Editor's Notes July 2016

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective.
True North Perspective
Vol. 12, No. 09 (369)
July 2016

Editor's Notes

U.S. entirely missed the point on Orlando

While Obama peddled his silly lies

And then, of course, there's the matter of Brexit

Image: True North Perspective Editor and Publisher Carl Dow. Photo by the Phantom Phographer.The United States of America is a land of people gripped by fear and confusion. They are kept there by their owners, the proverbial one per cent, who control the media that deliver (there can be no more accurate word for it) their lies. As a result of decades of international armed aggression they have developed an internal American gun culture.

Immediately following the Orlando tragedy, when 49 were masssacred by a crazed gunman, there developed a great hue and cry about gun control. About 50 Democrat members held a filibuster and sit-in in the Senate demanding that the Republicans support a gun-control bill.

The Republican majority killed the bill, arguing as usual, on the Constitutional right to bear arms.

But everyone has missed the point. The point has nothing to do with the right of all Americans (man, woman, and child) to own a high-powered automatic rifle. The point is that Washington is controlled by the military-industrial complex — the very same cabal that General and President Eisenhower warned against in his final speech as president.

Barack Obama has turned out to be the cabal's houseboy, and Hillary Clinton has proven herself as a senator and then as secretary of state, to be its eager, willing go-girl.

As secretary of state she betrayed UN permission for a no-fly-zone over Libya and instead led the carpet bombing of the country that resulted in a viable, peaceful country being turned into a basket case of violence. Women previously went to university and, if they qualified academically, could further their studies at government expense in any country of their choice. On marrying the couple would receive a $50,000 grant. Now they're afraid to go out doors, never mind to school, for fear of being raped and killed by armed gangs.

As secretary of state Clinton pursued a policy of funding and supplying arms to so-called Syrian good rebels who the American military and the CIA hoped would topple the country's freely elected President Bashar Assad. It proved a failure. Tens of millions of dollars were spent and about five armed 'good' rebels remained, the rest, in their hundreds, surrendered, arms-and-all, to the ISIS.

A direct result of this scheme was to create intolerable living conditions for civilians in Syria that launched millions of refugees to go pounding on Europe's doors.

Hillary Clinton's legacy.

And the shame of Obama. In the hours following Orlando and on being taunted by Donald Trump for not dealing effectively with the Islamic threat Obama characteristically performed a dance of lies.

He said that the U.S., together with its coalition, had effectively bombed the ISIS in Syria. An outright lie confirmed by U.S. bomber pilots as reported in True North Perspective. The pilots complained that they had been ordered not to directly bomb ISIS targets. The bombs were dropped off-target. The ISIS thrived. Prompting Russian foreign minister Lavrov to ask, "What are the American's doing in Syria? They've dropped enough bombs to blow Syria off the map."

This went on for 14 months, during which time the ISIS grew in occupied space, in numbers, and in wealth by shipping oil to blackmarkets in Turkey. This false campaign stopped when the Russians, fed up with the sham, began a serious bombing attack on ISIS in Syria on October 1, 2015.

And Obama, in a straight-faced lie, tries to take credit for the results of the Russian bombing.

I doubt if there has ever been a time in history when leaders of a country have dared to continuously lie to the people that they have sworn to honestly represent. Only Hitler comes to mind. But his reign lasted only 12 years when Russian troops stormed Berlin in 1945.

The Americans have been playing their game of world domination now for something like 70 years. When challenged about wrong doing at one point and asked how he thought he could get away with it, then President Bill Clinton gave a glib reply: "Because we can."

Because he could (with the gleeful support of Hillary) Bill Clinton spent much of his time administering a siege (not sanctions) against Iraq that killed half a million children. He regularly bombed the country, taking out what was left of its infrastructure, and refused them medicine for the "epidemics" the Pentagon said would result from the war. Two top UN officials quit their jobs, calling the policy "genocide." After that, Bush and Cheney (and Hillary) were ready to finish the job.

Hillary was instrumental in starting the war against Libya. Her adviser, Sid Blumenthal emailed her that everything she was saying about Libya was a lie. No problem — just bomb them. So 30,000 are dead, the state is in shambles, with a dozen different militias (most of which the U.S. funded) terrorizing the country. She doesn't like war? Then why did she arrange for the sale of $164 billion of weaponry to be sold to some of the worst dictatorships on earth? Her State Department gave the OK to droning missions in Pakistan, where 90% of the victims were civilians.

Well, Wily Willy, your esteemed late president, Abraham Lincoln, had this to say about lying politicians:

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

That's why we've had Brexit. That's why Bernie Sanders has come seemingly from nowhere. That's why Donald Trump has come out of a television show to be the presumptive Republican candidate for president.

The people have been absorbing the lies of their politicians for so long to the point where their unconscious minds are saturated and overflowing with anger.

Were it not for criminal activity by the Hillary Clinton machine (two million California votes remain uncounted, for just one example) there would be a head-to-head presidential election between Sanders and Trump. Sanders in his appeal to the best in America's traditions would win such an encounter. Trump, in his appeal to the worst, would lose. For despite all, deep down, Americans really believe in the myth of the spirit in which their country was founded and in the letter of their constitution.

The Washington advice to the Remain camp is to stay cool and ride out the turmoil of their loss. After a couple of years, the British people will come to see the error of their ways and put their chains back on. The U.S. war machine will be secure and control of Europe by the unelected crowd in Brussels will be confirmed.

The European Union is a product of the CIA as part of Washington's irrational ambition for world domination. It is entirely in keeping with the secret trade deals designed to maximize profits while lowering the standards of living of the working class, not to forget that of middle income earners. Against a background of unprecedented profits by the war machine, 48 per cent of Americans live at or below the poverty line while the country's infrastructure from roads to schools is in shameful decline.

No matter the intensity and sophistication of the lies, Brexit is just a preliminary example of what is to come. People are fed up with the exploitation in which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and the insult that rides with it.

If Donald Trump wins the presidency on November 8 it will be because the thoroughly corrupt Clinton regime prevented Sanders from winning the nomination in an honest contest.

In U.S. history, two of the most disliked candidates for president may be in contention.

But the die has yet to be cast. Sanders has not thrown in the towel. The Democrat convention will be a most interesting event. Who knows, Sanders may yet win.

I leave the last words to Abraham Lincoln who also said:

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Providing our readers with 'the real facts' is a goal we do our best to achieve with each edition of True North Perspective/True North Humanist Perspective.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward.

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective
True North Humanist Perspective

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