Pimping Racial Tension

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

This past week the public has been inundated with hate mongering in what can only be interpreted as race bating; stories in the news regarding allegations of “murder” in a case where a Black teenager was shot down. To hear some of the opinions voiced by long time Race Pimps, you heard me, Race Pimps like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, with the help of a compliant drive-by media, you’d think the young man was gunned down just because he was Black.

I can’t fathom why anyone would intentionally stir up such feelings across America; deep feelings which pitted race against race as if all the progress made in my lifetime had been wasted. I remember a time, walking into stores where they had a drinking fountain for Whites and another for Blacks. I thought those days were behind us or at least well on their way into history, but the Race Pimps would have to earn a living some other way if everyone started acting civil to one another.

With all that’s been going on this past week, I was reminded of something which happened over thirty years ago. I ran my locksmith business by day and served as a Houston Police officer on night shift. One of my contract locksmith accounts was the American Automobile Association (AAA). Just as with the police department, they had an assigned area for which I ran emergency locksmith calls.

One evening, I’d already changed into my police uniform prior to reporting for duty, when AAA called asking if I could squeeze in one more call, the dispatcher knowing I had other commitments. Upon hearing the nature of the call and looking at the clock, I figured if everything went smoothly it wouldn’t make me late for roll call.

I arrived to service the locksmith call wearing my police uniform, something I seldom if ever did. The call was in a predominantly Black neighborhood and the customer was an elderly Black lady wearing her Sunday best. When I stepped out into view, her eyes fixed upon the uniform as if she’d seen the Devil. She’d seen far too much over the years and considered a White police officer a possible threat to her well being. I observed all this just from watching her countenance.

It took only a few minutes to figure out that her ignition switch was broken and would have to be replaced; not a very difficult job and one I’d done many times. Her vehicle was a Dodge with a wrap around dash that would make it a bit more difficult since I would use a “slam hammer/dent puller” to jerk the ignition switch; didn’t want to take a chance on damaging that portion of the wrap around molding that would be directly in line with the motion of pulling the ignition switch.

In pulling the switch, which came out on the very first “yank,” my pinky finger got pinched by the slam hammer. The pain was intense, but I was more concerned with letting any blood spill onto the lady’s carpet as I cupped my hands. I stepped from the vehicle and let the blood splash to the ground.

The look on the woman’s face haunts me to this very day. All her fears about White people, much less White police officers surfaced. In her mind, she knew she was either going to jail or the hospital; after all, a White police officer had injured himself while working on her car. She didn’t say a word for several minutes as I cleaned up my busted pinky finger; checking to see if it still worked and putting a band aid around it.

I did my best to explain there was no extra charge for the blood, a weak and useless attempt at humor. AAA was picking up the tab, so there was no need for an exchange of money. I felt bad for the whole human race for the inability to get past her lifetime of seeing racial prejudice. Now, when she had someone in front of her, a White police officer who held no animosity towards her or her race, the opportunity to move forward had been thwarted by far too many bad experiences.

If only we could learn how to see each other as brothers and sisters, children of our Father in Heaven; then we might learn how to properly serve one another. This is the Dream which Martin Luther King wanted to see fulfilled. Past being sad for the events which have brought me to write this article; I’m angry, angry that Race Pimps are still able to generate so much hatred so easily. Looks like we have a long way to go Brother King before your Dream is realized.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”


FDR Exposed Final: Desperation,Communist Infection and Votes Over People

By: Jay Loeffers

Good evening everyone, how are you doing? Well, this is my final article on Roosevelt. This is about his 4th election cycle, his failing health during his train stop tours, the bromance with labor unions and how they were infected with communists and how he used both the Polish and Japanese Americans as pawns to get voted in again. Roosevelt had being a lying bastard down to a fine art form, both to his supporters and the American people in general. His progressive weakness in foreign policy didn’t help America at all. FDR’s turning a blind eye to both the Soviet and American communist’s influence in regards to the labor unions, didn’t do them any favors either. This is a line by line look at Roosevelt’s last days in office.


1944, what an election year! New York Times reporter, Turner Catlege, wanted to interview Roosevelt this election cycle. He had not seen FDR in a few months and he enjoyed talking to him. Then one day he got a call from the White House Secretary and he was invited over. When Catlege came into the President’s office, he was shocked by Roosevelt’s appearance. Catlege said, “So much so that my impulse was to turn around and leave, I felt I was seeing something I shouldn’t see.”

Even during their conversations together, Catlege noticed Roosevelt was drifting in and out of the conversation and babbling on about the Teheran water system and how Stalin had joked about killing 50,000 Germans after the war. Roosevelt’s poor health effected his usually good speeches. In Bremerton, Washington, during a whistle stop tour on august 12th, his speech was not up to snuff and FDR’s secretary, Grace Tully, said, “It was one of the poorest speeches he ever made, both in form and delivery.” There were no teleprompters back then.

As time went on, Roosevelt’s doctors forced Roosevelt to work fewer hours a week and his staff made sure this was done. He would only work 20 hours a week during his last days and was taking more and more vacations away from the White House. FDR also knew to stay out of the public eye as much as possible.


The polls for Roosevelt were not looking good for him and with the pressure building to get him to dump Vice President Wallace and toss him under the bus, he got more and more afraid that Wallace would hurt his reelection chances. Wallace had said to Roosevelt that he would stand by him and keep the old team together. Of course Roosevelt lied to his face and told him that he would keep him. FDR turned around and sabotaged Wallace left and right. Wallace was out and Henry Truman was in. Watch out Biden… this will happen to you.

By this time, Congress was controlled by mostly Republicans. During the 1942 session, they had already pulled out some of Roosevelt’s favorite entitlement programs, such as the WPA, NYA, CCC and Roosevelt’s propaganda program the OWI. They cut that one during the war. FDR had used all of these programs to control the American people through a welfare state and to buy votes. One Roosevelt election tactic that Congress saw right through was his attempt to federalize the ballots. FDR thought that American soldiers were a good voting block source and he wanted to buy their votes. The Congress, doing its constitutional duty, prevailed by utilizing that pesky state’s rights amendment and saved the day for once.

Roosevelt’s Republican opposition, Thomas Dewey, who was the governor of New York, in his time in office had cleaned up New York City’s government corruption. Dewey had campaigned on Roosevelt’s age and health, war preparedness, his failure on the communist problem in America and his spending policies. But when it came to Pearl Harbor and how the beginning of the war was handled, Dewey was relentless. General George Marshall was worried about vital information not getting out to the public if Dewey were to dig deeper on the matter, so Marshall sent a letter to Dewey stating his worries on the Pearl harbor matter, as well as top secret information that should not be revealed.

Dewey was angry and thought this was an FDR conspiracy to stop him from using this tactic. Then Marshall called in Dewey for a one on one meeting. He told him the dangers of what he was doing because they had finally cracked the Japanese codes. They didn’t want the Japanese and the public to know about it. So, Dewey realized his mistake and complied and he lost the election.


Did you know that one of the goals of the communists in 1965 was to take over the American labor unions? But they had already done it by the 1940s anyway. Looking at Roosevelt’s relationship with unions and blind views on the communists, it’s easy to see that they had already been penetrated by factions of the communist party all with the blessings of the KGB and Stalin’s knowledge.

A democratic member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, one Martin Dies, said that
“many communists were involved with union and political action committees” started by Roosevelt and his union buddies, Philip Murry and Sidney Hillman. Roosevelt was not allowed to raise election money through the labor unions directly, so he bypassed Congress and helped create P.A.C. – the aforementioned Political Action Committee in the unions. Its public face was to “educate” union members through speeches and printing and passing out union propaganda. In reality, it was a back door way to get money from the unions despite the election laws. The leader and founder of the US Communist Party, who was jailed and then pardoned by Roosevelt, later on went to bat for Roosevelt in his election. Roosevelt again choosing votes over the people.


With Stalin’s invasion of Poland was in full force and rumors of a Polish mass murder by Stalin were at hand, Polish Americans all over the land were rightfully worried about Poland and their families still over there. They were wondering what Roosevelt would do. In the meantime, a newly formed Polish American Congress was created to address Polish issues of the day. Roosevelt had polls showing he was losing the Catholic vote and many of them were Polish, so to address the Polish worries, he invited the Congress to the White House to sway them. Roosevelt said, “Poland must be reconstituted as a great nation.” The Congressional leader Charles Rozmarek was still wary of Roosevelt and didn’t fully believe him. Two weeks later, Roosevelt, sensing a disturbance in the force (sorry could not help it), called over Rozmarek for a more private meeting. FDR said to him that Poland would be treated fairly in the forthcoming peace talks…

After this private meeting with Roosevelt, Rozmarek endorsed FDR for president and he would regret that later in the year. During this time, the Vice President of the Polish Congress still didn’t believe Roosevelt’s B.S. So, he wrote a letter to Senator Arthur Vanenberg:

“We cannot prove that they have been ‘sold down the river’ and if they have, we cannot conscientiously promise them that they can rely upon us for a better deal when we collide with Stalin at the peace table.”

On election day, Roosevelt won almost 90% of the Polish American vote with the help and backing of Rozmarek. As it happens, Roosevelt happily would not see Stalin for months… That’s when the sausage hit the fan! Polish Americans from all over the country were learning about Roosevelt’s concessions to Stalin and there would be no self-determination for Poland after Yalta. A very angry and betrayed Rozmarek said he denounced the “illegal communist government” and the “dictatorial manner in which the Polish question was settled.” After these findings of his, he turned his back on Roosevelt and changed parties. He then supported Thomas Dewey for president. Roosevelt lied and betrayed people for a few more votes.


By March of 1944, it was so very clear that none of the interned Japanese-Americans were of any threat to America or a risk to national security. Many were able to get out and serve in the military with full honors despite their treatment in America. Again, Roosevelt wanted to keep them in the camps because letting them out would hurt his vote numbers in California and as we know, votes are more important than the American people’s liberties and rights.

May 26th of 1944 – at a meeting Henry Stimson said, “The ban should be lifted” and Harold Ickes said at this same meeting, “Unless it were determined as a matter of deliberate policy to postpone the ban on the Pacific Coast until after the election, it should be lifted right away.” In a later diary writing, Ickes noted a small problem:

“That Roosevelt might lose the Korematsu v. United States case before the Supreme Court in the fall and that would leave us on the eve of the election in the position of having committed an illegal act.”

During the campaign, Roosevelt won that Supreme Court case 6 to 3 because of his “COURT PACKING” scam. He had most of the judges in his back pocket and they backed up Roosevelt’s executive and wholly unconstitutional orders. When the complaints started to roll in, they were passed on to the Secretary of State John McCloy. General Bonesteel was unaware of FDR’s political moves and told McCloy, “That mass exclusion is no longer justified.” McCloy basically told Bonesteel when they last met that he was to wait until after the election and stay out of it. Roosevelt won the election. All the Japanese were released and FDR avoided disaster that time. Picking your reelection power over your people, who by the way are your bosses, will never endear you to them in the long run or help your self-determined legacy.


There was one problem that Roosevelt could not hide from, lie his way out of, manipulate, buy off or kiss ass to avoid and that was a stroke. Roosevelt would not enjoy his election victory for long or see the end of the war.

April 12th, 1945 – Roosevelt was home in Warm Springs, Georgia, having his portrait painted. Roosevelt said, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He slumped over and was carried to his bedroom where he died minutes later. The last person to be with Roosevelt would not be his wife Eleanor, but his old lover and mistress, Lucy Mercer, now his secretary. Eleanor had found him with her early in their marriage in 1918 and FDR had promised Eleanor he would never see her again. That was so Bill Clinton of him.

Very shortly after his death, while his wheelchair was still warm, Congress amended the Constitution to put a strict two-term limit in place for the President of the United States and this was more then likely sped up when they found out his plan to make himself DICTATOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.


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Israeli Reservists Take Heat at Rutgers University

By: Fern Sidman



On Thursday evening, March 22nd, tension filled the air at the Student Activities Center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey as two Israeli reservists addressed an audience of both pro-Israel supporters and ardent Israeli detractors. The evening was called “Stand With Us’ Israeli Soldiers Stories: Real Israelis – Real Stories” was co-sponsored by Stand With Us, (a pro-Israel student advocacy organization), Rutgers Hillel and the Israel Center. Amid the din of conversation, audience members filed in to the center lounge and according to one member of Rutgers Hillel, who chose to remain anonymous, “Judging by the large number of Muslim students here, we can expect some kind of protest or walk out.”

Not using last names, the two young Israeli army reservists named Adam and Lital were introduced to the audience by Stand With Us Emerson Fellow and Rutgers Hillel Israel Chair, Raffi Mark. As an integral part of the SWU program, both Adam and Lital have crisscrossed the country, along with other reservists, speaking at a litany of high school, college and university campuses including Magen David Yeshiva High School in Brooklyn, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of South Florida, Northeastern University, Binghamton University, George Washington University and Pittsburgh University. As graduates of the Stand With Us Israeli Fellowship, Adam and Lital are part of a public diplomacy program that selects and trains 150 student leaders each year from six Israeli universities who travel abroad speaking about the Israeli-Arab conflict, giving a human face to the IDF uniform.

As he rose to the lectern, Adam, who was drafted in 2002 and has since pursued a career in the army, exhorted audience members to “stay and listen; please don’t walk out. This is a conversation and we want you to be a part of it.” At 29, Adam has studied political science and international relations at the Tel Aviv Academic College, he said he was an officer in the army intelligence corps and was dispatched to such regions as Judea and Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights where he coordinated government activities and civil administration. “The life of each person, whether he be Palestinian or Israeli is precious and in the army we make a clear distinction between Palestinian citizens who are just living everyday lives and the enemy we are fighting which is Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad, among others,” declared Adam.

Referencing his role as providing humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and Judea and Samaria, Adam said, “We engage with the population there and our staff speaks fluent Arabic so we may enhance our level of communication. We create and sustain liaisons with the Palestinian police and those in charge of the education and health departments.”

Lamenting the fact that during the 2009 war in Gaza, “Hamas hijacked medical supplies entering Gaza from Israel,” Adam said that Hamas “sold them to the black market and never distributed them amongst the Palestinians who were in need of them.”

At this juncture in Adam’s address, several dozen Muslim students, many wearing the traditional hijab and kaffiyah, stood up in unison in a silent protest. Placing red duct tape over their mouths, the protestors held aloft signs condemning “Israeli war crimes” as they opened their jackets to show placards pasted to their shirts with the names of Palestinian children who were purportedly killed in the “West Bank and Gaza” by Israeli forces. Each placard had the child’s age with the word, “Silenced” in bold lettering. Standing stoically at the podium, Adam appeared relaxed as he once again reminded his audience that their invitation to stay and ask questions was still open. Audience members then took their seats.

Concluding his presentation by speaking of the fact that every day hundreds of rockets are launched by Hamas in Gaza at such Israeli cities and towns as Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod, Adam said that it is “difficult to find a partner for peace when Palestinian children are educated with a visceral hatred for Israelis, but we are still willing to compromise.” He recalled that during the 2009 war in Gaza, the Israeli army would send text messages, make phone calls and distribute leaflets asking that Palestinians go to shelters before an impending attack. He ruefully observed that “Hamas used women and children as human shields.”

As Adam’s presentation drew to a close, the protestors staged a silent walk-out. With tongue in cheek, emcee Raffi Mark quipped that, “We understand that some of us must rush back and study for mid-terms.”

“We are still fighting a war of independence,” said Lital as she opened her remarks. Now a journalist for various Israeli newspapers and magazines, Lital was born in Ashdod and served as a combat soldier in the Border Police Unit of the IDF; a most unusual duty for a woman. Having manned checkpoints throughout Judea and Samaria and Gaza, Lital says, “Israel is the size of New Jersey and suicide bombers pose a constant threat to Israeli security. I have an obligation to guard my home which is why I volunteered to be a combat soldier.”

Despite several warnings from the organizers of the event, several anti-Israel hecklers disrupted Lital’s address with shouts of, “Why didn’t you resist joining the army of the Zionist murderers?” and “Israel is gassing Palestinians.” Refusing to accept the assurances of the event coordinators that their questions would be answered at the conclusion of the presentation, their disruption continued unabated until the hecklers were led out of the student center by campus security guards and Rutgers police.

Clearly unruffled, Lital spoke of standing in the blazing sun for 5 or 6 hours at a checkpoint when an ambulance carrying a pregnant Palestinian woman who was in labor attempted to pass. After searching the ambulance, Lital says that a cache of deadly explosives were discovered. “We, in Israel want peace more than anything in the world. My mother, like anyone’s mother is constantly worried about me, but we can never achieve peace when the Palestinians are weaned on hatred for Israel.”

In a private interview subsequent to the presentation, Adam remarked that, “The saddest part of our lecture tour is that those Palestinian apologists in the audience simply do not want to listen and to engage in an open dialogue with us. The university campus has been a raging hotbed of anti-Israel hatred and students who support Israel must really become pro-active. Tonight we saw way more anti-Israel protestors than at any other campus and that speaks volumes.”


The Strange Case of Sergeant Bales: Enemy Agent in the Ranks?

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

We are told that Sergeant Robert Bales navigated his way through Taliban-infested areas and killed 17 Afghan civilians, including women and toddlers. Then he took time out from shooting to stack up several of the bodies and light them on fire. One might expect that such a shooter would be running from any angry mob who identified this obvious intruder in their midst, if not be pinned down in a battle with the local Taliban. Instead, we are told that he walked back alone and calmly surrendered.

How could he have done this by himself? And how could the most horrific case of mass murder committed by a U.S. soldier since Fort Hood just be a case of too much war stress?

Gordon Duff is a favorite of Iranian Press TV. His website says Sergeant Bales was a Christian extremist.

Claims that he suffered from PTSD or a brain injury do not square with the methodological approach that he apparently took in the killings. This was not a madman going berserk. The rampage had the earmarks of somebody programmed or manipulated to kill, with the killings and the aftermath being carefully orchestrated by those in on the secret of what actually happened.

Bales’ lawyer claims he “does not remember everything” from the day of the shootings, and that he has not actually confessed.

It is eerily reminiscent of when fanatical Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, a Marxist who killed Robert F. Kennedy, claimed he couldn’t remember anything, after initially confessing to the crime. Few today remember that RFK was actually the target of a terrorist attack on American soil motivated by Sirhan Sirhan’s allegiance to Palestinian nationalism and Arab socialism.

What is apparent in the Bales case is that the level of violence carried out against civilians is strikingly similar to the terror and assassination that the Taliban inflicts on communities that dare to oppose them. This was clearly premeditated mass murder. But for what purpose? And who or what was behind it?

What we know, at this point, is that Iranian Press TV and Moscow-funded Russia Today (RT) are blaming the killings not on one man but a high-level U.S. conspiracy. They insist that Bales did not act alone but was assisted by other U.S. military personnel in what was a planned and systematic massacre of civilians. The conspiracies being offered by Press TV and RT should not be dismissed but rather understood in the context of what they want us to believe and why. This is a global information war and the ultimate prize is control of the Middle East.

The stakes are high as President Obama embraces the anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, Russia and China continue to support Iran, the regime in Syria hangs on to power with the help of Russia, and the Chinese-backed Islamic regime in Sudan continues to wreak havoc in Africa, including through its support for warlord Joseph Kony.

The malicious charges stemming from the Bales case clearly endanger our troops throughout the world, especially the Middle East. We know that U.S. troops have already withdrawn from Iraq and that a panicked departure from Afghanistan would be a major debacle that would lead to the takeover of the country by the Taliban, the same group which hosted the 9/11 plotters. So the killings play into the hands of our enemies. Iran, which has been working with the Taliban and even Al Qaeda, stands to benefit enormously.

This poisonous coverage will no doubt inspire others to kill Americans—in revenge or retaliation. Jihadist violence and terrorism on American soil are made more possible, perhaps inevitable, by the heavy-handed and vicious anti-American tone of the coverage.

It is significant that China’s news agency quotes an analyst named Wahid Mujda as saying that, “Intentionally targeting civilians and killing innocent people no doubt would enhance anti-U.S. resentment.” He said it would “enable the Taliban to benefit from the situation and recruit more fighters” as it pushed “affected families to join the Taliban and seek revenge.” Mujda used to serve with the Taliban’s Foreign Ministry before that government collapsed after the U.S. and its Afghan allies drove them out. Hence, the tragic killings serve as perfect cannon fodder for those like the Taliban and countries like Iran which want the U.S. out of the region.

What can be safely assumed at this point is that the anti-American narrative that the U.S. was backing Bales with a squad of soldiers in a deliberate conspiracy to massacre civilians is almost certainly a conspiracy theory that is part of a global attempt to convince the world of the opposite of what really happened.

Which means that another theory—that Bales engaged in the killings, with the help of the Taliban, in order to accelerate an American withdrawal—has to be seriously considered.

There is no direct evidence at this stage for the theory of Bales as an enemy agent or dupe. But Bales’ attorney says he has seen “no forensic evidence” and there have been “no confessions” to support the Army’s case. The fact is that so little is known about the killings that both sides of the story—the one told by the U.S. Army and the one told by anti-American foreign propagandists—have to be questioned.

The key to understanding what happened could lie in the blatant lies being told by the other side. It was not enough that Bales was accused of killing, with help, the 17 Afghans; now Iranian Press TV is adding the charge of rape. However, the U.S. has found no evidence of allegations of sexual abuse from villagers.

The killings were horrifying enough that to add to them with embellishments about a deliberate massacre carried out by high level U.S. commanders makes no sense—unless one is trying to further confuse the situation and divert attention away from the real ultimate truth. And that may mean that Bales was an enemy collaborator.

Although the media report that the military is investigating Bales—and that the story has now become that he made two trips outside his military base to carry out the killings—the Obama administration would not likely pursue the question of who was behind a shooter if the answer to that question would implicate the Taliban or other Islamists and if they could get him on an individual criminal charge instead.

Such was the case with U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people in a Jihadist massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, who yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he began killing his fellow soldiers and was linked to a foreign Al-Qaeda operative, the assassinated Anwar al Awlaki, engaged in what the administration now calls a case of “workplace violence.” General George Casey, then-Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, sent an e-mail to soldiers following the carnage in which he said that he was “. . . concerned about the potential for this speculation to cause a backlash against our Muslim Soldiers and civilians. We need to be vigilant to ensure this does not occur.”

The Hasan case, however, was not the only example of a Muslim in the U.S. military turning on his fellow soldiers. Ali Mohammed, an Egyptian-born Islamic fundamentalist who helped plan Osama bin Laden’s bombing of the U.S embassies in Africa, had served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army Special Operations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. And Army Sergeant Hasan Akbar carried out a fatal 2003 grenade attack on members of his Airborne Division in Kuwait in the opening days of [the] Iraq war. He killed two and wounded 15.

If the enemy recruited Bales and then helped him carry out the massacre, so it could be blamed on the U.S., then we gain an additional important insight into the brutal nature of those who want the U.S. to leave so they can take over. Staging a massacre and blaming it on the Americans is something that makes sense, if we examine what is already known about the killings.

Consider that the enemy has infiltrated and recruited among members of the Afghan Army. Is it so far-fetched to believe that an American soldier was recruited as well? Perhaps he was not converted to Islam. But he may have had his outlook on the war completely twisted by the propaganda telling him that he is a member of an occupying force that has to leave the country.

So-called “information specialists” on the U.S. side of the conflict seem to have little understanding of how the Taliban might have used Bales for its own purposes, in terms of carrying out the actual murders, and then exploiting them for propaganda reasons.

One might assume that this story would be told, except that in this case the enemy’s methods might be too sensitive to be discussed officially in public. Perhaps this helps explain why Bales was moved out of the country for protection and monitoring.

The theory that Bales was co-opted by the enemy in some way should be analyzed in terms of who benefits from the disinformation. Clearly, the Taliban and its backers, including Iran in this case, benefit. These are simple facts of the case.

Iranian Press TV is now accusing U.S. troops of rape, on top of deliberate murder.

If the claim is that Bales was working under orders from the U.S. command is clearly false, then the opposite may in fact be true—that he was recruited by the Taliban and possibly Iran to be a shooter who would be prosecuted as a lone gunman, with no investigation of who or what was really behind him.

The truth in this case could be extremely embarrassing to the U.S., which would not want it known that one of its own soldiers could have been used in such a manner.

As such, a cover-up may be underway, intended to obscure the nature of the apparent brainwashing that Bales underwent at some point in his military career. It could be that he was won over to the anti-American cause because of information that he was receiving during or between deployments. What is needed is an examination of what he was saying about the cause for which he was deployed. It is possible that he even thought that a massacre of this kind would accelerate the early departure of U.S. forces from the battlefield.

While these assertions may strike some as fantastic, the official story, as told by his lawyer and others, is itself fantastic—that he either doesn’t remember what happened or suffered from stress or a concussion that made him go on a killing rampage.

The Washington Post reports, “Many details about the killings, including a possible motive, have not been made public.” Indeed, the possible motive only makes sense in the context of an atrocity staged in order for it to be blamed on American forces.

By way of background in the Bales case, let’s look at how the Taliban and other sources have promoted a certain narrative about what happened.

The UK’s Daily Mail reported that the Taliban posted on its website for the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” that “American savages” committed the “blood-soaked and inhumane crime” and that they expressed “doubt that a single soldier could have carried out the shootings in houses over a mile apart.” This propaganda line was then picked up by Afghanistan President Karzai, who stated that witnesses “believe it’s not possible for one person to do that.”

But rather than assume, therefore, that this means that more U.S. troops were involved, it could mean that Bales was part of an operation by the enemy that is using the massacre in a campaign to undermine the American military presence in Afghanistan. The open question is what caused him to go over to the other side.

Anti-NATO activist Rick Rozoff, who appears on Press TV and Russia Today, says the massacre was preplanned and executed by a squad of U.S. troops.

Iranian Press TV is a source that should be examined in detail in this regard. An individual named Gordon Duff, who describes himself as a Marine Vietnam veteran and uses an affiliation with a publication called Veterans Today, appeared on Press TV to offer a fascinating point of view, complete with all kinds of “facts.” Here’s what he put on his own website about the appearance:

In an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday, Duff argued that the number of soldiers who committed the crime was more than one—despite earlier claims by the U.S. military that “only one U.S. soldier” was involved in the killings…

Duff insists that new evidence shows those involved “were not drunk.” He said they had “the permission” to leave their base and used a vehicle to drive “two miles” away to get the village where the fatal shooting took place. “They could not have left the base without the permission of the commanding officer revenge raid.”

Duff added that “No vehicle could possibly leave the gate of an American facility without the permission of an officer after midnight unless it were on an authorized military action.”

He also said that the soldiers even carried enough “gasoline cans” which they used to set the bodies on fire.

On the face of it, Duff appears to be very knowledgeable—or else he has been fed a certain set of “facts” that Press TV wanted to be presented to the global media. If a veteran like Duff could openly collaborate with the Iranian government’s global propaganda campaign, perhaps there is fertile ground among other soldiers for this kind of conspiracy mongering.

In an article, “Murder in Afghanistan, the Coverup Begins,” Duff goes further, laying the blame for the killings on Christian extremists, who he says are influenced by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Of course, their strong support for Israel and hostility towards Iran can be compared and contrasted with Ron Paul, who is the unanimous favorite of Islamists and Veterans Today writers. Duff says about Bales:

…this is the act of someone with strong religious and political beliefs. Years ago, initially Pentecostal and then broader Dominionist/Dispensationalist theologies under the broader term of “Christian Evangelism” has been behind the atrocities.

Some are tied to doomsday cults, others toward “racial cleansing” and more fall under the influence of politicians.

Those currently are Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

Previously, they were the entire Bush administration, which used communist “brainwashing” techniques on troops to encourage them to torture and kill as part of their patriotic and religious duty.

These messages were instilled during training and continually reinforced through televised psyop sessions on the Armed Forces Network and Pentagon Channel.

Such rhetoric has largely disappeared during the Obama administration with the exception of that which is normally part of the daily broadcasts on Fox News with its extremist pundits.

Their message, of the threat of Islam with its high birthrate, stresses extremist methods. Our “churchgoers” and “conservatives” are taught Islam, even small children, are the “enemy of our blood,” as though we all carried a Torah in our pockets.

Duff also blames conservative and military-oriented media, including Fox News, for the mind-set behind the killings. This would be laughable were it not for the fact that Press TV presents this to the world as legitimate news and information and that millions of Muslims take it seriously.

So who is Duff? The Anti-Defamation League identifies Duff as among the key figures in a group of 9/11 anti-Semitic conspiracists who “blame Israel for numerous nefarious deeds and false flag operations.” ADL explains:

Gordon Duff is an anti-Semitic conspiracist whose innocuous-sounding Web site, Veterans Today, features anti-Israel and Holocaust denial materials. The site also offers a platform for numerous columnists who promote anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theories, as well as Duff’s own screeds.

However, Duff is just one of several Americans portrayed favorably by Press TV. Another is Republican presidential candidate Representative Ron Paul, who claims a significant following in the military. In his article, “Tehran TV Loves Ron Paul,” investigative journalist Ken Timmerman notes that “The Iranian government channel portrays Ron Paul as an American hero, and brings on conspiracy theorists masquerading as political ‘analysts’ to laud him for ‘challenging the American establishment’ and the ‘corporate neo-conservative Zionist consensus,’ that cabal of Jews, banksters, and Reagan Democrats who in Tehran’s eyes (and in the eyes of these Ron Paul supporters) run the world.”

Ron Paul, a military veteran himself, argues that attacks on America and its allies are “blowback” from U.S. military intervention in the Middle East. He does not oppose Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Is it true that many members of the military share this view? Was Bales one of them? If so, he would have had a reason to do anything he could to undermine the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

RT, which is Vladimir Putin’s official propaganda channel and has global reach, has to be examined as well. RT is favored by anti-American conspiracy theorists and, like Press TV, it also promotes the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.

Moscow-funded Russia Today is exploiting the killings for anti-American purposes.

The RT headline in the Bales case is “Kandahar slaughter preplanned, executed by squad—Afghan top brass“ and charges the killings were “premeditated” by U.S. forces, rather than the work of one U.S. serviceman.

RT actually carries the story another step, insisting that witnesses saw “air support” and “the killers were brought in by military helicopters.”

These claims are clearly fabricated as the U.S. does not have any record of employing any air support or helicopters that night, and certainly they would not be useful against anything but dug-in troop formations behind defined enemy lines.

But just as Press TV uses Duff, RT has its own “expert,” an “international affairs commentator” by the name of Rick Rozoff, who says on his website that he is against NATO and opposes “global militarism.” On RT, he said the Afghan killings were calculated and premeditated—official U.S. policy. He also appeared on Press TV, which reported:

Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO, commented on the recent massacre

of Afghan civilians and said, “The rampage included more than one soldier and the U.S. frankly lied about it.”

Speaking to Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Thursday, Rozoff said the fact that an American trooper has been transferred to Kuwait “certainly has shown total disregard for Afghan national sovereignty or the feelings of Afghan people.”

He added, “The sooner the U.S. troops and their NATO allies leave Afghanistan, the better for Afghanistan and the Afghan people.”

This, then, is the ultimate goal of the propaganda—to force the U.S. out of Afghanistan earlier than expected, benefiting the Taliban, Iran, and Iran’s backer, Russia.

It turns out that Rozoff is a member of the Voltaire network, a Russian-backed international alliance of writers and speakers. We have noted that the network was founded by the French left-wing activist Thierry Meyssan, who made an appearance on Russia Today to argue that the NATO-led intervention in Libya and the unrest in Syria are “steps in a decades-long plan by the US and its allies to completely reshape the face of Africa…” Meyssan hailed Russia for preventing the overthrow of the al-Assad regime in Syria.

Press TV has a “U.S. desk” but operates in the U.S. illegally.

By looking at the propaganda and disinformation in the Bales case, we understand whose interests are being served—America’s enemies and adversaries, including Iran and Russia. Using Americans to make foreign propaganda points is something the old Soviet propaganda apparatus specialized in. Now, all of this is being done out in the open—if only our side paid attention to its significance.

Incredibly, in regard to Press TV, as Ken Timmerman pointed out, “…the Obama Administration permits the channel to operate on American soil without a license and in violation of U.S. sanctions regulations, which ban commercial transactions with Iran. It appears to be another example of Obama coddling the terrorist regime.”

It would be a serious mistake to underestimate the influence of these propaganda channels and the conspiracy realm in general. In this context, we find that the universe of Ron Paul supporters includes many fanatics and 9/11 conspiracy theorists determined to find America and Israel guilty of various international and terrorist crimes. Ron Paul himself has not openly embraced the 9/11 conspiracy theory that the U.S. attacked itself, but many of his supporters do so.

Such a view tends to lead to an embrace of America’s enemies, as if they are victims of U.S. policy and have a legitimate complaint. For example, Paul has said that Army soldier Bradley Manning, now on trial for treason, is a “hero,” and that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now working for Russia Today television, is a whistleblower. Iraq war veteran Adam Kokesh, a Ron Paul supporter, had a regular program on Russia Today and organized a “Veterans for Ron Paul” group.

Manning, who was an intelligence analyst in Iraq, is charged with aiding Al-Qaeda through his release of classified information to WikiLeaks. Some of the documents he released concern counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East and the vulnerability of top-secret facilities to terrorist attack. Such disclosures increased the dangers to his fellow soldiers and their Afghan allies.

Assange, who has gone on the Russian payroll, stands out as someone openly devoted to the anti-American cause. It is also a fact that Press TV and RT find plenty of willing participants in their propaganda campaigns against America. These channels do not have Washington, D.C. studios and operations for nothing. In addition to their open collaboration with Ron Paul and his many “libertarian” backers, they are actively assisted by “progressives” who repeat the propaganda and want to see American influence in the Middle East reduced, if not eliminated. Liberal activist and RT host Thom Hartmann is perhaps the most visible example of this collaboration.

Part of the answer to why these killings occurred will have to be found in the mind of Sergeant Bales and who or what influenced him. But is this a story that will be told? Or is U.S. leadership blind to the internal threat?

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].