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We Won, You Lost

By Rand Clifford  Posted by Rand Clifford (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   1 comment
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Who are we? We’re the winners — America loves a winner. In America there are winners, and then there's everybody else. Remember that old saying, “It’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game”? Turns out that’s the motto for suckers, for losers.

Winning is all that matters. Imagine if instead of glorifying lottery winners, the media paid homage to the losers. Be even more tedious than celebrity hijinks, eh, takes millions of losers to support one winner. Maybe that “how you play the game” motto is one reason you’ve lost your country, something to do with, perhaps, considering government a spectator sport. Remember the price of liberty being eternal vigilance? We know, that’s so history.

One might think Americans are real history buffs; after all, the standard defense for having hundreds of moronic television channels remains: “There are good things, like the History Channel.” Well, for all of you spectators that actually watch the History Channel, instead of merely crowing about it, we’ve peppered it with propaganda, so the joke’s on you. Something else you might’ve snoozed away is the crucial truth: “He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future.” (George Orwell, from 1984)

You can’t blame us that you lost. We’re winners. The end justifies the means, just ask Dick Cheney. And you made it so easy. Who could’ve believed intelligent people would accept the boondoggle that installed a pathological twit of criminal pedigree as President of the United States of America? The vote fraud was so obvious, not even counting W’s brother Jeb, governor of Florida, guaranteeing Florida would go to his brother. It was all so crooked the Supreme Court had to intervene and screw it in all the way. Verifiable evidence of massive fraud, but spectators swallowed it.

Sure, quite a few people voted for W the first e-fraud cycle, probably over half as many as tried to vote for Gore. And their willingness to accept the fraud because their twit got the nod was just that much more loss. The second coming of W was even worse -- loss squared. With our electronic voting machines, and electoral Rove-a-lution, we’ve got a lock on vote counting. Like Joseph Stalin said: “It’s not the people who vote that count; it’s the people who count the votes.” Maybe you’ve heard about old “Uncle Joe” on the History Channel?

So what about mainstream media? It’s just our cheering section now, we decide what’s news. One of our most effective propaganda devices is simple omission. If we don’t allow reporting of such things as massive vote fraud, it didn’t happen. Only what we allow to happen, happens—unless it happens on the godless Internet; we’re working on that.

One incredible piece of history we should suppress from the History Channel is what happened to the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967. With a crew of 294, this was the world’s most sophisticated intelligence ship, a $40,000,000 signals intelligence platform (SIGNIT). About 6 a.m. local time, an Israeli reconnaissance plane spotted the USS Liberty just outside Israeli coastal radar. Throughout the day, more Israeli reconnaissance planes flew out and orbited the ship at least eight times. Meanwhile, the flight officer who originally spotted the ship, along with an air-naval liaison officer at Israeli air force headquarters, consulted Janes' Fighting Ships and at 11:00 am, identified the ship as the USS Liberty.

At 2 p.m., Israeli fighter jets attacked the USS Liberty, initially targeting the command bridge, communications antennas, and the four .50 caliber machine guns placed to repel boarders. Once those fighters had spent their ordnance, consecutive new waves would engage, adding napalm to the rocket and 30 mm cannon fire. Intense radio jamming kept the USS Liberty from calling for help from the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Thirty-five minutes into the air attack, fighters disengaged and three Israeli torpedo boats closed in for a surface attack. Of the five torpedoes launched, one struck the ship opposite its research spaces. Next, the torpedo boats moved up and down port and starboard, raking the ship with cannon and machine gun fire, targeting anyone who came above decks, destroying fire equipment and life rafts.

The defenseless crew eventually patched different systems together and got a distress message through to the Sixth Fleet. The USS Saratoga and USS America both launched fighters to aid the USS Liberty, and the message for them to destroy the attackers upon arrival was sent “clear” (not encrypted). The torpedo boats suddenly broke off their attack and began radioing the USS Liberty, asking if she needed assistance. An Israeli naval officer quickly notified the US Naval Attache’ at the embassy in Tel Aviv that Israeli forces had mistakenly attacked an American ship, and apologized. Then, for the first and only time in our history, rescue aircraft were recalled before arriving at the attack site...

So, 17 miles off the coast of Gaza, after eight hours of aerial surveillance, Israel attacked the USS Liberty for two hours, killing 34 and wounding 173. Besides the torpedo and napalm damage, 861 holes the size of a man’s hand and larger were counted, plus thousands of .50 caliber machine gun holes. The SIGINT platform was so damaged the ship never again sailed on a mission, and was sold as scrap for $102,666.66. Israel freely acknowledged that the ship was American, had remained in international waters, and they never made positive identification before attacking.

Secretary of State Dean Rusk sent a letter to the Ambassador of Israel stating that we expected them to take disciplinary measures as required by international law...and that was it. There were no disciplinary measures — at least not in Israel. A rushed and phony American inquiry into the attack, plus threats to surviving crew members of “court-martial, imprisonment, or worse” if they exposed the truth, and we’ve kept a Top-Secret lid on this ultimate abandonment of the crew of the USS Liberty. Perpetual pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in this country has kept this the only serious naval incident never to be investigated by Congress. The only one — and to this day no surviving crewmember has been allowed to officially and publicly testify about the attack. Richard Helms, CIA Director in 1967, later wrote in his memoirs, “...there could be no doubt that the Israelis knew exactly what they were doing in attacking the Liberty.” Other top officials on record truthfully include Clark M. Clifford, Paul C. Warnke....

In 2005, a request was issued to the Secretary of the Army, as Executive Agent for the Secretary of Defense, regarding investigation of war crimes committed against U.S. military personnel, on behalf of the USS Liberty Veterans Association, Inc. [1] They still don’t get it, we abandoned them, and we’re not gonna let the truth out. Period. They were subordinated to the interests of our best friends in the Middle East -- our best friends anywhere.

We abandoned many more Americans for a Greater Cause on September 11, 2001. Everyone who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers -- let’s just say, of course we demolished them — what else could be reconciled with the laws of physics? We blew the cores and those towers came down at nearly free-fall speed, right in their footprints! Slick demo job, huh? Remember that.

And we demolished WTC-7, too, of course...or in the words of Larry Silverstein, WTC leaseholder who pocketed hundreds of millions on the insurance scam, “...we decided to pull it.” [2] [3] Once spectators stop looking at evidence, and trust professional liars, the pros win. Sure, we had to get a little frantic, cleaning up the evidence and shipping it all over the world for scrap, and changing the design drawings of the buildings so the laws of physics weren’t quite as suspended. Concrete cores...what cores? Then we had a whitewash commission, and -- as long as we keep chanting “terrorists," the spectators will swallow anything. We even detailed our plans for “global hegemony," and that we needed “...another Pearl Harbor” to get the spectators to go along; it’s called the Project for The New American Century. [4]

We do have a good website. Consider it confession in advance. Well, all we had to do is shout about terrorists and mushroom clouds and weapons of mass destruction and spreading freedom and democracy, and the spectators have gone along with invading a sovereign nation whose only real transgression is owning a lot of oil that we covet, and strategic location we want to pack with military bases.

Killing up to a million innocent people while destroying their infrastructure and permanently polluting their land and water with “depleted” uranium (DU) munitions -- no problem. Sacrificing several times what we admit as American military deaths in Iraq -- no problem. Those phony terrorist alerts work wonders. Maiming and killing of innocent Afghanis?...TERROR ALERT! See, it’s like magic.

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