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Sunday, December 15, 2002
" Let's say it again: Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush
and the other members of the unelected regime in Washington plan to
deliberately foment the murder of innocent people-- your family, your friends, your lovers, you--"
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Whneever somebody uses that horrible post-9-11-01 cliche "We all need to
make our sacrifices", remember that these sacrifices will be morality,
righteousness, and the innocent. So if various innocents get killed in
order to stir up the terrorists, they are part of the sacrifices of the
(I bleive it was C.S. Lewis who once noted that all idols demand
their sacrifices.) -JDA
November 1, 2002
Into the Dark
The Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attacks
by CHRIS FLOYD
This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S.
Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will be more terrorist
attacks against the American people and civilization at large. We know, as
does the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, that
this statement is an incontrovertible fact, a matter of scientific
certainty. And how can we and the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S.
Secretary of Defense, be so sure that there will be more terrorist attacks
against the American people and civilization at large?
Because these attacks will be instigated at the order of the
Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense.
This astonishing admission was buried deep in a story which was
itself submerged by mounds of gray newsprint and glossy underwear ads in
last Sunday's Los Angeles Times. There--in an article by military analyst
William Arkin, detailing the vast expansion of the secret armies being
massed by the former Nixon bureaucrat now lording it over the
Pentagon--came the revelation of
Rumsfeld's plan to create "a super-Intelligence Support Activity"
that will "bring together CIA and military covert action, information
warfare, intelligence, and cover and deception."
According to a classified document prepared for Rumsfeld by his
Defense Science Board, the new organization--the "Proactive,
Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)"--will carry out secret missions
designed to "stimulate reactions" among terrorist groups, provoking
them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to
"counterattack" by U.S. forces.
In other words--and let's say this plainly, clearly and soberly, so
that no one can mistake the intention of Rumsfeld's plan--the United
States government is planning to use "cover and deception" and secret
military operations to provoke murderous terrorist attacks on innocent
people. Let's say it again: Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush
and the other members of the unelected regime in Washington plan to
deliberately foment the murder of innocent people--
your family, your friends, your lovers, you--in order to further
their geopolitical ambitions.
For P2OG is not designed solely to flush out terrorists and bring
them to justice--a laudable goal in itself, although the Rumsfeld way of
combating terrorism by causing it is pure moral lunacy. (Or should we use
the Regime's own preferred terminology and just call it "evil"?) No, it
seems the Pee-Twos have bigger fish to fry. Once they have sparked
terrorists into action--by killing their family members? luring them with
loot? fueling them with drugs? plying them with jihad propaganda? messing
with their mamas? or with agents provocateurs, perhaps, who infiltrate
groups then plan and direct the attacks themselves?--they can then take
measures against the "states/sub-state actors accountable" for "harboring"
the Rumsfeld- roused gangs. What kind of measures exactly? Well, the
classified Pentagon program puts it this way: "Their sovereignty will be
The Pee-Twos will thus come in handy whenever the Regime hankers to
add a little oil-laden real estate or a new military base to the
Empire's burgeoning portfolio. Just find a nest of violent
malcontents, stir 'em with a stick, and presto: instant
"justification" for whatever level of intervention/conquest/rapine
you might desire. And what if the territory you fancy doesn't
actually harbor any convenient marauders to use for fun and profit?
Well, surely a God-like "super-Intelligence Support Activity" is
capable of creation ex nihilo, yes?
The Rumsfeld-Bush plan to employ murder and terrorism for political,
financial and ideological gain does have historical roots (besides al
Qaeda, the Stern Gang, the SA, the SS, the KGB, the IRA, the UDF, Eta,
Hamas, Shining Path and countless other upholders of Bushian morality,
decency and freedom). We refer of course to Operations Northwoods, oft
mentioned in these pages: the plan that America's top military brass
presented to President John Kennedy in 1963, calling for a phony terrorist
campaign--complete with bombings, hijackings, plane crashes and dead
Americans--to provide "justification" for an invasion of Cuba, the
Mafia/Corporate fiefdom which had recently been lost to Castro.
Kennedy rejected the plan, and was killed a few months later. Now
Rumsfeld has resurrected Northwoods, but on a far grander scale, with
resources at his disposal undreamed of by those brass of yore, with no
counterbalancing global rival to restrain him--and with an ignorant,
corrupt president who has shown himself all too eager to embrace any means
whatsoever that will augment the wealth and power of his own narrow,
undemocratic, elitist clique.
There is prestuplyeniye here, transgression, a stepping-over--
deliberately, with open eyes, with forethought, planning, and
conscious will--of lines that should never be crossed. Acting in
deadly symbiosis with rage-maddened killers, God-crazed ranters and
those supreme "sub-state actors," the mafias, Bush and his cohorts
are plunging the world into an abyss, an endless night of black ops,
retribution, blowback, deceit, of murder and terror--wholesale, retail,
state-sponsored, privatized; of fear and degradation, servility, chaos,
and the perversion of all that's best in us, of all that we've won from
the bestiality of our primal nature, all that we've raised above the
mindless ravening urges and impulses still boiling in the mud of our
It's not a fight for freedom; it's a retreat into darkness.
And the day will be a long time coming.
Chris Floyd is a columnist for the Moscow Times and a regular
contributor to CounterPunch. He can be reached at:
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