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Be warned, seeking truth about the history of America is a heart breaking experience, and also finding out what kind of people we really are is an experience that will change your life. This is not what I wanted to learn!

However, the evidence is undeniable and only an informed and heart broken society can change.

If, after you have satisfied yourself that this information is true, and you still support the government that controls all of these atrocities, do not consider yourself an American.

WHAT BETTER REASON FOR SECESSION CAN BE FOUND, THAN TO REALIZE WE PERSONALLY, HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO BUILDING THE MOST EVIL GOVERNMENT IN HISTORY?

 

 

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WAR

PART 1

By Al Duncan

April 15, 2011

"War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!" Edwin Starr, 1969.

From a rational perspective, this statement is accurate; when viewing it from a political, financial, or ideological perspective it is false.

In 1948, George Orwell wrote the novel 1984. In his magnificently prophetic portrayal of a futuristic world, much like the world we live in today, he makes a number of profoundly factual statements. Orwell writes, "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."

A word's definition cannot be changed; however, by deviously clever design, the implications certainly can. "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind," George Orwell.

Today, U.S. military troops are being sent to annihilate lands, property, homes, buildings, and entire cities filled with people, all under the pretext of what are called Peacekeeping Missions.

The U.S. has troops permanently stationed in over 133 countries. Military spending is 5.8 times more than China, 10.2 times more than Russia, and 98.6 times more than Iran. The defense budget is $708 billion, which is more than all other discretionary parts of the federal budget. There is no country on earth that can challenge the U.S. militarily.

"In war, truth is the first casualty," Aeschylus, 525 BC – 456 BC

In December 2, 2009, Brian Ross, a senior U.S. intelligence official told ABC News that "There was an approximate estimate of 100 al Qaeda members left in Afghanistan. The small number was part of the intelligence passed on to the White House as President Obama conducted his deliberations. As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barack Obama's description Tuesday of the al Qaeda 'cancer' in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country."

According to the L.A. Times, January 13, 2010. There are at least 21,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. With only 100 enemy fighters left, who are they fighting, why are additional troops needed, and why are they still there? It's evident that there are hidden motives behind war, and for certain, this war that is being waged on terror.

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act," George Orwell.

President Dwight Eisenhower, a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member, Four Star General and apparent war mongrel repentant, stated in a 1953 speech, "Every gun that's made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It's spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hope of its children."

Today the cost of a destroyer equals 8000 houses, a fighter plane equals food for 6-million people and a bomber equals a modern school in more than 30 cities. "War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent," George Orwell.

Eisenhower was the first to introduce the term, Military Industrial Complex, in his January 17, 1961 Farewell Address, he warned the American people, "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."

"Anyone who trades freedom for security deserves neither freedom nor security," Benjamin Franklin.

There are six major components fueling the mightiest industry on earth: the Military, the Defense Industry, the CIA, Population Control, Congress, and Think Tanks, such as the Project For The New American Century. These groups have no accountability to American voters.

The members list for the Project of the New American Century (PNAC), 1997-2006, reads like a who's who of former high-level government and military officials: Richard Perle, Elliot Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and William Kristol (all CFR or Trilateral Commission members) are some of the members that mold a seamless transition between the financial and the political, while gaining enormous personal and corporate benefits with each transformation. This interlocking connection is now so enmeshed that the financial elites and the political elites are literally the same.

The PNAC said that the U.S. forces are "the cavalry on the new American frontier." They said that the U.S. must "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars as a core mission." They state that "Focuses must be on long-term policy issues such as the strategic implications of defense policies and tactical considerations, including what types of weapons the military should develop," All of this is to be done at the U.S. taxpayer's expense.

One PNAC report contained ambivalent language toward bioterrorism and genetic warfare: "New methods of attack-electronic, non-lethal, biological-will be more widely available… Combat will likely take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes… Development of 'world-wide command-and-control system' to contain dangerous regimes… Advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."

As far back as 1998 there were reports from the PNAC stating: "The U.S. must take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein is in power. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein. Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan are essential locations that must be controlled." All of this is at the expense of the American solider and the U.S. taxpayers.

We learn from a study released from The Center For Public Integrity, March 28, 2003, that states, "After September 11, 2001, at least 71 companies got contracts to go into Afghanistan and Iraq and all of the top 10 companies had ex-U.S. officials on their boards of directors as top executives who had worked in the Pentagon or other top government positions."

The Center For Public Integrity statement continues: "Of the 30 members of the Defense Policy Board, the government-appointed group that advises the Pentagon, at least nine have ties to companies that have won more than $76 billion in defense contracts in 2001 and 2002. Four members are registered lobbyists, one of whom represents two of the three largest defense contractors. And here was just one shopping list, the Air Force wanted 312 B-2 stealth bombers, $500 million each; the Marine Corps wanted 12 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor helicopters, $136 million each; the Army wanted $240 million to produce the LHX, a new reconnaissance and attack helicopter, $33 billion; the Navy wanted 5 Aegis guided-missile destroyers, at $3.6 billion." All of this is at the American taxpayer's expense.

I reiterate, there is no country on earth that can challenge the U.S. militarily.

Each piece of a bomber, a submarine, an aircraft carrier, a fighter jet is made in a different state, in a different congressional district, reaping enormous financial gains, and thus guaranteeing approval from each House member. It has nothing to do with what benefits the country; it's about what benefits the corporation and politicians.

"War is not meant to be won, it's meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not victory," George Orwell.

PART 2

Politicians look at war much differently than the public.

In 1981, President Reagan issued Executive Order 12333, known as “Title 18, Section 6,” authorizing U.S. intelligence services to establish and operate corporations for intelligence purposes and deny any intelligence community connection. Now, U.S. intelligence services could covertly establish and operate corporations with taxpayer’s funds, they could compete against taxpayers with taxpayer’s funds and they could legally lie about their real “corporate” purpose. [click here]

From 1989 to 1993 Dick Cheney (a founding member of the Project for the New American Century, the group that planned the takeover of the Middle East) served as Secretary of Defense. August 1992 a contract was cut with Kellogg, Brown and Root Services Corp (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton, to study whether the Pentagon should use the private sector for service-type jobs such as preparing food, latrine and laundry cleaning, etc.; services previously provided by U.S. servicemen. Cheney approved a contract with KBR, calling it “a terrific deal”. Within 10-years KBR and Halliburton acquired between 700 to 800 contracts, employing approximately 100,000 people worldwide. [click here]

From 1995 to 2000, Cheney was chief executive and chairman of Halliburton, the major provider of products and services to the military. Most of Halliburton's government contracts were won by its construction subsidiary, KBR. Under Cheney the company benefited from $3.8 billion in government contracts or insured loans. Cheney’s wealth also advanced from $700,000 to $65mil in 5 years. [click here]

Walter Pincus, of the Washington Post, December 16, 2009, stated, “According to a study by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a provider of background information to members of Congress on a bipartisan basis, the surge of 30,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan could be accompanied by up to 56,000 contractors, expanding personnel from the U.S. private sector in a war zone. CRS expects an additional 26,000 to 56,000 contractors to be sent to Afghanistan, bringing the number of contractors in the country to anywhere from 130,000 to 160,000.” This would all take place at the U.S. taxpayer’s expense.

Apparently, Halliburton brought Cheney in to open doors for contracts, not only in Washington, but Capitals around the world. It would also appear that while electing George W. Bush, we also elected a government contractor and PNAC member as Vice President.

October 10, 2002, Congress passed Joint Resolution 114, granting the president the right to use force against Iraq at his discretion. If the president, advised by members of the Military Industrial Complex, establishes a need to drop bombs or send land forces somewhere, the Pentagon is then utilized to shape the News to sway the public in support of the latest strategic plan. [click here]

So let us continue down the money-trail of collusion and corruption as we examine some of the revolving doors between the Military Industrial Complex, the corporate/banking world and the U.S. government.

Director and co-founder of the Carlyle Group, William Conway, recently boasted about his bank and the cast of ex-Presidents and former officials, including George H. W. Bush, James Baker III, and Frank Carlucci, on its payroll. It is the use of former government officials for their access to government bureaucracies to determine contractual relations. It is inside knowledge—knowing exactly where the government is going to spend money and then investing in it. [click here]

Under Frank Carlucci (former CIA deputy director and Defence Secretary), Carlyle has become the nation's eleventh-largest defence contractor, a major arms exporter to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, one of the biggest foreign investors in South Korea and Taiwan, a key player in global telecommunications, wireless, real estate, and healthcare markets. Since 1987 it has invested $6.4 billion in 233 transactions, with a 35 percent return rate on its completed investments. [click here]

Considering the huge profits (the military is now 36 percent of the annual budget) and the enormous power involving corporations, the Military Industrial Complex, and the U.S. government, it is understandable that anyone in opposition to a strong defense policy poses a huge threat. [click here]

In 1515, Machiavelli authored The Prince, here is a quote regarding mercenaries, “The mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous, and if anyone supports his country by the arms of mercenaries, he’ll never stand firm or sure, as they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, faithless, bold amongst friends, cowardly amongst enemies, they have no fear of God and keep no faith with men.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force, stated, "In terms of people, there are 1,473,900 active personnel and 1,458,500 reserves. That’s before the broad-based government and military outsourcing rage [Private Military Company] of the last 15 years. Total numbers of PMCs exceed all U.S. combat forces combined.” [click here]

Founded by former U.S. Navy Seal, Erik Prince, Blackwater is currently the largest of the U.S. state department's private security contractors, it’s earned more than $1 billion from the U.S. government in the last nine years. [click here]

"What we know now is that Blackwater was part of the highest level, the innermost circle strategizing and exercising strategy within the Bush administration," says Jan Schakowsky, chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, "Erik Prince operated at the highest, most secret level of the government. Prince was more trusted than the U.S. Congress because Vice President Cheney made the decision not to brief Congress." [click here]

On August 19, 2009, the New York Times ran an article by Mark Mazzetti, who stated, “In 2004 the CIA hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.” [click here]

Joseph Black, CIA Directorate of Operations, testified to Congress, "There’s a before 9/11, and there’s an after 9/11. After 9/11 the gloves come off." Black outlined a ‘no-limits, aggressive, relentless, worldwide pursuit of any terrorist who threatens us.’ In 2004 Black bragged, ‘over 70 percent of Al Qaeda's leadership had been arrested, detained or killed.’”

"’Outsourcing gave the agency more protection in case something went wrong,’ said a retired intelligence officer intimately familiar with the assassination program.”

September 16, 2007, Blackwater USA guards killed 17 Iraqi civilians trying to drive away from a Baghdad square. Lt. Col. Mike Tarsa, whose squad reached Nisoor Square 25 minutes after the gunfire subsided, reported, “Based upon eyewitness interviews and discussions with Iraqi police, we concluded that the shootings were criminal.” Their conclusions mirrored the Iraqi government, which said the Blackwater guards killed 17 people. [click here]

According to Blackwater USA, “Based on information available to us, we understand that these individuals acted within the rules set forth by the government and that no criminal violations occurred. It is important to note that these men are presumed innocent, that an indictment is only the first step in the Judicial process, and that these men have not been convicted of anything.” [click here]

The Associate Press reported that, “Citing Justice Department missteps, a judge dismissed all charges against the Blackwater guards accused in the killing of 17 civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007.” [click here]

On October 25, 2007, Brian Ross of CBS News reported, “Even as she accepted the resigation of State’s security chief, Justine Sincavage, who was responsible for all State Department Security contracts for Iraq and Afghanistan, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice promoted two senior staffers who directly oversaw Blackwater security operations.

“Current and former officials were outraged,” Ross continued. “‘It is ironic; on the day the assistant secretary for DSS resigns, the two people with oversight responsibility for the program get promoted,’ said one current State Department official who asked not to be named

“Another State official who would not be named went further, calling the promotions of Sincavage and Barry a symptom of “a perverted system of government.”

Ross concludes, “’Two people got promoted in the face of all this mismanagement and controversy—talk about government B.S.,’ said another. ‘What does it say when the State promotes the two people into the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s most senior positions, when if they had properly managed the programs under their responsibility, we would not be in this mess.’” [click here]

When a New York Times journalist asked George W. Bush in March 2005, how he would justify the practice of extraordinary rendition, Bush replied, “Torture is never acceptable, nor do we hand over people to countries that do torture.” But with the emergence of de-classified U.S. Government documents and the findings of independent investigations, it has become clear that Bush’s statements were merely a façade for the surprise ‘holidays’ that the CIA was granting to terrorist suspects at the time. Even in the post-Bush era, the Obama administration has, continued to utilize and justify the use of extraordinary rendition. [click here]

Also included in President Reagan’s Executive Order 12333, under United States Intelligence Activities, Section 2.11 of the order was a provision stating: “Prohibition on Assassination. No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.” Section 2.12 of the order prohibits indirect participation in activities prohibited by the order, stating: “Indirect participation. No agency of the Intelligence Community shall participate in or request any person to undertake activities forbidden by this Order.” E.O. 12333.” [click here]

However, on July 30, 2008, President Bush issuedExecutive Order 13470 amending Executive Order 12333. The Order states, in pertinent part: “The United States Government has a solemn obligation, and shall continue in the conduct of intelligence activities under this order, to protect fully the legal rights of all United States persons, including freedoms, civil liberties, and privacy rights guaranteed by Federal law.” [click here]

President George W. Bush then gave the CIA, and later the military, authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad if evidence existed that an American was involved in organizing or carrying out terrorist actions against the U.S. or U.S. interests, military and intelligence officials said. [click here]

According to Dana Priest, January 27, 2010, the Obama administration has adopted the same stance, “The operations, approved by President Barrack Obama, involved several dozen troops from the U.S. military’s clandestine Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), whose main mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. The recent JSOC list included three U.S. citizens.” [click here]

Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush seized the authority to order American citizens to be murdered based on the unproven claimes that they are associated with Terrorism and pose "a continuing and imminent threat to U.S. persons and interests." They are afforded no trial to contest these accusations, they are just eleminated.

The quote from the disgruntled State official calling our government system “a perverted system of government” is an understatement. Individuals and governments, in the name of peacekeeping and fighting terrorism, are being decimated because they will not submit to the extortion and tyranny being perpetrated upon them by the U.S. government and its band of NATO militia. If we are honest with ourselves, a cesspool of corruption permeates every branch of American government today; they are thieves and liars and murders and they can accurately be described as white-collar gangsters.

We, the people, had best come together. For the enemy is not the Democrats or the Republicans; the enemy is not liberalism or conservatism. The enemy is the devil, and he is directing an elite group of luciferians who are bent on corrupting everything that is Godly by everything that is ungodly.

And the outcry from the American people is deafening in its silence.

To be continued next week

© 2011 Al Duncan – All Rights Reserved

“Al Duncan is the author of The Master Plan, which is now being revised. He is also compiling a booklet of about 60 short articles for publication and future availability. Until recently, he wrote a weekly column for a local newspaper, the Lake County Record Bee, distributed by Associated Press. The readers were basically secular and unaware of the New World Order, so his articles were written hoping to educate the reader on this subject. However, Al realizes that NewsWithViews attracts an informed reader, who is seeking to expand his or her understanding of the truths behind the daily events, and how these truths can best help them meet the challenges ahead.

 

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