Thanks for the wit and right-on satire in laying out MOST of the lies that led up to the M.E. killing fields/quagmire.
On this point:
" One would have to light a gun on fire to get it to smoke more than that..."
Not a gun. Thermite... as deployed in THE False Flag that put into motion what was already inside the Project for a New American Century's playbook. These pro-war/empire neocons STILL run the show. They have boatloads of $ used to coerce media talking heads and other PR policy shapers to THEIR line of thinking. It is ALL lies.
I think this analysis COULD go far deeper. By painting the Bush Junta as the "guilty parties," the likelier fact that this group of misfits answers to more empowered players inside The Deep State can be avoided. After all, it's not like Obama has put a damper on the War Machine. To the contrary, by arrogating to himself the right to kill--via an assassination LIST, and not exactly closing down Guantanamo, AND using drones, and playing with martial fire in Syria, Yemen, and according to Nick Turse--plans for Africa... it's not like that same Military-Industrial-Banker-Corporate Complex isn't still running the show. And doing it very dangerously.
Any metaphysically inclined mind can see that things like the heat wave in India and the floods in Texas, the quake in Nepal, the massive cyclones impacting S.E. Asia, and "the ring of fire" (volcanoes) newly "lit," are wake-up calls for mankind.
Instead of using muscle and resources in ways that would sustain, improve, and extend life... those running things have created the RUSE of terrorism through a FALSE FLAG event, and through it all of the following have been pursued:
- Control of oil
- Geo-political advantages (some aimed at keeping the Middle East out of Russian & Chinese hands)
- Using terrorism as pretext to rollback Civil Liberties
- Providing rationalization for increased military spending, i.e. payoffs to the War Profiteers and blue-blooded weapons' contractors
- Set into motion a population culling--since things like Depleted Uranium, and living in refugee camps take lives when WAR itself does not
- Pushing the ethos of Disaster Capitalism whereby the spreading of misery creates business/$ opportunities
And according to some sources, like David Icke, there is also a curious respect given for The Dark Side, a/k/a evil and... what some believe is an entity known as Satan.