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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Warmongering with a Bang

A classic tactic in fooling all of the people some of the time and getting wars started is to blow something up (or have something blow up), and then use the explosion as the “reason” that everyone has to march off to war for you. Pearl Harbor, The Maine, The Gulf of Tonkin, Archduke Ferdinand – the list is rather long, and includes actual warlike attacks as well as simple errors and trumped up lies. History will eventually tell us what category the 9/11 explosions fall into. But, it’s not really possible that this misadministration hasn’t learned this lesson. Things going Boom = getting your war on.

Currently, we know that Bushco has only six months in which to get a war started to distract us all from the massive voting fraud which will undoubtedly accompany the 2006 elections. The GOP is running scared, and the last thing they want is either house of Congress being controlled by Democrats, as watery as their resistance has been up until this point. For a Democratic House or Senate will give have subpoena power, and then the jig will be up.

So, what to do, if you are Bushco, and need an excuse to rally the people around you so that you can “pre-emptively” invade another country? A GOP operative comes right out and admits to Time magazine that an attack against Iran would be primarily motivated by national politics:

Presidential advisers believe that by putting pressure on Iran, Bush may be able to rehabilitate himself on national security, a core strength that has been compromised by a discouraging outlook in Iraq. "In the face of the Iranian menace, the Democrats will lose," said a Republican frequently consulted by the White House.

But how to really get the ball rolling, war-wise? Nothing says “anchors aweigh” like an explosion. And what kind of explosion could this cabal blame on terra-ists? Why, the nuclear kind, of course. Now, they aren’t total madmen. They probably wouldn’t blow up lots and lots of their fellow Americans just to keep the gravy train rolling. Maybe just a dirty bomb.

There has been lots of speculation about the next attacks and when and by whom they would be staged. But there is some weirdness going on in western Pennsylvania that is totally setting off alarm bells.

First, came this story: Two men driving a truck out of Houston, stopped in Chicago to pick up a bag with $500,000 in it, and proceeded to drive to the Beaver Valley Power Station, a nuclear power plant near Pittsburgh. They claimed they were there to pick up some tools for a contractor. The security guards at the plant stopped them to do a routine inspection, but they drove away. A state trooper pulled them over with a warrant, found the packages of money (in small bills, mostly $20s). The men were detained and released, apparently questioned by the FBI, who assured the public that they didn’t think terrorism was involved. The NRC is “satisfied” that there is no problem here.

The men subsequently give at least three versions of their story to different officers and media outlets. First they say it was their boss' money and they were supposed to buy a truck with it. Then they claim the money isn't theirs and they don't know how it got there. Finally, they claim that "a man" put the money in their truck and it was supposed to go back to Houston. (This stretches credulity a bit, don't you think? That they would drive onto a nuclear site with unknown contents in their truck?)

That’s weird enough, but it turns out the men were employees of Bechtel, run by Bush-friendly George Schultz (to whose house Dumbya had to flee last week after students marching blocked his entrance to Stanford). Bechtel is a contracting company which profits mightily from warmongering and is deeply involved in looting the treasury in the “rebuilding” of Iraq. So you tell me, is it likely that these two Bechtel employees were performing a drug transaction on the grounds of a nuclear power plant (as is maintained by the officials who are being questioned). Or is it more likely they were picking up something a little more radioactive?

Remember, explosions start wars, and the only thing that might save Bushco’s skin at this point is a new war. Strange stuff.


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