Friday, July 08, 2005

Is the Conspiracy Real? Part II

Was God trying to get my attention?

Today, I read an article called, “Cui Bono Revisited” by Butler Shaffer. Cui Bono basically means, “Who benefits?” And of course the question was, in a very non-conspiratorial fashion I might add, “Who benefits from acts of terrorism?”

That’s easy. The State does; war is the health of it. Politicians get to be their constituent’s savior. Bureaucrats get new opportunities, promotions, as well as bigger staffs and budgets.

Butler was noticing the same thing I was noticing. Big government benefits so much and responds so quickly and predictably to expand their power, one might be tempted – very tempted – to think they planned the bad things that happen.

And as if that was not enough, I then had lunch with a donor to Downsize DC. We met for two hours. And what did we spend 90% of the time talking about? How our government craved, if not planned, the events of 9-11. (I’ll share my thoughts on this in an upcoming message).

Here were the points my lunch partner made…

• First, 9-11 is one of string of “staged” events used to provoke Americans into a desire for revenge. The Maine got us into the Spanish-American War. The Lusitania was bait for the Germans, and once they sunk it, Woodrow Wilson, who promised he would keep us out of war, had the excuse he needed to get us into World War I. Historians now believe FDR knew that the Japanese were going to attack, and Pearl Harbor was the provocation necessary to awaken the sleeping U.S. giant. The Gulf of Tonkin was used to provoke a large-scale increase in involvement in Vietnam.

• Second, using staged events and demonizing an opponent was a very old tactic. Nero had accused the Christians of burning Rome (historians believe he actually did it). Hitler blamed the Communists for burning the Reichstag and used that event to begin his reign of terror.

• Third, if a man campaigns for office saying he’s opposed to pornography – that he’ll regulate it out of existence once elected – and then once elected, he begins installing several pornographers in his cabinet, you’d be on solid ground to doubt his sincerity. And that’s exactly what George Bush did. He said that his administration would pursue a humble foreign policy. He mocked Al Gore during the debates saying he wouldn’t have a “nation-building corp.” But he chose the very men who co-signed an open letter to then President Clinton calling for regime change and nation-building in Iraq.

• That letter was issued by The Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Their Statement of Principles is signed by Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld, as well as by Eliot Abrams, Jeb Bush, Bush's special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, and many others. William Kristol, famed conservative writer for the Weekly Standard, is also a co-founder of the group. The Weekly Standard is owned by Ruppert Murdoch, who also owns international media giant Fox News. And just what did they say? In "Rebuilding America's Defenses," PNAC describes four "Core Missions" for the American military, one of which is for American forces to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous wars." And Iraq was their prime target. But they agreed that the American people would need some motivation in order to permit such an attack, and that might require a “New Pearl Harbor.” On 9-11, they got it.

• And for more information, he suggested I visit,

As I left, he gave me an Alex Jones DVD that elaborated on other points he made during our lunch. He bought lunch and made a donation. Obviously, I promised to watch. Stay tuned.

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