Monday, February 11, 2008

Bush is dead wrong! The real challenge is surviving until Bush is gone and having a fair election where my man Obama is not assassinated!

Bush is dead wrong! The real challenge is surviving until Bush is gone and having a fair election where my man Obama is not assassinated! I've turned into a fatalist!

I woke up early this morning and heard on the radio something about a report on Iraq that was so damaging to Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, as to their lying to get into Iraq that the Army decided not to make it public. I just don't friggen get it. I thought if there was underhanded activity and lying going on period never mind to start a war and kill American's and Iraqi's, that it was a duty to get it out especially if the information is readily available! I refuse to believe that it can simply be kept away from us. Knowing I just yesterday wrote a breakdown of this entire underhanded hidden race to world war step by step I wanted to talk about this today.

Well I shouldn't have been surprised but I checked every resource I could and I couldn't find hide nor hair of that report on the MSM. If anyone can find it please send me a link please. Anyway while I was looking for it I found so many instances and stories of lying, wrong doing, and cover ups, it absolutely stupefied me. The idiot just says he won't talk about it or he can do what he wants. I just don't friggen get it. I knew that Government openness Bill was a joke as the idiot is the only one that can determine what we can and can not see and what we have to know!
I am just stupefied and can't stop shaking my head. Like you I have been following the nomination results and am happy to see Obama performing as expected. It is really close and I am increasingly concerned about the Super Delegates deciding for us who the nominee will be. I just can't stand this! It is such a joke, fair and honest elections, and get out to vote, your vote matters. What a joke. What a facade. this thing we call Democracy today!

Any while I was researching I found a story on what Bush says are our challenges are for 2008. OMG surviving him is our challenge period. Anyway look at this idiocy!

President Bush offered a number of prescriptions for the economy, Iraq and Iran during an appearance on "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace," taped Saturday at the Camp David presidential retreat. this guys idiocy just continues to blow me away! —On the economy: "I think the experts would tell you we are not in recession. ... But I will tell you that the signs are troubling enough that we all came together and got a robust (economic stimulus) package out." Bush is scheduled to sign the legislation Wednesday. It's a friggen depression you idiot and you created it on purpose. That stupid stimulus package will only"stimulate" you and the wealthy.

Beyond that, he said, "We just have to play it by ear." —On the legality of water boarding and other techniques used to interrogate suspected terrorists: "Whatever we have done was legal, and whatever decision I will make will be reviewed by the Justice Department to determine whether or not the legality is there." WTF we are now advocating torture. Bush has turned his back on America and what she stood for before him. He has disgraced us, the Constitution, and our America, and it is all great to him. He sickens me!

On the long-term U.S. relationship with Iraq: "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. ... We won't have permanent bases. I do believe it is in our interests and the interests of the Iraqi people that we do enter into an agreement on how we are going to conduct ourselves over the next years." what a friggen liar! what do you call that multi Billion dollar Boondoggle Fortress called an Embassy that is built as a monument to his failed middle east democratization program? Besides the largest most expensive, heavily fortified "Embassy" in History! On Iran: "I feel pretty good about making sure that we keep the pressure on Iran. To pressure them so that they understand they're isolated. To pressure them to affect their economy. To pressure them to the point where we hope somebody rational shows up and says, OK, it's not worth it anymore." okay I'm telling you! It isn't worth it anymore. Stop instigating a war we can not afford!

On targeting suspected terrorists by allowing surveillance of phone calls and e-mails of people inside the U.S.: "It's been a difficult issue for me because I am listen, I no more want to trample the civil liberties of the American people than anybody else does. On the other hand, I understand the nature of these people. And I understand the complexities of trying to protect the American people." My ass, what opening our mail? stalking us? surveilling our homes if you want? That lying piece of crap!
On speculation about his relationship with his father, the first President Bush, and its possible impact on his own presidency: "It's shallow. Shallow psychobabble. ... A bunch of people obviously got too much time on their hands." can someone tell me what that means?

On his legacy: "As far as history goes and all of these quotes about people trying to guess what the history of the Bush administration is going to be, you know, I take great comfort in knowing that they don't know what they are talking about, because history takes a long time for us to reach." Bush's idiotic list of 2008 challenges

What the hell, this fool is just stupefying. We do not have to wait for time. We know already what his legacy is. The worst president in History. The President who destroyed America. The President who destroyed the future of the world. The President who destroyed the Constitution. The President who destroyed the gains of every President in the history of the country. The President who created more debt than every President combined. The President who single handedly destroyed the future of every American for years to come. No, we don't have the luxury of passing time. We are living the idiots legacy as we speak! He is only fooling himself! I can't even look at his face and I have to think for the rest of my life what he to America and the world. No we don't have to wait, you're legacy is written and will follow you to your grave!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma


betmo said...

my thought is- we need to record the events somewhere safe for posterity. history is written by the victors- as you well know. seriously, in this age of digital- the hard copy is becoming obsolete- and the legacy in the future may well be one of victory instead of the truth. we need to start putting thing on hard disk and squirreling it away for future generations.

PoliShifter said...

Bush sure does seem to be doing his best to fuck us over before he leaves office.

I'll never forgive Pelosi and the DLC for taking impeachment off the table. They are just as guilty as Bush/Cheney of fucking us over.

an average patriot said...

You know, it really stinks but Bush is already recording his own version of events and history. I am sure those in the future will have to decide which lies to believe as we have often have to.

an average patriot said...

It only gets worse and worse as he increasingly puts his mess on the fast track as he is getting short. That is what me stop writing books and just trying to log this nightmare day by day. It will get worse as his greatest damage is still to come.
I'll never fogive Pelosi, Reid, or any of them as they are all complicit in this crap!

Brother Tim said...

What a moron!!! Put pressure on Iran so they think they're isolated??????? The Chimp is totally delusional. China, Russia, Venezuela, Syria, et al, will NOT isolate Iran. Iran has more backers worldwide than the U.S. does, thanks to the idiot-in-chief. Add to that the introduction of the Iranian Oil Bourse, and we are screwed.

Boy-o-boy.......dis is gonna get ugly.

Karen said...

oy vey, James!

We just need to think positive. Preznut has put this country into such negativity, it's a challenge not to succumb.

libhom said...

People need to keep active. It's really our only option.

Larry said...

What will they do with this Jim:

Individual and State
Ted Lang

Diversity has given way to only two distinct opposites: respect for the individual versus respect for the state. Our nation was created to protect the sanctity of the individual; for freedom, namely the individual’s inherent right to life liberty and property, can only be enjoyed by the individual. In spite of family, friends, religious and political factions and groups, we come into this life as an individual and we will leave it as an individual. Fans and advocates of big cradle-to-grave government are in complete denial when they lust after big government to bring out the best in the individual. Government uses force, to restrain and tax, and will always grow itself. And as it eternally continues to do so, it snuffs out human individuality.

Those who favor the power of the state over the reservation and protection of the rights of the individual see the individual as basically bad, and therefore in need of constant correction and supervision by the power, force and goodness of the state. Statists believe in the astonishingly ridiculous notion that one individual is inherently bad, and therefore, a great number of such individuals taken together, namely, the whole, the state, is better than all its components, and the sum of the whole is needed to ensure that its singularly evil components are prevented from doing wrong to each other. The freedom an individual derives from life and liberty is employed by him in the industry that converts his property into the earnings and wealth with which to sustain his own life and that of his family.

The state not only restricts the life, liberty and property of the individual and his family, but it then reserves for itself also the authority and the threat of force to confiscate the individual and his family’s wealth and earnings. It was the intention of the Declaration of Independence to differentiate between the man-made artificial being that is the state, and the Creator’s design in bringing forth that most sanctified and unique life form: the individual. Freedom cannot be experienced by groups, classes, or populations; it can only be experienced by individuals. The more power and authority the state proclaims for itself, the more it takes away from the individual. And as efforts progress and succeed that expand the regressive loss of individual human freedoms to continually increase the power of the state, the more the resultant tyranny will be felt by individuals, groups, classes and populations.

We are now at a crossroads requiring us to reflect once again upon the reason for the creation of our national government, and its establishment as “a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” And we understand by the political correctness imposed upon us by the corporate establishment mass media that the term “men” also includes women, and that all are not really created equal. There are the stillborn, the retarded, those with birth defects, those born into poverty or while in prison, and those born to great wealth. The intent of the Founders was to give all an equal opportunity to succeed by their choice of vocation and their method of industry to enjoy and partake in the Creator’s gifts of both life and the universe within which we all dwell that sustains us. We are now at that juncture in our nation’s history where we must decide, “whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”

We are now politically an international testing or proving ground, and the present political campaign for president represents an opportunity to again prove our mettle. Indeed, “The brave men, living and dead,” and the women, “who struggled” not only at Gettysburg, but in every war this nation has fought since its inception, was fought to preserve the liberty and sanctity of each and every single, solitary American citizen. And as to the power to “add or detract” in recognizing the sacrifices that have been made by our war-fighters to preserve and protect this now-hallowed proving ground that our Union has become, we see our national purpose frighteningly enfeebled by the very politicians who claim it beyond their “poor power” to detract.

We as a nation once sought to prove ourselves as being worthy of the Creator’s love and confidence in our national purpose of establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. How have we gone so wrong? Can we ever return to our original national purpose?

This is what the 2008 presidential campaign is, or should be, all about. Have the candidates been acknowledging our loss of civil liberties via statutes instead of Constitutional amendments? Have they discussed initiating wars, whether based upon actual intelligence or that considered fraudulent or manufactured “to fit policy”? Have they debated the Federal Reserve’s paper money versus “the coining” of real money, that power reserved only to Congress and not a conclave of extremely wealthy private bankers? Have they debated the serious infringements and deviations political expediency has wrought upon our nation’s rule of law? Has any candidate attempted to discuss and debate these?

The one and only campaign issue that is now profoundly relevant is not a question as to what any one candidate believes is relevant to this juncture in our nation’s history; it is, rather, what we as individual Americans believe to be our true national history and future purpose. Do we believe in our nation’s original purpose? Do we believe this presidential election is indeed our Constitution’s proving ground? If so, and the facts establishing it as such are readily available and discernible, then only one question remains for us as individuals and voters: Do we believe in the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights?

Larry said...

This sounds right Jim:

The US-NATO Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine

Trigger a Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of Life"

By Michel Chossudovsky

What the Western allies face is a long, sustained and proactive defence of their societies and way of life. To that end, they must keep risks at a distance, while at the same time protecting their homelands.

International terrorism today aims to disrupt and destroy our societies, our economies and our way of life. ...

These different sources of [Islamist] propaganda and/or violence vary in their intellectual underpinnings, sectarian and political aims, ... . But what they have in common is an assault on the values of the West – on its democratic processes and its freedom of religion...

Notwithstanding the common perception in the West, the origin of Islamist terrorism is not victimhood, nor an inferiority complex, but a well-financed superiority complex grounded in a violent political ideology.

If the irrational and fanatical [Islamist organizations] get out of hand, there is a risk that, ... the rise of fundamentalisms and despotisms will usher in a new, illiberal age, in which the liberties that Western societies enjoy are seriously jeopardized.

The threats that the West and its partners face today are a combination of violent terrorism against civilians and institutions, wars fought by proxy by states that sponsor terrorism, the behaviour of rogue states, the actions of organised international crime, and the coordination of hostile action through abuse of non-military means.

Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World: Renewing Transatlantic Partnership".

Group report by former chiefs of staff General John Shalikashvili, (US), General Klaus Naumann (Germany), Field Marshal Lord Inge (UK), Admiral Jacques Lanxade (France) and Henk van den Breemen (The Netherlands), published by the Netherlands based Noaber Foundation, December 2007, (emphasis added)

The controversial NATO sponsored report entitled “Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World: Renewing Transatlantic Partnership". calls for a first strike use of nuclear weapons. The preemptive use of nukes would also be used to undermine an "increasingly brutal World" as a means to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction:

"They [the authors of the report] consider that nuclear war might soon become possible in an increasingly brutal world. They propose the first use of nuclear weapons must remain "in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction". (Paul Dibb, Sidney Morning Herald, 11 February 2008)

The group, insists that the option of first strike of nuclear weapons is "indispensable, since there is simply no realistic prospect of a nuclear-free world." (Report, p. 97, emphasis added):

Nuclear weapons are the ultimate instrument of an asymmetric response – and at the same time the ultimate tool of escalation. Yet they are also more than an instrument, since they transform the nature of any conflict and widen its scope from the regional to the global. ...

...Nuclear weapons remain indispensable, and nuclear escalation continues to remain an element of any modern strategy.

Nuclear escalation is the ultimate step in responding asymmetrically, and at the same time the most powerful way of inducing uncertainty in an opponent’s mind. (Ibid, emphasis added)

The Group's Report identifies six key "challenges", which may often result as potential threats to global security:

• Demography. Population growth and change across the globe will swiftly change the world we knew. The challenge this poses for welfare, good governance and energy security (among other things) is vast.

• Climate change. This greatly threatens physical certainty, and is leading to a whole new type of politics – one predicated, perhaps more than ever, on our collective future.

• Energy security continues to absorb us. The supply and demand of individual nations and the weakening of the international market infrastructure for energy distribution make the situation more precarious than ever.

• There is also the more philosophic problem of the rise of the irrational – the discounting of the rational. Though seemingly abstract, this problem is demonstrated in deeply practical ways. [These include] the decline of respect for logical argument and evidence, a drift away from science in a civilization that is deeply technological. The ultimate example is the rise of religious fundamentalism, which, as political fanaticism, presents itself as the only source of certainty.

• The weakening of the nation state. This coincides with the weakening of world institutions, including the United Nations and regional organizations such as the European Union, NATO and others.

• The dark side of globalization ... These include internationalized terrorism, organized crime and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, but also asymmetric threats from proxy actors or the abuse of financial and energy leverage. (Ibid)

Deterrence and Pre-emption

According to the Report, a new concept of deterrence is required directed against both State and non-state actors, This "new deterrence" is based on pre-emption as well as on the ability to "restore deterrence through [military] escalation". In this context, the Report contemplates, what it describes as:

“escalation dominance, the use of a full bag of both carrots and sticks—and indeed all instruments of soft and hard power, ranging from the diplomatic protest to nuclear weapons.” (Report, op city, emphasis added).


In much the same terms as the Bush administration, the NATO sponsored report states, without evidence, that Iran constitutes "a major strategic threat":

"An Iranian nuclear weapons capability would pose a major strategic threat – not only to Israel, which it has threatened to destroy, but also to the region as a whole, to Europe and to the United States. Secondly, it could be the beginning of a new multi-polar nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world." (Report, op. cit., p. 45)

Careful timing? The controversial NATO sponsored report calling for a preemptive nuclear attack on Iran was released shortly after the publication of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report entitled Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities. The latter denies Iran's nuclear capabilities. The NIE report, based on the assessments of sixteen US intelligence agencies, refutes the Bush administration's main justification for waging a preemptive nuclear war on Iran. The NIE report confirms that Iran “halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003.”

"These findings constitute a damning indictment of the Bush administration’s relentless fear-mongering in relation to an alleged nuclear threat from Iran. They demonstrate that just as in the buildup to the war against Iraq five years ago, the White House has been engaged in a systematic campaign to drag the American people into another war based on lies." (See Bill van Auken, 24 January 2008)

It should be noted that this recently declassified intelligence ( pertaining to Iran contained in the 2007 NIE report) was known by the White House, the Pentagon and most probably NATO since September 2003. Ironically, US military documents confirm that the Bush Administration initiated its war preparations against Iran in July 2003, two months prior to the confirmation by US intelligence that Iran did not constitute a nuclear threat.

The July 2003 war scenarios were launched under TIRANNT: Theater Iran Near Term.

The justification for TIRANNT as well as for subsequent US war plans directed against Iran ( which as of 2004 included the active participation of NATO and Israel), has always been that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and plans to use them against us.

Following the publication of the 2007 NIE in early December, there has been an avalanche of media propaganda directed against Tehran, essentially with a view to invalidating the statements of the NIE concerning Tehran's nuclear program.

Moreover, a third sanctions resolution by the UN Security Council, was initiated with a view to forcing Iran to halt uranium enrichment. The proposed UNSC resolution, which is opposed by China and Russia includes a travel ban on Iranian officials involved in the country's nuclear programs, and inspections of shipments to and from Iran "if there are suspicions of prohibited goods" (AFP, 11 February 2008). Meanwhile, French President Nicolas Sarkozy together with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, have been calling for a unified EU sanctions regime against Iran.

Contradicting the US national intelligence estimate (NIE), Bush's most recent speeches continue to portray Iran as a nuclear threat:

"I feel pretty good about making sure that we keep the pressure on Iran to pressure them so they understand they're isolated, to pressure them to affect their economy, to pressure them to the point that we hope somebody rational shows up and says, okay, it's not worth it anymore," Bush said.

Threat to "The Western Way of Life"

The Western media is involved in a diabolical disinformation campaign, the purpose of which is to persuade public opinion that the only way to "create a nuclear free World" is to use nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis, against countries which "threaten our Western Way of Life."

The Western world is threatened. The NATO sponsored report, according to Paul Dibb: "paint(s) an alarming picture of the threats confronting the West, arguing that its values and way of life are under threat and that we are struggling to summon the will to defend them."(Dibb, op cit)

A preemptive nuclear attack -- geographically confined to Middle East (minus Israel?)-- is the proposed end-game. The attack would use US tactical nuclear weapons, which, according to "scientific opinion" (on contract to the Pentagon) are "harmless to the surrounding civilian population because the explosion is underground". (See Michel Chossudovsky The Dangers of a Middle East Nuclear Holocaust, Global Research, 17 February 2006)

B61-11 bunker buster bombs with nuclear warheads Made in America, with an explosive capacity between one third to six times a Hiroshima bomb, are presented as bona fide humanitarian bombs, which minimize the dangers of "collateral damage".

These in-house "scientific" Pentagon assessments regarding the mini-nukes are refuted by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS):

Any attempt to use a [B61-11 bunker buster nuclear bomb] in an urban environment would result in massive civilian casualties. Even at the low end of its 0.3-300 kiloton yield range, the nuclear blast will simply blow out a huge crater of radioactive material, creating a lethal gamma-radiation field over a large area " (Low-Yield Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons by Robert W. Nelson, Federation of American Scientists, 2001 ).

Professor Paul Dibb is a former Australian Deputy Secretary of Defense, who has over the years also occupied key positions in Australia's defense and intelligence establishment. Dibb carefully overlooks the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons in a conventional war theater. According to Dibb, NATO's preemptive nuclear doctrine, which replicates that of the Pentagon, constitutes a significant and positive initiative to "halt the imminent spread of nuclear weapons". .

"They [the group] believe that the West must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the imminent spread of nuclear weapons."

Never mind the nuclear holocaust and resulting radioactive contamination, which would spread Worldwide and threaten, in a real sense, the "way of life".

There is no "way of life" in a World contaminated with deadly radioactive material. But this is something that is rarely discussed in the corridors of NATO or in strategic studies programs in Western universities.

What is frightening in Professor Dibb's article is that he is not expressing an opinion, nor is he analyzing the use of nuclear weapons from an academic research point of view.

In his article, there is neither research on nuclear weapons nor is there an understanding of the complex geopolitics of the Middle East war. Dibb is essentially repeating verbatim the statements contained in NATO/Pentagon military documents. His article is a "copy and paste" summary of Western nuclear doctrine, which in practice calls for the launching of a nuclear holocaust.

The stated objective of a Middle East nuclear holocaust is "to prevent the occurrence of a nuclear war". An insidious logic which certainly out- dwarfs the darkest period of the Spanish inquisition...

Neither NATO nor the Pentagon use the term nuclear holocaust. Moreover, they presume that the "collateral damage" of a nuclear war will in any event be confined geographically to the Middle East and that Westerners will be spared...

But since their in-house scientists have confirmed that tactical nuclear weapons are "safe for civilians", the labels on the bombs have been switched much in the same way as the label on a packet of cigarettes: "This nuclear bomb is safe for civilians"

Nukes: Just Another Tool in the Military Toolbox

The new definition of a nuclear warhead has blurred the distinction between conventional and nuclear weapons:

'It's a package (of nuclear and conventional weapons). The implication of this obviously is that nuclear weapons are being brought down from a special category of being a last resort, or sort of the ultimate weapon, to being just another tool in the toolbox," (Japan Economic News Wire, op cit)

This re-categorization has been carried out. The " green light" for the use of tactical nuclear weapons has been granted by the US Congress. . " Let's use them, they are part of the military toolbox."

We are a dangerous crossroads: military planners believe their own propaganda. The military manuals state that this new generation of nuclear weapons are "safe" for use in the battlefield. They are no longer a weapon of last resort. There are no impediments or political obstacles to their use. In this context, Senator Edward Kennedy has accused the Bush Administration for having developed "a generation of more useable nuclear weapons."

Russia and China

Who else constitutes a threat to " the Western way of life"?

Nukes are also slated to be used against Russia and China, former enemies of the Cold War era.

This post Cold War logic was first revealed, when the Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was leaked to The Los Angeles Times in January 2002. The NPR includes China and Russia alongside the rogue states as potential targets for a first strike nuclear attack. According to William Arkin, the NPR "offers a chilling glimpse into the world of nuclear-war planners: With a Strangelovian genius, they cover every conceivable circumstance in which the president might wish to use nuclear weapons-planning in great detail." (Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2002)

"Decapitate Their Leadership and Destroy their Countries as Functioning Societies"

The use of nukes against "rogue states", including Iran and North Korea (which lost more than a quarter of its population in US bombings during the Korean war) is justified because these countries could act in an "irrational" way. It therefore makes sense to "take em out" before they do something irrational. The objective is: "decapitate their leadership and destroy their countries as functioning societies":

"One line of reasoning is that so-called rogue states, such as Iran and North Korea, are sufficiently irrational to risk a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the US or its allies, such as Israel and South Korea.

The supposition here is that deterrence - that is, threatening the other side with obliteration - no longer works. But even the nasty regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang must know that the US reserves the right to use its overwhelming nuclear force to decapitate the leadership and destroy their countries as modern functioning societies. (Dibb, op cit., emphasis added)

Use nuclear weapons to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.

But of course, lest we forget, America's nuclear arsenal as well as that of France, Britain and Israel are not categorized as "weapons of mass destruction", in comparison with Iran's deadly nonexistent nuclear weapons program.

Bin Laden's Nuclear Program

Now comes the authoritative part of the Pentagon-NATO preemptive doctrine: We need to use nukes against bin Laden, because Islamic "fanatics" can actually make a nuclear weapons or buy them from the Russians on the black market.

The Report calls for a first strike nuclear attack directed against Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda, which has the ability, according to expert opinion, of actually producing small nuclear bombs, which could be used in a Second 9/11 attack on America: .

The second line of reasoning [contained in the NATO sponsored report] is more difficult to refute. It argues that extreme fanatical terrorists, such as al-Qaeda, cannot be deterred because (a) they do not represent a country and therefore cannot be targeted and (b) they welcome death by suicide. So, we have to shift the concept of nuclear deterrence to the country or regime supplying the terrorists with fissile material.

Nuclear weapons require materials that can be made only with difficulty. Once these materials are obtained by terrorists, however, the barriers to fabricating a weapon are much lower. In that sense the nuclear threat today is greater than it was in the Cold War and it seems the terrorists cannot be deterred.( Dibb, op cit, emphasis added)

The alleged nuclear threat by Al Qaeda is taken very seriously. The Bush administration has responded with overall defense spending (budget plus war theater) in excess of one trillion dollars. This massive amount of public money has been allocated to financing the "Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT).

Confirmed by Pentagon documents, this military hardware including aircraft carriers, fighter jets, cruise missiles and nuclear bunker buster bombs, is slated to be used as part of the "Global War on Terrorism". In military jargon the US is involved in asymmetric warfare against non-State enemies. ( The concept of Asymmetric Warfare was defined in The National Defense Strategy of the United States of America (2005)

"The American Hiroshima"

The US media has the distinct ability to turn realities upside down. The lies are upheld as indelible truths. The "Islamic terrorists" have abandoned their AK 47 kalashnikov rifles and stinger missiles; they are not only developing deadly chemical and biological weapons, they also have nuclear capabilities.

The fact, amply documented, that Al Qaeda is supported by the CIA and Britain's MI6 is beside the point.

The nuclear threat is not directed against the Middle East but against the USA, the perpetrators and architects of nuclear war are bin Laden's Al Qaeda, which is planning to launch a nuclear attack on an American city:

"U.S. government officials are contemplating what they consider to be an inevitable and much bigger assault on America, one likely to kill millions, destroy the economy and fundamentally alter the course of history,...

According to captured al-Qaida leaders and documents, the plan is called the "American Hiroshima" and involves the multiple detonation of nuclear weapons already smuggled into the U.S. over the Mexican border with the help of the MS-13 street gang and other organized crime groups. (World Net Daily, 11 July 2005, emphasis added)

The New York Times confirms that an Al Qaeda sponsored "American Hiroshima" "could happen" .

"Experts believe that such an attack, somewhere, is likely." (NYT, 11 August 2004)

According to the Aspen Strategy Group which is integrated among others, by Madeleine Albright, Richard Armitage, Philip D. Zelikow, Robert B. Zoellick, "the danger of nuclear terrorism is much greater than the public believes, and our government hasn't done nearly enough to reduce it.":

If a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon, a midget even smaller than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, exploded in Times Square, the fireball would reach tens of millions of degrees Fahrenheit. It would vaporize or destroy the theater district, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and Carnegie Hall (along with me and my building). The blast would partly destroy a much larger area, including the United Nations. On a weekday some 500,000 people would be killed. (NYT, 11 August 2004)

"Threaten them with a devastating [nuclear] attack"

According to professor Dibb, nuclear deterrence should also apply in relation to Al Qaeda, by holding responsible the governments which help the terrorists to develop their nuclear weapons capabilities:

"Ashton Carter, a former US assistant secretary for defense, has recently argued, the realistic response is to hold responsible, as appropriate, the government from which the terrorists obtained the weapon or fissile materials and threaten them with a devastating [nuclear] strike. In other words, deterrence would work again. (Dibb, op cit)

The real nuclear threat is coming from bin Laden. The objective is to "to do away with our way of life":

None of this is to underestimate the impact of a nuclear weapon being detonated in an American city. It could be catastrophic, but it is highly unlikely to threaten the very survival of the US. To believe otherwise risks surrendering to the fear and intimidation that is precisely the terrorists' stock in trade.

General Richard Myers, another former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, has claimed that if [Islamic] terrorists were able to kill 10,000 Americans in a nuclear attack, they would "do away with our way of life". But Hiroshima and Nagasaki incurred well over 100,000 instant deaths and that did not mean the end of the Japanese way of life. (Ibid, emphasis added)

In an utterly twisted and convoluted argument, professor Dibb transforms the US-NATO threat to wage a nuclear war on Iran into an Al Qaeda operation to attack an American city with nuclear weapon.

Dibb presents the US-NATO menace to trigger what would result in a Middle East nuclear holocaust as a humanitarian operation to save American lives. By implication, the Al Qaeda sponsored "American Hiroshima" would be supported by Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. and this in turn would immediately provide a juste cause (casus belli) for retaliation against Iran

"What a nuclear attack on a US city would mean, however, is an understandable American retaliation in kind. So, those countries that have slack control over their fissile nuclear materials and cozy relations with terrorists need to watch out. A wounded America would be under enormous pressure to respond in a wholly disproportionate manner.

And then we would be in a completely changed strategic situation in which the use of nuclear weapons might become commonplace. Ibid, emphasis added).

Dick Cheney's Second 9/11

The insinuation that Al Qaeda is preparing an attack on America has been on the lips of Vice President Dick Cheney for several years now. Cheney has stated on several occasions since 2004, that Al Qaeda is preparing a "Second 9/11": .

In August 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney is reported to have instructed USSTRATCOM, based at the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, to draw up a "Contingency Plan", "to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States". (Philip Giraldi, Attack on Iran: Pre-emptive Nuclear War, The American Conservative, 2 August 2005)

Dick Cheney's "Contingency Plan" was predicated on the preemptive war doctrine. Implied in the "Contingency Plan" was the presumption that Iran would be behind the attacks.

The Pentagon in a parallel initiative has actually fine-tuned its military agenda to the point of actually envisaging a Second 9/11 scenario as a means to providing the US administration with a "credible" justification to attack Iran and Syria:

"Another [9/11 type terrorist] attack could create both a justification and an opportunity that is lacking today to retaliate against some known targets [Iran and Syria]" (Statement by Pentagon official, leaked to the Washington Post, 23 April 2006, emphasis added)

Meanwhile,. the US Congress is concerned that an "American Hiroshima" could potentially damage the US economy:

"What we do know is that our enemies want to inflict massive casualties and that terrorists have the expertise to invent a wide range of attacks, including those involving the use of chemical, biological, radiological and even nuclear weapons. ... [E]xploding a small nuclear weapon in a major city could do incalculable harm to hundreds of thousands of people, as well as to businesses and the economy,...(US Congress, House Financial Services Committee, June 21, 2007).

As far as sensitizing public opinion to the dangers of US sponsored nuclear war, there is, with a few exceptions, a scientific and intellectual vacuum: No research, no analysis, no comprehension of the meaning of a nuclear holocaust which in a real sense threatens the future of humanity. This detachment and lack of concern of prominent intellectuals characterizes an evolving trend in many universities and research institutes in the strategic studies, the sciences and social sciences.

Academics increasingly tow the line. They remain mum on the issue of a US sponsored nuclear war. There is a tacit acceptance of a diabolical and criminal military agenda, which in a very sense threatens life on this planet. The US-NATO doctrine to use nukes on a preemptive basis with a view to "saving the Western World's way of life" is not challenged in any meaningful way either by academics or media experts in strategic studies.

an average patriot said...

Yes the entire world knows he is a moron except for the deciding idiot. The majority of the world is uniting as we speak to take the moron on and we are in serious trouble.
It really peeves me as 2 of my sons are preparing to go back to Iraq. Man what a nightmarwe future Bush has created for us and our kids regardless of who is unfortunate enough to inherit his mess.

an average patriot said...

I agree! Bush has stacked the deck against average American's and ours and the worlds future as we know it but we can not and will not stop fighting to regain control of our lives and future!

an average patriot said...

Welcome! Yes we must continue to try and make a difference and fight this mess of a future Bush has set up for us regardless of who is unfortunate enough to inherit his mess. I just hope it is Obama as I believe it will be and he survives to help us.

an average patriot said...

We no longer matter nor does the reason America was formed. The Presidency has now been allowed too much power and can do what it wants and Bush is. The Government today is all that matters and not the people. Hopefully Obama will be able to change that.

an average patriot said...

You know I contribute to and generally agree with Chossudovsky and Global Research. You also know the entire world reserves the right for first strike and that mutual destruction is no longer a deterant but appears to be the goal!
You also know bush got back into the middle east to trigger this entire mess. Destroying America is not a worry of his but only one of his hidden agendas.
you also know that I expect the nuclear world war three to start in the middle east and the fall out will spread around the entire world.
However, the biggest threat to us and our America is not Muslim terrorists but America's Government and terrorism!
Michel sounds uncharacteristically like a right winger! This still just developing mess will not be avoided and will be much worse than Michel or anyone else can imagine!

TomCat said...

Jim, on Bush statement that experts say we are not in a recession, that is true. There are also experts who will say, if paid enough to say so, that the earth is flat.

an average patriot said...

You're entirely right! There are also experts and I consider myself one who know this is just the beginning of the second Great Depression. It will be put off until Bush is gone but it will happen period and Bush set it up.
I am pretty excited! I just figured a way out of this world war mess and I will finish putting it together shortly. I would like to know what you think about it and pass the idea around. It's a winner!

Aardvark EF-111B said...


If Obama is defeated (a strong possibility still), so it is probably a NeoCon Conspiracy

If Obama get shut [God Forbid, i don't like him, but i don't like him to become iconic martyr either], so it is definitely a NeoCon Conspiracy

Self-Victimization is unbelievably tempting !!!

an average patriot said...

I am banking on Obama! I would have preferred Gore or Edwards but I believe Obama will do the job and is smart enough to surround himself with intelligent peopl and notofficial liars.
I firmly expect though some kind of conspiracy assassination or something to keep him out and from unifying the people.