AUGUST 3, 2003 -
President Bush will approve an attack on Peru by Dick Cheney for the
sake of his buddies, according to several sources, including the
Independent (UK) and the Washington Post.
Sound bizarre, not real?
Start paying attention, people.
In order to get Dick Cheney's
old company - you remember them, Halliburton, the ones who got a
contract for over $400 million for various work to be done in Iraq
in a closed bidding process before the first week of the war was
even over - in order to get Dick Cheney's old company even more
millions, President Bush will approve what amounts to an all out
assault on a pristine area of rainforest in Peru.
How pristine is the area being
trashed for the sake of this project: "The separation plant
and pipelines slice through a forest renowned as one of the most
biologically diverse places on the planet," the Washington Post
It gets better. Ray Hunt,
one of President Bush's top fundraisers, will benefit directly from
this, as chairman of Hunt Oil, which is involved in the venture.
According to the Post, Hunt just, "gave the maximum personal
contribution of $2,000 to Bush's reelection campaign. Hunt was
(also) a Bush Pioneer, an elite donor who raised at least $100,000
for the 2000 campaign. A Hunt spokesman declined to comment on the
Well guess what? Now he
gets millions in return.
And, post-911'ers, tell me what
we get? Come on, think real hard. They are supposed to
do a review first to ensure we don't trash Peru in the process of
building the pipeline. The review has been found "deficient"
and the project was deemed to have "serious flaws," according to
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
respectively, according to the Post. By most accounts the
project should be halted until a better plan not to destroy these
portions of Peru is created. Bush isn't going to wait - "Go
get 'em, destroy what you will, just keep giving to my campaign."
The Post reports, "...the
location of the (second plant in) Paracas was selected for economic
reasons -- it allowed a savings of $50 million to $100 million --
and not for environmental impact. An underwater pipeline spill
could kill fish, mammals and birds in the reserve, the assessment
concluded, adding that the project is "ill-prepared for a spill of
In other words, it's not enough
the billion dollars headed Halliburton's way, but for the sake of
keeping an additional $50 to $100 million with these Texas oil
companies, they are choosing to trash these vital areas
So tell me, what is the result?
Could it be yet another set of America hating enemies in another
nation created, yet again, just for the sake of putting money in the
pockets of Bush, Cheney, and their closest friends and best
fundraisers? Should Peruvian terrorists start attacking us
some years down the road, will they point out they created these
terrorists with the actions they took which benefited no one and
nothing but their own pocketbooks against the advice and counsel of
top Democrats? Or will they, as they have done with 9/11,
forget all about their previous actions, blame something else -
probably drug lords and the cocaine trade - and label the Democrats
who told them not to do this in the first place weak for not wanting
to send our young men and women to die in a war that would not exist
if not for this horrible, greed-led Bush policy?
We see here the reality of
things: for those who think George W. Bush is doing a great
job fighting the war on terror, the reality is he hasn't learned the
most basic lesson of 9/11: Stop
creating enemies for us by treating the world as if it is yours to
trash and abuse at will!