The Road to the Iraq War Will Happen Again

Saddam CapturedThe power of the corporate media to deceive the people is simply astonishing, but, mind you, it depends on an already distracted, ignorant, semi-passive multitude whose marching values have been carefully cultivated.

In 2003 we went into Iraq under scandalously false pretexts, guns blazing—bragging about our ability to deliver “shock and awe” with impunity (the mark of the bully) and with one goal in mind: to rob and rape that country blind of its riches. The official excuse was that Iraq and Saddam were mortal threats that had to be neutralized.

Within a matter of weeks if not days, the official line—adopted without missing a beat by the entire punditocracy—was that we had gone in “to save Iraq”, “make it a democracy,” and all the rest of the self-serving claptrap we use over and over again to justify our uber-criminal behavior.  With a straight face the official voices declared that those who had the audacity to resist our criminal violence were ingrates. Don’t believe it? You may be forgiven: it is rather unbelievable.

Not too long after that, another somersault in logic and truth took place. This time the contortion was of Olympian quality, as we saw the same filthy pundits—a great many of them liberals—talking with a straight face (as did the man in the White House and other administration flacks) that if the Iraqis continued to “misbehave”, continued attacking our troops, imagine that, “we’d leave”—yeah, that’s right, their punishment would be that we, the self-annointed saviors, would leave!

Buwahahahahahahah….! Isn’t that a threat to shit in your pants? They didn’t receive us as liberators!

Reality quiz:

What would you do if you were the victim of a brutal home invasion; if they raped your wife and daughter, killed your animals, beat the shit out of you, and robbed you blind, to boot—oh, and reduced your house to rubble—and then they declared with a straight face that if you were not grateful for all that, if you didn’t beg them to stay … they’d leave? How’s that for the mother of all Orwellian nonsense?

Only with a totally confused public can the revolting media creatures who pass for journalists and commentators in the US foist such a huge con on the public mind … with nary an audible  protest.

Yeah, it’s pathetic alright. And if we don’t watch it, it will happen again.

PATRICE GREANVILLE is editor of the Greanville Post, a site dedicated to political, cultural and historical analyses.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    its not like we all don’t already know this
    what wee don’t know is how to stop it
    how many times can the US cry wolf
    when there is no wolf?
    as long as wee the sheeple are willing to tolerate it
    in exchange for being left the F alone

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    its not like we all don’t already know this
    what wee don’t know is how to stop it
    how many times can the US cry wolf
    when there is no wolf?
    as long as wee the sheeple are willing to tolerate it
    in exchange for being left the F alone

  • Will

    If the CIA offers you money and power, just say no.

    • E.B. Wolf

      I imagine the money and power looks even more appealing when the CIA makes their “counter offer” if you refuse them.

  • Will

    If the CIA offers you money and power, just say no.

  • Will

    If the CIA offers you money and power, just say no.

  • 6Blackie6

    Everything is okay!
      Continue watching television!  Preferably Fox News.
       Do not attempt to use your brain!
        The enemy is within our sights.
       Iran is in possession of nuclear materials and WILL try to kill you!
      Your government is here to protect and inform you!
     Continue using alcohol and cocaine!
    Sports are important!
    Do NOT ask questions and everything will be okay.

    • MoralDrift

      sports are important…i just love that

      • 6Blackie6

        Could you imagine an America where people got as wound up about real issues as they do about say, College football, baseball or UFC? What a world it would be!

    • Anon

      “Go back to bed, America, your government has figured out how it all
      transpired, go back to bed America, your government is in control again.
      Here, here’s American Gladiators, watch this, shut up, go back to bed
      America, here is American Gladiators, here is 56 channels of it, watch
      these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and
      congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go
      America—you are free to do as we tell you! You are free to do as we tell
      you!”   -Bill Hicks

      video unrelated but also relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v_8wH4c7fY&feature=related

  • 6Blackie6

    Everything is okay!
      Continue watching television!  Preferably Fox News.
       Do not attempt to use your brain!
        The enemy is within our sights.
       Iran is in possession of nuclear materials and WILL try to kill you!
      Your government is here to protect and inform you!
     Continue using alcohol and cocaine!
    Sports are important!
    Do NOT ask questions and everything will be okay.

  • 6Blackie6

    Everything is okay!
      Continue watching television!  Preferably Fox News.
       Do not attempt to use your brain!
        The enemy is within our sights.
       Iran is in possession of nuclear materials and WILL try to kill you!
      Your government is here to protect and inform you!
     Continue using alcohol and cocaine!
    Sports are important!
    Do NOT ask questions and everything will be okay.

  • Mamagriff50

    Americans have become to passive, naive and gullible……when it comes to the great war making money machine……..so sad. Wake up!

  • Mamagriff50

    Americans have become to passive, naive and gullible……when it comes to the great war making money machine……..so sad. Wake up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003147612616 Donnie Jordan

     It’s easy to get people on the war bandwagon! Just tell them  that some conservative,god fearing, mother of four — Has been kidnapped and raped in the country in question. Before fox even has a chance to finish airing the bit, thousands of idiots will be banding together, in a rush of ego, blood lust, and patriotism – to have the young and impressionable youth of our country sacrifice their lives for an unjust cause.

    • Anon

      “Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither
      in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
      But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy
      and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is
      a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist
      dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the
      bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY
      ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism
      and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”–Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003147612616 Donnie Jordan

     It’s easy to get people on the war bandwagon! Just tell them  that some conservative,god fearing, mother of four — Has been kidnapped and raped in the country in question. Before fox even has a chance to finish airing the bit, thousands of idiots will be banding together, in a rush of ego, blood lust, and patriotism – to have the young and impressionable youth of our country sacrifice their lives for an unjust cause.

  • Taisto

    Bring the war home.
    Nazi-amerikkka has one major revolutionary advantage compared to the populations of more sivilized countries: availability of firearms.

  • Taisto

    Bring the war home.
    Nazi-amerikkka has one major revolutionary advantage compared to the populations of more sivilized countries: availability of firearms.

  • E.B. Wolf

    I imagine the money and power looks even more appealing when the CIA makes their “counter offer” if you refuse them.

  • bookwench

    No offense, but everyone reading on this site probably already knows/ believes what is in the article. It seems like if the author is just now getting around to a rant about the BS machine that drove the Iraq debacle, he should come out with an article about how bad Bush’s response to hurricane Katrina was in about 2013 or so…..

  • Anonymous

    No offense, but everyone reading on this site probably already knows/ believes what is in the article. It seems like if the author is just now getting around to a rant about the BS machine that drove the Iraq debacle, he should come out with an article about how bad Bush’s response to hurricane Katrina was in about 2013 or so…..

  • Anonymous

    sports are important…i just love that

  • Anonymous

    sports are important…i just love that

  • 6Blackie6

    Could you imagine an America where people got as wound up about real issues as they do about say, College football, baseball or UFC? What a world it would be!

  • Anon

    “Go back to bed, America, your government has figured out how it all
    transpired, go back to bed America, your government is in control again.
    Here, here’s American Gladiators, watch this, shut up, go back to bed
    America, here is American Gladiators, here is 56 channels of it, watch
    these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and
    congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go
    America—you are free to do as we tell you! You are free to do as we tell
    you!”   -Bill Hicks

    video unrelated but also relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v_8wH4c7fY&feature=related

  • Anon

    “Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither
    in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
    But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy
    and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is
    a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist
    dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the
    bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY
    ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism
    and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”–Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jai-Ankers/100000395755973 Jai Ankers

    I think Christians and Muslims just like killing each, they’ll take any reason they can.

    Damn religious zealots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jai-Ankers/100000395755973 Jai Ankers

    I think Christians and Muslims just like killing each, they’ll take any reason they can.

    Damn religious zealots.