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SADDAM HUSSEIN: HIROSHIMA OR HARA-KIRI?

United States Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize the U.S. to Provoke War.

ABC.COM NEWS : URL for the full story* :
 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/jointchiefs_010501.html

To read further reports, go to the National Security Archive Web site, or search Footnotes*

This item's FPF-text is partly rewritten and as such adapted to the present reality.

TERROR TO CREATE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR A U.S. WAR

America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities and abroad to create public support for a war. Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer was head of the United
States Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time the plans of deception by terror were drawn up and presented to the U.S. Secretary of defense.

Code named 'Operation Northwoods'(see ABC link), the plans reportedly included all kinds of threats which had to be 'fabricated'. Like the possible assassination of émigrés, sinking boats of refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, wrecking buildings like the Pentagon, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism with 'snipers' and conventional or nuclear bomb or gas threats to U.S. cities, it's population and foreign countries within the "American Sphere of Interest".

NUKING AND OUSTING SADDAM ?*

Possibility of US Lowering 'Nuclear War Threshold' in Iraq Viewed

The present plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to - this time - evt. 'tactically nuke' and oust Iraq's leader, Saddam Hussein. The four million
people - half of them children, trying to live in and around Baghdad under the regime of SaddamHussein, are - as in so many cases - apparently looked upon as "collateral damage". A perfectly miserable example of this narrow-minded way of thinking was given on 9/11 - 2001 in Germany, by visiting former secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Asked to comment on the 9/11 disaster he said:

"This is comparable to Pearl Harbor, and we must have the same response, and the people who did it must have the same end as the people who attacked Pearl Harbor,'' former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told CNN. " talking about nuclear warfare, like in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Advocating to "nuke" countries is inhumane and as shortsighted as a mole. Kissinger alone has wrecked nearly the whole good image the U.S. globally ever had. His policy has also resulted in breeding anti U.S. terrorism on a worldwide scale.*

THE COLUMBIA SPACE CRASH ?

The documents in the Bamford book show "the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government. (see URL).

The United States Joint Chiefs even proposed using the potential death of astronaut John Glenn during the first attempt to put an American into orbit as a false pretext for war , the documents show. Should the rocket explode and kill Glenn, they wrote, "the objective is to provide irrevocable proof …that (at present) the fault lies with Saddam Hussein".

America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing that they could blow up an airplane or a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay; blame Al Qaida and Osama bin Laden. All the faked propaganda or real horror stories strongly backed up with casualty lists in U.S. newspapers which "would cause a helpful wave of national indignation." The
plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and "Operation Northwoods" has gone undisclosed for four decades.

"The whole point of a democracy is to have leaders responding to the public will, and here this is the complete reverse; the United States militarytrying to trick the American people into a war that they want but that nobody else wants."

Iraq is the "Mother of all Water" in the Middle East, including Israel...

At present he United States wants to safeguard its future profits and thus existence not only in the oil fields : Iraq also is the "Mother of all Water" in the Middle East. Quote, (see footnote URL) :

A closer look may shed light on America's impetus to invade Iraq.

"We are constantly reminded that Iraq has perhaps the world's largest reserves of oil. But in a regional and perhaps even geopolitical sense, it may be more important that Iraq has the most extensive river system in the Middle East. In addition to the Tigris and Euphrates, there are the Greater Zab and Lesser Zab rivers in the north of the country. Iraq was covered with
irrigation works by the sixth century A.D., and was a granary for the region.

Before the Persian Gulf war, Iraq had built an impressive system of dams and river control projects, the largest being the Darbandikhan dam in the Kurdish area. And it was this dam the Iranians were aiming to take control of when they seized Halabja. In the 1990's there was much discussion over the construction of a so-called Peace Pipeline that would bring the waters
of the Tigris and Euphrates south to the parched Gulf states and, by extension, Israel. No progress has been made on this, largely because of Iraqi intransigence. With Iraq in American hands, of course, all that could
change.

Thus America could alter the destiny of the Middle East in a way that probably could not be challenged for decades — not solely by controlling Iraq's oil, but by controlling its water. Even if America didn't occupy the
country, once Mr. Hussein's Baath Party is driven from power, many lucrative opportunities would open up for American companies.

All that is needed to get us into war is one clear reason for acting, one that would be generally persuasive. But efforts to link the Iraqis directly to Osama bin Laden have proved inconclusive. Assertions that Iraq threatens its neighbors have also failed to create much resolve; in its present debilitated condition — thanks to United Nations sanctions — Iraq's conventional forces threaten no one". (end quote - see footnote)

Reflecting and concluding this, the U.S. plans call for establishing hegemony : prolonged military — not democratic — control over different economically useful nations after invasions.Which is like many times before
- done by imposing a government by tyranny, basically what the United States is accusing Saddam Hussein himself of doing. But the U.S. at present - and itself - is doing in Venezuela* helping to overthrow the democratically twice elected President Chavez Frias government. At the same time, however, there are real concerns globally - but even in American society - about the U.S. military overstepping its bounds. There were reports U.S. military leaders had encouraged their subordinates to vote conservative during elections. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee published its own report on right-wing extremism in the military, warning a "considerable danger" in the "education and propaganda activities of military personnel" had been
uncovered. (see PsyOps*) U.S. Congress passed a law designed to increase the public's access to government records related to the United States war plans and hegemony.

Writer Bamford : "There really was a worry at the time about the military going off crazy and they did, they never succeeded, but it wasn't for lack of trying," he says.

History repeating itself...?

Footnotes, to be better informed :

A closer look may shed light on America's impetus to invade Iraq.

CBS ; "Iraq Faces Massive U.S. Missile Barrage"" :

 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/01/24/eveningnews/main537928.shtml

Possibility of US Lowering 'Nuclear War Threshold' in Iraq Viewed :

 http://www.cdi.org/russia/239-12.cfm

New York Times : Iraq is the "Mother of all Water": 

 http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/31/opinion/31PELL.html?pagewanted=print&position=top

Village Voice : How the Coming War Stacks Up/ Victims ? / Blood, Stats, and Tears :

 http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0306/harkavy.php

KILLING OUR OWN / The Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation :

 http://www.ratical.org/radiation/KillingOurOwn/

Information on what's going on and "psychological operations" like "Operation Northwoods" :

 http://www.iwar.org.uk/psyops/index.htm

Road show of Deception :

 http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2807/

New York Times : Pentagon Readies Efforts to Sway Sentiment Abroad :

 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/19/international/19PENT.html?pagewanted=print

Gunning for War: The NSA/CIA & Establishing United States Hegemony :

"The CIA uses every dirty trick in the book to accomplish its missions overseas," said Timothy Edgar, an ACLU Legislative Counsel. "To allow those methods to govern intelligence gathering on American soil is an invitation for disaster. The President must ensure that appropriate curbs on its authority are imposed."

 http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=11721&c=206&MX=690&H=0

Reliable news concerning President Chavez and Venezuela's struggle :

 http://www.vheadline.com/main.asp

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST !

* The Dutch author worked globally for 40 years as an independent journalist/foreign correspondent for many international printed and A/V-media. From Scandinavia to Vietnam, as correspondent in Latin America, (Chile '71-'74), and 10 years in North/South Africa and the Middle East. While being accredited as N-Africa & M-East correspondent - based in Tunisia for ten years, sometimes reporting for the BBC too... Because of
journalistic research declared "Persona non Grata" five times by different governments in East and West.

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