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Friday, August 10, 2007

Another Plea for Impeachment

My local friend emailed me this just now. Most of it has been said over and over by all of us.

The difference here? The writer who can hardly be called a paranoid wingnut.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions. He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts@yahoo.com
Impeach Now Or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy
07/17/07

By Paul Craig Roberts

Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.

Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of "executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, "terrorist" events in the near future.

Many attentive people believe that the reason the Bush administration will not bow to expert advice and public opinion and begin withdrawing US troops from Iraq is that the administration intends to rescue its unpopular position with false flag operations that can be used to expand the war to Iran.

Too much is going wrong for the Bush administration: the failure of its Middle East wars, Republican senators jumping ship, Turkish troops massed on northern Iraq's border poised for an invasion to deal with Kurds, and a majority of Americans favoring the impeachment of Cheney and a near-majority favoring Bush's impeachment. The Bush administration desperately needs dramatic events to scare the American people and the Congress back in line with the militarist-police state that Bush and Cheney have fostered.

William Norman Grigg recently wrote that the GOP is "praying for a terrorist strike" to save the party from electoral wipeout in 2008. Chertoff, Cheney, the neocon nazis, and Mossad would have no qualms about saving the bacon for the Republicans, who have enabled Bush to start two unjustified wars, with Iran waiting in the wings to be attacked in a third war.

The Bush administration has tried unsuccessfully to resurrect the terrorist fear factor by infiltrating some blowhard groups and encouraging them to talk about staging "terrorist" events. The talk, encouraged by federal agents, resulted in "terrorist" arrests hyped by the media, but even the captive media was unable to scare people with such transparent sting operations.

If the Bush administration wants to continue its wars in the Middle East and to entrench the "unitary executive" at home, it will have to conduct some false flag operations that will both frighten and anger the American people and make them accept Bush's declaration of "national emergency" and the return of the draft. Alternatively, the administration could simply allow any real terrorist plot to proceed without hindrance.

A series of staged or permitted attacks would be spun by the captive media as a vindication of the neoconsevatives' Islamophobic policy, the intention of which is to destroy all Middle Eastern governments that are not American puppet states. Success would give the US control over oil, but the main purpose is to eliminate any resistance to Israel's complete absorption of
Palestine into Greater Israel.

Think about it. If another 9/11-type "security failure" were not in the works, why would Homeland Security czar Chertoff go to the trouble of convincing the Chicago Tribune that Americans have become complacent about terrorist threats and that he has "a gut feeling" that America will soon be hit hard?

Why would Republican warmonger Rick Santorum say on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that "between now and November, a lot of things are going to happen, and I believe that by this time next year, the American public's (sic) going to have a very different view of this war."

Throughout its existence the US government has staged incidents that the government then used in behalf of purposes that it could not otherwise have pursued. According to a number of writers, false flag operations have been routinely used by the Israeli state. During the Czarist era in Russia, the secret police would set off bombs in order to arrest those the secret police
regarded as troublesome. Hitler was a dramatic orchestrator of false flag operations. False flag operations are a commonplace tool of governments.

Ask yourself: Would a government that has lied us into two wars and is working to lie us into an attack on Iran shrink from staging "terrorist" attacks in order to remove opposition to its agenda?

Only a diehard minority believes in the honesty and integrity of the Bush-Cheney administration and in the truthfulness of the corporate media.

Hitler, who never achieved majority support in a German election, used the Reichstag fire to fan hysteria and push through the Enabling Act, which made him dictator. Determined tyrants never require majority support in order to overthrow constitutional orders.

The American constitutional system is near to being overthrown. Are coming "terrorist" events of which Chertoff warns and Santorum promises the means for overthrowing our constitutional democracy?
COMMENTS:
betmo said...

unless the masses get ugly, i doubt that the pols will do anything differently. it's a real shame.

Friday, August 10, 2007

LET'S TALK said...

I was in a march in a southern city and we got a lot of honking of the horns and that was about it. I am not trying to be funny, but after a while in the sun and trying to protest and actually do something about this country. All we got was a honking of horns.
At times I am frustrated and about to just give up because our Congress seems to be dragging around on everything as if this President had something over them.

Friday, August 10, 2007 8:26:00 PM

WA: Most of the Repubs are hand-in-glove with Bushco and too many of the Dems are gutless wonders. But We the People have to keep trying.
Daniel said...

The writing is on the wall it seems. This article strikes terror into my heart.

1984 approaches like the dawn!

Saturday, August 11, 2007 1:26:00 AM

WA: I am terribly frightened, Daniel and it does indeed appear that 1984 is looming. I just hope that enough fellow citizens are also frightened enough to take action.
DivaJood said...

Since 9/11/01, I have said that there will not be elections in 2008. This administration will concoct an October Surprise, and declare Martial Law. They attempted to suspend elections prior to 2004, but were waved off - it will happen.

No, I am not wearing a tin foil hat.

Saturday, August 11, 2007 9:04:00 AM

WA: No, Diva Jood, you are NOT wearing a tin foil hat. You are one of us voices crying in the wilderness of apathy or Cassandras prophecying to deaf ears. This administration and its masters have seized the opportunity presented by the Bush/Cheney cabal to bring to fruition their decades-long plots for world domination. The time and conditions were ripe. Media control and false propaganda served to keep the citizens sedated and pacific. Foreign nations have greater access to true and balanced news reports than do Americans. Media control has also been a favorite practise of despotic governments.


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4 Comments:

  • At Friday, August 10, 2007 2:03:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    unless the masses get ugly, i doubt that the pols will do anything differently. it's a real shame.

     
  • At Friday, August 10, 2007 8:26:00 PM , Blogger LET'S TALK said...

    I was in a march in a southern city and we got a lot of honking of the horns and that was about it. I am not trying to be funny, but after a while in the sun and trying to protest and actually do something about this country. All we got was a honking of horns.
    At times I am frustrated and about to just give up because our Congress seems to be dragging around on everything as if this President had something over them.

     
  • At Saturday, August 11, 2007 1:26:00 AM , Blogger Daniel said...

    The writing is on the wall it seems. This article strikes terror into my heart.

    1984 approaches like the dawn!

     
  • At Saturday, August 11, 2007 9:04:00 AM , Blogger DivaJood said...

    Since 9/11/01, I have said that there will not be elections in 2008. This administration will concoct an October Surprise, and declare Martial Law. They attempted to suspend elections prior to 2004, but were waved off - it will happen.

    No, I am not wearing a tin foil hat.

     

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