posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 05:23 PM
Shortly after World War Two, the Central Intelligence Agency launched a covert program known as, “Operation Mockingbird.” The focus of the program
was to infiltrate all major news outlets, which were considered to be popular among the American public, and to begin broadcasting government
propaganda. The government simply wanted to portray itself and its future agendas in a positive light, in order to avoid public resistance or
conflict. They had many targets including: The Washington Post, CBS, Time and Life magazine, N.Y. Times, ABC, NBC, Associated Press, United Press
International, and Reuters. According to the Central Intelligence Agency, this operation was considered to be a complete failure, and the program was
scrapped. However, given its documented existence, elaborate reports on the programs objectives, and the obvious bias that fills our television sets
and newspapers today, it is hard to believe that this program was simply scrapped. Perhaps the codename the program was given was scrapped, but
certainly not the concept.
To further manipulate and strike fear into the public, the Bush Administration has created a “terror alert scale.” This terror scale ranges from a
“low” threat to a “severe” threat. For many years now, the terror alert has been locked in on “high” mode, and occasionally rises to
“severe” on holidays, or when a potential terrorist threat is thought to be at hand. This forces the public to be paranoid and on edge. It also
distracts them from the military involvement of the United States in the Middle East. The fact is, the United States is quickly losing justification
for the occupation of Iraq. The war on terror is becoming increasingly meaningless. There has not been a “terrorist” attack in the United States
since September 11th, 2001. The most recent major attack was in London on July 7th, 2005. The United States however, continues to label car bombings,
mortar shelling, and sporadic fire fights against the United States military in Iraq as terrorism. These acts are not terrorism. They are simply
regular individuals with political views which differ from the United States, who happen to see a huge problem with the U.S.’s true motive in the
Middle East. These “terrorists” are well aware of the U.S.’s desire to control Middle Eastern oil. The Bush Administration has denied these
claims in various press conferences and interviews, immediately following the invasion of Iraq.
The story behind the invasion is that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, and was considered to be unpredictable. The
Bush Administration also emphasized the cruel treatment of the Iraqi citizens by the Hussein Regime. This information was in fact true, but this type
of treatment occurs in many countries other than Iraq, such as Yemen, Indonesia, Micronesia, along with various African and Brazilian countries. Why
has there been no immediate U.S. intervention in those countries? The weapons of mass destruction accusations were proved to be false, after the U.S.
military failed to find any evidence of such armament. The Bush Administration later came forward and retracted the accusation, saying they were given
“bad intel” on that matter. The fact is that North Korea has been testing nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles for many years.
Kim Jung Ill is viewed, by the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as the most “unpredictable” dictator to possess a
nuclear armament or a nuclear weapons research program. Again, why has there been no U.S. intervention there? The answer is quite simple. The logic
the U.S. government proposed for the invasion of Iraq were simply fronts, and excellent ones at that. The Bush Administration accused Saddam Hussein
of possessing weapons of mass destruction simply because that is the greatest fear, not only to American citizens, but to worldly citizens as well.