September 9, 2008
Near the conclusion of the video here, Keith Olbermann voices his disgust with the neocons for their shameless exploitation of the victims of September 11, 2001. Olbermann is of course spot on, but there is so much more about this “tribute” he does not mention.
The RNC video is a propaganda piece in the name of endless war, for the sake of psychotic mass murder, not simply in Iraq and Afghanistan but Iran and Pakistan as well. It is no mistake the neocon “tribute” begins with footage taken from the Iran hostage “crisis,” that is to say footage taken when Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. It is a blatant effort to conflate Iranian revolutionaries with al-Qaeda. It really is ludicrous the way the neocons demonize the Iranians for propaganda purposes.
In fact, the Khomeini revolution was methodically plotted by the Aspen Institute in 1975 while the dreaded Shah was still in power. Aspen is a creation of the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Ford Foundation.
“In the behind-the-scenes discussion, the plans for reversing the Shah’s industrialization program and for turning Iran into a model dark ages regime were mapped out,” writes Robert Dreyfus (Hostage to Khomeini, p.106, New Benjamin Franklin House, New York 1980). The Aspen Institute, the Club of Rome, and a gaggle of Bertrand Russell operatives consistently agitated against the Shah and pushed “a new, synthetic, zero-growth version of Islam” under the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization long ago compromised by British intelligence and the CIA. As it turns out, according to Dreyfus’ research, the witless and doddering Khomeini held close a coterie of advisers hailing from “the Stanford-Berkeley complex in California or the Harvard-MIT complex in Massachusetts.” Dreyfus notes that an earlier coterie surrounding the mass murderer Pol Pot were trained at the same institutions.
On the heels of footage taken from the “hostage crisis,” the neocons include images of al-Qaeda allegedly in action bombing the U.S. embassy in East Africa and attacking the missile destroyer U.S.S. Cole in Yemen.
The RNC “tribute” does not bother to mention that the embassy bombing may have been avoided entirely, as the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, and Israeli and Kenyan intelligence services knew about the attack well in advance. In fact, the U.S. had “uncovered” the al-Qaeda cell supposedly responsible and this makes absolute perfect sense, as al-Qaeda was at the time and remains a CIA contrivance. It is no coincidence the 9/11 “hijackers” Khalid Almihdhar, Nawaf Alhazmi, and Salem Alhazmi were involved in the attack, since they functioned as primary patsies for the CIA at the time.
As well, the U.S. was told by a CIA informant in Lebanon and an Egyptian informant that al-Qaeda planned to attack an American warship in the Middle East. In addition, the Special Operations Command project, Able Danger, warned specifically of an attack in the port of Aden. All of this makes certain sense, as the attack on the USS Cole was pulled off by the CIA asset al-Qaeda (or more specifically, the Islamic Army of Aden, described as “affiliated” with al-CIA-duh).
According to the corporate media and the government, these events signified intelligence failures when in fact they were successful intelligence operations designed to foment a “clash of civilizations,” that is to say forever war against manufactured enemies. The RNC 9/11 “tribute” video is nothing more than a crude and brazen attempt to rekindle the neocon GWOT. It is, as well, a precursor of things to come if McCain is elected and his neocon handlers take up position in the White House.
Keith Olbermann’s disgust with this shameful exploitation of the 9/11 dead has resulted in his removal from a coveted anchor spot on MSNBC, much to the joy of the neocons, who praised the action of corporate “grown-ups” at the network (as Stephen Spruiell at the neocon organ, the National Review, characterized the programming change).
Grown-ups, indeed, never mind likewise psychotic grown-up neocons are responsible for murdering well over a million Iraqis, countless Afghans, and an undetermined number of other innocent Muslims and Arabs. Grown-ups in the corporate media enthusiastically helped facilitate the slaughter fest with lies and obfuscation.
If we’re lucky, these serial murdering grown-ups will be rounded up and brought before a war crimes tribunal. If we’re not lucky — and it looks like we will not be — they will continue their reign after the installment of John McCain, not that Barack Obama’s enshrinement on the sock puppet throne would be much different.