Sunday, September 07, 2008
It has been asked what this government is afraid of. Rob Kall of OpEdNews made the point that America’s most deadly weapons, formidable contingents of men in arms has failed to prove or demonstrate that the US is “powerful” –only that it is, in fact, afraid!
…the most powerful most deadly weapons and contingents of armed men does not mean that you are powerful, it means that you are afraid. It means that everywhere you go you go in fear. You are too afraid to go about in this world as we all do, with open hands and goodwill, and show up unarmed and with nothing to hide. You have everything to hide. —And Then We Will Die
What is this ‘government’ afraid of? TRUTH! The Bush administration is absolutely terrified of the truth about its many failures and crimes.
- The catastrophic failure in Iraq
- Bush’s incompetent mismanagement of the economy.[See: The Truth About George] An excerpt:
US Comptroller General David Walker refuted George W. Bush’s claims that his administration can cut the federal deficit in half within five years without changing policies. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Bush has argued that by 2006, growth prompted by his $1.7-trillion tax cut plus spending cuts will pare deficits in half.” Contrary to Bush’s claims, Walker, the nation’s chief fiscal officer stated that, “The idea that this is manageable or that we are going to grow our way out of the problem is just flat false.” CBSNews.com reports that Walker went on to say that, “It’s time to admit that we’re in a fiscal hole and to stop digging,” yet Bush has refused to change his mind about making the tax cuts permanent. Despite Bush’s pledge to not “pass [problems] on to other Presidents and other generations,” according to Walker, that’s exactly what is about to happen. In an interview with United Press International, Walker grimly states that, “We must begin to come to grips with the dawning fiscal realities that threaten our nation’s children’s and grandchildren’s future.” Get more information on how this economic squeeze is forcing states and the federal government to cut back on aid to the nation’s poorest families, many of whom are headed by women. Sources: CBSNews.com, “Watchdog Declaring Deficit Crisis,” Sept. 17, 2003; Los Angeles Times, “Bush’s Economic Growth Forecast Called ‘False’,” Oct. 7, 2003.
- Bush’s fraudulent, ham-fisted war on terrorism, in fact, creating ‘terrorism’ in places where it had not existed before. Primarily, Iraq!
According to the July 2007 National Intelligence Estimate:
Al Qaeda represents a very serious threat to America’s security. “Al Qaeda will remain the most serious terrorist threat to the Homeland, as its central leadership continues to plan high-impact plots.”
- Al Qaeda has reconstituted its ability to strike America and is actively operating and plotting attacks against the United States from its safe haven in Pakistan. “We assess the group has protected or regenerated key elements of its Homeland attack capability, including a safehaven in the Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas.”
- The war in Iraq> is serving as a powerful recruiting tool for al Qaeda, providing the group with access to new resources, operatives and supporters. “We assess that al Qaeda will probably seek to leverage the contacts and capabilities of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), its most visible and capable affiliate and the only one known to have expressed a desire to attack the Homeland. In addition, we assess that its association with AQI helps al Qaeda to energize the broader Sunni extremist community, raise resources, and to recruit and indoctrinate operatives, including for Homeland attack.”
To the great detriment of US security, the Bush Administration has failed to grasp the nature of al Qaeda’s continued and resurgent threat and has proven incapable of advancing a viable strategy to respond to it. This NIE is the latest evidence that the Administration is losing ground in the war on terrorism, and that its flawed strategy in Iraq is empowering al Qaeda and making us less safe at home. Recent statements from the President show that the White House continues to be out of step with the intelligence community. It is time that the Bush Administration stop spinning the intelligence, level with the American people, and rethink its national security strategy.–The Bush Administration Has Not Made America More Secure From Terrorism
NY Times editorializes that we now have real evidence that the Bush policy of Preventive War is not only wrong but also a complete failure.
So far, the preventive war doctrine has had one real test: the invasion of Iraq. Mr. Bush terrified millions of Americans into believing that forcibly changing the regime in Baghdad was the only way to keep Iraq’s supposed stockpiles of unconventional weapons out of the hands of Al Qaeda. Then it turned out that there were no stockpiles and no operational links between Saddam Hussein’s regime and Al Qaeda’s anti-American terrorism. Meanwhile, America’s longstanding defensive alliances were weakened and the bulk of America’s ground combat troops tied down in Iraq for what now appears to be many years to come. If that is making this country safer, it is hard to see how. The real lesson is that America dangerously erodes its military and diplomatic defenses when it charges off unwisely after hypothetical enemies.Before the Iraq fiasco, American leaders rightly viewed war as a last resort, appropriate only when the nation’s vital interests were actively threatened and reasonable diplomatic efforts had been exhausted. That view always left room for pre-emptive attacks; America is under no obligation to sit and wait, if it is clear that some enemy is actually preparing to strike first. But it correctly drew the line at preventive wars against potential foes who might, or might not, be thinking about doing something dangerous. As the administration’s disastrous experience in Iraq amply demonstrates, that is still the wisest course and the one that keeps America most secure in an increasingly dangerous era.–New York Times as cited: Pacific Views: A Catastrophic Failure: Bush’s Preventive War Policy
When the final analysis is in, it will be clear that Bush will have made ‘terrorism’ worse, just as terrorist incidents were three times higher during the Reagan years than during the Clinton administration. One of the reasons terrorism is worse under GOP regimes is that GOP policies inspire opposition abroad. When the US presence by virtue of CIA and other atrocities is seen to be oppressive (and it almost always is), PEOPLE will strike back against an oppressive military power in the only way that is left them. Whether it is ‘terrorism’ or some other term depends upon whose side you are on. If you happen to be on the side of capitalist imperialists and big corporations, it is ‘terrorism’. If you happen to be on the other side –it’s something else. In any case, FBI stats, published by the Brookings Institution showed conclusively that terrorism during the regime of Ronald Reagan was THREE TIMES HIGHER than terrorism under the regime of Bill Clinton. Domestically, the same principle applies. Domestic ‘terrorism’ will, of course, increase exponentially if the current oppressive regime DEFINES any opposition its missrule as ‘terrorist’ in nature.
The FBI admits it has has no ‘evidence’ to support popular myths that some four airliners were hijacked by terrorists and used as weapons on 911. Meanwhile, NTSB, in response to an FOIA request, released Flight data indicating that Flight 77 never dropped below 273 feet after it took off. Simply: it could NOT have crashed into the Pentagon. The same flight data disproves assertions that Flight 77 damaged 40 foot light poles enroute to the crash. It was too high (273 ft) and on a trajectory that differed by 20 degrees the trajectory of whatever it was that damaged the poles. According to NTSB Flight Data Flight 93 could not have crashed in the field in PA. Their investigation, says the FBI, was based upon mere assumptions: that said flights had, in fact, been hijacked, that Pentagon wreckage really was from Flight 77, that all the said hijackers were killed in the attacks. In fact, the BBC reported that some of he hijackers ‘survived’. The admissions from the FBI and disclosure from the NTSB pull the rug from beneath a panoply of black-hearted lies by Bush and his administration. The official conspiracy theory of 911 is kaput! Because the GOP exploits fear and is dependent upon it, it is defined by fear –fear of people, fear of free speech, fear of the truth.