Remember 9/11 — Part Three by Hsing Lee
In Part One of this series, we looked briefly at how American financiers of the early 20th century armed Hitler and the Nazis. We discussed Prescott Bush's use of Jewish slave labor through Consolidated Silesian Steel, of which he was managing director. The Bush family made at least US$3m from the use of this labor, making steel for the Nazis, which was used to kill Canadian and American soldiers. And they have never apologized for it, or returned the money as victims' compensation.
In Part Two of this series, we looked at William Howard Taft and his work in the Phillipines. We compared Manifest Destiny of the McKinley/Taft era to the Project For a New American Century's Compassionate Conservatism. We looked at how American corporations armed and financed the Nazis. We talked about how Will Farish of the Ethyl Corporation gave Hitler the patent to make his own Tetra-Ethyl Lead in 1943, which prolonged the war for two years, and made billions for Wall Street.
Before we begin Part Three of the timeline, I want to end this series by revisiting W H Taft and his Dollar Diplomacy.
"In its foreign affairs the United States should present to the world a united front. The intellectual, financial, and industrial interests of the country and the publicist, the wage earner, the farmer, and citizen of whatever occupation must cooperate in a spirit of high patriotism to promote that national solidarity which is indispensable to national efficiency and to the attainment of national ideals."
Note that Patriotism is in there. Not only patriotism: HIGH patriotism, with a slew of repetition on the word National. High spirit, national efficiency, and national ideals. is this not NATIONALISM?
Look closer. A United Front. Solidarity of intellectuals, finance, industry, the media, wage earners, farmers, and citizens, where the State, and not the individual, is supreme. is this not SOCIALISM?
What do you get when you put Nationalism and Socialism together?
Keep in mind, these words were written by W H Taft a full twenty years before Hitler wrote Mein Kampf. The idea of a global economic policy based on a multi tiered caste system or labor which makes use of a prison industry and slave labor at the bottom tier did not originate with Hitler. The idea of a strong nationalist mind set where patriotism is synonymous with nationalism also originated in America, decades before Nazism was given a name.
A rose by any other name doth smell just as putrid. Call it what you want. Manifest Destiny. National Socialism. Neo-Conservatism. Compassionate Conservatism. Same shit, different assholes.
The reason this is important is because there are close family ties between the Bush family and the Tafts, which continue to this day. G W Bush has made great effort to appoint his fellow frat boys to positions of power and influence, where they can protect him from exposure and prosecution. A Taft at the US State Department is making no great effort on behalf of the former Burmese slaves of the Myanmar government, who are attempting to seek restitution in American courts for their enslavement, which they claim enriched US Oil corporation Unocal in Myanmar.
US Attorney General John Ashcroft, who ran for governor in the 1980's on the Jim Crow platform that racial integration and racial desegregation was an "affront to God" and an "outrage to human decency", has even gone so far as to file an amicus brief on behalf of Unocal corporation, asking the courts to dismiss the case.
William Donaldson, a Yale alumni, is now head of the SEC. Donaldson is also a brother to G H W Bush and G W Bush in the Yale Fraternal Order of the Skull and Bones. Members of this fraternity include the following names: Kellogg, Brown, Root, Ingersoll, Rand, Ames, Taft, Bush, Cheney, Harriman, Rockefeller, Stewart.
Any of those names ring a bell?
The last name, Stewart, belongs to descendants of Lyman Stewart, Christian Fundamentalist founder and former president of Union Oil, which later became Unocal.
Rand Corporation was the primary think tank used by Rumsfeld, Perle et al, to make the case for war in Iraq. Rand has a vested interest in war because Ingersoll Rand is a major US defense contractor. The Harrimans were the Bush's business partners in UBC and Considated Silesian Steel, where Jewish slave labor was used to make steel for the Nazis.
Kellogg Brown and Root, via Halliburton, has been the primary beneficiary of contracts handed out by G W Bush in Iraq. The Anthrax attacks conducted in October 2001 were done with the Ames strain of Anthrax, to which Bush friendly company EG&G had access.
This is not some shadow conspiracy, nor is it a secret. This is an openly operating arms and drugs cartel which has made profit from human misery since the Skull and Bones was founded in 1832. The Fraternity was founded with money from the Russell Trust, established by the Russell Trading Company, whose chief sources of revenue were opium and slavery.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Bush administration condones the use of colored slaves in Myanmar. It should come as no surprise that opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 4000% since Bush and Karzai have taken over. Nor should it come as any surprise that the war profiteering by the Bush family's Skull and Bones cronies is happening so openly, and so shamelessly. they are simply following the family values of the White Anglo Saxon Protestant elite in the Skull and Bones to which they belong.
May 17, 2001 — Arnold Schwarzenegger meets with Enron's Ken Lay, According to internal Enron memos. Grag Palast and others contend the meeting was about how to sabotage the Davis-Bustamante plan to win back the $9 billion dollars in illegal profits earned by power moguls.
January 2003 — US Bombs Iraq January 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 13, 17, 19, 25, 26, 31. But the US is "not at war" with Iraq.
January 2003 — With support for war on Iraq waning, Bush announces that the war will cost no more than US$60 billion, down from the original estimate of US$200 billion which they originally tried to sell to the public.
January 2003 — Tony Blair publishes a 55-page dossier entitled "Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction" which contains no proof whatsoever of weapons or weapons programs. The only substance they were able to find was Ricin, which is used to treat the kind of cancers found in Iraq since the American use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq in 1991. Stories are planted in various newspapers about deadly plots to use Ricin on Western civilian populations, in a weak attempt to corroborate Mr. Blair's so-called evidence.
January 22, 2002 — G W Bush, attempting to play the Nationalism card to the fullest extent, makes a speech in front of a row of boxes stamped "MADE IN THE USA". Except the boxes and products were, in fact, made in China and Taiwan.
January 28, 2003 — GW Bush in his State of the Union Address:
"Our first goal is clear: We must have an economy that grows fast enough to employ every man and woman who seeks a job.
After recession, terrorist attacks, corporate scandals, and stock market declines, our economy is recovering yet it is not growing fast enough, or strongly enough. With unemployment rising, our Nation needs more small businesses to open, more companies to invest and expand, more employers to put up the sign that says, Help Wanted."
Bush also makes the claim that Saddam had attempted to seek uranium from Nigeria for purpose of creating an atomic bomb.
January 31, 2003 — After insisting Americans do more hiring to help the economy, GW Bush's Republican Party hires phone solicitors in New Delhi rather than hire and pay American workers.
Feburary 5, 2003 — Colin Powell goes to the UN, attempting to pass off pictures of a dirt patch and some balloon making trucks as weapons of mass destruction. Picasso's Guernica is covered up for Mr. Powell's appearance so as not to embarrass an American fascist with remembrances of fascism.
February 2003 — The US Bombs Iraq on February 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, and 28.
March 2003 — The US bombs Iraq March 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14.
March 2003 — Ahmed Chalabi, a member of the deposed Iraqi elite that once worked for European Oil Interests, along with his contingent of men are airlifted into Iraq by the Pentagon. Chalabi, despite his criminal record, is favored by the Pentagon as the next ruler of Iraq.
March 2, 2003 — With a UN Vote on Iraq pending, the US is caught bugging the phones and emails of key Security Council members.
March 2003 — Bill Moyers of PBS's NOW runs a story on the unconstitutional, pork barrel-ridden Patriot Act and Homeland Security Act. Within days, Republican congressmen demand that the GAO review funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.
March 8, 2003 — Kellogg Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton of which Dick Cheney was CEO, receives a US$1.4 billion dollar no-bid contract for oil field maintenance and repair, at a time when Dick Cheney has received US$368,000 in deferred salaries from Halliburton.
March 19, 2003 — Unable to receive international support for an illegal war and occupation of Iraq, the US and UK act unilaterally and begin their invasion of foreign soil for purposes of theft of Iraqi oil. ONLY the Iraqi Oil ministry and oil fields are guarded by US troops. G W Bush promises to bring Saddam Hussein to justice, and to dismantle Saddam's WMD.
March 20-30, 2003 — The "made for TV" war shown on American news channels shows images of Statues of Saddam being torn down, cheering in the streets, and American flags being erected. The vast majority of these events were staged by Ahmed Chalabi and his Iraqi National Congress, as evidenced from the same faces turning up over and over in photos and video from the US media. Saddam Hussein has vanished, as has the entire Iraqi army, and the creation of an image of an "Independent" Ahmed Chalabi begins to take shape.
April 2003 — Bush friendly contractor Dyncorp receives a no-bid US$22 million contract from the Bush administration to re-establish police, justice and prison functions in post-conflict Iraq.
May 8 2003 — John Ashcroft files an Amicus Brief on behalf of Unocal corporation, asking the court the throw out the case John Doe I, et al. v. Unocal Corporation, et al in order to protect Unocal and the Myanmar government from a lawsuit filed by Burmese citizens who allege they were forced into slave labor by the Burmese military, acting on behalf of Unocal.
May 15, 2003 — So-called US Civilian (see dictionary under War Profiteer) employees of Bush friendly Vinnell Corporation are bombed in Saudi Arabia, for their participation in the propagation of a non-democratic monarchy. Vinnell, once owned by the Carlyle Group, trains Saudi security personnel.
May 22, 2003 — G W Bush issues Executive Order 13303, making Iraqi Oil the sole providence of US Corporations and Oil interests.
"I hereby order:
Section 1. Unless licensed or otherwise authorized pursuant to this order, any attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial process is prohibited, and shall be deemed null and void, with respect to the following:
(a) the Development Fund for Iraq, and
(b) all Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests therein, and proceeds, obligations, or any financial instruments of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest, that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons."
July 2003 — When questioned about the fact that not a single WMD has been found in Iraq, Bush shifts focus, and insists that evidence of weapons "programs" will be found.
July 9, 2003 — The Bush administration finally admits that Bush's statement in January, that Saddam was seeking Uranium from Africa, was an outright lie. BBC reports that the Bush administration knew 10 months prior to making the claim that the information was false, but used it anyway.
July 2003 — G W Bush's budget for 2004 cuts US$6 billion from his Campaign 2000 centerpiece education program, "Leave No Child Behind", for the 2nd year in a row.
August 2003 — Internet Blogger Riverbend reports that a cousin who has worked on Iraqi bridge reconstruction projects since 1991 gave an estimate of US$300,000 to repair the New Diyala Bridge. Instead, the New Diyala Bridge contract was given to another US firm, at an estimated cost of US$50 MILLION.
September 2003 — G W Bush announces that an additional US$87 billion is required for Iraqi reconstruction. Except only 22% of that money is to actually be spent on reconstruction, with the remainder going to the Pentagon and Bush friendly companies.
It is also discovered that this US$87 billion underfunds the actual amount estimated for reconstruction by US$55 billion. In otherwords, Bush is lying to the public once again, and intends to steal far more money in the future.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraqmoney9sep09,1,4249907.story?coll=la-home-headlines [registration required]
September 3, 2003 — A so-called US Civilian (see dictionary under War Profiteer) employee from Kellogg Brown and Root is killed in Iraq.
September 15, 2003 — Businessweek reports that since Cheney took office, Kellogg Brown and Root has received no less than US$8.2 BILLION in contracts for Iraq and Afghanistan, much of it in no-bid contracts. Businessweek also reports that despite these contracts, KBR plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy rather than pay what it owes to victims in its Asbestos liability lawsuit.
October 2, 2003 — David Kay's Interim Report on Iraqi WMD is delivered as Oral Testimony, confirming that absolutely no evidence has been found of weapons, or even weapons programs, in Iraq. Other than to report on possible interest or intent, Kay's report provides no evidence that any programs were ongoing after 1998, when Iraq claims all its WMD were destroyed.
October 2, 2003 — Republican Congressman Ron Paul reports that the Bush administration plans to spend US$10 million on "Prison building consultants" and US$400 million building two prisons in Iraq. They also plan to spend US$900 million of the reconstruction money importing petroleum products to Iraq, which has the world's 2nd largest reserve of petroleum products, and yet they only plan to spend US$120 million on housing and education. The creation of a US Prison Industrial Complex in Iraq has begun.
October 5, 2003 — The Pentagon awards 4 new contracts for US$290 million for restoring the Iraqi power grid. a job which Bechtel was already supposed to have completed.
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/05/international/middleeast/05CONT.html?ex=1066389456&ei=1&en=26bd11ca8a6a8d72 [registration required]
October 7, 2003 — Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the California gubernatorial recall.
October 10, 2003 — Christian Science Monitor reports that Bechtel received a US$680 million Iraqi rebuilding contract in a "secret bidding process", and that the firms involved in the bidding contributed US$2.4 million to Republican election campaigns.
October 10, 2003 — KGO Radio San Francisco reports on Arnold Schwarzenegger's intent to settle the lawsuits against Enron without attempting to collect the US$9 billion that Enron and other energy companies stole from the state of California through their energy price manipulation.
October 13, 2003 — More than 100 companies, including ExxonMobil and Delta Airlines, meet in London at a conference organized by the US-Iraq Business Alliance, an entity with close ties to the Pentagon. The organization was created in JUNE 2002, at a time when Bush claimed not to have made up his mind on Iraq.
October 15, 2003 — Greg Thielman, former aide to Colin Powell and Mr. Powell's Intelligence Chief on WMD; and UN Inspector Steve Alinson, admit to CBS' 60 Minutes II that Colin Powell lied during his speech to the UN, and that "Iraq didn't pose an imminent threat to anyone — not even its own neighbors."
Thielman asserts that Powell's claim that aluminum tubes were for uranium enrichment were false. He claims that the assertion that Saddam had additional scuds was also false. He claims that the trucks Powell claimed were biolabs were in fact fire trucks. In otherwords, every single claim made by Powell at the UN in February was a lie, according to Powell's own Chief WMD expert.
October 16, 2003 — Washington Post reports that the Bush administration has paid US$300 million to Kellogg Brown and Root to import 190 million gallons of gasoline into Iraq as of Sept 18. a region of the world where gasoline can be bought for a dime a gallon.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32446-2003Oct15.html [questionnaire required]
October 15, 2003 -Three Americans riding in a vehicle with US Consul plates are killed in Gaza strip. Except they're not US Diplomats or civilians, according to Washington Post. All three worked for Dyncorp, a Bush friendly company which is training Iraqi police for the US Occupation and providing security for former Unocal employee Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan. Dyncorp has also been accused by NGO's and former Dyncorp employees of running a child sex slavery ring in Bosnia.
""None of the girls," continues Johnston, "were from Bosnia. They were from Russia, Romania and other places, and they were imported in by DynCorp and the Serbian mafia. These guys would say 'I gotta go to Serbia this weekend to pick up three girls.' They talk about it and brag about how much they pay for them — usually between $600 and $800. In fact, there was this one guy who had to be 60 years old who had a girl who couldn't have been 14. DynCorp leadership was 100 percent in bed with the mafia over there."
When one observes this timeline from an overhead perspective, it becomes obvious that something is rotten in Denmark. US corporations and intelligence agencies have been playing a dirty game, with co-operation at times from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
And the so-called American "civilians" (see dictionary under war profiteers) being killed in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Gaza are all legitimate targets of war, as they're parts of the control mechanism fueling monarchies in the Middle East, and the illegal occupation of Iraq.
No Weapons of Mass Destruction, or even weapons programs, have been found in Iraq. Bush's promises to apprehend Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, and Saddam Hussein have been all lip and no action. Not one of these men has been caught.
Everywhere Osama Bin Laden has gone since 1979, US corporate interests have been served shortly thereafter. Afghanistan was denied to the Soviets, and the Afghan Campaign was partly responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The US has the bases it wanted in Saudi Arabia, Sudan is once again under threat of sanctions, Afghanistan should now be renamed Pipeline-istan, and Bin Laden is off somewhere, probably setting up a new 'terror camp' that will conveniently lead to US retaliation against a country where US mineral rights are being stymied. Naturally, US mineral rights will be gained from this ongoing war on 'terror', but not before Bin Laden 'escapes' once again, to Boogeyman from the shadows as needed.
For someone 'at war' with the United States, Bin Laden's actions have served Oil, Gas, Energy and Defense interests, which coincide with Bin Ladin, Bush, and Mahfouz family interests, with every move he's made. He's served those interests very, very well.
And he's still out there. To guess where he's going to turn up next, we need only observe which countries the US wants to exploit, but has been unable to exploit for one reason or another. By following the loose ends from the above timeline, we come up with.
Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, or countries surrounding the Spratly Islands.
Watch for Saudi Arabia to fall under the control of a Bin Ladin, Mahfouz, Al-Waleed coalition after the death of King Fahd. There have been several mysterious deaths of Saudi Princes in the last few months. More are sure to follow.
Add Sierra Leone and the Congo to the list, because the US wants control of the diamonds, which are crucial to satellite, space, physics, and telecommunications industries. the tools of fourth generation warfare.
In the last several months, there have been 'terror' related stories implicating Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Djibouti in terrorism. Watch for this to continue, until a US military presence is 'required' in the region.
Hollywood has also been making big budget war movies about Africa: Black Hawk Down, Tears of the Sun, and others. In the 1980's, it was Soviets and Latin Narco Traffickers. In the 1990's, it was Middle Eastern Terrorists. These films are a sure sign that the Pentagon is preparing to invade Africa, because the people who make these films rely heavily on the Pentagon for support. The Pentagon chooses to support the scripts that serve its purpose.
Ditto for the Spratlys. Watch for the rhetoric against Malaysia and Indonesia to be stepped up as we approach the 2004 elections. This is necessary for the US, because since the 1994 deal Exxon deal was signed, Indonesia has changed to an Indonesian friendly, US unfriendly government. The US needs the Indonesian Army back in control, and democracy out.
Also, watch for the US to do everything in its power to prevent re-unification of the Korean peninsula. They will instigate a war before they allow North and South Korea to re-unite, which would mean a German type re-unification, a free market Korea with its own nuclear arsenal, and another nuclear power that may lay claim to the Spratlys. The US will do everything it can to prevent this re-unification until after they've secured oil and gas rights in the Spratly Islands.
But we should have a little Sympathy for the Devil. He's on his last legs, and he knows it. No matter how much he lashes out, the oil and gas is going to start running out in ten years. The nature of his game isn't so puzzling, once you understand the mentality of the Beast. all he cares about is prolonging his own survival at the top of the food chain, at any cost.
In the name of National Security, of course.
When Adolph Hitler invaded Poland, the first thing he did was take control of its natural resources, because he needed a resource base to fuel his war of expansion. The next thing he did was to partner the Nazi government with IG Farben, a German conglomerate, to create a prison industry in Poland from which to draw cheap labor for the Nazi military industrial complex.
When one reads the papers being published by the Project For a New American Century, it becomes clear that these people have no intention of stopping with Iraq. They intend to divide and conquer, and reshape the entire world in their image. Iraq is simply a resource base with which to fight a larger war. And the creation of the prison industrial complex in Iraq, from which American companies will profit, is already underway.
But the shelf life of the American empire will be measurable in years, not decades or centuries. All this bluster and murder is going to result in nothing more than a few extra years of shelf life, half a generation at best, for the American Empire. Their time is done, and ultimately, they know this — which is why they've been lashing out with such viciousness since the latter part of the 20th century. They're simply stalling for time, and trying to avoid payback at all costs.
This planet is going to change rapidly, as the balance of economic power tilts toward actual balance, as opposed to Pax Americana, American Hegemony, or whatever you want to call this Empire that denies it's an Empire.
It was Benito Mussolini, Il Duce himself, who said that, "fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it's the merger of state and corporate power"
Is that not precisely what we have today? Billions for Kenneth Lay, and nothing for 401k's? A White House so thoroughly merged with Wall Street that it's impossible to tell where the head ends and the asshole begins? An electoral process controlled by corporate lobbyists and corporate campaign finance?
The American people have been FOCCED. The Finance, Oil, Chemical, Credit, Energy and Defense industries on Wall Street have hijacked the electoral process, and are turning the Republic into a fascist dictatorship.
A century of fascist oil wars is coming to an end. Things will get worse before they get better, but they WILL get better. We just have to do everything in our power to minimize the damage Bush and his Axis-of-Asshole pals can do over the next ten years.
That means KEEPING THEM OUT OF POWER IN 2004. Nothing else matters at this point. Tackling environmental, social, economic, or foreign policy issues piecemeal is useless: in doing this we're treating symptoms, not cutting out the cancer.
Every citizen of this world, every political or NGO group concerned with saving this planet, and every American of conscience should be working together to put an end to the Bush administration, above all other concerns.
Their crimes must be exposed, they must be held accountable, and those who pull their strings, to whit the FOCCED brigade, must never again be allowed to dictate US Foreign policy as they've done since the Spanish American war.
We must put an end to fascism and militarism once and for all, by cutting it out at its source: the Bush administration and their neo-conservative friends on Wall Street.
To do otherwise is suicide.
JAIL TO THE THIEF!
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