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Subject: 2 Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 15:45:56 EDT From: Date: Wed Oct 10, 2001 12:33am
Subject: FW: Theory about Sept. 11

I have NEVER come to this list with a plea that you must read something. I do so now.
This retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, Stan Goff,
has got it ALL figured out.

 I agree with his analyses completely and was just starting  to write my own oil piece.
Please, for the love of freedom and our future, read the following essay. Now!

Mike Ruppert "From The Wilderness" www.copvcia.com Subject: FW: Theory about
Sept. 11 Another interesting article. A couple of years ago Stan Goff wrote in the Raleigh
NC paper about his experiences in Colombia.

Well, I don't know how new it is, it's the first I've seen it... I'm very resistant to conspiracy theories,
 but there are aspects of this one that I find compelling. Also, if you read down to the end, even
though it's rather long, the discussion of the attack already begun on socialist and anti-globalization
             groups is worth reading.


I'm a retired Special Forces Master Sergeant. That doesn't cut much for those who will only accept the
 opinions of former officers on military matters, since we enlisted swine are assumed to be incapable
 of grasping the nuances of doctrine.

But I wasn't just in the army, I studied and taught military science and doctrine. I was a tactics instructor
 at the Jungle Operations Training Center in Panama, and I taught Military Science at West Point.

 And contrary to the popular image of what Special Forces does, SF's mission is to teach. We offer advice
 and assistance to foreign forces. That's everything from teaching marksmanship to a private to instructing
 a Battalion staff on how to coordinate effective air operations with a sister service.

Based on that experience, and operations in eight designated conflict areas from Vietnam to Haiti, I have
to say that the story we hear on the news and read in the newspapers is simply not believable.

The most cursory glance at the verifiable facts, before, during, and after September 11th, does not support
the official line or conform to the current actions of the United States government.

But the official line only works if they can get everyone to accept its underlying premises. I'm not at all
surprised about the Republican and Democratic Parties repeating these premises.They are simply two
factions within a single dominant political class, and both are financed by the same economic powerhouses.
 My biggest disappointment, as someone who identifies himself with the left, has been the tacit acceptance
of those premises by others on the left, sometimes naively, and sometimes to score some morality points.
Those premises are twofold. One, there is the premise that what this de facto administration is doing now
 is a "response" to September 11th. Two, there is the premise that this attack on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon was done by people based in Afghanistan. In my opinion, neither of these is sound.

To put this in perspective we have to go back not to September 11th, but to last year or further.

A man of limited intelligence, George W. Bush, with nothing more than his name and the behind-the-scenes
 pressure of his powerful father-a former President, ex-director of Central Intelligence, and an oil man-is
systematically constructed as a candidate, at tremendous cost. Across the country, subtle and not-so-subtle
mechanisms are put into place to disfranchise a significant fraction of the Democrat's African-American
voter base.

This doesn't come out until Florida becomes a battleground for Electoral College votes, and the magnitude
 of the story has been suppressed by the corporate media to this day. In a decision so lacking in legitimacy,
the Supreme Court will neither by-line the author of the decision nor allow the decision to ever be used as
a precedent, Bush v. Gore awards the presidency of the United States to a man who loses the popular vote
in Florida and loses the national popular vote by over 600,000. This de facto regime then organizes
a very interesting cabinet. The Vice President is an oil executive and the former Secretary of
Defense.
The National Security Advisor is a director on the board of a transnational oil corporation and
 a Russia scholar. The Secretary of State is a man with no diplomatic experience whatsoever,
and the former Chair of  the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The other interesting appointment  is Donald
 Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. Rumsfeld is the former CEO of Searle Pharmaceuticals.

 He and Cheney were featured as speakers at the May, 2000, Russian-American Business Leaders
Forum. So the consistent currents in this cabinet are petroleum, the former Soviet Union, and the military.

Based on the record of Daddy Bush, in all his guises, and the general trajectory of US foreign
policy as far back as the Carter Administration, I feel I can reasonably conclude that Middle Eastern
 and South Asian fossil fuels are one of their major preoccupations. Not just because this klavern
 has some very direct financial interests in fossil fuel, but because they surely know that worldwide
oil production is  peaking as we speak,and will soon begin a permanent and precipitous decline
 that will completely change the character of civilization as we know it within 20 years.

Even the left seems to be in deep denial about this, but the math is available. And, no,
alternative energies and energy technologies will not save us. All the alternatives in the world can not
begin to provide more than a tiny fraction of the energy base now provided by oil. This makes it more
 than aresource, and the drive to control what's left more than an economic competition.
I further conclude that the economic colonization of the former Soviet Union is probably high on that
 agenda,and in fact has a powerful synergy with the issue of petroleum. Russia not only holds vast
 untapped resources that beckon  to imperialism in crisis, it remains a credible military and nuclear challenger in the region.
We have not one, but three members of the Bush de facto cabinet with military credentials, which
makes the cabinet look quite a lot like a military General  Staff. All this way before September 11th.
Then there's the subject of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO might have expected
 consignment to the dustbin of the Cold War after the Eastern Bloc shattered in 1991. Peace
 dividend and all that.

But it didn't.

It expanded directly into the former states of the Eastern Bloc toward the former Soviet Union,and
contributed significant forces to the devastation of Iraq-a key country in the world oil market, over
which control translates into the ability to manipulate oil prices.

NATO is a military formation, and the United States exerts the controlling  interest in it.
It seemed like a form without a function, but it remedied that pretty quickly.
Then when Yugoslavia refused to play ball with the International Monetary  Fund, the US and Germany
began a systematic campaign of destabilization there, even using some of the veterans of Afghanistan
 in that campaign.

NATO became the military arm of that agenda-the break-up of Yugoslavia into compliant statelets, the
further containment of the former Soviet Union,and  the future pipeline easement for Caspain Sea oil to
 Western European markets through Kosovo.

You see, this is important to understand, and people-even those against the war talk-are tending to
 overlook the significance of it. NATO is not a guarantor of international law, and it is not a humanitarian
organization. It  is a military alliance with one very dominant partner. And it can no longer claim to be a
 defensive alliance against European socialists. It is an instrument of military aggression.

NATO is the organization that is now going to thrust further along the 40th parallel from the Balkans
 through the Southern Asian Republics of the former  Soviet Union. The US military has already taken
control of a base in Uzbekistan. No one is talking about how what we are doing seems to be a
 very logical extension of a strategy that was already in motion, and has beenin motion for two decades.
 Once we recognize the pattern of activity designed to simultaneously consolidate control over Middle
 Eastern and South Asian oil, and contain and colonize the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan is exactly
where they need to go to pursue that agenda.

Afghanistan borders Iran, India, and even China but, more importantly,the Central Asian Republics
 of  the former Soviet Union, Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. These border Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan borders Russia.  Turkmenistan sits on the Southeastern quadrant of the Caspian Sea,
whose oil the Bush Administration dearly covets. Afghanistan is necessary for two  things: as a base
of operations to begin the process of destabilizing, breaking off, and establishing control over the
South Asian Republics,which will begin within the next 18-24 months in my opinion, and constructing
a pipeline through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to deliver petroleum to the Asian market.

The BBC was recently told by Niaz Naik, a Pakistani Foreign Secretary, that senior American
 officials were warning them as early as mid-July that  military action for mid-October was being
planned for Afghanistan. In 1996,the Department of Energy was issuing reports on the desirability
 of a pipeline through Afghanistan, and  in 1998, Unocal testified before the House Subcommittee
 on Asia and the Pacific that this pipeline was crucial to transport Caspian Basin oil to the Indian
 Ocean.

Given this evidence that a military operation to secure at least a portion of Afghanistan has been
 on the table, possibly as early as five years ago,I can't help but conclude that the actions we are
seeing put into motion now are part of a pre-September 11th agenda.

I'm absolutelysure of that, in fact. The planning alone for operations, of this scale,that are now
 taking shape, would take many months. And we are seeing them take shape in mere weeks.

It defies common sense. This administration is lying about this whole thing  being a "reaction"
to September 11th. That leads me, in short order, to be very suspicious of their yet-to-be-provided
evidence that someone in  Afghanistan is responsible. It's just too damn convenient. Which also
leads me to wonder-just  for the sake of knowing-what actually did happen on September 11th,
and who actually is responsible.

The so-called evidence is a farce. The US presented Tony Blair's puppet government with the
 evidence, and of the 70 so-called points of evidence, only nine even referred to the attacks on
 the World Trade Center, and those points were conjectural. This is a bullshit story from beginning
to end.  

Presented with the available facts, any 16-year old with a liking for  courtroom dramas could tear
this story apart like a two-dollar shirt.But our corporate press regurgitates it uncritically. But then,
 as we should know by now, their role is to legitimize.
This cartoon heavy they've turned bin Laden into makes no sense, when you begin to appreciate
the complexity and synchronicity of the attacks. As a former military person who's been involved
 in the development of countless operations orders over the years, I can tell you that this was a
 very sophisticated and costly enterprise that would have left what we call a huge "signature".
In other words, it would be very hard to effectively conceal.

So there's a real question about why there was no warning of this. That can be a question
about the efficacy of the government's intelligence apparatus. That can be a question abou
 various policies in the various agencies that had to be duped to orchestrate this action.

And it can also be a question about whether or not there was foreknowledge of the event, and
 that foreknowledge is being covered up. To dismiss this concern out of hand as the rantings of
 conspiracy nuts is premature. And there is a history of this kind of thing being done by national
 political bosses, including the darling of liberals, Franklin Roosevelt.
The evidence is very compelling that the Roosevelt Administration deliberately  failed to act
 to stop Pearl Harbor in order to mobilize enough national anger to enter the World War II.
I have no idea why people aren't asking some very specific questions about the actions of
Bush and company on the day of the attacks. Follow along: Four planes get hijacked and
deviate from their flight plans, all the while on FAA radar.  The planes are all hijacked
between 7:45 and 8:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time .
Who is notified?

This is an event already that is unprecedented. But the President is not notified and going
to a Florida elementary school to hear children read.

By around 8:15 AM, it should be very apparent that something is terribly wrong. The President
is glad-handing teachers.

By 8:45, when American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the World Trade Center, Bush is settling
 in with children for his photo ops at Booker Elementary. Four planes have obviously been hijacked
 simultaneously, an event never before seen in history, and one has just dived into the worlds best
know twin towers, and still no one notifies the nominal Commander in Chief.

No one has apparently scrambled any Air Force interceptors either.

At 9:03, United Flight 175 crashes into the remaining World Trade Center building. At 9:05,
Andrew Card, the Presidential Chief of Staff whispers to George W. Bush. Bush "briefly
turns somber" according to reporters.

Does he cancel the school visit and convene an emergency meeting?
 No.

He resumes listening to second graders read about a little girl's pet  fucking goat,
and continues this banality even as American Airlines Flight 77 conducts an unscheduled
 point turn over Ohio and heads in the direction of Washington DC.

Has he instructed Chief of Staff Card to scramble the Air Force?
No.

An excruciating 25 minutes later, he finally deigns to give a public statement telling the
 United States what they already have figured out; that there's been an attack by hijacked
 planes on the World Trade Center.

There's a hijacked plane bee-lining to Washington, but has the Air Force been scrambled
 to defend anything yet?

 No.

At 9:30, when he makes his announcement, American Flight 77 is
 still ten minutes from its target, the Pentagon.

The Administration will later claim they had no way of knowing that the Pentagon might be a target,
and that they thought Flight 77 was headed to the White House, but the fact is that the plane has
already flown South and past the White House no-fly zone, and is in fact tearing through the sky at
over 400 nauts.

At 9:35, this plane conducts another turn, 360 degrees over the Pentagon, all the while being tracked
 by radar, and the Pentagon is not evacuated, and there are still no fast-movers from the Air Force in
the sky over Alexandria and DC.


Now, the real kicker. A pilot they want us to believe was trained at a Florida puddle-jumper school
 for Piper Cubs and Cessnas, conducts a well-controlled downward spiral, descending the last
 7,000 feet in two-and-a - half minutes, brings the plane in so low and flat that it clips the electrical
wires across the street from the Pentagon, and flies it with pinpoint accuracy into the side of this
 building at 460 nauts.

When the theory about learning to fly this well at the puddle-jumper school began to lose ground, it was
added that they received further training on a flight simulator.

 This is like saying you prepared your teenager for her first drive on I- 40 at rush hour by buying her a
 video driving game. It's horse shit!

There is a story being constructed about these events. My crystal ball is not working today, so I can't
say why. But at the least, this so-called Commander-in-Chief and his staff that we are all supposed to
 follow blindly into some ill-defined war on terrorism is criminally negligent or unspeakably stupid.
 And at the worst, if more is known or was known, and there is an effort to conceal the facts, there
 is a criminal conspiracy going on.

Certainly, the Bush de facto administration was facing a confluence of crises from which they were
 temporarily rescued by this event. Whether they played a sinister role or not, there is little doubt that
 they have at the veryleast opportunistically pounced on this attack to overcome their  lack of legitimacy,
 to shift the blame for the encroaching recession from capitalism to the September 11th terror attack, to legitimize their pre-existing foreign policy agenda, and to establish and consolidate repressive measures
domestically and silence dissent. In many ways, September 11th pulled the Bush cookies out of the fire.

And given them the green light to begin constructing a long-term scenario within which to establish fascistic
control measures at home and abroad as a citadel for the ruling class in the catastrophic conjuncture that
we are entering  based on the end of oil. This elephant in the living room is being studiously ignored.
In fact,the domestic repression has already begun, officially and unofficially. It's kind of a latter day
McCarthyism. I participated in a teach-in at Chapel Hill, North Carolina,on the 17th of September, and
though not a single person on the panel excused or justified the attacks, and every person there offered
either condolences and prayers for the victims, we were excoriated within two days as "enemies of America."

Yesterday an op-ed called for my deportation  (to where, one can only guess) . Now Herr  Ashcroft is fast
tracking the biggest abrogation of US civil liberties since the so-called anti-terrorism legislation after the
Oklahoma City bombing-which by the way hasn't resulted in anti-terrorism but in the acceleration of the application of the racist death penalty.The FBI has defined terrorist groups not by whether any given group
 has ever acted as terrorists, but  by their beliefs .

Some socialists and! ! anti-globalization groups have already been identified by name as terrorist groups, even though there is not a single shred of evidence that they have ever participated in any criminal activity. It reminds me of the Smith Act that was finally declared unconstitutional, but  only after a hell of a lot of people served a hell of a long time in jail for the crime of thinking.

I think this also points to yet another huge problems that the Bush regime was facing. World wide resistance
 to the whole so-called neoliberal agenda, which is a prettied up term for debt-leverage imperialism. While debt and the threat of sanctions has been used to coerce nations in the periphery, we have to understand that the final guarantor of compliance remains military action.

For a global economic agenda, there is always a corresponding politicaland military agenda.The focal
 point of these actions in the short term is Southern Asia, but they have already scripted this as a
worldwide and protracted fight against terrorism. It's  far better than drug wars as a rationalization, and
 the drug war thing was being discredited in any case.

 Leftists are regaining power and popularity in Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Colombia,
the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil, and Argentina. Cuba has gained immense prestige over the last
 few years. The empire is beginning to unravel. We can hardly justify intervention in these places by saying they are not towing the economic line by allowing the absolute domination of their societies by transnational
corporations.
That exposes the agenda. So we simply claim they are supporting terrorism.

It's for all these reasons I say the left has missed the boat on this one, by allowing them to get away with
rushing past the question of who did what on September 11th. If the official story is a lie, and I think the
circumstantial case is strong enough to stay with this question, then we really do need to know what
happened. And we need to understand concretely what the motives of this administration are.
And we need to understand more than just their immediate motives, but where the larger social forces
 that underwrite our situation right now are headed. I do not think this administration is engaged in the
deliberative process of a political grouping that is on top of their game. They are putting together  some
 very deliberative technical solutions in response to a larger situation that it slipping rapidly out of their control.  
Like clear cutting.

There's a very smart technology being employed to do a very dumb thing.What they are responding to
is not September 11th, but the beginning of a  permanent and precipitous decline in worldwide oil
production, the beginning of a deep and protracted worldwide recession, and the unraveling of the
empire.

This brings me to a point about what all this means for Americans' security,  which they are perfectly
justified to worry about. The actions being prepared by this administration will not only not enhance
our security, it will significantly degrade it. Military action against many groups across the  globe, which
is what the administration is telling us quite openly they are planning to do, will put a lot of backs against
the wall. That can't be very secure. The concept of war being touted here is a violation of the principles of
war on several counts, and will inevitably lead to military catastrophes, if you're inclined to view this from a
position of moral and political neutrality.

And the people who are now in possession of half the world's remaining oil reserves are subject to
destabilization for which we can't even pretend to predict the consequences-but loss of access to critical
energy supplies is certainly within the realm of possibility. Worst of all, we will be destabilizing Pakistan,
 a nuclear power in an active conflict with its neighbor, and we will be provoking Russia, another nuclear
power. The security stakes don't get any higher, and Americans can ill afford to ignore nukes.

And I think that this domestic agenda is a tremendous threat to the security of anyone who is critical of
 the government or their corporate financiers, and we already know that the real threats are against
populations that can  easily be scapegoated as the domestic crisis deepens. There is a very real
 threat right now of creeping fascism in this country, and that phenomenon requires its domestic enemies.
 Historically those enemies have included leftists, trade unionists, and racially and nationally oppressed sectors.

This whole "state of emergency" mentality is already being used to quiet the public discourses of
anti-racism, of feminism, of environmentalism, and of both socialism and anarchism. And while there
is token resistance by officials to anti-Muslim xenophobia, the stereotypical images have saturated the media, and the government is already beginning to openly re-instate racial profiling. It is only a short step from there to go after other groups. We have long been  prepared by the ideologies of overt and covert racism, and racism as both institution and corresponding psychology in the United States is nearly intractable.It's for all these reason, I say emphatically that we can not acceptanything from this administration; not their policies nor their bullshit stories.

What they are doing is very, very dangerous, and the time to fight back against them, openly, is right now,
 before they can consolidate their power and their agenda. Once they have done that, our job becomes
 much more difficult.The left, if it has the capacity to self-organize out of its oblivion,needs to understand
 its critical roles here. We have to play the role of credible, hard-working, and non-sectarian partners in a
broader peace-movement.  We have to study, synthesize, and describe our current historical conjuncture.

And we have to prepare leadership for the decisive conflict that will emerge to first defeat fascism then
 take political power. Rosa Luxemburg's words are truer than ever right now. We are not faced with a
 choice between socialism and capitalism, but socialism or barbarism. And what we can least afford
are denial and timidity.

Stan Goff



I strongly recommend, for anyone who wants to find further background material on the issues herein
 check out the websites at dieoff.org,  emperors-clothes.com, and globalcircle.com.

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               The key problem is to find out why that sector of society
               of the past, which I would not hesitate to call capitalist,
               should have lived as if in a bell jar, cut off from the
               rest; why was it not able to expand and conquer the
               whole of society? ... [Why was it that] a significant rate
               of capital formation was possible only in certain sectors
               and not in the whole market economy of the time?

                    —Fernand Braudel, The Wheels of Commerce


          The hour of capitalism's greatest triumph is its hour of crisis. The fall of
          the Berlin Wall ended more than a century of political competition
          between capitalism and communism. Capitalism stands alone as the only
          feasible way to rationally organize a modern economy. At this moment in
          history, no responsible nation has a choice. As a result, with varying
          degrees of enthusiasm, Third World and former communist nations have
          balanced their budgets, cut subsidies, welcomed foreign investment, and
          dropped their tariff barriers.

              Their efforts have been repaid with bitter disappointment. From Russia
          to Venezuela, the past half-decade has been a time of economic
          suffering, tumbling incomes, anxiety, and resentment; of "starving, rioting,
          and looting," in the stinging words of Malaysian prime minister Mahathir
          Mohamad. In a recent editorial the New York Times said, "For much of
          the world, the marketplace extolled by the West in the afterglow of
          victory in the Cold War has been supplanted by the cruelty of markets,
          wariness toward capitalism, and dangers of instability." The triumph of
          capitalism only in the West could be a recipe for economic and political
          disaster.

              For Americans enjoying both peace and prosperity, it has been all too
          easy to ignore the turmoil elsewhere. How can capitalism be in trouble
          when the Dow Jones Industrial average is climbing higher than Sir
          Edmund Hillary? Americans look at other nations and see progress, even
          if it is slow and uneven. Can't you eat a Big Mac in Moscow, rent a
          video from Blockbuster in Shanghai, and reach the Internet in Caracas?

              Even in the United States, however, the foreboding cannot be
          completely stifled. Americans see Colombia poised on the brink of a
          major civil war between drug-trafficking guerrillas and repressive militias,
          an intractable insurgency in the south of Mexico, and an important part of
          Asia's force-fed economic growth draining away into corruption and
          chaos. In Latin America, sympathy for free markets is dwindling: Support
          for privatization has dropped from 46 percent of the population to 36
          percent in May 2000. Most ominously of all, in the former communist
          nations capitalism has been found wanting, and men associated with old
          regimes stand poised to resume power. Some Americans sense too that
          one reason for their decade-long boom is that the more precarious the
          rest of the world looks, the more attractive American stocks and bonds
          become as a haven for international money.

              In the business community of the West, there is a growing concern that
          the failure of most of the rest of the world to implement capitalism will
          eventually drive the rich economies into recession. As millions of
          investors have painfully learned from the evaporation of their emerging
          market funds, globalization is a two-way street: If the Third World and
          former communist nations cannot escape the influence of the West,
          neither can the West disentangle itself from them. Adverse reactions to
          capitalism have also been growing stronger within rich countries
          themselves. The rioting in Seattle at the meeting of the World Trade
          Organization in December 1999 and a few months later at the
          IMF/World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C., regardless of the
          diversity of the grievances, highlighted the anger that spreading capitalism
          inspires. Many have begun recalling the economic historian Karl Polanyi's
          warnings that free markets can collide with society and lead to fascism.
          Japan is struggling through its most prolonged slump since the Great
          Depression. Western Europeans vote for politicians who promise them a
          "third way" that rejects what a French best-seller has labeled L'Horreur
          économique.

              These whispers of alarm, disturbing though they are, have thus far only
          prompted American and European leaders to repeat to the rest of the
          world the same wearisome lectures: Stabilize your currencies, hang
          tough, ignore the food riots, and wait patiently for the foreign investors to
          return.

              Foreign investment is, of course, a very good thing. The more of it, the
          better. Stable currencies are good, too, as are free trade and transparent
          banking practices and the privatization of state-owned industries and
          every other remedy in the Western pharmacopoeia. Yet we continually
          forget that global capitalism has been tried before. In Latin America, for
          example, reforms directed at creating capitalist systems have been tried
          at least four times since independence from Spain in the 1820s. Each
          time, after the initial euphoria, Latin Americans swung back from
          capitalist and market economy policies. These remedies are clearly not
          enough. Indeed, they fall so far short as to be almost irrelevant.

              When these remedies fail, Westerners all too often respond not by
          questioning the adequacy of the remedies but by blaming Third World
          peoples for their lack of entrepreneurial spirit or market orientation. If
          they have failed to prosper despite all the excellent advice, it is because
          something is the matter with them: They missed the Protestant
          Reformation, or they are crippled by the disabling legacy of colonial
          Europe, or their IQs are too low. But the suggestion that it is culture that
          explains the success of such diverse places as Japan, Switzerland, and
          California, and culture again that explains the relative poverty of such
          equally diverse places as China, Estonia, and Baja California, is worse
          than inhumane; it is unconvincing. The disparity of wealth between the
          West and the rest of the world is far too great to be explained by culture
          alone. Most people want the fruits of capital—so much so that many,
          from the children of Sanchez to Khrushchev's son, are flocking to
          Western nations.

              The cities of the Third World and the former communist countries are
          teeming with entrepreneurs. You cannot walk through a Middle Eastern
          market, hike up to a Latin American village, or climb into a taxicab in
          Moscow without someone trying to make a deal with you. The
          inhabitants of these countries possess talent, enthusiasm, and an
          astonishing ability to wring a profit out of practically nothing. They can
          grasp and use modern technology. Otherwise, American businesses
          would not be struggling to control the unauthorized use of their patents
          abroad, nor would the U.S. government be striving so desperately to
          keep modern weapons technology out of the hands of Third World
          countries. Markets are an ancient and universal tradition: Christ drove the
          merchants out of the temple two thousand years ago, and Mexicans were
          taking their products to market long before Columbus reached America.

              But if people in countries making the transition to capitalism are not
          pitiful beggars, are not helplessly trapped in obsolete ways, and are not
          the uncritical prisoners of dysfunctional cultures, what is it that prevents
          capitalism from delivering to them the same wealth it has delivered to the
          West? Why does capitalism thrive only in the West, as if enclosed in a
          bell jar?

              In this book I intend to demonstrate that the major stumbling block
          that keeps the rest of the world from benefiting from capitalism is its
          inability to produce capital. Capital is the force that raises the productivity
          of labor and creates the wealth of nations. It is the lifeblood of the
          capitalist system, the foundation of progress, and the one thing that the
          poor countries of the world cannot seem to produce for themselves, no
          matter how eagerly their people engage in all the other activities that
          characterize a capitalist economy.

              I will also show, with the help of facts and figures that my research
          team and I have collected, block by block and farm by farm in Asia,
          Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, that most of the poor
          already possess the assets they need to make a success of capitalism.
          Even in the poorest countries, the poor save. The value of savings among
          the poor is, in fact, immense—forty times all the foreign aid received
          throughout the world since 1945. In Egypt, for instance, the wealth that
          the poor have accumulated is worth fifty-five times as much as the sum of
          all direct foreign investment ever recorded there, including the Suez Canal
          and the Aswan Dam. In Haiti, the poorest nation in Latin America, the
          total assets of the poor are more than one hundred fifty times greater than
          all the foreign investment received since Haiti's independence from
          France in 1804. If the United States were to hike its foreign-aid budget
          to the level recommended by the United Nations—0.7 percent of
          national income—it would take the richest country on earth more than
          150 years to transfer to the world's poor resources equal to those they
          already possess.

              But they hold these resources in defective forms: houses built on land
          whose ownership rights are not adequately recorded, unincorporated
          businesses with undefined liability, industries located where financiers and
          investors cannot see them. Because the rights to these possessions are
          not adequately documented, these assets cannot readily be turned into
          capital, cannot be traded outside of narrow local circles where people
          know and trust each other, cannot be used as collateral for a loan, and
          cannot be used as a share against an investment.

              In the West, by contrast, every parcel of land, every building, every
          piece of equipment, or store of inventories is represented in a property
          document that is the visible sign of a vast hidden process that connects all
          these assets to the rest of the economy. Thanks to this representational
          process, assets can lead an invisible, parallel life alongside their material
          existence. They can be used as collateral for credit. The single most
          important source of funds for new businesses in the United States is a
          mortgage on the entrepreneur's house. These assets can also provide a
          link to the owner's credit history, an accountable address for the
          collection of debts and taxes, the basis for the creation of reliable and
          universal public utilities, and a foundation for the creation of securities
          (like mortgage-backed bonds) that can then be rediscounted and sold in
          secondary markets. By this process the West injects life into assets and
          makes them generate capital.

              Third World and former communist nations do not have this
          representational process. As a result, most of them are undercapitalized,
          in the same way that a firm is undercapitalized when it issues fewer
          securities than its income and assets would justify. The enterprises of the
          poor are very much like corporations that cannot issue shares or bonds
          to obtain new investment and finance. Without representations, their
          assets are dead capital.

              The poor inhabitants of these nations—five-sixths of humanity—do
          have things, but they lack the process to represent their property and
          create capital. They have houses but not titles; crops but not deeds;
          businesses but not statutes of incorporation. It is the unavailability of
          these essential representations that explains why people who have
          adapted every other Western invention, from the paper clip to the nuclear
          reactor, have not been able to produce sufficient capital to make their
          domestic capitalism work.

              This is the mystery of capital. Solving it requires an understanding of
          why Westerners, by representing assets with titles, are able to see and
          draw out capital from them. One of the greatest challenges to the human
          mind is to comprehend and to gain access to those things we know exist
          but cannot see. Not everything that is real and useful is tangible and
          visible. Time, for example, is real, but it can only be efficiently managed
          when it is represented by a clock or a calendar. Throughout history,
          human beings have invented representational systems—writing, musical
          notation, double-entry bookkeeping—to grasp with the mind what
          human hands could never touch. In the same way, the great practitioners
          of capitalism, from the creators of integrated title systems and corporate
          stock to Michael Milken, were able to reveal and extract capital where
          others saw only junk by devising new ways to represent the invisible
          potential that is locked up in the assets we accumulate.

              At this very moment you are surrounded by waves of Ukrainian,
          Chinese, and Brazilian television that you cannot see. So, too, are you
          surrounded by assets that invisibly harbor capital. Just as the waves of
          Ukrainian television are far too weak for you to sense them directly but
          can, with the help of a television set, be decoded to be seen and heard,
          so can capital be extracted and processed from assets. But only the
          West has the conversion process required to transform the invisible to the
          visible. It is this disparity that explains why Western nations can create
          capital and the Third World and former communist nations cannot.

              The absence of this process in the poorer regions of the
          world—where two-thirds of humanity lives—is not the consequence of
          some Western monopolistic conspiracy. It is rather that Westerners take
          this mechanism so completely for granted that they have lost all
          awareness of its existence. Although it is huge, nobody sees it, including
          the Americans, Europeans, and Japanese who owe all their wealth to
          their ability to use it. It is an implicit legal infrastructure hidden deep within
          their property systems—of which ownership is but the tip of the iceberg.
          The rest of the iceberg is an intricate man-made process that can
          transform assets and labor into capital. This process was not created
          from a blueprint and is not described in a glossy brochure. Its origins are
          obscure and its significance buried in the economic subconscious of
          Western capitalist nations.

              How could something so important have slipped our minds? It is not
          uncommon for us to know how to use things without understanding why
          they work. Sailors used magnetic compasses long before there was a
          satisfactory theory of magnetism. Animal breeders had a working
          knowledge of genetics long before Gregor Mendel explained genetic
          principles. Even as the West prospers from abundant capital, do people
          really understand the origin of capital? If they don't, there always remains
          the possibility that the West might damage the source of its own strength.
          Being clear about the source of capital will also prepare the West to
          protect itself and the rest of the world as soon as the prosperity of the
          moment yields to the crisis that is sure to come. Then the question that
          always arises in international crises will be heard again: Whose money
          will be used to solve the problem?

              So far, Western countries have been happy to take their system for
          producing capital entirely for granted and to leave its history
          undocumented. That history must be recovered. This book is an effort to
          reopen the exploration of the source of capital and thus explain how to
          correct the economic failures of poor countries. These failures have
          nothing to do with deficiencies in cultural or genetic heritage. Would
          anyone suggest "cultural" commonalities between Latin Americans and
          Russians? Yet in the last decade, ever since both regions began to build
          capitalism without capital, they have shared the same political, social, and
          economic problems: glaring inequality, underground economies,
          pervasive mafias, political instability, capital flight, flagrant disregard for
          the law. These troubles did not originate in the monasteries of the
          Orthodox Church or along the pathways of the Incas.

              But it is not only former communist and Third World countries that
          have suffered all of these problems. The same was true of the United
          States in 1783, when President George Washington complained about
          "banditti ... skimming and disposing of the cream of the country at the
          expense of the many." These "banditti" were squatters and small illegal
          entrepreneurs occupying lands they did not own. For the next one
          hundred years, such squatters battled for legal rights to their land and
          miners warred over their claims because ownership laws differed from
          town to town and camp to camp. Enforcing property rights created such
          a quagmire of social unrest and antagonism throughout the young United
          States that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Joseph Story,
          wondered in 1820 whether lawyers would ever be able to settle them.

              Do squatters, bandits, and flagrant disregard of the law sound familiar?
          Americans and Europeans have been telling the other countries of the
          world, "You have to be more like us." In fact, they are very much like the
          United States of a century ago when it too was an undeveloped country.
          Western politicians once faced the same dramatic challenges that leaders
          of the developing and former communist countries are facing today. But
          their successors have lost contact with the days when the pioneers who
          opened the American West were undercapitalized because they seldom
          possessed title to the lands they settled and the goods they owned, when
          Adam Smith did his shopping in black markets and English street urchins
          plucked pennies cast by laughing tourists into the mud banks of the
          Thames, when Jean-Baptiste Colbert's technocrats executed 16,000
          small entrepreneurs whose only crime was manufacturing and importing
          cotton cloth in violation of France's industrial codes.

              That past is many nations' present. The Western nations have so
          successfully integrated their poor into their economies that they have lost
          even the memory of how it was done, how the creation of capital began
          back when, as the American historian Gordon Wood has written,
          "something momentous was happening in the society and culture that
          released the aspirations and energies of common people as never before
          in American history." The "something momentous" was that Americans
          and Europeans were on the verge of establishing widespread formal
          property law and inventing the conversion process in that law that
          allowed them to create capital. This was the moment when the West
          crossed the demarcation line that led to successful capitalism—when it
          ceased being a private club and became a popular culture, when George
          Washington's dreaded "banditti" were transformed into the beloved
          pioneers that American culture now venerates.


                                    * * *


          The paradox is as clear as it is unsettling: Capital, the most essential
          component of Western economic advance, is the one that has received
          the least attention. Neglect has shrouded it in mystery—in fact, in a series
          of five mysteries.


          The Mystery of the Missing Information

          Charitable organizations have so emphasized the miseries and
          helplessness of the world's poor that no one has properly documented
          their capacity for accumulating assets. Over the past five years, I and a
          hundred colleagues from six different nations have closed our books and
          opened our eyes—and gone out into the streets and countrysides of four
          continents to count how much the poorest sectors of society have saved.
          The quantity is enormous. But most of it is dead capital.


          The Mystery of Capital

          This is the key mystery and the centerpiece of this book. Capital is a
          subject that has fascinated thinkers for the past three centuries. Marx said
          that you needed to go beyond physics to touch "the hen that lays the
          golden eggs"; Adam Smith felt you had to create "a sort of waggon-way
          through the air" to reach that same hen. But no one has told us where the
          hen hides. What is capital, how is it produced, and how is it related to
          money?


          The Mystery of Political Awareness

          If there is so much dead capital in the world, and in the hands of so many
          poor people, why haven't governments tried to tap into this potential
          wealth? Simply because the evidence they needed has only become
          available in the past forty years as billions of people throughout the world
          have moved from life organized on a small scale to life on a large scale.
          This migration to the cities has rapidly divided labor and spawned in
          poorer countries a huge industrial-commercial revolution—one that,
          incredibly, has been virtually ignored.


          The Missing Lessons of U.S. History

          What is going on in the Third World and the former communist countries
          has happened before, in Europe and North America. Unfortunately, we
          have been so mesmerized by the failure of so many nations to make the
          transition to capitalism that we have forgotten how the successful
          capitalist nations actually did it. For years I visited technocrats and
          politicians in advanced nations, from Alaska to Tokyo, but they had no
          answers. It was a mystery. I finally found the answer in their history
          books, the most pertinent example being that of U.S. history.


          The Mystery of Legal Failure: Why Property Law Does Not
          Work Outside the West

          Since the nineteenth century, nations have been copying the laws of the
          West to give their citizens the institutional framework to produce wealth.
          They continue to copy such laws today, and obviously it doesn't work.
          Most citizens still cannot use the law to convert their savings into capital.
          Why this is so and what is needed to make the law work remains a
          mystery.

              The solution to each of these mysteries is the subject of a chapter in
          this book.


                                    * * *


          The moment is ripe to solve the problem of why capitalism is triumphant
          in the West and stalling practically everywhere else. As all plausible
          alternatives to capitalism have now evaporated, we are finally in a
          position to study capital dispassionately and carefully.

          (C) 2000 Hernando de Soto All rights reserved. ISBN: 0-465-01614-6
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Subject: what we know about el ghazala in tunisia   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:21:30 -0800
  From:   chris
     To:  <ming>
 Africa struggles to get online March 15, 2002 Posted: 12:00 AM EST (0500 GMT)

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (Reuters) -- It may take all day to phone Ghana
from the country next door, but if you want the latest news from a shadowy
group of rebels fighting in remote West African jungles, you can always go
to their Web site.

Small ads, chat rooms, government propaganda, dissident tracts, soccer scores,
news, horoscopes, lonely hearts, pornography and racist rants -- Africa's Web
sites have it all.

And Ghana in West Africa is playing host this week to a showdown among the
global gatekeepers of the Internet -- the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN).

At one the plushest hotels in one of the world's poorest countries,
the nonprofit body that oversees the use of the global computer
network has to decide who should run the Net.

But for many in Africa the cyberwar taking place by Ghana's palm-fringed
beaches is far removed from their daily grind.

And like many of the continent's young nations, struggling to develop stable
political systems and falling ever further behind Western economies, the
Internet faces a host of obstacles getting a foothold in the world's poorest
continent.

Long way to go


More and more people are logging on in Africa. In 1995, there were 1.2
Internet hosts in South Africa for every 1,000 people. Five years later there
were 8.4.

Cybercafes are sprouting like mushrooms in cities and Internet service
providers (ISPs) proliferate. In Kenya, 40 ISPs serve a modest 40,000
 Internet users and you can get hooked up in hours in Ivory Coast.

But despite the leaps made in the last few years,
only a tiny proportion of the more than 800 million
 people in Africa have access to the Internet.

A study by research group NUA Internet Surveys put Internet users
 worldwide at 513 million. But just four million were in Africa, and more
 than half of them in one country, South Africa.

And there is a long way to go. The bottom 28 countries in the United Nations
human development league, which ranks 162 countries, are all in Africa and
the highest score among them is 0.2 hosts for every 1,000 people in Senegal
and Zambia.

The continent's highest proportion of Internet users is in the Seychelles with 7.6
percent, or 6,000 users. In Seattle, home of software behemoth Microsoft, 60
percent of the population have access to the Internet at home.

Wired magazine has identified 46 "technology hubs" in the world -- places
where knowhow, finance and opportunity converge -- based on numbers of
corporate offices, venture capitalists, business startups, universities and
research labs.

Africa had two: El Ghazala in Tunisia and Gauteng in South Africa, ranked 45
and 46 respectively.

New needs the old


A new innovation, the Internet has failed to take off in Africa for simple
reasons. Two older inventions -- electricity and the phone -- are absent from
large swathes of the continent.

Even in capital cities such as Accra in Ghana, where the Internet is a handy
way of by-passing the country's poor international phone service, power cuts
hamper computer use.

Oliver Fortuin, head of IBM's PC division in South and Central Africa said one
of the biggest obstacles to IT growth -- except in South Africa -- was limited
telecoms infrastructure.

The poorest continent on the planet has just two percent of the globe's
telephone lines and for many, access to clean water, healthcare or education
would come top of any wish list.

"Africa can't leapfrog the technology because it doesn't have the capital
required to invest in the infrastructure," he said. "Africa is three to four years
behind the technology curve in terms of infrastructure, as the start-up costs are
high."

Information and communications technology was highlighted by the African
Development Bank as a key infrastructure -- along with water, energy and
transport -- desperately in need of private sector funding to help Africa
develop.

Cost constraints


Optimists argue that Africa's tardy development provides both an opportunity
to learn from the mistakes of the West and to use new innovations to kick start
development

The Internet is a powerful tool as it has few barriers to participation and
provides access to such a depth of information that the transfer of knowledge,
notably in key areas for Africa such as health and education, can be
accelerated.

For example, remote Internet centers have been set up at refugee camps in
Tanzania to provide long-distance health and education advice to those fleeing
from Burundi.

But few should expect home Internet use to take off anytime soon. The
technology costs too much.

In Ivory Coast, one of the more affluent countries in West Africa a decent
computer costs about $1,000, well above the annual per capita income. The
minimum monthly wage is $40.

IBM says its revenue base in West Africa has doubled in each of the last three
years, but most clients are multinationals and fears of political instability
continue to crimp investment.

"We're not going to see big growth in pervasive computing, where everything is
connected, in the next 18 months in Africa," said Fourtin.

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 broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Note from R4D
Hitler Joseph Garbles & Dr. Joseph Mengele
In this world where book & film titles are as moronic as the names
given to horses at the race track I wish to remember or recognize
 that I remember something about WW2 and the hidious Eugenics
 and torturing experiments of Hitlers policies as carried out by
 Dr. Joseph Mengele.

 As I see it Michael Jackson ,Jacks, Jocco, The Kid, The king of Pop
what ever you call him "the kid " bleached with a (bleached) dream
is Dr. Joseph Mengele final triumph .
Hitler Joseph Garbles & Dr. Joseph Mengele
 Thanks to a Inbread xenophobic Eurocentric Nation White Bread
 Anti black America fetish of Dr. Joseph Gerbles, Mengele and Hitler
These guys meant business Race as religion ...

        "The most important American political event in those preparations for Hitler was the infamous 'Third
     International Congress on Eugenics,' held at New York's American Museum of Natural History August 21-23,
     1932, supervised by the International Federation of Eugenics Societies. 9 This meeting  took up the stubborn
     persistence of African-Americans and other allegedly 'inferior' and 'socially inadequate' groups in reproducing,
     expanding their  numbers, and amalgamating with others. It was recommended that these 'dangers' to the 'better'
     ethnic groups and to the 'well-born,' could be dealt with by sterilization or 'cutting off the bad stock' of the 'unfit.'
                "Italy's fascist government sent an official representative. Averell Harriman's sister Mary, director of
     'Entertainment' for the Congress, lived down in Virginia fox-hunting country; her state supplied the speaker on
     'racial purity,' W.A. Plecker, Virginia commissioner of vital statistics. Plecker reportedly held the delegates
     spellbound with his account of the struggle to stop race-mixing and inter-racial sex in Virginia.
                "The Congress proceedings were dedicated to Averell Harriman's mother; she had paid for the founding of
     the race-science movement in America back in 1910, building the Eugenics Record Office as a branch of the
     Galton National Laboratory in London. She and other Harrimans were usually escorted to  the horse races by old
     George Herbert Walker--they shared with the Bushes and the Farishes a fascination with 'breeding
     thoroughbreds' among horses  and humans. 10
               "Averell Harriman personally arranged with the Walker/Bush Hamburg-Amerika Line to transport Nazi
     ideologues from Germany to New York for  this meeting. 11 The most famous among those transported was Dr.
     Ernst Rudin, psychiatrist at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Genealogy and Demography in Berlin, where the
     Rockefeller family paid for Dr. Rudin to occupy an entire floor with his eugenics 'research.' Dr. Rudin had
     addressed  the International Federation's 1928 Munich meeting, speaking on 'Mental Aberration and Race
     Hygiene,' while others (Germans and Americans) spoke  on race-mixing and sterilization of the unfit. Rudin had
     also led the German delegation to the 1930 Mental Hygiene Congress in Washington, D.C.
              "At the Harrimans' 1932 New York Eugenics Congress, Ernst Rudin was unanimously elected president of
     the International Federation of Eugenics  Societies. This was recognition of Rudin as founder of the German
     Society for Race Hygiene, with his co-founder, Eugenics Federation vice president  Alfred Ploetz.
              "As depression-maddened financiers schemed in Berlin and New York, Rudin was now official leader of the
     world eugenics movement. Components of his movement included groups with overlapping leadership, dedicated
     to:
              -sterilization of mental patients ('mental hygiene societies');
               -execution of the insane, criminals and the terminally ill ('euthanasia societies'); and
               -eugenical race-purification by prevention of births to parents from 'inferior' blood stocks ('birth control
     societies').

              "Before the Auschwitz death camp became a household word, these British-American-European groups
     called openly for the elimination of the 'unfit' by means including force and violence. 12." 11.
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[Nazi War Criminal  of the "Angel of Death of Auschwitz," Dr. Joseph Mengele ]
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Today In History   www.mightycool.com/historyspotlight/06061985.shtml
... of the "Angel of Death of Auschwitz," Dr. Joseph Mengele. ... at Nuremberg, and was the
last major Nazi war criminal to die in Spandau under highly ...

"He doesn't have to Marry a white Girl He "is" a white Girl Just like
  Jesus! As famous and “pretty”.
We all have free will, right nobody put a gun or a Chip to his head right!
Or he did it to him self !
 This nation and it's pursuit of "HIGH CULTURE" is apparently
 only capable Copying and copy-cating others or Self Parody.
Preparing for a 1/2 baked sequel.
In the Blue eyed Disney Cartoon fantasy which is a blatant fraud
foisted on all kids like burger meat .


Ok OK I can't spell !!! this previous txt
was bad Ok OK!
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  Note from R4D
  In  a world where film titles are as moronic as the names given to horses
  at the race track I wish to remember or recognize that I remember WW2
  and the Eugenics and torturing experiments of Hitler policies as carried
   out by Mingler as I see it Michael Jackson ,Jacks, Jocco, The Kid, The
  king of Pop what ever you call him the kid bleached with a (bleached)
   dream is Minglers final triumph . Thanks to a xenophobic Eurocentric
  nation America is Dr. Minguler ,Or he did it to him self ! This nation and
  it's pursuit of HIGH CULTURE is apparently only capable of Parody.  Preparing for a sequel.He doesn't have to Marry a white Girl He "is"
 a white Girl Just like  Jesus! As famous and “pretty”.


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I have an Idea  to use the WWW, how about a Web Site that mentally Un Hooks people from here Brain Washing .. Like a World Facts map"With a map linking All of the Sites world wide
 so people can research this stuff and get good grades in school some thing but still showing in
light way the serious scary stuff we all know  about but never discuss.( This might even use the
 Chat Room feature ? ) Or a WWW that actually proposes that commercial exploitation of a com-mercial & neat as the original corporate stuff so the mascot "speaks" with the authority
of the featured creature as an example Exxon's Tiger or Tony the Tiger (Kellogg's Corn Flakes
 Creial Mascot )  says "Hey kids did you know that my Boss made$$ Billion Last year and I
really gotta Live Like (Show Photo) this even though I help him earn it, as a spokes Critter  
don't you think I deserve a Better Life ? & Working conditions We Tigers are an Endangered
Species and are nearly extinct ! Wild life funds and most charitable Org's. are over worked
under staffed  or afraid and don't act like we Tigers are a Priority once We Die Out we will
only be A Dam Cartoon !!
Us we the two most famous Product Critters in out Native Lands Ok .. That Would Be
GGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRrrrrrrEEEEeeAAAAAAaaaaaaTTTTTTtttttttt!! "

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      A Degree in Dabbling
       If you're stuck in a rut with nothing to do,
         then set up a studio where you can scratch
        your artistic itch. Find a quiet corner of the
        house where you can let your creative juices
         flow.
        Every master artist needs plenty of supplies.
       Make sure you're stocked up on colored paper,
       glue, cardboard, magic markers, crayons,
       paint, string and anything else you'll need.

Now you're ready to concoct some cool creations. Grab a few empty milk jugs and juice
cans to make your own action figures. With homemade clay, craft an army of menacing
figures with paper-clip horns andspaghetti-noodle hair.





BBC was recently told by Niaz Naik, a Pakistani Foreign Secretary, that
 senior American officials were warning them as early as mid-July that  
military action for mid-October was being planned for Afghanistan. In
1996, the Department of Energy was issuing reports on the desirability
 of a pipeline through Afghanistan, and  in 1998, Unocal testified before
 the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific that this pipeline was
crucial to transport Caspian Basin oil to the Indian Ocean.

Given this evidence that a military operation to secure at least a portion of
 Afghanistan has been on the table, possibly as early as five years ago,I can't
 help but conclude that the actions we are seeing put into motion now are
part of a pre-September 11th agenda. I'm absolutelysure of that, in fact.
The planning alone for operations, of this scale,that are now taking shape,
 would take many months. And we are seeing them take shape in mere weeks.

And it can also be a question about whether or not there was
foreknowledge of the event, and that foreknowledge is being
covered up.

To dismiss this concern out of hand as the rantings of conspiracy
 nuts is premature. And there is a history of this kind of thing being done by national political bosses, including the darling of liberals,  Franklin Roosevelt. The evidence is very compelling
that the Roosevelt Administration deliberately failed to act to
stop Pearl Harbor in order to mobilize enough national anger
 to enter the World War II.

I have no idea why people aren't asking some very specific questions about
 the actions of Bush and company on the day of the attacks. Follow along:
Four planes get hijacked and deviate from their flight plans, all the while
on FAA radar.
The planes are all hijacked between 7:45 and 8:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

 Who is notified?

This is an event already that is unprecedented. But the President is not
notified and going to a Florida elementary school to hear children read.

By aroun

This elephant in the living room is being studiously ignored.

In fact,the domestic repression has already begun, officially and unofficially.
It's kind of a latter day McCarthyism. I participated in a teach-in at Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, on the 17th of September, and though not a single person on
the panel excused or justified the attacks, and every person there offered either
 condolences and prayers for the victims, we were excoriated within two days
as "enemies of America." Yesterday an op-ed called for my deportation
 (to where, one can only guess). Now Herr Ashcroft is fast tracking the biggest
abrogation of US civil liberties since the so-called anti-terrorism legislation
after the Oklahoma City bombing-which by the way hasn't resulted in anti-
terrorism but in the acceleration of the application of the racist death penalty.
 The FBI has defined terrorist groups not by whether any given group has ever
acted as terrorists, but by their beliefs.

Some socialists and! ! anti-globalization groups have already been identified
 by name as terrorist groups, even though there is not a single shred of evidence
 that they have ever participated in any criminal activity. It reminds me of the
Smith Act that was finally declared unconstitutional, but only after a hell of a
lot of people served a hell of a long time in jail for the crime of thinking.


I think this also points to yet another huge problems that the Bush regime was
facing. Worldwide resistance to the whole so-called neoliberal agenda, which
is a prettied up term for debt-leverage imperialism. While debt and the threat
of sanctions has been used to coerce nations in the periphery, we have to
understand that the final guarantor of compliance remains military action.


For a global economic agenda, there is always a corresponding political and
military agenda.

The focal point of these actions in the short term is Southern Asia, but they
 have already scripted this as a worldwide and protracted fight against terrorism.
 It's far better than drug wars as a rationalization, and the drug war thing was
being discredited in any case. Leftists are regaining power and popularity in
Venezuela,El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Colombia, the Dominican
Republic, Haiti, Brazil, and Argentina.

Cuba has gained immense prestige over the last few years. The empire is beginning
 to unravel. We can hardly justify intervention in these places by  saying they are
not towing the economic line by allowing the absolute domination of their societies
 by transnational corporations. That exposes the agenda. So we simply claim they are
supporting terrorism.

I
There's a very smart technology being employed to do a very dumb thing.
What they are responding to is not September 11th, but the beginning
 of a  permanent and precipitous decline in worldwide oil
production, the beginning of a deep and protracted worldwide
recession, and the unraveling of the  empire.

This brings me to a point about what all this means for Americans'
security,  which they are perfectly justified to worry about. The actions being
prepared by this administration will not only not enhance our security, it will
significantly degrade it.
 Military action against many groups across the  globe, which is what
 the administration is telling us quite openly they are planning to do,
will put a lot of backs against the wall. That can't be very secure.

The concept of war being touted here is a violation
 of the principles of war on several counts, and will
inevitably lead to military catastrophes, if you're
inclined to view this from a position of moral and
political neutrality.

And the people who are now in possession of half the
 world's remaining oil reserves are subject to destabilization
 for which we can't even pretend to predict the consequences-but
 loss of access to critical energy supplies is certainly within the
realm of possibility. Worst of all, we will be destabilizing Pakistan,
 a nuclear power in an active conflict with its neighbor, and we will
 be provoking Russia, another nuclear power.


The security stakes don't get any higher, and Americans
 can ill afford to ignore nukes.

And I think that this domestic agenda is a tremendous threat
 to the security of anyone who is critical of the government
or their corporate financiers, and we already know that the
real threats are against populations that can  easily be
scapegoated as the domestic crisis deepens.

There is a very real  threat right now of
creeping fascism in this country, and that
 phenomenon requires its domestic enemies.
 Historically those enemies have included
leftists, trade unionists, and racially and
nationally oppressed sectors.

This whole "state of emergency" mentality is already being
used to quiet the public discourses of anti-racism, of feminism,
 of environmentalism, and of both socialism and anarchism.
And while there is token resistance by officials to anti-Muslim
 xenophobia, the stereotypical images have saturated the media,
 and the government is already beginning
 to openly re-instate racial profiling.
It is only a short step from there to go after
 other groups.

 We have long been prepared by the
 ideologies of overt and covert racism,
 and racism as both institution and
corresponding psychology in the
United States is nearly  intractable.

It's for all these reason, I say emphatically that we can not acceptanything
from this administration; not their
policies nor their bullshit stories.

What they are doing is very, very dangerous,
and the time to fight back against them, openly,
 is right now,before they can consolidate their
power and their agenda. Once they have done
 that, our job becomes much more difficult.