The Assassinated Press
U.S. Stipulates Broader Control Of Iraqi Oil On Behalf Of U.S. Corporate Interests:
Stolen Iraqi Oil, No Links To WMD, No Links to 9/11, Iraq No Threat To U.S.---Americans Duped!---What A Surprise!:
Is The Chicken Shit U.S. Citizenry Too Terrified At The Power Of The Cheney/Bush Criminal Conspiracy To Hold Them To Account?:
After Going AWOL On the Real Thing, Bush Dons Military Garb And The Little Man Looks Just Like Dukakis
By COLUMNBONE LYNCHMOB
Assassinated Press Staff Writer
Friday, May 9, 2003; 11:50 AM
MADISON AVENUE, May 9 ---No WMD has been found in Iraq. Apparently, when Iraq had used up all of the WMD they bought from the U.S., they didn't buy anymore.
All of the Bush's administration's pronouncements of a connection between Saddam Hussein and the events of 9/11 have been exposed as pure fabrications now called the Colon Pile by people in the know.
It has now been demonstrated contrary to administration claims that Iraq was not a threat to U.S. security. In fact, until recently the opposite had been true and documented, that Iraq had been considered an essential component in U.S. efforts to stem Islamic fundamentalism in the region.
Now the U.S. has "freed" the very people in Iraq that they paid the Shah of Iran to murder, torture and generally oppress for 35 years. Who will they pay to do that now?
And now the Cheney Corporation of which the Federal government is but a wholly owned subsidiary openly admits that oil was at the center of the invasion and destruction of Iraq.
So many lies? But where are the integrity loving American people? How can they mouth their platitudes of freedom in this cess of perfidy, honest and involved power brokers that they assume they are?
According to a recent polls, when it comes to facing down the lies of the current administration, Americans have characteristically taken administration handouts. The 'average' American is doing the equivalent of what the Vichy French or any of the other Quislings of Europe did under the Nazi tyranny. Some are forthrightly maintaining their ignorance, only occasionally stoking their stupidity through the corporate state media like Fox Einsatzgruppen news.
Others understand that they have been duped and lied too, but have chosen to seek advantage accepting lower prices at the pumps or heating fuel costs from stolen Iraqi oil the way Europeans took the homes and businesses of Jews as the Nazi's marched them off to the camps.
A recent poll shows that in the face of administration lies most of Americans are afraid to speak out and, running counter to what their conscience is telling them, have decided to outwardly support administration policy for their own petty, puerile gain.
"Of course, the questions we asked in the poll were not forthright. People would have just become hysterical and tried to turn us in." said pollster, Ted Adorno. "No we based our questions on the recorded responses of thousands of Europeans who accepted confiscated property from the Nazis who stole it from the Jews before and during World War II. The correlation between these Europeans and the responses of their American counterparts is remarkable.
"The only difference is the scope. The U.S., especially the Cheney machine, is operating at a global level that Hitler could only dream of.
"I mean, Hitler's technocrats were trying to make better synthetic oil while Cheney's Poland, Iraq, has the world's second highest reserves. Hitler was limited to invading small contiguous countries. Cheney and Rumsfeld have hijacked the U.S. military and used its strategically projected power to subjugate a country the size of California. And let's not forget about Afghanistan or the attempt to steal Somali oil or the Balkans heist by former criminal U.S.regimes.
"Cheney and Rumsfeld et al have used the tradition of the U.S. military not to intervene in domestic U.S. politics, its subservience to the executive and, what Fletcher Prouty called the Secret Teams of intelligence, industry, think tanks and lower level bureaucrats to their own advantage. They know that the U.S. military is the only entity that can thwart the plots and conspiracies of those controlling the executive.
"Cheney and Rumsfeld, as part of a "secret team" at the Project For the New American Century, supplied the groundwork for the very papers that as de-facto President and Secretary of War, they now use as blueprints to execute their desires and personal ambitions and those of their many cronies. This is after subverting the electoral process to take control of the executive e.g. the branch of Federal power which controls the military.
"Note that the secrecy is not in hidden nature of these ambitions. They are published for all to see. The 'secret' aspect is contained in how these stated ambitions ignore democratic process or open debate and must be supported by a network of lies, agitprop, and propaganda both from the media and the government. In other words, in their published yet anonymous state, 'secret team' papers, articles, briefings etc. are used as tools to prod the elite or to garner favor with them. But once, a Rumsfeld or Cheney comes to power those same ambitions and desires must be concealed from public view largely by a compliant and complicit media.
"They have made this self-same military complicit by creating laws through docile and compromised legislatures supported by a corrupt judicial that allows patrimony and bribes in the form of jobs, money and positions of elite control. I'm not surprised that the average American is scared shitless and accepting the deal even as that deal manifests itself in tax cuts for the rich, cuts in service to them and record deficits. What can the average American do? Dick Cheney will tell you, the average American isn't squat and that any act of true American patriotism would be dealt with very harshly.
"'I'm going to go along with pretty much any murder and rapine that supports my lifestyle' is generally the line we are getting from chicken shit Americans.
"Even The Washington Post has begun to figure it out," commented Adorno. "Though I don't expect stories like the one below to become commonplace soon. So I'd read 'em while you can."
U.S. Proposes Broader Control Of Iraqi Oil, Funds
By Colum Lynch
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 9, 2003; 11:50 AM
The United Nations---The Bush administration today offered the Security Council a resolution calling for the elimination of more than a decade of international sanctions on Iraq and granting the United States broad control over the country's oil industry and revenue until a permanent, representative Iraqi government is in place.
The resolution, which was presented to the 15-nation body this morning, would shift control of Iraq's oil from the United Nations to the United States and its military allies, with an international advisory board having oversight responsibilities but little effective power. A transitional Iraqi government, which U.S. authorities have said they hope to establish within weeks, would be granted a consultative role.
The proposal would give the United States far greater authority over Iraq's lucrative oil industry than administration officials have previously acknowledged. Buffeted by charges that the United States was launching a war to gain control over Iraq's oil fields, administration officials have for months sought to assure governments that Iraq's oil revenue would remain in the hands of the Iraqi people after the ouster of president Saddam Hussein. The U.S. text, which was sponsored by Britain and Spain, could potentially face tough resistance from France and Russia, who favor continued U.N. control over Iraq's oil wealth and are on record opposing any Security Council action that would grant legitimacy to a war that they charge was conducted without explicit U.N. authority.
But U.S. officials have voiced confidence in recent days that the bitterness that divided the Security Council before the war has eased since Hussein's downfall and that the council would support a new resolution that the administration says is crucial to jumpstarting the Iraqi economy and its transition to democratic rule.
The resolution would eliminate all non-military trade sanctions on Iraq, endorse the administration of Iraq by the United States, Britain and other countries that took part in the war, and give its blessing to U.S. efforts to form a transitional government known as an interim Iraqi authority. It would also order U.N. members to deny a haven to Hussein and his top officials and to freeze the assets of members of the former government and their families. The proceeds would be placed in a trust fund controlled by the United States and its military allies.
In an effort to address calls by France, Russia and others for a U.N. role in Iraq's future, the resolution would direct U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to appoint a special representative to work with the United States on relief and reconstruction activities, and on the establishment of a representative government. "The U.N. should play a vital role in providing humanitarian relief, in supporting the reconstruction of Iraq, and in helping in the formation of an Iraqi interim authority," the resolution says. But the United States and its allies would control the political and economic life of Iraq until an internationally recognized Iraqi government emerges. Under the system proposed by the administration, the proceeds of Iraq's oil revenue would be placed in an Iraqi Assistance Fund held by the Central Bank of Iraq, which is being managed by Peter McPherson, a former deputy Treasury secretary and Bank of America executive.
The United States and its allies would have the sole power to spend the money on relief, reconstruction and disarmament and to pay "for other purposes benefiting the people of Iraq." The "funds in the Iraqi Assistance Fund shall be disbursed at the direction of the [U.S.-led coalition], in consultation with the Iraqi Interim Authority," the resolution states. It adds that Iraq's oil profits shall remain in the assistance fund "until such time as a new Iraqi government is properly constituted and capable of discharging its responsibilities." According to some estimates, it may take years for such a government to be established.
The fund's expenditures would be subject to oversight by an international advisory board comprising representatives of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. The board would choose a team of accountants to audit the funds.
Although the resolution underscores the right of the United States to administer Iraq and its resources for an initial 12 months, it notes that its authority would be automatically renewed each year until the Security Council decided to end it.
The resolution would leave open the prospect of the United States tapping into Iraq's oil revenue to finance its own costly efforts to disarm Iraq. But U.S. officials indicated that they have no intention of using Iraqi oil money to finance the broader U.S. military campaign that led to the fall of the Iraqi government.
The scope and duration of U.S. control over Iraq's oil outlined in the resolution goes well beyond previous administration statements, which largely have been confined to affirmations that the oil was the property of the Iraqi people. Testifying on Capitol Hill in March, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said, "The oil of Iraq belongs to the people of Iraq. It's the source of revenue to run the country."
The resolution attempts to satisfy Russian concerns that contracts it signed with Iraq through the U.N. oil-for-food program, under which Iraq was able to sell oil to pay for food, medicine and other humanitarian goods, be honored. It would allow the U.N. humanitarian operation to be phased out over four months, ensuring that about $10 billion in goods and equipment could be shipped to Iraq before the program closes its doors.
The U.S. effort in the Security Council is aimed at encouraging foreign countries to help finance the reconstruction of Iraq. John D. Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, urged the international body yesterday to adopt it by June 3, when a U.N. mandate authorizing the export of Iraqi oil expires.
"We're certainly hopeful that everybody is going to enter into this discussion in a constructive and forward-looking spirit so that we can get on with the question of freeing the Iraqi economy, helping them take steps towards the establishment of a democratic political system, and so that the process of reconstruction of that country can get launched," Negroponte said. The resolution makes no reference to a U.N. role in certifying Iraq's weapons inspections, a proposal that France and Russia have pressed. "The coalition has taken over the process of inspecting in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction," the text says, adding that it does not envision any role for the U.N. weapons inspection agency "for the foreseeable future."