- Reviewing F. William Engdahl's 'Full Spectrum Dominance:
- Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order' - Part
- For over 30 years, F. William Engdahl has been a leading
researcher, economist, and analyst of the New World Order with extensive
writing to his credit on energy, politics, and economics. His newest book
is titled "Full Strectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the
New World Order."
- Part I was reviewed earlier. Part II continues the story
of America's quest for global dominance and why its own internal rot may
- The Significance of Darfur in Sudan
- In a word - oil in the form of huge potential reserves
with Chinese companies involved in discovering them. Washington's genocide
claim is a hoax. Yet it's trumpeted by the media and foolhardy celebrities
used as props for the charade. By 2007, China was getting up to 30% of
its oil from Africa prompting its "extraordinary series of diplomatic
initiatives that left Washington furious" and determined to respond.
- Beijing offers African countries "no-strings-attached
dollar credits" compared to exploitive IMF and World Bank terms. It
paid off with important oil deals with Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan's
Darfur region. China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) is now Sudan's largest
foreign investor, around $15 billion in the past decade, and it co-owns
a refinery near Khartoum. It also built an oil pipeline from southern Sudan
to Port Sudan on the Red Sea from where tankers ship it to China.
- With its need for oil growing at around 30% a year, China
must have all the secure sources it can arrange, so what Africa can supply
is crucial. Hence the Darfur confrontation, fake genocide charges, and
Washington pressuring the government to sever its ties with China, something
Khartoum won't countenance.
- For years as well, America used proxy Chad, Eritrea,
and other forces, poured arms into Southeastern Sudan and Darfur, and trained
the Sudan People's Liberation Army's (SPLA) John Garang at the School of
the Americas for his role as a Pentagon's stooge. His campaign in the country's
south, and that of others in Darfur, killed tens of thousands and left
several million displaced. At stake is vital energy and other resources
from Sudan and elsewhere, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, long
reeling from Washington-initiated aggression using proxy forces for the
- For one, Chad's thuggish "President for life"
Idriss Deby's elite troops, trained and armed by the Pentagon, for attacks
in Darfur and to aid rebel forces against the Khartoum government in Southwestern
Sudan. A US/World Bank-financed pipeline also extends from Chad to the
Cameroon coast as "part of a far grander scheme to control the oil
riches of Central Africa from Sudan to the Gulf of Guinea" - an area
with reserves potentially on a par with the Persian Gulf making it a great
enough prize to go all out for.
- Enter China with "buckets of aid money" offered
Chad the result of Deby wanting a greater share of the revenues, creating
his own oil company, SHT, and threatening to expel Chevron for not paying
its required taxes. Things got resolved, "but the winds of change
were blowing" with China taking advantage, something "not greeted
well in Washington."
- "Chad and Darfur (are) part of a significant Chinese
effort to secure oil at the source(s), all across Africa," a matter
Washington's Africa policy is addressing with AFRICOM and various military
bases on the continent plus others planned. Washington wants global control
of oil. Because of its growing needs, China represents a challenge everywhere
but especially in Africa and Latin America. The result - "an undeclared,
but very real, New Cold War (is on) over oil."
- Tibet is another battleground with unrest unleashed ahead
of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The operation dates from when George Bush
met the Dalai Lama publicly in Washington for the first time, signaled
his backing for Tibetan independence, and awarded him the Congressional
Gold Medal. It clearly angered China that considers Tibet part of its territory.
- China also worried that Washington targeted Tibet with
a Crimson Revolution much like earlier ones in Georgia, Ukraine and elsewhere
while at the same time embarrassing Beijing ahead of its Olympics - intended
to display its prosperity to a world television audience round the clock
from August 8 - 24. The stakes on both sides are huge and remain so going
- The Dalai Lama plays a pivotal role, but not what most
people think. Although promoted in the West as spiritual and concerned
for human rights and justice, as far back as the 1930s he "traveled
in rather extreme conservative political circles," including with
extremist Nazis when he was a boy.
- Later in 1999, he joined with Margaret Thatcher and GHW
Bush in demanding the British government release Augusto Pinochet, under
house arrest in London, and not extradite him to Spain for prosecution.
Also, US government documents dating from 1959 revealed that he was was
financed and backed by "various US and Western intelligence services
and their gaggle of NGOs." He continues to serve them today and got
a White House meeting and Congressional Gold Medal for his efforts.
- In 1959, the CIA helped him flee Tibet to Dharamsala,
India where he's lived for the past 50 years, surfacing where Washington
sends him for whatever purpose is intended. He's also gotten millions of
NED dollars to engage in disruptive activities benefitting the West against
- "The most prominent pro-Dalai Lama Tibet independence
organization in the destabilization attempt of 2008 was the International
Campaign for Tibet (ICT), founded in Washington in 1988." Its board
of directors includes former US State Department officials revealing Washington's
clear involvement. For the past 15 years, NED provided funding for its
usual type mischief. Other anti-Beijing organizations are also active,
including the US-based Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), founded in 1994
as a US Tibet Committee project, financed by NED for "made-in-the-USA"
- Tibet is also important as one of the world's most valued
water sources and for its "treasure of minerals....oil (and) some
of the world's largest uranium and borax deposits, one half of the world's
lithium, the largest copper deposits in Asia, enormous iron deposits, and
over 80,000 gold mines." Also its forests contain China's largest
timber reserve, and its "treasure basin" border with Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region has 57 types of mineral reserves, including oil,
natural gas, coal, crude salt, potassium, magnesium, lead, zinc and gold
worth an estimated $1.8 trillion. Truly a "treasure" worth contesting
for and the reason for America's interest. Human rights and promoting democracy
are subterfuge, the same as everywhere America has a strategic interest,
usually focused on resources.
- Destabilizing Tibet "was part of a shift of great
significance....at a time when the US economy and the US dollar....were
in the worst crisis since the 1930s....By the end of 2008 (America looked)
more and more like the British Empire of the late 1930s - a global imperium
in terminal decline" yet determined to impose its will on an increasingly
reluctant world wanting better alternatives than they're getting. Quashing
it requires "full spectrum dominance," something the Pentagon
clearly understands. So do nations like China, Russia, Venezuela, Bolivia,
Ecuador, and others on every continent.
- Global Bases As the Basis of Empire
- NATO currently includes 28 member states, including 10
former Soviet Republics and Warsaw Pact countries. Prospective new candidates
include Georgia, Ukraine, Croatia, Albania and Macedonia and potentially
others later to more tightly encircle Russia. At the same time, the Middle
East and part of Eurasia have been increasingly militarized with a network
of US bases from Qatar to Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond - a clear breach
of GHW Bush's promise to Mikhail Gorbachev that paved the way for unifying
Germany in 1990 and dissolving the Soviet Union.
- The Pentagon has hundreds of bases globally, 1000 or
more by some estimates, including secret and shared ones for greater control
- at a time when no nation threatens America yet trillions of dollars are
spent anyway and over time may bankrupt the nation.
- Many of them were built in the last 10 years starting
with Camp Bondsteel in occupied Kosovo. Numerous others followed in Hungary,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and new ones
planned for Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the
Caribbean - to be closer to potential targets like Russia, China, Iran,
Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Cuba.
- In recent years, it's become clear that America seeks
more than the strategic control of resources. It wants global dominance,
without challenge, by political, economic and military means. In other
words, "full spectrum dominance" to become master of the universe.
- Along with encroachment, encirclement and control, another
agenda is in play - over a dozen built or planned Afghanistan bases to
defend the country's opium fields and the lucrative billions they provide.
Much like Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle in the 1960s and 1970s, they
supply CIA with significant drug revenues, then laundered through front
company banks abroad and at home to finance covert and intelligence activities
along with the agency's generous black budget.
- Pentagon planners regard Afghanistan as strategically
crucial - to project military power against Russia, China, Iran, and other
oil-rich Middle East States. It's also for a proposed oil pipeline from
the Caspian Sea to the Indian Ocean and close to Kyrgyzstan where another
US base is planned at Bishkek's international airport. In all, 13 new US
bases will cross Eurasia, including three in Pakistani cities. Most, perhaps
all, are permanent, especially in occupied Iraq and Afghanistan.
- America in Terminal Decline?
- Like ancient Rome, Ottoman Turkey, Britain, Austria-Hungary,
and dozens of other previous empires, America increasingly shows signs
of "terminal decline as Bush and Cheney launched their bold military
policies to extend its imperial life, or as George HW Bush (called it),
the New World Order." Friendly persuasion no longer works. Raw military
power is the strategy, "a de facto admission of the failure of the
American Century" and a sign of its terminal decline.
- At the end of the Cold War, a "leaner and meaner"
nuclear force" was deployed with little fanfare, including (post-2004)
Conplan 8022 (for contingency plan) putting nuclear bombers on Ready Alert
status from global locations - to conduct "Global Strikes" anywhere
with devastating force, nuclear or conventional. In addition, NATO "would
be subject to US desires and adventures" - a very disquieting situation
for potential targets and planet earth if nuclear weapons are used.
- The Curious History of "Star Wars"
- As mentioned above, Ronald Reagan proposed the Strategic
Defense Initiative (dubbed "Star Wars") on March 23, 1983 even
though the whole idea is fantasy as independent experts then and now assert.
MIT's Theodore Postal for one, a leading authority on ballistic missile
defenses. He flatly states:
- "the National Missile Defense System has no credible
scientific chance of working (and) is a serious abuse of our security system."
- Nonetheless, the program was launched, and according
to a former economic studies head of the Soviet Union's Institute of World
and Economy & International Relations (IMECO), it forced his country
to spend so much that it contributed greatly to the Warsaw Pact's collapse
and Germany's 1990 reunification.
- NASA and Military Secrecy
- In 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Act created
NASA's Space Program in response to the Soviet's successful October 1957
Sputnik 1 launching. The Space Race was on to see which side could trump
the other but not without inevitable problems.
- A major one happened on January 28, 1986 when the Space
Shuttle Challenger exploded in flight killing all on board. Official causes
cited faulty O-rings to hide the truth. Contrary to NASA being "devoted
to peaceful purposes for the benefit of mankind," it's really to control
space, weaponize it, launch first-strikes against adversaries like Russia,
and achieve "full spectrum dominance."
- In December 2000, prior to Donald Rumsfeld becoming Defense
Secretary, the Pentagon's newly released Strategy Report for Europe and
NATO included a Theater Missile Defense section in clear violation of the
ABM Treaty. Russia and China expressed "grave concern," and with
good reason. They're the main targets and they know it.
- "Missile defense" is for offense, but not against
"rogue states" or "terrorists." It's for nuclear supremacy
("unilateral assured destruction") and "full spectrum dominance."
It's also to intimidate rivals like Russia and China, and potentially unleash
a first-strike attack with catastrophic consequences if it happens.
- Iran threatens no other nation, and so far as known,
its commercial nuclear program complies with NPT unlike notorious nuclear
outlaw states - Israel, India and Pakistan. Nonetheless, Tehran may also
be targeted for its huge oil and natural gas reserves and to remove Israel's
main regional rival. But that's a sideshow. "Full spectrum dominance"
depends on eliminating any challenge from Russia mainly, a nuclear superpower,
then China, a less formidable nuclear threat but growing economic rival.
- Washington's Nuclear Obsession
- Russia knows that "missile defense" is for
offense and nuclear supremacy to enforce America's will on the world without
challenge. After September 11, 2001, the Bush administration renounced
its treaty obligations, like ABM, then pursued "explicitly banned
weapons....with hardly a peep of protest from Congress" or most other
- Studies like the 1995-96 Air Force 2025 elaborately detailed
"hundreds of technologically advanced, super-sophisticated space-based
weapons systems intended to provide the United States with global combat
support capabilities in space (to let America) remain the dominant air
and space force in the future...."
- One example is a laser cannon to:
- "successfully attack ground or airborne targets
by melting or cracking cockpit canopies, burning through control cables,
exploding fuel tanks, melting or burning sensor assemblies and antenna
arrays, exploding or melting munitions pods, destroying ground communications
and power grids, and melting or burning a large variety of strategic targets
(of every imaginable kind) - all in a fraction of a second."
- During the Cold War, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
restrained both sides. However, with space-based capabilities, America
could think the unthinkable - the insane idea that nuclear war harms only
the target, not the US or rest of the world. That's "really and truly
- Secretly under development since the 1970s, Nuclear Missile
Defense (NMD) includes:
- -- radar installations to detect enemy missile launches
and track them; and
- -- ground-based interceptor missiles to destroy them
in flight before they reach US air space.
- The Bush administration planned interceptor sites in
California, Alaska, and Poland. Installing "infrastructure in East
Europe was far and away the most reckless enterprise of a cabal that had
already demonstrated its bent for dangerous and foolish brinkmanship."
With missile "defenses" within minutes of Russian targets, Moscow
wouldn't know if they were nuclear armed or not, but the possibility puts
the world "on a hair-trigger to possible nuclear war, by design or
miscalculation," and thus the greatest ever threat to possible Armageddon
if leaders on either side react wrongly.
- Yet that's precisely the path still on with Obama pursuing
the same recklessness as George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld - "full spectrum
dominance, the New World Order, and the elimination of Russia, once and
for all, as a potential rival for power." China potentially as well.
Installing NMD is one part of the grand scheme. Launching offensive nuclear
missiles another, and today the chance it may happen is greater than ever,
despite the sheer madness of doing it.
- Yet NMD is "coupled with the Top Secret order by
the Secretary of Defense....to implement Conplan 8022, 'which provides
the President a prompt, global strike capability.' (It means Washington)
decided to make nuclear war an 'option' " - an absolutely insane strategy.
- Dr. Strangelove Lives!
- The 1964 Stanley Kubrick film portrayed a nuclear Doomsday
Machine with the subtitle: "How to stop worrying and love the bomb."
It ended with "an accidental, inadvertent, pre-emptive US nuclear
attack on the Soviet Union," today more possible than ever, something
the film only portrayed as black comedy.
- Conplan 8022 is offensive and preemptive on "the
mere perception of an imminent threat, and carried out by Presidential
order," with no Congressional authorization, internal debate, or consultation
with allies. Today, the world risks Armageddon based solely on perception,
US intentions, and whether the president of the United States pulls the
- The Permanent War State Lobby
- Post-WW II, US dominance "depended on two main pillars:"
- -- maintaining the dollar as the world's reserve currency,
with oil and other hard commodities dollar denominated; and
- -- unchallengeable US military power.
- The American Security Council
- Founded in 1956, the Washington-based American Security
Council (ASC) is "One of the least-known and most influential organizations
to formulate policy initiatives for (the) military-industrial complex....(It's)
played a prominent role in almost every important foreign policy or national
security program since World War II." According to its web site, its
"inner circle" included some "of the most influential names
in the American establishment of the day."
- Figures like Time magazine's founder Henry Luce and his
wife Clare Boothe Luce, closely tied to CIA chief Allen Dulles who considered
Henry one of his key media assets. Noteworthy others as well - a who's
who, including Walt Disney, Averell Harriman, Senator Thomas Dodd (Chris
Dodd's father), Senator Henry (Scoop) Jackson, General Douglas MacArthur,
House Speaker Sam Rayburn, Nelson Rockefeller, Eugene Rostow, Senator John
Tower, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, and "some of the most aggressive military
organizations in the United States."
- Throughout the Cold War, "the ASC was at the heart
of propaganda and lobbying initiatives which supported the military-industrial
complex and the establishment of America's permanent Security State and
- After the Soviet Union's dissolution, a New Military-Industrial
Complex emerged, according to writers Ian Mount, David Freedman, and Matthew
Maier in the March 2003 issue of Business2.0. It embraced "the latest
generation of high-tech weaponry (and) the military's new doctrine of faster,
lighter, smarter warfare - combat in which cutting-edge technology becomes
US troops' deadliest weapon."
- The Pentagon calls it a Revolution in Military Affairs
(RMA) or a blueprint for "full spectrum dominance." Its proponents
include "some of the most powerful people ever (in) Washington, including
Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney," out of office but still influential.
- The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA)
- Afghanistan and Iraq are examples of "alternative
methods to secure the American Century well into the future." So is
the notion of first-strike with enough force to prevent any significant
retaliation. The Pentagon's notion of "counterforce" means the
ability to destroy an adversary's nuclear missiles pre-launch with Ballistic
Missile Defense (BMD), then "cleaning up" the few still remaining
to precude retaliation.
- The idea isn't new and first surfaced in the 1970s under
Nixon, Kissinger, and other prominent military-industrial complex figures.
In a word, it's that "nuclear war is not only 'thinkable,' it was
do-able" to secure US Nuclear Primacy.
- In January 1974, in the midst of the Watergate crisis,
Nixon signed National Security Decision Memorandum 242 (NSDM-242) titled
"Policy for Planning for Employment of Nuclear Weapons....for Deterrence."
It stated that:
- "The United States will rely primarily on US and
allied conventional forces to deter conventional aggression by both nuclear
and non-nuclear powers. Nevertheless, this does not preclude US use of
nuclear weapons in response to conventional aggression." It also said
"The fundamental mission of US nuclear forces is to deter nuclear
war (and) attacks - conventional and nuclear" and implied that first-strike
would be used to do it as part of new nuclear war options. "The USA
was going for it all."
- Defense Secretary James Schlesinger directed the development
of new technologies to achieve it, including:
- -- miniaturization of nuclear warheads enough for one
missile nose cone to carry up to 17; and
- -- atomic physics and computerized navigational device
advances to improve accuracy to within 50 feet of a target.
- These breakthroughs gave America a first ever strategic
edge - the ability to destroy hardened silos, submarines and aircraft.
Even so, the "essential element to make the entire program workable
and operational remained (elusive): a Ballistic Missile Defense (BDM) system
to take out any (surviving) Soviet missiles" that could be launched
- So in 1973, RAND think-tank specialist Dr. Andrew W.
Marshall became Director of the Office of Net Assessment, US Defense Department,
and created what was called the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). He
described it as:
- "a major change in the nature of warfare brought
about by the innovative application of new technologies which, combined
with dramatic changes in military doctrine and operational and organizational
concepts, fundamentally alters the character and conduct of military operations."
- Marshall became known as "Yoda," referring
to the Star Wars film character Grand Master of the Jedi Order. At age
86, he's still active because of his expertise, skills, and value. His
job is "to assess regional and global military balances and to determine
long-term trends and threats."
- Developing first-strike systems continued after Richard
Nixon, including Jimmy Carter's Presidential Directives PD 18 - 59 calling
- -- developing Anti-Satellite weapons (ASAT) to destroy
Soviet early warning systems;
- -- Pershing II missiles to decapitate the Soviet leadership;
- -- a Counterforce Nuclear First Strike to destroy almost
all Soviet nuclear weapons.
- During his tenure, Carter "authorized the greatest
commitment to war-fighting of any President in history." Nonetheless,
an effective anti-missile defense remains "the missing link to a
First Strike capability." The Cold War ended in 1990. America's quest
for a First Strike advantage still continues. It's considered the "grand
prize for global domination through Nuclear Primacy."
- That along with a new way of waging wars: "by spy
satellites and long-range missiles, by computer viruses that would disable
the enemies' offensive and defensive systems, and by a 'layered' defense
system that would make the US impenetrable."
- The political climate and neoliberal heyday under Bill
Clinton held new military technological advances at bay. That changed under
George Bush, even before 9/11, with Andrew Marshall still around and active
at an advanced age. His proteges include a rogues gallery of hawks, including
Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Dick Cheney who with others comprised
the hard core defense and intelligence team, neocons in the Bush administration.
- "As a group, Andrew Marshall's proteges formed the
most powerful military lobby in the US policy establishment in the first
years of the 21st century. They advocated radical force transformation,
deployment of anti-missile defense, unilateral pre-emptive aggression,
and militarization of space in order to use the US military to achieve
for the United States and its closest allies, total domination of the planet
(and) outer space. It was perhaps the most dangerous group of ideologues
in United States history," and their influence remains.
- Marshall advocates weaponizing new technologies and testing
them in real conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama's security appointments
reflect the same ideas and goals so expect continuation of Bush policies
ahead. He favored preemptive aggressive wars. So does Obama as evidenced
by his stepped up offensive in Afghanistan and Pakistan, permanent occupation
of Iraq, challenging Russia with offensive missiles, and encirclement with
new military bases.
- Challenging the Official 9/11 Scenario
- Skeptics abound and with good reason. The idea that 19
Arab terrorists "could commandeer, with only primitive boxcutters,
four sophisticated Boeing commercial jets and redirect three of them, successfully,
as apparently poorly-trained amateurs in air maneuvers which seasoned pilots
claimed were near impossible" seemed utterly preposterous.
- Eckehardt Werthebach, former German domestic intelligence
service president said:
- "the deathly precision and the magnitude of planning
behind the attacks would have needed years of planning (and would require
the) fixed frame (of a state intelligence organization unavailable to a)
loose group" of terrorists. Werthebach's conclusion: the attacks were
"state organized actions."
- Andreas von Bulow, a former German Parliamentary Commission
member in charge of three branches of German secret service, believes the
Israeli Mossad and CIA were responsible for the attacks using corrupt "guns
for hire" to pull it off. The lack of an open and serious investigation
was incomprehensible in their view and proof of an official cover-up. Other
experts agree. The 9/11 story is preposterous on its face - concocted to
hide the truth.
- Just as Franklin Roosevelt used Japan's Pearl Harbor
attack (known well in advance to be coming) to launch The American Century,
the neocons around George Bush used 9/11 for the Global War on Terror,
attacking Afghanistan and Iraq, and waging permanent war on the world ever
since with defense appropriations topping a trillion dollars annually in
spite of America having no enemies.
- In a bid for "full spectrum dominance" to extend
many years into the future, "It was to be an increasingly desperate
bid to prop up a crumbling empire, that like ancient Rome, the Ottoman
Empire, Czarist Russia, the British Empire," and all others in history,
"had already rotted far too deeply from within." The price of
imperial arrogance yields bitter fruit. America is no exception. It's not
a question of if it will fall, just when and with what fallout.
- Full Spectrum Dominance or Fully Mad
- Under George Bush, "defense" spending "exploded
beyond all precedent" and annually way exceeds $1 trillion dollars
now with all categories included. The official Pentagon budget alone more
than doubled from $333 billion in FY 2001 to $711 billion for FY 2009,
and Obama's proposed FY 2010 budget is the highest ever requested. Today,
America accounts for around half of all global military spending - at a
time it has no enemies but seeks global dominance through wars, intimidation
or other means.
- Supporting a "Mafia state" in Kosovo is one
example. When Kosovars declared their independence in early 2008, Washington
extended recognition despite objections from several EU countries and the
fact "Kosovo independence and its recognition openly violated UN resolutions
for Kosovo, making a farce of the UN, as well as violating international
- Equally troublesome is Kosovo's prime minister, Hashim
Thaci, a known criminal whom Interpol and German BND intelligence connect
to organized crime, including drugs trafficking, extortion, and prostitution.
No matter, as Washington, NATO, and the EU embrace a man they can control,
and for America it secured a strategic foothold in Southeast Europe - "a
major step in consolidating NATO's control of Eurasia...." Moscow
objected vehemently as it compromises its own security.
- Georgia's August 2008 South Ossetia invasion did as well,
another provocation very troublesome to the Kremlin, and with good reason.
Like most others, it was made-in-the-USA and Moscow knew it, especially
after uncovering incriminating evidence besides what was already known
about Washington and Israel's involvement.
- After Russia easily defeated the Georgian army, its spy
satellite spotted a convoy with Georgian special troops en route to Poti,
the port city under Russian occupation. It was captured along with its
weapons and "a large trove of top-secret NATO documents concerning
their hightly secret satellite technology." It was analyzed, used
to capture large stocks of US military equipment stored in Georgia, and
humiliate Washington and Israel at the same time.
- It was also learned that captured Pentagon electronic
equipment was manufactured in the Ukraine (a non-NATO state) under US license,
yet "NATO-compatible sensitive military equipment" was being
made there sub rosa. The discovery for Russia "totally compromised
both the American and Israeli intelligence networks set up in Georgia (to
spy) on Iran, Russia and Turkey."
- Later it was learned that Ukraine president Viktor Yushchenko
was involved in illegal Georgian arms sales, fraudulently under-reported
their value to his own tax authorities, and engaged in extensive embezzlement
exceeding $1 billion for himself and associates.
- Yet along with Georgia, Washington supports Ukraine's
admission to NATO for greater chokehold control over Russia. Gangster dictatorships
in both countries make them all the more attractive to America's strategic
aim for global dominance.
- AFRICOM, China and Resource Wars
- China's rapid growth requires increasing amounts of all
types of resources, especially oil, natural gas and all others for its
industries plus enough food to feed its huge and growing population. Getting
them puts it in competition with America that wants global control of them
- For its part, geologists believe Africa holds the world's
largest mineral riches. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for one,
an immense country the size of Western Europe with its Kivu region bordering
Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi in the East being one of the most mineral-rich
regions in the world, which is why so much conflict vies to control it.
- Overall, Congo has over half the world's cobalt, one-third
of its diamonds, and three-fourths of its vital columbite-tantalite or
"coltan," essential for computer chips, circuit boards, mobile
phones, laptops, and other electronic devices. Having the right leadership
in the country and its neighbors is thus crucial, and when any outlive
their usefulness they're removed, by assassination or other means.
- "The common thread linking Kivu with Darfur"
and other vital regions of the continent is that America wants control
of their resources to be able to deny them to China and other non-strategic
partners. For its part, Beijing needs a reliable present and future supply
and has taken effective non-military means to secure them.
- The toll on Congolese has been horrific, the result of
Washington-engineered conflict to split the country and control its eastern
riches. According to the International Rescue Committee, over 5.4 million
civilians have been killed in ongoing fighting since 1996, without a word
of outcry from the Western media compared to fraudulent genocide claims
- Also unreported was that Congo's president, Joseph Kabila,
was negotiating a $9 billion trade agreement with China - his "irreversible
choice" as preferred trading partner to the displeasure of Washington.
Shortly afterwards, eastern fighting broke out with regional US stooges
attacking the DRC - Rwanda's president Paul Kagame (trained at Fort Leavenworth,
KS) and Laurent Nkunda (another Fort Leavenworth product), his ally and
henchman with all signs pointing to a US role sure to intensify with the
establishment of AFRICOM.
- America's two key Eastern Africa military partners, Rwanda
and Uganda, are used freely against Eastern Congo to counter China's influence
in the region. "The balkanization of Congo appeared to be a major
objective behind the organized chaos (and mass slaughter) in the Great
- Throughout the continent, the Pentagon under George Bush
signed base agreements with numerous countries, including Botswana, Gabon,
Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra
Leone, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zambia - besides many others in Iraq and other
Middle Eastern oil-rich states.
- China is the target - seen as a threat to Washington's
control of the continent's riches. Its rapid industrialization requires
growing amounts of "every mineral commodity imaginable...." AFRICOM
was established to secure them for America and deny them to Beijing by
blocking its economic presence in the region.
- Obama supports it, and it's why he retained Robert Gates
as Defense Secretary. He's said publicly that he backs offensive missiles
in Poland and connected radar in the Czech Republic - both targeting Russia,
not Iran, the official claim. In addition, Marine General James Jones,
a former NATO commander, was appointed National Security Advisor and played
a central role in establishing AFRICOM. After retiring, he served on the
boards of Boeing and Chevron Oil and is closely connected to the military-industrial-oil
complex as well as neocons in the Bush administration. Obama also appointed
Admiral Dennis Blair, a former Pacific Fleet commander and China specialist,
as Director of National Intelligence - the top intelligence job.
- Afghanistan as "The Main Geopolitical Prize"
- Straightaway in his new administration, Obama ordered
an additional 17,500 more troops to the country, potentially more to follow,
and just recently appointed a new commander, General Stanley McChrystal,
described earlier as a hired gun with a reputation for brutishness and
indifference to slaughtering civilians.
- America's interest in Afghanistan has nothing to do with
bin Laden (likely dead since December 2001), Al Qaeda, or the Taliban.
It's all about "geopolitics and the geopolitical encirclement of both
China and Russia" with Eurasia the grandest of grand prizes. To do
it after the 2001 invasion, America built at least 19 military bases in
Central East Asia and Middle Asia, including 14 in Afghanistan - for regional
control and "air and space surveillance systems to monitor air traffic
throughout all of Eurasia, from China to Russia."
- America's obsession with militarism includes the homeland
with an array of post-9/11 police state laws destroying constitutional
checks and balances and Bill of Rights protections. Illegal spying on Americans
is now widespread and commonplace, and the Pentagon, for starters, ordered
20,000 combat troops deployed inside the country by 2011. In addition,
the Bush administration funded FEMA with hundreds of millions of dollars
to retrofit former military bases and construct other facilities as detention
- Currently, over 800 are in every state, ready if ordered,
with enough capacity for many tens of thousands of internees. They're not
ordinary in any sense. They're concentration camps for dissidents or others
targeted by order of the president or others he directs. In addition, National
Guard forces will be employed, and local police have been militarized to
work cooperatively with the Pentagon to achieve police state enforcement
on the pretext of "respond(ing) to a nuclear terrorist attack or other
- It's why this writer calls the country Police State America,
and unless addressed will get more hardline until fast disappearing civil
liberties no longer exist and the nation is isn't safe or fit to live in.
That's where we're heading without a hint from Big Media.
- Equally alarming is an Obama administration proposal
calling for a National Civilian Security Force that will be "at least
as powerful and well-funded as the US military."
- Early in the new administration, it's clear that continuity,
not change, is planned with "full spectrum dominance" the goal,
globally, including hardline in America. What's unclear is "the extent
to which the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression
would affect the ability of Washington policymakers to project that power."