The deaths in Fallujah are symptomatic of a terminal disease. Contractors
alter into security guards and mutate into mercenaries. Blackwater Security Consulting is in the business of recruiting legionnaires. "We employ only the most highly
motivated and professional operators, all drawn from various U.S. and international Special Operations Forces, Intelligence
and Law Enforcement organizations". Paying $15,000 a month for services, seems to qualify for - Have Gun Will Travel. So why
dodge the factual in pursuit of an ignoble veneer that conceals the true nature and purpose of civilian hired guns?
Do you think any of these adventurers ever read Smedley Butler?
"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment
of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of
Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is
blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations,
and a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism".
Only an idiot would still claim that the coalition for conquest is protecting
the homes of Americans. No WMD found, doesn’t seem to trouble the NeoCons, because that was never the purpose for pre-emptive
invasion. Bremer serves masters that talk benevolence while imposing an interim constitution, written to transform Mesopotamia
into a "GI friendly" Saigon, but will result in an Islamic Ho Chi Minh City. Forcing indigenous cultures to resemble a regime
that abandoned their own traditions of individual rights is hardly a model that deserves export. If you have doubts as to
the methods, just ask Bremer: "We'll adjust our troop levels according to the security situation in Iraq."
After Fallujah he angrily summed up the policy: "These murders are a painful outrage for us in the coalition but they will
not derail the march towards stability and democracy in Iraq... Their deaths will not go unpunished."
Democracy and punishment, the carrot and the stick to achieve harmony!
The idea that conflicting factions establish their own sovereignty, is more frightening than the pain from the brutal consequences
of permanent occupation. Retribution to avenge the murders of four private enforcement employees will be conducted by regular
troops. Their pay scale, peanuts by comparison, will be set in and motivated under the same rationale that sent General Butler
on his missions of liberation. "I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. In
China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."
What is any different about Iraq? Kurds need not seek statehood. Baath party
never register for elections. Only a Western style constitution is acceptable, and only approved candidates need apply. Everyone
needs the blessings of the Ugly Americans . . .
The core failure with this ridiculous approach is based upon prevarication.
Ordinary tribal nomads get the picture, but egotistical sophisticated technocrats blind themselves to the reality of the policy.
There are many more Paul Bremer’s waiting in the wings for their chance to do their duty for the empire. No wonder ambassadors
will need to contract with Blackwater Security for additional services. U.S. marines are on notice that the private body guards
So who’s work is being done in Iraq? The myth of coalition acceptance
hung from a bridge across the Euphrates. The chant - 'Fallujah will be a cemetary for Americans' - should read the
entire Middle East is the burial ground of American foreign policy. Will it take another Tet Offensive to wake up an asinine
public, that believes Bremer is a model yes-man? All you hear, now that we are there, we must get it right! The only way to
learn from past mistakes is not to commit them over and over again. Building a Sharon wall around Fallujah would require expanding
a perimeter that not even Smedley Butler could contain.
As long as the fiction of self defense or liberation, supplants the truth
that Iraq was conquered, for NeoCon objectives; the price of deception will be extracted from the dignity of misguided citizens.
The betrayal of the soul of America is the toll paid for the lust of power. The face of America has a bull’s-eye that
resembles all the Bremer’s that serve at the pleasure of the internationalists. Will he repent when he writes his book?
Butler saw the light, but Bremer just keeps drinking from a cup that is dipped in oil and blessed as kosher. No wonder the
world sees imperialism with each liberation! Ugly Americans need to reform their own practices and follow the lead of Smedley
SARTRE - April 4, 2004