Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thou Hypocrite

"How canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye."

Luke 6:42

President Bush announced shortly after 9/11/2001, “Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th.”

This is for certain a hypocritical Bush statement whose dual purpose was to shutdown alternative thinking about the 9/11 events and to kick sand into the eyes of those who would otherwise recognize that the official U.S. Government version of 9/11 is the most outrageous conspiracy of them all.

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation.

From Orwellian America: 9/11 and the Road to Iran by Richard M. Dolan:

Look at America’s own history. “Remember the Maine!” was the catchphrase of 1898, caused by the sinking of an American vessel while docked in Havana Harbor. American yellow journalism used the event to propel the nation into war with Spain. Never mind that Spain never attacked The Maine, and there is even reason to believe that the ship’s explosion was internally caused. The important thing was that Cuba and the Phillippines became American colonies.

Regarding the Second World War, there is now growing academic support for the idea that President Roosevelt knew of an impending Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and allowed it to happen as a way to force America’s entry into a war that Americans did not want. A stronger case for public manipulation concerns the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to the “blank check” to fight an undeclared war in Vietnam. The ramp-up to the 1991 Gulf War included the infamous Kuwaiti baby incubator hoax, as well as non-existent satellite photos of Iraqi troops “massed” at the Saudi border. And maybe one day the full story will emerge about the fateful, alleged “green light” meeting in 1990 between U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie and Saddam Hussein. Or of the fictitious “weapons of mass destruction” said to exist in Iraq that have justified our current fiasco.

The sad fact is that America has a long history of its leaders twisting truth so far that truth becomes a lie – a major Orwellian theme. Ordinary working people are usually in no position to challenge official propaganda. That is supposed to be the job of an independent media, academia, and scientific community. The problem is that these groups are either overmatched or simply co-opted by those who are calling the shots.

From Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled US on Iraq by Michael D. Shear
[I]n a chapter titled "Selling the War," [Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan] alleges that the administration repeatedly shaded the truth and that Bush "managed the crisis in a way that almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option."

"Over that summer of 2002," he writes, "top Bush aides had outlined a strategy for carefully orchestrating the coming campaign to aggressively sell the war.... In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president's advantage."

McClellan, once a staunch defender of the war from the podium, comes to a stark conclusion, writing, "What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the Iraq war was not necessary." has a lecture by Professor of Physics Steven E. Jones, who convincingly argues that the collapse of three steel buildings in the WTC on 9/11 was the result of controlled demolition, the only explanation that can mathematically account for the speed with which they fell.

"Feed my sheep."

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