We’ve been lied to before


To the Editor:

In 2003, almost forty years after the fact, after the incident which never happened, it was revealed with no apparent remorse or shame that our government had lied to us about the Gulf of Tonkin and the fabricated “attack” upon our Navy, which served as justification for our ensuing invasion and brutal slaughter of more than two million Vietnamese. Two million people standing in a line would extend 1,136 miles; from Boston to Florida. That’s a lot of carnage, a lot of wrongful deaths and killings and lives lost, based on a lie. Who was to blame? What happened to the high-ranking officials, psychopathic policy makers calling themselves American, who intentionally lied to us in order to create such a war of their choosing?

We all know how precious life is. And though we’re aware that a death outside of our own family is not nearly so painful as a death within, as human beings we understand that when it comes to death there is no escaping the pain and hatred that someone, somewhere must be feeling, especially in those cases when death is brought on or caused by another.

After experiencing the lie of the Gulf of Tonkin, the national disgrace and the lack of moral integrity demonstrated, we can no longer casually assume and expect that what our two party system tells us about the enemy is true and then simply hope for the best. It becomes our obligation, our responsibility, the people’s burden, no matter how much a complicit media tries to censor us and shame us, to demand that what our government tells us is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, true. We must ask ourselves, what if we are being lied to again?

Avoiding the painful, scientific evidence blatantly omitted by the Warren Commission Report and the 9/11 Commission Report and the many legitimate questions which have surfaced since, no matter how long ago, no matter how much peer pressure is put upon us to move on, is no longer an option.

Don’t take my word for it. Research it yourself, to your own satisfaction. Do look into it. It’s never too late to expose any possible wrongdoing (as with death row victims), to investigate improper, procedural investigative methodology, which withholds or fails to look at all the evidence available, especially for crimes of such critical, historical significance.

Go to “Experts Speak Out:” http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/the-911-files/911-the-engineers-report.html. Let your voice be heard. Don’t leave it to someone else, your neighbor, to fight for your personal freedom and constitutional rights. Would a truly representative republic want it any other way?

Nick van Nes

West Tisbury