1898 – The Battleship the USS Maine had an explosion in the Havana Cuba harbor which killed 255 of the crew. The Hearst press accused the Spanish, claiming that the explosion was caused by a remote-controlled mine. The USA declared war on Spain, and conquered Philippines, Guam and Cuba. Subsequent investigation found this to be false as the explosion came from inside the ship, either an accident or intentional sabotage.
1915- April 22, 1915: The German Embassy publishes a warning in newspapers telling passengers that travel on Allied ships is “at their own risk.” The British ship Lusitania is mentioned specifically. A U-boat torpedo hit ocean liner Lusitania near Britain on May 22 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 6 million pounds of artillery shells and rifle ammunition. It was against US laws to transport war materials and passengers in the same ship. The Lusitania was thus a legitimate military target. The Sinking of the Lusitania was a major pretext of Woodrow Wilson to involve the US in WW1, a year after campaigning for re-election against involvement in the War.
1941 – The United States Government in Agreement with the British and the Dutch deny Japan access to the Panama Canal and initiate a complete naval blockade of the Island Nation. Complete Naval Blockades are considered acts of war. In Late 1941 having broken the Japanese encryption codes, the Americans knew that there was going to be an attack on Pearl Harbor, but President Roosevelt did not dispatch this information to Pearl Harbor. On December 7thThe Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in what was a totally provoked and foreseen event. President Roosevelt still referred to it as “a Day that will live in infamy” and a “sneak attack”. War was declared on Japan and Germany the next day.
1942 – Harriman Brown Brothers, a Wall Street Investment firm was found to be in Violation of the Trading with the Enemies Act, and had their assets seized as they were still financing German companies that were arming Hitler in early 1942 AFTER war had been declared. Other New York based banks such Union Banking Corporation (UBC) also financed Hitler’s allies early into the War as a matter of congressional record. The Man on the Board of Both companies during this time and responsible for these decisions was Prescott Bush. He went on to become a US Senator and his Son George HW and His Grandson George W reach even higher political office. A civil action for damages was brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave laborers at Auschwitz for these actions.
Late 40’s- The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (Forbearer of the CIA) started acquiring scientific “talent” from Nazi Germany during what was known as “Operation Paperclip”. Working side by side with Pardoned and American patriated Nazi scientists the CIA started “Project MK-ULTRA” using many of the Nazi methodologies (honed through extensive experimentation with a plentiful supply of “test subjects” at the concentration camps) to manipulate individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the administration of drugs and other chemicals, hypnosis, radiation, sensory deprivation, physical and emotional torture, isolation, and verbal and sexual abuse. In other words they tortured American Citizens (mostly women and children) in order to see if brain washing was possible. President Clinton eventually apologized for this human experimentation in the 1990’s
1949 – South Korean incursions (the Tiger regiment etc.) into North Korea and covert action involving leaders of Taiwan, South Korea and the US military-industrial complex lead to hostilities which was used as a pretext for the US to officially enter hostilities in the Korean Peninsula.
1951 – Operation Gladio is the codename for a clandestine CIA- NATO “stay-behind” operation in Europe during the Cold War. In the 1990s it came to light that Italian anti-communist rebels and US-NATO backed allies had been committing terrorist acts against civilian populations in Italy and blaming it on Communist Forces.
1964 – Despite light and covert actions in Vietnam “The Tonkin incident”, where American destroyer Maddox was supposedly attacked twice by three North Vietnamese torpedo boats was used as a pretext to fully commit to the Vietnam war. The Gulf of Tonkin event never happened.
1991 – US Ally Saddam Hussein asks permission from the US (via their ambassador April Gillespie) to occupy Kuwait over a long standing dispute. Hussein had been given US support 11 years earlier for doing the exact actions to Iran. US President George Bush answered through emissaries that the “US does not care about Arab quarrels.” This telegraphed invasion was used as a pretext for the first Gulf War.
Testimony given before the non-governmental Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 was provided by a woman who provided only her first name, Nayirah. In her emotional testimony, “Nurse Nayirah” stated that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospitals and leave the babies to die on the floor. In 1992 it was revealed that “Nurse Nayirah” was no nurse but was Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. The testimony of which was widely publicized, and was cited numerous times by United States senators and American president Bush in their rationale to back Kuwait in the Gulf War.
This leads us to the ultimate significance of the events of September 11th 2001:
It was the first time in over a Century that the US Government did not lie as a pretext for war, that subterfuge was not employed in the media in order to deceive the public or that there were any conflicts of interest in any Corporate-Government financial dealings. Everything the US government has claimed about the events of September 11th 2001 is 110% factually correct…