Thursday, June 5, 2008


I’ve written before about the agreement BushCo is trying to push through the Iraqi parliament to extend the US influence in Iraq long term. Today, though, I learned about another provision of the agreement that gives scares me even more.

You’ll remember that the agreement seeks to replace the UN resolution authorizing intervention in Iraq with an Iraqi/US pact for co-governance that ultimately places a lot of decision-making authority in Amerikan hands. That in itself , as Riley would have said, is a revolting development, but the newly revealed provisions are even scarier.

An article on Gulf ( reveals that the agreement also provides for permanent Amerikan bases in Iraq, control over armament contracts, and – you’d better sit down for this one – the right for Amerika to use Iraqi bases as a jumping off place for attacks on any nation perceived to be acting against the interests of Iraq or the United States of North America.

Make no mistake about this. It follows right in the goose steps of The Project for a New American Century as presented to the Bush campaign’s foreign affairs committee in September, 2000 in their paper, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”. (For a more complete discussion of this paper, see my blog archives for “Mission Accomplished – The Neo-Con Legacy” published on January 24, 2008. I checked my old reference for that paper in an attempt to give readers a reference to it here, but it is no longer accessible. Maybe they have finally caught so much flak for it that they decided to remove it from public access.)

It all boils down to the equation of Amerikan foreign policy with Israeli foreign policy as a result of which we find ourselves embroiled in Iraq. If this agreement is accepted by the Iraqi government, we will find ourselves even more deeply mired in the region and very likely guilty of attacking more Middle-Eastern nations in the name of “spreading democracy”. The intended outcome, of course, is to extend Amerikan control while ensuring that Israel remains the only nuclear power in the region with the ultimate goal being Amerikan/Israeli military dominance as well as power over the production and distribution of oil.

If it happens, the Palestinians can expect a few more generations of Israeli oppression, the Lebanese can expect to live in a war zone while we attempt to eradicate Hezbollah, and both Syria and Iran can and will expect to be invaded in the name of protecting “peace” in Iraq. Just what the plans are for Saudi Arabia and other Middle-Eastern states, I do not know, but the bottom line for America will be continued outrageous expenditures on war, continued loss of integrity throughout the world, and a horribly over-burdened military that will ultimately put us at greater risk of more attacks on American soil.

All told, a typically SNAFUed outcome just like that of every policy this administration puts in place. We had better entangle them in legal proceedings at home before they destroy us with their actions abroad.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -- M. K. Gandhi

Individually we have little voice. Collectively we cannot be ignored.
But in silence we surrender our power. Yours in Peace -- BR

The reason for going was to keep the crude flowing and raise a false flag abroad. – from a poem by Jack Evans titled 3500 Souls -

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