Paul Craig Roberts
by Paul Craig Roberts: A
World Overwhelmed by Western Hypocrisy
In a June column,
I concluded that conspiracy theory is a term applied
to any fact, analysis, or truth that is politically, ideologically,
or emotionally unacceptable. This column is about how common real
conspiracies are. Every happening cannot be explained by a conspiracy,
but conspiracies are common everyday events. Therefore, it is paradoxical
that conspiracy theory has become a synonym for unbelievable.
are commonly used in order to advance agendas. In the July issue
of American Rifleman, a National Rifle Association publication,
the organizations executive vice president, Wayne Lapierre
reports on a congressional investigation led by Senator Charles
Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa of a Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Department of Justice conspiracy
to further gun control measures by smuggling guns across the border
to Mexican criminals and blaming it on American firearm sellers.
to federal agents coming forth with evidence on the gun smuggling
operation, this government sanctioned criminal conspiracy has been
an administration-wide cover up marked by an arrogant dismissal
of Congress constitutional role is Attorney General
Eric Holder, who has blocked all efforts to get to the truth. His
minions have directed federal employees with knowledge of the gun-running
scam to refuse to cooperate with congressional investigators.
will find the uncovered conspiracy hard to believe. The US Federal
agency, BATFE, with the DOJs participation, has been providing
firearms to Mexicos drug cartels in order to create evidence
to support the charge that US gun dealers are the source of weapons
for Mexican drug gangs. The purpose of the governments conspiracy
is to advance the gun control agenda.
Eric Holders stonewalling of the congressional investigation
has resulted in Rep. Issas warning to Holder: Were
not looking at the straw buyers, Mr. Attorney General. Were
looking at you.
The most likely
outcome will be that Grassley and Issa will have accidents or be
framed on sex charges.
are also a huge part of economic life. For example, the Wall Street
firm, Goldman Sachs, is known to have shorted financial instruments
that it was simultaneously selling as sound investments to its customers.
The current bailouts of EU countries sovereign debt is a conspiracy
to privatize public domain.
are endless, and most succeed. NAFTA is a conspiracy against American
labor, as are H-1B and L-1 work visas. Globalism is a conspiracy
against First World jobs.
The sex charge
against Dominique Strauss-Kahn could turn out to have been a conspiracy.
According to the New York Times, the hotel maid has bank
accounts in four states, and someone has been putting thousands
of dollars into them.
are willing to kill large numbers of their own citizens in order
to advance an agenda. For example, Operation Northwoods was a plan
for false flag terrorist events drafted by the US Joint Chiefs of
Staff and signed by General Lyman Lemnitzer. It called for the CIA
and other black op elements to shoot down Americans
in the streets of Miami and Washington, D.C., to hijack or shoot
down airliners, to attack and sink boats carrying Cuban refugees
to the US, and to fabricate evidence that implicated Castro. The
agenda of the Joint Chiefs and the CIA was to stir up American fear
and hatred of Castro in order to support regime change in Cuba.
reader cries conspiracy theory, be apprised that the
secret Operation Northwoods was made public on November 18, 1997,
by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board. When
the plan was presented to President Kennedy in 1962, he rejected
it and removed Lemnitzer as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
extensively from the plans menu of proposed false flag terrorist
acts. Those who distrust Wikipedia can obtain a copy of the plan
from the National Archives.
When I tell
even highly educated people about Operation Northwoods, they react
with disbelief which goes to show that even US government-acknowledged
conspiracies remain protected by disbelief a half century after
they were hatched and 14 years after being revealed by the government.
example of a conspiracy that is proven, but not officially acknowledged,
is Israels attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. Captain Ward
Boston, one of the two US Navy legal officers ordered to cover up
the attack, not investigate it, revealed the Johnson Administrations
conspiracy, and that of every subsequent administration, to blame
mistaken identity for what was an intentional attack. The unofficial
Moorer Commission, led by Admiral Tom Moorer, former Chief of Naval
Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proved conclusively
that the Israeli attack, which inflicted massive casualties on US
servicemen, was an intentional attack. Yet, the US government will
not acknowledge it, and few Americans even know about it.
Even the event
Americans celebrate on July 4 was a conspiracy and was regarded
as such by the British government and American colonials who remained
loyal to King George. If we dont believe in conspiracies,
why do we celebrate one on July 4?
Craig Roberts [send
him mail], a
former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate
editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases
of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book,
Tyranny of Good Intentions,
co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how
Americans lost the protection of law, has been released by Random
© 2011 Paul
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