I don't endorse the monstrous empire Gwyneth Todd was working for, and I believe that Major General Smedley Butler, USMC would back me up on this, were he alive today, but... I find myself compelled to go out on a limb and say that I find her to be highly credible. Admiral Kevin Cosgriff represents a type I'm quite familiar with myself from an experience I had on a far lower level in the US Government. If a Government "player" recognizes that one of his/her associates is highly competent and yet doesn't seem to be "with the program", this typically triggers an aberrant psychological mechanism that more often than not takes a bureaucratic situation into a sort of Alice in Wonderland realm of the absurd. I too have documents, which in my case would attest in any rational court of law to the fact that my superior acted in an utterly deranged manner to demand my resignation on the basis of a complete fantasy. It's all the more frightening to me that such a lunatic would effectively have his finger on the trigger of a global nuclear holocaust. Mrs Todd rightly foresaw that we would dodge the bullet with Iran this time around, but I don't know how she can be so certain that Bibi Netanyahu wouldn't be able to use one of his German submarines to take down the Enterprise. I don't know who's madder: Kevin Cosgriff or Bibi Netanyahu. But, if sane people at all levels are to be awakened to action, it's interviews like this that may begin to do it. The Internet journal Polymic (which I haven't acqainted myself with before now) has an excellent article in praise of Mrs Todd which compares Admiral Cosgriff to the Roman General Lucius Cornelius Sulla http://www.policymic.com/articles/14011/how-a-bush-navy-admiral-had-orders-to-spark-war-with-iran-and-the-whistleblower-who-stopped-it Since the U.S. Republic has fallen to empire, many disturbing parallels can be drawn with the descent of the Ancient Roman Empire into abject barbarism.
I agree with Jim, interesting comment.Re Iran: If anyone is interested there is a good article on the Bazari riots in Iran which I linked to from my blog [below].And if anyone is really interested in the history of modern Iran, I highly recommend an audio lecture which can be found at the website of the International Marxist Tendency. I hate the IMT, but in this case I learned more from the speaker [can't remember his name]than I did from all the contemporaneous literature on the subject. If you google the IMT and go to their site, click on the audio/video link and find the Iranian Revolution. It's a great presentation, you will learn a lot.Can't remeber the title of the article, but it's at my blog saveourcola.wordpress.com
Here's the link to the Iranian Revolution audio:http://www.marxist.com/audio-hamid-alizadeh-on-iranian-revolution.htm
Excellent comments, atlantabill. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Thanks Jim and Dave for the kind words. If I weren't afraid to divulge too many specifics lest I be recognized, I could tell you a story of Government bureaucracy so flying in the face of logic and reality that it would curl your hair. Apropos, I once heard a story that Franco's Falangists (fascists) gathered below the balcony of the philosopher Miguel de Unamundo (who supported neither Franco nor the Republic) following Unamundo's denunciation of a Francoist general (Millán Astray) in 1936 and chanted, "Down with Reason! Long live Death!"The lecture on the 1979 Iranian Revolution on audio file (linked to here by Dave Fryett) is one of the best analyses I've heard on the subject! The speaker, Mobarezeye Tabagathi, seems to be a genuine revolutionary Marxist, unlike the Fidelistas of the IMT, who serve to subordinate the Cuban Revolution to the petit-bourgeois Castroist regime (a subordination referred to classically as "tailism"). I hope Tabagathi's IMT audience was listening closely, because he drew the line between revolutionary Marxism (Trotskyism) and liquidationist Stalinism (representing a whole host of long-ago discredited and defeatist strategies for liquidating workers' revolutions). For a genuine Trotskyist analysis of the Cuban Revolution, this article is instructive: http://www.icl-fi.org/english/wv/915/cuba.html Incidentally, I get brownie points for posting that link because I'm a critical supporter of the ICL/FI authors.
Bill, I tried to listen to a Dave Fryett show you recommended here previously. About the hidden history of the Cold War. I was stunned at how obvious the programming was. I couldn’t stick with it for more than ten minutes or so. I’m amazed you can’t see through that guy. At around three minutes he or his co-host said the show would be long and heavy on references. He advised taking notes. Get a pen and paper handy, he said. Or tattoo the info on the inside of your wrist. “OR TATTOO THE INFO ON THE INSIDE OF YOUR WRIST”!This Wasn’t intended as an off color joke about the Holocaust. And it obviously wasn’t a note-taking recommendation. It was a ham-fisted attempt at subliminal programming.“Keep in mind,” he was saying – by putting it directly into people’s minds, “that opposition to the lessons we’re delivering end up with people being tattoed like cattle in death camps.” This was so damn obvious and cack-handed it made me laugh out loud!There followed a few minutes of the guys very smoothly taking turns to introduce the topics for discussion, ending each other’s sentences and otherwise completing each other’s thoughts. These were salesmen delivering a very well scripted pitch. And again this was obvious and made me suspicious. The last straw came for me at around ten minutes when Fryett read out a section of Hitler’s ‘Big Lie’ theory, claiming that the history of the Cold War was a big lie (with which I’d concur), but suggesting, as always with Fryett, apparently, that the Nazis were culpable. They were the liars in control of the history. It was not the anti-Nazi emphasis that bothered me, it was the way he presented the ‘Big Lie’ theory.It is common for mainstream and alternative sources alike to talk about the ‘Big Lie’ as if it were a tactic Hitler was recommending, but the truth is precisely the opposite. Fryett was broadcasting to a radio audience in the 1980s. It would have been difficult for listeners to find the truth about the ‘Big Lie’ quote. But in 2012 it’s easy. Even wikipedia is forced to buck the trend and admit that Hitler was attacking the ‘Big Lie’ and those he saw as the ‘Big Liars’ – Jewish people.I will quote Hitler's 'Big Lie' theory in a following comment two paragraphs long. Fryett, along with another dishonest information middle-man at the Jewish Virtual Library, quoted only the second paragraph. See http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitlerlie.html If I had been listening in the 1980s to Fryett I might have found him oily and slick, but would not easily have been able to identify cases of blatant dishonesty. In 2012 that’s no trouble at all. I don’t know how someone so obviously intelligent as you can take seriously someone who’s such a transparent fraud.
But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice.All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true within itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.—Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
Sorry, meant to say Dave EMORY, the radio host in question.