After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and three years after U.S. forces pulled out, the U.S. role in fighting the Islamic State group here is met with great distrust.
Conspiracy theories abound, with many Iraqis insisting that the United States is actually funding and supporting the Sunni extremist group in order rip apart what’s left of the country and strengthen Iraqi reliance on the West.
As the United States’ already controversial role in Iraq’s fight against ISIS only grows more complicated, so does distrust of the West. Many Iraqis say they just can’t believe that the United States is truly vested in the fight against ISIS to make Iraq safer.
Most say, they just can’t believe with all of its weaponry, military intelligence and international sway, we would have this much trouble taking out ISIS. It just doesn’t add up.
So maybe it’s all about money. Here’s an example.
As early as 1932, the companies that sold asbestos were sued in court for the harmful health effects caused by their product. Actually, there’s even historical evidence that the Ancient Greeks, who mined asbestos, knew that it caused major lung problems in the miners exposed to it. But American companies can’t be bothered with something like “adverse health effect” or “death” when it comes to making profits… it’s just NOT good business.
From the 30’s to the 60’s, these companies waged a 3 decade public-relations war on any scientist who came forward and bad-mouthed asbestos (remind you of anything recent, like say… climate change? Or GMOs?)
The companies as well as the government discredited the scientists at every opportunity, ruined careers, and did EVERYTHING they could to keep the knowledge out of the public eye (including covert assassinations).
All of the asbestos companies were involved in this conspiracy, and no one was held responsible for keeping the deadly secret from the people it affected most, the general public.
Top secret files on Amelia Earhart…….. A recently-discovered photograph is turning the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance on its head, leading a handful of experts to believe the celebrated aviator and women’s rights role model actually survived her final flight — and was captured by the Japanese. Top secret files on her disappearance are due to be released later this year. It promises to be interesting.
Mass graves at the University of Mississippi campus……….. On some 20 acres of the 164-acre University of Mississippi Medical Center campus, there’s something unexpected underfoot: bodies, lot of bodies.
The Clarion-Ledger reports there are as many as 7,000 bodies buried on the campus, and they likely belong to patients of the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum, which in 1855 opened as the state’s first mental institution.
During the course of 2012 road construction, 66 bodies were uncovered on campus. “In size, they are fairly uniform,” wrote the school of the pine coffins that were discovered, “about six feet long but alarmingly narrow, as if each held a pair of stilts instead of a human skeleton.” The newspaper in 2014 reported a subsequent 1,000 were found when the school did radar testing in preparation for the construction of a parking garage in a wooded area near the dental school.