The George W. Bush
administration seized the White House in 2000 by way of an openly stolen
election, then cemented its criminal power into place with the unprecedented
9/11 mass murder, and its two resulting abominations: the fabricated �war on
terrorism� (the pretext for endless global war), and the USAPATRIOT Act (the
full-scale destruction of the Constitution, and the militarization of the US
The deepening of the
war and security state continues unabated and relatively unopposed, in spite of
meager posturing of (largely complicit) congressional Democrats. Nothing has
been done to stop, reverse or undo the Bush administration�s boundless
criminality, its wide open corruption, or the absolute and systematic rape of
law itself. Few if any of Bush�s criminals have been brought to justice.
Three new examples
leave no doubt:
- In yet another attack on the separation
of powers, the Bush administration is pushing for a �war
czar�, giving the White House even more centralized war power, over
and above the power it already wields through the Pentagon, the State
Department and the CIA. Through the concocted war and intelligence �czars,�
the White House inner circle -- Bush, Cheney, Rove, etc. -- wields total
dictatorial power, and the power to bypass and silence any hint of opposition
from the rest of the government.
Mike McConnell, the National Intelligence Director (intelligence �czar�
himself) is pushing for greatly
expanded power to spy on US citizens and potential �terrorists.� McConnell
is requesting more warrantless wiretapping and surveillance of US citizens, and
more spying without Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court approval
or other court orders.
McConnell is also demanding that telecommunications companies receive immunity
from civil liability for �cooperating� with the Bush administration. Two
companies, AT&T and Verizon, now face lawsuits for handing phone records to
the NSA. AT&T�s �secret rooms� provided the Bush administration direct
access to the lives of US citizens.
administration caught red-handed spying on US citizens�
The Bush administration wants not only the full legal authority, but the
permission, to violate and destroy the lives of anyone it targets.
- It is a fact, detailed in a new
investigation by Jeremy Scahill,
that Blackwater, the private
mercenary firm, manages and runs many aspects of the Bush administration�s
criminal wars all over the world, as well as domestic �security�
operations (such as police operations in the post-Hurricane Katrina New
Orleans). Blackwater, one of the many poison-fanged corporate military
faces of Bush-Cheney�s neocon political apparatus, headed by hardwired
Bush-connected neocon military-intelligence figures, is above the law --
not controlled by either the US military or the US Congress. Blackwater,
which is thriving, and building new facilities all over the world,
including the United States, is the face of the new international and
homeland security state -- a criminal state.
As written by Mike
Ruppert in Crossing the Rubicon, �American fascism is something
different now. It�s not just private, elite control over the legal system, nor
private evasion of the rule of law. It�s a crisis-induced transition from a
society with a deeply compromised legal system to a society where force and
surveillance completely supplant the system.�
Consider the system supplanted.