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A Look Back at September 11, 2001
|by K. Gajendra Singh|
Continued from Jihadis: Assassin by Another Name
After the collapse of the Soviet Union and fall of the Berlin wall, US led West in a mood of triumphalism as the sole Hyper power planned policies on the basis of studies like ‘The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC'. This Washington-based think tank created in 1997 recommended the establishment of a global American empire and bend the will of all nations. And with its economic clout and military force coerce the rest of the world to Washington’s hegemony and a new socio-economic Pax Americana.
The PNAC's White Paper of September of 2000 entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century" outlines how to create the global US empire .Accordingly US America must:
The PNAC document prescribed "Core Missions" for the US military. The armed forces should be able to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars," and to "perform the 'constabulary' duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions," to establish Washington’s dominance for all to see.
Two events brought PNAC ideology smack into the Washington administration, the disputed election of George Bush in 2000, and the September 11, 2001 attacks. 1) When Bush entered the White House, the men, also known as Neo-cons who created PNAC ‘s imperial dreams took over the Pentagon, the Defense Department and the White House. 2) When the twin Towers were brought down and the Pentagon was attacked, these men had their chance to turn their White Papers into US policy.
Vice President Dick Cheney was a founding member of PNAC, along with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was the ideological guru of the group. Many PNAC members had spent years advocating that a nuclear war with the Soviet Union was "winnable."
The PNAC Statement of Principles was signed by Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld, as well as by Eliot Abrams, Jeb Bush, Bush's first special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, and many others like William Kristol of the Weekly Standard, owned by Ruppert Murdoch, who also owns international media Fox News, which prostitutes the noble profession of journalism.
After September 11,2001 events, Bush released on September 20 the "National Security Strategy of the United States of America," an ideological copy of PNAC's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" report. The increase in defense spending by Bush's proposed budget for next year $379 billion was 3.8% of GDP as suggested by PNAC.
Pre-Bush Campaign Policy agenda to remove Saddam Hussein In his article titled “Drinking the Kool-Aid” in the July 2004 issue of Middle East Policy Council, Journal W. Patrick Lang, writes about the spring 2000 meeting by Stephen Hadley, later National-Security Adviser, briefing prominent Republican party policymakers on the national-security and foreign-policy agenda of the future Bush administration. Hadley was one of the group of senior campaign advisers to then Texas Governor Bush known collectively as "the Vulcans", which also included Condi Rice. Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle which had been assembled by George Shultz and Dick Cheney in late 1998, when Bush first launched his presidential bid. Hadley announced that the "number-one foreign-policy agenda" of a Bush administration would be Iraq and the unfinished business of removing Saddam Hussein from power. The Israel-Palestine conflict would be placed in the deep freeze. This pre-election obsession of the Vulcans with the ouster of Saddam Hussein was corroborated in Ron Suskind's book ‘The Price of Loyalty’, based on former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's notes of the meeting. For USA the Cold War never really ended and all means were employed to push Western military arm NATO to encroach into and encircle Russian strategic space, in spite of promises to Gorbachev and other Russian leaders. [Would Indian leadership learn from such US policies. A Deputy PM of US NATO ally Turkey told the author, ”Mr Ambassador, you cannot trust the Americans even on what they have given in writing.”]
After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, in central Europe it was carried out by dismantling Yugoslavia, an Orthodox Christian Slav nation friendly to Russia. Later US franchised street revolutions succeeded in Serbia and Georgia and partially in Ukraine but failed in Belarus. When Washington tried the same in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbek ruler Islam Karimov expelled the Americans from the air base and Kyrgyzstan placed new restrictions. The eastward movement of NATO has resulted in the upgrading of Shanghai Corporation Organization which now promotes military coordination and collaboration among its members to counter NATO.
Hopes of millions of Europeans for a better world order and peace as promised by western propaganda did not fructify. The wars and conflicts in Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, Karabakh, former Yugoslavia, and South Ossetia, even inside Russia in Chechnya and elsewhere, showed that in the world without the stability, even armed one, sustained by the bipolar system, there is no legally binding respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of countries. Without the basic principles, force by the West became the main arbiter in international relations. However when US tried testing Russian resolve and inspired its puppet ruler in Georgia to invade disputed south Ossetia, Moscow gave a bloody thrashing and has grabbed south Ossetia and Abkhazia in a riposte to US detaching Kosovo from Serbia and recognizing its independence. Victor Yushchenko, a US puppet in Ukraine was replaced by a pro-Russian leader Victor Yakunovich in last presidential elections.
Contrary to the self-proclaimed congratulatory triumphalism of neo-liberals after the collapse of Communism and Socialism in end 1980s, celebrated from house tops by the so called philosophers, think tanks and analysts with delusions of permanent world domination of Western financiers and corporate houses based on dubious theories like 'the Clash of Civilizations' and 'the End of History' or even claims of Washington - the New Rome with absolute control planned via the 'Project for American Century ' by arrogant and historically ignorant Straussian neo-cons, Zeo-cons and their supporters, the situation on the ground has turned out to be quite adverse.
The post 11 September era produced great wealth for some and historic inequalities (in India too). The corporate media, journalism is now called communications, barring a few stalwarts, mostly communicates the objectives and interest of the military-industry and energy complex in USA. (Indian media, mostly corporate owned remains a poor US copy.) The era has brought terrible poverty and misery to a very large segment of people around the world. The charade of globalization is a new imperial tool to extort money. Between US$ 400 to a trillion was transferred from former USSR to the West. It created seven oligarchs in Russia, six of whom happen to be Jews. Some have escaped to Israel and UK and one who tried to take over the Russian Federation Presidency is now jailed in Siberia. West advised and executed Cold Turkey implementation of so called Capitalism has resulted in deaths of an extra million in Russian Federation alone. The situation is equally bad in most former communists and socialist states in Eurasia. Literally Mafias connected to the West have taken over power.
End of History
If the fall of the Berlin Wall was proclaimed as the ‘End of History’ and an end of socialism and communism in Soviet Union and East Europe (since 1978, China is more of an authoritarian fascist style state), the Collapse of the Wall Street is an outcome of reckless corporate culture and greed in USA, over spending on defense and imperial over-reach, similar to the symptoms which laid low the Soviet Union twenty years ago.
In any case, economist Hyman Minsky had predicted that “Keynes's collective work amounted to a powerful argument that Capitalism was by its very nature unstable and prone to collapse. Far from trending toward some magical state of equilibrium, capitalism would inevitably do the opposite. It would lurch over a cliff."
Soviet strongman Mikhail Gorbachev was hoodwinked into surrender in late 1980s by Ronald Reagan’s Missile Defense project or Star Wars, which is nothing but a bottomless pork barrel charade to enrich the military-industry complex with little to show for its efficacy. [Obama would try to sell the unproven Missile defense system to India, which must be resisted] Gorbachev was followed by a Boris Yeltsin, remembered for being mostly drunk or drugged. They destroyed the Soviet state, undermined its ideology and the concept of scientific socialism.
US now spends over US$ 700 billion on defense as much as the rest of the world put together with hundreds of bases around the world to cajole, threaten and illegally invade other nations. It has massive deficits, trade imbalance and a fast shrinking economy, except the financial industry based on thin air and existing only on computer screens with little to back it. The trillions of US dollars of stimulus money now sloshing around the world keep the stock markets high and lends to speculation in primary commodities.
11 September, 2001 Attacks – A False Flag Operation!
Many people, including scientists, professional organizations of architects, engineers and others doubt the truth about 9/11 as brought out by Washington establishment reports. They believe it was an inside job, to provide a Pearl Harbor like pretext to bomb Afghanistan to control the region and threaten Russia and China and then Iraq for its oil as admitted subsequently by Wolfowitz and Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Majority of Muslims around the world do not accept the US official explanation. In Europe and even in US, the number of doubters has increased. Special US covert organizations and even Israeli Mossad have been suggested to be behind the False Flag operation.
The author receives from around the world reports, videos and films from many respected writers and others about the 11 September events as an inside job. Scientists have raised serious doubts about the way the towers collapsed. How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate and drop in 11 seconds? Ask thousand architects and engineers and demand from the Congress a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center. "In order to bring down this kind of mass in such a short period of time, the material must have been artificially, exploded outwards," says Richard Gage, a San Francisco architect and founder of the nonprofit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. How building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, which was not hit by an aircraft, yet came down in "pure free-fall acceleration." There is also evidence of "advanced explosive nano-thermitic composite material found in the World Trade Center dust.
A large number of people are also not satisfied with the 9/11 Commission report which admitted that the agencies missed 10 opportunities (really) to detect and disrupt the al-Qaida conspiracy before the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington
The delay and absence of counter action by the relevant US agencies can be explained by the inertia and sudden unexpectedness. I have argued that the jokers who so mis-planned and mis-implemented ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ clumsily and stupidly could not have organized the 11 September operation. My assessment has been that insiders in US knew about the planning of the events by Arab and Muslim groups and like Pearl Harbor allowed it to happen to arouse anger and fear at home. But slowly I am also coming round to the view of the doubters about official investigations and the reports.
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