The Lie of the Century

Posted by: Zapata_

The Lie of the Century - 06/16/05 08:13 PM

This is from:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><h1 align="center"><font size="7">THE LIE OF THE CENTURY</font></h1><br><br><p align="center">(UPDATED)</p><br><p align="center"> <em>"All war is based on deception."</em> -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War</p><br><br></center><br><br><br><br><br><align="center"><br><table width="640" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0"><br> <tr><br><br> <td><p><br><br><p align="left">There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make. </p><br></td><br> </tr><br></table><br><br><hr width="630" color="#FFFFFF"><br><br><align="center"><br> <center><br> <table border="1" cellpadding="7" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" id="AutoNumber1" width="700"><br><br> <tr><br> <td><br><table border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0"><br> <tr><br> <td width="53%">[img]" width="426" height="180[/img]</td><br> <td width="47%">President McKinley told the American people that the USS Maine had been sunk in Havana Harbor by a Spanish mine. The American people, outraged by this apparent unprovoked attack, supported the Spanish American War. The Captain of the USS Maine had insisted the ship was sunk by a coal bin explosion, investigations after the war proved that such had indeed been the case. There had been no mine. </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br><br> </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br> </center><br><br><br><hr width="630" color="#FFFFFF"><br><br><align="center"><br> <center><br> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" id="AutoNumber2"><br><br> <tr><br> <td><br><br> <table width="400" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0"><br> <tr><br> <td width="62%"><p>Hitler used this principle of lying to his own people to initiate an invasion. He Intelligence, Roosevelt intentionally provoked Japan into the attack. Contrary to the official story, the fleet did not maintain radio silence, but sent messages intercepted and decoded by <br> US intercept stations. Tricked by the lie of a surprise attack, Americans marched off to war. </td><br><br> </tr><br><br> </table><br> </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br> </center><br><br><br><hr width="630" color="#FFFFFF"><br><br><align="center"><br> <center><br><br> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" id="AutoNumber4"><br> <tr><br> <td><br> <table width="400" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0"><br> <tr><br> <td width="68%">President Johnson lied about the Gulf of Tonkin to send Americans off to fight in Vietnam. There were no torpedoes in the water in the Gulf. LBJ took advantage of an inexperienced sonar man's report to goad Congress into escalating the Vietnam </td><br> <td align=center width="32%">[img]" width="111" height="175[/img]</td><br><br> </tr><br><br> </table><br> </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br> </center><br><br><br><hr width="630" color="#FFFFFF"><br><br> <table width="640" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0"><br> <tr><br> <td><p align="left">It is inescapable historical reality that leaders of nations will lie to their people to trick them into wars they otherwise would have refused. It is not "conspiracy theory" to suggest that leaders of nations lie to trick their people into wars. It is undeniable fact.</p><br> <p align="left">This brings us to the present case.</p> <p align="left">Did the government of the United States lie to the American people, more to the point, did President Bush and his Neocon associates lie to Congress, to initiate a war of conquest in Iraq?</p><br><br> <p align="left">This question has been given currency by a carried out. </p><br><br> <p>Powell claimed that Iraq was building long-range remote drones specifically designed to carry biological weapons. The only drones found were short-range reconnaissance drones. </p> <p>Powell claimed that Iraq had an aggregate of between 100 and 500 tons of chemical and biological warfare agents. Powell gave no basis for that claim at all, and a DIA report issued the same time directly contradicted the claim. No biological or chemical weapons were found in Iraq following the invasion. </p><br> <p>Powell claimed that "unnamed sources" confirmed that Saddam had authorized his field commanders to use biological weapons. No such weapons were ever used by the Iraqis to defend against the invasion and, of course, none were ever found in Iraq. </p><br> <p>Powell claimed that 122mm warheads found by the UN inspectors were chemical weapons. The warheads were empty, and showed no signs of ever having contained chemical weapons. </p><br> <p>Powell claimed that Iraq had a secret force of illegal long-range Scud missiles. None were ever found. </p><br><br> <p>Powell claimed to have an audio tape proving that Saddam was supporting Osama Bin Laden. But independent translation of the tape revealed Osama's wish for Saddam's death.</p> <table width="100%" border="0"><br> <tr><br> <td><img border="0" src="" width="216" height="180"></td><br> <td>Colin Powell's UN debacle also included spy photos taken from high flying aircraft and spacecraft. On the photos were circles and arrows and labels pointing to various fuzzy white blobs and identifying them as laboratories and storage areas for Saddam's massive weapons of mass destruction program. Nothing in the photos actually suggested what the blobby shapes were and inspections which followed the invasion, all of them turned out to be rather benign. In at least one case, the satellite<br> Powell claimed had taken one of the pictures had actually been out of operation at the time. And many questioned why Powell was showing black and white photos when the<br> satellites in use at the time over Iraq took color images.</td><br> </tr><br><br> </table> </td><br><br> </tr><br> </table><br> <table width="640" border="0" cellpadding="7" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0"><br> <tr><br> <td width="50%"><p>Another piece of evidence consists of documents which President Bush referenced as in his 2003 State of the Union Speech. According to Bush, these documents proved that Iraq was buying tons of uranium oxide, called "Yellow Cake" from Niger. Since Israel had bombed Iraq's nuclear power plant years before, it was claimed that the only reason Saddam would have for buying uranium oxide was to build bombs.</p><br><br> </td><br><br> <td width="50%"><br> <img border="0" src="" width="329" height="200"></td><br> </tr><br> <tr><br> <td width="100%" colspan="2">This hoax fell apart fast when it was pointed out that Iraq has a great deal of uranium ore inside their own borders and no need to import any from Niger or anywhere else. The I.A.E.A. then blew the cover off the fraud by announcing that the documents Bush had used were not only <br><br> Army agents who e...eceived bonuses, while the <br> Pentagon smeared Hans Blix, and <br> John Bolton orchestrated th...ors to Baghdad.</p><br><br> <p align="left">The President of the United States and his Neocon associates lied to the people of the United States to send them off on a war of conquest. </p><br> <p align="left">Defenders of the government will point to the cases listed at the top of the page as proof that lying to the people is a normal part of the leader's job and we should all get used to it. And because "Everybody does it" that we should not single out the present administration. But this is madness. We do not catch all the murderers, yet when we catch a murderer, we deal with them as harshly as possible, in order to deter more murderers.</p><br><br> <p align="left">Right now, we have the criminals at hand. and, while other leaders in history have lied to start wars, for the first time in history, the lie stands exposed while the war started with the lies still rages on, to the death and detriment of our young men and women in uniform. We cannot in good moral conscience ignore this lie, this crime, lest we encourage future leaders to continue to lie to use to send our kids off to pointless wars. Lying to start a war is more than an impeachable offence; it the highest possible crime a government can commit against their own people. Lying to start a war is not only misappropriation of the nation's military and the nation's money under false pretenses, but it is outright murder committed on a massive scale. Lying to start a war is a betrayal of the trust each and every person who serves in the military places in their civilian leadership. By lying to start a war, the Bush administration has told the military fatalities and their families that they have no right to know why they were sent to their deaths. It's none of their business. </p><br> <p align="left">Our nation is founded on the principle of rule with the consent of the governed. Because We The People do not consent to be lied to, a government that lies rules without the consent of the governed, and ruling without the consent of the governed is slavery.</p><br> <p align="left">You should be more than angry. You should be in a rage. You should be in a rage no less than that of the families of those young men and women who have been killed and maimed in this war started with a lie.You need to be in a rage and you need to act on that rage because even as I type these words, the same government that lied about Iraq's nuclear weapons is telling the exact same lies about Iran's nuclear capabilities. The writing is on the wall; having gotten away with lying to start the war in Iraq, the US Government will lie to start a war in Iran, and after that another, and after that another, and another and another and another because as long as you remain silent, and as long as you remain inactive, the liars have no reason to stop. </p><br><br> <p align="center">As long as you remain inactive, the liars have no reason to stop.</p><br> <p align="center">None.</p><br> <p align="center" class="style1">It is time to fire the liars. </p><br><br> <p align="center"> <strong><em>"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is <br><br>for good men to do nothing" </em></strong>. <br><br><br>--Edmund Burke </p></td><br> </tr><br></table><br><br><hr width="630" color="#FFFFFF"><br><br> <align="center"><br> <center><br> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="640" id="AutoNumber6" cellpadding="7"><br> <tr><br> <td>U.S.C. TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 § 1001. <br><br><br> (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, WHOEVER, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfullyˇ <br><br> (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by ANY trick, scheme, or device a material fact; <br><br> (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or <br><br> (3) makes or USES any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. <br><br>(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a party to a judicial proceeding, or that party's counsel, for statements, representations, writings or documents submitted by such party or counsel to a judge or magistrate in that proceeding. <br><br>(c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only toˇ <br><br><br>(1) administrative matters, including a claim for payment, a matter related to the procurement of property or services, personnel or employment practices, or support services, or a document required by law, rule, or regulation to be submitted to the Congress or any office or officer within the legislative branch; or <br><br><br>(2) any investigation or review, conducted pursuant to the authority of any committee, subcommittee, commission or office of the Congress, consistent with applicable rules of the House or Senate.<br> </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br> </center><br> <br><hr noshade color="#000000" width="640"><br> <align="center"><br> <center><br><br> <table border="1" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="640" id="AutoNumber7" bgcolor="#D8D8D8"><br> <tr><br> <td><br> <p align="center"><font size="5">SO HERE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO</font></p><br> <p>The Bush administration and their friends in the<br> <br> media want this story to go away. More than want it to go away, they <br> are in a panic, and will do everything they can to stop it. They will <br> use every dirty trick, every paid shill, every presstitute that they <br> can. Already there is a report that the Michael Jackson jury is <br> "expected" to reach a verdict just before the Conyers hearings.</p><br><br> <p>So, I want YOU to copy this article off, post it everywhere. This <br> article is placed in the public domain. Mail it to your friends. Then <br> send it to your local<br> <br> media and your <br> Congresscritters and have everyone you know do the same. Get on the <br> phones. Flood their offices. </p><br> <p>The term is "Viral Marketing" where you get the people who need a <br> product to market it for you. Well, this nation NEEDS this "product". It <br> needs to know that this war was started with lies. INTENTIONAL lies. And <br> they need to know there is something they can do about it, and that is <br> to start pounding on the doors of power.</p><br><br> <p>Because when a flood of such messages reaches the<br> Congress and the<br> <br> media, what they will hear is that there is no more time. Either <br> they will deal with these lies and the liars, in full, or they will lose <br> all credibility as a government and as<br> <br> media. </p><br> <p>A government that lies to the people cannot be the legal government <br> of this land. Make sure that they understand that YOU understand that <br> the Constitution does not allow the government to lie to the people. <br> Calling themselves the government does not make it so if they act <br> unconstitutionally and illegally. The Constitution is the original <br> "Contract with America" and a government that lies stands in clear <br> breach of that contract.</p><br><br> <p align="center"><br> MORE <br> MEDIA CONTACTS    <br> MORE <br> CONGRESSIONAL CONTACTS</p><br> <align="center"><br> <center><br> <table border="1" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="600" id="AutoNumber8" bgcolor="#BEBEBE"><br> <tr><br> <td><em>But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, <br> pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them <br> under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw <br> off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future <br> security.</em> <br><br> -- "The<br> <br><br> Declaration of Independence" </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br> </center><br> <br> </td><br> </tr><br> </table><br> </center><br> <br><hr noshade color="#000000" width="640"><br> <p align="center"><br> [url="Bring_em_on.html"]<br><br> <img border="0" src="" width="640" height="480" alt=""Bring 'em on!" - Bush's Legacy of Death in Iraq">[/url]<p><hr></blockquote><p><br><br><br>
Posted by: DLC

Re: The Lie of the Century - 06/16/05 10:39 PM

WOW very impressive...<br><br>masterful post, Zapata.<br><br>I agree 1000%... time to turn the heat up and see if we can fire the lying bass turds. Not likely but it won't happen by sitting on our arses.<br><br>David (OFI)<br>