Originally appeared at TheBlogMire
The U.S. Government has been operating a huge state-sponsored duping programme, according to a damning report by the World Anti-Duping Agency (WADA). The allegations of duping go back a number of years and, according to the report, investigations have uncovered a “deeply rooted culture of duping” going all the way to the top of the Federal Government.
During a press conference the report’s author, Rick Dollar, pointed to the claims of Weapons of Mass Destruction as a pretext to go to war in Iraq as one of the boldest instances of duping. But although that episode was subsequently exposed, far from leading to a change of attitude, the level of duping has continued to rise and has now reached what he says are “Olympic proportions”.
According to the report, the duping process begins when the U.S. Government decides it doesn’t like another Government for one reason or another and so decides to get rid of them. However, rather than coming out with their plans and the reasons behind it, which would never be accepted by the U.S. public, they adopt a process of duping, which entails what Dollar describes as “pulling the wool over our eyes”.
Various duping techniques have been devised, including one known as “demonization”, which involves singling out the leader of the country they want to destabilise and — by way of another tool known as “fabricating evidence and whipping up a frenzy” — portraying him as “another Hitler” and a threat to humanity who must be brought down.
Another duping technique pointed to in the report is the use of feel-good words. These include phrases such as “bringing freedom and democracy to _______ (fill in the blank)”, “the people deserve better (fill in the blank)”, and “maintaining the international order”. Dollar points to an example of the latter in a recent speech by Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter:
“The principles that serve as that [international] order’s foundation — including peaceful resolution of disputes, freedom from coercion, respect for state sovereignty, freedom of navigation and overflight — are not abstractions, nor are they subject to the whims of any one country.
They are not privileges to be granted or withdrawn. They make sense because they have worked for decades. They’ve helped keep the peace, lift more than a billion out of poverty, and give people a greater voice in their own affairs.”
According to Dollar, Carter’s use of the words like “international order”, “peaceful resolution”, “freedom from coercion” and “respect state sovereignty” are themselves examples of duping, designed to dupe people into thinking that the U.S. Government actually gives a stuff about such things. To back up his claims, he points to their actions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine, not to mention the President’s own admission that they occasionally have to “arm twist” some folks.
Another claim made by the World Anti-Duping Agency in their report is that the U.S. Government has developed what is known as “layered duping” — a technique which is essentially designed to enable them to cover up their duping with yet more duping:
Often a duping sample will appear in the lab that will have the fingerprints of the U.S. Government all over it. But by the time our investigation team have begun to examine the sample properly, they’ve moved on with their duping and so wiped all traces of their fingerprints away.
A good example of this is in Syria. We have reason to believe that for several years they have been duping the Western public into thinking they have been fighting Islamic terrorism, when in fact what they have actually been doing is arming and funding Islamic terrorists to destroy the state of Syria.
And now when they nearly got caught out by Russian intervention which is actually aimed at destroying Islamic terrorism, they have been resorting to a plethora of duping techniques, such as “The Russians are targeting civilians” and “They’re not going after the Islamic State, they’re going after hospitals” and “We’re going to send in 50 special operations forces to fight against the Islamic State”.
If you believe that’s why those 50 special forces have really been sent in, it may be that you have fallen victim to this vast programme of duping.
But a spokesperson for the US State Department responded angrily to the allegations of state-sponsored duping:
Are you seriously suggesting that we are arming and funding Islamic jihadists to overthrow the Government of Syria, whilst duping people into thinking we’re actually trying to destroy those jihadists? That’s just not true. Our goal in Syria has always been the same: to restore the international order, and bring freedom and democracy to the Syrian people who deserved better than to be ruled by the new Hitler.