By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

July 4th, Independence Day to Americans is coming up, our 234th.  This is one of a series of patriotic holidays that, though we don’t admit it, are slowly slipping away, Veterans Day also called Remembrance Day or Armistice Day and Memorial Day among them.  We have others but they have long since faded into long weekends for government employees.  The story is the same, parades to remember the dead, the disabled and the veterans, now almost all seen as damaged goods, a burden on society, same story war after war.  Wars have never been what we say they are.  As time goes on we learn that more and more.  Even the cleanest war of all, World War II is falling apart, our propaganda slowly being exposed and, despite continued endless drumming about the holocaust, now little more than durable cover for mass murder in Gaza.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred.  Today, many historians believe Germany should have won World War I, backed by the US.  History has made that one easy, no Hiter, no holocaust, no communism, no Cold War, no Korea, no Vietnam.  Helping “the Allies” win the war cost a billion people decades of brutal slavery leading to, not just one more war, but every war we have fought since and have yet to fight.  Without Britain and France trying to rule the world, using America as the surrogate for their bastard policies, none of today’s problems would exist.  Whether we are talking Lord Balfour and the Rothschilds or the division of India or Africa or the Balkans, we really screwed up that time.

Three of the only governments the American people can trust, not the American government, as even our own people don’t trust our government, are Russia, China and Vietnam.  How many of the rest were bought by “banksters?”  Certainly the US, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Israel, in fact it seems they may be the “banksters.”  Can a government be a government when every tax is meant to help the banksters, every weapon meant to enrich their “war profiteer” clients, every treaty, every war, every threat, every new law has to pass the “bankster” seal of approval.

What if every political race was only one group of thieves trying to crawl closer to the money tree, scrabbling over the others with their attack ads, all paid for, both sides, by banksters, the same banksters.  The accusations are a joke.  Which candidate sexually molests younger children or steals more than the other? Who carries a bigger bible or who loves Satan more? The real game is war.  There is a delightful efficiency to war.  War is paid for by borrowed money that is paid for by taxes on the people whose children fight the war.  One corporation over all has profited from America’s ten years of war, Exxon.  Yet Exxon doesn’t pay a single cent of income tax in the United States on billions and billions of income, money made from oil secured by thousands of American war dead and fleets of ships protecting their interests, theirs, not  ours.

Look at any of our world conflicts.  The CIA claims they haven’t heard from Osama bin Laden for nearly a decade and that Al Qaeda could fit in a school bus.  With the Taliban only fighting the US because they hate Karzai, they seem flexible about letting the US stay in Afghanistan, they don’t seem to mind us that much, could there be something behind the war we aren’t seeing?  Could be be in another Iraq, a war we got suckered into, twice, frankly.

Oh, you didn’t know.  It seems that there were some nasty financial dealings between Kuwait, the slave state, and Iraq, that might well have given Iraq very good reason to invade back in 1990.  That story was buried behind the newspaper lies about babies being taken out of incubators and poor decent Kuwait citizens being executed in the streets.  Saddam had been Americas best friend for a long time. 

Who set the whole thing up, suckered Kuwait into kicking Saddam one time too many, suckered Saddam into invading, suckered America into going to war where we, frankly, shouldn’t have cared less?  The special country that did that was Israel.  If Saddam was around, running Kuwait, do you know what kind of danger America would be in?  We would have a powerful ally sitting next to Iran instead of a weak and divided country that Iran manipulates at will, giving them virtual control of nearly a fifth the world’s oil supply.  We got suckered.  That’s what surrogate warfare is all about, we carried the baby and someone else got to eat it.

Saddam simply couldn’t believe the United States was so stupid.  He kept extremists at bay, kept terrorists out of Iraq, produced oil for the United States and kept it flowing as expected, bought everything we had to sell and paid his bills on time.  Can we believe all the terrible things he did?  Yes, some of them.  Inside his own country, the sheiks with the real power were getting sick of him. 

Saddam was sounding more and more like, well, Dick Cheney, a liability even in a dictatorship.  In the end, however, whatever bad Saddam had done, paled in comparison with the damage America did, bringing in mobster-bankster rule, starting a civil war, loading Iraq withterrorists, and leaving the country in ruins with well over one million dead and millions more in poverty. 

We destroyed an ally, yes a dictatorship much like the one we are building in America today, destroyed its people, and why?  It was money.  Follow the money.

With troops arriving in Afghanistan every day and our military and that of Pakistan, fighting a largely unreported war, one nobody knows about or cares about, it is time we refocused on some hard questions.  Who we are really fighting and, especially, why?  Once we began the farce of the “imbedded journalist” we have little left but professional storytellers, propagandists and puppets to honor real men fighting a war.  No insult could be greater.  Whether these “paycheck chasers” are willing to sell their souls for “access” or simply close their eyes out of fear of murder at the hands of the drug gangs that make up the government of Afghanistan and too many of the foreign forces that support them or are simply unskilled, clueless and blind, it isn’t clear.

A few voices out there begin to get it, but no one puts it all together, the fact that Afghanistan is little more than an sideshow of the 62 year old conflict between India and Pakistan, a long running conflict, hot war and terrorism, that has gone global.   With Pakistan the surrogate of China and India the surrogate of Israel and America mindless and confused, being pimped by druglords here, oil companies there, and, of course, our masters in Tel Aviv, how could anyone keep up?

There would be no reason to draw the United States into Afghanistan, certainly 9/11 had nothing to do with it, there were no terrorists in Afghanistan at that time, unless something else was going on.  What was going on that needed the US to be pushed into an area so remote that resupplying troops is almost impossible, an area where running terrorist operations from is equally insane.

The Taliban had ended narcotics production.  Without the drugs, the governments of the Caspian oil and gas nations wouldn’t become the narco-states now destroying Russia. 

With Afghanistan, you also get Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the golden goose of all time, Kazakhstan, ancestral homeland of the Khazars.  When these nations are added to Georgia, Azerbejan and Armenia, it begins to make sense.

You now control, not only 40% of the natural gas in the world but much of the planets untapped oil reserves along with many of the worlds oil pipelines, new and proposed, all making up the future of the hydrocarbon driven world economy if left on its current destructive path.

Were one to check the military expenditures of these nations, where their security forces are trained, their technology originates and their weapons, always unaffordable, building an addiction to foreign control, come from, it will be no surprise.

If you ever wonder why America is being demanded daily, every newspaper, every television network, nearly 90% of our congress, and dozens of “think tanks” all demanding war against a country that has never threated the United States and was proven by the CIA only last year to have no nuclear weapons program, to invade Iran, simply look at the map. 

With the alliance between Israel and India and the primary war partners being the United States and Paksitan with Afghanistan more a passive victim, 88% of the population part of an insurrection against the Karzai Brothers of Kabul and their drug cartels and army of petty thugs, the situation is schizophrenic at best.  Considering the official enemy, the Taliban, operates entirely on American financing, we can take it beyond normal schizophrenia.

America is fighting a war with Paksitan providing massive support against the Taliban, fielding even more troops and suffering more casualties than the US.  At the same time, however, the US has allowed India and Israel to openly operate in Afghanistan, intelligence and terrorism support activities against, initially Pakistan but arming and training terrorists who have, on more than a few occasions, attacked the US as well.

Imagine what it would take for America to allow something like this, what “unbreakable bond” would be required to allow Americans to be killed, just like with the USS Liberty, by our own allies?  This is some of the danger of surrogate warfare.  There are no allies, only masters who don’t pay the bill but reap the benefits of the chaos they cause.  Thus, China fights India through Pakistan while Israel fights Pakistan through the United States,  the Nation of Karzai and India.  The proven method, the same one that destroyed Iraq and underwrote the deconstruction of representative government in the United States, replaced by a thinly veiled police state ruled by a foreign controlled oligarchy, is also destroying Russia and ready to pounce on Iran.

The art of staging, application of game theory by what author Jeff Gates and, coincidentally,  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates call “the people in between,” the creators of myth, the manipulators of the bizarre religious fables regarding Jewish supremacy and its role in global apocalypse, leave any trace of national will, patriotism, or even self interest secondary to surrogacy and enslavement.

Thus, the great Christian colossus, America, and its global military hegemony becomes a helpless dupe, stuck in war after war making even the hypocrisy of Vietnam seem like a holy crusade in comparison, each war more vile, more venal, more cruel than the last.  Tens of thousands of troops, spending years away from home, drugged on anti-psychotics, almost afraid to return to the United States to suffer at the hands of our military, courts, the VA, troops who fear ending up in a prison cell as did so many Vietnam vets. 

With no jobs, no assurance of anything for many, even families have disintegrated during the senseless ten year conflict, agreeing to spend a lifetime in the military is the only chance for survival for most.  What was meant to be a professional army is now a force of highly trained economic hostages.  If the Nation of Karzai is a narco-dictatorship, and it is, ruling the city of Kabul with an iron checkbook, a medieval duchy in the midst of a permanent national uprising, can Americans even be called mercenaries anymore? 

Are we any better than the street corner thugs seen in so many of America’s cities, peddling the agricultural produce, the poisons brought in by our Mexican and Afghani-NATO cartels?

What has ten years of surrogate war brought us?  Americans don’t want to hear about the war anymore, though the economic collapse it has brought provides an endless stream of desperate unemployed to fill the armed forces, that or starve.  Every day, fathers, some in their 40’s, try to leave their tearful familes, offering themselves to fight permanent war just to guarantee minimal healthcare for their kids and a poverty level life, an alternative to starvation.  Each day, mothers prepare for deployment, leaving children with friends, relatives and even strangers. 

Our huge success recently?  We killed 500 mid level Taliban leaders who, if we simply discarded the Karzai cartel, would have been fighting alongside us instead of against us. 

Eventually, it will all end, simple entropy will wear down everyone involved.  The government that could have been put in place 20 years ago or ten years ago, were the United States not led around by the nose, will take over.  We can call it anything we want but Karzai will be gone.  What will the big win be?  At best, we can have what we could have negotiated the day the Soviets pulled out in 1989.  However,  America was leaderless then, secretly preparing for the run-up to Gulf War I, you know, the war before Gulf War II.  We were too busy preparing for Saddam’s surprise invasion of Kuwait.

Long ago, AIPAC proved it could hoodwink backwoods Christians into siding against American interests.  Every member of congress that couldn’t be bought outright could now be threatened with removal.  America as we knew it fell.  9/11 brought us Homeland Security, FISA and an end to everything our constitution meant to us, setting the stage for America to morph from free nation to international war pirate, a giant Somalia with nuclear missiles and aircraft carriers.  This is the nation we see today, preparing for a surrogate war against Iran or is is Venezuela or Turkey or Pakistan?  Why should we care, it isn’t our country anymore anyway, we just go where we are told.

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  1. ALEKSANDR  July 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    TRANSLIT-RU: vy odin zriachiy sredi slepcov…

  2. Louise  July 12, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Thank God that there are Americans who can see what is happening. I agree with you Rick.

    Also, any member of Congress that committed treason by signing a letter of support for Israel should be charged with treason and be required to leave the USA they should certainly no longer be able to have a seat in the USA Congress.

    Are you guys aware that the Tea Party movement is saying that a war in Iran will be short, whilst Israel believes it will go for many many years so that they can take the rest of the land in the Middle East that they want.

  3. chasm  July 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Sigh… why is it that the folks so loudly shouting to everyone else to “wake up!” are the most likely to have their heads completely inserted into their rectal cavities?

    Ross, the conclusions claimed by 911 “truth” sites are the biggest bunch of hokum ever perpetrated on a gullible public. Everyone one of them makes outlandish and easily falsifiable claims and ignores any evidence that might contradict their absurd fantasies.

    But you don’t need to do a lot of research to debunk these yourself. Any fool with an Internet connection and access to YouTube can see the truth easily.

    Go look at some real “controlled implosions” of buildings. Watch carefully. See how the explosives blow out the supporting columns at ground level (sometimes with secondary explosions elsewhere to help)? Then the building collapses *from the ground level*. You can see examples here:


    Then go back and look at some closeups of the WTC towers collapsing. Watch carefully. See how the collapse occurs *exactly* at the point where the plane hit the building? See how the top part of the building falls down *through* the bottom part? See how the bottom part is largely unaffected until the top part comes crashing through it?

    Now stop to consider that planting explosives for a controlled demolition to cause a building to collapse into its own footprint is a very complicated and slow procedure that takes days or weeks to prepare. You don’t run in, plant a few charges, and run back out again. So any explosives in the WTC would have had to be planted ahead of time — well ahead of time. I believe that even the 911 “truthers” agree on this point.

    So Ross… how did they know what floor to plant them on? Were the Saudis who piloted these planes really such great pilots that they could hit the exact floor above the one with the explosives?

    Here is a much simpler theory — one supported by ALL the facts: Planes hit the towers, shearing many of the supporting columns and stripping the concrete and fire retardant coatings off many others. An enormous fire — fed by jet fuel *and anything else that would burn* — enveloped the floors, heating the remaining steel columns until they began to undergo plastic deformation. The more they deformed, the weaker they became, until the weight of the stories above them became too much, and they collapsed.

    The upper stories then fell — at *free fall velocities, what else?* — crashing into and pancaking the floor below, which then joined in the downward rushing train of debris. And so the building continued its collapse, pancaking floor after floor as it dropped straight down.

    Ditto for the second tower. Simple, obvious, and in accordance with ALL the facts.

    Some other obvious crap spouted by 911 “truthers”: The buildings fell straight down into their own footprints.

    Well, I guess in your universe things sometime “fall” sideways when you let go of them, but here on Earth the acceleration due to gravity is always towards the center of mass, which we Earthlings call “down.” So, of course, the buildings fell “down.” But they didn’t fall straight down. You can clearly see in the videos that the top portions of the buildings tilted — probably because the failing supports on the damaged floors gave out sequentially, rather than simultaneously — the way one would expect with a controlled demolition.

    Furthermore, the buildings did not even remotely fall “within their own footprints.” Both the hotel and WTC 7 were damaged beyond repair by falling debris from the towers, and there was enough damage to the remaining buildings that they were later scrapped.

    As for building 7 being “pulled,” what nonsense. The person being quoted said “pulled.” He didn’t say, “Yeah, we’re gonna blow that mutha up!” Pulled can mean a lot of things. Taken out of context, it has no meaning at all. In this instance, if you find the video on YouTube where this statement is recorded, it’s clear that he means that they are stopping all attempts to save the building and are pulling out the firemen and pulling them away from the building. They did this because WTC 7 was showing clear signs of impending collapse long before it finally fell — and if you look around on YouTube you can find videos that show this as well.

    And look for the videos and still shots that show the deformation of the external skeletons of the towers in the vicinity of the fires — the exact plastic deformation discussed above. There’s *plenty* of evidence to support what really happened if you don’t approach it with the idea already that everything is a big conspiracy involving thousands of people in the government, in the NYPD and NYFD, in the U.S. military, etc.

    BTW, WTC 7 was *severely* damaged by a chunk from one of the towers, and was deformed and getting worse for hours before it finally collapsed.

    As for the “near free fall” collapse of the buildings, here’s a clue, Ross: things only fall in slo-mo on TV. Get out in the real world occasionally and everything will become clearer. An object falls in free fall unless acted upon by an outside force. Wind resistance is too minor to play much of a role here, so the outside force would have to be the bottom part of the building.

    But if you take a 20 story building, split it at the fifth story, raise the top 15 floors 40 feet in the air, and drop them onto the bottom floors, what do you think will happen? That top floor (of the bottom part) will blow out like it was hit by… well, by a 15 story building. It will provide very little resistance. The floor below it, weakened by the first impact and hit by the upper stories now traveling at a higher velocity, will collapse even more readily. And so on down through the remaining floors — so the resistance becomes less and less as the building comes down.

    How about that? Near free fall velocity. Just as expected.

    The 911 “truthers” make all sorts of claims, but most of them make no sense. The “near free fall” claim is a good example. It presumes that a collapsing building would fall at some acceleration well below free fall. But they never actually make that claim or provide any evidence to support it. They just say “near free fall” and leave it to the reader to “understand” that this must not be the expected behavior. Ditto for “into it’s own footprint.” No evidence is provided that a building would normally collapse any other way, but you’re expected to believe it.

    Or how about half-facts (dubious even in their eviscerated state) such as X number of engineers agree that blah, blah, blah… Notice how they never tell you how many engineers *disagree*. That 1000 people think something means quite different things depending on whether those who disagree number 10 or 100,000.

    Like most humans, Ross, you decide what you want to believe first based on ideology or paranoia or insecurity, and then you work backwards to “prove” it by cherry picking “facts” (most of them fictions spouted by folks with an agenda) to support your claims and ignoring everything that contradicts your claims.

    In my case, my ideology places no importance whatsoever on the events of 9/11/01. I really could not care less who caused the destruction of the WTC. Hence, I am a disinterested third party and able to consider the facts — when its possible to discern facts at all — clearly and draw sensible conclusions.

    What I do care about in my lonely ideology is that we as a species stop being utter and complete morons. Maybe its just me, but it seems that overcoming our stupidity is the only chance we have for survival as a species. Oh, I know it’s futile. But what else is there?

    So if you would kindly remove your cranium from your rectum and look around a bit, that would be one fewer moron to worry about. You can do it, Ross. Really.

  4. Michael J Volz  July 9, 2010 at 8:41 am


  5. rick dimbath  July 9, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Someone let Joe Lieberman & his gang of Zionists/Neocons
    know that we know ( TENS OF MILLIONS !! ) who to blame for the next FALSE FLAG ATTACK. A “CYBER ATTACK” , A FEW CITIES NUKED , ANOTHER OIL WELL/RIG BLOWN UP,
    GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. DOug Phipps  July 9, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I lived overseas and turned in teh enemies of usa for ten yeears.. they swore to destroy this country and kll all ecendants of ww2 while there grandparents from ww2 watched..the nazis… mrsa is also being spread on purpose while all over the news was morgellons..please respond.

  7. Gordon Duff  July 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    The issue is as dead as osama bin laden and george w bush

  8. stevor  July 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Even if Obama were born in Hawaii (which doesn’t make sense since he’s had lawyers spend LOTS of money to prevent anybody from seeing the version of his birth certificate with the doctor’s name and hospital name on it), he still was a Philippine citizen through his step father (as well as a Muslim) and just when did he become a US citizen after that?

  9. Gordon Duff  July 7, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I hope you screamed bloody murder when the moron we had for 8 years got in on rigged voting machines and an outrageous unconstitutional supreme court decision.

  10. Scott  July 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    No he most likely wasn’t. No he’s probably not. We have the biggest problem of all sitting in the Oval Office, and now a former Hawaii records clerk has come forward to testify that no record of BO’s birth exists or has existed in the files of the State of Hawaii. Period.

    If BO has a long form Certificate of Birth, he needs to present it. The “Certification of Live Birth” is not satisfactory; it’s not even sufficient to register your kids for public school.

  11. Gordon Duff  July 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

    88% of Afghanistan opposes Karzai…a safe number accepted by most leaders in Afghanistan…as I am in communication with them daily. My “half” figure is actually low. We haven’t been able to figure out exactly how many groups would continue to fight a Pashtun based government but the numbers are less than 20% and as low as 10%.
    To get this information, we have polled tribal leaders and have put together a map.
    It is taking awhile but we are well on the way, especially in the South.

  12. lozz  July 6, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Actually, India does have a border with Afghanistan, in the very north.

  13. Monty Gee  July 6, 2010 at 2:57 am

    In your otherwise excellent summing up of current reality, you suggest that half the enemy in Afghanistan would be fighting on this side but for the Karzai cartel. A bit of an overstatement. A huge part of the anti-US sentiment has been generated not merely by Karzai’s corrupt regime but by the incontinent killing of civilians by the US, which would have happened, Karzai or no. Those who suffered are unforgiving, and will fight to the death. And no part of the convinced Taliban ever would have been on this side for purely ideological/religious reasons. Any compromise that Karzai and Pakistan reach with them, as seems to being attempted as of now, will be largely on their terms. Unless Karzai is made to go the way of Diem and his brother (!), he is more likely to yet form a coalition with the Taliban and Pakistan, with China’s implicit support: he is obviously more effectively devious than Iraq’s Ahmed Chalabi. India has got to fish in these troubled waters, otherwise the militant focus will fall within its own borders and in Kashmir. What Cheney-Bush began is far more pernicious than Vietnam, and whether or not US forces leave, the region is doomed for the foreseeable future.

  14. RT Carpenter  July 6, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Great comment. I did Viet Nam too. Along with these insane wars, I am very distressed by the massive Wall Street/Treasury/Fed fraud on the American people. Now that our federal debt/deficit has us on the edge of bankruptcy, we have a “deficit reduction commission”. Their preliminary statements follow the dictated line: We have overpromised entitlements and must reduce social security benefits. What we used to call these deductions in our working years were “contributions”. Now that the social security surpluses of the past 50 years have been squandered, these payments are called “payroll taxes”. How come no one even discusses prosecuting or taxing the “Too Big to Fail” gang?

  15. barrie w  July 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    somewhere nicaragua to belize.

  16. Lil'D  July 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    obama was born in the US, is a citizen. Delusional screaming is not helping anyone. There are a lot of real problems to deal with.

  17. Ross  July 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    arliss see http://ae911truth.org/ 1218 Architects and engineers want a new investigation into 911.Google WTC 7 the third building that few know about. It was in Larry Silverstein’s own works “Pulled”.If one building was pulled by controlled demolition,all three buildings were “pulled”

    Open your eyes for once and see the truth.

  18. Michael J Volz  July 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Thank You Gordon,

    This an exceptionally comprehensive and concise essay which states clearly what our biggest problem is today.


  19. Equalizer  July 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Rick, are you aware the “audit the fed bill” failed?


  20. Gordon Duff  July 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    In 1918, Germany occupied most of the populated regions of Russia. Lenin was shipped in to take Russia out of the war…but Germany was capable of shutting that down as easly as opening it up.


  21. Sajid Ansari  July 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Excellent, you have given true picture of America to its people.

    You are 100% right in saying ” We killed 500 mid level Taliban leaders who, if we simply discarded the Karzai cartel, would have been fighting alongside us instead of against us.” and
    “This is the nation we see today, preparing for a surrogate war against Iran or is is Venezuela or Turkey or Pakistan? Why should we care, it isn’t our country anymore anyway, we just go where we are told.”

    Take care of yourself as not only American patriots but all those who want peace, justice and tranquility on this planet also need you.

  22. Moopheus  July 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Nice, but I’m not sure that a German victory in WWI would have meant no communism. After all, the Kaiser’s intelligence service bankrolled Lenin’s return to Russia deliberately, knowing he would foment revolution and therefore disrupt the Czar’s war effort. And indeed, after the revolution, Lenin withdrew from the war as fast as he could. If the Kaiser’s regime had survived the war and France and England were weakened, it’s not inconceivable that Wilhelm and Stalin would have still plotted to split eastern Europe. The Ottoman empire was doomed anyway, and if there were no organized central governments in the Arab world–maybe Attaturk would have tried to hang on to the whole empire, who knows–when oil was discovered there, perhaps we would have gone to war over it then instead of now.

    Also, no Hitler would not have curbed Japan’s imperial ambitions in China and the Pacific. That would have gone on regardless. Japan and the US both wanted control over the Pacific, so war was pretty much inevitable, certainly once Tojo came to power. Possibly only fighting a one-front war would have ended sooner, and maybe enabled us to help the Chinese nationalists against Mao. Again, speculating like this, one can come up with bunches of semi-plausible ways to war.

    In other words, the oligarchy seems to have endless ways to make the world as shitty as possible and make other suffer for their benefit.

  23. Equalizer  July 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    “tossed out of office.” Better yet, TOSSED OUT OF THE U.S.

  24. Art  July 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Continental US vs Federal US: zip codes, state abbreviations, laws, zones. Research it.

  25. rick dimbath  July 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    AIPAC of Luatics.
    We must stop allowing ourselves to be duped.
    We must remove ” Israeli Firsters ” from our Government.
    Let us rebuild our economies & society .
    Not one more thin dime for Israelis,not one
    more shell casing.
    STOP serving ” THE MASTER RACE “.
    Thinking that serving the traitorous,deceitful,FASCIST,SOCIOPATHIC GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL is ” The fulfillment of the BIBLE is utter rubbish.
    With your own eyes just look at who runs the “Israeli Government “.
    They are Caucasians ,white, from far Eastern Europe.
    These are Khazars. They behave in a very ANTI-SEMITIC MANNER.They treat & regard SEMITIC JEWS very poorly. A large portion of the non-semitic Jews who by terrorizing British authorities in 1942-1956 secured territory in Palestine
    were and are RUSSIAN COMMUNISTS. Lord Rothchild setup/invoked a Charter for
    a portion of Palestine , The Government of Israel is a tool , a puppet

  26. bubbleDouble tripleDipper  July 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    was around, running Kuwait, do you know what kind of danger America would be in? We would have a powerful ally sitting next to

    Were he still around, you would then be able to say that evidence had not been destroyed — his brain. Was he on our payroll for years? Was he being paid by CIA funds? Very few people know the answer to that one. Was the real Saddam executed? Was it the real Hiro Hito who continued as figure head of Japanese Government? Very few people will know those answers.

    One thing for sure — we had a decent balance of power at Persian Gulf before the strange call for war against Iraq.

    Will any of us ever know HOW strange

  27. rick dimbath  July 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    The Globe’s cover story is about Obama. It states that he is NOT a US citizen and that his Presidency is illegitimate. It states that the source for this story is a government insider. Hutz (thank you) found the link last night. I actually saw the magazine’s cover in the grocery store last night.


    I would post this information on as many Patriot websites as possible along with the questions about who should take over and strong objections to anybody but a Ron Paul coalition willing to return to actual Constitutional governance including returning control of the military to the PEOPLE, audit the Fed completely and shut it down, abolish the Commodity Trading Modernization Act of 2000 passed under the also illegitimate Presidency of Bush Jr. as well as his American version of Hitler’s enabling acts (the Patriot Act etc.). Finally, all government officials holding DUAL citizenship with Israel and the US have to be tossed out of office.

  28. arliss  July 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

    gordon duff:
    ya right. like you know what’s going on. and how am i incorrect?

  29. Gordon Duff  July 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I strongly suggest you learn more about how the world works. You seem unusually unaware. This can be bad, especially considering your bad manners. You must have a hard life.

  30. Brian  July 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

    This is a well-written, objective and concise commentary regarding the TRUE state of our foreign policy in the Middle East. I sincerely hope that current and future veterans and service personnel will become equally enlightened.

    We fly the flag at our home for heroes such as yourself. Well done, sir.

  31. arliss  July 5, 2010 at 8:43 am

    when i saw the part where the article says that pakistan is a puppet of china and india is a puppet of israel and america i stopped reading. this is dhimmi bullshit. pakistan is a jihadist state, along with the rest of the ulema. wake up.

  32. Chunkton  July 5, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Banksters are getting rich on the blood of dead servicemen being provided by the manipulated patriots and the suffering poor at home. It is hard to imagine that such vile creatures really do exist, but whats more they sleep well every night, they couldn’t give a shit, money is God, and you can never have too much God. Blankstein at Goldman Sachs even says he is doing God’s work, everybody took that to mean making money, but I suspect there was more politics and manipulation to the comment than that. This is not going to change while the sheep and their cannon-fodder-children go meekly. Your choice real America.

  33. Robert Power  July 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Looks like Iceland is a good option.

  34. MK  July 5, 2010 at 12:39 am

    It looks like the fraud is beginning to implode. http://www.globemagazine.com/story/520
    The cover story of this Tabloid magazine is that Obama is NOT A CITIZEN and his election was illegal. Few Americans will realize that he is not the first person to lie about that particular issue, but that fact will come out later. In any event, his lies are being exposed…meanwhile VP Biden is pinned down in the Green Zone. I would say that the NWO and the Illums have declared war on each other. Now is the time for people of honor to reclaim our countries and our freedom.

  35. Seeker  July 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Better the Japanese than the Chicoms.

  36. hareli  July 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm


  37. paul  July 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Afgan is an ambush …. demand immediate pullout….130,000 plus in small walled in area….breading “wmd accident”
    wait for weather convection and right winds… fallout plume can be controlled for limited broadcast…or dirrectional broadcast…this grandure creates mass panic and confusion ….making way for world order to be impplimented

  38. Equalizer  July 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    “AN ARMY MARCHES ON IT’S BELLY”…Have a very “happy Fourth of July”.

  39. Equalizer  July 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you Phil, and, thank you Gordon.

  40. Nelson_2008  July 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    In my experience, most “Americans” are upset about “the economy” and maybe the oil “spill”, but they simply refuse to connect any dots and they refuse to see the big picture and associated horrors that stares them in the face. By far, most “Americans” love war, have a completely fraudulent view of History, and implicitly trust “the government” no matter what.

    Until this sorry situation changes, I don’t see any hope.

    I used to think that maybe 9/11 was the issue that could cause the desperately needed public paradigm shift, but that seems to have a brick wall.

    I think it’s time to consider moving out of the U.S. The question is: Where to go?

  41. Mick  July 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Outstanding Phil,
    I think you might appreciate this one.


    The Serving Armies of The Standing Bankers.

    “One would be a fool to think that because they could see the delusions and denial of those around them that they were free of some degree of the same. You can’t occupy a human body with its sensory apparatus and be free of it. Even if you were free of delusions about the nature and operations of the manifest world you would not be free of delusions about yourself. Even an awareness of the world is a delusion because it indicates a state of dreaming that doesn’t exist, except as a projection upon a blank screen. The screen is real, the projection is not.

    However, even if the pool a man is drowning in is not real, this does not mean you should not try to pull him out of it. His suffering is real to him, even if he is in denial about it.

    I know that agents of the American and Israeli government were the authors of 9/11. I know this. Many others know this. Then there are those who buy the official line which is impossible. The very fact that no jets were scrambled during the event points to government complicity. The free fall of three buildings into their own footprints and the evidence of nano-thermite prove controlled demolition. Consider these things in a court of law.

    Why then do seemingly intelligent people resist the obvious truth? Let’s give an example of a personality type. Let’s take a man who went to war in Vietnam or Iraq under the illusion that he was fulfilling some patriotic duty to a democratic country. We’ve since learned that the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, like nearly all wars, were the brain child of bankers who initiated them for profit. Let’s consider that the so-called democratic country is not, in fact, a democratic country but a serf nation in fealty to a collection of bankers called The Federal Reserve. All of the representatives of this serf nation are employed by the bank and serve at the pleasure of the bank. John Steinbeck illustrated the nature of the bank in his wonderful novel, “The Grapes of Wrath”. Today you see the reality of ‘the bank’ at work in wars for profit, in foreclosures and corporate thefts as well as the tightening of counterfeit, fiat currency flow into the economy.

    This man who went to Vietnam has bought into his own sense of sacrifice and whatever idea of manhood he thought he got out of it. He even wallows in the injustice of his state, given how the war ended and the public’s view of it. It defines him to himself. He’s listening to Bruce sing, “Glory Days” on the bar stool of his dotage. He went from soldier to college graduate and into a field that relied on the serf nation for his employment. He bought into the system and served the system, continuing to believe that there are good wars and that his nation is a democratic one. He seeks justice in the system believing that the public interest is served. In reality, the poor usually go to jail and the rich stay out or spend their time in a country club. If he looks clearly at it he cannot justify his position with his conscience so he becomes philosophical and interprets everything that happens within a fantasy construct the same way he did with Vietnam.

    Deep inside this man strives to believe that he is a hero. He rocks along with John Fogerty and never hears a word. All across this democratic land, there are men and women like him. They are lawyers and businessmen; politicos, doctors, engineers, teachers and whathaveyou and they all work for the system. The system allows only so much in the way of personal or reactive thought and action. When you’re heavily involved in it and in debt to it, it owns you… no matter what you tell yourself. It owns you. You can’t act outside of it and you can’t speak against it or yonder looms the highway and the sleeping bag under the overpass. This living state of compromise and hypocrisy in the service of a confined, personal survival is untenable to a real person. A real person doesn’t ask themselves the cost of truth. They pay the toll.

    No one wants to have to accept that they went to war or that their children died in wars that existed only for the profit of bankers or the pressures of a foreign nation who control the banks that start the wars. No one wants to be put into the position where they jeopardize their position by speaking out against lies and hypocrisies, so they pretend they don’t exist while the very thing stares them in the face. This is how you die inside. This is how you lose your youthfulness and all of the finer qualities that made you who you think you are but no longer are because these finer qualities will not stay in the heart of a man who is false to himself.

    How is it that a man can think himself brave by going to war for bankers and not find himself capable of going to war for the very essence of what these false wars were presented as being about? All the phony medals and awards of this phony world are useless except in the company of other men and women who lie to themselves. They think they are honest yet they embrace dishonesty at every turn. They think they are brave yet they kneel in a moment before the oppressors of humanity. They think they are useful but they are all bad examples and willing servants of the engines of enslavement. They watch movies about people in dire peril who win the day because that’s how movies go. They think they are one of those people but they are given the same choices as the people in the movie and they turn away. They turn away.

    No man can see the world as it is who does not look closely at himself. No one can know the meaning of anything if they do not know the meaning of themselves.

    It is something to see; people who imagine they are standing forth and speaking the truth while hearing the roar of the crowd. One does not hear the roar of the crowd when one speaks the truth. One hears the rustling of chairs and the sound of people leaving the hall. Why is this? The people who are leaving are not leaving because of the speaker. They are leaving because what is inside them cannot accept the responsibility that comes with hearing the truth and failing to act.

    Such an immensity of lies surround us that it threatens to block out the sun. It has certainly blocked out the light of introspection and objectivity within so many of us. Enshrined lies now have their own laws to protect them. The only time a purported truth needs protection is when it is concealing the lies contained within it. If something is true then further inquiry only proves it so.

    The men from Vietnam and Iraq believe they have sacrificed so much for their country but they fought and died and… in some part survived …conflicts generated by bankers. They are fools to believe otherwise but they do. Having embraced this lie it is not so hard to embrace each succeeding lie. They want to be a part of all they imagined to be true. They go on to fill the positions freely given to those who can accept and perpetuate the lies. They corrupt their own children with these lies after first having corrupted themselves. They corrupt their friends and their neighborhoods. Their churches speak of the deep things in unknown places which honor those who gave their service to God and Country. It was always the bank. It was always about the money; money for the men who did not go to war, money for the men who created the wars for money.

    The greatest of honors are reserved for those who have the courage to see the lies and to admit that they were in service to lies and who then denounced the lies and their own complicity in them. These are the few and the brave who are no longer proud. How often have we seen any man accomplish this before the world and then go on to live the truth he has discovered at the cost of all he once believed to be true?

    It has been truly asked what it profits a man to gain everything and lose himself. There are real heroes among us but their ranks are not composed of the men and women who have served the interests of those who sacrificed them for a lie.”

  42. MK  July 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Dear Gordon,

    Superb summary of our current situation, thank you for it. Now, what do we do? Regardless what anybody thinks, most Americans that I talk to are very upset about the state of the world and this country. I don’t want to see any more death for no reason or young men and women crippled and torn for no reason.

    What do we do? How do we stop what is going on? I would really like to see some solutions BEFORE we get to the inevitable civil war that will break out when all the money in this country goes to the banksters with their illegal and invented DERIVATIVE garbage. We are paying interest on our money. We are paying interest on “investments” that aren’t actually legal. The only thing that is left is absolute slavery to people who have more wealth than is imaginable and now desire power to preclude their just prosecution for the errant theft and criminality waged upon us.

    We know what the problem is, what is the solution?


  43. Gordon Duff  July 4, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I am absolutely sure we have all the wrong people in prison in this country.

  44. K. Rechtstein  July 4, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Good to remind that the Syke-Picot secret accords between GB & France divided the former Ottoman Emp.thus Kuwait, part of Iraq, was artificially created in 1935. No piece of the cake was given then to the USA. When things got rough in Europe because of the economical war, declared in 1933 by the Intnal Jewish Banksters, (resid. USA-GB) against D, USA was suckered to participate in WW II, as it is suckered now to sacrifice youn men-women, its economy and mortgaging the future of coming gen’tions f. Israel.

  45. K. Rechtstein  July 4, 2010 at 8:03 am

    The truth and simply about how events have been staged and how they are unfolding now but never revelled to us by the main steam media serving the unscrupulous-madmen in Tel Aviv, London, NY, Zurich, members of a shrewed and unparallelled International Mafia integrated of Banksters & Corrupt Politicians, loyal to and serving only Israel. Saddam stod in the way of Israel’s plans to take over the Middle East, same way it did with the USA, became defiant too, when he found out how bad he has been had by theUSA

  46. Ross  July 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I cannot see the USA ever getting out of Afghanistan.There are reports in our media, that Afghanistan has $ trillions worth of resources.If the USA pulls out,a resource hungry China has the numbers to completely swamp Afghanistan and re-write the history books.

    So a broke super power that virtually has no manufacturing industry is in a corner looking for even more fights to distract the masses from the misery at home.

  47. Phil Restino - Central Florida Veterans For Peace  July 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you Mr. Duff for your analysis and for your pursuit of why and for whom’s benefit young (and due to the economic draft mentioned in your piece, “not so young”) American men and women are killing and dying on the battlefields abroad in this latest installment of wars for profit. Too many of our people and corporate media types say thanks by simply waving the flag and saying “God Bless Our Troops”, but you give thanks by inquiring as to what reasons these young Americans are truly dying for. We owe our dead and our troops the truth, and I appreciate your understanding of that debt and your work, and the work of others at Veterans Today, in making good on it.

    Phil Restino
    Chapter Co-Chair, VFP Chapter 136
    Central Florida Veterans For Peace
    P.O. Box 9012
    Daytona Beach, FL 32120-9012
    ph/fax: (386) 788-2918
    email: [email protected]
    website: http://www.cflveteransforpeace.org

    Want Peace? Demand Justice.
    Want Justice? Demand the Truth.
    Want the Truth? Ask Questions. Demand Answers.

    War Crimes are War Crimes: PROSECUTE BUSH, IMPEACH OBAMA !

    Remember …

    “When a man who is honestly mistaken learns the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or he will cease to be honest.”

    Watch this video to see how 9/11 Truth can end the wars:

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  48. AJHenry  July 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Great stuff. At the risk of repeating my broken record routine, people who question the conclusions presented above MUST take the time to listen to Benjamin Freedman’s 1961 speech in which he said, “the Zionists and their co-religionists RULE these United States as though they were the absolute monarchs.” He reveals the machinations behind the US late entrance to WWI and much more (http://iamthewitness.com/mp3/Benjamin_Freedman/)

    Douglas Reed’s The Controversy of Zion is also outstanding (http://iamthewitness.com/books/Douglas.Reed/The.Controversy.of.Zion/)

    America? How long has that been a dead issue?

  49. henry  July 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    outstanding, compelling

  50. abrar  July 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Many reports have emerged of India using its afghan presence to arm baloch insurgency and even TTP in Pakistan. The current govemerment in Paistan iseems ‘hesitant’ to excpose Indian ‘mishief’ in Adfghanistan. India is not being ‘generous’ in Afghanistan (Just look at the conditions in Indian control Kashmir),it is using afghanistan in the proxy wafr against Pakistan interests. India does not even have a border with Afghanistan . It sat out the brutal Soviet occupation of that country and now steps in in the garb of helping Afghans.

    You have rreighly exposed som,e thing that is not being highlighted in the “main stream” media.

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