A LONG DEADLY HISTORY OF LIES AND UNPRECEDENTED CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
U.S. IMPERIALIST WARS HAVE ALL BEEN STARTED UNDER FALSE PRETEXTS TOWARDS ITS HISTORICAL GOAL OF 'MANIFEST DESTINY'
June 27, 1950, President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War following a call from the United Nations Security Council for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
from a libertarian position: The Long History of Lies for War
Daily Article by David Gordon | Posted on 7/20/2007
[The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II. By John B. Quigley. Prometheus Books, 2007. 433 pgs.]
The purpose of his book, Quigley tells us, is to explore "U.S. military actions abroad over the past half-century. We look in each instance at what the president and his aides said, and what reasons they gave. Then we examine the situation in light of what is known today to determine whether the administration was truthful" (pp. 14–15).
Quigley, an authority on international law, examines around thirty cases, beginning with the Korean War and ending with Iraq, where the United States has used force. In each instance, he shows, the administration's account has been blatantly false...
Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy Administration, in 1962 said "that in crisis situations, he believed in 'the inherent right of the Government to lie.' He spoke of lying euphemistically as 'generation' of news, and said that 'news management' was 'part of the arsenal of weaponry' of government" (p. 380).