Your job, your family, and your
very life are being used as pawns in the globalization game US
rulers are playing.
Just as American servicemen and servicewomen are being used as cannon fodder in wars from which this demonic cabal reaps huge profits.
While the cabal and its political, economic, and military puppets are toying with your life, Americans are kept in the dark as to this deadly game of globalization orchestrated through the cabal's World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Bank.
In this essay, we'll see how globalization and privatization are carried out and how they explain US history since the beginning of the twentieth century. Of immediate importance, the cabal's world economic conquest provides insight as to why 9/11 was perpetrated by cabal puppets, the reason for the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq, and why the cabal is now waging war against Iran.
We find it difficult to comprehend why the cabal's puppets--Bush, Cheney, this week's military leaders--are putting additional American service personnel in harm's way.
Globalization and privatization (war profiteering) explain this and other enigmatic behavior on the part of the cabal.
To understand why the cabal--in the guise of its Obama junta--has invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and is now in the process of attacking Libya and next, Iran. We have only to remind ourselves
that Iran has the world's third-largest known oil reserves and that Iraq has the fourth
None of these contracts were with American firms. At
that time, sanctions were imposed on Iraq, so none of the contracts could
be put into force. Unfortunately for Bush and Cheney, public opinion had
turned against the sanctions, so it was becoming increasingly likely that
they would soon be removed. If Saddam remained in power, the sanctions
would likely be removed and the contracts would go to all of those foreign
oil companies. The U.S. oil industry would be out in the cold.
But the corporate campaign donations in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 paid off. Bush lied the US into a senseless war in Iraq. One hundred and sixty thousand American troops remain in Iraq to make sure that all the looting through production sharing agreements (PSAs) is finalized and to guard the Iraqi oil fields. It's estimated that Iraq has 80 oil fields, only seventeen of which have been discovered or developed. Under the new oil law--written into the Iraqi constitution--those 17 will be under the control of the Iraqi national oil company, a cabal puppet agency which agrees to PSAs at the drop of a bribe.
By provision of the Iraq oil law, all undiscovered oil fields are now open to PSAs. Depending on how much oil is found in Iraq, foreign companies will have control over at least 64 percent of Iraq's oil and as much as 84 percent.
Since Bush invaded Iraq, more than 150 U.S. companies have been awarded contracts for post-war work in Iraq totaling more than $50 billion thus far.
When Paul Bremer left Iraq in June 2004, he put two toadies in charge of the Bush economic conquest agenda: Ayad Allawi, interim Prime Minister and Adel Abdul Mahdi, interim Finance Minister. Two months later, Allawi (a former CIA asset) submitted guidelines for a new petroleum law to Iraq's Supreme Council for Oil Policy. The guidelines declared "an end to the centrally planned and state dominated Iraqi economy" and advised the "Iraqi government to disengage from running the oil sector, including management of the planned Iraq National Oil Company (INOC), and that the INOC be partly privatized in the future."
On December 21, 2004, Mahdi joined U.S. Undersecretary of State Alan Larson at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce Iraq's plans for a new petroleum law that would open the oil sector to private foreign investment.
Since al-Maliki replaced Alawi as Prime Minister, the Bush administration and U.S. oil companies have put constant pressure on Iraq to pass the petroleum law. This is why the cabal and its Bush lackeys were playing ball with Maliki, so he and the rest of his government would pass the oil law. Bush inserted an additional 22,000 troops in Iraq in January, 2007 to put pressure on Maliki and other government officials to pass the petroleum law. In July 2006, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announced in Baghdad that oil executives told him that their companies would not enter Iraq without passage of the new oil law. Petroleum Economist magazine reported that U.S. oil companies considered passage of the new oil law more important than increased security when deciding whether to go into business in Iraq.
On February 26th, the Iraqi cabinet approved the draft of a law that would set guidelines for nationwide distribution of oil revenues and foreign investment in the immense oil industry. When the final draft of the law is approved by the Iraqi cabinet, the cabal will have won that important goal in its Iraq war: American corporations will essentially control Iraq's oil.
That's the primary provision in the Baker Iraq Study Group report. If you've fallen for the propaganda that Bush isn't following Baker's plan, look at the group report in more detail.
U.S. oil companies wanted access to as much of Iraq's oil as they could get, so Iraq's war-ravaged and occupied condition worked to the companies' benefit. American corporations patiently waited and let the Iraqi civil war finally force the Iraqis to turn over their oil and their government to them.
Meanwhile, the cabal and its Obama junta are holding American troops hostage in Iraq until they make all the final arrangements. Once the Iraqis turn over their oil to the cabal, 160,000 American troops will provide protection for the corporations' oil pipelines and refining plants.
If another half million Iraqis and a thousand more US soldiers die in the meantime, the cabal leaders couldn't care less. Dictators don't worry about the slaughter of "little people" and they definitely don't listen to American citizens when they express their opinions and feelings in elections and polls.
Along with seizing Middle-East energy reserves through pre-emptive wars, the cabal is also pursuing a world-wide policy of forcing nations to join one-sided economic pacts, including the Middle East Free Trade Agreement (MEFTA), first announced by US President George W. Bush on May 9, 2003. The Wall Street Journal editorialized in May 2003: "For many conservatives, Iraq is now the test case for whether the U.S. can engender American-style free-market capitalism within the Arab world." And what better way to convince Arab nations to sign up for the cabal's unilateral economic straitjacket than to trot out Iraq as the horrible example of what can happen to them if they don't buckle under. Now you know what Condi Rice says to leaders around the globe when she meets with them in private: it ends with "or else you'll wind up like Iraq."
In comments made to the Asia Times on November 12, 2006, former Clinton trade representative Charlene Barshevsky referred to these cabal preferential agreements as creating "a series of islands or island economic units" with the result of "further Balkanizing the global economy."
The US-Australian free trade agreement (AUSTFA), is one of the latest expressions of the deepening conflicts within the world market that are leading to the formation of antagonistic trade blocs, which, as history shows, are most often the prelude to war.
There are over 240 of these so-called "free trade agreements" in operation at the present time, and the number is increasing. Bilateralism, regionalism, and preferential deals are no longer an exception, but are rapidly becoming the norm. This means that in 2007 more than half of world trade will take place between countries bound by FTAs---up from 43.2 percent in 2000.
The American corporate group currently lobbying for MEFTA is aptly named the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Coalition. This arm-twisting gang includes among its 120 members Chevron, ExxonMobil, Bechtel and Halliburton--companies directly connected to the Bush administration that have already reaped huge war profiteering booty in Iraq.
The cabal plans to complete MEFTA "agreements" by 2013, to include 20 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Yemen. American "trade mobsters" meet one-on-one with each nation, using their Goliath heft to pressure David-sized countries to buckle under.
To date, cabal trade thugs have forced five Middle Eastern countries--Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, and Oman--to sign FTAs. Morocco, Bahrain, and Oman signed almost immediately after the 2003 invasion of Iraq--they were quick to get the message.
Thirteen countries have signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) with the cabal. These TIFAs demonstrate a country's commitment to MEFTA, the key step towards passage of a full Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Algeria and Bahrain signed before Bush started his preemptive Iraq war, while Lebanon, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, Oman and Iraq all signed TIFAs following the Bush junta invasion of Iraq. At present, negotiations with the United Arab Emirates are underway and near completion.
How lopsided are these phony "trade agreements?" To take one example, on January 19, 2006, then-U.S. Trade Representative Robert Portman sent a letter to Oman's minister of commerce and industry declaring that, when it signs the pending contracts, the Omani government may not give preference to the government's state-controlled oil companies.
Oman, however, will receive some reward for its acquiescence to the cabal's arm-twisting: its apparel industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission estimates, will enjoy a 66 percent increase in U.S. imports of apparel manufactured in Oman.
One of the hidden benefits for the US cabal is that MEFTA already includes Israel, a nation historically hated by Arab countries. When an Arab nation signs MEFTA it is tacitly agreeing to accept the permanent status of Israel and interact with it as an ordinary trade partner. MEFTA is being developed through bi-lateral negotiations with each country, leading to a Middle-East region-wide agreement. The U.S. is using the "us against them" strategy--those that oppose the cabal and its partners will be viewed as against them. Part of MEFTA negotiation includes Generalized System of Preferences (GSPs) which provide for duty free import into the United States. Unique in the Middle East is the trilateral nature of these agreements: the U.S. and another country plus Israel. To get duty free entry to U.S. markets a certain percentage of goods must go through Israel allowing Israel to take a piece of the profit.
The disastrous effects of these obscene "trade agreements" are already showing up on the world
market. In May 2006, a report by the National Labor Committee revealed that after Jordan signed the first Middle East trade agreement
in December 2001, new factories arrived in Jordan to service American companies, primarily apparel
firms such as Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Target and Jones New York. What are conditions like for workers in these factories?
48-hour shifts without sleep, physical and psychological abuse, and, in the case of imported foreign workers, employers who
hold passports and refuse to pay. Wal-Mart, not incidentally, is a member of the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Coalition.
The free trade facet of the cabal's world economic conquest policy is matched by an equally demonic strategy of pre-planning a nation's reconstruction by US corporations even before the cabal deconstructs it with a preemptive war. We have clear evidence that contracts for the "reconstruction" of Iraq were drawn up long before the invasion and deconstruction of that country had started.
The cabal now appears to have created a full-blown deconstruction-reconstruction policy that is truly diabolic. In a Nation magazine article titled "The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," Naomi Klein revealed the details of the Bush junta's destroy/rebuild-for-profits scheme.
Now we can begin to understand more clearly the real purpose of the cabal's preemptive wars: perpetual corporate-based preemptive reconstruction for unlimited war profiteering. To avoid a time delay for the profits to roll in, "reconstruction" plans are drawn up in close collaboration with various government agencies and contracts actually pre-approved and paper work completed long before an actual military strike by the cabal or one of its client states such as Israel.
Naomi Klein expands on this obscene death-for-profits scheme:
In an earlier essay, we explored the cabal's new policy of barbaric annihilation: destroying people, war materiel, and infrastructure for US corporate profit. The policies of the Middle East Trade Agreement and preemptive wars for pre-planned reconstruction are altering the essence of the United States political-social reality, from a purported country of, by, and for the people to a nation of, by, and for corporations. The escalating Pentagon budget--in combination with drastic tax cuts for the wealthy--is a clear method of redistributing national income in favor of the wealthy. The combination of increasing military spending and decreasing tax liabilities of the wealthy creates wide gaps in the Federal budget, which justifies the slashing of non-military public spending--a demonic policy which reverses the New Deal reforms.
Since the cabal's 2000 coup d'etat and the placing of George W. Bush in the White House,
military spending has grown by more than 50 percent, from nearly $300 billion in 2001 to
almost $455 billion in 2007. These figures do not include the Homeland Security budget, which is $33 billion for the 2007
fiscal year alone, and the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are fast approaching $400 billion.
IAP Worldwide Service received a $120 million contract to run portions of the hospital's services called facilities management. Immediately after, facilities management staff was reduced from 250 to 50 privately employed workers. IAP Worldwide Services received the contract in spite of its being found to have provided substandard service in fulfilling its multi-million dollar contracts in providing military support in Iraq and in failing to provide ice cubes to Katrina victims.
We know that all US presidents since John F. Kennedy have been cabal puppets. Now that the American electorate in 2006 voted the despicable Republicans out of control of the House and Senate, we'll see if any of the present Democratic "representatives of the people" have any integrity.
Thus far the Democrats have carried out very little of their promised agenda and have proven to be
as willing to give in to the big-money lobbyists as the Republicans.
"Last week, however, when Pelosi (D-San Francisco) won House approval of the much-touted bill socking it to the oil companies,
it turned out to be considerably less drastic than many in the industry originally feared. Out of an estimated $32 billion in
subsidies and tax breaks that the oil companies are scheduled to receive over the next five years, the final House bill cut $5.5
"Last week, however, when Pelosi (D-San Francisco) won House approval of the much-touted bill socking it to the oil companies, it turned out to be considerably less drastic than many in the industry originally feared. Out of an estimated $32 billion in subsidies and tax breaks that the oil companies are scheduled to receive over the next five years, the final House bill cut $5.5 billion."
One of the most important posts of new power is Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. Waxman has been one of the most effective and aggressive critics of Halliburton's work in Iraq, greatly contributing to Halliburton's loss of its LOGCAP contract. Waxman must use his might to clean up the entire Iraq reconstruction war profiteering fiasco.
Democrats must see that all remaining and future U.S. reconstruction funds are turned over to
Iraqi companies and Iraqi workers. U.S. corporations must not be allowed to "cut and run." Every U.S. corporation with reconstruction
contracts in Iraq must be individually audited and each project investigated by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
(SIGIR). Misspent funds must be returned and made available to Iraqis for reconstruction. SIGIR needs
more staff, greater oversight authority and more money to complete this work in a timely manner.
1 Ismael Hossein-zadeh, is a professor of economics at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa