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Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, visiting the Abu Ghraib torture prison. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski is standing to his right. 



The Wolfman of Abu Ghraib 

Posted August 31, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org

By: Ted Lang

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then one that I simply cannot get out of my mind is the photograph showing high and mighty Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, visiting the Abu Ghraib torture prison. In that photo, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski is standing to his right as he brusquely stomps through an opened cellblock gate. What precisely was a deputy secretary of the United States Defense Department doing at a prison, the inmate population of which was made up mostly of randomly arrested and kidnapped young and middle-aged male civilians, teens and children? Most were civilian detainees and not even prisoners of war.

What was Wolfowitz doing there? Wolfowitz is a key member of the neoconservative Project for the New American Century [PNAC] war-mongering cabal advising Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and President George W. Bush. They deliberately and falsely labeled Iraq as a nation that harbored dangerous "weapons of mass destruction," therefore requiring a "regime change," and where "democracy needed to be brought to the people," and so on. These assertions are now all recognized for the war-mongering falsehoods, lies and propaganda they were, propagated to initiate an increasingly deadly war, which the cabal miscalculated as requiring only a brief military engagement they characterized as being "a cakewalk."

Those who acquire their information and news on the Internet know who the responsible parties are that perpetrated the brutal torture and murders at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, and conducted in blatant violation of the Geneva Convention: Bush, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Cambone, Sanchez, Alexander and Miller [BRACSAM]; but don't hold your breath waiting for these individuals to be tried or brought to justice.

There is ample evidence in terms of internal Defense Department memos, documents and even White House Counsel memos that will never see the light of day. And already, the Schlesinger Commission, which Rumsfeld called into existence to investigate himself, has already exonerated both him and Sanchez. All they could come up with was the fact that Rumsfeld acted slowly in responding to the photos and evidence of the abuse. And it is fairly certain that the photo exposť would never have surfaced but for the flap and brief period of disconnect back then between CBS and The New York Times. Since the Times is the acknowledged gatekeeper for the televised media, CBS was temporarily on their own and aired the prisoner abuse on their 60 Minutes without Times supervision.

Curiously, yet another individual that should also have been readily identified with the BRACSAM Seven, but was given a pass, is Wolfowitz. Undoubtedly, this secretive, behind-the-scenes cabalmeister has strong Zionist motivations for maximizing security for Israel. Wolfowitz has family in Israel, and it may be recalled that PNAC initiatives coincided with recommendations crafted in 1996 by an "American" advisory group to which Wolfowitz belonged. These "advisors" provided former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with recommendations on how best to influence American government to promote policy favorable to Israel.

The 9-11 Commission report was both pure hogwash as well as a despicable whitewash. We are expected to believe that our airspace was vulnerable to four huge airliners for over an hour. Considering all the false alarm responses by our military regarding small private jets and propeller-driven aircraft deviating from sanctioned routes and flying inadvertently into protected airspace, this is a hefty fish story we're supposed to accept.

And now we're supposed to swallow the inadvertent "supervisory failures" of yet another female leader amongst the "Good-Ole Boys." Fits right in with the Marge Schott, Leona Helmsley and Martha Stewart bias, now doesn't it? The Good Ole Boys are very liberal as regards feminism at the lower echelon positions in organizations, but very united and protective of their higher positions, which they reserve for themselves.

The disinformation associated with 9-11, Abu Ghraib, and the secret government of George Bush, begins to point to a very dark and very sinister behind-the-scenes conspiracy that operates totally independently. They are unelected, generally unknown, and totally behind-the-scenes as concerns all foreign policy; and now, probably a major portion of domestic policy as well. They are impervious to the concerns and interests of the American people, and totally immune from any consequences as regards violations of the United States Constitution.

But it would seem that their independence and unlimited power should promote an unfettered coordinative approach to international problem solving and foreign policy. Yet, we are now to accept the failure of such a coordinated effort offered as an explanation as to why information in the hands of both the CIA and the FBI couldn't be consolidated and therefore acted upon to prevent 9-11. Isn't it therefore possible to assume another dimension to this "uncoordinated" failure?

The failure to consolidate information capable of providing actionable advance warning to prevent 9-11 was insanely rejected at the headquarters level of these agencies, begging the question, "why?" When considering the sole justification for the existence of these bureaus, and considering also the plotting of the PNAC cabal regarding the totally unjustified invasion of Iraq, as well as the Israeli Mossad influence at Abu Ghraib, a new policy trail becomes increasingly visible. And that trail leads directly to "The Wolfman;" Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz.

Here's what William Rivers Pitt wrote back on February 25, 2003: "Vice President Dick Cheney is a founding member of PNAC, along with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is the ideological father of the group. [Emphasis added.] Bruce Jackson, a PNAC director, served as a Pentagon official for Ronald Reagan before leaving government service to take a leading position with the weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin." Lockheed Martin is the Pentagon's number one defense contractor, with fiscal year 2003 contract awards from DoD totaling $20,807,507,140. [Government Executive, August 15, 2004.]

And Bernard Weiner observes: "But, in order to unleash their foreign/military campaigns without taking all sorts of flak from the traditional wing of the conservative GOP -- which was more isolationist, more opposed to expanding the role of the federal government, more opposed to military adventurism abroad -- they needed a context that would permit them free rein. The events of 9/11 rode to their rescue. (In one of their major reports, written in 2000, they noted that 'the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor.')." [Emphasis in original.]

Weiner continues: "After those terrorist attacks, the Bush Administration used the fear generated in the general populace as their cover for enacting all sorts of draconian measures domestically (the Patriot Act, drafted earlier, was rushed through Congress in the days following 9/11; few members even read it), and as their rationalization for launching military campaigns abroad. (Don't get me wrong. The Islamic fanatics that use terror as their political weapon are real and deadly and need to be stopped. The question is: How to do that in ways that enhance rather than detract from America's long-term national interests?)"

Taking these events and facts all together, especially the PNACer's own reference to Pearl Harbor, a sinister backdrop is beginning to emerge. Considering the imperial aims of Wolfowitz and his PNACers, wouldn't any means justify the desired end, the "project" for the new American century? Weiner references the PNACer's reference to Pearl Harbor, a "sneak attack" that didn't have to happen. A high level naval officer warned Roosevelt about the base's vulnerability to air attack. Roosevelt replaced him, and that replacement became the "fall guy" for the "security failures" at Pearl. The cabal, or a leader associated with it, always protects themselves by appointing a phony commission [in the case of Pearl Harbor, the Roberts Commission], offering a sacrificial lamb and in the final analysis, always takes massive advantage of the "opportunity" provided.

Our morality limits US in assuming the worst as concerns the astonishing immorality of our politicians and rulers, but why should it? Stating that our own government allowed one of our own military installations to come under attack by a foreign force that killed 2,395 of our own would have been the ultimate stretch, as well as being considered as pure treason back in 1941.

But the facts are now in: Roosevelt and Churchill tried desperately to provoke Hitler into war in the North Atlantic by firing on non-threatening German submarines. And Roosevelt goaded the Japanese by threatening a naval blockade to cut off their access to formerly Dutch-held oil fields in Indonesia by using the very same warships he relocated to Pearl, and then leaving them unprotected from air attack. Admiral Kimmel's predecessor complained bitterly of the base's vulnerability to air attack, as did Kimmel, and we had broken the Japanese code and knew they were on their way to Pearl. FDR knew!

From my perspective, and considering the demented, warped mentality of the war-mongering, bloodthirsty ideologues who value war and empire over human life, I find it totally within the realm of possibility that 9-11 was our modern day Pearl Harbor. It seems as though everything desired by the New World Order Illuminati is rapidly falling into place: 9-11 and Abu Ghraib and their resultant Warren/Roberts Commission-style cover-ups; the speed of enactment of the Patriot Act and the refusal to even debate its violations of our Constitution; the total absence of a meaningful choice in this presidential election, the common denominator being membership in Skull & Bones; the rapid mobilization and positioning of police/military storm troopers; innocent Americans being penned-up in razor wire holding areas and being brutally attacked by police; open borders to merge Mexican illegals with our population to dilute the composition of America's populace; and unending wars feeding profits to the Military Industrial Complex and the Carlyle Group.

And the "ideological father" of these un-American ideas had time to suspend his plotting and scheming to come all the way to Iraq to check out a "POW" detention center now made famous by its war crime violations of the Geneva Convention? What we have here may not be "a failure to communicate," but rather an example of the criminal returning to the scene of the crime. Perhaps we should look into extending the Wolfman's visit to prison, and invite some of his friends to stay over as well.


© THEODORE E. LANG 8/26/04 All rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer and maintains a website at www.tedlang.com



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