Why the "apparent" Illogic?
Aren't we stuck in the quagmire of
our own initiation as a result of our faulty policies in that region? Wasn't the
Administration's decision to invade
Our Democrats in the Congress have
been rightly criticizing their Republican colleagues and the White House for not
admitting their erroneous move to invade
The more "pragmatic" believe that
hanging around even one day longer than it takes to extricate our troops from
that mess is counter to our nation's best interests. With our indomitable
military superiority and economic power, they believe, no amount of
international criticism or condemnation for our "cutting and running" is worth
the lives of our young men and women in the hellhole of the
All the foregoing rhetoric is based on one assumption and one assumption only. That assumption is that, whether rightly or wrongly, we have embarked on a mission in the Middle East that has now spun out of our control and heading for even more uncertain and potentially catastrophic horizons. Our retired top brass who were charged with the command of our operations in the field, as well as many on active duty, maintain that a lack of sufficient political and financial support for this military mission led to the failure to create the desired stability in the region.
Desired stability and a cessation of hostilities? Really?
Could it be that they are all misreading the entire scenario; that there was no mistake, mismanagement or faulty intelligence, and that the scenario is actually evolving exactly as the movers and shakers had foreseen from the beginning? Could it be that the mistakes were actually quite deliberate and what seem to be unpredictable or undesired consequences were not only clearly predictable, but very desirable as well?
If professional journalists such as
Seymour Hersh, writers such as Naomi Klein and relative unknowns like myself can
see through the prevailing haze of disinformation designed for mass deception,
how was it possible for our political masterminds to have made errors in
judgment in going to war and opening the floodgates of turmoil in the
There really was no error in judgment; the scenario is unfolding as plotted from the beginning, the blueprints of which were prepared at least a half a dozen years before September 11, 2001.
Let's start with the 1996 Israeli think tank project called the Clean Break, A New Strategy for Securing the Realm. Rather than elaborating on its details, the reader is strongly encouraged to click on the hyperlink and study this document. Many of the American authors of that project participated a few months later in a new Washington think tank, PNAC, "Project for the New American Century", with a motto and agenda that sound very much as though tailored specifically to dovetail with the Clean Break strategy. Again, the readers are encouraged to click on this hyperlink to study the details of this think tank's mission statement and agenda.
A coincidence? Hardly!
Now, it doesn't take a
brilliant mind or a conspiracy theorist to recognize the role many or most of
the participants in those think tanks have been and continue to be playing in
steering our administration's policies in the
No $#@&, Buckwheat!!
So, we might as well
disregard all the campaign rhetoric we are exposed to by our presidential
hopefuls offering their strategies for bringing the turmoil in the
We are there to stay, brother, and to justify that, we need the proper rationale, the kind that our hypnotized masses would accept as convincing enough to support as necessary, albeit unpleasant, even outright brutal.
Well, we have it. The
big bad bogeyman is now
Sure, there are critics of the Iraqi invasion who ridicule the policy makers for having predicted that that excursion would be a cakewalk when, as it turned out, it was anything but. Well, my friends, had it really been a cakewalk with quick and painless conclusion we would not have embarked on that campaign. The ensuing quagmire we are in now was exactly what those doctors had predicted and prescribed.
We can see the same
process currently underway to open up the region to more uncertainty and chaos.
This is so obvious that it borders on an insult to one's intelligence to
elaborate on it.
The sad thing is the
prevailing naiveté here that encourages the masters of public deception to feed
the bovine crowds from the menu of disinformation and propaganda. How many
people actually realize that, for example, the Iranian President Ahmadinejad is
not only NOT in charge of Iran's foreign policy or that country's military to
have declared his desire to "wipe Israel off the face of the map", he never even
said those words? How many television viewers or radio audiences are actually
aware that the international agency, IAEA, in charge of monitoring the
operations of the NPT member states to stay within the mandates of that agency,
More recently, in the face of strong criticism by the Head of IAEA, Dr. Elbaradei, for distorting the facts, the Administration has decided to move the goal posts by claiming that the Iranians are trying to gain access to the technology that would enable them some day to develop the bomb!!! That knowledge is, according to George W. Bush, enough of a threat to warrant some preemptive aggressive mission to prevent the advent of a WWIII.
If that sounds too
stupid to take seriously, we have created other pretexts. The Israeli moles and
Zionist devotees in our Congress have drummed up new and novel rationales to
widen the avenues to war against
Meanwhile, the Iranian regime has been doing everything short of official capitulation to show the United States and the world that Iran's nuclear project is peaceful and legal, and that its involvements in Iraq and Afghanistan are not to create more temptations to bring about an American attack upon its soil, as though it is honest and rational concerns that might trigger such an attack.
If this regional
instability and insecurity is to continue, giving reason to and necessitating
If this sounds paradoxical, it is because it is, at least on the surface; continuing the mayhem in order to have a reason to fight that mayhem is an unending exercise in futility!
But, underneath any seemingly meaningless and superficially counterproductive endeavor reminiscent of the Greek legend of Sisyphus, there lies an undercurrent that energizes that dynamo. In the case in point, that source of stimulus is the well-known tail that is wagging the dog.
Will the dog ever get tired of being wagged? How many more American lives, hundreds of billions of dollars, scores of collateral war casualties, and how many more 9/11s will it take for the American taxpayers to wake up and question the merits of sacrificing so much for the sake so little? Cutting off the malignant tail may soon prove to be the only procedure left to save the dog.
If the Liebermans and
Lantoses in our Congress insist on putting
It is not difficult to ignore the ridiculous prophesies of Pastor John Hagee and his Christians for Zion movement as flights of fantasy by a crazed religious zealot who is willing to shed the blood of millions for his superstitious beliefs about an impending Armageddon and the second coming of Jesus Christ. It is not as easy to ignore the shrewd management of the Israeli lobby, AIPAC, for welcoming this diabolical maniac to address that audience in their annual meeting in order to take advantage of his gullible following that, quite sadly, number in the millions in this great country of ours.
I have little problem
with the talk-radio's arch Zionist, Dennis Prager, going to San Antonio, Texas,
to address Pastor Hagee's audience; this Israel apologist and well-acclaimed
Islamophobe is on a similar mission. But I do find it contemptible for the
President of the
So, folks, don't think
for a second that our leaders, at least those in charge of our
This is pretty scary
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