Mike Whitney on the Democratic “victory”


Richard Moore

         The election simply proves that one should not expect to
         take the country away from the people who really own it.
            It's theirs, and the political parties are merely the
         temporary security guards who are paid to watch over their
         prized possession.

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Cheney's Revenge

By Mike Whitney

11/12/06 "Information Clearing House" -- -- When Dick Cheney woke up 
on Wednesday morning, his entire world had changed. The House and 
Senate was in control of the Democrats, Bush Senior's buddy Robert 
Gates had taken over at the Pentagon, and his most-trusted ally, Don 
Rumsfeld, had been thrown overboard.

Cheney knows that the story about a "Democratic sweep" is utter 
nonsense. He knows who operates the voting machines and how get the 
results he wants. The normal procedures for rigging the election were 
simply put on hold.

He also knows that the Justice Dept had sent out over 80 attorneys to 
various parts of the country where the Republicans anticipated legal 
challenges after the elections, but there were no legal challenges. 
Someone decided that there would be no fight at all, even in the 
close senatorial races where recounts might have made a difference.


Is anyone gullible enough to believe that Republican big-wigs have 
given up cheating as a vital part of their strategy for winning 

I doubt it.

Cheney knows why there were no challenges; just like he knows why 
Rumsfeld was thrown to the wolves AFTER the elections rather than 
before when it might've hurt the Democrat's chances for victory.

Cheney was betrayed and his plans for one-party rule have been 
intentionally subverted. Even his seat next to the throne has been 
jettisoned to make room for Papa Bush's friend and CIA-alum, Robert 

So, what does it all mean?

Well, as many of the political wags are finally admitting, the adults 
are stepping in and taking back their government. The establishment 
"old school" Republicans and country club plutocrats put-together a 
plan to sabotage the Cheney administration and put an end to the Iraq 
debacle. The scheme first became apparent when Bob Woodward, the 
establishment's number one scribe, released his book "State of 
Denial". That was followed by the National Intelligence Estimate 
(NIE), Lancet's Iraqi casualty report, the Mark Foley page fiasco, 
and a steady barrage of ethics and corruption scandals.

The Democrats had nothing to do with the ferocious media-blitzkrieg 
which pummeled the Bush team day-in and day-out. It was all the 
handiwork of big-money Republicans who lost their place at the 
policy-table when Cheney and Rummy decided they would run the whole 
shebang by themselves.

The only way they could be certain of undermining the Sec-Def and the 
Veep's powers was by attacking their political base and destroying 
the "rubber stamp" congress. And, that is precisely what they did. 
It's a classic case of the parent killing its own offspring or, as 
Dostoyevsky said, "One reptile devouring the other."

The election simply proves that one should not expect to take the 
country away from the people who really own it.

It's theirs, and the political parties are merely the temporary 
security guards who are paid to watch over their prized possession.


What's interesting in this case, is that Cheney was betrayed by Bush. 
It was Bush who fed Rummy to the crocodiles and replaced him with 
Gates, and it was Bush who broke his oath of loyalty to people who 
put him in office.

Cheney doesn't like to be betrayed, in fact, Cheney hates to be 
betrayed. Loyalty is the only virtue among thieves, and Bush has 
violated that basic bond. That probably means big trouble for George 
W. Bush in the future.

Understandably, the country is breathing a sigh of relief after the 
midterm elections, but it may be a bit premature. Cheney may be down, 
but he's not out. And, unfortunately, nothing has really changed. 
Cheney hasn't abandoned his plan for global domination and he still 
has plenty of agents lurking in the shadows who will carry out his 
agenda. His problem now is how to get back "in the game" and settle 
scores with the people who screwed him over.

Ironically, his biggest obstacle is George Bush, the man who knifed 
him in the back and put the brakes on the global crusade. Bush is now 
under the influence his father's chief-advisors who are determined to 
get the troops out of Iraq, forestall any attack on Iran, and 
(probably) undermine the powers of the unitary executive.

So, how far will Cheney go to remove the obstacles for realizing his 
dark vision? Would he be willing to incite a war with Iran to restore 
himself to power?

William S. Lind, Director for the Center for Cultural Conservatism 
for the Free Congress Foundation, assures us in his latest article 
"Iraq Disaster Warning" that "something big'" will happen "between 
Nov 7 congressional election and Christmas. That could be the 
long-planned attack on Iran".

Dr. Elias Akleh supports this theory in his article "War on Iran" 
providing the worrisome details of the military build-up currently 
taking place in the Gulf beyond the knowledge of the American people. 
Akleh states:

"The US and NATO countries had amassed the largest military armada in 
the Middle East. The US armada consists of carrier Strike Group 12 
led by nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, Eisenhower 
Strike Group-another nuclear powered aircraft carrier with 
accompanied military vessels and submarines, Expeditionary Strike 
Group 5 with multiple attack vessels led by aircraft carrier USS 
Boxer, the Iowa Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, and the US Coast 
Guard. Canada has sent its anti-submarine HMCS Ottawa frigate to join 
the American Armada in the Persian Gulf. On October 1the USS 
Enterprise Striking Group has crossed the Suez Canal to join NATO 
armada at the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

The NATO force is composed of troops and naval vessels from several 
countries and is lead by Germany. It includes German command naval 
forces, Italian navy, 2 Spanish warships, 3 Danish warships, 10 Greek 
warships, 2 Netherlands warships, and French, Belgium, Turkish, and 
Bulgarian troops in South Lebanon."

Akleh adds ominously, "This is the largest massing of military power 
in the region, and it is gathering for a reason."


So, Iran is still very much on the table just as America is still in 
danger of deteriorating into a militarized police state. Cheney's 
dream of global hegemony and absolute rule continues to move forward 
regardless of the elections' results. He remains committed to his 
original plan whatever the cost to the country in terms of blood and 

Do not underestimate Dick Cheney. He is a dogged "bare-knuckled" 
street-fighter with a will of tempered steel. He will stop at nothing.

All he needs is a means of getting back into the seat of power.

Do we need to remind ourselves that he is only a "heartbeat" away 
from the most powerful position in the world?

That's something that should concern us all.

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