Category Archives: Blowback

Interesting Articles #1

My interesting articles article will be a weekly post in which I share several articles from various places on the internet, and offer a short commentary on them. I will usually post these every Sunday. Let us begin:

Ron Paul: Don’t Reform the Fed, Fed-Exit! and The Path to Fed-Exit

These articles by Ron Paul describe the damaging effects of central banking and lay out the case for “seceding” from the Federal Reserve while outlining a method of accomplishing this.

While Americans Focused on the RNC, the US was Provoking War with China

This important article from thefreethoughtproject.com exposes the unnecessary increasing hostility and the very real possibility of war between the US and China. A US ex-admiral just made the recommendation to a Senate panel to “defend” the Philipines against the Chinese, and a source close to the PLA in China has said that the Chinese military is possibly going to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea due to US provocations. These malicious interventions made by and for the military-industrial complex are going to impoverish clueless Americans while getting a lot of people killed. This is something that the establishment doesn’t want you to read.

Calling Things by Their True Names

This is an excellent and amusing article that tells it like it really is. My favorite is the one that says we should replace “because its the law” with “because violent people say so”.

The Criminalization of Everything

I was going to write an article about why it’s immoral to be a cop, but instead I’m just going to ask my readers to take a look at this article and then remind yourself that its the police that are enforcing these immoral, unjust, and wrong pieces of legislation. There are, of course, many other laws that stand as reason for the police being immoral. It would be impossible to list all the victimless crimes and regulations that are simply acts of aggression perpetrated by the police.

Can Bombs Win the War on ISIS?

Fantastic.

Verizon-Yahoo Deal Shows Once Again the Need to Remove Intellectual Property Rights

It is a very little-held view that so-called “intellectual property rights”, or, as I like to call them, intellectual monopoly rights, don’t exist, so it is very refreshing to hear this view espoused.

It’s Our “Freedom” They Hate — US Coalition Air Strikes Kill 77 Civilians, Including Children

This fantastic and much needed article sheds light on some of the horrific crimes of the US military while showing the true source of terrorism.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules Warrentless Forced Blood Draws For DUI Unconstitutional

Finally! Some great news.

Wikileaks Just Revealed Mainstream Media Works Directly With Hillary, DNC

Exposed! Corrupt Clinton manipulates media!

The Saudi 9/11 Coverup

Once again, someone (this time Roger Stone) beat me to it: I was going to write an artcle called The 28 Pages, the Saudis, and Hillary Clinton. No one mainstream (for obvious reasons) is talking about this and connecting the dots.

Police Retaliate, Arrest Man Who Posted Video of Cops Killing Alton Sterling — the Next Day

Shows how corrupt police are, silencing anyone who dare to oppose and speak out against their crimes.

French Officer Claims Interior Ministry Made Her Alter Nice Attack Report

Very suspicious. No police were there, but made attack report say they were. Were the police just trying to make themselves look better, or is it a coverup — maybe a false flag?

More Blowback in France

Jacob Hornberger calls the Nice attacks what they are: blowback, and makes the case for a non-interventionist foreign policy. We need more people writing and reading articles like these.

US-Backed Rebels: US Must End Syrian Airstrikes Because They are Helping ISIS

Shows that US massacre of people in the Middle East is causing many in the region to support ISIS, and draws an accurate comparison between the reactions in the Middle East to US bombings and the terrorist attacks in the West.

In Dallas, Drone Wars Just Came Home

Explains the dangerous precedent set by the killing of the Dallas shooter by drone, and warns of the increasingly totalitarian police state we’re living in, a police state in which there is no due process, only execution.

That’s all for today, folks!

 

 

The Missing 28 Pages of the 9/11 Report – Revealed

The 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 report have been declassified. They have confirmed the reports of Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Some, possibly essential, information remains redacted, although most of it has been revealed. Here is what it confirms:

1: The 9/11 hijackers received assistance from Saudi intelligence officers in the form of providing and paying for their housing, co-signing the hijacker’s loans, helped them get driver’s licenses, and most importantly, assisted them in locating flight schools.

2: The US government knew this and did nothing,

and

3: That #2 occurred because Saudi Arabia is an US ally.

This leaves us with an unanswered question: why was Saudi Arabia involved? We can’t be certain, but I believe the reason is that the heightened military presence in the Middle East and escalated conflicts that would result from a terrorist attack that apparently emanates from Iraq/Afghanistan would cause the US government to 1) need the Saudis to provide a location from which to operate, 2) call on the Saudis to assist in the fighting, and 3) most importantly, provide the Saudis with massive amounts of weapons and cash. Why would the US government tolerate this? The reason is obvious: the US military-industrial complex got rich off those wars, so it is only natural that they will attempt to protect those responsible for their prosperity.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media, insofar as it actually mentions the release of the 28 pages, is frantically trying to assure the public that the 28 pages has nothing to reveal. Don’t listen. Refuse to be ripped off by these terrible wars which have nothing to do with defense, that only result in poverty, destruction, and mass murder.

Further Reading

The Missing 28 Pages

The ’28 Pages’ Explained

28Pages.org

 

Terrorism, Blowback, and Foreign Policy

     The source of terrorism is blowback (retaliation) for our foreign policy of interventionism. Many think that statement is purely speculative, but it has been proven both statistically and from the statements of the terrorists and terrorist organizations themselves. Robert Pape in his books Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism and Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It have demonstrated that interventionism is the primary source of terrorism (suicide terrorism in particular) by looking at every instance of suicide terrorism and the circumstances that surround each one from 1982 to 2009. We don’t have to rely on casual relationships alone, though. al-Qaeda has been very open about the motivation for 9/11. In Osama bin Laden’s Letter to America he states explicitly that the US military’s wars, sanctions, and interventions are the cause of 9/11. A recording of a July 7th 2005 London bomber says that “Your democratically elected governments continuously perpetuate atrocities against my people all over the world. And your support of them makes you directly responsible, just as I am directly responsible for protecting and avenging my Muslim brothers and sisters.

Until we feel security, you will be our targets. And until you stop the bombing, gassing, imprisonment and torture of my people we will not stop this fight.

We are at war and I am a soldier. Now you too will taste the reality of this situation.”

The Islamic State, when claiming responsibility for the November Paris attacks writes “Let France and all nations following its path know that they will continue to be at the top of the target list for the Islamic State and that the scent of death will not leave their nostrils as long as they partake in the crusader campaign, as long as they dare to curse our Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), and as long as they boast about their war against Islam in France and their strikes against Muslims in the lands of the Caliphate with their jets, which were of no avail to them in the filthy streets and alleys of Paris. Indeed, this is just the beginning. It is also a warning for any who wish to take heed.”

According to a New York Times article on the November Paris attacks, “At nearly midnight, two hours after they took over the Bataclan, the gunmen began negotiating in earnest with the police.

We want to talk to someone!’ one gunman demanded, then turned to his demands for France to stop military strikes in Syria: ‘I want you to leave the country. I want you to remove your military. I want a piece of paper signed that proves it!’ If not, he threatened, ‘I’m killing a hostage and throwing him out the window!’”

ISIS’s statement on the Belgium attacks said “By Allah’s grace, a security team of the Khilafah, may Allah grant it glory and victory, set out to target the crusader Belgium, which has not ceased to wage war against Islam and its people,” “a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State” and “We promise the crusader allies against the Islamic State, there will be dark days in response to their aggression against our state.“And what awaits you will be harder and more bitter, with the permission of Allah.”

The Boston Marathon bombers were what are called “homegrown terrorists”, meaning that they identified with the victims of the US’s interventions through common ties, like religion, heritage, and home country, and were motivated by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dzokhar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers who perpetrated the attacks, wrote a note in the boat that he was hiding in that said “The US Government is killing our innocent civilians but most of you already know that” and “Stop killing our innocent people and we will stop.”

One of ISIS’s leaders stated in 2014Hinder those who want to harm your brothers,” “The best thing you can do is to strive to your best and kill any disbeliever, whether he be French, American or from any of their allies,” “Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war,” “Oh Americans, and oh Europeans, the Islamic State did not initiate a war against you, as your governments and media try to make you believe,” and “It is you who started the transgression against us, and thus you deserve blame and you will pay a great price.”

Then there is the strange case of the recent Orlando shooting, the perpetrator of which was a mentally ill gay American who murdered forty-nine people while voicing support for ISIS. It is not fully clear what the exact motivation for the shooting was, but on Facebook the shooter, Omar Mateen, posted “America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state,” and “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west … You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” Ron Paul offers an excellent analysis on this attack in this Ron Paul Liberty Report:

All this is not to say that terrorist violence, or any violence for that matter, is justified against an innocent civilian population because its government has committed atrocities, but that launching a “War on Terror” (and all foreign intervention) is counterproductive and makes Americans less safe instead of defending them. Also, the financial cost of war is the heaviest burden foisted on the people of America by the US government. The endless wars in the Middle East are funded primarily by currency debasement through interest rate manipulation, which is both the cause of the business cycle and is a hidden tax that decreases (non-government) people’s real wages/earnings, making everyone poorer. The War on Terror has also created a vast sea of government bureaucracies intent on spying on and convicting in secret courts the American populace: the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, and the NSA. The US military has also committed numerous war crimes (which they instantly acquit themselves of) and murdered millions of innocent people in the Middle East – something that is sure to recruit terrorists.

If these wars and interventions are so immoral and counterproductive, why are they done? The military-industrial complex gets very rich off these wars, and those in the government can increase their power (both in other countries and domestically) by engaging in and provoking warfare. The US military budget in 2015 was well over half a trillion dollars, with a very large portion of that money going to a handful of military contractors. Those in government are more than willing to increase that budget and engage in even more wars because of the lobbyists that take them on expensive vacations free of charge and promise “advisory” jobs and lavish “speaking fees” when they retire. Military contractors do the same for news reporters, with most journalists readily propagandizing for them, creating a culture where no one wants to speak out against these wars that rob the American people and make them targets for the victims of the interventions. Eventually, there won’t be enough money for the government to steal to fund these wars, and the US Empire will collapse – but the people of America will have to be impoverished in order for that to happen, which is why we need to do everything we can to put an end to our government’s foreign policy of interventionism before that happens. Besides exposing the Empire’s lies like this article, we need to spread the message of the need to take a principled stance in favor of an anti-war foreign policy of non-interventionism by introducing people to one of Murray Rothbard’s greatest essays: War, Peace, and the State. Another method of stopping military interventionism is by sending e-mails, letters, and/or phone calls to congressmen. Perhaps tax resistance and other forms of civil disobedience will be what is necessary to put an end to our current foreign policy before it is too late.

Sources and Further Reading

Why We’re Never Told Why We’re Attacked

A View of ISIS’s Evolution in New Details of Paris Attacks

Terrorism: From the Irish Dynamite War to the Islamic State

London Bomber: Text in Full

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks

Western Leaders Reject Threats Against Their Civilians

TERROR WARNING: ISIS Threatens Attacks on UK and Says It Will Be “Harder and More Bitter”

Full text: bin Laden’s ‘letter to America’

READ: Official ISIS Announcement on Brussels Attacks

What Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Write On The Boat? Read Boston Bombing Suspect’s Note Here

Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say

Anti-War.com

Toward a Theory of Peace

Libertarianism Is Antiwar

Religious Zealotry and Imperial Domination

U.S.Military Defense Budget

The Scott Horton Show

War, Peace, and the State

Omar Mateen’s Facebook Post

Orlando: Was It LGBT, Radical Islam, or Something Else?