“Operation Iraqi Freedom” Exposed: Bush Negotiates Permanent Military Presence in Iraq

Yup, it was all about democracy.

The revelation that Bush will sign an agreement for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq before his term is up confirms the real reason he invaded Iraq and changed its regime.

It was never about weapons of mass destruction.  It was never about ties between Saddam and al Qaeda.  And it was never about bringing democracy to the Iraqi people.  These claims were lies to cover up the real motive for Operation Iraqi Freedom: to create a permanent American presence in Iraq .  With Bush’s November 26, 2007 announcement that the United States and Iraq were negotiating a permanent “security relationship,” his lies have been exposed.

 

Bush declared, Iraqi leaders “understand that their success will require U.S. political, economic, and security engagement that extends beyond my presidency.”  His outline for the permanent U.S.-Iraqi “Economic” relationship is “to encourage the flow of foreign investments to Iraq .”  Two senior Iraqi officials told the Associated Press that Bush is negotiating preferential treatment for U.S. investments.

 

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Putin slams foreign nations for backing opposition

By Guy Faulconbridge

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin, using Cold War rhetoric, accused foreign governments on Wednesday of sponsoring his opponents in next month’s election to weaken Russia and carry out “dirty tricks” against it.

Putin warned that victory for his United Russia party in the December 2 parliamentary election was the only guarantee that the chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s would not return.

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On Track for U.S. Collapse

Bush and Cheney are steering the U.S. into a collapse. Only strong public voices by influential people can prevent the coming disaster. We desperately need for men and women who are known to the public and have credibility to speak up in the critical period ahead to avoid catastrophe.

  • A few weeks ago, Israel bombed a alleged nuclear facility in Syria. This is a warm-up for an attack on Iran.
  • In the last few days, the U.S. unilaterally tightened sanctions on Iran. Russia and China do not support this move.
  • A week ago Bush warned Iran that its attainment of nuclear arms would lead to World War III.
  • Russia, which has been assisting Iran in its nuclear construction program for decades, regards Western military action against Iran as unacceptable.
  • China has been arming Iran with missiles. Its relations with Iran have been improving for years.

We know that Bush and Cheney are capable of pre-emptive attack. We know that Bush will act if he believes he is right no matter what the costs are. In his distorted worldview, Iran with nuclear weapons is a scenario worth any cost to avoid.

We know that Bush, Cheney, and Rice have repeatedly warned Iran of meaningful consequences if Iran arms itself with nuclear weapons. We know that their terms in office end in 15 months. These are the critical months.

But it is by no means clear that the front-running candidates for office who may replace them hold substantially different views. Hillary Clinton has publicly called for sanctions against Iran and has called Iran a threat to Israel.

Why may an unprovoked attack on Iran lead to WWIII and why may it lead to the collapse of the U.S.?

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Hillary wins, scam or not, and there’s nothing you can do about it

Meet the new Prez same as tho old, a shill for the New World Order. Assisted by Burson-Marsteller. Yep, the same PR firm that helps Blackwater USA and assisted the Bush/Cheney gang in 2000 and 2004. Oh, and Tony Blair.
Just call them the PR firm for the New World Order.(travellerev)

By Jack Balkwill
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Oct 16, 2007, 01:54

”She was practiced at the art of deception,
I could tell by her blood-stained hands”
 – Mick Jagger, “You can’t always get what you want”

In a desperate attempt to keep the country in the hands of National Security State stalwarts, corporate media are pushing the “inevitability” of Senator Hillary Clinton as the choice of the Democratic Party.

Hillary will ensure that the war continues unabated, health care will remain in the hands of the medical mafia, and the lion’s share of revenues will continue to go to ruling transnational investors who finance our political campaigns at the expense of the public interest.

The Christian Science Monitor last week declared, “Hillary Clinton now has what a presidential candidate seeks: a sense of inevitability about eventual nomination.” Citizen polling reflects back that which 24/7 mass media coverage creates, and Hillary is all but president.

The owners would prefer a sycophantic Republican, but realize polling now shows that it may be impossible to elect one to hold the Oval Office post for them over the next term, Diebold magic or not. The next best thing is someone in the leadership of the Democratic Leadership Council — that would be Madam Hillary.

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Mr. Cheney’s Minority Report

TWENTY years ago this week, Lt. Col. Oliver North testified for six days before a special joint House and Senate investigating committee. Permitted by the Democratic majority to appear in his bemedaled Marine uniform, and disastrously granted immunity, Colonel North freely admitted that he had shredded documents, lied to Congress and falsified official records.

Colonel North justified these crimes as necessary to protect two of the Reagan administration’s covert policies: defying a Congressional ban on aiding the anti-Sandinista contra insurgents in Nicaragua; and selling arms to Iran — officially classified as a terrorist state — in order to free American hostages in the Middle East.

Mixing bathos with belligerence, Colonel North played the incorruptible action hero facing down Washington politicians and lawyers. He also suggested that, under the Constitution, the president and not Congress held ultimate authority to direct foreign policy.

Most of the Congressional committee members, Republicans and Democrats alike, expressed shock at Colonel North’s testimony. And despite the surge in Colonel North’s personal popularity, he failed to sway other Americans on the underlying issues. Clear majorities in opinion polls said that Colonel North had gone too far in his covert operations, especially in helping the contras. Roughly half of those polled believed that he had acted as if he was above the law. Sixty percent said that Congress was more trustworthy than the Reagan White House on foreign relations.

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Edwards Slams Top Clinton Strategist’s Ties to Blackwater

Meet Hillary Clinton, the new puppet for the New World Order. 
Vetted by Murdoch, the Bilderberg group and member of the council for foreign relations, funded by big capital and the coporate media she has already anounced that she will not end the war in Iraq for at least a year into her precidency “if elected”. (travellerev)

By JAKE TAPPER

Oct. 5, 2007 —

In a scathing attack, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards went after front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Friday, calling her a “corporate Democrat,” comparing top Clinton campaign strategist Mark Penn to former Bush aide Karl Rove and assailing Penn’s ties to Blackwater USA, the embattled private firm of military contractors accused by the Iraqi government of firing upon and killing 11 unarmed Iraqi civilians last month.

“Bush has been a perfect example of cronyism because Blackwater has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republicans and to President Bush,” Edwards said in an interview with the Associated Press while campaigning in Iowa. “I also saw this morning that Sen. Clinton’s primary adviser, Mark Penn, who is like her Karl Rove — his firm is representing Blackwater.”

Edwards said that he thinks “it is important for Iowa caucus-goers to understand the choices they have in this election. And it is the reason I continue to say we don’t want to replace a group of corporate Republicans with a group of corporate Democrats. I think it is important for caucus-goers to see this choice.”

Dick Cheney: Ultrahawk, Neocon, Traitor to America

I think Hersh is naive, in thinking that Cheney honestly believes that he is doing a good thing in spreading Democracy in the middle east. I think Cheney is a clinical murderous thug who is only interested in money and power.

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