Obama Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution by Bombing Iraq

“Hell, those dumb, stupid sailors were just shooting at flying fish!”

– U.S. President Lyndon Johnson commenting on the Gulf of Tonkin incident

Fifty years ago yesterday, on August 7, 1964, Congress passed the now infamous Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which led to a massive escalation of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Without a formal declaration of war, the resolution permitted President Johnson to take “all necessary measures” to support South Vietnam, including armed forces. This resulted in 58,000 dead Americans and well over a million dead Vietnamese, both civilians and military personnel.

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The resolution was passed based on President Johnson’s claim that the destroyer USS Maddox had been attacked for the second time in one week. While the Maddox did indeed suffer from a torpedo attack on August 2, 1964 after a raid on the North Vietnamese coast by South Vietnamese gunboats, the second attack was a pure fabrication. Furthermore, Johnson never discussed the background on the initial incident to Congress. Had Congress actually knew what happened it may have prevented this resolution from passing, thus saving millions of lives. Here’s a quick summary from History.com:

On August 2, shortly after a clandestine raid on the North Vietnamese coast by South Vietnamese gunboats, the U.S. destroyer Maddox (conducting electronic espionage nearby) was fired on by North Vietnamese torpedo boats. Two days later, in the same area, the Maddox and another destroyer reported that they were again under attack. Although these reports now appear to have been mistaken, Johnson proceeded quickly to authorize retaliatory air strikes against North Vietnam. The next day he gathered congressional leaders and, without divulging the circumstances that might have helped provoke the torpedo attack, accused the North Vietnamese of “open aggression on the high seas.” He then submitted to the Senate a resolution that authorized him to take “all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.” The resolution was quickly approved by Congress; only Senators Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska voted against it. Later, when more information about the Tonkin incident became available, many concluded that Johnson and his advisers had misled Congress into supporting the expansion of the war.

Even worse, within days of the attack, Johnson reportedly told State Department official George Ball that “Hell, those dumb, stupid sailors were just shooting at flying fish! So he clearly knew he was escalating a war based on a fabrication.

Things clearly haven’t changed much when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. After all, how did Barack Obama celebrate the 50th anniversary? By bombing Iraq again of course.


In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. Well spotted Michael – it was also one day after the 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing.

    The 9th of August is the day of sacrifice to Sol Invictus, the undying Sun, and when a can of instant sunshine obliterated Nagasaki in 1945…

    It is also the 222nd day of year., The instigator and reviver of the Roman worship of Sol Indiges, aka Sol Invictus, aka Jupiter, aka the Syrian Sun god Elagabal; being the boy Emporer Marcus Aurealius Antonius Augustus; trained in Syria as a priest of the cult of the Sun, and was crowned at 14 and assassinated on 11 March 222CE age 18. He was renowned as the most debauched Roman Emperor of all, worse than Caligula…

    The Tsunami weapon attack on Japan was, coincidentally, March 11, and predicted by NSA and NASA shill, “The Barcaroller”, aka Joe, the Solarwatcher, who has .”predicted” a quake for our country of New Zealand this August 9-11, which is a Earth, Jupiter, Mars & Mercury conjunction and Super Moon, which makes for a great cover story for the earthquake weapons to be used.

    And of course it is the 222nd day of the year (223 in leap years) and both these numbers (and Gregorian/Roman calendar dates) are biggies to the Beelzebub Beastly Boys and their bombs…oh how they love their bombs, and their bullets, and the 22cal kills and maims more people than any other round, even the 7.63x 39 AK47 or 7.62 NATO. And while you are at it, look at the new NATO (North) Star logo – it looks like a Swastika, because it is….

    Ever wonder why the whole architecture of Western civilization is Romanesque? But it all goes back to Babylon and beyond. In the end it is all about the True lasting eternal Light and the temporary light of the Sun, and that is why when the people of the world worship the Sun anew en mass, it will burn them like fire.

    About 2002, I was jiving with Jesus and asked what the next war would be. He said, “Just as the last world war ended with a nuclear explosion, so too the last war will start with them.” I got the sense that it would happen on or about the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki…tick…tick…tick…

    BTW Michael, was your father by any chance Robbie “Light My Fire” Krieger?

  2. PS. Our last killer quake was 2:22:2011, also predicted by “Joe” but created, like Japan, and Haiti, the Boxing Day Tsunami, by Uncle Samhain, methinks…and it was NZ scientists who worked out how to create Tsunamis with explosives in 1944, which data went to America along with 10 of them to work on the Manhattan Project, the intention (cover story) to use the nukes to cause Tsunamis to enable an invasion. Of course, they were only ever going to obliterate two cities.

    http://www.pseudoreality.org/christchurch_earthquake.html

    The key thing to watch for is when Damascus gets nuked, then they all get it. Ref Isaiah 17:1-9. Oops, there’s that 17 again – the KJV was codified by Master Mason and esoteric Sun worshiper, Francis Bacon, for the camo-Catholic Masonic King James 1st. Its simple folks, all roads lead to Rome (follow the money), and the Romans love to make the Jews the fall guys…hence why they chose Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but that is another tale for another time.

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