Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Myth Maker

As everyone knows, Philip Zelikow, the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, is an administration insider whose area of expertise is the creation and maintenance of "public myths" thought to be true, even if not actually true. We all know that he controlled what the Commission did and did not analyze, then limited the scope of the Commission's inquiry so that the overwhelming majority of questions about 9/11 remained unasked (see this article and this article). Zelikow is arguably the single most responsible person in covering up the truth about 9/11.

Well, it turns out that Zelikow also wrote a hit piece against Pearl Harbor truth for the Council on Foreign Relations. I guess with all of the false flags that the U.S. government carries out, there is alot of demand for a myth-maker like Zelikow.

Here's Zelikow's essay in full:
Stinnett revives another old argument: that Roosevelt knew about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and let it happen. (Even Buchanan did not stoop to this old saw.) A persistent digger, Stinnett has uncovered some nuggets of new evidence, but his most sensational items are premised on the false belief that American intelligence had broken the Japanese naval code before the attack. In fact, it was not decrypted until after Pearl Harbor. Aside from questioning the competence and honesty of two officers in U.S. naval intelligence (in a case concerning the Japanese fleet's radio silence and U.S. radio direction-finding), the book offers little new. Stinnett never fashions his nuggets of research into a coherent argument, much less a convincing portrait. It is odd that an otherwise respectable publisher did not insist on such coherence before peddling this book with its sensational press release. If Roosevelt was indeed maneuvering to have a war forced on the United States, his maneuvers were aimed at Germany rather than Japan, which he and Churchill simply hoped to deter. Pearl Harbor demonstrated their misjudgments, not their shrewdness.
Using the tired old gatekeeper cliches of "nothing new, move along", "the authorities deny it" and "they were just incompetent", Zelikow's review is thoroughly dishonest. His argument that Roosevelt was really maneuvering to get us into war against Germany and not Japan is wholly deceitful. If America got into a war against Japan, it would also be at war again Japan's ally: Germany. Germany never threatened to attack the U.S. directly. So when Roosevelt learned of Japan's plans to attack Pearl Harbor ... voila, a perfect excuse to enter the war against Japan and Germany. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

It is interesting to see a slightly younger "myth-maker" polishing his skills prior to landing the big role of whitewasher-in-chief concerning 9/11.

Thanks to Stickdog for the heads up.


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