Propaganda, Lies, And War

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Submitted by James Miller from the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada

Propaganda, Lies, And War

If I asked what the cause of the American Civil War was, would your first answer be slavery?  Would it surprise you to know that slavery was only one grievance the South had with the Lincoln administration?

Up until the first bullet was fired on Fort Sumter, Abraham Lincoln had been leading a type of economic aggression to force the South into initiating the official version of the conflict.  When Lincoln ran for president, his platform was based on Henry Clay-inspired mercantilism where he promised to maintain a high protective tariff that would serve Northern industrial interests while impoverishing the South’s still predominantly agrarian economy.  This, of course, angered the South much like it did when John Quincy Adams imposed the same type of tariff in 1828 which lead to the Nullification Crisis.  With the Morrill Tariff, which increased the tax on dutiable imports by about 70%, put in place by President Buchanan two days before he left office, the South stood ready to secede.  After Lincoln’s inauguration, he began to maneuver the seceding South into firing the first shot by breaking a previously established agreement to not attempt to restock Fort Sumter.  He secretly sent troops the Fort which escalated into what turned out to be the bloodiest war in American history.  Lincoln’s close friend and confidante Senator Orville H. Browning would go on to write in his diary:

He told me that the very first thing placed in his hands after his inauguration was a letter from Major Anderson announcing the impossibility of defending or relieving Sumter.  That he called the cabinet together and consulted General Scott—that Scott concurred with Anderson, and the cabinet, with the exception of PM General Blair were for evacuating the Fort and all the troubles and anxieties of his life had not equalled (sic) those which intervened between this time and the fall of Sumter.  He himself conceived the idea, and proposed sending supplies, without an attempt to reinforce giving notice of the fact to Governor Pickens of S.C.   The plan succeed.  They attacked Sumter—it fell, and thus, did more service than it otherwise could.

Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War was not a fight over slavery but a fight over whether the South was allowed to secede from the union.  Lincoln thought war would rally the North behind his special-interest driven agenda.  The South sent numerous commissioners to Washington in the hopes of finding a peaceful solution to secession.  Lincoln ignored all of them.  As he stated in a letter addressed to Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune:

My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.

So why is this version of the Civil War not taught in public schools?

It’s a simple answer when you consider the driving force of statism.

When Randolph Bourne opined “war is the health of the state,” he was referring to how war is used as a means to enlarge the authority of government over everyday life.  In times of war, the citizenry is told to sacrifice their material well being and freedom for the sake of winning the war and bringing the troops home.  Taxes are raised, central banks inflate, governments borrow massive amounts of money, and economic resources are confiscated to be used in the war effort.  War quickens the state’s march toward totalitarianism as it rallies the public into unquestioned obedience.  Love of country replaces love of self and family.  Mothers and fathers give up their sons (and now daughters) to fight in the state’s bloody crusade.  The heads of government who initiated the conflict don’t let their offspring go and fight.  Their pampered lifestyles usually don’t see the sacrifice taxpayers must endure.

Romanticized retellings of war assist in convincing the masses that the campaigns of murder carried out by political leaders were for the good of the nation.  It enshrines the state as a life-saving guardian to those fortunate enough to not meet a gruesome death on the battlefield.  In the case of the Civil War, Lincoln didn’t just save the union; he has forever made secession a nonviable solution to an overreaching Washington.  Lincoln’s war of northern aggression turned these united States of America into the United States of America.  It cost the equivalent of 6 million lives today for honest Abe to destroy the volunteerism which defined the union of the states in the decades that preceded the war.

Just as the Civil War was triggered by deceit, many of the wars or military conflicts of the past century have been fought based on the lies of a political class all too enamored with their own power and place in history.

Starting with World War I and Woodrow Wilson’s quest to “make the world safe for democracy,” the popularly spun tail is that America’s entering the conflict was in reaction to Germany sinking the supposedly innocent passenger vessel the Lusitania.  After German subs sunk the ship, thereby killing women and children, popular support reversed and was now in favor of war.  What wasn’t revealed immediately is that the Lusitania was really outfitted to carry armaments for the British.  This was a strategy developed by then First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill to bait a German attack and bring America into the fight.  As classical liberal historian Ralph Raico writes:

The Lusitania was a passenger liner loaded with munitions of war; Churchill had given orders to the captains of merchant ships, including liners, to ram German submarines if they encountered them, and the Germans were aware of this. And, as Churchill stressed in his memoirs of World War I, embroiling neutral countries in hostilities with the enemy was a crucial part of warfare: “There are many kinds of maneuvres in war, some only of which take place on the battlefield. . . . The maneuvre which brings an ally into the field is as serviceable as that which wins a great battle.

Then there is the often neglected role big business, especially JP Morgan & Co, played in the propagandizing of the war.  As one of the largest creditors and underwriters to war bonds issued by the governments of Britain and France, it was in the best interest of the House of Morgan to guarantee the Allies won the war.   As the American economy drifted toward one of top-down command where government cartelized industry to ensure adequate munitions for war, big business was more than happy to play along as it meant stifling regulations placed on their small-time competitors and the opportunity to keep prices elevated.  This perverted form of capitalism would serve as a model to Western nations from the war’s end to the present day.   Murray Rothbard believed the first World War was really a victory for the fascist state:

More than any other single period, World War I was the critical watershed for the American business system. It was a “war collectivism,” a totally planned economy run largely by big-business interests through the instrumentality of the central government, which served as the model, the precedent, and the inspiration for state corporate capitalism for the remainder of the twentieth century.

The beginnings of World War II were engulfed by the same collusion of big business and government along with underhanded tactics to further chip away at the American public’s noninterventionist stance.  The Morgans still had their financial ties with Britain and France while the Rockefellers wanted war with Japan since the country competed for raw materials in Southeast Asia.  Both financial powerhouses lobbied for war early on.  After Franklin Roosevelt was reelected on the platform of keeping America a neutral party, he set about provoking a Japanese attack sometime around the summer of 1941.  This resulted in an oil embargo, the forceful limiting of exports, and freezing the country’s assets within the U.S.  It was the equivalent of an economic fatal wound to resource-poor Japan.  Not only that, but in recent years it has been confirmed that Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack and actually withheld key information from commanders at the naval base.  As Vice Admiral and aid to the Secretary of the Navy Frank E. Beatty noted at the time:

Prior to December 7, it was evident even to me… that we were pushing Japan into a corner. I believed that it was the desire of President Roosevelt, and Prime Minister Churchill that we get into the war, as they felt the Allies could not win without us and all our efforts to cause the Germans to declare war on us failed; the conditions we imposed upon Japan—to get out of China, for example—were so severe that we knew that nation could not accept them. We were forcing her so severely that we could have known that she would react toward the United States. All her preparations in a military way—and we knew their over-all import—pointed that way.

Following World War II, every conflict the U.S. has engaged in has been either to the benefit of wealthy special interests or in reaction to its own misguided policies.  The Cold War was a four decade long gift to the military industrial complex against a supposed world power that collapsed due to its state-run economy.  The various bombings and occupations of Middle Easter countries which followed have only served as excuses to not end the flow of money into the pockets of politically connected military contractors.  And the Iraq War, as everyone now knows, was based on the lie of Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction.

One would think with such a rich history of political patronage in the death industry, Americans would be adamantly opposed to war.  Yet the usual players in Washington are once again pounding on the war drums in the name of spreading American values.  The target this time is Iran and at least one presidential candidate in this fall’s election has vowed to use military force on a nation that hasn’t bowed down and kissed Uncle Sam’s jackboot.  The problem is Iran has the hubris of refusing to be bullied around by the U.S.  Such an attitude undermines American imperialism in front of the rest of the world.   It must be stomped out by any means necessary.

And then there is the big financial push for an Iranian war going on behind the scenes.  The pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has been aggressively pushing for war and appealing to top lawmakers and the heads of Washington’s warmongering apparatus.  President Obama has already assured the flush lobbying group that “the United States will not hesitate to attack Iran with military force to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.”  Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the same promise.  Just last week, 44 Senators, including many Democrats, sent an AIPAC letter to the President urging him to consider military action if Iran continues with its nuclear program.  The letter essentially makes war the only option on the table as Glenn Greenwald of Salon points out:

This implication is clear: a military attack by the U.S. on Iran is at least justified, if not compelled, if a satisfactory agreement is not quickly reached regarding Iran’s nuclear program. At the same time, the letter itself virtually ensures no such agreement is possible because the conditions it imposes as the “absolute minimum” are ones everyone knows Iran will never agree to (closing the Fordow facility and giving up its right to enrich uranium above 5 percent).

Not only is the push for war bipartisan, but much of the media establishment has been devoid of criticism of the constant war rhetoric. Even though Israel has nukes of its own, many of its supporters portray the country as a weakling in dire need of assistance from the bully of the Middle East schoolyard.  Worse is the complete disregard of the fact that there is no actual evidence that Iran is concocting a nuclear weapon.  According to the CIA’s own National Intelligence Estimate of 2007, Iran put a stop to the development of nuclear weapons in the fall of 2003.  Other Western nations such as Germany, France, and Britain, deny the report’s conclusion.  Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gotten impatient of the reluctance by the U.S. thus far to act militarily against Iran.  Like a good politician, he wants prestige without the dirty work.  That’s what America is for.

Despite already being engaged in drone wars in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and still occupying Afghanistan, the U.S. is being duped into yet another war based on shaky evidence and at the behest of deep-pocketed special interests.  This is coming even while a secretive cyber war already being waged to damage Iran’s nuclear capability.  According to the Pentagon, “computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war.”  Not only that, but the draconian sanctions thus far placed on Iran are doing enormous harm to the citizens who hardly have a say in what their government does.  The Belgium-based SWIFT payment system that facilitates most international payments has already denied service to many Iranian banks.  With the imposing of an oil embargo from the European Union just around the corner (July 1st) that will all but make it impossible for oil tankers to be insured by Lloyd’s of London, an actual naval blockade is being floated by U.S. lawmakers.  Much like the Antebellum South and Japan, Iran too is being pushed into a corner.

What makes the campaign to extend the War on Terror to Iran is that the anti-American sentiment in the higher echelons of its government are only a consequence of previous meddling.  After Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh nationalized the oil industry in 1953, British Petroleum used the CIA to overthrow the popular leader and put the Shah back in power whose authoritarian rule would be financially supported by the U.S. up to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Then and now, wealthy special interests are a driving force behind American imperialism.  Lies will be spun till they are seen as facts.  When the truth comes out, the irreparable damage will already be done.  Like anything the state lays its filthy hands on, war is a racket.  The beneficiaries of the ruling class’s gleeful foray into mass murder are few in number.  The masses, still brainwashed into feverish nationalism, end up paying the costs with their pilfered income, eroded liberty, and, ultimately, their own lives.

As Major General Smedley D. Butler wrote in his seminal essay War Is A Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

The only weapon against such an immoral system of mass murder and cronyism is to know the truth and to not fall ill with the fever of war.

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g speed's picture

who benifits? --that would be those who already have oil--

disabledvet's picture

How does Iran be anything other than destroyed? They're going through a hyper inflation. Is our war with the Iranian people? This is the financial equivalent of the Battle of Britain is it not? "An air-war that serves only to rally the people against the one conducting it."

DaveyJones's picture

 the dying desperate empire, we are making growing, desperate and risky moves based more on pathetic aggression - losing resource and gaining enemies. 

Disenchanted's picture

 

 

I recently read this book:

Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East

in which the author points out that 'Big Oil' has not really benefitted nor have they been particularly enthused about U.S. foreign policies in the Middle East...policies stemming from the 1917-1948 period...if you get my drift.

 

btw does anybody really believe that we are completely out of Iraq now? the op article implies that...

Seize Mars's picture

Big oil hasn't benefitted from American conquest? Are you quite sure about that?

Anyways check this out, here is Exxon's recruiting site for Khazakhstan:

http://www.exxonmobil.com/USA-English/HR/Siteflow/Kazakhstan.asp

Because, you know, there's nothing going on out there involving any...money

Disenchanted's picture

 

"about U.S. foreign policies in the Middle East"

 

pretty sure that traditionally Kazakhstan is not considered as part of the Middle East...

my puppy for prez's picture

Have it in both in paperback and Kindle!  Engdahl is super brilliant and cuts through the bullshit quite well!

Never apologize for giving links to good resources....many probably have not read your other posts.

There can never be too much truth out there!

Atomizer's picture

Hello Gang, look at the macro level on this systematic problem. Siemens has been flamed out.

 

 

Straight from the playbook to create another Federal Reserve monopoly money injection crisis

Economic Collapse of 2008 - Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld Before Congress

Hank Paulson "The Worst is Just Beginning" in Housing

Fox: Hank Paulson changing TARP no apology

The basis of this story outlines the cost of your TeeVee sock puppets, by explaining to you about the next impending crisis. You better jump on the bandwagon again, Bankers need your donations to pay off bad gambling debts.

Screw You Taxpayer 

Grabbing a nut crusher will further disable the enabler’s laundering taxpayer money operation from one failed shell company to another new operation.

They have two choices. Both choices make for sleepless nights. I will personally watch for amusement purposes.  

Q: What are you going to do when the drug cartels start pulling money from their legit US banking accounts?

A: Declare to the public, our financial system is going to collapse if we don’t receive emergency funds to offset the European Union crisis.

Drive real fast bitches, your cliff awaits you..

http://www.reelz.com/trailer-clips/39745/fast-and-furious-clip-9/

lolmao500's picture

Here's WW3 news...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9347826/Syria...

Moscow has announced a cargo ship would deliver weapons to Syria under the Russian national flag despite being forced to abandon its voyage when Britain withdrew insurance cover.

A few days ago :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9345368/Syria...

Syria: David Cameron considered ordering special forces to seize Russian ship

While this is admitted...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/cia-said-to-aid-in-st...

C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

Either Obama's bluff is called or shit about to get real...

GlenD's picture

Some suspect that Isreals stuxnet virus aimed at disabling Siemens controllers caused failure of Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to correctly shut down after the tsunami.

Paul Atreides's picture

Some also suspect that the Isreal security contractor for Fukishima planted explosives as well as stuxnet virus at Fukishima in retaliation for Japan assisting Iran with their nuclear program. If you want to go even deeper into the rabbit hole look at the video footage before the tidal wave hits land. No earthquake damage in the footage and for a 9 on the richter scale everything within a 1000km radius would be completely leveled.

cherry picker's picture

It is all positioning and bullshit.

Osama was fingered for 9/11, yet I understand there were mostly Saudis on the planes.

No one has explained the inconsistancies of building number 7 and why it collapsed.

Then the word preemptive comes up.  We all know Iraq was not self defense as it was not a threat to the Western Hemisphere.

And they still expect us to send our children to answer the call when the fellow in the White House orders to deploy?

The founding fathers warned us of these things and they are ignored.

Who is your master, a flag which no longer has any meaning in respect to honor, virtue or integrity?  A government which also lacks honor, virtue or integrity?

Or your conscience?

Dr. Engali's picture

The only threat to the west from Iraq was the petrodollar. You noticed one of the first things we did was take cargo planes full of fiat to Bagdad.

Vet4RonPaul's picture

Obama and Romney are both warmongering neocon chickenhawks; never served in the milatry but are gung ho to send other people's kids to fight and die for the new world order.  America had a chance to choose better but instead chose the status quo socialist neocon state.  I served 4 years and the troops and vets really can't stand these chickenhawk commander in chief neocons.  Really am not sure America will wake up in time to avoid complete collapse.

On a side note, i got properly fucked by gold and silver today; what happened to that safe haven bullshit?!

Dr. Sandi's picture

Always stack your shiny. Never tarnish it with leverage.

 

XitSam's picture

Sorry, that was me. I bought a few ounces of silver on Monday. Whenever I do, the price drops right after.  You'll notice the price has been dropping a lot recently.  Thinking about taking the boat out for July 4th, seems like should be good weather.

Wjunk's picture

If you still have your gold, you are fine.  Did you confise it with a speculation or a store of value?

Vet4RonPaul's picture

Wjunk - i guess you are right - i have it physical and hope not to need it for at least another 10 years.  But i thought all the US, EU and China fundementals were in place for it to sky rocket and instead it went down.  I was hoping to splurge a little but now i am questioning the conventional wisdom on the fundementals of what causes gold and silver to buy more USDs.

+3 9--*9+

Wjunk's picture

I buy when I can. I'll probably buy more over the next 30 days.  Long term, yep.

Idiot Savant's picture

"but now i am questioning the conventional wisdom on the fundementals of what causes gold and silver to buy more USDs"

We're riding a razor's edge with inflation on one side and deflation on the other. Gold is a hedge for inflation - dollars for deflation. We'll eventually get QE3, but until then expect gold and silver to continue dropping.

disabledvet's picture

gold does not create liquidity. liquidity is what is used to purchase gold. since what the Fed is doing is drying up liquidity (all the money goes to massively purchase treasuries thus creating more government thus creating more government downsizing thus creating less liquidity) save for the equity space "as equity prices go so goes gold." Again...I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH GOLD NOR A GOLD STANDARD...but the thesis that gold is decoupled from equities under QE or Twist or Wannahokaloogie is simply false. "No different from saying the market can do nothing but go up." In short...a Ponzi scheme (unless and until the gold mining stocks start surging of course.)

DaveyJones's picture

A soldier coming to the truth and sharing it with the world is the strongest weapon you've ever held and the most powerful attack for change.  

Thank you

Meremortal's picture

If the Iranians promise to only nuke Washington D. C., I'm good. Let's solve this thing.

Lore's picture

 

 

Heh. That oughtta get you put on a list.

The false narratives are sooo tiresome. Here in Canada the lemmings are still scrambling to defend the world from Global Warming.

rambo1028's picture

Make sure the good Doctor RON Paul is safe in TX and I say its a freaking brillant idea. I would pack my crap tonight and move to TX pronto!

Dude...we are on ZH...we are ALL already on a few lists...duh

FeralSerf's picture

What about New York?  It has one of the largest Zionist Ashkenazi populations on Earth, a large percentage of them in the criminal financial services industry.

valkir's picture

As always,all conflicts are about women or monney.

knukles's picture

And you can bet if women and money had penises, money'd still be a source of conflict.

Dr. Sandi's picture

I'm buyin' me a gold dildo to keep me happy.

CCanuck's picture

All conflicts are about the control of Land, and the currency used by the citizens of that land (or resource).

You know Roth's said something, care not about ...Blah,Blah.....control the currency control the people!

Everything else is a tool used to divide/distract then sheer! Women, religion, colour, markets, media....etc..etc.

However, I agree that 99% of all personal conflicts, originate from percieved ownership of money and women/men.

The other 1% is just psychotic / sociopathic shite.

Ccanuck

disabledvet's picture

what if that property is "your mind." would you let "that one go for free"? a "penny for your thoughts provided i know when your thinking it" if you will.

CCanuck's picture

Fighting hard to keep my mind, would not give it away for anything, it's the only real thing we have that's worth anything. 

98% of the people around me, pay the Politician/Religion/MSM to own thier's. I think they have learned to love and need the sheering to feel like they belong to one victimized group or another.

Ccanuck

 

lolmao500's picture

The US military needs to do it's job and overthrow the US government. Domestic enemies, much more dangerous than foreign enemies.

Wjunk's picture

You should get your own rifle and start the rebellion yourself.  Go ahead, pull the trigger. We'll be right behind ya.

lolmao500's picture

Riiiiight. No need to pull any trigger. But you need manpower to pull that off. You need generals and tens of thousands of troops across the country. You arrest the scum. Do trials on all tv channels.

Idiot Savant's picture

A military coup - genius!! It's working out well for Egypt.

WTFx10's picture

Well idiot , we are not egypt.

You read all these quotes from the past from US presidents and European politicians. They say the same thing secret moneyed powers control the planet and they know who those powers are.(Rothschild Banking) The POTUS is supposedly the commander and chief of our CIVILIAN ARMY. THE LARGEST fighting force on the planet. WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY SCARED OF?  Bankers with paper money? We know what they keep telling us we should be scared of well fuck you. We can't change the system cause the world will end ,FUCK YOU your control of the world will end that's all.

Who is protecting this private corporation? Is the whole US government FBI,CIA,NSA been sold out to these gangsters? Is there no one left to challenge this coup? Took over the USA, deemed our most sacred documents obsolete and pass laws to supersede them while they steal more without a shot being fired.

It is quite a shock that after 54 yrs I find that the country I live in has been feeding me nothing but lies to keep the CON going. Every fucking thing from that stupid pledge of allegiance in grade school to all the other Bullshit they feed us will make me a proud American so I may lay down my life to protect her FUCK YOU. It is all BULLSHIT. This is not the land of the free home of the brave it is a fucking business run by terrorist bankers for their benefit. "We the people" are their commodity to use and abuse at their command. America is nothing but a 235 yr old  lie. We were a colony of England and now we are a colony of The House Rothschild. Disgusting.

 

JR's picture

It’s ugly. It’s true, in every intricate detail. And I’m extremely grateful that Zero Hedge, perhaps one of the few major economic websites with the courage to present an article of this impact, has provided these details.

Yes, the story is about war mongering and the death of innocents and soldiers, but it is also an economic issue. For it is money and power that have driven men to use this beloved country as their own personal weapon for wealth and advantage. So it is completely appropriate that an economic site such as ZH steps out to provide this scathing indictment of U.S. policy.

The wars for the banker cartel have taken millions of innocent lives in recent years. Looking at the people of Iran in their villages and in their daily activities - the families, the workers, the innocent lives - if America now takes those lives to add to all the others, this is likely to be the last war America will ever fight.

If the Swiss and other countries, because of the pressure from the American Empire, join in with these acts of war against a sovereign country that has no established threat against them, then they, too, will join in the unfortunate fate of the American nation.

Wjunk's picture

Sure, its a racket. Sure there have always been profiteers in war. Sure things are influenced behind the curtains. Sure politicians are cowboys sometimes..but:

So if Israel is attacked by a nuke - unsuccessful - it was planned to start a war. By Israel?

But if Israel is attacked by a nuke - successfully - destroying most of Israel in the process -it was also planned by Israel...to start a war for someone else to finish, remotely waged by Israeli interests. Poof 1-2 million Israelis just for a good contract?

But if Israel prememptively attacks Iran - who is innocent and absolutely not planning to do anything at all, in spite of their rhetoric - it is still Israel looking for a fight? For money. For The Bankers. Who are Jewish. Or want to be.

And Iran and their leaders...who could shut ther friggin' yap about destroying Israel, but don't...well, they don't because Israel, you see, controls them too. Right? I'm tryin to track with ya here.

Hitler..the final soluton..never happened either, because the JEWS (because lets stop pretending where you are at here) deliberately sacrificed the millions of their kin, just for MONEY?

JEWS. MONEY. JOOOOOOOOS. MUUUUNNNNNEEEEEY.

OK. Got it. You could have saved a lot of digital ink and just said you hate the Joooos, because they are dirty monkey pigs who love money and would sell their soul if they had one. For money.

You would have pulled just as many people into your fantasy world as the longer post will and then gone back to your parents basement for another round of WOW while smoking bath salts.

The Age of Useful Idiots's picture

Nice try at misdirection using the old antisemitism card. But it is only AIPAC and some parts of the Military Industrial Complex who want war with Iran. Deal with that fact and explain why the US should go to war for Israel. Explain why US soldiers have to die for Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. Especially when Iran is not even buildning nuclear weapons (2007 N.I.E), while Israel has something like 300 nukes without ever coming clean about its program or signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, in clear violation of International Law.

Accusing people like the writer of antisemitism is not going to get you anywhere anymore. Afterall, these days the antisemites according to Israel include people like Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and all the Human Rights Organizations who have seen first-hand what is going on in the West Bank and Jerusalem. That card has been overplayed.

Try again.

WTFx10's picture

http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm

1943: February 18th, Zionist, Izaak Greenbaum, head of the Jewish Agency Rescue Committee, in a speech to the Zionist Executive Council states,

“If I am asked, could you give from the UJA (United Jewish Appeal) monies to rescue Jews, I say, no and I say again no!”

He would go onto state,

“One cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Poland!”

This is not a surprise, the whole idea of Zionist support for the slaughter of innocent Jews was to scare the survivors into believing that their only place of safety was Israel.  How else do you think the Zionists could ensure Jews leave the beautiful European cities in which they live, in order to settle in a desert!

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

we have military in Germany, Japan,Korea,balkins,england,mid east, far east,..only R paul asks why.

our largest embasy is in bagdad..why? Afgan and paki are crammed with our troops to fight a few sheep and goat tribes?

war is business and business is good.

The Age of Useful Idiots's picture

It's even worse than that: http://jewsagainstzionism.com/rabbi_quotes/weissmandl.cfm

TEN QUESTIONS TO THE ZIONISTS by Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva

1. IS IT TRUE that in 1941 and again in 1942, the German Gestapo offered all European Jews transit to Spain, if they would relinquish all their property in Germany and Occupied France; on condition that:

a) none of the deportees travel from Spain to Palestine; and

b) all the deportees be transported from Spain to the USA or British colonies, and there to remain; with entry visas to be arranged by the Jews living there; and

c) $1000.00 ransom for each family to be furnished by the Agency, payable upon the arrival of the family at the Spanish border at the rate of 1000 families daily.

2. IS IT TRUE that the Zionist leaders in Switzerland and Turkey received this offer with the clear understanding that the exclusion of Palestine as a destination for the deportees was based on an agreement between the Gestapo and the Mufti.

3. IS IT TRUE that the answer of the Zionist leaders was negative, with the following comments:

a) ONLY Palestine would be considered as a destination for the deportees.

b) The European Jews must accede to suffering and death greater in measure than the other nations, in order that the victorious allies agree to a "Jewish State" at the end of the war.

c) No ransom will be paid

4. IS IT TRUE that this response to the Gestapo's offer was made with the full knowledge that the alternative to this offer was the gas chamber.

5. IS IT TRUE that in 1944, at the time of the Hungarian deportations, a similar offer was made, whereby all Hungarian Jewry could be saved.

6. IS IT TRUE that the same Zionist hierarchy again refused this offer (after the gas chambers had already taken a toll of millions).

7. IS IT TRUE that during the height of the killings in the war, 270 Members of the British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies, as a part of diplomatic negotiations with Germany.

8. IS IT TRUE that this offer was rejected by the Zionist leaders with the observation "Only to Palestine!"

9. IS IT TRUE that the British government granted visas to 300 rabbis and their families to the Colony of Mauritius, with passage for the evacuees through Turkey. The "Jewish Agency" leaders sabotaged this plan with the observation that the plan was disloyal to Palestine, and the 300 rabbis and their families should be gassed.

10. IS IT TRUE that during the course of the negotiations mentioned above, Chaim Weitzman, the first "Jewish statesman" stated: "The most valuable part of the Jewish nation is already in Palestine, and those Jews living outside Palestine are not too important". Weitzman's cohort, Greenbaum, amplified this statement with the observation "One cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Europe".

laosuwan's picture

its also true that the mufti of jeruselem was an advisor to hitler, proposed the ultimate solution outline to him, did the original drawings for the gas chambers and raised two ss divisions in the balkans.

 

it is also true that hitler loathed christianity but admired islam and openly regretted that germany was a christian state.

 

islam and hitler worked hand in hand in palestine and were racing to prevent the jews from returning

 

if you check you will find the founder of the palestinean movement and his son are nazi admirerers and that this is why even to this day you will see hitler salutes and mein kempf in gaza.

 

just in case you want to add that to your list of "facts"

The Age of Useful Idiots's picture

You better get used to the idea that you are nothing but cannon fodder to your elite, just like it is with any elite. Or continue being a useful idiot, the IDF sure needs a lot of you (or your children).

laosuwan's picture

oh, and I thought you might say something about the content of my post, if you have something to say at all, not just engage in the usual name calling when confronted by facts. I could just as easily claim you are cannon fodder for george soros and the banks who have duped you with their acorns and wikileaks and barry soteros and seius and all the rest. Do you not see you are cannon fodder and for whom you "occupy" wall street

DaveyJones's picture

even many of the young jews in Israel are starting to call bullshit on this logic and starting to realize their government may very well be screwing their future. Oil and the West's history there is the main story. Ironically , this ever collapsing strategy of hate and boogeyman hatred is the most dangerous policy possible for the young children in Israel - just like everyone everywhere  

laosuwan's picture

29 people cannot stand to hear the truth