The grotesquely dancing trumpeting elephant in the newlywed's bed!
(and still ignored)
April 10, 2008.
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To: Juan Cole
Subject: Nuremberg: The grotesquely dancing trumpeting elephant in the newlywed's bed
Date: April 10, 2008
“... Cheney and the neocons effectively created an alternative national security apparatus to circumvent, sabotage and subvert the $40 billion a year that the nation spends on intelligence and to disseminate false intelligence about Saddam that would create a basis for war.”
“... and scores of other articles to see that the neocons had been hoping to start the war for roughly a decade before it actually began. ...”
“... that all this could have been the result of mere ineptitude.”
“no ... black propaganda or part of a disinformation campaign that was intentionally done to mislead the American people into supporting a war.”
“... the neocons had deliberately gamed the system. As their policy papers show, they knew they wanted to start the war long before the administration took office and in order to do so they knew they had to control intelligence. That's why Wolfowitz, Perle, and Eliot Abrams began making semi-secret trips to Austin as early as 1998 to convince Bush that an invasion was necessary. That's why, in December 2000, they tried to put Wolfowitz in as head of the CIA. And that's why, when that didn't work, they moved him to the Pentagon where he oversaw the creation of the Office of Special Plans which was in charge of putting out phony intelligence.”
“... we went to war not because of intelligence failures, as X seems to think, but because of intelligence successes--successful black propaganda operations, successful disinformation operations--that were deliberately designed to mislead the American people.”
“As to why, again, ...”
It is a pity that in that entire conversation, the word “Nuremberg”, the word “aggression”, and the words “supreme international crime” do not appear. The “why” of course in that last sentence is immaterial, not much differently than the 'why = quest for “Lebensraum”' and 'why = “Eretz Yisrael”' still are – just in a different piece of geography, and more sophisticatedly.
In this erudite space of scholars, academics, and 'uber' intellectuals, please permit this humble interjection from a mere plebeian when the following is rehearsed for their profound memories because unfortunately, there is no Justice Robert H. Jackson today to re-assert the definition of “aggressor” to the spectating world that is busily chasing this and that red herring [as victims of the 'technique of infamy'] while the grotesquely dancing, trumpeting, naked elephant shits in the world's midst:
'An “aggressor,” Jackson proposed to the [Nuremberg] tribunal, is a state that is the first to commit such actions as “invasion of its armed forces, with or without a declaration of war, of the territory of another State. ... If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.” '
Indeed, it is further pertinent to refresh one's imperial memory that the United States Chief Prosecutor at Nuremberg Tribunals had gone on to establish that the overt-acts of aggression, and not the tortuous justifications behind these acts, is what hung the Nazis:
“The intellectual bankruptcy and moral perversion of the Nazi regime might have been no concern of international law had it not been utilized to goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers. It is not their thoughts, it is their overt acts which we charge to be crimes.”
And that these overt-acts of aggression, as argued by Justice Jackson, contained within them, “all the evil that follows”. That the first primal aggression was:
“the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”.
All of the murderous turmoil unleashed in the world since America's “goosestep[ping] the Herrenvolk across international frontiers”, which is plainly visible for all to see requiring no speculations, and the apportioning of all the commensurate blame for the horrendous toll upon the 'wretched' nations across the “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and soon Iran, Pakistan, Syria, accordingly, rests entirely with the sole superpower which constructed its own 'operation canned goods' as its “new pearl harbor” for the premeditated “supreme international crime” of “imperial mobilization”.
Indeed, if the U.S. Chief Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals Prosecutor Justice Robert H. Jackson were alive today, and he hadn't merely been handing out a 'victor's justice' to the despicable harbingers of the Third Reich when he stated the blatant obviousness of their premeditated intent to commit “supreme international crime” of aggression: “The plans of Adolf Hitler for aggression were just as secret as Mein Kampf, of which over six million copies were published in Germany”, he would blanketly also re-assert to the equally despicable harbingers of the Fourth Reich the equally blatant obviousness of their premeditated intent to re-commit the same “supreme international crime” of aggression: The plans of the aggressor for aggression were just as secret as the 'PNAC' on the 'Grand Chessboard' that were freely available for download on the Internet, and in major bookstores.
The only significant difference between the two “supreme international crime[s]”, as far as anyone can un-emotionally ascertain, and which is amply documented, is that the Nazis didn't get the opportunity to rewrite history as the present day 'ubermenschen' are busily engaged in doing, with willing connivance of their intellectuals, newspaper editorial writers, and various and sundry lower order newsmedia 'circus clowns'.
Furthermore, most obviously, this time around, the vast majority of the Jews and the handful of mastermind Judeofascists among them, are the Reich's best friends, aiders, supporters, sympathizers, and even its overarching master strategists, instead of the object of its wrath! The handful of courageous and inspiring exceptions, gadflies, and men and women of uncommon chutzpah, duly noted.
And finally, the Third Reich never enjoyed the “full spectrum dominance” and unopposed uni-polar supremacy that enables the present Reich to exert its “Primacy and Geostrategic Imperatives” unfettered and unchallenged.
Gentlemen, and gentlewomen, and whichever other species might lurk here in the shadows, the alpha and omega of the matter rests right there. If interested in further clarity on the matter, please see: http://www.courttv.com/archive/casefiles/nuremberg/close.html
And while one is busily deflected writing books and other profound prose - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!
For once, could the genuine intellectual gadflies of America kindly try to prevent a pending fait accompli rather than always be concentrating their expertise on that which has already become one? There is hardly any kind of strategic 'solution-think' transpiring anywhere. Almost all are fixated with ad nauseum rehearsing crime stories or merely reciting current events.
How about some uber solutions that can possibly preempt “imperial mobilization” and deter the impending “supreme international crime” of nuclear holocausting Iran? Or are intellectuals “as moral agents” merely there only to rehearse histories and offer platitudes?
Where are the solutions guys? Or at least an analytical postmortem of why you can't come up with solutions? What are the impediments? For that too can possibly point to some solution-spaces.
If your next pay-check depended on you proposing some 'solution', and then 'shipping' a product based on it, and you only get paid if it 'sells', how might you begin to think differently?
If your product is to derail “imperial mobilization” and you are in a startup – what's the system architecture, et. al.? That model is pretty close to when it is one's moral imperative! But it is indeed quite far when one is merely playing intellectual games.
In case you are interested: Responsibility of Intellectuals - Redux
P.S. Some text is excerpted from Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
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Nuremberg: The grotesquely dancing