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"FUCKING CRAZIES"
- Colin Powell on the Neocons


"FUCKING STUPIDEST"
- General Tommy Franks on top Neocon Douglas Feith

MER - Mid-East Realities - MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 18 Sept:

Of course they only talk this way when they've really had it and when they think the befuddled largely ignorant general public won't hear. But the reality is these two top American Generals who have been saluting to power their whole lives, and who themselves are very much a part of the terrible corrupted system, are known to feel the senior neocons empowered by Bush and Cheney are out of control and sometimes a little fucking out of their minds!

Israel's involvement in all of this is considerable, especially as so many of the top neocons have been major players for years in the extended Israeli-Jewish lobby and the key organizations interlinked with the most senior political and Mossad leaders in Israel. This recent cartoon by the well-known personality Pat Oliphant has caused some consternation from 'the lobby' whose intimidation specialization is damaged when establishment people can get away with things of this kind...look closely:







Colin Powell in four-letter neo-con 'crazies' row

By Martin Bright

Sunday Observer, UK, 12 September 2004: A furious row has broken out over claims in a new book by BBC broadcaster James Naughtie that US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as 'fucking crazies' during the build-up to war in Iraq.

Powell's extraordinary outburst is alleged to have taken place during a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. The two became close friends during the intense negotiations in the summer of 2002 to build an international coalition for intervention via the United Nations. The 'crazies' are said to be Vice-President Dick Cheney, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz.

Last week, the offices of Powell and Straw contacted Public Affairs, the US publishers of Naughtie's book, to say they would vigorously deny the claims if publication went ahead. But as no legal action was threatened, the US launch of the book, The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency, will proceed as planned this week.

Naughtie stands by his claims and is said to be privately delighted that Powell and Straw have reacted so violently to the suggestion that the former US general had fallen out with the 'neo-cons'.

Provocatively, the phrase 'fucking crazies' will be quoted on the jacket of the book, according to a source at the publisher. 'We were surprised to receive calls from the offices of Jack Straw and Colin Powell within 24 hours of each other,' the source said.

Naughtie claims that Powell and Straw spoke on an almost daily basis. Powell's concerns were said to have chimed with Straw's and those of Blair himself - that if America acted without UN sanction, allies would be lost.

Cheney and his allies were preparing for a spring war and did not wish to be deflected by the UN inspection process. Powell is thought to have been terrified that the strategy of the 'crazies' would alienate the Blair government, which believed it needed UN backing to win over Parliament and the British public.

John Kampfner, political editor of the New Statesman and author of Blair's Wars, said Naughtie's characterisation of the feverish political atmosphere of the summer of 2002 was entirely accurate. 'The British government saw Powell as the most significant voice of sanity in the US administration. At different times during this very difficult period, the Brits used Powell to get across their point of view to the White House. But, bizarrely, Powell sometimes also used Blair to pass messages to Bush.'

Kampfner's book, which covers the Blair government's military adventures in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, as well as Iraq, reported that in July 2002 Blair sent his foreign policy adviser David Manning on a secret mission to Washington to deliver a letter hinting that, without a second UN resolution, Britain would not be able to join a war in Iraq.





"Douglas Feith:
Portrait of a Neoconservative"

This about Douglas Feith, long-time Israeli-connected Washington operative who is the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the #3 top civilian official at the Pentagon, and the man who hired the intelligence official most recently accused of spying for Israel in coordination with the Israeli lobby:

"...Feith cannot be described by just one label. He is a longtime militarist, a neoconservative, and a right-wing Zionist. According to Bob Woodward's book, Plan of Attack, Feith was described by the military commander who led the Iraq invasion, Gen. Tommie Franks, as "the fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth," referring to the bad intelligence fed to the military about Iraq and the extent of possible resistance to a U.S. invasion..."

* From the article "Douglas Feith: Portrait of a Neoconservative" by Tom
Barry published in Antiwar.com on 15 September 2004. Read the full article at:

http://www.middleeast.org/articles/2004/9/1109.htm


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