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The United States government has repeatedly stated that the threat from Al-Qaeda against America is very real, and that all action is being taken to eliminate that threat. Nobody in their right mind would question such a serious assessment about a sensitive national security matter from the world's leading democracy. But the truth is that over the past fifty years America's democratic institutions like the press have been weakened, and an elitist National Security State has risen, and taken control over all aspects of government.
Since World War II U.S. leaders have consistently lied to the American people about foreign threats in order to feed the military machine's appetite for war. All of these wars are unjust and unwarranted but that does not stop the self-interested criminals who control U.S. foreign policy. A recent example of a lie they told was their assertion that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction. That episode revealed to many people the true nature of the American government. Simply put, it does not care about the truth, or the American people, or the members of the military. U.S. leaders like former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, to name but a few, tell lies at will. Dishonesty means nothing to them. They deceive the American people, the American military, and the world about their motives and methods - and they lie to themselves about their own powers and abilities.
Next to the hundreds of thousands of innocent people who were slaughtered by the American war machine in its numerous criminal wars, U.S. soldiers have suffered the most - way more than the rest of the population in America. It can't be said enough that the U.S. government's treatment of its soldiers is scandalous and shameful. It is so out of whack that in America today dogs are treated better than military vets. Some dogs are even treated to luxurious spas while military vets are denied the proper health care that they deserve. Instead, they're left to rot, and commit suicide. And for what? To defend America? To defeat Al-Qaeda? Or to keep the war machine and its benefactors rich and powerful? As you will see by the end of this post, it is the latter.
In his State of the Union Address on January 28, 2003, Bush said: "Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications and statements by people now in custody reveal that Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaida." This statement later was proven to be a complete lie
The information about the relationship between the CIA and the press is form the cold war era and it was true, 20 years ago. There is no evidence provided that shows us that this is still a continuing practice...
Now the media industry has exploded,
it would not take long for a investigative journalist to publish the story either in America or abroad that FoxNews has been allowing the CIA to manipulate editorial decisions this would commercially damage FoxNews
The revelation that the CIA has been interfering with domestic affairs would lead to a massive political backlash
There would be calls to impeach the president for obstructing freedom of the press
Originally posted by kevinunknown
reply to post by NthOther
Point 2: it is clear from reading this that the author believes the Iraq war was based on the government lying, as do I. This however does not mean that they are lying about the threat from Al’Qa’ida, indeed it could mean the opposite if it were the case Al’Qa’ida was a fabrication then why not blame Iraq for 9/11 this would have gave much greater justification for going to war with Iraq. It is documented that bush was after 9/11 asked the CIA to focus on blaming Iraq something they were unable to do. The author also claims that “