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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:22 AM
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Iraq: "It's the Kissinger Plan" --->>>
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:30 AM by Stephanie



In case anyone's wondering why Cheney would consult with Kissinger, check out this pre-war article from Mother Jones, 2003.





http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2003/03/ma_273_...

News: Three decades ago, in the throes of the energy crisis, Washington's hawks conceived of a strategy for US control of the Persian Gulf's oil. Now, with the same strategists firmly in control of the White House, the Bush administration is playing out their script for global dominance.


The Thirty-Year Itch
By Robert Dreyfuss
March/April 2003 Issue


If you were to spin the globe and look for real estate critical to building an American empire, your first stop would have to be the Persian Gulf. The desert sands of this region hold two of every three barrels of oil in the world -- Iraq's reserves alone are equal, by some estimates, to those of Russia, the United States, China, and Mexico combined. For the past 30 years, the Gulf has been in the crosshairs of an influential group of Washington foreign-policy strategists, who believe that in order to ensure its global dominance, the United States must seize control of the region and its oil. Born during the energy crisis of the 1970s and refined since then by a generation of policymakers, this approach is finding its boldest expression yet in the Bush administration -- which, with its plan to invade Iraq and install a regime beholden to Washington, has moved closer than any of its predecessors to transforming the Gulf into an American protectorate.

<snip>

Ever since the oil shocks of the 1970s, the United States has steadily been accumulating military muscle in the Gulf by building bases, selling weaponry, and forging military partnerships. Now, it is poised to consolidate its might in a place that will be a fulcrum of the world's balance of power for decades to come. At a stroke, by taking control of Iraq, the Bush administration can solidify a long-running strategic design. "It's the Kissinger plan," says James Akins, a former U.S. diplomat. "I thought it had been killed, but it's back."

Akins learned a hard lesson about the politics of oil when he served as a U.S. envoy in Kuwait and Iraq, and ultimately as ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the oil crisis of 1973 and '74. At his home in Washington, D.C., shelves filled with Middle Eastern pottery and other memorabilia cover the walls, souvenirs of his years in the Foreign Service. Nearly three decades later, he still gets worked up while recalling his first encounter with the idea that the United States should be prepared to occupy Arab oil-producing countries.

In 1975, while Akins was ambassador in Saudi Arabia, an article headlined "Seizing Arab Oil" appeared in Harper's. The author, who used the pseudonym Miles Ignotus, was identified as "a Washington-based professor and defense consultant with intimate links to high-level U.S. policymakers." The article outlined, as Akins puts it, "how we could solve all our economic and political problems by taking over the Arab oil fields bringing in Texans and Oklahomans to operate them." Simultaneously, a rash of similar stories appeared in other magazines and newspapers. "I knew that it had to have been the result of a deep background briefing," Akins says. "You don't have eight people coming up with the same screwy idea at the same time, independently.

"Then I made a fatal mistake," Akins continues. "I said on television that anyone who would propose that is either a madman, a criminal, or an agent of the Soviet Union." Soon afterward, he says, he learned that the background briefing had been conducted by his boss, then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Akins was fired later that year.

Kissinger has never acknowledged having planted the seeds for the article. But in an interview with Business Week that same year, he delivered a thinly veiled threat to the Saudis, musing about bringing oil prices down through "massive political warfare against countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran to make them risk their political stability and maybe their security if they did not cooperate."

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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:25 AM
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1. I know! I heard this a few weeks ago, and when I told my Dem friend
in Pgh about it, she said "Kissinger? Is he still alive? I thought he died years ago!"

Only the good die young!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:25 AM
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2. Kissinger quote, "...the problem isn't that there is too little oil....
...the problem is that there are too many people."
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:22 AM
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18. Yeah. He and GH Bush used to fantasize about murdering hundreds of
thousands with strategically released viruses...say in dark-skinned countries like Africa (e-bola?). I say 'fantasize', but they were probably 'planning' and they probably 'executed' the plan.
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Vexatious Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:32 AM
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3. Kissinger must be the chimps
higher power that he claimed to consult with.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:05 AM
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4. Yep, & the destablization of our nation is a conpiracy-not a theory.
this is what the BFEE has done since it was installed by a traitorous SCOTUS building upon it's corrupt post-WWII infrastructure networks that were "imported" from the Third Reich/Axis.

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:10 AM
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5. I remember that article well
It is hard to believe so many Dems well "fooled" by pre-war intel when there was all of this great information out there. Thank you Stephanie.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:02 PM
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6. they all knew
nobody was fooled. give me a freaking bread - if WE knew, THEY knew.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:38 AM
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8. Indeed.
:kick:
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:01 AM
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12. Oh the implications...
So, what can we do about it?

-Hoot
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:02 AM
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13. that is why fooled was in quotations
I knew that they knew what we knew they all knew. They lied.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:11 AM
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14. I don't agree
I think the Dems who agreed thought they were buying into the plan only if US inspections failed. After years of working with Clinton on these strategies, they were lulled into a false sense of complacency - that Bush would proceed in a careful, measured fashion and use up all possible options before considering invasion.

Their mistake was in being naive enough to trust Bush, something they never should have done and never should do again with any future Republican president. Koresh forbid, if another GOP president is elected in our lifetime, Dems will have to remember Bush and remind themselves that the neo-con and corporate tentacles run very deep in the Republican party.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:40 AM
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15. That's a nice fairy tale. Remember 23 Dems voted AGAINST the IWR.
23 Democratic Senators opposed the Iraq War Resolution. The rest went along for their own political purposes. I don't believe anybody was fooled by the lies.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:55 PM
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7. anyway
it's interesting that Henry K HIMSElF showed up to guide the killing game.
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:46 AM
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9. I think Dem pundits should use :the Kissinger Plan" interchangably
with "Stay the Course".

Accurate and telling.
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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:50 AM
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10.  Kissinger is the personafication of true evil. God or whatever power
is out there can only save us from this truly evil crew.

Why is Kissinger going to the White House so frequently?

Is it possible.............

I think maybe I should revisit the "franklin scandel" deal, thing or whatever........................and then go forward to "foleygate".
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:59 AM
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11. Criminals and thugs all
Kissinger should be in a prison in The Hague along with Sharon, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Blair, Condi and the Iran Contra group.
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:10 AM
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16. Kissinger is not alone in his plan
Edited on Tue Oct-10-06 08:14 AM by slaveplanet
It was also the Zionist plan published in Israel from around the same period. Right down to the partitioning of Iraq.
The plan included the breakup of Lebanon, Syria, and Iran as well. It talked about the long term goal being the partitioning, and the immediate goal being the breakup of Iraq's military which was to be achieved by a war between Iraq and Iran.


It's incredible, no sooner did Vietnam fail, and he was already designing other future wars, he never stopped. He is the hidden hand all through the 80's and 90's.













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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:19 AM
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17. that's the old Nixon crew with a vendetta to get back at us and
the Democratic party. These thugs have to go, we have to get these guys out in November.
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