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ceebee
10-29-2005, 01:14 PM
Here is an article I read. it is rebuttle to some excuses made by the Bush administration about the War in Iraq.

I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am an American Citizen that is tired of criminal government.

<font color="blue"> It is an exclusive printed in the American Free Press by Christopher Bollyn
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The huge increases in U.S. military spending that have occurred since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were planned before President George W. Bush was elected by the same men who are pushing the administration’s “war on terrorism” and the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Billions of dollars in additional defense spending are but the first step in the group’s long-term plan to transform the U.S. military into a global army enforcing a terroristic and bloody Pax Americana around the world.

A neo-conservative Washington-based organization known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), funded by three foundations closely tied to Persian Gulf oil and weapons and defense industries, drafted the war plan for U.S. global domination through military power.

One of the organization’s documents clearly shows that Bush and his most senior cabinet members had already planned an attack on Iraq before he took power in January 2001.

The PNAC was founded in the spring of 1997 by the well-known Zionist neo-conservatives Robert Kagan and William Kristol of The Weekly Standard.

The PNAC is part of the New Citizenship Project, whose chairman is also William Kristol, and is described as “a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership.”

Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, and Paul Wolfowitz signed a Statement of Principles of the PNAC on June 3, 1997, along with many of the other current members of Bush’s “war cabinet.”

Wolfowitz was one of the directors of PNAC until he joined the Bush administration.

The group’s essential demand was for hefty increases in defense spending. “We need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future,” the statement’s first principle reads.

The increase in defense spending is to bring about two of the other principles: “to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values” and “to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.”

A subsequent PNAC plan entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces and Resources for a New Century,” reveals that the current members of Bush’s cabinet had already planned, before the 2000 presidential election, to take military control of the Gulf region whether Saddam Hussein is in power or not.

The 90-page PNAC document from September 2000 says: “The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.”

“Even should Saddam pass from the scene,” the plan says U.S. military bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain, despite domestic opposition in the Gulf states to the permanent stationing of U.S. troops. Iran, it says, “may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests as Iraq has.”

A “core mission” for the transformed U.S. military is to “fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars,” according to the PNAC.

The strategic “transformation” of the U.S. military into an imperialistic force of global domination would require a huge increase in defense spending to “a minimum level of 3.5 to 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, adding $15 billion to $20 billion to total defense spending annually,” the PNAC plan said.

“The process of transformation,” the plan said, “is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event—like a new Pearl Harbor.”

American Free Press asked Christopher Maletz, assistant director of the PNAC about what was meant by the need for “a new Pearl Harbor.”

“They needed more money to up the defense budget for raises, new arms, and future capabilities,” Maletz said. “Without some disaster or catastrophic event” neither the politicians nor the military would have approved, Maletz said.

The “new Pearl Harbor,” in the form of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, provided the necessary catalyst to put the global war plan into effect. Congress quickly allocated $40 billion to fund the “war on terrorism” shortly after 9-11.

A Pentagon spokesman told AFP that $17.5 billion of that initial allocation went to defense.

The U.S. defense budget for 2002, including a $14.5 billion supplement, came to $345.7 billion, a nearly 12 percent increase over the 2001 defense budget.

Similar significant increases in defense spending are planned for 2003 (to $365 billion) and 2004 (to at least $378 billion) in line with the PNAC plan.

Veteran journalist John Pilger recently wrote about one of PNAC’s founding members, Richard Perle: “I interviewed Perle when he was advising Reagan, and when he spoke about ‘total war,’ I mistakenly dismissed him as mad,” Pilger wrote. “He recently used the term again in describing America’s ‘war on terror.’ ‘No stages,’ he said. ‘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 . . . 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.’ ”

“This is a blueprint for U.S. world domination—a new world order of their making,” Tam Dalyell, British parliamentarian and critic of the war policy from the Labor Party said. “These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world. This is
garbage from think-tanks, stuffed with chicken-hawks,” Dalyell said, “men who have never seen the horror of war, but are in love with the idea of war.

silverbullet
10-29-2005, 01:55 PM
Ain't gonna happen. I think the Antichrist will beat him to it and make everyone take the 'mark of the beast'. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif Oh I forgot, some people think that Bush IS the Antichrist. Oh Dear.

Laura

Sid_Vicious
10-30-2005, 08:02 AM
"'Oh I forgot, some people think that Bush IS the Antichrist. Oh Dear."

He gets my vote today. Bush has steered many of my hard core bible people into ignoring the truth about all of these atrocious events put into place since he became the president, many of which contradict the total essence of Christianity, love and honesty. Is that not what the anti-Christ is supposed to do, dupe believers and non believers alike!? Actually Bush has not the intelligence to do it himself, but through the power of Satan and big money in the world, sin and evil, he's the pawn in place to fill that role today. Nothing says the anti-Christ has to be smart, just able to sway the logical thinkers into leaving their core Christian doctrine.

Every bit of this scenario since the 2000 election, to the towers falling, and all the rest of this mess should really be an easily recognized, bad screen play produced upon the population here today. The rest of the world is not impressed at all, I certainly am NOT...sid

Gayle in MD
11-06-2005, 05:39 AM
Unless and until Americans become determined, concerned and inspired enough to read and educate themselves regarding the evil nature of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and the destructive and dangerous nature of this neo-conservative group, our great country will not survive as the Republic of the common good of mankind.

It is distressing to me that so many Americans will not make the effort to investigate the lies and atrocities of this Neo-Nazi, fundamentalist threat to the peaceful progress of mankind.

It is interesting to note that the religious base which was largely responsible for Bush's thrust to power, shares a greedy determination to insure that the poor and needy among us do not get financial support, that women's rights are threatened, and that the torture of our captives is acceptable.

The treasured values of our nation have been distorted, through lies and overt, covert tactics, in ways which our children and grand children will struggle to overcome for generations.

Unless the Democrats muster the strength to rally Americans to the truth regarding George Bush, his use of propaganda, his evil intentions, and his dangerous fundamentalist supporters, who are comfortable to condemn all those who disagree with their philosophy of supremacy, the determined religious oppression of women, and their general dictatorial intentions, the very essence of what this country stands for will be at risk.

Gayle in Md.

Sid_Vicious
11-06-2005, 09:27 AM
"It is distressing to me that so many Americans will not make the effort to investigate the lies and atrocities of this Neo-Nazi, fundamentalist threat to the peaceful progress of mankind."

What an uneducated way for an educated nation to be! What happened to us???sid

Gayle in MD
11-06-2005, 01:00 PM
My personal opinion is that the extremely wealthy radical right has been successful in clouding the important issues, and as taken advantage of those in our country who call themselves conservative or born again or Christians.

The radical right fed the average Joe Blow conservative the BS about democrats squandering money on the poor poverty strickened among us, and created such anger among them about the little bit of money that went to help lift those people up, and along with that gave them a promise to renew efforts to dsicriminate against women, by overturning Roe V. Wade, and suppressing the rights of the gay population.

These tactics were successful with the religious right, since it is and always has been their nature to seek to control the freedoms of others, and force them to subscribe to their own personal fundamentlist philosophy.

Unfortunately, these poor misguided conservatives never expected that all these promises were nothing more than a cover up to distract them from the true ambitions of Bush and his neo conservative evil group.

The ignorance of the conservative common man was paramount in acheiving this, but alas, anyone who still believes in the trickel down theory of ecomonics would not be hard to manipulate.

Now, after thousands have died, billions squandered, trillions more added to our debt, the dim witted conservatives are finally waking up, hence the under forty percent approval of the President and the republicans in the congress and senate. And so they are beginning to avoid discussions of politics, suddenly they are meek, and unassumming, having lost their jobs to out sourcing, burried their friends children, witnessed them returning without legs and arms, and seen the deficit rise to unprecidented levels, the brick headed among them have decided that political discussions are no longer interesting. May they slither on across the floor and roll under the woodwork where they belong, alas, they will still be able to listen to the lilting strains of propaganda from their local fox channel, and perhaps lurk accross an old copy of the Weekly Review....or maybe even hear the shreiking voice of Anne Coulter, their heroine Afghan Hound.

This administration, and the conservative population, has given newer, truth and meaning to the old adage....A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing...They still have not yet figured out the real and true numbers and results of the Bush Tax Policy, so how on earth could we have expected them to see beyond the complete facade regarding the War in Iraq, a national disgrace, and the biggest F UP of all times.

Gayle in Md.