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FREE PRESS * September 17 & 24, 2007 AFP ON 9-11
Stage Set for
'New Pearl Harbor'?
Only a domestic terror attack can save
patriots fear it's in the works
by Captain Eric H. May, U.S. Army
If it were only happening in another place and time it would be so easy to see through. The son of a national leader relies on his father’s political cronies, who ensure that he inherits his father’s position and power. It’s a story that has happened throughout history, whether in times of monarchy or of democracy. He promises a benign, faithful reign.
Unknown to the people, though, he and his cronies have already committed the nation to an unending world war to control Middle East oil resources and to advance Israel’s regional policies. All it would take, they have written, is a sudden terrifying attack, a “New Pearl Harbor,” to rouse the people of the United States for the Middle East war needed to bring about a “New American Century.”
The much-desired attack was carried out on 9-11-01, within a year of the new leader’s elevation to power. The media helped him and his cronies tell the people what happened: “Middle Eastern terrorists have treacherously attacked us because they hateAmerica and Israel.The same terrorists intend to attack us again, probably with nukes.
It’s not a matter of if they will attack, but when. Terrorists are everywhere, and we must have a Homeland Security Agency.We must have a powerful unitary executive and an enabling Patriot Act. We must fight wars of self-defense to liberate Afghanistan and Iraq.”
It all worked like a charm.After 9-11, nine out of ten Americans approved of him, and two out of three still approved of him when he attacked Iraq on 3/19/03.
Five years later, though, his wars in Iraq andAfghanistan are unmitigated fiascoes. His ends and means are becoming the matter of national opposition and investigation. His media, which sold us his Global War on Terror, is discredited. Key members of his formerly unified Republican party are defecting. A few bold mainstream pundits are calling his “unitary executive” approach to ruling our democracy “Bush’s dictatorship” and “King George’s monarchy.” They have even begun to call for his impeachment.
His standing with the people is worse yet. Three quarters disapprove of him and his congressional collaborators. Three quarters want us out of his Iraq fiasco. Half believe that he ordered or allowed 9-11 to happen. Half want him and his henchman Cheney impeached.
Desperate situations require dire remedies. Bush cronies have lately been saying that what this nation needs is another 9-11 attack, preferably nuclear and mass-casualty-producing, to get back in line with Bush. This long-promised “9-11-2B” attack would vindicate him for everything he has already done, and empower him for everything he must still do to continue with the New American Century war plan. Coincidentally, nuking of an American city is just what the Homeland Security Agency and national military forces have been practicing regularly in recent years.
This spring, on 5/9/07, Bush signed National Security Presidential Directive 51, which allows him and his Homeland SecurityAgency to establish a dictatorship in the event of a national catastrophe.
More recently, on 7/10/07, Homeland Security Agency Director Michael Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune that he had a “gut feeling” that al Qaeda would attack us this summer. The next day, on 7/11/07, a leaked National Intelligence Estimate affirmed Chertoff’s gut feeling by announcing that al Qaeda is rested and ready to hit us again with a 9-11 attack.
Reliable Bush sirens Condi Rice and Judith Miller made the rounds with obliging TV talking heads, discussing the enormity and inevitability of another 9-11. On 7/20/07 ABC News presented articles carrying an official 9-11 worst-case scenario: a nuked Sears Tower —or something equally catastrophic in another American city.
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