Orwellian Re-Writes

HuffPo. See #4.

And Military.com. See March 4 and April 12, 2006.

Some of the reclassified docs were from Viet Nam. Stepping backwards a bit, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident:

4 August 2014 update, old link broken, addng original Times link.

NYTimes article at CommonDreams from 2005:

NYTimes, “Vietnam War Intelligence ‘Deliberately Skewed,’ Secret Study Says,” Scott Shane, 2 December 2005:


The material, posted on the Internet overnight Wednesday, included one of the largest collections of secret intercepted communications ever made available. The most provocative document is a 2001 article in which an agency historian argued that the agency’s intelligence officers “deliberately skewed” the evidence passed on to policy makers and the public to falsely suggest that North Vietnamese ships had attacked American destroyers on Aug. 4, 1964.

Based on the assertion that such an attack had occurred, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered airstrikes on North Vietnam and Congress passed a broad resolution authorizing military action.

Some intelligence officials said they believed the article’s release was delayed because the agency was wary of comparisons between the roles of flawed intelligence in the Vietnam War and in the war in Iraq. …

Fearful of comparisons with Iraq? Over an alleged false flag attack? Sounds like a guilty conscience on someone’s part. That whole “no need for truth in government” really make neoconservtism look like it’s hiding something.


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  1. […] Yet another probable reason that Cheney went bizzocko on re-classifying old documents and had NSA change history on the false-flag attack that lead to the in… […]

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