Since the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the United States has been depicted as the unchallenged sole superpower. The U.S. boasts of having the world’s largest war machine. Her defense budget accounts for about fifty percent of the world’s military expenditure, post Iraq War. Natalie J. Goldring, executive director of the program on global security and disarmament at the University of Maryland. commented that the $417 billion for the Department of Defense in 2005 was merely a down payment on the year’s military spending.1 According to Frida Berrigan, a senior research associate at the World Policy Institute’s Arms Trade Resource Centre, the U.S. will spend about $1.5 billion a day or $11,000 a second on defense in 2005. 2 To spend such sums for war preparations and making war is mind boggling when millions are surviving on less than $2 a day.
The United States is a country nurtured in war. The United States government is also a “serial war criminal” (if I may be allowed to coin this description) as it has continuously for the last sixty years violated the Nuremberg Principles, the 1949 Geneva Conventions relating to the protection of civilian prisoners of war, the wounded and sick, and the amended Nuremberg Principles as formulated by the International Law Commission in 1950, proscribing war crimes and crimes against humanity. The wanton killing of civilians is dismissed as inevitable, portrayed merely as “collateral damage” by the American mass media.
More importantly, the present power elites have betrayed the principles enunciated by the American Founding Fathers enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, 1776 and the United States Constitution. They have discarded the wisdom of the leaders of the American Revolution. John Quincy Adams in 1821 counseled:
Whenever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom… She might become the dicta- tress of the world; she would no longer be the ruler of her own spirit. Glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.”3 [Emphasis added]
A trip down memory lane to the recent past will suffice to fully appreciate the United States power elite’s insatiable appetite for war and needless destruction and how they have flouted John Quincy Adams’s injunction. Since 1940, the United States has been at war, in one form or another, from CIA sponsored interventions in South America in support of dictatorial regimes to major engagements in Asia and Africa. On the evening of 13th February 1945, the defenseless German city of Dresden, one of the greatest cultural centers in Europe, was reduced to rubble and flames by saturation bombings with “fire bombs” by British and American air forces. An estimated one-third of the city’s inhabitants were massacred, the figures ranging from 300,000 to half a million. These civilians had to pay for the crimes of Adolf Hitler. In August of 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing an estimated 150,000 and injuring approximately another 130,000. By 1950, another 230,000 died from injuries and radiation. Earlier, fire bomb raids on Tokyo killed 140,000 and injured a million more.4 This was truly victor’s justice.
On 7th September 1945, General Douglas MacArthur proclaimed that the forces under his command “will today occupy the territory of Korea south of 38th degrees north latitude.” Thus began the Korean War of 1945-1953. In the period 1958-1965, the United States was complicit in undermining and eventually overthrowing the administration of President Sukarno. Documents at the George Washington University’s National Security Archive reveal that information sent by the U.S. Embassy on November 1965 to General Suharto enabled the Indonesian army to massacre 50 to 100 PKI members every night in East and Central Java. An air-gram from the U.S. Embassy to Washington on 15th April 1966 admitted that, “We frankly do not know whether the real figure for the PKI killed is closer to 100,000 or 1,000,000.”5
During the Vietnam War, it has been estimated that more than 3 million Vietnamese were killed, with 300,000 missing in action and presumed dead. The United States lost nearly 59,000 while her allies lost some 6,000. The South Vietnamese army accounted for 225,000 dead. The rationale for this insane war was that United States national security would be endangered by communist domination in Southeast Asia – the Domino Theory, once Vietnam falls to the communists, the rest of Southeast Asia would follow. S.E.A.T.O. (South-East Asia Treaty Organization)6 was established to counter the perceived threat, and the women of the member states were prostituted, as the costs of membership, to satisfy the sexual lust of depraved and deprived soldiers on “R.R.” (Rest & Recreation) after their tours in Vietnam. Drugs were freely available, brought in by G.I. Joes, and the youths of our societies are still suffering from this consequence today.
In the war in Afghanistan, the United States air force was drop- ping the huge GBU-28 bombs, commonly referred to as “bunker buster bombs,” to obliterate the likes of Osama bin Laden and his cahorts! GBU-28s (guided bomb units) are 5,000 lb laser guided bombs armed with BLU-113 warheads. These warheads are the most advanced and powerful “earth penetrating warheads” ever created, and the B61-11 is its nuclear version. UNICEF spokesman Eric Larlcke stated, “As many as 100,000 more children will die in Afghanistan this winter unless food reaches them in sufficient quantities in the next six weeks.”7 Recently, In Iraq, we witnessed the immense firepower of the American military in Rumsfeld’s “Shock and Awe” campaign which resulted in the “quick victory.” In a recent report published by the Lancet, it has been estimated that at least 100,000 civilians have died as a result of the war. With a stockpile of over 10,000 nuclear warheads, the United States is also the number one nuclear superpower.
However, I do not share the view of those political pundits who accept uncritically that the United States at the present point in time is at the height of its power, unrivaled in military and economic strength. I cannot but recall the dictum of Mao Tse-Tung, “All the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? U.S. Imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.”
You donʼt have to be a commie to come to that conclusion. A very insightful article by Andre Gunder Frank refers to the dollar as “Uncle Sam’s Paper Tiger Dollar.”8 Despising the United States strategically as a paper tiger does not mean that we can dismiss its awesome military strength tactically. In dealing with the present reactionary U.S. administration, it is crucial that we adopt the correct strategic perspective. For the record, my beef is not with the American people, a nation for which I have utmost respect. The heroic resistance war against the Zionist Anglo-American Empire in Iraq has demonstrated conclusively, as in the case of the Vietnam War, that the Empire war machine is not invincible, notwithstanding its overwhelming fire-power. The raw pictures of injuries suffered by the U.S. armed forces are more gruesome than those from the Vietnam War. If not for advancement in medical science in the treatment of battle injuries, many more would have died from the injuries. With over 1,500 dead and counting, close to 25,000 injured (maybe more) and thousands more (some estimate over 30,000) suffering severe mental illness, defeat is a foregone conclusion. Just as the Tet Offensive was the critical turning point in the Vietnam War, the Battle for Fallujah has tipped the scale in favor of the anti-occupation forces in Iraq. To conclude otherwise is to wear blinkers and deny the harsh reality.
I can anticipate that many will object to the reference that the United States administration is reactionary. But I take comfort that Noam Chomsky, who according to The New York Times is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” refers to the elements in the Reagan-Bush 1 and Bush II administration as being reactionary and that recent polls indicated that 80% of the respondents in Europe regarded the U.S. as the greatest threat to world peace and that many people in the world increasingly think that President Bush is a greater threat to world peace than President Saddam Hussein, when he was in power.9
We must have no illusions as to the predatory nature of the Zionist Anglo-American Empire. It is in its death throes and as such will do everything in its power to prolong its survival. Robert Higgs of the Independent Institute in his essay, “Benefits and Costs of the U.S. government’s War Making” warned that, “In matters of war making, as elsewhere in their wielding of power, governments act in the interest of their own leaders, with as many concessions as necessary to retain the support of the coalition of special-interest groups that keeps them in power. Libertarians, of all people, understand that, in Randolph Bourne’s now-hackneyed phrase, ‘war is the health of the state.’ This claim is not some wild-eyed ideological pronouncement; it is as well-established as any historical regularity can be. . . .”
The state of the Zionist Anglo-American empire has degenerated to such an extent that it warranted Higgs to comment that, “Congress has become so pusillanimous that it provides no check whatever on the president’s war making. In ‘authorizing’ the president to attack Iraq or not, entirely as he pleased, Congress not only abrogated its clear constitutional duty, but it did so with grotesquely cavalier disregard for the gravity of the matter at stake. It did not even bother to debate the issue, but simply handed over its power to the executive and returned to the workaday plundering that is its only remaining raison d’etre. The president and his chief underlings keep telling us that ‘we are at war,’ but it’s just a turn of phrase for public relations purposes, inasmuch as the constitutional requirement of a congressional declaration of war has gone unfulfilled. It provokes no great public outcry, however, so conditioned have the people become to this form of executive usurpation.”
Higgs’s conclusion on the present state of affairs is both courageous, scathing and frightening: “Because national-security matters lie outside the immediate experience of the great bulk of the citizens, the government can get away with waste, fraud, brutality, and idiocy far more easily in foreign affairs than it can when prescribing student exams, building houses for the poor people, or relieving grandma’s aches and pains. The history of U.S. foreign and defense policy in the past sixty years is an unrelieved tale of mendacity, corruption, and criminal blundering. If the government can’t fix the potholes in Washington D.C., it certainly can’t build a viable liberal democratic state in Iraq. No one of sound mind could have supposed that it would even try, much less that it would succeed. This adventure, like so much else that the government undertakes, is a gigantic hoax, and all too much of it verges on racketeering of the sort described by the legendary U.S. Marine General Smedley Butler.”10
The purpose of this book is to explain and show why the Zionist Anglo-American Empire is in rapid decline and the inevitable violent and destructive consequences arising therefrom. If we can analyze and project the likely future scenarios, we can also make the necessary preparations and take such precautionary measures to mitigate the horrors that will follow from such a meltdown.
There are five propositions that I would like to put before you, namely: The rapid and irreversible decline of the Zionist
- Anglo-American Empire;
- The inevitable nuclear wars;
- Why Israel is the linchpin to the coming nuclear wars;
- The end of empire capitalism; and
- By the middle of the 21st century, national borders will be re-aligned. The 21st century world map will be quite different from what we are accustomed to.
We have already witnessed a major re-alignment following the collapse of the Soviet empire, as evident in the countries constituting the “New Europe” and Central Asia. It follows that the world and her borders will not be the same after the demise of the Zionist Anglo-American Empire. The 21st century will be the most violent century in the history of mankind. The hidden enemy will not go away quietly, that’s for sure.
But I am also confident that patriotic Americans will rise to the occasion to claim back the America that gave them the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, beacons in man’s quests for freedom and the pursuit of happiness. The true patriots have made too many sacrifices to stand pat and allow the Zionist-Neo Conservative cancer to overwhelm the body politic. I hold the firm belief that a consequence of the demise of the empire will be a New America, faithful to its constitution and founding principles, with a new vision and mission for a better world, one that is at peace with itself and with the community of nations.
This is not a soothsayer’s book, as I am not a speculator or crystal ball gazer. The evidence in support of my five propositions is in the public domain; some have yet to see the full light of day, but already accepted as fact by the Imperial elites of the Anglo-American shadow governments in the dark corridors of their inner sanctum.
As an attorney and political analyst for 29 years, I cannot afford the luxury of submitting for your consideration speculative theories or propositions unsubstantiated by corroborated evidence. Such an exercise serves no purpose, and at most is a frivolous intellectual masturbation. Let me assure you that I have no inclination to indulge in such an activity. I intend to submit detailed and irrefutable evidence in support of my five propositions. Unfortunately the issues have been distorted by the establishment mass media and wrong conclusions have been drawn. The fog of war has wrought further confusion to the debate. But I am confident that once you have reviewed the evidence contained in this book, you will arrive at the same conclusions as I did.
Thus far, the majority of the views expressed and evidence presented on the issues taken up in this book are from the elite of the Zionist Anglo-American Empire and Europe. And although some enlightened U.S. elites have written and spoken out against their own fascist evil empire, they have shied away from confronting the five issues that are being presented in this book. And notwithstanding that a substantial part of the European establishment has opposed the Iraq war and some of the policies of the Zionist Anglo- American Empire, one cannot but be suspicious of their aspirations for the Euro and the re-colonialization of their former colonies. We must be particularly vigilant with regard to the United Kingdom’s imperial ambitions emerging from the skirts of the Anglo-American Empire. If I may borrow a local expression that aptly describes such a threat: “A cobra in your trouser pocket.”
One additional point – recently, Donald Rumsfeld, the United States Defense Secretary, was quoted as saying, in response to a query from a soldier whether he was aware that scrap heaps in Iraq were cannibalized by soldiers for “hillbilly armor” that was then bolted onto their trucks, “you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”11 This doesn’t say very much about the often touted superiority and effectiveness of the U.S. war machine. If there is one quote that settles the issue that the U.S. war machine is indeed a paper tiger, this must be it!
How long the U.S. military will put up with the follies of the Zionist Anglo-American power elites, only God knows. When the red line has been crossed, you can bet your bottom dollar, that those who have sworn to uphold the code of honor will set things right, but my only fear is that it may be too late.
Critics miss the point when they criticize Rumsfeld for being callous and insensitive to the plight of the soldiers exposed to the devastating fire fights with the Iraqi anti-occupation and resistance forces. There were two messages in that frank and brutal admission. Firstly, to the soldiers, Rumsfeld is saying that given the time constraints of the war agenda, even if he had to arm the soldiers with muskets, and send them to war and to certain death, he would have done so. He had no choice. Secondly, to the segment of the power elite who still did not get the full picture and the doubting Thomas, he is saying in the plainest of language, that you cannot have a war economy without a war. “It’s the economics, stupid!” And not forgetting the problem of peak oil and the coming resource wars.
For those who still hold to the view that President Bush is a moron and the joker in the pack, I would humbly invite them to have a major rethink. He has been re-elected for a second term which cannot be said of his father. This is no mean feat. I can appreciate your question, why would the elites of the Zionist Anglo-American shadow government want Bush and not Kerry or Howard Dean?
Simple! I am reminded of the famous Nixon quip about Pinochet, “He’s a bastard, but he’s our bastard.” The Zionist Anglo-American shadow government needed a bastard. President Bush is their bastard who can be trusted to do the dirty work of launching illegal wars, even at the expense of the goodwill and sup- port of major allies and world opinion.12 When the national security and strategic interests of the United States were threatened externally, the U.S. had Pinochet, the Shah of Iran, Nguyen Van Thieu and the likes of Park Chung Hee and Papa Doc Duvalier to be the bastards to do the dirty work of putting down resistance to U.S. hegemony. Now that the United States is about to implode because of antagonistic economic contradictions within the Empire and the inherent destructive nature of Empire Capitalism, the shadow government needed a point man who is mean and vicious enough to wield the hatchet. Even though Kerry was a war veteran and a decorated war hero (purple hearts etc), and vowed to do a better job in kicking Iraqi butts in the recent 2004 election campaign, he was just not dirty, mean and vicious enough. He had a track record of being an anti-war protester on his return from Vietnam. The shadow government cannot afford the risk of having a commander-in-chief to wage ruthless wars at home and abroad who has an anti-war track record. Kerry did not qualify to be their bastard!
There is a poster in the old Wild West, “Wanted – Dead or Alive.” This is an invitation for bounty hunters to hunt down the enemy. President Bush is the perfect fit for the job. But should we be surprised by this choice of the Commander-in-Chief and President?
The history of the United States is replete with such Presidents. Let me give you a quick run down on the various past Presidents and how they have been perceived by their peers:
Robert Taft on Harry Truman: “It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward politician back to the White House.” President Truman dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Harry Truman on Nixon: “He is a no-good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in.” President Nixon authorized the illegal war in Cambodia and ordered the “carpet bombing” of Hanoi and Haiphong and other war crimes in Vietnam.
Robert Kennedy on Lyndon Johnson: “He tells so many lies that he convinces himself after a while that he’s telling the truth. He just doesn’t recognize truth or falsehood.” On being President, escalated the war in Vietnam and was complicit in allowing Israel to have the nuclear bomb.13
Henry Kissinger on Carter: “His administration has managed the extraordinary feat of having, at one and the same time, the worst relations with our allies, the worst relations with our adversaries, and the most serious upheavals in the developing world since the end of the Second World War.” President Carter gave the directive for secret aid to the Mujahideens to oppose the Soviets in 1979 that gave birth to the Talibans and the Jihadists, the fore-runners of Al Qaeda and the bogus War on Terrorism.14
The United States must reap what it has sown in the past sixty years.
Much of the evidence presented in this book cannot be found in the mainstream mass media for obvious reasons. Since when would CNN, Fox News, The Weekly Standard etc, be the messengers of bad news? I hope this modest effort will spur the reader to indulge in his/her own research. Let me assure you that it is indeed a very satisfying journey. The rewards are enormous, knowing that you no longer have your head buried in the sand or slam dunked by the Zionist Anglo-American establishment mass media into a memory hole where fairy tales reside.
1. Cited in “military Spending Nears $1 trillion” by Thalif Deen, www.atimes.com, 23rd Aug.2004.
3. John Quincy Adams’s speech on July 4, 1821, in celebration of American Independence Day to the U.S. House of Representatives. Source, The Future of Freedom Foundation, www.fff.org.
4. “United States War Crimes” by Lenora Foerstal & Brian Wilson, www.globalresearch.ca/ , 26th Jan.2002
5. Ibid. See also George Washington University’s National Security Archive, 27th July 2001 at www.Narchives.org
6. An Alliance organized (1954) under the S’East Asia Collective Defense Treaty by Australia, France, Gt. Britain, New Zealand Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and the U.S. It was disbanded in 1977.
7. The Times of India, 16th October 2001 – “100,000 Afghan Children Could Die This Winter.”
8. “Geopolitical Catch 22: Uncle Sam’s Paper Tiger” http://globalresearch.ca/articles/FRA501B.html
9. Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival at page 41 and 109 (2003 Penguin Books) citing Washington Post Weekly, 3rd March 2003 and Newsweek, 24th March 2003.
10. Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political economy at the Independent Institute, author of Against Leviathan and Crisis and Leviathan, and editor of the scholarly journal The Independent Review – www.independent.org
11. Deborrah Orr, “Donald Rumsfeld and the Myths of the War,” The Independent, 21st December 2004.
12. There are always the hypocrites who have nothing better to do than to criticize the language used here, but let me remind them, that I am merely echoing the sentiments of the American power elites. If Truman can call Nixon a lying bastard, let us not be a wimp in confronting reality. But if you wish to bury your head in the sand, please stop reading and throw the book away.
13. See Michael Collins Piper, Final Judgment, 6th Ed. American Free Press
14. The quotations can be found at www.historymatters.gmu.edu/text/puzzle.14ans.html. For President Carter’s directive, see Zbigniew Brzezinski interview with Le Nouvel Observateur.