The Man Behind The Curtain
By Chuck Baldwin
January 25, 2008
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" is the famous quote
from the wizard in the movie classic, The Wizard Of Oz. However, when
it comes to national and international affairs, many, if not most,
Americans seem to have taken the mythical wizard's advice. They seem
oblivious to the man behind the curtain. And make no mistake about it:
there is a man (or group of men) behind the curtain.
The American people seem mesmerized by the smoke and mirrors of the
political and media elite. For the most part, the people of this
country seem totally unaware that while the global elite who run this
country passionately promote the "war on terrorism," those same elite
are also violently attacking the liberties of the heartland. While
they create a gargantuan Department of Homeland Security for our
"protection," they are using that very same department to eviscerate
the constitutional protections of our republic. While they insist that
we are dependent upon oil from Saudi Arabia, they are ignoring giant
oil and natural gas discoveries located under the frozen tundra of our
49th State (and other places). The elite have brilliantly turned the
drumbeats of war against Islamofascism into a giant smokescreen to
hide their insidious plans to wage a different kind of war against the
The war against the American people is waged on a hundred fronts and
with a hundred agendas. But one word seems to best describe the heart
of the strategy. And that word is FEAR. The problem is, the man behind
the curtain has misdirected people's fears.
The American people are continually besieged with the imminent threat
of what little, pipsqueak, piss-ant countries such as Iraq and Iran
pose to the safety and security of America. Hogwash! Iraq was never an
imminent threat to these United States and George W. Bush and rest of
his globalist neocons always knew it. Neither is Iran an imminent
threat to America. And the Bushkies know this too.
Iran does not even have the capability of inflicting serious damage
upon Israel, much less the United States. It has a ragtag army. No
navy. No air force. No nuclear weapons. No really sophisticated
weapons of any kind. Oh, they harbor several thousand fanatical sand
people who live in caves and who huddle together in antiquated forts.
They carry AK-47's, and some short-range shoulder-fired missile
launchers. Yet, the Bush propagandists have conservatives worked up
into a frenzy, all prepared to support a nuclear attack against
Tehran. Believe me, if Israel thought that Iran was a serious threat
to its security, it has the ability to take that country further back
into the Stone Age than it already is.
Beyond that, if Bush believes that we are truly fighting a war against
terrorists in Iraq, why does he give $20 billion worth of military
weaponry to Saudi Arabia? Have you ever seen or even heard of a Saudi
army? How about a Saudi navy? A Saudi air force? You haven't heard of
it? Neither has anyone else.
What we do hear from former CIA insiders is that much of any military
hardware shipped to Saudi Arabia often winds up in the hands of Muslim
terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda. In addition, readers are
aware that many, if not most, of the al-Qaeda insurgents that are
shooting and killing our soldiers and Marines in Iraq do not come from
Iraq--they come from Saudi Arabia! So much for Bush's "war on
What the globalists behind the curtain are doing is using the "war on
terrorism" to distract the American people from the war they are
How else can one explain the fact that, while the neocons are waving
the war flag against a schizophrenic but impotent Iran, they totally
ignore the very real threat posed by the People's Republic of China.
If the American people want an enemy to be concerned about, China, not
Iran, is the place to look.
But do not ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates whether we should be
concerned about Red China. He recently said, "I don't consider China
an enemy." Pray tell, is Gates entirely stupid or just unbelievably
naпve? Or, is he trying to deliberately deceive us?
Besides the commonly reported foibles of Red China selling the United
States tainted food, poisoned toys, and crappy automobile tires, not
to mention all the junk Americans are forced to buy (produced with
slave labor, no less), the communist nation is also known to be
sending hordes of spies into our country. They are using a
multi-billion dollar trade surplus with the United States to build a
modern army and navy. In fact, they have developed a very
sophisticated submarine fleet capable of delivering nuclear missiles
(including some with multiple warheads) anywhere in the world. They
routinely track our submarines and use satellite technology to track
our troop movements.
And speaking of satellites, when is the last time you heard any
notable media personality or government spokesman acknowledge the fact
that Red China is now even using advanced weaponry to shoot satellites
out of the sky? In fact, experts predict that by 2010 China will be
able to knock out most of our satellites in low-earth orbit. You mean
the man behind the curtain did not tell you that? I wonder why?
Plus, do not lose sight of the fact that China's growing military is
underwritten by American corporations along with the political
establishment within both major parties. It is American technology,
American materials, and American wealth that is enabling Red China to
create a very sophisticated and menacing global threat. But, again,
the man behind the curtain does not want you to know that.
Instead, the man behind the curtain--along with his water boys
Giuliani, Romney, Huckabee, McCain and members of the media--are
facilitating Red China's usage of the Panama Canal and the new NAFTA
superhighway to allow China to increase its foothold in the government
and commercial markets of the U.S. And don't overlook the fact that
the communist country is not only buying up vast amounts of the U.S.
debt, it is buying up vast amounts of private debt. And we hear nary a
peep from the man behind the curtain.
The other thing the man behind the curtain does not want us to see is
the impact that the forever war is having upon our economy. America is
being pushed to the brink of recession, maybe even depression. The
chief culprit of our economic woes is excessive federal spending. And
the biggest hole into which all this deficit spending is being dumped
into is none other than the forever wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nearly $1 trillion dollars has already been spent or is in the process
of being spent, and conservative estimates of an additional $1
trillion will be spent to fight this forever war in the near future.
In addition, Bush's oil buddies have successfully manipulated the
economy to the point that Americans are paying over $3 a gallon for
regular gasoline. Diesel is running even higher than that. (Gas was
$1.25 a gallon when G.W. Bush became President.) And economists are
predicting that gasoline will rise to over $4 a gallon in the very
At the same time, however, it is very likely that we discovered enough
oil and natural gas reserves beneath the surface of Alaska (and other
places) to supply all the oil and natural gas needs of the United
States for the next 200-300 years. But, guess what? Not only are we
not bothering to drill for these resources, our government and oil
industry moguls will not even acknowledge that such resources exist.
Once again, the old wizard creates his smoke and mirrors and implores
us to ignore that man behind the curtain.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have just scratched the surface. But the
bottom line is this: we have been had! Furthermore, the only
Presidential candidate who understands any of this is Congressman Ron
Paul. But don't expect any of our media or political elite to get
behind Mr. Paul. Why? The man behind the curtain doesn't like Ron
Paul, and that is putting it mildly. He knows that Ron Paul threatens
the global elites' Machiavellian plans more than any other single
political figure today. This disdain for Dr. Paul does not apply to
other Republicans, of course.
The truth is, if the man behind the curtain has his way, he would much
prefer an establishment Republican to be elected this November. Oh,
don't get me wrong: neither Hillary nor Obama will provide much
resistance to the globalist goons that are hiding behind the curtain.
It is just that when a liberal Democrat is in the White House,
conservatives and Christians seem to come out of hibernation and
actually start resisting some things. But when a Republican is in the
White House, the little goblins behind the curtain are free to wage
their war of globalism and elitism against an unsuspecting and sleepy
Therefore, it does not matter to a tinker's dam whether it is
Giuliani, McCain, Huckabee, or Romney who wins the election this
November. The man behind the curtain will still produce his smoke and
mirrors and create more fear and panic over any and every convenient
distraction in the hopes that the Munchkins will not wake up in time
to realize that the one who needs to be feared (and fought) is none
other than the man behind the curtain.
(c) Chuck Baldwin