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Paul Bremer, the new ‘Gauleiter’ of Iraq
05/06/03: (Information Clearing House)George Bush has appointed Paul Bremer as the ‘civil administrator’ of Iraq in what the Independent calls "a victory for Colin Powell…in the running skirmishes with Mr Rumsfeld’s Pentagon…".
Victory? For who? As per usual, the Independent would have us believe that there’s some kind of battle between the ‘moderates’ represented by Colin Powell and the ‘neo-cons’ represented by Donald Rumsfeld, so I did a little researching on Paul Bremer and far from being a ‘moderate’, he’s part and parcel of the same pack of conservative wolves that run the Pentagon, the State Department, the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and of course, the Department of Homeland Security.
Bremer and the ‘terror’ business
Bremer is managing director and senior advisor for Political and Emerging Risks for MMC Enterprise Risk, part of Marsh McLennan Companies (MMC), which puts the frighteners on businesses about their exposure to political and other risks and which earns MMC annual revenues of $5.9 billion. Now here’s a man (and a company) that has a vested interest in ‘terror’ and does quite well out of it thank you (shades of Halliburton Inc.). Not surprisingly, Marsh offers its clients its own version of a Homeland Security package complete with various ‘threat’ levels.
What Bremer thinks of Iraqis
Bremer served as ambassador-at-large for counterterrorism in the Reagan administration from 1986 to 1989 and was managing director of Kissinger Associates. Perhaps a couple of quotes from the new ‘civilian administrator’ of Iraq will give you an idea of what Bremer thinks of Iraqis (and what they can expect from him),
Bremer and the New American Century
And following the fall of the Soviet Union, his opinions are in line with all the other ‘neo-cons’ of the Bush administration,
Bremer is also a senior advisor to Americans for Victory over Terrorism (AVOT) a project ofwww.empower.org where he is in good company with people such as William J Bennett, Frank Gaffney, Lawrence Kadish, James Woolsey and Ruth R Wisse. Also, check out these sites for more on where Bremer comes from, http://www.avot.org/stories/storyReader$29 and http://avot.org/stories/storyReader$131.
Bremer and the Homeland Security Act
Bremer on Civil liberties
And Bremer’s views on civil liberties and ‘anti-terrorism’ are also quite illuminating,
How this squares with what he said later in this CNN interview I’ll leave up to you to decide,
Just five letters worth of difference between martial law and democracy?
"Thugs [are] simply good kids gone bad" says Bremer
Would you let guy this baby-sit your kids?
Creepy Paul Bremer?
But I think this quote from the "American Politics" Website kind of sets the tone for Bremer and his ilk,
"Creepy Paul Bremer, the dashing New York terrorism "expert," and former ambassador to The Netherlands (which brings to mind revelations from the Dutch intelligence service proving that Prescott Bush helped finance Hitler before and during World War II) appears on television day after day to stir nationalism in American bones. Bremer, who is also a former partner of mortified Chilean and Laotian hit-meister Henry Kissinger, was on television this morning doing his job -- for his clients, not the nation -- by flogging the terror horse to increase fear among US citizens, to reinforce the latest Bush ploy raising the "Terror Meter" simply to increase America's fear and, consequently, proclivity for war."
Feb 3, 2003 by Jeff Coopersmith
Copyright © 2003 William Bowles.
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