background preloader

Verified Conspiracies

Facebook Twitter

Is it the “Abu Ghraib Protection Act?” Pentagon Censors Chain of Command on Abu Ghraib. Washington, D.C.

Pentagon Censors Chain of Command on Abu Ghraib

Torturing Democracy. Saddam Hussein: More Secret History. Saddam's Iron Grip: Intelligence Reports on Saddam Hussein's Reign. Operation Desert Storm. Washington, D.C., January 17, 2001 – On the morning of August 2, 1990 the mechanized infantry, armor, and tank units of the Iraqi Republican Guard invaded Kuwait and seized control of that country.

Operation Desert Storm

The invasion triggered a United States response, Operation DESERT SHIELD, to deter any invasion of Kuwait's oil rich neighbor, Saudi Arabia. On August 7, deployment of U.S. forces began. United Nations Security Council Resolutions 660 and 662 condemned Iraq's invasion and annexation and called for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Iraqi forces. On August 20 President Bush signed National Security Directive 45, "U.S. The Yellow Brick Road Free Blog. The story of babies torn from incubators by Iraqi soldiers during the first Gulf War is the latest demonstration of a principle long understood by propagandists, that a lie repeated many times ends up being accepted as truth.

The Yellow Brick Road Free Blog

The blurring of boundaries between truth and myth is certainly not started with the Bush administration. The misinformation was part of the war at least since the days of Alexander the Great, who disseminava large shells along the path of his troops in retreat, the enemy into believing that his soldiers were giants. The trick anecdote about Alexander the Great is usually told the soldiers in the first lesson of training in psychological operations (often called “psyops”).

In 1998 the U.S. The document contains sections entitled Information Operations "psychological operations", "electronic warfare", "information attack", and "military deception". The Iraq War Ten Years After. Washington, DC, March 19, 2013 – The U.S. invasion of Iraq turned out to be a textbook case of flawed assumptions, wrong-headed intelligence, propaganda manipulation, and administrative ad hockery, according to the National Security Archive's briefing book of declassified documents posted today to mark the 10th anniversary of the war.

The Iraq War Ten Years After

The Archive's documentary primer includes the famous Downing Street memo ("intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy"), the POLO STEP PowerPoint invasion plans (assuming out of existence any possible insurgency), an FBI interview with Saddam Hussein in captivity (he said he lied about weapons of mass destruction to keep Iran guessing and deterred), and the infamous National Intelligence Estimate about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (wrong in its findings, but with every noted dissent turning out to be accurate).

Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Iraq: The Media War Plan. Iraq Media Timeline Before (and during) the invasion of Iraq - The U.S. government broadcasts psychological warfare programming into Iraq from an EC-130E Commander Solo aircraft (a modified C130 cargo plane).

Iraq: The Media War Plan

(Asia Times, 8/16/03) January 16, 2003 - Defense Department offices for special operations and low-intensity conflict and for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs (special plans), issue a White Paper/briefing calling for a "Rapid Reaction Media Team" to set up an "Iraqi Free Media" after the overthrow of the government in Baghdad. February 2003 - C. Ryan Henry, corporate vice president for strategic assessment and development for the San Diego-based defense contractor Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), leaves to become deputy to Douglas Feith, head of the Defense Department's policy office. PART I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001. Washington, D.C., September 22, 2010 – Following instructions from President George W.

PART I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001

Bush to develop an updated war plan for Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered CENTCOM Commander Gen. Tommy Franks in November 2001 to initiate planning for the “decapitation” of the Iraqi government and the empowerment of a “Provisional Government” to take its place. Talking points for the Rumsfeld-Franks meeting on November 27, 2001, released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), confirm that policy makers were already looking for ways to justify invading Iraq – as indicated by Rumsfeld’s first point, “Focus on WMD.”

This document shows that Pentagon policy makers cited early U.S. experience in Afghanistan to justify planning for Iraq’s post-invasion governance in order to achieve their strategic objectives: “Unlike in Afghanistan, important to have ideas in advance about who would rule afterwards.” PART II: Was There Even a Decision? PART III: Shaping the Debate. Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq. Illustration: John Ueland At A congressional hearing examining the march to war in Iraq, Republican congressman Walter Jones posed "a very simple question" about the administration's manipulation of intelligence: "How could the professionals see what was happening and nobody speak out?

Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq

" Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former chief of staff, responded with an equally simple answer: "The vice president. " But the blame for Iraq does not end with Cheney, Bush, or Rumsfeld. List Of George W. Bush Lies. The Two Most Essential, Abhorrent, Intolerable Lies Of George W.

List Of George W. Bush Lies

Bush's Memoir huffingtonpost.com First Posted: 11/22/10 09:53 AM ET Updated: 03/23/11 09:09 AM ET froomkin@huffingtonpost.com. George W. Bush's Omission Points. Like Blair, like Bush.

George W. Bush's Omission Points

When former British Prime Minister Tony Blair released his memoirs two months ago, I noted that the long volume detailed many of the meetings he had with then-President George W. Report: Bush Misled U.S. On Iraq Intel. Flags: iran, iraq, u.s.

Report: Bush Misled U.S. On Iraq Intel

(generic) AP Two reports issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday leveled harsh criticism at both the White House and Pentagon for their handling of intelligence concerning Iraq and Iran. One report examined statements by top Bush administration officials between October 2002 and March 2003, when the U.S. -led invasion of Iraq began, about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime. These officials, from President Bush on down, deliberately misled the American public about Saddam's relationship with al Qaeda and "led the nation to war on false premises," according to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. According to the report, officials erroneously linked Saddam to the Sept. 11 attacks and al Qaeda; claimed Iraq would give terrorist groups chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, and said Iraq was developing drones to spread chemical or biological agents over the United States.

The Spy files. WikiLeaks: The Spy Files Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ’political opponents’ are a reality. Bush-Cheney began illegal NSA spying before 9/11, says telcom CEO. Contradicting a statement by ex-vice president Dick Cheney on Sunday that warrantless domestic surveillance might have prevented 9/11, 2007 court records indicate that the Bush-Cheney administration began such surveillance at least 7 months prior to 9/11. The Bush administration bypassed the law requiring such actions to be authorized by FISA court warrants, the body set up in the Seventies to oversee Executive Branch spying powers after abuses by Richard Nixon. Former QWest CEO John Nacchios said that at a meeting with the NSA on February 27, 2001, he and other QWest officials declined to participate.

AT&T, Verizon and Bellsouth all agreed to shunt customer communications records to an NSA database. Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying. Operation Neptune Spear - Raid on Osama Bin Laden's Hideout Compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. On May 01, 2011, in a televised address to the Nation, U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed that Osama Bin Laden had been killed that day as a result of a US military operation, codenamed Neptune Spear, by US Special Operations Forces inside a compound in Bilal, a suburb of Abbottabad; a city of 100,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province home to to the headquarters of one of the brigades from the Pakistani Army's 2nd Division, as well as the Pakistani Military Academy, the country's equivalent to the US Military Academy at West Point.

Abbottabad is located between Pakistan's capital Islamabad, and Peshawar, approximately 30 miles from Islamabad. The compound was reportedly a large million dollar property, built about 5 years prior to the operation, and was believed to have been made specifically for Osama Bin Laden. Comparing Obama and Bush's Records on Wartime Civil Liberties.

Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes. A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle. The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Extraordinary rendition. Extraordinary rendition or irregular rendition is the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another.[1] During the United States war on terror under the administration of President George W. Bush, the term became associated with US practices of abducting and transferring terrorism suspects to countries known to employ torture for the purpose of interrogation. The process has continued under the Barack Obama administration, though new rules have been put in place that claim to prevent torture of abducted individuals; in August 2009, U.S.

Attorney General Eric Holder accepted the results of the Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies that the U.S. will be limited to seek "assurances from the receiving country" as such.[2] Background[edit] Book Discussion on [The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder] Bush Was Set on Path to War, British Memo Says. LONDON — In the weeks before the United States-led invasion of Iraq, as the United States and Britain pressed for a second United Nations resolution condemning Iraq, President Bush's public ultimatum to Saddam Hussein was blunt: Disarm or face war.

But behind closed doors, the president was certain that war was inevitable. New State Department Releases on the "Future of Iraq" Project. 'Nayirah' Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein. Chronology of the Dreyfus Affair. The Reichstag Fire, 68 years on. Book Review Alexander Bahar, Wilfried Kugel: Der Reichstagbrand - Wie Geschichte gemacht wird (The Reichstag Fire - How History is Created), edition q, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-86124-523-2, 864 pages, price: 68.00 DM 5 July 2001.

German Resistance Plots Against Hitler - Valkyrie Conspiracy. Vision or Villainy: Origins of the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Water Controversy. Asbestos IV: Conspiracy Theory in Asbestos Litigation. The asbestos conspiracy. Watch FRONTLINE Online. Report: Bay Area Refineries Faked Outages, Spiked Gasoline Prices. Bay Area oil refineries in Richmond and Martinez are to blame for the spike in gasoline prices in May and October, according to a report released in Washington on Thursday. Both Royal Dutch Shell in Martinez and Chevron in Richmond claimed to be out of service during periods in May and October.

Gas prices spiked accordingly. WASHINGTON: Study: California refineries operated during periods blamed for gas price spikes. WASHINGTON — West Coast gasoline price spikes in May and October were widely blamed on refinery outages, but new research to be released at a California hearing Thursday shows that refiners continued to produce gasoline in periods when the public was told the contrary. The information, shared exclusively with McClatchy, comes from Oregon-based McCullough Research, which combed through thousands of pages of environmental documents to conclude that refineries were in fact operating during supposed outages and maintenance shutdowns.

Should Presidential Campaigns Spend More Money Manipulating Intrade? - Derek Thompson. With two weeks before the election, most political followers are glued to national and swing-state polls. Killing Hope - BLUMkillinghope.pdf. The National Security Archive. National Security Archive/Publications/Documents Readers/Bay of Pigs Declassified.

A National Security Archive Documents Reader Published by the New Press Edited by Peter Kornbluh. Operation Mockingbird. Operation Mockingbird, CIA Media Control Program. COINTELPRO. The FBI’s Reading Room contains many files of public interest and historical value. COINTELPRO. Nixon and the FBI: The White House Tapes. DNSA - CIA Family Jewels Indexed: Full Record.

Unknotting the Tangled Threads of Watergate Lore. PINOCHET: A Declassified Documentary Obit. CIA Acknowledges Ties to Pinochet’s Repression. Update: Was Pablo Neruda Murdered By a CIA Double Agent Working for Pinochet? The Deep Throat File. CIA Targeted Assassinations by Induced Heart Attack and Cancer. Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion in 1962. The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition. Oh, Smedley: Was there really a fascist plot to overthrow the United States government? The Revenge of the Fighting Quaker. Tuskegee and Guatemala Syphilis Studies. Operation Overlord. Manhattan Project. The Assassination of Julius Caesar. Gunpowder Plot. What caused the Gunpowder Treason? A Bavarian Illuminati Primer. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jul., 1969), pp. 360-372. Amherst and Smallpox. The Underground Railroad: Myth & Reality « Fergus Bordewich: The Imperfect Union.

The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators. Propaganda in the Spanish-American War. History - The Gunpowder Plot.