolition. And it has since been proven by physics professors that it went into free fall for over two seconds. Which is essentially impossible without controlled demolition.

    • Replies: @The Grate Deign
  10. @Si1ver1ock

    I have not seen a plausible explanation for WTC7 other than a controlled demolition. If somebody knows of one, please post a link.

  11. @alexander

    I unfortunately know plenty of otherwise bright americans who won’t question what they should because, and I quote, “if what you say is true, why don’t I see this on the news?” This usually comes from older boomers who remember a watchdog press out to get Nixon; probe a little on that, and they can’t offer many more examples where the fourth estate functioned to effectively check a lot of bad ideas.

  12. @anonymous

    Landing them is a bitch for the inexperieced, but a 67 or 77 isn’t that hard to fly when properly trimmed.

  13. bunga says:

    “George F. Kennan predicted that should the Soviet Union “sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean,” another adversary would have to be invented. “Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was replaced with the “Muslim threat” and the “War on Terror” took over from the Cold War. Despite a succession of false flag attacks and warnings of a “thirty years war,”

    It was more of a plan by the neocon in 90s than by Keenan

    • Replies: @Ivan K.
  14. @MarkinLA

    The main problem with the conspiracy theory is the amount of preparation and work it takes to bring one of these buildings down is enormous. Nobody can explain how it went unnoticed.

    Well, here’s my theory on that: the owner of the buildings, Larry Silverstein, was in on the neocon plot and purchased the WTC complex just a few months before 9/11 in order to rig the buildings. He was eventually reimbursed by his insurance company after a protracted court battle.

    Here’s his official Wikipedia bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Silverstein

    Silverstein was huge in NY zionist circles–a major donor and fundraiser for years. For this reason–and because of the involvement of the neocons–I suspect that the trail ultimately leads back to Israel.

    • Replies: @KA
  15. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Every small airport has instructors for small plane piloting. Nobody would be suspicious of anything at a place like that

    Small airports can’t accommodate jumbo-jets therefore can’t practice with one there. There’s nothing in the official story about any of the hijackers actually going up in a 757-67 as a co-pilot for training. It’s all ground based flight simulators that supposedly did the trick. So for the very first time in their lives that the hijackers had ever gotten into an actual, real cockpit one was able to maneuver it right into the Pentagon at ground level and two others were able to fly around and end by slamming into the towers at speeds exceeding five hundred miles an hour. It takes time to develop airline pilots with the use of training manuals and hands-on experience and instruction. They were all immigrants; were their English reading skills good enough to read the training manuals for jumbo-jets? A very talented group.

  16. “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.”

    I get Ike’s meaning, loud and clear. Unfortunately we have anything but an “alert and knowledgeable citizenry.” And we are seeing the consequences unfold all about us. I am ever mindful of Franklin’s alleged comment to the woman who asked him what kind of government we would be getting.

    His response was “A democracy, if you can keep it.”

    I truly wonder at this point whether we can keep it anymore.

  17. KA says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    It’s interesting to come to know that the phrase -conspiracy theory- was created by the CIA in 60s at a time when CIA busy ,very busy in the 7th Heaven , doing Dulllesian God’s work behind the angles of the two Houses all over the Third world Hell , to offer the plebeians a psychological. tool to erase any suspicion in case they had in the godliness of the Military Political Media complex.

  18. Ivan K. says: • Website
    @bunga

    PCR: “George F. Kennan predicted …. ”

    bunga: It was more of a plan by the neocon in 90s than by Keenan

    Kennan predicted…. He was opposed to such schemes, as evident from his writings.

    I often see American citizens have problems in paying attention to the meaning of the words in front of them, and even the pictures they have in front of them.

    On the other hand, you show considerable goodwill, and workaholic perseverance, as well as charm. In the latter two you are very strong (pretty much world’s champions). You do work hard.

    In fact, many of us in Europe believe you work far too hard!

    Less work & more paying attention … is what you apparently need.

  19. @alexander

    “The vast majority of Americans are pretty honest decent human beings.”

    Who don’t mind killing people, don’t mind stealing from people, don’t mind destroying people’s lives, don’t mind destroying people’s property – all if done according to what they believe and by their government.

    They are stupid cowardly subhumans who hire thuggish psychopathic subhumans to do evil on their behalf. A whole lot of evolving is needed before they become “pretty honest decent human beings”.

  20. The govt doesn’t take our rights, we have been giving them up gladly.

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