Sunday, December 21, 2008

Israel, the Instigator of the U.S./Iraqi Wars

Zionism Explained

"So likewise a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill will, and a disposition to retaliate in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld…."

"Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and con-fidence of the people, to surrender their interest."

Washington's Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

PT. I: -- A Clean Break: A New Strategy for the Realm

PT. II: -- Israel and False Information

PT. III: -- U.S. Generals on Neocons

PT. IV: --
Why the United States Attacked Iraq: Facts and Conclusions

PT. V: -- The American Left and the War

PT. VI: -- Impeach Bush and Cheney


PT. I - A Clean Break: A New Strategy for the Realm

"Could the influence of 'American' Zionists on Washington even include manipulating America to twice go to war against Iraq for Israel?"

Is seems they not only can, but did. Israel maneuvered America to declare war on Iraq. Not once but twice. And it seems that everyone knows this except most Americans - the people who are paying for the wars, and are being wounded and dying in them. Does that get you angry? It sure gets me angry! Tune into an interview below given to Bill Moyers by former U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, IV on the PBS show, NOW, February 28, 2003.


Interview
Moyers: Tell me what you think about the arguments of Richard Perle, who is perhaps the most influential advocate in the President's and the administrtion's ear arguing to get rid of Saddam Hussein.

Wilson: Well, he's certainly the architect of a study that was produced in the mid - '90's for the Likud Israeli government called, "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for the Realm". And it makes the argument that the best way to secure Israeli Security is through the changing of some of these regimes beginning with Iraq and also including Syria. And that's been since expanded to include Iran.

Moyers: So this was drawn up during the 90's...

Sharon and Bush in the White House

Wilson: Right. During the 90's absolutely.

Moyers: And this, you're saying that this has become a blueprint for the Bush Administration?

Wilson: Well, I think this is part of what has been the underpinning of the philosophical argument that calls for basically radically changing the political dynamics in the Middle East to favor American national security interests and Israeli national security interests, which are tied. We have an important strategic responsibility to ensure the territorial integrity of Israel. It's one that we've accepted since 1948. It's one that's been increasingly close. There are those who believe that perhaps we've confused our responsibilities with the slavish adherence to the Likud "Clean Break" strategy.

Moyers: Likud, the party.

Wilson: It's the party in power in Israel right now. And certainly, when Prime Minister Sharon comes to Washington and says that George Bush is the best friend that Israel ever had, and George Bush calls Sharon a man of peace, there are those who wonder about the depth of our ties and the extent to which our national security responsibilities may somehow be confused with our support for the current Government in Israel.

-Bill Moyers with former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, IV - served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy in Iraq during the first Gulf War, member of the American Foreign Service for 23 years, U.S. ambassador to two African countries, political advisor to the Commander in Chief of U.S. forces in Europe - from PBS' NOW with Bill Moyers, February 28, 2003.

Ambassador Wilson is the person President Bush leaked the information about to the press to punish him for telling the truth about WMD in Iraq. The leak lead to the outing of his wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA agent. For a year the President denied leaking it and condemned whoever did until April, 2006 when Bush was exposed. Then he said he leaked it "for national security reasons!"


In case you did not get all that was in that interview, let me break it down a little for you:

  1. Richard Perle was the chairperson of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board which made him the 2nd most influential person in the Pentagon. He is a Zionist Jew. He along with two other of the Pentagon's upper echelon, Zionist Jews, were part of the eight person Zionist team that wrote the report for Israel referred to in the interview. Perle was also chairperson of that group. After years of being chair of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board he finally resigned in March 2003. He now works at one of those infamous "think tanks" where he still gets used by governments and the media to propagandize Zionist policies.
  2. The paper they wrote, "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm," was written for the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, in 1996. He was leader of the Likud party.
  3. The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies which this study group worked for at the time is an arm of the Israeli government and has offices in Jerusalem and Washington.
  4. The paper basically recommended that:
the best way to secure Israeli security is through the changing of some of the regimes in the Middle East beginning with Iraq, then following with Syria, and Iran. The recommended way to implement these regime changes is for Zionists to convince (lobby) the U.S. to believe it is in its interest to make the change!!!

And you wonder why Perle is on the "WANTED" list (see section on "Infiltration of Government") as a traitor to the United States.

Mr. Netanyahu, now as a cabinet minister, was in Washington in 2002 testifying before a House committee stating just that: America's military needs to go into Iraq, and Syria, and Iran ... he added Lebanon to the list. What were our congresspersons doing? Dutifully taking notes.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on December 14, 2001: Dan Meridor, responsible for national defense and diplomatic strategy in the Israeli's prime minister's office was in town today meeting with a Jewish group in the area and urged, "America needs to expand its war on terrorism from Afghanistan to Syria, Lebanon and Iraq."

Think of that. Which country in the Middle East has and always has had the most weapons of mass destruction? Israel. Israel has scores of nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons, and the most modern air force and missles system. Israel illegally occupies and terrorizes Palestine. Israel illegally occupies Jerusalem which by UN mandate is to be an international city. At times they have occupied Lebanon. They have bombed Iraq. They have practiced state terrorism for over fifty years. And now they want the U.S. to attack their enemies. And we do it.

Iraq, Syria and Iran have been designated Israel's enemies by Israel because those Muslim countries do not support the rape of Palestine, another mostly Muslim country. And they are willing to say so and support their talk with actions - diplomatically, politically, economically, and militarily. These nations had nothing to do with 9/11 no matter what lies President Bush and his administration tell and have told. These countries are not America's enemies unless we choose to make them our enemies.

In a speech given at the University of Virginia on September 10, 2002, Philip Zelikov, a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2003 said that Iraq was not a threat to the U.S. but to Israel and that is why we fought these Iraqi wars: to protect Israel. He said that the U.S. government does not emphasize this because it is "not a popular sell." This advisory board of which Mr. Zelikow was a member, reports directly to the president and its members have the highest security clearance which gives them access to all government secret documents. He should know!

Remember, Saddam Hussein had no connection to or love of al-Qaeda but he did financially and politically support the Palestinians.

Most of this about "the Israel Connection" has been hushed up by our government and by the media.

If you want to read the whole report on Zelikov, here is the link: "Iraq Was Invaded "to Protect Israel" - US official"


NEWSBREAK.....New Biography: Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell
Published October, 2006. According to the author, the then-secretary went out of his way to identify the pro-war neoconservatives as affiliates of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a think-tank with decidedly hard line views on Israel's security. "Powell referred to Rumsfeld's team as the 'JINSA crowd.' "later in "Soldier," readers are told that the neoconservatives in the Defense Department – nearly all of them Jews – supported war against Iraq as the first step to replacing Arab despots with democratic governments that would sever their ties to the Palestinians, thereby enhancing Israel's security. In explaining why he did not resign over his profound differences with the White House, Powell citied the example of Gen. George C. Marshall, who refused to quit as secretary of State even though he opposed President Truman's recognition of Israel as a quest for "Jewish votes."
NEWSBREAK.....After U.S. Elections Olmert Jets to Washington
On November 13, 2006, Prime Minister of Israel, Olmert, flew to Washington to meet with Bush and American Jewish leaders. After Bush's "thumping" from the election Olmert wanted to know if the U.S. was still going to fight Israel's wars in Iraq and against Iran and Syria.

Israel, through the neocons, got the U.S. to begin implementing the Paper by attacking Iraq. If you want to read the whole paper click here:

PT. II - Israel and False Information

Forced by the extensive American Zionist lobby (see "Lobbying" section in this website), the United States considers Israel an ally in the Middle East. For that reason the CIA and Mossad occasionally work together. One of the main sources of "intelligence" that the U.S. and Britain received about Iraq before the U.S. / Iraqi wars came from Israel's Mossad. Now it turns out in Iraqi II, an intelligence operation inside Ariel Sharon's office in Israel specifically set up to bypass Mossad and provide the Bush administration's Pentagon, neo-con, Office of Special Plans with more alarmist reports on Saddam's Iraq than Mossad was prepared to authorize. This Israeli office gave us mostly false information about Iraq. They claimed that Iraq still had tons of weapons of mass destruction when in fact Iraq did not. This Israeli supplied, false information helped form the basis for Bush and Powell rationale they gave the U.N. Security Council and Americans for the 2nd Iraqi war. Not that they needed a "rationale." The neo-cons had already decided on war. (Throughout this section I will be referring to "neocons." If you do not know who they are, their philosophy, and a little of their history, please see the section of this website titled "Zionist Infiltration of our Government" and the first topic in that section titled: "The Assault on Washington of the Neocon Zionists.")

Obviously this was a deliberate attempt by Israel to supply us with false information in order to get us to attack their enemy. The question arises was this an attempt to implement the paper, "A Clean Break," discussed above? And are there more wars to come? Of course, the Israeli government officially denies it. Here is a link to the article that tells of Israel's false information:



PT. III - U.S. Generals on Neocons

So what do former CENTCOM commanders think about the neocons and their war planning? Let's listen in:

General Joseph Hoar, 1991-1994:
"Paul Wolfowitz is a very bright guy, but he doesn't know anything about war-fighting, and I suspect he knows less about counterinsurgency operations....I think that the neo-conservatives had their day, by selling to the President the need for the invasion of Iraq. I think it's now time for a clean sweep -- and it has been for some time, in my judgment -- to get rid of these people."
General Anthony Zinni, 1997-2000:
"He believes the neocons, including Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, the undersecretary of defense, have hijacked U.S. foreign policy: 'In the lead-up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw, at minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility; at worst, lying, incompetence and corruption.'"
General Tommy Frank, 2000-2003:
"Doug Feith is 'the fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth.'"

General Binford Peay III, CENTCOM commander from 1994-1997, seems to have maintained a studious silence about the conduct of the war, perhaps understandable since he's now the chairman of the board of a defense contractor that, among other things, provides ammunition for the army's Stryker brigades.

But as Kevin Drum comments, "still, that's a pretty remarkable record, isn't it? Three of the past four CENTCOM commanders, the guys who probably understand the military requirements of a war in the Middle East better than any other humans on the planet, think the people who planned this war are completely incompetent" (and are willing to go public about it).





PT. IV - Why the United States Attacked Iraq: Facts and Conclusions

The Iraq War - A Zionist Plot
1 -- The Plan – 1996
2 -- The Players
3 -- Their Moves
4 – The Client: Bush
5 – Building Toward War – The Chronology
6 – War
7 - The Cost of the War in Lives, Treasure, and World Opinion
8 - America's Exit Plan
9 – Some Interesting Results of the War

Wolfowitz with sign: Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary

Acknowlegement
Some say, "we attacked Iraq for oil." No, we did not. The control of oil is secondary. We attacked Iraq because of a coup at the highest level of our government by mainly Zionist, American Jews called neo-cons who wanted to strengthen Israel's position in the Middle East and were pushed and aided by the American Zionist lobby working with Israel.

[The following is an editorial by Paul Flum of Goals for Americans, written 7/7/04, that recently came to my attention. I took his article, reformatted it for a little more clarity (hopefully), added some additonal points and deleted others. A substantial portion of it is Paul Flum's writing. He has put together the pieces so well that I based this section on his article. His original editorial titled: "Origins of the Iraqi War: The Neoconservative Agenda for Middle East Conflict" (I tried to cite the source of additions that are not from Mr. Flum's article at the end of their paragraphs and put them in parentheses.)

Sign: The Iraq War with picture of Perle and Wolfowitz

1. The Plan - 1996

Most Americans think the plans for this war against Iraq originated in the Bush administration after September 11, 2001. But the plan was formulated long before, in a little-known 1996 policy paper entitled "A CLEAN BREAK: A NEW STRATEGY FOR THE REALM" (referred to and linked above), written by a group of American Zionist "neoconservative" Jews.

"A CLEAN BREAK" spelled out a simple but aggressive plan that called for 1) Israel to stop any "land for peace" initiatives, including 2) any peace plans that called for an independent Palestinian state. It called for 3) the isolation or elimination of Yasser Arafat and 4) the political strangulation of the Palestinian Authority.

Its most ambitious -- and outrageous -- proposal was 5) for Israel to compel the United States to go to war against Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein, install a pro-Israel regime that would cease helping the Palestinians as Saddam Hussein had done. This would be 6) followed by the United States "rolling back" of Syria through military strikes and the 7) pacification of Lebanon and Iran by the U.S. with whatever power was needed. The idea behind this plan was that brute force was the only way Israel could insure its security. And it called for the force 8) to be directed ultimately at any Middle Eastern state that didn't fall into line, including Egypt.

The authors of this policy paper 9) dreamed of an AXIS OF POWER between Israel, Turkey, and Jordan with a puppet Hashemite ruler installed in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.


2. The Players: Mainly Neo-Con, American Zionist Jews - the Future War Cabinet

Richard Perle's last incarnation was Richard Perle Chairman of the Defense Policy Board -- a civilian advisory group within the Pentagon -- which he resigned from, March 2003, because of conflict-of-interest issues involving business ties that some described as war profiteering. He is and was a member of many Zionist organizations. Among them Jewish Institute for National Security, American Enterprise Institute, Hudson Institute, Project for the New American Century, etc.

David Wurmser Another coauthors of the "CLEAN BREAK" paper, David Wurmser (picture - left), now works with Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Wurmser has long advocated the overthrow of the Assad/Baathist government in Syria. He was one of the early supporters of Ahmed Chalabi, the now-discredited con artist / embezzler, and would-be Iraqi savior who was embraced by Paul Wolfowitz, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. to be Iraq's first prime minister. Wurmser authored a paper in January 2001 arguing that the U.S. and Israel jointly launch a preemptive war throughout the Middle East and north Africa to establish U.S. – Israeli dominance. The U.S. and Israel should "strike fatally, not merely disarm, the centers of radicalism in the region – the regimes of Damascus, Baghdad, Tripoli, Tehran, and Gaza," he wrote. He then added that, "crises are opportunities." (James Bamford, A Pretext for War , p. 268-69.)

Libby is one of the prime suspects Lewis 'Scooter' Libbyin the exposing of Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA agent, a serious federal crime that is now under a grand jury investigation. He has also assembled a large foreign-policy staff within the vice president's office -- an unprecedented move in White House history.

CONVICTED – March 6, 2007 Lewis Libby was convicted of four felonies: two counts of perjury, one of making false statements to investigators, and another of obstructing justice in the Valerie Plame Affair. He will be sentenced on June 5th. The trial also implicated Karl Rowe, Bush's top political aide; Ari Fleischer, Bush's press secretary, and Richard Armitage, the No.2 man at the state Department. They each illegally discussed the matter on background with reporters. But most of all the trial revealed the extent that Vice President Dick Cheney manipulated Libby and others to lie and commit crimes. The trial revealed how Cheney, as this web site has indicated, was the engine behind the crimes and lies toward his goal along with the other Zionist neocons of invading Iraq. Of course there will be an appeal, and the neocons are already talking about Bush pardoning Libby.

Meyrav Wurmser Wurmser's wife, Meyrav Wurmser -- another coauthor of the "CLEAN BREAK" paper, works for the Hudson Institute, an ultraconservative think tank that has advocated the invasion of Saudi Arabia and the occupation of their oil fields by American troops.

Douglas Feith , Douglas Feith Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy, was also involved writing the paper. He was most recently in charge of the supersecret Office of Special Plans, which was the Pentagon office that manipulated CIA raw intelligence and worked closely with the Israeli Mossad to convince Bush and the American people to invade Iraq. He conveniently resigned, January 2005.

These coauthors have long-standing ties with Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, and Vice-President Dick Cheney, and, as a group, they represent the informal war cabinet that promoted the war against Iraq based on two rationales (Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda), both of which have been discredited by time and by Congressional investigations. Although the rationale they gave was false, their real purpose - to hyper strengthen Israel - stayed the same. One has to question their loyalty to the United States.

Richard Perle personally delivered this policy paper to then - Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996, who agreed with it on ideological terms but lacked the political muscle at home and the influence in Washington, D.C., to get Clinton to buy into any of it.

In addition to the above, many "Israel Firsters" were constantly beating the drums for war on all fronts to the American public and to the politicians: media, government officials, think tanks...blatant lies were told over and over again. Here are some of their names. Many of these same people and organizations are now beating the drums for war against Iran. Again FOR Israel.

William Safire
Jeffrey Bergner
Stephen Solarz
Richard V. Allen
Richard Perle
William Kristol
Paul Wolfowitz
Benjamin Netanyahu
Judith Miller
Dick Cheney
MOSSAD Richard Armitage
Peter Beinart
Robert Kagan
Roger Ailes
David Wurmser
Thomas Friedman
JINSA
Ariel Sharon
Jonah Goldberg
Lewis Libby
James Woolsey
Fred Hiatt
Meyrav Wurmser
Tom Lantos
Charles Krauthammer
AIPAC
Dan Meridor
Jerrold Nadler
John Bolton
Elliot Cohen
Eric Edelman
Abram Shulsky
Edward Luttwak
Robert G. Joseph
Richard Haas
Robert Zoellick
Douglas Feith
Donald Rumsfeld
Elliot Abrams
Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
American Enterprise Institute
Dov S. Zakheim
Peter W. Rodman
Gary Schmitt
Zalmay Khalilzad
Paula Dobriansky
Jeffrey Gemin
Micahel Ledeen
Joshua Moavchik
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Stephen Bryen
Richard Burt
Frank Carlucci III
William Clark
Helmut Sonnenfeldt
Caspar Weinberger
Leon Wienseltier
Sven Kraemer
Bernard Lewis
Robert McFarlane
Robert Pastor
Peter Rosenblatt
Max Singer
Hudson Institute
Project for the New American Century

3. Their Moves - Forming the Political Muscle For Invasion in Washington

Move 1 - Neoconservative Petition - In 1998, a group of American Zionist "neoconservatives" wrote an open letter to President Clinton urging him to invade Iraq. The Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf, as they called themselves, was actually calling on Americans to be a proxy army of invasion for Israel.

Signers of this letter include many of the familiar faces with the "neoconservative" movement named above: Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Elliot Abrams, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, Donald Rumsfeld, William Kristol, Richard Armitage -- all current high-level employees of the Bush foreign-policy team or influential advisors.


Move 2 - Iraq Liberation Act - Clinton resisted these efforts and, instead, supported the Iraq Liberation Act, which provided $97 million for equipment and training for Iraqi exile groups.


Move 3 - Project for the New American Century - In 2000, this group went on to organize a "neocon" think tank called the "Project for the New American Century." Its manifesto mirrored many Protesters with sign of the points in the "CLEAN BREAK' policy blueprint for Israel. The founders of this group include Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libby, and Paul Wolfowitz.

At least four influential pro-Israel think tanks promoted these same ideas: The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the Center for Security Policy (CSP), and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Many of the Zionist neocons were, or continue to be, board members of these organizations that advocate total war in the Middle East -- all in the name of Israel's security. Lost in all this war talk was any concern for a just and lasting peace for the Palestinians.

In September 2000 this neocon, Zionist group produced a lengthy, outrageous paper titled "Rebuilding America's Defenses." The paper is their blueprint for the expansion of American bases oversees, the reorganization of the military including the need for a Space division (equal to the Marine Corp, the Air Force, and the Army), and the establishment of a "Pax Americana" which it says the United States needs to institute by basically ruling the world. The paper was authored by 27 men, most of them Zionist Jews, and many of them holding significant positions in Bush II's administration.


Move 4 - The 2000 Presidential Campaign: Foreign Policy Advisors - During Bush's 2000 presidential campaign these "neoconservatives" became his principal foreign-policy advisors, later referred to as the "Vulcans."

Today, some of these high-ranking individuals in the Bush administration are collectively known as "Israeli Firsters," implying that they put the interests of Israel over those of the United States. Isn't that the definition of "traitor?"


September 11, 2001 - Attack on the World Trade Center & Pentagon

4. The Client - Bush

Bush speaking before AIPACEssentially a disinterested and intellectually dull man, Bush was easily influenced by these powerful neo-con personalities with their ideological obsessions. Their agenda became his agenda, especially after September 11.

Part of the mystery involves President Bush's fundamentalist religious beliefs, which few Americans are aware of or the extent to which his religion shapes the way he sees his place in the world. White House insiders -- who wish to remain nameless -- describe how Bush went from being a bored and careless president to an avenging "god of wrath" after September 11. And that the "neoconservatives" used this passion to turn Bush toward their hidden agenda -- the "CLEAN BREAK" imperative for preemptive war in the Middle East to promote Israel's security and dominanace.

Bush Speaking to AIPAC

Michael Lind describes George W. Bush this way, "George W, raised in west Texas, absorbed the Texan cultural combination of machismo, anti-intellectualism and overt religiosity. The son of upper-class Episcopalian parents, he converted to Southern fundamentalism in a midlife crisis. Fervent Christian Zionism, along with an admiration for macho Israeli soldiers that sometimes coexists with hostility to liberal Jewish-American intellectuals, is a feature of the Southern culture." (How Neoconservatives Conquered Washington – and Launched a War by Michael Lind, April 10, 2003.)


5. Building Toward War: Chronology

November - January 2001: Cheney In Charge of Transition Team - Cheney, an ex-JINSA director and co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, was put in charge of the presidential transition team and appointments. He used this opportunity to stack the administration with his hard-line, neoconservative allies at every level of government in the State Department, the Pentagon, and the President's and Vice President's office. This was especially true at the Deputy and Assistant Deputy levels which gave the neocons almost total control of our foreign policy in the Middle East. Instead of becoming the de facto president in foreign policy, as many had expected, Secretary of State Powell found himself boxed in by Cheney's right-wing network of Zionist Jews, including Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Bolton and Libby. Being a good soldier Powell disgustingly submitted and along with this group deceitfully lead us into war. This take over of the government by the Zionists was a virtual coup.

January 30, 2001: Bush's First National Security Council Meeting - On January 30th, at 3:30 P.M. Bush held his first national security meeting in the situation room, down the stairs from the Oval Office. According to former Bush Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neill, Bush discussed only two topics: letting Israel's Ariel Sharon do what he wants to do, and locating targets to attack in Iraq. (James Bamford, A Pretext for War, pp. 269-269.)

September 11, 2001: Rumsfeld's Notes - At 2:40 P.M., on September 11th, as the Pentagon was still burning, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld dictated notes indicating his intention to blame Saddam Hussein, even though there was no evidence of any such link and all the intelligence pointed exclusively to bin Laden and al-Qaeda. "Hit S.H. at same time," he wrote, "Sweep" him up, whether "related" to 9/11 or "not." (James Bamford, A Pretext for War, p. 285.)

September 12, 2001: CIA Identified as a Problem - Seven members of Rumsfeld's brain trust meet at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany and board an Air Force refueling plane sent to ferry them back to Washington. On the flight back one of the outcomes is that the CIA is identified as a problem. It is constantly reporting that there is no connection between Al-Qaeda and Saddam Husein. Feith selects David Wurmser to put together a secret intelligence unit in his Pentagon office that will bypass the normal CIA intelligence channels and report directly to him; called the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group which became the Pentagon Office of Special Plans. Its purpose is to find loose ties or manufacture ties between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda in order to counter the CIA.

September 17, 2001: Pentagon Prepares a War Plan - Bush signs a Top Secret order that lays out his plan for going to war in Afghanistan and directs the Pentagon to begin planning military options for an invasion of Iraq.

September 19, 2001: Rumsfeld's Meeting of Defense Policy Board - On September 19, 2001, one week after the September 11th attack, Rumsfeld has a meeting of the Defense Policy Board in Rumsfeld's office to plan the Iraqi attack.. The meeting lasted 19 hours. It was kept secret from Powell and did not include Bush. The participants drafted a letter to Bush published in the Washington Times in the name of PNAC. (See September 20 below for the contents of this letter.) (http://zfacts.com/p/700p.html - Click: "More on Rumsfeld's meeting")

September 20, 2001: The Neo-Con Call - On September 20, 2001,Protest sign: Stop U.S. Aid to Israel the "Project for the New American Century" issued a call for the Bush administration to attack Iraq as part of the war on terrorism, even though then, as now no collaborative relationship had ever been established between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda. As their own letter reads, "....even if evidence does NOT link Iraq directly to the attack, any strategy aimed at the eradication of terrorism and its sponsors must include a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein."

The letter contained only one sentence on bin Laden, but six on Hezbollah, all aimed at convincing the U.S. that Israel's nemesis was a major threat to the U.S. It contained one sentence on Afghanistan, but seven on Iraq and two on Iran and Syria, all threats to Israel, not to the U.S. It recognizes no U.S. ally but Israel, which we are told to "fully support." The neocons' response to the attack on American was to ask America to help Israel with Iraq, Syria, Iran, Palestine and Hezbollah. (Letter: www.newamericancentury.org/Bushletter.htm)

Just days after the September 11 attacks. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld posed the question, "Why shouldn't we go after Iraq, not just Al-Qaeda?" And with the arrogant confidence of someone who is positive he knows what he's talking about, Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz said, "attacking Afghanistan would be uncertain." But that Iraq "would break easily..and was doable."

January, 2002 - The State of the Union Message - Bush under intense pressure from his coterie of "neoconservative" advisors and endowed with a new sense of "religious righteousness," began to turn the war on terrorism away from the people who actually attacked us and toward Iraq -- as Israel and their allies within the Pentagon and the Vice-President's office had always wanted us to do.

This complete shift in focus was finalized in Bush's State of the Union speech in January, 2002, when he issued the famous "Axis of Evil" term, which singled out North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as the biggest threats to international security. Bush never mentioned Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader who masterminded the September 11 attacks.

February 12, 2002: Senate Budget Committee - Powell tells the Senate Budget Committee there are no plans to go to war with Iran or North Korea, but the Bush administration is looking into ways of bringing about regime change in Iraq.

February 20, 2002: CIA Enters Iraq - CIA survey team secretly enters northern Iraq to prepare for deployment of CIA paramilitary teams.

August 2002: Office of Special Plans - One of the most important pieces in the puzzle was the formation within the Pentagon of an entirely new and separate intelligence unit called the Office of Special Plans. It was run by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense William J. Luti, who served in the Navy during the first gulf war. He had been recruited by Wolfowitz and Albert Wohlstetter who was also a mentor to Perle and Wolfowitz. This unit, under Luti, discarded or ignored any intelligence that disagreed with its preconceived conclusion that Iraq posed a grave and imminent threat. And any scrap of gossip or questionable intelligence that supported their conclusion got star treatment and was immediately presented at the White House as rock solid fact. It was this unit -- which intimidated the Defense Intelligence Agency and the CIA -- that was primarily responsible for the manipulation and distortion of intelligence that was used by Bush to advocate war. They reported directly to Douglas Feith. Shortly after the invasion, this office was disbanded and a year later Feith got out of town as his name kept popping up for investigation.

The Guardian reported that "Democratic congressman David Obey, who is investigating the OSP, said: 'That office was charged with collecting, vetting and disseminating intelligence completely outside of the normal intelligence apparatus. In fact, it appears that information collected by this office was in some instances not even shared with established intelligence agencies and in numerous instances was passed on to the national security council and the president without having been vetted with anyone other than political appointees.'

The OSP was an open and largely unfiltered conduit to the White House not only for the Iraqi opposition. It also forged close ties to a parallel, ad hoc intelligence operation inside Ariel Sharon's office in Israel specifically to bypass Mossad and provide the Bush administration with more alarmist reports on Saddam's Iraq than Mossad was prepared to authorize.

'None of the Israelis who came were cleared into the Pentagon through normal channels,' said one source familiar with the visits, instead, they were waved in on Mr. Feith's authority without having to fill in the usual forms.

The exchange of information continued a long-standing relationship Mr. Feith and other Washington neo-conservatives had with Israel's Likud party." (http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4714031-103681,00.html)

September, 2002 – Israel's Former Prime Ministers Write On September 4, 2002 Ehud Barak, Israel's former prime minister wrote an Op-ed in the New York Times urging the U.S. to topple Saddam. He was followed on September 20th by Benjamin Netanyahu, another former Israeli prime minister, writing his Op-ed urging the same thing in the Wall Street Journal.

Wolfowitz ProtestCheney, Libby, and Gingrich Intimidate CIA - Multiple visits to the CIA by the Vice-President, Dick Cheney, created an environment in which some analysts felt they were being pressured to make their assessments on Iraq fit with Bush administration policy objectives according to intelligence officials. Mr. Cheney and his chief of staff, "Scooter" Libby who later made additional visits, questioned analysts studying Iraq's weapons program and alleged links to al-Qaeda. Such visits by a sitting Vice-President are unusual. Newt Gingrich who was working as a Pentagon "consultant" also made visits to the CIA headquarters. According to accounts in his three visits he "sought to browbeat analysts into toughening up their assessments of Saddam's menace." (www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/05/1054700335400.html; http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4714031-103681,00.html )

January 2003 - A Late Warning Ignored – The National Intelligence Council sent to the White House in January 2003, two national intelligence assessments one titled "Principal Challenges in Post Saddam Iraq" and the other titled "Regional Consequences of Regime Change in Iraq." The reports predicted that al Qaeda would link up with elements from the former Iraqi President's regime and militant Islamists to conduct terrorist attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq, that "al Qaeda would try to take advantage of U.S. attention on postwar Iraq to re-establish its presence in Afghanistan," that Iran would seek to influence a post-war Iraq to protect its own security interests and to demonstrate its importance as a regional actor, that "elements" within the Iranian government might aggressively counter the U.S in Iraq by using Shiite and Kurdish contacts "to sow dissent against the U.S. presence and complicate the formation of a a new, pro-U.S. Iraqi government.," that establishing a stable democratic government would be a long, difficult and turbulent process because Iraq's political culture did "not foster liberalism or democracy" in part because there is "no concept of loyal opposition and no history of alternation of power,." and that there was "a significant chance that domestic groups would engage in violent conflict with each other unless an occupying force prevented them from doing so." All this was ignored by the White House, the neo cons, and the U.S. military which made no effort to prepare for it. (San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2007)

September 19, 2003: Giving the Rationale - Rumsfeld speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee says current U.N. inspection team is weak. At the White House, Bush says if U.N. Security Council won't deal with Iraq, "the U.S. and some of our friends will." Bush also meets with 11 House members, telling them the biggest threat is that Saddam, with the WMD, "can blow up Israel and that would trigger an international incident." (www.ameu.org/printer.asp?iid=258&a8d=434)

February 27, 2003: Zionists Send in Wiesel - Holocaust survivor and Zionist activist Elie Wiesel visits Bush and tells him Iraq is a terrorist state that should be invaded as a matter of morality, otherwise Saddam will unleash a weapon of mass destruction on Israel, Bush later remarks, "If Elie Wiesel feels that way, I am not alone."

6. WAR: March 19, 2003 - The Zionist Jews six-year Osama Wants You In Iraq push for war in Iraq is successful. Bush gives General Franks an order to execute Operation Iraqi Freedom. Around 4 p.m., CIA information is received that Saddam and his two sons are or will be in a bunker in Baghdad. Cheney advises Bush to strike at the target, effectively beginning the war. Bush agrees. At 7:30 p.m., Rice phones Israeli finance minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling him the war had begun; he says he knows. Rice then summons Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar to come to the White House. Around 8:30 p.m. she tells him that, within a half-hour, all hell will break loose. At 10:10 p.m. Bush informs the nation the war has started.


NEWSFLASH.....Is this what we are fighting and dying for?
Washington Post - July 27, 2005 A draft of the proposed Iraqi constitution was published Tuesday in a government backed newspaper. It states that "Islam is the official religion of the state and is the main source of legislation. No law that contradicts its rules can be promulgated." In other words we are setting up a theocracy in Iraq not a so called "democracy." Women's rights will be less than existed under President Saddam Hussein, gays will be executed, Christians are already leaving the country in droves and escaping to Syria.

7. The Cost of the War in Lives, Treasure, and World Opinion

1. Cost of the Wars in Lives

The tragic irony is that the war and occupation has turned Iraq into a prolific recruiting ground and on-the-job training facility for Al-Qaeda, with American soldiers, civilian contractors, and Iraqis serving as targets for car bombs, sniper fire, roadside bombs, and rockets. The neocons sent Americans right into the center of the Middle East enabling Al-Qaeda and others to kill Americans; Al-Qaeda doesn't have to charter a plane to New York.
Dead and Wounded
U.S. Dead in Iraq - 4,193* as of 11/06/08
U.S. Dead in Afghanistan - 626*
Other Coalition Dead in Iraq - 379
U.S. Wounded in Iraq - 30,702 as of 11/06/08 plus DOD says another 34,426 who had diseases - not from hostile action - that REQUIRED medical transport as of 11/08.
U.S. Wounded in Afghanistan - 2,257 as of 7/15/08
Afghan troops killed - 8,587 as of 9/08
2,100 U.S. troops attempted suicide in 2007
Contractor Deaths in Iraq - 445 as of 11/08
Iraqi Police/Mil Killed - 8,000 as of 2/08
Iraqi Dead - 88,878-97,005 as of 11/08
(some estimate as high as 1.3 million

wounded soldiers on planesoldier on knees

A just released university study puts the Iraqi dead since 2003 at around 600,000 - 32% from contact with coalition forces! After this study came out, the Prime Minister of Iraq ordered his government to stop releasing data on Iraqi dead. Later Iraq's Minister of Health put the numbers at 150,000 dead and 500,000 injured.
The dead in Iraq's civil war continues to escalate rapidly. In January 2006 there were about 70 attacks a day, in May 100 attacks a day, in October there were 180 a day. On November 21st alone 216 Shia were killed in Sadr City in an attack mounted by the Sunnis. By the end of 2007 due to several reasons including the 30,000 U.S. troop increase, the attacks have declined about 50%.
*These numbers are low. The Pentagon does not include those soldiers who are wounded and later die of their wounds.
Note: thousands of soldiers from the navy, plus thousands from the army, and thousands from the marine corps have deserted since the beginning of the Iraqi war in the fall of 2003. In the year 2005 alone, the Pentagon reported 4,494 military personnel went AWOL.
Main Source: www.icasualties.org

2. Cost of the Wars in Treasure

The Congressional Research Service's report (October, 2005) says the Iraqi war is costing us $5.9 billion a month which is 19% higher than what it cost last year. In 2006, it is costing $10 billion a month! In December 2006 the Pentagon asked for an additional $99.7 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That would make the total 2007 budget for both wars at $170 billion. (Federal budgets go from October 1 to September 30th.) Overall the war in Iraq before this budget request totaled $350 billion. The additional funds, if approved, would push this year's cost of the war in Iraq to about $50 billion over last year's record. By October 2007 for the 2008 budget the Bush administration has asked for $196 billion for the two wars – that is over $16 billion a month and $26 billion over last year! This is now the 5th year of these wars and every cent for 5 years has been paid on credit.

According to a government study released in February 2007, the U.S.'s total cost for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through 2008 will be $689 billion. In addition, a Harvard study released in January 2007 says that the costs to take care of the U.S. veterans from those wars will be between $350 billion and $662 billion during the next 40 years. In addition, the Iraqi war has depleted the equipment in our Army and Air National Guard. In 2007 a Congressional Accountability Office report concludes it will take $38 billion for equipment to bring these units back to a readiness status. This last figure has to be very low as ABC World News reported on May 10, 2007 that the pentagon is replacing the thousands of Humvees in the military with Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs). The Humvess have not sufficiently protected our troops against roadside mines. The pentagon is ordering 18,000 MRAPs each costing $1 million for a total expenditure of $18 billion. American taxpayers' - our money - spent on Israel.

How does an imperialistic country like ours get people to fight for it's immoral imperialistic goals? Nixon abolished the draft since citizens fled what they found out was an unjust war in Vietnam. Instead, he set up a kind of "mercenary" military. We now pay people to work as soldiers much like GM pays people to build cars.

Today, the army offers 17 year olds up to $71,000 for college tuition, a bonus of as much as $40,000, plus a monthly salary of $1,500 for a private, and life long medical care if they sign up for the military for four years. In additon, when stationed in a combat zone they do not have to pay income taxes, and they are given a $500,000 life insurance policy. (Source: Army Recruiter, Alameda, CA, August 15, 2006) Remember about all they have to pay for is cable TV - a two bedroom apartment and food are included. Even after all that the military is having trouble filling its quotas. During the 1st week of November, 2006, ABC News reported that one half of the recruiting stations it took a hidden camera into were telling the recruits that they did not have to go to war. Hum! Now the military is increasing looking toward "non-Americans" who want to serve in the military. 2% of our military is presently made up of "non-citizens." In 2002 President Bush signed an executive order allowing non-citizens to petition for immediate citizenship the day after they don a U.S. uniform. "Retired Brigadier General Kevin Ryan suggested in the Christian Science Monitor last week that the U.S. Army open a recruiting station in India – a big potential source of English-speaking enlistees…….Major General Sean Byrne, the Army's director of military-personnel policy, tells Time, "We need to pursue it."(TIME, August 7, 2006, p. 18.) Our founding fathers and mothers must have turned in their grave because of what we have come to!

John Murtha reported to the House of Representatives on April 5, 2007 that there are over 126,000 private contractors, paid for by the U.S. in Iraq today. They work for such corporations as Halliburton, Bechtel, Chemonies, and Blackwater. The number of private contractors in Iraq almost equals the number of military personnel we have there! In the "olden" days the military did its own KP, guarded its own sites, etc. With the new military "private contractors" do all that. And we pay for them. Some of them are earning as much as $300,000 a year. They get killed and wounded too. Most of them are Americans but their injured statistics are not well kept or as public as the military's. They should be included in the chart above.

The Pentagon is paying civilian, Arabic/English speakers $175,000 a year. Their job is to accompany the troops throughout Iraq so the troops can communicate with the people. The Pentagon can not find enough people to fill these positions. As of January 2007, 216 of them have been killed. They are not included in the statistics given above.

3. Cost of the War in World Opinion

World Opinion as of January 2007 – President Bush Arabs burning American & Israeli flags has accomplished what Osama bin Laden only dreamed of by disgracing the model of American democracy in the eyes of the world. According to an exhaustive BBC poll, nearly three-quarters of those polled in 25 countries oppose Bush's policy on Iraq, and more than two-thirds believe the U.S. presence in the Middle East destabilizes the region. In Britain, our main ally in Iraq, 81% are opposed to our actions in Iraq. The almost universal support the United States enjoyed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been completely squandered, as a majority of the world's people now believe that our role in the entire world is negative.

8. America's Exit Plan

The question keeps coming up, "What is our exit strategy from Iraq?" The assumption is this administration must have one. What sane person would start a war and not have an exit strategy? The answer is simple: We don't have an exit strategy, because we have no plans to leave: our plans are to stay in Iraq and become a major force in the Middle East.


"There are people in Washington…who never intended to withdraw military forces from Iraq and they're looking for 10, 20, 50 years in the future…the reason that we went into Iraq was to establish a permanent military base in the Gulf region, and I have never heard any of our leaders say that they would commit themselves to the Iraqi people that 10 years from now there will be no military bases of the United States in Iraq."
Former President Jimmy Carter
February 3, 2006

There is to be no withdrawal from Iraq, just as there has been no withdrawal from hundreds of places around the world that are outposts of the American empire. As UCSan Diego professor emeritus Chalmers Johnson put it, "One of the reasons we had no exit plan from Iraq is that we didn't intend to leave." (Note: On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, the White House press secretary Tony Snow confirmed this when he said the President plans to follow the Korean model in Iraq and leave American troops their indefinitely. The U.S. has 37,000 troops in Korea and has had them there for 57 years! Al Qaeda will love that - leave 40,000 American troops there, plus the American independent contractors for them to kill. They have already killed more Americans in Iraq than they did in 9/11.)

The United States (we Americans) maintains 737 military bases in 130 countries across the globe. They exist for the purpose of defending the economic interest of the United States, what is euphemistically called "national security." In order to secure favorable access to Iraq's vast reserves of light crude, the United States is spending billions on the construction of at least five large permanent military bases throughout that country. A new Iraq oil law, largely written by the Coalition Provisional Authority, is planned for ratification by June (2007). This law cedes control of Iraq's oil to western powers for 30 years. There is major opposition to the proposed law within Iraq, especailly among the country's five trade union federations that represent hundreds of thousands of oil workers. The United States is working hard to surmount this opposition by appealing directly to the al-Maliki government in Iraq. (Taken from "Why there was no exit plan" by Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg, San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 2007, p. B7.)

But you say, "the democrats - Pelosi, Obama, Clinton, and others - are saying,Cartoon: Democracts and Republicans 'bring the troops home.'" When you listen carefully and when reporters ask the right questions, you'll hear their answer: "Yes, disengage our troops from Iraq's civil war, bring the combat troops home but leave a strong military representation in Iraq indefinitely." Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats intend to bring ALL American troops home. Author of this website correction: I seem to be wrong here. In the 2008 campaign both Obama and Clinton say they will both bring all the American troops home and leave no American military base in Iraq. Now they qualified this again. They will leave troops there to "train" the Iraqis and to fight al-Quada. McCain says, "we might be there a hundred years." (Author of this website.)

Israel wants our presence their indefinitely too. Our presence and continued unquestioned support for their colonization of Arab lands with all the violence and oppression that that entails, can only strengthen Israel and continue to propel her as a major force in the area. Israel too has an "oil" agenda that it expects from an obedient Iraqi government intimidated by our military presence..

Israel is energy poor. It has few energy resources of its own and buys its oil from Russia at constantly rising prices. It wants to reopen the oil pipeline from Mosul (Iraq) to Haifa (Israel) that was closed in 1948 by Iraq when the Zionists occupied Palestine. Map of Israeli pipeline Such an event would transform Israel's economy by cutting Israel's energy bill by at least 25%. To accomplish this Israel needs a friendly government in Iraq. Our military bases in Iraq with Iraqi oil under western control would assure Israel of a reopened pipeline. Remember Bush's war, - really the Zionist neocon's war – is part of a masterplan to reshape the Middle East to serve Israel's interests. Sources at the State Department said that Iraq concluding a peace treaty with Israel is 'top of the U.S.'s agenda' for a new Iraqi government.

In 1975, Henry Kissinger, a Zionist Jew, and then Secretary of State signed in the name of the American people "a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel whereby the US would guaranteed Israel's oil reserves and energy supply in times of crisis…..The memorandum has been quietly renewed every five years, with special legislation attached whereby the US stocks a strategic oil reserve for Israel even if it is entailed domestic shortages at a cost of $3 billion in 2002 to US taxpayers." The arrival of Iraqi oil in Israel would pretty much releave us of that commitment. (www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,940250,00.html)

9. Some Interesting Results of the War

1. Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and Perle are now engaged in a desperate attempt to rewrite the history of their own words. Instead of claiming or implying that there was a direct link between Iraq and September 11 -- as the record proves that they did -- they are now claiming that they were simply "suggesting" and "indicating" a connection or relationship. They are now saying that because Al-Qaeda "approached" Saddam Hussein their war was justified -- even though the truth is that Hussein, a secular despot, had nothing in common with Islamic fundamentalists and, in fact, feared their influence to incite Iraqis against him.

2. If the Zionist Jew's "CLEAN BREAK" policy paper is any guide, the Middle East will become inflamed with more wars after we have formally transferred the government to the new Iraqi leaders.

The US War on Iran Has Begun

Scott Ritter reported the following June 19,2005 on Aljazeera.net: The U.S. war with Iran has already begun. "As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated capabilities. The violation of a sovereign nation's airspace is an act of war in and of itself. But the war has gone far beyond the intelligence-gathering phase. ….the US has several covert offensive operations inside Iran. The most visible of these is the CIA-backed actions recently undertaken by the Mujahadeen el-Khalq, or MEK, an Iranian opposition group, once run by Saddam Hussein's dreaded intelligence services, but now working exclusively for the CIA's Directorate of Operations…..to carry out remote bombings in Iran. Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker that all this began in 2004.

June 2005: Israel ordered nearly 5,000 “smart bombs” from the United States that can penetrate six-foot concrete walls such as those that might encase Iranian nuclear sites.

August 2005: Neocons’ plans were announced by intelligence analyst Philip Giraldi in an article in the American Conservative entitled “ In Cased of Emergency, Nuke Iran.” Giraldi reported the resurrection of active U.S. military planning against Iran, including the shocking disclosure that in the event of another 9/11 type terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Vice President Dick Cheney’s office wants the Pentagon to be prepared to launch a potential tactical nuclear attack on Iran – even if the Iranian government was not involved with any such attack. (hermes-press.com)

To the north, in neighboring Azerbaijan, the US military is preparing a base of operations for a massive military presence (both for Marines and the Air Force, ed.) that will foretell a major land-based campaign designed to capture Tehran……US military planners have already begun war games calling for the deployment of multi-divisional forces into Azerbaijan. Logistical planning is well advanced concerning the basing of US air and ground power in Azerbaijan."

December 23, 2006: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Iran’s trade in sensitive nuclear materials and ballistic missiles, a move aimed at getting Tehran to halt uranium enrichment work. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, emphasized that the resolution did not permit any use of force. Iran has vowed to continue its nuclear program, which it says is for peaceful uses only.

January 9, 2007: The U.S. Treasury named Iran’s Bank, Sepah. as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction, banned U.S. companies or citizens from doing business with it and blocked any of its assets that come under American jurisdiction.

In addition the administration and Israel's false information campaign against Iran on nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, similar to the one conducted against Iraq before the Iraqi war, started around 2002, continues. In early 2007, the diplomats from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency reported that most U.S. intelligence shared with them concerning Iran has proved inaccurate, and none has led to significant discoveries inside Iran. Yet the U.S. administration continues to repeat them. (San Francisco Chronicle, 2/25/07, p. A18.)

The big claim now is that Iran is supplying the Iraqi insurgents with weapons. While some of the weapons were made in Iran, "the U.S. military displayed boxes of boxes of the gray plastic PVC tubes used to make canisters. The boxes appeared to contain shipments of tubes directly from factories in the Middle East, none of them in Iran. One box said in English that the tubes inside had been made in the United Arab Emirates, and another said, in Arabic, 'plastic made in Haditha,' a restive Sunni town on the Euphrates River in Iraq." (San Francisco Chronicle, 2/27/07, p.A5.)

September 21, 2007: Four star General John Abizaid the number one military person overseeing all of Iraq and the Middle East from July 2003 to May 2007 as head of U.S. Central Command states in an interview with John McLaughlin, that it was unlikely that Iran would attack with a nuclear weapon if it had one and that we could live with a nuclear Iran like we did with a nuclear Soviet Union.

September 2007: Two of the sickest Zionists in congress, Rep. Tom Lantos in the House and Senator Joseph Lieberman in the Senate proposed and got passed a resolution that the Revolutionary Guard in Iran be declared a terrorist group. Many view this resolution as permission for the administration to go to war against Iran. Hilary Clinton, a dedicated Israeli “firster” herself since she decided to run for the Senate from New York, voted for the resolution.

Some of the main groups in this country lobbying for a war against Iran is AIPAC. and the JDL, and the AEI, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, etc. (see all the Zionist lobbying groups under the "Lobbying" chapter of this website.)

Bush Promises Israel and the US Will Nuke Iran

Thu, 01/10/2008 - 16:08 - Wire Services - US President George W. Bush promised Israel's opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu that the United States will join the Jewish state in a nuclear strike against Iran, Israel Radio reported today.

Former Prime Minister Netanyahu, opposition Likud party's hard-line chairman who opposes the US-backed Annapolis peace process, reiterated to President Bush his stance, that a pre-emptive nuclear strike against Iran's nuclear installations was the only way to stop the Islamic nation's nuclear weapons ambitions.

"I told him my position and Bush agreed," Netanyahu told Israel Radio.

During their 45-minute meeting at King David hotel in Jerusalem Netanyahu also told Bush that "Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people and will remain under Israeli sovereignty for eternity."

President Bush issued a stark warning to Iran over Strait of Hormuz incident, saying that "all options are on the table to protect our assets."

“There will be serious consequences if they attack our ships, pure and simple,” Bush said during the joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem. “And my advice to them is, don't do it.”

Bush criticized those who interpret the National Intelligence Estimate, which found that Iran gave up its nuclear weapons program in 2003, as a sign that Iran was no longer a threat.

"Let me remind you what the NIE actually said," Bush told reporters. "It said that as far as the intelligence community could tell, at one time the Iranians had a military -- covert military program that was suspended in 2003 because of international pressure. My attitude is that a non-transparent country, a country which has yet to disclose what it was up to, can easily restart a program." http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=9104

And SYRIA - and according to other sources the U.S. is also already at war with Syria. For the past six months, U.S. Army Rangers and the Special Operations Delta Force have been crossing the border into Syria, supposedly to "interdict" terrorists coming into Iraq. Several Syrian soldiers have been killed.

And ISRAEL and the KURDS - Since at least 2003 "Israel has been training Kurdish commando units to operate in the same manner and with the same effectiveness as Israel's most secretive commando units, the Mistaravim…..Some Israeli operatives have crossed the border into Iran, accompanied by Kurdish commandos, to install sensors and other sensitive devices that primarily target suspected Iranian nuclear facilities….Israel is using its new leverage inside Kurdistan, and within the Kurdish communities in Iran and Syria, for intelligence and operational purposes." There are nearly two million Kurds living in Syria out of population of 17 million. ("Plan B" by Seymour M. Hersh. The New Yorker, June, 28, 2004, p.4.)

Their Zionist "policy" calls for the "rolling back" of the regime in Syria and Lebanon, by preemptive war if necessary, as well as belligerent pressure (air strikes and more) on Iran. And it would be American soldiers doing the "rolling back," because Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Bolton and the other "Israeli Firsters" have already started campaigning for it in their own subtle way. As soon as it started to become clear that stockpiles of WMDs were never going to be found in Iraq, they started suggesting that Saddam Hussein had secreted them in safekeeping in Syria. The U.S. is definitely short of troops and not meeting its recruiting goals. Where will these troops come from? In January, 2005, William Kristol , the son of neocon founder Irving Kristol and the founder of the neocon think tank, Project for the New American Century (PNAC) signed a Project for the New American Century letter addressed to Congress demanding the government take the "steps necessary to increase substantially the size of the active duty Army and Marine Corps," in other words a return to the draft since bonuses and college free tickets do not do the trick. The Zionists want to draft Americans to fight for Israel.

3. This imperialistic Two Palestinian kids facing tanks "policy" would also spell disaster for the Palestinians -- its main purpose. The Bush administration remains firmly and uncritically on the side of Olmert and the Zionists, as does Kerry, both Clintons, Romney, Obama, Giuliani, Thompson, etc. -- which means an independent Palestinian state will be talked about, debated, and finally ignored. Zionist Israel does not want a Palestinian state. During that time, the Palestinian refugee camps will remain fertile ground for terrorism and resentment, Palestinians will continue to be put in "concentration camps" with high concrete walls like the Warsaw ghetto, their homes will continue to be bulldozed, poverty will grow and the Israeli army and settlers will continue to kill them at at least the present pace of three a day. Their just anger will continue to be directed at us as well as Israel. (website author)

4. President Bush could fundamentally change the direction of his administration by firing fewer than 15 Zionist senior officials, beginning with those Zionist signatories of the 'Project for the New American Century' and those currently holding government posts who signed a 1998 letter that urged President Clinton to wage war on Iraq.

"They are clustered at the National Security Council (NSC) in the Defense and State Departments, and within Vice President Cheney's own parallel National Security Office..."...Never in the history of our democracy has there been established such an influential and pervasive center of power with the ability to circumvent long-standing reporting structures and to skew decision-making practices.

"It has been described to me chillingly by a former senior government official as a coup d'etat within the State. That's all it would take -- firing fewer than 15 officials, and the scuttling of Cheney's questionable office -- to alter this administration's radical course." (From The Politics of Truth by Ambassador Joseph Wilson) Don't hold your breath! The Zionist Jews and their lobby are too strong, insensitive, and greedy.

5. The United States is building its largest embassy in the world in Iraq at a cost of $592 million. The 65 acre complex on prime Iraqi real estate will include ground-to-air missiles, hundreds of homes for officials, and a large Marine barracks. It will have its own independent water, electricity and sewage treatment plants. Instead of calling it an "embassy," we might better call it the "Proconsul's residence."

In addition, despite Bush's lies that "we will leave Iraq as soon as soon as the Iraqis can defend themselves" and that we have no intention to occupy their country we have 110 U.S. operating bases in Iraq. Four of them represent medium-sized cities complete with miniature golf courses, fast food chains, Hertz rent-a-car offices, bus routes, etc. And although Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. forces in the Middle East, told Congress in late March, 2006 that "The policy on long-term presence in Iraq hasn't been formulated," Bush's 2006 emergency war funding bill includes $348 million for base construction. A fifth super base is under construction. (Washington Report on the Middle east Affairs, May/June 2006. "Olmert's Separation Plan Would End Hope for a Palestinian State"by Rachelle Marshall, pp. 8 &10.) All this is read as part of our imperialistic intentions in the area by the Arabs. They read correctly.

6. Dennis Bernstein from KPFA radio in Berkeley reported in October 2004 that a poll taken in Iraq showed that 70% of the Iraqis want an Islamic Republic governed by Sharia law.

7. According to Scott Pelley of CBS's "60 Minutes", Iraqis are calling U.S. troops "Jews."

8. The Zionists want the U.S. to establish in Iraq a pro Israeli regime, but they have stated that if this is not forthcoming, the disintegration of Iraq (and other Middle East nations) into smaller nations would be just as acceptable. Iraq could disintegrate into three nations: one for Kurds, one for Shiites, and one for Sunnis. The smaller states would be more manageable by Israel but a catastrophe for the Middle East. The Saudia Arabian foreign minister said (September, 2005) that such a result would be a disaster as it would lead to all kinds of wars in the Middle East. Israel sees Arabs killing Arabs as one way to strengthen its security. It could then go on stealing Arab land more or less effectively unchallenged.

9. In June, 2003 President Bush had a meeting with Middle East leaders in Egypt. Both the Palestinian foreign minister, Nabil Shaath, and the future Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, along with others reported at the time that President Bush said: "God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq…..' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it." When the BBC decided to include this is a special in October, 2005, Bush's spokesman denied Bush every said this. (San Francisco Chronicle, October 7, 2005, p.A12.)

10. As of October, 2006 over 1 million Iraqis, out of a population of 26.7 million, have fled Iraq and are now refugees in other countries – mainly Syria and Jordan. They are leaving at a rate of over 40,000 a month. The Iraqi professional class has mostly left; now the middle class is leaving. The result is that fewer and fewer Iraqi's are remaining that have the needed skills to manage Iraq today. This adds to the chaos.

11. Iraq is now engaged in a civil war that involves ethnic and religious "cleansing."


Ignorance is not bliss.....Ignorance is ignorance!!
TIME magazine reported on March 13, 2006 (p. 17) that 85% of the U.S. troops in Iraq say their main mission in Iraq is to retaliate for Saddam's role in 9/11.
Would someone please tell our troops and the American public that Saddam Hussein and Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11!


V. The American Left and the War

Why Cartoon: Kerry as puppet of Sharon is the American left so inept in its opposition to the war? One reason is their orientation. Most of them come form a Marxist background and they see everything in terms of class…"it’s the corporations dummy and the ruling elite!" No it is not! The oil companies were against this war. This Marxist orientation is not the main political philosophy at play here. Richer Becker, Western Region Co-Director of the International Action Center (IAC) is a perfect example of this. He can not see past his nose because of his Marxist orientation.

Secondly, much of the political leadership of the left is made up of liberal Jews. Many of them support Israel or at least "rationalize for" Israel. They should stay out of leadership positions on the issue of Palestine and this Iraqi war. Ultimately, they are protective of Israel. As one of them said to me, "Oh you blame the Jews! I will not accept that we cause everything!" No one said Jews cause everything. And we are not saying all Jews push the imperialistic occupation of Palestine for Jews. That political philosophy is Zionism and belongs to Zionist Jews only. Attacks on Israel need to occur and be unconditionally supported where appropriate. Liberal Jews can not do it!

In addition, the liberal left tends to love political writers like Noam Chomsky. Chomsky fails to deal with the effects of the Jewish lobby on Congress. To him it almost doesn't exist. Whether it is his early Zionist upbringing and allegiance or, as a Jew, his concern for Israel, I don't know. But he is a leader of the blind leading the blind on Zionism and effects on our country and the world.Here is a link to an excellent analysis of Chomsky's Zionist, apologetic, and simplistic reading of Zionist lobbying in this country. It is long (25 pages) but thorough. Damage Control: Noam Chomsky and the Israel-Palestine Conflict

If you are interested in another analysis of why Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein are so wrong on the Lobby, here is an analysis by two former CIA officials: The Power of the Israel Lobby by Kathleen and Bill Christison




Article II, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
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"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

In our political system, as flawed as it is, it is the Constitution that is sacred. George Bush is not sacred even though he says he talks to God and God answers, and God told him to go to war!. In the presidential oath, written above, the President swears to protect the Constitution. It is the Constitution which is fundamental to our government not individual presidents.

Citizens by agreeing to the Constitution as their contract with Patriotic symbol: constitution and flag each other and with government give the government the right to their life in case of war. There is no graver power that a President has than to ask Congress to declare war. If in doing so, he lies to Congress about the reasons the country needs to declare war in order to get their consent, that President, without a doubt, has broken his contract with the people and committed what the Constitution says is a "high crime." In order to protect the Constitution the Congress, irregardless of party, must impeach him.

If you want to read the Downing Street Memos, here is the link: "Downing Street Memos"

In a report issued on January 22, 2008, the Center for Public Integrity, a non-profit journalism organization reported that President Bush and top administration Republican officials made over 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.

President Bush, for example, made 232 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and another 28 false statements about Iraq's links to Al Qaeda. Secretary of State Powell had the second-highest total in the two-year period, with 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq's links to Al Qaeda. Rumsfeld and Fleischer each made 109 false statements, followed by Wolfowitz (with 85), Rice (with 56), Cheney (with 48), and McClellan (with 14).


Protect our Constitution!
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

James Madison


Interesting Quotes

"The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history.Washington Anti-War Demonstration in the Mall In the course of the past year, a new belief has emerged in the town (Washington): the belief in war against Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals (a partial list: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Eliot Abrams, Charles Krauthammer), people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history."

- Ari Shavit, Jewish writer for "Ha'aretz News Service," April 5, 2003. (This is a major service in Israel.)


"Suddenly, the Israeli connection is on the table, and the War Party is not amused...For whose benefit these endless wars in a region that holds nothing vital to America save oil, which the Arabs must sell us to survive? Who would benefit from a war of civilizations between the west and Islam? Answer: one nation, one leader, one party: Israel, Sharon, Likud...What these neoconservatives seek is to conscript American blood to make the world safe for Israel. They want the peace of the sword imposed on Islam and American soldiers to die if necessary to impose it...The principal draftsman is Richard Perle in 1996, with Douglas Feith and David Wurmser, Perle wrote "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for securing the Realm," for Prime Minister Netanyahu ... In the Perle-Feith-Wurmser strategy, Israel's enemy remains Syria, but the road to Damascus runs through Baghdad. Their plan, which urged Israel to re-establish 'the principal of preemption," has now been imposed by Perle, Feith, Wurmser & Co. on the United States."

- Pat Buchanan, "Whose War? The Loudest Clique Behind the President's Policy," The American Conservative, 3/24/03.



The new book by James Bamford titled A Pretext for War is summarized by Michael Duffy in “Time” magazine (June 14, 2004, p.65) and here’s what he says:

"The Bush hard-liners (neocons) had long believed that stability (?) could come to the Middle East - and Israel - only if Saddam Hussein was overthrown and Iraq converted into a stable democracy. Led by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, they were installed at various national-security choke points in the government, and nothing moved without their O.K. Bamford comes very close to stating that the hard-liners were wittingly or unwittingly acting as agents of Israel's hard-line Likud Party, which believed Israel should operate with impunity in the region and dictate terms to its neighbors. Such a world view, Bamford argues, was simply repotted by the hard-liners into U.S. foreign policy in the early Bush years, with the war in Iraq as its ultimate goal. Bamford asserts that the backgrounds, political philosophies and experiences of many of the hard-liners helped to hardwire the pro-Israel mind-set in the Bush inner circle and suggests that Washington mistook Israel's interests for its own when it pre-emptively invaded Iraq last year.

The result was a war built on sand - and a CIA that lacked the will to take on its masters. Douglas Feith, a senior Pentagon official, set up several secret offices in the Pentagon that received data from Israel's own intelligence teams and coordinated its findings with them, partly as a way to get around CIA caution in the region."





"No U.S. War for Israel!"

Source: http://www.zionismexplained.org/iraq/iraq.html


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