What is a Conspiracy Theory? What is the Truth?

Published on Global Research.ca, by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Feb 05, 2015.

… Xenophobia and the Military Agenda:

  • The wave of xenophobia directed against Muslims which has swept across Western Europe is tied into geopolitics. It is part of a military agenda. It consists in demonizing the enemy.  
  • –Muslim countries possess more than 60 percent of total oil reserves. In contrast, the United States of America has barely 2 percent of total oil reserves. Iraq has five times more oil than the United States. (See Michel Chossudovsky, The “Demonization” of Muslims and the Battle for Oil, Global Research, Jannuary 4, 2007).
  • A large share of the World’s oil lies in Muslim lands. The objective of the US led war is to steal and appropriate those oil reserves. And to achieve this objective, these countries are targeted: war, covert ops, economic destabilization, regime change.

The American Inquisition: … //

… What is the Truth:

  • The real threat to global security emanates from the US-NATO-Israel alliance, yet realities in an inquisitorial environment are turned upside down: the warmongers are committed to peace, the victims of war are presented as the protagonists of war.
  • The homeland is threatened.
  • The media, intellectuals, scientists and the politicians, in chorus, obfuscate the unspoken truth, namely that the US-NATO led war destroys humanity.
  • When the lie becomes the truth there is no turning backwards.
  • When war is upheld as a humanitarian endeavor, Justice and the entire international legal system are turned upside down: pacifism and the antiwar movement are criminalized. Opposing the war becomes a criminal act. Meanwhile, the war criminals in high office have ordered a witch hunt against those who challenge their authority.
  • The Big Lie must be exposed for what it is and what it does.
  • It sanctions the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children.
  • It destroys families and people. It destroys the commitment of people towards their fellow human beings.
  • It prevents people from expressing their solidarity for those who suffer. It upholds war and the police state as the sole avenue.
  • It destroys both nationalism and internationalism.
  • Breaking the lie means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force.
  • This profit driven military agenda destroys human values and transforms people into unconscious zombies.
  • Let us reverse the tide.
  • Challenge the war criminals in high office and the powerful corporate lobby groups which support them.
  • Break the American inquisition.
  • Undermine the US-NATO-Israel military crusade.
  • Close down the weapons factories and the military bases.
  • Bring home the troops.
  • Members of the armed forces should disobey orders and refuse to participate in a criminal war.

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