THE POWER ELITE'S USE OF MISDIRECTION
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
October 15, 2012
The second part of this series covers how the Power Elite (PE) uses misdirection in the form of reactions to crises to initiate wars, one of the favorite tactics of the PE in accomplishing its ultimate goal of world control. A useful starting point will be about 100 years ago and the Spanish-American War. The impetus for the war was the misdirection of blame on Spain for the explosion of the battleship MAINE on February 15, 1898. Later, it was discovered that the explosion was not from planted external charges, but rather from inside the U.S. battleship itself.
Regarding the First World War, its origin was due to the Austrian ultimatum (reaction) to Serbia over the assassination (crisis) of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. The misdirection occurred with British Secretary of State Sir Edward Grey making statements to German Ambassador to England Prince Karl Max Lichnowsky that didn't make it clear Britain would enter the conflict if Germany did.
The Second World War began with America declaring war (reaction) to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor (crisis). And the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor was their "reaction" to the "crisis" of an American blockade and other actions against them. The misdirection was against the American people in that the attack upon Pearl Harbor was presented as a surprise, when President Roosevelt's actions intentionally provoked the Japanese attack, and FDR knew it was coming.
Similarly, the American people were misdirected into thinking our government supported the Nationalist Chinese, when actually Gen. George Marshall took measures to disarm them, thereby allowing the Communist Chinese to succeed in their revolution of 1949 (the PE would likewise support the Communist revolution of Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959). Thus, with Communist Chinese support, the North Koreans were able to stalemate the American-supported South Koreans in the Korean War of the early 1950s. This accomplished the PE objective of "no win" wars as mentioned in Philip Freneau's essay in AMERICAN MUSEUM (July 1792) about the elite's strategy. This same "no win" war strategy was followed in the 1960s and early 1970s Vietnam War begun over the American "reaction" to the "crisis" of North Vietnamese PT boats attacking a U.S. destroyer on August 2, 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin. Later, it was discovered the attack never occurred, as once again the American public had been misdirected.
The next major American conflict was in the 1991 Gulf War when the U.S. attacked Iraq. This misdirection was similar to that of the First World War, as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie led Iraq's leader Saddam Hussein to believe his invasion of Kuwait would not be met with an American military response.
American (NATO) involvement in the Bosnian War of the late 1990s followed the pattern of World War II, as the U.S. "reacted" to the "humanitarian crisis" occurring in Kosovo. This "crisis" occurred, however, because Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic was "reacting" to the "crisis" of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) terrorists inciting murder and chaos there. According to former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia James Bissett in "We Have Created a Monster" (Toronto GLOBE AND MAIL, July 31, 2001), the CIA (and British Special Armed Forces) armed and trained the KLA (in Albania) to foment revolution in Kosovo, which resulted in the assassination of Serbian mayors and ambush of Serbian police.
Similarly, the Iraq War of 2003 also followed the pattern of World War II. The American public was misdirected against Iraq after the U.S. attacked the Taliban in Afghanistan. This American military response was a "reaction" to the "crisis" of the September 11, 2001 attack upon the World Trade Center and Pentagon by al-Qaeda, which was harbored by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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And current news reports indicate that the U.S. (NATO) is considering helping NATO member Turkey, which is "reacting" to explosive shells from Syria falling upon Turkish land. This would, as in the case of Kosovo, give the U.S. (NATO) an excuse to respond to the "humanitarian crisis" occurring in Syria, as the forces of Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad "react" to the "crisis" of externally funded and armed revolutionaries within Syria trying to overthrow the government there.
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