I have just read an excellent but disturbing article called AMERICANS HAVE LOST THEIR COUNTRY by Paul Craig Roberts. It is an article which confirms my own worst fears and substantiates much that I have written about. Please read it! It’s essential (the link is provided at the end of this post). First, consider the following three extracts:
“The Bush-Cheney regime is America's first neoconservative regime. In a few short years, the regime has destroyed the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, the Geneva Conventions, and the remains of America's moral reputation along with the infrastructures of two Muslim countries and countless thousands of Islamic civilians.”
“The Bush-Cheney regime came to power with the plans drawn to attack the remaining independent countries in the Middle East…”
“The neoconservatives have had enormous help from the corporate media, from Christian evangelicals, particularly from the "Rapture Evangelicals," from flag-waving super patriots, and from the military-industrial complex whose profits have prospered. But the fact remains that the dozen men…were able to overthrow the US Constitution and launch military aggression under the guise of a preventive/pre-emptive "war against terrorism."
These Neocons, a fanatical group of influential right-wing fundamentalists (who numbers are probably more than a dozen but probably not much greater than thirty) have used and abused the special war provisions that followed 9/11 and the intellectual and moral weakness of George Bush to subvert the entire American democracy.
Behind the scenes, they are now controlling America like despots of old while simultaneously claiming patriotism and waving the Stars and Stripes and making false claims about bringing freedom and democracy to other nations. They are, once again, using spurious, concocted lies just like they did in Iraq to push the world even further into an imperialistic, religious war that will eventually destroy it.
It is obvious from the recent rhetoric by the Bush Administration (which is a front for the Neocons who also have strong links to Israel) combined with the military build-up in the Middle East that an attack against Iran using nuclear weapons is both imminent and inevitable. Once that happens, Pandora’s Box is open and can’t be closed!
Given that the American people and the Democrats seem powerless to stop the Neocons, the world has only three ways to stop this madness that I can see:
1. Urgently form a military alliance of Europe, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, etc, one that will threaten to immediately attack America if it further escalates the Middle East conflict.
2. Given the huge debt that America has incurred because of its warmongering, immediately pull the plug on America financially and bankrupt it.
3. Simultaneously use a moderated combination of the previous two steps.
Friends, these measures are extreme but surely, given the calamity that is unfolding, extreme measures are preferable to sliding into a nuclear Armageddon.
My hope would be that faced with the threat of the total bankruptcy of America and/or the possibility of large-scale military retaliation from the rest of the free world, the Neocons might back off a bit, might relinquish their current insanity for long enough to allow the American people to find the courage to take back their country.
The key is quick, decisive action. Any delay will guarantee that our world is lost.
P.S. This article has been cross-posted at The Peoples Voice.
See Paul's article here