The Poetry of D.H. Rumsfeld may not rival that of D.H. Lawrence, but it certainly surpasses the occult skills of Aleister Crowley. What is known about Rumsfeld is not good. But what is projected by Rumsfeld is perceived as reassuring with a pinch of solace. The vision of a preempted strike does not make a ‘Donald of Arabia’, nor would that other Lawrence indulge with comfort the DHR legacy. The Full Spectrum Dominance course of Rumsfeld conceals the purpose for – FSD – superiority over the entire range of battlefield threats. The aim entails more than an impersonal target. It marks a departure from all conventional defensive strategy. Even the MAD era would consider such a policy as dangerous.
Advanced technical sophistication in killing has always been the ultimate growth industry. No, it’s not this enhanced destructive efficiency that makes this man hazardous. It’s his ability to cloak the motives and goals for the supremacy of the exquisite empire. Wearing a burka is not necessary to conquer the sands of oil. Only the selling of a benevolent liberator is needed to win the peace. How well is this message trading in the world of international opinion?
Back at home Rummy hits a grand slam. The master linguist of newspeak does not have to speak in foreign tongues. His role is to shape the propaganda for domestic consumption. Remember this one? U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld denied the United States plans a long-term military presence in Iraq.
“I have never, that I can recall, heard the subject of a permanent base in Iraq, discussed in any meeting,” said Rumsfeld, denying a New York Times report that — and here’s where it gets rich — didn’t say the United States is necessarily planning permanent bases in Iraq.
“The likelihood of it seems to me to be so low that it does not surprise me that it’s never been discussed in my presence,” Rumsfeld said. “To my knowledge.”
Wow, there is a man who can out spin Clinton counsel Bernie Nusbaum on the benign suicide of Vince Foster. Technically RumDumb is right, no need for permanent bases when you have an annexed colony! Why worry about semantics when the logic of occupation is going so well . . .
The spoils are secure as the body bags mount. Just part of the costs of doing business. A little collateral damage mixed with the magic of a skilled slight of hand and you get all the oil that blood can steal. As time passes and ‘American Alzheimer’ infliction spreads, no one will care or hold the top defense talking head accountable.
Another blast from the past that we must not forget: “Donald Rumsfeld, you shook Saddam’s hand in 1983, as an official representative of the United States of America, which at that time hated Iran so much that it was willing to work with thugs like Hussein, and to supply them with every form of weaponry imaginable. You knew he was using poison gas, and you said not one word against it. You knew he was obtaining biological agents; you encouraged it. Now you’re point-man in parroting Bush’s litany of half-truths and outright lies about why we “must” invade Iraq.”
Guess would be Donny “Seinfeld’s” comic relief is not funny enough to entertain the official rationale of that imminent threat, from that ‘soup Nazi’ towel head, of using weapons of mass destruction. Hell, I’m still waiting to find out where they are! Boy Rummy sure can fool all the dummies. Defense of the realm now is defined by the likes of the usual suspects from the Washington Institute. It’s not hard to figure out who’s payroll they take their shekels from or who benefits from their manipulation of U.S. policy.
None of this should be fresh news. However, you might have missed the resurrection of an updated version of the Operation Northwoods – the plan that America’s top military brass presented to President John Kennedy in 1963, calling for a phony terrorist campaign — complete with bombings, hijackings, plane crashes, and dead Americans — to provide “justification” for an invasion of Cuba, the mafia/corporate fiefdom that had recently been lost to Castro.
“According to a classified document prepared for Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization — the Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG) — will carry out secret missions designed to “stimulate reactions” among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to “counterattack” by US forces. (SA, the SS, the KGB, the IRA, the UDF, ETA, Hamas, Shining Path and countless other upholders of Bushian morality, decency and freedom).”
Rumsfeld is a sorcerer with the style of a soothsayer. He emulates the ethereal translucence or aura-glow of Aleister Crowley, while operating by the imperative – Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. His verse foretells the death of society as the Neo Poet for Neo Cons. This truth is one of those known knowns, one of those things we know we know.