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LEFT OF THE LEFT
News from the Undead
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the United States of Moronia.
One Critics Journal of Fact & Opinion
Telling the Truth in a Culture of Lies /
Exposing Boobus Americanus
ISSUE #383 OCT. 2009
by Mark S. Tucker
Have pen, will poison.
HEAP BAD MEDICINE, KIMOSABE!
Corporate Health is a Disease
by Mark S. Tucker
On 4/25/09, Russell Mokhiber published "The Profiteers of
Suffering: The Top 10 Enemies of Single-Payer" regarding
the sickening American Murder Association (AMA). I'd like to address
and expand on points of his work.
First of all, anyone who commences an essay with "Most people,
when they arrive in Washington, D.C., see it for what it is -
a cesspool of corruption" has already penned a winning screed
as far as I'm concerned. Then, to follow it by noting (instead
of running away screaming or whipping out an Uzi and unloading
clip after clip) that many themselves become corrupted and "[i]nstead
of seeing a cesspool, they begin seeing a hot tub", well,
such an individual also knows how to turn a phrase. In fact, Mokhiber
has barely begun his exposure when he opines that "[t]he
result [is] profits and wealth for the corporate elite - death,
disease and destruction for the American people". Boom! The
trifecta. Bravo! You won't see anything that incisive in the sack
of shit OpEdNews forum.
Mokhiber is loaded for bear and sees more than one ursine immediately:
"Outside the beltway cesspool/hot tub, the majority of doctors,
nurses, small businesses, health economists, and the majority
of the American people...want a Canadian-style, single payer,
everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital,
national health insurance system. Inside the beltway cesspool/hot
tub, the corrupt elite will have none of it. They wont even
put single payer on the table for discussion.. .And the will of
the American people will not be done until this criminal elite
is confronted and defeated. Remember, virtually the entire industrialized
world - save for us, the U.S. - makes it a crime to allow for-profit
health insurance corporations to make money selling basic health
insurance. Before we confront and defeat the inside the beltway
cesspool/hot tub crowd, we must first know who they are."
...and so he lists a number of uber-capitalist, anti-human, soulless
corporations as major culprits, such as:
1) American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - which has
"worked inside the beltway for years to defeat single payer"
because it "makes about a quarter of its money selling insurance
through its affiliate, United Healthcare Group, the nations
largest for-profit insurance company". Single payer would
"wipe out that revenue stream". What he didn't note,
though, is the fact that AARP is a conservative mulcting device,
an unnecessary corporate organ dedicated to defending the interests
of... oops!, the richest sector of the American public: the retired.
Funny how coincidental that is, isn't it?
2) American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) - "AHIP is the
most aggressive opponent to single payer. No compromise with AHIP,"
says Mokhiber, a death sentence. I like this guy more with each
3) American Medical Association (AMA) - a corporation that, when
I was studying it in the 80s, hadn't a single doctor on its board.
Rather, it was a speculator/investor organ doctors weren't allowed
to join. Don't know if that's still the case, but this thug cabal
now boasts a constantly "shrinking base of doctors (only
25 percent of doctors nationwide belong)". This is particularly
noteworthy, though the writer left it alone. If only 1/4 of all
doctors subscribe to AMA doctrine (and usurious fees), what of
the other 3/4s? And, I'm curious, what are the subscribees paying
for? More, why should anyone give a damn about the AMA if three-quarters
of the people it represents silently condemn it? Answer - it's
a Bernaysian PR device obscuring it's own true role: the facilitation
of the hideous practices and toxic pharmaceuticals it encourages.
An example? A few years ago, the news briefly broke that, from
its very inception, the practice of administering hysterectomies
was completely unnecessary in 99.999% of its utilizations, and
the surgeons were fully aware of the fact yet inflicted the costly
practice anyway...the, um, costly practice. And that's only one
of thousands of incidents that have been recorded. In point of
fact, the AMA has been the second greatest death and misery machine
in human history, war acing it by a nose.
Did I include "death" with "misery"? Oh indeed.
I like this Mokhiber guy but he again completely fails to note
a record that would be the envy of Torquemada, Stalin, Pol Pot,
Hitler, Eichmann, Bush, Cheney, Kissinger, and every cold-blooded
murderer in world history. Under what it euphemistically calls
'iatrogenesis' , it has silently admitted, via JAMA (the Journal
of the American Medical Association), to murdering - er, make
that 'manslaughtering' or whatever the legal exculpation semantics
would be - tens of millions of people. When I was studying it,
the number was approaching 20 million; I'm confident it's well
past that, probably 35 mil. The lion's share of the fatalities
arose because of the use of anaesthetics and the incredible bumbling
and skimping of testing procedures (to save money! profit at all
costs!), resulting in Stygian overdoses, abreactions, etc.
So, we certainly should be listening to them, shouldn't we? Sure
we should. It's in line with government. After all, the last president
slaughtered well over a million Iraqis and Americans, the new
president is promising the same there, in Afghanistan, and elsewhere,
so who the hell are we, the public, to kick against tradition?
Oh, and speaking of presidents:
3) Barack Obama - who "was for [single payer] when he was
a state Senator in Illinois" and now finds himself profitably
"ensconced in the corporate prison that is the White House;
thus, he now 'says single payer is off the table' ". Off
the table? Who's Big B's speechwriter? Nancy Pelosi?
4) Business Roundtable - Mokhiber was "at a health care
forum a couple of years ago sponsored by the Business Roundtable".
A poll of the attendees was made, and "Dr. David Himmelstein,
co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)"
showed that "the majority came out in favor of single payer",
yet the Business Roundtable opposed it as a board. Cognitive dissonance?
5) Families USA - chief exec Ron Pollack "was once an advocate
for single payer" but found corporate profit and payola very
attractive and succumbed to it. In fact, a ways back, in a private
debate in front of a certain governor, Pollack debated Ted Marmor
on the single payer concept (Pollack against, Marmor for). The
governor (hang on - I'll reveal his name momentarily) listened
intently. When the talk was done, he took Marmor aside and said
"Ted, you win the argument...but were going to do what
[Pollack] says". The governor's name? Bill Clinton, the guy
who sigend NAFTA and GATT, the latter being the greatest single
act of treason in American history, though you'll have to wait
for long after we're all dead for it to be recognized as such.
Ah, those Democrats, they're such a change from Republicans, aren't
6) Health Care for American Now - this cage of reptiles says
"[W]e cant do single payer because Americans dont
want it, even though "polling data indicates that two-thirds
of Americans support a single payer system".
7) Kaiser Family Foundation - like the Progressive Democrats
('member them? after a hideous record of complete ineffectuality,
they've gone rather silent, haven't they?), Kaiser is said to
be "[o]ne of the most prestigious liberal inside the beltway
think tanks on health reform policy", yet they are "the
most culpable of the co-conspirators ...suffering from a conspiracy
of silence". Hell, that's positively John Conyers-esque!
Huzzah! Ironically, "Conyers single payer bill (HR
676) could create 2.6 million new jobs and would cost far less
than...private insurance" yet the Kaiser Family Foundations
daily online report on health care developments at kff.org didnt
mention it at all. In turn, Conyers, rather than shame fellow
faux "liberals", remained silent on Kaiser and many
other particulars. Good ol' Johnnyboy! Hey, isn't he buddies with
the ironically surnamed fellow Dem David Obey? Yep, he is.
8) The Lewin Group - asserts itself to be dedicated to "health
reform studies" yet is silently "owned by UnitedHealth
Group, the nations largest health insurance corporation"
. Lewin Group's studies "consistently show that single payer
is the most efficient cost saving system" but Conyers' HR
676 would put its dad, UnitedHealth Group, out of business and,
thus, John and the ProgDems ignore the issue to death.
9) Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America
(PHRMA) - of course represents the grotesque pharmaceuticals industry
and has infiltrated so-called "liberal" groups like
Americas Agenda - Health Care for All to ensure a corporate-positive
profile. "PHRMAs Vice President for Government Affairs
and Law, Jan Faiks, now sits on the board of Americas Agenda"
and, huh!, well look at this: "PHRMA contributes money to
the group" in great big heaping piles reminiscent of the
Reversing Walt Kelley and Pogo, Mokhiber says that "[w]e
have met the enemy. And they aint us".
on.org/lib/ 08/prn_measure_ t_under_attack. 080828.htm
CALIFORNIA ELECTION ORDINANCE CHALLENGED IN COURT
Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (Calif.),
August 28, 2008
In 2006, the citizens of Humboldt County, California passed a
ballot initiative (known as "Measure T") -- making it
illegal for corporations headquartered outside Humboldt County
to contribue funds to election campaigns within Humboldt County.
Now Measure T is under attack.
Measure T is a direct challenge to corporate power; it sends
the message that humans are on control of Humboldt County and
that pieces of paper called "corporations" are subsidiary
entities, subject to the will of the people. Measure T is also
an indirect challenge to "corporate personhood" -- the
legal theory that corporations are protected by the Bill of Rights
(the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution) just the same
as living, breathing humans are protected.
Now two corporations and a right-wing think-tank have challenged
Humboldt County's "Measure T" law in federal court.
You can find current information about this court challenge at
Measure T was proposed by the Humboldt Coalition for Community
Rights after citizens in the county were forced to contend with
two costly campaigns mounted by large outside corporations:
** The first was an attempt by Wal-Mart to pass a re-zoning ordinance;
** The second an attempted recall of the newly elected district
attorney sponsored by the Texas-based Maxxam Corporation.
By preventing large corporations from underwriting such campaigns,
Measure T helped shore up the integrity of Humboldt County elections,
protecting the right of Humboldt's citizens to democratically
determine their laws and their elected officials.
The suit against Measure T has been filed by the Pacific Legal
Foundation, a non-profit, anti-government legal organization that
works to promote property rights and the rights of big businesses.
It is brought on behalf of Mercer-Fraser, Co., a construction
company, and O & M Industries, a steel fabricator and manufacturer
of heating systems.
Both Democracy Unlimited and the Humboldt Coalition for Community
Rights understood that such a legal challenge could occur when
they worked on the Measure T campaign, and they are working together
to develop a plan of action. Constitutional law expert John Bonifaz,
who pledged during the campaign to serve pro bono as special legal
counsel to Humboldt's county counsel, has already confirmed his
ability to do so.
Democracy Unlimited sent out this statement August 28:
"The people of Humboldt County have the right and duty to
protect our electoral process. Voters enacted Measure T based
on a legitimate concern that corporate influence in elections
is undermining the integrity of our elections. It is our community's
right to protect itself from threats to our democracy. The idea
that a corporation' s so called "rights" are more important
than those of our community is unjust and illegitimate.
"Measure T ensures that owners of corporations will operate
as individuals in the political process, just like every other
citizen, rather than gaining undue influence through their corporations.
"We are not surprised by this action, but we are certainly
disappointed that these companies have so little regard for the
will of the people of Humboldt County."
Individuals can make a donation to help defend Measure T in federal
Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County educates citizens about
the illegitimate seizure of our authority to govern ourselves.
We design and implement grassroots strategies which exercise democratic
power over corporations and governments. We seek to create a truly
democratic society by provoking a non-violent popular uprising
against corporate rule in Humboldt County that can serve as a
model for other communities across the United States.
Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County PO Box 610 Eureka, CA
95502 Tel. (707) 269-0984 http://DUHC.
and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.
Are Liberal Netroots Groups
Helping Obama Fail?
I've started deleting them as spam.
I'm not talking about the enlarge-your-penis emails or "You've
Won the Lottery" notices.
I'm talking about the increasingly-urgent emails coming for weeks
from liberal Netroots groups calling for a "public option"
for health care -- a government insurance plan citizens could
choose to pay for instead of private insurance.
Never has so much passion been so misdirected. If what these
liberal groups ultimately wanted out of President Obama and corporate-funded
Democrats in Congress was a topnotch public plan to compete with
the first-rate private plans, the wrong way to get it was to make
that the demand.
Especially of a president whose instinct is toward conciliation
and splitting the difference with big business and the right wing.
Sure, Obama was a community organizer once. That was decades
ago when Russia was still our mortal enemy, Nelson Mandela was
still an official State Department terrorist threat and the White
House was still funding Islamist fanatics in Afghanistan.
For the last dozen years Obama has been a politician -- and a
consummate compromiser at that. Have we failed to notice?
Activists must recognize the surest way to get a strong public
option that could compete with the Cadillac of health plans. We
needed to mobilize millions of Netroots people, almost every union
and 150 members of Congress to endorse a maximum demand: National
health insurance . . . enhanced Medicare for All. In other words,
a cost-effective single-payer system of publicly-financed, privately-delivered
healthcare that ends private health insurance (and its waste,
bureaucracy, ads, sales commissions, lavish executive salaries,
Had liberal groups sent out millions of emails building a movement
that posed an existential threat to the health insurance industry,
Sen. Baucus and Blue Dog Democrats and their corporate healthcare
patrons might well be on their knees begging for a comprehensive
public option -- to avert the threat of full-blown Medicare for
As things stand now, as writers like Bob Kuttner and Norman Solomon
have warned, a weak public option would institutionalize a two-tiered
system with healthier, wealthier citizens getting the best (private)
plans, and sicker, harder-to-treat people getting an inferior
(public) plan. Newt Gingrich couldn't dream up a better scenario
to discredit an enhanced government role in health care.
To win serous reforms, we need activist leaders who are tough-minded
progressives making maximum demands for reforms that truly address
our nation's problems. Leave the inside-the-Beltway deal-making
to the politicians, properly frightened and moved by the roar
of mass movements.
We need activist leaders who have a clearer idea of who Obama
is. He's not one of us. He's one of them -- a politician bent
on placating corporate interests. We knew all we needed to know
about his current worldview from all the corporatists he put in
And from the fact that he felt the need -- six weeks into his
administration, after the middle-class bailed out Wall Street
-- to call up the New York Times and assure the world that his
policies were not socialist but were "entirely consistent
with free market principles." At a time the corporate greedsters
and free-market ideologues had been exposed as having threatened
the economic well-being of the world, they weren't the ones on
the defensive. They weren't doing the apologizing. Obama was on
the defensive; he was apologizing to them!
When Democratic leaders start borrowing right wing rhetoric,
we know our activism has not been strong or progressive enough.
At the AARP townhall Tuesday, Obama described a public option
as "controversial, I understand people are worried about
that." He went on to assure his audience that "nobody
is talking about . . . government-run health care" or "a
Canadian-style plan." At one point, he further assured seniors
that no "bureaucratic law in Washington" would interfere
in their healthcare decisions -- seeming to adopt the faux-populism
of anti-government rightists. Yet he seems incapable of anti-corporate
populism, even with despised industries like Wall Street and health
I have huge respect for the smart young activists who built up
the Netroots, unleashing all sorts of progressive possibilities
for our country. But I'm bothered by their often ineffectual,
Beltway-originated, halfway demands.
I became active during the Vietnam War. We might still have troops
in Vietnam if - instead of militantly demanding "All Troops
Home Now" -- we'd organized behind polite Beltway initiatives
like: "Let's begin negotiations" or "Let's set
a timeline for phased withdrawal."
I fear that Netroots leaders are doing the same dance with Obama
today that they did with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in 2007-08.
Instead of demanding that Democrats in Congress bring our troops
home from Iraq by using the power of the purse to defund the war,
Netroots leaders rallied behind weak, non-binding timelines and
other halfway measures cooked up with Congressional leaders.
Without a loud, clear demand for "troops home" from
the large online antiwar forces, Democratic leaders started retreating
and succumbing to Republican rhetoric. Reid proclaimed: "We
will never abandon our troops in a time of war." Pelosi declared:
"We will have legislation to fund the troops!"
And the corpses kept piling up.
Great social reforms have occurred in our country not when social
movements took their lead from what the White House deemed possible,
but when the White House was pushed by powerful movements demanding
reforms bolder than what the president was comfortable with. Leading
abolitionists pushed Lincoln toward ending slavery by demanding
immediate abolition. Socialist and workers movements in the '30s
sufficiently scared elites so that FDR could pass New Deal reforms
far short of socialism. Martin Luther King and civil rights activists
continuously pushed and prodded JFK and later LBJ.
And these movements didn't have the Internet.
In 1993, a National Health Insurance bill gained 100 co-sponsors
in the Democrat-led House, plus endorsements from many unions,
even Consumers Union. There was unfortunately no Internet then
when the Clinton White House undermined this growing movement
by pushing an incredibly complex plan that left big insurers dominating
the system. Clinton's plan inspired few and confused many. After
it went down in flames, talk radio host Jim Hightower asked President
Clinton why he didn't back an easily-explained Medicare for All
approach that had so much support in Congress. Clinton said he'd
thought it was politically too difficult but now wondered about
Here we are 16 years later. Neglected by Netroots groups, John
Conyers today has 85 House co-sponsors for HR 676, the Expanded
Medicare for All Act, as well as the endorsement of many unions
and Obama's longtime personal physician. If all those emails I've
received lately had been about building the HR 676 movement and
a public system instead of a "public option," the bill
would have many more co-sponsors and could be pressuring Democrats
to stand tough today.
For Obama to feel secure about reform and standing up to the
right, he needs to feel that he's in the center pushed by noisy
forces to his left. He's admitted as much. The way to help him
succeed is to mobilize seriously to his left.
The way to help Obama fail is for Netroots and liberal groups
to collapse toward him from the get-go.
And if Obama does fail, we can quit laughing at a Republican
Party in disarray due to Bush, religious extremism, hypocrisy
Because in this period of crisis and fear, unless a progressively-prodded
White House delivers reforms that actually improve lives soon,
right wing reaction could rebound more dangerous than ever in
2010 and/or 2012.
Jeff Cohen is an associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College,
founder of the media watch group FAIR, and former board member
of Progressive Democrats of America .
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
will provide to anyone that requests the list, a copy of
experimental weather modification programs ongoing (as well
as historical), in the United States. This list is not complete
due to the fact that many experimental weather modification
programs are classified top secret by the U.S.
military. These experimental programs are unregulated and
are not subject to oversight by anyone. In addition, the
by Rosalind Peterson
FROM A METEOROLOGIST WHO KNOWS THEY USE WEATHER CONTROL!
WARNING: EXTREME ACTIVITY ACROSS THE ENTIRE EASTERN UNITED
STATES, INCLUDING SOUTHERN FLORIDA. EXTREME ACTIVITY ACROSS
THE NORTHERN STATES AS WELL WITH CANADA (MAP NOT SHOWN NOW)
GETTING IT AS WELL FROM ALBERTA EASTWARD ...
LIVE MEDIC REPORT FROM
The night I got arrested
By Shela Regan , Twin Cities Daily Planet
60,000 Letters Delivered
to St. Paul Mayor: release arrested journalists, drop
From Lydia Howell;
Dissident Voice :
The Perishing Republicans, Twin City Cops, and the RNC
In The Campaigns Interest | The LA Progressive
Amy Goodman: Why
We Were Falsely Arrested | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet
Dissident Voice :
Lockdown in St. Paul
NOTE: 9/7 Update: By the end of the RNC, more than 800
non-violent protesters were arrested--most released without
charges--AFTER THEIR NAMES, FINGERPRINTS AND PICTURES
were added to the watchlists..
For updates and to support on the political prisoners
the RNC 8,facing felony conspiracy charges and
over 7 years in prison, go to their website:
Lydia Howell, KFAI Radoi, Minneapolis,MN
From Free Press
On Friday, we delivered your letter to St. Paul authorities,
telling them that we won't stand for the intimidation
and harassment of journalists.
With many of the arrested journalists at our side we
delivered more than 60,000 letters (collected in less
than 48 hours) demanding that St. Paul authorities drop
charges against all journalists arrested during last weeks
Republican National Convention.
The charges have not been dropped yet, but we are going
to keep the pressure on until they are. If you have not
already, please send this email
to your friends and ask them to help join our
In the meantime, here are videos of the event filmed
by the citizen journalists at TheUptake.org:
the press conference at City Hall
the delivery of your letter to City Attorney John Choi
Local TV Coverage of Our Event
"From the pre-convention raids to the ongoing harassment
and arrests of journalists, these have been dark days
for press freedom in the United States," said Nancy
Doyle Brown of the Twin Cities Media Alliance, before
she helped to deliver the Free Press letters.
"Tragically, there are stories that the world needed
to hear this week that will never be told," Brown
said. "They won't be told because reporters working
on them were sitting in the back of squad cars, were stripped
of their cameras, or were face down on the pavement with
their hands cuffed behind their backs."---
By Rady Ananda
AZ Election Official
Arrested For Flagging Tampered Ballots: Charged
With Criminal Trespass
During Saturday's audit of Pima County ballots from Arizona's
primary election, official observer John Brakey was forcibly
removed by sheriffs when he raised questions about possible
ballot tampering. At least seven ballot bags arrived unlocked
or lacked proper chain of custody documentation. Elections
Director Brad Nelson had Brakey arrested and charged with
By Rob Kall
Is McCain Campaign Interfering
Alaska Troopergate Investigation Of Palin?
It looks like supporters of John McCain are taking aggressive
actions to kill an investigation of his running mate Sarah
Palin, to prevent an October Surprise-- adverse findings
that would cast a negative light on her character and
By Mary MacElveen
Protester Who Interrupted
McCain's Speech Is
An Iraq War Veteran
Little did they know or John McCain know that this protester
actually served over in Iraq and according to Iraq Veterans
Against the War, his name is, Adam Kokesh who is an IVAW
board member. He held up a sign stating, "McCain
Votes Against Vets." Surge nothing, this patriotic
American actually put on the uniform, served his country
deserved some respect coming from McCain and those Republicans
gathered at the convention.
By David Swanson
Why We're Planning To
Cheney And Bush
Next weekend in Andover, Mass., a group of attorneys,
academics, and activists will gather to plan the prosecution
of Dick Cheney, George Bush, and the lawyers and advisors
who, together with them, are responsible for war crimes.
The conference is open to the public and expected to be
well attended: http://war-crimes.info
MSNBC Demotes Keith
David Bauder, The Associated Press: "MSNBC said Sunday
it is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as
co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory,
and will use the two newsmen as commentators. The change
reflects tensions between the freewheeling, opinionated
MSNBC and the impartial newsgatherers at NBC News. Throughout
the primaries and summer, MSNBC argued that Olbermann
and Matthews could serve as dispassionate anchors on political
news nights and that viewers would accept them in that
role, but things fell apart during the conventions. Gregory,
the veteran Washington hand, will anchor MSNBC's coverage
of the presidential and vice presidential debates and
election night, said Jeremy Gaines, network spokesman."
US Denials in Afghan Airstrike
Carlotta Gall, The New York Times: "To the villagers
here, there is no doubt what happened in an American airstrike
on Aug. 22: more than 90 civilians, the majority of them
women and children, were killed. The Afghan government,
human rights and intelligence officials, independent witnesses
and a United Nations investigation back up their account,
pointing to dozens of freshly dug graves, lists of the
dead, and cellphone videos and other images showing bodies
of women and children laid out in the village mosque."
US Attack Kills Several
Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah, The New York Times: "Five
missiles fired from an American pilotless drone aircraft
Monday hit a large compound in North Waziristan belonging
to one of Pakistans most prominent Taliban leaders,
a Pakistani intelligence official and a local resident
said. The missile attack at about 10:20 Monday morning
killed nine people, including two children, and injured
up to 18, according to the account from the intelligence
official. A spokesman for the Pakistani army, Maj. Murad
Khan, said the military knew of explosions near the compound,
and was investigating further."
Paul Krugman | The
Power of De
Paul Krugman, The New York Times: "Save the home
lenders, save the world? If only it were that simple.
The just-announced federal takeover of Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage lenders, was certainly
the right thing to do - and it was done fairly well, too.
The plan will sustain institutions that play a crucial
role in the economy, while holding down taxpayer costs
by more or less cleaning out the stockholders. But Sunday's
action needs to be seen in a larger context - that of
the attempt by the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department
to contain the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis.
And that's a fight the feds seem to be losing."
By Len Hart
High Treason: 'Pentagon
Lied To The 911 Commission' ; Bush's
Theory Falls Apart
The many holes in Bush's official conspiracy theory of
911 threaten to catch up with him. Much official data
refutes the Bush cover story while critical evidence that
would prove Bush correct is missing. Bush put forward
a 'theory' for which there is not a shred of verifiable
evidence in support.
By Steven Leser
McCain Attacked 18 Year
Old Chelsea Clinton In 1998 Now
Says Palin's Family & Kids Are Off Limits
McCain's stated beliefs and positions are rife with reversals,
flip flops, and doing and saying anything just to get
It is 100 executive orders
telling the story in Iraq and the intentions of the current
administration here at home.
What if the Bush Administrations own documents detailing
its true aims and activities in Iraq were as close as a
Google search away?
Provisional Authority 100 Orders (C.P.A.)
If you could read the first 100 Orders of the C.P.A. occupation
government signed into law by the Bush Administration during
the first 13 months after taking control of Iraq, wouldnt
they tell you something important about what the true aims
of the Administration are? Wouldnt you want to read
them and publish the story that they tell?
These 100 Orders are available to the public. In a nutshell,
heres the story they tell:
The U.S. re-wrote Iraqs laws to benefit U.S. business
by opening their economy and oil fields to U.S. corporate
ownership and control.
This story answers three, persisting questions:
Given its knowledge of Iraqs lack of WMDs and
ties to Al Qaida, what did the Bush Administration hope
to gain from invading Iraq in the first place?
Why did Iraqis shift so suddenly and so soon
from welcoming U.S. forces as liberators to resisting U.S.
forces as despised conquerors?
Why does the Bush Administration insist on staying in Iraq,
despite overwhelming evidence that it cant succeed
in its stated aims?
A summary of the 100 orders help answer these questions.
The Smoking Gun
Order # 39 (9/19/03): Foreign Investment (
Foreign Ownership of Iraqs Economy)
Allows for the privatization of Iraqs 192 government
Ø Water, electricity, schools, hospitals, factories,
television stations, food, housing programs.
Allows for 100% foreign ownership of Iraqi businesses.
Allows for unrestricted tax-free repatriation of profits.
Order # 40, (9/19/03): Bank Law (From Chase
Manhattan to Chase Baghdad)
· Opens the Iraqi banking sector to 50% foreign ownership.
· Expanded by Order # 94 one year later to allow
for 100% foreign ownership.
· Chase Bank, the 2nd largest bank in the United
States received an early contract to run the Trade Bank
of Iraq, a consortium of 13 banks.
Ø Condoleeza Rice is a former board member of Chase.
Order # 57, (2/5/04): Iraqi Inspectors General
(Stacking the Deck)
Places American representatives in key decision-making positions
within each government ministry for terms that last five
Ø There are -26- ministries, each with an Inspector
General-handpicked by Bremer.
ü From the Ministry of Oil to the Ministry of Finance,
the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Justice.
The Inspector Generals can promulgate policies and procedures,
and have full access to all offices, employees, contracts,
and all other materials of the Ministries.
The Iraq Petroleum Law (I.P.L.) CPA-appointee Iraq interim
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi introduced IPL guidelines (August
2004): (the 100 orders and the Bush admin.s co-authored
Iraq constitution provide the loophole for the IPL to move
Provides for U.S. control of 64% of Iraqs 80 known
oil fields, and 81% if predicted oil reserves are found.
Iraqs petroleum law is set for implementation in 2006.
Officials in the Iraqi Oil Ministry reportedly plan to begin
signing long-term contracts with foreign oil companies during
the first nine months of 2006.
July 2006, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announces
in Baghdad that U.S. oil executives would not enter Iraq
without new oil law.
The Petroleum Economist reports that U.S. oil corporations
say the lack of such a law guaranteeing their ownership
of Iraqi oil and not security is what prevents
them from investing in Iraqi reconstruction.
12/6/06 Texas oilman James Bakers Iraq Study
Group insists that passing Iraq Petroleum Law is an essential
step in new strategy in Iraq.
Ø Recommendation 26: Urgent pursuit of Constitutional
Review to clear way for acceptance of Iraq Petroleum Law
Ø Recommendation 28: All control of Iraqi oil to
be kept by Central Government (this is critical to enforcing
the rest of the oil law).
Ø Recommendation 62:
U.S. to help Central Government write new oil
Iraqi national oil industry to be privatized for full foreign
December 8, 2006 Iraqi government announces they
are near a deal on Iraqi oil ownership (NY Times).
Order # 62, (2/26/04): Disqualification from Public
(D.C.-Control of Iraqis Inner Circles)
Established key Washington allies in the Iraqi Governing
Council and the Iraqi Interim Government, who then allowed
the Coalition Provisional Authority administer Paul Bremer
to rewrite Iraqs laws.
Enabled CPA Administer (Paul Bremer) to personally determine
which Iraqis could or could not run for or hold public offices.
Criteria for disqualification:
Ø Publicly espoused political philosophies
or legal doctrines contrary to the democratic order and
rule of law being established in Iraq."
ü Note: At this time, the CPA and the 100 Orders legally
militarily constituted the democratic order and rule
of law in Iraq.
Is one of the small handful of orders that were rescinded
at the hand over of authority in June 2004, after it had
served its purpose.
Order # 65: Iraqi Communications and Media Commission
(CPA Control of the FreePress)
Established an Iraqi Communications and Media Commission
composed of CPA-appointed members.
Ø The commission has the sole responsibility for
licensing and regulating telecommunications, broadcasting,
information services, and other media in Iraq.
Ø Establish a regulatory regime that provides for
"the competitive provision" of these services;
i.e., privatization and market-control.
Ø Claims authority to shut down news agencies, extract
written apologies from newpapers, and seize publishing and
Order # 97, (6/7/04) Political Parties and Entities
(Expansion of D.C. Control of Iraqi Politics)
Following the hand over of authority, established a seven-member
commission with the power to disqualify political parties
and candidates with control over who could hold public office.
Order # 100 (June, 2004): Transition of Laws, Regulations,
Orders, and Directives Issued by the C.P.A. (Making
the 100 Orders Permanent in the New Government)
Upheld the Bremer Orders during the hand over
of authority from the Coalition Provisional Authority to
the newly appointed Iraqi Interim Government Prime Minister,
and CIA friend, Iyad Allawi.
The Bremer Orders were again upheld, in October 2005, by
passage of the new Iraq constitution , co-authored by the
Bush administration, to ensure, that the constitution locked
in the Bremer Orders and continued the economic transformation,
military occupation, and increased access to Iraq's oil.
This is the agenda and mission, the measure of success and
victory that the Bush Administration insists upon completing
before leaving Iraq; under the guise of shoring up an Iraqi
government that can govern, sustain and defend itself.
Given the reality of the actual Bush policy, (100 Orders)
vs- the stated Bush policy of democratizaton, the
disarray, destruction, and violent insurgency and terrorism
we see in Iraq today is exactly as we should expect. Bushs
policy may be accurately called neo-imperialism and is in
complete continuity with whats happening on the ground
If the policy of democratization was in fact the goal,
the reality on the ground would not have evolved into the
chaos and violence we see today in Iraq.
One reason this policy has been allowed to continue is
because the American public does not know that this is U.S.
To this day, many Americans believe that the U.S. invaded
Disarm Saddam Hussein of WMDs.
Destroy Saddam Husseins ties to Al Qaida.
Help Iraqis achieve freedom, democracy and self-determination.
We now know, irrefutably, that:
Saddam Hussein had no WMDs and the Administration knew it.
Saddam Hussein had no ties to Al Qaida, and the Administration
That democracy is a stand-in for U.S. ownership
of the Iraqi economy, and everything the Administration
has done as occupiers of Iraq proves it.
But Americans by and large do not know this. Theyve
been outrageously deceived.
And not only are Iraqis dying in huge numbers, but U.S.
troops are dying as well, and Americans future security
is being sacrificed for the self-centered financial interests
of Americas richest minorities and Iraqs elite
Perversely, this is consistent with American history. Our
foreign policy and military adventures have always served
a fundamentally financial interest. Furthermore, U.S. military
and foreign policy has consistently subverted and denied
democracy throughout the Third World by creating and propping
up corrupt puppet governments who betray their own people
for the purpose of serving U.S. economic and military interests
in exchange for money and power.
This behavior and policy has continued decade after decade,
nation after nation, because Democracy in the Third World
would mean that the people of those countries would have
a voice in their nations destiny and future, and this would
mean competition for resources the United States want to
Its the interests of the citizens of those countries
versus U.S. interests and investments. This was testified
to by no less a great American than Martin Luther King,
in, A Time to Break Silence, given on April
4th, 1967, a year before he was killed.
Or take this statement made in 1948 by the U.S. State Departments
Chief Policy Planner:
"We have about 50 % of the worlds wealth, but only
6.3 % of its population... Our real task in the coming period
is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit
us to maintain this position of disparity without positive
detriment to our national security"
For such reasons "We should cease to talk about vague
and ...unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising
of the living standards, and democratization," and
must "deal in straight power concepts", not "hampered
by idealistic slogans" about "altruism and world-benefaction",
if we are to maintain the "position of disparity"
that separates our enormous wealth from the rest of the
world. (George Kennan)
To be free, Americans must know the facts. As you well
know, it is the duty of a free press to help the people
discover the truth; a healthy democracy depends upon it.
Please, in the name of God, help us tell the American people
these facts, and then let the people decide based upon FACT
Read the book that brought the 100 Orders to light The
Bush Agenda: Invading the World One Economy at a Time
by author Antonia Juhasz who debuted these facts on Democracy
Now radio and television program, democracynow.org.
If together we fail in this effort to inform our people,
we will all fail together, as a people.
May God be with you
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