…leading to 68,000 deaths in a war somebody wanted…a generation of leaders lost with turncoats taking their place.
In the absence of independent journalism, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution — the closest thing there ever was to a declaration of war against North Vietnam — sailed through Congress on Aug. 7. (Two courageous senators, Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska, provided the only “no” votes.) The resolution authorized the president “to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.” ~FAIR 1997
Almost 50 years later, it is simply a well-known fact that democrat Lyndon Johnson used the Gulf of Tonkin non-incident to dramatically escalate American involvement in a war against Vietnam, and unconstitutionally used this resolution as a declaration of war. Although all wars could be said ‘started’ by one interest or another, at least in the 20th Century it was the second Congressionally undeclared war following Korea, where the Executive trumped Congress. Today, it is ‘routine’ that a president proceed without a declaration of war–dem or rep doesn’t matter.
That routine was established just shortly after the trauma of Kennedy’s assassination, as we approach that 50th anniversary too. Johnson as president would go on to oversee the “Great
Gatsby Society”, the Civil Rights Act, the removal of the Bible from the classroom. Recall that Senator Johnson was the man who introduced the 501-C tax exempt status for Churches and other organizations about a decade earlier.
It was known quickly that no North Vietnamese ships had been in the vicinity, and no U.S. ships had been attacked. After the fraudulent second attack, LBJ capitalized on initial reports and ordered the bombing of four torpedo boat bases, and an oil-storage facility in Vinh.
Though LBJ knew there was no second battle, he kept this information secret and beat the drums of war. Soon thereafter the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was approved by the U.S. Congress, which gave LBJ the go to initiate a war against North Vietnam.
In their own words, MacNamara and LBJ discussed how to move this through Senate committees and selected people. MacNamara would later admit that the Gulf of Tonkin event
was a false flag never happened, but he was at the time no stranger to false flags and had proposed Operation Northwoods to JFK in 1962, who rejected it.
There will be as much disinformation released about or forgotten by the media in the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin event as the release of the JFK papers and records in 2014. If you are strong in your principles and understanding, you will stand against this disinformation and see instead the motives of those behind it. Maybe then we will catch all the ‘assassins’ who have plagued our Constitution and principles.
Fast Forward to August 4. 2013
The State Department and everyone else ordered a ‘precautionary’ stand down for U.S. Embassies in the middle east and region-wide travel alerts for all Americans because of an unspecified threat from Al Qaeda. Knowing what we do about the CIA’s connection with and use of Al Qaeda and other jihadi operatives (think Brezenski), and with Snowden having access to all those communications and intelligence it raises the question as to what is being planned behind this
alert “quick look over there” event…on the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin false flag. A war with Syria? A false flag in the United States instead? The anniversary of the JFK assassination and the release of documents into a public some of who are quite aware of what is going on? Benghazi, IRS, and birther Hussein’s identity?
Or, is a distraction needed so we to forget the Gulf of Tonkin incident was a complete fabrication that got us into someone’s
profit enterprise war?
It seems incredulous but it is sadly true, that the powers in charge of our government now, as in 1964, have something to distract from or another agenda going forward. The difference is that they haven’t wiped out all of the thinking people yet and we are here to expose anything that looks like a false flag. No one wishes for war.
What are *they up to?