How lies become official truth

The Pentagon Papers and Daniel Ellsberg represent an interesting slice of history, and some things that simply do not compute. This does tie in to current electoral politics, everyone’s obsession, so bear with me.

Go back to Watergate, and the initial burglary that set the whole affair in motion. The five men caught in the act were high-profile, and the burglary was crude and inept, as if they were meant to be caught.

It made no sense. One, party politics is of no great concern to high intelligence agencies, who operate above that milieu; and two, even assuming there was information inside Democratic headquarters that Nixon wanted, he knew how to get it. He would either plant a mole, or do a sophisticated break-in leaving no trace. If caught, the burglars would have no traceable ties back to him.

Nixon was not a fool. He did not order that burglary, and those who did were not fools or bunglers but rather intel ops who did it with the intention of being caught.

That set in motion the Watergate affair, a bloodless coup d’état. My own reading apart from everything leads me to believe that the man behind Watergate was George H.W. Bush. Nixon had agreed in 1968 to select him as VP in exchange for being allowed to be the nominee. Nixon, wanting life insurance (as Ronald Reagan learned, having Bush as VP is extremely dangerous), selected Spiro T. Agnew as VP, a move that surprised and infuriated Bush. And of course, prior to Nixon’s removal, Agnew was scandalized out of office in a separate and minor coup d’état, clearing the way for Nelson Rockefeller, who eventually stepped aside for Warren Commission member Gerald Ford.

But the thing that caught my eye and never made sense was the clumsy burglary. It was obviously staged. It reminded me of another one, that in 1974 of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office. Again, it was extremely clumsy, and again, the operatives (E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy) were high-profile, high-skilled assets, and traceable to the Nixon White House. It was meant to be discovered. The effect, the release of Daniel Ellsberg, was most likely the intended result.

This means that Ellsberg was either a dupe or an agent himself, the latter most likely. And the effect of the whole episode was to introduce the Pentagon Papers into the record as real history. And that’s odd because within them is no mention of the most important event in postwar history, the JFK assassination.

So the Pentagon Papers affair was a PSYOP intended to rewrite history. The method used to assure that people would believe in them, the leak.

There’s a candidate for congress in Montana, Ryan Zinke, who claims to be a former Navy Seal, and is shooting off his mouth about Seal Team Six and the supposed murder of Osama bin Laden. Assume he is who he says he is: He is bound to secrecy. If he violates that oath, he can be imprisoned, suffer dishonorable discharge, lose pay, privileges and benefits, including health care, the reason most kids join the military. These people can and do keep secrets.

There is a book out by Team Six member Matt Bissonnette. Again, the same rules apply. If he was unauthorized, the book would have been censored, and if he attempted to publish anyway, he’d be severely punished. Because it appears as though he is an authentic source, even if unauthorized, we place more faith in his words, which are total bullshit.

Zinke and Bissonnette are part of a PSYOP designed to write false history into the public record, just as with the Pentagon Papers.

And again, what they do not talk about speaks volumes. Murder, she wrote.

About Mark Tokarski

Just a man who likes to read, argue, and occasionally be surprised.
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5 Responses to How lies become official truth

  1. steve kelly says:

    Scripted too? I do not know.

    At least a few thoughts on how bullying and fear keeps skeptics silent.


  2. JC says:

    Want to know why they nixed Nixon?

    via wikipedia:
    1969 – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
    1970 – Reorganization Plan No. 3 created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Presidential Executive Order
    1970 – Clean Air Act (Extension). Major rewrite of CAA, setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Hazardous Air Pollutant standards, and auto emissions tailpipe standards.
    1970 – Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act created OSHA and NIOSH
    1970 – Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act
    1970 – Environmental Quality Improvement Act
    1972 – Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972 (P.L. 92-500). Major rewrite.
    1972 – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (amended by Food Quality Protection Act of 1996)
    1972 – Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972
    1973 – Endangered Species Act
    1974 – Safe Drinking Water Act

    He was the last environmental-minded president we had. Far more liberal than Barack Obama. And he signed bills that have impeded capitalists for 45 years. For that, he had to go.


    • Those were indeed watershed years for movement politics. Nixon’s back was protected, just as FDR’s was by labor unions, thereby allowing congress and the president freedom to pass and sign wholesome legislation. The thrust since that time, starting with the Powell Memo, was to end movements. Pretty much they have succeeded. All politics now is funneled into the two parties, each fighting to be more corrupt than the other.

      I confess grudging admiration for Nixon, the exceptional intellect, troubled soul, caving in to dark sociopathic urges, but capable of doing good as well. He was an unusual man, not all evil, and not under control at all times, which gave us Watergate. But don’t overlook the Bush factor, as Poppy is one mean mutherfucker with a penchant for revenge and to who killing and suffering mean nothing. He’s Hillary without the cackle.


  3. steve kelly says:

    Kissinger. The neocon/neoliberal nightmare we live today really did take flight during Nixon’s presidency. Was he a stooge, or a co-conspirator? We’ll never know. From Chile and Argentina, to Israel, Syria and Egypt, to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and of course, Cuba and Russia — and China too — the Nixon/Kissinger legacy has never ended. Eisenhower tried to warn us, but the horses — before they were equipped with jet engines — had probably already left the barn.


    • Nixon was in Dallas on 11/22/63. No coincidence I am sure, though I do not think he was a participant, merely a spectator. He must have sold his soul at that time, if he had one, knowing that if he became president it would be with a gun at his head. Out of his presidency came the things that JC mentioned, and those that you mentioned. Maybe he had no control over the latter, and did what he could about the former. I don’t know. I do know he disrespected George H. W. Bush, refusing to put him on the ticket, thinking him a light weight, which he surely is.


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