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9/11 and the Birth of the Big Lie

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Shock and awe" was a lie. "Taking Baghdad was a lie. The army of Iraq just went away. The "surge," each and every one of them, was a lie. "Winning" was a lie, every single time the word was used. Every. Single. Time. The Afghan army was a lie. It didn't even bother surrendering to the Taliban. It just went … poof. The Afghan "government" was a lie. It too went poof.

The Iraqi government is a lie. Everything we have done to win the war on terror for two decades, 20 long years, has been a lie. We wasted trillions of dollars that could have been spent to, I don't know, feed hungry children in Arkansas? Pay for health care for poor families? Send kids to college? Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and save our planet? 

The lies that followed 9/11 have torn us apart as a nation and put our democracy in peril..

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Yes, Bush's AUMF 2001 and AUMF 2002 'never authorized' all 'the big lies' he told about Iraq and Afghanistan. "The people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon", Bush shouted into his bullhorn shortly after 9/11, except of course, 9/11 'was not' the Afghans or the Iraqis, and Bush had 'never determined', as required by his AUMF 2001, who was really responsible for causing all the reported 'explosions' going off in all three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11, killing 'almost' 3,000 persons. #CrimesAgainstHumanity - #FederalCrimes.

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That's a decent list of lies, but it leaves out the original whopper - that it wasn't a false-flag attack, planned to justify all the subsequent lies. Doesn't anybody remember that the Fleet was already steaming for the Gulf before 911, because the Taliban would not licence a gas pipeline to undercut Russia's European market?

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