Syria, and Why Your Patriotism is Misguided*
By Arjun Walia
“Allow the President to invade a neighbouring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure.” – Abraham Lincoln
When it comes to Syria and what’s currently taking place there, it’s important to remember that tragedies like this one have been taking place for a very long time. Here in the West, the masses are constantly glued to their television screens, taking in information about the conflict. As a result, their perception of these events is being moulded into their minds. It’s no different from Iraq, or the current accusations of nuclear activity that we’re now hearing about in Iran and North Korea. It might sound a little crazy, but given the fact that only a handful of corporations control everything we read, see, and watch when it comes to major international affairs, like war, it’s easy to see how public opinion gets shaped. And it’s even more evident given the fact that a number of insiders, military personnel of all ranks, and politicians have been blowing the whistle when it comes to war, and what’s really going on.
How often do we step aside and question what we’re actually hearing?
How often do we examine it for ourselves and use our own critical thinking skills instead of blindly believing what we’re told on mainstream media news outlets?
“I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.” – General Smedley Butler, one of the highest ranking generals in American History
The birth of multiple major social media platforms brought with it the rise of alternative news, or rather, news that isn’t represented within the mainstream. It became so popular, amassing billions of hits every year, that the elite was forced to retaliate by labelling most of it as “fake news.” This sparked outrage among many, like Dr. Ron Paul, the three-time presidential candidate who stuck up for alternative media news networks and published his version of a ‘fake news’ list. On it, he named dozens of journalists that belonged to mainstream media networks. The Wikileaks release of documents showing a close relationship between these networks and major politicians, like Hillary Clinton, as well as the big banks, was also a big giveaway.
Additionally, multiple mainstream media journalists and news anchors have come out publicly stating that mainstream media is constantly receiving funds from big corporations and governments, as well as creating fake news stories to serve national interests. The CIA’s “Operation Mockingbird” was designed to do this decades ago (infiltrate media and sway public opinion), and it seems that it still continues to this day.
So, what’s really going on when it comes to war? Well, based on our research and the research of many others, it’s simply big business, a global take-over agenda to establish a powerful group of people’s vision of what the world should look like. They call this the New World Order, and a lot of evidence shows that our intervention into other countries’ affairs is facilitating this vision.
I’ve shared many of these before, but given everything that’s going on, I feel they’re important to share over and over again, especially for the new readers who are just waking up to these facts.
“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.” – David Steele, the second-highest ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence and a former CIA clandestine services officer (source)
“SCADs [which refers to State Crimes Against Democracy] involve high-level government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power.” – Professor Lance deHaven-Smith, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University (source)(source)
“It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction, when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard. It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy, when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects about which both the Congress and the Commander in Chief have been kept deliberately in the dark.” – Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of Defence
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the ‘TV watcher’ to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the U.S. and the lobbyists for the U.S. war on terrorism are only interested in making money.” – Pierre-Henri Bunel, a French artillery and intelligence officer who became publicly known after having leaked sensitive NATO documents during the Kosovo war, for which he served a jail sentence in 2001-2002 (source)
“About ten days after 9/11 I went through the Pentagon, I saw secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me and one of the generals called me in and said, ‘Sir you gotta come in and talk to me for a second.’ And I said, ‘You’re too busy,’ and he says, ‘No no,’ he says, ‘We’ve made the decision, we’re going to war with Iraq.’ This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, ‘We’re going to war with Iraq, why?’ He said, ‘I don’t know.’ He said, ‘I guess they don’t know what else to do.’ So, I said, ‘Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to Al-Qaeda?’ He says, ‘No no, there’s nothing new that way, they just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.’ He said ‘I guess it’s, like, we don’t know what to do about terrorists but, we got a good military and we can take down governments.’ . . . . So I came back to see him a few weeks later and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan and I said, “Are we still going to war Iraq?’ And he said, ‘Oh it’s worse than that,’ he said, he reached over to his desk and picked up a piece of paper and said, ‘I just got this down from upstairs,’ meaning Secretary of Defences Office today, and he said, ‘This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran.’ ” – Four Star General Wesley Clark, who was the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe of NATO from 1997-2000 (source)
“So that Operation Gladio turned into a different operation, the same Modus Operandi, of creating false flag events, synthetically created terror units, um as Islamic fanatic units, that would create these terror events, thus the chaos associated with it, thus the justification for NATO/CIA/US military intervention in Middle East today but with the goal of having more of these events taking us further in- into the previously Russian territories.” – Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI Agent and a well-known whistleblower. You can watch an interview with her discussing this topic here. (source)
“Eleven months before 9/11 happened there was going to be an event and out of that event we were going to invade Afghanistan to run pipelines through the Caspian sea, we were going to invade Iraq to take over the oil fields and establish a base in the Middle East, and we’d go after Chavez in Venezuela.”……and that there would be an “Endless war on terror where there’s no real enemy and the whole thing is a giant hoax,” so that “the government could take over the American people,” – Aaron Russo, political activist (source)
The two-war strategy is just a marketing device to justify a high [military] budget. ” – Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill McPeak (source)