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Dreaming War: Blood For Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
by Gore Vidal (2002)

In the first segment of this collection of his essays, Gore Vidal puts forward the one question everyone should consider asking about this administration, and then he gives his answer. The rest is or will be history ... an unanswered multitude of questions.

After being put into office by corrupt officials (a "junta"), did the Bush administration on 9/11 Let It Happen On Purpose? Or, did they orchestrate it to bring the people around to the plans for wars in Eurasia and world domination? - Questions few Americans dare to consider for fear of public censure. The author asks the question, "Transparency?" and answers with the word "Complicity."

A quote from page 29: " ... who and what kept the Air Force from following its normal procedure instead of waiting an hour and twenty minutes until the damage was done and only then launching fighters. Obviously, somebody had ordered the Air Force to make no move to intercept those hijackings ... "
From page 32: "Certainly, the hour-twenty-minute failure to put fighter planes in the air could not have been due to a breakdown thoughout the entire Air Force along the East Coast. Mandatory standard operating procedure had been told to cease and desist."

(Is this not a good question to ask? Where were they when they were needed? Who is to blame for the failure?)

On page 40 he goes on to state that "Osama .. was simply a pretext for replacing the Taliban with a relatively stable government that would allow Union Oil of California to lay its pipeline for the profit of, among others, the Cheney-Bush junta."

(He then starts to wax slightly prophetic, saying:)
Page 44: " ... once that "war" (in Afghanistan) was under way, Osama was dropped as irrelevant and so we're back to the Unocal pipeline, now a go-project. In the light of what we know today, it is unlikely that the Junta was ever going to capture Osama alive: he has tales to tell."
Page 50: " ... the Cheney-Bush junta wants a war in order to dominate Afghanistan, build a pipeline, gain control of the oil of the Eurasian Stans for their business associates as well as to do as much damage to Iraq and Iran on the ground that one day those evil countries may carpet our fields of amber grain with anthrax or something. ... "

- A Report by James Patrick Holmes (BlueHummingbird), August 9, 2003
(edit 8/31/03)

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