by Robert Barsocchini
1) Convincing a large percentage of the public that human-caused climate change is not happening.
Different polls find different percentages, but they all seem to show that a large portion, if not a majority, of US citizens think climate change is not being caused by human activity (carbon dioxide emissions).
However, in peer-reviewed scientific literature from 1991 to 2011, of papers that expressed a position on the issue, over 97% said climate change is occurring due to human activity.
And, as Vice reports, from 2012 to 2013, that percentage rose to 99.99:
2) Downplaying the role of the Saudi Arabian regime in the 9/11/01 attacks and overall global terror, and the USA’s ongoing sponsorship of and collaboration with the Saudi regime.
Obama today continues Bush Jr.’s strict suppression of 28 pages of the congressional report which, according to a senator who has read the pages, “point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier” of the 9/11/01 attack. Other members of congress who have read the 28 pages say they are “shocking”.
In addition to Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in the 9/11/01 attack, a 2009 US cable signed by Hillary Clinton and leaked by Wikileaks documents the US saying that Saudi Arabia is the most “significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide,” including al Qaeda and the Taliban, which the US, after installing, has for more than a decade been sending its young people to fight against.
With all of the above knowledge, in 2010 Obama made the decision to send Saudi Arabia the biggest shipment of lethal weapons the US has ever sent anyone, ever. The shipment included hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cluster bombs, which have been condemned by the international community, though not the US (which continues not only to sell but use them: A week after being awarded the Western prize for peace – a prize tellingly named after a weapons-manufacturer and the the inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel – Obama planted and detonated a cluster bomb in a crowded farmer’s market, killing 41 people including 21 children and 16 women, five of them pregnant.)
Saudi Arabia has been a major US client since the 1930s, around the time Saudi oil was discovered.
US media is almost entirely owned by six global conglomerates that are constantly working to expand their international control of markets, labor, and raw materials. These conglomerates use their information systems to foster an environment in which 1) people can largely deny human-caused climate change, which is a consequence of various industrial practices and 2) people remain passive and submissive when their own government increases its support for a regime that played perhaps the chief role in an attack that killed 3,000 US citizens, is the world’s biggest sponsor of groups with which the US claims to be “at war”, and controls raw materials US government planners have referred to as the greatest prize in history, and which contribute towards human-caused climate change.
Robert Barsocchini focuses on global force dynamics and writes professionally for the film industry. He is a regular contributor to Washington’s Blog, and is published in Counter Currents, Global Research, State of Globe, Blacklisted News, LewRockwell.com, DanSanchez.me, Information Clearing House, Press TV, and other outlets. Also see: Hillary Clinton’s Record of Support for War and other Depravities. Follow Robert and his UK-based colleague, Dean Robinson, on Twitter.