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Renegade Rightwing Regime Reeks of Recklessness (english)
13 Mar 2003
Modified: 09:54:34 AM
The Bush regime’s actions on any number of issues: the environment, the economy, and now foreign policy have set a new historical low. They have turned the U.S. into even more of an international pariah than it already was; the ultimate evil empire, with no regard for international law or even common courtesy.
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The Bush regime’s actions on any number of issues: the environment, the economy, and now foreign policy have set a new historical low. They have turned the U.S. into even more of an international pariah than it already was; the ultimate evil empire, with no regard for international law or even common courtesy.



Washington, DC - It was reported today that the Bush regime is threatening Russia with limits on access to oil in a post-invasion Iraq unless they tow the U.S. line in the UN Security Council vote this week on an ultimatum for war. Such brazen bullying and coercion should come as no surprise from a rogue regime that has spied on Security Council members, blatantly bribed governments of Persian Gulf nations, reneged on international treaties, and shredded the U.S. Constitution. The Bushites are so tunneled into their visions of bloodshed and mayhem they’ve even thrown their “free-trade” credentials out the window with their proposed lock on stolen oil. It will be interesting to see how Russia and the international community will react to this latest insult to civilization from the cowboy republic.

As front men for Big Oil, some Whitehouse operatives have been remarkably candid over the past months about their interests in the world’s second largest oil reserves
conveniently located under the sands of Iraq. Try as he may to sell the war as either defensive (weapons of mass destruction) or liberating (democracy for Iraq), Whitehouse Press Secretary Ari Fleischer isn’t fooling anyone about the real motives for Washington’s latest military adventure. Oil and Empire have been the goal since the get-go. But the fact that some in the regime feel comfortable talking openly about dividing the spoils before the crime is even committed speaks volumes about how out of control the Whitehouse has gone. The Bush regime’s actions on any number of issues: the environment, the economy, and now foreign policy have set a new historical low. They have turned the U.S. into even more of an international pariah than it already was; the ultimate evil empire, with no regard for international law or even common courtesy.

Arrogant and swaggering enforcers like Donald Rumsfeld, insult longtime allies when they stray from the Empire’s party line. Far-right ideologues like Paul Wolfowitz slander mainstream newspaper columnists, accusing them of being terrorists when they criticize the Whitehouse rush to war. Creepy religious fanatics like John Ashcroft hack away at the nation’s founding document, the U.S. Constitution, while well connected fellow Christian fundamentalists move the country ever closer to a 21st century Crusade against Islam. These are the actions of a renegade branch of government. They were empowered by a majority of the Supreme Court, rather than being elected. No justice will come from that bench should any even be asked of it. That leaves only one other branch of the U.S. Government with the legal capacity to rein-in the rogues, yet the silence from Capitol Hill is deafening. Other than the Byrd/Kennedy anti-war legislation and the lawsuit brought against the Administration by some congressmen and families of servicemen and 9/11 survivors, nothing in the way of constitutional responsibility seems to be coming off The Hill. That leaves only the people, or Goddess forbid, the military with the ability to restrain the Empire’s operatives. The United States of America is in one of the greatest constitutional crisis the nation has ever experienced. What are we going to do about it?
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Oh... I read this on IndyMedia (english)
13 Mar 2003
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Protecting their turf in Iraq?

The news media gladly trumpet the claims by France and other nations
that America wants to wage war on Iraq for financial reasons: namely, to
rob Iraq of it's oil. A list
of just a few of the investments by France, Germany, Russia, and
Communist China in Iraq, suggesting that their motives for opposing
America might be about protecting their bottom line:

- France controls nearly a quarter of Iraq's imports. It also has a
deal to develop a huge oil field in Iraq and an option on future oil
exploration in another field. The sites in question have up to 25% of
Iraq's vast oil reserves. France also accounted for 13% of Iraq's
arms! imports from 1981 to 2001.

- Germany has $350 million in annual trade with Iraq, and $1 billion
more is sold through 3rd parties. In November, a German company signed
an $80 million deal to provide Iraq cars and spare parts. A German
company is also suspected of illegally sending weapons to Iraq.

- Russia's trade with Iraq was nearly $1 billion for the last half of
2001. Iraq owes Russia up to $8 billion for arms it bought in the
1980-1988 Iran- Iraq war. And Russia has signed a $40 billion deal for
future oil exploration in Iraq.

- Communist China is behind only Russia in supplying weapons to Iraq the
past 20 years. It has a 22- year deal for Iraqi oil exploration and
supplies 6% of Iraq's annual imports.

Now, whose motives are mercenary and financial?