The build-up to Viet Nam was insidious, or at least it seems like that to me. I was a kid, what did I know? I was 9 when Kennedy was shot and had never heard of the place, although we’d had ‘military advisors’ there already for a decade or so. Didn’t give a moment’s thought to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, and even in the late 60s, when I’d started to wear my hair long and attend anti-war demonstrations on a regular basis, I never thought it was the out and out fraud that it turned out to be.
The buildup to the first Gulf War was much more abbreviated, and just as shamelessly dishonest. It was the time the CNN was just getting big, and they beat the drums for war 24/7. Remember the ‘nurse’ crying about the babies being ripped from their incubators, who turned out later to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States giving the acting performance of a lifetime.
2nd Gulf War? Well, the questions over 9/11 were drowned in the clamor for war, war against anybody.
A lot of people are now convinced that 9/11 was an inside job.
Now, they are trying to build up the case for an attack on Syria, and it seems that nobody is buying their case. I wouldn’t put it past them to pull another false flag, but I’ve got a suspicion, through all I’m reading on the internet, that maybe this time people aren’t going to buy it. The poisoning of the Skrypals? People are calling bullshit. Assad used poison gas? People are calling bullshit.
The power of instant mass communication has linked people like never before, and it seems like a large number, perhaps a critical mass of of people, have just plum stopped believing in the powers that be.
This could be a very good thing.