Sympathy For The Devil
By Hsing Lee

There's a lot of confusion and disagreement about what the War on Terrorism is about.
Is it a clash of civilizations?
Good vs Evil?
Is it really a war?
Most of the world knows the answer to these questions. In America, it's a different story. Like everyone else, I was glued to the TV on September 11, in a state of shock as events unfolded. Rather than watch CNN, where Walter Isaacson was allowing his people to show footage of Muslims cheering that was taken from Kuwait in 1991, with CNN claiming the footage was of Palestinians cheering on September 11, I chose to watch BBC.

The BBC Newsman asked a man dressed in a suit and tie, a man who looked and sounded as if he had an education, if he thought the events at the WTC could be the result of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East. I'll never forget what this man on the streets of New York said...

"What does flying airplanes into buildings have to do with politics?"

This sense of Papal infallibility in one's government is precisely why 9/11 happened. The public is not used to questioning how a continuous stream of oil is provided at 30 bucks a barrel. They never question the means through which their lifestyle is provided.

Most just don't want to know the truth.

The truth is, war is always a last resort. It's the reaction of people backed into a corner, which is precisely where Western Society is today. We face the immediate and perpetual decline in our standard of living if we don't steal every oil, gas, and uranium deposit on earth before 2012.

This is a simple mathematical fact. Population growth and industrial demand are outpacing energy production growth, and have been since 1979. World Oil production peaks in 2012, and after that, it's a rapid slide all the way down the bell curve.

Short of a major breakthrough in fusion, electromagnetic overunity devices, solar panel efficiency, or hydrolysis efficiency to power fuel cells on water, we face a never before seen energy crisis by the end of this decade, made worse by the exponential rise in Chinese, Caspian, and Indian energy demands between now and 2012.

The government knows this. So do the energy companies. But they're not interested in finding an alternate energy source, because to do so would mean the government and its corporate sponsors in the Petroleum and Defense industries will no longer be on the top of the heap.

And they really, really like being in charge.

So rather than spend on scientific research into fusion or free energy, we spend nearly a trillion a year making things to kill lots and lots of colored people, steal their land, and steal their mineral rights. In doing so, we extend the life of the Empire by baby steps, at the cost of millions of lives and trillions of dollars of the taxpayer's money.

But rather than play follow the leader, let's play follow the flow of history, and then a game of follow the money. First, a timeline to show why the world is mad at the USA. Then a timeline to let the reader decide what the war on terror is about... using genocide to keep the top dogs on top, or fighting terrorists...

September 11, 1609 Henry Hudson "discovers" (i.e. STEALS) Manhattan Island. Blankets infected with bubonic plague and smallpox are given to the natives so the colonial armies can save bullets. In the NY area alone, more than 150,000 First Nations people are killed or left homeless in the ensuing years.

September 11, 1839 President Martin van Buren, through the US State Department, tried to have the executive branch interfere with the judiciary, in order to have a group of Africans, free men by American law at the time, returned to their 'rightful owners', the Spanish Crown, and sent to Cuba for detention followed by trial and execution, even though US law at the time stated clearly that only slaves born into slavery were legally slaves in the United States.

September 11, 1917 Ferdinand Marcos Philippines Pres (1965-86) is born. His US sponsored military dictatorship and death squads trained at Fort Benning Georgia were responsible for the death of tens of thousands of Philippinos. Hundreds of thousands more were tortured, mutilated, and had their homes burnt to the ground with US State Department approval.

September 11, 1919 The US once again invades Honduras on behalf of the United Fruit Company to put down a popular revolt against a US puppet dictatorship that had been murdering, starving and torturing the populace at the behest of United Fruit for decades.

September 11, 1922 The British Mandate of Palestine Begins. British guns murdered tens of thousands of Palestinian Arabs, displacing them from their homes and settlements that were then given to Jewish settlers. More than 1200 villages were totally destroyed by the British in collaboration with Jewish militants. Since that time, more than three million Palestinians have been made homeless, and more than 100,000 have been killed by British, American, and Israeli soldiers, to make room for Jewish settlers in contravention of international law, and in violation of no less than 30 directives of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

September 11, 1941 Ground first broken for construction of the Pentagon, with financial subsidy coming from many US corporations who were actively trading with the Nazis, some of them until 1945.

Among those trading with the enemy was Prescott Bush, grandfather of G W Bush, who used Auschwitz slave labor at his Nazi steel manufacturing plant Consolidated Silesian Steel, of which he was managing director. Roosevelt had to trick Americans into going to war by allowing Pearl Harbor to happen after backing Japan into a corner with a trade embargo.

Since that time, the Pentagon has made the USA the only nation in history to use atomic bombs against civilians, not once, but twice. They've murdered 3 million in Korea, 3 million in Vietnam, 3 million in Cambodia, 1 million in Laos, more than a million in Latin America, 2 million in Iraq (so far), and armed dictators in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa who have murdered millions more.

September 11, 1946 US Troops land in Korea to begin the slaughter of Korean civilians at Nogun-Ri and hundreds of other sites. In all, more than three million Korean lose their lives, out of a combined North and South Korean population of thirty million.

September 11, 1973 Chile's elected President Salvador Allende is deposed in a CIA backed military coup, resulting in 3175 deaths on the first day of Augusto Pinochet's reign. During Pinochet's US Backed tenure, more than 100,000 people disappeared, and hundreds of thousands were tortured using tactics taught at Fort Benning Georgia's School of Americas using the now declassified CIA Kubark Manual.

Thanks to declassified documents accessed under the Freedom Of Information Act, we now know that Henry Kissinger in fact gave the implicit green light for many of these atrocities.

September 11, 1990 George H W Bush makes his "Toward a New World Order" speech, announcing the sanctions regime, which by 1998 had killed more than 1.5 million people.
"They've already intercepted more than 700 ships to enforce the sanctions. Three regional leaders I spoke with just yesterday told me that these sanctions are working. Iraq is feeling the heat. We continue to hope that Iraq's leaders will recalculate just what their aggression has cost them. They are cut off from world trade, unable to sell their oil. And only a tiny fraction of goods gets through.
The communique with President Gorbachev made mention of what happens when the embargo is so effective that children of Iraq literally need milk or the sick truly need medicine. Then, under strict international supervision that guarantees the proper destination, then food will be permitted..."
From this speech, and from the NSA reports that followed, the intent of the sanctions regime is clear... to punish the children and sick people in Iraq, who are specifically named as targets by Bush and Gorbachev. This is illegal according to the Geneva Convention, to which the USA is a chief signatory. Thousands of children are still dying each month in Iraq, from treatable illness, hunger and dehydration forced on them by inadequate funds from the Oil-For-Food program.

So while Americans will never forget the events of 9/11, the same can be said for many others, over many generations, who have experienced colonial expansion American style.

The number of dead in Iraq since 9/11 is the equivalent of the events of September 11 happening to the people of Iraq once a week, every week, for the last 12 years, since George H W Bush made his New World Order speech announcing the sanctions regime against Baghdad on September 11, 1990.

Half of the nearly two million Iraqi casualties are children under the age of five. That's more than 330 WTC's full of little kids. By comparison, only six children under the age of five died on September 11, 2001.

Now for a 'follow the money' timeline...

1970's - The Bush family begins a long term business relationship with the Bin Ladin family and the Mahfouz family, which continues to this day. The Bin Ladins and Mahfouz invest in G W Bush's Harken Energy and Caterair, and later the Bin Ladins invest in the Carlyle Group.

1979 Ð Osama Bin Laden goes to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets, with support from Pakistan's ISI, with the ISI's operation being funded by the CIA.

1980's Ð Bin Laden forms Makhtab Al Khidimat, precursor to Al-Qaeda.

1986-1988 Ð Numerous think tank reports are published calling for a larger US presence in the Persian Gulf, in order to protect American oil and gas interests in the Middle East, in particular the need to increase the US presence in Saudi Arabia.

1988 Ð The Soviets pull out of Afghanistan, defeated by the Mujeheddin and Bin Laden's MAK, after more than six billion dollars is spent by the CIA.

1989 Ð Bin Laden returns to Saudi Arabia, where the US is looking to expand its military presence, and begins stirring up political dissent.

1989 Ð The Sudanese government begins dealing with Canadian, Russian and Chinese oil and gas interests, refusing to deal with US interests. US Oil interests are looking for pressure to be applied to Sudan by the US State Department, but no pretext exists for US Sanctions against the Sudan.

1990 Ð Kuwait begins slant drilling at the Iraqi border. Saddam is tricked into attacking Kuwait after his cousin is told by a high ranking US official that the US 'will not get involved' in a Middle Eastern domestic dispute.

Summer 1990 Ð Doctored satellite photos are shown to King Fahd by the US State Department. These fake photos show an Iraqi military presence near the Saudi border where in fact there is no such Iraqi presence. The photos have proven to be fake by comparison with private satellite images of the same locations taken during the same time period.

'Former' CIA/ISI asset Bin Laden goes to King Fahd and offers to bring his Mujeheddin to Saudi Arabia to defend the Holy Land against Iraqi attack.

Fearing a coup by the politically active Bin Laden, King Fahd rejects Bin Laden's offer, jails him, and asks the Americans to come protect Saudi Arabia. The bases set up by the US in Saudi Arabia in 1991 are still active today.

September 11, 1990 Ð GHW Bush makes his 'Toward a New World Order' speech.

January 16, 1991 Ð The US invades Iraq, along with a UN coalition.

1991 Ð Bin Laden somehow escapes from Saudi Prison and ends up settling in the Sudan, where the US has been looking for a pretext for sanctions or invasion since the 1980's. Bin Laden sets up Al-Qaeda training camps in the Sudan.

1991- India allows privatization of energy suppliers.

1991 Ð Heavy US interest in the Caspian Basin basin's oil and gas reserves begins. Major Oil companies begin the process of negotiating exploitation deals. US companies are also interested in Uranium mining in Somalia, but have been unable to make headway.

1992 Ð G H W Bush begins planning for a 'humanitarian operation' in Somalia.

January 1993 Ð The Clinton administration goes ahead with the operation in Somalia.

Spring 1993 Ð Clinton escalates the Somalia operation, in an attempt to oust the warlords.

1993 Ð Enron signs a deal with India for the Enron Dhabol project, amidst a slew of controversy. Accusations of bribery, thuggery, and all forms of corrupt coercion are made against Enron.

According to the World Bank, the deal makes no economic sense, as there's no existing energy source cheap enough to power the plant in a profitable fashion. Only with an energy source close to India, perhaps a source from the Caspian Basin, could the project succeed, and no such pipeline is in existence. The World Bank refuses to participate or sign off on the project. Enron goes ahead with the project regardless of the financial realities existing at this time, which indicate the project is a money sink.

October 1993 Ð After suffering casualties and horrible media coverage of American troops being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, Clinton begins the pullout from Somalia. No Uranium exploitation deals are signed, and to date no uranium exploitation by US companies has taken place.

1994 Ð Exxon forms the Exxon Natural Gas Indonesia Corporation in 1994, under the corrupt Suharto regime. In November, they sign a $35 billion gas exploration deal with Indonesia, for exploration of the Natuna gas field in the Spratly Islands.

Objections are immediately raised by China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, all of whom are equidistant from the Spratlys and lay claim to the mineral rights.

1994 Ð Exxon, Chevron, BP, Unocal, Lukoil and others are signing deals and exploring for oil and gas reserves in the Caspian basin.

1995 Ð A number of Caspian exploration and pipeline consortiums are formed between Exxon, Chevron, BP, Unocal, Lukoil, Delta Oil, and other oil and gas players.

1995 - Unocal signs a deal with Turkmenistan for gas exploitation, but has no way to get the product to market.

1995 Ð Unocal begins negotiations with Uzbekistan for oil and gas rights. US military aid to the Uzbeks begins two months after Unocal signs a deal with Turkmenistan and began negotiations with the Uzbeks.

1995 Ð Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-American employee of Unocal, begins negotiations with the Taliban on the company's behalf in order to secure a pipeline deal through Afghanistan to Pakistan. On the Afghan side, Hamid Karzai, an ethnic Pashtun, is working for Unocal as an advisor, and also wooing the Taliban on behalf of Unocal.

1996 Ð Negotiations with the Taliban are going badly. The Taliban want a better deal than the US conglomerates are willing to give, and they refuse to take a pittance in tax revenues to make billions for Unocal and the Centgas consortium.

June 1996 Ð After the Khobar bombing in Saudi Arabia, which is blamed on Al-Qaeda, the Clinton Administration sets up a sanctions regime against the Sudan, where US oil companies have been stymied.

1996 Ð The Sudanese government offers to share information on Bin Laden's whereabouts and operations in the Sudan with the Clinton Administration. Clinton refuses to accept the information from the Sudanese government, so Bin Laden remains at large.

Summer 1996 Ð Former CIA/ISI asset Osama Bin Laden leaves the Sudan after sanctions are in place, and runs to Afghanistan, where pipeline negotiations with US companies have stalled.

1997 Ð The Taliban sit down to dinner with Unocal in Houston, and take a tour of NASA's space center while they're at it. They're being wooed heavily by US Oil and Gas interests, fronted by Khalilzad and Karzai, but refuse to sign a deal with Unocal.

1997 - In late 1997, Unocal gives up on pipeline negotiations. Khalilzad leaves Unocal, and joins the Rand Corporation, a Skull and Bones connected think tank with great influence in Washington. Khalilzad does an about face and turns on the Taliban, now claiming they're a blight on humanity that have to be forcibly removed from power.

1998 - February 12, John Maresca (vice chairman of Unocal) makes a speech to congress, which has become the outline for the current war and oil and gas pipelines...
"...A second option is to build a pipeline south from Central Asia to the Indian Ocean.
One obvious potential route south would be across Iran. However, this option is foreclosed for American companies because of U.S. sanctions legislation. The only other possible route option is across Afghanistan, which has its own unique challenges.
The country has been involved in bitter warfare for almost two decades. The territory across which the pipeline would extend is controlled by the Taliban, an Islamic movement that is not recognized as a government by most other nations. From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of our proposed pipeline cannot begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders and our company.
In spite of this, a route through Afghanistan appears to be the best option with the fewest technical obstacles. It is the shortest route to the sea and has relatively favorable terrain for a pipeline. The route through Afghanistan is the one that would bring Central Asian oil closest to Asian markets and thus would be the cheapest in terms of transporting the oil.
Unocal envisions the creation of a Central Asian Oil Pipeline Consortium. The pipeline would become an integral part of a regional oil pipeline system that will utilize and gather oil from existing pipeline infrastructure in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.
The 1,040-mile-long oil pipeline would begin near the town of Chardzhou, in northern Turkmenistan, and extend southeasterly through Afghanistan to an export terminal that would be constructed on the Pakistan coast on the Arabian Sea. Only about 440 miles of the pipeline would be in Afghanistan.
This 42-inch-diameter pipeline will have a shipping capacity of one million barrels of oil per day. Estimated cost of the project -- which is similar in scope to the Trans Alaska Pipeline -- is about US$2.5 billion.
There is considerable international and regional political interest in this pipeline. Asian crude oil importers, particularly from Japan, are looking to Central Asia and the Caspian as a new strategic source of supply to satisfy their desire for resource diversity. The pipeline benefits Central Asian countries because it would allow them to sell their oil in expanding and highly prospective hard currency markets. The pipeline would benefit Afghanistan, which would receive revenues from transport tariffs, and would promote stability and encourage trade and economic development. Although Unocal has not negotiated with any one group, and does not favor any group, we have had contacts with and briefings for all of them. We know that the different factions in Afghanistan understand the importance of the pipeline project for their country, and have expressed their support of it.
A recent study for the World Bank states that the proposed pipeline from Central Asia across Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea would provide more favorable netbacks to oil producers through access to higher value markets than those currently being accessed through the traditional Baltic and Black Sea export routes.
This is evidenced by the netback values producers will receive as determined by the World Bank study. For West Siberian crude, the netback value will increase by nearly $2.00 per barrel by going south to Asia. For a producer in western Kazakhstan, the netback value will increase by more than $1 per barrel by going south to Asia as compared to west to the Mediterranean via the Black Sea..."
The announced placement and construction of ten new military bases in and around Afghanistan in December 2002 coincides with the planned route for the newly announced Turkmen-Afghan-Pakistan pipeline deal, which is the route Unocal proposed in 1998.

1998 Ð The Carlyle Group purchases EG&G, a support company for government installations that has a monopoly on live HAZMAT training for Government personnel. Carlyle also purchases Sprayway, a pro cold weather clothing company (like the kind of clothes that would be used by 82nd airborne and 10th mountain division in Afghanistan) and Sprayway's subsidiary Claire Manufacturing, which makes aerosols, and has the milling equipment to do things like mill Anthrax. Carlyle also purchases Medpointe, a medical database company, and Empi, who make a new hi-tech vaccine delivery system.

1998 Ð The Delta Hess Alliance is formed, as a partnership between Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia, and Amerada Hess Corporation of the USA, for Caspian Oil and Gas exploration. One of the Directors and shareholders in Amerada Hess is former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean.

Four years later in 2002, Delta Hess is a major player in the Caspian, with interests in a number of oil and gas projects...

Delta Oil, the Saudi oil company, is partly owned by Khalid Bin Mahfouz, business partner of the Bin Ladin family and the Bush family. Mahfouz was involved in the BCCI banking scandal, as reported in the Kerry Commission report on BCCI.

The lead investigator into BCCI was Robert Mueller, who steered the investigation clear of any money laundering investigation into any of BCCI's clients, despite ample evidence that would have incriminated a large number of international players, including the Bush family. Mueller was also the lead prosecutor in the Noriega case, and fixed it so that Noriega wasn't allowed to mention the CIA at his trial, or show any evidence that he worked for the CIA.

Khalid Bin Mahfouz, one of Amerada Hess' partners in Delta Hess, and thus a partner of Thomas Kean, is also the brother in law of Osama Bin Laden, as testified to by James Woolsey in 1998. One of Mahfouz's younger sisters is married to Osama Bin Laden...

1998Ð Bill Clinton comes under heavy pressure to invade Afghanistan.

May 1998 Ð The corrupt Indonesian government of US Puppet Suharto falls. The US no longer has the leverage needed to force the Natuna deal through.

July 1998 Ð The Exxon Natuna deal for Spratly gas officially goes bust, according to the US Deparment of Energy...

"...In July 1998, Indonesia's government announced that it would postpone exploration at the giant 42 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) Natuna natural gas field operated by Exxon (Mobil holds a 26% stake as well, with Indonesia's Pertamina holding 24%). The project's chairman, Faisal Abdou, said that "if prospects are good in the future, maybe the Natuna project could be restarted in 2007....''

1998 Ð Osama Bin Laden releases his Fatwah, a declaration of war on America and Americans.

August 1998 Ð After the US Embassy bombings in Africa, Clinton, under heavy pressure to invade Afghanistan from the Rand Corporation and other Republican think tanks, chooses not to invade. Instead, he lobs missiles at Sudan and Afghanistan, destroying the only pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan.

The result of Clinton's refusal to invade Afghanistan is that the Enron Dhabol project, which would have been profitable ONLY with a natural gas pipelines from the Caspian, is now officially a dead duck. Enron engages in massive fraud to cover their losses, which continues until December 2001.

After Clinton's refusal to invade Afghanistan, impeachment pressure and scandal after scandal begin to hit Clinton harder than ever before, as the GOP and neo-conservatives try to have him forcibly removed from office to save Enron and the oil companies.

May 2000 Ð CIA begins operating in Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, the man who broke Watergate...
"In addition to its paramilitary units, the CIA's Special Activities Division has inserted into Afghanistan specialized CIA case officers from the agency's Near East Division who know the local languages and had previous covert relationships with the Northern Alliance going back years.
For the last 18 months, the CIA has been working with tribes and warlords in southern Afghanistan, and the division's units have helped create a significant new network in the region of the Taliban's greatest strength."
2000 Ð Project for a New American Century publishes a report talking about the need to secure Caspian and Iraqi oil, and about the need for a "Pearl Harbor type event" to sway public opinion toward an aggressive US foreign policy. Similar policies are put forth by the Rand Corporation the Brookings Institution, and others.

January 2001 Ð According to French Journalists Brisard and Dasquie in their book "Bin Ladin: La Verite Interdite", FBI NY Counter-Terrorism Chief John O'Neill is ordered by the White House to back off all investigations of Al-Qaeda and the Bin Laden family while pipeline negotiations are underway with the Taliban.

January 2001 Ð The Brookings Institute publishes a paper on the need for Homeland Defense.

February 2001 Ð The Carlyle Group's subsidiary EG&G sets up a Homeland Defense page on their website (now deleted), stressing the importance of Homeland Defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism.

June 2001 Ð Saudi Aramco signs preliminary agreements with Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon for gas exploration in Saudi Arabia.

July 2001 - According to Agence France Presse, the White House broke off pipeline negotiations with the Taliban in July 2001, after negotiators from the Bush administration told the Taliban "accept our carpet of gold, or you will receive a carpet of bombs.".

This statement was also made to Brisard and Dasquie by John O'Neill some time between July and August 2001, after O'Neill was once again ordered to 'back off' investigations into Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.

July 2001 Ð Phoenix FBI agent Kevin Williams writes a memo warning of al Qaeda operatives in flight schools seeking flight training for terrorist purposes. The warning is ignored.

July 2001 Ð US attorney John Ashcroft stops flying on commercial airlines. He also pulls 200 FBI agents off counter-terrorism duty and puts them onto drug and child pornography cases. George W Bush appoints Robert Mueller as new FBI director.

August 2001 Ð Robert Mueller, cover up artist of BCCI, BNL, and Noriega prosecution fame, becomes head of the FBI.

August 2001 Ð Coleen Rowley of the Minnesota FBI office, warns her superiors of the activities of Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged '20th hijacker', and his possible connections to Al-Qaeda. She requests a FISA warrant for surveillance on Moussaoui.

Before passing the report on to the FISA court, Rowley's superior removes all references to Al-Qaeda from the report. The warrant is refused by the FISA court... an unprecedented event.

September 11, 2001 Ð Almost 3000 people are killed in NYC, Washington, and Pennsylvania. John O'Neill, who quit the FBI out of frustration with the Bush administration, dies in the WTC, where he was working as head of security. Original files into the Enron Dhabol investigation that were at the FBI office in the WTC are destroyed. The event is immediately called a "Pearl Harbor".

September 2001 Ð US oil and gas interests continue negotiations with the Saudis to renew deals with Saudi Aramco. The US companies want the Saudis to give them rights to new unexploited gas reserves, while the Saudis don't want to put new mineral rights on the table.

September 28, 2001 Ð The UN lifts sanctions against the Sudan. US companies begin negotiations with the Sudanese government for oil and gas rights.

October 2001 Ð John Ashcroft uses the FISA court's rejection of the Minnesota warrant request as evidence that the FBI needs more power in conducting surveillance. This is the same warrant request based on Coleen Rowley's report that was tampered with by her superior, who removed all references to Al-Qaeda before giving the report to the FISA court.

September-October 2001 Ð A number of news sources including BBC report that Washington had told India that US troops would be in Afghanistan, "before the snow falls", as early as JULY 2001, two months before the so-called 'surprise attack' on 9/11.

October 2001 Ð The US invades Afghanistan, on schedule, "before the snow falls."

October 2001 Ð Zalmay Khalilzad, former employee of Unocal, is appointed Special Envoy to Afghanistan by George W Bush.

October 2001 Ð The Anthrax attacks begin. Key news people and Democrats are sent Anthrax in the mail, which we now know was Fort Detrick/Battelle Anthrax. EG&G, a Carlyle Group Subsidiary, has access to Battelle and Fort Detrick Anthrax by way of their service contract with Battelle, but to date there's been no investigation of EG&G by Robert Mueller and the FBI.

October 2001 Ð Under cover of the Anthrax attacks, EG&G receives a billion dollar Hazmat Disposal contract from the White House. Meanwhile, EG&G employees at Area 51 are on strike, where EG&G has a security contract, among other contracts. EG&G has enjoyed this contract since Area 51 was opened. The guards are on strike because they hadn't received a raise since the 1970's.

November 2001 Ð Somalia is accused of having terrorist training camps connected to Osama Bin Laden.

December 2001 Ð Enron officially goes broke, after bankrupting employees 401k's while executives cashed out for $650 million.

December 2001 Ð The 'War' in Afghanistan is 'over', but Bin Laden has mysteriously disappeared. Again. Just like in '91 after the US got their military presencse in Saudi Arabia, and just like in '96 after the US got their sanctions regime against the Sudan.

December 2001 Ð After the first vote in Afghanistan in decades, the Afghan warlords choose Berhanudeen Rabbani as President of Afghanistan. This choice is vetoed by the United States, who forces the congregation to vote again. Under duress, and with controversy over whether or not a legitimate vote actually took place, former Unocal employee Hamid Zarzai is approved by Bush as the new Afghan president.

Both the US Ambassador to Afghanistan and the new Afghan President are now former Unocal employees.

October 2001 Ð June 2002 Ð The Bush administration refuses to set up a proper investigation of 9/11. Finally, under public pressure, they agree to set up a commission.

January 2002 Ð Thomas Kean, Director of Amerada Hess, buys an additional 500 shares in Amerada Hess.

January 2002 Ð December 2002 Ð Delta Hess, subsidiary of Amerada Hess and Delta Oil, finalizes several Caspian exploration deals, primarily in Azerbaijan.

June 2002 Ð G W Bush refuses to sign the Homeland Security Bill. He warns that he will veto ANY Homeland Security Bill that doesn't include strong anti-union legislation giving the White House the ability to fire any government employees under Homeland Security's jurisdiction.

July 21, 2002 Ð The Carlyle Group sells EG&G, where they had union problems in 2001, for a tidy profit.

August 2002 - RAND Corporation analyst Laurent Murawiec, speaks at a Defense Policy Board meeting, a think-tank for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Murawiec calls on the Bush Administration to launch an all-out war on the House of Saud. He calls Saudi Arabia, "the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent" of the United States in the Middle East.

September 2002 Ð G W Bush publishes the new National Security Strategy for the United States of America. He adopts the aggressive pre-emptive stance suggested by the PNAC in 2000.

September 2002 Ð After 15 months of go-nowhere negotiations with Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell, and demonization by US think tanks, US media, and the White House, Saudi Arabia reopens bidding on the Saudi Aramco project, and begins talking to French companies and others.

October 2002 Ð After a year of negotiations that have resulted in no new oil and gas deals for US companies in the Sudan, Bush signs new legislation threatening new sanctions against the Sudan.

November 2002 Ð Bush signs HR 5170, the Homeland Security Bill, with the anti-union legislation intact. The bill provides protection from lawsuits to all insurance, pharmaceutical, defense and security contractors, while taking away the public's ability to sue for injury or death.

December 2002 Ð The White House announces 10 new bases in Afghanistan, whose locations coincide with the route proposed by Unocal in 1998 for a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan to Pakistan.

December 2002 Ð Thomas Kean, Director and shareholder of Amerada Hess, and partner with Osama Bin Laden's brother-in-law Khalid Bin Mahfouz in the Delta Hess Caspian oil and gas consortium, is appointed by G W Bush to head the 9/11 investigation.

Shares in Amerada Hess move from a low of $49.68 in November 2002 to $54.66 as of December 27, 2002, after Kean's appointment to the 9/11 investigation.

Lockheed Martin has moved from $16.63 in March 2000 to $57.70 as of Dec 27, 2002. Lynn Cheney is a Director of Lockheed Martin.

Northrop Grumman has moved from $43.56 in March 2000 to $97.92 as of Dec 27, 2002.

Raytheon has moved from $17.75 in March 2000 to $30.47 as of Dec 27, 2002.

Wyeth, formerly American Home Products, has moved off a 52 week low of $28.25 to $37.00 as of Dec 27, 2002, thanks to G W Bush ordering 500,000 mandatory Smallpox vaccine inoculations and millions of doses of Smallpox vaccine, and thanks to Bush's Homeland Security Bill taking away the public's right to sue Wyeth for any injuries or deaths caused by the vaccine.

Avon, who makes specialty fuel and water bladders, tires, submarine parts, and HAZMAT suits for both domestic and military government use (tens of thousands of them faulty), has moved from $25.38 in March of 2000 to $53.61 as of Dec 27, 2002. Avon makes those suits you saw during Desert Storm, which the Pentagon has ordered by the hundreds of thousands since they started gearing up for Iraq. Yes, this is the Avon lady we're talking about, who also happens to produce chemicals used in US Bioweapons programs and by US Special Forces snipers.

The fatcats continue to get rich, while the Dow has tumbled from 11000 to 8303 and the NASDAQ has crashed from 5000 to 1348.

December 2002 Ð Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan announce to the world the finalization of a deal for oil and gas pipelines from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan to Pakistan.

December 2002 Ð Coleen Rowley's superior at the FBI, who in August 2001 tampered with Rowley's warrant request report by removing all references to Al-Qaeda, receives a 'performance bonus' equivalent to somewhere between 20% and 35% of her salary.

December 2002 Ð Osama Bin Laden is still 'whereabouts unknown'. He remains at large, probably to help secure more US oil interests in Africa and the Middle East for the US, the Bin Ladin family, and the Mahfouz family.

When one observes this timeline from an overhead perspective, it becomes obvious that something is rotten in Denmark... US corporations and intelligence agencies have been playing a dirty game, with co-operation at times from both the Democratic and Republican parties.

Everywhere Osama Bin Laden has gone since 1979, US corporate interests have been served shortly thereafter. Afghanistan was denied to the Soviets, and the Afghan Campaign was partly responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The US has the bases it wanted in Saudi Arabia, Sudan is once again under threat of sanctions, Afghanistan should now be renamed Pipeline-istan, and Bin Laden is off somewhere, probably setting up a new 'terror camp' that will conveniently lead to US retaliation against a country where US mineral rights are being stymied. Naturally, US mineral rights will be gained from this ongoing war on 'terror, but not before Bin Laden 'escapes' once again, to Boogeyman from the shadows as needed.

For someone 'at war' with the United States, Bin Laden's actions have served Oil, Gas, Energy and Defense interests, which coincide with Bin Ladin, Bush, and Mahfouz family interests, with every move he's made. He's served those interests very, very well.

And he's still out there. To guess where he's going to turn up next, we need only observe which countries the US wants to exploit, but has been unable to exploit for one reason or another. By following the loose ends from the above timeline, we come up with...

Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, or countries surrounding the Spratly Islands. I don't list Iraq because I think an invasion of Iraq is a done deal at this point... Bush will probably be in Iraq before the end of February.

Watch for Saudi Arabia to fall under the control of a Bin Ladin, Mahfouz, Al-Waleed coalition after the death of King Fahd. There have been several mysterious deaths of Saudi Princes in the last few months. More are sure to follow.

Add Sierra Leone and the Congo to the list, because the US wants control of the diamonds, which are crucial to satellite, space, physics, and telecommunications industries... the tools of fourth generation warfare. The Crimean Congo region is the only place outside South Africa where DoD and NASA quality blue diamonds can be found, and smart money says that Rumsfeld will be grumbling about Terror camps in the Congo region very shortly.

Has anyone noticed the talk of terrorism in Africa of late, in the nations surrounding the Sudan, Somalia, and Sierra Leone?

In the last month, there have been 'terror' related stories implicating Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Djibouti in terrorism. Watch for this to continue, until a US military presence is 'required' in the region.

Ditto for the Spratlys. Watch for the rhetoric against Malaysia and Indonesia to be stepped up as we approach the 2004 elections. This is necessary for the US, because since the 1994 deal Exxon deal was signed, Indonesia has changed to an Indonesian friendly, US unfriendly government. The US needs the Indonesian Army back in control, and democracy out.

Also, watch for the US to do everything in its power to prevent re-unification of the Korean peninsula. They will instigate a war before they allow North and South Korea to re-unite, which would mean a German type re-unification, a free market Korea with its own nuclear arsenal, and another nuclear power that may lay claim to the Spratlys. The US will do everything it can to prevent this re-unification until after they've secured oil and gas rights in the Spratly Islands.

But we should have a little sympathy for the Devil. He's on his last legs, and he knows it. No matter how much he lashes out, the oil and gas is going to start running out in ten years. The nature of his game isn't so puzzling, once you understand the mentality of the Beast... all he cares about is prolonging his own survival at the top of the food chain, at any cost. In the name of National Security, of course.

This planet is going to change rapidly, as the balance of economic power tilts toward actual balance, as opposed to Pax Americana, American Hegemony, or whatever you want to call this Empire that denies it's an Empire. All this bluster and murder is going to result in nothing more than a few extra years of shelf life, half a generation at best, for the American Empire.

Mick Jagger knew what he was talking about.

"I watched with glee as your Kings and Queens fought for ten decades, over the God's they'd made. I shouted out, "Who killed the Kennedys?"
When after all, it was you and me... pleased to meet you, hoped you guessed my name..."

A century of fascist oil wars is coming to an end. Things will get worse before they get better, but they WILL get better. We just have to do everything in our power to minimize the damage Bush and his Axis-of-Asshole pals can do over the next ten years.

That means KEEPING THEM OUT OF POWER IN 2004. Nothing else matters at this point. Tackling environmental, social, economic, or foreign policy issues piecemeal is useless... in doing this we're treating symptoms, not cutting out the cancer.

Every citizen of this world, every political or NGO group concerned with saving this planet, and every American of conscience should be working together to put an end to the Bush administration, above all other concerns.

Their crimes must be exposed, they must be held accountable, and those who pull their strings, to whit the FOCCED brigade (Finance, Oil, Chemical, Credit, Energy, and Defense), must never again be allowed to dictate US Foreign policy as they've done since the Spanish American war.

We must put an end to fascism once and for all, by cutting it out at its source... the Bush administration and their neo-conservative friends, the Skull and Bones, and Wall Street.

To do otherwise is suicide.

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