Rebranding the Lies: 10 Years After Colin Powell Lied to the Security Council About Iraq WMDs

by Scott Creighton

Ten years ago Colin Powell used his political equity to help spin up lies about non-excising weapons of mass destruction in Iraq as justification to launch a pre-emptive war against that country, something that had been, up until that point, illegal and immoral in the eyes of every American.

Below is a video of a recent episode of Democracy NOW! in which Amy Goodman and some other guy sit there and let Powell’s former aide, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson re-spin the story to claim, yes it was “politicized” but they were simply “wrong” on the intelligence.

They weren’t “wrong” on the intelligence. They fabricated it or had other countries fabricate it like the “Yellow Cake from Niger” document. It was forged. All of the “evidence” Wilkerson and Powell presented that day was fabricated. All of it. And they knew it and a million or so Iraqis died as a result and the entire culture of that nation was literally erased so it could be replaced by the Balkanized mess they have now.

Wilkerson says it was the “lowest point”in his career. Awww.

The lowest point in his career should have been to stand before a Nuremberg type tribunal for war-crimes and the ultimate crime against humanity, creating a war of aggression. Because that is exactly what he did.

The Japanese have their own ways of handling these kinds of things when they get caught for major crimes and bring shame upon their names and those of their family. In America, these guys just sit around off the radar for a couple of years on some board of directors someplace and wait for the right moment to go on Amy Goodman’s show to rebrand themselves and their crimes against humanity.

The lowest point in his career was being caught lying or was it the lies that caused the needless deaths of a million innocent people and the dislocation and destitution of a couple million more? That might have been a good question for Amy to ask.

She may have also asked him if he knew what Seppuku is.

And let’s also not forget the biggest omission from Ms. Goodman, and that is the fact that not everyone bought the Colin Powell presentation as the gospel truth. In fact, many of us called B.S. on the presentation as it was happening, right afterward and still do to this day. It was obvious bullshit. You could tell Powell was lying through his teeth and Tenent sitting behind him looked like he just swallowed a toad. They KNEW they were committing a potential crime against humanity, just by sitting there and lying through their teeth they were proving themselves complicit conspirators in the worst crime any human being can commit.

It was obvious yet the complicit press did there job telling everyone they had to believe it because it was so damn convincing. And everyone repeated it and everyone got on board and America the beautiful peeled off her pretty little hero mask and exposed to the world what she really was.

But no. Everyone didn’t believe his ridiculous performance and his pile of fabricated lies. And Wilkerson and Powell weren’t duped by missing emails or “bad intelligence” or Egyptian torture testimony… they got up there and recounted the fabricated lies they made up themselves to destroy a nation and a people and to kill a million human beings … for money.

That’s the story Amy fails to tell. I guess it doesn’t pay to tell the truth these days, does it Amy?


The Stepford Brothers: Brainwashed Chris Rock Claims Obama is “Our Boss” and “Dad”

by Scott Creighton

Chris Rock lays it all out for you: he tells you that the president is “our boss” and that the president and first lady are like the father and the mother of the nation and you had better listen to what they have too say and do it because if you don’t “it usually bites you in the ass later on”

It’s hard too say if he’s just an insipid follower by nature or if he knows the score in Vichy Hollywood and is playing along to get along.

Most frightening is the paternal/maternal link between the leadership of the country and it’s citizenry. There’s a movie out there made a decade or two ago called “The Wave” about a teacher proving a point to his class and turning them into NAZIs without them really knowing it. Based on a true story. The students formed this little elitist club and stuck with each other and started to hate everyone else because they were better than them just because they were in the club. It’s “the Party’.

This is exactly what Rock is projecting. Could be identity politics. I seriously doubt he would have been caught dead in public proclaiming that his Daddy was George W. Bush a few years ago. In fact I believe he was rather critical of Bush back then.

The fact that Obama has continued the Bush agenda on almost every turn and expanded upon it in brutal ways must be lost on Mr. Rock. Perhaps he should just keep his mouth shut until he knows a few facts about his “Daddy”

You could also draw an interesting comparison to the overall agenda of the Bush/Cheney “Shock and Awe” program which by design attempts to so completely demoralize the targeted population that they start looking at their given leaders (given by us) as a paternal figure. Essential the plan is to completely eradicate who they are and rewrite whatever you want onto their collective identities.

It’s easy enough to see this kind of program taking shape in the U.S. but I really don’t see a mega-wealthy “star” like this guy being reduced to that point unless he’s the type that can be hypnotized at will.

Watching him is kinda like watching the Stepford Wives or the last scene in 1984.

No Chris. The president is not “our boss”. WE ARE HIS BOSS. And it doesn’t matter what color he his. Bush wasn’t my “boss” and neither was Clinton. And I got years of writing right here on this site to prove it. And neither is Barack Obama.

And for the record, fathers can be wrong, deceitful, arrogant, malicious, untrustworthy, lying, sycophantic bastards just like anyone else. And the day you come to understand what he is, who he is, and move past the childish idol-worship, that’s the day you become your own man.

I hope that gives Chris something to look forward too.

Here’s Chris’s little sycophantic/racist ass-kissing suck-up to the man who has killed more children with drones than any other human being in history. And broken more campaign promises as well.