Bush has embarked on a strategy of permanent war abroad. The inevitable
result will be a permanent state of emergency within the borders
of the United States. There is no possibility of separating the
two. And permanent domestic emergency will certainly mean a permanent
state of siege for Black America, the permanent domestic enemy.
of a certain age may have heard this kind of alarm before,
but the nation has never been here before, at the brink of
armed conflict with no end, under a regime that is intent on creating
and sustaining a global theater of warfare.
are not talking about occasional hostilities, nor the mere threat
of war from here to eternity, but actual wars in constant flow around
a globe that is to be forever suppressed in naked pursuit of "U.S.
interests." George Bush is acting under a strategic policy
that demands the continuous demonstration of a universal American
right to impose its will on Planet Earth.
blueprint, discussed briefly in our October 3 issue, has been described
as a design to place the world's energy resources under U.S. lock
and key. It is far more than that; energy is just part of the spoils
of global rule.
is not a secret policy, but an open book, loudly proclaimed, if
the public would but listen. The working document is entitled, "Rebuilding
America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century,"
a report prepared by Vice President Dick Cheney's close associates
just before the 2000 election. It has been implemented by the Bush
administration at every stage of development. The events of September
11 have surely accelerated the process, but the plan was policy
the moment Bush and Cheney assumed office.
Constitution deputy editor Jay Bookman provides an excellent analysis
of the issue: www.bushwatch.net/empire.htm)
Project for the New American Century document calls for U.S. engagement
in as many as four simultaneous wars at any given time for the foreseeable
future. These wars would be initiated by the U.S. to eliminate
"threats" from any quarter. The word "threat"
has been redefined, to mean the capability of any state to
mount a "deterrent to American intervention" anywhere
on the globe.
nation in human history has ever spoken words remotely sounding
like this. The now operative American strategy baldly places the
whole planet under the gun, for utilization as the U.S. sees fit
- a permanent state of war against any portion of humanity that
simple capability to deter the U.S. from acting as it chooses is
deemed a legitimate cause of attack. The 2000 report linked North
Korea, Iraq and Iran as nations seeking nuclear weapons as "a
deterrent to American intervention" - a year and a half before
Bush dubbed the trio "the Axis of Evil." Pundits around
the globe looked down their noses at Bush, decrying his lack of
sophistication. What axis? they asked. How could any informed person
think that these dissimilar mini-powers have anything in common?
Two of them, Iran and Iraq, are deadly enemies, having lost a million
men to each other in a war that lasted most of the Eighties.
pundits didn't get it. According to the logic of the New American
Century, it does not matter what Iraq, Iran or North Korea do,
or whether they even speak to one another. The "Axis"
countries share one thing only - a presumed willingness and capability
to resist the U.S. - and must be deprived of that capability by
all means necessary. Their mere capacity to deter U.S. intervention
in their regions puts them in Washington's cross hairs. The report
says this plainly, and lays out in detail the permanent deployment
of U.S. forces to suppress such capability anywhere it appears.
the not very long term, the report calls for the encirclement of
China, in preparation for a final showdown.
does the report pay even lip service to the sovereignty of other
peoples. The sole purpose of U.S. dominion over the globe is to
advance U.S. interests. Herein lies the true meaning of, "You
are either with us... or against us" - another much derided
and misunderstood statement by Bush. His handlers intend to literally
eliminate all potential opposition.
it is in the nature of people to resist, the U.S. will get its four
simultaneous wars, and more. That is precisely what the planners
of the "New American Century" expect.
the congressional debate on Iraq, the Bush administration and its
supporters further refined the order of battle. If Saddam has germs
that can be used for warfare, they declared, he must be destroyed.
However, even if he no longer possesses stocks of germs, he might
rebuild his capacity, and must therefore be destroyed. If he cannot
deliver the future germs as weapons, he might give them away to
others who can; he must therefore be destroyed.
logic, accepted by a majority of the Congress, can be applied to
the tiniest Caribbean or Pacific island nation, in conjunction with
any political grouplet thought to be located in any corner of the
world. Low-level germ stocks can be manufactured in the smallest
countries, and stolen or purchased by any serious terrorist organization.
No industrial base is necessary. Under the Bush Doctrine, any nation
accused of harboring people who might possess such "weapons
of mass destruction" can be targeted and summarily neutralized.
If capability alone justifies attack, universal capability means
worldwide targets and permanent war.
world also exists within U.S. borders. Every nation is represented
here, by tens and hundreds of thousands or millions of people. Unless
the Bush strategy is rejected in its entirety, racist passions will
sweep the interior of this nation with undiluted fury. Race hatred
is the only fuel that can sustain permanent, global war. It is also
the automatic and inevitable response to the attacks that will surely
multiply against the homeland of a super-aggressive America.
terror at home lies very near down this road. Black America remains
the permanent enemy within. This bell tolls for us.
of Project for the New American Century, September 2000: "Rebuilding
America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century"
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