I expect this thread to perhaps garner a bit of controversy, and as well I have a feeling this has been done before in one way or another. Although
my main body here will focus on the United States and how it’s become a rogue nation, according to its own standards; this thread will also focus on
the propaganda of the word “rogue nation” or “rogue state” as started by the United States.
A history of the word.
The term “Rogue Nation” or “Rogue State” was first brought forth by US officials in the late 1990’s, in reference to North Korea, Cuba,
Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Sudan.
** It’s interesting to note that Afghanistan, Iraq & Libya were removed from that list after widespread military action was taken by the US.
During the last term of the Clinton Presidency, Madeleine Albright, then secretary of state, proposed changing the term to “states of concern”.
The term resurfaced during George W Bush’s presidency, prior to the invasion of Iraq, and also resurfacing the term “Axis of Evil” as well, in
reference, to Iran, North Korea & Iraq.
Attempting to find what qualifies as “Rogue”.
Can be a bit difficult, considering the US hasn’t released official documents detailing how they choose who gets to be apart of this wonderful group
of countries who apparently support terrorism and who are a global threat. (Any that I’ve found anyway.)
Some critics have said the term is just an excuse to paint US enemies, whether military, economic or otherwise, as terrorist nations. Which given the
reasons for war in Iraq and the recent involvements of its military in Libya (see Gold Dinar) could certainly be argued effectively.
So then it falls on the looking at what US officials have used as arguments when discussing rogue nations.
The usual talking points include:
• Funding terrorist organizations ( either in public or through black ops)
• Assisting in arming or training paramilitary organizations in an effort to carry out actions of terrorism.
• Providing asylum to known terrorist leaders.
• Attempting to gain WMD’s in spite of non-proliferation treaties.
• Human rights abuses towards their own citizens or other nation’s. (via direct military intervention, economic sanctions or legislation meant to
deter democratic process.
(If I’ve forgotten any important ones, please feel free to add them to your replies.)
So just how many of these qualifiers does the US fall into?
The truth is many of them.
Funding terrorist organizations.
Anybody with a clear understanding of clandestine operations outside the US, carried out by US special forces or 3 letter agencies such as the CIA or
FBI, could effectively argue that those actions were of Terrorist Nature.
Those agencies, by association are therefore terrorist organizations. There’s a lot more that could be said here regarding these organizations and
their crimes according to international as well as domestic law, but that’s another thread entirely.
Assisting in training or arming of paramilitary organizations.
It’s a well known fact that the US government has trained many paramilitary organizations across the globe, some of which have then turned into
terrorist organizations. Al-Qaeda comes to mind.
Providing asylum to known terrorist leaders.
Although no contemporary documentation or proof exists, (other than postulated theories of connecting the dots to various events) past US government
operations such as “Project Paperclip” and various others moved known war criminals from their respective countries, into the United States for
Also one could argue that after the Economic Crash of 2008, the United States did nothing to persecute those who committed financial terrorism by
gambling people’s futures.
Many think these economic events were all planned in advance in order to further the agenda of the PTB.
Attempting to gain WMD’s
The US claims its nuclear weapons program is now more about dismantling them and removing them from the hands of terrorist; however the US still holds
one of the largest stock piles in the planet. And as conspiracy theorists, it is only proper that we consider the possibility of on going research to
refine nuclear weapons for tactical use.
Human Rights Violations
Not only can we argue the United States has committed crimes against humanity on multiple occasions, they’ve also create a concentrated effort at
home to reduce the freedoms of the individual.
From “Free Speech Zones” to Homeland Security, over zealous TSA agents and domestic law enforcement, the US has a clear track record ( over the
last 15 years specifically) of attempting to squander the thoughts and wants of the average American Citizen.
Also by applying economic sanctions on other countries, which some critics ( including myself) end up hurting more the people of that nation as
opposed to the government, this could also be construed as a form of “Financial Terrorism”.
Propaganda at its finest
If there’s anything that the United States learned from watching Nazi Germany was how to create a nation of obedient workers, who asked no
questions, so long as the element of f ear existed.
It was first done successfully during Vietnam and the Cold War and resurfaced as strong as it ever was after 9/11. We all remember the White House
Press Conferences when Donald Rumsfeld or another of his cronies would come out and say “Today is blue day, no green, no orange”.
The ability to use fear as a weapon is a very important factor in the United States being able to carry out it’s day to day operations, as well as
it’s “World Police” mentality, without the people of the United States having the proper information to tell them to stop.
This also includes revisionist history, where the winners get to write the text books and the children of today are taught to have an almost religious
worship of their country.
“Patriotism” as it has become today in the United States has been, along with fear, the biggest tools used by our masters in order to enslave our
minds and use your hard earned dollars to start conflicts that are not in your interest.
Today we see the same kind of tactics surrounding Iran. It’s easy for somebody who has been around a while to see the clear signs that the war
drums are beating. That the curtain is closing on another conflict, therefore another must come up to continue gathering the Benjamin’s so to
The entire US economy was re-tooled after 911 to serve as a military industrial complex. Without the spoils provided by war, the United States would
not be able to carry on at its current pace, without widespread poverty and fiscal issues.
Which funny enough is exactly the position we see the country sliding into today.
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