Tuesday, November 01, 2005


ever hear of Viet Nam? ever hear of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident ??? ever hear of our government faking shit in order to justify war ??? ever hear of, um, Iraq?

search SFGate for "tonkin"

- some results from today -

Tonkin Gulf reports cooked? - Historian's research finds intelligence errors covered up
Scott Shane, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/31/05
The National Security Agency has kept secret since 2001 a finding by an agency historian that NSA officers deliberately distorted critical intelligence during the Tonkin Gulf episode that helped precipitate the Vietnam War, according to two people familiar...

Article Raises Questions About Vietnam War
KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press, 10/31/05
(10-31) 20:01 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The National Security Agency has been blocking the release of an article by one of its historians that says intelligence officers falsified documents about a disputed attack that was used to escalate the Vietnam War...

- see also -

Bigger than Watergate
Ted Rall: "Don't let the Republicans distract you. Treasongate isn't just about deposed vice presidential chief of staff Scooter Libby, who has been charged with five felony counts and faces 30 years in prison, or even deputy presidential chief of staff Karl Rove, who may soon be charged as well. The Libby charges clearly point to the real culprit: Dick Cheney, who told Libby about Plame's covert status in the first place. Cheney abused his security clearance to find out."
<<< relates in part to "justification" of the war on Iraq
"Treasongate includes many of the essential components of Watergate: smearing opponents of the Iraq war and their loved ones, financial shenanigans and a cover-up. Actually it was a cover-up of a cover-up; they lied about trashing Plame, who they targeted because her husband revealed their lies about Iraqi WMDs. Outing a CIA agent is the rancid cherry on top of a triple-dip blob of corruption. You can bet there's more to come."


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