Reflections on Terror, Revolution and 4th July
Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Daily Pickings tries to contextualise events; to highlight connections and develop a narrative which accords with events and the evidence. In the last few days there have been numerous alleged “terrorist attacks” – some may be what is claimed in the media: acts of violence perpetrated by fanatics or the desperate. More likely there is something deeper at play but unravelling each individual attack and joining the dots is painstaking work which takes time. Until more information emerges, all we can do is question.
The US State Department spokesperson, Mark Toner, “partly, coincidentally” reissued the travel alert for Istanbul the day before the suicide bomb attacks in Istanbul’s Attaturk airport, that so far, have claimed 42 lives and left over 200 wounded. As Mark Toner waffles through his explanation, one could say he protests too much?
Sibel Edmonds higlights some of the dissonance in the official narrative of the Istanbul airport attack.
While the UK and much of Europe have been focused on “Brexit” and the 2016 UEFA European Championship, something resembling revolution has been growing in France but of course, anyone relying on the BBC or mainstream media for news will be unaware of the rising tide of anger in Paris and beyond – football is far more compelling.
And yesterday was the 4th July – the day to celebrate American independence from the British empire – well that worked well didn’t it? Americans escaped subjugation to the British, only to be captured by stateless power. The creation of the Rothschild controlled Federal Reserve Board in 1913 cemented their power over America in spite of President Andrew Jackson’s herculean efforts to keep the bankers at bay and warn the American people: “But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.” His condemnation of bankers was unequivocal: “You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out.”
Some US citizens may question, “what are we celebrating when our government is guilty of crimes and abuse on an unprecedented scale?”
Today is the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in this country. I have personally witnessed this 65 times in my life, though never with the degree of reluctance I feel today. I am reluctant to celebrate, or show pride in a country which is currently engaged in numerous unjust conflicts around the world, all of which have nothing to do with any sort of justice, or anything other than corporate greed. Anyone who thinks our nation is justified for the misery and death we have caused by our interventions is welcome to tell me why; I doubt seriously I’ll have any trouble pointing out the discrepancies in any possible evidence presented….
But the British have a much longer history of genocide and abuse to reconcile with the gilded celebrations to commemorate the millions of lives decimated by the first world war, another banksters’ war. Our faith in leaders and governments is misplaced; it is time to think for ourselves and remove the stateless power in our midst.
“Faith: not wanting to know what is true.” — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche