Webster Griffin Tarpley / INN/Global Free Press – 2004-06-04 08:15:59
TORONTO (June 2. 2004) — Intelligence patterns monitored over the US Memorial Day weekend now point conclusively to an imminent new round of ABC (atomic-bacteriological-chemical) terror attacks in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and possibly other nations. These attacks could include nuclear detonations, radiological dirty bombs, poison gas and other chemical weapons, or biological agents, to be unleashed in such urban settings as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Vancouver BC, or London.
The goal of these operations would be to produce a worldwide shock several orders of magnitude greater than the original 9-11, with a view to stopping the collapse of the Bush administration, the Wall Street-centered financial structures, and the US-UK strategic position generally.
The attacks would be attributed by US/UK intelligence to controlled patsy terrorist groups who would be linked by the media to countries like Iran, Syria, Cuba, or North Korea.
The organizers of the attacks would in reality be substantially the same secret command cell in the United States which set up the 9-11 events and its associated networks, which have been able to continue in operation because of the abject failure of all 9-11 investigations to date to identify them….
These forces are now in a desperate flight forward to escape from their current increasingly grim position. Their goal is now to establish a neocon fascist dictatorship in the United States, complete with martial law, special tribunals, press and media censorship, and the full pervasive apparatus of the modern police state.
State-sponsored Terrorism on a Grand Scale
The chatter in Washington points to state-sponsored terrorism on a grand scale, with the desperados of the neocon faction calling the shots. The looming event will be an “own goal” of the Americans.
In short, a coup d’etat is being prepared in the United States — not a coup against the existing government, but rather for the purpose of disciplining and dragooning the entire political process for escalated foreign aggression, with the homeland secured by emergency rule. It goes without saying that those associated with such a coup are felons, war criminals, and traitors to their country.
The leading edge of the propaganda campaign designed to establish the credibility of the coming ABC (atomic, bacteriological, chemical) terror wave is the May 26 press conference of Attorney General Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller to announce the coming summer “perfect storm” of terrorism.
According to advance wire service reports, “US officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible indicating al-Qaeda or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing to launch a major attack this summer”(AP, 25 May 2004).
For a partial grid of evidence backing up this thesis, click on the full article.
Bush, Blair and Sharon Facing Threats to Rule
The three principal leaders of world aggression, Bush, Blair, and Sharon, are now engulfed by domestic political crises threatening them with ouster over the short term, with increased danger of prosecution and the wrecking of their political machines amidst recrimination for the Iraq and other disasters.
Bush and his neocon handlers in particular face a rising tide of hatred in their own armed forces, especially in the US Army, which has born the brunt of their utopian aggressive policies. Bush’s handlers are also worried that their man’s reputation as an anti-terror leader, his only conceivable basis for asking to be returned to office, has been deeply tarnished by Condoleezza Rice’s wretched performance and attendant revelations during the April-May hearings of the Kean-Hamilton Commission on 9-11. This has gone so far that only a new large-scale terror event could restore Bush’s credentials, they reason.
Global Financial Crisis Looms
Concomitantly with these events, the New York-London financial system has begun to exhibit symptoms of severe instability leading to systemic crisis. The US is now running a merchandise trade deficit of over $500 billion, and a federal budget deficit which actually approaches $750 billion.
This is a bankrupt state. Interest rates on US government securities have risen sharply since early April, and the resulting rising interest rates have raised fears of an explosion of the housing bubble of the past years.
This is expressed by the de facto bankruptcy of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which represent trillions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities, and whose implosion would wreck US capital markets.
The Federal Reserve now says that even the biggest banks may not be too big to fail. For the average person, the net impact of this new turbulence is readily seen in the sky-high price of gasoline, building materials, and related commodities. An integral feature of the post-coup regime now being planned would be to keep these bankrupt institutions alive with the help of government bailouts.
The Dumping of the Dollar
Because of the manifest bankruptcy of the United States, the Anglo-American finance oligarchs fear the termination of the US dollar as a reserve currency. This would take the form of a dumping of the dollar as the currency in which the posted price of oil is expressed by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, and other OPEC states.
The former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammed has issued repeated calls for such a measure, and also urged Moslem countries to sell off their US Treasury securities, for financial as well as political reasons. The far stronger and more stable euro would be the beneficiary of these moves, and it is the euro which would prove to be far more attractive to most countries in a world divided into currency blocks.
Could the Congress and Senate Be the Targets?
The US Congress ought to be particularly concerned, since one of the most plausible coup scenarios features the destruction of the US Capitol and its adjacent office buildings, exterminating large numbers of Senators, Congressmen, and staff.
Incredibly, the Congress is conniving in its own liquidation through the bill ordering instant elections to replace deceased Congressmen which is now making its way into law. The gullible lawmakers would seem to be signing their own death warrant, since if there is anything that would facilitate the erection of a police state, it is the lack of an intact and functioning legislative branch — a fact illustrated all too well by the Nazi burning of the German Reichstag shortly after Hitler’s seizure of power. But will the Congress act?
Can France, Germany and Russia Intervene?
France, Germany, and Russia are the countries with the best recent track record in opposing the illegal aggressions of the US government. They need to ponder the devastating challenge to their vital national interests that would be represented by the events now leading toward a coup d’etat in the United States.
They must mobilize their forces, including their intelligence agencies, to expose, disrupt, and frustrate the preparations now being made. The same imperative applies to the other Europeans, China, India, the Arab and Islamic states, and the Latin Americans.
None could hope to avoid costly confrontation with a post-coup US bandit regime. Enlightened self-interest ought to dictate that they take all possible measures to prevent the terror actions which are the only means the US neocons have of consolidating their power.
But supporters of civilization around the world cannot wait for the actions of their government. There are concrete and highly effective measures they can and must take at once to defend the survival of humanity. They should:
What Can We Do?
Make this analysis into the basis for a parliamentary question in your nation’s parliament.
Bring this analysis to alternative media outlets, or to major media wherever possible. In the US, bombard talk-radio hosts with the demand that they speak out against this new state-sponsored terrorism.
Inform trade union leaders. They should announce that their response to a state-sponsored terror coup in the US would be an open-ended general strike.
Bring this analysis to the attention of lawyers, jurists, university students, civil-liberties groups, humanitarians, and other persons of good will. Ask them to join in warning public opinion about what is being prepared.
Webster Griffin Tarpley [www.tarpley.net] is a historian and journalist based in Washington DC. He is the author of the best-selling critical study George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992).