Rumsfeld: US to provoke terrorism…


Richard Moore


In "The Real Regime Change", we saw Washington going
public with a policy that had been standard procedure
for centuries: changing regimes to suit US economic
interests.  Now we see them going public with something
else that they've long been guilty of...


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Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 22:17:48 -0800
From: "Butler Crittenden, Ph.D." <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Fw: Global Eye -- Into the Dark

There will be another major terrorist attack, says Rummy,
who should know. Butler
     Metropolis / Global Eye  
Friday, November 01, 2002

Global Eye -- Into the Dark

By Chris Floyd
This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald
Rumsfeld, U.S. Defense Secretary, when he warns that
there will be more terrorist attacks against the
American people and civilization at large. We know, as
does the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Defense
Secretary, that this statement is an incontrovertible
fact, a matter of scientific certainty. And how can we
and the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Defense
Secretary, be so sure that there will be more terrorist
attacks against the American people and civilization at

Because these attacks will be instigated at the order
of the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Defense

This astonishing admission was buried deep in a story,
which was itself submerged by mounds of gray newsprint
and glossy underwear ads in last Sunday's Los Angeles
Times. There -- in an article by military analyst
William Arkin detailing the vast expansion of the
secret armies being massed by the former Nixon
bureaucrat now lording it over the Pentagon -- came the
revelation of Rumsfeld's plan to create "a
super-Intelligence Support Activity" that will "bring
together CIA and military covert action, information
warfare, intelligence and cover and deception."

According to a classified document prepared for
Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new
organization -- the "Proactive, Preemptive Operations
Group (P2OG)" -- will carry out secret missions
designed to "stimulate reactions" among terrorist
groups, provoking them into committing violent acts
which would then expose them to "counterattack" by U.S.

In other words -- and let's say this plainly, clearly
and soberly, so that no one can mistake the intention
of Rumsfeld's plan -- the United States government is
planning to use "cover and deception" and secret
military operations to provoke murderous terrorist
attacks on innocent people. Let's say it again: Donald
Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and the other
members of the unelected regime in Washington plan to
deliberately foment the murder of innocent people --
your family, your friends, your lovers, you -- in order
to further their geopolitical ambitions.

For P2OG is not designed solely to flush out terrorists
and bring them to justice -- a laudable goal in itself,
although the Rumsfeld way of combating terrorism by
causing it is pure moral lunacy. (Or should we use the
Regime's own preferred terminology and just call it
"evil"?) No, it seems the Pee-Twos have bigger fish to
fry. Once they have sparked terrorists into action --
by killing their family members? luring them with loot?
fueling them with drugs? plying them with jihad
propaganda? messing with their mamas? or with agents
provocateurs, perhaps, who infiltrate groups then plan
and direct the attacks themselves? -- they can then
take measures against the "states/sub-state actors
accountable" for "harboring" the Rumsfeld-roused gangs.
What kind of measures exactly? Well, the classified
Pentagon program puts it this way: "Their sovereignty
will be at risk."

The Pee-Twos will thus come in handy whenever the
Regime hankers to add a little oil-laden real estate or
a new military base to the Empire's burgeoning
portfolio. Just find a nest of violent malcontents,
stir 'em with a stick, and presto: instant
"justification" for whatever level of
intervention/conquest/rapine you might desire. And what
if the territory you fancy doesn't actually harbor any
convenient marauders to use for fun and profit? Well,
surely a God-like "super-Intelligence Support Activity"
is capable of creation nihilo, yes?

The Rumsfeld-Bush plan to employ murder and terrorism
for political, financial and ideological gain does have
historical roots (besides al-Qaida, the Stern Gang, the
SA, the SS, the KGB, the IRA, the UDF, Eta, Hamas,
Shining Path and countless other upholders of Bushian
morality, decency and freedom). We refer of course to
Operations Northwoods, oft mentioned in these pages:
the plan that America's top military brass presented to
President John Kennedy in 1963, calling for a phony
terrorist campaign -- complete with bombings,
hijackings, plane crashes and dead Americans -- to
provide "justification" for an invasion of Cuba, the
mafia/corporate fiefdom that had recently been lost to

Kennedy rejected the plan, and was killed a few months
later. Now Rumsfeld has resurrected Northwoods, but on
a far grander scale, with resources at his disposal
undreamed of by those brass of yore, with no
counterbalancing global rival to restrain him -- and
with an ignorant, corrupt president who has shown
himself all too eager to embrace any means whatsoever
that will augment the wealth and power of his own
narrow, undemocratic, elitist clique.

There is prestuplyeniye here, transgression, a
stepping-over -- deliberately, with open eyes, with
forethought, planning, and conscious will -- of lines
that should never be crossed. Acting in deadly
symbiosis with rage-maddened killers, God-crazed
ranters and those supreme "sub-state actors," the
mafias, Bush and his cohorts are plunging the world
into an abyss, an endless night of black ops,
retribution, blowback, deceit, of murder and terror --
wholesale, retail, state-sponsored, privatized; of fear
and degradation, servility, chaos, and the perversion
of all that's best in us, of all that we've won from
the bestiality of our primal nature, all that we've
raised above the mindless ravening urges and impulses
still boiling in the mud of our monkey brains.

It's not a fight for freedom; it's a retreat into

And the day will be a long time coming.,0,7355676.story
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Los Angeles Times, Oct. 27, 2002
Friendly Fire: Operation Northwoods, May 1, 2001
Making a Killing: The Business of War: Overview
Center for Public Integrity, Oct. 29, 2002
Making a Killing: The Business of War
Center for Public Integrity, Oct. 29, 2002
Privatizing Combat: The New World Order
Center for Public Integrity, Oct. 29, 2002
Deeper Into the Big Muddy, Oct. 27, 2002
America's Secret Armies
US News & World Report, Nov. 4, 2002 issue
An American Invitation to Deter America
International Herald Tribune, Oct. 24, 2002,6903,819932,00.html
Vidal Claims 'Bush Junta' Complicit in 9-11
The Observer, Oct. 27, 2002
Operation Endless Deployment
The Nation, Oct. 3, 2002,12271,821306,00.html
U.S. Weapons Secrets Exposed
The Guardian, Oct. 29, 2002
The Rumsfeld Intelligence Agency, Oct. 28, 2002


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