Guest Post: Another Shocking, Blatant Coverup Attempt

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From Simon Black of Sovereign Man

Another Shocking, Blatant Coverup Attempt

One of my favorite books is the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant– West Point graduate, Union commander, former President, and failed businessman. It’s a bit long-winded, but brutally honest, and much of the first volume deals with Grant’s personal experiences as a young military officer during the Mexican War.

The Mexican War was a turning point in American history; fought between 1846-1848 after the US annexation of Texas, it represented many unfortunate firsts for the United States:

1) It was America’s first war of conquest. US politicians had been aching for years to complete the westward expansion, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the war ceded all Mexican territory west of the Rio Grande to the US, essentially the entire southwest through California.

2) It was the first time that the US press was involved in a war. Reporters were usually on the battlefield, even ‘embedded’ in troop encampments.  The government used the press to influence popular support for the war, as indicated by this excerpt from the Hartford Weekly Times dated February 5, 1848:

“The course of duty on the part of our country is very plain. Mexico should be completely occupied as to prevent any thing like a government on their part, and so as to secure the entire revenues of the country.”

3) The war was also the first time (of many, many more to come) that the US government outright lied as a pretext to declare war. The official story spun by President James Polk at the time was that Mexican forces invaded the United States, unprovoked, and ‘shed American blood on American soil.’

This account has been rejected by historians, as well as by Grant in his memoirs:

“We were sent to provoke a fight, but it was essential that Mexico should commence it. It was very doubtful whether Congress would declare war; but if Mexico should attack our troops, the Executive could… prosecute the contest with vigor. Once initiated there were but few public men who would have the courage to oppose it.”

Grant later writes, “Experience proves that the man who obstructs a war in which his nation is engaged, no matter whether right or wrong, occupies no enviable place in life or history.”

Not much has changed. The next 165 years of warfare in the United States are filled with lies, deceit, false flag operations, imperialistic conquest, and state-sponsored media propaganda. Those who dared question the official stories were vilified and dismissed as unpatriotic conspiracy theorists.

The most recent example was the capture and death of Osama bin Ladin in May 2011 by the famed SEAL Team Six.

There are so many questions, so many holes in the official story– the conspicuous location in a small town surrounded by Pakistani military, the handling of the body in accordance with a Muslim tradition that doesn’t exist, the refusal to provide any real evidence to verify the claim, etc.

US mainstream media largely gave Obama a pass on these questions and focused instead on the nationwide euphoria over the news.

Now the United States Congress is trying to lock down, once and for all, any further hint of question about the event with a new bill, HR 2819. The bill prohibits any “officer or employee of the Federal Government from providing information about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden to any person outside the Federal Government…”

This essentially silences anyone who might be able to shed some light on the event.

The gag order would remain in effect until the CIA and Defense Department conduct their own ‘investigations’ and brief Congress; in other words, several years at least.

It’s ironic that the government often relies on an insipidly weak logic when it erodes the privacy of its citizens. If you don’t like how USA PATRIOT Act provisions allow then to tap your telephone or check out your rental history, they say, “Hey, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear!”

Obviously the same reasoning doesn’t apply to them… and it’s another example of the tragic farce that is modern government.

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??'s picture

Forget about HR 2819, how about

H.R.2820 - Stop Subsidizing the Banksters Act
Fukushima Sam's picture

The Mission to Kill bin LadenTM should be a great film!

dwdollar's picture

Here that?  That's the sound of a dozen well paid .gov keyboarders furiously typing a reply full of ad hominem attacks and faulty logic.  Believe it.

Harlequin001's picture

and with dubious photographs to prove it, just like the lunar landings in a spaceship with all the computing power of a small pocket calculator that haven't been repeated in 40 years despite record money supply and increases in technology.

C'mon, does anyone really believe this shit?

Harlequin001's picture

yeah, another Blackhawk Down, a real winner that one, not...

Fed Supporter's picture


To Kill Bin Laden, The Missiontm or Mission to Kill Bin Ladentm or Bin Laden, The Missiontm or 

Seal Team 6 The Bin Laden Missiontm  or

Seal Team Six The Bin Laden Missiontm  or

Seal Team Six Target Bin Ladentm  or 

Bin Laden Dead or Alive the Seal Team 6 Missiontm

Copyright 2011 Fed Supporter, no duplication allowed without explicit consent in writing from the Fed Supporter, valid in all nations, territorities and outposts.  Violaters will be violated to the full extent allowed by law.

Idiocracy's picture

"Comin' agiiiin to save the motha' fuckin' day yeaahhh"

TruthInSunshine's picture




The Mcgraw-Hill history books (used in public schools all across Amerikranski) will soon reflect that Obama was inserted into Pakistan via HALO parachute method, because he made the executive decision to not put any SEAL Team Six members in harm's way, and that Obama glided down in pitch blackness into Osama Bin Laden's compound, whereby he blasted through thick compound walls, taking out 1,776 of Osama's fiercest protectors with his bare hands, before finding Osama and killing him with a knife forged with steel made from WTC.

steelhead23's picture

Yes, and since the official story is so flimsy you could embellish reality with impunity.

narnia's picture

the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq were planned well before 9/11

Building 7 was not brought down by al Qaeda

Afghanistan occupation is about pipelines to the Caspian, minerals, drugs & India.

Iraq occupation is about oil reserves.

Pakistan has no intention of living with the Indian-friendly Karzai regime.  They intend to support the re-emergence of the Taliban / a Pakistan friendly regime.  The US has to install a Karzai friendly government in Pakistan or kiss goodbye all the unnecessary stuff completed since 2001.  That's what the bin Laden fable is mostly about.

It's amazing the whole official narrative has to be fiction.  

nyse's picture

Correct. Oil reserves or stargates.

Michael's picture

Al Qaeda is a concoction of the CIA.

DaveyJones's picture

and the saddest part beyond the lies and murder is the strategy is assinine and burns more energy and resource than gained 

narnia's picture

it depends on your assumptions.

if you believe the people in MENA could choose their own governments & those governments would trade oil with us at arms length (because that is in their interest), the US being in MENA is a waste of time.

if you believe people will ultimately reject long term a government installed by force to enforce one-sided colonial economic arrangements, the US being there at all is also a waste of time.

if you believe the market will adjust to any outcome on oil better than a government forcing upon us an inflexible infrastructure, the US being there at all is a waste of time.

so... pretty much you have to have an inflexible, government dictated infrastructure completely dependent on oil and believe you have to take oil by force & can successfully do so in order to engage in US MENA "strategy".  then again, if the ultimate reason why its being done is a special interest that could care less what it costs, the quality of life of those implementing or paying for it, or whether it succeeds long term, then it's not so much a strategy as it is sheer will.

midtowng's picture

Am I crazy to think that maybe Osama Bin Laden didn't have anything to do with 9/11? Or even whether he has been alive all these years?

Yardfarmer's picture

rather eminently sane and well reasoned. and kudos to Mr. Black for a good piece of rabble rousing as well.

Grinder74's picture

...and don't leave out

H.R.2821 - Defund the Criminal S.E.C.

Grinder74's picture

...and don't leave out

H.R.2821 - Defund the Criminal S.E.C.

cossack55's picture

There is always HR 645 for shits and giggles.

Mactheknife's picture

A few fun facts: Today, 3,984 federal, state, and local organizations take part in domestic counterterrorism efforts; the National Security Agency alone has about 30,000 people eavesdropping on 1.7 billion intercepted e-mails and other communications everyday. In June, the FBI gave significant new powers to its 14,000 agents to search databases and even screen household trash without warrants for "persons of interest".  Five billion mobile phones are now in use around the world, and 95% of users keep their phone within a yard of themselves at all times. That's the same as saying the location of 95% of these people can be determined anytime without a warrant.

JLee2027's picture

Oh come on - stop with the "Empire Conquest" crap. 6 Spanards showed up in the 1500's; planted a flag and claimed the entire American Southwest for SPAIN, not Mexico. Then tens of thousands of white settlers arrived over the next several hundred years. So what did America "conquer" again?


Randy Kruger's picture

Are you disputing the fact that there was a war, which resulted in Mexico ceding territory to the U.S., or are you simply confused over the difference between the concepts of settlement and conquest?

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

Randy, when did you stop beating your wife?


Randy Kruger's picture

Please elaborate, your argument or implication are not clear to me.

snowball777's picture

I can't respond right now, my Markov chain generator appears to have had a segmentation fault.

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

check the muffler bearing....if that's not it, try the cog delimiter....if its not either of those then i'm stumped.

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

would what is happeing on our southern border now be settlement or conquest and how would a high minded and morally superior person like you handle that situation?

Randy Kruger's picture

With all due respect, I make no claims to moral superiority.

In absence of an armed, state-sponsored conflict, I'd say that the Mexican migration is settlement.  If you wish to stop that settlement, you should raise your beef with the federal authorities that are allowing it to happen.

Everyman's picture

I have nothing to say and no argument other than you are an ass.

Confused's picture

What exactly is happening on our southern border? 

trav7777's picture

the immigrations policies of the indigenous nations did not make such settlement illegal.

GoinFawr's picture

'settlement', 'genocide'; you say potay toe, I say... you're such a pillock.

snowball777's picture

This is why I'd be okay with an IQ test as a requirement for voting rights.

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

And who do you suppose would have trouble with your little test, Randy or the other guy?


Randy Kruger's picture

This is why I'd be okay with an IQ test as a requirement to post on this site.

knukles's picture

They used to have one, but I got tired of posting with myself.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Nice zippy, plus one, likewise I am sure.

prole's picture

Pot, Kettle, and "ya" government paycheck.

midtowng's picture

So your point is that a place can only be conquered once?

Gene Parmesan's picture

Love it - the " Stop Subsidizing Hollywood Act." Because reality is theirs to control.

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