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Tyranny & Terrorism: False Flags; Fake Events
« on: March 11, 2014, 03:07:55 pm »

[This was posted in Dec 2015, despite what the timestamp above indicates.]

We need to know the truth about our history. It's much worse than most people imagine. We need to know our mistakes so we can correct them. Up to Oct 1, 2016 I've posted info on some of our worst tyranny and terrorism from after the Civil War till recent events.

Following are highlights from this online article:

Rise of American Fascism
http://www.rationalrevolution.net/articles/rise_of_american_fascism.htm

As America became more and more industrialized, laissez-faire practice presented more and more problems. Men like J.P. Morgan, John Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie owned huge shares of America's economy. J.P. Morgan was arguably the most powerful man in the country during the height of his career, with far more influence than even the President of the United States. A small handful of men controlled virtually all of the financial capital in the country to the degree that people realized that in many ways the government was not in charge of the country, this small group of private citizens were.

H.J. Heinz's lobbying and support for the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, signed by Teddy Roosevelt, [was] not only out of a desire to promote healthy food, which his company already did, but also to legally eliminate competition. The Heinz food company had, at that time, one of the cleanest food product lines in the world, and Heinz helped to ensure that the legislation was written in such a way that the company would already meet the requirements of the act, while the majority of his competition's products would not meet the requirements. When the act passed, many of Heinz's competitors went out of business because they were unable to make the changes needed to meet the requirements in a cost competitive and timely manner.

Rise of American Eugenics
The ideology developed that the "socialists" were wrong, and that society's problems were not caused by oppressive economic conditions, but rather that social problems were caused by genetic inferiority. This is an ideology that was adopted by many wealthy and upper-class Americans and was related to the development of the ideology of "Social Darwinism," the idea that certain people were "genetically" more fit and that the more fit legitimately had  the right to rule the inferior. It is out of all of these ideas that the American eugenics programs began, funded by wealthy Americans such as Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller.

In the 1890s Indiana prisons were performing castrations on convicts, both to "cure" them of masturbation, and to prevent them from "breeding more criminals." Dr. Albert Ochsner advocated the sterilization of convicts "to eliminate all habitual criminals from the possibility of having children."

In 1907 Indiana became the first place in the world to legalize forced sterilization of the poor, prisoners, and mentally ill. Washington, Connecticut, California, Virginia, Nevada, Iowa, New Jersey, and New York all followed suit. In fact, New Jersey's eugenics bills  were signed into law by then governor, soon to be president, Woodrow Wilson.

In 1912 the Rockefeller Foundation was created, supported by oil billionaire John D. Rockefeller. The Rockefeller Foundation funded eugenics programs, endorsed  by John Rockefeller Jr. himself.

By 1914 eugenics had been adopted in America as a valid field of study and was even taught in high schools.

[Regarding the early 1900s movie:] Birth of a Nation
Near the final climax of the film, ... the Ku Klux Klan unites to save a town from "Negro anarchy"

When the United States entered World War I in 1917, three years after it had begun, it was partly because the war was being brought to America via the sinking of ships like the Lusitania and Germany's offer to help Mexico invade America to regain the territory that Mexico lost to the United States in the Mexican-American War. There were economic reasons as well.

Defense Contractors
Though the Allies were very happy that America did finally come in to help turn the tide, at war's end American industry had made enormous profits from the war.
Average annual profits before WW1; Average during WW1
U. S. Steel -- $105,331,000  -- $259,653,000
Du Pont -- $6,092,000 -- $58,076,000
Bethlehem Steel -- $6,840,000 -- $49,427,000
Anaconda Copper -- $10,649,000 -- $34,549,000
Utah Copper -- $5,776,000 -- $21,622,000
American Smelting -- $11,566,000 -- $18,602,000
Republic Iron and Steel -- $4,177,000 -- $17,548,000
International Mercantile -- $6,690,00 -- $14,229,000
Atlas Powder -- $485,000 -- $2,374,000
American and British Man. -- $172,000 -- $325,000
Canadian Car & Foundry -- $1,335,000 -- $2,201,000
Crocker Wheeler -- $206,000 -- $666,000
Hercules Powder -- $1,271,000 -- $7,430,000
Niles, Bement Pond -- $656,000 -- $6,146,000
Scovill Mfg. Co. -- $655,000 -- $7,678,000
General Motors -- $6,954,000 -- $21,700,000

1920s Prohibition & Organized Crime
[Since most of us probably know this part of our history, I'll only post the heading without any content.]
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Re: 20th Century U.S. History of Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 09:39:10 pm »

Part 2

Racism, KKK, Lynchings [1870s to 1960s]
It was common practice for photographs of lynchings to be sold to the pubic, and even postcards that could be sent through the mail, which is why so many photos of lynchings exist today. It was also common for lynchings to be large public events with hundreds or thousand of participants. This was not a backwoods occurrence of a few deranged men, this was a commonly accepted social practice in the regions where lynchings took place, primarily the South. Children were also commonly involved [as participants] and children observers can be seen in many lynching photographs.

Body mutilation was also common in lynchings, with one of the common practices being the live castration of the victim. Lynchings were most often directed against alleged criminals, however the first problem is that there was seldom any trail, and often allegations against blacks quickly sprang up as soon as any violent crime was committed with the result being that "some" black  man was going to get lynched. Often who got lynched was based on a "hunch" by the vigilantes, and blacks were often simply scapegoats for crimes committed by whites. Whites were occasionally lynched as well. Group lynchings and family lynchings were also not unheard of. Victims were also burned at the stake on occasion, or burned alive while they hung.

1930s KKK Offshoot: Black Legion
The Black Legion, was larger [than the KKK], more aggressive, and estimated to have as many as 7 million members nation wide.
The Black Legion was the most violent expression of organized opposition against FDR and his New Deal policies. The Black Legion openly acknowledged that they considered the president a threat and sought the overthrow of the government.

U.S. Relations with European Fascists
Ford and GM supplied European Fascists with trucks and equipment, as well as investing money in I.G. Farben plants. Standard Oil supplied the fascists with fuel. US Steel and Alcoa supplied them with critically needed metals. American banks gave them billion's of dollars worth of loans. American banks and businesses continued to support the Fascist regimes of Europe legally up until the day Germany declared war on America

Hearst's Ukraine famine stories have proven to have had a huge impact among Americans, and even today the majority of Americans believe that there actually was a "Ukraine Holocaust." Common figures are that 6 million people died in Ukraine under Stalin's rule in what was an intentional starving to death of these millions of people. This 6 million figure is in fact a pure fabrication of Nazi propaganda. The idea that Ukrainians were intentionally starved to death is likewise a product of Nazi propaganda, picked up by Hearst and spread to the United States, where it was accepted as truth, and for the most part still is today.

IBM knowingly helped to setup Nazi census databases through the use of data sorting machines that enabled the Nazis to carry out the Holocaust in a way that they would not have otherwise been able to. Point blank, IBM increased the size and scope of the Holocaust, and did it for profit.

Prior to World War II military contracts were made through sealed bids, but with the war the system changed to negotiated bids, which involved a more personal and subjective system for awarding bids, i.e. the start of the "good ole boy" system.

Even President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke about the significance of the Military-Industrial complex when he left office in 1961

World War II was largely a war against Communism. Both the fascists in Europe and the Japanese were fighting against Communist forces and arguably the fight against Communism was one of the primary objectives of the European fascists.

In 2000 the CIA was forced to begin releasing the names of Nazi and Japanese war criminals that it had employed or worked with under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, signed into law by President Clinton. In accordance with the law the names of over 400 war criminals were identified as having worked with or for the Central Intelligence Agency.

After FDR died, and the American military machine had been established, many of FDR's opponents flooded the political scene.

Prescott Bush, who had been implicated in financial dealings with the Nazis became a Senator, Allen Dulles became head of the new CIA, and conservatives who had developed ties with the Republicans through the American Liberty League began their strong effort to promote a Republican based anti-communist and anti-liberal agenda, which resulted in an increase in Republican political power.

McCarthyism
It's also understood that by the 1950s many members of HUAC, including men like Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon,  were using charges against government officials as a political tool to try and discredit the political establishment and many members of the Democratic Party who were politically connected to the Roosevelt and Truman administrations in order to make way for conservative Republican politicians.

FDR had created the economic tools of fascism. He organized capitalism under the influence of the State for the purpose of bettering society
... prior to that the idea that the State should "direct" anything was considered a "no no" among western democracies.

So, FDR created the economic tools of fascism, but it was not until the 1950s that America would actually become a truly fascist country in both the economic and social sense.
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Re: 20th Century U.S. History of Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 09:51:05 pm »

Part 3

Here are some highlights from:
The Threat of U.S. Fascism: An Historical Precedent
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2007/08/02/threat-us-fascism-historical-precedent
by Alan Nasser, professor emeritus of Political Economy at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington [who] has written [for] The Nation, Commonweal, Monthly Review, Common Dreams, Global Research [etc].

1930s U.S. Fascism
[Regarding The Plot to Sieze the White House by big business interests in 1934-5, FDR] had no interest in publicizing a plot that might constitute a public-relations victory for anti-capitalist politics. He therefore refused to out the plotters, and sought no punitive measures against them. In the end, class solidarity carried the day for Roosevelt. The Congressional committee cooperated by refusing to reveal the names of many of the key plotters.

(O)ne of the architects of the plot was one Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W. Bush. Bush, along with many other big businessmen, had maintained friendly relations in 1933 and 1934 with the new German government of Chancellor Adolph Hitler, and was designated to form for his class conspirators a working relationship with that government.

One Political Party, Two Names
Democrats ... sustain one of FDR's least seemly qualities, namely his refusal to encourage effective mass opposition to fascist and imperialist politics.

The truism that the Democratic Party has moved ever closer to the Republicans since the Carter administration must not be forgotten.

Clinton's Terror Campaign
Clinton bombed Iraq several times weekly for eight years. Defense Information Agency documents, now available through the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that the strategy of the bombing was to extensively bomb water purification facilities and power generating facilities with the explicit intention to spread diseases that would affect children. The idea was to pressure ordinary Iraqis to overthrow Saddam, with the knowledge that if they did so, the pedicide would cease. But Iraqis blamed Washington for this catastrophe, not Saddam. When Saddam offered to accede to Clinton's requirements for ending the bombing, Clinton abruptly replied that no possible concessions on Saddam's part would lead him to end the bombing/sanctions.

Extensive investigations by widely respected sources, including the distinguished British medical journal The Lancet, determined that the number of Iraqi children who died as a direct result of the pedicidal bombardment was 467,000. And it added a fact unreported in the U.S. media, that the U.S. use of depleted uranium in the attacks had resulted in the first known cases of breast cancer afflicting four-year-old girls. When Clinton's Secretary of state Madeline Albright was asked by Lesley Stahl in 1996 on 60 Minutes whether she thought that the removal of Saddam from power was worth killing a half million children, she replied that "Yes, it was worth it."

Is this qualitatively different from the death and destruction that Bush has wrought? Of course not.

The Republocrats are now all of them heir to the fascist instincts inherent in the ruling elite.
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Re: 20th Century U.S. History of Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 11:19:54 pm »

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Part 4

Here are highlights from:
The Secret [Pro-Nazi] Treaty of Fort Hunt
http://spitfirelist.com/news/the-secret-treaty-of-fort-hunt/
[Originally published in Covert Action Information Bulletin, Fall, 1990]
by Carl Oglesby

[Starting in 1946] Through his close ties to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s chief minister, Hans Globke, Gehlen [former Nazi Intelligence chief and then U.S. sponsored German intelligence chief] was able to place his men in positions of control in West Germany’s military intelligence and the internal counterintelligence arm. When NATO was established he came to dominate it too.

Not even the establishment of the CIA in 1947 and the official transfer of the Pullach operation into the West German government in 1955 (when it was retitled the Federal Intelligence Service, BND) lessened the reliance of American intelligence on Gehlen’s product.64 From the beginning days of the Cold War through the 1970s and beyond, the United State’s, West Germany’s, and NATO’s most positive beliefs about the nature and intentions of the Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact, and world communism would be supplied by an international network of utterly unreconstructed SS Nazis whose primary purposes were to cover the escape of the Odessa and make the world safe for Naziism.

64. E.H. Cookridge, Gehlen, Spy of the Century (New York: Random House, 1971), n. 14, p. 128.

U.S. did not pick up a Gift Horse in Gehlen at all; it picked up a Tro­jan Horse. The uncon­di­tional surren­[d]er the Ger­mans made to the Allied com­mand at the lit­tle red school­house in Reims was the sur­ren­der only of the Ger­man armed ser­vices. It was not the sur­ren­der of the hard SS core of the Nazi Party. The SS did not sur­ren­der, uncon­di­tion­ally or oth­er­wise, and thus Nazism itself did not sur­ren­der. The SS chose rather, to seek other means of con­tin­u­ing the war while the right wing of the United States mil­i­tary estab­lish­ment, through fears and secret pas­sions and a naivete of its own, chose to facil­i­tate that choice. The his­tory that we have lived through since then stands wit­ness to the consequences.

Here are highlights from:
Mind Control Summary: The Secrets of Mind Control
Based on Three Books by Top Mind Control Researchers
http://www.wanttoknow.info/mindcontrol10pg

The Mind Control Doctors
In the second half of the 20th century, mind control projects resulted in extensive political abuse of psychiatry in North America. Many thousands of prisoners and mental patients were subjected to unethical mind control experiments by leading psychiatrists and medical schools. Organized academic psychiatry has never acknowledged this history. The network of mind control doctors involved has done a great deal of harm to the field of psychiatry and to psychiatric patients. BB, pg. K

The work of the mind control doctors did not occur in a vacuum. The importation of Nazi doctors to the US through secret programs like PAPERCLIP is part of the context. Mind control experimentation was not only tolerated by medical professionals, but published in psychiatric and medical journals. [24] The climate was permissive, supportive, and approving of mind control experimentation. BB 1

Army doctors were actively involved in LSD testing at least until the late 1970's. Subjects of LSD experiments included children as young as five years old, and brain electrodes were implanted in children as young as 11 years of age. Four of the CIA's MKULTRA Subprojects were on children. The mind control doctors included presidents of the American Psychiatric Association and psychiatrists who received full-page obituaries in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Responsibility for the unethical experimentation lies first with the individual doctors, but also collectively with the medical profession, and with academia as a whole. BB 21

Linda MacDonald was a victim of Dr. Ewen Cameron's unethical, destructive mind control experiments in 1963. Dr. Cameron used a "treatment" which involved intensive application of three brainwashing techniques; drug disinhibition, prolonged sleep, and prolonged psychological isolation. These were combined with ECT [Electro Convulsive Therapy] treatments. [39][40][41] The amount of electricity introduced into Linda's brain exceeded by 76.5 times the maximum amount recommended in the ECT Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association [Even the recommended doses cause brain damage]. Dr. Cameron's "depatterning" technique resulted in permanent and complete amnesia. Dr. Cameron proved that doctors skilled in the right procedures can erase a subject's memory. To this day, Linda MacDonald is unable to remember anything from her birth to 1963. As recorded by nurses in her chart, Linda was completely disoriented. She didn't know her name, age or where she was. She didn't recognize her children. She couldn't read, drive, cook, or use a toilet. Not only did she not know her husband, she didn't even know what a husband was. BB 181-183
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Re: 20th Century U.S. History of Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 12:39:04 pm »

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IMF Threat to World Peace Unites Eurasia in Self-Defense - Part 1
http://michael-hudson.com/2016/02/the-commanding-heights/

Asian Alternative to IMF
Bonnie Faulkner: We now have the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the SCO as an alternative military alliance to NATO and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the AIIB, which threatens to replace the IMF and World Bank. How successful do you think these new alternatives to the Western banking system will be?

IMF Junk Economics: Austerity on Common People, Not on Bankers
Michael Hudson: The big point is that the Western banking system, the World Bank and the IMF are unsuccessful. The IMF follows a junk economics that says if you owe money to foreign bondholders or banks, you have to impose austerity on the country to pay whatever is owed. The junk economics at work claims that austerity will enable debtors to squeeze enough tax money out of their economy to pay foreign bankers and bondholders. This is the same disastrous theory that the British and the Americans and the French used in the 1920s to insist that Germany could pay any amount of reparations if it only would tax the economy enough.

This theory was shown to be false by John Maynard Keynes and also by the American, Harold Moulton, at the Brookings Institution. But the lessons of the 1920s were rejected by the IMF, because they know very well – and the staff has made it very clear – that austerity doesn’t enable a country to pay its foreign debts. Austerity makes countries less able to pay. That means they will need to borrow even more.

Then the IMF comes in with its number-two punch: the number one punch is austerity. The number two punch is to say: ‘Well, I guess our program didn’t work. What a disappointment. [But it shouldn’t really be a surprise, happening again and again.] You now have to begin privatizing your industry and natural resources. Sell off your land.’ They tell other debtor countries essentially what they told Greece over the last year.

Bankers Promote Debt to Steal Assets
When the austerity plan demanded by the IMF since 2010 didn’t help Greece, they joined with the rest of the Troika (the European Central Bank and European Union) in 2015 to demand that Greece agree to sell off its islands, sell off its ports, sell its water systems, sell everything in the public domain. After that demand had been made on Greece in the summer of 2015, it was Ukraine’s turn.

The number one punch against the Ukraine by the IMF was to impose austerity on the pretense (its junk economics) that Ukraine could pay its foreign bondholders with income taxed out of its domestic economy. When this made things worse, the World Bank and USAID came in. The U.S.-appointed finance minister fingered the agricultural land, gas rights and other natural resources that Ukraine could sell off to American and European investors – but not to Russians.

Ruling Class Seeks to Eliminate Competition from Asia
The idea is that if American investors can buy the key infrastructure and commanding heights of the Ukrainian economy, it can pry Ukraine apart from Russia. Ukraine played a key role in the Russian economy. Much Russian military and space industrial output was produced in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.

So the idea was that separating Ukraine from Russia is the first step in trying to carve up Russia, and then to carve up China, breaking them into little pieces. The aim is to treat China and Russia like the Mideast, like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria – as smash-and-grab exercises to take their natural resources and enterprises.

TPP Aim Is Eliminate Regulatory Impediments to the Ruling Class
Bonnie Faulkner: What is the aim of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty and how is it at odds with the Asian Infrastructure Bank, the AIIB?

Michael Hudson: I could give a glib answer and say the aim is to reduce the population by 50%, to starve people, abolish pensions and spread poverty. That actually is the effect.

The cover story pretends to be about trade, but the real agenda is to force privatization and disable government regulation. This reverses what was central to the whole Progressive Era. For the last 300 years, the assumption of Europe and North America was that you were going to have a mixed economy, with governments investing in infrastructure, roads and other transportation, communications, water and sewer systems, gas and electricity. The role of government infrastructure was to provide these basic needs at minimum cost in order to promote a low-cost, competitive economy. That’s how America got rich. That’s how Germany industrialized and how the rest of Europe did. But the aim of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is to reverse and privatize public investment. Its ideology is that the economy should be owned and operated by private owners, private enterprise, whose aim is short-term profit.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 12:40:44 pm »

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IMF Threat Unites Eurasia - Part 2

There are a number of related aims: to nullify environmental protection regulations that cost money, to nullify protection of labor, and to nullify attempts to tax natural resources or economic rent. The idea is to turn roads and the transport system into toll roads, which will be owned by foreigners and run at a high charge. The Internet and the water system will be sold off and made into toll systems, to charge for their services and for other basic needs. This will impose a neo-feudal rentier economy throughout the world as the finance, industrial and real estate (FIRE) sector takes over the government sector.

Ruling Class Seeks Return to Feudalism, i.e. Absolute Despotism
I think you could say that at the broadest level, the idea is to roll back the Enlightenment and restore feudalism. That may sound like an extreme statement, but people don’t realize how radical the TPP’s investment agreements are. For instance, when Australia raised the charges on cigarettes and included health warnings on the packs, Philip Morris sued, insisting that Australia pay it what Philip Morris would have made if people would have continued to smoke and get cancer at the existing rate.

When Ecuador tried to sue oil companies for pollution, the oil companies sued, and now the country has to pay the oil company the amount of profit it would make if it continued to produce oil by polluting the land – to an infinite degree. No government anywhere in the world that signs this will be free to regulate the environment or even to enact new taxes on rent-seeking or other private enterprise.

Free Lunch for the Ruling Class
Essentially, the new buyers of the roads, the water systems, the sewer systems, can use these as rent extraction opportunities without anti-monopoly regulations. That means they can charge whatever the market will bear, and treat foreign countries sort of like New York City cable customers are treated. I live in Forest Hills in Queens. We have one supplier, Time Warner. If I want cable, I have to pay what they charge, and it has nothing to do at all with their cost of production. I have to rent their cable box, not buy one of my own.

That’s what economic rent is. It’s a revenue above the cost of production. For hundreds of years the economics of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill and Thorstein Veblen wrote about how to create an economy that would produce everything at its actual, technologically and socially necessary cost, without any free lunch, that is, without any kind of unearned income (“economic rent”).

The aim of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its European version is to promote unearned rent extraction. Rentier interests have backed a body the kind of junk economics to replace classical economics, against the Progressive Era and social democracy, to create a right-wing ideology that they call free trade. The term is Orwellian doublethink.

TPP Is a Rigged System
Bonnie Faulkner: Have these rulings by the World Trade Organization been enforced against these countries you mentioned, such as Australia?

Michael Hudson: I think Philip Morris failed, but it forced the government to spend tens of millions of dollars in legal fees. It’s almost impossible for a poor government like Ecuador or even Australia, to spend the legal fees that it costs to defend themselves against a battery of corporate lawyers. Under the TPP, the referees would be drawn from the corporate sector and its law firms.

The judgments and rules are made outside of government and outside of laws that voters enact. So corporate oligarchy replaces democracy. Decisions as to how much governments will have to pay corporations in compensatory damages are made by a small group of referees in a revolving door with the corporate sector. In effect, they will work as lobbyists for these corporations.

U.S. Financial War against Asia
Bonnie Faulkner: China accelerated its creation of the alternative China International Payments System, CIPS, and its own credit card system. What is the SWIFT Interbank Clearing System, and is the new Chinese payment system a threat to it?

Michael Hudson: All banks have a clearing system when you write checks on a bank account. The SWIFT system is a huge computer software program that enables people to write checks to send money to others who use other banks.

About a year ago U.S. strategists thought about going to a new Cold War with Russia. It might quickly become military. But the U.S. saw that it could hurt the Russian economy without having to send troops in. We don’t have to invade. That’s old-style warfare. No country can invade another with troops these days. But the U.S. can hold Russia or any other economy hostage by suddenly excluding it from the SWIFT payments clearing system. Their banks, individuals and corporations can’t clear any money. So they’re paralyzed. The U.S. will have smashed their economic linkages and communications.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 12:42:52 pm »

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IMF Threat Unites Eurasia - Part 3

Asian Finance System of Self-Defense
As soon as the Americans talked about this, China and Russia responded. They naturally don’t want a nation that says it may want to go to war with them to have such disruptive power. Obama and Hillary Clinton have already made such threats. So Russian leaders have said that they would like to be part of a global unit, but as long as the United States is running SWIFT for its own interests and is acting in a hostile way, they need to protect their own bank clearing systems.

So China took the lead in creating its own bank clearing system. People and companies and government organizations in China and the other BRICS countries won’t have to be hostage to the United States doing with a computer malware program what it did to Iranian centrifuges. Just like we blew up the Iranian centrifuges by installing a virus to speed them up. It could do that with SWIFT. Now, China and the BRICs are moving to defend themselves against this prospect.

Bonnie Faulkner: Well, now, has China’s international Payment System been implemented yet or is it still being planned?

Michael Hudson: I think they’re still in the process of developing it, because it’s hard to develop a system as complex as this. There’s an inertia for these things, making it easier to build on the existing clearing systems. It takes a lot of time to develop a replacement. The situation is like Microsoft’s Office program. That’s why Mac computers use Word and Excel. It takes billions of dollars to write a program that doesn’t have glitches in it. I think the Chinese are still trying to work out the glitches because they don’t expect overt warfare quite yet.

Bonnie Faulkner: Russian Prime Minister Putin proposed a partnership, or at least cooperation, between the West and the emerging military and economic partnerships in the East. Putin’s overture to the West seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Why do you think?

Michael Hudson: This is the same hope that has existed since the 1990s, even before Putin came into power. The idea was that Russia is willing to join NATO, seeing that atomic war between the industrial nations of the world is now out of the question.

Hilary Turned over Libya's Arms to ISIS Terrorists
They do face a common threat from Wahhabi Islam, funded by Saudi Arabia – Wahhabi Sharia Law terrorism. Russia is concerned about Saudi-backed terrorists on its southern front, from Georgia, Azerbaijan, all the way through central Asia. The Chinese also are concerned about Wahhabi terrorism through the Uyghurs. ISIS and Al Nusra are acting as America’s Foreign Legion. When Hillary Clinton overthrew the Libyan government, the arms and military stockpiles were turned over to ISIS. Libya’s central bank resources were robbed and also turned over to ISIS. When America marched into Iraq, it turned the Sunni army and all those billions of dollars of shrink-wrapped hundred-dollar bills over ultimately to ISIS. So although America opposes ISIS when they kill Americans, ISIS is basically America’s way of breaking up countries that may threaten not to be part of the global dollar standard.

Asia Wants Prosperity for All; U.S. Wants Prosperity Only for Ruling Class
Russia hoped that the United States would see that this is a crazy system. America, Russia and Europe can get rich in mutual trade. If Europe pursues its economic interests, it would see itself as a natural trading partner of Russia. Europeans and probably Americans could go to Russia and try to build up the economy, because it needs entrepreneurs.

But instead of pursuing a mutual prosperity sphere between Europe, Russia and the United States, the United States has pressed Europe into a dead zone of neoliberal austerity. That is shrinking Europe’s economy and carving it off from Russia. This prevents prosperity for Europe, on the ground that it would also benefit Russia or China.

The idea from the Americans’ side is to treat Russia like it treated Cuba, Iran and Libya – to isolate it, expecting Russia to knuckle under. But instead, Russia’s much bigger than Cuba or North Korea, and China is even bigger. So instead of just surrendering to the American neoliberal economic plan, they’ve decided that America has driven them together in a mutually defensive alignment. U.S. diplomacy has brought about precisely the Eurasian unity that it set out to try to prevent.
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FSP Terrorists [from older thread]
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:29:32 pm »
OWS & FSP Are Not Domestic Terrorists
http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-fsp-are-not-domestic-terrorists-in-your-face-f

Fascist Bush Family
I was pleased to see the following from Rockwell's site lately.

LewRockwell.com
ANTI-STATE•ANTI-WAR•PRO-MARKET

Why Jeb Bush Suspended His Presidential Campaign
Charles Burris   
https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/jeb-bush-suspended-presidential-campaign/

New York Times bestselling author Roger Stone’s powerful new book, Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family, was released this week on Amazon and hit bookstore shelves all across the nation. It is a devastating, thoroughly documented, no-holds-barred indictment of the true history and gross hypocrisy of Jeb Bush and his family dynasty of evil, detailing their treasonous support of the rise of Hitler and the German arms industry, eugenics and genocide, complicity in wars and assassinations, the international narcotics trade, Wall Street financial thievery and the gutting of America’s savings and loans, and generations of Bush greed, lies, elite deviance, arrogant special privilege, and crony capitalist corruption.

After his poor showing in Iowa and New Hampshire, Bush knew his days were numbered until the release of this searing volume, destined to shoot up the NYT and Amazon bestsellers lists. South Carolina was the final handwriting on the wall. We can hope that wall will be his prison cell, where he can join his compatriot in crime Hillary Clinton, the despicable subject of Stone’s earlier book released this year, The Clinton’s War on Women.

With his distinguished body of work, Roger Stone joins the premier pantheon of power elite analysts Richard F. Pettigrew, John McConaughy, Ferdinand Lundberg, C. Wright Mills, Carroll Quigley, Murray N. Rothbard, Peter Dale Scott, Jim Hougan, David Talbot, and Russ Baker.
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Re: 20th Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 01:18:55 pm »

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Making the world safe for psychopaths: America, Britain and Australia were complicit in Indonesian genocide in which over 500,000 were killed during 1960s purge
https://www.sott.net/article/322794-Making-the-world-safe-for-psychopaths-America-Britain-and-Australia-were-complicit-in-Indonesian-genocide-in-which-500000-were-killed-during-1960s-purge

Of course, the U.S. has continued its terrorism into the 21st century. One example follows. (The U.S. isn't the only terrorist state, but it's presently about the worst.)

'Worse than Hiroshima' - the toxic legacy of US' murderous assault on Fallujah, Iraq
https://www.sott.net/article/323808-Worse-than-Hiroshima-the-toxic-legacy-of-US-murderous-assault-on-Fallujah

Interviews and documents show...
US orchestrated Suharto's 1965-66 slaughter in Indonesia
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/07/indo1-j19.html
Part 1: New evidence on how the October 1 coup was triggered
By Mike Head 19 July 1999

[In 1999] Damning ... evidence [came] to light pointing to the extent of the involvement of the United States government, closely supported by the Australian and British administrations, in the military coup staged in Indonesia by General Suharto on October 1, 1965 and the subsequent massacre of up to one million workers, peasants, students and political activists.

[T]he Sydney Morning Herald published a three-part series that included interviews with former Indonesian political prisoners and extracts from documents obtained from US and Australian archives. The material shows that the Western powers urged the Indonesian military commanders to seize upon false claims of a coup attempt instigated by the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), in order to carry out one of the greatest civilian massacres of the 20th century and establish a military dictatorship.

By most estimates, between 500,000 and a million PKI members and supporters, as well as people of ethnic Chinese origin, were murdered, and tens of thousands were detained in prisons and concentration camps, without any visible resistance. The documents show that throughout late 1965 and early 1966 US and Australian officials approvingly reported to their respective governments that army units and Muslim groups were working hand-in-hand to shoot, hack or club to death at least 1,500 suspected PKI sympathisers per day, sometimes parading their heads on sticks.

This enthusiasm in the Western embassies for the bloodbath reflected deep strategic and political interests. In the decade before the coup, the major powers had come into increasing conflict with the unstable nationalist regime of Indonesian President Sukarno. In late 1957 and again in 1964-65 he had barely contained mass movements of workers and peasants, whose strikes and occupations threatened first Dutch and then US and British banks, companies and plantations. By 1965 Sukarno was precariously balancing between the military commanders, the Muslim organisations and the PKI, which had some three million members and supporters, making it the third largest Communist Party in the world, after China and the Soviet Union.

The US had cut off foreign aid to Sukarno while building up relations with sections of the military. From the mid-1950s it began training and equipping Indonesian officers and troops, in preparation for a move to topple or sideline Sukarno. The first coup attempt came in November 1956 when Indonesian army Deputy Chief of Staff Colonel Zulkifli Lubis sought to take control of Jakarta and overthrow the government. Regional military takeovers followed the next month in Central and North Sumatra. Throughout 1957 and 1958 the CIA inspired a series of secessionist and right-wing revolts in the oil-rich regions of Sumatra and Sulawesi, where Caltex and other US oil firms had large investments. Then between 1959 and 1965, the US supplied $64 million in military aid to the Indonesian generals.

[See second link above for more.]
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Re: 20th & 21st Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2016, 09:55:22 am »

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Gaddafi was not a Tyrant: Hillary Emails show that Libya’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the euro and dollar was a motive for NATO’s intervention & its Libyan genocide
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/29/1521312/-Emails-Reveal-True-Motive-for-Libya-Intervention

While researching bringing water to desert regions, like how Israel is helping California build one of the  Biggest plants in Western Hemisphere, I found out that as Libyan President Gaddafi was very forward thinking on this subject as well. It was Muammar Gaddafi`s dream to provide fresh water for all Libyans and to make Libya self-sufficient in food production. I have always heard that Gaddafi was a tyrant. ... But something else was going on. Gaddafi was trying to transform Africa, and as appointed leader of the African Union, he had bold plans. One of these plans cost him his life, and the life of many others.

Gaddafi was planning the launch of a Pan-African currency called the Dinar made out of gold, which would replace Western Currency for trade in Africa, especially concerning Oil. The United States, Britain and France, all had an interest in stopping this. These countries used the freedom movements of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia to also appear to be happening in Libya. But, if you research the backstory, Gaddafi was not being protested in the streets by his people, nor were there any killings.

What was the real reason to overthrow Gaddafi? This: Hillary Emails ... show that Libya’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the euro and dollar was a motive for NATO’s intervention. ... But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, [U.S.] special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency. It turns out our State department sent in Special Ops to train and arm rebels that were only successful because ‘NATO bombed Libya back to the Stone Age’.

... Libyans [were until then] the envy of many citizens of other African countries. ... [Unlike in] other Arab countries, women could travel without an escort, get an education and participate in their government. More importantly, Gaddafi embraced Black Libyans living in his country, and visiting Black African workers in his country. There was no Arab/African divide....

So, now after Gaddafi is finally tracked down after relentless bombing, after the Rebels are propped up by our forces, he is caught and killed. ... There is ... ample documentation by journalists, academics, and human rights groups demonstrating that black Libyan civilians and sub-Saharan contract workers ... were targets of “racial cleansing” by rebels who saw black Libyans as tied closely with the regime. ... [T]heir perceived general loyalty to Gaddafi as a community [led to their] torture, executions, and their towns “liberated” by ethnic cleansing.

This is demonstrated in the most well-documented example of Tawergha, an entire town of 30,000 black and “dark-skinned” Libyans which vanished by August 2011 after its takeover by NATO-backed NTC Misratan brigades....

And the email? A March 27, 2011, intelligence brief ... on Libya, sent by long time close adviser to the Clintons and Hillary’s unofficial intelligence gatherer, Sidney Blumenthal, contains clear evidence of war crimes on the  part of NATO-backed rebels. ... (Source Comment: Speaking in strict confidence, one rebel commander stated that his troops continue to summarily execute all foreign mercenaries captured in the fighting). The [NATO] mercenaries were identifying Black Libyans as ‘foreign mercenaries’ and [the former were] committing Genocide.

Genocide was occurring. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State received emails about it. We did nothing to stop it, and we helped to start it. And there were calls for peace from Gaddafi and his son before his killing.... A Pentagon intelligence official told Seif Qaddafi that his messages were falling on deaf ears. ... “Secretary Clinton does not want to negotiate at all,” the U.S. intelligence official added.

Now ISIS is moving from Syria to Libya and we have lost control of the region. But hey, France, the US and other Western allies don’t have to worry about Pan-African Currency or a rival to the International Monetary Fund. And no longer does Libya have a sustainable agricultural base from Gaddafi’s Water in the desert plan.

n all of the searching by the Republicans, their attempt to make Benghazi a scandal, it is not the scandal. That was less than 10 Americans. I have just given you the documented evidence of at least 30,000 Black Libyans ethnically cleansed by Rebels [whom] the United States illegally armed and helped through a NATO bombing campaign.

... One of the actions of the Special Ops was to release prisoners in Libya. Some 600 Al Qaeda radicals had been kept in prison by the Libyan government. They were freed to join in the Rebel uprising. Now, Al Qaeda and even worse, ISIS, has been unleashed in the area. [T]he evidence to overthrow [Gaddafi] was made on false charges, just like the WMD’s with Hussein.

This is not about a Presidential campaign; ... it is about the United States’ role in helping foster the Genocide of Black Libyans and Africans just to stop a new form of African currency.
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Re: 20th & 21st Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2016, 03:42:46 pm »

(I'm posting a series of article excerpts to show the development of Middle East terrorism, committed by western governments as much as local ones. There are 9 posts in this series.)

1. Life Under The Shah: What Iran Looked Like Before The Islamic Revolution
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/shah-iran

When trying to understand why the world looks the way it does today, it's often helpful to start with the Cold War. The case of Iran is no exception. Beginning in the 20th century, Iran had been ruled by the Shah monarchy, which funded its decadent lifestyle through oil--mainly through concessions to Great Britain, which relied heavily upon the oil during both World Wars--while allowing the majority of Iranians to live a life defined by poverty. Over time, Iranians grew tired of working to see wealth literally extracted from beneath their feet, and a man named Mohammad Mossadegh rose to power.

Mossadegh was elected as Prime Minister in 1951 and, like so many in the Middle East who were voted into power at the time, engaged in a sweeping number of "pro-poor" democratic reforms, which included the nationalization of Iranian oil.

Great Britain, which depended on cheap and easy access to these oil reserves and was fearful of what the Soviet Union might do if they got their hands on them, would not have any of it....
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Re: 20th & 21st Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2016, 03:44:59 pm »

2. CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/cia-admits-role-1953-iranian-coup

Declassified documents describe in detail how US – with British help – engineered coup against Mohammad Mosaddeq

The CIA has publicly admitted for the first time that it was behind the notorious 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, in documents that also show how the British government tried to block the release of information about its own involvement in his overthrow.

... "The military coup that overthrew Mosaddeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government," reads a previously excised section of an internal CIA history titled The Battle for Iran.

... Britain, and in particular Sir Anthony Eden, the foreign secretary, regarded Mosaddeq as a serious threat to its strategic and economic interests after the Iranian leader nationalised the British Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, latterly known as BP. But the UK needed US support. The Eisenhower administration in Washington was easily persuaded.

... The previously classified US documents include telegrams from Kermit Roosevelt, the senior CIA officer on the ground in Iran during the coup. Others ... say that ... Britain needed US support for a coup. Eden agreed. ...

Mosaddeq's overthrow, still given as a reason for the Iranian mistrust of British and American politicians, consolidated the Shah's rule for the next 26 years until the 1979 Islamic revolution. It was aimed at making sure the Iranian monarchy would safeguard the west's oil interests in the country.
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Re: 20th & 21st Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2016, 03:46:17 pm »

3. Bush’s War of Terror, Prelude, Part One
http://www.spingola.com/bush_war1.htm

To ensure our Iranian oil supply we provided a vast amount of economic aid. For Iran, western aid was not without the accompanying western influence. ... The popular Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (religious edict) against these social changes. ... There was rioting by some theology students who opposed the opening of liquor stores. Hundreds were killed by the Shah’s paratroopers. Again, the clerics were understandably outraged. The Shah forcefully suppressed all opposition which included the 5 June 1963 arrest of Khomeini, the people’s fearless hero, who opposed the student killings. Demonstrations against the government became rampant. The Shah imposed martial law with orders to shoot and kill the rioters. After two days of rioting, thousands were dead, including twenty-eight clerics.

Khomeini was banished from the country on 4 Nov 1964 and went to Turkey – thereafter he lived in Najaf, Iraq for thirteen years until Saddam exiled him in October 1978. He then went to Paris. Though absent, he continued to exert great influence in Iran and persisted in building a political and religious power base. With compelling charisma he recorded messages which were smuggled into Iran. The cassettes were repeatedly reproduced and distributed throughout the country. His persuasive rhetoric urged people toward disobedience. ... The Shah’s repression of political freedom created the perfect environment for a religious, political revolution. Losing control, the Shah fled on 16 January 1979 and never returned.

Enter ... anti-American Ayatollah Khomeini on 1 February 1979. ... He quickly manipulated popular civilian discontent into hatred for anything America and smoothly seized power on 11 February 1979. All signs of western influence were immediately removed. ... Khomeini incited his fervent followers to storm the United States Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979 where they captured fifty-two American hostages. This was Iran’s response to the United States refusal to return the Shah to Iran for trial. ... After grabbing power, Khomeini promoted similar Islamic revolutions throughout the Middle East.
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Re: 20th & 21st Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2016, 03:48:37 pm »

4. Saddam's Wars: The Iran-Iraq War
https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/Saddams-Wars

Saddam, believing Iran was still weak, isolated, and disorganized from the coup, launched a large-scale invasion of Iran. Saddam predicted a quick victory in which the land formerly ceded and more territory could be seized.

Saddam Hussein felt that a successful invasion of Iran would leave Iraq as the sole dominate power in the Middle East with Iraq gaining large Iranian oil reserves and complete control of the Shatt al-Arab waterway. Saddam also believed that the newly empowered Shia government of Iran would pose a serious threat to Saddam's Sunni government, especially since Saddam had been brutal in suppressing the Shia majority of Iraq and fearing that Iran would instigate a similar overthrow of Saddam's regime as happened in Iran. Saddam falsely believed that the Iranian Sunnis would join the Iraqis in the war; Iranian nationalism ran deep resulting in very few Iranians helping the Iraqis during the war.

The full-scale invasion of Iran began on September 22nd, 1980. Iraq used for justification the assassination attempt on Tariq Aziz, the foreign minister, which was blamed on Iran. On this date Iraqi planes struck Iranian targets as Iraqi troops advanced well into Iran on three separate fronts. Iraqi troops launched a full-scale invasion along a front stretching 500km (300 miles). The Iraqi forces were well equipped and organized, quickly overwhelming the small, disorganized border forces. After Iraq seized the oil-rich province of Khuzestan the Iranian resistance began to stiffen. Iran began blockading Iraq with its superior naval force and by January 1981 the war was entering a stalemate phase.

... Throughout the Iran-Iraq War merchant and civilian ships were targeted by both sides in an economic war. Both sides were financing their war in large part by the sale of oil, by attempting to prevent the other other side from exporting oil each nation was attempting to remove the war funding of their enemy. Therefor the predominate target of each side was oil tankers; the tankers were not just owned by Iraqi and Iranians but tankers of neutral countries were targeted as well. The tanker war served another purpose for Iraq other than economic, by bringing attention to the world stage of the conflict Iraq was hoping the Iranians would be pressured into accepting a peace settlement. Iraq used extensive numbers of underwater mines to blockade Iranian ports. ... Some estimates put the number of killed by the war up to 1.5 [or 2] million people.

Iraq was forced to borrow large sums of money to finance the war, this debt would encourage Saddam to eventually invade Kuwait. The conflict contributed to, if not directly causing, the Gulf War in 1991, which in turn caused the Gulf War in 2003. Since Kuwait had loaned a large amount of money to Iraq and then refused to forgive those loans Iraq was in deep economic disarray. As Kuwait refused to forgive those loans and also roadblocked Iraqi efforts to raise oil prices to generate revenue Iraq was in a more desperate situation.
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Re: 20th & 21st Century History of U.S. Tyranny & Terror
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2016, 03:49:57 pm »

5. How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf
http://www.prwatch.org/books/tsigfy10.html

The Mother of All Clients
On August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops led by dictator Saddam Hussein invaded the oil-producing nation of Kuwait. Like Noriega in Panama, Hussein had been a US ally for nearly a decade. From 1980 to 1988, he had killed about 150,000 Iranians, in addition to at least 13,000 of his own citizens. Despite complaints from international human rights groups, however, the Reagan and Bush administrations had treated Hussein as a valuable ally in the US confrontation with Iran. As late as July 25 -- a week before the invasion of Kuwait -- US Ambassador April Glaspie commiserated with Hussein over a "cheap and unjust" profile by ABC's Diane Sawyer, and wished for an "appearance in the media, even for five minutes," by Hussein that "would help explain Iraq to the American people."

Glaspie's ill-chosen comments may have helped convince the dictator that Washington would look the other way if he "annexed" a neighboring kingdom. The invasion of Kuwait, however, crossed a line that the Bush [Sr.] Administration could not tolerate. This time Hussein's crime was far more serious than simply gassing to death another brood of Kurdish refugees. This time, oil was at stake.

Viewed in strictly moral terms, Kuwait hardly looked like the sort of country that deserved defending, even from a monster like Hussein. The tiny but super-rich state had been an independent nation for just a quarter century when in 1986 the ruling al-Sabah family tightened its dictatorial grip over the "black gold" fiefdom by disbanding the token National Assembly and firmly establishing all power in the be-jeweled hands of the ruling Emir. Then, as now, Kuwait's ruling oligarchy brutally suppressed the country's small democracy movement, intimidated and censored journalists, and hired desperate foreigners to supply most of the nation's physical labor under conditions of indentured servitude and near-slavery. The wealthy young men of Kuwait's ruling class were known as spoiled party boys in university cities and national capitals from Cairo to Washington.

Unlike Grenada and Panama, Iraq had a substantial army that could not be subdued in a mere weekend of fighting. Unlike the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, Hussein was too far away from US soil, too rich with oil money, and too experienced in ruling through propaganda and terror to be dislodged through the psychological-warfare techniques of low-intensity conflict. Waging a war to push Iraq's invading army from Kuwait would cost billions of dollars and require an unprecedented, massive US military mobilization. The American public was notoriously reluctant to send its young into foreign battles on behalf of any cause. Selling war in the Middle East to the American people would not be easy. Bush would need to convince Americans that former ally Saddam Hussein now embodied evil, and that the oil fiefdom of Kuwait was a struggling young democracy. How could the Bush Administration build US support for "liberating" a country so fundamentally opposed to democratic values? How could the war appear noble and necessary rather than a crass grab to save cheap oil?

[Needless to explain, the PR and media succeeded.]
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