We are in a Nation Ruled by Madmen Who Will Bury the U.N.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Before announcing a state of war Bush pumps his fist and boasts, "Feels good."
Donald Rumsfeld walks around quoting Al Capone.
Richard Perle calls an internationally respected journalist a terrorist for disclosing how Perle would profit from an Iraq war.
And then Richard Perle celebrates the death of the U.N.
Like it's yet unleashed Guernica-bombing campaign, touted as "Shock and Awe," the brazen, thuggish extremism of the Bush administration is meant to numb the American public into submission.
And, for the most part, the strategy has succeeded.
From the beginning, after September 11th, America was united in the battle against terrorism. No one we know of spoke out on behalf of terrorism. The nascent debate, such as there was one, focused on HOW to fight terrorism, not on whether or not to fight it.
But the propaganda strategists of the Bush Cartel, led by Karl Rove, quickly marginalized any dissent against the White House's Dr. Strangelovian, doomsday world view by spreading the word that protests AIDED AND ABETTED terrorism. The Democratic leadership in Congress was never able to crawl out from under charges that any criticism of the Bush Cartel was treason and hindered Bush's "war on terrorism."
All the Democrats had to do was say, "Look here, we are all against terrorism. That's just common sense. But your strategy will spawn more terrorists and actually make us less safe here at home. On behalf of American families, I object to a reckless unilateral approach that puts us all more at risk for terrorism, not less."
But the Democrats remained dazed and confused by the brilliant propaganda battle plan -- relying mostly on lies on deception -- implemented by Rove and Rumsfeld.
As a result, a broad spectrum of American people, who saw through the Bush Cartel's fog and mirrors (and its incompetence), felt compelled to exercise their right to freely protest. They succeeded in drawing huge crowds, even though the anti-Iraq war rallies were often hindered by uncooperative police, restrictive permits and a dismissive, disdainful press.
But democracy is a powerful energizer and the protests grew, here and abroad. As a result, most of the nations of the world were able to withstand an unprecedented Mafia-like campaign of bribery, intimidation and financial threats by the Bush mob family. Small and large nations alike, including our two neighbors on the North American continent -- Mexico and Canada -- took a stand for the international rule of law and defied the incompetent Fredo, his consiglieri (Donald Rumsfeld), and his truly deranged enforcer Richard Perle.
While democracy in America has been hijacked by a right wing cabal of madmen bent on destroying our Constitution and peace among nations, democracy triumphed among the nations of the world. Most Americans are fed a daily diet of lies, phony documents and shifting rationales by this rogue administration, with the full consent of a fawning media. Karl Rove, a cross between Machiavelli and Goebbels, has helped shape a "frame" for the war in which criticism of Bush Cartel tactics is perceived as an attack on our troops.
But the nations of the world, for the most part, saw through the Soviet-inspired propaganda and stood up to an onslaught of brutish pressure.
It was a shining moment for the U.N.
But BuzzFlash predicted that such a triumph of the international rule of law would be used by the Bush Cartel to justify burying the U.N.
In our editorial of March 4, "The U.N. 'Win-Win' for the Bush Cartel: Security Council Supports Iraq War Or U.N. Disbands," we commented:
The Bush Cartel doesn't really view the U.N. as a decision making body that has any authority.
From the perspective of the resurrected-from-the-dead John Birch Society members in the White House, the U.N. is a useless vestige of a cold war Communist plot to undermine the United States.
Make no mistake about it, Bush and his crew are going through the motions of trying to obtain Security Council approval for the Iraq War only as a concession to Poppy Bush and Colin Powell. As far as the Bush Cartel is concerned, they have as much use for the U.N. as an athlete has for a cancerous leg.
You don't believe BuzzFlash?
Here is what King George reportedly said in an off-the-record talk with members of the Republican National Committee in an East Room White House meeting last month. (The comments were written down by one of the attendees who forwarded them, admiringly we might add, to an Alabama newspaper columnist):
"I don't know what they're going to do," he [Bush] said. "But I can tell you this: I know what I'm going to do, and Saddam Hussein is going to be disarmed. I told them they could be the League of Nations or the United Nations. That's up to them and the history books. But I know what my duty is. ... Believe me, there is a day coming far worse than Sept. 11, if we don't do what we have to do, and faced with what I know, I simply have no choice."
After all, the Bush Cartel hasn't spent two years ripping up international treaties left and right for the fun of it. Just like it wants "show" democracies in the Middle East that are really puppet U.S. governments, the Bush Cartel wants a U.N. that is really a rubber stamp for whatever the White House tells it to do. Otherwise, the Bush Cartel has about as much need for the U.N. as they had for a vote recount in Florida.
Remember, Bush may be a bit light in the loafers, walking around thinking he's a reincarnation of Jesus, but Karl Rove and Dick Cheney are sharp cookies. They had this one figured out from the beginning as a "win-win" situation.
"If the Security Council votes with us, we've got them by the balls -- and we get the international legitimacy for our conquering of the Middle East (and seizure of the second largest oil fields as booty). If the Security Council doesn't vote with us, it's "Sayonara" Kofi Annan. Pack your bags, take your delegates and have fun in France setting up your little play school for diplomats in Gay Paris, because we need your U.N. building in New York for our new U.S. Department of War. So get lost, Now!"
Trust us. They mean it.
It is no surprise to see Richard Perle confirm our editorial in his obituary for the U.N. as excerpted in the March 21st edition of the Guardian. It is candidly entitled, "Thank God for the death of the UN," with the subtitle, "Its abject failure gave us only anarchy. The world needs order." Here are some "Perles" of Richard's deranged "wisdom":
Saddam Hussein's reign of terror is about to end. He will go quickly, but not alone: in a parting irony, he will take the UN down with him. Well, not the whole UN. The "good works" part will survive, the low-risk peacekeeping bureaucracies will remain, the chatterbox on the Hudson will continue to bleat. What will die is the fantasy of the UN as the foundation of a new world order. As we sift the debris, it will be important to preserve, the better to understand, the intellectual wreckage of the liberal conceit of safety through international law administered by international institutions.
The chronic failure of the Security Council to enforce its own resolutions is unmistakable: it is simply not up to the task. We are left with coalitions of the willing. Far from disparaging them as a threat to a new world order, we should recognize that they are, by default, the best hope for that order, and the true alternative to the anarchy of the abject failure of the UN.
Forget for the moment that the cynically named "coalition of the willing" is primarily composed of third-tier countries blackmailed or bribed into putting their names on a list (almost none of them, except for Britain, are involved in any of the fighting or in any other way with the Iraq war. See: http://www.areporter.com/sys-tmpl/thecoalitionofthewilling/). Forget that Perle and the entire fanatical right wing war cabinet were Chickenhawks during the Vietnam War (with the exception of Powell; See: http://www.nhgazette.com/chickenhawks.html). Forget that Perle advocates attacking nations thousands of miles away, but doesn't even know that the U.N. is on the East River and not the Hudson River (see above).
Just remember these comments from an article in the International Herald Tribune:
What's driving this war is President George W. Bush's Manichaean view of the world and messianic vision of himself, the dangerously grandiose perception of American power held by his saber-rattling advisers, and the irresistible lure of Iraq's enormous oil reserves.
Polls show that the public is terribly confused about what's going on, so much so that some 40 percent believe Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 attacks.
That's really scary.
Rather than correct this misconception, the administration has gone out of its way to reinforce it.
I think the men and women moving militarily against Saddam are among the few truly brave and even noble individuals left in U.S. society.
They have volunteered for the dangerous duty of defending the rest of the American people. But I also believe they are being put unnecessarily in harm's way.
America's finest resource -- its brave young men and women -- have already begun to die in a war conceived of by radical madmen years ago. They waited to seize our precious democracy -- and after they did, they waited for the moment to launch their hellish plan of world domination.
In December of 2001, Perle wrote:
An alliance today is really not essential, in my opinion. We don't need the bases, or at least we don't need much in the way of bases. And those bases that we do need are in places Where individual arrangements can be made -- with Uzbeks, who are interested in what we can do for Uzbekistan and there's a lot we can do and it isn't really very expensive. The term "alliance" confuses the phenomenon that's taking place there. It's good to have the Europeans supporting us to the degree they do, and the British have certainly been enthusiastic in our support, but the enthusiasm drops off substantially when you cross the channel and the price you end up paying for an alliance is collective judgment, collective decision-making.
Long ago the fanatics who have hijacked the American government began digging the grave of the U.N.
Now, in the Al Capone style so revered by Rumsfeld, they are going to shoot it and kick it into its grave.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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BuzzFlash Note: Perle, according to the New York Times, is involved in an unseemly conflict of interest. He is going to be paid $750,000 for lobbying the Pentagon to approve the sale of the infamous Global Crossing company to a foreign firm (See: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/21/business/21GLOB.html). Perle was accused by Seymour Hersh of benefiting financially from the so-called War on Terrorism through a relationship with a firm called Trireme. The Guardian, in a March 21st article, reveals a second anti-terrorism firm that Perle has a financial relationship with (which would only enhance his stature in crony capitalist world of the Bush Cartel). It is a British-based company called Autonomy. (See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,918742,00.html)