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Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars | TomDispatch

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 10, 2017

In short, a country of sheeple.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176335/tomgram%3A_andrew_bacevich%2C_how_we_learned_not_to_care_about_america%27s_wars/#more

Americans don’t attend all that much to ongoing American wars because: 

1. U.S. casualty rates are low. By using proxies and contractors, and relying heavily on airpower, America’s war managers have been able to keep a tight lid on the number of U.S. troops being killed and wounded.

2. The true costs of Washington’s wars go untabulated.  In a famous speech, dating from early in his presidency, Dwight D. Eisenhower said that “Every gun that is 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 are not clothed.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Government Won on 9/11 – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 17, 2017

Wrong: Bin Laden won, you and I lost.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/09/jeff-deist/what-we-lost-on-september-11th/

Lives were lost, along with innocence. But the innocence lost that day had less to do with terrorism or even the threat of terrorism than it did with what we all knew was coming: an exponential rise in the size and scope of the American state. The specter of growing state power frightened even those eager to endorse it, as most Americans were in the days following. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saying What Needs To Be Said – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 7, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/03/laurence-m-vance/saying-needs-said/

In fact, it is completely standard for U.S. presidents.” And like his predecessors in the “war on terror”—Bush and Obama— Trump never mentioned the dead civilians that the U.S. military left in its wake. 

Ryan Owens died senselessly. He died for a lie. He died in vain. He died in service to the state. He died as a pawn in the hands of Uncle Sam. He died for a deeply flawed U.S. foreign policy. He died in a place he had no business going. He died for U.S. hegemony. He died for the military/industrial complex. He died for empire.
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Veterans Say Organizers Concealed Saudi Sponsorship of Their Trip to DC to Lobby for Changes to 9/11 Lawsuit Legislation

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 2, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Veterans Say Organizers Concealed Saudi Sponsorship of Their Trip to DC to Lobby for Changes to 9/11 Lawsuit Legislation

Three veterans who were flown to Washington as part of a Saudi-sponsored campaign to lobby for changes to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) say organizers of the event concealed the Saudi role in the initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

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9/11 Mastermind’s Letter to Obama: Here’s Why We Attacked America

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 10, 2017

http://theantimedia.org/sheikh-mohammed-letter-9-11-obama/

Carey Wedler

(ANTIMEDIA) When Barack Obama was still in office, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, one of the perpetrators of the 9/11 terror attacks, penned a letter to him. Though a judge recently ruled that letter could be sent to the White House before the outgoing president left office, the contents were to be withheld from the public until a month later — until after President Trump had assumed power.

This week, the Miami Herald obtained and published the contents of the 18-page letter, originally written in 2015 and titled “LETTER FROM THE CAPTIVE MUJAHID KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMAD TO THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE, BARACK OBAMA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE COUNTRY OF OPPRESSION AND TYRANNY.” It contains the Kuwait-born Pakistani terrorist’s insights into why 9/11 occurred, as well as surprisingly accurate assessments of American politics.

 One of the main reasons for 9/11, according to Mohammed, is one terrorists have referenced before: American foreign policy. His explanation is rooted both in history and in current affairs.

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Remember When the Media Sold Us the Iraq WMD Lies? It’s Happening Again

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 5, 2016

(ANTIMEDIA) Months before President George W. Bush’s speech on September 11, 2002, the New York Times reported at the time, White House officials confirmed the Bush administration had already been[planning its Iraq strategy] long before President Bush’s vacation in Texas” in August of that same year.

The strategy was to persuade the public and Congress that the United States and its allies should confront the “threat from Saddam Hussein.”

 The now infamous 9/11 anniversary speech — and the speech before the United Nations following the anniversary remarks — both stressed the importance of “[ridding] the world of terror.” But before speaking to the United Nations, Bush made the clearest case for war.

Claimingour principles and our security are challenged today by outlaw groups and regimes that accept no law of morality and have no limit to their violent ambitions,” Bush presented his case against Iraq, claiming Hussein had only “contempt for the United Nations … [claiming] it had no biological weapons.

Making the case that Iraq had a clandestine “weapons program … producing tens of thousands of litres of anthrax and other deadly biological agents for use with Scud warheads, aerial bombs and aircraft spray tanks,” Bush and his administration sold the invasion of Iraq with lies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Airplane Takeover Trial Runs – Where Were You Big Sis?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 12, 2013

This Tampa news station tells us there have been a number of airplane takeover dry runs lately.

Middle Eastern types running up and down isles, opening random overhead baggage compartments and other forms of intimidation.

James Woods reported an incident just before the 9/11 attacks.  He was ignored.

Why is this not national news?  Why no reports of detentions or arrests?

Something is obviously in the works. Read the rest of this entry »

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What 9/11 Hath Wrought and What to Do About It

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 11, 2012

I have always been of the mind that the reason we are in Iraq is oil and oil pipelines. Initially we were told we had to capture the weapons of mass destruction. When the public discovered there were no WMDs the reason changed to freeing the people from their yoke. We are performing our divine duty bestowing the nation with democracy they don’t want. Read the rest of this entry »

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