Article 14 was a full printout of Paul Craig Robert’s May 02, 2011 story about “Osama bin Laden’s Second Death.” We reviewed Mr. Robert’s qualifications in Vol. XXV, Art. 18 and in Vol. XXVI, Art. 6, and it would be wise if we did so again.
Mr. Roberts is a renowned American economist and a former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He was also an editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has since become a critic of our recent Republican and Democratic administrations, and is one of the most articulate opponents of U.S. wars of aggression.
He shoots from the hip, and never misses. So is there another “false flag”in the works?
He likened the reported assault on bin Laden’s hideaway as an “April fool’s joke”, and pointed to the event “as more evidence that the U.S. has unlimited belief in the gullibility of Americans”.
Well, why not? Don’t Americans still believe that the USS Maine was blown up in Havana by Spaniards – even though U.S. divers subsequently reported that the explosion was initiated from within the ship’s hull and could not have been caused by an external explosive charge?
And don’t Americans still believe that the Viet Cong attacked our Naval vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin? And what about all those “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq?
And how about ex-NFL player Pat Tillman’s death from “friendly fire” in Afghanistan? Or the “rescue” of Private Lynch in Iraq? How many Americans have taken the time to learn the truth about those two events? Thank goodness Pvt. Lynch got back home safe and sound, but Sgt. Pat Tillman wasn’t so lucky. “Friendly fire”, they called it. A perfect description. Three bullet holes in his forehead – from an admitted distance of about five feet. With friends like that, who needs enemies?
“Gullibility”, Mr Roberts? How true. We have in our possession the December 9, 1941 issue of The (now defunct) Boston Post. In blaring headline it states that “Big Air Fleet Driven Off At San Francisco – 60 Enemy Planes Head Southwest On Being Intercepted”. We also have a copy of the December 9, 1941 issue of The Boston Daily Globe. Not to be outdone, the Globe used even larger headlines to report that “‘Frisco Drives Off Japanese Raiders – General Ryan said a large number of unidentified aircraft were turned back at the Golden Gate”. We panicked. Just what they wanted.
We believed that rubbish back then and hundreds of thousands joined the armed forces that day. We’ve always been gullible. Even now we’re being assured by the controlled media that the “jobless recovery” is coming along nicely. Hogwash. We’ve reminded hundreds of government officials that the only way to create legitimate peacetime employment is to emulate FDR’s initiative to end the Great Depression. We’ve faxed and e-mailed our patented container ship design to all the “right” people, and those “right” people know all about FDR’s moves and all about our shipbuilding patents. But those “right” people are pocketing much more money from weapons manufacturers than they could ever get from commercial shipbuilders. When money talks, Congress listens.