Won, You Lost
By Rand Clifford
13 July, 2007
are we? We’re the winners—America loves a winner. In America
there are winners, and everybody else. Remember that old saying, "It’s
not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game"? Turns
out that’s the motto for suckers, for losers. Winning is all that
matters. Imagine if instead of glorifying lottery winners, the media
paid homage to the losers? Be even more tedious than celebrity hijinks,
eh, takes millions of losers to support one winner. Maybe that "how
you play the game" motto is one reason you’ve lost your country,
something to do with, perhaps, considering government a spectator sport.
Remember the price of liberty being eternal vigilance? We know, that’s
so history. One might think Americans are real history buffs; after
all, the standard defense for having hundreds of moronic television
channels remains: "There are good things, like the History Channel."
Well, for all of you spectators that actually watch the History Channel,
instead of merely crowing about it, we’ve peppered it with propaganda,
so the joke’s on you. Something else you might’ve snoozed
away is the crucial truth: "He who controls the present controls
the past. He who controls the past controls the future." (George
Orwell, from 1984)
You can’t blame us
that you lost. We’re winners. The end justifies the means, just
ask Dick Cheney. And you made it so easy. Who could’ve believed
intelligent people would accept the boondoggle that installed a pathological
twit of criminal pedigree as President of the United States of America?
The vote fraud was so obvious, not even counting W’s brother Jeb,
governor of Florida, guaranteeing Florida would go to his brother. It
was all so crooked the Supreme Court had to intervene and screw it in
all the way. Verifiable evidence of massive fraud, but spectators swallowed
it. Sure, quite a few people voted for W that first e-fraud cycle, probably
at least half as many as tried to vote for Gore. And their willingness
to accept the fraud because their twit got the nod was just that much
more loss. The second coming of W was even more amazing, loss squared.
With our electronic voting machines, and electoral Rove-a-lution, we
own the vote count. Like Joseph Stalin said: "It’s not the
people who vote that count; it’s the people who count the votes."
Maybe you’ve heard about old "Uncle Joe" on the History
So what about mainstream
media? It’s simply our cheering section now, we decide what’s
news. One of our most effective propaganda devices is simple omission.
If we don’t allow reporting of such things as massive vote fraud,
it didn’t happen. Only what we allow to happen, happens—unless
it happens on the godless Internet; we’re working on that.
One incredible piece of history
the History Channel will never mention is what happened to the USS Liberty
on June 8, 1967. With a crew of 294, this was the world’s most
sophisticated intelligence ship, a $40,000,000 signals intelligence
platform (SIGNIT). About 6 am local time, an Israeli reconnaissance
plane spotted the USS Liberty just outside Israeli coastal radar. Throughout
the day, more Israeli reconnaissance planes flew out and orbited the
ship at least 8 times altogether. Meanwhile, the flight officer who
originally spotted the ship, along with an air-naval liaison officer
at Israeli air force headquarters, consulted Janes’ Fighting Ships
and at 11:00 am, identified the ship as the USS Liberty.
At 2 pm Israeli fighter jets
attacked the USS Liberty, initially targeting the command bridge, communications
antennas, and the four .50 caliber machine guns placed to repel boarders.
Once those fighters had spent their ordnance, consecutive new waves
would engage, adding napalm to the rocket and 30 mm cannon fire. Intense
radio jamming kept the USS Liberty from calling for help from the Sixth
Fleet in the Mediterranean. Thirty-five minutes into the air attack,
fighters disengaged and three Israeli torpedo boats closed in for a
surface attack. Of the five torpedoes launched, one struck the ship
opposite its research spaces. Next, the torpedo boats moved up and down
port and starboard, raking the ship with cannon and machine gun fire,
targeting anyone who came above decks, destroying fire equipment and
life rafts. The defenseless crew eventually patched different systems
together and got a distress message through to the Sixth Fleet. The
USS Saratoga and USS America both launched fighters to aid the USS Liberty,
and the message for them to destroy the attackers upon arrival was sent
"clear" (not encrypted). The torpedo boats suddenly broke
off their attack and began radioing the USS Liberty, asking if she needed
assistance. An Israeli naval officer quickly notified the US Naval Attache’
at the embassy in Tel Aviv that Israeli forces had mistakenly attacked
an American ship, and apologized. Then, for the first and only time
in our history, rescue aircraft were recalled before arriving at the
So, 17 miles off the coast
of Gaza, after eight hours of aerial surveillance, Israel attacked the
USS Liberty for two hours, killing 34 and wounding 173. Besides the
torpedo and napalm damage, 861 holes the size of a man’s hand
and larger were counted, plus thousands of .50 caliber machine gun holes.
The SIGINT platform was so damaged the ship never again sailed on a
mission, and was sold as scrap for $102, 666.66. Israel freely acknowledged
that the ship was American, had remained in international waters, and
they never made positive identification before attacking.
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
sent a letter to the Ambassador of Israel stating that we expected them
to take disciplinary measures as required by international law...and
that was it. There were no disciplinary measures—at least not
in Israel. A rushed and phony American inquiry into the attack, plus
threats to surviving crew members of "court-martial, imprisonment,
or worse" if they exposed the truth...and we’ve maintained
a Top-Secret lid on this ultimate abandonment of the crew of the USS
Liberty. Perpetual pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in this country
has kept this the only serious naval incident never to be investigated
by Congress. The only one—and to this day no surviving crewmember
has been allowed to officially and publicly testify about the attack.
Richard Helms, CIA Director in 1967, later wrote in his memoirs, "...there
could be no doubt that the Israelis knew exactly what they were doing
in attacking the Liberty." Other top officials on record truthfully
include Clark M. Clifford, Paul C. Warnke....
In 2005, a request was issued
to the Secretary of the Army, as Executive Agent for the Secretary of
Defense, regarding investigation of war crimes committed against U.S.
Military personnel, on behalf of the USS Liberty Veterans Association,
Inc.  They still don’t get it, we abandoned them, and we’re
not gonna let the truth out. Period. They were subordinated to the interests
of our best friends in the Middle East...our best friends anywhere.
We abandoned many more Americans
for a Greater Cause on September 11, 2001. Everyone who died in collapse
of the Twin Towers...let’s just say, of course we demolished them—what
else could be reconciled with the laws of physics? We blew the cores
and those towers came down at nearly free-fall speed, right in their
footprints! Slick demo job, huh? Remember that. And we demolished WTC-7,
too, of course...or in the words of Larry Silverstein, WTC leaseholder
who pocketed hundreds of millions on the insurance scam, "...we
decided to pull it."   Once spectators stop looking at evidence,
and trust professional liars, the pros win. Sure, we had to get a little
frantic, cleaning up the evidence and shipping it all over the world
for scrap, and changing the design drawings of the buildings so the
laws of physics weren’t quite as suspended. Concrete cores...what
cores? Then we had a whitewash commission, and...as long as we keep
chanting "terrorists", the spectators will swallow anything.
We even detailed our plans for "global hegemony", and that
we needed "...another Pearl Harbor" to get the spectators
to go along; it’s called the Project for The New American Century.
 We do have a good website. Consider it confession in advance. Well,
all we had to do is shout about terrorists and mushroom clouds and weapons
of mass destruction and spreading freedom and democracy, and the spectators
have gone along with invading a sovereign nation whose only real transgression
is owning a lot of oil that we covet, and strategic location we want
to pack with military bases. Killing up to a million innocent people
while destroying their infrastructure and permanently polluting their
land and water with "depleted" uranium (DU) munitions...no
problem. Sacrificing several times what we admit as American military
deaths in Iraq, no problem. Those phony terrorist alerts work wonders.
Maiming and killing of innocent Afghanis?...TERROR ALERT! See, it’s
like magic. And now we’re gonna nuke Iran, they’ve got lots
of oil, too, lots of gas, and they’re scaring our friends in...never
mind. We’ve got lots of high-profit work to do. Have you seen
the stocks of weapons contractors? Solid Buy! This war business kills
a lot of innocents, but the profit return is even higher than in the
oil business—and then all those reconstruction contract plums!
We’re still patting ourselves on the butt for getting into Halliburton
very early, that was a sweet tip from Dick.... Yeah, we’re looking
at starting World War III. When global warming really kicks in we’re
going to have a colossal refugee problem best addressed in advance.
Did we say global warming?...Code Red—TERRORISTS! That’s
better. Al QAEDA...!
fathers were so wary of the kind of federal monster that spectators
have let us become, they crafted the most elegant and clear instructions
for avoiding it—the United States Constitution. Perhaps the finest
document in history. They were most ingenious, a bunch of wealthy white
land and slave owners with vision. But the documented checks and balances,
spirit of broad participation (the D word, they shunned true democracy),
and that glorious Bill of Rights—took us a long time to pick that
one to pieces. But it’s done. The Constitution is just a "goddam
piece of paper" like the unelected twit says.
Remember the anthrax attacks?
Out of the blue here comes hyper-refined weapons-grade spores like only
we have, so guess where it came from? Notice how once word leaked out
about the source of the anthrax, all investigations ceased? Owning the
media sure is handy. And that anthrax trick was certainly nasty, but
we had no choice...had to get the Patriot Act rammed through Congress.
Some politicos were objecting—many of them even insisting on reading
the act before voting on it. Well, we showed them. We won. And we murdered
Paul Wellstone and family just to make sure Congress understood who’s
boss. Win again. And all this winning made habeas corpus easy to fell—a
cornerstone of legal justice since the Magna Carta, 1215, ultimate protection
against illegal imprisonment. We killed it. How about the Posse Comitatus
Act? Thanks to us, American military can now be used against American
citizens. Of course we like to outsource everything, like American jobs;
Blackwater is just the beginning—we don’t need no stinkin’
citizen army, almost, we just hire mercenaries. You spectators are getting
more obsolete every day. So what are we going to do if you really start
protesting our destruction of the environment, belligerent wars for
resources (water is next), cessation of funding for common good (it’s
a ME country now, opposed to WE), total abandonment of citizens, in
favor of military aggression...the list is so long, all contributing
to the fundamental concept of: We won. And there’s nothing you
can do about it, because we can arrest you for no reason, and stick
you in one of our 800 new camps for dissidents. Check out FEMA’s
Rex 84 program.   That’s right, we’re all set. Pull
off another false flag terror affair like 9-11, declare martial law,
round up dissidents to fill our new forced-labor camps, and...all this
winning might be going to our heads.
Rand Clifford is a novelist and essayist living in
Spokane, Washington, with his wife Mary Ann, and their Chesapeake Bay
retriever, Mink. His novels CASTLING and TIMING are published by StarChief
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