Today I went from wondering where we were heading to feeling certain I know. I don't know all of the actors, or how it will turn out, but one more piece of information came to my attention that I believe is the piece of the puzzle, I needed to see what the picture is. Thanks to Barry over at CFN
for this one.Wolfowitz and the World BankLooks like Paul Wolfowitz is bringing his trademark combination of ideology and incompetence to the World Bank. That, according to an editorial in Egypt's Al Ahram Weekly (translation via Watching America):
In recent months, there had been a massive exodus of top talent from the World Bank. The senior ethics officer of the bank has departed. Also on the exit roster are the vice president for East Asia and the Pacific, the chief legal counsel, the vice president for environmentally and socially sustainable development, the bank's top managing director, the director of institutional integrity (who monitors internal and external corruption), and the head of the information solutions group.
I knew that Wolfowitz had been named head of the World Bank by Bush. But time has passed, and I've seen little on the topic. I admit, I forgot it. But this is an important development. The World Bank is the economic sledgehammer used to by the US to keep other nations in line. Money is loaned to various nations to fight poverty and to aid in economic development, in exchange for complete economic control of that nation. The money loaned to help the country's economic development, is often used to buy shoes in Paris, or for state dinners in Milan. The poor in these countries, often see no benefit from the loans, as a few individuals siphon off all the money, leaving the nation riddled in debt and under the control of the World Bank. Essentially, people who don't own the country, sell it off to the World Bank for a huge profit. The international community sees this is a legitimate and legal exchange.
So what does this mean with the World Bank firmly in the hands of the Bush Cabal? It means that this very powerful entity that has been practicing exploitation with it's own strange mix of ethics and fiscal responsibility, will be losing all of that. Graft and corruption will take over, and it will lose it's power to manage it's assets or be an instrument of control.
Rather than being an entity that can shape and control the economies of nations then slowly milk them of their worth like a well evolved parasite. I believe it will transform into a completely predatory entity, that will be used to completely destroy nations. It will become an instrument of war.
The Bush Cabal is well known for it ability to wreak vengeance and to smite it's enemies. It's well know that this confederation completely lacks management skills and is unable to organize or create lasting institutions or alliances. We saw exactly how organized these people are, and the extent of their ability to overcome crisis, when Katrina hit. Rather than manage their interests and milk their opportunities. They are predators that attack and consume their prey, then move on to the next target. The World Bank will become an instrument of this cabal and will be used from now on as a weapon, rather than a management center.
And this stems I believe from what drives these men. They are men of conquest. They don't organize, or manage. They don't garden. They don't make stuff. They don't repair things. They don't provide any benefit to society. They rule, they conquer, and this is what gives them pleasure. They need conquest, because through conquest, they gain a sense of purpose. In between conquests we've seen them throw tantrums, become sulking, we've seen them behave like children. Their sycophants fear them during these periods and do anything they can to please them, to no effect. When they are conquering, the become magnaminous. They puff with pride. Their syncophants become fawning and trip over each other to give these conquerors praise.
They have the emotional maturity of five year olds, but they control the fate of all of us. And there are so many of them. They all know the secret handshake and they have organized, like playground bullies. Playground bullies with armies and nuclear weapons.
And so we come to the story of Cheney Vs. Iran
.WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday that Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon and warned "the United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime."
Cheney said the Iranian government "continues to defy the world with its nuclear ambitions" and that the issue may soon go before the U.N. Security Council.
"The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences," Cheney said in a speech to the to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.
He said the United States joins "other nations in sending that regime a clear message: we will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."
Of course, enrichment is a process that all civilian nuclear reactors require. We've learned that Iran may still be a decade away from even producing civilian grade uranium and that there is no way they can make the high yield uranium needed for modern compact nukes.
In fact they've been working on this since the 1970s, when the US was helping them get started in their nuclear program.
If they can make civilian grade uranium in a decade, they will be able to make low yield atomic weapons. They will be bulky, primitive ones.
And Bush has made it clear, if he wants to come after you, your only hope of stopping him is to obtain nuclear weapons. The stories of Iraq and North Korea, showed the world exactly what was needed to prevent a US invasion. Saddam didn't have WMDs and Bush knew it, so he was invaded. North Korea has nukes, so Bush backed down and quit puffing his chest at them. Bullies won't fight a fair fight. They always go for easy prey. So Iran knows that if they don't get nukes, the US will got to war with them.
They may or may not have had plans to obtain nuke before, but Bush has sent them a clear message that they'd better get them soon.
And how do we know Russia hasn't loaned them a couple for defensive purposes? Russia has announced that they gave Iran a few Sunburn missiles. These missiles are designed to travel at hypersonic speeds and take out the world's largest aircraft carriers. They brag that no system can shoot them down in flight. So if we can believe the Russians, the Iranians do have the capability to sink the USS Nimitz.
And that brings us to the insanity that I think our War President is going to give to us. I think at this point, it's very clear that a war with Iran is a done deal. We're going to bomb Iran and begin another expensive and protracted war. We'll see 40% of US oil imports dry up. Oil will spike in price and the US economy will decline. It won't matter what price gasoline sells at, because it won't be delivered everywhere.
Our leaders will blame Iran and all of the Muslim Terrorists for this crisis, and Congress will be forced to implement a general draft with lot's of options for deferments. We'll finally actually look like a nation at war, with high unemployment and rationing.
The World Bank will be used in the war to economically destroy nations that go against the US. Things will escalate and more nations, starved of oil will pitch into the fight.
We'll have a World War. Peak Oil will be 2005. Life for all of us will suck.
Or I'm just making all of this up. Oh God, I hope I'm completely wrong. But the Bush Cabal needs a fix. Our War President needs more war to build his ego. And of late, he seems confident, and happy. I believe that means that he's looking forward to another major conquest.
Bush made it clear in his first term that he is a War President. He made it clear that he wants to be remembered as a War President. War is the legacy that he will work for, until he is no longer president. MAke no mistake, Bush will always be, The War President.