PlameGate Is A Smokescreen - "Unanswered Questions"

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PlameGate Is A Smokescreen - "Unanswered Questions"

Postby seemslikeadream » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:49 pm

<br><br>INTRODUCTION..<br><br><br><br>In Internet alternative writing terms MALCONTENTX is an enigmatic and very important figure. He was seminal in the beginning of the 911 Truth Movement. So far as I am aware he hasn't written anything for a couple of years - at least not as MALCONTENTX. I urge those who take their examination of issues around the intelligence/military industrial complex/bush admin/Iraq war interfaces to read this compelling and illuminating essay. <br><br>It is long... but it is also pure spun golden truth at its most explicit and most revealing... it is worth savouring and sharing. <br><br>If you like it reccommend it, blog it and tell others about it. <br><br>Kia Kaha<br><br>Althecat...<br><br><br><br>AUTHOR NOTE: MalcontentX is the anonymous analyst whose essay Unanswered Questions - Published by Scoop.co.nz in February 2002 became a key document in the foundation of the 911 Truth Movement. For his complete historic Unanswered Questions analysis see… <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.communitycurrency.org/MainIndexMX.html">www.communitycurrency.org...dexMX.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <br><br><br><br>Distribution via the Unanswered Questions Wire<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.unansweredquestions.org">www.unansweredquestions.org</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> /<br><br><br>The PlameGate Affair is A Smokescreen...<br><br>by MalcontentX<br>Nov, 2005<br><br>Limited Hangout.<br>Distraction.<br>Facade. <br>Magnetic manna for hypocrites and toadies. <br>A soothing piece of political candy for those with a taste for solutions convenient.<br><br><br>Ever get the feeling like you're the only person in the world who really understands what's going down? -I mean, with respect to a particular situation?<br><br>Yeah, not an accurate (or pleasant) feeling to have; for, if one's objective analysis is basically sound, then surely there are others who understand; yet in the midst of the grand social dialogue, its cascade of concepts flowing back and forth, when one hears the essential component of a story so-consistently misplaced, one feels alone, and saddened for the state of our collective understanding.<br><br>Yet perhaps I'm wrong; or perhaps this may be an opportunity for a breakthrough of sorts.<br><br>Perhaps.<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Take the case of "outed" CIA agent Valerie Plame-Wilson, and the "crime" for which some senior members of the Bush Administration may be facing jail time.<br><br>Of all the thoughtful observers I routinely scan across the internet, I have found only two that come close to the heart of the matter. One is a rather brief reflection from a somewhat anonymous observer (1) (who has nevertheless proven his/herself to be consistently astute). The other comes from investigators Ralph Schoenmann and Mya Schoen (2) , who have provided a meticulous and well-documented analysis (in audio format) upon which I will be relying somewhat for my analysis here.<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Now, the source of the confusion seems to arise around the desire by many to do something to stop the war in Iraq, and to see that those who lied... to get us into it, are held accountable.<br><br>An admirable goal.<br><br>The war in Iraq constitutes a grotesque violation of human rights, international law, and ethical government. Many know this. Many are speaking out. Yet into this mix are slithering a whole slew of questionable characters, slowly but surely shifting the ground of the dialogue away from the real architects of the war; and many are the well-meaning yet short-sighted observers, it seems, who are unconsciously allowing this to happen.<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Let's look at this a little more closely.<br><br>Bush, Cheney, and their entire administration repeatedly lied to get us into this war.<br><br>Virtually the entire Congress and Senate bought the lies and voted to give Bush the power to invade.<br><br>Virtually the entire mainstream press bought the lies, and dutifully documented the details of the invasion from the inside of a tank -in this, the latest expression of the so-called "war on terror."<br><br>All this is a matter of record.<br><br>Well yes, now is the time for a great hand-wringing amongst the press and politicians: 'yes,' they say, 'we hate to admit it but... we were duped,' fooled, misled.<br><br>And we know this is udder (3) nonsense. We know that any conscientious citizen could have gone on the internet within hours of Bush's or Powell's speech and exposed them for the juvenile frauds they were; yet with all the budgetary powers the press and politicians have to investigate the facts, they somehow "missed" the reality.<br><br>Let's be clear about this: they "missed" it because they WANTED to miss it.<br><br>They wanted to miss it because their integrity is thoroughly compromised to the military-industrial complex upon which they feed.... and which wanted the war to proceed.<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Yet somehow the intelligence bureaucracy, (it seems, we are being told) is different; it appears as if the CIA and co. was trying to tell the truth about the WMD/yellowcake claims, but were somehow manipulated or prevented from doing their job.<br><br>But wait: of all the elements within the military-industrial-complex, is not the intelligence bureaucracy among the most firmly committed to the manufacture of war -and the lies necessary to achieve it? Have not its agents consistently proven themselves to be the bastions of deception and intrigue?<br><br>The "Valerie Plame indictment" is unravelling within the context of an assertion that the intelligence community is an entity standing somewhat at odds or even independent of the political games going on in Washington.<br><br>Is this true?<br><br>Were the analysts prevented from doing their job?<br><br>Or does "the company" merely want it to appear that way?<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Let's look at the political context.<br><br>Broadly-speaking, why did we go to war? Why did top officials systematically lie to get us into Iraq? The immediate reason is obvious: oil. The longer-term reason is geo-political strategy: the control of the world's resources, beginning with the middle-east, and the usurpation of the former Soviet Republics in order to contain China; and the deeper, fundamental reason is that the American Empire is bankrupt from the inside out... entirely addicted (4) to the expansion of its war machine for the continuation of its economic life.<br><br>The war-machine must grow, or the entire house of cards will begin to fall.<br><br>(If you don't know that, dear reader, then you need to do your homework; or, simply try to follow the logic here with an open mind).<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Central to the war-machine is the element of secrecy.<br><br>Let's remember that, within any class society, any society dominated by a powerful few, there is always the danger that elected officials (and those whom they appoint) may cease to serve the interests of all -and instead, use the apparatus of government to further the interests of the few, in secrecy (to some degree).<br><br>This is nothing new: it's built into the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights. The different branches of the Federal Government, split into the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, were specifically designed to mitigate against the collection of power in any one area.<br><br>Even as some of the "founding fathers" were speaking of the necessity for the "eternal vigilance" of an awakened citizenry, most of them constituted the very economic elite (at the time) that posed the greatest danger to government "for, by, and of the people"; and, throughout American history (5) , there has been an ongoing struggle for the control of the government, (at all levels) between the various economic elites and the grass-roots organizations of the common people.<br><br>Through numerous bloody wars, violent oppression, civil unrest, it's not difficult to see that the elite few have generally had the run of things. And today, in the era of the multinational corporation, with over half the world's wealth concentrated in the hands of 1% of the global population, it's quite clear that the power of the few is more-concentrated than ever, that the checks and balances have been overwhelmed, and that its primarily the corporate interest that government serves today.<br><br>Now, in a nominally-democratic society such as ours, the nature of this unethical allegiance is that it must be carried out in secret; that is, the compromised politicians and bureaucrats must put on a show of allegiance to "the people," so that we, the people, do not rebel.<br><br>Alas, by virtue of the bald-faced belligerence of some Republican hawks these days, and the apathetic response this seems to get from the general public, some may assume that this "show" is not all that significant; but this would be a grave mistake.<br><br>We must not confuse the effect of the Elite propaganda machine with the reality it is trying to control; that is, the very effectiveness of the media con job causes many to believe that it doesn't matter, that "we, the people" don't care, (precisely what the Elite want us to believe).<br><br>In reality, the political establishment goes to enormous expense to massage the public mind, (because they have to (5b) ) and the colonic-collusion of the corporate press makes this manipulation seem almost natural.<br><br>Strategists in the corridors of power are certainly not unaware of the need to maintain the facade; so let us keep this element of secrecy clearly in our mind.<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>Even more so than the secret allegiances of individual politicians, we must be most-concerned here with organized secrecy: that is, networks of people, united in the commitment to carrying those decisions out.<br><br>In corporate America (6) , for example, people are paid to lie and swindle. There's a profit to be had in exploiting others; and so, in the interest of furthering the common need/greed, people follow orders.<br><br>It is within this institutional culture where "following orders" prevails that secrecy is able to expand its reach most-fully. <br><br>In government, this becomes expressed in the corruption of the political parties as a whole; yet of all our public institutions, it has traditionally been the military which has most-clearly been governed by the principle of "following orders."<br><br>As we all know, in times of war: what residues of fair-play, civil liberty and common sense that exist in civil society often go flying out the window in the name of necessity, "patriotism," "honour," "helping our boys," etc.<br><br>Here, secrecy and don't ask questions is the norm; whereas, with the elected (and other bureaucratic) branches of government, there is often at least a paper trail showing the decisions that were made; and, the elected officials can be voted out of office.<br><br>What has traditionally kept the military somewhat (and only periodically) in check has been the difficulty -the sheer enormity- of getting the apparatus of government into a position to declare war, along with the cultural conditions necessary to convince the public to accept it.<br><br>This has kept the American military (at least partially) in a place where it, (and its code of secrecy) continued to act in service to the public, rather than as ruler (7) .<br><br>For all those with the eyes to see, the military is now moving close to the time when it will be so integrated with the powers of the federal government as to become the lead agency (<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> in the promotion/enforcement of public policy.<br><br>There's no question but that we are moving towards a police state -where the essence of secrecy contained within the "private tyranny" of the corporation, (formerly held in check by the various separation of powers) is "coming out" to the public in the form of a uniformed, armed guard on Main Street America.<br><br>Yet the key element which is making all this possible is another reservoir of secrecy, operating at a whole other level of subtlety and sophistication... which has developed steadily (and massively) over the last sixty years, serving as a "plausibly deniable" bridge between the agenda of the military and the administrative levers of civilian government.<br><br>Principally with the creation of the CIA in 1947, you have a (largely invisible) intelligence bureaucracy which has increasingly come to have more and more influence over the Executive branch of office, (National Security Council, Daily Intelligence Brief, etc.) while simultaneously using its Executive position to access funds, resources (and positions within other areas of both, government and civilian life) to further an un-written agenda... all under the rubric of "don't ask questions... national security."<br><br>The power of the CIA (and the various "intelligence" gathering agencies) goes WAY BEYOND the thirty-billion/year that we are told they are allotted by Congress. The true power of "The Company" lies not in its administrative/clerical (i.e. "public") side, it lies in the realm of covert operations, by which it has penetrated into the core of the stock-market, banking and finance, the media, the arms trade, illicit drugs, and so on.<br><br>It is absolutely essential for every thinking American to grasp the significance of this. To do so requires some study. There are numerous good books (9) on the subject. In particular, I recommend the vantage-point of someone who was there (10) from its inception, who saw it grow and change the face of the political landscape... and who has chronicled that development in exhaustive detail.<br><br><br>******* # # # ********<br><br><br>So the existence of this intelligence bureaucracy takes the element of secrecy within government to a whole other level of sophistication.<br><br>Imagine, for a moment, beyond the usual rank of influence-peddling, (i.e. The White House/Pentagon offering access to only those reporters who say the right things, or Republican Party money helping to finance publications and programs that appear on Fox news) that there's another, unnamed layer of organization that can withhold or "leak" classified information at will, stage events, plant stories, to which the compromised or unaware press, politicians, and public must then respond. The power of this bureaucracy is not absolute; but because it is, by its very nature, a hidden power (10) , it has a flexibility to influence events that no other institution has, while appearing to be un-involved.<br><br>.... MUCH MUCH MORE....<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00022.htm" target="top">www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00022.htm </a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>... never beleive your own bs - Frank Haden / God Bless The Internet <br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: PlameGate Is A Smokescreen - "Unanswered Questions&

Postby proldic » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:04 am

Yeah, Malcontent X<br><br>pretty good, not 100%, but better than most<br><br>I haven't read this article in any depth, nothing jumped out at first read, just quickly skimmed it, so I may really regret saying this, but on quick skim it seems better than most of the other analysis out there lately, [noticed the Prouty Stone JFK line which seemed a little shallow] but that was in the notes, otherwise seemed better than most of the rest<br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=proldic@rigorousintuition>proldic</A> at: 12/2/05 9:06 pm<br></i>
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Re: PlameGate Is A Smokescreen - "Unanswered Questions&

Postby dbeach » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:23 am

"Bush, Cheney, and their entire administration repeatedly lied to get us into this war.<br><br>Virtually the entire Congress and Senate bought the lies and voted to give Bush the power to invade.<br><br>Virtually the entire mainstream press bought the lies, and dutifully documented the details of the invasion from the inside of a tank -in this, the latest expression of the so-called "war on terror."'<br><br>Nobody in DC bought the lies..Its all prepackaged to ingnite the masses to surrender whatever few freedoms remaining and to bring on the most coveted of elite goals= a docile easily manipulated citizenry who will cheer the war machine and or just sleep through it..BUT again it is pre-packaged that way..<br><br>ALL the elites are in on the gig and it breaks my heart to see even Ted Kennedy has sold out the US Citizens.<br><br>I have stated for a long time that plame is part of the game..wilson ..dick clark .. all on book tours..actually capitalizing on their TREASON.<br><br>I will further state that Fitzgerlad is also in on the gig..Spitzer is completetly compromised and most likely a neo-con ..but Fitzgerald willl wind us through the webs of deceit and when the bush criminals remain in power and I will about guarantee bush is gonna survive this and begin martial law.. Fitzgerald will stilll walk away a hero as will wilson ,plame ,clark ect..<br><br>and they will have plenty of cash to survive the future which the NAZI SWINE have planned for their america.<br><br>I am not gonna live in denial and think Fitzgerald or plame or anybody is gonna save the USA Citizens..<br><br>We are occupied now and the freedoms are slowly vanishing..<br><br>there are some wild cards remaining including the Putin question and the Red Chinese whom will strike the USA at its most vulnerable moments...<br><br>There is still some Patriots left in govt..HOW MANY?<br><br>and more US Citizens are waking to the current dilemna..<br>HOW MANY? HOW SOON?<br><br>I am deeply distressed for the future...I got 2 young kids.<br>its gonna get ruff.<br>I think the only solutions to our current dilemna which is a global dilemna are spiritual in nature..<br>These elites are LOOSH eaters..don't feed em<br>they eat negative thoughts,feelings and actions..<br><br>Most reading this too long rant ..LOVE humanity and have genuine compassion...<br>Is love not the only solution??<br><br>Love which includes standing up to these bullies<br>by caring for your own SOUL and the collective soul of those whom you love..and not kissing the boot when it attempts to kick you in the mouth.. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: PlameGate Is A Smokescreen - "Unanswered Questions&

Postby proldic » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:56 pm

<br>patada <p></p><i></i>
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Re: PlameGate

Postby robertdreed » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:44 pm

Let's just say that if I were doing a damage control effort for the Bush administration and wanted to construct an after-the-fact diversion to channel all focus of inquiry on a single "infraction", the way I would do it would probably look something like Plamegate. <br><br><br>On the other hand, it may just be a way of "lifting up the rug at the corner" in order to roll up the entire thing to find what's been swept under there. That's a technique of which I approve. <br><br>"Developing..."- ( to quote a favorite tag from a certain unnamed "investigative news" website that I haven't visited once in the past year... )<br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=robertdreed>robertdreed</A> at: 12/3/05 11:45 am<br></i>
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The Hidden Force

Postby antiaristo » Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:53 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>In effect, the military, elected, and judicial branches of government have learned to <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>tolerate and work with</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> a loose canon in their midst, preferring <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>not to know</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> the whole truth -knowing that it is their ignorance of the whole story which will, (in most cases, they believe) protect them from any possible prosecution.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>What is essential to grasp here is this: the most-visible exponents of the policy can always be sacrificed, <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>but the means of maintaining the secrecy must be kept secret</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->. The intelligence bureaucracy itself must not come under scrutiny.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>All very true.<br>What he's saying is that where BOTH overt and covert branches of government exist, then the overt branches will inevitably act to support the covert branches.<br><br>That's a fact of life.<br>And where might our friends in the covert CIA have learned this truism, hmm?<br><br>I'll tell you where. From the fucking British.<br>The two faces of the British Crown.<br><br>Sure. Carry on looking at their public stupidity, they're harmless.<br>Like the stupid CIA couldn't see the Berlin Wall coming down, couldn't see 9/11 coming. Sure.<br><br>The Windsors intervene whenever they wish into the affairs of the British State. Just like the COVERT CIA.<br><br>It's the law. It's the Treason Felony Act.<br><br>But like MalcontentX says <br><br>"but the means of maintaining the secrecy must be kept secret"<br><br>The Treason Felony Act.<br><br>Nobody DARES talk about it.<br><br>And because nobody DARES talk about it, It must be nothing, right? This guy antiaristo has got a bee in his bonnet, but nothing ever comes of it. People don't talk because there is nothing there, not because it is SO CENTRAL to the Police State that the police state will fall without it.<br><br>Go back to sleep.<br>Go back to that comforting sense of personal superiority. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: The Hidden Force

Postby Gouda » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:20 pm

I agree that Mr./Ms. Macontent X is one of the better researchers and level-headed analysts to have emerged post-911. I am especially thankful for the essay, "What's 'LEFT' to Talk About? A Discussion On Why Many of the Leading Voices on the 'Left' Have Avoided Asking Questions About the 'official story' Surrounding The Events of Sept. 11, 2001" : <br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.communitycurrency.org/LEFT.html">www.communitycurrency.org/LEFT.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Thanks for the link to Mal's plamegate analysis. Had been wondering where he/she's been...<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: The Hidden Force

Postby dbeach » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:36 pm

Layers of crimes and cover-ups to protect the elites<br> BIGGEST US crime which was 11/22/63 when they knowingly murdered an elected President and did commit HIgh Treason.<br><br>All the US problems have flowed from that date..<br><br><br>We are trapped in a time warp of Daley Plaza Dallas TX<br>Nov 22 1963 <p></p><i></i>
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Optimistic

Postby bamabecky » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:14 pm

I have to remain optimistic. Otherwise I stay too mad about all of this. And just when you think you have finally got EVERYTHING figured out, something else comes along to confuse the issue.<br><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>robertreed said: On the other hand, it may just be a way of "lifting up the rug at the corner" in order to roll up the entire thing to find what's been swept under there. That's a technique of which I approve.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <br><br>Let's just hope that is the case. MalcontentX knows a lot, and he writes with some anger showing also. Sometimes we just get tired of it all. We have to work locally with those around us to bring them up to speed. If we do it and work hard at it - we can reach critical mass. Keep working with the people you can reach. That's the solution. Now get going!<br><br>dbeach - was glad to see you read this. Was getting ready to send you a PM about this article.<br><br>Is malcontentX right? Who knows.........<br><br>Stay tuned - developing - as robertreed said!<br><br>Bama****************************************** <p>Be the Media! Write a personal essay to your friends and family, telling them what's going on and tell them how and where to find more info.</p><i></i>
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"they eat negative thoughts,feelings and actions.."

Postby Jen » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:29 am

So true. Some of the most useful advice Jeff ever posted on this site was about keeping a reserve of optimism, joy and hope--a place in your mind that is beyond their reach because its positivity is not anything they can recognize or understand. <p></p><i></i>
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