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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The mask is removed

"The goal is not democracy, it is a united Iraq that doesn’t bother its neighbours. There is no law that says American troops have to be in the most hostile areas."

- Dov Zakheim, senior Pentagon official during Bush’s first term

9 Comments:

Blogger Wombat said...

United my arse. The Shiites are already makign it clear that the Sunnis and Baathists will nto be welcome to play a role in the running of the country.

Here's some Bushtalk for you (right before the war):

"Our mission is clear in Iraq. Should we have to go in, our mission is very clear: disarmament."

"Our mission in Iraq is clear. We're hunting down the terrorists. We're helping Iraqis build a free nation that is an ally in the war on terror."

So, what was the mission again?

Apparently there are no weapons in Iraq ... so according to the first statement:

Mission Accomplished!

According to the second mission statement, well, that sort of sounds like occupying Iraq forever or making it a client state.

These pro-war arguments are of creeps.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 10:53:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

And for anyone who still has dellusions that the US intends to leave Iraq, here is an interesting tid bit:

AMERICA is to spend £1billion on an embassy in Baghdad "more secure than the Pentagon".

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16541084&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=exclusive--billion-dollar-bunker--name_page.html

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 1:48:00 pm  
Blogger Glenn Condell said...

Re Zakheim

1 rabbi from old Likudnik family with connections to Begin and Shamir. Father involved in Jabotinsky's Betar circa 48 - group which made efforts to strategise control of Mideast resources into the future

2 DoD posts under Reagan, arranging cheap planes arms and munitions (as 'surplus') for Israel. Later foreign policy advisor to Texas Governor GW Bush, member of CFR

3 PNAC architect - what is needed is a 'new Pearl Harbour'

4 from 97 CEO of SPC Int'l, a military technology co which made remote controlled aircraft systems. A subsidiary, Tridata Corp, oversaw investigation of 911 attacks

5 By 911 was Pentagon Comptroller (responsible for financial account-keeping) reporting to Wolfowitz. The day prior to the attacks Rumsfeld announced 2.3 trillion dollars missing from Pentagon accounts. The attack on the Pentagon destroyed the Army Budget Office where checkable records would have been kept. Incoming Army Sec was Thomas White, who had rigged Californian energy markets for Enron (records of which were also destroyed the same day in NY as Sec Exchange offices were in WTC 7)

6 After 2004 election took up sinecure at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Imagine being a fly on the walls inside HIS head.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 9:03:00 pm  
Blogger boredinHK said...

Re Dov Zakheim-
I linked to the DOD transcript of the testimony of Rumsfeld and Mr Zakheim and after reading all of it I would like to point out that the words used are that 2.6 trillion of transactions weren't accounted for correctly.
NOT MISSING.There wasn't any "gasp"or outrage or astonishment from the committee as they understand that what Rumsfeld was talking about was poor financial record keeping NOT THEFT.
Conspiracy nuts are just that - F**king NUTs.
Really AL, garbage like this is execrable.
The links from Mr Condell also outline plenty of other weird things and maybe if this site wants to get into science fiction fine he can lead you all to the promised planet .
What a waste of time.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 10:31:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

"2.6 trillion of transactions weren't accounted for correctly"

Isn't that a politiclyl correct way of saying gone the way of the dodo? And I seem to belive the word used was missapropriated.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 12:47:00 am  
Blogger orang said...

And the quote from the link goes on, "The shift to air power is part of that policy. Determined to reduce “collateral damage”, the American military is relying on laser or satellite-guided bombs that can strike rooms or buildings without killing large numbers of civilians."
This is true to form, part of the script, with a dose of Orwell for added flavour. (by dropping bombs from planes at a great height we will reduce civilian deaths. - no wait. these are SMART bombs - Oh I see)

The gutless f*king , c*cksuckers.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 6:21:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

I like the bit about:

"Determined to reduce “collateral damage”, the American military is relying on laser or satellite-guided bombs that can strike rooms or buildings without killing large numbers of civilians."

I guess we can all sleep easy now knowing that this was but a blip on the radar then?

Don't you just love the script? After bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq, we are now giving them another dose of Shock and Awe so that they don't forget who liberated them. Brilliant stratergy.

Maybe that way they can get in some practive with their targetting skills before they hit Iran. Ain't it grand?

Thursday, January 05, 2006 6:35:00 am  
Blogger orang said...

They couldn't hit their arse with both hands.
Your link is typical example of the cowboy, gutless, slimebag, motherf*kers. They were doing that sort of crap in Iraq's "no fly zones" for years. It can't be terrorism though because its "laser" guided.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:12:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

Yeah, bomb someone innocent guy's house and then when he fires back at you from outrage, you get rewarded for killing him becasue he now a terrorists.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 12:00:00 pm  

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