“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” James Madison. We have produced an abundant supply of so-called “foreign enemies” – we sponsor compliant resident thugs or despots and if a particular leader rejects our business proposals for his country then we swiftly vilify him into enemy status using false accusations designed to secure the collaboration of a naive American public. Lies and false accusations are essential in order to accomplish the current Neo-con-filled administration’s unconstitutional agenda. Lying is endemic to a Neo-con to keep the masses under control and to keep Americans engaged in war.
On 13 September 2001 Deputy Defense Secretary and PNAC Neo-con Paul Wolfowitz (now head of the World Bank) said the retaliation for 9/11 would be continued until the roots of terrorism are destroyed. “These people try to hide, but they won't be able to hide forever.” Wolfowitz continued “They think their harbors are safe, but they won't be safe forever. I think one has to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism.” [i] Does one “end a state” by total obliteration of the target citizens who are not terrorists and have no animosity or feelings towards anyone but merely wish to exist and take care of themselves and their families?
Wolfowitz said the anti-terrorism campaign has to be broad and sustained. “It's not going to stop if a few criminals are taken care of.” [ii] Those few alleged criminals have greatly multiplied. Actually acts of terror have increased as a result of Bush’s “war on terror”. Noam Chomsky recently said the following: “There are metrics. For example, you can measure the number of terrorist attacks. Well, that's gone up sharply under the Bush administration, very sharply after the Iraq war. As expected -- it was anticipated by intelligence agencies that the Iraq war would increase the likelihood of terror. And the post-invasion estimates by the CIA, National Intelligence Council, and other intelligence agencies are exactly that. Yes, it increased terror. In fact, it even created something which never existed -- new training ground for terrorists, much more sophisticated than Afghanistan, where they were training professional terrorists to go out to their own countries. So, yeah, that's a way to deal with the War on Terror, namely, increase terror. And the obvious metric, the number of terrorist attacks, yeah, they've succeeded in increasing terror.” [iii]
Another PNAC[iv] Neocon war hawk, Richard Perle said the following about the war on terror: “This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. This is entirely the wrong way to go about it... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war ... our children will sing great songs about us years from now.” [v]
The war hawk neocons are sharpening their talons and beating their war drums using the military industrial media complex with their associated television channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines. The current third world country target is non-threatening Iran.[vi] One has to wonder at the number of third world countries that we have attacked while we ignore more obvious enemies. If these third world countries were actually well armed and posed viable threats – we wouldn’t attack them. And with our retaliatory strength, a third world country would be absolutely idiotic to even conceive of a military invasion of the United States. Open invitations to the willing hungry disguised as “guest worker programs” do not actually constitute a military invasion – they merely function as an unarmed insidious assault against our dwindling middle class.
The United States is in "an advanced stage of readiness" and a prevalent media blitz promotes an Iranian invasion because this "axis of evil" [vii] is purportedly developing nuclear weapons. [viii] They are the next target on our current hit list in our bogus “war on terror”. [ix] Given the current antiwar sentiments of some discouraged Americans – what catastrophic event will plunge us into a war against Iran? Possible possession of WMD’s probably will not suffice considering the growing justifiably disgruntled segment of the American population. Will it be another 9/11 shock and awe attack that our government somehow fails to prevent? Will the budget breaking Department of Homeland Security declare Marshall Law to control all citizens because a few actual terrorists easily walked into our country and now have to be contained?
Not only do we create our enemies, we also supply them by giving or selling them technology to place them into an oppositional position. [x] Arms dealers have no loyalties and they recognize no boundaries. See the military industrial arms sales to gain a perception of whom, besides numerous campaign contributing contractors [xi] and the international bankers might be benefiting from the warfare waged by the state in their union with corporatocracy. [xii]
The Federal Reserve System, the world’s largest central bank, is privately owned by the same elite families who promoted the establishment of the United Nations, a vehicle to thrust us into the demonic New World Order. Our government borrows money from the Federal Reserve and other countries in order to wage war. That money ends up in the pockets of the military industrial complex. In the 1800’s The Bank of England financed the British Empire war machine and the colonists were unfairly taxed for the mounting interest. Now we have been sold out to high priced, unethical corporate lobbyists and an imperialistic war machine run by individuals who are supposed to represent us.
“The principal power in Washington is no longer the government or the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold. Money establishes priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, and shifts income from the middle class to the very rich. Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth-laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more.” Richard N. Goodwin, former speechwriter for John F. Kennedy [xiii]
We are told that our upcoming assault on Iran will not really be devastating to the civilian populace as we will be using mini-nukes. Assumedly, according to the elite, our preemptive population reducing war strikes only make the world safer and more peaceful. Bombing strikes equal peace when transmuted by Bush-speak. In this invasion, the United States may not act alone. Israel, thanks to the our government’s generosity in illegally doling out taxpayer monies to foreign governments, has been accruing nuclear weapons in anticipation for an attack on Iran. They have a ready stock of American-made “smart” and “bunker-buster” bombs. [xiv]
“Through a propaganda campaign which has enlisted the support of ‘authoritative’ nuclear scientists, the mini-nukes are being presented as an instrument of peace rather than war. The low-yield nukes have now been cleared for ‘battlefield use’, they are slated to be used in the next stage of America's ‘war on Terrorism’ alongside conventional weapons: Administration officials argue that low-yield nuclear weapons are needed as a credible deterrent against rogue states.” [xv]
Gosh, what a relief that our government intends to use only mini-nukes on the citizens of Iran. Mini-nukes or low-yield weapons have a blast equivalent to less than five kilotons, about a third as large as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War 11.” [xvi] That sure takes a load off my conscience. It boggles my mind when I hear seemingly intelligent individuals claim that our troops are fighting for our freedoms. How can the invasion of countries thousands of miles away and the unwarranted killing of their non threatening citizens make us any safer? Doesn't history teach our citizens anything? Ninety-five percent of the 120,000 dead in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were civilians. [xvii] Yet we were told that our government had to bomb these two cities to save American lives. The Bush administration’s 2003 Fiscal Year Energy Budget Request funded studying the development of this new weapon, called the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator. [xviii] See also New Nuclear Weapons Development and here. And we thought the energy budget was about heating our homes. I wonder what else they are sneaking into those innocuous sounding congressional bills.
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