THE EVIL EMPIRE
CRIMINAL MINDS OF STATE TERRORISM
THE AL-QAEDA CONSPIRACY
(Excerpts from the book: 'The Tyranny of Good Intentions', written by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence Stratton).
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous academic appointments. He has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with
Stratton, a documented account of how Americans lost the protection of law, was
published by Random House in March, 2008. (Courtesy
is now so totally under the thumbs of organized interest groups that “our”
government can no longer respond to the concerns of the American people who
elect the president and the members of the House and Senate. Voters will vent
their frustrations over their impotence on the president, which implies a
future of one-term presidents. Soon our presidents will be as ineffective as
Roman emperors in the final days of that empire. US
Obama is already set on the course to a one-term presidency. He promised change, but has delivered none. His health care bill is held hostage by the private insurance companies seeking greater profits. The most likely outcome will be cuts in Medicare and Medicaid in order to help fund wars that enrich the military/security complex and the many companies created by privatizing services that the military once provided for itself at far lower costs. It would be interesting to know the percentage of the $700+ billion “defense” spending that goes to private companies. In American “capitalism,” an amazing amount of taxpayers' earnings go to private firms via the government. Yet, Republicans scream about “socializing” health care.
Republicans and Democrats saw opportunities to create new sources of campaign contributions by privatizing as many military functions as possible. There are now a large number of private companies that have never made a dollar in the market, feeding instead at the public trough that drains taxpayers of dollars while loading Americans with debt service obligations.
Obama inherited an excellent opportunity to bring
soldiers home from the Bush
regime's illegal wars of aggression. In its final days, the Bush regime
realized that it could “win” in US Iraq
by putting the Sunni insurgents on the military payroll. Once Bush had
80,000 insurgents collecting US
military pay, violence, although still high, dropped in half. All Obama had to
do was to declare victory and bring our boys home, thanking Bush for winning
the war. It would have shut up the Republicans. US
But this sensible course would have impaired the profits and share prices of those firms that comprise the military/security complex. So instead of doing what he said he would do and what the voters elected him to do, Obama restarted the war in
Afghanistan and launched
a new one in .
Soon Obama was echoing Bush and Cheney's threats to attack Pakistan . Iran
In place of health care for Americans, there will be more profits for private insurance companies.
In place of peace there will be more war.
Voters are already recognizing the writing on the wall and are falling away from Obama and the Democrats. Independents who gave Obama his comfortable victory have now swung against him, recently electing Republican governors in
to succeed Democrats. This is a protest vote, not a confidence vote in
Obama's credibility is shot. And so is that of Congress, assuming it ever had any. The US House of Representatives has just voted to show the entire world that the US House of Representatives is nothing but the servile, venal, puppet of the Israel Lobby. The House of Representatives of the American “superpower” did the bidding of its master, AIPAC, and voted 344 to 36 to condemn the Goldstone Report.
In case you don't know, the Goldstone Report is the Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The “Gaza Conflict” is the Israeli military attack on the
Gaza ghetto, where 1.5
million dispossessed Palestinians, whose lands, villages, and homes were stolen
are housed. The attack was on civilians and civilian infrastructure. It was
without any doubt a war crime under the Israel Nuremberg
standard that the
established in order to execute Nazis. US
Goldstone is not only a very distinguished Jewish jurist who has given his life to bringing people to accountability for their crimes against humanity, but also a Zionist. However, the Israelis have demonized him as a “self-hating Jew” because he wrote the truth instead of Israeli propaganda.
US Representative Dennis Kucinich, who is now without a doubt a marked man on AIPAC's political extermination list, asked the House if the members had any realization of the shame that the vote condemning Goldstone would bring on the House and the
government. The entire rest of the world accepts the Goldstone report. US
The House answered with its lopsided vote that the rest of the world doesn't count as it doesn't give campaign contributions to members of Congress.
This shameful, servile act of “the world's greatest democracy” occurred the very week that a court in
convicted 23 US CIA officers for kidnapping a person in . The CIA
agents are now considered “fugitives from justice” in Italy , and
indeed they are. Italy
The kidnapped person was renditioned to the American puppet state of
the victim was held for years and repeatedly tortured. The case against him was
so absurd that even an Egyptian judge order his release. Egypt
One of the convicted CIA operatives, Sabrina deSousa, an attractive young woman, says that the
broke the law by kidnapping a person and sending him to another country to be
tortured in order to manufacture another “terrorist” in order to keep the
terrorist hoax going at home. Without the terrorist hoax, US 's wars
for special interest reasons would become transparent even to Fox “News”
Ms. deSousa says that “everything I did was approved back in
,” yet the government, which
continually berates us to “support the troops,” did nothing to protect her when
she carried out the Bush regime's illegal orders. Washington
Clearly, this means that the crime that Bush, Cheney, the Pentagon, and the CIA ordered is too heinous and beyond the pale to be justified, even by memos from the despicable John Yoo and the Republican Federalist Society.
Ms. deSousa is clearly worried about herself. But where is her concern for the innocent person that she sent into an Egyptian hell to be tortured until death or admission of being a terrorist? The remorse deSousa expresses is only for herself. She did her evil government's bidding and her evil government that she so faithfully served turned its back on her. She has no remorse for the evil she committed against an innocent person.
Perhaps deSousa and her 22 colleagues grew up on video games. It was great fun to plot to kidnap a real person and fly him on a CIA plane to
. Was it
like a fisherman catching a fish or a deer hunter killing a beautiful 8-point
buck? Clearly, they got their jollies at the expense of their renditioned
The finding of the Italian court, and keep in mind that Italy is a bought-and-paid-for US puppet state, indicates that even our bought puppets are finding the US too much to stomach.
Moving from the tip of the iceberg down, we have Ambassador Craig Murray, rector of the
University of Dundee and until 2004 the UK
Ambassador to ,
which he describes as a Stalinist totalitarian state courted and supported by
the Americans. Uzbekistan
saw the MI5 intelligence reports from the CIA that described the most horrible
torture procedures. “People were raped with broken bottles, children were
tortured in front of their parents until they [the parents] signed a
confession, people were boiled alive.” Murray
“Intelligence” from these torture sessions was passed on by the CIA to MI5 and to
as proof of
the vast al Qaeda conspiracy. Washington
Murray reports that the people delivered by CIA flights to
torture prisons “were told to confess to membership in Al Qaeda. They were told
to confess they'd been in training camps in Uzbekistan . They were told to
confess they had met Osama bin Laden in person. And the CIA intelligence constantly echoed these themes.” Afghanistan
“I was absolutely stunned,” says the British ambassador, who thought that he served a moral country that, along with its American ally, had moral integrity. The great Anglo-American bastion of democracy and human rights, the homes of the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, the great moral democracies that defeated Nazism and stood up to Stalin's gulags, were prepared to commit any crime in order to maximize profits.
learned too much
and was fired when he vomited it all up. He saw the documents that proved that
the motivation for US and Murray UK
military aggression in Afghanistan
had to do with the natural gas deposits in Uzbekistan
The Americans wanted a pipeline that bypassed Turkmenistan Russia
and Iran and went through . To
insure this, an invasion was necessary. The idiot American public could be told
that the invasion was necessary because of 9/11 and to save them from
“terrorism,” and the utter fools would believe the lie. Afghanistan
“If you look at the deployment of US forces in
as against other NATO country forces in Afghanistan,
you'll see that undoubtedly the
forces are positioned to guard the pipeline route. It's what it's about. It's
about money, its about energy, it's not about
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