This was originally published with the title Stop A War about the time President Bush invaded Iraq. The title has proven pointless, but the issues raised are even more relevant today. Only the title has been changed.
A nation at war with itself cannot stand. He speaks of American justice and points us to evil while he cuts deals with nuclear armed devils. A friend of Al Qaeda, he is the Commander-In-Chief of the most powerful military force on planet earth and the man we call President. I know this is true because I heard it on TV.
In November, 2001, just weeks after declaring war on global terrorism, President George Bush and Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assisted some 8,000 members of Al Qaeda and their Pakistani trainers to escape Afghanistan. Three to four hundred members of the U.S. Delta Force had the terrorists surrounded, in their gun sights and can testify they were ordered not to engage.
Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh reported this episode on the PBS program, NOW, with Bill Moyers, February 21, 2003. The electronic transcript is available from the PBS Website.
If this report is correct: 1.The war on terrorism is a fraud. 2. President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld have provided aid and comfort to an enemy in wartime. This, I seem to recall, is the definition of high treason, a capital crime for which both men should be executed when properly tried and convicted. 3. President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld should be immediately relieved of office by Congress. This matter needs to be resolved before another American life is lost in a phony war, created to convince the people to trade their liberty for security. Security that cannot be had at any price. Life carries risks that can only be minimized by personal choices, not police power. 4. If Congress refuses to act in this matter, leaving alleged traitors in a position to further destroy lives, they should all be recalled from office by the States.
It is known to American government that Pakistan is a sponsor of and shield to terrorism. General Musharraf is likely a puppet of radical fundamentalists in Pakistan and elsewhere. The economic aid flowing to Pakistan by the billions from American taxpayers, through a treasonous Congress, is used to support Al Qaeda and to provide nuclear weapons to 3rd world powers like North Korea and probably Al Qaeda as well. Pakistan is the Capitol of evil and government says, “No, look over here, at Iraq, Iran and North Korea! Pakistan is our nuclear proliferating terrorist friend because we fear them and must support their secular strong man.”
Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces has sworn an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Those members of Delta Force who leaked this story of presidential hypocrisy and treason have done their duty to America and their military brethren. I have no doubt more will come forward, if nothing happens to them, to confirm the treason of November, 2001. When the Commander-In-Chief is a traitor, the soldier is in a very delicate position. He/she can be placed in harm’s way before testimony can be given. These witnesses need protection NOW. Should anything happen to them, we will know that treason has no limit.
Because high treason is a capital crime, it seems there is great reluctance to expose it, like a family secret. No one wants to accuse or try the top leaders of a nation, perhaps the world. Saying and doing nothing makes everyone else complicit in the crime. Even the panel on NOW avoided calling this action a crime. It was portrayed as a political expediency to support secular leadership in Pakistan, General Musharraf.
Questions are then raised concerning future events. Let's look at a likely scenario. We know when Al Qaeda has chosen a target in America, they persist until it is destroyed. World Trade Center 1993 and 2001. The national capitol 2001 and? Security has tightened sufficiently so the next attack on the capitol will be different than the last, as with the Trade Center.
The report on NOW demonstrates a close relationship between Pakistan and Al Qaeda. Pakistan has growing nuclear capability and it is reasonable to assume Al Qaeda has proved itself worthy to share in this capability. While it may be a bit more difficult to move nuclear devices within striking distance of the Capitol, it is far from impossible. Any number of nuclear weapons could be brought in with regular drug shipments, made possible by the great war on drugs fraud.
The lesson of Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho was to fear the government's ability to make war on the people. The lesson of Oklahoma City and September 11, is that government can’t or won't protect the people or itself. Fear increases all around and affects every aspect of American life. That fear not only allows an expansion of government and government power, it demands the increase as national security.
The escape of 8,000 Al Qaeda does nothing to increase security anywhere. Anything the President has said about national security since November, 2001 is suspect. There is no doubt national government is growing like a cancer. Yet, if Al Qaeda succeeds in destroying the Capitol, especially a nuclear destruction, would any American see it as a successful radiation treatment? Can surviving America rest easier because the Capitol was the target and not the rest of us? Will Congress deserve such a fate because it did nothing when the President substantially decreased the entire national security?
As I write this, I have heard reports that U.S. forces are closing in on Al Qaeda near the Pakistani border. Will they capture or kill the 8,000 freed in November, 2001? Or will most of them slip away with Pakistani assistance? The answer to this question should tell us much about the so-called war on terrorism. Personally, I expect it to be business as usual and hope I am wrong.
To add some balance to all this, I want to point out that we could consider the escape of November, 2001 a case of a Christian President loving his enemies, as the Bible instructs. Could we be witnessing the beginnings of New Age warfare here? Will there be any gratitude among the 8,000 who were and are ready to die for their beliefs? Will they be satisfied with the destruction of their next primary target? Or will they continue until America is one of the least powerful nations in the world? Would that be a bad thing? Could it be necessary to world peace? Fear or not, these are truly exciting times.