Sunday, July 22, 2007

Newt Gingrich’s Snake Oil Show
Sunday July 22nd 2007, 3:04 am

Remember when Newt Gingrich was House Speaker and he made sure the death merchant Lockheed Martin got everything it requested, including contracts for armaments the government didn’t need? It was the halcyon days for the so-called “military industrial complex,” as on the other side of the fence House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt was busy feeding taxpayer money like cranberries to the stuffed pig McDonnell Douglas, a division of Boeing.

In fact, it has been the halcyon days for the death merchants since World War 2, and Gingrich and Gephardt were employed, sort of the same way a whore is employed, to keep the gravy train moving along. At the time, there was no enemy to speak of, as the Soviet Union had fallen, or rather was pushed over by a gaggle of bankers, and so there was no reason to spend billions and billions of worthless weapons systems. And yet Gingrich, Gephardt, Trent Lott, John Murtha, Daniel Inouye, Ted Stevens, and others were employed as used car salesmen for the likes of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Ratheon, TRW, General Dynamics, and a constellation of lesser players. Instead of real, tangible wars on the ground, the United States had “star wars” and a host of small, insignificant others such as Saddam Hussein, who Clinton and Congress were attempting to starve in submission, or rather they were starving the people of Iraq into submission, as leaders never go hungry or face serious threat.

Now we are told the Muslims are going to get us, so we have to fight them there, namely fight them in Iraq. In order to do this, we will need to spend billions and billions on new weapons and restock old. Gingrich, as a “conservative” consultant who spends most of his time at the American Enterprise Institute, where Bush gets his minds, as in psychopathic minds, is put front and center on this effort to sell the snake oil of the Muslim threat to America.

Killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis with the Lockheed Martin and Boeing product line is not “about Israel,” it is about Muslims who want to “impose their dictatorship on us,” Gingrich told the Boys & Girls Club of Easton and Life Academy of Allentown last week. ‘’If you want to be able to drive, to have a job, to have a checkbook,” Gingrich warned the women in attendance, “if you don’t want to have to wear a veil; if you want to be able to appear in public without a man, you’d better hope our team wins.” In other words, the women in the audience will be required to donate their children to the neocon effort, promised to last decades, if not a century or more.

Naturally, the effort will need to be extended in Iran, as the Muslims there are numerous, proud, and pretentious. “An Iranian nuclear strike on the United States could be more devastating than the Japanese attack in 1941, Gingrich told Project Israel, a non-profit organization established to provide the American media with information on Israel,” reports Yedioth Internet. “The stakes for Israel are even graver…. The use of one or more nuclear weapons against Israel would constitute a second genocide of the Jewish people,” never mind that Iran does not have a single nuclear weapon and is having big problems developing nuclear energy, something it has a right to do under the terms of the NPT. Meanwhile, Israel has around 200 nuclear bombs and it likes to use them to blackmail America.

“We thought the Israeli Bomb was aimed at the Americans, not to launch it at the Americans, but to say, ‘If you don’t want to help us in a critical situation we will require you to help us; otherwise we will use our nuclear bombs,’” Francis Perrin, head of the French A-bomb project, wrote back in 1956. According to namebase, the title of Seymour Hersh’s Samson Option “comes from Israel’s notion that once they have the Bomb, they are in a position to bring it all down on everyone if ever they feel cornered. It’s the ultimate in Israeli security as a nation-state, if not for the security of humankind. Israel used nuclear blackmail to force Kissinger and Nixon to airlift supplies during the 1973 Yom Kippur war, and they passed U.S. secrets collected by Jonathan Pollard to the USSR when it served their interests. The Bomb has been a hidden factor in U.S.-Israeli relations ever since the Eisenhower administration, but this is the first book to deal with Israeli relations from this perspective.”

“Indeed, the Iranian President does not even require us to read a book like Mein Kampf to understand how serious he is. He enthusiastically makes speeches proclaiming to the world his commitment to genocidal annihilation of another nation,” said Gingrich, repeating the useful lie that Iran hankers to drop a nuke or two on Israel. “The senator responded firmly to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s statement that Israel should be ‘wiped off the map,’ saying, ‘We must not tolerate threats to the existence of Israel.’”

As should be expected, no shortage of Democrats lined up to support the neocon effort to attack Iran. “The leading Democratic candidates told Project Israel that Iran can be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons through economic and diplomatic channels… ‘All nations need to understand that, while Iran’s most explicit an intolerable threats are aimed at Israel, its conduct threatens all of us,’ Obama said,” making good use of the lie. “Democratic candidates John Edwards, Joe Biden and Christopher Dodd also said sanctions on Ahmadinejad’s regime should be boosted,” in other words, the Iranian people must be made to pay for MEMRI’s deliberate mistranslation of Ahmadinejad, who said political Zionism will pass from the pages of history. He did not say Israel should be “wiped off the map.” But never mind. Most American, or those who bother to pay attention, believe Iran wants to nuke Israel, thanks to incessant lies told on Fox News, where Gingrich is a consultant and occasional program host.

Gingrich wants to war and he wants it now, not only for Israel but for his friends in the death merchant business. “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich charges that the United States has been waging a weak and ‘phony war since 9/11′ and continues to lose ground to radical Islam,” NewsMax reports. “Comparing that to the attempted appeasement of Nazi Germany at Munich before World War Two, Gingrich said, ‘We don’t have a peace process. We have a surrender process.’ Gingrich said the United States and Western civilization are in a global conflict with radical Islam, and must choose between victory and surrender.”

So phony is the “war since 9/11,” nearly a million Iraqis are dead, never mind precious few wanted to prevent American women from driving their cars. Gingrich and crew, that is to say the neocons who plotted the invasion and destruction of Iraq—now on tap for Iran—are determined to realize not only the slaughter of millions more, but they are in the process of polluting the planet with deadly depleted uranium. If anything, Newt Gingrich should be doing the perp walk in an orange jumpsuit.

But it won’t happen. Instead, we will get Gingrich’s wars, not on the fast track he, the neocons, and the Israelis want, but eventually. Gingrich, who is vacillating on his “presidential bid,” that it to say he has yet to be selected, will share the comfortable fate of Henry Kissinger, “elder statesman,” who walks around unmolested so long as he does not venture to visit a half a dozen or more countries where he is wanted as a war criminal.


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