We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gen. Wesley Clark Shocker on 9/11 “Policy Coup”

Click here to access source, posted by James Huang from WhoWhatWhy. Because it is brief, I am re-posting all of it.
In this stunning but little-known speech from 2007, Gen. Wesley Clark claims America underwent a “policy coup” at the time of the 9/11 attacks. In this video, he reveals that, right after 9/11, he was privy to information contained in a classified memo: US plans to attack and remove governments in seven countries over five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.
He was told: “We learned that we can use our military without being challenged …. We’ve got about five years to clean up the Soviet client regimes before another superpower comes along and challenges us.”
“This was a policy coup…these people took control of policy in the United States….” 
I have long argued that there is an official, but largely fake, government in Washington DC and there is a shadow government that really shapes foreign policies, and to a lessor extent, domestic policies in the US. I first began to sense this after the Kennedy assassinations, then ML King, Malcolm X, and many lessor know figures. I noticed all the lies to cover US atrocities and aims in Vietnam, the destabilization of Chile after their citizens elected a socialist President. Further on I saw how this shadow government subverted policies of Congress by secretly supporting a mercenary army called the "Contras" in order to destroy an independent government in Nicaragua. And there were many other subterfuges, destabilizations, and invasions that were covered up or media-managed to hide their true natures. 

However, it has always been difficult to find out about this hidden government. One usually could only read between the lines of mostly unknown documents like "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.", and search through alternative media and books to find clues of its reality. The best single source of all was a book written by a participant from 1955-1964 at the Pentagon--Col. (retired) L. Fletcher Prouty, entitled "The Secret Team".

In the following video we see how shocked Gen. Clark was to find out over the course of several visits to the Pentagon after 9-11-2001 what the real, operative policies were in the Mid-East. He, like most Americans, was thoroughly indoctrinated in the official version of how our government functions.