** rkm@GlobalResearch: “The Post-Bush Regime: A Prognosis”


Richard Moore

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The Post-Bush Regime: A Prognosis

By Richard K. Moore

Global Research, December 27, 2007

In order to understand anything about American political affairs, it is 
necessary to have some understanding of who it is that really makes the 
decisions behind the scenes, and what their interests are. In this way we have 
some hope of identifying the hidden agendas being served by government actions 
and programs, and some hope of identifying the longer-term strategies that are 
in play.

It turns out‹and informed people should already know this‹that the U.S. is 
essentially owned and managed by a small clique of wealthy families‹the ones who
own and control the Federal Reserve. The Rockefellers are the obvious and 
well-known members of this clique, but there are others less well-known, not all
American, and some whose identity remains to this day a carefully guarded 
secret. We don¹t even know exactly who it is that¹s running the show.

Such has been the nature of our Œdemocracy¹ since 1913, when the Federal Reserve
Act was snuck through Congress during Christmas recess, by the same folks who 
funded Woodrow Wilson¹s campaign and who became the private owners of the new 
all-powerful central bank. The first major initiative of these folks, the 
ancestors of our current ruling clique, was to finance both sides in Europe 
during World War I, and then to connive the entrance of the US into the war just
in time to tilt the balance to the side favored by the clique‹the same pattern 
that later characterized World War II.

From that point forward American policy-making has been firmly in the hands of 
the original Federal Reserve clique and its descendents. The mainstream media is
also under the thumb of the same clique, so that public opinion is never allowed
to interfere with fundamental clique objectives. The media can be used to 
support sitting Presidents, or to undermine them, depending on which best 
enhances those objectives. No President who has turned on these people has 
survived long in office, as we saw most recently in the case of JFK. The 
tentacles of the clique reach also into the top echelons of all the Intelligence
services and the Pentagon, and into those influential globalist forums, such as 
the WTO, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderbergers.

Bush and the neocons have been mere tools-of-the-day for this clique. The 
neocons happened to be promoting a package that appealed to the clique, that 
promised to advance some of its objectives. In selecting the neocons to be the 
drivers behind a new administration, the clique was by no means adopting the 
neocon philosophy, nor were they buying into the whole PNAC package. They were 
simply employing a convenient tool that was aligned tactically with clique 
interests for the time being. Any such tool can be discarded whenever its 
behavior becomes counter-productive, or when a better tool comes along. There is
always a Plan B in the wings for any tool that might go rogue or go sour.

Bush, who has probably never even read the PNAC agenda, was selected for 
entirely different reasons. Knowing that the agenda would be highly unpopular, 
the clique decided that defending it logically would be very difficult, even 
with complete control over the media. An articulate and intelligent President 
would look like a fool if he tried to defend the insane policies. So, our clique
slyly figured, why not put someone up there who is obviously a fool, right 
through his whole little soul, so that the public will believe they are 
struggling against the foolishness of one man, and have no understanding of 
what¹s really going on. Of course Bush, being clueless on all matters apart from
golf, looting, cocaine, and womanizing, would need to be kept far away from any 
role in running the White House. Hence the need for Cheney, the shadow real 
president, who leaves all the photo ops to Bush, who stays out of the public eye
himself, and who carries the Black Armageddon Box with him everywhere he goes, 
something only official Presidents have done in the past.

This was the project that went operational in the form of Bush¹s initial 
Presidential campaign. The ducks were all lined up for launching a major 
imperialist venture, the preparations for 9/11 were well underway, and no power 
on Earth was going to stop the Bush Show. Of course Bush The Clueless was going 
to win, no matter how much vote fixing and media lying was required, or how many
Supreme Court Justices were needed to accomplish the task. As a last resort they
wouldn¹t have hesitated to off Gore, one of their own boys, if it was the only 
way to open the path for their current man, a tactic they used earlier with 
Bobby Kennedy. Of course now that we have Diebold machines, all of this can be 
accomplished by a single computer command message, specifying which candidates 
are to get which percentage of votes in each precinct. Exit polls have been 
abandoned since they provide hard statistical evidence of the systematic fix.

The neocons have accomplished much for their elite puppeteers, and have been 
given in return free reign to loot at will, funneling all those billions for the
Iraq War into their own corporate coffers and investment portfolios. They for 
their part have established the foundations of a fascist state in the US and 
Canada, secured Iraq¹s oil reserves, built permanent forward mega-bases in Iraq,
successfullly destabilized Iraq and prepared it for balkanization, secured 
pipeline routes in Afghanistan, restored the profitable opium trade, and made 
progress toward achieving the first-strike capability that will be needed when 
the time comes to take on Russia and China. Quite a bundle of major achievements
in a very short time indeed. But to our clique, the question always is, ³What 
have you done for me lately, Sunshine?²

The neocon intention to bomb Iran was the point where the tool went sour, and 
threatened to go rogue. Anyone who thought seriously about what bombing would 
lead to knew that an attack would quickly spiral out of anyone¹s control‹given 
the advanced arms that Russia has supplied to hot-headed Iran, and given the 
fact that the powder keg would involve a trigger-happy, nuclear potent, 
clinically-deranged Israel. Russia and China would of course be on ultra-high 
scrambled alert, poised to intervene with due force if the spiral crossed 
certain unspecified lines in the sand. The neocons knew this and the clique knew
this. Any attack on Iran, no matter how well planned, limited, and executed, 
would be playing Russian roulette with World War III.

The neocons were ready to take this step, to play this game, and they were in a 
very advanced stage in their preparations, of both the military and the psy-op 
variety. Quite obviously they were not deterred by the possibility of all-out 
global nuclear war. This has nothing to do with Bush¹s pretended belief in 
Revelations and the ascension of the elect, but rather with the neocons¹ evident
belief that they were Œready for the big one¹, copying a page directly out of 
Dr. Strangelove, with the neocons in the role of Jack D. Ripper. Unlike the 
demented SAC base commander, however, the neocons were forced to telegraph their
moves, and the clique was not pleased with the scenario. They knew the 
first-strike capability was not nearly ready‹and Russian roulette is not a game 
they ever play. They play only when they hold all the top cards and own a 
controlling interest in the casino.

So the time had come to pull the plug on the neocon tool. It was surprisingly 
easy to do. The first step, taken who knows how long ago, was to put the word 
discreetly to the Joint Chiefs that the Iran project is off, regardless of what 
orders might come from the White House or the Black Box. This news, of course, 
was to be kept in the room, as it surely was. Once the castle was thereby made 
secretly safe, it was a trivial matter to plant the seeds that would unravel the
whole gone-sour, rogue-threatening, neocon bandwagon. A simple but devastating 
Intelligence announcement, a few whispers to key Bilderberger players that it 
was open season on the American contingent at the next meeting, and various 
other subtle and quite easy moves. It takes little, after all, to bring down a 
house of cards, particularly one propped up by a weak joker. The clique as usual
remains invisible.

Certain elements in the White House know what¹s happening by now, while others 
seem to still think the neocon agenda is the order of the day. It seems pretty 
obvious that Cheney was briefed in advance, and has some kind of golden 
parachute in his Xmas stocking. I haven¹t heard a peep from him since we first 
learned of the clique reversal, when the Intelligence announcement became public
knowledge. Bush is by now imagining Cheney as a reincarnated Judas, and 
practicing how he¹ll say ³Et tu, Brute?² if the opportunity arises. And yet Bush
evidently still hasn¹t caught on that his chip has been turned off, him and that
fellow Gates, both of whom still act as if the tractor is still in gear. I guess
they¹ll go down like the fellow in the Monte Python film...³Go ahead, cut off my
other arm. I¹ll still beat you.²

What happens next will be ratcheting in gains and preparing a fresh new story 
line. That is to say, none of the very impressive (ie, horrific) achievements of
the neocons will be undone, and yet the American people will be led to believe 
that the evils are in the past‹the same standard tactic that we saw work so well
when Nixon resigned. The media will be filled with fresh new story lines, along 
with bright intelligent confident reassuring empathetic Earth-loving new faces, 
plus other new fantasies‹and the Bush experience will fade from public memory, 
along with last season¹s football scores. Such an advantage it is for our 
rulers, that we Americans have such tiny memory spans and such limited powers of
independent observation, compared to the rest of the world¹s population. I guess
the purpose of the melting pot was to melt away our basic intuitive judgment.

It¹s not quite time for the surprise attack on the Wicked Witches of the East. 
Space-based warfare is still in Beta Test. Nor is it necessary to proceed at the
moment with the full unleashing of the Gestapo, the SS Storm Troopers, 
concentration camps, forced labor, and the whole nine yards. The neocons have 
diligently built the foundations for all this, both in concrete and in legal 
precedent, but the project is for the moment on hold and the neocons off 
mission. When the time comes to resume project, that will be perceived as a new 
response to an unexpected emergent scenario, and no deferred continuity with the
Bush era will be noticed.

I suggest that we can see the focus of the next US administration by paying 
attention to Al Gore. He¹s going around preaching the gospel of climate change, 
and that is rapidly becoming the new cause celebre for the Œinternational 
community¹. It¹s more than a campaign by Gore, we¹re seeing a campaign being 
supported by the mass media, by the powers that be. We are clearly being 
prepared for a Œnew show¹, after the ŒBush show¹, and the Œnew show¹ is going to
be about carbon taxes and credits, new energy sources, more efficient cars, 
biofuels, and all those other things that are allegedly related to climate 
change and peak oil.

In order to clear the way for the new show, it seems pretty clear that the new 
administration will begin with some easy political wins, by rapidly cleaning up 
some of the obvious messes left by the neocons. Closing down Guantanamo, and 
declaring that rendition flights have been abandoned, would gain a lot of points
at no real cost (secret flights and prisons would undoubtedly continue). Iraq 
has already been destabilized and prepared for balkanization, and permanent US 
bases have already been built. Another easy win will be for US troops to 
withdraw to their bases and the oil fields, for the war to be declared over, and
for Iraq to be split up into ethnic provinces, leaving them to squabble among 
themselves. It can all be portrayed in the media as a Œvictory for peace and 

What then, can we expect from this new show? What consequences are likely to 
follow from implementing the kind of policies that Al Gore and the media have 
been talking about, around climate change, energy independence, etc.? What is 
our ruling clique really trying to accomplish?

At a general level, it is clear that those kinds of policies do not involve 
fundamental changes in how our societies operate. We¹ll still have cars, only 
they might be a bit more efficient, and we¹ll be paying more for fuel and taxes 
to operate them. We¹ll still be shipping products from China that we could 
produce locally, and we¹ll still be depending on long-distance trucking. We¹ll 
still be using agricultural methods that are highly petroleum-dependent, for 
tractors, fertilizers, and pesticides. Research and development of new energy 
sources will lead to lots of government subsidies, and it may get us a bit more 
energy, but not nearly enough to replace petroleum. As long as our transport and
other infrastructures remain basically unchanged, we remain unsustainable, 
dependent on petroleum, and none of the Gore-like initiatives change the overall
energy picture, carbon picture, or climate picture in any significant way.

In order to begin figuring out what the real agenda is, behind Gore-like 
policies, let¹s look first at one example: biofuels. Producing biofuels does 
give us another energy source, but it also removes land from food production. As
a consequence of the already-existing biofuels market, market prices for grain 
and other potential biofuels are now being driven by energy prices. Global food 
prices are therefore rising rapidly, while at the same time food-production 
acreage is being reduced. These two things will directly and drastically 
increase world hunger and starvation, particularly in the poorest regions. A 
Gore-inspired administration will be promoting an expansion of biofuel programs 
on a global scale, and it will be patting itself on the back for its noble 
oil-saving deeds.

All of this will be occurring in a context where we are facing a global food 
crisis generally. We haven¹t seen many headlines on this topic, but the world is
sitting on the brink of a major food crisis. Emergency stockpiles are at low 
ebb, production levels are down, crop failures are up, etc. It¹s a very nasty 
picture even without biofuels.

In this context, the net consequence of a major biofuel agenda comes down to 
intentional genocide. In order to provide marginally more fuel to the 
over-consuming industrialized nations, untold millions will starve in the third 
world, in addition to those untold millions that are already starving. The 
marginal energy gain is so small by comparison, that we must accept that the 
biofuels agenda is primarily about genocide. However when we begin reading about
new famines breaking out, perhaps in Brazil where biofuels are now going into 
massive production, the headlines will blame it on droughts, or crop failures, 
or some other excuse, as they always do. We will meanwhile feel a Œgreen glow¹ 
every time we fill up our Prius with biofuels, unaware of what damage we are 
doing. And perhaps we¹ll donate to Oxfam, or adopt some third world child and 
send them letters.

A Gore agenda is simply genocidal imperialism hiding under a new mask, a new 
show. Instead of killing off the Indians by killing their buffalo, it kills off 
populations by removing their access to food in other ways. Once again, Œthey¹ 
must be sacrificed so that Œour¹ way of life can continue and expand. We might 
note here that more Iraqis died under Bill Clinton¹s sanctions that have been 
killed in the current Iraq war. In Bill Clinton¹s time the pattern was invisible
genocide, rather than the more violent Bush variety. Apparently in Hillary 
Clinton¹s time we are to return to that earlier invisible pattern.

Clearly the consequences of a Gore agenda are genocidal, but one might question 
whether that is a primary intended outcome. I¹ve been suggesting that it is, and
I think more elaboration is in order on that point. I haven¹t made the case very
well yet. I¹ve merely presented some of the evidence and suggested a pattern. In
order to get a proper perspective on this issue, we need to step back a bit, and
consider the bigger picture of the industrialized world vis a vis the third 
world, in the face of a broad range of mounting resource shortages‹the strategic
perspective of our ruling clique.

It seems very clear that the industrialized nations have no intention of 
changing the basic path they are on, or of abandoning capitalism. We can expect 
only more industrial growth, more energy consumption, continued use of 
energy-intensive agricultural methods, etc. The energy band-aids of a Gore 
agenda make no significant difference in this picture whatever, they simply 
affirm the intention to proceed with business as usual.

The only way the industrialized North can continue on this path is by taking 
over more and more of the third world¹s land, water, and resources for its own 
use. As the industrial appetite for resources continues to grow at a rapid rate,
and as our global resources are increasingly stressed, we are going to see a 
very rapid expansion of third world hunger and starvation -- the globalization 
of African-scale famines. This is inevitable while the North stays on this basic
path, whether we have Gore-like policies or some other set of policies is of 
little consequence.

This Œinevitability¹ of mass die-offs in the third world is well known to those 
who run the industrial nations. From the perspective of the heights of power, 
the question becomes, ³How can we manage these die-offs so that they cause the 
least disruption in the global economy, and so that they don¹t arouse too much 
public outcry?² Of course once you begin managing die-offs, you are then 
engaging in genocide, ie, arranging for particular populations to die in 
preference to others.

The pattern for the management strategy has been made very clear in Sub-Saharan 
Africa, where all those civil wars, genocidal atrocities, droughts, and famines 
have been occurring. Not many people realize that these disasters have been 
systematically imposed on Africa, by means of IMF requirements, covert 
destabilization programs, denial of medical care, the widespread distribution of
automatic weapons, the manipulations of international banks, the dedication of 
agricultural land and water to Northern consumption, and the list goes on. Not 
only is Africa being starved to death by market forces, but the process is being
accelerated by covert genocidal interventions.

In Africa we see a full-scale Holocaust, a massive genocide program in process, 
or should I say we see it not. For in the media it¹s nothing like that. We read 
that Œtribal conflicts have flared up¹, but we don¹t hear about the two CIA 
bombings that were each blamed on the Œother side¹, and which ignited the 
fracas, a fracas that could become a civil war. We read about a famine due to 
Œdrought¹, and we aren¹t told that there would be plenty of water if it weren¹t 
for all the coffee-export plantations using up the local water. We don¹t see 
genocide, we see Africans befallen with unfortunate miseries, all due to the 
vagaries of Mother Nature.

Thus the pattern of managing die-offs becomes clear. It has been tested 
satisfactorily in Africa, and we can expect the proven pattern to be employed in
future. They pick a population that they consider Œredundant¹, they undertake a 
program of acquiring that population¹s resources, and then to speed up the 
process of removal they engage in various covert acts of genocide. In this way 
the world¹s population can be whittled down piecemeal, and manageably, as the 
North gradually requires the utilization of ALL the world¹s resources for its 
own exclusive use. Unfortunately for the North, even that won¹t be enough to 
enable industrial growth to continue. The South is being killed off only that 
the unsustainable North can continue on its path a wee bit longer.

Meanwhile, the media in the North paints a picture in which only nature causes 
famines, and the role of the North is always to provide aid, to the extent it 
can. Concerned viewers are given convenient numbers to call, so they can dispel 
their concern with a simple donation that will Œsave a child¹, or Œgive a family
a goat¹. No genocide around here; we¹re the good guys. See no evil, feel just 
fine. By the way, too bad about those famines over there.

The Gore-style policies are not just genocidal, they are formidably genocidal. 
When they start taking massive amounts of land out of food production, and bring
about a substantial increase in global food prices, in the face of an already 
stressed world food situation, they could bring about in a very short time‹one 
bad harvest season‹famine on a scale we have never seen before. How serious the 
outcome will be depends entirely on how aggressively the new administration 
pursues the Gore-style agenda. They¹ve got genocide down to a science, with 
tunable parameters.

Apparently, having field-tested Holocaust tactics in Sub-Saharan Africa, a 
decision has been made to go global with the program. For this purpose, the 
Gore-style policies have the potential to be the appropriate Weapon of Mass 
Destruction, the equivalent in the starvation game to nukes in the kill-by-fire 
game. This decision to go global was evidently made some time ago, no doubt just
before Gore was asked to make An Inconvenient Truth. The film was the first 
signal of which way the winds were going to blow, the first preview of the Œnew 

The primary mission of the Hillary administration, under the banners of Œdoing 
something about climate change and peak oil¹, will evidently be to undertake a 
massive resource grab in the global South, leading to the selective and massive 
elimination of certain populations through starvation. In other words, the 
mission is to expand the starving-Africa model globally, a process that will 
presumably be helped along by the usual shadowy suspects in their usual 
destabilizing roles.

My big fear with the Bush regime was the likely attack on Iran...or was it the 
unleashing of the Gestapo? It was a close race in those dark days. Now we are on
the verge of a regime bent on genocide on a scale that would put the Nazis to 
shame. I suggest that we have escaped the kettle only to fall into the frying 

I hope no one out there has any romantic notions about the new Administration, 
and I hope everyone realizes that the political process can never be used to 
solve our problems; that system is in fact the heart of our problem. I also hope
it is clear to everyone that global genocide is an inevitable consequence of the
continuation of this insane capitalist system, whether you agree with most of my
analysis or not. And in the end, capitalism can¹t last anyway.

Only when you have reached that deep level of hopelessness, where you see no 
avenue of escape, can you clear your mind enough to begin to see where the real 
problem lies. The real problem lies, my friends, in the fact that you and I have
nothing to say about how our societies are run. Any one of us has more sense 
than the people who are running things, and we certainly have our fellow beings 
more at heart. Our problem lies in our own powerlessness, leaving power in the 
hands of those who always abuse it, in one way or another, in one age after 

Our challenge as a sentient species, and our response if we seek to do anything 
about the growth-thru-genocide agenda, is to begin to empower ourselves, us 
ordinary people, without reference to the useless political process. How to 
pursue our empowerment must be the aim of our investigations, and pursuing that 
empowerment must be the point of our activism.

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