The Road to Dictatorship
by Michael Rivero
(Section titles, note and captions below added by author of the present site.)
It’s the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need.
The Gulf War and the Incubator Hoax
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
Iraq had long been trying to acquire greater access to the
Persian Gulf, and felt limited confined to a narrow strip of land along
Kuwait’s northern border, which placed Iraqi interests in close proximity with
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 United States, went on TV pretending to be a nurse, and related a horror story in which Iraqi troops looted the incubators from a Kuwaiti hospital, leaving the premature babies on the cold floor to die. The media, part of the swindle from the start, never bothered asking why the “nurse” didn’t just pick the babies up and wrap them in blankets or something.
Enraged by the incubator story, Americans supported operation Desert Storm, which never removed Saddam Hussein from power but which did take Kuwait’s oil off of the market for almost 2 years and limited Iraq’s oil exports to this very day. That our sons and daughters came home with serious and lingering medical illnesses was apparently not too great a price to pay for increased oil profits.
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NOTE: Compare this with the alleged detainment of the
stepson of Saddam Hussein by US officials in
In Novembre 1990 Bush41 told this lie to the poor soldiers.
In truth she hadn't been in
Here are some texts I compiled from the internet, which will give you some clues:
How the public relations industry sold the Gulf War to the
Hill and Knowlton produced
dozens of video news releases (VNRs) at a cost of well over half a million
dollars, but it was money well spent, resulting in tens of millions of dollars
worth of "free" air time. The VNRs were shown by eager TV news
directors around the world who rarely (if ever) identified
Throughout the campaign,
the Wirthlin Group conducted daily opinion polls to help Hill & Knowlton
take the emotional pulse of key constituencies so it could identify the themes
and slogans that would be most effective in promoting support for
Every big media event
needs what journalist and flacks alike refer to as "the hook." An
ideal hook becomes the central element of a story that makes it newsworthy,
evokes a strong emotional response, and sticks in the memory. In the case of
the Gulf War, the "hook" was invented by Hill & Knowlton. In
style, substance and mode of delivery, it bore an uncanny resemblance to
Only a few astute
observers noticed the hypocrisy in Hill & Knowlton's use of the term
"human rights." One of those observers was John MacArthur, author of
The Second Front, which remains the best book written about the manipulation of
the news media during the Gulf War. In the fall of 1990, MacArthur reported,
Hill & Knowlton's
MacArthur also noticed another telling detail about the October 1990 hearings. "The Human Rights Caucus is not a committee of congress, and therefore it is unencumbered by the legal accouterments that would make a witness hesitate before he or she lied . . . Lying under oath in front of a congressional committee is a crime; lying from under the cover of anonymity to a caucus is merely public relations.5
In fact, the most
emotionally moving testimony on October 10 came from a 15-year-old Kuwaiti
girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah. According to the Caucus,
Nayirah's full name was being kept confidential to prevent Iraqi reprisals
against her family in occupied
The mother of all lies
OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR LAUCH FAIRCLOTH
Senator Faircloth. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
I want to thank you for holding this hearing. It's necessary and it's going to serve an excellent purpose.
In the wake of the Gulf War, it is time we looked back to see what was done wrong and what was done right. We can't change what was done, but we will be accountable for what we do now.
My statement also gets to another cover-up of that conflict, not as touching as the sick veterans, but well worth a review.
The Commerce Department
has a lot of questions to answer about its role leading up to the Gulf War. It
is also time that we in the Banking Committee revisit a current Commerce
Department nominee -- Lauri Fitz-Pegado, who played a crucial role in shaping
public opinion toward
Mr. Chairman, in 1990,
after the Iraqi invasion of their country, the Kuwaiti government in exile
formed Citizens for a Free
Her strategy was to use
alleged witnesses to atrocities, to tell stories of human rights violations in
She first coached a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, identified only at the time as Naira, to testify before Congress that she had seen Iraqi soldiers remove Kuwaiti babies from hospital respirators. Naira claimed to be a refugee who had been working as a volunteer in a Kuwaiti hospital throughout the first few weeks of the Iraqi occupation. She said that she had seen them take babies out of the incubators, take the incubators, and leave the babies ``on the cold floor to die.''
testimony riveted human rights organizations, the news mediums, and the Nation.
That incident was cited by six Members of the
However, it was later
discovered that the girl was in fact the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to
Lauri Fitz-Pegado then put
on a repeat performance in front of the U.S. Security Council on November 27,
1990. In the testimony before Congress, they claimed they couldn't fully
identify who the witness was because they wanted to protect her family that
supposedly was still trapped in
In front of the United Nations, Lauri Fitz-Pegado abandoned that pretense and instead employed witnesses who testified using false names and occupations. The most important of these phony witnesses was a man who called himself Dr. Ebrahim. With Lauri Fitz-Pegado there in New York, he claimed to have personally buried 40 babies pulled from incubators by the Iraqis. Dr. Ebrahim told the Security Council that he was a surgeon. But after the war, when the scam was exposed as a total fraud, he admitted to being a dentist and had never buried any babies or seen any. More lies.
The Fitz-Pegado scam continues. Mr. Chairman, as a supporter of our country's involvement in the Gulf War, I am offended that Lauri Fitz-Pegado believes that those kinds of illegal and unethical activities were necessary to get this country to face the threat of Saddam Hussein. None of these facts and allegations were disclosed to either you, Mr. Chairman, or other Members of the Banking Committee when her nomination was voted on here.
If confirmed, Lauri Fitz-Pegado would have control over a global network of 200 trade offices in 70 countries. My opposition is based not on party or ideology. It is based on the fact that there are few people in America who have less business being in charge of our Nation's trade secrets than Lauri Fitz-Pegado.
Lauri Fitz-Pegado's nomination should be returned to the Banking Committee for further review. If it is not, then facts that are far more embarrassing to Ms. Fitz-Pegado and to others in Government will be revealed in other speeches and in long, protracted debate on the Senate floor.
Mr. Chairman, the Banking Committee was hoodwinked by a professional scam artist. Lauri Fitz-Pegado should be asked to disclose her entire past and then be prepared to defend what I believe is a totally indefensible past.
I thank you, Mr. Chairman.
I am not sure whether this is a hoax-page or what... the names of the speakers sound like hoax to me:
Campbell (I hope s/he is North American Indian!)
Lauri Fitz-Pegado ( a new racing car model!)
LAUCH FAIRCLOTH (in german "Lauch" means: "leek" )
CHRISTOPHER S. BOND (Son of James Bond)
Dr. Theodore Prociv ( Prociv Prozac ? )
Dr. John Kriese (german Krise: "crisis" )
John M. Shalikashvili ( sounds like a balkan meat-dish)
Mr. Dorn (german "spike" "prick")
Ltc. Vicki Merriman ( yippiiee )
anyway, its a good conspiracy theory and stems from http://www.chronicillnet.org/PGWS/tuite/hearings.html (315k)
THE INCUBATOR LIE
The day after Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Kuwaitis living in the US hired the public relations firm Hill and Knowlton - a job worth $1 million a month. This was the biggest ever contract in the history of public relations to improve the image of their corrupt, oil-rich regime.
The story of how Iraqi troops, in the first days of the invasion, went into Al-Adan hospital, tore the sick babies from incubators and left them on the cold floor to die was graphically told to Congress on November 1990 before the crucial vote to send US troops (passed by about 5 votes).
What the audience didn't know however was that the 15-year old girl who made the moving, tearful testimony was none other than Niyirah al-Sabah - daughter of the US Ambassador to Kuwait. She had allegedly worked as a volunteer in the maternity ward of the hospital. But nurses who live in the two story white building opposite the hospital in Kuwait City claimed that they had never seen the girl before in their life.
The entire move towards the Gulf War had thus been motivated by a blatant lie. The girl had been "trained" by Hill and Knowlton. The renowned international human rights group Amnesty International took out full-page newspaper spreads to publicise the babies incident. It had unwittingly (and not for the first time) transformed itself from a charity to a propaganda tool. Andrew Whitley of Middle East Watch described the story as a fabrication but it took months for the truth to come out. President Bush mentioned the incubator incident in five of his speeches and seven senators referred to them in speeches backing a pro-war resolution.
Highly exaggerated reports of thousands of deaths were accepted uncritically, as the PR firm using Kuwaiti contacts inside the country smuggled 24 videotapes to a hungry, unquestioning and gullible mass media.
and finally, here is a quite bizarre write-up, real fundamentalist christian loonie stuff, but it is worth a read ...
... understand the importance of technology to the forces of Anti-Christ. New Age writers are quite bold in their plans to deceive the peoples of the world into believing in Maitreya as the Christ. The boldest publication of these Plans is in a book by Peter Lemesurier, The Armageddon Script. Lemesurier states, on page 236, "...even during the Exodus itself, the semi-legendary Cloud of the Presence may, like the equally-legendary pillar of fire and smoke...have been some kind of technological phenomenon. Certainly, therefore, the use of such special effects should not be ruled out on this occasion [the appearance of Maitreya the Christ]. The world's news-media can be counted upon to do the rest."
In other words, the world's news media would occupy an important role in convincing the peoples of the world that Maitreya is the Christ and is worthy of worship and obedience. When I first read these words of The Armageddon Script, I believed that Lemesurier was merely counting on the natural aggressiveness of the world's news media to contribute to the believability of Maitreya the Christ. After I share this following information with you, however, I am sure you will agree with my assessment that the owners of the mass media will be active participants in the Plan of Deception concerning Maitreya the Christ.
NEWS BRIEF: TV Guide, February 22-28, 1992, "Fake News", "Over the last few years, fake news has grown into big business. Every day PR (Public Relations) pros supply the country's 700-plus local TV outlets and the national net-works with news-like reports and features...Most material... arrives as a 'video news release (VNR)'. This is a collection of pictures and words, delivered free of charge by satellite or cassette, which usually includes everything from background shots that can be edited into a story to a fully produced piece ready to air."
In other words, these 'Video News Releases' (VNR'S) are not spontaneous news which has been recorded, nor is it on-scene news reporting; rather, it is carefully planned and executed acting, designed to look like spontaneous news. TV stations, both national and local, are running these VNR'S as though they were really news, even to the point of showing the TV logo at the bottom of the screen during the time of transmission. And viewers are being deceived.
There are many types of VNR's currently being utilized:
How often are TV stations and networks using VNR's? "Roughly 80% of the country's news directors acknowledge that they employ VNR material at least several times a month ...If anything, this statistic probably understates how commonly the PR-produced material airs...newscasters may carry a piece produced by someone else, without knowing that the original story included VNR footage." (p. 16, 26). This incredible information means that VNR material is being passed off as spontaneous news or as journalism produced by the network every evening of the week!! We are being lied to every day by our newscasters.
However, we would be only outraged that TV stations and networks would violate the trust which we have given them;
(oops, the author is a lunatic ! ... the webmaster)
we would not become alarmed as to a possible threat to our freedoms because Government is not getting into the act.
This article continues to expose the ways in which the Government is utilizing VNR's to deceive us. First, several campaigns for President are creating VNR's which are then passed off by the TV networks as spontaneous news. Presidential Candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Kerry are singled out as using VNR's. Thus, these professionally produced mini-films are being used to pervert our election process. The situation is becoming serious. Then, the TV Guide editors really hit close to home.
"President Bush...recently hired former Nightline executive producer Dorrance Smith to handle his media. Since then, Bush has gone to the skies to conduct interviews with TV stations in New Hampshire, Los Angeles, and New York, among other places." (p. 16). Our elected President, with whom we have collectively entrusted our lives, is now utilizing fake news to deceive us. We have been warning you for months that the Bible ...
( oops ... they are bible bashers ... holy cow ! .. the webmaster )
... pointedly tells us that deception will be the hallmark sign of the End of the Age, and that the appearance of Anti-Christ ...
( The Ahriman, Beelzebub, AntiChrist and Satan Hussein, holy moly, aint dis da truth ... now we're talking ... its becoming amusing !! .. the webmaster )
... will be accompanied by the lie that the world is going to experience Peace and Safety. We have also been warning you that President Bush is not to be trusted, that he is very different in his heart than he is on the carefully-prepared media surface. But, finally, Bush cannot be trusted because he is an adept in the Satanic Secret Society, Skull and Bones, a Brotherhood of Death Society on the par with the Thule Society in which Adolf Hitler trained.
( sounds fantastic, but sadly, these are rants based on reality. But lets read on... its somewhat entertaining ... .. the webmaster )
But, this article shares an even more damaging piece of information as to how President Bush and his Administration has utilized this new technique of Video News Release (VNR). "...Some portions of the Persian Gulf war effort were stage-managed in an effort to rally public opinion for military action against Iraq." (p. 11).
Several examples of this manipulation of public opinion on behalf of the war effort were offered:
(1). ABC's 20/20 and CBS's 60 Minutes showed "coverage" of an emotional hearing before Congress by an anonymous Kuwaiti refugee girl. This girl testified that Iraqi soldiers had stormed Kuwaiti hospitals and seized incubators to be shipped back to Iraq. In many instances, these incubators were occupied by Kuwaiti newborn babies. These Iraqi soldiers threw these babies out of the incubators, thus dooming them to death. President Bush used this incident in several of his speeches to create public support for his war plans. The terrifying truth with this testimony is that this poor refugee girl was the daughter of Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S., and that her entire testimony "had, in fact, been rehearsed before video cameras". By whom were these manufactured films created? By a public-relations firm named Hill and Knowlton, whose director was Craig Fuller, former chief of staff to George Bush when he was Vice-President.
(2). Kuwaiti refugees shared stories with the news media concerning Iraqi atrocities. "Those with the most compelling tales -- and the ones most in keeping with the agenda of Hill and Knowlton's client -- were made available to news organizations, thus limiting journalist's ability to independently assess claims of brutalities. Indeed, the PR firm's operatives were given free reign to travel unescorted throughout Saudi Arabia, while journalists were severely restricted." (p. 12).
At this point, we must realize that the American military had created these severe restrictions on journalists. Therefore, the special treatment of film crews for the Video News Release organizations had to come from the same American military. And who is the Commander of the American military? President George Bush.
This article lists several more instances in which this type of professional film making was utilized to manipulate American public opinion. Outright lies were told, to the full knowledge of many in our Federal Government, including Congress, and not one elected or appointed Governmental official told the truth.
Ain't that the truth ;-) ... the webmaster
We believe this is precisely what will occur during the appearance of the Anti-Christ.
Aaaaahhh ... now come on ... How can the Anti-Christ be any worse? Will he be a kind of evil Hulk Hogan that single-handedly strangles all the good and honest people? ;-) ... the webmaster
Both TV networks and Governmental officials across the world will knowingly cooperate to manipulate public opinion, to convince the peoples of the world that Maitreya is who he will claim to be and that he is worthy to be worshipped. The sudden appearance of this duplicity by present Governmental officials is just one more sign that the Great Tribulation is very close.
Well, sadly there are MANY people in the USA (patriot militia types) that believe the Anti-christ stuff and that the United Nations is the enemy and that Bush want a World government, and all that utter utter nonsense. These people have a sense that something is very wrong, that they have been lied to massively and the mostly holy rules of the United States of America, the amendments to the constitution are ignored. (try free expression of opinion in wartime.)
These people are rightfully angry. But arming yourself is not the way to go. How about voting for Ralph Nader? Or better, organise yourselves and run the municipalities by free agreement amongst equals. Local Councils do most of the investment. Visit Germany where much of this was already achieved (3 years paid parental leave by law!).
Read and listen to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, John Ralston Saul and Micheal Parenti, and use alternative currencies (read Lietaer) and you will see how beautiful things can run, if the values and the power stays where YOU are.
Back to the topic at hand:
More recently the same 'Public Relations' Agency Hill & Knowlton was hired by the KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army). Imagine if the Taliban had used the services of this PR company.
...meanwhile, back at the farm ...
You MUST read Chomsky
The truth about the war in Afghanistan is simple: The
unelected USA-rulers (Corporations, Banks, General Electric etc) want
Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan-pipeline Oil profits. Otherwise the
Caspian Oil profits will be under control of Iran, Russia or China.
Afghanistan Pipeline Map (read this Article) ... Kosovo Mazedonia Pipeline Map (Article)
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Everything that lives, does so under the
categorical condition of decisively interfering
in the life of someone else....
To do away with this reciprocal influence is tantamount
to death. And in demanding the freedom of the masses
we do not intend to do away with natural influences to
which man is subjected by individuals and groups.
All we want is to do away with is factitious legitimized
influences, to do away with the privileges
in exerting influence."