In war, truth is the first casualty…

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…

The Planes hit the towers, the targets were our minds.

14 years ago today the start of the war on consciousness upon the American people was ramped up. I’m not talking about the terrorist attacks of swarthy foreigners but what came after by our own government.

The Government of the United States, which claimed no forewarning before the attacks and ignorance during the attacks fed us a narrative mere hours later. President Bush the Stupider and his vice president, an ambulatory wad of evil and obfuscation unto himself, assured us mere hours after the attacks that they knew what happened: Rich Saudi Billionaire, 19 Hijackers, and Afghanistan, Hate us for our Freedom, Flight Schools and sleeper cells and shit like that. Sounded good, I certainly believed them at the time.

As fast as they had a story they had a plan. Regime change to “hostile” nations that supported terrorism (conspicuously absent from the list is The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Spying on other nations and as we would come to see mass surveillance of us. Drone warfare where people who fit a profile (young military age males) where designated for incineration from 30,000 feet. And torture. Don’t forget the torture.

We invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban because they wouldn’t turn over Osama Bin Laden. When the Taliban offered to turn over Bin Laden as long as the US government produced the evidence that Bin Laden was behind the 9-11 attacks the US refused saying the evidence was (and still is, apparently) classified. As Ironic as it may be the Taliban started the 9-11 truth movement.

After the invasion of Afghanistan came the inexplicable invasion of Iraq. The Central Intelligence agency would then go on to torture subjects to confess to a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

But if this was such a slam dunk case, one where they felt confident telling us the narrative less than 12 hours after it happened, why are they torturing people years later to confirm Bullshit details?

On the home front the FBI would have several high profile press conferences congratulating themselves on thwarting terrorist plots of their own concoction. The plan was simple and repeatable:
1. Find a petty criminal who was facing easy conviction
2. Offer him reduced sentencing and cash to become an informant
3. Have him harass Muslims into committing illegal acts
4. Trumpeting the few Muslims who bit too hard at the bait as an example of a terrorist plot thwarted.
5. Ask for bigger budgets to stop terrorism.

Left out of the details are the victims of the FBI harassment who had to take restraining orders out on their tormentors. Imagine sitting in FBI headquarters and the innocent target of your clumsy sting is calling to complain that your paid informant is talking terrorism and jihad. Imagine being the innocent soul under surveillance wondering why your calls to the Federal Bureau of Investigation warning of jihad are ignored.

If terrorism is so prevalent why must we invent it?

So to recap 14 years after the attacks we have tortured the wrong people to justify invading the wrong countries. We have spied on our own people and the only terrorist’s plots foiled were created by the foilers.

You will see memes today telling you never forget. I couldn’t agree more. Remember the 3,000 souls that perished today. Remember the thousands of souls who bravely enlisted to defend us against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Remember the innocent souls on the other team who lived under the wrong dictator when their allegiance to the United States was no longer needed, as they are not here with us today either.

But part of never forgetting is always remembering. And always remember this: Wars, all wars, the literal ones with bullets and bombs and the rhetorical wars like the war on poverty and the wars on drugs and the war on crimes are always a war on a populace. The war on terror has been no different.

14 years ago The US Government declared war, against everyone who was not “with them” but was “against them”. The victims so far are everyone who was innocent who has died, everyone who was innocent who was tortured, everyone who was innocent who was spied on, and everyone who stopped to think, in good conscious, maybe this all is fucking nuts.

Bush said the battlefield was all over the planet but in reality the war zone is in your mind. We were taught to think of others as less than us based on religion and nationality. We were taught to be suspicious of those who questioned the official story or demanded evidence. We were taught that those who didn’t support the lock step into war were cowards or worse traitors.

We were taught apartness. We were taught powerlessness.
When they say never forget what they mean to say is never question. Not the suspicious circumstances of that day but the consciousness assault that has happened since then in its memory.
War.
Torture.
Suspicion.
Fear.
Death.
None of these were ever the answers. But then again they never wanted us asking the right questions…