4/27 Swine Flu Background and Possibilities

"This fight has nothing to do with soldierly gallantry or principles of the Geneva Convention. If the fight against the partisans is not waged with the most brutal means, we will shortly reach the point where the available forces are insufficient to control the area. It is therefore not only justified, but it is the duty of the troops to use all means without restriction, even against women and children, so long as it ensures success".
Wilhelm Keitel, chief of staff of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces of Germany, Dec. 16, 1942

"this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' (GWOT).
Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'

kills only in Mexico
With Swine Flu Cases Rising, Borders Are Tightened
Countries around the world began tightening their border and immigration controls Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases of swine flu continued to rise.
The number of deaths believed attributable to swine flu climbed to as many as 152 on Tuesday — all of them in Mexico — as news agencies reported the number of confirmed cases of infection in the United States stood at 50... The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic flu alert level...from Level 3 to Level 4... while recommending that borders not be closed nor travel bans imposed. But in a possible precaution to be taken by other nations, Japan said Tuesday it would no longer allow Mexican travelers to obtain a visa upon arrival.... Tuesday, the British Foreign Office said: “We are now advising against all but essential travel to Mexico. Routine consular and all visa services at the embassy in Mexico City have been suspended until further notice.”...

4/25 What's Behind Torture & Iraq 'News'? Clinton: "to end the Soviet Union... we did not want to see them control Central Asia


The first section of this issue deals with the 'recent revelations' of u.s. torture, under the guise of demonstrating Obama admin's 'cautious openness', is being used to divert and create public opinion, rewriting the past, the present to serve the future-in-the-making of expanding u.s. imperialist aggression by:

* treating recent torture as a partisan 'unamerican' republican/Bush aberration
* focusing on torture tactics to sever them from the imperialist state terror wars they serve --- with the knowledge and complicity of both u.s. electoral branches of the ruling class --- attempting to make past tactics, not the ongoing imperialist strategic agenda, the issue.
* presenting everything the u.s. did as a result of, and a response to, 911 --- covering up the fact 911 was the u.s. generated pretext for the 'wars' and 'harsh tectics' planned long before 911 to advance its bipartisan 'national security' agenda

The second section details u.s. strategic and tactical plans for destroying Iraq as a sovereign nation crucial to broader u.s. 'mideast' and global agenda... to correct the surge of revisionist accounts and help prepare resistance against further fascist crimes against humanity in the works, this time in devious 'progressive' disguise.

"Congress's definition of torture in those laws - the infliction of severe mental or physical pain - leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation."
John Yoo

4/21 Piecing It Together: Crisis with Friendlier Facade Gets U.S. Back on Neoliberal Brzezinski-Kissinger Geostrategic Track

President Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA interrogators who used waterboarding on terrorism suspects amounts to a breach of international law, the U.N. rapporteur on torture said.

The United States spends two times more on its military than all the other 200 or so countries of the world, combined.

Note: there is no 'debate' about u.s. 'past' -- or future of increasing u.s. control via soft power 'strategic non-violence'
"I didn’t come here to debate the past. I came here to deal with the future."
PRESIDENT OBAMA, pledging to seek a new beginning with Cuba.

"reaching out to enemies strengthens our hand"
Mr. Obama said, “that if our only interaction with many of these countries is drug interdiction, if our only interaction is military, then we may not be developing the connections that can, over time, increase our influence.” The White House seemed sensitive to the criticism. David Axelrod, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, said on the CBS Program “Face the Nation” Venezuela must “stop this sort of rampant and tasteless anti-Americanism.”... conflicting sentiments underscored the delicate path Mr. Obama is charted for himself at the Summit of the Americas, which brought together 34 leaders from the Western Hemisphere. On the one hand, the president wants to heal old wounds and demonstrate that he is serious about listening to the concerns of other leaders. On the other hand, he does not want to be seen as soft on countries that pose serious human rights concerns.

U.S. / Obama back on Brzezinski & co. neoliberal track, focused against 2 major rivals Russia & China

4/16Beyond Continuity: Global - Homeland': war, 'national security', surveillance, torture, 'cybersecurity' Pentagon 'PR'

The Black President of the American Empire
Eshu's Blues by michael hureaux perez

The man who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news
Bertolt Brecht
President Obama has now been to Baghdad and the great white way of U.S. leftism is busy choking up over the footage of the Prez with “our troops.” For those of you out there who don’t understand what an imperialist doggie the new president is just yet, here he is in living color, boots on, Clint Eastwood bravado at the ready. If you are still “feeling” Obama, you must accept the fact that this man went into Baghdad, waded through the wreckage from a civil war our U.S. foreign policy deliberately created, and grins Kool-aid smiles when asked about the agony this “civilization” we live with has caused. According to the president, this mayhem he celebrates is “success beyond our wildest dreams.” Why, not even Meyer Lansky could have put that better.

4/13 Indian Ocean: Obama "Beats 1st. Nat'l. Security Test"; Why Sri Lanka? U.S.-Soros in Moldova; More Drone Terminators Soon

Obama's Hero
I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]---that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race
Lincoln's Fourth Debate with Douglas at Charleston, Illinois
September 18, 1858

Liberty is not for these slaves; I do not advocate inflicting it against their conscience. On the contrary, I am strongly in favor of letting them crawl and grovel all they please before whatever fraud or combination of frauds they choose to venerate...Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and.. the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer."
H. L. Menchen 1956

Many preferred 'hope', rejected the early evidence... samples below to refresh memories. Plus incontrovertible evidence why 'hopes' are deadend
The Return Of The Democrats' Security Divide
Now Obama must manage the anti-war left.
Dan Gerstein

4/9/9 What good are democrats? Deadly Deja Vu: U.S. Agenda Under See-Through Charm Cover

Attempts to portray u.s.capitalism as what any prez. du jour says/does has reached new levels of propagandistic absurdity. Now the charmer, the rockstar world dominator's meglomaniacal chief henchman tries and fails to grease hegemonic skids: he's responsible for u.s. capitalism
Obama's G-20 confession: "I take responsibility"

what good are democrats?
'When President Obama commits this nation to war against the Islamic terrorists, as he already has in Afghanistan, he will take millions of previously alienated and disaffected Americans with him, and they will support our troops in a way that most of his party has refused to support them until now. When another liberal, Bill Clinton went to war from the air, there was no anti-war movement in the streets or in his party’s ranks to oppose him.'
David Horowitz in Wall Street Journal on Obama's inauguration
quoted in


1,320,110 Iraqis Slaughtered in U.S. Invasion & Occupation to Liberate Iraq for U.S. Imperialism

I am proud of the liberation of 25 million Iraqis....
Condoleeza Rice

"I Freed Millions From Barbarism"

Obama in Baghdad, Tells Troops Iraq Must Take Over

3/29 Why Obama ? 'A Smarter Weapon': Integrated Hard-Soft Power, Information Warfare v. "Rising Powers', 'Defiant World', People

desperate times call for hardball hard-soft power play
Obama Will Face a Defiant World on Foreign Visit
Economic woes in the U.S. are emboldening allies and rivals as they question American power on multiple fronts

Rising Powers Challenge U.S. on Role in I.M.F.
As world leaders gather this week, China and other rising powers see the fund as a place to begin staking their claim to a greater voice in economic affairs.
The Obama administration has made fortifying the I.M.F. one of its primary goals for the Group of 20 meeting, which includes leading industrial and developing countries and the European Union. But China, India and other rising powers seem to believe the made-in-America crisis has curtailed the ability of the United States to set the agenda... China and other developing countries have served notice they are reluctant to make comparable pledges without a greater say in the operations of the fund, which is run by a Frenchman, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and heavily influenced by the United States and Western Europe....“The United States is desperately trying to assert leadership, as if it were 10 years ago, when the U.S. set the agenda,” said Kenneth S. Rogoff, an economist at Harvard and former chief economist of the fund....

Military buildup in Afghanistan warranted, Obama says

3/26 "this administration prefers to avoid the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror'...use 'Overseas Contingency Operation

Note: Growing resistance (aka "terrorism") --- against the worldwide devastation wreaked by the global domination of u.s. capital crisis manipulated to serve its predatory interests with ever more draconian iron and velvet gloved 'fixes' --- desperately demands expanded "global action" (aka political, financial and military state terror) --- so u.s. imperialism's despised, defeated permanent all-purpose global domination war has been re-branded for bigger better 'surges'


Defense Department's office of security review memo to Pentagon from the Office of Management and Budget, the executive-branch agency that vets public statements by administration officials before it is delivered:
"this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' (GWOT).
Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'"

3/20/9 "Containment Plus": Partition Plans to Eliminate Iraq from Clinton to Biden & Obama

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." 
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda

IRAQ: made-in-usa 'civil war' to divide the nation -- "Under this plan Iraq would cease to exist"
Iraq 'war' began under Clinton
After the 1991Gulf War, led by the U.S., the UK, and other major imperialist powers maintained a policy of “containment” towards Iraq including numerous, calculatedly crushing economic sanctions to destroy its highly developed infrastructure, economy and strength. In October 1998, the U.S. began to shift from containment towards “regime change,” with President Clinton's "Iraq Liberation Act. This escalated tp full-bore, unprovoked military aggression with the judicial selection of G. W. Bush in the 2000 'elections'.

'CONTAINMENT PLUS', Madeleine Albright : "Cohen comes with plans to divide up Iraq..."
March 11, 1999
U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen's just concluded six-nation tour of the Persian Gulf states led editorial pages in many Arab papers and received some attention from South Asian media as well. A New Delhi analyst concluded that Secretary Cohen's two-fold "mission to sell arms and the administration's new policy on Iraq" was successful on the former, but failed on the latter. Some in the Arab world worried...that the Cohen tour, together with the recent visit by another U.S. official, Assistant Secretary of State Martin Indyk, marks a shift in U.S. policy "from the planning to the implementation phase regarding the future of Iraq" and urged that Arabs "not allow the American schemes to materialize and...not be partners in the destruction and partition of Iraq." ...

3/19 IRAQ's 6 Years of State Terrorism; Expanding War in Afghanistan-Pakistan; Media Reports for War Duties; Intifada Chapter 3

"What we cannot do is let pursuit of the perfect stand in the way of achievable goals. We cannot rid Iraq of all who oppose America or sympathize with our adversaries ..."

by Jeff Archer
More than six years after an invasion that the experts said would take only a few weeks, Iraq is in turmoil. Sectarian differences are the rule and there is no program to stop these actions that once were unheard of in Iraq. One thing is sure, the occupation did not go according to U.S. plans and the Iraqis have not been the only recipients of violence. An Iraqi resistance comprised of various factions is strong enough to keep the U.S. hands tied in Iraq for years. Only when the occupation forces totally leave Iraq will there be a solution to the internal affairs of the country.
One person’s assessment of what would occur after an invasion was very precise, however. Mohammed Sahaff, the Iraqi Information Minister, aka "Baghdad Bob," told the world:
Do not be hasty because your disappointments will be huge. You will reap nothing from this aggressive war, which you launched on Iraq, except for disgrace and defeat. We will embroil them, confuse them and keep them in the quagmire. They cannot just enter a country of 26 million people and lay besiege to them. They are the ones who will find themselves under siege.

imperialist sovereignty
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