Saturday, August 05, 2006


Yah, like this will work. Israel will just claim being attacked whenever it wants to do some more damage, or they, along with the U.S, "need" a conflict. I still believe those Israel soldiers were on the Lebanon side of the border when captured, and they were sent there intentionally.
When an administration wants war.....they will do whatever they have to in order to start it. Lies and propaganda go back a long way to starting wars. So does having the MSM on the side of the warmongers.

A little history regarding the Spanish-American War of 1898 from The Sorrows of Empire by Chalmers Johnson:

In 1898, in Havana harbor, which was part of the Spanish colony of Cuba, a mysterious explosion destroyed and sank the American battleship USS Maine. The blast killed 262 of its 374 crew members. The Maine had arrived in Havana three weeks earlier as part of a "friendly" mission to rescue Americans caught up in an ongoing Cuban insurrection against Spanish rule. Its unspoken missions, however, were to practice "gunboat diplomacy" against Spain on behalf of the Cuban rebels and to enforce the Monroe Doctrine by warning other European powers like Germany not to take advantage of the unstable situation.

Two official navy investigations concluded that an external blast probably caused by a mine, had ignited one of the battleship's powder magazines, though Spain maintained that it had nothing to do with the sinking of the Maine. Later analysts, including Admiral Hyman Rickover, have suggested that spontaneous combustion in a coal bunker may have been the cause of what was likely an accidental explosion. Though the Navy raised and subsequently scuttled the Maine in 1911, what happened to it in 1898 remains a puzzle to this day.

But there was no puzzle about the reaction to the news back in the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt instantly declared the sinking to be "an act of dirty (Spanish) treachery." The French ambassador to Washington advised his government that a "sort of bellicose fury has seized the American nation." William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal published drawings illustrating how Spanish saboteurs had attached a mine to the Maine and detonated it from the shore. Hearst then sent the artist, Frederic Remington to Cuba to report on the Cuban revolt against the Spanish oppression. "There is no war" Remington wrote to his boss. "Request to be recalled." In a famous reply, Hearst cabled, "Please remain, You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." Thanks to Hearst's journalism and that of Joseph Pulitzer in his new York World, the country erupted in righteous anger and patriotic fervor. On April 25, 1898, Congress declared war on Spain.

So you see folks, nothing new here. And anyone who believes the government and media don't sleep together..... you yourself are asleep at the wheel.The U.S. has spent years building up their military empire. They have to keep the wars going in order to justify funding this empire. And they will.......

By the way, great book this is....I'd recommend you read it.

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