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Was the sinking of the ‘Cheonan’, a false flag?

Discuss. (dangerous saying that on my ghostly blog! lol)

2 June 2010. Just came across this John Pilger masterpiece.

The Back Art Of ‘Master Illusions’

By John Pilger
June 02, 2010 “Information Clearing House” — How do wars begin? With a “master illusion”, according to Ralph McGehee, one of the CIA’s pioneers in “black propaganda”, known today as “news management”. In 1983, he described to me how the CIA had faked an “incident” that became the “conclusive proof of North Vietnam’s aggression”. This followed a claim, also fake, that North Vietnamese torpedo boats had attacked an American warship in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 1964.

“The CIA,” he said, “loaded up a junk, a North Vietnamese junk, with communist weapons—the Agency maintains communist arsenals in the United States and around the world. They floated this junk off the coast of central Vietnam. Then they shot it up and made it look like a fire fight had taken place, and they brought in the American press. Based on this evidence, two Marine landing teams went into Danang and a week after that the American air force began regular bombing of North Vietnam.” An invasion that took three million lives was under way.

The Israelis have played this murderous game since 1948. The massacre of peace activists in international waters on 31 May was “spun” to the Israeli public for most of last week, preparing them for yet more murder by their government, with the unarmed flotilla of humanitarians described as terrorists or dupes of terrorists. The BBC was so intimidated that it reported the atrocity primarily as a “potential public relations disaster for Israel”, the perspective of the killers, and a disgrace for journalism.

A similar master illusion currently preoccupies Asian governments. On 20 May, South Korea announced that it had “overwhelming evidence” that one of its warships, the Cheonan, had been sunk by a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine in March with the loss of 46 sailors. The United States maintains 28,000 troops in South Korea, where popular sentiment has long backed a détente with Pyongyang.

On 26 May, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Seoul and demanded that the “international community must respond” to “North Korea’s outrage”. She flew on to Japan, where the new “threat” from North Korea conveniently eclipsed the briefly independent foreign policy of Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama, elected last year with popular opposition to America’s permanent military occupation of Japan. The “overwhelming evidence” is a torpedo propeller that “had been corroding at least for several months,” reported the Korea Times. In April, the director of South Korea’s national intelligence, Won See-hoon, told a parliamentary committee that there was no evidence linking the sinking of the Cheonan to North Korea. The defence minister agreed. The head of South Korea’s military marine operations said, “No North Korean warships have been detected [in] the waters where the accident took place.” The reference to “accident” suggests the warship struck a reef and broke in two.

To the American media, North Korea’s guilt is beyond doubt, just as North Vietnam’s guilt was beyond doubt, just as Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, just as Israel can terrorise with impunity. However, unlike Vietnam and Iraq, North Korea has nuclear weapons, which helps explain why it has not been attacked, not yet: a salutary lesson to other countries, such as Iran, currently in the crosshairs.

In Britain, we have our own master illusions. Imagine someone on state benefits caught claiming £40,000 of taxpayers’ money in a second home scam. A prison sentence would almost certainly follow. David Laws, chief secretary to the Treasury, does the same and is described as follows:

“I have always admired his intelligence, his sense of public duty and his personal integrity” (Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister). “You are a good and honourable man. I am sure that throughout you have been motivated by wanting to protect your privacy rather than anything else.” (David Cameron, prime minister ). Laws is “a man of quite exceptional nobility” (Julian Glover, the Guardian). A “brilliant mind” (BBC).

The Oxbridge club and its associate members in politics and the media have tried to link Laws’s “error of judgement” and “naivety” to his “right to privacy” as a gay man, an irrelevance. The “brilliant mind” is a wealthy Cambridge-groomed investment banker and gilts trader devoted to the noble task of cutting the public services of mostly poor and honest people.

Now imagine another public official, the force behind one of the great war criminals and liars. This official “spun” the illegal invasion of a defenceless country that resulted in the deaths of at least a million people and the dispossession of many more: in effect, the crushing of a human society. If this was the Balkans or Africa, he would very likely have been indicted by the International Criminal Court.

But crime pays for the clubbable. In quick step with the Laws affair, this truth was demonstrated by the continuing celebration of Alastair Campbell, whose frequent media appearances provide a vicarious thrill for the liberal intelligentsia. To the Guardian, Campbell is “bullish, sometimes misdirected, but unafraid to press on where others might have faltered”. The Guardian’s immediate interest is its “exclusive” publication of Campbell’s “politically explosive” and “uncut” diaries. Here is a flavour: “Saturday 14 May. I called Peter [Mandelson] and asked why he didn’t return my calls yesterday. ‘You know why.’ ‘No, I don’t.’ He said he was incandescent at my Newsnight interview …’ ”

In a promotional interview with the Guardian, Campbell dispensed more of this dated incest, referring just once to the bloodbath for which he was a principal apologist. “Did Iraq lose us support in 2005?” he asked rhetorically. “Without a doubt …” Thus, a criminal tragedy equal in scale to the Rwandan genocide was dismissed as a “loss” for New Labour: a master illusion of notable profanity.

www.johnpilger.com article hosted on: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25601.htm

Other (older) readings:

Beijing suspects false flag attack on South Korean corvette
By Wayne Madsen
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5930.shtml

Other info:
How South Korean ship was sunk (BBC tripe)
– By John Sudworth

__http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10130909.stm
(BBC tripe)
Page last updated at 13:40 GMT, Friday, 28 May 2010 14:40 UK
__http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10181527.stm

China ‘will not protect’ Korea ship attackers

Update:  Akiko Fujita | VOA | July 9, 2010

A new study by U.S. researchers raises questions about the investigation into the sinking of a South Korean navy ship. International investigators blamed a North Korean torpedo, raising tensions on the Korean peninsula.
http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/229100 (links to source: http://alethonews.wordpress.com/)

Too Weird To Make Up, The “Cheonan” Sinking – By Timothy V. Gatto (26/7/10)
Hosted on: Future Fast Forward (http://futurefastforward.com/component/content/article/3925)

meltup

Thanks to Matthais Chang at FutureFastForward

Meltup 55m
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb1n1X0Oqdw

I don’t have much time right now, but I’d like to give initial thoughts on meltup (which I’ll add to later).

The first is there is a mistake or dishonesty in the section talking about gold. Here’s two screenshots at around about the 25 minute mark.

If you watch the documentary you probably spotted the flaw, and it’s a flaw that the AGW’ers sank into (again accidentally or deliberately – I’m not sure, but in the AGW case, I think the latter) with atmospheric CO2 and global temperatures.

This documentary is trying to sell you the idea that “precious metals do better when the FED begins to raise artificially low-interest rates”. They use arrows they choose to ‘show’ this over the time. Hopefully you can see this is a highly questionably claim indeed. in 1980, the gold price went from about $850 to about $400 over almost a two year period but interest rates went up and up and up from about 10.5 to a peak of about 15.5% That is in total opposition to what they are saying yet it covers the narrow time span that they decided to look over.

It’s actually much easier to ‘see’ it in the video than it is to try and describe by tapping it on the computer.

Notice that the next gold chart from 2002 onwards they DON’T show the interest rate when GOLD has spiked to $1240 devaluing tokens while interest rates were near zero. Doubtless, they would say this is because the interest rate during that period is being kept artificially low. Sounds plausible isn’t it? This is a good demonstration of how easy it is to switch off your brain when listening to “econspeak” ALL interest rates are artificial. LOL. And like most american perspectives, america is the only focus here. The influences of the rest of the world are not given any time on these charts.

One more thing. The documentary talks about silver having greater % price swings than gold. Well yeah, one very important factor is because solver is cheaper than gold, so the speculators can muck about with it more easily. Saying the bailouts may have been in part to artificially suppress precious metal prices. Crumbs. again that’s a very difficult and precarious call to make, and like most “econspeak” you can easily find a way around the “logic”. By allowing the gold price to increase, the bailouts could have been made using those very things just discussed – gold and silver so that the dollar printing presses wouldn’t have to be made to operate at furious speeds. That sounds reasonable too right? – but of course it’s probably just as as guilty of ‘econspeak’ as they offered! 

So whats going on?

The thing is the virtually ALL the talking heads that manage to make it into the corporate news (or more frequently in the news strata below that or further below in the independent news) are people who operate within the world of fraudulent economics. Let me qualify that, they believe in the capitalistic economic system we have as long as the effects of that economics are not too extreme. That is, as long as the debt doesn’t get too high, or the interest rate isn’t too high or the inflation rate isn’t too high etc etc etc then the system is OK and the cumulative ills of the system can be lived with.

One example is Max Keiser. Mas is great at bringing to peoples attention much of the $financial fraudsters running and ruining our lives, but he advocates interest rates as a means to bring the system back into line. Others state the economy should have been allowed to enter a recession a few times over the last decade to (again) bring the economy ‘back on track’.

Instead of a furious calamitous up/down extremes collapse they are advocating a long drawn out continually degrading health of the economy.

The problem is that we do not use a proper monetary system. Using physical exchanges of gold and silver are the greatest remedy of this but the problem is that we have become SO entrenched in this economic scam and previously the ill effects were slow (and so liveable) that it seems we cannot imagine what it is to exist outside it.

When people don’t understand something, to fill the imagination black-hole they are quite willing to put almost any image in its place. Any grasp of a concept is better than no grasp at all (so people think – or should I say, so I think people think!).

Most have lost touch with what a system of economics is actually for, which is simply to facilitate a fair trade for the benefit of two traders. This fundamental of economics is for mutual benefit and devoid of greed because it is balanced. Many humans are greedy yes, but (as I am trying to point out) [I believe] this is because they are intertwined in a rotten system that gives apparent benefit to those who are greedy i.e. the system encourages greed.

In a simple system, greed can be effectively stamped out as each trader – you and me – would be strongly engaged in the economic (trade) system. and not essentially detached from it as we are today {in essence our status approaches that of a “commodities” and we are expendable}. As such, from the properties of communities and social circles work, a taboo against issues detrimental to the community persist, discouraging it from the offset. And if it does become an issue, the community can spot it and stop it.

Just like the “good” economists are have almost exclusively plays with the Terry Gilliam like contraption with copious cogs, whirring wind meters, pedals, steam valves, vibrations, grubby screens, unmarked levers and buttons, when one starts talking about a cleaner system of economics e.g. one that involves physical exchange of gold and silver people start pulling obscurities from that fraudulent system asking “who would you do xyz then”

*groan*

They scuttle back to what they know – the very thing that’s killing them.

And when a solution comes their way to the ‘problem’ they enquired about, they scoff at it if it doesn’t fit within the fraudulent system we have and instantly dismiss any of the restraints that the solution may include.

As I’ve been saying for a while, people need a FUNDAMENTAL BREAK from most of the systems we in the oxymoronic ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world have today.

But people simply cannot.

Oh dear, I shoudn’t have written ‘wo what’s going on’.

 


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