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(May 7, 2005)
Well, I can't say I was too busy this week, although,
that's not to say I wasn't pissed off about a lot of stuff.
On the 2nd, I posted on the leak of yet another secret
memo in England having to do with Tony B-liar and his problems with
desperatly coming up with a justification for war with Iraq. The
Sunday Times of London reported that a memo from a meeting on July
23, 2002 revealed, "The head of MI6 told Tony Blair that the case for
war against Iraq was being “fixed” by the Americans to suit the policy...Sir
Richard Dearlove, head of MI6, briefed Blair and a select group of ministers
on America’s determination to press ahead with the war nine months before
hostilities began. After attending a briefing in Washington, he told the
meeting that war was “inevitable”. Dearlove said “the facts and intelligence”
were being “fixed round the policy” by George W Bush’s administration."
The memo says, "The Defence Secretary said that the US had already
of activity" to put pressure on the regime. No decisions had been
taken, but he thought the most likely timing in US minds for military
action to begin was January, with the timeline beginning 30 days before
the US Congressional elections.
We should work up a plan for an ultimatum to Saddam to allow back in the
UN weapons inspectors. This would also help with the legal justification
for the use of force."
Despite Bush saying ""war is not my first choice, it's my last choice,"
it is clear the decision had been made from the beginning, it was just
a matter of selling it to the people and getting the timing right. The
Post in a very typical, self serving op-ed today said B-liar was on
the defensive at home for "for supposedly misleading the nation into
war in Iraq...Blair had led Britain to join the United States in war because
he believed it was the right thing to do, knowing the decision would be
deeply unpopular with his voters, the victory seemed at least as remarkable
as the reduced margin. " If you discount the evidence to the contrary
provided by the memos and believe going from a 161 seat majority to 60
seats is a "reduced but still comfortable majority " more power
to you. Winning 36% of the vote just shows Labour was re-elected despite
Blair. If the Tories weren't just soooo boring and scary, he would be
out of there. Normally, when democratic leaders lie to their people and
do things like start wars against the will of the people, they get thrown
out.(Llike Spain for instance.) The lowest vote count in British electoral
history is certainly remarkable, but not for the reason the Post thinks.
Also on the 2nd I posted about the L.A.
Times reporting that, "The Bush administration has forged a close
intelligence partnership with the Islamic regime that once welcomed Osama
bin Laden here, even though Sudan continues to come under harsh U.S. and
international criticism for human rights violations. " Apparently,
we're ok with genocidal regimes that still use slavery, because they can
help us in the war on terrorism. The Times article says "Sudan has
"given us specific information that is … important, functional and current,"
said a senior State Department official who agreed to discuss intelligence
matters on condition of anonymity. The official acknowledged that the
Mukhabarat could become a "top tier" partner of the CIA. "Their competence
level as a service is very high," the official said. "You can't survive
in that part of the world without a good intelligence service, and they
are in a position to provide significant help." [Of course, if we hadn't
pulled our own informants out of there in the 90's, we wouldn't need to
suck up to mass murders.]
Congressman Donald Payne was
interviewed on democracynow.org
on May the 3rd and said the reason the administration is so eager
to get sanctions lifted from Sudan, for their good behavior on intelligence,
was "once you can get sanctions removed, then U.S. companies can
go in. There are still a lot of untapped oil resources in Sudan. And that's
a part of this agenda of trying to normalize relations with Sudan, so
that U.S. oil companies can go in and start exploring oil." How cynical!
We're just fighting the war on terror and spreading democracy. (Except
in Sudan, of course.)
On the 6th I got back to work. Rummy says
""We don't really have an exit strategy. "We have a victory strategy."
Well, at least they have some kind of strategy, finally. The secret "
Downing Street memo" said "There was little discussion in Washington
of the aftermath after military action." Well, obviously. More than
280 Iraqis have been killed in the past week and Rummy is just now coming
up with an idea.
He's better get his thnking cap on and figure out what we're going to
do about North Korea because the NY Times reported yesterday they look
like they're about to test a nuke. At his annual press conference W said
""We've got good capacity in Korea. We traded troops for new equipment
,as you know; we brought some troop -- our troop levels down in South
Korea, but replaced those troops with more capacity." What ever that means.
He's working hard, he's got some "capacity" over there. Kim
Jund il is a bad man. Duck and cover!
In the "we're not the big bully, we swear" department we have
"Colombian police have detained two U.S. Army soldiers near a huge
military base southwest of the capital in an alleged arms smuggling plot.
As far as those "five American soldiers who were arrested after 35
pounds of cocaine were found aboard a U.S. military plane that flew to
El Paso, Texas, from...[An] air base east of Bogota," who the Colombians
are demanding be extradited, the U.S. Ambassador William Wood has ruled
this out claiming diplomatic immunity. So, all you foreign diplomats in
the U.S., do what ever you fell like doing. Kill, rape, pillage, you have
diplomatic immunity. That's our excuse.