Tet Offensive, 1968

This is a must-see documentary. It is incredible.

h/t Charles Burris @ Lew Rockwell

First, a word on William Binney.  Wikipedia explains that

William Edward Binney[3] is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA)[4]turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency.

I didn’t realize that he resigned in 2001, shortly after 9/11 or the attacks on the World Trade Center on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

Wikipedia states that Binney joined the Army’s Security branch and “served four years from 1965–1969 at the Army Security Agency before going to the NSA in 1970″ rather than be drafted.  What you’ll learn from the 1:02-mark to the 1:05:42-mark from Binney is that with his program, he and his team predicted the January 30, 1968, Tet Offensive two months in advance.

This is appalling.  And it is funny how a call for a war crime doesn’t even rise to the level of a sin anymore.  A government deliberately puts its sons in harm’s way.  And when speaking in front of cameras, the generals are tasked to cover-up, acting as if foreknowledge and military intelligence wasn’t available or that is was somehow flawed to frame the call for more American sons’ blood, more dollars, and more Bell helicopters as that of a victim.  Whereas Binney states that 2,000 U.S. soldiers were killed in that Offensive, Wikipedia obscures the carnage by advancing that only “543 [were] killed and 2,547 wounded.”  So these young men who were drafted were drafted on a lie, as Laurence M. Vance would claim.

Americans were being managed back then, gassed by televised lies, then shocked into a different position with horrific images of defeat and carnage of our country’s sons, the news of which only served political justification for a call to reinforcements and increased troops.  No one likes being lied to so that we willing send our sons off to the slaughter.  Progressives like to tout the televised coverage of the war as unprecedented access without accounting for the fact the U.S. media was complicit in the mass slaughter of its sons.  Progressives like to compare that coverage to today’s scant coverage that might only report the numbers without any solemn requiem by which a community can honor and bury its dead.  Westmoreland lied to assured Americans that the U.S. was winning the war or at least managing the enemy.  Americans were being jerked around and then distracted by the counterculture movement at home.

If U.S. intelligence knew two months in advance of the 1968 Tet Offensive with the meta-data analysis used at the time, wouldn’t that also mean, in the years between 1968 and 2001, that U.S. Intelligence also knew about every other military operation and or advance of a major threat since, including 9/11?  How then can we, in this context or with this revelation, accept 9/11, not as a surprise attack, but anything other than at minimal complicit attack if not outright coordinated attack by our own government or by interests therein?  Or what about the U.S.S. Cole?  My question at the time, October 12, 2000, was that given the U.S.S. Cole is a battleship, how can the attack on the Cole be an act of terror?  It’s a battleship.  It’s designed for battle.  It’s not a Carnival Cruiseliner.  Hello.  And what is it with autumn and winter as the season of military escalations?  Remember the October 23, 1983 bombing of the American barracks in Beirut?