Category: War is a racket

Remembering Iran Contra

Oliver North: “I don’t think it was wrong, I think it was a neat idea” Arrogance on parade What was Iran Contra? For starters, it was high treason. What happened? The US illegally sold arms to Iran and then used the profits to illegally fund terrorists in Nicaragua in an attempt to undermine the government of that country. And they traded guns for drugs too (though that part was left out of mainstream news reporting.) The Arkansas branch of this criminal enterprise (Mena) put Bill Clinton on the map. Note what fantastic and arrogant liars Oliver North and company...

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“Drowning people in fear is the key to power”

Threat inflation Recommended article… Threat Inflation: Going after hapless countries By Edward Herman (co-author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media) Z Magazine March 2003 One of the most striking features of the working of the U.S. imperial system and media is the regular inflation of the threat posed by imperial targets—an inflation process that very often attains the ludicrous and incredible. When the imperial managers want to go after some hapless small country –Guatemala, Nicaragua, Yugoslavia, Iraq — that for one reason or another has been put on the U.S. hit list, the managers issue...

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The BIG lie that led us into WWI

Neutral? Think again US weapons on the Lusitania Why did the US get involved with WWI? It was largely based on an emotional response to 128 American dying on the Lusitania. The reason it outraged so many people was that it was full of civilians, and not thought to have been containing weapons. The rules of war at the time were that ships containing weapons were free game. When the shipwreck was discovered later on, tons of US-made weapons were found on the ship. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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The last Mexican-American War

“An Unconstitutional War” – Abraham Lincoln A slave holders war Trump seems to want to start a new Mexican-American War. Maybe we should take a look at the last one. This is where it all began…. “An unconstitutional war” – Abraham Lincoln “One of one of the most unjust wars ever waged” – Ulysses S. Grant This is the war Henry David Thoreau went to jail over. It inspired him to write “Civil Disobedience” which had a big impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. President James Polk…the guy who ran this operation? While in the White House he...

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