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History They Won't Teach You in School

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:05 AM
reply to post by Epitaph25

Nice video, perhaps you could have gone with the title "US citizens the most dumbed down people on earth " (next to the UK of course)

How on earth do we get our young people to become aware of information like this ?

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:28 AM
Actually most of the clips were from "Bowling for Columbine".

There were a few clips of carbombs that you used to show the carnage in Lebanon, but those clips were of footage taken from Operation: Iraqi Freedom.

See it's little things like that, that can make or break the point you're trying to make here, and it pisses me off, everytime I see someone stupe to that level.

You WOULD have a convincing arguement WITHOUT doing that though. The footage IS real and it DOES show the nature of U.S. Foreign Policy since the 1920's.

If I were you, I would have thrown in "The School of the Americas" in their for added effect.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:29 AM

Originally posted by moocowman
reply to post by Epitaph25

Nice video, perhaps you could have gone with the title "US citizens the most dumbed down people on earth " (next to the UK of course)


May be, I'll make the next video based on that theme

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:33 AM
reply to post by sumgai

I agree. Those are valid points you made. However, I decided to include the car bomb footage to match the sound track. Btw, those footages were from a short clip called Pathocracy (and it may have originally been from Operation:Iraqi Freedom)

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:43 AM

Originally posted by JJRichey
reply to post by Epitaph25

Wow, thats sad. Especially since the US never claimed Sadamm was behind it but that Osama and Al Quiada(sp?) was. Or that the US was, depending on which side ("Truthers") or not you're on in that debate.

Are you sure that the US never claimed that Iraq had something to do with 9/11?

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 04:43 AM

Killing hope, William Blum

Table of Contents
1. China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-tung just paranoid?
2. Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style
3. Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state
4. The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony
5. Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?
6. Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy
7. Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor
8. Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism
9. Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings
10. Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched
11. Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1
12. Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government
13. Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America
14. Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography
15. Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts
16. British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA's international labor mafia
17. Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing
18. Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno-fascism
19. Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus
20. Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism
21. Laos - 1957-1973: L'Armée Clandestine
22. Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again
23. Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another
24. France/Algeria - 1960s: L'état, c'est la CIA
25. Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks
26. The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba
27. Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads
28. Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle
29. Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy
30. Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution
31. Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno … and 500,000 others
East Timor - 1975: And 200,000 more
32. Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line
33. Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture -- as American as apple pie
34. Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child's forehead
35. Greece - 1964-1974: "# your Parliament and your Constitution," said
the President of the United States
36. Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'etat
37. Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized "final solution"
38. Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally -- Part 2
39. Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work
40. Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust
41. Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game
42. Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven
43. Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum
44. Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance
45. Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying -- one of the few growth industries in Washington
46. Morocco - 1983: A video nasty
47. Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman
48. Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match
49. Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion
50. Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier
51. Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists what democracy is all about
52. Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert holocaust
53. Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America's Jihad
54. El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style
55. Haiti - 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?
56. The American Empire - 1992 to present

« Color revolution » fails in Iran ,by Thierry Meyssan

« Color revolutions » are to revolutions what Canada Dry is to beer. They look like the real thing, but they lack the flavor.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:40 AM
Actually this long list is incomplete. Nowhere do I see the involvement of the CIA in the East Pakistan holoaust. Three million people died. Look in our childrens textbooks. It gives some garbage that the 11 million people fled the country for fear of the insurgents, raiding from India. Three million people died
Was the CIA responsible for the Beslan massacre? The CIA was behind Jonestown as an experiment. They purchased the property. Then Waco they tried to tie to Jonestown, pretending that the Davidians would somehow murder their own children. and they got away with it. The Murrah building was to cover up Waco which was to cover up the murder of some Clinton bodyguards. The CIA worked as an enforcer for Monsanto to murder poor Indian farmers who didn't like GM seeds.
But the big question is how we get rid of these murders from ruling over us. The DHS is a branch of the CIA. We are surrounded and the sharks are circling around us. Between the CIA engineered flu bioweapon and probably lethal mandatory vaccine + RIFD chip, and their plans to destroy our local governments we are in big trouble from these monsters. How do we protect ourselves? They have provisions to use our military to make war against individual states as if they were enemy countries.
I don't believe these are the end times. It says something in the Bible about Babylon falling. I haven't seen it fall yet. It says something about a millinium rule, with the devil being locked up for another thousand years.
I can hear the train whistle in the distance. Why are there so many trains during the night these days. I saw a train of shackle cars northbound the other day. Somebody should be watching the railways for this kind of activity. They will probably use the railways to dispose of people. The only thing we can do is talk to as many people as possible. The people in DC are all moving to Colorado.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:55 AM
reply to post by m khan

And I hear military plane flying around - by day, and by night (minimum mach 1 + speed, and a lot of miles in the sky ).

We cannot fight planes, with bombs, and you know what ? Today there are drones, and you know what ? US army will - possibly - equip their F35 with drone devices." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">
The Empire and the Robots, By Fidel Castro

If you want to survive - for freedom - you need to be smart, and get the guerilla and infiltration at the highest level.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:48 AM
That vid is simply amazing...

the paragraph from hitler's marshall strikes the truth..

and the you can see how TPTB work...this New World Order shall not be accomplished

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by rainfall

the soldiers are not as guilty as the american elite...they are just ignorant to wot they are really fighting for. its the elite that decide what the soldiers are told..its not their fault tho

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 08:50 AM
reply to post by Epitaph25

It would be interesting to see what would happen if ATS owners held a competition for schools $?? prize for the best essay on JFK or 911 or yeti for example.

The recent "No god bus" campaign created a huge flap in the media and gave a lot of youngsters the opportunity to get involved in the discussion. The knock on effect being more traffic for the relevant websites.

The herd like mentality of complacent parents is allowing politicians and celebrities to dictate to young people what is true and should be accepted.

It's imperative that we teach our children the most important lesson and that is to insist upon asking "why" to everything.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 08:56 AM

Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
reply to post by rainfall

the soldiers are not as guilty as the american elite...they are just ignorant to wot they are really fighting for. its the elite that decide what the soldiers are told..its not their fault tho

Perhaps if soldiers spent a little more time in libraries than bars perhaps you would not have to defend their ignorance.

The whole purpose of joining the military is to "kill other people", the very least one would expect of a human being is to make damn sure they know exactly why they are are doing it.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:17 AM
The quote at the end of that movie from Herman Goering says it all....

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:22 AM
reply to post by Epitaph25

Star and Flag!!!!

I have no words.....


posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:38 AM
reply to post by Epitaph25


I loved this video!!!...especially when Bush is asked "What did Iraq have to do with 9/11?" and he responds, "Nothing!"

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 10:04 AM
reply to post by searching4truth

Ive been around since the earily 60's , so Ive had the first hand accounts of seeing these things not just reading them here on ATS. In the end it comes down to simply. America gave the world hot spots all there weapons. And each time they turned upon us, then we went in and spanked them into submission. Millions have died so that a few corporations and individulas could make billions. You can give me lots of reasons for the wars, battles, uprizings, coups, Religious fanatics, etc. But when it comes down to the nitty gritty. American Corporations, and a few evil men rule what really goes on. In the end Wars arn't even fought over the Greed of avarice. Its Fought because man likes to kill each other. Were still the barbarian in the cave, just with shinnier weapons to kill on a mass scale. If we as Humans don't figure it out. Will all be Doomed, to repeat the cycle of destruction.
Really blows.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 10:09 AM
Nice video Epitaph, short and to the point

For people who want to dig a little deeper, into US backed coups' and what not. I can highly recommend John Pilger's "War on Democracy".
It covers alot of what has been going on in latin america, and also touches on the controversial School of Americas.

Here's a description -

John Pilger's 2007 documentary explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Pilger claims that the film "...tells a universal story... analyzing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called "war on terror". According to Pilger, the film’s message is that the greed and power of empire is not invincible and that people power is always the "seed beneath the snow". Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who purportedly took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries and who he claims are profiting from the war in Iraq. He investigates the School of the Americas in the U.S. state of Georgia, where General Pinochet’s torture squads were reportedly trained along with tyrants and death-squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.

And maybe even better, here's a trailer

For the full documentary go here.

Its really a must watch in my book, hope you guys 'n gals find it informative aswell.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 10:18 AM
They seriously dont teach you this in school?

USA has been in constant wars since like forever, and commit war crimes all the time. This is basically the reason why people get upset when the US president paints America as some kind of good guys and points the finger at Iran or somewhere else.

American people are great though. Ive been there and they are very nice and hospitable, much like every other people in the world. Im sure if I went to Iran, I would be very welcomed as well. Its the governments or terror leaders that make people do horrible things to eachother under the disguise of either patriotism or religion.

But a different world is forming. People are not as easily fooled anymore. They are starting to see through all the lies and propaganda from their leaders. In all countries.

[edit on 5-10-2009 by Copernicus]

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by Epitaph25

Thought you might like this - Muse -Uprising

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 11:26 AM

Originally posted by Copernicus

They seriously dont teach you this in school?

Copernicus, no, they do not. I learned much of what I know about history *after* high school. I learned by digging and researching and looking behind the shroud. In schools, our history is taught in the most min-numbingly boring fashion as a series of names places and dates. There is no substance given behind it.

Case in point, my daughter was learning about Texas history and the lead up to the Texas Revolution where Texas gained its independance from Mexico. She was tasked with doign a class presentation on one of the laws passed by Mexico that was the catalyst. After digging through historical references, we discovered that there was a cultural phenomenon that surprised us. Mexico closed the borders of Texas and put up signs saying in effect "Illegal Immigrants,Go Home!!" They did not want Americans crossing the border and taking land and jobs from Mexicans. It was amazing to my daughter because it was the first time she saw history repeating with her own eyes. Still, it was not mentioned in the text books and was only available because we as a family worked together on her project and dug outside the textbook.

Folks, there are no good guys or bad guys in this world. We are all equally faulted. We all act in our own best interest and try desperately to hide our shame from history. That's what is so great about this site. People here take the shroud off and hold a light to the facts. If we are ever to grow as a species, we need to learn to be honest and up front with our motivations. Otherwise, with all of our tech and glamor, we are no better than apes throwing poo at each other.

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