March 21, 2003
We are in a Nation Ruled by Madmen Who Will Bury the U.N.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Before announcing a state of war Bush pumps his fist and boasts, "Feels good."
Donald Rumsfeld walks around quoting Al Capone.
Richard Perle calls an internationally respected journalist a terrorist for disclosing how Perle would profit from an Iraq war.
And then Richard Perle celebrates the death of the U.N.
Like it's yet unleashed Guernica-bombing campaign, touted as "Shock and Awe," the brazen, thuggish extremism of the Bush administration is meant to numb the American public into submission.
And, for the most part, the strategy has succeeded.
From the beginning, after September 11th, America was united in the battle against terrorism. No one we know of spoke out on behalf of terrorism. The nascent debate, such as there was one, focused on HOW to fight terrorism, not on whether or not to fight it.
But the propaganda strategists of the Bush Cartel, led by Karl Rove, quickly marginalized any dissent against the White House's Dr. Strangelovian, doomsday world view by spreading the word that protests AIDED AND ABETTED terrorism. The Democratic leadership in Congress was never able to crawl out from under charges that any criticism of the Bush Cartel was treason and hindered Bush's "war on terrorism."
All the Democrats had to do was say, "Look here, we are all against terrorism. That's just common sense. But your strategy will spawn more terrorists and actually make us less safe here at home. On behalf of American families, I object to a reckless unilateral approach that puts us all more at risk for terrorism, not less."
But the Democrats remained dazed and confused by the brilliant propaganda battle plan -- relying mostly on lies on deception -- implemented by Rove and Rumsfeld.
As a result, a broad spectrum of American people, who saw through the Bush Cartel's fog and mirrors (and its incompetence), felt compelled to exercise their right to freely protest. They succeeded in drawing huge crowds, even though the anti-Iraq war rallies were often hindered by uncooperative police, restrictive permits and a dismissive, disdainful press.
But democracy is a powerful energizer and the protests grew, here and abroad. As a result, most of the nations of the world were able to withstand an unprecedented Mafia-like campaign of bribery, intimidation and financial threats by the Bush mob family. Small and large nations alike, including our two neighbors on the North American continent -- Mexico and Canada -- took a stand for the international rule of law and defied the incompetent Fredo, his consiglieri (Donald Rumsfeld), and his truly deranged enforcer Richard Perle.
While democracy in America has been hijacked by a right wing cabal of madmen bent on destroying our Constitution and peace among nations, democracy triumphed among the nations of the world. Most Americans are fed a daily diet of lies, phony documents and shifting rationales by this rogue administration, with the full consent of a fawning media. Karl Rove, a cross between Machiavelli and Goebbels, has helped shape a "frame" for the war in which criticism of Bush Cartel tactics is perceived as an attack on our troops.
But the nations of the world, for the most part, saw through the Soviet-inspired propaganda and stood up to an onslaught of brutish pressure.
It was a shining moment for the U.N.
But BuzzFlash predicted that such a triumph of the international rule of law would be used by the Bush Cartel to justify burying the U.N.
In our editorial of March 4, "The U.N. 'Win-Win' for the Bush Cartel: Security Council Supports Iraq War Or U.N. Disbands," we commented:
It is no surprise to see Richard Perle confirm our editorial in his obituary for the U.N. as excerpted in the March 21st edition of the Guardian. It is candidly entitled, "Thank God for the death of the UN," with the subtitle, "Its abject failure gave us only anarchy. The world needs order." Here are some "Perles" of Richard's deranged "wisdom":
Forget for the moment that the cynically named "coalition of the willing" is primarily composed of third-tier countries blackmailed or bribed into putting their names on a list (almost none of them, except for Britain, are involved in any of the fighting or in any other way with the Iraq war. See: http://www.areporter.com/sys-tmpl/thecoalitionofthewilling/). Forget that Perle and the entire fanatical right wing war cabinet were Chickenhawks during the Vietnam War (with the exception of Powell; See: http://www.nhgazette.com/chickenhawks.html). Forget that Perle advocates attacking nations thousands of miles away, but doesn't even know that the U.N. is on the East River and not the Hudson River (see above).
Just remember these comments from an article in the International Herald Tribune:
America's finest resource -- its brave young men and women -- have already begun to die in a war conceived of by radical madmen years ago. They waited to seize our precious democracy -- and after they did, they waited for the moment to launch their hellish plan of world domination.
In December of 2001, Perle wrote:
Long ago the fanatics who have hijacked the American government began digging the grave of the U.N.
Now, in the Al Capone style so revered by Rumsfeld, they are going to shoot it and kick it into its grave.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Note: Perle, according to the New York Times,
is involved in an
conflict of interest.
He is going to be paid $750,000 for lobbying
the Pentagon to approve the sale of the infamous
Crossing company to a foreign firm (See: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/21/business/21GLOB.html). Perle
was accused by Seymour Hersh of benefiting financially
from the so-called War on Terrorism
through a relationship
with a firm called Trireme. The Guardian,
in a March 21st article, reveals a second anti-terrorism
that Perle has a financial relationship with
would only enhance his stature in crony capitalist
world of the Bush Cartel). It is a British-based
company called Autonomy. (See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,918742,00.html)
otherwise noted, all original