Information Center on Causes of War
This message provides links to a variety of sources of reliable, verifiable information dealing with the causes of war and manipulations of the military/industrial complex. Our most basic material is listed first, followed by other resources which delve deeper for those interested in more. We recommend reading through this entire page before exploring the links provided. This information as an opportunity for you to educate yourself and others, and to inspire us to work together to strengthen democracy and build a brighter future.
War Information Summaries: For the best, most concise introduction to what's going on in the military/industrial complex, we highly recommend the summary of General Butler's book War is a Racket. That war is a racket has been told us by many, but rarely by one of this stature. Though he died in 1940, the highly decorated General Smedley Butler (two Congressional Medals of Honor) deserves to be heralded for his timeless message. This riveting book merits inclusion as required reading for every high school student, and for every member of our armed forces today. For a fascinating History Channel video on how Gen. Butler stopped a plot to overthrow FDR, click here
Best Free Video Exposing the War on Terror: The Power of Nightmares is a revealing BBC documentary that digs deep into the roots of the war on terror, only to find that much of the widespread fear in the post 9/11 world has been fabricated by those in power for their own interests. The intrepid BBC team presents highly informative interviews with top officials and experts in combating terrorism who raise serious questions about who is behind all of the fear-mongering. This eye-opening documentary shows that, especially after 9/11, fear has been used to manipulate the public into giving up civil liberties and turning over ever more power to elite groups with their own hidden agendas. The Power of Nightmares clearly demonstrates that the nightmare vision of a powerful, united terrorist organization waiting to strike our societies is largely an illusion. For all citizens who care about the future of our world, this is a must-watch video.
Two Other Excellent Free Videos on War Manipulations:
The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis - 20-Minute PBS Documentary
CIA Agents Reveal "Secrets of the CIA" in Turner Documentary
Most Important War Information Documents: One day before the 9/11 attacks, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made the astonishing admission, "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." This astonishing fact is reported on the CBS website (below article provides link). As pointed out by CBS, "$2.3 trillion – that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America." Rumsfeld's revealing quote is also posted on the Department of Defense website (link provided). And by following a link to a PBS article, we learn that this figure came from a report of the Pentagon's inspector general. "Its own auditors admit the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends," reports CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales. The timing of this admission just one day before 9/11 kept this story from making the news at the time. Yet when it was finally reported months later, this revelation received scant coverage. Why is this startling news not given top headlines in large bold print on all of the nation's newspapers? Why to this day is our press hardly mentioning this most vital issue?
A Second War Information Document: An ABC article at the link below describes how America's top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in US cities to trick the public into supporting a war against Cuba in the early 1960s. Approved in writing by the Pentagon Joint Chiefs, Operation Northwoods even proposed blowing up a US ship and hijacking planes as a false pretext for war. Also at this link are directions for accessing these astonishing declassified documents on the website of the US National Archives and Records Administration. These released documents clearly demonstrate that our military leaders feel justified for reasons of "national security" not only in lying to the public, but even in sacrificing the lives of our own citizens in order to promote their war agenda.
A Third Highly Revealing Article on the War Machine. The below article shows how the New York Times and other media consciously hid the devastating effects of the first atomic bomb in order to promote weapons of mass destruction.
Four-Page Article on Cover-up of A-bomb Effects in New York Times
Top War Information News Articles: We have collected many news articles from highly respected media sources which contain eye-opening information exposing various aspects of the war cover-up. Links are always provided to the original sources for verification. The first link below contains one-paragraph excerpts from incredibly revealing news articles with the most important articles listed first. The second link provides the same article excerpts listed by order of date posted to WantToKnow.info, while the third lists them by the article date. The fourth link below contains a list of only headlines and links to some of the most important articles on war. Below these four links, headlines and links to the entire text of several of the very best articles are also provided.
https://www.WantToKnow.info/warnewsarticles - Highly revealing war news excerpts
https://www.WantToKnow.info/warnewsstories - News excerpts by date posted to website
https://www.WantToKnow.info/warmediaarticles - News excerpts listed in reverse date order
https://www.WantToKnow.info/medianewsarticles#war - Headlines and links only
Best War Information News Articles:
BBC News: U.S. Military Plans to Control Internet Revealed
Antimatter Weapons Reported on San
Francisco Chronicle Front Page
Tsunami Bomb Weapon Reported in New Zealand's Top Newspaper
War Information Subtopics:
Massive Corruption in the Military Uncovered in Major Media News Articles
Major Media Articles Show Dangers of Non-lethal weapons
Military use and abuse of Whales, Dophins, and Sharks Reported in Media
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