Thursday, July 14, 2016

How Government Officials Deceive Themselves, To Deceive The Public

ASEAN countries deceive themselves if they believe Obama will come to their aid after provoking and being overrun by China  

By Eric Zuesse

Foreign services and the military of any country are being paid like lawyers are standardly paid: they’re paid to make the case for their employer. They are ‘mercenaries’ wielding words not (merely) arms, who become the more effective to the extent that they can deceive themselves to believe the propaganda (or, in the military case, the justifiability of their killings) that they’re selling to the public.

Let’s therefore look at some of these ‘mercenaries’, in a video about US policy toward China, so that we can tell, from their vocal inflections, and also from their facial expressions while they are saying blatantly false things, whether we think that they believe the lies that they are spouting, while they’re spouting them to us.

In the video, which is titled "World War 3 Between America and China," appears a former US diplomat to China and to Taiwan, John J. Tkacik Jr., saying that, "the real reason I think why America has a commitment to Taiwan is because Taiwan is a democracy."

How, then, can the US government ‘justify’ its longstanding alliance with the Saud family who are the dictators over – and who despotically claim to own – Saudi Arabia, and who champion head-chopping of any dissidents there (and who financed the 9/11 jihadists in the US)? And that’s only one contrary example of our ‘democracies’.

But that official’s lie didn’t stop there. He continued: "It is in fact the most vibrant and dynamic democracy in east Asia. And it’s a democracy that came to fruition under the pressure of the US government primarily the Congress, after forty years of very tight authoritarian rule by a regime that came from mainland China."

He neatly avoided mentioning that, though "the real reason I think why America has a commitment to Taiwan is because Taiwan is a democracy," the US was equally allied with Taiwan back under the Chiang Kai-shek "regime" (as Tkacik himself called it), which stole from China "many national treasures and much of China’s gold reserves and foreign currency reserves," as even the CIA-edited Wikipedia allows to be said there.

So, if ‘democracy’ is "the real reason" why America is "committed" to Taiwan, why was America committed to Taiwan during the dictatorial period, 1949-1996, before "the first direct presidential election" took place there?

Obviously, the official is lying.

Furthermore, he is attributing the dictatorial regime to the fact that it "came from mainland China." He’s indirectly attributing its dictatorship to the communist Mao Zedong. But the reality is that Chiang, and the original US dictator there, Chen Yi, were enemies of Mao, not his allies, and that this is why the US is "committed" to Taiwan – notwithstanding that the US regime in Taiwan was long a dictatorship, which moreover had stolen so much from Mao’s regime on the mainland. (And, even today, the US regime, which stole Taiwan from the Japanese regime, which had stolen it from the previous, royal, Chinese regime, refuses to allow today’s Chinese government to negotiate a re-unification of Taiwan with the country of which it had always been a part, which is China.)

As even the Wikipedia article notes, Chen-Yi was set-up as being Taiwan’s dictator by US forces, on 25 October 1945, when the island was freed from the Japanese regime, which was legendarily barbaric, and, "during this time [of Japanese rule], over 2,000 women were forced into sexual slavery for Imperial Japanese troops, now euphemistically called ‘comfort women’." So, the US established a new fascist dictatorship, to replace the fascist dictatorship that had previously existed there.

The next person to be interviewed in this video is James Lilley, former head of the CIA in Asia, who says that after World War II, "We were looking for a strong, unified, democratic, China." Oh, really? "Well, we got two-thirds of it. Strong and unified, not democratic." He was referring there to the post-Mao regime on the mainland – not to the regime we installed in Taiwan. So, this conquest of Japan gave the US the right to dictate to Mao’s successors, by backing brigands who had stolen from their country? "Now we’re calling China a responsible stakeholder," Oh, it’s for the US dictatorship to judge who is ‘responsible’, and who isn’t? "We’ve got half of it; we’ve got a stakeholder, but not a responsible one yet."

People like this are dictators to foreign countries. 

Lilley continues: "US feels that we have an obligation, legal, moral, to Taiwan, that we cannot stand idly by and let this be taken over by an authoritarian communist-influenced power. This cannot be." He ignores the fact that Britain’s Margaret Thatcher did essentially this in regard to Hong Kong, and that the end-result was peaceful, and productive, both for Hong Kong, and for China. By contrast, as the remainder of this video explains, America’s resistance against doing the same thing in its colony, Taiwan, is now increasingly posing a danger of nuclear war – which would be disastrous for everybody.

Isn’t it wonderful to have such a benefactor to the world, as today’s US? Look at our other beneficiaries: Iraq, Libya, Syria, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Honduras, Palestine, etc. Those people are much better off than are the ‘communist-influenced’ capitalists on China’s mainland? Really?

Here is how US President Barack Obama phrased the matter, to graduating West Point cadets, on 28 May 2014:

"The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. That has been true for the century passed and it will be true for the century to come. But the world is changing with accelerating speed. This presents opportunity, but also new dangers. We know all too well, after 9/11, just how technology and globalization has put power once reserved for states in the hands of individuals, raising the capacity of terrorists to do harm. Russia’s aggression toward former Soviet states unnerves capitals in Europe, while China’s economic rise and military reach worries its neighbors. From Brazil to India, rising middle classes compete with us, and governments seek a greater say in global forums."

"Mainstream media" frauds and hacks shill for WWIII with China, Russia

There, the aspiring global dictator is telling America’s future military leaders: The US is the only "indispensable" nation; all others are "dispensable," and the enemies you’ll be fighting against are the dispensable nations now rising to compete economically against us, and which even "seek a greater say in global forums." 

It’s just the latest version of the old American "gunboat diplomacy." (Only, this time, with the modern danger of nuclear war, being thrown in.)

This is today’s American ‘democracy’, in macro; it’s this ‘democracy’, in micro. At either end, it’s today’s Sparta; not really today’s Athens (which it pretends to be).

Do its propagandists know they’re lying? Or do they hide it even from themselves?

An interesting fact about the interviewees that were cited here, Tkacik and Lilley, is that they’re both retired. Why, then, do they still keep up the lying front (especially since they’re now feeding myths that could produce a nuclear war)? They’re no longer on the US government payroll. But they do receive income as ‘experts’, based upon their past official positions. How much credibility would they now have if they said: "Oh, it was just lying – that’s what I did for a living?" They’re never really free. They’re always like horses that are harnessed to a carriage of frauds. They’ve simply got to keep pulling this carriage, until they die.

This news bureau contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc.  We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.



The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of



The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.



Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

 photo capitalism_zpsah78uy5p.jpg
We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.



By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...



UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak


 photo TAMIFLU_small_zpssojx6okt.jpg

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...



 photo WHO02_zpsplmhtlpr.jpg
The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .



By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.