Matt Taibbi and his buddies are making complete fools of themselves by trying to mock those who question 9/11:
The same people who had managed in the 2000 election to sell billionaire petro-royalist George Bush as an ordinary down-to-earth ranch hand apparently so completely lacked confidence in their own propaganda skills that they resorted to ordering a mass murder on American soil as a way of cajoling America to go to war against a second-rate tyrant like Saddam Hussein. As if getting America to support going to war even against innocent countries had ever been hard before!
The truly sad thing about the 9/11 Truth movement is that it’s based upon the wildly erroneous proposition that our leaders would ever be frightened enough of public opinion to feel the need to pull off this kind of stunt before acting in a place like Afghanistan or Iraq.
Um . . . haven’t you guys ever cracked a history book?
Don’t you know that virtually every war is preceded by either a false flag attack or fake intelligence, so as to trump up an imminent threat from the folks that are to be on the receiving end of the bayonets and bombs?
Haven’t you heard of the Maine, fellas? How about the Gulf of Tonkin? The Iraqi incubator story?
Didn’t you learn about Operation Himmler? The Reichstag fire? The Lavon Affair? Operation Gladio? Northwoods? Ajax?
And – as well as an excuse for war – don’t you know that false flag attacks have been used throughout history as a justification for the consolidation of power in the “strong man”?
Haven’t you guys ever heard these quotes by famous historical figures:
- “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” – Plato
- “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – U.S. President James Madison
- “Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”. – Adolph Hitler
- “Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.
- “The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened”. – Josef Stalin
Indeed, even our current crop of leaders have said some interesting things:
- “the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” – Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, Wolfowitz and the other boys at the Project for a New American Century, in 2000
- “We haven’t had an attack in five years…The correction for that, I suppose, is an attack. And when that happens, then everyone gets energized….” – Donald Rumsfeld (right after he resigned as Secretary of Defense)
So here are the new rules: Don’t mock those who question 9/11 before learning some basic history.