Will The Pentagon's Effort To Whip Up War Fever Work in This Internet Era?

Tyler Durden's picture

Via The Daily Bell,

In the past months the Obama Administration has clearly also escalated tensions in the seas surrounding the Peoples’ Republic of China - East China Sea with Japan and South China Sea with the Philippines - tensions which potentially could provoke a catastrophe. While both provocative operations could give the Pentagon budget a boost in times of budget austerity, they could easily detonate a preemptive nuclear strike by either China or Russia or by both. In the 21st Century such primitive behavior by the Obama Pentagon is not only inexcusable. It’s madIf someone in Washington was trying deliberately to firm up a strategic military alliance between Beijing and Moscow to parallel their unprecedented economic alliance, then they are doing brilliantly. It is not so brilliant for mankind or the prospects for world peaceful economic development of our planet to blindly march toward mutual annihilation.- 4th Media.Org

The Pentagon continues to escalate tensions in Russia and Asia. One likely reason is to ensure that its $1 trillion budget request moves through Congress without a hitch.

But increasingly, the Pentagon’s manipulative behavior is being questioned – and by the alternative media in particular. Perhaps this time the scheming of the military-industrial complex will not be so richly rewarded as usual.

Not long ago, we posted an article (here) that came to the attention of the alternative media regarding the Pentagon’s misappropriation of some $8 trillion. That doesn’t mean the money was in some way stolen, only that after years and years, the Pentagon still cannot account for its own funding in ways Congress demands.

The issue is not one merely of book-keeping, however. Because Pentagon brass don’t keep books properly, top officials have apparently been making up numbers to try to conform with what the budget should be rather than what it is (here). Yes. this does provide ample space for embezzlement, misappropriations, etc.

Not being able or willing to account for $8 trillion is an almost-impossible-to-contemplate lapse. But there are other activities in which the Pentagon is involved that seem even worse.

Most obvious is the constant escalation of tensions with both Russia and China. We’ve written about this before. It’s the same tired and terrible game that has been played out over the past century. Every time the faux central banking economy reaches the limits of its cyclical monetary debasement, the other boot comes down and military tensions are escalated unto war.

The most obvious example is World War II, which despite the misdirection of mainstream history narratives was basically a bankers’ creation. There is certainly reason to believe that the same formula is being applied again.

The analysis excerpted above is by F. William Engdahl, best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.” He sees what we do in terms of the Pentagon’s operation (and presumably that includes NATO).

Take a look at key phrases from his article, entitled, “Washington Plays Nuclear Chicken Now With China As Well As Russia.” He explains, for instance, that provocative operations by the US military in Russia and Asia “could give the Pentagon budget a boost in times of budget austerity.”

This only confirms our own recent article (here) entitled “Nuke Miniaturization Threat Emerges Conveniently as Pentagon Seeks $1 Trillion.”

Another key quote: “If someone in Washington was trying deliberately to firm up a strategic military alliance between Beijing and Moscow to parallel their unprecedented economic alliance, then they are doing brilliantly.”

Engdahl is shy, so we will explain: This is exactly what he suspects, that the Pentagon is doing its utmost to create a Chinese-Russian military – as well as economic – alliance.

Nuclear tensions figure into the Pentagon’s Propaganda as well, especially those supposedly emanating from North Korea. Here‘s an excerpt from a recent article in USA Today entitled, “North Korea claims it’s now able to nuke U.S. mainland.”

The new North Korean missile only appears to have a range of about 600 miles. But Wit says there is cause for concern, “because this is just one more step in terms of steady progress that North Korea is making in building nuclear weapons and building missiles to deliver them … I’m concerned, and I think it should be ongoing concern for everyone.”


The biggest concern, says Wit, is that North Korea is working to develop a working Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, or ICBM. “If they get that thing working then they will be able to reach the United States, and that, of course, is a serious concern for all of us.”

 Of course, as we’ve pointed out many times now, the Pentagon’s nuclear narrative is seriously flawed and has been since before the first “atomic bomb” was ever detonated. There’s virtually nothing about the narrative that’s entirely true except that the Pentagon uses its nuclear bogeyman to stir up yet more public fears that give rise inevitably to yet more funding.

The bottom line here is that the Pentagon wants a cool $1 trillion for a mythical nuclear “upgrade.” Meanwhile, central banks can no longer pretend that their ruination of the world’s economy is somehow competent and necessary.

Both of these issues call for the same solution, an advancing of military tension as a prelude to war. Ironically, given what we believe we understand about nuclear weapons, the danger of what it is to come is not so much a “nuclear war” as a series of ground wars liberally seasoned with  liberal threats of nuclear annihilation – a threat that never occurs.

Sure, there may be nuclear weapons, even deadly ones. But the bottom line thus far is that outside of possibly fake atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (here), “nuclear devices” have never apparently been used. It is even possible that the Pentagon faked some blasts with massive quantities of TNT (here).

Conclusion: We are in the midst of a huge propaganda blitz by the Pentagon and its affiliated military-industrial complex. We’ve seen the results before and hopefully they will not reoccur with such worldwide viciousness again. Is it possible that this time the Pentagon’s lurid lies will fail to awake public terror and instead incite indignation at military-industrial manipulations. That would be an outcome dearly to be desired in this awakening Internet era.

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Manthong's picture

Well, to my thinking all we need to know is the home addresses of all of the actors involved and then maybe a resolution can be found.

HowdyDoody's picture

No more money until they can account for all the money they have been given so far.


Manthong's picture

These people need to know that they cannot act with complete empiric authority in a Constitutional United States.

They cannot be hidden.

There should be consequences for the Mandarins that pretend to be Emperors.



Manthong's picture

Geez, hell, it was Sunday so I went drinking and clubbing.. like it went from 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon until like 3:00 am Monday morning… many Stolys, Jags and a few Watermelon chasers.

Of course I passed out for a bit, but I had a great dream.

There occurred a Kristallnacht on “K” Street. 



Perimetr's picture

"Sure, there may be nuclear weapons, even deadly ones. But the bottom line thus far is that outside of possibly fake atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (here), “nuclear devices” have never apparently been used."

This is a grossly uninformed statement or possibly a disinformation campaign.

Perhaps an atomic veteran http://www.angelfire.com/tx/atomicveteran/

or Marshall Islander http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/11/27/a-ground-zero-forgo...   might wish to comment?

Or a downwinder from Utah and Nevada http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/conditions/radiationexposure/downwinde...

The gallery of US nuclear weapons tests describes the 1054 US nuclear tests and two nuclear attacks http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/

The nuclear weapons archive lists the 969 Soviet nuclear weapons tests http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Russia/Sovtestsum.html

The Daily Bell article is worse than ignorant.  What is the purpose of publishing this disinformation when nuclear arsenals continue to threaten to destroy the human species?

AVmaster's picture

Well, what do you expect when all the top brass(officers) are hand picked by The King himself after he did the massive purge...

Google "obama officer purge"...

Here's one for 2014 alone:


When you have "leadership" like the community organizer, what difference does it make?



Gene Poole's picture

We'll impeach that bastard any day now.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

I have to agree this "fake nuclear bombs on Hiroshima / Nagasaki" is out there.   I accept just about anything has a finite possibility of being true but niggerian please! This one has <0.00001 percent chance.

Nuclear electric generation is faked up too?  And if so what is the source of the energy?  Coal genies?

El Vaquero's picture

Tyler, knock it off with this trash.  I knew the guy who's initials were on every single explosive lens in Fat Man.  Nuclear weapons are real, and they were used. 

peddling-fiction's picture

"Nuclear weapons are real"

That may be so, but why the faked videos?

Global warming is a lie.

Lots of big lies. You see the pattern and the problem?

Trust has been broken for lots of us.

TDB's picture

These are not such hard articles to figure out. But when I have questions, I look at source material - and the links included in the article are a good place to start. Implying the article claims that there is no such thing as nuclear weapons or that nuclear plants don't exist is simply false. I know DB doesn't propose there are no nuclear weapons, only that the Pentagon has lied about their use and testing. Maybe you have implicit trust in what the Pentagram tells you but a lot of people don't.


Gene Poole's picture

Don't forget Bikini Atoll:

Bikini Atoll radiation levels remain alarmingly high


and Muruoa:

French nuclear tests 'showered vast area of Polynesia with radioactivity'



CuttingEdge's picture

Difference is - no place to hide for the rabid parasitic cunts after the collapse, courtesy of ZH and Co painting a fucking big target on all the main players for millions to identify (even in New Zealand).


JailBanksters's picture

Difference between 2001 and Taday, there are Millions of people around the world analyzing every frame of videos looking for stuff that doesn't belong. Every Terrorist attack has been caught out as fake within hours ever since.

The only way to get a war started now, will be to shut the Internet down, but even doing that will signal a false flag

beijing expat's picture

In any nuclear power confrontation the smart thing to do is launch everything at once. Both sides know this. If fighting breaks out, they launch.

It's more about scaring up some cash for the MIC.

Wow72's picture

These days you cant be very smart risking your life for the ASSHOLES RUNNING THE UNITED STATES.

Protecting SCUM?  Its FAST BECOMING A FOOLS ERRAND.  Want a job, UNCLE SHAMs GOT ONE FOR YA!  HEREs a little "Money" to make you smile...

We can teach you how to spread "peace" around the world with almighty KING DOLLAR!  BIGGEST PIECE OF WORTHLESS SHIT PAPER EVER CREATED.

Come here little boy, UNCLE SHAMs got some CANDY FOR YOU!!!  America, the place with no shortage of people who like to be USED.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbN8jqDhHO1     1973 Bill Withers - USE ME...


BLOW ME SHAM, YOU CUNT!   Just ask the guy who was looking for some help, who blew his brains out.  There is a list a MILE long of them.

2banana's picture

Now for some math.

16% - Defense spending of federal budget

62% - Entitlement spending of federal budget

6% - Payment of debt of federal budget at near 0% interest rates 




DuneCreature's picture

There you go using that 'entitlement' word.

If you are including SS and Vet benefits in that 'entitle' thing you can stick those numbers up your ass.

Live Hard, New Speak Doesn't Work On ZH, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

RafterManFMJ's picture

SS - I paid into the Ponzi AND I WANT MINE! Math can go fuck itself!

Vet Bennies - I murdered yellows and browns in their homelands and homes, that were no threat to me or my family, at the direction of the joo bankers; and I really want what they pwomised me for my leal, murderous service.

DuneCreature's picture

Yes, math can go fuck itself. (Hey, the FED and big banks get away with that everyday. .....How does THAT work? Because we let them rob our children.)

SS isn't sold to workers as a risky get rich scheme. It's sold to them as mandatory 'saving' for retirement. .... The fraud is played out by the SSA, dot gov and congress. ... Not coughing it up is like paying the bank robbers to rob banks.

As for Vet Benefits. The guys signed up and did as they were ordered (in OUR name, BTW). Not doing so gets you a stay at Leavenworth. Now they are holding an IOU the American people need to make good on.

Not paying them because you don't like what they were ordered to do, is holding the wrong party responsible.

Live Hard, I Don't Like Either Arraignment Either, But A Deal Is A Deal, Die Free

~ DC v2.0


detached.amusement's picture

lol defense spending....you're stupid if you think that contains the black budget

Bay of Pigs's picture

Ultimately the Pentagon serves the FED. Central Banks love war. Lew Rockwell explains clearly,


Swamp Yankee's picture

Inside Baseball:  There is a culture in the Pentagon which belives that not only is war between major powers inevitable, they belive they can win.   They believe there can actually be such a thing as victory.

Given their way they'd have 21 (that is not a made-up number) carrier groups and double our nuclear arnsonal.

Sadly, it is up to we schleps to stop them because nobody else will. 

Giant Meteor have pitty on us!

Secret Weapon's picture

Pretty much a teenage boy mentality at the Pentagon.  Every high school football team thinks they are king of the hill on Friday night. But reality intrudes and for half of them, Saturday morning is not pleasant. 

dark fiber's picture

They don't even try to convince you anymore. MSM gives you some matter of fact blurb as pretext, stifle anyone who tries to object, rinse repeat. Basically what they tell you is, this is the way WE see it and you just STFU.

shutterbug's picture

NEOCONS should be hanged and burned on a stake... that is what the Pentagon will get if they continue warmongering ... people have had enough.

HopefulCynic's picture

Of course the MIC includding the Us Military will try and get as much juice out of the world stage as tehy can, and will vilify and lie in order to create a mythical mighty dragon that needs slaying, and the problem here, for them is that in their greedy quest, they have actually conjured such creature, but i surely do not believe it was planned, no they wanted the illusion, and that is it, now they have to deal with reality and have no way of doing so, they are outdated, out matched and out gunned, and they are just realising it. If their plan was to conjure the dragon all along, they would have made sure they can slay it, they did not care, so it was not part of their plans.


This alliance is the unintentional product of Hubris, corruption and war mongering against weaker nations, now the bear-tiger-dragon is saying enough and they are scared, they really are, they are decades behind. They believed no one would contest their banana wars and pillaging of the third world, until it started impacting on powers. 

Sandmann's picture

It is bizarre that the US is proving Lenin right. If you read Lenin "On Imperialism" it would appear he had forecast where the US would end up - much as Germany did - waging war for reources and territorial control once the power of Financial Capital held sway over Production.


Must be the Trotskyites that turned into Neo-Cons

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) Sandmann Aug 29, 2016 5:18 AM

Oh yeah right...


Let's get in to arguing which of the two factions of jew philosophies turned everybody into neocon jew warmongers.


War is profit, plain & simple... That's why jews love it so much.

Onehundredpercentofnuthin...'s picture

God I hope so! I hope 'Muricans are as tired of war as I am. But I fear they're not. Carlin had it right on the money.



the.ghost.of.22wmr's picture
the.ghost.of.22wmr (not verified) Aug 29, 2016 5:26 AM

The South shall rise again!

beijing expat's picture

When Obama's terrorist assault on the secular multicultural Syrian Arab Republic is exposed as the most dispicable war crime committed by any president in history and he is denounced and remembered as a class A war criminal, then we will know the Internet trumps propaganda and thus war.

gregga777's picture

The Pentagon exists to fatten the profits of the Merchants of Death / War Profiteers. Do you want your son or daughter to be mangled or shipped home in body bags to increase corporate profits of the Merchants of Death / War Profiteers? And then have them crapped on by the Veterans Administration?

DuneCreature's picture

They're talking about Pokemon Go war fever right?

Who hired the Pentagram Bozo outfit to guard the country? They keep looking for invisible Pokemoan Go burglar monsters clean across town and the Uber fees are killing us. Don't they know those little monsters are a figment of some spook's imagination?

Meanwhile the cat bugler Hello Kitty has snuck in and dropped a litter in the living room.

Who hired these clowns?

Live Hard, Close The Door, Post A Guard And Check For Visas And Passports And You Have Security, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

DaveA's picture

Here's the playbook, with credit due to F.A. Hayek. We're currently at stage (3):

(1) A Party gets voted into power by promising a Plan to fix some pressing social problem, ignoring the fact that if said problem could be solved by majority opinion, the majority would have already solved it.

(2) Representing a diverse coalition of interest groups, Party members cannot agree on a simple, specific Plan, so they cobble together a Rube Goldberg monstrosity with just the right mix of hokum and magic pixie dust to appease all factions.

(3) When put into action, this Plan quickly falls apart. Saboteurs of the opposing party must be blamed, and decisive executive action must be taken to save the Plan. Each fix exposes more flaws, so the Plan now changes unpredictably from day to day.

(4) WAR!!! We must defeat this other country! The enemy leaders also welcome war as a distraction from their own failed Plans.

(5) The war ends, and the vanquished leaders are hanged while the victors wave to vast cheering crowds. The old, failed Plans are forgotten, and it’s time for a new Plan to rebuild the country. Back to stage (1).

Lmo Mutton's picture

Send in the nephilum politicians to kill each other.

amanfromMars's picture

Do you not think and realise that there has already been a radical fundamental shift into Immaculately Resourced Assets with Unique Virtual Forces, and therefore is the future guaranteed to be certainly different from the past with its present captivating systems of administration/crooked reward and perverse incentive? ....... http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/will-the-pentagons-effort-to-whip-up-war-fever-work-in-this-internet-era/#comment-2864871573


How very strange.

rlouis's picture

Under Bill Clinton, Loral Corp's CEO Bernard Schwartz illegally transferred critical rocket guidance technology to China. It would seem that a truly patriotic pentagon would never support Hillary, unless more money was their intent.  

 The Loral technology transfer was treason - in the highest office.


Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Schwartz's compatriots in Israel ('America's Greatest Ally') also regularly sold advanced American defense technology to the Soviet Union.

photonsoflight's picture

If the pentagram thinks that their budget will be raised after a nuclear war then I have a bridge in brooklyn to sell them.

Father ¢hristmas's picture

The Merican public will not be stirred until you assault them, directly.  

You need Pearl Harbor-like events to get Mericans to speed down to the military recruitment centers at the mall while listening to "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins at high volumes.

The money is in the ground war, so you gotta set up a false flag with a chickenshit country, then invade.

Myriad ways for Maverick and Iceman to fly right into the danger zone.

NK firing off a missile at SK or Japan, killing some Mericans in the process, we go to intervene, they bomb our guys, then the weasel go pop.

Yemen/Syria/Iran accidentally on purpose hits our guys, who just happen to be minding their own business taking a stroll on the freeway lol, and we hit em back.  Then, some Yemeni/Syrian/Iranian nationals decide to pull off some major terrorist attacks in which everything gets blowed up 'cept their passports and ID's.

Don't have to resort to nooks to get freedom-loving patriots out of the trailer parks to protect and defend the bankers' investments-- errr, I mean, Constitution.

Bohicafubar's picture

Yeah, I see so many enilightened individuals here who just despise the military industrial complex. How many of these nay sayers speack German or Japanese I wonder, or lost a loved one in NY. It's great to lay comfortably in your beds while screeching "Cry havock and let loose the dogs of war". Then once the leash is slipped the greedy bastards are to blame. Sophmoric meanderings at best.

Gene Poole's picture

The US had business interests in Nazi Germany and would have supported Hitler if they could have because he was "anti-Communist." As for Japan, the US provoked the attack on Pearl Harbor by threatening Japan's vital resource supply lines. Now we're pulling the exact same shit yet again. War is about business and has never been about anything but business.

Iconoclast421's picture

2002 was also an internet era, and they whipped up war fever just fine. They could literally use the same tactic: 19 Saudi patsies flying 4 plances into buildings with passports magically surviving, and just enough of the mindless masses will lap it up.