Happy New Year!

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”

Soren Kierkegaard

December 31 2021 — — I wish you all a very Happy New Year! May 2022 be the Year of Truth, Freedom and Justice! Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

In his 1943 “Esar’s Comic Dictionary”, Evan Esar defined History as: 

“Something that never happened, written by a man who wasn’t there.”

I agree with that and I believe that many readers of this blog also agree.

Quite possibly, Dag Hammarskjold would agree too.

RELATED POST: 60 Years Ago — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (September 18 1961)

I doubt that former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Olof Palme would object…

RELATED POST: On This Day — Benazir Bhutto Is Assassinated (December 27 2007) [If Intelligence Agencies cannot solve the murder of a prime minister, what is it they can do? ]

RELATED POST: On This Day — Swedish prosecutors close Olof Palme murder inquiry (June 10 2020)

Truth never dies. People are working hard to document the murders of US Army Scientist Frank Olson and Trappist father Thomas Merton.

RELATED POST: On This Day — Did The CIA Murder US Army Scientist Frank Olson? And Why? (November 28 1953) [2021]

RELATED POST: On This Day — Did the CIA Kill Father Louis Thomas Merton? (December 10 1968) [New Book: Thomas Merton’s Betrayers]

Ordinary people also wait for their history to be written. The victims of Lockerbie and Ustica come to mind…

RELATED POST: On This Day — Pan Am Flight 103 disintegrates over Lockerbie (December 21 1988)

RELATED POST: On This Day — Remembering Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (USTICA – June 27 1980)

In January 2019, members of the families of Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy were among dozens of Americans who signed a public statement calling for a truth and reconciliation commission to persuade Congress or the Justice Department to review the assassinations of all four leaders.

PS — Fifteen years ago, Saddam Hussein was executed after the US invaded Iraq on the pretext of searching for weapons of mass destruction. (On 30 December 2006) These WMDs were never found.

“No one can know what would have happened to Iraq had Saddam stayed in power. With that question unanswerable, many Iraqis look back at the death and destruction of the past 15 years, and in a haze of nostalgia for the stability of dictatorship, believe they would have been better off with Saddam.” [Jane Arraf — NPR (April 2018)]

By the way, the Pentagon claimed that Saddam was found hiding in an eight-foot-deep hole under a farm. According to a witness, there is simply no truth to that either. President Hussein was found unconscious in a room at the time of his arrest.

As a wise man once said: “History is a set of lies that people have agreed upon.”

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs

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