As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in his world shaking sermon, “Beyond Vietnam – a Time to Break Silence”, recounted to us the history of the lies, from 1945 onward, used to trick Americans into supporting the Vietnam war, today he would be exposing the lies that have concealed secret arrangements for CIA covert crimes against humanity in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere in the world since 1953 – arrangements that always originate within a dominant financial element that rules our society through ownership and manipulation of 98% of all electronic and print media sources of information.
King would have loudly repeated the U.S. media suppressed arrogant and bragging 1989 confession of David Rockefeller cohort Zbignieu Bzrezinski1, appointed Presidential Advisor to President Carter:
Brzezinski: “According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise. Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid [funding, arming and training] to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.”
Questioning Interviewer: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today?
Bzrezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it?
Interviewer: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
Bzrezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? … the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems … ?
(Actually, according to eminent Middle East journalist Robert Fisk, what Bzrezinski called a “pro-Soviet regime in Kabul” was an overwhelmingly popular women liberating and educating government. And the hill tribe war-lords backed and led by the CIA and US allied secret services of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were executing teachers of girls. CIA backed war-lord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was known for spraying acid on women dressed in Western fashion.)
King might have even gone back further to describe the British and French murderous military occupation and colonial exploitation of all Arabian lands after World War II, long since replaced by armed American economic and political hegemony.
Commenting on 9/11 in 2001, Rev. Jeremiah Wright sermonized, “The American chickens have come home to roost.” King might well have pointed out that the Vietnamese suffered the equivalent of a 9/11 from American bombing every month for fifteen years, and never spoke of vengeful justice for their millions of victims.
As Americans continue to mourn their own innocent victims, the world is watching for some sign of equal compassion for the immeasurably more numerous innocent victims of America’s wars in poor nations since end of WW II.
Martin Luther King Jr. not only had such compassion but awoke to a determination to speak out against this massive destruction of lives caused by powerful investor conspiracies of war to protect what King called “unjust overseas predatory investments in vulnerable poorer nations all around the world.”
Public awareness of a dynamic Gandhi-like leader King’s reminding the world of its capability to make war unacceptable has been suppressed in investor owned media for 43 years. In 1967, that conglomerate media, led by the NY Times, denounced King as unpatriotic. King was soon assassinated and the war in Vietnam went on for another ten bloody years.
There is now an International Campaign for Awareness of King’s Condemnation of U.S. Wars and the “unjust overseas predatory investments they are meant to maintain” at this website.
- Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris, 15-21 January 1998 [↩]