Friday, March 04, 2016

Clinton - Bush Hardliner Attacks Congress For Blocking Invasion Of Syria

Pentagon, DOD, CIA maniacs froth at the mouth after being denied a chance to play with their toys    

By Eric Zuesse

In a Huffington Post interview on February 23rd, the Clinton-Bush former head of the NSA and CIA, and defender of their use of waterboarding, and of their violating the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution (both of which types of legal violations he says are necessary in order to keep Americans safe), accused Congress of being gutless: "Congress didn’t step up and authorize the use of military force" to invade Syria.

Guantanamo prisoner being force fed
Michael Hayden said this in a video clip at Huffington PostLive, where the context of what he was saying was left ambiguous, but it concerned only the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, so his comment there was gratuitous: he asserted (at 23:00 in the complete interview) that the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are prisoners of war and thus can legally be kept imprisoned for the rest of their lives without there being any need at all for them (and there were 775 of them) to be heard in any court – he said they’re prisoners of war and not prisoners of any legal system at all; and, so, even if they were actually captured in error (as many of them were found to have been), they’ve got no legal rights at all. Innocence or guilt is legally irrelevant to their continued imprisonment, says this former chief of America’s CIA and of the NSA.

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush hired people like that to run US intelligence. What, in principle, is the difference between the US and a dictatorship?

Bush psychopath Michael Hayden
The only scientific study of whether the US has been a dictatorship, or instead a democracy, in the period from 1980 onward, found that it’s a dictatorship – an "oligarchy" controlled by only the very wealthiest Americans, not a national government that reflects the policy-preferences and priorities of the citizens who economically are in the lower 99% of the population, but instead the preferences of the people who are in some stratum within the top 1%, if not within the top 0.1% or even higher. The study finds that this government is actually a dictatorship – that the desires of the lower 99% don’t affect its policies unless those desires are consistent with the desires of the billionaires.

Michael Hayden reflects this oligarch-directed culture. However, within the US national security Establishment, especially the CIA and NSA, this aristocratic or "oligarchic" control has been operating at least ever since the CIA overthrew the democratically elected and progressive Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh, in 1953. Furthermore, even Britain’s own BBC documented in a classic TV documentary, the creation of the oligarchic CIA, from the moment that Dwight Eisenhower became President in 1953. The CIA was clearly pro-fascist ever since Eisenhower appointed Allen Dulles to lead it.

What Michael Hayden is, is a recent example of the Republican Party’s tradition in this matter, but something that’s even worse – its becoming trans-partisan, a reflection now of both of America’s political Parties. This is now a bi-partisan oligarchy, in which the billionaires are so remote from the voting-public whose minds they control, that – at least within our national security circles – the oligarchs are free to ignore the public’s desires and values, ignore them altogether. This government is theirs. The US Constitution now holds sway only to the extent that they want it to.

But even worse than that: as the BBC documentary shows, this is an international oligarchy. Though the CIA has been the chief global center of its enforcement operation, it entails aristocrats from all of the NATO countries.

Hayden’s testimony displays the dropping-away of the ‘democratic’ restraints upon the oligarchy’s operations. It’s less and less necessary to keep up the pretense that we live in a ‘democracy’: now, we live in a society that "does what it must to keep the people safe."

Here is how ‘safe’ they have been keeping us.

It didn’t start with 9/11. It merely has intensified since then.

This is basically a 1984 world.

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WAYNE MADSEN : Obama’s Grotesque Legacy In Latin America

Obama's "legacy" will be one of endless illegal, immoral wars and third-world looting  

By Wayne Madsen

President Barack Obama’s recently announced trip to Cuba, the first for an American president since that of Calvin Coolidge in 1928, does not represent a new chapter in US-Latin American relations. 

Instead, Obama’s Latin American trek is meant to put his seal of approval on more than a decade of gross US interference in Latin American affairs that has seen Central Intelligence Agency covert support for coups, attempted coups, economic warfare, separatist movements, and open treason by opposition party leaders.

Adding insult to injury by visiting Argentina and its new neo-fascist president Mauricio Macri following his trip to Cuba, Obama chose as the date of his trip to Buenos Aires March 24, 2016, the 40th anniversary of Argentina’s last military coup. 

The US ambassador to Argentina, Noah Mamet, insists that there is no significance to Obama’s arrival date but every Argentine citizen knows March 24 as the date military dictatorial fascism last swallowed democracy in Argentina.

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, those mothers who lost children among the "disappeared" of Argentina, students and other young people, who were arrested and executed by the Argentine junta, find nothing funny or coy in Obama’s choice of March 24 to visit their country.

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who lost children during Argentina's military dictatorship, protesting in Buenos Aires

Nora CortiƱa, the co-founder of Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo-Founding Line, told La Red radio the following of Obama’s choice of March 24 to diplomatically endorse the re-emerging fascist regime: "[The US] were the instigators of the dictatorships in the Southern Cone of Latin America. Besides, that is a country that constantly meddles in other countries, causing horror... if this wasn’t premeditated... [whether]... they particularly chose this day would be very sadistic."

In 2002, the George W. Bush administration became so mired down in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it only had time to try to pull off a single coup in Latin America. 

The Bush administration tried unsuccessfully to oust Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in April 2002. 

After that coup failed, the Bush administration largely retreated to a policy of "benign neglect" in Latin America. 

Washington did not even react with typical Central Intelligence Agency chicanery in trying to prevent the election of leftist leaders in Ecuador, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Honduras, Suriname, and Guatemala. 

All that changed after Barack Obama became president. Obama was intent on reversing leftist progressive gains in Latin America, his and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy moves claimed its first victim in progressive Honduran president Manuel Zelaya on June 28, 2009. 

The president was grabbed by a military unit at his home in the middle of the night, marched in his pajamas to a cell at a military airbase, and flown to exile in Costa Rica. The US ambassador to Honduras, ex-Mossad security "specialists," and US intelligence agents and military officers virtually directed the handling of the coup.

Former Roman Catholic liberation theology bishop Fernando Lugo, elected president of Paraguay in April 2008, was ousted in a "constitutional coup" directed by the CIA in June 2012.

With these two successful coups under its belt, the Obama administration went for more. There would have been three, but an attempted national police coup against Ecuador’s progressive president Rafael Correa in 2010 failed when the Ecuadorian military swore loyalty to the government. Protesters against the coup shouted "This is not Honduras!" a reference to the 2009 CIA-backed coup against Zelaya in Honduras.

The CIA-financed National Endowment for Democracy (NED) stepped up its influence operations and economic warfare against the Evo Morales government of Bolivia, the Chavez government in Venezuela, and Correa in Ecuador, as well as the Dilma Rousseff government in Brazil and the presidency of Cristina Kirchner in Argentina.

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), created in 2004 by Venezuela and Cuba, soon branched out to include a number of progressive Latin American and Caribbean members. The United States, which traditionally relied on the Organization of American States (OAS) as its supranational mechanism of control over the hemisphere, set out to disrupt ALBA and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the latter including 33 states minus the United States and Canada, the creation of which was strongly supported by leaders like Chavez and Morales.

Using multinational corporations and banks, the US and its CIA waged economic warfare against Venezuela and Argentina. The former was subjected to crippling currency deflation and corporate hoarding of essential commodities. 

The latter saw its economic wealth threatened by usurious hedge fund vultures like Paul Singer’s Elliot Management Corporation, backed up by a corrupt US federal judicial system, which south to bleed the very last peso out of Argentina. It is no surprise that Singer backs Florida’s neo-conservative senator Marco Rubio for the White House, which, under a Rubio administration, would pick up the gauntlet from Obama and see the remaining Latin American progressive governments swept aside by hook or by crook.

Other artificially induced economic strife was visited upon Brazil, Ecuador, and Haiti by the forces of coercion in Washington.

Where economic warfare was insufficient, the CIA played the secession and border dispute cards. Latin American nations that previously had not experienced problems with secessionists soon found themselves confronting well-financed groups demanding independence for natural resource-rich provinces and states. Oil-rich Zulia state of Venezuela, which produced 40 percent of Venezuela’s oil, saw a US-backed independence group come to the forefront demanding secession from Venezuela. Zulia independence advocates also stated that Zulia was the "Texas of Venezuela," reference to the independence-minded and oil-rich American state that has also dabbled with thoughts of independence.

Morales found out that the US Agency for International Development (USAID), working on behalf of the CIA, was fomenting secessionist movements in the natural gas-rich states of Beni, Santa Cruz, Tarija, and Pando. Morales kicked USAID out of the country.

Ecuador’s Correa faced a secessionist challenge from Jaime Nebot, the right-wing mayor of the coastal city of Guayaquil. Nebot became infamous in 1990 for threatening to urinate on a fellow member of Congress, who was a socialist. Guayaquil and its province of Guayas are at the center of Ecuador’s oil industry and the CIA’s option of using oil and natural gas production zones for its secessionist ambitions in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador was not coincidental. 

The CIA has often relied on the oil and natural gas industries to foment artificial rebellions and social boors like Nebot to carry out its agenda.

In 2015, after oil was discovered along the Guyana-Venezuela border region of Essequibo, the US prevailed on Guyana’s new pro-Western president David Granger to reignite the embers of an old border dispute with Venezuela. Venezuela was also beset by a right-wing paramilitary insurgency on its western border with Colombia, again fostered with CIA assistance.

Obama’s visit to a remerging fascist state in Argentina more than offsets his burying of the decades-old conflict with Cuba. Obama has not even been able to convince the US Congress to lift its crippling economic sanctions against Cuba. But Obama’s choice of Argentina to visit, a country where progressive opposition forces to the Macri regime are being fired from their jobs and even imprisoned, represents a victory dance for an American president who could never shed the CIA clothing earned while a Latin American analyst for the CIA front company Business International Corporation in Manhattan during the early 1980s.

Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.



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