MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH
January 31, 2003
Defeating the U.S. War Plans Series #17: Growing Opposition to the Invasion of Iraq
There are so many threads of news and developments regarding the now imminent U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the growing worldwide opposition to it that it is becoming hard to follow them all.
Here are some of the hopeful signs that got my attention.
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
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1. America the Hideous
2. Labor Opposition to War Grows Coast to Coast and other news on the Peace Front
3. U.S. Guilty of 'Shocking Double Standards' on Iraq - Butler
4. 41 Nobel Laureates Sign Against a War Without International Support
5. World Rebels Against America
6. FORT HOOD REPORT
7. Confidential letter from George Bush
Bush's State of the Union speech: the war fever of a ruling elite in crisis
U.S. unilateralism a threat to world peace (Jan 29)
US is misquoting my Iraq report, says Blix (Feb 1)
Anti-war response to Bush's State of the Union address http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j29/j29events.html
COORDINATED PROTEST SET in 100+ US CITIES JAN. 29
STORMIN' NORMAN: DON'T INVADE IRAQ (Jan 29)
Gulf War hero calls for UN weapons inspectors to get more time.
Role reversal: Bush wants war, Pentagon urges caution (Jan 22)
Pentagon Eyes Mass Graves Option Would Fight Contamination After Bioterror Deaths (Jan 24)
The bodies of U.S. soldiers killed by chemical or biological weapons in Iraq or future wars may be bulldozed into mass graves and burned to save the lives of surviving troops, under an option being considered by the Pentagon. Since the Korean War, the U.S. military has taken great pride in bringing home its war dead, returning bodies to next of kin for flag-draped, taps-sounding funerals complete with 21-gun salutes. But the 53-year-old tradition could come to an abrupt halt if large numbers of soldiers are killed by chemical or biological agents, according to a proposal quietly circulating through Pentagon corridors CLIP
Bush the Cowboy Leaves Europe Cold (Jan 24)
(...) Over the past several months, as Mr. Bush has mounted his argument for forcing Iraq to disarm, the president himself has once again become the issue here. In interviews in three capitals over the past week, diplomats, politicians and analysts said they believed relations between the United States and two of its most crucial allies -- Germany and France -- were at their lowest point since the end of the cold war. CLIP
U.S. Coalition for War Has Few Partners, Troop Pledges (January 25)
U.N. Experts Question Key U.S. Evidence in Iraq (Jan 23)
Bush Evidence of Iraq 'Appetite' for Nuclear Weapons in Doubt (...) After weeks of investigation, U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq are increasingly confident that the aluminum tubes were never meant for enriching uranium, according to officials familiar with the inspection process.
Ivory Coast peace deal flounders (Jan 30) (PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR PEACE FOCUS ON THIS COUNTRY)
A HEART-SHAKING, WAKE-UP CALL BY AN OUTSPOKEN ERN SUBSCRIBER...
America the Hideous
By Diane Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The United States of America is about to murder, in cold blood, a large number of hungry, ragged and generally debilitated human beings. An enormous army of Techno-Goliaths is being launched halfway across the world to demolish a poverty-stricken population with a dazzling display of overwhelmingly inescapable death and destruction. The revolting new policy of instantaneous mass death is being referred to as Shock and Awe, but there is nothing new about it. It's called a Blitzkrieg and its pedigree is well known. And after as many mommies and daddies as possible are torn limb from limb, and their children set on fire, we will steal their last remaining natural resource. To prepare the way for outright theft, our courageous military is sallying forth to make short work of the lame, the halt, and the blind.
We are about to cruelly torture and destroy innumerable lives already brought low by a coarse dictatorship, simply because we want what they have and we have the firepower to take it. Ultimately, it is the citizens of this nation who are collectively responsible for all of the unthinkable, unimaginable agonies about to unfold. In our name, and with our tacit consent, our nation is about to commit hideous atrocities so that We the People can continue thoughtlessly to waste, for a short while longer, more energy and resources than anyone else on earth ever has. It is easy to blame the disgusting criminals in power, but nevertheless, the majority of Americans has callously accepted this disastrous leadership. There was never anything theoretically in the way of half the country marching on Washington and demanding sanity Or Else.
And yet there never really was the slightest chance that this, the first of the Lifestyle Wars, would be prevented. To deflect the American juggernaut on a downhill roll, a significant percentage of citizens of this nation would have had to show up bodily on the streets of Washington, and remove the wheels by hand. Sociopathic governments in search of sustenance can only be stopped by overwhelming numbers of awakened citizens who recognize the rankest form of brutalitarianism when it clubs them in the face. In our case however, even the astonishing act of setting fire to the Bill of Rights failed to register on the overall population. On the whole, Americans don't care about anything at all except being as comfortable as possible. We know this because if we did care, none of this would be allowed to happen.
The raw greed and pathetically flimsy tissue of lies being offered as justification for all this leaves a rational person stunned, in another form of Shock and Awe. The architects of the new policy of Brutalitarian rule are counting on the fact that most Americans are not rational, and have no desire to think about the meaning of any of this. In this, the designers of this new and deliberately terrifying Monstrous America are correct, so far. As long as people sit in front of the perpetual hypnosis machines and choose to pretend they don't really know what is happening, then the Lifestyle Wars and state-sanctioned genocide in our behalf will continue. The future of our once-noble country is apparently to demand ever-larger piles of innocent human bodies to burn as fuel for our standard of living. We will manage the incredible feat of denial only by resolutely ignoring the obvious truth and willingly believing the transparent lies of our despicable leaders. Doesn't all this sound very familiar, historically speaking? Yes, in chilling Shock and Awe, one must understand that it certainly does.
NOTE FROM JEAN: To find out more about what Diane is refering to above read...
US plans "shock and awe" blitzkrieg in Iraq
The war being prepared by the White House and Pentagon on the people of Iraq will be characterized by barbarism on a scale not seen since the horrors of the 1930s and 1940s. The level of brutality will recall scenes seared into the collective consciousness of previous generations, such as the bombing of Guernica and the Nazi blitzkrieg against Poland.
IRAQI CIVILIANS FACE MASSIVE U.S. MISSILE BARRAGE AND CERTAIN DEATH
The U.S. plans to hurl 800 Cruise missiles at Bagdad in the 2 opening days of their "Shock and Awe" mad war.
WHO Report on Iraqi Casualties (Jan 29)
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Labor Opposition to War Grows Coast to Coast and other news on the Peace Front
January 30, 2003
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Labor Opposition to War Grows Coast to Coast
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Adopts Strong Anti-War Resolution. The following resolution passed this evening at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor meeting without a dissenting vote:
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Seven Different U.S. National Labor Unions Have Come Out Against War
AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
APWU - American Postal Workers Union
CWA - Communication Workers of America
ILWU _ International Longshore and Warehouse Union
SEIU - Service Employees International Union
UE - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America UFW - United Farm Workers of America
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U. S. Military Spending And the Cost of Invading Iraq
Bush administration's defense spending next year will be $394 billion. The United States already has the most powerful military on earth and now spends as much on defense as the next 15 big defense-spending nations combined. Russia, China and "Rogue" states spend $60, $42, and $15 billion for military, respectively. The U.S. military spending is about eight-times that of education or health care spending and twenty-times that of training, employment and social services spending.
In the same budget, with such huge military spending that is already $100 billion higher than Bill Clinton's final year, one will notice the following program cuts that relate to poverty and hunger in America:
* 36,000 seniors will be cut-off of meal programs
* 532,000 families will be cut-off of heating assistance
* 8,000 homeless kids will be cut-off of education programs
* 50,000 kids will be cut-off of after school programs
* 33,000 kids will be cut-off of child care
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The Democrats and Bush's State of the Union
By Peter T. Ferenbach
President Bush's State of the Union address, while covering a traditional range of issues, will really be remembered for its focus on foreign policy and Iraq in particular. The Democratic response will not. With regard to foreign policy, the national Democratic Party barely has a pulse.
While hundreds of thousands of Americans attend marches, vigils and rallies challenging the Bush administration's rush to war with Iraq, the Democrats are missing a unique opportunity to offer a different over-all vision. While the Bush team is working from an integrated strategy that envisions a future of permanent, global military dominance, the Democrats have yet to formulate an integrated strategy at all.
Hardly the stuff of leadership.
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Keep E-mailing George! Let him know what we really think of him!
Note: I edited the letter to make it a response to his State of the Union. It is not the story below, but closer to the original letter.
Tell George that he is Un-Patriotic - To send E-Mail: http://www.voice4change.org/stories/mailBush.asp
The World Says No to War
Saturday, February 15th 2003 Noon
New York, New York
Saturday, February 15th will be a world-wide day of action against the Bush Administration's proposed war on Iraq. Protests are already being planned in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Berne, Brussels, Cairo, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, Helsinki, Istanbul, Jakarta, London, Manila, Oslo, Paris, Ramallah, Rome, San Francisco, Skopje, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tokyo, Vienna, and Warsaw.
While demonstrations are taking place throughout the globe, JOIN US in New York City and San Francisco to show the depth and breadth of U.S. opposition to this war.
Details about the New York protest, including the location, are being negotiated with the New York Police Department and will be posted as soon as possible.
Here are some ways you can plug in now:
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U.S. Guilty of 'Shocking Double Standards' on Iraq - Butler
Published on January 28, 2003 by Reuters
SYDNEY - Former U.N. arms inspector Richard Butler said Tuesday that Washington was promoting "shocking double standards" in considering taking unilateral military action to rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction.
Butler, who led U.N. inspection teams in Iraq until Baghdad kicked them out in 1998 (Common Dreams Editor's note: This is not true. See: http://www.fair.org/extra/0210/inspectors.html), said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein undoubtedly possessed weapons of mass destruction, and was trying to "cheat" his way again out of the latest U.N. demand to disarm.
But a U.S. attack, without United Nations backing, and without any effort to curb the possession of weapons of mass destruction globally, would be a contravention of international law and sharpen the divide between Arabs and the West.
"The spectacle of the United States, armed with its weapons of mass destruction, acting without Security Council authority to invade a country in the heartland of Arabia and, if necessary, use its weapons of mass destruction to win that battle, is something that will so deeply violate any notion of fairness in this world that I strongly suspect it could set loose forces that we would deeply live to regret," Butler said.
Butler's successor as the chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, Hans Blix, reported Monday to the 15-member Security Council that Baghdad had only reluctantly complied with its latest demand to disarm. Washington is pressing the United Nations to take firm action but says it is prepared to go it alone and has amassed a considerable military force in the region.
Butler, addressing a conservative Australian think-tank, The Sydney Institute, said the stated U.S. motive -- to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction -- lacked credibility because of Washington's failure to deal with others on the same terms.
Countries such as Syria are suspected of possessing chemical or biological warfare capabilities, he said. U.S. allies Israel, Pakistan and India have nuclear arsenals but have not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The United States and other permanent Security Council members were themselves the possessors of the world's largest quantities of nuclear weapons, he said.
"Why are they permitting the persistence of such shocking double standards?" Butler said.
He said that, instead of beating the drums of war, the United States should propose an international mechanism -- similar to the Security Council -- to enforce the application of the three main conventions controlling the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry. It should also take the lead by reducing its own stockpiles.
"I hope we don't have to await the train wreck before we decide to change history," Butler said.
Also sent by "Mark Graffis" <email@example.com>
41 Nobel Laureates Sign Against a War Without International Support
Published on January 28, 2003 by the New York Times
Forty-one American Nobel laureates in science and economics issued a declaration yesterday opposing a preventive war against Iraq without wide international support. The statement, four sentences long, argues that an American attack would ultimately hurt the security and standing of the United States, even if it succeeds.
The signers, all men, include a number who at one time or another have advised the federal government or played important roles in national security. Among them are Hans A. Bethe, an architect of the atom bomb; Walter Kohn, a former adviser to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon; Norman F. Ramsey, a Manhattan Project scientist who readied the Hiroshima bomb and later advised NATO; and Charles H. Townes, former research director of the Institute for Defense Analyses at the Pentagon and chairman of a federal panel that studied how to base the MX missile and its nuclear warheads.
In addition to winning Nobel prizes, 18 of the signers have received the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest science honor. The declaration reads:
"The undersigned oppose a preventive war against Iraq without broad international support. Military operations against Iraq may indeed lead to a relatively swift victory in the short term. But war is characterized by surprise, human loss and unintended consequences. Even with a victory, we believe that the medical, economic, environmental, moral, spiritual, political and legal consequences of an American preventive attack on Iraq would undermine, not protect, U.S. security and standing in the world." Dr. Kohn, a Nobel chemist at the University of California at Santa Barbara, organized the declaration.
"No voice was speaking against the war," he said. "So I asked, `Can I somehow make myself useful?' and had the idea of contacting my Nobel laureate friends and trying to rally them around a reasonable position." Dr. Kohn said he eventually tried to contact all American Nobel laureates in science and economics, who are thought to number about 130. But some had died or were unreachable, he said, while others never replied. Dr. Kohn said only six respondents declined to sign the declaration.
He said the signers included Democrats and Republicans alike. Patricia Halloran, an aide to Dr. Kohn, said that more signatures were expected in the next few days as laureates returned from foreign travels or caught up with their mail.
Occasionally, science Nobelists have banded together to speak out, usually on topics of war and peace, arms and technology. In July 2000, 50 Nobel laureates urged President Bill Clinton to reject a proposed $60 billion missile defense system, arguing that it would be wasteful and dangerous. In October 1999, 32 Nobel laureates in physics urged the Senate to approve the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, calling it central to halting the spread of nuclear arms.
The Iraq declaration is to be circulated on Capitol Hill by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Lois Capps, both California Democrats.
Published on January 26, 2003 by the Toronto Star
World Rebels Against America
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Having positioned enough U.S. troops and equipment all around this Persian Gulf neighborhood, George W. Bush can launch a war on Iraq any time, with or without United Nations' approval. But he has already lost the political war.
That came through loud and clear in my journey through Europe, the Middle East and Asia in the last three weeks. It should become evident to North Americans in the days ahead.
Tomorrow, the United Nations arms inspectors will call for a continuation of their work to disarm Iraq peacefully.
On Tuesday, Bush will deliver his State of the Union address and be applauded on Capitol Hill and in the obeisant American and copycat neo-con Canadian media. But around the world, his words likely will bring public derision, so eroded is American credibility. A similar fate awaits the promised American "evidence" against Iraq.
On Wednesday, when the Security Council meets, France, assisted by Germany, will lead Russia, China and others in resisting American calls for a U.N. mandate for war. For the first time in its history, the council may be confronted with an anti-American resolution.
On Friday, British PM Tony Blair will go to Camp David. He will pledge his fidelity but hedge it, in deference to opposition brewing in his cabinet and caucus.
There already is a global rebellion against America, separate and apart from the recent terrorist attacks on U.S. civilians and soldiers in Yemen, Pakistan and Kuwait.
Governments everywhere are dreading the dawn of American imperial unilateralism. They are even more scared of their riled-up citizenries.
Most Muslims are characterizing American designs on Iraq as racist. Others are calling it a colonial endeavor - the return of the Ugly American.
From Europe through Africa and Asia to the Far East, public opinion is solidly ranged against America. The dissidents include the Pope, the archbishop of Canterbury and Nelson Mandela.
This anti-war movement may be more potent than the one against the Vietnam War. It is worldwide and it has gelled before the war has even begun.
North American pundits have it that Bush has a small window of opportunity for war because a delay would push it into the unbearable heat of the Middle East summer. The greater truth, as seen from here, may be that his options are closing because of growing people power, even in America.
The president's poll numbers are dropping. Public skepticism is rising, as is a chorus of influential voices, including those of Senator Ted Kennedy ("This is the wrong war at the wrong time"), Jimmy Carter, Gulf War veterans, stalwart Republicans, Hollywood celebrities and unions.
The longer Bush delays the war, the more difficult it will be to launch it. But the only way he can go quickly is to abandon the fig leaf of the United Nations, proving that his enlisting of the U.N. was a sham all along.
But with 150,000 troops and equipment lined up and so much rhetorical capital invested, how can he not proceed?
Bush is in a box of his own making.
His biggest mistake has been to try to undermine the U.N. inspectors every step of the way.
Chief inspector Hans Blix, a seasoned Swiss diplomat seeped in U.N. culture, wasn't going to blink under American bullying.
When Americans and Britons charged that their intelligence showed Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, Blix said: "Show me."
When Bush called the discovery of a dozen empty Iraqi warheads "troubling and serious," Blix said: "It's no big deal." (Anyone who covered Saddam's 1980-'90 war on Iran would have seen dozens of such spent Iraqi shells all along the border.)
America has been clutching at other straws, such as looking for an Iraqi scientist or two to supply a plausible excuse for U.S. action - in return for immigration to America or, in one reported case, a bribe of free medical care for an ailing wife.
But with no smoking gun, no proof of any Iraqi terrorist links, no weapons of mass destruction, Washington changed its tack. The issue was no longer weapons but Iraqi deception. (When was the last time a war was launched over a lie?) Or Saddam himself.
American commentators duly obliged with essays on the benefits of bringing democracy to Iraq. But people across the Atlantic just laughed.
Aren't America's best allies in the region autocrats, monarchs and assorted potentates? Didn't Donald Rumsfeld, now defense secretary, meet Saddam in 1983 to convey American moral and material support in the jihad against Iran? Didn't America acquiesce when Saddam used Western-supplied chemicals to kill Iranians and his own Kurds?
Circumstances change, of course. But the American track record at nation-building is not good, either, as witnessed in Afghanistan twice: post-Soviet occupation and post-Taliban.
Nor, as noted recently by Human Rights Watch, is its record in protecting the most fundamental human rights of Arabs and other Muslims on American soil since Sept. 11.
The harassment of Muslim Americans hasn't helped. Nor have the recent horror stories of returning Afghans, Pakistanis and Indians after spending a year in American jails on suspicions of terrorism while being guilty of no more than petty immigration violations.
In promising democracy to Iraq, Bush is dealing with devalued American moral currency.
Most inconveniently, regime change in Baghdad is not part of U.N. Resolution 1441, the ostensible basis of all the current American activity.
Even if it were, the idea of killing Iraqis to give them democracy does not hold much appeal.
People in the Mideast have noticed that, in the plethora of Pentagon war scenarios, there is none on how many Iraqis are likely to become collateral damage when B-52s start bombing.
Arabs are not the only ones to flinch at the thought of more pain and death on a people already suffering under American-led economic sanctions. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees envisages "a human disaster," with about 1 million refugees spilling into neighboring nations and between 4.5 and 9.5 million Iraqis inside the country needing emergency food rations
Complicating the Bush-Blair mission have been two unforeseen events since Nov. 8: the Israeli election and the defiant nuclearization of North Korea.
Bush had to bench a proposed American plan for Palestinian statehood until after the election. Blair was embarrassed by Israel PM Ariel Sharon's refusal to let Palestinians go to a peace conference in London. Meanwhile, suicide bombings and counter-measures continue, with Palestinians by far the bigger victims.
Bush's conciliatory approach to North Korea raised cries of double standards "Why is the U.S. dealing with them differently?" asked Al Sharq newspaper in Qatar, one of the more pro-American emirates and, in fact, a key staging area for an American attack on Iraq.
Such is the sad backdrop of the fateful days ahead.
Should Americans fail to swing Security Council support, Bush may proceed with "a coalition of the willing" - reluctant allies who cannot afford to anger America, including Canada perhaps. What would follow is anybody's guess.
A surgical war that topples Saddam quickly and liberates the Iraqi people would nullify all the naysayers and make a hero of Bush.
The nightmare scenario is of heavy Iraqi civilian casualties and a long siege around Baghdad, with Saddam ordering people on to bridges and other infrastructure as human shields.
Reports out of London speak of Whitehall being inundated with cables from British missions abroad warning of widespread fury. European diplomats I spoke to talk of "long-lasting enmity in the Arab, Asian and African world against the Western model," in the words of one.
And over at the staid Davos conference in Switzerland, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahatir told the corporate and political elite of the world Thursday: "People want revenge. You kill our people, we will kill you."
He was not issuing a threat.
January 21, 2003
FORT HOOD REPORT
JANUARY 21. THE WIRE HAS LEARNED...
On this gigantic military base in Texas, something is boiling under the surface.
Soldiers are refusing their vaccines. They are not being jailed ot forcibly inoculated.
Some soldiers who did take their vaccines are sick.
Two weeks before 9/11, all 60 gates at the facility were blocked with concrete barriers and barbed wire. Guard patrols were stepped up.
At least a few soldiers there believe that 9/11 was a military OP carried out by the US government. They also believe that the imminent war on Iraq has the clandestine purpose of enlarging the borders of Israel.
One could dismiss these latter allegations as random chatter, but the fact that soldiers at Ft. Hood (and other bases?) are volunteering these opinions shows that monolithic and unthinking loyalty is not engraved in stone.
From: "Russ Michael" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ***Confidential letter from George Bush***
Date: 28 Jan 2003
IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED : HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL
FROM: GEORGE WALKER BUSH
202.456.1414 / 202.456.1111
DEAR SIR / MADAM,
I AM GEORGE WALKER BUSH, SON OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, AND CURRENTLY SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT MET NEITHER IN PERSON NOR BY CORRESPONDENCE. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO AN ACCOUNT REQUIRING MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE.
I AM WRITING YOU IN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE PRIMARILY TO SEEK YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ACQUIRING OIL FUNDS THAT ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ. MY PARTNERS AND I SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING A TRANSACTION BEGUN BY MY FATHER, WHO HAS LONG BEEN ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE EXTRACTION OF PETROLEUM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND BRAVELY SERVED HIS COUNTRY AS DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (CIA)
IN THE DECADE OF THE NINETEEN-EIGHTIES, MY FATHER, THEN VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SOUGHT TO WORK WITH THE GOOD OFFICES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ TO REGAIN LOST OIL REVENUE SOURCES IN THE NEIGHBORING ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. THIS UNSUCCESSFUL VENTURE WAS SOON FOLLOWED BY A FALLING OUT WITH HIS IRAQI PARTNER, WHO SOUGHT TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL OIL REVENUE SOURCES IN THE NEIGHBORING EMIRATE OF KUWAIT, A WHOLLY-OWNED U.S.-BRITISH SUBSIDIARY.
MY FATHER RE-SECURED THE PETROLEUM ASSETS OF KUWAIT IN 1991 AT A COST OF SIXTY-ONE BILLION U.S. DOLLARS ($61,000,000,000). OUT OF THAT COST, THIRTY-SIX BILLION DOLLARS ($36,000,000,000) WERE SUPPLIED BY HIS PARTNERS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND OTHER PERSIAN GULF MONARCHIES, AND SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS ($16,000,000,000) BY GERMAN AND JAPANESE PARTNERS. BUT MY FATHER'S FORMER IRAQI BUSINESS PARTNER REMAINED IN CONTROL OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ AND ITS PETROLEUM RESERVES.
MY FAMILY IS CALLING FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN FUNDING THE REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ AND ACQUIRING THE PETROLEUM ASSETS OF HIS COUNTRY, AS COMPENSATION FOR THE COSTS OF REMOVING HIM FROM POWER.
UNFORTUNATELY, OUR PARTNERS FROM 1991 ARE NOT WILLING TO SHOULDER THE BURDEN OF THIS NEW VENTURE, WHICH IN ITS UPCOMING PHASE MAY COST THE SUM OF 100 BILLION TO 200 BILLION DOLLARS ($100,000,000,000 - $200,000,000,000), BOTH IN THE INITIAL ACQUISITION AND IN LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT.
WITHOUT THE FUNDS FROM OUR 1991 PARTNERS, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE OIL REVENUE TRAPPED WITHIN IRAQ. THAT IS WHY MY FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES ARE URGENTLY SEEKING YOUR GRACIOUS ASSISTANCE.
OUR DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES IN THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION INCLUDE THE SITTING VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RICHARD CHENEY, WHO IS AN ORIGINAL PARTNER IN THE IRAQ VENTURE AND FORMER HEAD OF THE HALLIBURTON OIL COMPANY, AND CONDOLEEZA RICE, WHOSE PROFESSIONAL DEDICATION TO THE VENTURE WAS DEMONSTRATED IN THE NAMING OF A CHEVRON OIL TANKER AFTER HER..
I WOULD BESEECH YOU TO TRANSFER A SUM EQUALING TEN TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (10-25 %) OF YOUR YEARLY INCOME TO OUR ACCOUNT TO AID IN THIS IMPORTANT VENTURE. THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (IRS) WILL FUNCTION AS OUR TRUSTED INTERMEDIARY. I PROPOSE THAT YOU MAKE THIS TRANSFER BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH (15TH) OF THE MONTH OF APRIL.
I KNOW THAT A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD MAKE ANYONE APPREHENSIVE AND WORRIED. BUT I AM ASSURING YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL AT THE END OF THE DAY. A BOLD STEP TAKEN SHALL NOT BE REGRETTED, I ASSURE YOU. PLEASE DO BE INFORMED THAT THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION IS 100% LEGAL. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CO-OPERATE IN THIS TRANSACTION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR INTERMEDIARY REPRESENTATIVES TO FURTHER DISCUSS THE MATTER.
I PRAY THAT YOU UNDERSTAND OUR PLIGHT. MY FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. PLEASE REPLY IN STRICT CONFIDENCE TO THE CONTACT NUMBERS BELOW.
SINCERELY WITH WARM REGARDS,
GEORGE WALKER BUSH
You don't want to continue to pay for Uncle Sam's endless wars?
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