Glen Yeadon / IndyMedia – 2004-06-26 11:07:09
(June 22, 2004) — New allegations of criminal conduct by the Bush regime are now surfacing almost daily. The investigation of torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib has expanded to include rape of prisoners, deaths of over 100 prisoners and thousands of prisoners held in secret prisons.
It is also clear the highest levels of authority in the Bush regime approved the torture. Cheney approved of a $7-billion no-bid contract with Haliburton, which has already resulted in more than $100 million of overcharges for services not delivered. Moreover, Cheney is facing a possible criminal indictment for bribery over a scandal arising in Nigeria.
While more criminal and war-crimes charges even more gruesome and horrendous are sure to follow in the coming weeks, the media has failed to grasp the true essence of the Bush regime’s plan for Iraq. However, telltale clues have emerged making it possible to see the outline of their plan.
A Plan to Enforce Global Fascism
This plan has been carefully crafted over the last several decades by the fascist neocons comprising this regime. At the very root of the plan is imposing global fascism forcibly on the world. In this effort the Bush regime has earmarked 60 countries for “regime change.”
The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) laid out the early stages of this plan in calling for regime changes in seven countries. The PNAC document describes genome-specific bioweapons as a politically useful tool. These neocons have no morals or scruples – -they are fascists and are ready to wage a genocidal war against any of the darker-skinned races whenever it suits their political purposes.
Bush Building 14 Permanet US Bases in ‘Soverign’ Iraq
By now it is clear the Iraq War had nothing to do with 9/11, terrorists or weapons of mass destruction. The Bush regime planned on invading Iraq from the very first days it seized power. It is becoming increasing clear the lack of an exit strategy was not an oversight by the Bush regime but a deliberate omission.
In fact the no-exit strategy is readily obvious in the current construction of 14 military bases in Iraq. The bases are being built by private contractors and the US Corps of Engineers at a cost of billions of dollars to the American taxpayer.
There will be no return of Iraq’s sovereignty at the end of the month. The turnover to the interim government will be in name only. Paul Bremer will have veto power over any decision the interim government makes that affects Haliburton or Corporate America adversely. Bremer has also been accused of covering up the torture at Abu Ghraib.
‘The Ambassador of Death’
Bush’s appointment of John Negroponte as America’s first ambassador to Iraq is grim news for Iraqis looking forward to freedom. Negroponte was Reagan’s ambassador to Honduras who covered up the murders by right-wing death squads.
This ambassador of death helped contribute to the genocidal terror waged by the Reagan administration in Central America. A report on the terror in Guatemala states: “In 626 massacres government forces completely exterminated Mayan communities, destroyed their dwellings, livestock and crops.”
Additional proof that Reagan was waging a genocidal war in Guatemala comes from the statement of a fundamental minister visiting the Reagan White House after his return from Guatemala: “The Army doesn’t massacre the Indians. It massacres demons, and the Indians are demon-possessed; they are communist.”
Negroponte will now be free to set up right-wing death squads in Iraq and will be helped by some of the worst thugs that South America has to offer. Blackwater USA, a military contractor, has hired mercenaries from Chile for security duty in Iraq.
Blackwater began recruiting in Chile in the fall of 2003 and the first group consisted mostly of former Chilean military members trained under the fascist regime of Pinochet. The military under Pinochet was responsible for torturing and murdering thousands of citizens during his regime.
Iran-Contra and the Drug-Smuggling Back Story
Just as the Iran-Contra scandal evolved to include drug smuggling, the Iraq War also is closely related to drug smuggling. While the Bush regime has so far managed to keep the drug smuggling aspects of the war from reaching the media, evidence is beginning to emerge.
The evidence comes largely from a former FBI translator turned whistle-blower, Sibel Edmonds. Hired to translate intercepted messages soon after 9/11 this Turkish lady first blew the whistle on the FBI for dragging its feet. She has stated emphatically that she has seen documents that prove the Bush administration was fully aware of the terrorist attack before 9/11.
While Attorney General John Aschroft has imposed a gag order on her, this courageous lady has only been able to speak in generalized terms. However, she has repeatedly stated that when viewed as an international drug smuggling operation the picture becomes clear.
Halliburton’s History in Drug Smuggling
Sibel Edmonds has provided a huge clue in her generalized statements, a clue that points directly at the Bush family and Dick Cheney. Haliburton, the oil services company formerly headed by Cheney, has a long history of involvement in drug smuggling and gunrunning — especially through its Brown and Root subsidiary.
Brown and Root also has a long history of providing cover for CIA agents. In the late 1970s Brown and Root was implicated in drug smuggling and gunrunning from oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico built by Brown and Root and using ships owned by Brown and Root. In the 1990s Brown and Root was implicated in smuggling heroin to Europe through Russia. The heroin originated in Laos.
The Russian Incident
The Russian incident surfaced in 1995 after thieves stole sacks of heroin concealed as sugar from a rail container leased by Alfa Echo. Authorities were alerted to the problem after residents of Khabarovsk, a Siberian city, became intoxicated from consuming the heroin.
Alfa Echo is part of the Russian Alfa group of companies controlled by Mikhail Fridman and Pyotr Aven. The FSB, the Russian equivalent of the FBI, firmly proved a solid link between Alfa Tyumen and drug smuggling. The drug smuggling route was further exposed after the Ministry of Internal Affairs raided Alfa Eko buildings and found drugs and other compromising documentation.
Under Cheney’s leadership of Haliburton, Brown and Root received a taxpayer-insured loan through the Export-Import Bank of $292 million dollars for Brown and Root to refurbish a Siberian oil field owned by Alfa Tyumen. The Alfa Bank is also implicated in money laundering for the Colombian cocaine cartels.
Richard Armitage, the CIA and Drugs
This convoluted route from Laos to Europe through Russian was quickly set up after George Bush sent Richard Armitage as his special envoy to Russian in 1989 allegedly to help with economic development. Due to the internal strife inside Russia Armitage had to work out the bottlenecks to fix this route.
Armitage a retired Associate Deputy Director of Operations for the CIA has repeatedly been linked to drug smuggling from Southeast Asia.
Aschroft’s gagging of Sibel Edwards becomes even clearer when George W’s 2000 election campaign is examined. Alfa Tyumen’s lead Washington attorney James C. Langdon, Jr. coordinated a $2.2 million fund-raiser for Bush in June 2000 and agreed to recruit 100 lawyers and lobbyists in the capital to raise $25,000 each for W’s campaign.
Kosovo, Brown & Root and a New Route for Drugs
Moreover, the drug smuggling elements extend beyond Iraq. The Russian discovery of the drug route may have been the precipitating reason for starting the Kosovo War. The only reason George Bush, the father, established the route through Russia was the instability in Yugoslavia. With the Russian discovery of the route, a new route had to be established even if it took a war to do so. As a major military contractor, Brown and Root was well positioned in Kosovo to assure itself a part of the profit in drug smuggling.
Indeed the Iraq War may well have been due to Saddam demanding too high a kickback for smuggling opium from the poppy fields of Afghanistan. Under the Taliban growing poppies was suppressed severely, but since George W. invaded Afghanistan and displaced the Taliban the poppy fields are once again in bloom.
Bush’s Vision of Dearth-squad Democracy
Right-wing death squads and a hub for drug smuggling is Bush’s vision of democracy in Iraq–all orchestrated by the ambassador of death, Negroponte. The old Iran-Contra gang are all in place once again ready to flood the streets of America and Europe with cheap heroin from Afghanistan.
The Bush administration’s reluctance to hand Saddam over to the interim government of Iraq may be based not on a fear of Saddam’s military capabilities but on a fear of him telling what he knows about drug smuggling. Saddam may have been removed for the same reason George the elder removed Noriega from Panama — because of his demands for too large a cut in the cocaine traffic coming from Columbia.
Lift the Gag Order on Sibel Edwards
Meanwhile Americans are dying in Iraq for what may be no more than the greedy aspirations of the Bush drug-smuggling family. For this reason the gag on Sibel Edwards must be lifted so she can speak freely and directly to the American people.
As new charges of criminal wrongdoing are arriving almost daily those of us that are old enough to have lived through Watergate recognize this as an administration heading for a train wreck like a bat out of hell.
Like a cornered animal the Bush administration is standing on its hind legs, gnashing its teeth, warning of the certainty of a new terrorist attack this summer.
They are preparing the country for an excuse to declare martial law or a red alert to cancel the upcoming elections. There is no terrorist threat. This is readily evident from protesters in front of Rumsfeld’s and Rove’s houses. If there was a threat of an attack the protesters would never have been able to get within shouting distance of either house — instead there would have been several concentric rings of security preventing anyone from getting near.
If there is a terrorist attack this summer the only certainty is it will be home-grown and directed from the Oval Office–just as the 9-11 attack was allowed to take place after the air force had been ordered to stand down.
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best because this group of war criminals and mass murderers know that if they lose their grip on power they will have to face the hangman for their crimes.
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