The People’s Republic of America
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. - October 20, 2008
[NOTE: Charlie Rose on his September 16, 2008 PBS program interviewed Bob Woodward regarding his new book THE WAR WITHIN. In researching for the book, Woodward interviewed President Bush and was surprised Bush deliberately avoided words like “victory” or “win” regarding the Iraq war, but rather said we need to “succeed.” Woodward was also surprised that when asking about the decision to change strategies in Iraq, Bush said “there’s no hurry.” Can you imagine a general in World War II deciding to change a failed strategy saying “there’s no hurry”? What Woodward apparently doesn’t realize is that the goal in attacking Iraq was to establish a permanent military presence in the region. With that in mind, saying “succeed” rather than “victory” or “win,” and saying “there’s no hurry” actually makes perfect sense. Shortly after the war began, many Iraqis became suspicious of our motives since we could fire a long-range cruise missile with great precision, but for some reason we couldn’t seem to provide the Iraqis with basic services like electricity. Many people around the world also have a negative attitude toward Americans. We say ours is a government of and by the people, and then we elect leaders who have supported dictators who violently oppress their own people. Why should the oppressed people in those nations like us?
Our “success” in Iraq in large part is due to the Sunni “Awakening,” which is actually our paying (bribing) Sunni militia about $300 a month per man to act as police rather than kill American soldiers. Do you think such an “Awakening” in Afghanistan might reduce opium production? After all, haven’t we paid American farmers billions of dollars not to plant certain crops. Relevant to media bias in the presidential campaign, it was clear from ABC’s George Stephanopoulos (Rhodes scholar) who at the end of the October 7 debate proclaimed Obama as exhibiting Commander-in-Chief qualities, when Obama obviously didn’t understand the need to distinguish between how one deals with adversaries (Obama mentioned Iraq, North Korea and Iran) and a nation one still hopes will be an ally (the question involved uninvited military action in Pakistan). Also regarding the media in the last presidential debate on October 15, moderator Bob Schieffer sat silent as Obama said “all” of McCain’s ads were negative. This was another clear lie that was not identified as such at the time by Schieffer or even McCain himself. If Obama wins the election in early November, don’t be surprised if Israel attacks Iran between then and the date Obama takes office, because Israel may believe it would receive more support for its actions from Bush than from Obama.]
Most people seem confused about the current global economic crisis. How did it happen? Who is to blame? Actually there are people who know exactly what’s going on as well as why and how it happened.
At the front of my book SECRET RECORDS REVEALED (1998), I wrote that on June 28, 1998 THE WASHINGTON POST published an article about the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) titled “At Secret Meetings in Switzerland, 13 People Shape the World’s Economy,” which described these individuals as “this economic cabal… this secretive group… the financial barons who control the world’s supply of money.”