Front Page Archive
November 15-17, 2003
David Sadler For Congress (2002 archive)
• 2003.11.17 •
Bush ready to put US troops in Iraq under international control
|The United States accepts that to avoid humiliating failure in Iraq it needs to bring its forces quickly under international control and speed the hand over of power, Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief, has said. Decisions along these lines will be made in the 'coming days', Mr Solana told The Independent.
... The United States has a real problem and when you have a real problem you need help.
|So if the goal is to globalize the US armed forces stationed in the middle east, starting with Iraq, you simply 'create a problem' for the US. Then you provide the solution, which is moving the troops under international command. (PROBLEM - REACTION - SOLUTION)|
|... The forces will have to be there under a different chapeau. The more the international community is incorporated under the international organisations [the better] ... We will see in the coming days decisions along these lines. -- US agrees to international control ... --|
|Of course. How silly of Americans to protest over something that is so logical and reasonable. I wonder if the Iraq war could have been sold to the American people if Bush had said, " America will fight terrorism by putting its military under the flag and command of an international military authority. "|
|Americans in general used to have rabid objections to US troops fighting under the command of anyone but Americans. I still do, but I'm a minority in America now. I represent Old America. I'm surrounded by New Americans who have no concept of or love for the traditions, culture and principles of Old America, its dusty old constitution or the vision of its founders.
Over the years, the Americans have been conditioned for globalization. So I doubt there will be a problem for Bush handing over our sons/daughters, friends/neighbors, husbands/wives to fight, or peace-keep, under the flag, symbols, doctrines and principles some other nation or group of nations.
The important point is that this move shows two things.
- The US is desperate in Iraq, by design or accident, and sees the situation deteriorating, and
- Assigning US troops to international command is a phase completion for the globalization of America. Handing over our troops is just another step towards total loss of US independence as a sovereign nation.
This handover need not be permanent, and likely will not be. That's not the point. The point is, that the US military does not belong to the people of the United States. It belongs to the world.
The troops that come home will be wearing the American flag on their uniforms. They will have a US commander with them. Everything will look normal. Meanwhile, in Iraq, US troops will be commanded by an international commander. Maybe American, and maybe not..
So why are we handing our troops over to international command authority again?
|[Hussein has no support in Iraq except among his] band of thugs... [His] is a voice from the wilderness ... followed by a small band of murderers ... -- Bremer Says ... --|
|Bremer says there is only a 'small band of murderers' involved. A small band of murderers is causing the US to hand its military force in Iraq over to international command?!? But wait, Bremer isn't finished.|
|I don't think there is any secret to the fact that we have a war on terrorism going on here. We have probably hundreds of professional terrorists in this country now. We are in the front line. It is dangerous and we have also got people like Saddam's followers trying to kill our soldiers. -- Bremer Says... --|
|Bremer now wants us to believe there are only 'hundreds of professional terrorists' joining 'followers' of Hussein, and that this force is making it so dangerous that we have to hand our troops over to international command. Didn't we just read a couple days back that there are perhaps 50,000 freedom fighters in Iraq fighting coalition forces?|
|The White House yesterday drew up emergency plans to accelerate the transfer of power in Iraq after being shown a devastating CIA report warning that the guerrilla war was in danger of escalating out of US control.
The report, an 'appraisal of situation' commissioned by the CIA director, George Tenet, and written by the CIA station chief in Baghdad, said that the insurgency was gaining ground among the population, and already numbers in the tens of thousands.
One military intelligence assessment now estimates the insurgents' strength at 50,000. Analysts cautioned that such a figure was speculative, but it does indicate a deep-rooted revolt on a far greater scale than the Pentagon had led the administration to believe. -- We could lose this situation --
• US agrees to international control of its troops in Iraq
• Bremer Says Saddam Is Voice of Past, Must Be Killed
• 'We could lose this situation'