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8-05-10 Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Lies, Terror and Genocide Operating Today

HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI 65 YEARS AGO DEMONSTRATED THE NATURE OF U.S. IMPERIALISM & ITS GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA
The Soviet Union, then a revolutionary socialist beacon was the obstacle the U.S. would stop at nothing to defeat, including WW2...and onward

...War Department study 'Use of Atomic Bomb on Japan' written in 1946 .declassified in the Seventies, found that "the Japanese leaders had decided to surrender and were merely looking for sufficient pretext to convince the die-hard Army Group that Japan had lost the war and must capitulate to the Allies."... the belief that it was totally unnecessary to use the atomic bomb on Japan's cities was shared by Eisenhower, who records telling Stimson that "Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bombs was completely unnecessary" and by Admiral William D Leahy, who opined that "the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender."...
as soon as the bomb was proven to work at the Alamagordo base in New Mexico on 16 July 1945 - the US military and civilian leadership was convinced that it no longer needed Russia. In fact, the bomb itself was a good diplomatic weapon against Russia. As Secretary of State-designate Byrnes explained, "our possessing and demonstrating the bomb would make Russia more manageable in Europe"... limiting its claims on a postwar set-up in the Far East.
http://leninology.blogspot.com/2007/08/dropping-big-one.html

The birth of 'mere terror'
Hiroshima wasn't uniquely wicked. It was part of a policy for the mass killing of civilians
http://www.guardian.co.uk/secondworldwar/story/0,14058,1543124,00.html

7/31 Wikileaks: Context & Targets, Effects & Intentions

BRIEF BACKGROUND TO U.S. STRATEGIC CRISIS & WIKILEAKS

16 Jun 2010 ... Pentagon decries bleak views on Afghan war. www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65E3AT20100616
Petraeus collapses, doubts grow over Afghan war effort ... Obama near tripling of US forces in Afghanistan needs to bolster his case to the U.S. public. Perceptions of a struggling U.S. campaign have been fueled by stronger-than-expected Taliban resistance in the southern district of Marjah -- meant to be a showcase of U.S. strategy -- and a slower start to a long-awaited offensive in the Taliban's birthplace of Kandahar. A massive military operation in Kandahar is the linchpin of Obama's campaign to turn the tide in the war this year and will weigh heavily in a review of strategy. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, said media reporting about "the so-called delay in the Kandahar campaign has been overplayed."

21 Jun 2010 Shots mark US envoy's Afghan visit ... By Matthew Green in Marjah ... www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b96a3caa-7d50-11df-a0f5-00144feabdc0.html
Volleys of gunfire greeted Richard Holbrooke, US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, as he landed in the Afghan town of Marjah to assess progress in key phase of the west's campaign against the Taliban. The presence of insurgents in the vicinity of a meeting attended by top US officials underscored the difficulty US marines have faced in securing Marjah...deliberately staged attacks to coincide with Mr Holbrooke's visit as part of a broader campaign...Cameron, the UK prime minister, was forced to cancel a planned visit to British troops at a base elsewhere in Helmand province after...

24 July 2010 Lowering Expectations for the War in Afghanistan by Mark Thompson, http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1912483,00.html#ixzz0ueryF...

7/22/ IRAQ's Deliberate Destruction: U.S Trajectory of Global Destruction, Death & Defeat, p.3

'ISLAMIC JIHADISM' MADE-IN-USA

Zbigniew Brzezinski (advisor to president Carter, now Obama) major U.S. geostrategist, proposed creation of Mujahadeen army to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan. Asked if that Islamic fundamentalism wasn't now a world threat he said: "Nonsense! The secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the Russians into the Afghan trap...the day the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote Carter, saying, in essence: 'We now have the opportunity of giving the USSR its Vietnam War.'"...
Le Nouvel Observateur, January 15-21, 1998

IRAQ

7-14-10 US top Iraq commander: 'Iranian surrogates' preparing attack on US troops
By Foreign Affairs editor Peter Cave, Jul 14, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/14/2952805.htm?section=justin
Top US commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, accused Iran of training Shiite militants for attacks on American military bases in Iraq.

[ next digest issue: Afghanistan defeat &U.S 'Race for Iran']

7-22-1992 Who Should Liberate Iraq?
NYT Opinion http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/22/opinion/who-should-liberate-iraq.html?...

7/13 Hard - Soft Power Merged, part 2: Haiti: US "Republic of NGOs"; U.S. Terror & Uganda; Info.War & "The Perfect Citizen"

2010 context: still the operative basis of U.S. bipartisan NSS strategy

"Prevent the Reemergence of a New Rival"
New York Times headine, March 8, 1992.
Declassified Studies from the Cheney Pentagon Show Push for U.S. Military Predominance and a Strategy to "Prevent the Reemergence of a New Rival"
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb245/index.htm For more information contact:William Burr - 202/994-7032wburr@gwu.edu
Washington, D.C., February 26, 2008 - The United States should use its power to "prevent the reemergence of a new rival" either on former Soviet territory or elsewhere, declared a controversial draft of the Defense Planning Guidance (DPG) leaked to The New York Times in March 1992. Published in declassified form for the first time on the National Security Archive Web site, this draft, along with related working papers, shows how defense officials during the administration of George H. W. Bush, under the direction of Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Resources I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby develop a strategy for maintaining U.S. predominance in the new post-Cold War, post-Soviet era.

The 3 D's of U.S. GLOBAL DOMINATION
"Development, along with defense and diplomacy, is now a pillar of our national security policy."
USAID should “be seen as the premier development agency in the world.”
Secretary of State Clinton
The Center for Global Development, July 23, 2009

USAID
http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/primer.html

7/11 U.S. Hard-Soft Power Merger: A Trajectory of Geostrategic Destruction, Death & Defeat: part 1, Expanding "AF-PAK"

digest: soft power diplomacy and propaganda run by the State Dept. is merged with hard power, under Pentagon direction. On every continent, in every country 'of interest' to bipartisan US ruling finance capital ', a losing battle to secure amerikan political-economic-military control against undefeatable national resistance by bullets, bribery, ballots...Destroying the world and the planet in the name of 'liberation' and 'human rights'.

"The principal beneficiary of America's foreign assistance programs has always been the United States."
US Agency for International Development Source: "Direct Economic Benefits of U.S. Assistance Programs," 1999

"If war aims are stated which seem to be solely concerned with Anglo-American imperialism, they will offer little to people in the rest of the world. The interests of other peoples should be stressed. This would have a better propaganda effect."
- Private memo from The Council of Foreign Relations to the US State Department, 1941
http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/contemporary/0013.htm

'Strategic nonviolent struggle is all about political power.' And I thought, 'Boy is this guy speaking my language,' that is what armed struggle is about."
—Col. Robert Helvey

"AFPAK / PAKAF"
PETRAEUS INSTALLED TO LEAD SEVERE EXPANSION OF U.S. TERROR WAR FOR GLOBAL DOMINATION
Gen. Petraeus: US civilian-military team must mesh
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=11079301

7/4/10 'RESET' In the Name of Freedom: Homeland"

Digest commentary:
Freedom and life for capital means death and destruction for millions. Peoples' freedom worldwide means revolutionary resistance against capitalism. All the heroic freedom fighters called "terrorists" for impeding imperialist freedom are our sisters and brothers, our allies and inspiration in the struggle for freedom.
Fascist state terror, 24/7 racist "perception management" psywar, torture and death, nothing can destroy the reality history reveals: oppression breeds resistance. Reality will trump rhetoric. We will decide our friends and enemies based on their actions. Here in the "homeland" class and race privilege buys the loyalty -- the enslavement -- of many who betray their true allies and interests for blood-soaked crumbs.
In a world-historic conjuncture such as this, contradictions reach a boiling point that presents rare opportunities -- as well as exceptional dangers -- for making fundamental global shifts in the balance of forces of political power. Individual political positions too are shifting under pressure, becoming clarified into powerful active forces for the revolutionary change necessary.
U.S. imperialism's predatory life is on the line, in deep capitalist crisis, increasingly vulnerable--and dangerous-in the face of defeats it is suffering from growing international resistance and unity. Karl Marx examined why democracy is the best shell for capitalism. V.I. Lenin analyzed how capital's global nature, its necessity to eliminate rivals and resistance to expand its basis for capital accumulation, drives it to unjust imperialist wars to redivide the world and restructure capital under its domination.

7/2 Attempts to 'RESET' Failing NSS Agenda Will Also Fail: Russia, "Pak-Af", Korea, Iran, part i

The combination of, diversified global leadership, politically awakened masses, makes a much more difficult context for any major power including, currently, the leading world power, the United States.
Zbigniew Brzezinski

"Defense officials jokingly described Michael Vickers as being in charge of the "take-over-the-world plan."
Key Pentagon strategist plots global war on terror
By Ann Scott Tyson, The Washington Post
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/PrintStory.pl?document_id=20040...
WASHINGTON —In the Pentagon's newly expanded Special Operations office, Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers is working to implement the U.S. military's highest-priority plan: a global campaign against terrorism that reaches far beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Vickers' job also spans the modernization of nuclear forces for deterrence and retaliation, and the retooling of conventional forces...a portfolio so expansive he and some Pentagon officials jokingly referred to his efforts as the "take-over-the-world plan." Senior Pentagon and military officials regard Vickers as a rarity: a skilled strategist, creative and pragmatic. "He tends to think like a gangster," said Jim Thomas, a former senior defense planner who worked with him..

CONTEXT
BASIS OF THE U.S. BIPARTISAN GLOBAL aka National Security AGENDA DESTROYING THE WORLD & ENVIRONMENT
Pentagon's Plan: 'Prevent the Re-Emergence of a New Rival'
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1D7173AF93BA35750C0A...
http://www.princeton.edu/~ppn/docfiles/pentagon_1992.html
NYT March 8, 1992

6/26 U.S. War on Korea: Cold War to Terror War, 60 Years of Defeats for U.S.

KOREA DELIVERED A MAJOR DEFEAT TO U.S WORLD-DESTROYING CRUSADE FOR GLOBAL DOMINATION

"The Korean War established that the USA was prepared to intervene militarily to stop the spread of communism. After 1953 the Korean peninsula remained a Cold War battleground."
encyclopedia.farlex.com/KoreanWar

"Top U.S. General Draws Comparison Between Korean War, Afghanistan ... honors veterans of the Korean War, which began 60 years ago this week. ..."
www.fox4kc.com/news/wdaf-gen-petraeus-korean-war-vets-062110,0,3824262.s...
INDEPENDENCE, MO - U.S. Army General David Petraeus, America's top commander in Afghanistan, told an audience of about 400 Korean War vets that just as they faced a new kind of threat 60 years ago, so do our troops in the Middle East today.... just as it took decades to win the Cold War, the same is true in the fight against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda... Nearly 1.8 million American troops fought in Korea, 34,000 Americans died and another 92,000 were injured in the war that began 60 years ago this week...a war often called America's 'Forgotten War,' and Petraeus says that he wants to make sure doesn't happen...

The Korean Crisis Breaking News, Cui Bono?
by F. William Engdahl*
11 June 2010
The alleged North Korean sinking of a South Korean boat in March has dramatically escalated tensions between north and south Korea. It has also caused a reversal of a planned Japanese government push to close the US military base on Okinawa. The major question in the bizarre affair is Cui Bono?...

6/21 US Led Armada to Persian Gulf-Obama Orders War Alert

Digest:
NYT and other major western media have suppressed any mention of these highly provocative, dangerous military moves, which, even if designed as militarily-enforced 'soft power diplomatic' pressure, will clearly have seen and/or unseen, intended and/or unintended global effects. Debka, israel's major intel site, like its US counterparts, is notorious for disinformation, but these developments appear to be real. Meanwhile we are being distracted by ongoing state-corporate games in the Gulf of Mexico.

"President Barack Obama ordered all US missile interceptors in the Middle East to go on war alert in the second week of June, including batteries aboard US Sixth Fleet vessels on the Mediterranean and the US Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf. DEBKAfile's military sources add that Israel's missile's shield, including Arrow anti-missile missiles, was similarly on standby."

US-led armada secretly drilled bombing Iranian targets, missile defense with Israel
DEBKAfile DEBKA-Net-Weekly June 21, 2010, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
http://www.debka.com/article/8866/

The armada of 10 US warships plus an Israeli and German battle vessel each, which transited the Suez Canal Friday, June 18, has reached the Persian Gulf, DEBKAfile's military sources report.
But first, from June 6 through June 10, the USS Harry S. Truman carrier Strike Group was deployed 50 miles of the shore of southwestern Israel, secretly drilling the interception of incoming Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah missiles and rockets against US and Israeli targets in the Middle East.
This was first revealed by DEBKA-Net-Weekly 449 on June 18.
The fleet let by the Truman then headed for the Persian Gulf through the Suez Canal accompanied by an Israeli missile ship (not identified) and the German missile frigate FGS Hessen F221.

6/18 US-BP Tar Ball: the global state of the matter: part 2

DON'T MISS THE POINT: A MICROCOSM OF FINANCE CAPITALIST GLOBAL DOMINATION
'Informed' by the state and its media to focus inward, this disaster's causes and consequences cannot be understood if we allow our eyes to be riveted on 'our backyard'. The systemic forces work globally. The oil industry relationship with the state, is like all major corporate enterprises, but more central and critical to its hegemonic agenda. As is the horrendous human and ecological destruction.
The essential political lesson of the capitalist state's absolute power, its dictatorship, as the governing body of the US bipartisan ruling class -
which Obama and all electoral politicians, represent, imust be obscured by capital's agents and apologists. As usual, congessional cover-up is center stage, Waxing outrage, diverting attention from the fact that 'the good company' the largest US oil co. is in, is in fact the states' because to keep us in the killer gane, state-corporate industry relationship must appear adversarial. part 1 at http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/295

corporate context analysis
Analysis: BTC pipeline explosion
http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Analysis_BTC_pipeline_explosion_999....
by John C.K. Daly
Washington (UPI) Aug 6, 2008
Following the implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991, a new "Great Game" began, this time between Russia and the United States, which replaced Britain in a protracted, covert struggle for the Caucasus and Central Asia, the ultimate prize being the region's vast energy reserves, particularly those of the Caspian. A decade ago Vice President Dick Cheney, then Halliburton CEO, remarked, "I can't think of a time when we've had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian."

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