Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 06:14:19 PM EST
Previous title: Amanpour On the Lawrence Wilkerson Show
George Bush became President based on lies and voter suppression in Jeb Bush’s Florida. The whole nation and Western allies looked to him for leadership after America’s second Pearl Harbor. Bush was fed lies and Biblical quotes to go into Iraq to avenge Saddam’s plot to murder his dad. The military show of force based on anger was led by VP Cheney and master of evil at the Pentagon, Donald Rumsfeld.
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Unbelievable a very astute analysis of the fault lines in the American Empire. So much regret for the role he played in the run-up to the Iraq War.
The Mess the Bush White House Made …
Conspiracy Indictment Next?! - Josh Marshall TPM Agrees | EuroTrib - Nov. 2005 |
Wilkerson Criticizes Bush on Iraq War ¶ “Cheney May Be A War Criminal” | @BooMan - Nov. 2005 |
Torment, Deaths and Wounded @AbbeyGate Kabul
13 U.S. Service members killed …
US Intelligence … Russians offer bounty to Taliban for killing U.S. members Armed Forces in Afghanistan …
In June 2020, The New York Times reported that U.S. intelligence agencies had assessed, several months earlier, that Unit 29155 of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU had secretly offered Taliban-associated militants bounties to kill U.S. troops and other coalition personnel in Afghanistan.
NYT claimed that the policy had been approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that at least one American service member had been killed as a result.
Outrage mounts by top Democrats over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers | The Guardian - June 27, 2021 |
The story first appeared in the New York Times, citing its sources as unnamed officials briefed on the matter, and followed up by the Washington Post. The reports said that the US had come to the conclusion about the operation several months ago and that Russia had offered rewards for successful attacks last year.
The Times wrote: “The intelligence finding was briefed to Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March.” White House officials apparently drew up several possible options to retaliate against the Kremlin, ranging from a diplomatic reprimand right through to fresh sanctions. However, the White House has so far not taken any action.
The Deep State and Lisa Pease's Contribution
From Real History Lisa …
Truman wanted an information agency. The CIA essentially blackmailed itself into existence (see CIA officer Miles Copeland's veiled account of this in his book "The Real CIA.") So right off the bat, the CIA was doing something Truman didn't want. After Kennedy's assassination, Truman wrote a letter that was published in the Washington Post.
The CIA was created from the OSS, itself a creation not of the government so much as of Wall Street. The top officers all came from children of lawyers, bankers, and other money men. The OSS's nickname was "Oh So Social" due to its high profile roster.
The CIA has often run an agenda counter to what the president wished. This is easy to document in the Kennedy administration - they were at odds at nearly every turn. But it wasn't only the Kennedy adminstration that had difficulty with the CIA.
American Exceptionalism: A List of Intelligence Actions Up To the Iraq War
By Boston Joe @BooMan in 2006
I set out to compile a basic outline of some of the troubling aspects of U.S. foreign policy. I just wanted a list of incidents and operations which might show, factually, the kind of country the U.S. has become in the last sixty years. Obviously this list of acts does not represent the good will of many of us who have lived over those decades. But it is our country’s legacy nonetheless.
From Operations Overcast and Paperclip by U.S. military and intelligence agencies in the 1940s and 1950s that illegally brought ineligible Nazi war criminals to the United States to work on the missile and space industry.
Later Operation Mockingbird that lasts to the present day [https://www.eurotrib.com/comments/2020/2/14/183110/285/29#29]…
FULL CIRCLE TO TRUMP, AMGA and THE JANUARY 6th SIEGE OF U.S. CAPITOL
Posted in my diary - Collapse of An Empire
White-Supremacy Build On Caste System
Isabel Wilkerson's World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste | The New Yorker - Aug. 2020 |
But the anecdote at once lends a civil-rights hero’s weight to Wilkerson’s bold thesis and provides the model response to it: a lightning flash of insight about the mechanics of white supremacy. In her view, racism is only the visible manifestation of something deeper. Underlying and predating racism, and holding white supremacy in place, is a hidden system of social domination: a caste structure that uses neutral human differences, skin color among them, as the basis for ranking human value.
“Caste is insidious and therefore powerful because it is not hatred; it is not necessarily personal,” she writes. “It is the worn grooves of comforting routines and unthinking expectations, patterns of a social order that have been in place for so long that it looks like the natural order of things.” The caste model moves white behavior away from subjective feelings (what motivates these people to do what they do) and into the objective realm of power dynamics (what they do, and to whom). The dynamic that concerns Wilkerson the most is how a dominant caste stops a low-ranking caste from gaining on it.
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