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Volume 16-04 No : 196
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The inevitable has happened. The United States has launched its aggressive war against the hapless Iraq and its people, skirting the United Nations, thumb-nosing the certificate of ‘No evidence of WMD’ from the UN Arms Inspector Hans Blix, ignoring the opposition from the nations of the world and rejecting the anti-war cries from streets the world over. It requires no wisdom to predict the results in the wake of the massive fire power being unleashed against the encircled Iraq. We might be witnessing the last days of dictator Saddam and of Iraq as a nation-state entity. All that can best be expected of Saddam at this juncture is that he may well postpone his exit and end by a few more weeks.
The United States’ war against Iraq may be the first step towards implementing the “Project for New American Century” (PNAC), a project to enslave the world and put it in the service of the imperial US. Kick-started by the attack on the World Trade Center, it draws its sanction from the self-assumed role of combatting what it calls “terrorism” and scripted by the Zionist lobby that has gained unprecedented ascendancy in the US Administration during George W. Bush’s tenure.
Israelis, Jews and Zionists have worked assiduously for the current scenario for nearly half a century, while the 66 Muslims nations have been in deep slumber, totally oblivious to the havoc being plotted by the tiny state of Israel with its powerful intellectual, industrial and PR sinews in the US administration.
That the US could be prodded into going whole hog into a full scale war against vastly under-armed Iraq and in total violation of the world public opinion, is in itself a measure of the manipulative strength of the Jewish/Zionist lobby and their media power. Iraq was no buddy of Washington is widely acknowledged. Yet, till a year ago Iraq did not figure anywhere on “terrorism network’ that US accuses several Islamic nations of harbouring. Even CIA had admitted ideological rifts between Baath party and the Al-Qaeda and accused the Pentagon of using its data for political ends. Even British Intelligence had found evidence of Iraq-Al-Qaeda link weak and 10 Downing Street had to manipulate it to exaggerate and accentuate the hazards Iraq posed.
But thanks to the powerful Jewish/Israeli lobby, the Bush administration has been straitjacketed into pursuing a single point agenda: to wage war against nations “having weapons of mass destruction”. In other words it might be to just deflect attention from the problems Israel poses to Washington in the Middle East and among the Muslims nations and to create for it (the US) new enemies elsewhere in the world.
With known Zionists such as Richard Perle, Chairman of the Pentagon’s Defence Policy Board, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defence and Zalmay Khalilzad, President Bush’s ambassador at-large for “free Iraqis”, at helms, Washington could not have behaved any differently.
Perle has been one of the authors of the PNAC project and is a known advocate of the increased American forces in the Gulf region. He and vice- president Dick Cheney are on the board of advisors of Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Another prominent Jew, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense and formerly US ambassador to Indonesia, has minced no words in elaborating his goal into calling for the defeat of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and creation of a military occupation government in Iraq. The Bush Administration has been working on his theory that “Saddam is so despised by his people that once military action begins, Saddam’s regime would fall apart”. Some even argue that this Jewish clique in the US administration is also working on getting Washington bogged down in various crises around the world, so that Israel consolidates its conquest over Palestinians.
But presence of Zalmay Khalilzad, Pashtu-speaking, Afghanistan- born, must be surprising for many. The man who has served on several key positions earlier, is closely associated with oil interests of the families of George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, all having served as directors on the US oil major Chevron. Khalilzad was a key negotiator with Talibans for a $2 billion deal to lay pipeline through Afghanistan and Pakistan. His credentials in installing Hamid Karzai, a former employee of US oil major, Unocal are proven and have qualified him for the new post amid several Zionists.
It is this strange mix of Zionist, oil and war industry that prods United States to war currently. And it will not stop with Iraq. The objectives are far-reaching and more nations of the Middle East will soon be on the chopping block.