Von: „Martin Zeis“ <Martin.zeis>
Datum: 8. November 2015 um 12:32:02 MEZ
Betreff: Chris MARTENSON: US foreign policy at work; peakprosperity.com, Nov 6, 2015
Martin Zeis, 08.11.2015
on Friday Chris MARTENSON published some hard-facts about the US foreign policy at work 9-11 ff. Of great interest are the remarks from Ret. General Wesley CLARK about a conversation he had with a fellow officer at the Pentagon ten days after 9/11, who told him „They (Pentagon, Rumsfeld etc.) just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” and “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
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Making The World A More Dangerous Place
US foreign policy at work
by Chris Martenson
Friday, November 6, 2015, 8:06 PM
Without any doubt, the Middle East has been a very long-simmering region of violent religious and tribal enmity.
In that regard, perhaps today is no different than 1,000 years ago. But given the importance of the remaining oil in the Middle East to the next 20 years of global economic health, the violence and chaos seen there recently is hugely important to the entire world.
But it’s also equally without doubt that the US and NATO are inflaming the situation by provoking conflicts and supplying military weapons and training to various extremist groups — therefore deserving much of the blame for the current tensions, despair and mayhem happening in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya.
Forget anything you might read about “brutal dictators” that need to go or the importance of “democracy” to the region. That’s dumbed-down pablum for the masses and has literally nothing to do with the motivations of the (clinically insane) external power brokers actually driving the events on the ground and crafting the narrative that is faithfully scribed and re-told by the media. In fact, disturbingly often, the scribed narrative is exactly opposite of the truth.
On The Path To War
General Wesley Clark warned about the US’s military objectives in the Middle East back in 2007 in an interview with Democracy Now!. It’s difficult to read this transcript without concluding that the US was going to manufacture whatever justifications it needed in order to carry out a larger strategy that, inexplicably to rational observers, seemed intent on inflaming and toppling governments across the Middle East — a monstrous war crime by any historical standard:
„About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.”
This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.” He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”
So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark reveals a very interesting conversation he had with a fellow officer at the Pentagon ten days after 9/11. YouTube Video, 21.03.2012 – 02:12 min, URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FhZnFZ6TY
“We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..” – Gen. Wesley Clark Weighs Presidential Bid: „I Think About It Every Day“, DEMOCRACY NOW, March 02, 2007 – Transcript: http://www.democracynow.org/2007/3/2/gen_wesley_clark_weighs_presidential_bid
Complete Video (48:59 min) General Wesley Clark speaks to Democracy Now! (March 2, 2007) – URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXA1IRVV4Qc