Comment by Michael Rivero: "Smith is entirely correct in his assessment; unfortunately, however, the brutally sad truth is, the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika is no longer really a nation of laws; it is a nation of Deep State Agendas, and false narratives by which these agendas are accomplished. These agendas are most generally about regime changing governments which are not US-centric; replacing those governments with personnel who are US-centric; expropriating that country's natural resources to which this government has utterly no moral right; and insuring that those resources are only sold in US dollars.
Repeat. False flag operations are routinely used as a weapon of US statescraft to blame another country for something it absolutely did not do, then declare war against it, based on that lie. Remember the Bush administration lied to the US and the world, that "Saddam Hussein had wepaons of mass destruction" , as the basis for attacking it, assassinating Hussein, making sure that its government was Western -centric, and that its oil was only sold in US dollars?!? Remember how the Bush administration lied to the American people and the world about the reasons the US military and NATO "had to go into Afghanistan", when this now-16 years old war was really about controlling the pipelines, its mineral wealth, and its opium, which is now used to fund off the shelf, US Alphabet Soup Agencies activities over which Congress has utterly no oversight?!?
Remember when President Johnson lied to the American people and the world about the "Gulf of Tonkin" incident, as the lie to justify massive attacks on North Vietnam?!? Remember the endless "body counts" obediently regurgitated by corporate presstitutes, to give the American people the sense that American was actully winning that war, when it was simply an excuse to grind up more American soldiers and military hardware, to the US's military/industrial complex's delight, because they had to keep replacing machinery. Times have changed; but unfortunately, the US Deep State agenda never does."