During the Congressman’s interview on CNN’s Sunday Spotlight, he was subjected to listening to George Bush justify troop surges and flawed foreign policy. In spite of CNN’s attempt to draw a parallel between Ron Paul and John Edwards, the Congressman was able to stay on top of the arguments brought forth by the host and ‘the president’.
I took nearly half a page of notes while listening to this interview because it was a prime example of media spin and newspeak; presenting the illusion of a debate and serious questioning, all the while avoiding any pertinent evidence. As well as taking advantage of America’s lack of knowledge of the Middle East. Want proof? Go ask your neighbor the difference between a Shi’ite and a Sunni.
Let’s Analyze the different tactics used by our government to propagate the false paradigm, which is then perpetuated by the media.
- Vowing to withdraw if requested by newly installed government.
America is in a time where it can not control it’s own elections. In 2004, computer programmer Clinton Eugene Curtis testified under oath before the U.S. House Judiciary Members in Ohio. Curtis revealed that he was asked in October of 2000 by Congressman Tom Feeney, who at the time was Florida’s Speaker of the House and Yang Enterprises Lobbyist and corporate attorney, to create a prototype that would rig an election and flip the vote 51-49. Curtis, not seeing the big picture, wrote up documentation to expose fraud within the source code and handed it into Mrs. Yang. According to Curtis’ testimony, Mrs. Yang then informed him that they needed code in order to conceal the fraud within the source for the purpose of “controlling the vote in South Florida.”
In regards to the Iraqi election Time Magazine wrote an article in 2004 stating, “…the Bush team ran into trouble with another plan involving those elections — a secret “finding” written several months ago proposing a covert CIA operation to aid candidates favored by Washington. A source says the idea was to help such candidates — whose opponents might be receiving covert backing from other countries, like Iran…” These are just examples of the efforts being made on our part. Senior adviser to the C.P.A., Larry Diamond, warned Bremer in a March, 2004, memorandum, “Political parties that have never contested democratic elections before tend to fall back upon their worst instincts and experience. They buy votes, and frequently they buy electoral officials. . . . They use armed thugs to intimidate opposition, and even to assassinate opponents. . . . They may use force and fraud to steal or stuff the ballot boxes.”
The bottom line being, anyone who thinks the elections in 2000, 2004, Iraq, or any other time and place in which the outcome may infringe upon the agenda of the American Military-Industrial complex, are anything but controlled, needs to have their head examined.
- Referring to insurgents in Iraq as ‘Al-Qaeda’
Shi’ite Muslims accounted for 60% of the population under the leadership of Saddam Hussein. Even now with 80% of insurgents simply fighting occupation, the remaining 20% are primarily Shi’ite militia. Al-Qaeda on the other hand, is an extremist Sunni organization, the complete polar opposite of what we are in fact fighting in Iraq. Never the less the easiest and simplest form of propaganda is to simply label anything that opposes tyranny as Al-Qaeda.
Haven’t paid your parking tickets? Of course not, Al-Qaeda never pays parking tickets.
Unfortunately for us Ron Paul had not read the London Telegraph the day of his interview which reported, “Mr. Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilize, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs,” and “…the CIA is giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan.” Jundullah, being an offshoot Al-Qaeda organization that was formerly headed by alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The Watson brothers wisely stated in an article at PrisonPlanet.com yesterday, “Even if you believe the official story of 9/11 to the letter, the fact that Bush has personally authorized U.S. support for this group completely dismantles the facade of the war on terror.”
- The likening of Ron Paul to 1930’s Isolationists
This is a vague allusion to 9/11 and it’s usage as a pretext to everything that has happened since. This is a clever slight to neutralize intelligent, would-be activists by referencing what happens to an isolationist population, as well as to pretend Paul’s foreign policy is anything but the advice of the Founding Fathers. In 1937 a Gallup poll stated that 94% of Americans wished to “keep out” rather “prevent”, only to be thrust into the second world war 4 years later when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
This chain of events has an eerie similarity to another chain events set in motion during George Bush’s 2000 election, where America supposedly elected a president who’s foreign policy reflected that of America’s 1937 beliefs. Ron Paul mentions several times in recent interviews that George Bush was elected under the campaign of “no intervention, no policing the world, and no nation building.” Only to be thrust into the third world war a year later when the World Trade Center was attacked. Later referred to by the CFR as the catalyst needed to create a New World Order, and exactly what the Project for a New American Century’s document Rebuilding America’s Defenses said would be needed in order to get America behind an expansion of Military and central government…
“…a new Pearl Harbor.”