Hmm… America Keeps Getting Attacked by Nations It Hates in Ways Only the CIA Can See

I’d like to tell you a folktale. It’s called “The Emperor’s New 9/11”.

Once upon a time there was an Emperor who loved war and military expansionism. He was always searching for new ways to instigate military conflicts without losing the support of the international community or waking up the populace to the fact that they’re just propagandized cogs in the machine of a globe-spanning Empire which uses endless military and economic violence to maintain its unipolar hegemony.

One day two men calling themselves Intelligence Experts came into town claiming that they had devised a wondrous new type of enemy threat that is invisible to the common folk.

“Is it as good as 9/11?” asked the Emperor excitedly. “Oh how I loved how that one allowed me to initiate a new era of military expansionism on the pretence of fighting global terrorism!”

“It’s even better!” explained the Intelligence Experts. “This magical enemy threat is comprised of Cyber Attacks which are completely invisible to public scrutiny, and you have complete control over where and when they happen. You just name a foreign government you don’t like, and we’ll say they have attacked the democracy of the Empire!”

“You mean the pretend democracy I lied to them about having?” asked the Emperor.

“Of course,” said the Intelligence Experts. “So you just name the disobedient government you want a fight with and we’ll give you your new 9/11.”

“Hmm, well I’m not very fond of the Russians,” said the Emperor. “They’ve been brazenly acting against our interests on the world stage and they keep getting friendlier with China. Let’s set to work on them first.”

So the Intelligence Experts set to work weaving their narrative about Russian Cyber Attacks. The Emperor put his mass media to work knitting together wonderful yarns of the Emperor’s wonderous new 9/11, simultaneously invisible to commoners yet outrageous and necessitating an aggressive response.

The Empire’s military budget was inflated, treaties were ended, and a new arms race was begun. Sanctions were rolled out against the Russian government, the Empire’s Nuclear Posture Review was readjusted with a much more hostile stance toward Moscow, troops were deployed and NATO was expanded. Anyone who objected to any of this was labeled Russian propaganda by the Empire.

“Oh, this is wonderful!” exclaimed the Emperor. “Let’s do Iran now! Ooh! And China too!”

“Iran and China have been attacking the Empire’s democracy!” announced the Intelligence Experts. “It’s like another 9/11!”

All was going swimmingly, until one day the Emperor was parading his new 9/11 around town for the commoners to admire.

“Oh, this 9/11 is even more impressive than the last one!” exclaimed the people. “I would happily throw my body into the gears of the war machine for it! Praise be to our mighty Emperor!”

Then one tiny voice rang out above the rest.

“But the Emperor hasn’t got a 9/11!” said a small child. “There’s nothing there at all!”

The child was immediately branded a Russian propagandist and banned from Facebook and Twitter.

It is not a coincidence that all these alleged attacks on American democracy are happening in ways that only the US intelligence cartel can see. It is not a coincidence that the US propaganda machine is constantly announcing invisible new attacks upon the nation from governments that have been longtime targets of that same intelligence cartel. It is not a coincidence that whenever these alleged attacks happen, the hard evidence that they happened is always classified.

There are all sorts of ways that a country can be attacked, but the only ways the country that is literally always at war ever gets attacked is in ways that nobody can see and we just have to take the word of the same government agencies that are responsible for the wars that they actually occurred. This is not a coincidence.

Foreign “election interference” is 9/11 minus 9/11. It gets all the same urgent media coverage of 9/11, all the same outrage and all the same demand for forceful retaliation; it just doesn’t have the fallen buildings that people can look at or the bereaved family members that you can talk to. It’s a 9/11 that is completely invisible to everyone, so we have to take the word of intelligence agencies with an extensive history of lying that they happened at all.

Meanwhile, as the US is being victimized by these attacks that only the CIA and NSA can see, the US government is harming the American people to an infinitely greater degree than Russia, China and Iran are. The US government is destroying untold millions of lives at home and abroad, but Americans are being told to worry about invisible attacks by foreign countries that have literally never done anything to them.

Don’t be a sucker. Be the child at the Emperor’s parade.

Source: Caitlin Johnstone

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AmounRah ✔️ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
AmounRah ✔️ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
9 months ago

Wish I could insert that Shia Labeouf GIF where he is applauding like a madman. That is exactly how I look like, right now.

pinOKYO nOSE
pinOKYO nOSE
9 months ago

my favorite part was when the article glossed right over the actual 9/11 ignoring the culprits thereof, which suggested that the real 9/11 has been relegated to just a footnote in history that we would all be best served by sweeping under the rug.
right bush? – right cheney, now you’re getting it.

milo
milo
9 months ago
Reply to  pinOKYO nOSE

The odd thing is, the 9/11 hearings were broadcast live on PBS… and there were some real bombshells in there. But by the time the (/11 Commission Report was published, all we found in it was the sanitized version.

I was so surprised. 🙂

Billo
Billo
9 months ago

And the beauty of it is it’s all top secret. Yes the institution that murdered our last real president, Kennedy is still in power. Kennedy was going to shut it down. We should help finnish what he started.

VladtheSkewerer
VladtheSkewerer
9 months ago

You could walk my fellow Americans straight into a gas chamber as long as you gave em free WiFi. They would only look up from their phones long enough to keep the line moving.

milo
milo
9 months ago

The thing is, now half the people standing in line social-distance… while the other half don’t. And neither half can stand the other half. Yet the line lurches forward.

Carl_Herman
Carl_Herman
9 months ago

Wonderful! Here’s my “Emperor’s New Clothes” published research to expose the US illegal rogue state empire: http://web.archive.org/web/20191011153536/https://washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/seizing-an-alternative-recognizing-the-emperors-new-clothes-as-the-story-of-today-1-of-7.html

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

The CIA’s vision has become very well-trained by way of seeing what it did which is now coming back.

Mike
Mike
9 months ago

This article is spot on! Most Americans will buy everything coming out of the so-called “intelligence” as they were trained to do exactly that. Anyone who dares to questioned what they say is hammered through the huge media propaganda machine. “You think that you are smarter than the “Intelligence”? Hmmm, let’s see here…clearly YES!

Agreeing with those “Intelligence” is how they got their approvals for wars against small enemies, but they now need to push the narrative even more as the enemies are getting more powerful and refuses to listen to what they say. Right now, the tactic is used to get rid of Trump just as they brought it up in 2016. So clearly, the US so-called “Intelligence” is just a propaganda machine and nothing more. It’s never about the truth but about what they want to sell.

Ex CIA Director William Casey stated: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

Ex CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “We lie, we cheat, we steal”.

Americans will buy just about anything when it comes to war. You just need to look at all the places where the US is involved to see just how evil they truly are but don’t expect the majority of Americans will believe the truth as again, they are wired to think that differently…that they are the good guys… are exceptional.

I must admit that in the past 20 years or so, things are starting to change in the US. Many are in fact fighting back and that scares the hell out of the government and the so-called “Intelligence” as their narratives are a lot more difficult to sell to the mass. People are pushing back hence the reason why all US major medias removed the comments sections. People bringing up proof that they are lying and in forums for all to see was simply unacceptable. That’s how the US controls their lies by trying to shut you up. Propaganda/lies is not only pathetic but also an indicator of weakness.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Actually, you are correct about Americans’ misplaced trust in intelligence agencies. We are brainwashed by the media, Hollywood, and television from birth to death. I had the same misplaced trust in and admiration for intelligence agencies until I encountered them during the course of some work I was doing in the mid to late 1980s when I was in my late 20s and early 30s. I learned that they are less than honest and aren’t nece$$arily intere$ted in thing$ related to their re$pective mi$$ion$.

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
9 months ago

Don’t you just love America and it’s infantile antics. Anything it has achieved was through genocise, invasion, bullying, and slaughter. It’s ” diplomats” are mental pygmies and issuing criminal threats is their only modus operandi. The real world has realised it can only bully small, lightly armed countries, even then it needs a plethora of vassal “allies” to back it up….typical schoolyard bully tactics. It cowers in the corner against the big boys, keeps well away from warfare and then uses illegal sanctions and trade embargoes as it’s choosen weapons, no chance of combat there ! It continually puffs out its chest, threateningly, but can’t hold this posture long, as lack of backbone becomes a problem and once again relies on it’s lackies….what a laugh, masquerading as a superpower and No 1 hegemon !

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
9 months ago

I was going to respond to your post but I forgot what I was going to write. I started looking at quotes about empires and couldn’t stop reading them. I guess I had a “senior moment”. 🙂

A few good quotes:

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.

~ Tacitus

Look to the past and remember no empire rises that sooner or later won’t fall.

~ Al Stewart

I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.

~ Martin Scorsese

The price of empire is America’s soul and that price is too high.

~ J. William Fulbright

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

~ Rudyard Kipling

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
9 months ago

I do exactly the same thing, become engrossed then side tracked then amnesia sets in regarding the inital reason for a search.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
9 months ago

Yeah…. I’ve never really been that way but, a few years ago, I noticed that beginning to happen to me a couple of times a week. I’m 63 and I guess that’s not unusual.

A woman I used to work with many years ago, who is now retired and probably 10 years older than me, used to use the phrase “senior moment” during the last couple of years of her career. On a really bad day, she used to occasionally say If one more bad thing happens to me today, my next words will be “Hello and welcome to Walmart”.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

Regardless of age, such problems always develop following years of neurological malnutrition.

James Willy
James Willy
9 months ago

Just one more week till election time for seppos. Then we get to watch these yankees self destroy their country. Lets pray for donny to win. Then let the fun begin. Hopefully gringostan is burned to the ground coast to coast. The planet will cheer y’all on. Kill as many of each other as possible PLEASE. PLEASE

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
9 months ago
Reply to  James Willy

The deep state/cabal/khazars are so satanic and psychopathic that I doubt they’ll go quietly into the night. However they don’t seem overly intelligent and keep making fundamental mistakes….and presently they’re either confused or there’s inside fighting going on. The election results may not be known for months and in the interim ,Trump is still President and as an egotistical moron , he’ll be extremely dangerous if it appears he’s losing, Iran, China and Russia will need the ultimate restraint for he could engineer a premise for war through false flags….but they’re used to American fools, so I wouldn’t worry unduely !

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

It doesn’t matter since it is only a matter of time before all of the victims of any bully will eventually gang up on it and extract their revenge.

milo
milo
9 months ago

A matter of time? This all started back in ancient Assyria, 50 centuries ago.

Hasn’t happened yet. The sheep obey their natures. As do the wolves.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago
Reply to  milo

The sheep didn’t have handguns in ancient Assyria.
Many of the sheep had flintlocks on July 4, 1776.

milo
milo
9 months ago

I suppose today the sheep all have sophisticated crowd-control devices, and unlimited budgets with which to deploy them.

Stay and fight if you like. Or flee into the Outback like Apaches… where you can be blown up by drones. I prefer to go about in mufti, awaiting an opportune moment.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago
Reply to  milo

Is going about in mufti something like going about in blackface, a mufti being “a Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters?”

milo
milo
9 months ago

No, in American and British English it actually means going about in plain clothes. Synonym: casual dress.

cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
9 months ago

Russians and Chinese are fully aware if you promise an amerikan a lolly pop they will vote for bugs bunny for president and seek dental care from Nina haspel after the carrot has disappeared

milo
milo
9 months ago

The government war party now gets to decide what’s real news and what’s fake news on FB. The chore of weeding out anything that doesn’t blame Russians and Iranians for our electoral problems now goes to the US-funded Atlantic Council… a NATO think tank.

But it’s not censorship since Mark Z was pressured into going along with it. It’s voluntary removal of unwanted speech. Check it out here:
https://www.mintpressnews.com/obama-era-officials-call-for-more-government-control-of-your-facebook-feed/272300/

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