“War on Terror”, Planned to Be Endless Before 9/11
Partially published at Truth Out (US)
Mr. Michael Sheehan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, predicted on May 16 the war against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates could last up to 20 more years, during a Senate hearing revisiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
In April, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the current U.S. commander in occupied Afghanistan, had already told the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan after 2014. Dunford said he had not made any assessments on the U.S. troop level beyond 2014. In January, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon plans to leave roughly 3,000, 6,000, or 9,000 U.S. troops in after the 2014 deadline for NATO operations in the country.
Any news? Not at all.
For over 11 years since 9/11, and the unilateral and criminal declaration of “War on Terror” by President George Bush from a Cathedral, on 9/14 – which hurts the US Constitution as a war of aggression, the civil liberties without precedent in the country, the Charter of the United Nations (UN), especially the chapter VII, and all international laws as never before since The Peace of Westphalia (signed by the European great powers in 1648, it was a treaty which introduced rules for internaional laws, based on the sovereignty of the nations) –, many revelations contradicting the official versions, faithfully echoed by the world mainstream media, have come to light so confirming innumerable evidences (evidences and revelations which the US government has never explained, even less the 9/11 Commission which ended up being a “Bush administration official speaker”).
“War on Terror” was planned even before 9/11 – and planned to be an endless occupation in the Middle East: the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), created in 1997 during the Clinton administration, was an important part of Bush agenda during the presidential campaign in 2000. This passage written in September, 2000, commissioned by Mr. Dick Cheney, guided the Bush administration:
In this chapter V of PNAC, named Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century Rebuilding America's Defenses, one clearly notes, too, that US matter in Iraq was not Al-Qaeda, nor weapons of mass destructions – never found.
Over a decade, US militaries have been brutally wounded (more than 30,000 according to unofficial accounts) and killed (more than 6,400) – US government is unable to support them returning home from the battlefields suffering severe health issues, many of them losing their medical care and other benefits for life as reported last week by Democracy Now! –, about 1 million Afghans and Iraqis have been killed (most of them, innocent civilians), while those countries are under wreckages – Afghanistan continues to lead the world opium production, its economy, political system and level of corruption are catastrophic, the country lives under a social chaos, thousands of civilians have been killed as Iraq is much more divided and dangerous, as it was under Mr. Saddam Hussein's dictatorship.
However, it is long ago clear that American taxpayers, and human beings all over the world still have a long way ahead to face an unbeatable war,while US government and the intelligence community are, year by year, “failing” to provide security, to prevent “terrorist attacks”, so tightening the policy and removing civil liberties. All this for the biggest lie in history, at the expenses of American taxpayers - until now, such a big lie have costed more than U$ 1 trillion (since 2002, the US has increased the military budget as never in history, even considering the Cold War, more than U$ 6 trillion up to 2012; see chart below, 2000-2011), just to endanger the world. Well, the “War on Terror” has been totally distorted by the “world information monopoly”, as the media actually spreads propaganda and disinformation.