Thursday, January 31, 2008

Here is an editorial piece I posted on today's Wayne Madsen Report [subscription required] in response to a frustraded member's comments blaming "Zionist Jews" for the current American political and economic crisis.  You can find the entire article and discussion that inspired my rejoinder at "With McCain as GOP frontrunner, time to return to Yankee Station and 1967" on WMR.

But first, here is our frustrated member's media contribution to the main topic, apparently an independent attempt to swiftboat John McCain, one that subversively seems to raise questions tainted by a subtle racism implying the involvement of the Obama Campaign.

David, use of the term "Zionism" is one thing and there certainly is cause for concern regarding the power of lobbies in general in the United States. Among them is one of the most powerful, one that is associated with the Straussian Neoconservative seizure of power as well as the Pentagon's Larry Franklin espionage scandal related to the Iraq War AND the ongoing AIPAC-ATC espionage/nuclear/opium smuggling scandal that WMR has been on top of since the very beginning.

I'm referring of course to the Israel Lobby, which has been carefully analyzed in the recent controversial publication by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt -- controversial within the lobbying community that supports the "neoconservative movement," that is.

I think most of us will agree that lobbies have corrupted the democratic process, especially in the House of Representatives where Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, at the height of Republican power, were responsible for rewriting the legislative rules of the House. Their combined efforts have resulted in House rules that kill all discussion of bills proposed by them by bringing them to the floor for a vote in less time than a speed-reader could keep up with the pace. At the same time, those who cooperated were provided with “earmarks” that were written into each piece of Legislation ahead of time so that fellow Republicans had opportunities to grab a bite of the pork as it rushed through on the way to passage. This resulted in a record pork barrel spending cook-off at a magnitude 600% above the previous Democratic Party record established during the wasteful days of “the Welfare State,” against which Reagan railed -- all by a “conservative” Republican Party once noted for its strident stinginess. At the same time, DeLay’s rewrite of House rules enabled corruption of such intumescence as to despoil and dishonor our Republic as if she were the revealed Whore of Babylon of Evangelistic prophesy and Rastafarian notoriety. The political and economic traumas they have caused are wounds from which the republic has not yet begun to recover effectively, no thanks to a stunned, demurred and confused Democratic Party House leadership.

And why not take the money and run? Why not bitch-slap this sour old widow of the Enlightenment and snatch her purse? It was not corporate tax dollars that paid for this banquet of buzzards; the corporate taxes of those who had not already scampered away to safe tax havens such as the Virgin Islands, Bahrain or the Bahamas, had been slashed to the bone. Both the Iraqi War and the Republican kick-back-pork-party were being paid for by the working class while the legislative bills they rode into law stripped American workers of our right to overtime pay, bankruptcy protection, civil liberties, national infrastructure, unions, jobs ("outsourced") fair and decent health care, real and effective "homeland security" at ports and along our borders, veterans' benefits and very nearly our social security benefits.  

Thanks to Grover Norquest's dictum of "drowning the government in its own bathwater" Tom DeLay, Dick Cheney, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and a host of corporatist cronies gutted the treasury while forcing Congress to borrow from foreign sources such as the Chinese in order to support BushCo and his Cheney-led neocon war for empire in the Middle East. We now face recession and a possible future depression while these crooks and the elitists they serve abscond to a Globalized Economy now centered in Europe on the Euro leaving us "the empty bag." Incredulously, the economic fixes they now offer up amount to more of the same economic incompetence.  

David, while I understand your frustration (I share it too) can we not make this thing about "the Zionist Jews"? That's a simplistic form of scapegoating, a particularly pernicious form of scapegoating that the Nazis used to seize power in post-Weimar republican Germany in the midst of economic crisis. It’s the type of scapegoating being implemented in media doses across the Southwest against migrant workers and their families in order to scare up the white vote, whites who are being told it’s the Mexicans who are taking their jobs, not the corporatists who have restructured the economy into a borderless wasteland that benefits companies like Wal-Mart and its union-busting business policies.

You might be surprised to know, David, that many "Neoconservatives" -- while very many of them are in fact ethnic Jews who coalesced into a political movement focusing on hawkish foreign policy imperatives under Reagan after Carter allowed the Shaw to fall and thereby failed to check the Islamist Movement that now threatens the security of Israel, our dearest ally in the region -- oh yes, many, if not most, "Neoconservatives" are functionally agnostic. One hundred million repetitions of “Baruch atta Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, sheh'hech'iyanu v'kiy'manu, …” from a hundred thousand synagogues in ten thousand cities did not make this happen. 

Our anger should not be focused on a religious orientation, one that is not in the least monolithically aligned with Zionism; rather, we should be challenging the Machiavellian undercurrents of a political movement that avoids the democratic process by enlisting the elite in corrupting the people's representatives through lobbies and special interest groups. We should be confronting the propagandists who manipulated a nation of conservative, covertly racist evangelicals into voting for “The Rapture” so that they would not be “left behind” at the Apocalypse as George Bush is “taken up to heaven.” We should be arresting and trying the leaders of Dibold and its technicians for helping them steal two national elections and facilitating The Machine. We should be feeding the lies of the media to them intravenously. We should be impeaching the members of the conspiratorial “Supreme Nines.” We should be challenging at every election and every recall the authoritarian hawks that have seized control of our once great republic via a fabricated construct they call "the unitary presidency," an absurdity that amounts to Mussolini fascism in American redux.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Giving It All Away

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Exploitation at Both Ends of the BushCo Smuggling Pipeline; Cocaine, Heroin and the Private Prison Industry

Generally, I haven't much favored Obama. I think he lacks experience; I'm concerned about the presence of neocon think-tankers on his staff; his coziness with Lieberman concerns me; and his playing on race is palpable, especially when he attempts to "channel" MLK all the way down to the Gospel cadences of the fallen Civil Rights legend. Because of what appears to be a lack of authenticity that comes with genuine political maturity and the undercurrent of neo-conservatism in his foreign policy, I do not trust him when he says he will end the war.

Despite all this, and given progressive governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano’s forthcoming endorsement - a genuinely solid voice within the prison reform movement -- Obama SHOULD be trusted to end the PRISON PLANET mentality simply BECAUSE of his race.

Law & Order conservatism has revealed itself to be an insidious form of the creeping fascism that has led to a 600% increase in the prison population since the institution of "lock-‘em-up-and-throw-away-the-key Rockefeller Laws of the Reagan race-bating and hippie-slamming 80s, laws that have led to the criminalization of the DISEASE of addiction, laws that reinforce the institutional racism of the plantation era, laws that belie the hypocrisy of national leaders such as Clinton and Bush who, if not for their race and class, would be in prison today.

In fact, the current First Lady has a tragic DWI/intoxication-manslaughter case in her past that was swept under the carpet.

George Dubya Bush had two DWIs swept from his record by Poppy and notoriously used cocaine at Camp David right under his nose.

George H. W. Bush, himself a national patriarch, is notoriously responsible for the explosive growth of the Latin American cocaine cartels when he headed the Iran-Contra Affair as vice president and former head of CIA.

During the Iran-Contra war, John Walters, George Dubya Bush’s current DRUG CZAR, along with Walters’ father, was part of Ollie North’s negotiation team that met with Manuel Noriega to discuss cocaine price-fixing and Noriega’s cut at the Panamanian trafficking choke-point. Walters knows his trade and his propaganda role better than any other.

Not surprisingly, given the nature of the DISEASE of alcoholism, no respecter of a “Christian’s” status as “reborn,” Dubya continues to relapse, especially when outside the country or on holiday to the consternation of his co-dependent First Lady, who leaves and comes back, leaves and comes back, leaves and comes back in dizzying cycles of the “merry-go-round of denial.” The First Family’s “merry-go-round” is also rumored to include domestic violence, even in the White House [see Globe cover below].

Vice President Dick Cheney’s alcoholism is legendary – at least among Texas lawyers and duck hunters. He has several DWI’s as well, DWIs that you will not find while researching his personal history. Current investigations of the D.C. Madam Scandal, include Cheney’s participation among Arlington’s elite in private parties that are reminiscent of the days of Ancient Greece and Rome and their orgies of wine, sex and gambling.

After purging CIA following the A-Team's complicity with Valerie Plame in attempting to foil the Bush Administration's jury rigging of the evidence against Saddam Hussien, the "A-Team's" internal intelligence war with the neocons in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans -- the GHW Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld "B-Team" -- only intensified. George Tenet's act of falling on his sword for the Dubya was not convincing, especially when he was awarded the President's Medal in the wake of his resignation as head of CIA. The traditionalist pro-Democracy "A-Team" annalists have continued to actively subvert the Straussian forces of fascism in the Bush Government by leaking the very intel that BushCo toadies are trying to suppress as they advance across the Rubicon against our Republic.

Last weekend, Sibel Edmonds began to spill her beans – unreported by the MSM. Corroborating her story, parts of which are still under gag rule and yet to emerge, is the work of Valerie Plame and her front company Brewster, Jennings and Associates. Frightening details are coming out of the BushCo closet concerning a heroin and nuclear proliferation pipeline, once controlled by the National Syndicate under Meyer Lansky and his “French Connection,” threatened by RFK, then blossoming into a world network under CIA/Mossad guidance in Vietnam/Burma, nurtured to continental American prominence under Poppy Bush in Latin America and his Ollie North guided Iran-Contra Affair and abused to feed nuclear technology into Pakistan by the BushCo “B-Team” in the Pentagon during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. These covert acts of war were illegal and Bush Sr. officials lied under oath to Congress concerning both the support of the Contras and the arming of Pakistan.

Tragically, the BushCo attempt to create a "nuclear deterrence" against Soviet supported India and their Pakistani enemy, while providing a base of CIA operations to assist the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan against the Soviets, backfired when the Pakistanis decided that all of the Ummah should possess the bomb. Hence we have a can of worms in the Middle East with the possibility of nuclear war looming against Israel, who was armed through the same network that Ms. Edmonds and the CIA A-Team struggle to expose in the cause of world peace.

Astonishingly, Dubya attempted to uses the Mossad pipeline to PLANT VX-gas in Iraq AFTER THE FACT but was busted by Plame in Turkey.

He is currently using the pipeline to PLANT evidence of a nuclear development program in IRAN in order to justify the ongoing Zionist/neocon war in the middle east and then it’s on to the Caspian Basin; that is, if we still have an economy. By outing Plame and her CIA deep-cover operation, Cheney, Bush and their neocon B-Team of Zionist hawks avoided detection for the short-term and perhaps even long enough to avoid impeachment by a Democratic controlled Congress who seems afraid of creating more controversy before the November elections. Nevertheless, it is the inescapable conclusion of the world community of nations that the Bush Administration has committed war crimes of the most egregious nature while they continue to avoid accountability, indicating the passive complicity of a corrupt Congress, if not their active support, undoubtedly encouraged by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and ATC (American Turkish Council) who were both involved in establishing the nuclear espionage network wherein American politicians and administrators accepted bribes to look the other way. Dennis Hastert is among the first to resign. Edmonds' work in exposing the Turkish-Israeli-Pakistani-Pentagon-AIPAC smuggling network has earned her the respect of a nation, even in the face of the criminal cover-up directed against her and Valerie Wilson Plame and husband Joseph Wilson.

That’s right, nuclear secrets heading east to the Middle East and Afghanistan opium heading west to Turkey to be refined into heroin before transport to Europe and America, all as a Mossad/B-Team/BushCo scheme to launder money and raise funds for the shadow operations of our Cheney/Netanyahu-Ariel Sharon Shadow Governments.

If I were Obama, I’d spend at least half of all campaign contributions on security. This same Shadow Government, given birth as a coup d'├ętat against JFK/RFK, will not suffer his Kennedyesque idealism and progressivism……..unless deals have already been cut, as in the case of John McCain and his recent “surge” in the polls due to Lieberman/Krathammer/Neocon endorsements that undoubtedly involve the manipulation of the polls prior to the New Hampshire primary.

End the sham “War on Drugs” against BushCo Cartel competition. Vote FOR prison reform and end the privatization of the prison industry by which BushCo & Associates continue to exploit a medically treatable illness (known as addiction), exploitation such as through the former CIA front company Wackenhut, a front that provided security for cocaine trafficking into the United States during Iran-Contra and security for biotech development of WMDs on Native American reservations outside LA, a Legion of neocon pig-possessed demons renamed The GEO Group Inc., the second largest private prison contractor in the U.S., who even now profits from contracts associated with the notorious gulags at Guantanamo Bay.


How many more innocent bystanders will be exploited?

Hang onto your hats, folks. State Department higher-ups (Grossman and possibly Armitage), Neocon Pentagon wonks (Feith, Wolfowitz, Perle, Shultzy, Ladeen, Franklin, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Libby, Edelman, Abrams), NSA’s Hadley and Members of Congress such as Dennis Hastert – as investigations based on Plame’s and Edmonds’ testimony is soon to reveal – have been bribed to allow the placement of Turkish agents representing Israel and run by Mossad, to sensitive positions in the nuke industry in order to mine technology for the Mossad/Neocon smuggling pipeline into the Middle East. This is the pipeline that delivered the bomb into the hands of Pakistan’s head of nuclear development, Dr. A.Q. Khan [pictured at left], who then sold the secrets to Iran, Libya and Saudi Arabia and traded secrets to North Korea in exchange for missile technology. All thanks to Poppy Bush who subverted the will of Congress in both Pakistan and Nicaragua, all the while lying under oath to Congressional investigative subcommittees.

The same pipeline has been supplying BushCo election rigging technology to Masharraf of Pakistan, the evidence of which fell into the hands of Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated one-hour before a scheduled meeting with Rep. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., during which she was to deliver and discuss a 150-page intelligence report detailing the Administration’s electioneering in Pakistan [PDF "Consolidated Version"].

Wayne Madsen Report owns the investigative credit for this breaking news, news that is now being confirmed by The Sunday Times, The McClatchy Washington Bureau and by investigative reporter, Larissa Alexandrovna of At-Largely, HuffPo and RawStory.

Read it and weep for your country.