Mrch 6, 2006
President Gerald R. Ford signed a directive that granted Iran the
opportunity to purchase U.S. built reprocessing equipment and
facilities designed to extract plutonium from nuclear reactor fuel.
Gerald Ford assumed the Presidency in August 1974, the current Vice
President of the United States, Richard B Cheney served on the
transition team and later as Deputy Assistant to the President. In
November 1975, he was named Assistant to the President and White House
Chief of Staff, a position he held throughout the remainder of the Ford
August 1974, the current Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld
served as Chairman of the transition to the Presidency of Gerald R.
Ford. He then became Chief of Staff of the White House and a member of
the President's Cabinet (1974-1975) and was the Ford Administration’s Secretary of Defense from 1975–1977.
current President of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz served in the Arms
Control and Disarmament Agency under President Gerald Ford. Wolfowitz is considered as a prominent architect of the Bush Doctrine, which has
come to be identified with a policy that permits pre-emptive war
against potential aggressors before they are capable of mounting
attacks against the United States.
to Washington Post Staff Writer Dafna Linzer, "Ford’s team endorsed
Iranian plans to build a massive nuclear energy industry, but also
worked hard to complete a multibillion-dollar deal that would have
given Tehran control of large quantities of plutonium and enriched
uranium – the two pathways to a nuclear bomb. Either
can be shaped into the core of a nuclear warhead, and obtaining one or
the other is generally considered the most significant obstacle to
would-be weopons builders."
the current Bush Administration is asserting, particularly through its
news agency Fox News, is that it needs to prevent Iran from
achieving the exact same nuclear capabilities that President Ford and
his key appointees, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz were encouraging
Iran to accomplish 30 years ago. Iran, a
party to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, is guaranteed the right
to develop peaceful nuclear power programs – regardless of whether the
United States approves or disapproves the politics or political
leadership of that country; a point that Iran has repeated over and
over again. For 30 years, Iran has proclaimed that it needs nuclear power since its oil and gas supplies are limited, just like the United States, and therefore has the legal right to produce and operate nuclear power plants. Thirty years ago, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld agreed. Today,
Cheney and Rumsfeld appear to be crawling out of their skins with
uncontrollable militarized lust for control of Iranian oil fields via a
U.S. occupied, Iran. The NEO-CON war drumbeaters have already devised their plans for the liberation of the people again, this time Iranian people, and making things all better, just like they have done in Iraq. Scary
stuff, but it is true. In preparation, the Bush Administration has
primed the mainstream media so effectively that 8 out of 10 Americans
believe Iran poises an immediate nuclear threat to the United States. The
President’s recent and risky travel to regional nuclear powers,
Pakistan and India, no doubt also served as a strategic warning to
those countries to prepare for the certain public backlash to be
expected once the U.S. or Israel begins to drop bombs on Iran.
It is also worth noting that in 2000, the World Bank resumed making loans to Iran. As of June 30, 2004, the World Bank as made 51 loans valued at $2.6 billion to Iran. The
World Bank gets its funds from the International Monetary Fund, which
in turn, gets its money from member nation dues / contributions. The United States is required to contribute $37.2 billion per year into the IMF. The Federal
Reserve Banking Cartel orchestrated this money scheme so that it can
continue to print and loan astronomical numbers of debt notes. If
the American people understood that the Federal Reserve and the U.S.
Congress have been funding many activities of the Islamic Republic of
Iran, most would be skeptical of the federal government’s current claim
that Iran’s 30 year old, U.S. sanctioned, nuclear program is somehow
now an immediate threat to the security of the United States. The
IMF and the World Bank create just enough degrees of separation to
shield the government from the people recognizing that the federal
government has fed the dog well that it now claims will bite if we do
not 'put it down’ with a pre-emptive strike.
Wolfowitz at the helm of the World Bank, one has to wonder if once
again the Federal Reserve has positioned itself to fund both sides of a
warring conflict. One thing is certain;
loaning money to fund both sides of a war is a perfected craft of the
member banks of the Federal Reserve, which is interested only in loan
collateral and interest payments. Patriotism is not part of the equation. What
is most disturbing about the relationship between the Fed, IMF, and
World Bank is that the $37.2 billion the U.S. is obligated to pay to
the IMF annually, is actually secured by the American taxpayer. We the People,
and the ability of the U.S. Congress to confiscate our wealth through
that unconstitutional apparatus referred to as a federal income tax,
makes loaning money to the Islamic Republic of Iran easy because if
Iran defaults on its World Bank loans, the U.S. portions of the loans
work their way back to the lender of last resort, which is the U.S.
Congress. When the U.S. Congress responds
to failed loans and failed banking institutions, they assume
responsibility for the loan amount, and pass the burden of repayment
onto the American people.
but very much part of the U.S. government’s charade aimed at deceiving
the American people into believing that the U.S. has played no part in
the development of Iran or its nuclear power programs, is the absolute
economic threat that Iran poses to the global value of the U.S. dollar. Unless
the U.S. intervenes, on March 20, 2006 the world will have the option
of purchasing oil with euros instead of dollars through the opening of
the Iranian Oil Bourse. The Iran Oil Bourse will be the third exchange in which global oil transactions will be executed. While
financial analysts debate whether such an exchange operating solely in
euros will have the potential to collapse the U.S. economy, the
complete silence of the mainstream media regarding this most important
untold story can be interpreted as a sign that this suggested economic
threat is real. As the Bush Administration
has proven itself to be the most dishonest, secretive presidency in the
history of the United States, it has repeatedly demonstrated that the
truth about its motives and agendas can only be found in what is not being reported to the American people. And
if the Iran nuclear threat rhetoric is the firewall that the U.S.
government is hiding the U.S. dollar global supremacy behind, than any
military action in Iran will be solely on behalf of the member banks of
the Federal Reserve – at the expense of American sons and daughters
serving in the U.S. military and at the burden of the U.S. taxpayer who
is already indebted to the federal government to the tune of $28
thousand, which is each and every American’s current share of the
Federal Reserve / U.S. Congress banking cartel produced national debt -
$28,000 and growing faster than ever!
Here’s a patriotic challenge and very American gut check for your consideration: Next time you hold your children and / or grandchildren, look them in the eye and explain to them how they are, right at this very moment,
indebted to the federal government of the United States of America, to
the tune of $28,000, and then ask yourself how you allowed it to happen. Sobering fact that feels better to ignore, does it not? But hell, we’re spreading democracy, right? I don’t think so, and hopefully soon, neither will you.
Freelance writer / author, Ed Haas, is the editor and columnist for the Muckraker Report. Get smart. Read the Muckraker Report. To learn more about Ed’s current and previous work, visit Crafting Prose.
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