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“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

— Herman Goering
Nazi Air Force (Luftwaffe) commander
at the Nuremberg Trials


America’s War-Criminal M.O.


a rendering of Gee Dubbya to make him look like a grinning, missing-tooth Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine.  The dialog bubble of Unpresident Alfred E. Bush says - 'Either you're with us on this... or... you're intelligent'

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it...”

— General Douglas MacArthur
1957





“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

— H. L. Mencken

So this is the classic scam which all governments use to fool their idiot citizenry into blind obedience. Since the Spanish-American war of 1898 this scam has been used by the U.S. government to extort money and political support from the American people.

The existence of the Soviet Union and Red China provided the American capitalist plutocracy with all the anti-communist propaganda it needed to carry out its genocidal terror campaigns against the world’s people. When the Soviet Union and Red China mutated into venal capitalist mafia states it was a great victory for American capitalists, but it created a serious propaganda vacuum. New scapegoats were needed.

“Moslem terrorists” have now replaced “communists” as the most convenient scapegoat of American state terrorists because Moslem countries happen to be cursed with the world’s greatest oil reserves. American control of the world’s oil supply means control of all the world’s industrial economies. And with military control of the Middle East, America can force Iraq to use dollars again for oil payments, instead of the euro. It can force the whole Middle East to use dollars. All this is essential to keep the failing American economy from total collapse.

No more perfect propaganda could have been handed to the U.S. government than the attacks of September 11. Instantly “Osama bin Laden” and “Moslem terrorists” were blamed, long before the source of the attacks could possibly have been known by anyone who was innocently unaware of them beforehand. That was because the U.S. government did know about the attacks beforehand. The U.S. government is the author of the September 11 attacks.

Osama bin Laden and the Taliban government of Afghanistan were framed for the 9-11 attacks because the Taliban were getting in the way of the U.S. government’s ten-year effort to secure an oil pipeline from the Caspian Sea basin through Afghanistan. Such a pipeline is essential for the American plutocracy to profit from Caspian Sea oil. And as with Middle East oil, getting control of Caspian Sea oil is an essential part of the long-term U.S. strategy for the military/economic subjugation of Europe.

Long-held negotiations with the Taliban over the pipeline finally broke down in August 2001. An arrogant American negotiator actually told the Taliban they had to choose between “a carpet of gold or a carpet of bombs.” The Taliban chose not to whore their souls to dirty American money.

The very next month a propaganda gold mine without precedent was conveniently handed to the U.S. government. In the guise of “fighting Moslem terrorism”, the heroic U.S. military then slaughtered thousands of innocent Afghan civilian men, women and children who had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11.

But innocent children are of no importance to American state terrorists. Human life has no value whatsoever for them. Only money and power matters. Now they have the propaganda weapon they need for a permanent military takeover of the whole Middle East and Caspian Sea region.

And unless the world’s people rise up and depose this genocidal Beast, its worldwide control of oil will ensure American imperial domination of the entire suffering world for many dark years to come.


American flag - swastika and stripes - symbol of American state terrorism.

In the ten years between the fall of the Soviet Union and the events of 9-11, propaganda was much more of a challenge for American state terrorists. Without some major bogeyman to get patriotic fools to rally ’round the flag, the U.S. government actually had to convince Americans that the defense of “humanitarian values” was the purpose American military campaigns. Quite a stretch. And yet during the Clinton administration this mass-hallucination was accomplished with appalling success.

While jellybean-popping Ronald Reagan was called “The Great Communicator”, Bill “I never inhaled” Clinton will be known to posterity as “The Great Deceiver”. (Gee Dubbya is already “The Great Embarrassment”.)

Selling America as the champion of “democracy” and “humanitarianism” was the only way to concoct an excuse for terrorizing the unfortunate people of Yugoslavia into submission. All during the Cold War the Yugoslavians had been relatively independent of both the Soviet Union and the U.S. by doing a political balancing act between the superpowers. After the Soviet Union collapsed the Yugoslavians didn’t want to relinquish their independence. The socialist Serbian government of Milosevic was the one and only European government that refused to grovel before the American Beast.

Such national independence and economic democracy is known as “the threat of a good example”, and it has always been feared by the U.S. Corporate Mafia Government as a dangerous political challenge to its imperial capitalist authority. All mafias operate on this principle. They rule by violence and the threat of violence, and they can’t afford to let anyone within their “turf” remain independent. Unfortunately, Uncle Sham considers the entire planet to be his turf. And every nation that doesn’t grovel like a whore is on this homicidal psychopath’s hit list.

So the U.S., using Germany as a junior partner, created, armed and funded the deceptively-named “Kosovo Liberation Army” (KLA). This “Liberation Army” murdered and terrorized Serbians in Kosovo for years, under the covert direction of the U.S. government. The KLA even murdered fellow Albanians who were friendly with Serbians. When the Yugoslav army fought the terrorist KLA, the American corporate mass-media spread lies that the Serbians created “mass graves” and committed “ethnic cleansing” in Kosovo.

It’s incredible how widely these lies are still believed. Too many fools are still mindlessly addicted to the mass-media. The truth is exactly the opposite from what is presented in the corporate mass-media. It was the Albanian KLA, backed by the U.S. and Germany, that was committing real “ethnic cleansing” against the Serbian people in Kosovo. That is how Kosovo got to be 90% Albanian by 1999. Before WWII and even immediately after, there was a majority of Serbian people in Kosovo. Now, with America’s help, Kosovo is 100% Albanian. This is how America fights ethnic cleansing.

The KLA was a front for the Albanian mafia, whose primary activities are heroin-smuggling from Turkey, and prostitution rackets using women from Eastern Europe who are literally enslaved. Being viciously evil, the KLA never had wide-enough support from ordinary Kosovo Albanians, and therefore it couldn’t defeat the Serbians. So the U.S. military/government stepped in to help its fellow mafia. They butchered 3000 civilian men, women and children in Yugoslavia with 78 days and nights of cluster bombs, cruise missiles and depleted uranium missiles. After the little nation was severely beaten up by the gang of 19 NATO nations, they all congratulated themselves on “ending” the trouble which the U.S. covertly caused in the first place.

The ultimate purpose of all this was to force the uncooperative, independence-loving Serbian people to be saddled with a government fully subservient to American economic interests. Sadly, the U.S. Corporate Mafia Government has finally achieved that goal.

And through the “dumbing-down” effect of the schools and the corporate mass-media, the U.S. government has also achieved the goal of degrading the intelligence of American people to the point where they can actually be sold on the concept of “humanitarian” bombing. Just label the bombing “humanitarian intervention” and create a political fantasy world in the mass-media, and millions of total morons will accept the mass-murdering state terrorism without question.

After the “humanitarian intervention”, U.S./NATO occupation troops rolled into Kosovo to begin “peacekeeping operations”. The KLA, of course, came with them. And so began a brutal reign of terror, in which thousands of Serbians, Jews and Roma (Gypsies) were raped, tortured and murdered, sometimes publicly beaten to death — with the blessings of the U.S. government. 200,000 refugees fled occupied Kosovo to the safety of unoccupied Yugoslavia. They were the lucky ones.


cartoon by Omayya Joha.  It shows an Army soldier, one of his hands dripping with the red blood of his victims, while in his other hand he holds an assault rifle.  He is facing a camera that has an American flag on it, symbolizing the American mass-media.  Out of this camera comes a photograph of the soldier, but the photo shows him holding an olive branch instead of a rifle as he smiles innocently and waves his other hand which shows no blood on it. - http://www.omayya.com/


Whether they’re directly butchering helpless civilian people or doing it by proxy, the domestic M.O. of the war-criminal U.S. government and the corporate media is always the same:


Phase 1: Cover it up — lie and deny. Government spokespeople “have no knowledge” of the atrocities, and the corporate mass-media simply ignores the story.

This is easy enough at first. The masses of media-hypnotized Americans wouldn’t dare suspect that their fine and righteous government practices genocide as a matter of foreign policy. They don’t suspect that every day the biggest newspapers and magazines of America’s vaunted “free press” censor all the news the corporate owners want censored. The mind-controlled masses are clueless that the familiar, trusted “talking heads” on T.V. are all very highly trained, highly paid professional liars, saying only what the corporate/banking plutocracy wants them to say.


Phase 2: The hard evidence and testimony of American atrocities begins to mount as more and more witnesses and decent people cry out for justice.

Now the propaganda machinery of the U.S. government and military kicks into high gear. Government spokespeople and crooked politicians put as much PR spin as possible on all the tales of carnage. They come up with lies they know will sound credible to ignorant Americans who don’t really want to know the truth. And the corporate mass-media skillfully supports all the lies. The lies are then repeated endlessly and pervasively for weeks, months and years until they take on a life of their own. They become so familiar and commonly accepted that honest, informed people fear to suggest publicly that “the emperor wears no clothes”. Dishonest, patriotic, flag-waving Americans eagerly believe all the lies because they are selfish, materialistic, apathetic moral-cowards.

This scam has worked spectacularly for over a hundred years. The openly racist, jingoistic journalism of yesterday was the predecessor of today’s melodramatic, pulp-fiction-like, pseudo-journalistic tripe.

The amazing modern-day success of this mass-deceit is due in no small measure to the professional skills of many highly-paid PR firms like the Rendon Group, Ruder-Finn, Hill & Knowlton, Shandwick, Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum PR. Crooked PR flacks in firms like these are the ones who actually come up with the deceitful spin on the appalling war-crimes of the U.S. military/government.

A few of the more notorious euphemisms used by U.S. government spinmeisters include:


The PR firms that dream up the most sophisticated deceit campaigns draw on decades of psychological research. They’re experts at weaving complexes of lies and using symbols and images in the mass-media that affect the subconscious minds of brainwashed Americans.

Convincing the majority of brain-dead Americans and Western Europeans that the massive American/NATO state terrorism of 1999 was “humanitarian intervention” could be called one of the diabolical masterpieces of PR deception.

For years previously, PR firms like Ruder-Finn had worked with the corporate media to equate the Serbian people with “Nazis”. The PR firms concocted outright lies about “rape camps” and other atrocities like the “Racak massacre” which the Serbians did not commit. Meanwhile, in the real world, it was the Serbian people who were the biggest victims of atrocities that actually were committed. And of course all this was covered up in the corporate media. Horrific atrocities were committed against innocent Serbian people by the Croatians and Albanians. Croatians “ethnically cleansed” 500,000 Serbian people from Krajina in 1995, and even sadistically shelled and strafed fleeing Serbian refugees — and it was all widely ignored by the American corporate mass-media.

In the real world, the Serbians were actually the most anti-Nazi of all the nations around them. The Croatians and Albanians in particular were close allies of the Nazis in WWII. Of all the nations in the Balkans, only the Greeks and Serbians fought the Nazis — and one million Serbian people were brutally murdered as a result. Fully one-half of the adult-male population of Serbia was murdered by German Nazis, Croatian Ustashi fascists and Albanian fascists during the war. But throughout the 1990s the U.S. government, PR firms and the Jewish-Zionist-controlled corporate media had almost everyone believing that the Serbians were “like Nazis”. Reality is routinely turned upside-down in the corporate mass-media.

The 1999 American/NATO state terrorism was committed against the entire civilian population of Yugoslavia, over 10 million people, throughout the length and breadth of the entire nation — and yet to this day large numbers of media-brainwashed people think the American/NATO bombing was confined to Kosovo and that the only targets were the Yugoslav military.


Phase 3: Finally, after several years of such relentless and pervasive fraud, most Americans have stopped paying attention even to the mass-media whitewash of the story. But the lies remain planted within their programmed minds, taking root and combining with all the other lies they’ve been programmed with all their lives. Their entertainment-saturated minds remain fast asleep within a media dreamworld from which they may never awaken.

Meanwhile the U.S. Corporate Mafia Government is deeply involved in the latest mass-murder-for-profit campaign against helpless civilian people — and busily lying and denying it all over again.


In 1999 only a very small percentage of people in America cared about the innocent Yugoslav civilian people who were violently murdered by the U.S. military. Fortunately the times are changing, and growing numbers of decent people are actually waking up. At least now a majority of people care about the innocent Iraqi and Palestinian people struggling to survive.

There are still far too many Neanderthals in America, however. Subhuman flag-wavers who couldn’t care less about the U.S. military mass-murder of innocent children. As the world burns, they’re content to gape like morons at soap operas and football games on their mind-controlling T.V. sets. Flag-wavers like to gawk at violent, degraded movies which desensitize them to just the sort of horrific war crimes their government and military commit on a routine basis.

But the perennial production and widespread promotion of violently evil movies is not done because Hollywood pimps are merely “giving people what they want”, as they always claim. These movies are produced with the conscious intent to psychologically degrade as high a percentage of Americans as possible.

The satanic rulers of this country want the American people to be a mass of immoral, obedient, tax-paying morons who don’t have enough humanity within themselves to care about butchered human beings in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Palestine. Nor to care that their own tax dollars are paying for it.

What a racket, huh? And the U.S. Corporate Mafia Government has got it sewn up tight.

Well, if we want to have a future worth living in, it’s time to overthrow the predatory monsters. Nothing short of total revolution is going to take power away from these fascist war criminals.


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“Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice.

“Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”

— Michael Rivero
WhatReallyHappened.com



cartoon reptile standing in front of an American flag, looking stupidly naive as it gives an approving thumbs up sign “...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly... it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”

— Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Propaganda Minister



“It’s been demonstrated that well within two minutes of watching television, most people enter a hypnotic alpha state bordering on theta. Viewers in this state are no longer able to critically evaluate, discern, or pass judgement from their own moral database on the material being viewed. The information just flows, unimpeded, into their subconscious year in and year out.”

— Jeff Rense
http://www.rense.com/



“There are no important media outlets in the U.S. that are not owned or controlled by Jews.”

— Israel Shamir
Russian-Israeli journalist
in his article “Midas Ears”

Note: Israel Shamir is a decent, conscientious man.
His statement is meant not as an ethnocentric boast,
but as a wake-up call.



Related pages


The United States Government Committed the September 11 Attacks


The Israeli Connection To 9-11


Fox News Special Report: Israeli Spying on the U.S.


Massive Israeli Spy Ring Linked to September 11


The CIA, Insider Trading and the World Trade Center Terror Attack


Fake Terror: the Road to Dictatorship


Operation 911: NO SUICIDE PILOTS


Mass-Media Brainwashing in America


Revealing Quotes 3: Mass-Media Deception


Professional Liars: The Crooked Job of Corporate Journalism


Corporations Have a Chokehold on the U.S. Media
by Rep. Bernie Sanders


Neighborhood Bully: American Militarism
interview with Ramsey Clark




Related sites


Project Censored
http://www.projectcensored.org/

“The Essential Issue raised by [Project Censored] is the failure of the mass media to provide the people with all the information they need to make informed decisions concerning their own lives and in the voting booth.”



The journalism and films of John Pilger
http://www.johnpilger.com/

“It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it.”

— John Pilger



Media Beat
http://www.fair.org/media-beat/

“Media Beat is the insightful weekly syndicated column on media and politics written by FAIR associate Norman Solomon. It runs in newspapers across the country.

Utne Reader called Solomon one of ‘the fiercest and most articulate media critics around.’ A Los Angeles Times reviewer wrote: ‘The bold, muckraking tone of these columns offers a welcome respite from the decerebrated discourse that too often passes for contemporary journalism.’”



Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting — FAIR
http://www.fair.org/

“FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

“As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.”



The U.S. media: a critical component of the conspiracy against democratic rights — Part 1
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/dec2000/med-d05.shtml

“This is the first in a series of pieces that will attempt to answer several questions: Why do the American mass media play such a foul role? Who are the major personalities? Who owns the media? What is their modus operandi?”

Part 2: An evening of television news

Part 3: Television personnel: money matters

Part 4: Television personnel: a few profiles

Part 5: Media ownership and concentration

Part 6: Who is the Wall Street Journal’s Robert Bartley?

Part 7: Conclusions about the media in general, the liberal press in particular



How the White House and the media package government propaganda as entertainment
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/jan2000/drug-j24.shtml



US psychological warfare experts worked at CNN and NPR during Kosovo War
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/apr2000/cnn-a18.shtml

“Cable News Network (CNN) and National Public Radio (NPR) have acknowledged that eight members of the US Army 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Group served as interns in their news divisions and other areas during the Kosovo war. PSYOPS is a highly specialized unit of the military whose personnel are trained in the production and dissemination of US government propaganda, including on television and radio programs.”

“Three PSYOPS personnel also worked at the Washington DC headquarters of NPR, a publicly-funded radio network. They worked for periods ranging from six weeks to four months from September 1998 through May 1999 on such programs as All Things Considered and Morning Edition.



PR Watch and the Center for Media & Democracy
http://www.prwatch.org/



The press and US militarism — a lesson from history
http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/aug1998/main-a21.shtml




Bibliography


Body of Secrets
by James Bamford
Doubleday, 2001

In 1962, U.S. military leaders had a plan for conducting terrorist acts against Americans while blaming Cuba. Codenamed “Operation Northwoods”, the plan was intended to provide the propaganda necessary to create popular sentiment for an invasion of Cuba.


The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media:
Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
by Norman Solomon


Inventing Reality:
The Politics of News Media
by Michael Parenti


The Real Terror Network:
Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman


Manufacturing Consent:
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky


War, Lies & Videotape:
How media monopoly stifles truth
edited by Lenora Foerstel; multiple authors


What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky


Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy
by Robert W. McChesney


The Hidden Persuaders:
What makes us buy, believe – and even vote – the way we do?
by Vance Packard


Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky


The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
by Gore Vidal


Blackshirts and Reds:
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
by Michael Parenti


The Beast Reawakens
by Martin A. Lee


The Fire This Time:
U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf
by Ramsey Clark


Desert Slaughter:
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
by the Workers League


To Kill A Nation:
The Attack on Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti


Hidden Agenda:
U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Michel Chossudovsky, Slobodan Milosevic, numerous authors


NATO in the Balkans:
Voices of Opposition
by Ramsey Clark, Sean Gervasi, Sara Flounders, Thomas Deichmann, Gary Wilson, Richard Becker and Nadja Tesich


Killing Hope:
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII
by William Blum


Rogue State:
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
by William Blum


Apocalypse 1945:
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving


Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry O’Sullivan and others


Terrorizing the Neighborhood:
American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

by Noam Chomsky
Pressure Drop Press, 1991


The Phoenix Program
by Douglas Valentine


Derailing Democracy:
The America the Media Don’t Want You to See
by David McGowan


Dumbing Us Down:
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
by John Taylor Gatto


Toxic Sludge is Good for You!:
Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton


War At Home:
Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It
by Brian Glick


The Sword and the Dollar:
Imperialism, Revolution and the Arms Race
by Michael Parenti


Against Empire
by Michael Parenti




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“If you want free speech you can go down to a street corner and shout.”

— Jim Olson
owner of Humboldt Internet
September 26, 2001

On September 14, 2001, three days after the WTC attack, the owner of the humboldt1.com ISP summarily deleted the original American Terrorism website. When informed that he was suppressing online free speech, he offered the helpful advice above.

http://www.humboldt1.com/~016910/Amerikan_Terrorism.html
Launched: May, 2000  —  Torpedoed: September 14, 2001   R.I.P.



To spare my vocal chords I offer this remaining mirror site:


http://free.freespeech.org/americanstateterrorism/

http://www.AmericanStateTerrorism.com/ (Germany)
AWOL: October 24, 2003 – no response to email inquiries

http://americanterrorism.afedwards.com/ (U.K.)
Missing In Action: May 27, 2002
entire afedwards.com site vanished, email inquiries bounced back

http://www.geocities.com/americanterrorism/
Efficient FTP access terminated for all free sites: April 1, 2002

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/americanterrorism/
Axed by Angelfire.com: December 13, 2001 (see note below)

http://americanterrorism.tripod.com/
Torpedoed by Tripod.com: October 18, 2001 (see note below)


“Lycos [Tripod and Angelfire]... reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to the Lycos Network...for any reason or for no reason at all, in Lycos’ sole discretion, without prior notice, or any notice.”

...or without any discretion, or, after September 11, 2001, for a hypocrite, patriot-idiot, police-state censorship reason.





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