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America’s “War on Terrorism” ~ Michel Chossudovsky

  • Understanding the complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity. 
  • Described in Global Research

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images/39/?240,240,1036593691May 17, 2015 | In this new and expanded edition of Michel Chossudovsky’s 2002 best seller, the author blows away the smokescreen put up by the mainstream media, that 9/11 was an attack on America by “Islamic terrorists”. Through meticulous research, the author uncovers a military-intelligence ploy behind the September 11 attacks, and the cover-up and complicity of key members of the Bush Administration.

The expanded edition, which includes twelve new chapters focuses on the use of 9/11 as a pretext for the invasion and illegal occupation of Iraq, the militarization of justice and law enforcement and the repeal of democracy.

According to Chossudovsky, the “war on terrorism” is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus. The “war on terrorism” is a war of conquest. Globalization is the final march to the “New World Order”, dominated by Wall Street and the U.S. military-industrial complex.

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the Global Research website. 

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War Crimes and Forgetting

  • The “debate” surrounding the war is a textbook example of corporate media obfuscation.
  • No Mercy in Neighboring Countries
  • The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions

Pete Dolack, National Veterans for Peace / CounterPunch

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crimes%20are%20crimes%20mugshot%20button.jpgMay 1-3, 2015 Forty years after the long Vietnamese struggle for independence concluded with the capture of Saigon, the mythologies surrounding the war on the other side of the Pacific Ocean have not loosened their grip. The “debate” surrounding the war is a textbook example of corporate media obfuscation.

A strong debate played out in the corporate media outlets of the United States concerning the Vietnam War at the end of the 1990s, and that same debate, with the same parameters, continues today. This debate, however, is only between two “acceptable” viewpoints — an honorable effort that tragically failed or a well-intentioned but flawed effort that should not have been undertaken if the U.S. was not going to be “serious” about fighting.

Pete Dolack writes the Systemic Disorder blog. He has been an activist with several groups.

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Related:

The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions, Todd E. Pierce, Consortium News <>

  • America’s war in Vietnam, which was authorized by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution a half century ago, had lasting consequences for the nation, including deeper public distrust of government and government’s determination to restrict the people’s right to know.
  • The Snowden Effect: This Is Still Not America

Why Are We Paying the NFL to Help the Pentagon Recruit Troops?

We know that the US Department of Defense doled out $5.4 million from 2011 to 2014 to fourteen NFL teams to stage these warm-hearted "Salute the Troops" events, as well as do product placement, advertising, and "casual" (otherwise known as "subliminal") mentions.

Dave Zirin, Nation

national_guard_nfl_ap_img.jpg New York National Guard members are sworn in during halftime of a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

May 13, 2015 | All-star first baseman Carlos Delgado was not a fan of the numerous military appreciation events taking place at the ballpark a decade ago. These were staged to bolster support for the Iraq war and doubled as recruitment stations, using sports to increase the ranks of the armed forces, which had thinned dramatically after George W. Bush decided to call for a permanent era of armed conflict. As Delgado said, "I won't stand for this war.… It's a very terrible thing that happened on September 11. It's [also] a terrible thing that happened in Afghanistan and Iraq. I just feel so sad for the families that lost relatives and loved ones in the war. But I think it's the stupidest war ever."

Now we can not only see that these events were politically transparent propaganda for a flagging war effort. We know they were paid for by us. We know that the US Department of Defense doled out $5.4 million from 2011 to 2014 to fourteen NFL teams to stage these warm-hearted "Salute the Troops" events, as well as do product placement, advertising, and "casual" (otherwise known as "subliminal") mentions.

Dave Zirin, the Nation’s sports correspondent, is the author, most recently, of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio. His other books include What's My Name Fool? (Haymarket Books), A People's History of Sports in the United States (the New Press), Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (Scribner) and, with John Wesley Carlos, The John Carlos Story. You can find all his work at www.edgeofsports.com.

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Related: 

Kneeling in Fenway Park to the Gods of War, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

AP110530030227.jpgBoston Red Sox fans lean over "the Green Monster" to touch an American flag covering the wall during pregame ceremonies on Memorial Day in 2011. Photo by Winslow Townson

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  • The Myth of America’s Global Peacekeeping Past 

 

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