Ten Years Later


Written and narrated by B’Man

Additional reading:

Paul Craig Roberts and Washington’s Blog and all of my posts on the subject

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Wall Street’s Greatest Wet Dream: The Grand Bargain Betrayal

I told you long ago that Obama was W II (the third and now fourth term of George W Bush policies). Very little has changed, except that Americans (especially black ones) think that his color makes him some sort of Messiah. I have said many times that he is whiter than I am, meaning that he is acting black, but serving the interests of whitesJews. And only the uninformed can really argue that point, as Luke points out in one of his latest videos:

Luke Rudkowski hits the streets of NYC to find out where Obama supporters really stand on his policies. Now he did this in an underhanded way where the policies where presented to be Romney’s, but this was only done to get an honest opinion. The reactions when the truth was uncovered varied but they were very telling to say the least.

Of course Luke won’t tell you about the Jewish connection, but the point is that every one of those he interviewed show their total ignorance when it comes to Obama’s policies. The Obama Brand has done a great job of lying people into believing a load of bullshit that simply perpetuates the Empire and direction towards American financial serfdom.

After his “win” in this past sElection, he now work to implement the final austerity goals that Steve Lendman (quoting Bill Black) lays out as “forced-fed austerity“:

Force-fed austerity assures the worst of hard times. It’s responsible for what Black calls “the four horsemen of the economic apocalypse:”

  • economic decline;
  • job cuts and greater unemployment;
  • increased deficits and debt; and
  • destruction of safety net protections.

Wall Street Wants It ALL, Folks

They want your retirement. They want your healthcare. They want your Social Security. They want your property. They want your savings.

They want to control it all.

And when I say “Wall Street”, I mean what Lendman, nor Black will say out loud… Jews and their parasitic lackeys.

The goal is to take this country down to third world status, where the very rich prosper and the poor barely sustain a miserable existence the best we can. Enough pain felt, for long enough, and us poor ole rednecks will beg them to bring the work back, at slave wage levels, just to feed out kids and care for our sickly old folks, since SSI is going to be privatized (continuing W’s wet dream).

Bill Black explains it very well in his Real News interview:

Bill Black: A group of Democrats called “The Third Way” are working with President Obama towards the “grand betrayal” on social security

The Unholy Grail Of Wall Street

The “unholy grail of Wall Street” is the privatization of the SSI safety net, which so many idiots believe is a good thing. But how can it be good? When has anything that they privatized end up being the best solution? It only steals from you by costing you far more, introducing middle men who scam you and install systems that force horrendous requirements to sustain their profit motives (think privatized prisons or military).

SSI is a very well run institution with little overhead. Any supposed shortfalls are simply because the damned government has stolen the money with no intention of giving it back. But the dumb ass republican sycophants believe the hog wash that the government tells them… believing that it is unsustainable, without ever asking their favorite reTHUGlican Congressman/Senator where the money went to begin with.

And don’t think that demoRATs aren’t complicit… they work together for the same goal, for they serve the same Wall Street Jews and sycophants:

Combined ["the four horsemen of the economic apocalypse"] assures third world status. Black said Obama prioritizes it. We’re forewarned but does it matter? Few Americans understand what’s coming.

Grand bargain betrayal is planned. It’s come in stages like boiling a frog. It doesn’t know it’s dinner until too late.

Social America is on the chopping block for elimination. It’s been happening incrementally for decades. Democrats are in league with Republicans. Their agenda assures intolerable pain and suffering for ordinary people.

These criminals are about to make life in America very hard for the poor. SSI is to be butchered, Medicare and Medicaid to be butchered, Food Stamps to be butchered… They are at the cusp of major changes to your already weakened quality of life. Both “parties” are complicit. Dumb Americans are complicit.

You are about to go the way of Greece, but here in America, we don’t even have a clue, even though we have already experienced huge losses in money and quality of life. And the accelerated changes are coming very soon. Mr Lendman writes:

From now through yearend, four major issues must be resolved:

(1) extending the 2% payroll tax deduction another year. In fact, it’s a stealth drain of hundreds of billions of dollars from Social Security’s Trust Fund reserves.

Revenue already lost irreparably weakened its ability to pay future benefits. Lose more and the entire program may be lost. Privatization assures it.

Obama fully concurs on driving a stake through the heart of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and public pensions. He’s no progressive. He’s a corporatist hardliner. He never would have become president otherwise. Populists needn’t apply.

(2) extending expiring unemployment benefits for millions of laid off workers.

(3) another one-year Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) fix.

(4) delaying the 29% cut in doctors fees for serving Medicare patients.

Expect Republicans to drive a hard bargain like they always do. Democrats pretend they care. In fact, they’ve already sold out. Obama’s reelection hinged on it.

He talks tough, then caves at the 11th hour. He did repeatedly throughout his first term. Both parties are in lockstep on defending privilege.

People needs don’t matter. It’s part of a longstanding plan to third worldize America. Safety net protection is someone else’s problem.

On November 6, Bill Black discussed what’s coming. His article headlined “Wall Street Urges Obama to Commit the Great Betrayal,” saying:

Top domestic policy is eroding safety net protections en route to eliminating them altogether.

“Only a Democrat can make it politically safe for Republicans who hate the safety net to unravel it (a process that would occur over a number of years) by legitimizing the claim that (it) must be cut.”

Obama was hand-picked to do it. “Wall Street’s unholy grail (is) privatizing Social Security.”

Doing so will let financial predators “charge tens of billions of dollars in fees annually and the banks that administered the privatized program would be systemically dangerous institutions (SDIs) because the consequences of allowing bank failures to cause tens of millions of Americans to lose their retirement savings would require either that all such deposits be federally insured or that the failing banks be bailed out by the federal government.”

“Privatization, therefore, is a convenient fiction. The banks’ profits will be privatized. Any catastrophic losses will be borne by the public.”

The Big Lie claims no acceptable alternative exists. Safety net cuts must be imposed. Obama’s sharpened knife is a dagger at the heart of what matters most to ordinary people. Their welfare, security and futures are up for grabs. They’re being destroyed in plain sight.

h/t The Real News & Steve Lendman’s Blog

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The Grand Bargain IS Paulsterity

 

I have warned you multiple times about Paulsterity. I told you that it didn’t matter whether or not it was Ron Paul or Paul Ryan’s plan, or whether or not the liar-in-chief, Obama, wins another term, Austerity is coming. I have warned you that it doesn’t matter which of the two complicit duopolistic parties win, the end result will be hurting poor folks at the expense of the rich getting richer (why do you think they give all this money to the elections in the first place: because they “love America”?).

Morons.

They give all that money because they want something in return. They want to control the money (and control it right into their own pockets). They will do so by attacking the social network while NOW is the time to keep their greedy fingers off of it. Now, the worst financial situation this country has ever found herself in is a result of privatization which simply makes those who can afford to buy even richer at your expense.

I mentioned a friend’s unwavering dedication to Romney and the Republicans, mainly because he thinks Obama is a communist and Romney is a Capitalist (indicating that he would be better than Obama). I insisted that on the issues that matter, disregarding the propaganda of Rush Limbaugh (he did use him as an example), they are the same, and that they are both bad for this country.

In a passing comment about Romney vs Obama, I wrote:

As for preferring Romney over Obama… one is just as evil as the other. Both are corrupt, as are both parties. Both serve Israel’s interests (Romney will probably be much worse than Obama, as a matter of fact).

To me, my concern isn’t about which person or party wins, for we all lose with either one.

He countered:

Sorry B’Man, can’t agree with much of what you say below. Your belief that Romney and Obama are the same is simply wrong, and I’m very sad that you think this way. Obama is a communist, plain and simple, and his communist roots and education are plain for all to see. Romney is a successful capitalist and a decent man. Are saying communism is morally equal to capitalism? If so, you couldn’t be more wrong and I would hardly know where to start in convincing you otherwise. How about this: Do you want this country to look like Cuba, Russia, or China?

You see, he immediately went for at least one of the Seventeen Techniques For Truth Suppression.

I had to explain, again, that the system is corrupt (I used the word “evil”) and had to bring out my tired old motto:

My motto is “Ne’er an R or D Again”.

The two party paradigm has grabbed you. I am sorry that you don’t understand what I’m saying. You have lived much longer than I and surely have experienced the ping pong effect. One election year is the lesser of two evils. The next election year, it is the other lesser of two evils. I assume you understand evil. Evil is evil. Period.

The debates are controlled by those two parties. Big Money controls both parties. It is obvious simply by following where they put their money in each election cycle (Opensecrets.org).

Obama is evil. Romney is evil. The system is evil.

And this is the mindset that keeps us in bondage to Big Money. An undying allegiance to one of the two dominating evil parties. A lack of discernment, both politically and spiritually. A trust in one’s favorite “lesser of two evils” and the total abandonment of sanity and/or clear thinking. A purposeful dedication to an evil, corrupt system that is blatantly obvious to any open-minded, sane person.

DCDave sent me a link this morning to The Activist Post (I have been a long time subscriber to their site and must have forgotten this comparison of the two evil, lying characters running for POTUS. They write that there are “40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate‘:

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama’s “economic stimulus” packages.

3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama’s bailout of the auto industry was actually his idea.

4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal Reserve.

7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.

8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserved to be renominated to a second term.

10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign contributions.

15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the IRS.

16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of Americans.

17. Both candidates are “open” to the idea of imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is doing a great job.

19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act.

21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are considered to be terrorists.

22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

24. Both candidates support the practice of “extraordinary rendition”.

25. They both support the job-killing “free trade” agenda of the global elite.

26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the country and both of them are right.

27. Both candidates are extremely soft on illegal immigration.

28. Neither candidate has any military experience. This is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a “cap and trade” carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as long as the entire globe goes along with it.

32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their careers. Mitt Romney’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause has been questioned by many. In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital’s investment in a company called “Stericycle” that incinerates aborted babies collected from family planning clinics.

34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop leaders is wrong.

35. They both believe that a “two state solution” will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add “signing statements” to bills when he signs them into law.

38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.

I am not saying that I agree with every point (for instance, I don’t see number 12 being correct… neither want “universal healthcare”, what they want is to privatize the system and continue feeding the beast that is draining the system, Health Insurance… NOT the same thing. Nor is ObamaCare “universal healthcare”… #13). But, by and large, most are an accurate comparison.

It truly boils down to Big Money and austerity measures to keep afloat the very ones that have wrecked our economy, at YOUR and my (and our children for generations to come) expense. They truly desire to create a third world country where the few ultra-rich dominate the millions of us poor folk.

A vote for Romney is a vote for Paulsterity (Paul Ryan’s Plan).

A vote for Obama is also Paulsterity (or the Great Bargain).

The insanity (or stupid allegiance, whatever) to continuing the support of either “Party” or the bought and paid for candidates that the bogus media has brainwashed you with, is not only horrific for me and my family, but it is equally bad for your family. Its time you get your heads out of your butts and see what’s going on.

One could simply not vote (and if enough were to stay away, in protest, perhaps it would send a message). But there is another way, if enough people got on board, and that is to vote for ANYONE else that is unassociated with an R or D (reTHUGlican or demoRAT).

A poster promoting the virtues of austerity. But who really benefits? Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

 

There are some third party or independent candidates running, personally, I am voting for Merlin Miller (will write him in, if he is not on the ballot). At least he is not afraid to call out the best reason we are falling apart as a country.

At least then, we would easily be able to see the obvious election manipulation that will permeate the corrupt voting machines as Dr Paul Craig Roberts highlights in today’s post at his site.

You will finally recognize that next year, when they cut your Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicare/Medicaid… when you see the poor people begin to starve and/or get sick and die because you didn’t have the sense or discernment to see what is obviously coming… when you will be the one that suffers burdens to take care of your elderly mother, because they are taking away the safety net that all of us poor rednecks have piad for all of our lives… when they complete the cycle of theft, by taking your savings because there is no interest paid on the meager money you do have left… when the final condition will be them taking your home because you cannot afford the taxes…

THEN and only then will the brain-dead, political sycophantic fools FINALLY realize that dumb ole redneck, B’Man, warned you to the best of his ability.

But then it will be too late.

Morons.

h/t DCDave, The Real News, Paul Craig Roberts, and Activist Post

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The Goon Squad’s Top Ten Lies Americans Believe To Be True

Top Ten Lies Most Americans Believe to be True

10. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a complete surprise.

9. The Federal Reserve is part of the US government.

8. America has two distinct and different major political party’s

7. Israel is an ally of the USA.

6. The Vietnam War escalated because of North Vietnamese aggression.

5. Our gold, being held at Ft. Knox, is safe.

4. President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

3. America is a democratic republic, run by We the People.

2. Six million Jews died in the Zionist version of WWII.

 

1. The attacks on 9/11 caught American intelligence agencies completely by surprise.

 

This is poignant in lieu of a recent conversation with a friend who appears to still believe many of  the lies that have us brainwashed. Even though many are awakening, there are still great thinkers who “believe”.

h/t The Goon Squad (one of my favorite blogs)

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So Close, But Never Seem To Get To The Finish Line

I subscribe to several bloggers, videographers, news sources, etc (some I agree with and some I don’t) and my Reader gets about 500 entries or more per day. I generally scan through them and when one catches my attention, I sometimes make note and/or it instigates a thought process or reconstitutes my current thinking, giving me clarity. This is how I come to my ways of thinking and therefore gives me ideas for new posts. Many times, I will draft my thoughts, and that draft will stay in the draft folder for months at a time before I post on it.

I have said a few times that many of these people I follow seem to get close to naming the problem, but always fall a bit short. They use innocuous names and ideas, when the truth is blatant and obvious. Too many feel the need to stay politically correct and not call out the real perpetrators, so they use terminology that is watered down. Many others, who are thinkers and provide excellent information in certain correct realms, seem to stop short at getting to the real issue. I try to figure out if they are truthful and just ignorant or are disinformation specialists. This is a difficult differentiation.

I have seen a couple of videos recently where these types get close, but miss the cigar.

Now think about who he names and their affiliation to a certain group. But he won’t quite say it, will he? Why is that?

Here is another. This man has put out an extensive amount of work and in most cases, I find little I disagree with. But, the closer he gets to naming the evil, he ALWAYS falls short (why, I don’t know for sure):

The art of debunking only goes so far, apparently. I’ve addressed this before, but how can someone spend so much time explaining how history is generally a lie with a purpose to mislead us, use sources from the History Channel, then ignore one of that channel’s biggest draws, all the Nazi Germany stuff? How is it possible that virtually everything about the official American history is fraught with lies and distortions, yet they cannot look into the biggest hoax (and reason behind it) that we have ever been brainwashed into believing? Why cannot these smart people make the obvious leap in logic on this ONE subject, when they can on every other?

Here is a written example at the Economic Collapse Blog where they skirt all around the issue, but fail to connect dots?

One of the fundamental problems with our current financial system is that it is based on debt.  Just take a look at the United States.  The way our system works today, the vast majority of all money is “created” either when we borrow money or the government borrows money.  Therefore, the creation of more money creates more debt.  Under such a system, it should not be surprising that the total amount of debt in the United States is more than 30 times larger than it was just 40 years ago…

Why should banks be allowed to create money?

That is a very good question.

Why should sovereign governments ever have to borrow money from anyone?

That is another very good question.

Our current system is designed to enrich the bankers and get everyone else into debt.

And is that not exactly what has happened?

So why don’t we go to such a system immediately?

Well, the transition to such a system would undoubtedly be a major shock to the global financial system, and most people try to avoid significant short-term pain even if there are tremendous long-term benefits.

More importantly, however, is that the bankers have a tremendous amount of power in our society today, and they would move heaven and earth to keep a debt-free monetary system from ever being implemented.

Who runs those banks? Who invented debt based money (Usury)? Who controls every aspect of the monetary system? Who controls almost every aspect of corporation control and manipulation? Who controls every bit of print and video media, besides the alternative media (and obviously, a good bit of that is controlled by the same people, as well… Alex Jones being an example)?

Do you think that these monsters will ever give up their control? Why doesn’t that blog ask the obvious question or at least elude to the ones who invented the system, perpetuate it, and now have such a stronghold that they will NEVER give it up?

The Video Rebel doesn’t mind saying it (or is very close and his previous posts never held back).

On 9-11-2012 the Israelis working in conjunction with their Saudi allies attacked the American consulate in Benghazi killing the US ambassador Chris Stevens and others. As I have said before, the Saudi royal family were installed by His Majesty’s Jewish government. They are descendants of Sabbatean Jews which is to say they were Satanists as are most of Israel’s leaders.

Louis Farrakhan will say it (or something close). He keeps talking about Israel, but we know what that means. We know that it is a “Jewish State”.

But here is one that is not afraid to name it out right (and I appreciate it very much):

h/t BrassCheckTV, JohnFriendsBlog, The Economic Collapse Blog, and The Activist Post

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B’Man’s Gueat Post: DCDave’s The Pearl Harbor Betrayal and James Forrestal’s Death

The Pearl Harbor Betrayal and James Forrestal’s Death

As told by Walter Trohan

If there were a major, influential news organ in the United States today that espoused the old fashioned America-first, anti-interventionist, anti-globalist, antiwar, limited-government conservatism of Rep. Ron Paul, it would look a lot like Colonel Robert McCormick’s Chicago Tribune of the early to mid-20th century.  The closest thing we have to that now is on the Internet with web sites like LewRockwell.com and Antiwar.com.  And if that news organ had a prominent, enterprising White House correspondent with contacts all over official Washington who was not afraid to challenge the President or anyone else, he or she would be a lot like Walter Trohan.  Sarah McClendon was similar, but she had a very limited audience, and now she has died.  Helen Thomas is, too, but she was unlikely to challenge liberal presidents, and now she has been run off.  With both women now gone from the center of media power and with no possibility of a Walter Trohan even on the horizon, the Washington press corps is left only with megaphones for the imperial presidency, whichever party is in power.

Trohan’s revealing 1975 valedictory is entitled Political Animals: Memoirs of a Sentimental Cynic.  Two of the most important events to occur on his watch were the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the mysterious premature death of the just-fired Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal.  In terms of his willingness to go against conventional wisdom and the ruling establishment, Trohan’s treatment in his book of these two events stand in stark contrast to one another.

Pearl Harbor

The following passage begins on page 167 and continues into page 168.  The year is 1941 and the person sharing secrets with Trohan is President Roosevelt’s press secretary:

Steve [Early] confided to me that we knew every move the Japanese were making.  This mental bell was to grow louder in tone in the months ahead.  Steve repeated we knew every move as fast as it was made.  Because of this knowledge, we had to return at once to Washington; war was imminent.

Even then I reasoned that we had to have a spy in the Japanese Government at the highest level, but I didn’t see how he could transmit his reports easily and quickly.  So I concluded that we had broken the Japanese diplomatic code.  This conclusion was one not requiring any great deductive powers.  Everyone knew, but few remembered, that we had broken the Japanese naval code during the naval disarmament conference in Washington in 1921.  All this was detailed in a book by the man who directed the breaking, Herbert O. Yardley, The Black Chamber, which I had read and remembered.  I read it again with greater interest because it seemed to support my hunch.  American intelligence was furious with Yardley for revealing the code-breaking coup, so much so that he was not invited to take any role in cryptology before or during the war.

It wasn’t long before my suspicions were confirmed.  Friends in the army and navy intelligence acknowledged that the code had been broken.  There was nothing I could do about it under censorship, but I did keep after it.  For four years I collected bits and pieces of the story, which resulted ultimately in a congressional investigation.  The Administration maneuvered the inquiry into a whitewash of Washington responsibility for Pearl Harbor.  However, they merely scotched the snake and didn’t kill it, so that Pearl Harbor is becoming to be recognized more and more as FDR’s road to war.

I was not to get public credit for the code-breaking story, because J. Loy Maloney, then managing editor of the Tribune, had let himself become involved in a censorship storm, which threatened indictment and even closing of the Tribune.  So when John T. Flynn, a great newspaperman and a true liberal in that he detested war, got a corner of the story and asked me about it, I turned over the full story to him and put him in touch with all the witnesses.  Flynn put the story into a pamphlet, The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, which the Tribune printed after the war ended.  The pamphlet launched the congressional investigation.

I was awarded the Edward Scott Beck prize, established by our former managing editor, for a story I didn’t write.  I did play a role behind the scenes in plotting the strategy of anti-Administration forces in the investigation, so that I knew it all, including the tremendous pressure which was brought to bear to hide Washington responsibility.

The entire Pearl Harbor pamphlet is available online at Antiwar.com.  Anyone interested in knowing the facts about the Japanese attack, as opposed to the popular myth that the United States was struck by complete surprise while in the midst of peace negotiations, should read the entire thing.  For those lacking the time, here is the concluding summary:

1.      By January l, 1941, Roosevelt had decided to go to war with Japan.

2.      But he had solemnly pledged the people he would not take their sons to foreign wars unless attacked. Hence he dared not attack and so decided to provoke the Japanese to do so.

3.      He kept all this a secret from the Army and Navy.

4.      He felt the moment to provoke the attack had come by November. He ended negotiations abruptly November 26 by handing the Japanese an ultimatum which he knew they dared not comply with.

5.      Immediately he knew his ruse would succeed, that the Japanese looked upon relations as ended and were preparing for the assault. He knew this from the intercepted messages.

6.      He was certain the attack would be against British territory, at Singapore perhaps and perhaps on the Philippines or Guam. If on the Philippines or Guam he would have his desired attack. But if only British territory were attacked could he safely start shooting? He decided he could and committed himself to the British government. But he never revealed this to his naval chief.

7.      He did not order [General Walter] Short to change his alert and he did not order [Admiral Husband] Kimmel to take his fleet out of Pearl Harbor, out where it could defend itself, because he wanted to create the appearance of being completely at peace and surprised when the Japs started shooting. Hence he ordered Kimmel and Short not to do anything to cause alarm or suspicion. He was completely sure the Japanese would not strike at Pearl Harbor.

8.      Thus he completely miscalculated. He disregarded the advice of men who always held that Pearl Harbor would be first attacked. He disregarded the warning implicit in the hour chosen for attack and called to [Navy Secretary Frank] Knox’s attention. He disregarded the advice of his chiefs that we were unprepared.

9.      When the attack came he was appalled and frightened. He dared not give the facts to the country. To save himself he maneuvered to lay the blame upon Kimmel and Short. To prevent them from proving their innocence he refused them a trial. When the case was investigated by two naval and army boards, he suppressed the reports. He threatened prosecution to any man who would tell the truth. (Shades of LBJ and the USS Liberty attack. – ed.)

Trohan resumes discussion of Pearl Harbor on page 182, continuing into page 183:

Probably the main reason taps continued on my home and office phones was that it was known that I was continuing an investigation of my own into Washington responsibility for Pearl Harbor.  I made it my business to know and question virtually everyone involved in the affair and thus learned of all the attempts to destroy records and change testimony.  This became something of an obsession with me, because I was certain that Washington had maneuvered the nation into a war that the people did not want.

I knew that Colonel R. S. Bratton attempted to hand over a vital intercept to a code message from Japan which indicated the United States was a target, probably at Pearl Harbor, to general George Catlett Marshall, army chief of staff.  Bratton had the message in a locked pouch.  He was stopped at Marshall’s office door by Colonel Walter Bedell Smith, who forced Bratton to open the pouch against all precedent for an “eyes only message.”  Smith said he would deliver it himself, after he read it.  I also knew Colonel Otis K. Sadtler, who also attempted to have something done to warn the army and navy commanders at Pearl Harbor, General Walter Short and Admiral Husband E. Kimmel.

Bratton and Sadtler were never promoted although they served throughout the war.  Bedell Smith became a lieutenant general and a millionaire industrialist after the war.  I won’t say he owed it all to the protection of Marshall, but the protection certainly didn’t injure his career.

I learned that Marshall had gone horseback riding, when he should have been warning Short and Kimmel.  I knew both commanders.  I also knew navy Captain Laurance F. Safford, who played a major role in breaking the Japanese code and who resisted great pressure to have him deny that he key Japanese message “East wind rain,” which spelled attack on the United States, had ever been received.

In the course of my investigation I found a call girl who was favored by Marshall.  I thought for a time that he might have been in her apartment the night before Pearl Harbor.  He claimed to have forgotten where he was that night.  He had been found sitting on a log with his head in his hands on a bridle path, when searchers brought him word of the attack.

The answer was before my eyes all the time in the files of the Washington Times Herald, but I didn’t know it.  Marshall was among guests at a gathering of alumnae of his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute.  For those interested, Marshall’s relations with the call girl were not very exciting; the playing of classical records in his apartment.

I talked to Marshall’s secretary and his sergeant.  Admiral Harold R. Stark, the chief of naval operations, had been shifted to London, but other naval people were available.  I knew that officers were being sent around the world in an attempt to induce many to change their stories.  There were times when I despaired of hope that the truth would become known.

At this point we need to reconsider our comparison of the Chicago Tribune and Walter Trohan to Ron Paul conservatives.  Here the country had a major newspaper and its chief Washington correspondent challenging the official story of the event that propelled the country into World War II.  They told us not long after it happened that FDR wanted the U.S. in World War II and Pearl Harbor was his way of accomplishing it. (Pro-Israel lobbyist, Patrick Clawson, then, is essentially correct about FDR’s motives in the former’s infamous recent speech.)  It is as though, today, there were at least one major news organ that, from the beginning, gave a voice to the 9/11 truth movement.  The closest we have come to that is the recent airing by PBS of a video by Architects and Engineers for 9-ll Truth, but it’s more than a decade late.

On page 186 Trohan tells us of the complicity of the Republican opposition in making certain that the truth would not be known “prematurely.”  It is the election year of 1944:

The Republicans named Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Senator John W. Bricker of Ohio.  Dewey had joined the interventionist eastern establishment.  [Ohio Senator Robert] Taft was not a contestant, having agreed to step aside in order to let Bricker make his pitch for the party nomination.  Bricker lost to Dewey.

The major issues were the conduct of the war and the plans for peace.  Dewey had most of the facts on the Washington responsibility for Pearl Harbor and was prevailed upon by Roosevelt not to use them.  I was one of a small knot of speech-writer consultants—not the only one by any means—so I knew.  I couldn’t blame Dewey because the war was on and the first thing to do was win it, not question its beginnings.

But what are an opposition candidate’s and a journalist’s responsibilities in a free society when the “war” is an interminable one on an abstract noun like our “war on terror”?  And by cozying up to the leadership of one of the major parties did not Trohan and his newspaper begin the slide down the slippery slope that pretty soon led them to be, like all the others, just another mouthpiece for the ruling powers that be?

The Democrats were unexpectedly still in power in 1949 when James Forrestal went out that window at Bethesda Naval Hospital, but it looks like Trohan and the Chicago Tribune were already too far gone down the slope by that time to do anything but parrot the official line.

James Forrestal

At the bottom of page 250, Trohan has just finished a weak defense of Senator Joe McCarthy and the senator’s attempt to cleanse the Truman administration of Communist infiltrators.  McCarthy was the first of the “tarnished warriors” to which he refers:

Another tarnished warrior of the period was James V. Forrestal, the first Secretary of Defense, who was my good friend and one of the finest and most dedicated servants I have ever known.  Jim came from lower New York State, where his brother won an appointment as postmaster under Farley when he met with difficulty in the Depression.

Forrestal entered and graduated from Princeton, where he was a boxer, as a broken nose attested, and a good one.  It is my sincere belief that this sport proved to be his undoing, because a boxer must rely on himself rather than on his teammates.  He undertook a Wall Street career, becoming head of Dillon, Reed [sic] & Co.  From this company he entered government service, first in the Treasury, later as Secretary of Navy and finally was named as the first head of the newly organized and not really united Defense Department.

In the Defense Department Jim was convinced that the United States, especially the U.S. Navy, could not operate without Mideast oil.  He did not anger the Arabs, which some persons, including a scoundrel in the press, insisted made him anti-Israeli, which he was not.  Few men were more misrepresented or vilified in some quarters than this hard-working official.  Also his life was domestically and religiously complicated.

He had me to functions in the Pentagon when lesser men feared to do so.  Also he invited me to breakfast at his Georgetown home, which I refused to join, because I am willing to discuss business or listen to speeches at lunch or dinner, but will not permit anything to intrude on my quiet tea and toast, the only meal that almost always belonged to Carol and myself.

Forrestal left the Cabinet in 1949 partly because he did not wish to embarrass Truman, who had recognized Israel and brought his influence on other nations to recognize the new state.  He talked of returning to his church, but leaped out of his suite from the tower of Bethesda Naval Hospital, not long after he left the Cabinet, leaving behind him a book in which he had underlined a number of passages of gloomy poetry.

It is hard to say that Forrestal’s call for caution in the Middle East was unwise.  While the Jews are entitled to a homeland, the creation of the state by Britain and the United States has raised many problems in seeking to solve but one.  It is not unlikely that the seeds of World War II may spring from the tensions that have followed the best of intentions.

The first thing one notices is that Trohan, even though he doesn’t use the word “suicide”, parrots—although rather poorly—the accepted story completely uncritically in spite of the fact that he counted Forrestal as a “good friend” and supported his political positions.  The contrast with his reaction to the official story of the Pearl Harbor attack could hardly be sharper.

The second thing that strikes us is how extraordinarily cavalier and sloppy Trohan is with the facts of Forrestal’s professional life and of his death.  On page 292 he writes of his own resistance to being made an editor because he thought his gregariousness and inquisitive nature made him best suited to be a reporter.  In this instance, his supposed “inquisitive nature” seems to have deserted him completely.  One gets the impression that he was afraid that should he have inquired into the actual facts of Forrestal’s death he would have learned more than it was safe to know.

Let’s start with the next to last paragraph and work forward.  He says that Forrestal underlined passages of gloomy poetry.  No one has ever said that before.  The earliest report was that a book was found open at the page where a gloomy poem was found.  That was followed closely by a report that he had copied lines from the poem on a sheet of paper.  The second report remains the story told us by the press and the historians, although we have since discovered that the transcription was obviously not written by Forrestal and no one was identified in the official investigation as its discoverer.

Before that, Trohan says Forrestal “leaped out of his suite from the tower of Bethesda Naval Hospital…”  He actually went out of the window of a kitchen across the hall from his room.  Furthermore, the accepted story is not that he leaped but that he had attempted to hang himself out the window because a bathrobe belt was found tied around his neck.

The first sentence of the paragraph states, “Forrestal left the Cabinet in 1949 partly because he did not wish to embarrass Truman…”  No, he might have been talking about leaving, but he was forced to resign by President Truman.

The statement at the beginning that “Forrestal entered and graduated from Princeton” is wrong on two points.  He first entered Dartmouth and transferred to Princeton.  He did not graduate from Princeton, having left one course short of a degree.

Trohan’s summary of Forrestal’s career in the government is also wrong.  He never worked at the U.S. Treasury.  He worked briefly as a White House assistant and then was made undersecretary of the Navy.  From that post he rose to Secretary of the Navy when the incumbent, Frank Knox, died.

Trohan is also wrong to say that Forrestal was not anti-Israel.  He was strongly opposed to the creation of an ethnic-supremacist state in Palestine controlled by immigrants who were mainly from Europe, which certainly made him anti-Israel.  What he was not was anti-Semitic, which is what his detractors then and now like to call him.  There were a great number of Jews who agreed with Forrestal’s position on Israel at the time, and many do to this day.

Nowhere in Trohan’s discussion of Forrestal’s death do we learn that there was an official investigation and that the results of the investigation were withheld for some six months.  Neither do we learn that in the brief conclusions released at that time suicide is not even mentioned.  The official Navy review board concluded only that he died from his fall; they do not say what caused the fall.  Not having even told us of its existence, Trohan, of course, also fails to tell us that the report was still secret at the time he wrote his book, some 26 years after the fact.  We may assume that Forrestal’s “good friend” Trohan, like all the other members of our great “free” press, kept silent about it when the slender conclusions were released but the report proper was kept secret.

What are we to make of this truly sorry performance?  We have suggested that the contrast with his reporting on Pearl Harbor was a matter of timing in Trohan’s life, that he had begun his slide into the moral cesspool of Washington in 1944 when he collaborated with the Republicans, and by 1949, when his friend Forrestal was clearly assassinated he had reached bottom.

But other evidence suggests that the contrast runs more deeply than that.  When it comes to these two important events, Trohan is but a reflection of the opinion molding community in general.  After all, journalist Robert B. Stinnett’s 1999 book, Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor, received a considerable amount of publicity (although the case can be made that it was fake opposition book), even getting a mildly favorable review in The New York Times.  If we Google “Pearl Harbor conspiracy” we see that a great deal has been written that challenges the official story, including a number of books.  Googling the unusual name of “Colonel Otis K. Sadtler,” mentioned by Trohan, produces a particularly strong work by Harry Elmer Barnes.   When it comes to James Forrestal’s assassination, on the other hand, the only book that challenges the obviously phony suicide story is one published by the John Birch Society in 1966, The Death of James Forrestal.  The anonymous author used the pseudonym, “Cornell Simpson,” and the book has been completely ignored by the mainstream press and by historians.  Otherwise, there is only my work, which began in 2002, and a couple of Internet spinoffs from my work by Hugh Turley and the anonymous “Mark Hunter.”

The murder of the leading American opponent of the creation of the state of Israel clearly remains very nearly the most sensitive topic in American 20th Century history, right up there with the vicious Israeli assault on the USS Liberty.  Walter Trohan was smart enough, and well-enough informed and connected in Washington to know at the time what had happened to Forrestal.  He certainly knew by the time he wrote his book, but he wanted to get his book published, preferably by a major publisher.  He was successful.  His publisher was Doubleday and Company.  One might even interpret the numerous gratuitous errors he threw into the Forrestal section as a signal to friends and insiders that he knew he was writing poppycock.  The editors wouldn’t notice because he had done nothing to rock the boat.

David Martin

October 4, 2012


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What Nutty Yahoo Really Meant and What He Should Have Said


That was what the nutbag really meant, but Greg Bacon at Goon Squad shows us what the maniac SHOULD have said:

“Today, my fellow members, I come to you with a heavy heart and broken soul, to ask for your forgiveness.

Since Israel was illegally created by a bribed and intimidated UN back in 1947, the Khazars and Commie Russian thugs that have moved into Palestine and stolen large chunks of the indigenous Palestinians land thru force; deception, thuggery and outright murder, all in an insane dream called Eretz Israel.

To that end of making an Israel that would stretch from the River Nile to the River Euphrates, Israel and it’s fellow Zionist travelers, along with sold-out politicians in the USA, Britain, France and Germany have been sowing misery, death and destroying around the world, then getting our Zionist owned MSM to blame our bloody acts on Muslims, vilifying Islam.

From our craven, sneaky unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty in our 1967 War of Aggression, to the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11, it was Israel behind those acts of treachery, that we then blamed on Islamic nations, like Iraq, so we could have our pit bull, the USA, go into those nations we castigated and have them destroyed,all to benefit Israel and Israel alone.

We stand guilty of a multitude of crimes, like wrecking the world’s economy after our 9/11 attacks against the USA. We had our Zionist friends at the Federal Reserve and those ‘Too Big to Fail’ Wall Street banks loot, pillage and plunder trillions of dollars from the world’s economy, because we knew that most Americans would be too damn scared of our fiction, al Qaeda, to notice that slippery set of fingers stealing their life savings.

We also stand guilty of numerous crimes against humanity, especially against the Palestinians in Gaza, were we have been operating the world’s largest concentration camp.

Another of our convenient scams is making people think 6 million Jews were killed by Germany during WWII, when anyone who investigates this matter can easily see it was the world’s biggest scam, designed to engender sympathy and money, lots and lots of money, to help Israel have a non-stop supply of wealth from other nations.

The list of our crimes against the world would fill a book, so I will conclude my ‘Mea Culpa’ by asking the world’s forgiveness and vow to NEVER AGAIN let this happen and to ensure we don’t remain the #1 threat to world peace, I am ordering that all our nuclear weapons be neutralized and that the enriched uranium and plutonium be delivered to Russia and the USA.

I am also ordering the dismantling of AIPAC, so that organization will stop running the USA and buying politicians.

I also ask that the International Criminal Court begin and immediate of our crimes, and to lock me and my cabinet members away, awaiting trial.

Thank you”

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