Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a
year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.
Bush has put in
place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of
"executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush declares a
national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael
Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that
Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, "terrorist"
events in the near future.
people believe that the reason the Bush administration will not bow to expert
advice and public opinion and begin withdrawing US troops from Iraq is that the
administration intends to rescue its unpopular position with false flag
operations that can be used to expand the war to Iran.
Too much is going
wrong for the Bush administration: the failure of its Middle East wars,
Republican senators jumping ship, Turkish troops massed on northern Iraq's
border poised for an invasion to deal with Kurds, and a majority of Americans
favoring the impeachment of Cheney and a near-majority favoring Bush's
impeachment. The Bush administration desperately needs dramatic events to scare
the American people and the Congress back in line with the militarist-police
state that Bush and Cheney have fostered.
William Norman Grigg
recently wrote that the GOP is "praying for a terrorist strike" to
save the party from electoral wipeout in 2008. Chertoff, Cheney, the neocon
nazis, and Mossad would have no qualms about saving the bacon for the
Republicans, who have enabled Bush to start two unjustified wars, with Iran
waiting in the wings to be attacked in a third war.
The Bush administration
has tried unsuccessfully to resurrect the terrorist fear factor by infiltrating
some blowhard groups and encouraging them to talk about staging
"terrorist" events. The talk, encouraged by federal agents, resulted
in "terrorist" arrests hyped by the media, but even the captive media
was unable to scare people with such transparent sting operations.
If the Bush
administration wants to continue its wars in the Middle East and to entrench
the "unitary executive" at home, it will have to conduct some false
flag operations that will both frighten and anger the American people and make
them accept Bush's declaration of "national emergency" and the return
of the draft. Alternatively, the administration could simply allow any real
terrorist plot to proceed without hindrance.
A series of staged
or permitted attacks would be spun by the captive media as a vindication of the
neoconsevatives' Islamophobic policy, the intention of which is to destroy all
Middle Eastern governments that are not American puppet states. Success would
give the US control over oil, but the main purpose is to eliminate any
resistance to Israel's complete absorption of Palestine into Greater Israel.
Think about it. If
another 9/11-type "security failure" were not in the works, why would
Homeland Security czar Chertoff go to the trouble of convincing the Chicago
Tribune that Americans have become complacent about terrorist threats and that
he has "a gut feeling" that America will soon be hit hard?
Why would Republican
warmonger Rick Santorum say on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that "between
now and November, a lot of things are going to happen, and I believe that by
this time next year, the American public's [sic] going to have a very different
view of this war."
existence the US government has staged incidents that the government then used
in behalf of purposes that it could not otherwise have pursued. According to a
number of writers, false flag operations have been routinely used by the
Israeli state. During the Czarist era in Russia, the secret police would set
off bombs in order to arrest those the secret police regarded as troublesome.
Hitler was a dramatic orchestrator of false flag operations. False flag
operations are a commonplace tool of governments.
Ask yourself: Would
a government that has lied us into two wars and is working to lie us into an
attack on Iran shrink from staging "terrorist" attacks in order to
remove opposition to its agenda?
Only a diehard
minority believes in the honesty and integrity of the Bush-Cheney
administration and in the truthfulness of the corporate media.
Hitler, who never
achieved majority support in a German election, used the Reichstag fire to fan
hysteria and push through the Enabling Act, which made him dictator. Determined
tyrants never require majority support in order to overthrow constitutional
constitutional system is near to being overthrown. Are coming
"terrorist" events of which Chertoff warns and Santorum promises the
means for overthrowing our constitutional democracy?
Craig Roberts [email him] was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
Reagan Administration. He is the author of Supply-Side
Revolution : An Insider's Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation
and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown:
Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the
co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The
Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the
Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click here for Peter
Brimelow�s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent epidemic of