Katherine Mulholland

Katherine Mulholland


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6 months ago @ http://www.information... -    President... · 3 replies · +5 points

Curtin's article wasn't careful enough.

It ignored what Kennedy himself said and did.

In spite of Eisenhower’s warning in his last speech as president to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex.” Kennedy entered office pledging to go even beyond the then present defence allocation of sixty cents from every public dollar spent.

I wonder if Americans realised how much of their hard earned dollars taken in tax were spent on Kennedy’s secret wars. Two days after becoming president, Kennedy ordered an increase in special forces troops and the bombing of North Vietnam and Laos including using napalm and later defoliants. He converted Eisenhower’s secret ops to a full blown war. (National Security Action Memorandum Number (NSAM) 115 November 1961) And although he mentioned peace 50 times in his America University speech, he had no intention to withdraw from Vietnam as he says in his last delivered speech before his assassination.

"In the past 3 years we have increased the defence budget of the United States by over 20 percent… doubled the number of nuclear weapons available in the strategic alert forces; increased the tactical nuclear forces deployed in Western Europe by over 60 percent; added five combat ready divisions to the Army of the United States, and five tactical fighter wings to the Air Force of the United States; increased our strategic airlift capability by 75 percent; AND INCREASED OUR SPECIAL COUNTER-INSURGENCY FORCES WHICH ARE ENGAGED NOW IN SOUTH VIETNAM BY 600 PERCENT… our assistance makes possible the stationing of 3.5 million allied troops along the Communist frontier (Asia and South America).”

President John F. Kennedy Speech In Dallas Texas November 22nd 1963 https://youtu.be/pSEeO4zg1w0

To expedite his military plans, "the basis of Kennedy’s labor policy was that the economy’s primary task is production for the Cold War. Full production (military), not full employment, was the immediate goal…” (Macmahon 1964)

And in case you still think he was innocent over Cuba; on the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in Florida, Kennedy "assembled the largest invasion force since the Second World War—100,000 troops, 90 ships, 68 squadrons of aircraft and eight aircraft carriers.” (Harman 2008)

Kennedy’s actions during the Crisis were "designed to change the role of the president and inculcate “the idea that the President must take unto himself the final judgments of war and peace”. This led to “the imperial conception of the presidency” over the constitutional rights of Congress. (Schlesinger 2007)

The effects of Kennedy’s militarism are still echoing in Washington today as members of Congress seek to take back its constitutional right to declare war.

Kennedy wasn't a peacemaker, he was a war hawk.

8 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 4 replies · +2 points

"And come to think of it; "Nano" thermite in the dust had to come from the caves of Afghanistan.” Lol!!!. I hope that was a joke.

Nano thermite is simply finely ground aluminium mixed with a metal oxide such as iron oxide (rust) and a method for ignition. All of those were available immediately after the planes hit the towers on 911.
The real issue was not that there was nano thermite but that there was so little, a few fingernail size fragments considering the aluminium in the cladding and planes, the rusted steel in the structures where the fire proofing had come off and the fuel.

7 months ago @ http://www.information... - In The End, Bin Laden Won · 0 replies · +5 points

Certainly he upholds the official narrative regarding why the Russians went to Afghanistan by completely ignoring the Mujahideen and CIA. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56738.ht... http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56741.ht...

7 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 8 replies · +10 points

So sorry to see a writer whom I have long respected, still repeating 911 theories that have long been debunked.

But he is correct in claiming that once it happened, Washington used it to institute the Patriot Act and Homeland Security Department for the purpose of surveillance and control of America, just as J. Edgar Hoover did with the FBI in 1908 and Franklin D. Roosevelt did with the The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1938. https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/huacand

Many countries copied them.

Towards the end of his essay above, Thierry Meyssan states something well worth examining.

"Their aim will be to destroy local state structures so that natural wealth can be exploited without having to endure political control; as Colonel Ralph Peters summed it up: "Stability is America’s enemy” "

Marx warned that Capitalism was inherently unstable with boom and bust, depressions and recessions caused by the capitalist ideology of exploitation of workers (their main market) and finite resources. Meyssan shows that it is deliberate.

Most of the Middle Eastern market has been destroyed. Some of the world’s most valuable resources are unobtainable even by US corporations. Workers even in America are impoverished. So it is not about exploiting resources. It is about preventing others doing so. It is not about bringing freedom and democracy, not even to its own people. That was always a lie. It is about control. And the Military Industrial Complex continues to prosper.

8 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 1 reply · +5 points

Libya wasn’t a failed or a rogue state. It was the most successful and rich state in the whole of Africa and much of the Middle East.
Its people were privileged with equality for both men and women, and the highest level of education, health care, home ownership, marriage grants, oil dividends (yes everyone in the nation received one) and more. The great river irrigation project was greening the desert and providing new jobs and training. Planned were huge solar farms in the Sahara, gas and electricity lines to Europe.

The reason it was destroyed was because it planned to introduce the gold backed dinar into pan African and Arab unions in competition with the dollar.

9 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 0 replies · +13 points

This article is one to bookmark and use to disabuse all those who think that America’s wars are a moral imperative..

9 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 0 replies · +7 points

Thank you Maccabees. You have it in a nutshell.

8 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 0 replies · +23 points

Errr.... why is Finian's bio at the bottom of this right-to-the-point article by Caitlin.

As usual she expresses exactly what I am thinking, although she writes more clearly than I do, and I would add considerably more expletives. I usually edit them out so that I don’t get kicked off.

So keep up the good work Caitlin, there are more of us behind you than the bastards realise.

8 months ago @ http://www.information... -    &nbs... · 0 replies · +1 points

It was not deliberately false evidence and I appreciate the amount of work involved in making the video, but that shouldn’t prevent a critique on the videos conclusions which include the same libertarian values as the British Academy of Ideas.

Fear driven sociopathy adequately describes the right wing attitudes expressed by Trump supporters, the war hawks in congress and cabinet, and all sorts of ideologues, anti vaxxers and anti-socialised health care warriors that fight against their own and the community’s best interests.