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
By HELENE COOPER, NYT
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....http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/world/30fund.html?hp

CONTINUITY: ''ROBUSTLY ENCOURAGING' EFFORT TO EXPAND U.S. CONTROL: LIBERATE NATIONS FROM NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY & SELF-DETERMINATION
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'

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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 ..."
Obama

THE U.S. INVASION & OCCUPATION OF IRAQ:
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST LIES AND THE DISASTROUS RESULTS
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.
http://malcomlagauche.com/id1.html

imperialist sovereignty
New deal for Blackwater

3/14/9 U.S. Strategic Plans for the World In Sharper Focus

"...At the very moment when I believe we can see, through the myths, the end of capitalism, as we have seen the death of the investment banks as we knew them, they are dead. They are zombies. All that might mean in terms of how long capitalism will maintain its edifice, at that very moment we get a Barack Obama. Such a clever man. Such an attractive candidate. And who appears to be an answer to African Americans’ historical dreams, then he arrives at this very juncture when the crack in capitalism is so evident, and as a result of his arrival, neutralizes the most consistently progressive group of citizens in the United States, Black America, without whose activism there cannot be a viable progressive movement in the United States. In other words, at precisely the moment in history when we should be running as progressives, running through that crack in the wall of capitalism, we have been neutralized, and certainly we on the Black side, and put to sleep by this singularly attractive, clever, and I think ultimately, dangerous, president.?
Glen Ford, executive editor Black Agenda Report, interview http://www.malcomlagauche.com/id1.html

Seven Years in Iraq The War is Not Over
By John Ross

3/9 Hot 'Bailout' Nodal Points:Sri Lanka,Mexico,Korea,Latin America,Russia,China,Africa,Palestine,Afg/Pak, Iraq

"... number one, we're going to reduce non-defense discretionary spending to the lowest levels in decades"
Obama, NYT interview
Obama’s New York Times interview: Military aggression and attacks on democratic rights to continue
In an extensive interview conducted last Friday [3/6/9] with the New York Times and published on Sunday, President Barack Obama outlined policies on national security and foreign affairs that underscore the essential continuity between his administration and that of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/mar2009/obam-m10.shtml

Generic Invader Nonsense: Obama on Iraq
Candidate Barrack Obama described the war in Iraq as one that “should never have been authorised and never been waged.” February 27 president Obama... told US troops at Marine Camp Lejeune, NC, "You have fought against tyranny and disorder. You have bled for your best friends and for unknown Iraqis. And you have borne an enormous burden for your fellow citizens, while extending a precious opportunity to the people of Iraq..." [...]
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/ by Media Lens March 7th, 2009

FUCKING AMERIKAN LIBERATION...MOVING ON TO FINISH AFGHANISTAN
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=52386

continuity: made-in-usa mujahadeen to defeat Russia in Afghanistan
'obama ponders outreach to Taliban elements'
Obama declared declared the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the U.S. military would reach out to elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq.

Bomber Kills Dozens in Iraq as Fears of New Violence Rise
By ALISSA J. RUBIN, NYT

3/5 Iraqi Resistance to Obama; Sudan:Covert AFRICOM; Afghanistan Op til 2025; Pak: Mumbai Redux; Who Makes 'News' ?

The Iraqi Resistance Responds to President Obama
There is no such thing as friendly occupation, we advise you to revise your plans to vacate Iraq at a time suitable for our people not suitable for your agents in the green zone. 
http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22130.htm
Rafidan
The Political Committe, Baghdad. The Republic of Iraq
[excerpted] Statement in Response to President Obama’s Remarks made February 27, 2009 regarding the proclaimed ending to the occupation of The Republic of Iraq.
Official English Transcript Release No: 57

Good Evening,
In Respect to the remarks of President Barak Hussain Obama, The president of the United States of America. The Political Committee of a number of factions in the Iraqi Resistance, mainly the factions present in our front, respond with our point of view on the contents of his speech. Over the last four months, as the battle of our people continues to free Iraq of all foreign occupation. We have been studying the movements on the ground as well as analyzing the intelligence in order to assess the next strategy that the US administration will take under the leadership of the new presidency...

You have inherited a nation at war, a failed economy, and a desperate people who are bearing the full brunt of an economic crisis that was not of their making. As well as thousands of young men dead and handicapped.
We have inherited a foreign occupation, endless counts of innocent dead, injured, and handicapped, millions of refugees, in essence, Mr. President, the complete and planned disintegration of our nation and people....

3/1/9 'Populist'- Bailout-Capitalism- Prez' "New 'Anti-Terrorism Strategy' - With Help of Old Terrorist Friends

digest commentary [inserts italicized]

GEOSTRATEGIC AGENDA, NOT POLITICIANS, DRIVES U.S. BIPARTISAN IMPERIALIST 'CONTINUITY'
"Preventing the Re-Emergence of a New Rival" still drives U.S. bipartisan global domination geostrategy and shifting tactics -- its interconnected domestic and international 'soft' and 'hard' power policies, politics, and 'news' propaganda. Its world-destroying hegemonic drive derives from U.S. capital's need to 'eat or be eaten' by rivals or revolution in order to survive -- not from the selected figurehead executors of the strategies and tactics created by ruling class think-tank architects and strategists (Brzezinski, Kissinger, et al. see for ex. CNAS.org).

[insert] From Pentagon's Plan: 'Prevent the Re-Emergence of a New Rival'
NYT March 8, 1992
Excerpts from the Pentagon's Feb. 18 draft of the Defense Planning Guidance for the Fiscal Years 1994-1999 addresses the fundamentally new situation which has been created by the collapse of the Soviet Union, the disintegration of the internal as well as the external empire, and the discrediting of Communism as an ideology with global pretensions and influence. The new international environment has also been shaped by the victory of the United States and its coalition allies over Iraqi aggression -- the first post-cold-war conflict and a defining event in U.S. global leadership. In addition to these two victories, there has been a less visible one, the integration of Germany and Japan into a U.S.-led system of collective security and the creation of a democratic "zone of peace." http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1D7173AF93BA35750C0A...

2/10 Terror in Coatesville; Gen.Jones:'orders from Kissinger';Obama-Bush Twins: Prez Power & State Secrets; WSN:'Free Press' HQs

"To make a contented slave it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken the moral and mental vision and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. Fredrick Douglass

"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their 'vital interests' are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world. " James Baldwin, "The Devil Finds Work", Collected Essays, 1976

U.S .must make this one the 'right major crisis'
“We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
David Rockefeller in 1994 Statement to UN Business Council

WTO Chief Warns of Looming Global Political Unrest
The global economic crisis could trigger political unrest equal to that seen during the 1930s, according to the head of the World Trade Organization ) http://informationclearinghouse.info/article21940.htm

"...an economic crisis that serves as the foundation of our strength...."
Note: Killing the 'clean break' delusions kindly: liberal police state officially merges everything, domestic & int'l., hard & soft, under military
"I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger " National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/02/jones_munich_conferenc...
Gen. Jones's Remarks to the Munich Security Conference By James Jones National Security Adviser Obama Administration
Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich, Germany February 9, 2009

2/7 Celebrate Darwin; State-Religion Merger; Immigrants' Nightmare; Biden Exposes It; Coming: More Fake 'Obasms'

"We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means--all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity..
Derrick Jensen
http://www.derrickjensen.org/

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT: GLOBAL DOMINATION
same strategy, new executors, slightly more seductive rhetoric

Pentagon's Plan: 'Prevent the Re-Emergence of a New Rival'
NYT March 8, 1992
Excerpts from Pentagon Feb. 18 draft of the Defense Planning Guidance for Fiscal Years 1994-1999: This Defense Planning guidance addresses the fundamentally new situation created by the collapse of the Soviet Union, the disintegration of the internal as well as the external empire, and the discrediting of Communism as an ideology with global pretensions and influence. The new international environment has also been shaped by the victory of the United States and its coalition allies over Iraqi aggression -- the first post-cold-war conflict and a defining event in U.S. global leadership. In addition to these two victories, there has been a less visible one, the integration of Germany and Japan into a U.S.-led system of collective security and creation of a democratic "zone of peace."
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1D7173AF93BA35750C0A...

Biden Says U.S. Will Pursue Missile Plan Russia Opposes
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/washington/08biden.html?hp

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