Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hyped Fear Grips Europe and America

Hyped Fear Grips Europe and America

by Stephen Lendman

Most people don’t think. They react irrationally, out of touch with reality, easy marks for state-sponsored propaganda. 

It’s raging in America and across Europe following the Paris attacks, a likely false flag - hype without substance, scaring people to believe terrorists will attack Western communities.

Chances of being struck by lightning are much greater than becoming a terrorist attack victim. Death by auto accident, preventable diseases, violence at home by one family member against another, alcoholism or excessive use of harmful legal drugs is infinitely higher - what media propaganda never explains.

The only possible terrorist threat Americans and Europeans face is state-sponsored - 9/11 Exhibit A, the November 13 Paris attacks another apparent false flag, staged for what policymakers intend instituting, easy to imagine, escalated endless wars, police state harshness replacing fundamental freedoms.

Western regimes are the problem, not the solution. Rogue officials work against the interests of their own people, serving monied ones exclusively.

Hyped terrorism making screaming headlines is part of the scheme to advance interests harming most people at home and abroad. State-sponsored hysteria replaced reason - blasted worldwide by screaming media scoundrel headlines.

Remaining freedoms are in danger of being eliminated altogether - with public support, most people naively believing they’ll be safer. No matter how many times they’ve been duped before, they’re easy marks to be fooled again.

Propaganda rages daily because it works. In the wake of the Paris attacks, President Francois Hollande created an open-ended state of emergency, effectively declaring martial law, suspending constitutional protections, French society largely mindless about how they’re being harmed.

On Friday, Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level in Brussels. Metro stations and other public transportation sources people rely on were temporarily shut down.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders hyped fear irresponsibly, claiming “(w)e have sufficient elements to estimate that the threat of an attack is precise and imminent.”

If so, why haven’t arrests been made to prevent it? If a pre-announced attack occurs, it’ll be state-sponsored, similar to what happened in Paris. Reynders provided no information  supporting his claim.

Belgium’s Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM/OCAD) warned people to avoid crowded areas, including public venues and transport hubs.

Since the Paris attacks, high-profile raids were conducted in Brussels’ neighborhoods. Heavily armed soldiers and police patrol key parts of the city - including NATO and the European Commission headquarters.

On the sidelines of last weekend’s G-20 summit, Obama lied claiming US resolve “to degrade and ultimately destroy” the scourge of terrorism he’s supported throughout his tenure.

On Thursday November 12, the day before the Paris attacks, John Kerry delivered an address on US strategy in Syria - perhaps briefed in advance about the likely false flag planned for the next day.

He disgracefully blamed Assad for Obama’s war, naked aggression using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as US proxy foot soldiers - claiming he “made peaceful change impossible…war inevitable.”

He lied, claiming at least since he became Secretary of State, Washington “ha(s) been at the forefront of every single attempt to forge a diplomatic solution” to ongoing US-initiated conflict.

Fact: Obama and Kerry are serial liars, both unindicted war criminals.

Fact: Russia alone continues forthright efforts to resolve Syria’s conflict diplomatically - foiled by US obstructionism.

Fact: America’s agenda is war, not peace. Conflict resolution defeats its imperial objectives.

Kerry perpetuated the myth about nonexistent Syrian “moderates” opposing Assad. He lied about phony US humanitarian concerns.

Washington has done virtually nothing to aid the human refugee flood its wars created. Kerry lied about the threat of ISIS “attack(ing) America” and its “interests.” Why would their elements attack their paymaster? Kerry didn’t explain.

He blamed Assad for making “the rise of Daesh (ISIS)” possible. America recruiting, arming, funding, training and directing its elements from scores of countries, then deploying them to Syria, Iraq and elsewhere to serve US interests was ignored.

So was America’s war on Syria and Iraq, its infrastructure and other government targets on the phony pretext of combating the US-created terrorist scourge.

Kerry underscored Washington’s main objective, ousting Assad, calling his continued leadership “a non-starter,” mindless of his overwhelming popular support.
Saying America has “a duty to peace” belies its ruthless imperial agenda. 

Perhaps Washington’s dirty hands were involved in Friday’s Mali terrorist attack. Another false flag following Paris a week earlier?

Heavily armed gunmen targeted the Blu Radisson hotel in Bamako, the nation’s capital, killing over two dozen victims, taking scores as hostages.

US special forces infesting Mali like over two-thirds of the world’s nations were involved in ending the siege - along with French, UN and Malian troops.

Scores more US and French special forces were sent to Bamako. A state of emergency was declared. An Al Qaeda splinter group claimed responsibility for the attack.

No independently verified evidence confirms it. Any individual or group can call themselves anything. Without credible proof, believe nothing at face value.

Paris attacks had the earmarks of a false flag. A previous article discussed evidence suggesting it. Most important is what media propaganda never explains.

How could a handful of terrorists outwit French intelligence, especially elements known to authorities, likely kept under close surveillance, their movements, activities and communications monitored daily?

Mali is a former French colony, rich in valued resources, destabilized by Western intervention, US and French intelligence likely monitoring internal conditions.

Was Mali a false flag like Paris - doubling down on the ability of Washington, Britain, France and other rogue allies to hype fear ahead of likely horrors they intend instituting?

9/11 and subsequent high-profile attacks in Madrid, London, Mumbai, Ankara, and Beirut were false flags. Paris and Bamako have similar earmarks.

Assume the worst unless independently proved otherwise. Expect the worst ahead - endless US-led wars of aggression. 

Will NATO’s killing machine get involved? Will combating ISIS and other terrorist groups be the pretext for global war? America’s rage to dominate threatens everyone.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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