Several months ago (hell, it could have been longer than that) TSO from This Ain’t Hell and I got into a debate about whether the study of history was an art or a science. It was my opinion that it was an art and TSO was of the opinion that it was a science. The debate got somewhat heated as it sometimes does when we disagree and as is the case in so many of our tete a tetes it was a stalemate. As a history major, I have been studying history ad nauseum since then and in the interceding months I have started to drift toward to his camp although not completely. The reason for this change of heart is that I don’t think that you can classify the study of history as purely one or the other because it is governed by aspects of both. There is a method to researching and writing history and this method is governed by rules that make it fairly easy to look at any given document that purports to give a rendition of history and determine the veracity of the research involved in the creation of that document and also makes it fairly easy to determine bias. The key to good historical renditions is research and citation. If you can’t cite your facts, they aren’t facts. And this brings me to the subject of this post: unsubstantiated revisionist history.
What historians would call unsubstantiated revisionist history is what everybody else in the world calls horseshit. A good example of this kind of horseshit is the urban legend that Mikey from the Life Cereal commercials died because he ate Pop Rocks and drank a soda. Another good one is the one where the person telling the story talks about his brother’s friend’s uncle who went to Mexico and brought home a stray dog and it turned out to be a rat when they went to have it groomed. Or the one kid in high school that you knew damned well hadn’t seen a real, live vagina since he came out of one yet claimed to have numerous girlfriends in Canada. This is the kind of horseshit I am talking about. Most of it is harmless bullshit spouted by blowhards trying to look cool. Then there is the variety that seeks to malign good men and besmirch the sacrifice they render in service to our country. Like this:
31 American military personnel were killed when the Boeing Chinook helicopter in which they were flying crashed in Afghanistan.
Of the thirty-one killed, twenty were members of SEAL Team 6.
More importantly, I’ve been reliably informed (by a retired Colonel, US Army intel) that these very same operatives were the men who allegedly killed Usama bin Laden recently in Abbottabad. [NB: Seal Team 6 is an ultra-elite group of "black" operatives who exist outside military protocol, engage in operations that are at the highest level of classification, and often outside the bounds of international law.]
The official story is that the Taliban shot down the chopper. I have my doubts (as do many others far more savvy than yours truly).
[Remember Pat Tillman, the Pro Football star who forsook a megabuck contract and volunteered to go fight in Afghanistan in the heat of the post-9/11 patriotic frenzy? The official story is that Tillman was killed in a friendly-fire incident. According to reports from several US military personnel (a few of whom I know), Pat Tillman was assassinated by his own government. Reportedly, Tillman, the quintessential poster-boy for military recruitment, was waking up to the 9/11 lie, and was beginning to get a little too loose-lipped for his own good. Word traveled up the chain fast. Three bullets to the head fired at close range killed him. Friendly-fire indeed.]
“We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.” – Goethe
Usama’s “recent death” brings to mind photos that made international headlines during the Iraq invasion.
Remember that iconic image of cheering Iraqis helping bring down the statue of Saddam? A Marine I know told me he had a friend who was actually there, on the ground, in that town square. Evidently, there were no more than 50 Iraqis in that “cheering crowd” — and virtually all of them were paid to participate in the photo shoot. [Did you happen to notice there was only one tightly cropped shot from just one camera angle? The rest of the square was virtually empty, save for US military personnel and equipment.]
Then there was that other classic shot, of a bearded and bedraggled Saddam crawling out of a hole with his hands pathetically held up in the air in a gesture of utter defeat. Remember that one?
Again, rigged. I’m personally acquainted with a former Marine who knows one of the guys who actually helped stage that sordid affair.
Truth is, Saddam was finally cornered in the home of one of his friends, and he fought valiantly to the last bullet. He was eventually nabbed, mussed up further (he apparently didn’t look great to begin), physically forced into the hole, and dirt thrown on him for good measure to ensure a Hollywood-grade image. That photo’s singular intent was to demoralize the Iraqi populace by showing their leader cowering in abject defeat.
Usama bin Laden’s REAL Death
It is generally known by military insiders (and others who look to alternative sources for their news) that Usama bin Laden died of natural causes in 2001. He had just returned to Pakistan from Dubai following medical treatment at the American Hospital.
As early as March, 2000, Asia Week expressed concern for bin Laden’s health, describing a serious medical problem that could put his life in danger because of “a kidney infection that is propagating itself to the liver and requires specialized treatment.”
Having taken off from Quetta in Pakistan, bin Laden arrived in Dubai and was transferred to the American Hospital. He was accompanied by his personal physician and a ‘faithful lieutenant’ (possibly al-Zawahiri). Usama was admitted to the well-respected urology department run by Dr. Terry Callaway, an American gallstone and infertility specialist.
Bin Laden was checked into one of the hospital’s VIP suites. While there, he received visits from many members of his family as well as prominent Saudis and Emiratis. During the hospital stay, the local CIA agent, known to many in Dubai, was seen taking the main elevator of the hospital to bin Laden’s floor.
A few days later, the CIA man bragged to a few friends about having visited bin Laden. Reliable sources report that on July 15th, the day after bin Laden returned to Quetta, the CIA agent was recalled to headquarters. [NB: Contacts between the CIA and bin Laden began in 1979 when, as a representative of his family's business, he began recruiting volunteers for the Afghan resistance against the Soviet Red Army.]
The LAST ‘Death’ of bin Laden
What the world has been told about the recent “Death of Usama bin Laden” is pitiful and laughably absurd (especially the parts about no forensic tests having been performed, and the body quickly dumped into the sea. That last doctored photo was the clincher).
Truth is, bin Laden’s bin dead a long time.
The charade in Abbottabad was one massive a psyop to provide soothing peace of mind for the American public subject to full-throttle media propaganda, while continuing, unabatedly, one of the greatest, deadliest, and most expensive hoaxes of all time: 9/11 and “The War on Terror.”
And now, every single SEAL Team 6 member who was involved in the ‘assassination’ psyop is dead.
Incidentally, I had to smile when I saw one particularly amusing headline re Usama’s latest death, in the US publication Business Insider: “Meet The ‘Seal Team 6′, The Bad-Asses Who Killed Osama Bin Laden”
Well, all those hapless ‘bad asses’ are now dead.
And dead men don’t talk.
I’ve been reliably informed (by a retired Colonel, US Army intel). Really? How about a name? Oh, you don’t have a name? That’s probably because that guy is either a) not reliable, b) not an actual Colonel, c) not actually intel, or (more likely) not actually a real person.
outside the bounds of international law. I hate to burst your bubble, junior, but there really isn’t any international law code. It’s really just treaties and those get broken and violated all the time. Welcome to the real world.
many others far more savvy than yours truly. Again, I hate to burst your bubble, junior, but just about everybody on the planet is more savvy than you. A glue-huffing, retarded rhesus monkey with blunt head trauma is more savvy than you. Just sayin’.
According to reports from several US military personnel (a few of whom I know). Again, can we have names? No? Why not? Because they don’t exist? Oh yeah, gotcha.
Pat Tillman was assassinated by his own government. Reportedly, Tillman, the quintessential poster-boy for military recruitment, was waking up to the 9/11 lie, and was beginning to get a little too loose-lipped for his own good. Word traveled up the chain fast. Assassinated because he somehow discovered a White House level conspiracy while he was an E-4 in a shit hole in Afhganistan? Really? Again, where is the evidence? Oh, there isn’t any? Color me shocked.
A Marine I know told me he had a friend who was actually there… Wow, that sounds a lot like the examples of horseshit stories I mentioned earlier in the post, doesn’t it? I had a friend who was actually a hamster who was friends with a gerbil that was actually in Richard Gere’s ass and found Jimmy Hoffa. It’s true!
there were no more than 50 Iraqis in that “cheering crowd” — and virtually all of them were paid to participate in the photo shoot. Uh, really?
Yeah, that sure looks like only 50 dudes. You may want to learn how to count, junior.
I’m personally acquainted with a former Marine who knows one of the guys who actually helped stage [Sadam Hussein's capture]. Really? Another guy that knows another guy that knows a dude that heard it from a transvestite surgeon from Zurich that knows James Bond that blah blah blah fucking blah.
Truth is, Saddam was finally cornered in the home of one of his friends, and he fought valiantly to the last bullet. Uh-huh. So let me get this straight: Sadam was in a firefight and fought to the last bullet, yet somehow was miraculously untouched by any bullets from the guys shooting at him? So he just emptied his magazines and nobody shot back? That isn’t just bullshit, that’s an entirely new category of fecal fallacy. That’s more like brontosaurus shit or the entire sewer system of San Francisco in one, big, steaming pile of ludicrous lunatic dishonesty. Oh yeah, and you would have to be an idiot to believe it and an even bigger idiot to try to propagate it.
It is generally known by military insiders (and others who look to alternative sources for their news) that Usama bin Laden died of natural causes in 2001. So what “military insiders” would those be? What, no names again? So in other words what you really mean is “I made some shit up to try to support my batshit crazy rants and my own, personal, exceedingly batshit crazy opinion that Osama died in 2001 despite making live videos years later.” Dude, you need help. May I suggest taking Thorazine or lithium or a .45 to the base of the skull?
A few days later, the CIA man bragged to a few friends about having visited bin Laden. You obviously don’t know any CIA agents. I do. They don’t brag about ops. Ever. It gets them killed. Jesus Christ, this guy is a stupid shit.
Reliable sources report. Translation: “The voices in my head tell me…”
What the world has been told about the recent “Death of Usama bin Laden” is pitiful and laughably absurd. This is the best part. He calls it absurd, yet doesn’t offer any supporting evidence, any corroborating testimony, or any version of what supposedly “really” happened. I have seen homeless guys babbling on the street and playing in their own feces that make more cogent arguments.
The charade in Abbottabad was one massive a psyop to provide soothing peace of mind for the American public subject to full-throttle media propaganda, while continuing, unabatedly, one of the greatest, deadliest, and most expensive hoaxes of all time: 9/11 and “The War on Terror.” So let me get this straight: killing the bad guy is how you continue the war? Then why the hell did World War II end? Or was that another hoax? So, when the cops shoot a bad guy, they are only doing so to propagate the myth that crime exists?
And now, every single SEAL Team 6 member who was involved in the ‘assassination’ psyop is dead. Well, no, actually they aren’t. And now that you mention it, who exactly would be the one to do the killing? Another black ops guy, right? And what would make him think that he wouldn’t get killed to keep that quiet? Yeah, it’s a fucking farce. Soldiers don’t shoot each other on purpose (instances of purposeful fratricide are rare) and they sure as shit don’t do it as part of a cover up for Big Brother.
Incidentally, I had to smile when I saw one particularly amusing headline re Usama’s latest death, in the US publication Business Insider: “Meet The ‘Seal Team 6′, The Bad-Asses Who Killed Osama Bin Laden”. Smiled? Really?
Well, all those hapless ‘bad asses’ are now dead. Um, no. All of those badasses aren’t dead. In fact, there are lot more of them out there than you think and if I were a betting man I would put even money on one of them punching your teeth down your throat, pulling your asshole out through your mouth, and watching you slowly die as you try to swallow your own rectum back down to its original location while one of his buddies comments that he didn’t even break a sweat or spill his beer. Sleep well, douchebag. And if you can’t support your bullshit accusations, it would probably be best if you kept your lunatic rants to yourself.