Friday, July 27, 2007

America’s Angel & Demon Ops

There are two schools of thoughts emanating in Washington D.C. on how to cope up with corporate America’s economic down plunge and how they should handle the military industrial complex scope of engagement especially in the Middle East.
Think tank groups have been giving several reports and strategic advices to the U.S. government on how to tackle or handle its foreign policy and suggested ways on how to unite a cynical and divided America.
According to Charles A. Kupchan, professor at the Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and Peter L. Trubowitz, assistant professor of government at the University of Texas, there’s a growing divisions at home about the nature of the U.S. engagement with the world which threatens to produce failed leadership abroad which could isolate America in the process. They said that the U.S. commitments overseas must be scaled back to a more politically sustainable level to the U.S. foreign policy and firm up its global leadership. (Foreign Affairs, July-August, 2007)
Both Kupchan and Turbowitz believe that the U.S. is in the midst of a polarized and bruising debate about the nature and scope of its engagement with the world.
Political pundits believe that since U.S.A.’s rise as a global power, it’s only now that the American people and its think tank and foundations are starting to scrutinize the costs and benefits of its foreign ambition.
Just like Kupchan and Turbowitz, the chicken hawks should heed their advice.
In 1943, Walter Lippman believed that it was the political solvency of the U.S. foreign policy that counts most and not the adequacy of the U.S. material resources (translation - armaments). Lippman warned that if the American people from within will be divided as to the conduct of its foreign relations, it will be dangerous to the republic especially if it’s unable to agree as to the true interest of its leadership. The country will be unable to prepare adequately for war.
Charles and Peter cited that in World War II and during the Cold War, the Americans were united in its cause. In their opinion, Lippman’s strategy is relevant again after 911 and the war in Iraq.
Both concluded that the U.S. bipartisan consensus on foreign policy has collapsed and continues to disintegrate.
What went wrong? This was the usual questions asked by the American people nowadays. Most speculate that it could be due to corruptions at the top level, controlling contracts especially military by the few, among others.
Both experts adviced that Washington should be sincere in dealing with nations. Everytime the U.S. use “carrots”, nation states questions the real motive or agenda of America.
Most of the American people believe that President George Bush, Jr. has been a polarizing President due to its policy of bullying and engaging into so many perceived unnecessary conflicts. Most of his controversial occupation are troubled.
Kupchan and Turbowitz said that Bush and his cohorts should learn from history. President Theodore Roosevelt’s imperialist adventure in the Philippines outstripped the U.S. appetite for foreign ambition. William Taft tried the “dollar diplomacy”, preferring to pursue Washington’s objectives abroad through what he called “peaceful and economic” means. During that time, the democrats reacted and viewed Taft’s strategy as a capitulation of the big business interests.
Woodrow Wilson embraced collective security and supported the creation of the League of Nations (U.N.) through a partnership that eased the costs of the U.S. engagement in the world. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s greatest achievement was World War II.
It’s very clear that friendship with America can be achieved better through its citizenry and not with its leaders whose interests is dictated by the elites.
As the saying goes, “there’s no permanent friendship but common interest”.
In the local scene, will Gen. Jun Esperon, AFP Chief of Staff leave a living legacy of a united military or a balkanized Mindanao? Just like the advice of former President Fidel V. Ramos to President GMA is that she should consult and reactivate LEDAC (Legislative & Executive Development. Advisory Council) especially during troubled times, Esperon needs a council of elders from the AGFO (Association of Generals and Flag Officers) and other military and strategic organizations to avert the implosion in the offing. He should be careful in getting the advice of our “foreign” friends which could lead to more trouble. Some of them are doing an “angel & demon operation” to divide and rule us. A potential successor like Major General Ferdinand Bocobo could be a better strategist who could help him. He’s an expert in foreign intelligence.

Dr. Erick San Juan, DLitt.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007


Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has been very effective in informing the public to be wary of the serious threat of Global Warming.

It seems that my article last May 30, 2007 at the Malaya entitled “A Fear Mongering Agenda?” became irrelevant when I was given and read a copy of the U.S. military industrial complex-Project Prometheus.

According to Karl Grossman of the Ecologists, President George W. Bush said, “It is time for America to take the next steps. Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea. We choose to explore space because doing so improves our lives and lifts our national spirit”. The speech was delivered by Bush at the Washington headquarters of the U.S. space agency NASA, January 2004. Bush reportedly announced a new plan to extend a human presence across the solar system. He added that the U.S. will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, have a control of the moon and prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own.

Project Prometheus was, initially funded by $11 billion of NASA’s budget plus $1 billion of federal funds. The total cost estimates ranged from $500 billion to $750 billion. It was Bush’s plan for the nuclearisation of space, which will give the U.S. the monopolistic control over the heavens according to Grossman. The project has proceeded and progressed at a rapid pace which included weather engineering. It seems that the Bush loop wanted to play gods. In the past, during dry seasons, our Philippine Air Force do cloud seeding to produce rain. Now satellites and airspace command control and manipulates weather to compliment weather conditions worldwide. What went wrong! The so called weather engineering became a sophisticated weapons of war and global warming could be a test case.

Karl Grossman said that the Bush regime is using nuclear powered space craft and weapons to secure U.S. control of outer space.

A nuclear-powered space project was exposed 1964, when an accident which involved the Snap-9A plutonium-powered generations system aboard the U.S. navigational satellite transit 5bn-3 caused the release of a 2.1 pound load of plutonium 238 which almost created a “Chernobyl in the sky”.

But NASA’s renewed space and nuclear projects are reportedly safe in 2004, the U.S. placed it’s first ever weapon in space, known as N-Fire which is actually part of their missile defense system. N-Fire is weaponised and it can destroy passing missiles in 2002, it was modified with (RFG) Rods from God. Bundles of Tungten rods fired from orbiting platforms and accompanied by orbiting lasers.

According to Chris Floyd (Science and Technology, July 2004) the project was part and parcel of the Neo Cons project for a new American century (P-Nac) and Dick Cheney spoke openly about a “New Pearl harbor” that would allegedly catalyze the American people in supporting P-Nac’s overtly militaristic and imperialistic plans. Space weaponisation thru missile defense was the reported essential part of the P-Nac program.

State Secretary Candoleeza Rice, then the national security adviser was supported to give a speech naming the missile defense system at the Bush administration’s national security priority but was cancelled due to the 9/11/2001/ Twin Tower attack.

The Pnac project continued without missing a beat and Chris Floyd confirmed that it was clothed in the expedient rhetorical of a global war on terror.

Neocons vision for 2020 stressed the importance of the U.S. integrating space forces into war-fighting capabilities across the full spectrum of conflict.

What’s worrisome was when Uncle Sam sometimes “cries wolf”. The U.S. military industrial complex sometimes claim that the moon landing was a hoax but was the deliberate leak of “project horizon” wherein it confirmed that the U.S. government has installed a base on the moon, part of the U.S. military psy-op to confuse future enemy?

For what ever its worth, such psy ops or plan could create unnecessary conflict among big powers which could involve nation states in the process.

God forbid!


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