Rene – – The Neocons Do Georgia

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I am posting this not for its information or vision, but by the simple fact that the author served as an assistant secretary of treasury under Reagan. I find it incredible the degree to which the Bush years have polarized the political situation both within and outside the US. What remains to be pondered is why within the political framework within the US, only a watered down version of that polarization comes out? The schism between sentiments by everyday people as well as people who formerly believed (naively, one is lead to say) in a “system” of “checks and balances” and those who work to protect power/money – the government (or “the police” as Jacques Ranciere like to refer to them) only points to signs of further turmoil which may not be solved in the short term with a new president. -rg
The Neocons Do Georgia
Humanity’s Greatest Enemy?
August 15, 2008
The success of the Bush Regime’s propaganda, lies, and deception with
gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it difficult for
intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about the future of the
United States. For almost 8 years the US media has served as Ministry
of Propaganda for a war criminal regime. Americans incapable of
thinking for themselves, reading between the lines, or accessing
foreign media on the Internet have been brainwashed.
As the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, said, it is easy to deceive
a people. You just tell them they have been attacked and wave the flag.
It certainly worked with Americans.
The gullibility and unconcern of the American people has had many
victims. There are 1.25 million dead Iraqis. There are 4 million
displaced Iraqis. No one knows how many are maimed and orphaned.
Iraq is in ruins, its infrastructure destroyed by American bombs,
missiles, and helicopter gunships.
We do not know the death toll in Afghanistan, but even the American
puppet regime protests the repeated killings of women and children by
US and NATO troops.
We don’t know what the death toll would be in Iran if Darth Cheney and
the neocons succeed in their plot with Israel to bomb Iran, perhaps
with nuclear weapons.
What we d
o know is that all this murder and destruction has no
justification and is evil. It is the work of evil men who have no
qualms about lying and deceiving in order to kill innocent people to
achieve their undeclared agenda.
That such evil people have control over the United States government
and media damns the American public for eternity.
America will never recover from the shame and dishonor heaped upon her
by the neoconned Bush Regime.
The success of the neocon propaganda has been so great that the
opposition party has not lifted a finger to rein in the Bush Regime’s
criminal actions. Even Obama, who promises `change’ is too intimidated
by the neocon’s success in brainwashing the American population to do
what his supporters hoped he would do and lead us out of the shame in
which the neoconned Bush Regime has imprisoned us.
This about sums up the pessimistic state in which I existed prior to
the go-ahead given by the Bush Regime to its puppet in Georgia to
ethnically cleanse South Ossetia of Russians in order to defuse the
separatist movement. The American media, aka, the Ministry of Lies and
Deceit, again accommodated the criminal Bush Regime and proclaimed
`Russian invasion’ to cover up the ethnic cleansing of Russians in
South Ossetia by the Georgian military assault.
Only this time, the rest of the world didn’t buy it. The many years of
lies–9/11, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda connections,
yellowcake, anthrax attack, Iranian nukes, `the United States doesn’t
torture,’ the bombings of weddings, funerals, and children’s soccer
games, Abu Ghraib, renditions, Guantanamo, various fabricated
`terrorist plots,’ the determined assault on civil liberties–have
taken their toll on American credibility. No one outside America any
longer believes the US media or the US government.
The rest of the world reported the facts–an assault on Russian
civilians by American and Israeli trained and equipped Georgian troops.
The Bush Regime, overcome by hubris, expected Russia to accept this act
of American hegemony. But the Russians did not, and the Georgian
military was sent fleeing for its life.
The neoconned Republican response to the Russian failure to follow the
script and to be intimidated by the `unipower’ was so imbecilic that it
shattered the brainwashing to which Americans had succumbed.
McCain declared: `In the 21st century nations don’t invade other
nations.’ Imagine the laughs Jon Stewart will get out of this on the
Daily Show. In the early years of the 21st century the United States
has already invaded two countries and has been beating the drums for
attacking a third. President Bush, the chief invader of the 21st
century, echoed McCain’s claim that nations don’t invade other nations.
This dissonant claim shocked even brainwashed Americans, as readers’
emails reveal. If in the 21st century countries don’t invade other
countries, what is Bush doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what are the
naval armadas and propaganda arrayed against Iran about?
Have two of the worst warmongers of modern times–Bush and
McCain–called off the US/Israeli attack on Iran? If McCain is elected
president, is he going to pull US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan as
`nations don’t invade other nations,’ or is President Bush going to
beat him to it?
We all know the answer.
The two stooges are astonished that the Americans have taught hegemony
to Russians, who were previously operating, naively perhaps, on the
basis of good will.
Suddenly the Western Europeans have realized that being allied with the
United States is like holding a tiger by the tail. No European country
wants to be hurled into war with Russia. Germany, France, and Italy
must be thanking God they blocked Georgia’s membership in NATO.
The Ukraine, where a sick nationalism has taken hold funded by the
neocon National Endowment for Democracy, will be the next conflict
between American pretensions and Russia. Russia is being taught by the
neocons that freeing the constituent parts of its empire has not
resulted in their independence but in their absorption into the
American Empire.
Unless enough Americans can overcome their brainwashed state and the
rigged Diebold voting machines, turn out the imbecilic Republicans and
hold the neoconservatives accountable for their crimes against
humanity, a crazed neocon US government will provoke nuclear war with
The neoconservatives represent the greatest danger ever faced by the
United States and the world. Humanity has no greater enemy.
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: