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Our Leaders, the Enemy

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Our Leaders, the Enemy “[T]he broad mass of a nation … will more easily fall victim to

 a big lie than to a small one” Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, I.x


Forty years ago, when Israeli air and naval forces attacked and bombed the U.S. Navy intelligence ship Liberty, the thirty-four Americans who died while patriotically serving their country were buried in the cold graveyard of treachery dug by their leaders.  The 172 injured survivors lived to mourn not only their loss, but to forever be shackled by the weight of a reality not shared by other Americans -  Ward Boston Jr. who served as chief counsel to the Navy's Court of Inquiry into the attack on the U.S. Navy intelligence ship Liberty stated: “The evidence was clear. We [Adm. Isaac C. Kidd] both believed with certainty that this attack was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew.”  President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered a cover-up of the incident sending a clear signal that American lives would be sacrificed to inconspicuous agendas[i]. 


The bodies of the brave Americans have been buried under a rubble of lies; the deception that buried them, an uncontrollable weed, has claimed the bodies of so many more soldiers since.  Who knows of the untold number of innocent ‘others’ in parts unknown or unreported since?  It would seem that the weeds entangling our leaders have their roots in such think tanks as the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS).  Their ‘mission statement’ in part is:


It is the integrity of Western societies, in effect the struggle within Western societies to resist, and to turn back, the Redirection of Western purposes by Western Elites.”  Western societies are poised today to converge with Islam. Judeo-Christian, West European America is the enemy and target of these Elites. Particularly have White people become the target as these Elites, like Islam itself, have roused the huge and disaffected Black populations of the Americas, making them the instrument for Elite aims. After a half century of nurturing institutional destruction of Western societies, the Elites have now converged with terrorist Islam to herd the peoples of these societies, literally into killing fields. In this effort none are more helpful than the Judeo-Christian, Western and Caucasian populations themselves. The mission of the Institute and its programs is to reverse and restore what is now marked for destruction.” [1]


Noteworthy among IASPS strategists, for the purpose of this article, are names such as Elie Krakowsky,  David Wurmser, and Richard Perle.   They would seem to have a gift of prophecy for the focus of their research is countries that have been or since become involved in destabilization, genocide, and war.


Afghanistan - Krakowsky’s distinction is owed to a strategy paper called “The Afghan Vortex” (May 2000).   The main thrust of the paper is the importance of Afghanistan ( “crossroads between what Halford MacKinder called the world’s Heartland and the Indian sub continent. It owes its importance to its location at the confluence of major routes.  A boundary between land power and sea power, it is the meeting point between opposing forces larger than itself”; and the opportunities it presents for the West which can be arrived at only with ‘external intervention’.  The paper also argues that the ‘interested states’ that have a stake in Afghanistan must see that active participation in stabilizing it is the only solution.  “ Only the United States has this capability”, according to Krakowshy[ii].


Then September 11 happened.


‘Interested states’, including Russia, China, Pakistan, and even Iran, cooperated with the United States.  Two months after the tragedy of 9/11, a confident Krakowsky appeared on CNN informing the listeners that if the United States took a forceful role, the people would unite and calm would ensue, especially if the king were more than just symbolic.[iii]  Krakowsky had assurances from the Afghan people after having spoken to them in undisclosed circumstances.  One has to wonder when this conversation took place - during the pounding of Afghan villages or before.


Iraq, Syria & Palestine - Richard Perle authored “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm”.  Among his recommendations was “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq”[iv].  


In this strategy paper, Perle also recommended “First and foremost, Israel’s efforts to secure its streets may require hot pursuit into Palestinian-controlled areas, a justifiable practice with which Americans can sympathize.”   The Americans did indeed sympathize by starving the Palestinians for electing a government of their choice; an event that the world would otherwise recognize as ‘free elections’, a necessary step towards democracy.  However,  Israel and the United States had other plans and they are overtly and shamelessly cementing the scaffolding of a coup against Hamas. 


Given that on February 27, 1994, Rabbi Yaacov Perrin said "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail",  like ‘brothers in a cage, the Arabs are being pitted against each other, Palestinian against Palestinian.  Mr. Bush, at the behest of Israel, having led the starvation efforts of the Palestinians to the point where he would be certain they would turn on each other, and having armed the Fatah party[v], is watching them kill each other.  Assured of their destructive ways, Israel comes into play by announcing that it has plans to send 20,000 troops into Gaza "to destroy much of Hamas's military capability in days."[vi]


Likewise, having armed militias in Lebanon and inside refugee camps to oppose Hezbollah, the neo-cons are now content that Lebanon is once again sliding towards a civil war with Lebanese killing each other.[vii]  In Iraq, having first armed the Shiites, the neo-cons arm the Sunni insurgents to fight ‘al-Qaeda’[viii], and the world is witnessing in horror as the civil war is delivering more dead Iraqis.   However, with Prussian methodology, nothing will be left to chance.  If the neo-cons cannot bring the long-suffering population of the Middle East to their knees or be rid of them, they will ‘zap’ or ‘fry’ them with a state of the art microwave like machine developed by Raytheon, with invisible beams which penetrate just a 64th of inch beneath the skin, deep enough to heat up the water inside a person – enough to cause excruciating pain if nothing else[ix] .


That done, Dick Cheney with David Wurmser at his side can freely implement their long simmering plans for Iran.  Perhaps if Rumsfeld had shook hands on this instead of chemical weapons and conventional arms, Saddam would not have felt obliged to kill his opponents by the thousands – he would have used the same torture mechanism the Americans are using today.


Iran - U.S. and Israeli officials opened talks March 1 on a new multi-year plan for U.S. aid to the Jewish state, which could seek additional funds to “meet evolving threats from Iran, Syria and Islamic militants.” Under the 1998 plan which expires in 2008, military aid to Israel rose from $1.8 billion to $2.4 billion per year.  Under the new plan, the U.S. is considering new Navy warships based on the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, up to 100 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, primary aircraft trainers, troop transports and the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile defense system.[x] According to the same source, the additional funds for Tel Aviv being considered by the Bush White House and Congress is for the “development and procurement of systems needed to defend against the growing terror threat and the specter of an Iranian nuclear attack”.   One has to wonder if this arsenal will be used to defend against a non-existent bomb or used to attack Iran and any other country that dares to demand self rule given that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has the following attributes:

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