Saturday, July 17

Deja Vu all over again

Corrente shows us the parallels between our scatching around in the catbox that is the middle east, and our mid eighties extra-curricular activities in Latin America. A sample below, but really should read the whole thing.
Say, has anyone noticed that Bush has decided to fight a dirty war against 1.5 billion Muslims?
Just asking....

Bush has taken Ollie North's "covert, off-the-shelf" operations capability off the shelf, and He's using it to run a dirty war in the Middle East. Let's connect a few dots:

(1) dirty war kingpin Negroponte being appointed ambassador to the current Iraqi state,

(2) CIA creature Allawi shooting six insurgents in the head, immediately following his appointment the estimable Mr. Caulfield is all over this one; and Orcinus), whereupon Negroponte does a superb Sergeant Schulz imitation,

(3) the general who ran the torture wing at Abu Ghaib being put in charge of intelligence training (back here)

(4) an extra-constitutional chain of command ("Decoding the handwriting of The Fog Machine"

(5) spending that is not controlled by Congressional authority.

Doesn't this start to look exactly like the Latin American dirty wars that "our" government fought in the Reagan era? Sure looks like it to me. The same players, the same extra-constitutional techniques, the same goals.

Meanwhile at Kos it looks like we can expect to get a lot more litter under our fingernails.
US sets sights on toppling Iran regime
By Michael Binyon and Bronwen Maddox

Re-elected Bush would act to foment revolt, says senior official
THE US will mount a concerted attempt to overturn the regime in Iran if President Bush is elected for a second term.

It would work strenuously to foment a revolt against the ruling theocracy by Iran's "hugely dissatisfied" population, a senior official has told The Times.

We won't use guns, just our venerable Fomentation machine. This fantastic device, housed in a bunker at Groom Lake Nevada, helped us install the Shah of Iran, Helped Saddam when we needed him, Pinochet, started showing signs of age in Nicaragua, but its crowning achievement was "Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall" What Peggers Noonan will refuse to concede is that the Fomentation machine also had considerable influence as a speech writer in the Reagan White House. George seems to think that the old girl, in her fondness for Persian cuisine, has one more revolution left in her.