‘The truths that matter most to us are always half-spoken’
In the 1970s, the mainstream media attributed most of the high-profile terrorist attacks and kidnappings around the world to one man. Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, more commonly known by his nickname, ‘Carlos the Jackal’.
But was Carlos, very much like the present day lists of terror suspects, nothing more than a suitably mysterious, media-hyped bogeyman?
The cleverly-named ‘Jackal’ was seen as being so dangerous, that in 1976, illustrious French intellectual Alexandre de Marenches felt the need to call for an operation “to catch and neutralise him, killing him if possible.”
Authors David Yallop and Frederick Forsythe have both written accounts which claimed that the legendary status that surrounded him, was created entirely by the US and British Intelligence Services.
More and more people are also starting to make similar claims, in fact it is generally felt that Carlos spent more time living in luxury, enjoying his exaggerated notoriety than carrying out actual terrorist attacks.
The leaders of every so-called civilised society have always relied on propaganda and the installation of an elusive, shadowy and ever present ‘enemy,’ poised ready to strike at any time.
It’s known as ‘Fear Politics’ and has worked exactly the way it was designed to, time after time after time.
The events of September the 11th, 2001 however, changed things forever.
People had access to more than just the controlled media outlets, they were beginning to ask questions in ways that hardly seemed possible less than five years previously.
In 2001, the majority of Americans and Europeans still didn’t have the Internet, most people could only access the www using dial-up connections as less that 7% of users worldwide had Broadband based services.
But despite this, rumours were spreading that something was very wrong with the world and the rapidly expanding World Wide Web was coming into it’s own.
Information was becoming accessible like never before in human history and curiosity was adding fuel to a fire that had been smouldering away quietly for decades.
People were becoming aware that they had been lied to all their lives and the world was slowly stirring from it’s media enduced slumber.
If you are reading this and still believe that 9/11, 7/7, The Boston Marathon bombs and the attack on the soldier in Woolwich for example, were the acts of ‘terrorists,’ then I suggest you read no further.
If you believe that Osama Bin Laden was solely responsible for 9/11 and Al Qaeda are the scourge of the right-minded and ever so civilised western democracies and their citizens, the same applies.
If you have access to the Internet and still believe every word you read, see and hear in the mainstream media, I shall assume that you have the same tenuous grasp of the concept of being able to walk upright.