Bush's "surge" speech
is a hoax, but members of Congress and media commentators are discussing the
surge as if it were real.
I invite the reader to examine the speech. The "surge" content consists
of nonsensical propagandistic statements. The real content of the speech is
toward the end where Bush mentions Iran and Syria.
Bush makes it clear that success in Iraq does not depend on the surge. Rather,
"Succeeding in Iraq . . . begins with addressing Iran and Syria."
Bush asserts that "these two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents
to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material
support for attacks on American troops."
Bush's assertions are propagandistic lies.
The Iraq insurgency is Sunni. Iran is Shi'ite. If Iran is supporting anyone
in Iraq it is the Shi'ites, who have not been part of the insurgency. Indeed,
the Sunni and Shi'ites are engaged in a civil war within Iraq.
Does any intelligent person really believe that Iranian Shi'ites are going
to arm Iraqi Sunnis who are killing Iraqi Shi'ites allied with Iran? Does anyone
really believe that Iranian Shi'ites are going to provide sanctuary for Iraqi
Bush can tell blatant propagandistic lies, because Congress and the American
people don't know enough facts to realize the absurdity of Bush's assertions.
Why is Bush telling these lies? Here is the answer: Bush says, "We will
disrupt the attacks on our forces. We will interrupt the flow of support from
Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced
weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq."
In those words, Bush states perfectly clearly that victory in Iraq requires
US forces to attack Iran and Syria. Moreover, Bush says, "We are also taking
other steps to bolster the security of Iraq and protect American interests in
the Middle East. I recently ordered the deployment of an additional carrier
strike group to the region."
What do two US aircraft carrier attack groups in the Persian Gulf have to do
with a guerrilla ground war in Iraq?
The "surge" is merely a tactic to buy time while war with Iran and
Syria can be orchestrated. The neoconservative/Israeli cabal feared that the
pressure that Congress, the public, and the American foreign policy establishment
were putting on Bush to de-escalate in Iraq would terminate their plan to achieve
hegemony in the Middle East. Failure in Iraq would mean the end of the neoconservatives'
influence. It would be impossible to start a new war with Iran after losing
the war in Iraq.
The neoconservatives and the right-wing Israeli government have clearly stated
their plans to overthrow Muslim governments throughout the region and to deracinate
Islam. These plans existed long before 9/11.
Near the end of his "surge" speech, Bush adopts the neoconservative
program as US policy. The struggle, Bush says, echoing the neoconservatives
and the Israeli right-wing, goes far beyond Iraq. "The challenge,"
Bush says, is "playing out across the broader Middle East. . . . It is
the decisive ideological struggle of our time." America is pitted against
"extremists" who "have declared their intention to destroy our
way of life." "The most realistic way to protect the American people,"
Bush says, is "by advancing liberty across a troubled region."
This, of course, is a massive duplicitous lie. We have brought no liberty to
Iraq, but we have destroyed their way of life. Bush suggests that Muslims in
Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine are waiting and hoping for more invasions
to free them of violence. Did Bush's invasion free Iraq from violence or did
it bring violence to Iraq?
It is extraordinary that anyone can listen to this blatant declaration of US
aggression in the Middle East without demanding Bush's immediate impeachment.
Republican US Senator Chuck Hagel declared Bush's plan to be "the most
dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam." In truth,
it is far worse. It is naked aggression justified by transparent lies. No one
has ever heard governments in Iraq, Syria, or Iran declare "their intention
to destroy our way of life." To the contrary, it is the United States and
Israel that are trying to destroy the Muslim way of life.
The crystal clear truth is that fanatical neoconservatives and Israelis are
using Bush to commit the United States to a catastrophic course.