by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Global Research, August 29, 2007
“We are now at the year 1908, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year, the trustees meeting, for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year, in a very learned fashion. And the question is this: Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?”
-Norman Dobbs, U.S. Congressional Special Committee for the Investigate of Tax-Exempt Foundations (1982)
War is the ultimate means of attempting to change societies and reshape nations. It is through war that national economies and political structures can be forcibly restructured. War is, potentially, the ultimate economic shock therapy. The wars in the Middle East are stepping stones towards establishing a vision of global order that has been in the hearts and minds of the Anglo-American establishment for years. That vision is global ascendancy.
Towards the “New International Order” through the “Global War on Terror”
“There is a chance for the President of the United States [George W. Bush Jr.] to use this disaster [meaning the attacks of September 11, 2001] to carry out what his father…a phrase his father [George H. Bush Sr.] used I think only once, and it hasn’t been used since … and that is a new world order. Think about this. We already have the support of NATO in a remarkable historic departure.”
Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trialby Nat Hentoff
August 28th, 2007 6:30 PM
If and when there’s the equivalent of an international Nuremberg trial for the American perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Guantánamo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the CIA’s secret prisons, there will be mounds of evidence available from documented international reports by human-rights organizations, including an arm of the European parliament-as well as such deeply footnoted books as Stephen Grey’s Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program (St. Martin’s Press) and Charlie Savage’s just-published Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy (Little, Brown).
While the Democratic Congress has yet to begin a serious investigation into what many European legislators already know about American war crimes, a particularly telling report by the International Committee of the Red Cross has been leaked that would surely figure prominently in such a potential Nuremberg trial. The Red Cross itself is bound to public silence concerning the results of its human-rights probes of prisons around the world-or else governments wouldn’t let them in.
But The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer has sources who have seen accounts of the Red Cross interviews with inmates formerly held in CIA secret prisons. In “The Black Sites” (August 13, The New Yorker), Mayer also reveals the effect on our torturers of what they do-on the orders of the president-to “protect American values.”
She quotes a former CIA officer: “When you cross over that line of darkness, it’s hard to come back. You lose your soul. You can do your best to justify it, but . . . you can’t go back to that dark a place without it changing you.”
Facing the Corporate Roots of American Fascism
Exposing the Legacy of American Corporatism
By Richard Sanders, editor.
This issue of Press for Conversion! exposes a little-known, fascist plot to overthrow the U.S. government in the 1930s. We know about this scheme, and the corporate elite behind it, thanks to a high-ranking military whistle-blower: Marine Corps Maj.-Gen. Smedley Butler. Butler is largely forgotten today, but 70 years ago he was the most revered American military hero, the only man to have twice been awarded the Marine’s prestigious Medal of Honor. During his loyal 33-year military career, Butler led invasions, quelled nationalist rebellions and instituted regime changes to benefit U.S. business interests in Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and China.
I have no idea if it is true or not, but apparently the Blogger called “Deep modem”has been right about Rove and Gonzales slithering back under their rocks, so here is the link.
I have been baffled by the disappearance of some the major players around Bush. I have also been baffled by the refusal of the democrats to instigate impeachment proceedings. Impeachment was clearly the mandate given to them when they were elected.
But than I remembered that the democrats are part of the same elite of course.
My suspicion is that the corporate Democrats have too much to hide themselves and can not afford scrutiny. I also suspect that the powers that be (Cheney and bush’s handlers) are not happy with the nuclear showdown and have given up on the dollar.
The international corporations don’t depend on the dollar for power and don’t want to engage in a nuclear holocaust with Iran. I think a a rift has emerged between Cheney who wants American world domination and the globalist elite who just wants to be in power whatever the currency that rules the world. They are in control now and want to be in control after the collapse of the USA.
Perhaps they hadn’t counted on the impact of the Internet, the way the 9/11 truth started to come out, and they are running for the hills until the next time. Perhaps the army leadership threatened to rebel and refuse to use nuclear weapons or attack Iran period. Who knows.
My guess is that there have been a lot of negotiations behind the scenes and that this is part of the payoff to the criminals.
Sort of : You shut up and you won’t have to face criminal prosecution. We can’t afford it and that’s why you get away with treason.
If you think that this is outrageous that take a look at this little video.
Prescott Bush negotiated his way out of a treason conspiracy to kill FDR and put in his place a Nazi regime in 1933 and they are doing it again.
More on this at this link:
By Bernard Weiner
Co-Editor, The Crisis Papers
August 28, 2007″Outsourcing” jobs overseas is only the tip of the iceberg. How about the CheneyBush Administration “outsourcing” our military, our intelligence-gathering, our nation’s soul?
Taking private enterprise way beyond what is reasonable, or desirable, or safe, the CheneyBush Administration has turned over a huge raft of national-security functions to those not adequately trained, not accountable to the public or the law, not showing up on the political radar.
In short, CheneyBush have created what amounts to their own private legions — soldiers, intelligence analysts, security guards, construction experts, supply specialists, et al. — in effect, a “mercenary” force bought and paid for by the American taxpayer.
That’s why there will probably be no draft: There is no guarantee of loyalty from those dragooned into service. Besides, many draftees have politically-connected constituencies. But when one’s mercenary “volunteer” forces are totally beholden to the paymaster for their livelihood and under-the-table payoffs, they will dance with them that brung ‘em.
A while ago I posted the news that Blackwater USA was buying combat aircrafts from Brazil.
I found this follow up.
Remember that this site is trying to make the case for an unhealthy relationship between Cheney and Blackwater USA, and the possible involvement of Blackwater with the 911 attacks.
Read the page; All you need is a crazy rich guy with a private army.
More will follow shortly.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Coming To A State Near You: Blackwater Air Force
As if having them run around Iraq like loose cannons wasn’t bad enough, Blackwater is building an Air Force. Via Scholars & Rogues:
Security company Blackwater U.S.A. is buying Super Tucano light combat aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. These five ton, single engine, single seat aircraft are built for pilot training, but also perform quite well for counter-insurgency work…. The bubble canopy provides excellent visibility. This, coupled with its slow speed (versus jets), makes it an excellent ground attack aircraft.
Now why would the good patriots at Blackwater need airplanes that “can carry up to 1.5 tons of weapons, including 12.7mm machine-guns, bombs and missiles”? For their missions in Iraq, of course. Because, you know, the world’s largest military merely owning everything that flies over a third-world country isn’t enough in the way of air superiority.