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03-08-2005, 10:22 PM
Bush: Democracies Will Combat Terrorism

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

WASHINGTON*—*President Bush on Tuesday told the American people his policies were leading to democracy in the Middle East and demanded that Syria pull out of Lebanon to allow free elections.

"All Syrian military forces and intelligence personnel must withdraw before the [May] Lebanese elections for these elections to be free and fair," Bush said in a speech at the National Defense University (search), a center for professional military education at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.

Addressing the Lebanese people, Bush said: "All the world is witnessing your great movement of conscience. Lebanon's future belongs in your hands, and by your courage, Lebanon's future will be in your hands.

"The American people are on your side," he added. "Millions across Europe are on your side. The momentum of freedom is on your side, and freedom will prevail in Lebanon."

He also had stern words for Syria and Iran, two countries which have provided support to terrorist groups. Iran also has continued work on its nuclear program despite global demands to abandon it and both nations fund Hezbollah, which orchestrated a massive demonstration in Beirut on Tuesday in favor of the Syrian occupation there.

"Syria, as well as Iran, has a long history of supporting terror groups," Bush said. "The time has come for Syria and Iran to stop using murder as a tool for policy."

The president also said his drive to spread democracy and freedom is the best way to combat terrorism.

"The advance of hope in the Middle East requires new thinking in the region. By now it should be clear that authoritarian rule is not the way of the future — it is the last gasp of a discredited past," Bush said. "Democracy is their goal and terrorists themselves have reason to fear."

'No Matter How Long it Takes'

Bush urged the world to come together to aid those countries in the Middle East and elsewhere struggling to get democracy up and running.

"For the sake of our long-term security, all free nations must stand with the forces of democracy and justice that have begun to transform the Middle East," the president said, adding that the effort requires a "generational commitment that demands patience and resolve ... when the headlines are good and when the headlines aren't so good."

Saying the attack on Pearl Harbor (search) in 1941 "began a period of serious reflection of America's place in the world," Bush said that attack on the United States taught Americans that "unopposed tyranny, even on faraway continents, could draw us into a struggle for our survival."

He cited attacks on U.S. interests, including the bombings of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, the World Trade Center in 1993, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 and the USS Cole (search) in Yemen in 2000 as further proof that America's interests can only be protected if terrorism overseas is quashed.

"Sept. 11 provided a warning of future dangers, of terror networks aided by outlaw regimes and ideologies that incite the murder of the innocent," Bush said of the 2001 attacks that killed about 3,000 people on American soil.

"Like an earlier generation, America is answering new dangers with firm resolve," he added. "No matter how long it takes, no matter how difficult the tasks, we will fight the enemy and lift the shadow of fear and lead free nations to victory."

Bush said soldiers who have lost their lives or been seriously wounded in the War on Terror (search) have the eternal gratitude of the American people. He also thanked all of America's partners in the War on Terror.

"Global terror requires a global response, and America is more secure today because more countries have stepped up to the fight," the president said.

He noted that Pakistani forces captured over 100 extremists last year, including some who were plotting attacks against the United States.

Britain arrested an operative who was providing detailed casing reports to Al Qaeda (search), while Germany arrested extremists planning attacks against targets in Iraq.

The Philippines antiterror task force has also captured a dozen Al Qaeda members, Bush said.

"Our allies in the War on Terror are making tough decisions, and they're taking risks and they're losing lives. These countries have proven themselves trusted friends and solid allies," Bush said.

Trademark of an Administration

Bush's speech marks a return to the trademark theme of his successful re-election campaign. After the election, Bush turned his focus to an uphill battle to radically redesign the Social Security program by offering personal investment accounts, a step that would be accompanied by a reduction in future benefits.

While more than half of Americans oppose his Social Security (search) overhaul, a solid majority approve of his handling of the terrorism fight.

Bush, in his Jan. 20 inaugural address, emphasized his goal of spreading freedom and democracy "with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."

"That is how we will win the war on terrorism," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in a preview of Bush's remarks.

"We're making tremendous progress in the Middle East toward freedom and democracy," the president's spokesman said. "But this is a generational commitment, one that is difficult and requires determination and resolve. Our objective will not be achieved easily, nor will it be achieved all at once."

Bush has described Iraq as the front line in combating terrorists. More than 1,500 U.S. troops have died there since Bush launched the invasion in March 2003.

The price tag is over $300 billion and climbing, including $81.9 billion more just requested from Congress. The money also covers operations in Afghanistan and the broader war on terror, but the bulk is for Iraq.

FOX News' Liza Porteus and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

03-08-2005, 10:29 PM
I don't think I posted this yet... He's rubbing it in our faces. FUCK YOU Dubya.

What Is The Definition Of A Terrorist?

According to people who watch CNN, MSNBC, and FOX NEWS, a terrorist is someone who hates America so much, that they're willing to travel here from the other side of the ocean, and kill as many of us as they can.

This was a thought I had a while back...Before Fahrenheit 9/11....

I started to read stories about the hostaqe situation in Saudi Arabia today, and read that the people who were holding the hostages, screamed "The crusaders are trying to steal our oil and resources."

I started to think about that, and after awhile, it started to make sense. In all estimations, we have about 50 years left of oil. Economically, and militarily, the United States is the most powerful country in the world. Maybe it makes sense that they're trying to grab their take now, while it still exists. That's their solution for both appeasing the oil companies, by giving them another 50 years of business (today's politicians only care about today's money, not money for dead politicians), and ensuring that when it all comes down, the United States has the oil, and the power.

In the meantime, the fuel companies, such as Exxon/Mobil, BP, Gulf and others, develop alternative fuel sources that will be readily available by the time that comes. Then the least affluent nations, who can't afford the technology for alternative fuel sources, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia (then), will buy the oil back from us, making the United States a fortune.

Meanwhile, the TV industries make a fortune on the "War On Terror" propaganda given to them by the United States government? Much like the "War On Drugs" propaganda. The United States spends $50billion dollars a year on the "War On Drugs", and that started with lies and deceit 67 years ago. Who's to say they couldn't do it again?

Does History Repeat Itself?

In other words, a "Terrorist" is really someone protecting their resources, income, and their way of life against an invading force. The United States Of America.

As a result of this administration (without the notion of allowing 9/11), Iraq is now a terrorist state. Because of orders from above, Abu Ghraib was made into terrorist recruitment propaganda. The people of our allies hate us now more than ever. Not just our government, our people. 1000+ Coalition lives have been lost in Iraq. 20,000 Iraqi soldiers and civilian lives have been lost. 20,000 Afganistan soldiers and civilian lives have been lost. And for what? For what? Retaliation against 9/11? Iraq had no involvement in 9/11, and they knew that before going in. America is not safer as a result of this war. Because of it, we've now become more of a target than ever before. So retaliation can't be the reason. If retaliation were the reason, we would have gone to war with Saudi Arabia, not Iraq.

The only "positive" things that have come out of this war is that Saddam Hussein is no longer in power, and American companies in the Middle East are making billions. However, the U.S. Government installed a CIA Operative as the leader of Iraq. That's essentially what Saddam Hussein was at the time of his coronation. So that positive negates itself.

That leaves money. Money is the only positive that has come out of this war, and it's all gone to the wrong people. That isn't justification for a war against a country that never attacked the United States in any way, shape, or form. Surely, the American public would know better than to go to war for just money. No moral person would be willing to sacrifice lives for money.

So that leaves a big question. How did this administration get permission to go to war with a country that was in no way threatening to us, and benefits only a select few? Maybe they allowed 9/11 to happen. Maybe they didn't. I will say this. We would not have gone to war if it didn't. I can show you page after page of incriminating evidence that show this administration wanted to go to war with Iraq long before 9/11 took place. They just didn't have a reason. 9/11 gave them that reason.

If my reasoning has any legitimacy, the families of 9/11, and the people of America deserve to know about it. The 9/11 Commission is a sham. The proof exists. They just refuse to recognize it.


"FBI and military intelligence officials in Washington say they were prevented for political reasons from carrying out full investigations into members of the Bin Laden family in the US before the terrorist attacks of September 11.

US intelligence agencies have come under criticism for their wholesale failure to predict the catastrophe at the World Trade Centre. But some are complaining that their hands were tied.

"They said the restrictions became worse after the Bush administration took over this year. The intelligence agencies had been told to "back off" from investigations involving other members of the Bin Laden family, the Saudi royals, and possible Saudi links to the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Pakistan."

Ok, so they told them not to investigate the family of the world's most wanted terrorist, before 9/11, for political reasons. That, to me, is very interesting.

"Since September 11 WAMY has been investigated in the US along with a number of other Muslim charities. There have been several grand jury investigations but no findings have been made against any of them.

Current FBI interest in WAMY is shown in their agents' interrogation of a radiologist from San Antonio, Texas, Dr Al Badr al-Hazmi, who was arrested on September 12 and released without charge two weeks later. He had the same surname as two of the plane hijackers."

That's interesting, the people the FBI were prevented from investigating before 9/11, suddenly became and interesting target, and were found to be innocent anyway. It's not hard to manipulate a judge. Politicians do it for family members all the time. Just ask John Ashcroft about his nephew's marijuana business.


You can believe me or not. I suggest you at least look into it. Remember, Gold, Oil, and Drugs, and most of all, Money.

Here's an interesting lead for you:


And here's an interesting book that tells about everything we're doing today.


Written in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski had the following positions in life:

"According to his resume Brzezinski, holding a 1953 Ph.D. from Harvard, lists the following achievements:

Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University

National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81)

Trustee and founder of the Trilateral Commission

International advisor of several major US/Global corporations

Associate of Henry Kissinger

Under Ronald Reagan - member of NSC-Defense Department Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy

Under Ronald Reagan - member of the President's Foreign Intelligence
Advisory Board

Past member, Board of Directors, The Council on Foreign Relations

1988 - Co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force.

Brzezinski is also a past attendee and presenter at several conferences of the Bilderberger group - a non-partisan affiliation of the wealthiest and most powerful families and corporations on the planet."

Here are some excerpts from the book:

An examination of selected quotes from "The Grand Chessboard," in the context of current events reveals the darker agenda behind military operations that were planned long before September 11th, 2001.

"...The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world's paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power... (p. xiii)

"... But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book. (p. xiv)

"The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America's engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (pp 24-5)

"For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia... Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia - and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained. (p.30)

"America's withdrawal from the world or because of the sudden emergence
of a successful rival - would produce massive international instability. It would prompt global anarchy." (p. 30)

"In that context, how America 'manages' Eurasia is critical. Eurasia is the globe's largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world's three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa's subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world's central continent. About 75 per cent of the world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the world's GNP and about three-fourths of the world's known energy resources." (p.31)

Sound like something the extreme right MIGHT be reading?


03-08-2005, 10:43 PM
In September 2000, one year prior to 9/11, the PNAC released a document called, "Rebuilding America's Defenses". On Page 63, of that document, it states:

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor."


Then, on September 11th, 2001, one year later, the unthinkable happens.

"8:45 a.m. (all times are EDT): A hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center, tearing a gaping hole in the building and setting it afire."

CNN - September 12th, 2001

03-08-2005, 10:49 PM
The Founding Members Of The Project For A New American Century (PNAC)

Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennet, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Vin Weber, George Weigel, Paul Wolfowitz

03-08-2005, 10:57 PM
"America's interests can only be protected if terrorism overseas is quashed."

I have no idea where to even start when I read something like this. To me that just DRIPS with wrong, wrong, wrong. I'm not missing the point nor simplifying, it just makes me grit my teeth to see him say that.


- Frind

03-08-2005, 10:58 PM
*shifts uneasy*