Sunday, April 20, 2008

WarMachine 101 ~

War by and for Cabalists in the Military-Industrial Complex ~ A Nation's Worst Fears Realized

"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address, 1961
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Bushco Oil and Terra Wars, 2002 : In return for "access" ~ to Pentagon poobahs, introductions in Iraq and classified information ~ retired Generals and lobbyists with billions of dollars in war business interests sold themselves, the American media, and us down the river in a calculated effort to convince America the war was going well ~

"A few expressed regret for participating in what they regarded as an effort to dupe the American public with propaganda dressed as independent military analysis.
"It was them saying, 'We need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you,' Robert S. Bevelcqua, a retired Green Beret and former Fox news analyst, said.
" Kenneth Allard, a former NBC military analyst who has taught information warfare at National Defense University, said the campaign amounted to a sophisticated information operation. 'This was a coherent, active policy,' he said. As conditions in Iraq deteriorated [he said] he saw a yawning gap between what analysts were told in private briefings and what subsequent inquiries and books later revealed.

"Night and day,' Mr. Allard said, 'I felt we'd been hosed."
"...The Administration has demonstrated that there is a price for sustained criticism, some analysts said...' you'll lose all access."

How likely, on the face of it, would you think it'd be that George W. and "the Dick" Cheney, both of whom spent the Vietnam War either AWOL or hiding in school behind the wife's skirts, would live to be the architects of a brave new world order whereby war is fought for the most callow and self-serving purposes, largely by propaganda and a newly roaring military-industrial complex? Could a great nation and its legendary "free press" be so easily co-opted and fooled so blatantly? Almost 8 years into it, the answer is an unequivocal yes.

Though you wouldn't know it by the mainstream media silence otherwise, The New York Times on Sunday carried what is, to your Demon, a bombshell 17-page article, the result of its suit against Bushco's DOD to get information regarding Bushco's successful progaganda ploy to convince Americans that its grand and glorious war in the Middle East is going as planned, despite all the evidence on the ground to the contrary.

There's a reason for that ~ the American media who've been complicit in hyping the war even though it hasn't gone well ~ CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN as well as ABC ~ have all been hoodwinked in an elaborate ruse by Bushco to wage a disinformation campaign and distort news by deliberately planted information through Generals and lobbyists with very profitable business interests in the Middle Eastern war machine. Bushco successfully planted these a***holes as "media analysts" to keep us "on message," which was, predictably, the war, despite some setbacks, is going well.
It's a nightmare of stunning proportions, and includes the run-up to the invasion, even though Bushco knew there wasn't any good evidence for invading Iraq. Even worse, the aforementioned networks were complicit in that they didn't look very closely into the hired guns' business interests, claiming now that it was up to the hired guns to voluntarily disclose them.

One ~ General Marks, who was "working intensively on a 4.6 billion contract to provide thousands of translators to United States forces in Iraq" and was even "made president of the McNeil spin-off that won [a] huge contract in Iraq" ~ at the same time as he was serving as a paid consultant for CNN~ told the New York Times that he had "zero challenge separating myself from a business interest" and that it did not affect his commentary on the war.

"CNN said it had no idea until July 2007, when it reviewed his most recent disclosure made several months earlier, and finally made inquiries about his new job." As a result, CNN ended the relationship ~ but not, your Demon posits, before the damage was done.

Fox, of course, the only source of "fair and balanced coverage" in the nation, refused to participate or comment on the article, and promptly returned to its obsessive gossipy coverage of the radical Mormon cult in Texas and examination of Britney Spears' profound cultural significance.

Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican, is surely spinning in his grave. Your Demon is willing to bet that he's none too pleased that a pair of pansy cowards like Bush and Cheney would be responsible for such a debacle. But not, I suspect, at all surprised.

Your Demon can't wait to read history's judgement of this abysmal episode of American history (seriously!) How much more evidence do we need that Bushco is a criminal enterprise, for cryin' out loud? Impeach them NOW!

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