Washington and its NATO allies lied about Iraq; they lied about Libya; they are lying about Ukraine; and they are lying about Syria.
There were no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq, but the invasion occurred anyways, thanks to a multitude of lies.
Charles "Chuck" Lewis, founder of the "Center For Public Inquiry" explains in a project appropriately named "False Pretenses" that "President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials made at least 935 false statements about the national security threat posed by Iraq.
Stealing petroleum resources was not a stated goal of the invasion.
False pretenses also facilitated the invasion of Libya. Associate university professor and author Maximillian C. Forte, in "The Top Ten Myths In The War Against Libya" lists a number of evidence-free accusations promulgated by the "West" as pretexts for invasion:
- Gaddafi is committing genocide
- Gaddafi is "bombing his own people"
- We need to save Benghazi
- Gaddafi is using African mercenaries
- Gaddafi's forces are engaging in Viagra-fuelled mass rape
- We have a "Responsibility To Protect" Libyans
- Gaddafi is a demon
- "Freedom Fighters" (al Qaeda etc.) are angels
- Gaddafi's demise is a victory for Libyans
- The "victory" is a defeat for the "Left"
Financial looting and petroleum resources were not stated reasons for this invasion.
Many lies are greasing the war in Ukraine as well.
Investigative journalist Robert Parry describes in "Ready for Nuclear War Over Ukraine?" that "No European government, since Adolph Hitler's Germany, has seen fit to dispatch neo-Nazi storm troopers to wage a war on a domestic population, but the Kiev regime has, and has done so knowingly "."
International Financial Institutions (IFIs), fracking, and monopoly agri-business interests were not part of the official pretexts for establishing the Kiev regime.
Surely, if people were more aware of this, the West would have a harder time "selling" this war, and supplying the illegal Kiev regime.
Outrageous lies and deceptions are also facilitating the invasion of Syria. In "Terrorism With A Human Face: The History Of America's Death Squads" Dr. Michel Chossudovsky explains, "From the outset in March 2013, the US and its allies have supported the formation of death squads and the incursion of terrorist brigades in a carefully planned undertaking."
Further, he adds that "the formation of Death Squads in Syria builds upon the history and experience of US-sponsored terror brigades in Iraq, under the Pentagon's "counter-insurgency" program.
Looting of resources and geo-political reasons such as setting the stage for a war against Iran were not stated reasons for this invasion.