Episode 343 – Debunking A Century of War Lies

08/06/201850 Comments

In the modern age of democracy and volunteer armies, a pretense for war is required to rally the nation around the flag and motivate the public to fight. That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the “enemy,” here are all the examples you’ll need to help debunk a century of war lies.

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If, as the old adage has it, the first casualty of war is the truth, then it follows that the first battle of any war is won by lies.

Lies have always been used to sell war to a public that would otherwise be leery about sending their sons off to fight and die on foreign soil. In times long past, this was easy enough to accomplish. A proclamation by a king or queen was enough to set the machinery of war in motion. But in the modern age of democracy and volunteer armies, a pretense for war is required to rally the nation around the flag and motivate the public to fight.

That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the “enemy,” here are all the examples you’ll need to help debunk a century of war lies.

This is The Corbett Report.

WWI

In 1915, the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York to Liverpool, was sunk by a German U-boat 11 miles off the coast of Ireland. The ship’s sinking, which resulted in the death of 128 of the 139 Americans aboard, became a symbol of German evil and helped psychologically prepare the US public for their country’s eventual entry into WWI. But every facet of the story of the Lusitania as it has been presented to the public was a deliberate lie or a lie by omission.

The boat was not a purely civilian vessel carrying 3,813 40-pound (unrefrigerated) containers of “cheese” and 696 containers of “butter,” as the official manifest held, but guncotton, in keeping with the shipment’s stated destination: the Royal Navy’s Weapons Testing Establishment.

It was not sunk by the German torpedo boat but by secondary explosions from the munitions the ship was (illegally) carrying.

It was not the victim of a cowardly German surprise attack (the German Embassy placed a warning notice about the Lusitania in 50 American newspapers right next to Cunard’s own listings).

And the American ambassador to England at the time, Walter Hines Page, wrote to his son five days before the ship was sunk, asking: “If a British liner full of American passengers be blown up, what will Uncle Sam do? That’s what’s going to happen.”

So what did the official cover-up of the incident conclude? That the dastardly Germans had waged a perfidious sneak attack on an innocent peace boat, of course. And the rest, as they say, is history.

WWII

A little over two decades later, America’s entry into WWII came when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, killing over 2,400 American servicemen and civilians. But far from an unprovoked sneak attack, as the official government-approved history would have you believe, Pearl Harbor is best understood as a conspiracy to motivate the American public for war by first provoking and then allowing a Japanese strike on American targets.

This is not even a controversial idea; it was commonly understood and discussed by many in the Roosevelt administration at the time. Henry Stimson, the US Secretary of War, noted in his diary that just the week before the attack President Roosevelt had told him “we were likely to be attacked perhaps (as soon as) next Monday” and then solicited Stimson’s advice on “how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves.” Around the same time, Roosevelt sent a message to all military commanders stating that “The United States desires that Japan commit the first overt act.”

So how did FDR and his administration provoke the Japanese into attacking?

In late 1940, Roosevelt ordered the United States Fleet to be relocated from San Pedro to Pearl Harbor. The order incensed Admiral James Richardson, Commander-in-Chief of the US Fleet, who complained bitterly to FDR about the nonsensical decision: It left the fleet open to attack from every direction, it created a 2,000-mile-long supply chain that was vulnerable to disruption, and it packed the ships in together at Pearl Harbor, where they would be sitting ducks in the event of a bombing or torpedo raid. FDR, unable to counter these objections, went ahead with the plan and relieved Richardson of his command.

Then in June 1941, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes wrote a memo advising FDR to embargo Japanese oil in order to goad them into war: “There might develop from the embargoing of oil to Japan such a situation as would make it, not only possible but easy, to get into this war in an effective way.” Roosevelt followed through weeks later with an order seizing Japanese assets in America and effectively preventing Japan from purchasing much-needed American oil, which at that time accounted for four-fifths of Japanese oil imports.

The provocations had their intended effect, and the Americans listened in on Japanese war preparations via radio. They received warnings of an imminent attack from diplomatic officials and military attachés. The attack was even predicted by the Honolulu Advertiser days before it happened. But all of these warnings were ignored. Even today, nearly 80 years after the events, new documents and memos continue to be found showing more warnings that Roosevelt and his administration deliberately ignored in the run-up to the attack.

FDR got his wish. The Japanese attack was successful: 2,400 Americans died, and the nation, outraged, responded by rallying around the flag and jumping enthusiastically into war.

But the Japanese themselves were no innocents when it came to lying their way into war. Ten years before Pearl Harbor, in 1931, Japan was looking for a pretext to invade Manchuria. On September 18th of that year, a lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army detonated a small amount of TNT along a Japanese-owned railway in the Manchurian city of Mukden. The act was blamed on Chinese dissidents and used to justify the invasion and occupation of Manchuria. When the lie was later exposed, Japan was diplomatically shunned and forced to withdraw from the League of Nations.

The Korean War

The League of Nations fell apart precisely for its inability to prevent World War II. Its successor organization, the United Nations, engaged in its own war lies shortly after its creation to ensure that it would not meet the same fate.

The Korean War, waged under the UN flag and sold to the public as a virtuous mission to save the South from the North’s communist aggression, was on its face a war that should never have happened. The division of Korea into North and South was not the organic decision of the Korean people, but a plan that originated in an article in 1944 in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, which suggested dividing the country up and putting its administration in the hands of the Allies, including the Soviets. When the newly-founded UN put that plan into action in 1945, Korea was arbitrarily divided along the 38th parallel, with the US administering the South and the Soviet Union administering the North.

Neither was the war itself the organic result of decisions taken by the Korean people. In 1949, Owen Lattimore, a member of the Carnegie and Rockefeller-funded Institute for Pacific Relations and an advisor to the State Department on East Asian issues, wrote: “The thing to do is let South Korea fall, but not to let it look as if we pushed it.” In a speech at the National Press Club the following year, Secretary of State Dean Acheson placed Korea outside of the US’ “defensive perimeter of the Pacific,” stating that any attack that took place outside of that perimeter would have to be dealt with “under the Charter of the United Nations.” Taking this as a green light, the North Koreans, heavily fortified and equipped with Soviet military aid, invaded the South.

The war began on June 27, 1950, when the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for members to provide military assistance “to restore international peace and security in the area.” The Soviet Union, being a veto-wielding member of the Council, could have vetoed the resolution and prevented the UN from engaging in the war, but they abstained from the vote altogether.

When General MacArthur, leading the UN forces, managed to repel the North right to the Chinese border, he was prevented from completing the mission by Truman, who would not authorize any operations north of the Soviet-held 38th parallel unless there was no chance of confrontation with either Chinese or Soviet forces. MacArthur, shocked by this development, wrote in a letter years later: “Such a limitation upon the utilization of available military force to repel an enemy attack has no precedent either in our own history or, so far as I know, in the history of the world. [. . .] To me it clearly foreshadowed the tragic situation which has since developed and left me with a sense of shock I had never before experienced in a long life crammed with explosive reactions and momentous hazards.”

In the end, the bloody Korean conflict ended not with a peace deal but a ceasefire. Not with the reunification of the Korean peninsula but with the establishment of a demilitarized zone to keep them separated. Nearly three million civilians died during the fighting, and the country was torn to pieces, all in the name of a military action under the UN flag that should never have escalated into war in the first place.

The Vietnam War

In August of 1964, President Johnson was preoccupied in finding an excuse to justify a formal escalation of American military involvement in Vietnam. That excuse came on August 2nd when the USS Maddox, a destroyer supposedly on a peaceful mission in international waters, reported a surprise attack from North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Just two days later it reported another attack. Johnson responded by launching retaliatory strikes and signing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, thus formally launching the Vietnam War.

Years later, it was revealed that the story of the Maddox, too, had been a tissue of lies. The Maddox was not peacefully drifting near Vietnamese waters, minding its own business; it was part of a covert electronic warfare campaign assisting the South Vietnamese in launching attacks on the North. It had not been attacked out of the blue on August 2nd, as originally reported, but in fact had fired first. And, as even the NSA’s own internal publication, made available to the public for the first time 40 years after the incident, concluded, the second attack on August 4th had never taken place at all.

But these were mere details, and, just like the facts about the Lusitania and Pearl Harbor, these details were suppressed long enough for the event to have its intended effect: rallying the public for war.

The Six-Day War

The Six-Day War in 1967 between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan is yet another example of a war which was justified for reasons that were later exposed as lies.

When Israel launched an attack on Egypt’s airfields on the morning of June 5th, they initially claimed that it was a defensive strike and that Egypt had struck first. But this was an easily proven lie, and the claim was quickly dropped.

Next they claimed that the attack was “preemptive self defense” and that Egypt and its Arab allies had been preparing to strike Israel. But multiple Israeli officials, including Yitzhak Rabin, later admitted that Egypt had not been preparing a war, or even interested in one.

And then, in the most outrageous incident of all, Israel attempted to get America involved in the war by attacking the USS Liberty, a US technical research ship collecting electronic intelligence just outside Egypt’s territorial waters at the time of the war. The attack, carried out by Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats, was relentless. The Liberty was strafed and torpedoed repeatedly, with the crew sending distress messages and even hoisting a large American flag so there could be no doubt as to their identity.

The Israeli attack was finally called off an hour and a half into the assault. Israel, caught in a blatant attempt to sink an American ship, offered an “apology” for “mistaking” the identity of the vessel. But it was no mistake. In 2007 the NSA declassified intercepts confirming that the Israelis knew they were attacking an American ship, not an Egyptian ship as their cover story has maintained.

Even mainstream historians now characterize Israel’s attack on the Liberty as “a daring ploy by Israel to fake an Egyptian attack on the American spy ship, and thereby provide America with a reason to officially enter the war against Egypt.” But the incident was soon memory-holed, and to this day the Six-Day War is portrayed as an act of “preemptive self defense” by the valiant Israelis against the dastardly Arab aggressors.

Gulf War I

By the 1990s, the post-Vietnam public was growing increasingly wary of calls for war in far-flung corners of the world in countries many had never heard of. And so it was that in 1990, when the politicians and their deep state controllers required the American public to be motivated to wage war against Iraq for its invasion of Kuwait, they hired a literal PR firm to sell an even more brazen set of lies to Joe Sixpack and Jane Soccermom.

The most famous of these lies revolved around Nayirah, a “young Kuwaiti girl” who sparked international headlines for her shocking testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in October 1990. In a tear-stained speech she told a harrowing story of the horrors she witnessed being committed by Iraqi soldiers at a Kuwaiti hospital where she was volunteering.

NAYIRAH: I volunteered at the Aladein hospital with 12 other women who wanted to help as well. I was the youngest volunteer. The other women were from 20 to 30 years old. While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators . . . took the incubators and left the children to die on the cold floor!

SOURCE: Human Rights Violations in Kuwait

It is difficult today to understand just how important this testimony was in setting the tone of the debate about whether America should commit military forces to defend Kuwait. It was reported breathlessly on the evening news, and it was repeated by President Bush on not one or two occasions, but six separate times in the lead up to war.

GEORGE H. W. BUSH: . . . babies pulled from incubators and scattered like firewood across the floor…

SOURCE: Nayirah Episode of 60 Minutes

GEORGE H. W. BUSH: . . . and they had kids in incubators, and they were thrown out of the incubators so that Kuwait could be systematically dismantled.

SOURCE: To Sell A War – Gulf War Propaganda (1992)

Then, when the Gulf War Resolution was making its way through the House, the incubator story was raised in Congress:

REP. HENRY HYDE: Now is the time to check the aggression of this ruthless dictator whose troops have bayoneted pregnant women and have ripped babies from their incubators in Kuwait.

SOURCE: To Sell A War – Gulf War Propaganda (1992)

And then again in the Senate. The vote passed and combat operations formally began in January 1991.

The only problem? “Nayirah” was not some anonymous Kuwaiti girl, but, as a subsequent CBC investigation discovered, she was Nayirah Al-Sabah, daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States. Her testimony had been written for her by Hill & Knowlton, a PR agency hired by the Kuwaiti government-supported astroturf organization, the “Citizens For A Free Kuwait,” to help sell the Gulf War. And the “Congressional Human Rights Caucus” that held the hearing where Nayirah gave her testimony? It was later found to be a Hill & Knowlton front itself.

Gulf War II

As everyone knows by now, the second Gulf War, in 2003, was also built on lies. We all remember the lies about Saddam’s WMDs and the way that story was sold to the public by Colin Powell at the UN. But this time the media took the driver seat in the campaign to sell the war to the public.

The New York Times led the way with Judith Miller‘s now-infamous reporting on the Iraqi WMD story, now known to have been based on false information from untrustworthy sources, but the rest of the media quickly fell into line, with the NBC Nightly News asking “what precise threat Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction pose to America” and Time debating whether Hussein was “making a good-faith effort to disarm Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.” Reports about chemical weapons stashes were reported on before they were confirmed, although headlines boldly asserted their existence as indisputable fact. And any media personality that showed skepticism about the claims being made—even wildly popular ones like Phil Donahue, host of MSNBC’s then highest-rated program—were summarily removed from the air.

PHIL DONOHUE: Scott Ritter is here and so is Ambassador . . .

BILL MOYERS: You had Scott Ritter, former weapons inspector, who was saying that if we invade, it will be a historic blunder.

DONOHUE: Yes. You didn’t have him alone. He had to be there with someone else who supported the war. In other words, you couldn’t have Scott Ritter alone. You could have Richard Perle alone.

MOYERS: You could have the conservative.

DONOHUE: You could have the supporters of the President alone. And they would say why this war is important. You couldn’t have a dissenter alone. Our producers were instructed to feature two conservatives for every liberal.

MOYERS: You’re kidding.

DONOHUE: No this is absolutely true.

MOYERS: Instructed from above?

DONOHUE: Yes.

SOURCE: Bill Moyers Journal APRIL 25, 2007: “Buying the War”

We now know that in fact the stockpiles did not exist and the administration premeditatedly lied the country into yet another war, but the most intense opposition the Bush administration ever received over this documented war crime was some polite correction on the Sunday political talk show circuit.

DONALD RUMSFELD: You and a few other critics are the only people I’ve heard use the phrase “immediate threat.” I didn’t. The president didn’t. And it’s become kind of folklore that that’s what’s happened. The president went—

BOB SCHIEFFER: You’re saying that nobody in the administration said that—

RUMSFELD: I can’t speak for nobody— . . . and everybody in the Administration and say nobody said that.

SCHIEFFER: The Vice-President didn’t say that?

RUMSFELD: If you have any citations I’d like to see them.

THOMAS FRIEDMAN: “Some have argued that the nu—” this is you speaking “some have argued that the nuclear threat from Iraq is not imminent, that Saddam is at least five to seven years away from having nuclear weapons. I would not be so certain.”

RUMSFELD: Mm-hmm.

FRIEDMAN: That’s close to “imminent.”

RUMSFELD: Well, I’ve tried to be precise and I’ve tried to be accurate. Sometimes—

FRIEDMAN: “No terror state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iran.”

RUMSFELD: Mm-hmm.

SOURCE: Rumsfeld Busted on Iraq Immediate Threat

The Libya Intervention

The WMD story blew up in the neocons’ face shortly after the war, but by that time they had already succeeded in their plan to reshape the Middle East. But for the would-be controllers of public opinion, a valuable lesson was learned: “Human rights” and “protecting the innocent” is a more effective lie to sell to the public to motivate them for war. So when it came time to sell the war on Libya to the public, the UN-backed, NATO-led aggressors once again donned the cloak of “human rights” by turning to none other than the UN’s Human Rights Council.

The process that launched the intervention was begun by a coalition of 70 non-governmental organizations, which issued a joint letter urging the UN to suspend Libya from the Human Rights Council and for the Security Council to invoke the so-called “responsibility to protect” principle in protecting the Libyan people from alleged atrocities being committed by the Libyan government.

In a special session on the issue on February 25th, 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution affirming the NGOs’ recommendations. The resolution was adopted without a vote.

The Security Council immediately passed resolutions 1970 and 1973, authorizing the establishment of a “no-fly zone on Libyan military aviation” for the “protection of civilians” and the “delivery of humanitarian assistance.” Three days later, using the resolution as its justification, the US, UK and France began bombing the population of Libya.

Meanwhile, the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, began working on the legal basis for the invasion. He drafted the request for the Court’s judges to issue an arrest warrant for Gaddafi for crimes against humanity. Although NATO forces were already engaged in an invasion of the country on the basis of undocumented allegations by a group of NGOs, Moreno-Ocampo’s request was not issued until May 16th.

On June 28th, the day after the judges agreed to issue the warrant, Moreno-Ocampo participated in a press conference in which one reporter asked about the evidence that Gaddafi had ever engaged in the atrocities he was accused of.

LUIS MORENO-OCAMPO: I advise you to read the application of the prosecutor’s office. Many pages. I think it was 77 pages. We describe in detail the facts. Most of it is public and the judges also decided on the evidence. So of course we are prosecutors and judges, so we rely on facts, so we prove the crimes. That’s what we did.

SOURCE: Lies behind the “Humanitarian War” in Libya: There is no evidence! (Part 2), NATO Crimes In Libya

Although the document that Moreno-Ocampo urges the public to read to understand the evidence of Gaddafi’s crimes is indeed public, and is 77 pages long, the version made available to the public has been heavily redacted. In fact, of the 77 pages, 54 of them have been redacted, comprising the entire section of the document dealing with the evidence for the charges themselves.

The most sickening part of this war lie is just how obvious it was. No one involved in this charade cared about the well-being of the Libyan people. Not the press, not the politicians, not the ICC prosecutors. And as a result, today, seven years after the destruction of Libya at the hands of the United Nations-sanctioned NATO “saviours,” open-air slave markets are running in the country that the human rights crusaders once pretended to care about.

Conclusion

False flags. Provocateured conflicts. Fake news and fake human rights crusades. Throughout the last century, a host of methods have been employed to keep the public playing the military-industrial complex’s game. And over that century, the blood of untold millions has flowed as a direct result of these war lies.

Truth is the first casualty of war, as they say. But if we desire peace, then we must confront the liars with our knowledge of these war lies. And armed with this truth, the public finally stands a chance of stopping the next war before the warmongers can conjure it into existence.

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  1. Corbett says:

    This is, of course, only a smattering of the dozens and dozens of war lies that have been perpetuated over the last century. So what other war lies can you detail? The most detailed comment will be developed into its own podcast.

    • AnimalsArentFood says:

      Really great work and with reddit quickly becoming the most military-shilled website in existence (virtually an epicenter of U.S. military worship and recruitment at this point) this is going to be a very valuable tool.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        You are right “AnimalsArentFood”. This is an excellent tool, especially nice with the transcripts and references.

        In fact today, I made it a point to watch it on my phone so my coworker could overhear the audio.

    • zyxzevn says:

      Lies about Russia

      Martin Armstrong: Why Has The Magnitsky Film Been Banned In USA & Europe?
      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-06/martin-armstrong-why-has-magnitsky-film-been-banned-usa-europe
      Bowder is also friends with Soros.

      Russian Hacking is a complete lie.
      (see articles on zerohedge)
      https://i.imgur.com/jd2WYD8.jpg

      White helmets have staged chemical attacks, and have access to actual
      chemical weapons.

      Other Russia related stuff:
      Downing of MH17 might be by Ukraine trying to hit Putin.
      Skripal poisoning seems related to criminals and maybe heroin.
      About a year ago, there were plans to reduce military spending,
      the US makes this kind of impossible.

      https://i.imgur.com/nQoUjUy.jpg

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        zyxzevn,
        That last image had me laughing.
        ~~~
        Here is a tidbit to add to your post…

        From President Trump Press Conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin – July 16, 2018

        EXCERPTS from Putin
        “… We have an acting, an existing agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation, an existing treaty, that dates back to 1999, the mutual assistance on criminal cases. …
        …Then we would expect that the Americans would reciprocate and that they would question officials including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence services of the United States, whom we believe have something to do with illegal actions on the territory of Russia…

        For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder in this particular case. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over one and a half billion dollars in Russia. They never paid any taxes, neither in Russian army in the United States and yet the money escaped the country, they were transferred to the United States.
        They sent huge amount of money – 400 million – as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.
        Well, that’s their personal case, it might have been legal, the contribution itself, but the way the money was earned was illegal….”

  2. pearl says:

    “And armed with this truth, the public finally stands a chance of stopping the next war before the warmongers can conjure it into existence.”

    As long as the majority thinks like Hunter Maats, we’re doomed to repeat this disturbing, ugly, murderous history.

  3. rob32367 says:

    Great presentation James. Truth is the first casualty of war. US wat mongering is one of our govt’s greatest shames.

    Did you know the Hun were putting Belgium babies on bayonets?
    https://antzml.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/the-bayonet-baby-effect/

    The humanitarian interventions started before Lybia, certainly used in Serbia
    & Bosnia
    http://www.newprogs.org/when_clinton_lied_yugoslavia_died

    Nixon worked against peace to make sure he was elected in 68 and made sure the war didn’t end before his re-elction in 72
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/us/politics/nixon-tried-to-spoil-johnsons-vietnam-peace-talks-in-68-notes-show.html
    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/595082676/Nixon-timed-Vietnam-War-to-end-after-re-election.html

    How do the elite feel about the public and the military?

    “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

    ― Henry Kissinger

    And both sides of the phony left/right still seek his approval.

    A depressing but important topic.
    And yes, hopefully, most people are better armed today to see through the lies.
    Example – in spite of all the Russia, Russia, Russia BS on MSM, less than 1% of US public sees it as an important issue.

    But then again, millions marched against the Iraq WMD war and the PTSB did care.

  4. wall says:

    Corbett, and others, please critique my video.

    Mass shooting: questions, curiosities, statements and solution

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/XmMoxsDhV5xU/

    It’s about Parkland and how to stop these events.

    • wall says:

      I should note that that video has the David Hogg mugshots. The one’s from arrests.org. Full sized. Straight from screenshots.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Wall,
      I have been watching parts, but haven’t finished it. (I have a long “to do” list)
      But like you and many others have pointed out, there sure are some odd things about Parkland.

      • wall says:

        Thank you greatly! I don’t know why others won’t just cover it. It’s always the crackpots or the people that support the mainstream line that cover it. I cannot understand it. No one I respect will cover it.

        I mean, even with my very subpar research skills there was quite a bit to find that cuts through the crap.

        I didn’t deal with a lot of stuff because I wanted to focus on the most curious and critical issues.

        Funny thing is when I paste the title in the bitchute search bar, after removing the colon even, it does not pull up in the search. And I have had one person tell me that it did not work for them. It works when I use the link.

        Are there any other good sites to post it to?

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Say Wall, I have a banner that pops up telling me to log in to bitchute or register to improve my viewing. It doesn’t always come up and mostly shows a white blank page. Curious to solve and to see your endeavor.

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Wall, today bitchute fired right up. That may be 2hour movie material. Reading to the cognitive dislocated may get this message successfully thur all the filters programmed into them. This needs a wider form. It is worth the effort. Thank you for your curiosity in the wide psychiatric mass psyop and chemical attack being perpetrated on the American people. Read the new C.D.C. report on opiates prescribing guidelines , “do no harm” has no bounds of hypocrisy. Good beginning work with a solid foundation.

  5. Perhaps important to note that General MacArthur tried to start a war with China during the Korean conflict by placing US naval vessels in Chinese waters. In this video, his complicity in war lies is unclear.

    Also worth mentioning: The Naval investigation after Pearl Harbor officially concluded that Washington knew when and where the attack would occur, and FDR buried the finding to hide it from the public.

    Sold work here. Thank you.

  6. Otterlysmooth says:

    What is sad is that even having this conversation with people seems to do almost nothing. You explain the points, with evidence and it always comes back to, but pearl harbor still happened therefor it was okay to go to war. It is a shame America thinks this way.

  7. Jermaine says:

    Great video. It should be noted that these war criminals often like to use the events of the Rwandan Genocide as a reason for intervening in a “Humanitarian Crisis.” However, these events are completely full of lies, as presented in the interview James did with Keith Harmon Snow in interview 886. I would recommend people to check it out to discover an alternative view of what took place.

    Also can anyone recommend any information on the Yugoslav war and the role Nato and the UN played in the conflict? I couldn’t find anything on Corbett’s site on this topic

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Jermaine,
      Corbett member “mkey” lives on that side of the world. He is a pretty sharp dude. He might know.

    • mkey says:

      There are several documentaries on this important subject and a number of investigative journalist type of articles written, but I haven’t seen something one would consider a tome on topic of breakup of Yugoslavia.

      My personal take on the subject is that Yugoslavia needed to be broken up for the idea of EU to grow since you couldn’t have an union in a union. There were also many interested parties in the power grab phase which certainly served many individuals to get quite filthy rich. Of course Yugoslavia was also an important step toward the fall of communism.

      The country which rushed to accept Croatia’s independence was Germany, a fact of which I was quite proud as a stupid child. But later, when I saw instances such as independence of Kosovo and how the US rushed to validate it, the single country with most vested interest, it made me rethink my stance on Germany, a country which probably had the strongest vested interest to see Croatia go “independent”. Some credence is given to the theory that Germany did it because of a connection between the nazi elements on both sides, but I personally don’t subscribe much to that line of thought.

      There are strong indications that some of the most important events falling out from that war were staged or orchestrated. Like the bombing of Sarajevo, which was a very important event and served to spread terror and hate and helped act as cover for later actions, later to be shown that Serbs very probably didn’t do it, but the Bosnian side itself with the help of the blue helmets.

      Or the massacre at Srebrenica, to this day source of fear, guilt and hate porn. There are strong indications that armed forces (among others, mujahedin have been very probably very active in the Yugoslav war) acted out of this area under UN “protection” and provoked some attacks from the Serbian forces in ESR. Supposedly the death count was spiked up with many corpses of people who have been dragged in from elsewhere.

    • mkey says:

      Or the fall of Vukovar, an instrumental event of the war, something that is still being used to induce fear, hate and blind nationalistic pride, which was very probably enabled by the Croatian side. Quite a few years back I watched a show done by one guy you’d call a “journalist” back when that meant something. Some rare audio tapes were played for the public, from which some very important points followed. Firstly, the Vukovar defense commander believed he could have kept the city safe, had he been sent supplies and reinforcements. Secondly, the very same commander was quite desperate because he couldn’t get anyone to cooperate with him from Zagreb. The tape of his communication with then president shows the president never even heard of his request. In fact, I remember this quite vividly, the president asked the commander to send him a fax detailing his request, the commander replied that he doesn’t have a fax machine, he just needs food, bullets and some fresh soldiers. Thirdly, the conversation shows the president was kept out of the loop.
      History shows the city fell, suffered great destruction and stands to this day as symbol of the war.

      Or the “liberation” of Krajina which appears to have been greatly enabled by the the very probable fact Serbian forces were ordered to fall back and thus make the “liberation” a lot more tractable. The “issue” with these border areas is that they contained peoples of mixed nationalities and religions. Mixed schools, churches, the whole nine yards. Then, someone showed up and stared drawing lines, said I want people of one nationality on the one side of the line and others on the other. We have seen what kind of instability this kind of exercise in drawing of borders can produce in the Middle east. This area in the Balkans may be a bit less volatile, but I assure you this cauldron can be set to blow in no time. There are brainless nationalist elements on all sides itching for shit to hit the fan.

      In all of these events NATO must have had an integral role. Too many people had a lot running on bloodshed and the narrative was too easy to control.

      • mik says:

        Mkey,

        I am from ex-Yu and I’m not satisfied how you presented things.
        Lots of shit happened here no so long ago and some first account stories are almost beyond belief (but they are true).

        The most important fact foreigners don’t know is that dissolution of Yugoslavia started with the raise of Milošević years before war. He gradually started this shit long before NATO and UN. He was the seed of destruction.
        Still, there is a question how he was “allowed” to do it, because chances were high that war was almost inevitable in this case. Maybe someone wanted it, we shouldn’t be surprised.

        Here is an interesting article about this and skip that (hyper)critical part on alternative media.
        http://en.kalitribune.com/echomaniacs-alternative-media-as-postmodern-propaganda-pt-1/

        Regarding documentaries, don’t buy The Weight of Chains.

        • mkey says:

          I don’t subscribe to demonetization of Milosevic any more than I subscribe to demonetization of Hitler, Putin etc.

          I also make no claims on the truth, which is very multifaceted in this pocket of history.

  8. scpat says:

    Not within the last century, but very close.
    Spanish-American War lies –

    William Randolph Hearst & Joseph Pulitzer using media to promote war. Jumping to conclusions after the explosion on the USS Maine, and asserting it was the Spanish without having any evidence.

    http://profcj.org/ep160/

    • calibrator says:

      Apropos Joseph Pulitzer:

      Thank to the Pulitzer-Price this name sounds like “first class” and “impeccable journalism” today but he was more like a seller of sensationalism and “emphasized sensational stories: human-interest, crime, disasters, and scandal” according to his Wikipedia entry.

      But did you know that he was also a member of the Jekyll Island Club?

      You know, the “special club” that housed the infamous Fed-workshop in 1910 (“The Creature From Jekyll Island”).

      The club was also known as “The Millionaires Club” and not only the Morgans and the Vanderbilts were members, but also William Rockefeller, brother of John D. and the sons of Jay Gould.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jekyll_Island_Club

  9. chris.mcm says:

    This will definitely be added to my kids’ homeschooling curriculum, as well as my own. Great outline. Fantastic James.

  10. chris.mcm says:

    Let’s start attacking the lies they’ll come up with in the build up to attacking Iran as they’re happening. It shouldn’t be too difficult.

  11. Fawlty Towers says:

    Great report once again James.
    Short and to the point!

    I was thinking about this very topic the past little while and came up with a couple of possible scenarios that might transpire in the coming decades/centuries (should mankind still be around then).

    First, we might now be living in an transition period, whereby ‘dissidents’ such as yourself are still allowed to make videos and write articles such as you do, debunking the war lies etc.

    All of these ‘dissident’ records may be wiped clean from all worldwide communications systems so that generations from now, people will literally have no other tangible records with which to learn about history other than the ‘official stories’ presented by authorities in whatever ‘read-only’ media they create.

    As for future wars. There will soon be no need to drum up public support for them!
    With the increasing use of drones to perform the ugly and cowardly acts of wanton slaughter, soldiers (boots on the ground) will become a thing of the past.

  12. generalbottlewasher says:

    God almighty James , you would be strung up around here by the totalitarian rednecks that just today returned home from 4 months deployment in Afghanistan. No one here ever asks ” what (or why) are you going over there?” The 6 o’clock newsman said they were battling. ” isis “. I know I saw a rhinoceros running down route 66 here in Tulsa. Funny how the boys come home and rhinos appear on the town square knocking the hell out of peaceful people. Reminds me of a play i saw once. Disturbing as the spraying in the eastern sky around 8:15pm tonight. Couldn’t have been SRM, the sun was setting so maybe they were doing a little weather modification to combat “isis” and make it rain to rinse the Afghan dust off all the rampaging Rhinoceroses. Go figer. Soon the Zionist wonder park will open on riverside drive to dazzle the initiates. Hope they don’t let the Rhinoceroses run amok in the park. I’ll be sure to let you know James if they burn you in effigy for telling the truth. Thats how that goes round ‘ear. No lies m’am just facts move on “isis” may be coming, hell they may already be here. Arrived today from Kabul more like it.

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Speak of the lies sustaining the war on humanity by geoengineering fronts of Evelyn Rothschild and companys. As suggested in my comment yesterday the rain came by 7:00am cst US on August 7th 2018 to my baked city. By noon, high above in the stratoshphere the cargo planes could be seen continuing seeding the clouds below. Around 4:00pm cst the gray non discript clouds blanked the city and hard rain fell for an hour. By 7:00pm cst the sun was shinning under the artificial canopy. As then vice president Johnson said in 1962 ” …he who controls the weather controls the world!”
      The implications of an covert attack on a city, state or nation, by diabolical forces applying their will on a population who were not informed or have given no consent is an act of war. Extrapolate the 20 million tons of aluminum that Dr. David Keith says will be used this year world wide and the purpose becomes clear. As a SRM particulate its minimal in performance of that goal and sounds credible to that purpose. As stated buy our host the lies preceed the killings. Count the ways. Our food and water supply is contaminated. Our soil is contaminated and yields will drop. Starvation begins. The hydrological cycle has been highjacked. Fresh water depletion. Drought begins, crops fail. The biosystem is desiccated and incendiary aluminum is the key ingredient in thermite, ecological conflagration. Let us list the ways H.A.A.R.P. uses aluminum to kill off humanity. Direct energy weapons. Direct Bio-electrical energy weapons;ever have an EKG,EEG,MRI the DOD has your number. Elana Freelands 2 books explain Full Spectrum Dominance clearly, accurately and convincingly. Ice removal from the arctic to open sea lanes and new land. Yes it was 90+°f this week in the article circle. Is this undeclared war on humanity? The number of lies are many and the frogs in the pot and on pot are beginning to boil. Is this the war you are wanting to expose James? Be my guest to another war truth, please.

  13. manbearpig says:

    Sonia and her babies Nelson and Stanley Romulus (shown at 57:46 of the video linked below) paid with their innocent lives for the most Under-reported and yet

    the most emblematic concentration of outrageous lies, complicity of NGOs such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch (famous for perpetuating the Nayirah lie), eugenical governments and international bodies…

    Before the biowarfare in the form of Cholera introduced by the UN “Peacekeepers” and the devastating earthquake that brought the poor proud country to its knees, there was the complicity between the governments of the US, Canada and France along with the United Nations and the Haitian police

    to carry out the years of mass murder, terrorizing and illegal incarceration of thousands of Haitians in an effort to “purge” the Lavalas group fighting as peacefully as possible for the return of their elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, twice kidnapped and exiled by Western governments.

    You’ve got to have a really strong stomach to get through to the end of this documentary by Kevin Pina which just gets more and more and more unbelievably violent and cynical until thanks to a thick tissue of international lies, that continue to this day, leads to the point blank shooting of Sonia, Stanley and Nelson Romulus.

    youtube.com/watch?v=25Mf7Lv5Qo8

    another interesting angle:

    “…Almost 200 years after rebellious slaves drove a humiliated French army from Haiti, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has fired the first shot in a new battle with France.
    In the months leading up to Jan. 1 bicentennial celebrations, Aristide has launched a controversial campaign to get France to repay its former colony billions of dollars in restitution.
    And he has already sent Paris a bill, down to the very last cent: $21,685,135,571.48. …

    When asked about Aristide’s demand this summer during a press conference, French President Jacques Chirac said his country already provides Haiti with millions in aid.
    He said he had great sympathy for the Haitian people but warned “before bringing up claims of this nature, I cannot stress enough to the authorities of Haiti the need to be very vigilant about, how should I say, the nature of their actions and their regime.” …”

    Sound like a threat to you?

    latinamericanstudies.org/haiti/haiti-restitution.htm

    nytimes.com/2017/03/19/world/americas/cholera-haiti-united-nations.html

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100222162017.htm

    • manbearpig says:

      From the last link above: A creepy instance of the fox repairing the hen house…

      “…The engineering community, working with the United Nations and United States Agency for International Development, is assessing the next steps, including translating into French and Creole documents that explain in simple words and pictures how to rebuild structures that will be earthquake resistant…”

  14. zyxzevn says:

    FUNNY:
    “They are having problems with their economy again”
    https://i.imgur.com/KHxTnAG.jpg

  15. manbearpig says:

    what this smattering of “lie” examples seemed to make me realize is that

    just as the Dems and the Repubs hold up, as opposing forces, the same Kakistocracy

    So does the engineered cold war “US vs Ruskies” create the possibility, through ostensibly opposing forces, for destroying, reorienting entire countries or carving up nations into reallocated colonies… (Korea, Vietnam…), for pretexting Gladio operations to create mayhem when desired, even reinforcing the antagonisms within the US with the marxist Warburg-financed Institute for Policy Studies and its created social movements facing off with a supposedly capitalist American establishment and its more conservative pillars…

  16. mkey says:

    CIA Agent Reveals Signs Of Imminent Iran Invasion. w/John Kiriakou
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMAoad0hQUw

    The title is a bit misleading, the most interesting part happens near the end, at about 16:05

    – Fear I have of movement of carrier battle groups, that’s the tip off.
    – Oh really, what does that mean, carrier battle groups?
    – Well, you can’t launch a war or an attack without lots and lots of air support in the region. So right now we have one carrier battle group. That’s an aircraft carrier and 12 associated ships in the Persian gulf. We need more like 6, 6 in the area. You can put 3 or 4 in the gulf, 1 in the mediterranean, 1 in the Indian ocean, maybe have 1 in the red sea, but you have to have lots and lots of missiles and bombers in the region and we don’t right now. So if the Pentagon announces that we’re gonna start moving naval assets closer and closer to Iran, that means we’re gonna fight.

  17. zapped says:

    There has to be a lie in justifying the worthless undertaking of war. The only justification I can think of is having to defend against an invader. There’s gold under them there foreign lands, as it has always been the case.

  18. wall says:

    Have any of the rest of you gotten into this sort of… limbo-esque mindset where you’ve seen so many lies and manipulations that you no longer believe in anything? I am starting to think the history itself is not so important as the extropic qualities of the narratives we write. I do not think we will ever know the true history of anything. So why not just write constructive narratives instead?

  19. wall says:

    On that note, it is obvious that a narrative must be written out of a state of confusion. But it does not have to be based on lies or things said or written in the hope that they are the truth.

    Perhaps we need to pay more attention to the fundamentals.

    The powerful lie and manipulate us into doing wrong to each other for their benefit.

    The powerful are entropic.

    We are fools for not seeing this sooner.

    Perhaps that can be the under drawing of the narrative to be painted. But how do we adorn that so that others will accept it, without lying or indulging in that which we hope is the truth but do not know for certain is the truth?

    One thing I have noticed is that the greatest lesson you can teach a person is that they know nothing, and that they’re lives, hopes, dreams, freedoms, prosperity and everything else depend on knowing everything.

    So, how do we make people desperate to know everything? That is perhaps the most critical task to focus on.

    First is to shatter the image of everything they think to be true, so that they will doubt everything. That will give them a thirst for knowledge… but how do we do that?

    • wall says:

      A good reason to not base this mindful rebellion on specific histories is because it breeds disagreement and enables divide and conquer strategies. That’s something I should have noted.

  20. wall says:

    Um, why isn’t there a download video option?

  21. wall says:

    Corbett, can you cover this thing where companies like Smith and Wesson, Marlin, Mossberg, Remmington, Chrome Industries, and now apparently maybe Seekonk start doing everything they can to screw their customers? What is up with this trend? Some thought it was an effort to destroy the firearms industry. But it’s more than just the firearms industry and it seems that these companies try to do everything they can to undermine their customer’s desire to have well made and well designed products and it makes no sense to me. It’s like they will purposely screw crap up just… for who know what reason. WTF is going on with companies like these that used to produce quality stuff but now make junk?

    • danmanultra says:

      In most industries right now its all about “cutting costs, maximizing profit”. Used to be that many industries had some form of pride in what they do, but I believe those have all been taken over and conquered by heartless people that just want more and more digits in their bank account. I think just as media needs to move into being independent again, so too does industry, if we wish to see anything of good quality again.

  22. RestinoP says:

    Thank you James Corbett for once again producing a brilliant video that is simple enough and short enough to use as a tool to get through to those we still need to wake up rather than just preaching to the choir who are already awoken. Thank you for your great work, James. Now lets get some ideas from the choir on methods to use this tool so as to wake up our fellows; who do we approach with the video, and how we might go about approaching them.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      RestinoP says:
      Now lets get some ideas from the choir on methods to use this tool so as to wake up our fellows; who do we approach with the video, and how we might go about approaching them.

      Using this video as a dissemination tool
      I think that there are a whole host of methods.
      Each individual will probably have different communities or people who they are exposed to.
      And it is nice to have this in one’s quiver, to pull out when it becomes appropriate to the conversation.

      EXAMPLES
      Corbett member “AnimalsArentFood”, at the top, comments about Reddit.
      Joe sent out a “9/11 Meetup Group email” with this video.

  23. richardadler says:

    Fantastic piece James. It should be required viewing for all school aged kids. Keep up the great work!

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