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How the China Threat Was Replaced by 'Iraqi WMD'

Thursday, 21 April 2005 12:00 AM

So, as a principal of the National Security Council O'Neill picked up for his "collection" Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's memo to introduce the National Security Council to the world strategic scene as the Council met on January 30, 2001, for the first time after the inauguration of President Bush.

Rumsfeld's memo said what every clinically normal adult would have said: "The post-Cold War liberalization of trade in advanced technology" made it possible for China "to rapidly acquire the most destructive military technology." Any clinically normal adult would have said that China, whose wealth ran into trillions of dollars annually under the dictators' total control, was by far the greatest threat to the United States, according to Rumsfeld, even for that reason alone.

Rumsfeld might have added that not only can China acquire any technology its dictators fancied, but also it could employ the world's best scientists and corporations for the development since 1986 of post-nuclear superweapons in seven fields, including molecular nanotechnology.

O'Neill duly appeared at the meeting of the National Security Council of Jan. 30, 2001. The newly inaugurated president, George W. Bush, asked his National Security Advisor: "So, Condi, what are we going to talk about today? What's on the agenda?"

"How Iraq is destabilizing the region, Mr. President."

But where was Rumsfeld's memo – and the mortal danger of China? Forget Rumsfeld's memo! The only danger in the world is "Iraq destabilizing the region." Meaning Saudi Arabia? Iran? Syria? Jordan?

Owing to Condi, CIA Director George Tenet already knew what the CIA should seek and find in Iraq for everyone to see that it was Iraq (certainly not China!) that was mortally dangerous to the United States.

As O'Neill described it (the ellipses in the last paragraph are his):

It was a grainy photograph of a factory. Tenet said that surveillance planes had just [by the time of the Iraq-instead-of-China agenda at the first meeting of the National Security Council] taken this photo. The CIA believed the building might [!] be "a plant that produces either chemical or biological materials [impossible to say which of the two] for weapons manufacture."

Soon, everyone was leaning over the photo. Tenet had a pointer. "Here are the railroad tracks coming in ... here are the trucks lined up over here. ... They're bringing it in here and bringing it out there. ... This is the water cooler."

Tenet pointed out "the round-the-clock rhythm of shipments in and out of the plant." See? Cement or sugar could not be shipped in and out of the plant round the clock. Tenet did not know that night shifts are common in societies like Iraq because the equipment is thus used 24, and not eight, hours a day. However, Tenet added that "there was ‘no confirming intelligence' as to the material being produced."

Then, what did the CIA discover? That there were factories in Iraq and they could safely be photographed from aboard a U.S. plane over Iraq, due to the "sanctions," while over China or Russia they would be shot down?

The next document "The Price of Loyalty" presents mentioned the only country, Iraq, and it mentioned it five times within half a page! To quote "The Price of Loyalty":

O'Neill arrived a few minutes early and read the cover sheet of his briefing materials.

Tab B: Economic Background on Iraq [!] (from Deutsche Bank)

Tab C: Executive Summary: Political-Military Plan for Post-Saddam [!] Iraq Crisis (interagency working paper) – SECRET

Tab D: Summary of United States Sanctions on Iraq [!]

Tab E: "Iraq [!] Sanctions Regime," State Department, for use in public statements.

The owner of the corporation identifies its interests with those of his own. The dictator that owns the country does the same. As did Louis XIV, who said as much ("I am the State").

But Condi was not the owner of the United States. She was only a government official. Let me recall that before January 30, 2001, and since the early 1990s Condi had been a director of Chevron Corporation, a global oil giant, which was active as of 2000 in more than a hundred countries of the world, including Kyrgyzstan, formerly part of Soviet Russia.

In 2008 Condi may lose her job and fail to be elected U.S. president. But her oil shares will remain with her forever and be inherited by her progeny.

The value of surveyed and expected oil reserves of Iraq exceeds $10 trillion.

In his book I mentioned at the beginning of this column, Larry Everest assures us that the U.S. political establishment is after global empire. I doubt that Condi or any other member of the U.S. political establishment believes that while the victory in Iraq has not been accomplished in two years (with Sunni still resisting), China, in alliance with Putin's Russia, plus the Islamic world will be defeated to the Pentagon's liveliest march.

But some of more than $10 trillion worth of oil in Iraq has been flowing to oil shareholders, holding temporary U.S. government posts with modest salaries as compared with the value of oil of Iraq (and Iran).

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The link to my book online is www.levnavrozov.com.

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