FPF-fwd.: the excellent writer Eric Margolis
Military units: Americans in America killing Americans...
Sat Oct 8, 2005 06:32
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This story relates to Mike Whitney's very good article:

Special, ultra-secret "anti-terrorist" military units: Americans in America killing Americans...


FWD.: "JCS CONPLAN 0300-97" AUTHORIZED THE PENTAGON TO EMPLOY SPECIAL, ULTRA-SECRET 'ANTI-TERRORIST' MILITARY UNITS ON AMERICAN SOIL, FOR WHAT THE AUTHOR CLAIMS ARE 'EXTRA-LEGAL MISSIONS':

AMERICANS IN AMERICA KILLING AMERICANS...

Paranoia Grips the U.S. Capital

by Eric Margolis

The film Seven Days In May is one of my all-time favourites. The gripping 1964 drama, starring Burt Lancaster, depicts an attempted coup by far rightists in Washington using a top-secret Pentagon anti-terrorist unit called something like "Contelinpro."

Life imitates art. This week, former military intelligence analyst William Arkin revealed a hitherto unknown directive, with the Orwellian name "JCS Conplan 0300-97," authorizing the Pentagon to employ special, ultra-secret "anti-terrorist" military units on American soil for what the author claims are "extra-legal missions."

In other words, using U.S. soldiers to kill or arrest Americans, acts that have been illegal since the U.S. Civil War.

This frightening news comes as Washington is gripped by reborn,
Cold-War-style paranoia, ominous threats of war against Iran from
the real president, Dick Cheney, and a titanic bureaucratic battle
just won by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Instead of being fired for the grotesque military-political fiasco in Iraq and the shameful torture scandals, Rumsfeld has just managed to create a new, Pentagon spy/special ops organization, blandly named "Strategic Support Branch," that will replace or duplicate many of the CIA's tasks.

The CIA has been sent to the doghouse. Too many CIA veterans criticized or contradicted Bush's and Cheney's phony claims over Iraq and terrorism.

So Bush has imposed a new, yes-man director on the agency, slashed its budgets, purged its senior officers and downgraded CIA to third-class status.

Rumsfeld's new, massively funded SSB will become the Pentagon's CIA, complete with commando units, spies, mercenary forces, intelligence gathering and analysis, and a direct line to the White House.

The Pentagon has just effectively taken over the spy business.

USED TERRORISM HYSTERIA

Mind you, the Pentagon and its Defence Intelligence Agency have been deeply involved in intelligence around the globe for 50 years. U.S. Army intelligence and its covert sub-branches have long conducted "black ops," including missions in the U.S. as well as assassinations and sabotage abroad. The Pentagon consumes three-quarters of the total U.S. intelligence budget.

Rumsfeld has skillfully used terrorism hysteria to wrest control of intelligence and make the Pentagon supreme in Washington's bureaucratic power struggles.

The Pentagon's new spy arm will be largely excluded from Congressional oversight or media examination. Its special operations teams will roam the globe, all under cover of "deep black" missions of which no records will be kept, and no questions asked.

Equally worrying, the Pentagon's new special-ops units are headed up by notorious religious fanatic, Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who calls the U.S. Army "the house of God" and Islamic insurgents "agents of Satan."

He warned Muslims, "my God is bigger than your god, which is an idol."

Boykin's command will now dispatch post-modern Christian crusaders to cleanse the world of Satanic Muslims and other miscreants. The Pentagon's new special forces will be able to run operations of which the CIA knows nothing.

The 9/11 Commission called for improved intra-agency co-operation and data sharing -- instead, the U.S. will get far less co-operation, as the Pentagon goes its own, secret way.

Now, George W. Bush, who clearly believes he holds the mandate of heaven after being re-elected by the less mentally active half of American voters, has decided to "unleash" special forces and all sorts of irregular units, including mercenaries, uniformed bounty hunters, and mutants sporting t-shirts proclaiming "kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out." These militarized thugs and video arcade Rambos are sure to run amok, dragging America's once good name ever deeper into the mud.

We have evidently learned nothing from the wars in Indochina and Central America.

[HR - 'Making Dead Friends' - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/5t9j7}

HAVE WE REACHED SEVEN DAYS IN MAY?

Not yet, but the second Bush administration has been taking dangerous steps that continue to curtail personal rights, further emasculate the supine, cowardly U.S. Congress, and empower ideological or religious extremists and shadowy agencies with unrestrained powers that endanger Americans at home, and all
abroad suspected of troubling the Pax Americana. [enditem]

Eric Margolis is Contributing Foreign Editor to the Toronto Sun.
First published on Sunday, February 6, 2005 - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/5bzwj

HR - 'Rendition' by secret Global US Terror squads - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/6gaz3

MAIN$TREAM MEDIA MAKE MORONS!

Fwd. by:

FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION
Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars
http://tinyurl.com/66dmo
The Netherlands
FPF@Chello.nl

* *The Dutch author this far has worked abroad for international media for more than 4 decades, as a fully independent foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism: you harvest what you sow! - At present - like a few other and honest journalists - 'Persona non Grata' in his native - but neocon - country :-) -

The greedy group 'managing' The Netherlands operates it as a US 'neocolony' - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/a44ek

* 'The war in Iraq is illegal' - BBC: video & text-interview of the United Nation's Secretary General Kofi Annan - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/5pl2v

* The leaked 'Downing Street Memos' expose the criminal lies by war criminals like Bush, Blair, Berlusconi(It.) Balkenende(NL) - their collaborating media and other malignant ilk - Url.: http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/

* American millionaire and car magnate Henry Ford warned 85 years ago about what was permanently being done by this malignant murderous group, which has proceeded wrecking the rest of the world with it's greed - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/2xz35

* Never trust the neocons which are degrading the BBC - Broadcasting Blair's Crap - nor all their warmongering propaganda - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/6td3d

* Are their Corporate News Media Incompetent, Criminally Negligent or Complicit? - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/cqpfe

* Brainwashed? Take the free 'Gullibility Factor' test to find out if you're really a mind slave or not - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/cbgnc

* Colin Powell: 'It is not anti-Semitic to criticize the policies of the state of Israel' - Url.:http://tinyurl.com/22p6c Who creates our money? - And what is 'Press Freedom' about? - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/atxyk

Wayne Madsen: What has Israel to do with 9/11? - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/bj754 - 'American' neocons - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/b5vsb

* Former PM Wim Kok and other Dutch Govt's War criminals in Court - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/662pp

* Help all the troops of whatever nationality to come back from abroad! We need them badly at home in many countries - AND WITH ALL THEIR WEAPONS, WHICH WE PAID FOR BY TAXES - to fight with us against our so called 'governments' and their malignant managing ilk - Url.: http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/

The World Can't Wait! - Drive out the neocons and their 'Bush Regime' - Mobilize for November 2, 2005! - Url.: http://www.worldcantwait.org/

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