How USA-Installed Puppets Go from Democratic Presidents to Despots & Terrorists When Their Time Comes
Boiling Frogs Post
By Sibel Edmonds
January 18, 2014
Have you heard this famous quote ‘Marketing is everything … and everything is marketing’? I know it was originally meant for product sales, because admit it, you can have the best product engineering, financial backing and operational mastery … but in the end the success of your product is determined by how your customers perceive your product-your brand. This principle of marketing applies equally as well to our domestic politics and politicians, and it is equally valid for world politics and leaders. The principle governs one of the main operations of the U.S. Empire: Regime Building & Puppet Installation. Not only that, it is also used in reverse as well. Think of it as reverse engineering. It is very similar: The Empire uses the same principle of marketing to bring down regimes and uninstall puppets. The reversal of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s world and domestic image provides a perfect example of the Empire’s reverse marketing.
In the United States, for over a decade, Turkey’s AKP Party and its leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been branded, marketed, and promoted as truly democratic and fair, and the best model of a democratic government for the Islamic world. Please allow me to provide examples of this branding and marketing performed by the US media for the masters and planners of the Empire:
Let us begin with one of the top marketing arms of the Empire’s branding and marketing operations- CNN
Mainstream media blindly plays along
By Mike Adams
Editor of NaturalNews.com
January 22, 2014
Four days ago, the Associated Press reported that coal-fired power plants are dumping enormous quantities of pollutants into U.S. waterways. According to the Associated Press, the EPA says that coal-fired power plants are dumping nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 79,000 pounds of arsenic, 64,000 pounds of lead and even 2,820 pounds of mercury each year into U.S. waterways.
There's only one problem with all this reporting: nobody bothered to check their sources.
Supporters of warfare, welfare, and Wonder Woman cheered last week as Congress passed a one trillion dollar “omnibus” appropriation bill. This legislation funds the operations of government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Wonder Woman fans can cheer that buried in the bill was a $10,000 grant for a theater program to explore the comic book heroine.
That is just one of the many outrageous projects buried in this 1,582 page bill. The legislation gives the Department of Education more money to continue nationalizing education via “common core.” Also, despite new evidence of Obamacare’s failure emerging on an almost daily basis, the Omnibus bill does nothing to roll back this disastrous law.
Even though the Omnibus bill dramatically increases government spending, it passed with the support of many self-described “fiscal conservatives.” Those wondering why anyone who opposes increasing spending on programs like common core and Obamacare would vote for the bill, may find an answer in the fact that the legislation increases funding for the “Overseas Continuing Operations” — which is the official name for the war budget — for the first time since 2010. This $85 billion war budget contains $6 billion earmarked for projects benefiting Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, and other big defense contractors.
Ever since “sequestration” went into effect at the beginning of last year, the military-industrial complex’s congressional cheering session has complained that sequestration imposed “draconian cuts” on the Pentagon that will “decimate” our military — even though most of the "cuts" were actually reductions in the "projected rate of growth." In fact, under sequestration, defense spending was to increase by 18 percent over ten years, as opposed to growing by 20 percent without sequestration.
Many of the defenders of increased war spending are opponents of welfare, but they are willing to set aside their opposition to increased welfare spending in order to increase warfare spending. They are supported in this position by the lobbyists for the military-industrial complex and the neoconservatives, whose continued influence on foreign policy is mystifying. After all, the neocons were the major promoters of the disastrous military intervention in Iraq.
While many neocons give lip service to limiting domestic spending, their main priority remains protecting high levels of military spending to maintain an interventionist foreign policy. The influence of the neocons provides intellectual justification for politicians to vote for ever-larger military budgets — and break the campaign promises to vote against increases in spending and debt.
Fortunately, in recent years more Americans have recognized that a constant defense of liberty requires opposing both war and welfare. Many of these Americans, especially the younger ones, have joined the intellectual and political movement in favor of limiting government in all areas. This movement presents the most serious challenge the bipartisan welfare-warfare consensus has faced in generations. Hopefully, the influence of this movement will lead to bipartisan deals cutting both welfare and warfare spending.
The question facing Americans is not whether Congress will ever cut spending. The question is will the spending be reduced in an orderly manner that avoids inflicting massive harm on those depending on government programs, or will spending be slashed in response to an economic crisis caused by ever-increasing levels of deficit spending. Because politicians are followers rather than leaders, it is ultimately up to the people what course we will take. This is why it is vital that those of us who understand the dangerous path we are currently on do all we can to expand the movement for liberty, peace, and prosperity.
Filmed as it happened
Although not at war with the U.S., Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) planes attacked the USS Panay on the Yangtze River in China on December 12, 1937. Japan quickly apologized and said it was a case of mistaken identity. Many Americans did not agree, including those aboard the ship who said an American flag was plainly visible.
Two news cameramen on board the Panay filmed the attack. The footage was probably shown widely in movie theatres across America, at a time before television when a much higher percentage of Americans went to the movies and short newsreels were shown prior to the feature film.
While not obvious in the newsreel below, what would later be called the Nanking Massacre was simultaneously occurring directly across from the Panay on the Yangtze shore. (Nanking is now more widely known as Nanjing.) The Panay, charged with protecting Americans, had taken civilians on board hours earlier, including newsmen, when the Japanese attacked.
The last survivor of the attacking planes, fighter pilot Kaname Harada, 97, who has visited Hawaii in the past, recalls in Dan King's 2012 book, The Last Zero Fighter, what happened. King writes:
On Sunday, December 12, twenty-four planes of the combined 12th and 13th Air Groups "received orders, based on direct information from the Army through the Naval Third Air Fleet, to attack the flotilla of foreign vessels suspected of carrying soldiers and equipment away from the city of Nanking." According to Harada, they were to prevent enemy troops and supplies from exiting the battle zone. — [Dan King, The Last Zero Pilot]
As a junior pilot, Harada, 21, was on the tail end of the attack flight. By the time he dropped his bombs he couldn't see much for the smoke. He did not see an American flag. He released his bombs and thought he had scored a hit, if not on the Panay, then on another vessel in the crowded waters.
Naturally, Harada and the other 12th Air Group pilots were in high spirits during the flight back to Joshu (Changzhou) Airfield, smiling at each other mid-air in recognition of their great achievement. "When we landed we made our reports and then talked among ourselves about the attack. We felt we had helped end the long Chinese retreat north by finally trapping the cat in the bag." — [The Last Zero Fighter]
Not having heard from the Panay for an unseemly interval, an American naval liaison officer went to the Japanese Third Fleet's flagship, the battleship Izumo, to ask the ship's captain, Capt. Ryunosuke Kusaka, if he knew the whereabouts of the American vessel. Kusaka, who had already received the report of the bombing, but hadn't realized it involved an American ship, put two and two together, but said nothing to the American navy man. The pilots were then asked to review and confirm their reports of the attack.
"As we pilots shared experiences with each other, our lead bomber pilot, Lt. Komaki, commented that in the middle of his descent he saw men unfurling a US flag on the deck of the gunboat. His wingman agreed that he too, saw a US flag, but it was too late; he had already released his bombs." The pilots realized that they had either dropped bombs on Chinese vessels masquerading as Americans— or worse, they were indeed American vessels. "This was serious. I felt it was only a matter of time before we were all court-martialed," Harada said. [The Last Zero Fighter]
Although the lead plane had spotted an American flag, once he started his dive there was no calling off the attack. None of the planes had radios and so followed one after another in the attack.
"I become troubled thinking we had attacked noncombatants. Or perhaps the Chinese were flying an American flag to deceive us? We weren't at war with the United States so why would we be ordered to attack an American ship? But what if we had actually killed foreigners? Some of the men discussed possible consequences involving a court martial or time in the brig. I worked and studied hard to be a pilot, and now it might be taken away from me," Harada worried. [The Last Zero Fighter]
Attacking noncombatants was considered dishonorable by members of the Japanese Navy. When the IJN later attacked Pearl Harbor, their targets were military. Civilian deaths outside the bases were caused by American anti-aircraft shells that hadn't been properly armed by the rattled defenders to explode in the air rather than on the ground.
The Japanese Navy blamed the attack on the Kwantung Army, the largest Imperial Japanese Army group, which was located in China. The Army and Navy were habitually at odds (see 4:00 mark), says former Captain Mitsuo Fuchida, leader of the Pearl Harbor attack. Harada's opinion is that the Army tricked the Navy into attacking the Panay.
Harada and the other pilots involved in the Panay attack, who went from elation over what to them was a highly successful attack to feeling like they'd been chewed out over it, were banished to Japan. There he was welcomed warmly by pilots and sailors and praised for the attack on the U.S. vessel.
On the other hand, in the days after the incident, cards and letters from Japanese citizens, some containing money, poured into the American Embassy in Tokyo.
Ambassador Grew wrote that "never before has the fact that there are 'two Japans' been more clearly emphasized. Ever since the first news of the Panay disaster came, we have been deluged by delegations, visitors, letters, and contributions of money – people from all walks of life, from high officials, doctors, professors, businessmen down to school children, trying to express their shame, apologies, and regrets for the action of their own Navy." — Wikipedia
Japan WWII Veteran Says 'Treasure Peace!' [Hawaii Political Info] Jun 6, 2010
January 18, 2014
Russia Today introduction: The U.S. conclusion that a chemical attack near Damascus in August was carried out by the government has been challenged by a team of highly respected experts. Washington immediately blamed President Assad, but a new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found the rocket couldn't have been fired from government-controlled areas.
The New York Times
By Steven Davidoff
Americans may talk about income inequality, but Israel has done something about it.
The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has voted to break up the country’s corporate conglomerates. The move followed mass protests in 2011 over the concentration of wealth in Israel.
The protesters, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, had focused their ire on the “tycoons,” a handful of Israelis whose holding companies control about 30 percent of the economy. Much of the tycoons’ business is done through “pyramids” — a family or individual who owns a public company that in turn controls many other public companies.
Jan 18, 2014
Hawaii Political Info introduction: The Russian delegation was not shown much at Guantanamo Bay, nor was the news team. The description of the force feeding of prisoners on hunger strike by those nice, upstanding Marines representing the best of America is horrendous if true.
Russia Today introduction: A delegation from Moscow is trying to secure the release of a Russian citizen who's been held without charge at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade. The Russian officials are also looking into the ongoing hunger strike and the force-feeding of detainees at the U.S. military facility.
What happened? Last week Sanders seemed clueless about the basic crux of the Snowden issue, the U.S. Constitution, but this week he zoomed right in on it.
Possibly so many people in high places and in the mass media ignore the Constitution that he fell into the trap of ignoring it himself, a trap that we're all prone to: focusing on what seemingly everyone else is focusing on, while neglecting what's truly important.
Friday, January 17, 2014