Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Afghanistan "Industrial-Strength Insurgency" Kills 21 U.S. Pawns in 48 Hours




As the press reports that Afghanistan bomb attacks kill twenty-one US soldiers in 48 hours ... David Petraeus describes the Taliban as if he is pitching a new and improved spray cleaner or laundry detergent; tough, 'industrial strength,' stronger than ever.

Does he make this stuff up on his own or have a PR team prepping him before interviews?

Petraeus definitely has certain talking points not to be deviated from ... lies to be exact ...
"We are here so that Afghanistan does not, once again, become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the way it was when Al Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks."
Of course he throws a few truths into the mix to prepare us ...
Winning the war is a "long-term proposition."
Long-term as in forever or until the U.S. implodes, whichever comes first.


The general should have to go to the families of each of the these 21 who were wasted in the last two days and just tell them the truth.
 "No poppies are being hurt in this operation, the bankers are still making all the money and war contractors, including any possible future employers of mine, are doing just fine."
That way the grieving families would have a little bit better understanding of how the blood of their sons is keeping these 'too big to fail' institutions healthy and not have to fall back on old cliches like 'for our freedoms' or 'fight them there not here.'

Perhaps they'll just accept the reality and say ...
"My husband's dead and gone but JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs must also soldier on and GE is a brand I can trust!"

That aside, believe me on this. If you truly love a son or daughter, losing them is the worst thing in the world that can happen. Sometimes the loss is seemingly unavoidable. In the deceptions and lies of war there was always the possibility that you could have prevented it.
But for 21 young folks coming home in a box ... no one did.


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The world is a maddening place. 
Now on the eve of another fake and hyped up Israeli/Palestinian peace talk, Israel kills 4 of their own in a false flag and puts the blame on Hamas. Israel doesn't want peace. They want more land, power and many more dead Palestinians ... and Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Syrians, Lebanese  and of course Iranians.

Obama gives his Iraq war speech filled with lies. What else did you expect?
"Americans across the political spectrum supported the use of force against those who attacked us on 9/11."
al Qaeda is mentioned 6 times in this short teleprompter swill.

Islamophobia Rising ... satire as a weapon ...
Putting a Mosque Next to WTC-7 Is...BLASPHEMY!

We're all oil soaked Pelicans now ...
Zoriah Miller - Pictures of the Gulf Coast Disaster 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Arson at Murfreesboro TN Mosque Construction Site

The psy-ops of the Muslim mosques is not just for New York. Locally, the issue of construction of a mosque is taken to another level as someone sets fire to excavation equipment at the site. Dumb media and politician manipulated redneck bigot arsonists or paid provocateurs? Either way, the manufactured controversy heats up. 





From Channel 5 News ...
Murfreesboro, TENN. - Agents from the ATF, the Nashville branch of the FBI, and investigators from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department are seeking the public's help in solving an overnight construction site fire at the future home of a Muslim Mosque.

Eric Kehn, spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Tennessee and Alabama, told NewsChannel 5 Saturday evening that investigators are actively pursuing any and all leads this weekend. Kehn stopped just short of calling the fiery assault on four pieces of giant, excavating equipment and vehicles a hate crime; rather, Kehn said it's being pursued and prosecuted as a fire at the site of a future house of worship.

Call it what you will, but local Muslims are truly frightened and taking the attack quite seriously.
"The members of the community are very scared," said Camie Ayash, spokeswoman for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. "As I mentioned, it's Ramaadan. We try to come together as a community in the evenings to break our fast together. Our attendance level has been very low, because people are scared to leave their homes."

Ayash is quick to point out that Muslims have quietly co-existed in this community for 20 years. Only since plans were unveiled to build a brand new Mosque, at the intersection of Bradyville Pike and Veals Road, has such public opposition become so loudly expressed. {more}



Feds investigate fire at Murfreesboro mosque site - The Tennessean


Fire Strikes Future Site - DNJ





Saturday, August 28, 2010

War Rally


Agitator Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally today at the Lincoln Memorial will be hiding behind the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in what is essentially a neocon 'war cry' for the gullible hijacked 'tea partiers.'

Beck claims it just a coincidence that he scheduled his rally on 47th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Uh huh.

Also today, agitator Al Sharpton has his own  DC "Reclaim the Dream" rally so that we have a clash of the false left/right paradigm to intensify the divide between Americans and keep us distracted from the real enemies in this 'city of crimes.'

The media is surely hoping for some made for TV confrontations between these two groups as proof of the manufactured ideological schisms that confront this country.

What's missing from these rallies? It's the cohesiveness against the wars that are destroying us. For the powers that be, silence is golden.

Gordon Duff explains the scam of wars and the need for an anti-war uprising:
Over 40 years ago, Americans of conscience went to the streets to end a war.  They saved more than just the lives of American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians, they restored Americas honor.

Control of American education and media, whether by Zionists, right wing fanatics, thieving banksters or a coalition of “evildoers” combining all three, has attempted to rewrite history.  We are told mobs in airports attacked returning soldiers.  We are told thousands of Americans died because of protests, not because of Kissinger’s lies.

Those who know better are still alive, some still awake and too many silent.

A generation of soldiers, now men and women, return from war, maimed, crushed and thrown away.  21st century America sees nothing, not the corruption, the narcotics, the lies, the evil in what has gone on so long in the name of the people of the United States.

What is war?  All war is class struggle.  If we still had more communists around, they would remind us.  Rich people start wars, poor people die and resources are stolen, banks emptied and all of it hidden behind flag waving and childish scare tactics.  War is part of the grander plan.  Is war politics or is it economics? {more}

While these rallies unfold, deceived American pawns die in foreign lands while following their orders to destroy those who only want to live in peace. Our country and much of the world crumbles in the shame of these deceptions.

Wave the flag fellow Americans but don't question the lies. That's the definition of 'patriotic' today.

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above photo from here

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Building What? New York TV Ad

This is an interesting concept to try and wake up more New Yorkers to the false flag of 9/11. My question is whether the controlled media will actually repeatedly air this ad if BuildingWhat.org can come up enough money to pay for them.



Statement from BuildingWhat ...
Dear Friends,

We are pleased and tremendously excited to share this groundbreaking TV ad with you for the first time. We hope, with your help, to be able to show it to one million New Yorkers one month from now. Please go to BuildingWhat.org to watch the ad and please donate generously. Every $750 we raise is enough for another spot to reach another 10,000 people. Your donation will be fully tax-deductible. 5% of it will go to the WTC Rescuers Foundation. And 5% of it will be matched by another generous donor.

Our strategy for buying spots is guided by two principles. Firstly, showing it to audiences who will respond productively and influence the public discussion, such as young people, academics, journalists and the political class. And secondly, repetition!

We will be sending off the ad two weeks from now. Between now and then we welcome your comments. We're all in this together! {more}

"Building what?" - Judge Edward Lehner upon hearing the words "Building 7" in a NYC courtroom
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9/11: WTC Building 7 "Collapse" video compilation

WTC7, about to blow up, CNN

BBC Reports Collapse of WTC Building 7 Early-- TWICE

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wikileaks and the CIA - Third Rate Romance




Hey Julian,

After all the latest publicity of rape/no rape and the mantra of the CIA is out to get me and amid accusations of being a CIA plant ... this is the best you can do?


"CIA Red Cell," the newest Wikileaks secrets expose, takes us into familiar propaganda territory featuring the domestic terrorist.

What If Foreigners See the United States as an “Exporter of Terrorism”? gives us sub-standard CIA PR campaigns from American/Muslim al-Qa’ida to David Headley misdirection to ancient Irish 'terrorists' and the IRA with even an attempt to build a little credibility by mentioning, god forbid, an American jewish terrorist in 1994.

The poor CIA ... worried that if foreign countries see us as exporting terrorism that they won't help us anymore with lying about wars, illegal renditions, torture, assassinations, drug smuggling and false flag cover-ups.


Even the main stream media is having a hard time coming up with something that would make this a 'Pandora's Box' of secrets that the CIA would rather not become public.
'Secret' CIA memo on Wikileaks is not very revelatory

Better hurry kids, you might miss your chance to get those secrets out.
The document you have been reading was passed to us by an individual stepping forward to reveal the truth or preserve the integrity of the historical record. WikiLeaks is acknowledged to be the most successful defender of confidential sources and the public’s right to know. If you have confidential material, contact us securely at: https://sunshinepress.org/




Third Rate Romance

Cannon Fodder for the New World Order






Deanna Spingola once again speaks truth to the masses who would rather take the easier road of lies.





In 1926, General Cherep-Spiridovich wrote, "War is only a 'legalized mass murder.'

General Cherep-Spiridovich said that those who arrange wars have a "lust of murder." They also demonstrate a lust for power and profit, made possible by government-sanctioned warfare, funded by privately owned central banks which print billions of debt-based, interest-laden dollars, debt that is passed off onto the citizens who also fight and die in those wars. The increased glut of cash into the market devalues the currency already in circulation and further jeopardizes the country's diminishing economy. The malevolent, parasitical bankers achieve their objectives by funding power-hungry, often psychopathic, well-compensated politicians who accommodate the bankers at the expense of the citizens they claim to represent. Representative government ends when the polls close.

International bankers, without particular national loyalties or regard for those used as cannon fodder, typically fund both sides of every war and often have major investments in, or outright ownership of, ammunition production facilities. Guaranteed contracts for tons of one-time-use bullets and bombs are tremendously more lucrative than selling cars and washing machines to consumers. Henry Kissinger, one-time U.S. Secretary of State said, "Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."
{more - The Peoples Voice}

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Nature symbolically reveals our world of war .....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The CFR/Globalist/Zionist Hegelian Dialectic New York Mosque Conspiracy


Tony Cartalucci's The Anatomy of a Globalist Propaganda Operation has exposed the facts that the New York "Imam" Faisal Abdul Rauf, the frontman for the near ground zero mosque, is a CFR member and that his Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement are at least partly funded by the usual suspects in the 'new world disorder' including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Of course the main stream media has 'failed' to inform us of this little bit of information in their nonstop fearmongering and freedom of religion 'reporting.' It's hard to spin the CFR as either neocon or neolib because its members are comprised of both as well as a who's who list of criminal globalist bankers and corporations.

Whether Rauf is a CFR globalist stooge or a willing participant in a pre-planned and ongoing Hegelian dialectic conspiracy remains to be seen. The effect is still the same; division among Americans to distract them from the ongoing economic thefts, neverending wars and loss of constitutional freedoms.

Who benefits? Again, the CFR corporate members are the most obvious but that's just the short list. Those who profit from the so called "Clash of Civilizations" are many and varied.

No discussion of the major benefactors of this 'clash' would be complete without mention of Israel and their zionist supporters. The goal of 'Greater Israel' and indeed the continued existence of this rogue state depends on the contrived concept of us (the western world) vs. them (the Muslim world). The new peace process will be derailed, Israeli expansion and genocide will continue and the U.S.will go on bleeding to death from the wounds of blackmail and bribery inflicted by our 'best friend' in the Middle East.

The New York mosque conspiracy, which includes the false 'official' 9/11 narrative, will continue until the 'think tanks' decide there needs to be a resolution. Then there will something else along the same lines to distract us. There always is. The bankers, war profiteers and the CFR will see to it.

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Update:

Fox News co-owner funded 'Ground Zero mosque' imam: report



Corbett Report on the Mosque Funding


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wikileaks Psyops Takes a New Twist



'Honey trap' ensnares Assange? Time for Julian to cash it that 'insurance' policy?

Are these charges to discredit Wikileaks or to enhance the perception that Assange is not a part of the intelligence services?

Deception is the way of war .....



Wikileaks Founder 'wanted for rape'

Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing WikiLeaks website, is reportedly wanted for rape in Sweden.

The prosecutor's office in Stockholm was said to have issued an arrest warrant late on Friday against Assange for two offences.

"Julian Assange is wanted for two different issues, one of them is that he's suspected of rape in Sweden," Karin Rosande, the director of communications, told the AFP news agency.

The other charge against the 39-year-old Australian national was said to be molestation.

Assange denied the charges on Saturday, stating on his Twitter account that the accusations were "without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing"

"No one here has been contacted by Swedish police. Needless to say this will prove hugely distracting."


Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan, in London, said: "The two alleged victims in this are in their twenties.
"One is supposed to have happened last weekend in Stockholm and another last Tuesday in Sweden but in a separate town." {more}



Additional reports:

Sweden's The Local

Guardian


Telegraph

UPDATE:

Sweden drops arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder
Aug 21 (Reuters) - Sweden has withdrawn an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had been wanted on suspicion of rape and molestation, the National Prosecutor's Office said on Saturday. 
It said in a statement on its website that Chief Prosecutor Eva Finne had determined there were not enough grounds for the warrant.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said Assange, whose whistle-blowing website last month published secret U.S. military files on Afghanistan, was no longer wanted by Swedish authorities. 
"She (Finne) has come to the decision that he is no longer suspected of rape. All the charges concerning rape have been lifted," she told Reuters.

A police investigation will continue.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed




Institute for Research on Middle Eastern Policy

Declassified Senate investigation Files Reveal Clandestine Israeli PR Campaign in America
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- Declassified files from a Senate investigation into Israeli-funded covert public relations and lobbying activity in the United States were released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on July 23rd, 2010. The subpoenaed documents reveal Israel's clandestine programs for "cultivation of editors," the "stimulation and placement of suitable articles in the major consumer magazines" as well as U.S. reporting about sensitive subjects such as the Dimona nuclear weapons facility.

Documents are now available for download from http://IRmep.org/ila/azc include:

Dimona (excerpt): "The nuclear reactor story inspired comment from many sources; editorial writers, columnists, science writers and cartoonists. Most of the press seemed finally to accept the thesis that the reactor was being built for peaceful purposes and not for bombs." http://www.irmep.org/11-121960AZC.pdf

Content placement and promotion (excerpt): "The Atlantic Monthly in its October issue carried the outstanding Martha Gellhorn piece on the Arab refugees, which made quite an impact around the country. We arranged for the distribution of 10,000 reprints to public opinion molders in all categories… Interested friends are making arrangements with the Atlantic for another reprint of the Gellhorn article to be sent to all 53,000 persons whose names appear in Who's Who in America…Our Committee is now planning articles for the women's magazines for the trade and business publications." http://www.irmep.org/09101961AZC.pdf

Pressure campaigns (excerpt): "It can be said that the press of the nation…has by and large shown sympathy and understanding of Israel's position. There are, of course, exceptions, notably the Scripps-Howard chain where we still need to achieve a 'break-through,' the Pulliam chain (where some progress has been made) and some locally-owned papers." http://www.irmep.org/11-121960AZC.pdf

Magazine Committee achievements (excerpt): "We cannot pinpoint all that has already been accomplished by this Committee except to say that it has been responsible for the writing and placement of articles on Israel in some of America's leading magazines...." http://www.IRmep.org/10301962_AZC.pdf

According to Grant F. Smith, director of IRmep, "It is frightening how easily some in the American news media surrendered to a foreign public relations campaign that spent the 2010 equivalent of $36 million over two years. Time has proven most of the planted content to be misleading, if not dangerous. These historical documents hold many important lessons for Americans who have long needed—but rarely received—straight reporting on key Middle East issues."

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. It retains 1%-3% of the most important documents of business conducted by the United States Federal government. The Israel Lobby Archive, http://IRmep.org/ila is a unit of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington.

Videos .....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The very first 9-11 skeptics' post to hit the Internet, written as events transpired and posted on September 12, 2001



As we head into the 9th anniversary of 9/11, let's flashback to what Dave McGowan posted on 9/12/01. As he states, it may have been the first skeptics' article on the 'tubes' to question the beginnings of the official story but it certainly didn't end there.

excerpts ..."Welcome to the New and Improved Police State"

Excuse my cynicism here, but have we Americans completely lost our ability to think? Are we now so thoroughly brain-dead that we are completely reliant on our media outlets, with their endless supply of 'experts,' to make sense of events in the world? Are we really that stupid -- or do our leaders just think that we are?

The actions taken on the morning of September 11 were crimes – horrendous crimes against humanity, to be sure, but in the final analysis not so very different from any other crimes.

The first step in solving any crime is to look at who had a motive and who had the means and opportunity to commit the crime.

As for motive, we are being asked to believe that a band of Islamic terrorists are the most likely suspects. But is that the case? Was it a state-sponsored terrorist group that had the most to gain by launching such an assault? Or was it our own political, corporate and military leaders?

Perhaps the most obvious question raised by the attacks, and one that officials have feebly attempted to answer, is how the planning for such an operation could have escaped the attention of the country's intelligence services. Whenever such an event occurs, the intelligence agencies rather predictably hang their heads, slump their shoulders and sheepishly grin as they explain their powerlessness to predict such things: "We did the best we could," they explain, "but our resources are limited, our adversaries formidable, and our sources not infallible."

That's a real nice story, but the reality is that the CIA - along with the FBI, ONI, DIA, NSC, NSA, DEA, and virtually every other three-letter acronym you could think of - constitutes the largest and most insidious intelligence network the world has ever seen.

Perhaps the most disturbing question raised by the attacks is what exactly caused the twin towers of the WTC to collapse. The impact of the planes affected only the upper floors of the towers; their foundations were unaffected.

What was it then that created the secondary explosions that appear to have occurred? These secondary blasts were acknowledged early in the day by an NBC newsman. The correspondent stated on the air that he had just talked with the fire department's public safety commissioner who verified that large secondary explosions precipitated the collapse of the towers.

A radio broadcaster on WLS in Chicago (according to a correspondent), whose former colleague* is a CBS journalist who was on the scene at the towers, said on the air that this colleague had witnessed an enormous fireball emanating from beneath one of the towers immediately before it came crashing down. What are we to make of these scattered reports, none of which received any follow-up coverage amidst the non-stop blizzard of media attention?

Perhaps the most important question to be asked is: who stands to gain the most in the bleak aftermath? It is certainly not the American people, or any resistance movement within these borders. It's definitely not the still-to-be identified target(s) of the nation's wrath (which will likely include Iraq). That would seem to limit the remaining choices.  {Read the rest here}

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Dave's initial thoughts were very close and have been expanded upon and reinforced by countless others.

Today we see the same media and government push to yet more war but this time a much greater number of informed folks are not buying the lies. The question is whether we can do any more to stop it now than we did in the aftermath of 9/11.

Playing the Never Again Card, Again
The phony intelligence used to induce our March 2003 invasion of Iraq has been dusted off. This time it’s being deployed to take us into Iran.

Same scam. Same storyline. Same fraud—even featuring some of the same players.

Except that this time around their deception lacks the broader context required to gain traction for their phony content. That key difference makes today’s perpetrators far more transparent—for those willing to look.
Those foisting on us this latest fraud also face another challenge: Americans now realize it was Israel and its advocates who fixed that false intelligence around a Zionist agenda.

That realization adds combustibility to the facts now fueling Israel’s fast-fading legitimacy.

Each week brings new insights that undermine generally accepted truths about 911 and our response to that mass murder on U.S. soil. As the costs continue to rise in both blood and treasure, the credibility of those who sold us this “Clash” continues its steady decline.

One key player in this long-running fraud remains unfazed: mainstream media.
{more - Jeff Gates}

Tennessee's First Distillery Referendum Set for Cannon County



On the home front there is little on the November ballot except for replacing a long entrenched retiring congressman with another two party shill.

But there is an historic referendum that would allow the first distillery in the state under a new Tennessee law for counties where there is no liquor by the drink or package stores that gives voters a say so in approving or rejecting the business.

Cannon County is a very typical bible belt area in desperate need of jobs so it's hard to tell how the vote will go. It does have a very colorful history of moonshine making and a distillery in a beautiful remote location could be a potential tourist attraction and revenue generator. 

My suggestion to the Short Mountain Distillery owners was to create a niche market organic whiskey. All organic ingredients using the clean spring water in the area. It's something that is rare in the world and I feel it would be successful. The potential owner is already in the process of getting his farm organic certified.

Jack Daniels had better look out. There may be a new kid moving in.

Distillery Debate Hits The Ballot In Cannon Count
Group turns in signatures for Tennessee's first distillery referendum
Short Mountain Distillery website

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ken O'Keefe Exposes BBC Gaza Flotilla Propaganda 'Show'


 by Ken O'Keefe

If you haven’t seen it, look for BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” program online, you will be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.

I am one of the passengers/witnesses interviewed for this program and I am very much aware of BBC’s role in justifying war and covering up Israeli crimes.  I am in no way naive about this; to the contrary my motivation for the interview lay largely in the all too likely opportunity to expose the BBC.  A relevant job considering the BBC’s role in the slaughter of over one million Iraqi’s, a direct role by virtue of the war they justified.  BBC from start to present, justifying Iraq, a massive war crime and crime against humanity based entirely on lies (propagated intensely by the BBC).  The British Broadcasting Corporation, synonymous with millions of orphans and refugees and countless lives destroyed in Iraq, beating the drums of war without pause, the ultimate prostitutes of propaganda. {more}


Here's the BBC 'show' which includes some of the faked IDF video.



Monday, August 16, 2010

“From the Shadows of Liberty” Film from Americana Pictures in the works?



From the Ugly Truth post The Man With The Israeli Accent–USS LIBERTY Survivor’s Life Threatened by Mossad on American Soil While Uncle Sam Yawns comes word that there is a planned movie that will include elements of the Israeli attack on the Liberty in 1967.

Looking further into Americana Pictures, I found it to be located in Gatlinburg, TN with a mission and philosophy unlike that of Hollywood.

Mission

The Mission of Americana Pictures is to develop, produce and market quality motion pictures, which promote fresh talent and the best of traditional European-American ideals.

Philosophy

As an alternative to Hollywood, we seek to restore the American Dream and promote those qualities that made our country great. Unlike the proponents of pop culture, we will not propagandize with falsehoods, nor desensitize the public with a relentless stream of venal and decadent entertainment. We look to entertain in positive ways with honor and integrity, and create classic stories and characters that can be beacons of light - to entertain, inform and help recapture the vision and spirit of our founding fathers – the spirit of Americana.


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On the Liberty film ...
Other quality projects in development include, “From the Shadows of Liberty”, a powerful story of action, intrigue and romance. It has direct connection to the little known, but historically significant assault on the USS Liberty and impacts the current and noble struggle to preserve our individual liberties and our nation’s sovereignty.

Americana Pictures sounds promising. Best of luck to them. I think they will have plenty of support from those of us sick and tired of Hollywood.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Myth Making


The history of control of the masses is littered with myths. Think religion as the most basic. Myths become the glue that holds a significant portion of the population trapped inside acceptance of the status quo. No matter how abusive, even deadly, that the manipulators of society and culture are, the belief in the myths of the day is a choke collar to reign in what might otherwise be free thinking individuals.

Today's 'myth de jour' combines the 'official' narrative of 9/11 with the mosque building and sharia law takeover of America psy-ops. The controlled media is working overtime to continue to embed the myth of an external enemy in order to divide us and distract us from that high inside fastball aimed directly at our heads.

Those wily and even 'magical' Muslims not only blew up the twin towers and WTC7 but now are infiltrating our communities and using our constitutional 'freedoms' to take us over. It's a myth, a social engineering feat of such epic proportions that is so ridiculous at face value that it is effective on a dumbed down and damaged population. A big lie.

That such a small group of  obscenely wealthy and often psychopath groups of conspirators could even somewhat be successful in controlling the thoughts and actions of the majority is a testimony to the power of myths and the mechanisms that create them.

Destroying these myths and ridding ourselves of the myth makers is an important step in reclaiming our integrity as a culture.


parts 1 and 3

Thursday, August 12, 2010

They're scared, the tactics are not working



The ADL has released a new 'report.' It's a desperate attempt to portray all who have caught on to to the scams and crimes of the oligarchy as anti-government scammers and criminals. They call them sovereign citizens or ... "The Lawless Ones."

Our favorite Israeli agent and jewish racist supremacist, Mr. Abe Foxman, explains ...
"There has been a resurgence of violence and anti-government activity from the sovereign citizen movement in recent months, ranging from police shootings to property seizures,"

"Make no mistake, despite the movement's wide dispersal and loose affiliation, there exists a single-minded dedication to all things anti-government that unites these dangerous extremists."
"Adherents don't believe they need to follow any laws or regulations – they view government itself as the ultimate enemy. Along with preying on individuals vulnerable in these economic times, sovereign citizens pose a potential threat to every public official and police officer. This is a dangerous movement and more people need to be aware of it."
And this anti-criminal government movement is not just for whites anymore ...
Though the origins of the movement may be traced in part back to white supremacists, the sovereign citizen movement today is growing among Asians, Hispanics and especially African-Americans, some of whom have developed their own offshoot known as the "Moorish" movement. {more}
A while back it was 'domestic terrorists' but that didn't work very well.  Change the terminology and mix it with new unproven villains and a merry-go-round of lies and try the term 'sovereign citizens.' That won't work either.


Mr. Morphed could well be one of those 'Dishonest Abe' doesn't like expressing their first amendment rights and anti-criminal government views.

If you haven't already, see Visible's "How They do it and The Solution to their Evil Intent."

And while you're at it take a look at aangirfan's "The Truth About Israel."

Ponder any number of your own favorite writers and truth seekers and pick out the bits and pieces of truth that are there and pass it around in your daily lives. If it's disinformation, call it as you see it.


You know as well as I do, a great number of people have caught on and more are on the way. Once a sheep doesn't mean always.  This is the psychopaths who think they control us worst nightmare. It makes them run scared.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Afghan Jukebox Replays the Same Song Over and Over




It was only a month ago that a local kid, a Marine 21 years old, died in Afghanistan with an ingredient of the story being how he was affected by 9/11 and always wanted to be a soldier and avenge a wrong.

A child falling for lies can be excused, the system stacks the deck by pushing the lies endlessly, but what of those around them who blindly follow the deceptions and in essence issues a death sentence for their loved ones by not stopping them from joining the military and being used as a expendable pawn.


Once again, like a broken jukebox that takes your money but only plays the same song repeatedly ...
Christiana TN Marine Pfc. Vincent E. Gammone, III, was killed Saturday in Afghanistan after a prisoner being transported by Marines attempted to escape a convoy, shooting and killing Gammone and at least one other Marine in the process.

Gammone would have celebrated his 20th birthday Tuesday, according to his fiancee, Jessica West.

"We were told that Vincent was one of the first to go to the aid of another Marine who had been wounded by the escaped prisoner, who was able to arm himself during his attempted escape,"

A New Yorker by birth, Gammone moved to Tennessee with his family when he was 2 years old, according to West.
When terrorist cells hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 — West remembered Gammone became infuriated and his passion to join the military became stronger. {more}
The infuriated passion of an 11 year old that he could never overcome. One who never got to legally walk into one of the fine local establishments and just have a beer. Or know the ups and downs of marriage, parenthood and a million other things he could have experienced had only those around him took him aside and said convincingly and forcefully if necessary, "It's all a lie."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pat Tillman's Father Gets MSM Time

Assassination ...

New documentary  by The Weinstein Company will still not tell the whole story.


h/t DP

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tribal Magazine Premiers to Rave Reviews




"Who Said the Print Media is Dead?"

Giant zionist media conglomerate says "Lets stop this pussyfooting around and put all of the 'news the tribe can use' in one place."

Free John Hagee video that was banned by youtube, "In Defense of Israel," with each subscription!


Breaking news for subscribers only -

Rahm Characterizes Washington Culture as 'Fucknutsville'









art by David Dees via Rense


Also inside this month's zionst mag - a blast from the past ...
Barack Obama: "America's First Jewish President"
According to a nationally prominent Zionist spokesperson, former Congressman, Federal Judge, White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton and early backer of Obama, Abner Mikvner, “Barack Obama is the first Jewish President.” Mikvner’s affirmation reflects both Obama’s one-sided and longstanding commitment to the State of Israel and loyalty to the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC) in the United States, as well as the long-term and successful effort of a network of financially and politically powerful Jewish Zionists to ‘embed’ Obama to their ‘Israel First’ political apparatus.

Plus a special feature - 'Rahm's Private Instructions to the Staff' which includes ...
Hillary Clinton Refuses to Answer Questions About Gaza Flotilla
Robert Gibbs says "No face-to-face summit talks between Ahmadinejad and Barry."

And ... AIPAC and ADL rate each member of Congress on how they are advancing "The Protocols."
                        Joe Lieberman tops the scorecard and urges others to follow his lead.


With in depth fashion tips ...

Next month ...
"How Israel Gets the U.S. to Fight Wars For Them"

and if applicable - "How's That War With Iran Going?"

Murder of Aid Workers in Afghanistan A Convenient War Psyops?










Cheryl Beckett had been in Afghanistan for 6 years specializing in nutritional gardening and mother-child health.








The tragic murder of 10 medical workers in northern Afghanistan could very well have been done by thugs and thieves or is there a military/CIA/Mossad  psyops at work?

A mysterious Taliban leader,  Zabihullah Mujahed, reached by phone from an unknown location said the group claimed responsibility for the killings of nine foreigners -- five men and four women --and a translator in the area.  
"They were not doctors. They were trying to spread the Christian religion in Karan wa Manjan," Mujahed said. "And at the other hand they were spies. Our Mujahedeen people arrived there and tried to stop them, but they escaped and our Mujahedeen had to open fire on them." {more}

But on the other hand, when this incident is looked at through the concept of  'war by deception,' it's not too far-fetched to speculate that the intelligence agencies and their paid proxies working in the area may have actually committed the war crime. Killing western civilians doing humanitarian work is a deceitful way to stir public opinion for a war going downhill fast in the minds of many Americans.

Almost every day there are reports of  U.S. and NATO forces being killed and to negate the idea of them dying in vain, an incident such as this can be used to reinforce our 'needed' presence.

One of Time Warner's propaganda outlets, Time Magazine, is currently playing up what will happen to the women of Afghanistan if we leave but its effect is minor compared to the closer to home event of American civilians being slaughtered while assisting the poor Afghanis.

Very little in war is what it seems. What is real are the dead and those that mourn them.

"A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all."

"It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the body, with the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city, with the discords of families."     Tacitus

"It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used."  Sun Tzu   

Men still have to be governed by deception.   Georg C. Lichtenberg  
 
"Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not."      E. R. Beadle 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stranded in Babylon

The children of Gaza

Music by the late great Nashville/Murfreesboro TN band "Freedom of Expression"

From their early 80's LP "For Lack of a Better Word"

Photos:
Cristina Ruiz Cortina

Gaza War: The Innocent Victims


In Pictures: The slaughter of Gazan children

A Change in the Weather

The Children of Iran.

As the decibel level of the drumbeats of war increase day by day, let's ask this question. Are we willing to victimize the youth of Iran as we have with Iraq and Afghanistan? Iran is a nation with which we have no legitimate quarrel.

Are these the kids you are willing to sacrifice for Israel and war profiteers?

Music by the late great Nashville/Murfreesboro TN band "Freedom of Expression"

From their early 80's LP "For Lack of a Better Word"

Photos from here and here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hiroshima bombing was not justified, just like an attack on Iran won't be



65 years ago the U.S. showed the world her power and propensity to terrorize by unnecessarily killing tens of thousands of civilians and beginning the legacy of nuclear weapons as a 'necessary evil' for the world's superpowers and their allies.

Growing up in the aftermath of World War II, we were continuously told the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary to end the war and save an untold number of American lives. It was another lie.

Today we are being inundated with propaganda that it may be necessary to destroy Iran, perhaps even using nuclear weapons in a preemptive attack for the benefit of Israel and to bring the Muslim world into submission.

Are we to sit back and watch another deception unfold?


Was Hiroshima Necessary?
by Mark Weber
On August 6, 1945, the world dramatically entered the atomic age: without either warning or precedent, an American plane dropped a single nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion utterly destroyed more than four square miles of the city center. About about 90,000 people were killed immediately; another 40,000 were injured, many of whom died in protracted agony from radiation sickness. Three days later, a second atomic strike on the city of Nagasaki killed some 37,000 people and injured another 43,000. Together the two bombs eventually killed an estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians.

Between the two bombings, Soviet Russia joined the United States in war against Japan. Under strong US prodding, Stalin broke his regime's 1941 non-aggression treaty with Tokyo. On the same day that Nagasaki was destroyed, Soviet troops began pouring into Manchuria, overwhelming Japanese forces there. Although Soviet participation did little or nothing to change the military outcome of the war, Moscow benefited enormously from joining the conflict.

In a broadcast from Tokyo the next day, August 10, the Japanese government announced its readiness to accept the joint American-British "unconditional surrender" declaration of Potsdam, "with the understanding that the said declaration does not compromise any demand which prejudices the prerogatives of His Majesty as a Sovereign Ruler."

A day later came the American reply, which included these words: "From the moment of surrender the authority of the Emperor and the Japanese Government to rule the State shall be subject to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers." Finally, on August 14, the Japanese formally accepted the provisions of the Potsdam declaration, and a "cease fire" was announced. On September 2, Japanese envoys signed the instrument of surrender aboard the US battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.


A Beaten Country

Apart from the moral questions involved, were the atomic bombings militarily necessary? By any rational yardstick, they were not. Japan already had been defeated militarily by June 1945. Almost nothing was left of the once mighty Imperial Navy, and Japan's air force had been all but totally destroyed. Against only token opposition, American war planes ranged at will over the country, and US bombers rained down devastation on her cities, steadily reducing them to rubble.

What was left of Japan's factories and workshops struggled fitfully to turn out weapons and other goods from inadequate raw materials. (Oil supplies had not been available since April.) By July about a quarter of all the houses in Japan had been destroyed, and her transportation system was near collapse. Food had become so scarce that most Japanese were subsisting on a sub-starvation diet.

On the night of March 9-10, 1945, a wave of 300 American bombers struck Tokyo, killing 100,000 people. Dropping nearly 1,700 tons of bombs, the war planes ravaged much of the capital city, completely burning out 16 square miles and destroying a quarter of a million structures. A million residents were left homeless.

On May 23, eleven weeks later, came the greatest air raid of the Pacific War, when 520 giant B-29 "Superfortress" bombers unleashed 4,500 tons of incendiary bombs on the heart of the already battered Japanese capital. Generating gale-force winds, the exploding incendiaries obliterated Tokyo's commercial center and railway yards, and consumed the Ginza entertainment district. Two days later, on May 25, a second strike of 502 "Superfortress" planes roared low over Tokyo, raining down some 4,000 tons of explosives. Together these two B-29 raids destroyed 56 square miles of the Japanese capital.

Even before the Hiroshima attack, American air force General Curtis LeMay boasted that American bombers were "driving them [Japanese] back to the stone age." Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold, commanding General of the Army air forces, declared in his 1949 memoirs: "It always appeared to us, atomic bomb or no atomic bomb, the Japanese were already on the verge of collapse." This was confirmed by former Japanese prime minister Fumimaro Konoye, who said: "Fundamentally, the thing that brought about the determination to make peace was the prolonged bombing by the B-29s."


Japan Seeks Peace

Months before the end of the war, Japan's leaders recognized that defeat was inevitable. In April 1945 a new government headed by Kantaro Suzuki took office with the mission of ending the war. When Germany capitulated in early May, the Japanese understood that the British and Americans would now direct the full fury of their awesome military power exclusively against them.

American officials, having long since broken Japan's secret codes, knew from intercepted messages that the country's leaders were seeking to end the war on terms as favorable as possible. Details of these efforts were known from decoded secret communications between the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo and Japanese diplomats abroad.

In his 1965 study, Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (pp. 107, 108), historian Gar Alperovitz writes:
Although Japanese peace feelers had been sent out as early as September 1944 (and [China's] Chiang Kai-shek had been approached regarding surrender possibilities in December 1944), the real effort to end the war began in the spring of 1945. This effort stressed the role of the Soviet Union ...
In mid-April [1945] the [US] Joint Intelligence Committee reported that Japanese leaders were looking for a way to modify the surrender terms to end the war. The State Department was convinced the Emperor was actively seeking a way to stop the fighting.

A Secret Memorandum

It was only after the war that the American public learned about Japan's efforts to bring the conflict to an end. Chicago Tribune reporter Walter Trohan, for example, was obliged by wartime censorship to withhold for seven months one of the most important stories of the war.

In an article that finally appeared August 19, 1945, on the front pages of the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Times-Herald, Trohan revealed that on January 20, 1945, two days prior to his departure for the Yalta meeting with Stalin and Churchill, President Roosevelt received a 40-page memorandum from General Douglas MacArthur outlining five separate surrender overtures from high-level Japanese officials. (The complete text of Trohan's article is in the Winter 1985-86 Journal, pp. 508-512.)

This memo showed that the Japanese were offering surrender terms virtually identical to the ones ultimately accepted by the Americans at the formal surrender ceremony on September 2 -- that is, complete surrender of everything but the person of the Emperor. Specifically, the terms of these peace overtures included:
  • Complete surrender of all Japanese forces and arms, at home, on island possessions, and in occupied countries.
  • Occupation of Japan and its possessions by Allied troops under American direction.
  • Japanese relinquishment of all territory seized during the war, as well as Manchuria, Korea and Taiwan.
  • Regulation of Japanese industry to halt production of any weapons and other tools of war.
  • Release of all prisoners of war and internees.
  • Surrender of designated war criminals.
Is this memorandum authentic? It was supposedly leaked to Trohan by Admiral William D. Leahy, presidential Chief of Staff. (See: M. Rothbard in A. Goddard, ed., Harry Elmer Barnes: Learned Crusader [1968], pp. 327f.) Historian Harry Elmer Barnes has related (in "Hiroshima: Assault on a Beaten Foe," National Review, May 10, 1958):
The authenticity of the Trohan article was never challenged by the White House or the State Department, and for very good reason. After General MacArthur returned from Korea in 1951, his neighbor in the Waldorf Towers, former President Herbert Hoover, took the Trohan article to General MacArthur and the latter confirmed its accuracy in every detail and without qualification.

Peace Overtures

In April and May 1945, Japan made three attempts through neutral Sweden and Portugal to bring the war to a peaceful end. On April 7, acting Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu met with Swedish ambassador Widon Bagge in Tokyo, asking him "to ascertain what peace terms the United States and Britain had in mind." But he emphasized that unconditional surrender was unacceptable, and that "the Emperor must not be touched." Bagge relayed the message to the United States, but Secretary of State Stettinius told the US Ambassador in Sweden to "show no interest or take any initiative in pursuit of the matter." Similar Japanese peace signals through Portugal, on May 7, and again through Sweden, on the 10th, proved similarly fruitless.

By mid-June, six members of Japan's Supreme War Council had secretly charged Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo with the task of approaching Soviet Russia's leaders "with a view to terminating the war if possible by September." On June 22 the Emperor called a meeting of the Supreme War Council, which included the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, and the leading military figures. "We have heard enough of this determination of yours to fight to the last soldiers," said Emperor Hirohito. "We wish that you, leaders of Japan, will strive now to study the ways and the means to conclude the war. In doing so, try not to be bound by the decisions you have made in the past."

By early July the US had intercepted messages from Togo to the Japanese ambassador in Moscow, Naotake Sato, showing that the Emperor himself was taking a personal hand in the peace effort, and had directed that the Soviet Union be asked to help end the war. US officials also knew that the key obstacle to ending the war was American insistence on "unconditional surrender," a demand that precluded any negotiations. The Japanese were willing to accept nearly everything, except turning over their semi-divine Emperor. Heir of a 2,600-year-old dynasty, Hirohito was regarded by his people as a "living god" who personified the nation. (Until the August 15 radio broadcast of his surrender announcement, the Japanese people had never heard his voice.) Japanese particularly feared that the Americans would humiliate the Emperor, and even execute him as a war criminal.

On July 12, Hirohito summoned Fumimaro Konoye, who had served as prime minister in 1940-41. Explaining that "it will be necessary to terminate the war without delay," the Emperor said that he wished Konoye to secure peace with the Americans and British through the Soviets. As Prince Konoye later recalled, the Emperor instructed him "to secure peace at any price, notwithstanding its severity."

The next day, July 13, Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo wired ambassador Naotake Sato in Moscow: "See [Soviet foreign minister] Molotov before his departure for Potsdam ... Convey His Majesty's strong desire to secure a termination of the war ... Unconditional surrender is the only obstacle to peace ..."

On July 17, another intercepted Japanese message revealed that although Japan's leaders felt that the unconditional surrender formula involved an unacceptable dishonor, they were convinced that "the demands of the times" made Soviet mediation to terminate the war absolutely essential. Further diplomatic messages indicated that the only condition asked by the Japanese was preservation of "our form of government." The only "difficult point," a July 25 message disclosed, "is the ... formality of unconditional surrender."

Summarizing the messages between Togo and Sato, US naval intelligence said that Japan's leaders, "though still balking at the term unconditional surrender," recognized that the war was lost, and had reached the point where they have "no objection to the restoration of peace on the basis of the [1941] Atlantic Charter." These messages, said Assistant Secretary of the Navy Lewis Strauss, "indeed stipulated only that the integrity of the Japanese Royal Family be preserved."

Navy Secretary James Forrestal termed the intercepted messages "real evidence of a Japanese desire to get out of the war." "With the interception of these messages," notes historian Alperovitz (p. 177), "there could no longer be any real doubt as to the Japanese intentions; the maneuvers were overt and explicit and, most of all, official acts. Koichi Kido, Japan's Lord Privy Seal and a close advisor to the Emperor, later affirmed: "Our decision to seek a way out of this war, was made in early June before any atomic bomb had been dropped and Russia had not entered the war. It was already our decision."

In spite of this, on July 26 the leaders of the United States and Britain issued the Potsdam declaration, which included this grim ultimatum: "We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces and to provide proper and adequate assurance of good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction."

Commenting on this draconian either-or proclamation, British historian J.F.C. Fuller wrote: "Not a word was said about the Emperor, because it would be unacceptable to the propaganda-fed American masses." (A Military History of the Western World [1987], p. 675.)

America's leaders understood Japan's desperate position: the Japanese were willing to end the war on any terms, as long as the Emperor was not molested. If the US leadership had not insisted on unconditional surrender -- that is, if they had made clear a willingness to permit the Emperor to remain in place -- the Japanese very likely would have surrendered immediately, thus saving many thousands of lives.

The sad irony is that, as it actually turned out, the American leaders decided anyway to retain the Emperor as a symbol of authority and continuity. They realized, correctly, that Hirohito was useful as a figurehead prop for their own occupation authority in postwar Japan.


Justifications

President Truman steadfastly defended his use of the atomic bomb, claiming that it "saved millions of lives" by bringing the war to a quick end. Justifying his decision, he went so far as to declare: "The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians."

This was a preposterous statement. In fact, almost all of the victims were civilians, and the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (issued in 1946) stated in its official report: "Hiroshima and Nagasaki were chosen as targets because of their concentration of activities and population."
If the atomic bomb was dropped to impress the Japanese leaders with the immense destructive power of a new weapon, this could have been accomplished by deploying it on an isolated military base. It was not necessary to destroy a large city. And whatever the justification for the Hiroshima blast, it is much more difficult to defend the second bombing of Nagasaki.

All the same, most Americans accepted, and continue to accept, the official justifications for the bombings. Accustomed to crude propagandistic portrayals of the "Japs" as virtually subhuman beasts, most Americans in 1945 heartily welcomed any new weapon that would wipe out more of the detested Asians, and help avenge the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the young Americans who were fighting the Japanese in bitter combat, the attitude was "Thank God for the atom bomb." Almost to a man, they were grateful for a weapon whose deployment seemed to end the war and thus allow them to return home.

After the July 1943 firestorm destruction of Hamburg, the mid-February 1945 holocaust of Dresden, and the fire-bombings of Tokyo and other Japanese cities, America's leaders -- as US Army General Leslie Groves later commented -- "were generally inured to the mass killing of civilians." For President Harry Truman, the killing of tens of thousands of Japanese civilians was simply not a consideration in his decision to use the atom bomb.


Critical Voices

Amid the general clamor of enthusiasm, there were some who had grave misgivings. "We are the inheritors to the mantle of Genghis Khan," wrote New York Times editorial writer Hanson Baldwin, "and of all those in history who have justified the use of utter ruthlessness in war." Norman Thomas called Nagasaki "the greatest single atrocity of a very cruel war." Joseph P. Kennedy, father of the President, was similarly appalled.

A leading voice of American Protestantism, Christian Century, strongly condemned the bombings. An editorial entitled "America's Atomic Atrocity" in the issue of August 29, 1945, told readers:
The atomic bomb was used at a time when Japan's navy was sunk, her air force virtually destroyed, her homeland surrounded, her supplies cut off, and our forces poised for the final stroke ... Our leaders seem not to have weighed the moral considerations involved. No sooner was the bomb ready than it was rushed to the front and dropped on two helpless cities ... The atomic bomb can fairly be said to have struck Christianity itself ... The churches of America must dissociate themselves and their faith from this inhuman and reckless act of the American Government.
A leading American Catholic voice, Commonweal, took a similar view. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the magazine editorialized, "are names for American guilt and shame."

Pope Pius XII likewise condemned the bombings, expressing a view in keeping with the traditional Roman Catholic position that "every act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and man." The Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano commented in its August 7, 1945, issue: "This war provides a catastrophic conclusion. Incredibly this destructive weapon remains as a temptation for posterity, which, we know by bitter experience, learns so little from history."


Authoritative Voices of Dissent

American leaders who were in a position to know the facts did not believe, either at the time or later, that the atomic bombings were needed to end the war.

When he was informed in mid-July 1945 by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson of the decision to use the atomic bomb, General Dwight Eisenhower was deeply troubled. He disclosed his strong reservations about using the new weapon in his 1963 memoir, The White House Years: Mandate for Change, 1953-1956 (pp. 312-313):
During his [Stimson's] recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of "face."
"The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing ... I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon," Eisenhower said in 1963.

Shortly after "V-J Day," the end of the Pacific war, Brig. General Bonnie Fellers summed up in a memo for General MacArthur: "Neither the atomic bombing nor the entry of the Soviet Union into the war forced Japan's unconditional surrender. She was defeated before either these events took place."



Similarly, Admiral Leahy, Chief of Staff to presidents Roosevelt and Truman, later commented:
It is my opinion that the use of the barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan ... The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons ... My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.
If the United States had been willing to wait, said Admiral Ernest King, US Chief of Naval Operations, "the effective naval blockade would, in the course of time, have starved the Japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice, medicines, and other essential materials."

Leo Szilard, a Hungarian-born scientist who played a major role in the development of the atomic bomb, argued against its use. "Japan was essentially defeated," he said, and "it would be wrong to attack its cities with atomic bombs as if atomic bombs were simply another military weapon." In a 1960 magazine article, Szilard wrote: "If the Germans had dropped atomic bombs on cities instead of us, we would have defined the dropping of atomic bombs on cities as a war crime, and we would have sentenced the Germans who were guilty of this crime to death at Nuremberg and hanged them."


US Strategic Bombing Survey Verdict

After studying this matter in great detail, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey rejected the notion that Japan gave up because of the atomic bombings. In its authoritative 1946 report, the Survey concluded:
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs did not defeat Japan, nor by the testimony of the enemy leaders who ended the war did they persuade Japan to accept unconditional surrender. The Emperor, the Lord Privy Seal, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, and the Navy Minister had decided as early as May of 1945 that the war should be ended even if it meant acceptance of defeat on allied terms ...
The mission of the Suzuki government, appointed 7 April 1945, was to make peace. An appearance of negotiating for terms less onerous than unconditional surrender was maintained in order to contain the military and bureaucratic elements still determined on a final Bushido defense, and perhaps even more importantly to obtain freedom to create peace with a minimum of personal danger and internal obstruction. It seems clear, however, that in extremis the peacemakers would have peace, and peace on any terms. This was the gist of advice given to Hirohito by the Jushin in February, the declared conclusion of Kido in April, the underlying reason for Koiso's fall in April, the specific injunction of the Emperor to Suzuki on becoming premier which was known to all members of his cabinet ...
Negotiations for Russia to intercede began the forepart of May 1945 in both Tokyo and Moscow. Konoye, the intended emissary to the Soviets, stated to the Survey that while ostensibly he was to negotiate, he received direct and secret instructions from the Emperor to secure peace at any price, notwithstanding its severity ...
It seems clear ... that air supremacy and its later exploitation over Japan proper was the major factor which determined the timing of Japan's surrender and obviated any need for invasion.
Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945 [the date of the planned American invasion], Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated.

Historians' Views

In a 1986 study, historian and journalist Edwin P. Hoyt nailed the "great myth, perpetuated by well-meaning people throughout the world," that "the atomic bomb caused the surrender of Japan." In Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict (p. 420), he explained:
The fact is that as far as the Japanese militarists were concerned, the atomic bomb was just another weapon. The two atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were icing on the cake, and did not do as much damage as the firebombings of Japanese cities. The B-29 firebombing campaign had brought the destruction of 3,100,000 homes, leaving 15 million people homeless, and killing about a million of them. It was the ruthless firebombing, and Hirohito's realization that if necessary the Allies would completely destroy Japan and kill every Japanese to achieve "unconditional surrender" that persuaded him to the decision to end the war. The atomic bomb is indeed a fearsome weapon, but it was not the cause of Japan's surrender, even though the myth persists even to this day.
In a trenchant new book, The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb (Praeger, 1996), historian Dennis D. Wainstock concludes that the bombings were not only unnecessary, but were based on a vengeful policy that actually harmed American interests. He writes (pp. 124, 132):
... By April 1945, Japan's leaders realized that the war was lost. Their main stumbling block to surrender was the United States' insistence on unconditional surrender. They specifically needed to know whether the United States would allow Hirohito to remain on the throne. They feared that the United States would depose him, try him as a war criminal, or even execute him ...
Unconditional surrender was a policy of revenge, and it hurt America's national self-interest. It prolonged the war in both Europe and East Asia, and it helped to expand Soviet power in those areas.
General Douglas MacArthur, Commander of US Army forces in the Pacific, stated on numerous occasions before his death that the atomic bomb was completely unnecessary from a military point of view: "My staff was unanimous in believing that Japan was on the point of collapse and surrender."

General Curtis LeMay, who had pioneered precision bombing of Germany and Japan (and who later headed the Strategic Air Command and served as Air Force chief of staff), put it most succinctly: "The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war."



From The Journal of Historical Review, May-June 1997 (Vol. 16, No. 3), pages 4-11.

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