by Michael Rivero
First posted on New Republic Forum
Xmas 'Eve 1999
What a piece of astute prediction in Michael Rivero's New Republic post from 20 months ago Read it well for the modus operandi of the proto-dictators behind the WTC attack.
It's the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need.
In 70 BC, an ambitious
minor politician and extremely wealthy man, Marcus Licineus
Crassus, wanted to rule
If the owner sold, Crassus' slaves would put out the fire. If the owner refused to sell, Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground. By means of this device, Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private landholder in Rome, and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero.
In 70 BC
Crassus seized upon the slave
revolt led by Sparticus in order to strike terror
into the hearts of
Sailing away was the last
thing Crassus wanted Sparticus to do. He needed a
convenient enemy with which to terrorize
Terrified of the impending
arrival of the much-feared army of gladiators,
With this maneuver, the Romans surrendered their Republican form of
government. Soon would follow the first Triumvirate, consisting of Crassus,
The Romans were hoaxed into surrendering their Republic, and accepting the rule of Emperors.
Julius Caesar's political opponent,
Cicero, for all his literary accomplishments, played the same games in his
campaign against Julius Caesar, claiming that
The Germans were hoaxed into surrendering their Republic, and accepting the rule of Der Fuhrer.
The state-sponsored schools will never tell you this, but governments routinely rely on hoaxes to sell their agendas to an otherwise reluctant public. The Romans accepted the Emperors and the Germans accepted Hitler not because they wanted to, but because the carefully crafted illusions of threat appeared to leave no other choice.
Our government too uses hoaxes to create the illusion that We The People have no choice but the direction the government wishes us to go in.
In 1898, Joseph Pulitzer's
New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal were arguing for
American intervention in
On the night of
Under the slogan
In 1975, an investigation led by Admiral Hyman Rickover examined the data recovered from a 1911 examination of the wreck and concluded that there had been no evidence of an external explosion. The most likely cause of the sinking was a coal dust explosion in a coal bunker imprudently located next to the ship's magazines. Captain Sigsbee's caution had been well founded.
The way open to war was
The first step was to place
oil and steel embargoes on
To enrage the American
people as much as possible,
But as the Army board had
concluded at the time, and subsequent de-classified documents confirmed,
On November 29th, Secretary
of State Hull showed United Press reporter Joe Leib a
message with the time and place of the attack, and the New York Times in it's special
The much repeated claim that the
Japanese fleet maintained radio silence on it's way to
President Lyndon Johnson
wanted a war in
The truth is that USS
Maddox was involved in aggressive intelligence gathering in coordination with
actual attacks by
President George Bush
wanted a war in
George wanted a war to stop
that flow of oil, to keep prices (and profits) from falling any further than
they already had. But like
Of course, Americans were
not about to send their sons and daughters to risk their lives for petroleum
products. So George Bush arranged a hoax, using public relations firm Hill
& Knowlton, which has grown rich on taxpayer money by being most
industrious and creative liars! Hill & Knowlton concocted a monumental
fraud in which the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the
Enraged by the incubator
story, Americans supported
Following the victory in
The above photo of Fikret Alic, a Muslim, staring through a barbed wire fence, was used to "prove" that the Bosnians were running modern day "Concentration Camps". As the headline of "Belsen 92" indicates, all possible associations with the Nazi horrors were made to sell the necessity of sending yet more American troops into someone else's nation.
But when German Journalists went to Trnopolje, the site of the supposed Bosnian Concentration Camp. to film a documentary, they discovered that the photo was a fake! The camp at Trnopolje was not a concentration camp but a refugee center. Nor was it surrounded by barbed wire. Careful examination of the original photo revealed that the photographer had shot the photo through a broken section of fence surrounding a tool shed. It was the photographer who was on the inside, shooting out at the refugees.
Once again, Americans had been hoaxed into support of actions they might otherwise not have agreed with.
While several American Presidents have willingly started wars for personal purposes, perhaps no President has ever carried it to the extreme that Bill Clinton has.
Coincident with the
expected public statement of Monica Lewinsky
following her testimony, Bill Clinton ordered a cruise missile attack on
Examination of the photos
of the debris revealed none of the expected structures one would find in a
laboratory that handled lethal weapons-grade materials. Assurances from the CIA
that they had a positive soil test for biological weapons fell on their face
when it was revealed that there had been no open soil anywhere near the pre-bombed
Later examination of
the site hit in
Meanwhile, back in Kosovo, stories about genocide and atrocities were flooding the media (in time to distract from the Sudanese embarrassments), just as lurid and sensational and as it turns out often just as fictional as most of William Randolph Hearst's stories of atrocities against the Cubans.
Again, the government and the media were hoaxing Americans. The above photo was shown on all the American networks, claiming to be one of Slobodan Milosovic's Migs, shot down while attacking civilians. Closer examination (click on the photo) shows it to be stenciled in English!
But on closer examination,
such "domestic terrorist" events do not appear to be what they are
made out to be. The FBI had an informant inside the
And nobody has ever really
explained what this second Ryder truck was doing in a secret camp half way from
Of what real worth is rule by the will of the people when that will is obtained by fraud and deception? Are we truly free to choose when the government and media so orders the information we see that we cannot but choose what the government wanted all along?
In the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an event in our history that reveals the extent to which government and the media will lie to the public, POST Magazine used a fraudulent photograph to sell Americans on the now-discredited "Magic Bullet" theory.
In the 70s, leaked FBI documents blew the lid off of an FBI operation known as COINTELPRO. Far from being the law enforcement and criminal investigation function the FBI's public image would suggest, COINTELPRO turned out, upon Congressional inquiry, to be pure criminality on the part of the FBI itself, which targeted anti-Vietnam protestors, Native American Activists, Civil Rights Activists, and early feminists for harassment and disruption, on orders from the Nixon White House.
In one classic example revealed during the hearings, it was revealed that the FBI had printed up and distributed a coloring book filled with racist anti-white and anti-police images, then used media assets to claim that the book was the product of the Black Panthers, an organization which at the time was interested in breakfasts for ghetto children and local control of the curriculum. The coloring book so enraged the public (with the media cheering them on) that the population at large stopped listening to the blacks' legitimate political grievances.
Among those who supported the early civil rights movement was actress Jean Seberg. A rising star, whose credits included "Joan of Arc", "Paint Your Wagon", and "Airport", Jean was smpathetic to the civil rights movement and to the Black Panthers. Because of her, the American people were beginning to listen to the blacks' concerns. The FBI decided this could not be allowed to happen.
The Los Angeles office of the FBI
requested AND OBTAINED permission from Washington DC to plant a false story in
the media that Jean Seberg was not pregnant by her
French Diplomat husband but by one of the Black Panthers. In an age where
inter-racial sex was still considered a social taboo, the scandal wrecked Jean Seberg's career in
Other revelations from the COINTELPRO hearings included incidents of offices of targeted dissidents being broken into, equipment being sabotaged, files being stolen, false information planted to cause as much disruption as possible, or to allow targeted individuals to be arrested and falsely imprisoned. The FBI maintained (and still does to this day) networks of informants on every college campus and in every major corporation. The FBI actually used awareness of the informant network in an attempt to trick the Black Panthers into murdering some of their own members, by planting phony documents suggesting that the targeted individuals were themselves FBI informants.
Lie after lie. Deception
after deception. This is how the government of the
So, here we are today. Like the Romans of Crassus' and Cicero's time, or the Germans under a newly elected Hitler, we are being warned that a dangerous enemy threatens us, implacable, invisible, omnipresent, and regrettably invulnerable as long as our government is hamstrung by that silly old Bill of Rights. Already there have appeared articles debating whether or not "extraordinary measures" (i.e. torture) are not fully justified under certain circumstances such as those we are purported to face.
As was the case in
However, as Casio watch timers are paraded before the cameras, to the stentorian tones of the talking heads' constant dire warnings, it is legitimate to question just how real the crises is, and how much is the result of political machinations by our own leaders, whose prior record of honesty and forthrightness is, even in the most generous light, deplorable.
Are the terrorists really a threat,
or just hired actors with bombs and Casio watches, paid for by
Is terrorism inside the
Once lost, the Romans never got their Republic back. Once lost, the Germans never got their Republic back. No nation that fell into dictatorship ever reverted to the rule of law. In all cases, the nation had to be totally destroyed before freedom was restored to the people.
Remember that when Crassus tells you that Sparticus approaches.
Remember that when thugs in the streets act in a manner clearly designed to provoke the public fear.
With roughly 100 new stories warning of terrorism in the mainstream media just today, the possibility cannot be ignored that the American people are being pre-conditioned to accept as real a terrorist event manufactured by our own government, a terrorist eent no more real than those created by powerful leaders through the ages to sell an agenda to a populace which would otherwise not accept it.
If indeed such a plan is even
now being considered by covert elements of our government, the very best
deterrent possible is if those who plan such a modern "Reichstagg
Fire" become convinced that the public might not believe the reality of
the staged event; that they might not accept the designated scapegoat; that the
revelations of FBI informants at the deepest levels of the New York World Trade
Towers and OK City bombings might be enough to cause most Americans to look
closer to home for the source of the so-called terrorists. *
[*PsyOp: our emphasis!!]
All it takes to stop such a plan is the creation of doubt in the minds of the planners.
Spread the word, and feel free to repost this article.
Again, my deepest thanks to the Frepers who corrected the earlier version of this post.
Merry Christmas to all.
by Michael Rivero