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Coup Americana

How sick a society we have become. Suckling at the teat of the masters we never asked for. Like house pets on Prozac, we can’t recall the change in our perception. Those who have fooled us, have only profited from the chaos they have caused. When did we become so complacent? So dependent on some oversight committee? So dependent, that we willingly give over our wages, to have our choices made for us. And slowly, our freedoms are stripped from us.

On December 23, 2016, as Americans were gearing up for the holiday season, Obama snuck down the chimney to leave a secret gift – H.R.5181 – Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016.

There was not much of a mention of it from the media. I first read about it in Zerohedge.http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-24/obama-signs-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act-law  And like an ugly sweater, from a distant relative, I promptly shoved it into the back of the closet, and time moved on.

A quick glance and you may think it is just a measure to help protect us, the simple-minded citizens from nefarious Russian plots. We certainty could not be trusted to come to our own logical conclusions. Our media can not be trusted to back their stories with evidence or to remain impartial.

Take a closer look. Past the shiny packaging of public safety, and an over protected press. Look at who really benefits from this. Not the people, not foreign interest. Government, Hollywood, the US media and their allies.  If you lived through the election of George W. Bush, you will recognize some of the same rhetoric, now geared up tenfold. Reactions are extreme and the push for action is intense.

Money is a good motivator, and ratings are like heroin to the bloated egos, of the chattering heads on your television. Salivating, at the prospect of working as a starlet of change, while receiving government funding and backing.  Would one even have the option to refuse? If CIA officials say “We need you to perform this task.”, can you refuse ?

And what better way to pump up your ratings, then to fill the hungry minds of the population with fear of genocidal government take over on a daily basis.

“It’s on YOU, America! Take to the streets and overthrow the fascist regime,or die the horrific consequences!”

sounds a lot like

“I am getting a big bonus from the Federal Government to sell you this bullshit! Eat it up,and make sure to stay tuned in, you’re paying me either way.”

I understand how captivating that can be. With our shortened attention spans and constant stimulation of non stop news cycles, it is difficult to find the time, or space, to tune out. To question everything we are told. To vet out every source.

Are there discussions of actual bills or laws? The individual amendments and what they mean in everyday language? No. Instead we have the recent, A.G., Loretta Lynch, calling for blood in the streets on her Facebook page!   https://youtu.be/bX7DsCeTfwM

At her weekly press conference,in late January 2017, house minority leader, Nancy Pelosi said“”What’s making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council as a permanent member, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the director of national intelligence are told, ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

To claim that a presidents, NSC official, is a “ white supremacist”, is both extremely dangerous and irresponsible. As well as completely unfounded. Does no one ask for some form of proof, before going along with this narrative? I question Mrs. Pelosi’s claims. https://youtu.be/2mFmqxHmWoQ      “Where’s the beef Nancy?”

And still,we are paying the bill and we will be paying the consequences of not questioning those who hold so much power over us. Ask to see the evidence. Demand to know the truth.

Not to be out staged, Hollywood got their paid passes, and climbed on board, the “Trumped up” bandwagon. Madonna donned her black knit hat and took to the stage at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

It was vital to the Women’s movement to know how she has“ thought a lot about blowing up the White House.”  Do you know why Madonna is in such a tizzy? Neither does she. She isn’t paid to think. She is paid to entertain. https://youtu.be/rkZVnFMJctE “Bravo, Madge.”

They will spout for days, that women’s rights are on the chopping block. That minorities and immigrants need to hide, and live in fear of being dragged off to camps. What kind of actual threat, has the Trump administration, waged on Madonna? What draconian law would elicit such a violent response?

Isn’t it more likely… that a forgotten pop icon would jump at the chance, to get some major press attention? To be recognized as a leader, in a popular movement, with non stop news coverage and  full government support and IC backing? Who wouldn’t want to be lauded as the new “Jane Fonda”? Fighting the good fight, for women’s equality, while simultaneously offering blow jobs for votes!  “Historical”

Government has gone beyond “overreach” and is now bordering on “forced entry”. We pay them to create solutions, to problems, that would not exist, if there was no government to create them. Whats the logic in that?

It isn’t an easy pill to swallow. I know. It’s painful to admit your thoughts have not been your own. But, have been pounded into your head. Through subtle, long-term, mind control techniques. Over your entire lifetime.

Dennis Kucinich, took to the airwaves with a Valentines Day reminder, that we are in the midst of a coup. https://youtu.be/XJvKKs_WyZk “Wake up America!”

It sucks to conclude that all of your heroes are paid actors, shoveling illusion and manipulation into your numbed skull. It isn’t pleasant to have to always ask – “You say you are giving me something, but what are you taking away?”  That is the reality we have now created. This is the place we find ourselves. Easily distracted by all of our little gadgets. Soothed into submission with “feel good about your self”, celebrity led, political causes. The powerful feeling, that you are on the “right” side of history. A digital world, based on fear porn and corporate sponsorship. Easily manipulated masses, led to their own demise, by pokeman go and the teachings of Saul Alinsky. http://www.vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/rules.html  and his ” 8 levels of control”

1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)

6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Now we are here. And we need to look at the history of where we came from. How did we get here? How do we save ourselves? Shouldn’t we be working to thwart, rather than support, a CIA led coup against a Democratically elected president? Look at history,  at previous US backed coups. It’s not a very promising track record. By supporting such a reckless pursuit, you put all of our  freedoms at risk.

How has Honduras fared, in the wake of ousting of Zelaya ? Zelaya served as president of Honduras from 2006 to 2009. He signed onto Chavez’s ALBA instead of joining in more market driven economies and economic reforms attracting foreign investors. He proposed a poll be conducted for constitutional change, allowing a president to serve two consecutive terms. Even though this change would not effect Zelayas presidency, as he would be out of office before the law would take effect, people were outraged and accused him of attempting a dictatorship. Zelaya was kidnapped by military officials in the middle of the night and taken to be held in Costa Rica ( I recommend reading about this event. He is in his pajamas, he attempts escape, it reads like a comic book). In his absence the National Congress voted to remove Zelaya, having read,without objection (as a man in his pajamas at a Costa Rica airport is unable to speak on a congressional floor in Honduras)a letter of resignation that Zelaya says was forged. Micheletti was sworn in as interim president and soon after the Honduran government started suspending constitutional rights. From 2006 to today Honduras has suffered ongoing corruption and protest. The intended outcome of the coup has never happened and if anything, things have gotten much worse. Honduras is listed as one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Crime became so high that in 2012 that The Peace Corps had no choice but to withdraw all interest in Honduras, stating safety concerns.

If you are lucky enough to have the hardcover edition of Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices”, you can read her accounts of the US governments involvement. The two page description was omitted from the paperback version. The flap on the paperback states – “A limited number of sections from the hardcover edition have been cut to accommodate a shorter length for this edition. Those sections remain available in the e-book edition.”   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-honduras-coup-memoirs_us_56e34161e4b0b25c91820a08

Zelaya was ousted only 3 weeks after Clinton’s visit to attend the OAS meeting in Honduras, so her viewpoint may be of interest (to say the least). If we go by the Department Of State, Honduras has only suffered ill effects since the US backed coup. –https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/honduras-travel-warning.html

You would also be well advised to avoid vacationing on the Nile – https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html

You can’t blame the Egyptians from being suspicious of western interest. Our government and media were optimistic supporters of Egypt’s 2011, January 25 Revolution, that has led to loss of constitutional rights. – http://www.npr.org/2011/12/17/143897126/the-arab-spring-a-year-of-revolution

Like the Arab Spring movements, Protest against the government of Mubarak were set into motion by George Soros  funded, social media driven, various youth groups and political organizations.  Set to coincide with “Police Day” as a statement against police brutality. It consisted of demonstrations, marches, occupations of plazas, non violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience and strikes.The demonstrations initially included liberal, anti capitalist, nationalist and feminist, but they finally included Islamist elements as well. Egypt suffered through years of the same kind of social, political and economic instability that Honduras did. Mubarak resigned as president and handed power over to SCAF in February of 2011. The Constitution was suspended by head of state Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and both houses of parliament dissolved and the military ruled for six months, until elections could be held. On May 24th Mubarak was ordered to stand trial on charges of premeditated murder of peaceful protesters. He was found guilty and then was later cleared of all charges in the courts. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/29/hosni-mubarak-cleared-conspiring-kill-protesters-egypt-2011-uprising

November 2014. Islamist Mohamed Morsi was elected in 2012 and The Muslim Brotherhood took power with a series of popular elections. Morsi was deposed by a coup led by Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who later became Egypt’s president in 2014. Egyptian citizens have not benefited from  the coups-https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/01/12/egypt-consolidating-repression-under-al-sis

President Obama requested $1.55 billion in aid to Egypt, with $1.3 billion allocated to military aid in 2014. Just in time to support President Sisi, in his new role as puppet. And,of course, to ensure a strong military presence against any kind of civilian up rising.That work had already been completed.

The US government has a real talent for helping to usher in oppression. All the while, feigning “Humanitarian efforts.”  The recently, contradictory story we have gotten about what is happening in Syria. If Assad is a genocidal dictator or just another leader choosing to not take part in the global currency. Are we protecting the Syrian people from Russian forces, or are we just preventing Assad from joining in with the Russian currency?  Are we fighting ISIS, or are we funding them?     https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-tulsi-gabbard-returns-syria-renewed-calls-end-regime-change-war

The Ukraine’s, Orange Revolution lasted for two months between 2004 and 2005. Starting as a youth, and idealist driven, social media spread, western idealizing (yet suspiciously anti capitalist) peaceful protest. It helped to usher in, pro- Western President, Viktor Yushchenko. Viktor Yushchenko was then replaced by his rival Viktor Yanukovych ( the reason I could never finish The Brothers Karamazov, is my poor ability at keeping similar Russian names straight) in the 2010 election. Yushchenkos presidency was also facing demonstrations over his refusal to sign a wide-ranging association agreement with the European Union (sound familiar? ). He was ousted by the Euromaidan protest in 2013. Despite the impeachment of Yanukovych, the installation of a new government, and the adoption of the Ukraine – EU Association Agreement’s political provisions, the protest have sustained pressure on the government to reject Russian influence in Ukraine. I am going to pull my “still learning card” out here. Didn’t Crimea vote 90% to join the Russian Federation instead of the EU?  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/official-results-97-of-crimea-voters-back-joining-russia/

I am conflicted about what to believe and who to believe. And who could blame me? How do any of us know who to believe? Our best defense against reliving past mistakes, is to learn from them, and not to repeat them. How do past US government backed coups , the media complex, and Hollywood, connect to H.R, 5181 and the present political atmosphere in the US?

With the signing of the Propaganda bill, the US Government is allotted funding ($160 million over a two-year period, as stated in H.R.5181 ) to pay, third-party actors, to spread pro US government propaganda to US citizens and allies. This means, the US government is in control of the media and we pay them for their lies. Funding our own brain washing.

Not only are we expected to fund Media, Hollywood, and government, to control our thoughts. but now we are being called upon to die in the streets. To oust the democratically elected President.To resist and deny any who question. Shut down the opposition and do not allow logical discourse. We are also expected to blindly follow. Believe anything we are told. Place our lives into the hands of  news pundits and entertainers.

Follow the path that has been laid out before us and back at where that path was first cleared.What have been the steps? How has it begun?

The opposition to the President comes soon after any hint of pulling the nation out from the globalized economy. This is apparent in the US government backed, assassination  of Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Assad in Syria now, and in some ways, perhaps, Donald Trump. Gaddafi had refused USD as payment for oil sales, insisting on being paid in gold. Which put the US at a loss, as our currency is not backed by gold.   https://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/currency_12770.htm

Crimea, voting to join the Russian Federation, instead of joining with the Ukraine’s application to join in the EU in 2020. Brexit is another example of the backlash a nation gets for wanting independence.https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2099807/brexit-article-50-uk-leave eu-theresa-may-march-27/  Independent nations cut into globalist profits, and we can’t have that.

I am not a fan of all Trumps policies. I do recognize his ability to call out our corrupted government. Drunk and bloated, on its own power. Trump has gone so far as to call the Trans Pacific Partnership “rape of our country.” And then swiftly, following through on his campaign promise, he killed the bill. Saving us, from yet another, detrimental trade deal. Trump has also, made some choices that make no sense to me. One thing, is not mentioning this very bill, H.R.5181. In all of his tweeting, and calling out the past administration, he has yet to mention it. It makes me question “How is he benefiting from it?”

I am sure there will be promises broken. Failed attempts at pleasing his base. A stalled Congress. Bad choices and corruption. But how would that be different than any of our past Presidents? What is the fear, so great to you, that you would put our constitution at risk?

It has been said “History repeats itself.” If that is true, the history of the past coups have all led to suspension of constitutional rights, a police state, and economic collapse. Lets not repeat past mistakes, expecting a different result.

Take the time. Ask the questions that no one is asking.

Wikileaks, Vault 7, Year 0, recently released the dossier of CIA meddling in political affairs ( both foreign and domestic) as well as surveillance of US citizens –https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/ First brought to light by Edward Snowden –https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/23/edward-snowden-nsa-files-timeline  Why is it so hard to conceive, that our government would do the same to its own citizens, as it would to foreign officials?

The complete political take over of the entertainment industry, the nonstop beating of the war drum. The 24/7, reminders of fear and mistrust. What is the final outcome we are hoping to achieve from this?

We are fed our thoughts and ridiculed when we question things. Recognizing the history of CIA mind control experiments, is often met with a ” tin foil hat” response. But if you ask the questions, you can find the answers. –   https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0005444836.pdf    Even if the answer is 7 boxes of destroyed data. Why would they have 7 boxes of data to destroy, if it never happened in the first place? Now, you know. ” Tin foil secured.”

Recent TV appearances with John McCain, include his often used phrase-“New world order”. Hidden in plain sight, yet people are desperate to not believe it. During a February 7th 2017 television appearance, with Greta Van Susteren on MSNBC, McCain stated that Trump needed to -“stand up for the greatest experiment on earth, and that is the United States of America. It’s not an accident, we’ve had small wars, but unprecedented 70 years of peace, since we established a new world order, following World War 2.” –  (at 7:30) https://youtu.be/DfOGRbz70mc

I doubt it is just coincidence, that this all fits into the same time line as Operation Paperclip. US intelligence and military services, brought in nazi scientists to learn their mind control techniques and technologies. Today’s intelligence community, as well as NASA were born from this. http://www.operationpaperclip.info/

Now, to put it all together.

The US Government has been run by a “shadow government” ,that has been building for many years. As they have gained access and strengths, they have gained power and control.

This CIA/IC  “shadow government” has secretly experimented, with mind control techniques, on US citizens.

Saul Alinsky (a mentor for many organizers and politicians) methods, have been practiced in organized “resistance” movements. There is never a specific demand to be met. The organizations are touted as “grass-roots”, but when you follow the money, you find the same people funding them. And funding them heavily. It isn’t cheap to overthrow a nation. There is a lawsuit in Texas against the organizers and provocateurs of BLM. – https://www.scribd.com/document/324251965/Pennie-v-Soros-et-al-Amended-Complaint#from_embed

The democratically elected official, who often wants to pull from globalist currencies, gets touted as a dictator. National and International press is hired to push the narrative. To publicly state that you disagree with the narrative, gets you shut down. People are reminded, they are to follow the narrative, and not get bogged down with things like details. Just react. Just resist.

A coup is born! The ways in which to oust the elected official varies, but the outcome is the same. All of the protesters and supporters of the coup will now be considered dangerous and public protest becomes forbidden. So long, freedom of speech.

Due to all of the protesting and a government in distress, no other choice then to call martial law and suspend constitutional rights. http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Martial+law

Time for the new boss. Who will it be? Usually it goes to the next in office. And unless that person is in with the true controllers, they are also ousted. This also varies. Libya still does not have a fully recognized, functioning government.

Now, we have a population that is widely divided. We have a police state and we have lost constitutional rights. We are completely dependent and under total control. We are now prisoners of our own ideologies.

So, before you grab your pussy hats, call every white man a fascist and support a dangerous game. Ask yourself “Am I the pawn?”.

 

Our sanctimonious start in Syria and the middle east, part one.

How did we come to have so much animosity with Syria? Bashar al – Assad appears to be moving Syria towards being a secular and sovereign country. So why is the US government so centered on removing him?  The US media and administration lambasted the Syrian government with claims of human rights violations and genocidal acts, all the while, turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia entering the UN ( update : the Senate has just narrowly approved billions in weapons deals with Saudi Arabia [A], continuing the globally damaging negotiations and  contracts made by the previous administration [B] ) Saudi Arabia has a tenacious history of human rights violations, that should prevent their input on the human rights council, but, it hasn’t. Leaked documents suggest that the UK initiated negotiations with Saudi Arabia, to ensure that both states were elected to the UN human rights council in early 2013. Saudi Arabia transferred $100,000 for “expenditures resulting from the campaign to nominate the Kingdom for membership the human rights council for the period 2014 – 2016.” Both countries were eventually elected to the UNHRC. [1] It seems ignorant to not ponder, the possibility, that weapons manufacturers and governments are manipulating the Human Rights Council for personal profits. The UK has also had their fair share of business dealings with Saudi Arabia. Over $6 billion of weapons deals with Saudi Arabia and the UK, happened under David Cameron, as of 2010 [C]. The UN Human Rights Council frowns on selling weapons to non members [D]. No punishments from the UN Human Rights Council seems strict enough to prevent these kinds of legalese loopholes.

These kinds of events do not just “pop up”. They are carefully planned and crafted, over years. Honed and perfected, with reoccurring roles. Thirty four years ago, September 14, 1983, a CIA think piece, titled, “Bringing Real Muscle To Bear Against Syria”, sets out a detailed plan, utilizing preexisting tensions between middle eastern governments, to topple any interference of “U.S.interest”.  The memo suggest, sharply escalating pressures against Hafez Assad, through covertly orchestrating simultaneous military threats against Syria. Utilizing three different border states hostile to Syria : Iraq, Israel and Turkey [2]. With Iraq in a bad spot with Syria closing the pipelines, and Turkey, angry with Syrian support of the Armenians, Israel would raise tensions along Syria’s Lebanon front, putting Assad in easy target.

The author, who was vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, and station chief in Kabul for the CIA, Graham E. Fuller, was said to be “instrumental”, to the Iran Contra affair in 1985. Fullers designs in covert weapons deals and political power plays, shaped the U.S. Mideast policies and cemented the creation of future terrorist organizations and rebel forces.

Graham Fullers daughter, Samantha Ankara Fuller,was wed to the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombers, Ruslin Tsarnaev [3]. The connection between Fuller, a CIA agent and State Department employee, and Tsarnaev, the uncle of the Boston bombers, as well as a Turkish Imam named Fethullah Gulen, acting as a funding connection for terrorist organizations, from the comfort of his Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania home, while also leading an international education organization. In 1994, Tsarnaevs business, The Congress of Chechen International Organizations, was listed at,11114 Whisperwood lane, Rockville Maryland,the address of Graham E Fuller. Further connections have been found between Tsarnaev, terrorist organizations, government entities, and ex CIA man, and current author, Graham E. Fuller [*3].  Fullers ideas, connections and name are still very relevant to foreign relations we are in today. The play must go on.

Syria has consistently been a hangnail, on the claw of American Government.There have been sanctions and threats. Chemical warfare, propaganda, assassinations, false flags. Answers, lost in the piles of redacted memos and secret agreements.

Hafez al-Assad, who had ruled Syria since 1971, died and his son Bashar al Assad, became the President of Syria, on July 17 2000 [4]. Protest had already begun as of June of 2000. In September of 2000, 99 intellectuals sighed and published a list of demands to the Syrian government. Titled “Statement of 99” the demands are –

End the state of emergency and martial law being applied in Syria since 1963

Issue a public pardon to all political detainees and those who are pursued for their political ideas and allow the return of all deportees and exiled citizens

Establish a rule of law that will recognize freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and freedom of expression

Free public life from the laws,constraints and various forms of surveillance imposed on it, allowing citizens to express their various interest within a framework of social harmony and peaceful [economic] competition and enable all to participate in the development and prosperity of the country.  [*4].

Meetings between government and intellectuals took place, but fizzled out. Ending in some arrest and breaking up of groups. The protest and riots continued. A perfect opportunity for US forces to turn their attention else where, while Syria remained weakened by an upturned citizenry.

The September 11 attacks in New York and DC, in 2001,introduced a new fear to the American population,“TERRORIST!”. We handed over our luggage, shoes and privacy, in trade for the illusion of safety. There had not been an attack on America, of this kind of magnitude (there was the bombing of the twin towers in 1993, 1000 injured and 6 dead) since Pearl Harbor in 1941 (before Hawaii was part of the US, but we had a military base there, so it is debatable.) American President George W. Bush, and his administration were quick to point  fingers at Iraq and throw accusations of W.O.D. The warmup of the war drums.

People have worked tirelessly, to see the evidence, of who was behind the September 11th attacks. On July 15 2016, 28 classified pages from the first congressional investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks were released to the public [5] . The documents were severely redacted, Saudi Arabia was implicated as well as the US government, for remaining complicit in covering the crimes. Saudi spies had funded the hijackers and helped them to get into US flight schools in California. Yet,the US has never focused on investigating Saudi resources funding the attacks. Saudi Arabia had threatened to crash the dollar, if publicly implicated in the 9/11 attacks. Follow the money and you will find wonder at the timing and purpose for the release of the pages. Here is a link to a discussion of the possible psyop of the release of the 28 pages and implications of economic cover ups [5*]. Congress passed S.2040, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism, allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government, Obama vetoed it, but it went to public law and was passed. There has been a lawsuit filed [E] against the Saudi government, that has also come under question from some US officials, stating that if citizens can sue nations for funding possible terrorist, the US could be triable.

Going back to 2003, on January 28th, President Bush gave a State of The Union address. He spoke of education and economy. He introduced Homeland Security and asked of congress $15 billion to “turn the tide against AIDS, in the most afflicted nations of Africa and the Caribbean”. The speech ended with reminders of the threat we were told we were under, “Terrorist!”. The final words were, “The United States will ask the UN Security Council to convene on February the 5th to consider the facts of Iraq’s ongoing defiance of the world. Secretary of State Powell will present information and intelligence about Iraqi’s — Iraq’s illegal weapons program, its attempts to hide those weapons from its inspectors and its links to terrorist groups. We will consult, but let there be no misunderstanding: If Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm for the safety of our people, and for the peace of the world, we will lead a coalition to disarm him.” [6]. Sound familiar?

February 5th 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell presented the UN with the administration’s rationale for war with Iraq, citing Weapons Of Mass Destruction, as imminent threat to world security [7]. There was no solid evidence when we entered Iraq then, and we have no evidence to enter Syria today. Despite tensions between Iraq and Syria (Planned long ago by Fuller and created by the US and allies) Assad used Syria’s seat on the UN Security Council to try to prevent the invasion of Iraq [8]. On March 19th, 2003, U.S. and Britain launch war against Iraq [9]. We have less safety and freedoms now, then we did before invading Iraq. But to remain on the path towards economic dominance and global power, Iraq needed to be put under control.

September 6th 2007,as the US military chipped away at Iraq,  Israeli Air force implemented,“Operation Orchard”. A top-secret operation that claimed to have destroyed a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria. [10]. The U.S. and Israeli governments imposed media blackouts in both countries, for seven months. Israel claimed they received (via, a note left on a administrators desk) intelligence reports that Syria was being assisted by North Korea in building a nuclear weapon [11]. Syria denies that there was a nuclear reactor at the site and wrote a letter to UN Secretary General , Ban Ki-Moon, calling the incursion a breach of air space [12]. The UN denies ever receiving the letter.

2007, was also a US election year. We had survived a terrorist attack and we were told “Mission Accomplished”,  yet military remained deployed, the parade never happened. It didn’t feel like we had “won the war”. The banks were in the tank and the middle class was sliding into poverty. Hillary Clinton entered the race on January 20th, but her shady history was beat out by Obama’s murky past.

In 2008, further sanctions against Syria were put into place [13] prohibiting the export of U.S. services to Syria and banning U.S. persons from the involvement in the Syrian petroleum sector, including a prohibition on importing Syria petroleum products. US and Israeli leadership, would later personally benefit through these sanctions, via Genie Energy [14].

Like the US, Saudi, and UK governments manipulations of the UN Human Rights Council regulations,to make shady financial deals, appear “clean”. The same sleight of hand was played with the sanctions on Syria. While turning a blind eye to Israels occupation of the Golan heights, the US would not be breaking any sanctions it had put on Syria, as it would appear that the US was doing business with Israel, not Syria. “Cha ching!” for Cheney and colleagues !

After years of bad relations, Syria appointed its first ambassador to Iraq in more than two decades (who later, in 2012, defected and joined opposition forces against the Assad administration [14*] .) At home, in the US, the economy was in its final death throes. September brought the subprime mortgage crisis and the governments $200 billion bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [15]  Bush finished up the year by killing 23 Haqqani family members,in a failed attempt to assassinate a Taliban leader in a drone attack on September 8th. New technology, same unanswered questions and wrongful deaths of innocent civilians [16].

May the drone wars begin! January 20th 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th US president. Two days later, January 22 2009, was a busy day for the Obama administration [16*]. Hillary Clinton was confirmed as Secretary of State ,Obama retakes oath of office in a late night ceremony with Chief Justice John Roberts, executive orders are signed, and a joint effort between the Pakistani Army ,supported by US drones, took part in a raid to capture Saudi National, and al Qaeda operative, Zabu ul Taifi.  The casualties were reported to be between 7 to 15. By the end of 2009, it was reported that 52 CIA drone strikes in Pakistan killed a total of 465 – 744, 100 – 210 reported to be civilian deaths, 36 – 39 were reported to be children. [17] Like googly eyed, love sick, teenage girlfriends, we bought whatever hallucinogenic that the Obama friendly media was selling us. Obama went on to win the Nobel peace prize, only 8 months into his administration, for his “ extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” [18]. By 2014, at least 2,400 people, 900 reported as civilians would killed by drone strikes [19]. There have been conflicting stories on what has actually occurred and there has been criticisms from some in senate and congress, and still, we drone on.

Stay tuned for – Part Two – The Obama Influence In Syria