Lying to Whom?
By Bridget Gibson
From the deck of the USS Gladiator (oops! that was actually
the USS Abraham Lincoln) George W. Bush declared that the
terrorists were on the run and we were winning the war on
terrorism. Reality has a way of correcting misconceptions,
so on Monday, May 11, 2003, al Qaeda reared its ugly head
and struck three housing compounds of Vinnell Corporation.
Vinnell's was once owned by The Carlyle Group and has had
contracts with the Pentagon since the '50s. This company trains
mercenaries in various regions of the globe. They have recruited,
trained and supplied a group of people whom we would consider
terrorists. Vinnell has been paid more than $800 million by
our government since 1994 for "training and construction."
I’m certain that The Carlyle Group, known as Venture
Capitalists, have "ventures" that befit their combined
expertise and knowledge and have wondered what that knowledge
might be. By owning and managing Vinnell Corporation, Carlyle
must have understood the original purpose of that corporation,
which was the recruiting and training of mercenaries for the
goal of destabilizing various governments throughout the world.
Pakistan is a prime example of their effort, as Musharraf
was installed through a military coup.
Perhaps we should look at the most notable members of The
Carlyle Group and see if we can discover what their new purposes
• George Herbert Walker Bush (former CIA Director and
41st US President)
• James A. Baker III (former US Secretary of State)
• Frank Carlucci (former CIA Director and Defense Secretary
under Ronald Reagan)
• John Major (former Tory Prime Minister of the UK)
It has been rumored that the current UK Prime Minister, Tony
Blair, has a position in waiting with The Carlyle Group.
Osama bin Laden's family was heavily invested with The Carlyle
Group until October 26, 2001, when the exposure of such close
ties between the Bush and bin Laden families became known.
On that fateful day of September 11, 2001, there was a high-level
meeting in Washington, D.C. at the Ritz-Carlton between members
of The Carlyle Group and the bin Laden family. These bin Laden
family members were whisked out of the United States quietly
aboard a private charter plane on September 14, 2001.
According to the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute
the CIA was staging a simulated terrorist attack on September
11, 2001. This simulation involved airplanes flying into buildings.
Is it possible that the reason that no jets were scrambled
for the hijacked airliners was because our military had been
advised that such a simulation was taking place? Is this the
reason that none of the hijacked planes were intercepted?
Is this why September 11 was chosen by Al Qaeda? Did someone
pass this information to someone else who should not have
been privy to such? It is obvious that there is something
Why, on May 1, 2003, did George W. mislead the American public
by declaring that the terrorist network was weakened and unable
to strike us just days before another attack on American interests?
Who is close enough to whisper lying assurances into his
Are our intelligence sources so poorly equipped to understand
the threats that are real and should be known and prevented?
Something is not right here and I'm certain that I am not
the only person wondering how deeply the secrets are buried.
Whose interests are being served at our country's expense?
September 11, 2001, changed America. I would like to think
that out of every tragedy, something good will emerge; but,
I have seen my fellow Americans become more vengeful and less
thinking by the day. We have allowed ragged and raw emotion
to be our guide, foregoing any clear analysis to enlighten
us as to what happened and why.
Our highest governmental offices and cabinets are filled
with men who have aligned themselves with groups, such as
Project for the New American Century, American Enterprise
Institute, Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society,
that have, for years, openly stated that they seek and desire
continual war on other nations.
The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) has a membership
roster that mimics our Department of Defense. They have made
it no secret that they believe that America should utilize
our military to begin a series of wars to conquer the Mideast
and beyond. The Bush Doctrine that was introduced in October
2002 contains exact language found on their website.
We, as citizens of this nation, are compelled to understand
that although being informed is shocking at times, our lack
of knowledge and information can harm us and everyone else
on this planet. We must work together as a collective citizenry
to demand answers to our questions. We must have full disclosure
about what happened on September 11, 2001.
We must have transparency from our government and insist
that the lies and the secrecy stop. We stand at the precipice.
My questions are: Are we going to be sheep fit only to be
driven over the cliffs of ignorance? Or will we turn upon
the wolves and begin to chase them back to the hell from which
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Order regarding National Security: Executive Order 12333 -
United States intelligence activities
for the New American Century