9/19 addendum: White Man’s Wars, Past and Present by Glen Ford, BAR executive editor

BlackAgendaReport, with Glen Ford's commentary below just arrived after digest "From Jena to Jerusalem: Racism the Lynchpin for U.S. Public Support of State Terror and War" was sent so this important summation of capitalist-imperialist war is an addendum :

White Man’s Wars, Past and Present
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&...
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford, for Black Agenda RadioWhiteWarsBaghdad
Synopsis:
Racism is the engine that makes the rich man's world go ‘round. Majorities of white people of all classes identify with their moneyed-brethren, and can be counted on to rally to the racist banner. Such is the case with the U.S. offensive in the Middle East, and the villlianization of Muslims in general. "Eternal war" is now American policy, but it is a war that has gone on without end for half a millennium, since the Europeans "discovered" new regions for rape and pillage in 1492. They have since described their march of death as the spread of "civilization." Tell that to the 95 percent of indigenous Americans who died when the Europeans arrived, or the tens of millions of Africans whose societies were totally destroyed by the slave trade. And tell it to the one million Iraqis who have perished in the current war.

White Man’s Wars, Past and Present
"We must cease collaborating with the engines of death."

WhiteWarsWoundedKneeWe used to call them the "White Man's War's." Now that phraseology is out of favor, but I think it still applies. Racism is the fuel in the engine that drives the popular appeal for the White Man's wars, now centered in the Middle East, previously in Southeast Asia, but...who knows where next? The real motive is profit, but the people who reap the profit are a very small group, who need a much larger polity to support their aggressions around the world.

9/19/07 From Jena to Jerusalem: Racism the Lynchpin for U.S. Public Support of State Terror and War

IMPERIALIST STATE TERROR NOT NEW, NOR "REPUBLICAN"
In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.
The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new leader, communist Fidel Castro. America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation." ... The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy's defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

IRAN
DEADLY DEJA VU
US Iran report branded dishonest
The UN nuclear watchdog has protested to the US government over a report on Iran's nuclear programme, calling it "erroneous" and "misleading".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5346524.stm

U.S. GIVES ITS PROXY GREENLIGHT
Bolton: US would support preemptive Israeli strike on Iran
John Byrne, Raw Story

9/16/7 Democracy: Whose?

CAPITALIST DEMOCRACY SERVES BIPARTISAN CAPITALIST DICTATORSHIP: PEOPLES' DEMOCRACY REQUIRES REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE
whatever brand, neoliberal, neoconservative, all capitalists share goal of U.S. global dominance: the electoral politics scam keeps the masses under control, preventing revolution

Democrats Push a Tactic to Shift Iraq Plan
The proposal, aimed at shifting the president’s strategy is finally close to winning enough Republican support for a real chance at being approved, would require that troops spend as much time at home as on their most recent tour overseas before being redeployed.... a back door approach that underscores the Democrats’ continuing struggle to have any real influence on the conduct of the war. When it was last up for a vote in July, the proposal failed by 56 to 41, falling just four votes short... The Webb measure holds deep appeal for military service members and their families, and allows Democrats to present themselves as supporters of the troops, but not the war. Mr. Webb has a son in the Marine Corps in Iraq whose tour was extended because of the troop increase.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/15/washington/15cong.html?th&emc=th

Behind an Antiwar Ad, a Powerful Liberal Group
There is no mistaking the influence of MoveOn.org, with its 3.2 million members and powerful fund-raising apparatus, within the Democratic Party.

September 15, 2007 the 25th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

NEVER FORGET US.-ISRAELI STATE TERRORIST GENOCIDE AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN NATION

REMEMBER THE
Sabra and Shatila Massacre
September 15, 2007

September 15, 2007 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre. From September 15-17, 1982, Lebanese fascist paramilitaries, under the watchful eyes of the Israeli military occupiers, slaughtered more than 2,000 Palestinian residents of two refugee camps in Beirut. The overwhelming majority of those murdered were women, children and elderly men. Thousands of people will march on September 15 in Washington DC to demand the immediate end of the war in Iraq. On that day we, along with people throughout the world, will also remember and salute the victims of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre. The Arab people, throughout the Middle East must have justice and self-determination.

In June 1982, the Israeli military (IDF), with full support of the Reagan regime, launched a massive invasion of Lebanon. The objectives of the invasion were to destroy the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), then based mainly in Lebanon, and install a puppet government in Beirut. The U.S. continually re-supplied the IDF throughout the war.

The invasion of Lebanon culminated in the Sept. 15-17 rampage through two disarmed Palestinian refugee camps by 1,500 fighters of the racist and fascist Lebanese Forces, one of the right-wing Lebanese organizations allied with Israel.

For the entire summer of that year, the IDF mercilessly bombed the Lebanese capital, killing more than 20,000 people, the vast majority of them civilians. In September 1982, a ceasefire agreement was forced upon the Lebanese and Palestinians resisting the assault. Palestinian refugees made up more than 10 percent of Lebanon's population of 3 million at the time.

9/12/7 "The Erasing of Iraq", Naomi Klein

General Proposes Bigger Role in Protecting Iraqis
By MICHAEL R. GORDON
Gen. David H. Petraeus proposed an American presence that
would provide for a greater American combat role in
protecting the Iraqi population.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/washington/11assess.html?th&emc=th

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”
– William Colby, former CIA Director
Economic Solutions, p.2 Peter Kershaw, Quality Press, Boulder, CO.

The Road to Partition
By DAVID BROOKS
America's best course is not to reunify Iraq, but simply to inhibit the violence as Iraqis feel their own way to partition.
http://select.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/opinion/11brooks.html?th&emc=th

PARTITION IRAQ, ELIMINATE IT AS A SOVEREIGN NATION IF IT CANNOT BE CONQUERED

U.S. Considers Dividing Iraq Into Three Separate States After Saddam Is Gone
FORECASTS & TRENDS, Oct 1, 2002
Stratfor.com http://www.stratfor.com/ reports that one of the leading long-term strategies being considered by US war planners is to divide Iraq into three separate regions. Under this plan Iraq would cease to exist.
http://www.profutures.comarticle.php/91/%20
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=HAL20060...

2004 Rand study “U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11”
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali, exec. editor American Muslim Perspective
http://www.amperspective.com/html/neo_orientalists.html
Rand study titled “U.S. Strategy in the Muslim WorldAfter 9/11” suggests exploiting Sunni, Shiite and Arab, non-Arab divides to promote the US policy objectives inthe Muslim world. [...]

[more following Klein's "Erasing Iraq"]

9/11/7 Who Blew Up America? And the World?

Digest Commentary:
Assessing whether 911 was an inside job means asking "who benefits" and taking into account the entire violent history of american capitalism in its white supremacist quest for 'manifest destiny'. Those who insist the U.S. govt. could never commit such a heinous crime reflect the carefully inculcated popular ignorance of america's history, a country born and fattened on genocide, slavery and unprecedented crimes against humanity -- including all the manufactured pretexts for all its imperialists wars. It is critical to place 911, like all other events firmly in this context of U.S. capitalism's past history and the present deep structural crisis behind the bipartisan urgency to secure full-spectrum dominance before other capitalist powers -- China and/or Russia especially -- sink their hegemonic empire.

When neo-liberal imperialist democrat Zbigniew Brzezinski laid out the necessity for U.S. dominance in his 1997 'Global Chessboard', etc., that geo- strategic goal was clear, though he envisioned more gunboat diplomacy tactically than his 'neocon' imperialist successors hell-bent to get it all now, militarily.

Neoliberal or neoconservative, these imperialists thugs all agree that U.S. capitalism's crisis and strategic weakness demands exceptionally drastic measures: thus analyses of the 'trees' in the U.S. capitalist jungle must be framed in this context because what is at stake is the survival, or death, of U.S. capitalism. Thus 'preventive' maneuvers against serious obstacles and rivals for global top-dog are a must.

911, cui bono, is clear. The bogus "war on terrorism" was manufactured to carry out this U.S. geostrategic agenda by eliminating all serious
opposition and obstacles . 911 was necessary, a "mini Pearl Harbor", to launch this state- terrorist global war. And most of the world knows it,

9/5/7 Bin Laden as Fantasy Figure: Riches Beyond Belief Consequences of War Against Iran Israel's Educational System

"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
Samuel Huntington, Harvard Professor, "The Clash of Civilizations"

On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, according to two former senior CIA officers.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18324.htm

"It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true."
Henry Kissinger
quotes from ICH

War and the "New World Order"
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
War is the ultimate means of attempting to change societies and reshape nations. It is through war that national economies and political structures can be forcibly restructured. War is, potentially, the ultimate economic shock therapy. The wars in the Middle East are stepping stones towards establishing a vision of global order that has been in the hearts and minds of the Anglo-American establishment for years. That vision is global ascendancy.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18315.htm

"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men"
"In a time of universal deciet telling the truth is a revolutionary act"
Geroge Orwell

6th. anniversary of made-in-usa 911, U.S. imperialist global war of state terror and U.S. is in deeper shit by the day. but planning war against Iran too... "VOILA, ABSURDLY PREDICTABLE "TERRORIST PLOT" ["AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS" FOR MAXIMUM RACIST POLITICAL RETURNS.] ..AND A NEW TAPE FROM BIN LADEN
German Police Arrest 3 in Terrorist Plot
The three Islamic militants arrested on Wednesday were in
the advanced stages of plotting large-scale attacks against

9/3/7 What Different Analyses of Global Situation Have in Common is Why They're All Wrong

CAPITALIST WAYS AND MEANS, 'VALUES', ARE NOT A MATTER OF EAST AND WEST GEOGRAPHY
Western “Values”
Lisa Karpova
It has been suggested by some haughty, arrogant westerners that Russia should adhere to or adopt "western values." What exactly are western values? Let’s take a good look. Since 1961, over eight million people from the Third World have died directly at the hands of the US military or indirectly via US-backed and funded regimes.
"They're fighting for our freedom." No crime is too unthinkable or great, it would appear, to ensure American "freedoms" and western values. The imperialists are dedicated to securing control and domination of the world’s resources and markets. All freedom loving people in the world need to struggle to defeat imperialism and give their support to all those nations and peoples who are resisting the empire and standing up to and defeating the most brutal military power in the world. Freedom loving people need to be educated and enlightened about who their enemies are: those who are sending workers to kill or be killed for this ever insatiable empire, an empire in which they have absolutely no stake, an empire which abuses and represses them and keeps them under thumb in a vacuum of deception, an empire which fails to provide for their basic needs and rights as human beings solely for the benefit and enrichment of corporate elitists.
english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/96606-westernvalues-0

"In the Middle East and Southwest Asia, our overall objective is to remain the predominant outside power in the region and preserve US and Western access to [read control of, as key to leveraging U.S. global dominance] the region's oil."
1992 U.S. "Defense Planning Guide" (Washington Post, March 11, 1992)

WELCOME THE SETBACKS AND DEFEATS OF U.S. STATE TERRORISM-- BUT DON'T CONFUSE COMPETING CAPITALIST RIVALS WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY MASS RESISTANCE OF OUR GENUINE STRATEGIC ALLIES

9/1/7: 911 'Justifying' Fascist Floodgates: National Oppression, Racism & Religion and State Terrorist Genocide

CAPITALIST-IMPERIALIST WARS FOR GLOBAL SUPREMACY GENERATE REVOLUTIONARY, JUST ANTI-IMPERIALIST WARS OF LIBERATION
“We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
David Rockefeller in a 1994 Statement to the United Nations Business Council

“In brief, the U.S policy goal must be unapologetically twofold: to perpetuate America’s own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer still; and to create a geopolitical framework that can absorb the inevitable shocks and strains of social-political change...”
-Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1997

"Manifest Destiny"
The United States is not... is not fighting a “war against terror.” In reality, what the United States leadership is doing, is fighting its own articulated war against the people and nations who had no animosity, nor any perceived capability to threaten the US as a global power...“ international terrorism is a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It is a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services and the international media.” Remember, after the 9/11 attacks, the US official statements made no mention of involvement of the government or people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran in the accused list of the 9/11 perpetrators. In 1997, many leading architects of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), did include the name of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, PLO as selected targets to impose the American liberal democracy. It was a strategic stunt to inject the fear into people’s mind... Emotional appeals to fear and to patriotism have led close to half of the population to accept unaccountable government in the name of “the war on terrorism.”

8/9/7 Nagasaki, Hiroshima, WW2 & "War on Terror"

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, that instantly killed an estimated 66,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/20070806.html

On Aug. 9, 1945, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, Japan, instantly killing an estimated 39,000 people. The explosion came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Result Called Good
Foe Asserts Hiroshima Toll Is 'Uncountable' -- Assails 'Atrocity'
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/20070809.html

THE NYT IN GROTESQUE IMPERIAL FORM DESCRIBES THE JAPANESE RESPONSE TO THE HOLOCAUSTS AS 'PROPAGANDA'.
BUT ITS REPORT, ALONG WITH THE "OTHER HEADLINES" BELOW THE ARTICLE, HINT AT U.S. STRATEGIC INTERESTS: THE SOVIET UNION WAS THEN THE GREATEST OBSTACLE TO U.S. GLOBAL DOMINANCE.
Digest Commentary at the bottom of the page discusses why and how WW2 was an imperialist war for global hegemony - contrary to all the "great patriotic" "anti-fascist" mythology -- the pretext to rally support then as is the "war against terror" is designed to do .today.

Atom Bomb Loosed on Nagasaki
2d Big Aerial Blow Japanese Port Is Target in Devastating New Midday Assault
By W. H. LAWRENCE
NYT

Guam, Thursday, Aug. 9 -- Gen. Carl A. Spaatz announced today that a second atomic bomb had been dropped, this time on the city of Nagasaki, and that crew members reported "good results."

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