One 77-year-old’s search for the truth: 9/11, election fraud, illegal wars, Wall Street criminality, a stolen nuke, the neocon wars, control of the U.S. government by global corporations, the unjustified assault on Social Security, media complicity, and the "Great Recession" about to become the second Great Depression. "The most important truths are hidden from us by the powerful few who strive to steal the American dream by keeping We the People in the dark."
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Dear reader: This in my estimation is the most seminal article ever by Paul Craig Roberts. Thus I've switched to large type, and I expect to rerun it from time to time on my blog to catch the attentions of people who miss it this time. The heart of this essay is that "Conspiracies are real. There are many more of them than people are aware. Many government conspiracies are heavily documented by governments themselves with the official records demonstrating the conspiracies openly available to the public." And "The charge, 'conspiracy theory,' is used to prevent investigation." PCR then adds an enormous list of distinguished scholars, and even former CIA officers, who are termed "conspiracy theorists" because they easily see through the official stories of false flag attacks created by the government to further enable the military/industrial complex to carry out such unjustified attacks in US and many countries abroad. PCR has the last word: "The neocons’ whores in the Western media who call these people 'conspiracy theorists' are so stupid and unintelligent as to be unqualified to express any opinion."
“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large
arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence —
economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every
statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the
imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend
its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all
involved; so is the very structure of our society. 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. We must never let the weight of this
combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should
take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can
compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery
of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and
liberty may prosper together.” — President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in charge of the
Normandy Invasion and a popular two-term President of the United States.
Today he would be called a “conspiracy theorist.”
Were Ike to be issuing his warning from the White House today,
conservative Republicans like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco
Rubio (R-FL) would be screaming at Ike for impugning the motives of “the
patriotic industry that protects our freedom.”
Neoconservatives such as William Kristol would be demanding to know
why President Eisenhower was issuing warnings about our own
military-industrial complex instead of warning about the threat
presented by the Soviet military.
The presstitute media would be implying that Ike was going a bit
senile in his old age, a tactic the presstitutes used against President
Reagan as he struggled to end stagflation and the Cold War.
The military-industrial complex had learned that regardless of the
protestations of high-ranking military officers, no cost-overrun, no
matter how egregious, went unpaid. Armaments industries and military
bases were spread all over the country and were important considerations
for every senator and many congressional districts. The chairmen of
House and Senate military appropriations subcommittees and armed
services committees were already dependent on campaign contributions
from the military-industrial complex and for cushy jobs should they lose
The Cold War was a profitable business that served many, and that is why it lasted so long.
There was never any threat of the Red Army invading Europe. Stalin
declared “socialism in one country” and purged the Communist Party of
the Trotskyist element that preached world revolution. An accommodation
could have been reached, except that for the first time ever the
military-industrial complex saw that it could keep the war business
going for decades and perhaps forever.
George F. Kennan predicted that should the Soviet Union “sink
tomorrow under the waters of the ocean,” another adversary would have to
be invented. “Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was
replaced with the “Muslim threat” and the “War on Terror” took over from
the Cold War. Despite a succession of false flag attacks and warnings
of a “thirty years war,” a few thousand lightly armed jihadists were an
insufficient replacement for the Soviet Union and its thousands of
nuclear ICBMs. It was an uncomfortable notion that the “world’s only
superpower” could not dispose of a few terrorists.
So we are back to the Cold War with Russia. The propaganda is fast
and furious. “Putin is the new Hitler.” “Russia invaded Ukraine.”
Russia is about to invade the Baltics and Poland.” “Putin is a corrupt
multi-billionaire.” “Putin is scheming to recreate the Soviet Union.”
These accusations become headlines despite US military spending being a
dozen or more times higher than Russian military spending and the
Russian government expressing no hegemonic aspirations.
Conspiracies are real. There are many more of them than people are
aware. Many government conspiracies are heavily documented by
governments themselves with the official records demonstrating the
conspiracies openly available to the public. Just google, for example,
Operation Gladio or the Northwoods Project. These conspiracies alone
are sufficient to chastise those uninformed Western peoples who go
around saying, “our government would never kill its own people.”
Perhaps Russian studies provided my introduction to government
conspiracies against their own people. I learned that the Tsar’s secret
police set off bombs and killed people in order to blame and arrest
labor agitators. I was skeptical of this account and wondered if it was
a reflection of left-wing bias against Tsarist Russia. Some years
later I asked my colleague, Robert Conquest, at the Hoover Institution
at Stanford University if the account was true. He replied that the
story is true as is known from the released secret police files that are
part of the Hoover Institution’s archives.
False flag attacks are used by governments in order to pursue secret
agendas that they cannot publicly acknowledge. If President George W.
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney had said: “We are going to attack
Iraq and a half dozen other countries in order to exercise hegemony over
the Middle East, steal their oil, and clear the path for Israel to
steal the entirety of the West Bank of Palestine, diverting taxpayers’
resources from serving the American people into the pockets of the
armaments industries and spilling the blood of your parents, spouses,
children, and siblings, even the American sheeple would have resisted.
Instead, following the famous advice of Hitler’s chief propagandist, they said: “Our country has been attacked!”
Generally speaking, an observant person with a bit of education can
recognize a false flag attack. However, few people pay attention beyond
what the official media says, and the media no longer investigates and
questions but simply repeats the official story. Therefore, only a few
realize what has really happened, and when these few open their mouths
they are discredited as “conspiracy theorists.”
This method of control might be wearing thin. There have been so many
false flag “terrorist attacks” in the 21st century that there are now
thousands of experts labeled as “conspiracy theorist.” For example, the
9/11 Truth Movement consists of thousands of high rise architects,
structural engineers, demolition experts, nano-chemists, physicists,
firefighters and first responders, civilian and military pilots, and
former high government officials. Collectively these experts represent
far more knowledge and experience than the 9/11 Commission, which did
nothing but write down whatever the government told the commission,
NIST, a collection of people whose incomes and careers depend on the
government, and the presstitutes who can barely manage arithemetic, much
less the mathematics of controlled demolition.
The neoconservatives, who conrolled the George W. Bush regime, called
for a “New Pearl Harbor” so that they could begin their wars of
conquest in the Middle East. A “New Pearl Harbor” is what 9/11 gave them. Was this a coincidence or a
Gulf of Tonkin or a Reichstag fire or a Tzarist secret police or
Operation Gladio bomb?
The charge, “conspiracy theory,” is used to prevent investigation.
9/11 was not investigated. Indeed, as many experts have pointed out,
there was a conscious effort to remove and destroy the evidence before
it could be investigated. The 9/11 families had to lobby and protest for
a solid year before the Bush regime consented to the totally controlled
The Boston Marathon Bombing was not investigated. A scripted story
was issued and repeated by the media. The San Bernardino shootings were
not investigated. Again, a pre-scripted story took the place of
The success of false flag attacks in the US led to their use in the
UK and France. The Charlie Hebdo affair was not investigated and the
official explanation makes no sense. The story has been closed with all
the loose ends dangling. For example, why did a French police official
investigating the crime allegedly commit suicide in his police office in
the early hours of the morning, and why was his family denied the
autopsy report? What happened to this disappeared story? Why did the
police finger a third participant in the attack as the “getaway driver”
who had an iron clad alibi? If the police were so totally wrong about
this member of the gang, how do we know they are right about the two men
they shot to death. How come alleged perpetrators of “terrorist
attacks” are always killed before they can talk? How come the only
story we ever get is what the government says? How can people be so
gullible after the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Gladio, etc.?
Twenty-four of these contributors do not believe the official story.
Does this make them “conspiracy theorists,” or does this make them
brave souls who are concerned that Reichstag fire type events are
replacing Western civil liberty with fascist police states?
Ask yourself, why are those trying to preserve liberty denounced?
What incentive does contributor A.K. Dewdney, Professor Emeritus at
the University of Western Ontario, author of ten books about science and
mathematics, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Philip Giraldi, former CIA case officer and
Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, have to be a
What incentive does Anthony Hall, Professor of Globalization Studies
at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, whose latest book
has been endorsed by the American Library Association as “a scholarly
tour de force,” have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor of Punjab
University, Lahore, Pakistan, a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of
numerous awards, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Stephen Lendman, syndicated columnist and host on
the Progressive Radio News Hour, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does James Petras, Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Alain Soral, one of France’s public intellectuals, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Robert David Steele, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
The neocons’ whores in the Western media who call these people
“conspiracy theorists” are so stupid and unintelligent as to be
unqualified to express any opinion.
Dear Western Peoples, if you wish to be able to walk down the streets
of your cities without being accosted by police, demanded to present
identity papers, searched, detained indefinitely or assassinated without
due process of law, if you wish to be able to express your opinion
about “your” government and its use of your tax payments, if you wish to
be able to discuss current affairs or your personal affairs without
being recorded by the NSA or the equivalent in your own country or by
both, if you wish to be able to act on your moral conscience and to
protest the violence the West applies to Muslims and others unfavored by
powerful Western interests, such as Palestinians, if you wish to live
in the freedom that was achieved in the West after centuries of
struggle, wake up, find time from less meaningful pursuits to become
aware of what is being stolen from you. It is late in the game. If you
do not stand up for truth, you will have no freedom as there is no
freedom without truth.