- It's the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman
times; creating the enemies you need.
- In 70 BC, an ambitious minor politician and extremely
wealthy man, Marcus Licineus Crassus, wanted to rule Rome. Just to give
you an idea of what sort of man Crassus really was, he is credited with
invention of the fire brigade. But in Crassus' version, his fire-fighting
slaves would race to the scene of a burning building whereupon Crassus
would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction of it's worth. If
the owner sold, Crassus' slaves would put out the fire. If the owner refused
to sell, Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground. By means of
this device, Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private landholder
in Rome, and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against
- In 70 BC Rome was still a Republic, which placed very
strict limits on what Rulers could do, and more importantly NOT do. But
Crassus had no intentions of enduring such limits to his personal power,
and contrived a plan.
- Crassus seized upon the slave revolt led by Sparticus
in order to strike terror into the hearts of Rome, whose garrison Sparticus
had already defeated in battle. But Sparticus had no intention of marching
on Rome itself, a move he knew to be suicidal. Sparticus and his band wanted
nothing to do with the Roman empire and had planned from the start merely
to loot enough money from their former owners in the Italian countryside
to hire a mercenary fleet in which to sail to freedom.
- Sailing away was the last thing Crassus wanted Sparticus
to do. He needed a convenient enemy with which to terrorize Rome itself
for his personal political gain. So Crassus bribed the mercenary fleet
to sail without Sparticus, then positioned two Roman legions in such a
way that Sparticus had no choice but to march on Rome.
- Terrified of the impending arrival of the much-feared
army of gladiators, Rome declared Crassus Praetor. Crassus then crushed
Sparticus' army and even though Pompeii took the credit, Crassus was elected
Consul of Rome the following year.
- With this maneuver, the Romans surrendered their Republican
form of government. Soon would follow the first Triumvirate, consisting
of Crassus, Pompeii, and Julius Caesar, followed by the reign of the god-like
Emperors of Rome.
- The Romans were hoaxed into surrendering their Republic,
and accepting the rule of Emperors.
- Julius Caesar's political opponent, Cicero, for all his
literary accomplishments, played the same games in his campaign against
Julius Caesar, claiming that Rome was falling victim to an internal "vast
right wing" conspiracy in which any expressed desire for legislative
limits no government was treated as suspicious behavior. Cicero, in order
to demonstrate to the Romans just how unsafe Rome has become hired thugs
to cause as much disturbance as possible, and campaigned on a promise to
end the internal strife if elected and granted extraordinary powers.
- What Cicero only dreamed of, Adolph Hitler succeeded
in doing. Elected Chancellor of Germany, Hitler, like Crassus, had no intention
of living with the strict limits to his power imposed by German law. Unlike
Cicero, Hitler's thugs were easy to recognize; they all wore the same brown
shirts. But their actions were no different than those of their Roman predecessors.
They staged beatings, set fires, caused as much trouble as they could,
while Hitler made speeches promising that he could end the crime wave of
subversives and terrorism if he was granted extraordinary powers.
- The Germans were hoaxed into surrendering their Republic,
and accepting the rule of Der Fuhrer.
- The state-sponsored schools will never tell you this,
but governments routinely rely on hoaxes to sell their agendas to an otherwise
reluctant public. The Romans accepted the Emperors and the Germans accepted
Hitler not because they wanted to, but because the carefully crafted illusions
of threat appeared to leave no other choice.
- Our government too uses hoaxes to create the illusion
that We The People have no choice but the direction the government wishes
us to go in.
- In 1898, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William
Randolph Hearst's New York Journal were arguing for American intervention
in Cuba. Hearst is reported to have dispatched a photographer to Cuba to
photograph the coming war with Spain. When the photographer asked just
what war that might be, Hearst is reported to have replied, "You take
the photographs, and I will provide the war". Hearst was true to his
word, as his newspaper published stories of great atrocities being committed
against the Cuban people, most of which turned out to be complete fabrications.
- On the night of February 15, 1898, the USS Main, lying
in Havana harbor in a show of US resolve to protect her interests, exploded
violently. Captain Sigsbee, the commander of the Maine, urged that no assumptions
of enemy attack be made until there was a full investigation of the cause
of the explosion. For this, Captain Sigsbee was excoriated in the press
for "refusing to see the obvious". The Atlantic Monthly declared
flat out that to suppose the explosion to be anything other than a deliberate
act by Spain was "completely at defiance of the laws of probability".
- Under the slogan "Remember the Maine", Americans
went to war with Spain, wresting from that nation ownership of what is
now much of the American southwest.
- In 1975, an investigation led by Admiral Hyman Rickover
examined the data recovered from a 1911 examination of the wreck and concluded
that there had been no evidence of an external explosion. The most likely
cause of the sinking was a coal dust explosion in a coal bunker imprudently
located next to the ship's magazines. Captain Sigsbee's caution had been
- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt needed a war. He
needed the fever of a major war to mask the symptoms of a still deathly
ill economy struggling back from the Great Depression. Roosevelt wanted
a war with Germany to stop Hitler, but despite several provocations in
the Atlantic, the American people, still struggling with that troublesome
economy, were opposed to any wars.
- Roosevelt needed an enemy, and if America would not willingly
attack that enemy, then one would have to be maneuvered into attacking
America, much as Marcus Licinius Crassus has maneuvered Sparticus into
- The way open to war was created when Japan signed the
tripartite agreement with Italy and Germany, with all parties pledging
mutual defense to each other. Whereas Hitler would never declare war on
the United States no matter the provocation, the means to force Japan to
do so were readily at hand.
- The first step was to place oil and steel embargoes on
Japan, using Japan's wars on the Asian mainland as a reason. This forced
Japan to consider seizing the oil and mineral rich regions in Indonesia.
With the European powers militarily exhausted by the war in Europe, the
United States was the only power in the Pacific able to stop Japan from
invading the Dutch East Indies, and by moving the Pacific fleet from San
Diego to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Roosevelt made a pre-emptive strike on that
fleet the mandatory first step in any Japanese plan to extend it's empire
into the "southern resource area".
- Roosevelt boxed in Japan just as completely as Crassus
had boxed in Sparticus. Japan needed oil. They had to invade Indonesia
to get it, and to do that they had to remove the threat of the American
fleet at Pearl Harbor. There never really was any other course open to
- To enrage the American people as much as possible, Roosevelt
needed the first overt attack by Japan to be as bloody as possible, appearing
as a sneak attack much as the Japanese had done to the Russians. From that
moment up until the attack on Pearl Harbor itself, Roosevelt and his associates
made sure that the commanders in Hawaii, General Short and Admiral Kimmel,
were kept in the dark as much as possible about the location of the Japanese
fleet and it's intentions, then later scapegoated for the attack. (Congress
recently exonerated both Short and Kimmel, posthumously restoring them
to their former ranks).
- But as the Army board had concluded at the time, and
subsequent de-classified documents confirmed, Washington DC knew the attack
was coming, knew exactly where the fleet was, and knew where it was headed.
- On November 29th, Secretary of State Hull showed United
Press reporter Joe Leib a message with the time and place of the attack,
and the New York Times in it's special 12/8/41 Pearl Harbor edition, on
page 13, reported that the time and place of the attack had been known
- The much repeated claim that the Japanese fleet maintained
radio silence on it's way to Hawaii was a lie. Among other intercepts still
held in the Archives of the NSA is the UNCODED message sent by the Japanese
tanker Shirya stating, "proceeding to a position 30.00 N, 154.20
E. Expect to arrive at that point on 3 December." (near HI)
- President Lyndon Johnson wanted a war in Vietnam. He
wanted it to help his friends who owned defense companies to do a little
business. He needed it to get the Pentagon and CIA to quit trying to invade
Cuba. And most of all, he needed a provocation to convince the American
people that there was really "no other choice".
- On August 5, 1964, newspapers across America reported
"renewed attacks" against American destroyers operating in Vietnamese
waters, specifically the Gulf of Tonkin. The official story was that North
Vietnamese torpedo boats launched an "unprovoked attack" on the
USS Maddox while it was on "routine patrol".
- The truth is that USS Maddox was involved in aggressive
intelligence gathering in coordination with actual attacks by South Vietnam
and the Laotian Air Force against targets in North Vietnam. The truth is
also that there was no attack by torpedo boats against the USS Maddox.
Captain John J. Herrick, the task force commander in the Gulf, cabled Washington
DC that the report was the result of an "over-eager" sonarman
who had picked up the sounds of his own ship's screws and panicked. But
even with this knowledge that the report was false, Lyndon Johnson went
on national TV that night to announce the commencement of air strikes against
North Vietnam, "retaliation" for an attack that had never occurred.
- President George Bush wanted a war in Iraq. Like Crassus,
George Bush is motivated by money. Specifically oil money. But with the
OPEC alliance failing to keep limits on oil production in the Mideast,
the market was being glutted with oil pumped from underneath Iraq, which
sat over roughly 1/3 of the oil reserves of the entire region.
- George wanted a war to stop that flow of oil, to keep
prices (and profits) from falling any further than they already had. But
like Roosevelt, he needed the "other side" to make the first
- Iraq had long been trying to acquire greater access to
the Persian Gulf, and felt limited confined a narrow strip of land along
Kuwait's northern border, which placed Iraqi interests in close proximity
with hostile Iran. George Bush, who had been covertly arming Iraq during
its war with Iran, sent word via Jean Kirkpatrick that the United States
would not intervene if Saddam Hussein grabbed a larger part of Kuwait.
Saddam fell for the bait and invaded.
- Of course, Americans were not about to send their sons
and daughters to risk their lives for petroleum products. So George Bush
arranged a hoax, using public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, which
has grown rich on taxpayer money by being most industrious and creative
liars! Hill & Knowlton concocted a monumental fraud in which the daughter
of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States, went on TV pretending
to be a nurse, and related a horror story in which Iraqi troops looted
the incubators from a Kuwaiti hospital, leaving the premature babies on
the cold floor to die. The media, part of the swindle from the start, never
bothered asking why the "nurse" didn't just pick the babies up
and wrap them in blankets or something.
- Enraged by the incubator story, Americans supported operation
Desert Storm, which never removed Saddam Hussein from power but which did
take Kuwait's oil off of the market for almost 2 years and limited Iraq's
oil exports to this very day. That our sons and daughters came home with
serious and lingering medical illnesses was apparently not too great a
price to pay for increased oil profits.
- Following the victory in Iraq, yet another war appeared
to be in the offering in the mineral rich regions of Bosnia. Yet again,
a hoax was used to create support for military action.
- The above photo of Fikret Alic, a Muslim, staring through
a barbed wire fence, was used to "prove" that the Bosnians were
running modern day "Concentration Camps". As the headline of
"Belsen 92" indicates, all possible associations with the Nazi
horrors were made to sell the necessity of sending yet more American troops
into someone else's nation.
- But when German Journalists went to Trnopolje, the site
of the supposed Bosnian Concentration Camp. to film a documentary, they
discovered that the photo was a fake! The camp at Trnopolje was not a
concentration camp but a refugee center. Nor was it surrounded by barbed
wire. Careful examination of the original photo revealed that the photographer
had shot the photo through a broken section of fence surrounding a tool
shed. It was the photographer who was on the inside, shooting out at the
- Once again, Americans had been hoaxed into support of
actions they might otherwise not have agreed with.
- While several American Presidents have willingly started
wars for personal purposes, perhaps no President has ever carried it to
the extreme that Bill Clinton has.
- Coincident with the expected public statement of Monica
Lewinsky following her testimony, Bill Clinton ordered a cruise missile
attack on Sudan and Afghanistan, claiming to have had irrefutable proof
that bogeyman extraordinaire (and former Afghani ally) Osama Bin Ladin
was creating terrorist chemical weapons there.
- Examination of the photos of the debris revealed none
of the expected structures one would find in a laboratory that handled
lethal weapons-grade materials. Assurances from the CIA that they had
a positive soil test for biological weapons fell on their face when it
was revealed that there had been no open soil anywhere near the pre-bombed
facility. Sudan requested that international observers come test the remains
of the factory for any signs of the nerve gas Clinton had insisted was
there. None was found. The Sudanese plant was a harmless aspirin factory,
and the owner has sued for damages.
- Later examination of the site hit in Afghanistan revealed
it to be a mosque.
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- Meanwhile, back in Kosovo, stories about genocide and
atrocities were flooding the media (in time to distract from the Sudanese
embarrassments), just as lurid and sensational and as it turns out often
just as fictional as most of William Randolph Hearst's stories of atrocities
against the Cubans.
- Again, the government and the media were hoaxing Americans.
The above photo was shown on all the American networks, claiming to be
one of Slobodan Milosovic's Migs, shot down while attacking civilians.
Closer examination (click on the photo) shows it to be stenciled in English!
- Like Germany under Chancellor Hitler, there have been
events in our nation which strike fear into the hearts of the citizens,
such as the New York World Trade Tower bombing, the OK City Federal Building,
and the Olympic Park bomb (nicely timed to divert the media from witnesses
to the TWA 800 shoot down). The media has been very quick to blame such
events on "radicals", "subversives", "vast right
wing conspiracies", and other "enemies in our midst", no
different than the lies used by Cicero and Hitler.
- But on closer examination, such "domestic terrorist"
events do not appear to be what they are made out to be. The FBI had an
informant inside the World Trade Tower bombers, Emad Salam, <http://www.accessone.com/~rivero/POLITICS/OK/wtcbomb.html
who offered to sabotage the bomb. The FBI told him "no". The
so-called "hot bed" of white separatism at Elohim City, occasional
home to Tim McVeigh in the weeks prior to the OK City bombing, was founded
and is being run by an FBI informant!
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- And nobody has ever really explained what this second
Ryder truck was doing in a secret camp half way from Elohim City to Oklahoma
City two weeks before the bombing.
- So, here we are today. Like the Romans of Crassus' and
Cicero's time, or the Germans under a newly elected Hitler, we are being
warned that a dangerous enemy threatens us, implacable, invisible, omnipresent,
and invulnerable as long as our government is hamstrung by that silly old
Bill of Rights. Already there have appeared articles debating whether or
not "extraordinary measures" (i.e. torture) are not fully justified
under certain circumstances such as those we are purported to face.
- As was the case in Rome and Germany, the government continues
to plead with the public for an expansion of its power and authority, to
"deal with the crisis".
- However, as Casio watch timers are paraded before the
cameras, to the stentorian tones of the talking heads' constant dire warnings,
it is legitimate to question just how real the crises is, and how much
is the result of political machinations by our own leaders.
- Are the terrorists really a threat, or just hired actors
with bombs and Casio watches, paid for by Cicero and given brown shirts
to wear by Hitler?
- Is terrorism inside the United States really from outside,
or is it a stage managed production, designed to cause Americans to believe
they have no choice but to surrender the Republic and accept the totalitarian
rule of a new emperor, or a new Fuhrer?
- Once lost, the Romans never got their Republic back.
Once lost, the Germans never got their Republic back. In both cases, the
nation had to totally collapse before freedom was restored to the people.
- Remember that when Crassus tells you that Sparticus approaches.
- Remember that when thugs in the streets act in a manner
clearly designed to provoke the public fear.
- http://184.108.40.206/forum/Remember that when the Reichstagg
- Please feel free to copy this article everywhere.
- How Iraq Was Allegedly Given Tacit US Approval To Invade
- Note - This following transcript cannot be officially
certified but appears to accurately reflect events as reported by a number
of news sources:
- From The Free Republic <http://220.127.116.11/forum/a3862ee83626f.htm#22
Posted on 12/24/1999 00:46:36 PST By Uncle Bill
- Yes, remember April Glaspie and her amazing stint at
Middle East diplomacy?
- I cannot confirm the reliability of the source, a strange
website called which I found via a meta-search engine, but here's their
scoop on Glaspie and Saddam:
- Saddam-Glaspie meeting
- Transcript of Meeting Between Iraqi President, Saddam
Hussein and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie. - July 25, 1990 (Eight
days before the August 2, 1990 Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait)
- July 25, 1990 - Presidential Palace - Baghdad
- U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - I have direct instructions
from President Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable
sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your
confrontation with Kuwait. (pause) As you know, I lived here for years
and admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. We know
you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should
have the opportunity to rebuild your country. (pause) We can see that you
have deployed massive numbers of troops in the south. Normally that would
be none of our business, but when this happens in the context of your threats
against Kuwait, then it would be reasonable for us to be concerned. For
this reason, I have received an instruction to ask you, in the spirit of
friendship - not confrontation - regarding your intentions: Why are your
troops massed so very close to Kuwait's borders?
- Saddam Hussein - As you know, for years now I have made
every effort to reach a settlement on our dispute with Kuwait. There is
to be a meeting in two days; I am prepared to give negotiations only this
one more brief chance. (pause) When we (the Iraqis) meet (with the Kuwaitis)
and we see there is hope, then nothing will happen. But if we are unable
to find a solution, then it will be natural that Iraq will not accept death.
- U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - What solutions would be acceptable?
- Saddam Hussein - If we could keep the whole of the Shatt
al Arab - our strategic goal in our war with Iran - we will make concessions
(to the Kuwaitis). But, if we are forced to choose between keeping half
of the Shatt and the whole of Iraq (i.e., in Saddam s view, including Kuwait)
then we will give up all of the Shatt to defend our claims on Kuwait to
keep the whole of Iraq in the shape we wish it to be. (pause) What is the
United States' opinion on this?
- U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - We have no opinion on your
Arab - Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (of
State James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first
given to Iraq in the 1960's, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with
America. (Saddam smiles)
- On August 2, 1990 four days later, Saddam's massed troops
invade and occupy Kuwait. _____
- Baghdad, September 2, 1990, U.S. Embassy
- One month later, British journalists obtain the the above
tape and transcript of the Saddam - Glaspie meeting of July 29, 1990. Astounded,
they confront Ms. Glaspie as she leaves the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
- Journalist 1 - Are the transcripts (holding them up)
correct, Madam Ambassador?(Ambassador Glaspie does not respond)
- Journalist 2 - You knew Saddam was going to invade (Kuwait)
but you didn't warn him not to. You didn't tell him America would defend
Kuwait. You told him the opposite - that America was not associated with
- Journalist 1 - You encouraged this aggression - his invasion.
What were you thinking?
- U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - Obviously, I didn't think,
and nobody else did, that the Iraqis were going to take all of Kuwait.
- Journalist 1 - You thought he was just going to take
some of it? But, how could you? Saddam told you that, if negotiations failed,
he would give up his Iran (Shatt al Arab waterway) goal for the Whole of
Iraq, in the shape we wish it to be. You know that includes Kuwait, which
the Iraqis have always viewed as an historic part of their country!
- Journalist 1 - American green-lighted the invasion. At
a minimum, you admit signaling Saddam that some aggression was okay - that
the U.S. would not oppose a grab of the al-Rumeilah oil field, the disputed
border strip and the Gulf Islands (including Bubiyan) - the territories
claimed by Iraq?
- (Ambassador Glaspie says nothing as a limousine door
closed behind her and the car drives off.)
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