Brave New Warworld

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“Preserving
liberty may require the rule of a single leader – a dictator
– willing to use those dreaded ‘extraordinary measures,’
which few know how, or are willing to employ.”

~
Michael
Ledeen

Goodness gracious!
Henny Penny! Since defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and vice president
Dick Cheney teamed up to lead the charge to create a New World Order,
the whole universe has become untidy. Very untidy. My friend Bernie
says Dick and Rummy’s big plan to take over the world by waging
continuous war is kinda like baptizing a bobcat – ain’t gonna
happen.

You can’t hold
him,” Bernie said. “You can’t turn him loose. All you can do is
jump up and down and run around in circles with your hands around
his neck and hope you can choke him to death before he tears you
to pieces.”

And that’s
just in Iraq. We’ve got miles to go before we sleep in a brand New
World. There we are, sandwiched between a gigantic Iran and a tiny
Syria, both of whom have been warned that they’re next on George
Bush’s list of countries to receive his gift of freedom and democracy.
Will Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yell, “Hold the Mayo!” and
take a bite out of Bush’s ass, or will he back off in an effort
to salvage his standing with the European Union that was badly damaged
as a result of his “Wipe Israel off the map” comment?

I suspect the
answer to that will be up to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, who appears to be Ahmadinejad’s “Cheney,” or controller,
and who said
shortly after the Israel remarks, “We will not commit aggression
towards any nations…” Khamenei then added a veiled warning to
the New Worlders – “But if the power-seekers of the world – out of habit – want to infringe our nation’s rights, it will not
tolerate oppression by anyone or any powers.”

Unfortunately,
Bush doesn’t respond well to warnings, threats, challenges, suggestions,
or even questions. So, with more bobcats circling and all that blood
splattering around, it’s hard not to look back at the Old World
Order with more than a bit of longing. But Bernie says it’s too
late for that. “The Old World is gone, and good riddance,” he said.
“It’s a sore that began festering on Reagan’s watch with behind-the-scenes
atrocities, undercover drug trafficking, assassinations, death squads
and the chipping away of the ethical foundation of our democracy.
It’s come to a head now, spewing out the same old Reagan-era mass
murderers, and they don’t intend to leave.

“This time
around,” Bernie said, “they’re not working undercover. They’ve abandoned
all pretense of morality. They’re in our faces – in every critical
position in this government – put in place to create the madness,
cruelty, torture, and massive genocide that will form the foundation
of their World. And destroy ours.”

The New World
Order looks
good on paper,
but it is based on the theory that leaders of
nations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East will recognize
the futility of challenging the massive power of the US military
and will passively hand over their resources, their treasures, their
governments, their cultures and their gods, and will eagerly accept
the gift of freedom and democracy that comes with US control.

The New Worlders
– Cheney, Michael Ledeen who, ironically, sits in the “Freedom”
chair at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); William Kristol,
idiot “intellectual” editor of the rabid right-wing Weekly Standard;
Paul Wolfowitz, author of the Iraq war who now heads the World Bank;
and Lewis Libby, recently indicted in the Valerie Plame CIA Leak
investigation, among others, built their “grand vision” on a revolutionary
24-page
document,
“Defense Strategy for the 1990s: The Regional Defense
Strategy,” penned by Cheney in January 1993, which outlined a new
foreign policy of pre-emption in order to gain – and maintain
– US global dominance.

Most Americans
are familiar with the phrase, “New World Order.” It’s been out there
for so long it’s almost pass. Besides, what’s wrong with being
Number One? What’s a few regime changes between friends? Few realize
that the “noble” cause for which 2,080 Americans have lost their
lives is nothing but maximization of profits – a war for global
financial and military industrial domination. As the incomparable
Mary
McGrory
said, the United States “is the SUV of nations. It hogs
the road and guzzles the gas and periodically has to run over something
– like another country – to get to its Middle Eastern
filling station.”

Does no one
ever wonder what life will be like in the New World Order? As far
back as 1987, Republican Senator Jesse Helms was raising the alarm
on the floor of the Senate – “This campaign against the American
people – against traditional American culture and values –
is systematic psychological warfare,” Helms said. He warned about
insiders such as Wolfowitz and Richard Perle directing foreign policy…”The
influence of establishment insiders over our foreign policy has
become a fact of life in our time,” Helms said. “…It is an influence
which, if unchecked, could ultimately subvert our constitutional
order.” (Emphasis added)

There’s nothing
wrong with psychological operations (PSYOP). It’s a weapon as old
as war itself; a critical force multiplier that has been used throughout
history to intimidate an enemy so that he will either surrender
prior to conflict or throw in the towel before he is wiped out.
But in the grotesque new world of Cheney and Rumsfeld, PSYOP is
a savage, insensate world of chaos, anger and hate. It’s a world
of abuse, murder, degradation, assassination, secret hidden torture
camps where PSYOP has mutated into full-blown “Psycho” operations.

From Guantanamo
Bay to Abu Ghraib to the remote mountains of Afghanistan, Rumsfeld’s
Psycho Raiders are on the move – abusing, torturing, and murdering
all those who dare resist occupation. Men, women, children –
it doesn’t matter. If it pleads, it bleeds.

At the same
time, the Bush administration and its complicit corporate media
are using PSYCHO-OP with spectacular success against the American
people by relying on fear to impel them to accept an increasingly
fascist regime rather than physically beating them into submission.

We are entering
a new world; one of informants and secret police and torture. It’s
a Machiavellian world where the end justifies the means. As Ledeen
wrote in his 1999 book, Machiavelli
on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli’s Iron Rules Are as Timely
and Important Today as Five Centuries Ago
, “There are several
circumstances in which good leaders are likely to have to enter
into evil: whenever the very existence of the nation is threatened;
when the state is first created or revolutionary change is to be
accomplished; when removing an evil tyrant; and when the society
becomes corrupt and must be restored to virtue…”

In Katherine
Yurica’s April 7, 2005 report,
“Everything You Need to Know About Michael Ledeen,” Yurica quotes
Ledeen as he clearly lays out a roadmap denizens of the world will
be compelled to follow in the new order. Ledeen, Karl Rove’s full-time
adviser and Pat Robertson’s best friend, says the religion within
that order will be that of evangelical Christianity.

“Good religion
teaches men that politics is the most important enterprise in the
eyes of God. Like Moses, Machiavelli wants the law of his state
to be seen, and therefore obeyed, as divinely ordered,” Ledeen wrote.
“The combination of fear of God and fear of punishment – duly
carried out with good arms – provides the necessary discipline
for good government.”

Bernie says
Americans have been “psycho-opped” upside the head by guys like
Ledeen, Cheney and Rumsfeld until they are senseless. “Somebody
oughta tell that creepy Ledeen guy that this ain’t Machiaveili’s
‘state,’ and love and compassion trumps politics in the eyes of
God – every time! Where are the freaking Christians?” Bernie
bellowed as he headed for the door. “And, somebody oughta tell that
bunch of jackals over at the Pentagon’s Murder, Inc. that our founding
fathers gave us the necessary discipline for good government –
it’s called the US Constitution…”

Bernie’s right.
We are the bobcats now. Cheney and Rumsfeld may ultimately force
us into the madness of their world, but it will be after the race
– and then after the damndest fight they ever saw. Because
in a sane world, only a crazy person would try to baptize a bobcat…

November
18, 2005

Sheila
Samples [send her mail]
is an Oklahoma freelance writer and a former civilian US Army Public
Information Officer.

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