“The first casualty of War is Truth” (unkown source)
remember this cowboy president? (by the way a secretive society “skull and bones” member)
remember this foto?
Powell in 2015: “I regret it. I will always regret it. It was a terrible mistake on all our parts and on the intelligence community … I wish it had been different, I wish I had more time.”
“Maybe if I had another week or two my instincts would have seen through this or been able to do double-checking, but I didn’t have more time.”
“But I’m not looking for an excuse. I gave that presentation. I gave it believing that everything I had said had been double-sourced, triple-sourced, and was accurate, but it was not.”
“For months, many hardliners in the Bush administration have expressed fear that the inspectors might never find any prohibited weapons.”
the “smoking gun” was never found… because it was not there…
Yes, Bush was fighting for “freedom”, the “freedom” of big oil to DIRECTLY access Iraq’s oil… with little care about his own people, the people of iraq and democracy.
the result: “Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil.“
So Mr Bush went to war with phony fabricated proof, killed 109,032 people and is still walking freely.
No serial killer will ever achieve that “result”.
(because both sides are firing all propaganda cannons available completely confusing the public of all nations)
… unfortunately – he – Putin – really did… nobody, especially not his “Western” “friends” or (almost) allies or at least Putin-understanders expected such a CATASTROPHIC move that will leave many many 10.000 women and children DEAD.
Already the death toll of Russian soldiers is above 1000.
How many lifes will he sacrifice for this invasion?
unfortunately: the US has a history of lies that start wars
so it is understandable that the US has worked over 30 years to create distrust all around the globe.
Biden now has to do the impossible, it is a challenge, but it is also a opportunity: restore faith, that the US is a nation still dedicated to it’s democratic values & truth (and not $dollars$ only).
That the US is willing to intervene in Europe to not allow Russia + China the “playing” field.
Because without the US NATO is f***ed.
(Germany is ramping up it’s investments and military spending beyond the 2% but at the time of writing this, the German army is in pretty bad shape, having suffered decades of under funding (also corrupt arms dealers “whatever sells” that just want to sell and do not care about the quality of their products has added to the problem))
Yes the G36 shoots NATO ammunition pretty precise, but it is not as reliable as it should be “don’t drop it”, or the 90% plastic rifle’s crosshair might not be aligned correctly anymore
#wtf Heckler & Koch?
Also: nothing is more deadly (for the soldier shooting the weapon) than a weapon – that does not shoot – when needed.
The soldier that can not return rapid fire in any situation – is a dead soldier – as at least ONE sunken German submarine of the second world war proofs. (airplane attacked the submarine, the machine gun was jammed, the submarine was sunk (was not able to return the fire, was not able to dive fast enough))
the lie that started Vietnam: a NSA invented attack, that never happened
On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was claimed to have been approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. The North Vietnamese boats attacked with torpedoes and machine gun fire. One U.S. aircraft was damaged, three North Vietnamese torpedo boats were damaged, and four North Vietnamese sailors were killed, with six more wounded. There were no U.S. casualties. Maddox was “unscathed except for a single bullet hole from a Vietnamese machine gun round”.
The National Security Agency originally claimed that another sea battle, the Second Gulf of Tonkin incident, occurred on August 4, 1964, but instead evidence was found of “Tonkin ghosts” (false radar images) and not actual North Vietnamese torpedo boats.
In the 2003 documentary The Fog of War, the former United States Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara admitted that an attack on the USS Maddox happened on August 2, but the August 4 Gulf of Tonkin attack, for which Washington authorized retaliation, never happened.
In 1995, McNamara met with former Vietnam People’s Army General Võ Nguyên Giáp to ask what happened on August 4, 1964, in the second Gulf of Tonkin Incident. “Absolutely nothing”, Giáp replied. Giáp claimed that the attack had been imaginary.
The outcome of these two incidents was the passage by U.S. Congress of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was considered to be jeopardized by “communist aggression”.
The resolution served as Johnson’s legal justification for deploying U.S. conventional forces and the commencement of open warfare against North Vietnam.
In 2005, an internal National Security Agency historical study was declassified; it concluded that Maddox had engaged the North Vietnamese Navy on August 2, but that there were no North Vietnamese naval vessels present during the reported incident of August 4.”
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was vice president until JFK got shot.
Then he was president.
Does that sound like a motive? you tell me.
No doubt LBJ & friends were corrupt to the bone.
so how much can those “evidence” by “intelligence” be trusted?
NOT AT ALL!
let’s LEARN from Powell’s mistake: and NOT jump or rush to conclusions and NOT believe “intelligence” “evidence“
lies won’t work anymore!
NSA, CIA, MI6 & BND you got to regain that trust.