The truth often has an uphill battle against the establishment, which constantly fights to keep it's position despite the best interests of "we the people
." Preside-nt Eisenhower warned against the MilitaryIndustrialCongressional Complex
These folks sometimes resort to false-flag operations. Operation Northwoods
was the most well-known template. And then there are the fools, dupes and paid operatives the establishment manages to get to do it's propaganda
But an even more relevant example was the Manhattan Project -- involving over 120,000 folks
-- which wasn't known to the American public until after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuked. The folks pulling this off even covered up the first nuke test -- Trinity in Socorro County, New Mexico -- by spreading the myth in the press that the mushroom cloud -- and the big bang folks heard -- was an ammo dump exploding. Worked like a charm.
Secrecy in such operations is enabled by the now well-known, "need-to-know
" operational protocol. Almost no one knows enough to expose the whole operation. They don't know "The Big Picture
In fact, often participants don't even know enough to be sure they were involved in the first place, even when the story hits the headlines. And certainly not enough to get and hold media attention. Even when the media isn't
the 5th Branch of Government
Let's take a current (2014 A.D.) real-life example of how effective the government/media amalgam is at keeping things out of the public eye. There have been all sorts of leaks about the N.S.A. spying operations for decades. Heck, I even did a couple of articles. This one in 2006 for example - - -
The Silly Truth About NSA Spying: Short & Sweet By L. Reichard White - Price of Liberty
But I didn't get famous. Or even noticed apparently. Which, given the heat on Ed Snowden and Julian Assange -- and other less successful whistle blowers like William Binney, Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, etc. -- is probably a good thing.
Do you even know, without Googling them, who Mr. Binney, Mr. Drake and Mr. Kiriakou are?
Snowden only managed to stick on the U.S. media "teflon curtain" because 1.
he got enough data to PROVE "The Big Picture
" and 2.
He eluded Uncle's tentacles by luckily -- and I emphasize "luckily" -- escaping from Hong Kong to the Moscow airport. Where he was in limbo for weeks. And clearly, it wasn't his preferred destination.
Further, based on the experience of previous whistle blowers, Snowden's greatest fear was that folks wouldn't pay attention. And it was a nail-biter for quite awhile whether or not they would.
You can get a really up-close and personal travelogue of just how Uncle stomps folks who try to tell what "he" considers "his" secrets from this NPR piece which includes William Binney and Thomas Drake in their own words:
Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil : NPR
Now there are approximately 1.4 million other folks
-- including ~483,000 private contractors -- who could have done what Edward Snowden did. That's about 12 times as many as the ~120,000 folks involved in The Manhattan Project -- who could have blown the whistle but didn't. Or maybe like Binney, Drake, etc., just slid right off the Teflon Curtain.
So one way or another -- maybe both -- Uncle managed to keep "his" ongoing massive N.S.A. spy-operation, involving over 1.4 million operatives, effectively secret for well over 10 years.
Even the folks who dislike the truth about 9/11 don't fantasize anywhere near 120,000 folks involved let alone 1.4 million. Yet, in over a decade, only one of the 1.4 million -- Ed Snowden -- managed to gather enough information to prove The Big Picture
-- and barely managed to blow the whistle successfully.
And given that Uncle even finessed the Trinity nuke test, "he's" pretty good at keeping secrets. So, for example, the notion that "surely someone would have come forward by this time
" in the case of 9/11 just doesn't cut the mustard.
THESE OTHER WHISTLE-BLOWERS MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Dr. Norman Finkelstein