Idiot President Does Something Right

13 06 2007

Idiot-in-chief George W. Bush dedicated a memorial to the victims of Communist atrocity today.  Of course, he couldn’t help but link the horrors of Communism to that of Islamic terrorism. I don’t know if it’s an apt comparison or not, but whatever. The victims of the most murderous ideology ever created by man do indeed deserve a memorial, and I am happy to hear that Congress created one.

From •Breitbart•:

Bush ties Cold War to war on terrorism

US President George W. Bush paid tribute to the estimated tens of millions killed under communism at a new memorial to their suffering and linked the Cold War to the struggle against terrorism.

Twenty years after then-US president Ronald Reagan stood at the infamous barrier dividing Berlin and urged the Soviet Union to “tear down this wall,” Bush said Islamic extremists, like Communists, were “doomed to fail.”

His remarks came at the dedication ceremony of a new memorial to the “more than 100 million people” who have died under communism since Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

“And like the Communists, the followers of violent Islamic radicalism are doomed to fail,” said Bush, who has often compared Islamist extremists to Germany’s Nazis or Soviet Communists.

“By remaining steadfast in freedom’s cause, we will ensure that a future American President does not have to stand in a place like this and dedicate a memorial to the millions killed by the radicals and extremists of the 21st century,” he said.

The memorial evokes the papier-mache statue raised by pro-democracy demonstrators on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before they were brutally silenced by Chinese troops in 1989.

Accusing the West of having a “moral blind spot” to communism, backers of the Washington memorial said: “We cannot allow the atrocities of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Castro to fade into the background of history.”

The non-profit Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation was created by an act of Congress in 1993 with the aim of emulating memorials to victims of Nazi totalitarian rule.





US Military Planned to Kill Americans to Provoke War With Cuba

28 05 2007

Astonishing. In 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff planned “Operation Northwoods” which would have killed American military personnel and civilians to provoke a war with Cuba, with the intent of overthrowing Castro, according to a new book. That would be, of course, treason.

You can find the full article •at ABCNews.com•.

An excerpt:

U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba
Book: U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War With Cuba

By David Ruppe
N E W  Y O R K, May 1, 2001

In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.”

Details of the plans are described in Body of Secrets (Doubleday), a new book by investigative reporter James Bamford about the history of America’s largest spy agency, the National Security Agency. However, the plans were not connected to the agency, he notes.

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

“These were Joint Chiefs of Staff documents. The reason these were held secret for so long is the Joint Chiefs never wanted to give these up because they were so embarrassing,” Bamford told ABCNEWS.com.

“The whole point of a democracy is to have leaders responding to the public will, and here this is the complete reverse, the military trying to trick the American people into a war that they want but that nobody else wants.”

Gunning for War
The documents show “the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government,” writes Bamford.

I wonder if Karl Rove or Dick Cheney knew anything about this? Say around September 12th, 2001?