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 The US is the aggressor here. It is the one using weapons of mass destruction

bullying a weak and overmatched sovereign country! . . .The Bush inner

circle contains many pro-Israel and pro Zionist sycophants. 

 

 

A Peek At Who Drives

AmeriKKKan Foreign Policy 

By Junious Ricardo Stanton

 

The War Party's plan, however, had been in preparation far in advance of 9/11. And when President Bush, after defeating the Taliban, was looking for a new front in the war on terror, they put their precooked meal in front of him. Bush dug into it. Before introducing the script-writers of America's future wars, consider the rapid and synchronized reaction of the neocons to what happened after that fateful day.  

On Sept. 12, Americans were still in shock when Bill Bennett told CNN that we were in "a struggle between good and evil," that the Congress must declare war on "militant Islam," and that "overwhelming force" must be used. Bennett cited Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and China as targets for attack. Not, however, Afghanistan, the sanctuary of Osama's terrorists. How did Bennett know which nations must be smashed before he had any idea who attacked us? The Wall Street Journal immediately offered up a specific target list, calling for U.S. air strikes on "terrorist camps in Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Algeria, and perhaps even in parts of Egypt." Yet, not one of Bennett's six countries, nor one of these five, had anything to do with 9/11. On Sept. 15, according to Bob Woodward's Bush at War, "Paul Wolfowitz put forth military arguments to justify a U.S. attack on Iraq rather than Afghanistan." Why Iraq?

Because, Wolfowitz argued in the War Cabinet, while "attacking Afghanistan would be uncertain Iraq was a brittle oppressive regime that might break easily. It was doable." On Sept. 20, forty neoconservatives sent an open letter to the White House instructing President Bush on how the war on terror must be conducted. Signed by Bennett, Podhoretz, Kirkpatrick, Perle, Kristol, and Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, the letter was an ultimatum.  

To retain the signers' support, the president was told, he must target Hezbollah for destruction, retaliate against Syria and Iran if they refuse to sever ties to Hezbollah, and overthrow Saddam. Any failure to attack Iraq, the signers warned Bush, "will constitute an early and perhaps decisive surrender in the war on international terrorism. Patrick J Buchanan March 24, 2003 The American Conservative  

Unbeknownst to most Africans who view Europeans as a monolithic and unified entity when it comes to global hegemony over first world people, whites are divided along tribal, ethnic, religious, political and philosophical lines. While to us they seem like a bunch of virulent psychopaths (which they are) the various factions have their own agenda and goals. To find out what they are it behooves us to step away from the unified illusions presented in the corporate media and look at what the various factions say about their adversaries and rivals.

For example we should look at material from the Militia Movement, the KKK, the Zionists, upper crust old money groups and the New World Order agents like the Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission. They tell us what's on the minds of white folks and, trust me, none of it is good as far as we are concerned. Another rule of thumb to note is if the mainstream media ostracizes or marginalize someone it is a good bet they are persona non grata to one or more of the various cliques vying for power, influence, or control and they have given the media the nod to attack, discredit or ruin that person. 

(If for example a black person is given good press by the national media they plan to use him or co-opt his program for their own ends. If he or she is vilified in the press, he or presents a threat to the status quo.) Once all the mainstream media outlets come together on one accord, it is a clear sign the ruling elites or their various factions have set the agenda and the media are merely following orders.

The current war in Iraq is one such example. Let me be very clear on this, this war is not about a threat to US security, weapons of mass destruction, or liberating Iraq. The US is the aggressor here. It is the one using weapons of mass destruction bullying a weak and overmatched sovereign country! The only nation in the world that routinely uses pre-emptive strikes is Israel. The Bush inner circle contains many pro-Israel and pro Zionist sycophants. 

Most of us know oil is a major reason for the current carnage in Iraq. Geopolitical implications are also a factor. We cannot discount the influence the Zionists are exerting in this war as Israel considers Saddam Hussein its sworn enemy and one of several countries they would love so see transformed into an impotent pliant neighbor in the region. When anyone points this out they are immediately pounced upon, attacked, and viciously denounced as an "anti-Semite," despite the fact most European Jews are recent converts to the religion. I suggest you read via the Internet Patrick J Buchanan's March 23, 2003 article in the publication The American Conservative (www.amconmag.com) to see which factions within the Bush administration and the so called neo-conservative movement are calling the foreign policy shots.

I for one am not impressed by labels, liberal, conservative, Republican Democrat, etc because they are merely expressions of a white supremacist mentality and an oppressive system that will never addressed our needs on a holistic level! Our struggle is for self-determination and mental decolonization. We must view the world from an ethnocentric or African-centered perspective.

The events in Iraq and the recent hard shift towards fascism in AmeriKKKa following 9-11 will impact our daily lives for years to come. For Africans in AmeriKKKa, this nation has always been a terrorist state. The US Constitution sanctioned slavery and protected the slaveowners’ interests. The various states legislated vicious and oppressive slave codes, formulated a psychological, socio-economic peonage, racial caste system that legislated "black codes" following the Civil War and "Reconstruction." Segregation and racial profiling are integral parts of recent AmeriKKKan history as are genocide and global imperialism.

The more we know about our enemies and their world wide modus operandi the better prepared we are for survival. The bloodlust overseas will only trigger increased oppression, repression, and blowback, especially as more and more resist the fascist agenda and expansion of imperialistic wars. We must become more conscious of the various tribal, ethnic, and philosophical players, their goals and agenda who are promulgating a system of global white supremacy.

Note: On February 5, 2001, President Bush announced his intention to nominate Dr. Paul Wolfowitz (photo above right) to be Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 28th and sworn in March 2, 2001 as the 28th Deputy Secretary of Defense. This is Dr. Wolfowitz's third tour of duty in the Pentagon.

posted 21 April 2003

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On one level, Salvage the Bones is a simple story about a poor black family that’s about to be trashed by one of the most deadly hurricanes in U.S. history. What makes the novel so powerful, though, is the way Ward winds private passions with that menace gathering force out in the Gulf of Mexico. Without a hint of pretension, in the simple lives of these poor people living among chickens and abandoned cars, she evokes the tenacious love and desperation of classical tragedy. The force that pushes back against Katrina’s inexorable winds is the voice of Ward’s narrator, a 14-year-old girl named Esch, the only daughter among four siblings. Precocious, passionate and sensitive, she speaks almost entirely in phrases soaked in her family’s raw land. Everything here is gritty, loamy and alive, as though the very soil were animated. Her brother’s “blood smells like wet hot earth after summer rain. . . . His scalp looks like fresh turned dirt.” Her father’s hands “are like gravel,” while her own hand “slides through his grip like a wet fish,” and a handsome boy’s “muscles jabbered like chickens.” Admittedly, Ward can push so hard on this simile-obsessed style that her paragraphs risk sounding like a compost heap, but this isn’t usually just metaphor for metaphor’s sake. She conveys something fundamental about Esch’s fluid state of mind: her figurative sense of the world in which all things correspond and connect. She and her brothers live in a ramshackle house steeped in grief since their mother died giving birth to her last child. . . . What remains, what’s salvaged, is something indomitable in these tough siblings, the strength of their love, the permanence of their devotion.—WashingtonPost

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