Thursday, July 19, 2007
Paul Craig Roberts has correctly identified, in this article, the threat facing us in the next twelve months. Just as with the events of 9/11, it won't matter whether a terrorist plot, aided by the security establishment, is allowed to fulfill its purpose, or the Bush regime produces and carries out a true false-flag operation, an excuse will be found to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution, and "postpone" the next election in the name of a national emergency.
As Thom Hartmann points out Bush's new Executive Order lays the groundwork for the imperial Presidency. It remains for a convenient excuse, a la Gulf of Tonkin, to take the final and ultimate step.
Hartmann advocates for impeaching Bush and Cheney. While this is the most logical and rational action, it seems unlikely that there exists the political will to carry this through. The Democrats are hoping for a complete turnover in the next election and are therefor lying low, playing the patient, long-suffering victims in this game of political gotcha. Meanwhile, the Republicans and their Neocon handlers know that if the election goes to completion, the Republicans will be out of power for a very long time to come. There are literally billions of dollars resting on the outcome of the next election, or, more accurately, on the maintenance of the status quo.
It could come in the form of a "dirty bomb," an attempted coup, an assassination of a public figure pinned on the "terrorists." Keep an eye on Dennis Kucinich, now in the hospital suffering from "food poisoning." (a warning, perhaps?) If you have any resources, keep him very safe. We need Dennis now more than ever.
Expect increased security alerts over the next year, and increased domestic oppression from Homeland Security. It will be important that the American public become inured to police-state tactics and procedures. It will become increasingly important that the public sees the United States as being under siege, that fear and uncertainty are on the rise, so that when the final event takes place, the Bush administration will be seen as the cavalry riding to the rescue of a beleaguered America.
This is how the Nazi Party took power in Germany.
"Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." -- William Pitt "