A Brief History
On September 27, 1944, The Kassel Mission, which resulted in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II, 31 out of 39 bombers, was so successfully covered up that even today few non-WWII experts are even aware it occurred. Such lies have eroded American trust in the government and the military, and today we list several egregious examples of the US government misleading Americans. Which example is the worst?
(Note: All governments lie repeatedly, but we are more concerned with our own government.)
Spain blew up USS Maine in 1898, giving US excuse to declare war on Spain.
Operation Tiger, D-Day rehearsal 1944, Friendly Fire and German E boats sank 2 ships, damaged 2 more ships, killed 749 and wounded 200, was kept secret.
US is winning the Vietnam War, 1964-1975, when in fact our involvement was more deeper than reported and results were not good.
Iraq War, 2003. Lied about Iraq involvement in 9-11 terror attacks and weapons of mass destruction leading to invasion of Iraq.
Jessica Lynch, False heroism, Iraq War, 2003. US falsely claimed she “fought to the last bullet” and was awarded a Bronze Star, though in reality she had been unconscious and never even fired her rifle.
Pat Tillman, Killed by Friendly Fire in Afghanistan in 2004, though US reported the former NFL football player died heroically by enemy fire.
Question for students (and subscribers): What blatant non-US foreign government lies do you believe are worse than those listed here?Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Napolitano, Andrew. Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History. Thomas Nelson Inc; 2010.
Ventura, Jesse. American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us. Skyhorse, 2011.
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