By Amy Goodman, David Goodman
Now in paperback, the nationwide bestseller that demanding situations the company and political hypocrisy that has silenced the USA n Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman exposes the lies, corruption, and crimes of the facility elite-an elite that's strengthened by way of huge media conglomerates who vague the reality. Her target is 'to pass the place the silence is, to provide voice to the silenced majority,' and she or he is keen on quoting Margaret Mead: 'Never doubt small crew of considerate, devoted humans can switch the area. certainly, it is the merely factor that ever has.' This e-book informs and empowers humans to behave on that precept.
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Oh my God, the crazies are again. ’ ” McGovern acknowledged their wild-eyed geopolitical schemes would routinely move “right into the round ﬁle. ”29 In September 2000, PNAC issued a file that referred to as upon the U.S. to dominate international assets and, good, the globe. the major to understanding this was once “some catastrophic and catalyzing event—like a brand new Pearl Harbor. ”30 *Elliot Abrams pleaded accountable to 2 counts of withholding info from Congress in 1991. President George Bush pardoned Abrams on Christmas Eve 1992, besides Reagan-Bush security Secretary Caspar Weinberger and nationwide safety consultant Robert McFarlane. 21609_ch01. 1-318. qxd 30/7/04 9:53 AM web page 37 BLOWBACK 37 As investigative reporter John Pilger has written, “[PNAC] instructed a rise in arms-spending via $48 billion in order that Washington may well ‘ﬁght and win a number of, simultaneous significant theatre wars. ’ This has occurred. It stated the us may still advance ‘bunker-buster’ nuclear guns and make ‘star wars’ a countrywide precedence. this can be taking place. It stated that, within the occasion of Bush taking energy, Iraq will be a goal. And so it really is. ”31 guns of mass destruction and Iraq itself have been mere pretexts for greater schemes. in response to PNAC: “While the unresolved conﬂict with Iraq offers the speedy justiﬁcation, the necessity for a considerable American strength presence within the Gulf transcends the problem of the regime of Saddam Hussein. ”32 etc the morning of September 12, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld reacted to the realm alternate heart and Pentagon assaults by means of stating to Bush’s cupboard that the U.S. should still instantly assault Iraq. 33 It didn’t topic then or later that Iraq had no connection to Al Qaeda or the 9-11 assaults. The neoconservatives, pissed off that we in basic terms owned the pumps and never the oil, have been itching to dominate the area. The proof can be molded to ﬁt their designs. in the meantime, the Bush crew observed 11th of September as a possible boon to its cronies. All that used to be wanted used to be a plan—and the PNAC blueprint used to be with ease on hand. nationwide defense consultant Condoleezza Rice advised senior nationwide safeguard Council employees “to take into consideration ‘how do you capitalize on those possibilities? ’ ” She in comparison the location with “1945 to 1947,” the beginning of the chilly warfare. The Bush humans have been desirous to reply to the decision. “Since eleven September,” studies Pilger, “America has demonstrated bases on the gateways to the entire significant resources of fossil fuels, specially vital Asia. The Unocal oil corporation is to construct a pipeline throughout Afghanistan. Bush has scrapped the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gasoline emissions, the battle crimes provisions of the foreign 21609_ch01. 1-318. qxd 38 30/7/04 9:53 AM web page 38 THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULERS felony court docket, and the anti-ballistic missile treaty. ” And that’s only the start. “[T]he Bush regime is constructing new guns of mass destruction that undermine overseas treaties on organic and chemical struggle. ”34 So worthy have terrorist assaults been to advancing the neocon schedule that hawks are rationale on frightening extra.