War and the “New World Order”

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.”

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History Will Not Absolve Us

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.”

Wall Street’s Plot to Seize the White House

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.

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Is Cheney resigning?

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.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=1684981&mesg_id=1685119

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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/document/document_20070723.shtml

CheneyBush’s “Mercenary” Legions

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.

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National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

Educate yourselves on the National homeland presidential directive.

http://crazyrichguy.wordpress.com/national-security-and-homeland-security-presidential-directive/

Coming To A State Near You: Blackwater Air Force

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.

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Dick Cheney, A Controversial Vice-President

By Philippe Gélie
Le FigaroMonday 27 August 2007

After the resignation of the president’s main adviser, Karl Rove, pressure is growing in Washington against the Executive branch’s powerful Number Two. A year before the presidential election, the sulfurous record of 66-year-old Richard Cheney embarrasses the Republicans and stimulates the Democrats. Will the 46th Vice-President of the United States complete his term by George W. Bush’s side?
July 10th, the American Senate’s budget committee took an unprecedented decision: it refused to allocate the 4.8 million dollars proposed to cover the expenses of the vice-president’s functions for the coming year. Unless there is a compromise before the fall, Dick Cheney could lose his official residence at Washington’s Naval Observatory, his armored limousines, his bodyguards, and his collaborators, the exact number of whom no one in the United States knows.

The Senate’s gesture of displeasure is a riposte to the last skirmish between George W. Bush’s “éminence grise” and the Congress. In his morbid obsession with secrecy, Cheney has refused to submit to the decree that obliges administration members to archive the confidential documents that pass through their hands. To justify his auto-exemption, the vice-president advanced an unexpected argument: in a letter to the House of Representatives’ oversight committee, he explained that he was “not part of the Executive branch.” Certainly, the American Constitution makes him President pro tem of the Senate, but he nonetheless remains first in the order of succession, with offices in the West Wing of the White House, where the President of the United States is headquartered. The ploy is all the more blatant in that Dick Cheney has, in the past, frequently invoked “executive privilege” in order to refuse to communicate information to congressmen.

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Why the US and Israel Should Lose Middle East Wars

By Bill Christison

Former CIA Analyst

08/27/07 “Counterpunch” — — George W. Bush has once again thrown down the gauntlet. The Mideast wars of the United States, he announced to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention on August 22, must end only with a U.S. victory. He has not wavered in this position since September 11, 2001. The unspoken but real purpose of his efforts has been and will be to concentrate increasing power over the Middle East in the hands of the small group of rich and greedy elites who rule the U.S. and Israel today, and perhaps he will achieve this goal. The more important result, however, will be the elimination of any movement toward greater global justice, stability, and peace in the world for decades to come.

It is past time to challenge the arrogant Mr. Bush directly.

For overwhelming moral reasons, I do not want the U. S. and Israeli governments to be victorious in any present or future Middle East wars. I want them to lose such wars.

U.S. policies in the Middle East since 9/11 have already caused a million or so killings and have created more injustice in the world than existed formerly. Every day results in more killings, more injustice. Unless might does indeed make right, we have no right whatever to win these wars. We should lose them.

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Crackpot Realists and Permanent War

by Ann Berg

While economic pundits point fingers at loose lending for the malodor in the housing market that is now filling the noses of financiers, they miss the primary cause: permanent war. Permanent war has caused the nation’s institutions – political, social, and economic – to be organized into an impervious structure without which war could not be tolerated or financed.

Although 9/11 pushed the war machine into high gear, political centralization and the structuring of American society around war first gained a foothold during World War II. In 1956, five years before President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned in his farewell address of the ascendancy of the military-industrial complex (a phrase that originally included the word congressional), the anti-imperialist C. Wright Mills described the triad of power in his book The Power Elite. Stressing how the military entered the political and economic spheres only temporarily during the First World War, he related how modern warfare and its need for massive industrial capacity – along with support from the technological and scientific communities – propelled the military to new heights of influence. Wrote Mills:

“For the first time in American history, men in authority are talking about an ‘emergency’ without a foreseeable end. … The only seriously accepted plan for ‘peace’ is a fully loaded pistol. In short, war or a high state of war preparedness is felt to be the normal and seemingly permanent condition of the United States.

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Dr. Michael Parenti: “Terrorism, Globalism and Conspiracy”

I love this speech and wanted to share it with you.

The Capitalist Conspiracy: An Inside View of International Banking by G. Edward

I’m sure this has done the rounds but some of you may not have seen it.

It is well worth watching

And no, I am not an avid Illuminati believer. It is a scary concept though and I do think that the money printing business should not be in private hands

Evidence Suggests CIA Spiked Investigations

Evidence Suggests CIA Purposefully Spiked Investigations

A grave miscarriage of justice is afoot. After years being withheld the Administration finally is forced to release the CIA’s IG Report on 9/11. While earlier news accounts said the report would be released in early September it was released in the middle of a Congressional recess, in the middle of a Summer break, thus insuring it will not receive the attention it deserves. Worse still is the conclusion in most press reports since its release that bolsters the official narrative ie. that all the myriad failures were simply due to ‘systemic failure’ and/or incompetence.

The circumstantial evidence running contrary to this conclusion is compelling and convincing.

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Outsourcing intelligence

THE WAYS in which the Bush war has degraded the structures and culture of Iraq are obvious. Less so are its insidious effects on the United States, but President Bush is similarly destroying something essential to our own democracy. A signal of that was sounded last week when The Washington Post reported that the Defense Intelligence Agency is transferring “core intelligence tasks of analysis and collection” to private contractors — up to a billion dollars worth. This raises the prospect that hired guns, instead of sworn officials, will be conducting covert operations, spying missions, interrogations, “renditions,” surveillance — the whole dangerous complex of shadow activity that began as the government’s most sensitive responsibility.

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The Nuclear Industry’s New Shill: Christie Todd Whitman

Hiring former Bush administration EPA head Christie Todd Whitman to chair its “Clean and Safe Energy Coalition” is the nuclear industry’s latest PR attempt at “greening” its image.

“Was it wrong to try to get the city back on its feet as quickly as possible?” an exasperated Christine Todd Whitman asked members of Congress. The occasion was Whitman’s first appearance before the House subcommittee investigating her handling of New York air quality issues post-9/11, when she headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

Washington’s Hidden Agenda: Restore the Drug Trade

by Michel Chossudovsky

Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the “international community”.
The heroin business is said to  be “filling the coffers of the Taliban”. In the words of the US State Department:

Opium is a source of literally billions of dollars to extremist and criminal groups… [C]utting down the opium supply is central to establishing a secure and stable democracy, as well as winning the global war on terrorism,” (Statement of Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles. Congressional Hearing, 1 April 2004)

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium production in Afghanistan in 2003 is estimated at 3,600 tons, with an estimated area under cultivation of the order of 80,000 hectares.
An even larger bumper harvest is predicted for 2004.

The State Department suggests that up to 120 000 hectares were under cultivation in 2004.
We could be on a path for a significant surge. Some observers indicate perhaps as much as 50 percent to 100 percent growth in the 2004 crop over the already troubling figures from last year.

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Qui Bono?

Who benefits from the Afghan Opium Trade?
Michel Chossudovsky

http://www.globalresearch.ca/”>Global Research, September 21, 2006

The United Nations has announced that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has soared and is expected to increase by 59% in 2006. The production of opium is estimated to have increased by 49% in relation to 2005. 

The Western media in chorus blame the Taliban and the warlords. The Bush administration is said to be committed to curbing the Afghan drug trade: “The US is the main backer of a huge drive to rid Afghanistan of opium… “

Yet in a bitter irony, US military presence has served to restore rather than eradicate the drug trade.

What the reports fail to acknowledge is that the Taliban government was instrumental in implementing a successful drug eradication program, with the support and collaboration of the UN. 

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Afghan opium crop soars to “frightening levels”: UN

By Jon Hemming Mon Aug 27, 10:13 AM ET

KABUL (Reuters) – Opium production has soared to “frightening record levels” in Afghanistan, which now has more land producing drugs than Columbia, Bolivia and Peru combined, the United Nations said on Monday.

Afghanistan is locked in a vicious circle where drug money feeds both the Taliban insurgency and official corruption which in turn weaken the government’s hold of large parts of the country and allows more opium to be produced.

The area of Afghan land where opium poppies are grown rose by 17 percent to 193,000 hectares in 2007 from 165,000 last year and this year’s harvest was 8,200 tonnes, up from 6,100 tonnes in 2006, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said.

Afghanistan produced 93 percent of the world’s opium in 2007, up from 92 percent last year, the annual UNODC report said.

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THE KENNEBUNKPORT WARNING

To the American people, and to peace loving individuals everywhere:

Massive evidence has come to our attention which shows that the backers, controllers, and allies of Vice President Dick Cheney are determined to orchestrate and manufacture a new 9/11 terror incident, and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin war provocation over the coming weeks and months. Such events would be used by the Bush administration as a pretext for launching an aggressive war against Iran, quite possibly with nuclear weapons, and for imposing a regime of martial law here in the United States. We call on the House of Representatives to proceed immediately to the impeachment of Cheney, as an urgent measure for avoiding a wider and more catastrophic war. Once impeachment has begun, it will be easier for loyal and patriotic military officers to refuse illegal orders coming from the Cheney faction. We solemnly warn the people of the world that any terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction taking place inside the United States or elsewhere in the immediate future must be considered the prima facie responsibility of the Cheney faction. We urge responsible political leaders everywhere to begin at once to inoculate the public opinion of their countries against such a threatened false flag terror operation.

(Signed) A Group of US Opposition Political Leaders Gathered in Protest at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, August 24-25, 2007

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, FORMER US CONGRESSWOMAN, GEORGIA

CINDY SHEEHAN, CANDIDATE FOR US CONGRESS, CALIFORNIA

CRAIG HILL, CANDIDATE FOR US CONGRESS, VERMONT GREEN PARTY

BRUCE MARSHALL, CONVENOR, PHILADELPHIA PLATFORM

JAMILLA EL-SHAFEI, KENNEBUNK PEACE DEPARTMENT

WEBSTER G. TARPLEY, AUTHOR

ANN WRIGHT, COLONEL US ARMY RESERVE, FORMER US DIPLOMAT

DR. DAHLIA WASFI, WWW.LIBERATETHIS.COM

GEORGE PAZ MARTIN

JOHN KAMINSKI *, president of Maine Lawyers for Democracy

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* (This is not John Kaminski, author of “America’s Autopsy Report”, etc. Here is some of the Lawyer, John Kaminski’s work: Impeachment: We’ve Got a Job to Do).

Mystery trader bets market will crash by a third

An anonymous investor has placed a bet on an index of Europe’s top 50 stocks falling by a third by the end of September, as world equity markets plunged for a third day and volatility hit a three-year high.

The mystery investor has bought put option contracts on the DJ Eurostoxx 50 index that will result in a profit if it plunges to 2,800 or below by the end of September. Based on the 2,800 strike price, the position covers a notional €6.9bn, and potentially even more using a market price of about 4,100 when the trades were done on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The identity of the investor is unknown but market sources speculated it was either a large hedge fund hedging itself against deepening losses, or a long-only fund manager pressing the panic button to protect its gains.

The investor has bought a total of 245,000 put options on the index. The September put option with a 2,800 strike was the most popular DJ Eurostoxx 50 contract yesterday, according to data from Bloomberg.

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