by Michael Traugot
That's what the Bush regime has in mind for us. They told us their plan immediately after 9-11: a war lasting decades, requiring our utmost effort and sacrifice, consuming our most precious resources, costing many thousands, perhaps millions of lives, involving up to 60 countries, and including the likely use of "weapons of mass destruction" (WMDs). Sounds like a WWIII scenario to me.
The plan for this decades-long war was hatched long before 9-11, however. It is laid out in a document entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, written in September 2000 for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their group by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC). http://www.NewAmericanCentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf The British newspaper The Glasgow Sunday Herald calls it a "blueprint for US global domination" (http://www.sundayherald.com/27735).
The document demonstrates that "President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he [Bush] took power in January 2001 (Sunday Herald)." "The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It 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 (ibid).'"
In other words, it doesn't matter whether Saddam has WMDs or not, or whether the UN agrees or not. Bush was intending this war all along, as part of a much larger plan for "maintaining global US pre-eminence." This "American grand strategy . . .calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'." That is, more than one war at a time. Are you ready?
This plan not only targets such countries as Iran, which "may well prove to be as large a threat . . .as Iraq," but also "spotlights China for 'regime change'" and expresses worry "that Europe could rival the USA." The plan calls for US to "discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role." In other words, even our "friends" will be kept down to size, and the US will completely dominate the world through military force.
If you don't believe this, try reading The National Security Strategy of the United States of America This is Bush's personal statement of his right and intention to do pre-emptive military strikes when and wherever he deems necessary. He also states his intention to impose the "free market-free trade" model of transnational corporate development on the entire world. Go along with us, and you're fine; buck the trend and you're in trouble. Bush signs the document himself, and each chapter starts with an aggressive Bush quote.
The October 2002 issue of Harper's Magazine traces this plan further back, to late 1989, under the first George Bush. The plan for world military dominance, drafted by Cheney, Powell and Paul Wolfowitz, was considered "too aggressive" for the country's political mood at the time. This small group of plotters had to wait out eight years of Democratic administrations before ascending to power again. We are now seeing them put their plan into operation.
Folks, this is way beyond Iraq. It is a flat-out blueprint for world domination, just like the newspaper said. In order to pull that off, the Bush regime needs bases all over the globe. "To contend with uncertainty and to meet the many security challenges we face, the United States will require bases and stations within and beyond Western Europe and Northeast Asia, as well as temporary access arrangements for the long-distance deployment of U.S. forces (The National Security Strategy, Ch IX)."
In other words, there is no "exit strategy" from Iraq, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT LEAVING-just as we haven't left Bosnia, or Afghanistan, or Tadjikistan, or any of the other countries we have penetrated in the last few decades. The document also includes plans to "control the new 'international commons' of space and 'cyberspace,' and pave the way for the creation of a new military service-U.S. Space Forces-with the mission of space control (RAD)." By controlling "cyberspace," the US Government could entirely control the flow of information on the planet, including the Internet, which is where most of us get our information these days, and spy on every American citizen down to the most minute detail.
If you buy into this war, you are agreeing to commit your entire generation to warfare, destruction, pollution and oppression to an extent never seen on this planet. You should think twice about this, at least.
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