All Governments lie, empires more than others. The American empire, whose birth was formally announced in 1898, a time when the word “empire” was used proudly by the jingoists from Washington to Wall Street very likely lies more than any government, for this nation must wrap all of it’s conspiratorial, unconstitutional acts, both domestic and international with the cloak of a righteousness that has no basis in truth.
Obama is a master, but then the lie is the most essential attribute of being an American President. At the end of this excellent video, the State Department spokesperson lies so absurdly that it is one that, at least, was called out–just to put it into perspective, read the following:
The CIA plotted to poison the Iraqi leader in 1960. In 1963, the U.S. backed the coup which succeeded in killing the head of Iraq. And everyone knows that the U.S. also toppled Saddam Hussein during the Iraq war. But most don’t know that neoconservatives planned regime change in Iraq once again in 1991.
4-Star General Wesley Clark – former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO – said: It came back to me … a 1991 meeting I had with Paul Wolfowitz… In 1991, he was the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy – the number 3 position at the Pentagon. And I had gone to see him when I was a 1-Star General commanding the National Training Center… And I said, “Mr. Secretary, you must be pretty happy with the performance of the troops in Desert Storm.” And he said: “Yeah,
High on the CIA’s to-do list for ‘regime change’ in Syria—as was the case with the genocidal invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya—is the creation of an embryonic Syrian government-in-exile made up of right-wing hardliners and/or convicted conmen.
Early last year, the Syrian National Council was created with its headquarters in Turkey. To get an idea of the political leaning of this clique, we need only look to the comments of its Chairman, Burhan Ghalioun, a French professor of political sociology and potential future President of Syria. On December 2, 2011 Ghalioun said that if his regime takes over Syria it would “end the military relationship to Iran and cut off arms supplies to Hezbollah and Hamas, and establish ties with Israel.”
Iraq and Libya are prime examples of the viciousness of this U.S. imperialism which mumbles on about “nation-building”—while smashing and plundering already highly-developed nations into ruins.
History records that the CIA has orchestrated innumerable armed insurgencies in dozens of countries around the world, arming bands of mercenaries and death squads in an effort to overthrow national governments and expand American domination over every corner of the globe.
In 1988, former CIA station chief John Stockwell, who ran the CIA secret war in Angola, estimated the CIA had mounted approximately 3,000 major operations and 10,000 minor operations of this nature, which killed over six million people. As quoted in the book Addicted to War, he wrote, Now we have massive documentation of what they call the secret wars of the CIA. We don’t have to guess or speculate.
We had the Church committee investigate them in 1975, which gave us our first really in-depth powerful look inside this structure. Senator Church said in the 14 years before he did his investigation that he found that they had run 900 major operations and 3000 minor operations. And if you extrapolate that over the whole period of the 40 odd years that we’ve had a CIA, you come up with 3000 major operations and over 10,000 minor operations.
Every one of them illegal. Every one of them disruptive of the lives and societies of other peoples and many of them bloody and gory beyond comprehension, almost.
Each covert war is a violation of the US Constitution, which requires war to be declared by Congress, and not launched by an unelected, secret body.
Stockwell’s estimate did not include the NATO/Gladio operations in Europe, plus with 15 more years since with the CIA at work, probably at an increased tempo and with a widening global scope, it will by now have passed the mind-boggling figure of 20,000 such covert operations.
===SIS IS US: The Shocking Truth Behind the Army of Terror (Washington Blog, George;Madsen, Wayne;Tarpley, Webster;Partisan, Syrian Girl)