zaterdag 7 juni 2008

Paradise Lost - Part 2 - Revised

FPF-fwd. Nolan Anderson



By Nolan K. Anderson

"It must be emphasized that the precedence of a society's war-making potential over its other characteristics is not the result of the "threat" presumed to exist at any one time from other societies. This is the reverse of the basic situation; "threats" against the "national interest" are usually created or accelerated to meet the changing needs of the war system.

Wars are not "caused" by international conflicts of interest. Proper logical sequence would make it more often accurate to say that war-making societies require - and thus bring about - such conflicts".

. . . Report from Iron Mountain, by Leonard C. Lewin, 1967 . . .

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astonishing piece of slight of hand ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity, and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from them, and all great fortunes like mine will disappear. And, they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier place to live in. But if you want to continue to be the slaves of the bankers, and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."

. . . Sir John Stamp (former governor of the Bank of England) . . .

"Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry, and commerce... and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation, and depression originate."

. . . President James Garfield a couple of weeks before he was assassinated on July 2, 1881 . . .


Even though mankind has long recognized that "national conflicts" are "rich men's wars and poor mens' fights", there is a vast disconnect between the common man's being able to recognize that wars cannot be waged unless he - the common man - can be made to support the "war effort" through complete, blind obedient "patriotism" that comes from believing in the "justness" of the "rich man's war".

The Connection:

The reader is well within his right to ask, "What dots are you trying to connect with this introduction"? It is quite simple. How many dots does it take to make the connection between war and money or money and war?

Let us take two dots: Bill Clinton's civilian economy legacy to George Bush and our War On Iraq. The "dots" from this perspective would be, "Would Saddam Hussein have had 'weapons of mass destruction' if George Bush had not inherited a "sagging economy" from Bill Clinton?" Put another way: "Would 9/11 have happened if Dick Cheney had not called a secret "Washington Energy Summit" that was so confidential that Congress could not even pry the names of the participants from the Administration?"

Let us take two more dots. At $100 per barrel oil and presuming that we are able to steal all 112 billion barrels of Iraq's proven oil reserves (1) what is our profit up until March 10, 2008 and (2) how long can we continue to spend 12 billion dollars per month fighting in Iraq before we exceed the profit curve? (Data needed for the calculations: Five years, after invading Iraq, by March 10, 2008, our cost of the war in Iraq is 501.3 billion dollars.

Answers: (1) Profit potential to date: 10.7 TRILLION DOLLARS. (2)How long can we stay until the war turns unprofitable (presuming world oil prices remain at $100 per barrel)? Approximately 9300 months or 780 years. (And why should oil prices not remain at $100 per barrel? The US dollar is rapidly becoming the "relic reserve currency of the world",we refuse to drill for our own oil and we refuse to exploit our oil shale reserves in the United States or search seriously for alternative fuels but rather blindly continue to try to steal all the oil in the Middle East - at the goading of our most dangerous enemy - Israel).

John McCain is estimating our stay in Iraq at only 100 years. Hillary and Obama won't commit to definite timetables, but one can bet their pullout date is something over 780 years down the road. (Can one even imagine what Hillary is going to look like in another 780 years?)

Let's connect more dots. In 5 years of fighting we have killed over 4,000 American military people. (This is a grotesque underestimate, (*See reference below) but one which the Pentagon will stand behind until someone decides to tell the truth). Let's talk about an even more obscene part of our cost - the wounded. By September 30 of 2007, 299,585 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans had gone to the VA for medical treatment. At least 243,034 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have filed disability claims with the government. How much of our Iraq oil profits will it cost to pay these continuing costs? Who knows, but we should have some change left at the end of 780 years - depending, of course, on how well the VA can fend off the claims and claimants.


At first glance, it would seem that 12 billion dollars per month is going down the drain with the War on Iraq, however, there is some good news to be found. Not all the money is being wasted. A goodly portion is going to our good "no bid" friends at Halliburton, Bechtel, Titan, Blackwater Security, etc., etc. So the empire is working. (1) It is furnishing jobs - to third world, and American mercenaries. (2) It is helping Dick Cheney's chances for re-employment with Halliburton once he finishes getting wars started all over the world. (3) Spending 12 billion dollars per month on an 10.7 TRILLION dollar investment makes sense to our president and makes him "feel good about himself".

"Would 9/11 have happened in a world of $100 per barrel world oil, Patriot Acts I and II and "Big Brother" surveillance of all Americans within the borders of the United States? Would Iraqis have needed American style democracy if they had not had the Rafadain Bank with its 17 TRILLION dollars in assets and proven oil reserves of 112 billion barrels?

We Americans trample our neighbors in trying to contribute to the millions or even billions of dollars being spent to buy our "share" of our next "democratically" elected (sic) President (sic) and Congress. The irony of the situation completely escapes the American electorate. All the money being spent to select a gaggle of criminals less honest than Saddam Hussein and twice as ruthless would be laughable in any third world country one could name - laughable because it is only the "Halliburton" size donors who reap the benefits of electing a mentally deranged, mentally deficient moral degenerate to "run" the most powerful country the world has ever seen.


(Of course there are exceptions to the "rule that bottom-feeders make the best Presidents". Occasionally we Americans come across an honest man running for the office, but one readily sees what the "establishment" does to him. He is treated as a "kook". And that is exactly the state of thinking in our country. Only a "kook" would run for the office of President on a ticket of honesty and integrity).

We Americans need to be forced to recognize that our very existence is at stake. As our currency becomes valueless so do our lives in the eyes of this totalitarian monolith we have allowed to be created. A monolith which equates our worth to the amount we can produce for our government. But, what can one expect when a country turns its thinking over to Rush Limbaugh and a president who hasn't enough intellect to organize a backyard barbecue.


We Americans, who are not benefiting from Bush's cronyism, think Bush is a blundering, delusional, inefficient, war criminal. Each of these assumptions is valid - given eight years of evidence. However, even more plausible is the certainty that Bush's actions are all orchestrated by those with the intellect to bring about the loss of our "America" and put all of us under the "Guantanamo" thumb of those we have trained not to "torture prisoners".

Well, you ask, "What can we or should we do"? There are the revolutionaries among us who say, "A good old-fashioned revolution is what we need, brother. It is only a matter of time before the good people of the United States will be pushed too far and then there will be fighting in the streets to recover our country". Who is more delusional - Bush or the revolutionaries? Who among us would fight against shredding our Constitution, breaking every international treaty we find to be "inconvenient", placing our military at the mercy of those without mercy by torturing, and imprisoning those enemies whom we need to use as examples. Who among us can be counted upon to consider these things to be worth dying for? Where are "our revolutionaries" NOW?

The fighters the United States gave to "save democracy" in two world wars have been "used up" in our country's subsequent "empire" endeavors. Now we exploit the "waste of resources" that all empires require for their survival by maintaining hugely expensive standing armies as well as paying for our wars to be fought for us by hugely expensive mercenary armies. At this point since we can't win on the battlefield we are having to pay our enemies not to attack us. This does not mean to say that we are running out of heroes to defend our country. We have heroes who respond to every call made by every president who lusts for other countries' resources. But, instead of defending our country our heroes become the "enforcers" of a national "larceny" policy.

"Our Beloved Leader's" war in Iraq is a win-win war for our politicians, our military/industrial/political leaders (sic), our "revolving door military/industrial/political" fighters (sic) and especially for our "Beloved Leader" and his Unterreichsführer Reinhard B. 'Himmler' Cheney. It is no wonder this scum predicts a 100 year war and builds a 700 million dollar monument to corruption in Baghdad, named "American Embassy", that will cost more than a billion dollars per year just to maintain.


Meanwhile, back at the front, it's hasn't been much of a win-win operation for our troops who: (1) were patrolling in unarmored Humvees one-and-a-half years after our "leader" (sic) declared war on Iraq because the only armoring company in America was operating under capacity because no new orders from the Pentagon had been received, (2) as of late 2005, only 10 percent of the upper (body) armor plates on order had reached our marines in Iraq - troops were having to write home and ask relatives to send body armor and vehicle armor to protect themselves, (3) four years after the war began the Pentagon admitted it was be able to send only 1,500 the armored Humvees of the 3,500 ordered, (4) as of the end of 2007, only 1,500 of the 14,000 MRAP armored vehicles ordered by the Pentagon had been delivered. (Please note that these short-comings are not describing the efficiency of some Third-World rag-tag army; we are describing the inefficiency of the only "SUPER-POWER" ON THE PLANET. Yes, the same "Super-Power" that spends more on defense than all the rest of the world combined.

Those of us expecting "freedom" today think our government owes us "freedom" just as it owes us food stamps and farm subsidies. So long as the "sheeple" can be kept quiet until it is "too late" with TV's "Dancing With the Stars" and "American Idol" everyone is happy. So long as the illusion of freedom given the sheeple by the propaganda arm of the CIA lets them participate in the farce of "free and balanced elections" promoted by David Rockefeller, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group we will all live happily until we are told to put our clothes in neat piles, with our valuables on top - before "stepping into the showers".


This information has been forwarded by a concerned citizen: Unfortunately, the referenced website pages have been taken off the VA website; therefore, this information cannot be verified. However, if you don't believe the government's story about 9/11, you will have no problem believing this:


Department of Veteran's Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has released the truth because they need the American People to know our military is literally, destroyed.

They cannot release these horrific numbers via the chain of command because they are under orders to conceal the truth at all costs, so they let slip a report which now cannot be "un-slipped."



The Department of Veterans Affairs, May 2007, Gulf War Veterans Information System reports the following:

Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
-Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
-Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999

Total Undiagnosed Illness (UDX) claims: 14,874

Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906
- Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911
- Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed: 1,212,995


Soldiers, by nature, typically don't complain. In other words, the real impact of those who are disabled from the US invasions in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Nations, is not fully reflected in the official Veterans Affairs numbers. When soldiers are sent to murder women and children they tend to never be able to live normal lives thereafter.

why are the government numbers of 3,777 as of 9/7/7 so low? The answer is simple, the government does not want the 73,000 dead to be compared to the 55,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam. What the government is doing is only counting the soldiers that die in action before they can get them into a helicopter or ambulance. Any soldier who is shot but they get into a helicopter before he dies is not counted.

73,000 dead amongst the U.S. soldiers for this scale operation using weapons of mass destruction is not high - we expect the great majority of U.S. soldiers who took part in the invasion of Iraq to die of uranium poisoning, which can take decades to kill.


More than 1,820 tons of radioactive nuclear waste uranium were exploded into Iraq alone in the form of armor piercing rounds and bunker busters, representing the worlds worst man made ecological disaster ever. 64 kg of uranium were used in the Hiroshima bomb. The U.S. Iraq Nuclear Holocaust represents far more than fourteen thousand Hiroshimaâs. The nuclear waste the U.S. has exploded into the Middle East will continue killing for billions of years and can wipe out more than a third of life on earth. Gulf War Veterans who have ingested the uranium will continue to die off over a number of years.

So far more than one million people have been slaughtered in the illegal invasion of Iraq U.S. Birth defects are up 600% in Iraq--the same will apply to U.S. Veterans.

Statistics and evidence published by the government and mainstream media in no way reflect the extreme gravity of the situation.

Those working for the government and media must wake up and take responsibility for immediately reversing this U.S. Holocaust. Understanding who is manipulating all of us is critical for all of us.

For those of you who doubt the veracity of this story, who believe it can't be true because if it were true, you would have heard it from the government or from the main stream media, can see the proof yourselves directly from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs web site: here it is!


**(Source deleted from VA website)
About the Author:

Nolan K. Anderson is a retired engineer and a veteran of Korea who was once a "conservative" until he found there was nothing left to conserve and as a veteran hates to see a tour in Korea go to waste. (He may be reached at

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Editor: Henk Ruyssenaars
The Netherlands