Hi everyone, beginning this week this Tuesday October the 7th 2014, we will begin our new OH WOW-REALLY? night, which is really dealing with conspiracy theories. All over the world and for ages there have always been conspiracy theories about the going on’s of life. While they are interesting to read or watch, if they are videos, it makes one wonder if there is any truth to what is being said or what is written. I must admit, often times, the theorist has valid points and even lay out their arguments better than O J’s Simpson’s lawyer Johnny Cochran with the now famous “If the glove does not fit you must acquit!
I along with the bloggers believe that we should explore some of these conspiracy theories, speak of them, and dissect some of the arguments made by some conspiracy theorist. So Tuesdays will be also another exciting night. The rules are the same as book club discussion night. You will submit, a conspiracy theory for discussion, support the argument with video, essay, press, book or argument. If you submit an argument, be ready to moderate. The time will be 8pm sharp!
For our first OH WOW discussion, Blogger Lalibela Nile has put forth the subject and will moderate, I know we will have fun with these discussions just the same as with our book club discussion, oonuh roll out tomorrow!
All who like the title OH WOW-REALLY? for this new discussion, please let me know otherwise come up with a better name if you can, I did not want to put up so so Conspiracy Theories
Perspective is Everything, By Lalibela Nile
Perspective is everything; hence, I am going to begin with the following quotes from one Dr. Henry Kissinger, “The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.” “It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination.”
Super Powers are out for self and self-preservation—they don’t care about the welfare of less power nations or powerless nations; such nations are utilized so that certain objectives can be met. With the advent of WWI & WWII, Europeans perished by the millions and toward the end of WWII, lots of Asians, et al began to perish. The geopolitics that is the Cold War, reshaped the world in a manner where no nation was safe—with the exception of a few, nations had to either declare their allegiance to the democratic/capitalist ways of the West or the communist/socialist ways of the USSR. During the Cold War, the notion of national sovereignty meant nothing—especially for the newly ‘independent post colonial and those nations that sought their independence. The USA and USSR sought to influence of resource rich regions. In an effort to gain the requisite influence, nations were permitted to go independent, while other nations were denied independence. Sovereign leaders, who were not complicit with one side or the other, were deposed or murdered.
Newly independent nations were popping up all over the globe—Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Predicated on a respective leader’s ideological/political stance/leaning, ‘he’ would be propped up, assassinated or forced into exile. Congolese Patrice Lumumba comes to mind. Lumumba was all for an independent Congo; a nation free to dictate her own terms and charter her own path/destiny. Colonial Belgium, the USSR and the USA did not see things in that regard. Hence, the pan-Africanist Patrice Lumumba had to go. By means of a coup d’état, Prime Minister Patrice was deposed of his position. Mobutu Sese Seko, the visible leader of the coup d’état, rose to power and Patrice Lumumba was eventually murdered. Given the many covert operations that were taking place in that region, all in the know, knew that the USA and Belgium played a role in the demise of Lumumba and in the rise of Mobutu—given the fact that the USSR came to the aid of Lumumba when the USA elected not to assist the Congo with their disputes with Belgium, they were not suspected playing a role in the change of events.
The USA and Belgium went on record to dispute any involvement in the coup d’état and the many assassinations—calking up suspicions to that of innuendos and conspiracies. Individuals or organizations seeking to implicate the power players of any subversive activities were made to become silent or relegated to the status of a conspiracy theorist. Relative to modus operandi, the British MI6, Israel’s Mossad, the USSR’s KGB and America’s CIA was a function of being clandestine—everything was covert, this was a business of shadowy characters who sought to always maintain plausible deniably. These shadowy agencies function in a manner in which they are often times not implicated for their nefarious and licentious activities. Some of these very agents of evil visited upon my beloved Jamaica during her formative years and she has been set on a path of seemingly perpetual chaos and underdevelopment ever since—however, I have elected to address this tumultuous period at a different time.
How valid are these conspiracy claims? Who Killed Lumumba and why? Shift all the way toward our contemporary times, was Hugo Chavez murdered? Was Yasser Arafat murdered? How plausible is it to induce heart attacks, strokes or any other fatal debilitating condition? Newly declassified documents, et al are only now shedding light on a lot of the heinous actions/activities that were carried out or sponsored by the likes of the CIA, Mossad and the KGB…”
In lieu of going any further, let me provide the following references for you to review and we all can then discuss later on:
What Really Happened in Congo—you have the option to listen to the audio or read the actual literature:
British peer reveals MI6 role in Lumumba killing:
Al Jazeera Investigates – Killing Arafat
Who killed Arafat? Possibly his closest colleagues:
A Brief List of the Conveniently Deceased:
Assassination by disease (Doctors, Heart attack, cancer…):
The Top 10 Most Inhuman Henry Kissinger Quotes