- "Treason. noun. Criminal act of betraying one's
country as defined in Article II section 3 of the U.S. Constitution."
- "They are the so-called neo-cons, or neo-conservatives.
A compact group, almost all of whose members are Jewish. They hold the
key positions in the Bush administration, as well as in the think-tanks
that play an important role in formulating American policy and the ed-op
pages of the influential newspapers." -Uri Avnery
Night After: The Easier the Victory, the Harder the Peace
- Charley Reese and Paul Craig Roberts are just a couple
of aging, American conservatives and syndicated columnists. Same for David
Ray Griffin, a
theologian and author. Same for decorated veterans, Craig Roberts and
Stan Goff. Same for Cindy Sheehan and Sibel Edmunds and Colleen Rowley,
just a handful of hardworking women with huge consciences.
- What do these fine men and women, conservatives all,
have in common? They are the conscience of the country at the moment. They
are the most vocal opponents to the Neocon, New World Order plot, the bravest
critics of the treason that the plotters in power inflict on America. And
not afraid to say so in so many words.
- "In discussing my second 9/11 book, The 9/11 Commission
Report: Omissions and Distortions," said David Ray Griffin, "one
of my points has been that the entire (Kean)Report is constructed in support
of one big lie: that the official story about 9/11 is true... I concluded
my study of what I came to call "the Kean-Zelikow Report' by writing
that it, 'far from lessening my suspicions about official complicity, has
served to confirm them. Why would the minds in charge of this final report
engage in such deception if they were not trying to cover up very high
- According to Charley Reese: "Perle, Feith and Wurmser
joined other neocons in the Bush administration. Perle was especially vocal
in pushing the war on Iraq. They had two pretexts: the attack of Sept.
11, even though Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with it, and the mythical
weapons of mass destruction....At a cost of $200 billion and nearly 1,000
American lives (Now 2,000+) Israel did achieve its 'strategic objective
in its own right' removing Saddam from power."
- Added Reese, in his column, AIPAC's Power, or America's
Cowardice? "I have long since given up the hope that Americans would
wake up and resent the manipulation of their government by a foreign country."
- Probably the most compelling and outspoken conservative
is Paul Craig Roberts, former Reagan Cabinet member. Roberts
accuses the neocons of treason outright: "The neocons have declared
America at war with 1 billion Muslims who have done us no harm. Simultaneously,
the neocons destroyed our traditional alliances. Instead of isolating a
terrorist enemy, neocons have isolated America."
- Wreckers at work, happily profitting from the destruction.
- The 9-11 Attack, Iraq War, WMDs? Ideally, the free press
should perform the investigative task but they,ve abdicated their responsibility
and have been willing accomplices to a series of Crimes of The Century
for the last, well, century.
- Traitors, like cockroaches, love the shadows. Unlike
cockroaches, traitors pretend to be true patriots while working behind
the scenes, plotting the overthrow and demise of their country.
- And who are the betrayed? Well you and I for now, and
our grandchildren later. For the last two centuries though, the betrayed
are those restless spirits in ten thousand graves scattered around the
- They sleep in Fredericksburg and Gettysburg and Arlington
Cemetery, too. They lie in Normandy and Pearl Harbor and the airborne dust
of the WTC. They repose in ten thousand small town cemeteries scattered
around the country. Their names are inscribed in granite and marble, cast
in bronze, etched in black monuments, eroded on slate or stamped into stumps
of stone, lying in myriad, overgrown, forgotten cemeteries in America.
- They are the ones, hallowed as heroes, who trusted their
leaders a little too much. Put their lives on the line. Slept in mud and
snow. Ate badly and slept worse, longing for home. They are all around,
unsettled, wondering what-the-hell-happened to the republic they were told
they were fighting and dying to preserve.
- Curious how the most vehement, impassioned opponents
of the new American imperialism, the open, unapologetic version, are mostly
former Republican party members. Conservatives who sense a betrayal, they
loudly and bravely mince no words, pull no punches. They are the canaries
in the coal mine whose timbers are cracking.
- Traitors, meet thy accusers.
- At least the living ones.
- The dead intend to meet you later.
- The opponent party, the moribund Democratic Party resembles
an unburied carcass, one of those cavalry horses one sees in old Civil
War photos. The bloated corpse is an ass in this case, and aside from one
black Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, perhaps the only lifeblood
in the Democratic Party remains at the grassroots level.
- But hell hath no fury like a hurricane ignored or a Conservative
betrayed. The Greek philosopher, Diogenes, once said: "I am like a
dog: I fawn on those I love; I bark at those I hate; and I sink my teeth
into scoundrels. While our country is under attack by a series of idealogues,
vigilance and opposition in the manner of Diogenes is the due course of
- Again Paul
Craig Roberts asks, "Will neocon fanaticism destroy America?---Stalemated
in Iraq, the White House moron intends to attack two more countries."
- Treason flies many flags, often under a single banner. The
most famous pirates in history rarely approached the structural theft,
bloodthirstiness or blatant hypocrisy of their modern counterpart. Simply
put, most governments and their leaders fly the black flag but pretend
to defend the greater good. Nothing could be more false or potentially
- Who does this war-without-end benefit? Not you and me.
"We invaded Iraq to have a war," wrote professor Brian Foley
in The Profit-Driven
War. "We had a war because there are powerful interests in our
country that are geared toward making money from war."
- War--while not in itself treasonous, for self-defense--is
worth billions to war makers. The Middle East War(s) will likely bankrupt"both
morally and economically"this nation. What better definition of treason?
- Any "criminal act of betraying one's country"
is definable as treason. You listening George? You hear Dick? You understand
Chertoff? (Notice that many neocons hold dual citizenship). You comprehend
Rummy, Rice, Rove, Wolfowitz, Myers, Ashcroft, Giuliani, Gonzales, Kean,
Clinton? Maybe you can escape justice in this world--your type always does--but
those you betrayed await you in the next.
- Amateur historian and USAF veteran, Douglas Herman writes
regularly for Rense and is the author of the provocative suspense novel