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The U.S., she added with terse enmity, was ready to go to war with or without U.N. support and putting an attack off is not an option. She concluded her bellicose remarks announcing that the hew and cry about a war upon the Iraqi nation was inevitable.
After 2+ years of continuing chaos, turmoil and barbaric behavior on the part of government officials, it is now time for all Americans to rebel by getting involved in the business of their national government. Many of the current members of the Bush administration came to power through a clandestine plan to subvert our democracy and perpetrate an unlawful fraud on centuries-old rights enjoyed through our Constitution.
The link below provides a list of key Bush administration officials who are members of an organization founded in 1996 for the sole purpose of effecting political dominance over the rest of the World through military power. Named the New American Century Organization, its founding members include administration officials such as Vice-President Dick Cheney, Department of War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Department of War Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy State Department Secretary Richard Armitage, Florida governor Jeb Bush, to name but a few.
For a full list of founding members, as well as a statement of the organization's principles, goals and objectives see the following Internet Web page: http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm
The following link is to an Web page containing a letter to [former-] President Clinton urging him to authorize military action against Iraq in order to effect a regime change to supplement 12 years of constant military attacks in the north and south no-fly-zones. The full text of that letter can be found here: http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm
Here is a link to additional letters to Trent Lott and Newt Gringrich urging the same: http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqletter1998.htm
Many additional articles and letters, dating back to 3 years before the 2000 elections and describing the policy positions of the New American Century organization on Iraq can be found here: http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqmiddleeast2000-1997.htm#iraq
The fundamental precepts of this organization are simple: In order to ensure your own survival you must destroy all potential sources of harm, no matter how remote, before they get you.
The current U.S. administration officials seem to have ignored the fact that, in a democracy, the government functions through its citizens and/or their elected representatives. From the outset this administration has engaged in surreptitious conduct tantamount to that of the Watergate years. Dick Cheney's secret meeting with the corporate energy and telecommunications officials led to orders-of-magnitude increases in energy prices across the nation, particularly in the western part of the U. S. Citizens further experienced a $7 trillion loss of personal savings and equity investments through the lack of integrity of governmental officials responsible for corporate governance oversight.
Although the Vice-President has refused to reveal the minutes of those meetings, he continues to indicate that there is nothing to hide.
Federal Election Commission data clearly indicate that the 2000 national election results were significantly influenced by money from corporate donors. ›See more details here: http://www.fec.gov/elections.html. ›It's important to acknowledge that, in a real democracy, citizens sit at the top of the hierarchy. Does our government see it that way?
The peoples of the world have spent the past 60 years attempting to quell the regional conflicts and strife that followed World War II in an effort to create relative world peace and order, and so that the human family may enjoy the benefits of economic prosperity under reasonable conditions of international harmony. The United Nations, with a current membership comprising 191 of the 192 sovereign nations of the world, has served as a rational and democratic referee of conflicts between sovereign states. ›
Additional charter benefits the UN has provided the world community include humanitarian aid, promoting economic development, defending human rights, promoting democracy, promulgating international law and promoting individual rights for citizens of member and non-member states alike.
It is evident that the current United States administration has embarked upon the exploitation of its disproportionate arsenal of weapons of mass destruction to effect military control over the rest of the world. ›
Few Americans are aware of the fact that annual U. S. military expenditures in 2002 totaled $80 billion more than the total military expenditures of all the other 325 countries on the planet Earth. For fiscal year 2004, which begins October 1, 2003, the Bush administration proposed last week to increase defense expenditures by 15% over the FY 2003 expenditures. These sums do not include anticipated annual expenditures estimated to be between $100 - 200 billion to support prosecution of a war on Iraq, maintaining a military presence in Afghanistan, $8 billion to support the Israeli war against the Palestinians nor a war against the other members of the "Axis of Evil", North Korea and Iran. No estimates have yet been made of the cost to occupy Iraq for an anticipated minimum 5 year period.
Further, the U. S. military budget does not include proposed expenditures of over $500 billion for so-called Homeland Defense to implement its duct-tape defense initiatives nor the $22 billion in anticipated expenditures on the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons program.
Another $26 billion has been earmarked for those countries like Turkey, Spain, Yugoslavia, etc., for their mercenary support for the U. S. position on the Iraq attack, although they are not expected to play any active role in such an attack. ›
The Bush administration was benevolent enough to propose a 5% increase in federal grants for the maintenance of the 109 Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) to an amount totaling $347 million for FY2004. (Benchmark note: Although it is not in the class with Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, etc., the University of Michigan alone is scheduled to receive $684 million in federal grants this year and, there are 3,500 colleges and universities in America.) ›According to the Center for Defense Information, 21% of all current U. S. military personnel are Black.
As a compensatory gesture to the Black community (I'm being sarcastic here!), the administration is offering to decrease Aid to Dependent Children, eliminate job training for welfare recipients and increase the minimum number of hours per week a welfare-to-work aid recipient has to work to qualify for assistance from 30 to 40 hours.
Welfare recipients will also be required to certify that they are actively promoting marriage and sexual abstinence before receiving a weekly supplement to their wages.
These concords of kindness are further complimented by increases in the amounts of bonuses awarded to administration-appointed Senior Executives Servants (SES), who serve their nation outside of the military, to an average of $25,000 as a supplement to their minimum annual salary of $127,000.
By the way, are you aware of a recent Wall Street Journal report noting that USDA claims that over 60% of U. S. meat processing facilities are experiencing severe challenges in their efforts to contain E.coli bacteria . . . but the USDA does not want to alarm the public as that may cause adverse economic problems for the industry?
Wake up, America, WAKE UP!
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