Plan to oust Saddam drawn up two years before the invasion

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By Michael Savage, Political Correspondent
The Independent
Monday, 1 February 2010

A secret plan to foster an internal coup against Saddam Hussein was drawn up by the Government two years before the invasion of Iraq, The Independent can reveal.

Whitehall officials drafted the “contract with the Iraqi people” as a way of signalling to dissenters in Iraq that an overthrow of Saddam would be supported by Britain. It promised aid, oil contracts, debt cancellations and trade deals once the dictator had been removed. Tony Blair’s team saw it as a way of creating regime change in Iraq even before the 9/11 attack on New York.


via Plan to oust Saddam drawn up two years before the invasion – UK Politics, UK – The Independent

h/t: CLG


Inside the mind of a psychopath and the Chilcot ‘Inquiry’ By William Bowles

The madness of Tony Blair, the futility of the Chilcot inquiry

The Chilcot ‘Inquiry’: a theatre of the absurd By William Bowles

Hillary Clinton’s Prescription: Make The World A NATO Protectorate by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO -Opposition to global militarism
31 January, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was busy in London and Paris last week advancing the new Euro-Atlantic agenda for the world.

As the top foreign policy official of what her commander-in-chief Barack Obama touted as being the world’s sole military superpower on December 10, she is no ordinary foreign minister. Her position is rather some composite of several ones from previous historical epochs: Viceroy, proconsul, imperial nuncio.

When a U.S. secretary of state speaks the world pays heed. Any nation that doesn’t will suffer the consequences of that inattention, that disrespect toward the imperatrix mundi.

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The Terror Card: Fear is the Key to Obedience by Rev. Richard Skaff

by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, January 31, 2010

The Terrorism Industrial Complex (TIC)

Definitions of terrorism

Webster’s dictionary defines terrorism as the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. [1].

However, the United States code defined terrorism as “(An) act of terrorism means an activity that (A) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life that is a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any state, and (B) appears to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population: (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.” [2].

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Inside the mind of a psychopath and the Chilcot ‘Inquiry’ By William Bowles

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By William Bowles
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1 February 2010

Reams have been written about the appearance of Tony Blair at the so-called inquiry. Very few if any have even come close to identifying the real nature of the beast called Tony Blair.

Were he a working class man, head of a crime gang for example, Blair’s ‘pathology’ would have been central to most mainstream media coverage, revealing the class bias in how the the media treat the ruling elites. His judgment, even his arrogance maybe questioned but not his mental state.

There seems to be some disagreement over what constitutes a sociopath or psychopath but in trawling the web I came across all kinds of definitions. For example,
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Max Keiser on Egill Helgason’s TV show: Financial Terrorism in Iceland

January 31, 2010

Part one of two. Max Keiser on Icelandic TV to talk about Icesave, Britian, Iceland and the financial collapse.

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Ron Paul on the CIA’s Assassination Policy + Audit The Fed!

January 31, 2010

On the evening of Jan. 27, 2010, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke, in Baltimore City, before a capacity audience at Loyola University Maryland. He addressed a wide range of issues, including civil liberties, civil disobedience, the CIA’s assassination policy, torture, rendition, secret prisons, enemy combatants, the ancient Writ of Habeas Corpus, Barack Obama’s White House and the 2nd and 10th Amendments. Rep. Paul also expressed his growing fears, post-9/11, for our fast-fading Republic itself. He added that the current situation in the country is compounded by the shaky economic and monetary systems, which have been ineptly crafted and dominated by the Wall Street Banksters and “The Fed.” With respect to Rep. Paul’s comments on the CIAs assassination policy, see: “CIA is Said to Weigh Targeting Americans for Death,” Jan. 31, 2010, by Greg Miller, Tribune Newspapers. Check out related videos: Audit the Fed! (see below) and the last video on this post: Open the Debates Rally Speech Uncut + Ron Paul Press Conference featuring Ralph Nader

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Permaculture around the world + Fairview Gardens Organic Farm nestled in an urban area

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on Jan 11, 2010

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) recently visited the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia to check out the work of Geoff Lawton at Zaytuna Farm.

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Peter Dale Scott: The War Machine is the Mindset in Washington

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Updated: Feb. 1, 2010, added Part 2; Feb. 4, 2010, added Part 3 (scroll down)

New mindset for US foreign policy?

Peter Dale Scott: The President does not choose the mindset, it chooses the people who become President

Peter Dale Scott a former Canadian diplomat and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His most recent books are Drugs, Oil, and War (2005), The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (2007), The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War (2008) and Mosaic Orpheus (poetry, 2009).

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