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For three and a half years, Russia
has been using the US rhetoric about the “war in international
terrorism” for its own ends and has refrained from any commentary
on the attacks of 11 September 2001. Breaking with this position,
the former number 2 of the KGB, Leonid Shebarshin, affirms that
“international terrorism” is not real and that Osama
bin Laden is still today a CIA agent. In an exclusive interview
with RIA Novosti, distributed outside of Russia by the Voltaire
Network, he analyses the oil-based motives of the bellicosity of
Washington and shows that the Pentagon’s strategy leads inexorably
to war in Afghanistan yesterday, in Iraq today, and in Iran tomorrow.
Two years ago, when the entire world wondered whether or not there
would be war in Iraq, the former chief of the First department of
the KGB of the USSR, Leonid Shebarshin, said in private: “The
war is inevitable, but that in Iraq won’t be the last. The
next will be against Iran.” His estimates and predictions
have shown themselves to be extremely accurate in the past. It was
not in the upholstered offices of Moscow that this general studied
the Middle East. For many years, he learned on the ground as a resident
of many countries, notably Iran at the beginning of the Islamic
revolution, one of the most complex periods in the history of that
Bakhtiar Akhmedkhanov, journalist with RIA Novosti, asked Leonid
Shebarshin several questions.
The life of Alain Ménargues
– vice-director of Radio France International – changed
overnight in October 2004. No sooner had his book “Le mur
de Sharon” (“Sharon’s Wall”) been published
than he brutally found himself caught in one of those ideological
campaigns where lies are mixed with the irrational. Accused of “anti-Semitism”,
Alain Ménargues was dismissed from his functions. The suspicion
of anti-Semitism – with all the manipulations that can follow
– weighs heavily upon the heads of any public personage who
criticizes Israel. It can destroy careers and ruin lives. Alain
Ménargues is the most recent living proof.
Silvia Cattori Didn’t you knowingly break a taboo
by affirming that Israel is racist?
Alain Ménargues The texts are there. I invented nothing.
The Jewish State of Israel is considered legally racist by the United
Unknown to the public at large,
Stephen Hadley has carried on a brilliant career in the shadow of
Brent Scowcroft and Condoleeza Rice. A business lawyer convicted
of fraud, he became the lawyer of the largest arms manufacturer
in the world, Lockheed Martin. He trained the candidate George W.
Bush, wrote up the new nuclear doctrine, prepared the creation of
the Department of Homeland Security, supervised new entries into
NATO, and sold the invasion of Iraq. Ever faithful, he protected
Bush the father from the Irangate scandal and Bush the son from
the lies of the Iraq war. He now finds himself rewarded by becoming
National Security Advisor.
On the eve of the European Commission’s
study of Turkey’s candidacy for the European Union, Réseau
Voltaire synthesizes the different arguments and examines their
pertinence. In their attempts to convince, both partisans and adversaries
do not hesitate to recuperate widespread anachronisms and prejudices.
They privilege questions of identity over strategic analyses of
which they sometime ignore the stakes. A recapitulation of motives
and ulterior motives.
The campaign organised by the
White House to force Kofi Annan to resign started with a network
of newspapers in Iraq, the United Kingdom, and in the United States.
Then it mobilized the CIA, Republican congressmen and organizations.
Suspected of corruption, the UN’s Secretary General was paralysed.
But, once again, the White House managed to unite everyone against
it, involuntarily reinforcing Mr. Annan’s authority.
Brought together in Santiago,
Chile for the 12th Asian-Pacific Summit (APEC), twenty-one heads
of state and government applied themselves to ignoring US proposals
and to forming new commercial relations without Washington. Vladimir
Putin positioned himself as the adversary to US imperialism. Hu
Jintao successfully thwarted the US in Latin America. Meanwhile
George W. Bush, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, got into a
punch-out with Chilean police.
In order to change the regime
in the Ukraine, the CIA ordered exit polls that they presented as
definite even before the counting of the votes. It sent out thousands
of observers, recruited through the intermediary of Eastern European
associations, to cry out about the falsification of the elections.
Finally, it paid thousands of cadres from the opposition and trained
them in street demonstrations. The richest revolution in the world
was conceived as a spectacle for Western television.
Prior to the first round of presidential elections in the Ukraine,
we alerted our readers to the deployment of US agents mandated to
influence the election . The operation was headed for the CIA
by Colonel Robert Helvey who had already supervised the elections
in Yugoslavia and Georgia. It was officially financed, for its public
part, to the tune of 13 million dollars.
To complete our readers’ information, we have reconstructed
a chronology of the events from dispatches from Interfax to which
we have added information on the protagonists.
At the beginning, the occupation
of Iraq was that of a classic war of predation. But today, the impossibility
of peacefully exploiting the oil resources and the cost of maintaining
an extremely large contingent has made of it a financial pit. Nevertheless,
the US has decided to continue on and to pay the price. This shows,
aside from its long-term strategic objectives, that there is an
indirect economic interest in their military deployment. This demonstration
of force is indispensable in order to safeguard the unique status
of the dollar, alone capable of compensating for the instability
of a United Statesian economy on its last legs.
The economic imperatives that conducted the US and several vassal
states to invade Iraq have been the object of numerous analyses,
most of which are wrong or incomplete. The neo-conservatives tried
hard to refute the claims that the war had no other goal than the
pillage of Iraqi oil. They pushed forward the idea that the oil
is sold on the international market at the going price, respecting
the rules of competition. Moreover, anyone can see that the Coalition
has not been able to exploit Iraqi oil as they wished and that,
nevertheless, it persists and is getting bogged down in a costly
occupation. The reality is therefore more complex and a close examination
of the macro-economic processes at work is necessary.
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