This month marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. WMD
were not found, nuclear components were not located, and Iraq lost upwards of
100,000 lives plus countless injuries – while the U.S. lost around 5,000 lives
and suffered 40,000 permanent injuries.
This article delves into the espionage, deceit, and treason leading up to the war. The term “conspiracy” is too weak a description to cover the lies the Bush-Cheney administration craftily manufactured to win military-action Their mission was accomplished to invade and destroy a country that was not involved in 9/11.
The movie “FAIR GAME” fails to fully expose the source of the mushroom-cloud lie that Bush-Cheney-Rice-Rove blasted around the world – the reason for Ambassador Wilson’s CIA dispatch to Niger in 2002 in the first place.
It began after the stolen Election 2000. A majority of President-Elect’s cabinet (including the VP) were charter members of a conservative think-tank established in 1997 called “Project for a New American Century” (PNAC). PNAC had posted several policy papers pre-2001 openly stating Saddam Hussein must be taken out and Iraq invaded. Bush’s administration-in-waiting did not wait for the Clinton people to vacate; it was hastily prepping the new team to focus on Bush’s targeted agenda, primarily tax-cuts for the very wealthy and the invasion of Iraq.
Bush’s Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Neill, stated on 60 MINUTES that Bush was focused on invading Iraq soon after inauguration, January 20, 2001. Other insiders report Bush was talking invasion as early as 1999.
Richard Clarke served as Bush’s counter-terrorism adviser on the U.S.
Security Council. In an interview with Leslie Stahl, he revealed Bush was
intent on attacking Iraq immediately after 9/11. Other of his writings indicates
Bush was determined to go after Iraq from the beginning of the term – 9 months
So, Ambassador Wilson’s New York Times
article of July 6, 2003, WHAT I FOUND IN AFRICA, was not first in exposing the
colossal treason committed by the Bush people. The plot is thicker than the
simple lie of Saddam’s purchase of uranium from Niger.
There remains the foundation question, “Who forged the letter on official Niger letterhead and who stole the stationery and government seal at the onset? And when was the burglary?” The timing is amazingly relevant to the plot.
It started with a break-in on the morning of Jan. 2, 2001, eighteen days before Bush’s first inaugural. Much like the 1972 Watergate Burglary, the thieves were dispatched by anonymous politicians for unknown reasons. Oddly, they confiscated official stationery and government stamps while ignoring highly-visible valuables and jewelry. Italian officials discovered that the Niger Embassy in Rome had been pillaged but were puzzled why nothing of value was missing.
A few months later, Italian intelligence obtained a stack of official-looking documents from an African diplomat. Signed by officials of the Niger government [who had actually retired in 1989], the papers revealed what purported to be an agreement between Iraqi Agents of strongman Saddam Hussein and Niger officials. The forged letter revealed Iraq was supposedly negotiating the sale of 500 tons of yellowcake from Niger, the type uranium used to build nuclear bombs. The Italians quickly notified the CIA which investigated and immediately determined the letter to be forged.
Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests – the embassy burglars, like the Watergate plumbers, were connected to and employed by the U.S. President (“elect”) and his people before being sworn in office to build a case for war against Iraq. Information further suggests the burglars were operatives of the neocons and agents of the PNAC. Like money-laundering, they were probably hired through several layers to conceal the source.
Conspiracy? Yes. The evidence, of course, is circumstantial yet so formidable; there is no doubt about ties to the Iraq invasion and “fixing the intelligence around the policy” (as Bush put it in July 2002 when meeting with British intelligence – recording in the famous Downing Street Minutes).
However, Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s trip to Niger over a year later was, indeed, just a corroboration of the CIA’S initial analysis of forgery – the fake letter that Bush had already endorsed and been using as an excuse to invade. But since America’s own CIA had discredited the letter, Bush deferred to British intelligence in his 2003 State of the Union with his 16-word lie: “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
The lie was deliberate. It was treasonous. For it led America down the path to war and financial ruin. The timeline of these treasonous acts are clearly laid out by MOTHER JONES:
Again, the timing of these events suggests more than coincidence, but criminal intent. Every person that attempted to blow the whistle on Bush and his people became “fair game” for vengeance (in Rove’s own words).
Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his CIA wife, Valerie Plame, became Karl Rove and Dick Cheney’s “fair game” – targets of vendetta – as they outed Valerie in retaliation for exposing Bush’s treasonous act of lying America to war. The movie “FAIR GAME” is a limited synopsis of the case.
Unfortunately, the culprits remain protected, crimes go unpunished, while the whistle-blowers are harangued. This is American justice. Just like the young female that turned her boss in for sexual harassment, America has been pillaged and raped – yet the rapists relax in impunity due to high-profile rank while the victims (5,000 US / 100,000+ Iraqi deaths and a shattered economy) continue to suffer.
Had there been no stolen Election 2000, there wouldn’t have been an embassy burglary, a forged letter, a deliberate lie of WMD, a 9/11, invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and an economy teetering on Depression. Only the innocent go punished.