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
EXPORTING DEMOCRACY-IMPORTING TERROR!
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
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
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