Posted by: quiscus | February 13, 2011

February 13, 2011

1.  “Review of American War Machine, by Peter Dale Scott

Scott previously defined concepts such as deep events, deep politics and the deep state, to refer to covert mechanisms that facilitate the strategies of the politically minded rich, a group otherwise referred to as the overworld.  Deep events, which Scott defines as those which are “systematically ignored or falsified in the mainstream media and public consciousness,” can be seen as sharing certain features, such as cover-up of evidence and irresoluble controversy over what happened. These features contribute to a suppressed memory of the event among the general public. Deep events are often associated with illegally sanctioned violence, and involve little known, but historically evident, cooperation between leaders of the state and organized crime.
In American War Machine, Scott sets out to write the first “deep history” of such events, politics and state entities. As he writes: “In my experience, deep events are better understood collectively than in isolation. When looked at together, they constitute a large pattern, that of deep history.”

Some of the more well known deep events are briefly reviewed, such as the JFK assassination and Tonkin Gulf incident, as well as the plans known as Operation Northwoods. Scott also makes clear that he now sees 9/11 as not only a deep event, but a “constitutional deep event” in that the implementation of continuity of government (COG) plans, as a result of 9/11, means that the US constitution has been circumvented in favor of what former assistant attorney general, Jack Goldsmith, called the “Terror Presidency.” The latter office has been exploited by an influential power group, among whose major operatives are Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, to pursue long-standing goals of US global domination at the expense of citizen protections as has been done with warrantless surveillance, warrantless detention and suspension of habeas corpus.

 

One great value of Scott’s writing is that, as with the “deep” terms, he provides us with a wealth of new intelligent language that allows people to discuss matters that otherwise either leave too much to uncertainty or, alternatively, generate confusing and unsupported assumptions. With phrases like “global dominance machine” and the “global drug connection” we can better attribute acts and plans to an influential and interconnected transnational organization that is not yet fully defined, while at the same time not oversimplifying by implying that the US government is always to blame. On the other hand, the “war machine” is a US-based construct that has been used to enforce those acts and plans, and therefore the term war machine helps take us a step closer to seeing how the US government relates to the global dominance machine.

Sometimes ‘debunkers’ say that a 9/11 conspiracy would have required thousands of people to carry out and cover up, and someone would talk. But heinous crimes are being committed w/o consequence all the time – now and then, certain facts make it into the news media, but often are not be widely covered, or they get spun/minimized. If something turns into a national scandal, there may be resignations, but usually no prosecution of anyone with great wealth/political influence, if there’s even a criminal investigation.

Bush and Cheney admitted, on national TV, and Bush in his book, to authorizing torture, yet in the US there have been no consequences. Seems there may be a great many amoral or sociopathic people in the elite class, but even those among them who may not agree with or benefit from certain crimes or policies don’t say or do anything for fear of disturbing the established social order which they, their progeny and their business partners are profiting from.

In his book “Opposing the System,” Charles A. Reich says: “The elite live in a different country than the rest of Americans. It is not possible to understand the System and its actions without understanding this fact. The elite sees its own ascendancy as just, and cannot understand the anger below. Yet the rules for success used by the elite are often very different from the rules observed by ordinary people. This leads the elite to believe that those below ‘cannot be told’ the real reason for decisions that are made. The question becomes what should the people be told, not what are the facts. The perplexity of the voter who tries first one party and then the other, winding up always with the same elite, shows how democracy has given way to the rule of the System’s managers. Shared knowledge leads to shared assumptions, which are even more crucial than knowledge in making it possible for the elite managers to work together without ‘conspiracy.’ These invisible shared assumptions are the real Constitution, the real fundamental law, which guides the System”

http://911blogger.com/news/2011-02-12/review-american-war-machine-peter-dale-scott

2.  “Hosni Mubarak used the 18 days it took for protesters to topple him to shift his vast wealth into untraceable accounts overseas, Western intelligence sources have said. ”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8320912/Egypt-Hosni-Mubarak-used-last-18-days-in-power-to-secure-his-fortune.html

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