War in some cases cannot be avoided, for example if you and your family are under attack and the only resort you are left with is to defend yourself, then you are justified in taking whatever action is necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones.
The sad truth is- in the western world most wars have been avoidable, yet for 214 of the last 236 years America have been at war.
Due to the Internet the world is getting smaller and secrets are becoming harder to hide and we now have some concrete evidence about some of the lies that are being told to justify war.
Below are 3 lies that have been told to justify wars which have not only resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians of the countries our government have invaded, but also the lives of many soldiers and also civilians of our own countries.
1990 Testimony of Nayirah
This is one of the most unbelievable stories you will ever hear, but turns out its true. In the run up to the Gulf War one of the main stories was the testimony of Nayirah, where she testified in front of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus stating that she had seen Iraqi forces taking hundreds of babies out of incubators and leaving them on the floor to die.
This testimony was used in 7 senators’ speeches backing the Gulf War and George Bush senior repeatedly referenced to this story in the campaign leading to military intervention in Iraq.
The only problem was- the story was false and Nayirah was actually the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Nayiray had been coached by Hill & Knowlton a public relations firm on her testimony, the testimony that was the main piece of propaganda that was responsible for the Gulf War.
In a later interview Nayirah father said it was not true and “I could easily buy someone else to do it” which just goes to show the level of integrity we are dealing with. If the evidence was not there it would be hard to believe but watch the video below, it’s shocking!
Weapons Of Mass Destruction- Iraq War
140,659 – 159,248 Iraqi civilians lost their lives in this war and this is not to mention the US and Iraqi soldiers that also lost their lives. There have been a total of 41 reports on war crimes committed by American soldiers and that’s not taking into account the crimes that went unreported.
The American government call this collateral damage and the cost of going to war, but the reality is they are war crimes or as our media puts it- acts of terror. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair and all the other politicians who played their part in this war are terrorists and should be treated that way.
If you think of the way we react when acts of terrorism happen on our home soil, acts like this were happening on a daily basis through the Iraq war and the double standards our media and government have when it comes to reporting these facts (prioritising the lives of our people over theirs) is inhumane.
I think most people now know that the “weapons of mass destruction story” was propaganda that justified the Iraq War. But in this video George Bush shows true distaste as he callously laughs in the face of the solders and innocent civilians who died in Iraq and the audience also seem to find it hilarious and laughs along as he jokes about not finding weapons of mass destruction.
These clips show the back and forth lies of those in power in the lead up to the Iraq war and then the denial of their lies as they backtrack on their words
You have to remember that the people of the USA don’t see these clips next to each other and the way mainstream media reports a lot of people are probably still unaware of this dishonesty.
When confronted with evidence saying that the American government could have played a part in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, most people would refute this saying that we live in a civilised country and our government would not do this to us.
The fact is our government would do this to us, because they have planned to do so in the past. This video reveals a declassified government document about Operation Northwood’s.
This was an operation the US government put together to justify going to war with Cuba, I will link to the document in full if you want to have a look, but some of the content included was to attack US citizens and blame it on Cuba, to arm Cuban hostiles and get them to attack Guantanamo Bay, put a drone plane in the air, blow it up and blame it on the Cubans and there are many other shocking things in there too.
So do you still trust your government? I know I don’t. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
This is the second article in the series Do You Trust Your Government to read the first go here
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My name is Luke Miller & I am the owner & creator of Potential For Change I believe that spirituality is the foundations for good health & I like to blend psychology & spirituality to help you find more purpose & happiness in your life. My other interests include health, not just on a physical level but also on a collective level & have a keen interest in education & truth seeking. You can find my Facebook page HERE , YouTube HERE & Twitter HERE . Click here to read more articles by Luke Miler
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