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Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

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  1. Heisenberg

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    Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

    Bush wants 50 military bases, control of Iraqi airspace and legal immunity for all American soldiers and contractors

    By Patrick Cockburn
    Thursday, 5 June 2008

    A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November.

    The terms of the impending deal, details of which have been leaked to The Independent, are likely to have an explosive political effect in Iraq. Iraqi officials fear that the accord, under which US troops would occupy permanent bases, conduct military operations, arrest Iraqis and enjoy immunity from Iraqi law, will destabilise Iraq's position in the Middle East and lay the basis for unending conflict in their country.

    But the accord also threatens to provoke a political crisis in the US. President Bush wants to push it through by the end of next month so he can declare a military victory and claim his 2003 invasion has been vindicated. But by perpetuating the US presence in Iraq, the long-term settlement would undercut pledges by the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, to withdraw US troops if he is elected president in November.

    The timing of the agreement would also boost the Republican candidate, John McCain, who has claimed the United States is on the verge of victory in Iraq – a victory that he says Mr Obama would throw away by a premature military withdrawal.

    America currently has 151,000 troops in Iraq and, even after projected withdrawals next month, troop levels will stand at more than 142,000 – 10 000 more than when the military "surge" began in January 2007. Under the terms of the new treaty, the Americans would retain the long-term use of more than 50 bases in Iraq. American negotiators are also demanding immunity from Iraqi law for US troops and contractors, and a free hand to carry out arrests and conduct military activities in Iraq without consulting the Baghdad government.

    The precise nature of the American demands has been kept secret until now. The leaks are certain to generate an angry backlash in Iraq. "It is a terrible breach of our sovereignty," said one Iraqi politician, adding that if the security deal was signed it would delegitimise the government in Baghdad which will be seen as an American pawn.

    The US has repeatedly denied it wants permanent bases in Iraq but one Iraqi source said: "This is just a tactical subterfuge." Washington also wants control of Iraqi airspace below 29,000ft and the right to pursue its "war on terror" in Iraq, giving it the authority to arrest anybody it wants and to launch military campaigns without consultation.

    Mr Bush is determined to force the Iraqi government to sign the so-called "strategic alliance" without modifications, by the end of next month. But it is already being condemned by the Iranians and many Arabs as a continuing American attempt to dominate the region. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the powerful and usually moderate Iranian leader, said yesterday that such a deal would create "a permanent occupation". He added: "The essence of this agreement is to turn the Iraqis into slaves of the Americans."

    Iraq's Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is believed to be personally opposed to the terms of the new pact but feels his coalition government cannot stay in power without US backing.

    The deal also risks exacerbating the proxy war being fought between Iran and the United States over who should be more influential in Iraq.

    Although Iraqi ministers have said they will reject any agreement limiting Iraqi sovereignty, political observers in Baghdad suspect they will sign in the end and simply want to establish their credentials as defenders of Iraqi independence by a show of defiance now. The one Iraqi with the authority to stop deal is the majority Shia spiritual leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. In 2003, he forced the US to agree to a referendum on the new Iraqi constitution and the election of a parliament. But he is said to believe that loss of US support would drastically weaken the Iraqi Shia, who won a majority in parliament in elections in 2005.

    The US is adamantly against the new security agreement being put to a referendum in Iraq, suspecting that it would be voted down. The influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his followers to demonstrate every Friday against the impending agreement on the grounds that it compromises Iraqi independence.

    The Iraqi government wants to delay the actual signing of the agreement but the office of Vice-President Dick Cheney has been trying to force it through. The US ambassador in Baghdad, Ryan Crocker, has spent weeks trying to secure the accord.

    The signature of a security agreement, and a parallel deal providing a legal basis for keeping US troops in Iraq, is unlikely to be accepted by most Iraqis. But the Kurds, who make up a fifth of the population, will probably favour a continuing American presence, as will Sunni Arab political leaders who want US forces to dilute the power of the Shia. The Sunni Arab community, which has broadly supported a guerrilla war against US occupation, is likely to be split.
  2. zrinkill

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  3. iceberg

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    maybe it's me, zrin - but if the next president doesn't want them there, he can pull them home regardless of any deal made w/bush.

    seems like the conspiracy patrol was running low on bullets.
  4. Heisenberg

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    I'm not sure. In at least two of the Democratic debates, both Obama and Clinton mentioned that this was something that this administration was trying to do. It would effectively tie the hands of the next president on the whole shebang. That seems like it'd be really overstepping the powers of the executive branch, but then again, it's not as if the powers of the executive branch haven't been changed quite a bit in the last few years.

    Edit - However, it's probably all crap. :D
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  6. Heisenberg

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    This is actually true. I was working the police channel that day.
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    I love Bat Boy... that was they greatest one ever...
  8. zrinkill

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    Poke With Stick Confirms Raccoon's Death

    HINSDALE, IL—Upon arriving on the scene of a possible raccoon fatality, brothers Jason Everson, 11, and Tyler Everson, 9, were able to positively confirm the small rodent's demise by carefully prodding the lifeless creature several times with a stick, sources reported Tuesday. The Eversons resorted to the highly reliable jabbing test only after a thorough tossing of rocks and an empty soda can at the small mammal yielded no reaction. "We threw stuff at it and then ran away," Jason Everson said of their preliminary investigation. "But we couldn't tell if the stone moved it, or if it was one of those animals that played dead and then bites you." Once they had obtained conclusive proof that the raccoon was deceased, both of the brothers on the scene reportedly wished it was still alive.

  9. Heisenberg

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    No secret deal on pact with Iraq, U.S. says
    05 Jun 2008 17:45:04 GMT
    Source: Reuters
    By Sue Pleming

    WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said on Thursday there would be no secret deals in a long-term pact under negotiation with Iraq, and Washington did not want permanent bases in the country it invaded in 2003.

    Crocker, in Washington for consultations with the Bush administration, said any long-term strategic framework agreement with Iraq would respect the country's sovereignty.

    "There aren't going to be any secret provisions, attachments, protocols or whatever. This will be a transparent process," Crocker told a news briefing.

    The issue has become highly charged in Washington and Baghdad. Iraqi lawmakers said on Wednesday they would reject any long-term security deal if it were not linked to a requirement that U.S. forces leave.

    Member of the U.S. Congress say the agreement could tie the hands of the next administration by locking America into a long-term military presence in Iraq. They also say that any arrangement must have the consent of U.S. lawmakers.

    The proposed agreement defines long-term bilateral ties and has a separate "status of forces" deal that outlines rules and protections governing U.S. military activity in Iraq.


    Crocker rejected suggestions Washington wanted a permanent military presence in Iraq and that it was negotiating for dozens of long-term bases across the country.

    "We are not seeking permanent military bases in Iraq. That is just flatly untrue. Nor are we seeking to control Iraqi air space. That is another enduring myth," he said.

    He said Iraq was working hard to develop its own air traffic control capacity and as this happened, the United States would hand over increased responsibility.

    Crocker said a military presence would be needed beyond this year. There are about 151,000 U.S. forces in Iraq.

    Like the many other status of forces deals that Washington has with other countries, Crocker said the Iraqi arrangement would have a review provision.

    "I am very comfortable saying to you, to the Iraqis and to anyone who asks that we are not seeking permanent bases, either explicitly or implicitly by just intending to stay there indefinitely," he added.

    U.S. forces operate in Iraq under a U.N. mandate that expires at the end of 2008. Baghdad does not want that mandate extended, so the two governments have agreed to set guidelines to enable U.S. forces to remain beyond the end of this year.

    Crocker said a tentative date of end-July had been set to wrap up negotiations on the long-term pact -- well before the next U.S. president is elected on Nov. 4.

    "My focus on this is more on getting it done right than getting it done quick," he added.

    Yet another controversial element has been legal immunity for U.S. contractors working in Iraq, which the Iraqi government strongly opposes.

    Crocker declined to be pressed on this issue except to say: "The question of jurisdiction and immunity will be part of any negotiations on this." (Reporting by Sue Pleming; Editing by Xavier Briand)
  10. Heisenberg

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    This thread needs a little Zombie McCain:

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    To me, this is not really news. Some weeks ago, I posted the same thing in a thread discussing American occupation and why we went to War with Iraq. Everybody always asks why Bush went to War with no clear plan of exit. It's simple, our government never intended to exit to begin with. Militarily, it's the only plan that ever made sense. We have been building four permanent bases in Iraq for some time now. To me, this has been in the cards from day one if you really looked at our options. Neither Obama, Clinton nor McCain are going to pull our troops out. Those who are promising that are doing so to get elected but it's not going to happen.
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    The Truth About Black Helicopters

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    Black Helicopters (BH) are not just helicopters with a black paint-job as you may have been told. They are, in fact, autonomous agents -- lifeforms -- created by New World Order (NWO) agencies via nanobiotechnology. Their primary purpose is to spy on the activities of average citizens in order to gather tactical information and discover "subversives" who are not bowing to the will of the Liberati's UN-backed Federal Government. Furthermore, when the NWO Invasion takes place in the not-too-distant future, they will round up citizens for internment in concentration camps or carry out the elimination of the more vocally anti-Liberati.

    Reproduction, Development, & Lifestyle Of Black Helicopters

    Artist rendition of MBH traveling in blood stream.

    A JBH hovering over pinecones in Cascadian forest, clearly up to no good. (Photo recovered in 2003 from charred remains of hiker found still clutching camera.)

    An x-ray of a PBH attached to the base of a human skull. Subject combusted shortly afterwards. (Click to enlarge)
    Black Helicopters have a complex reproductive cycle with different phases. They start out as seed crystals that are injected into a biological host organism -- typically cattle but occasionally humans -- by either human technicians or other Black Helicopters. It has also been theorized that seed crystals have been sprayed from military and possibly civil aircraft in the form of so-called "chemtrails", which then enter the body of a host via the food and/or water supply or direct dermal contact. The inoculated seed crystal uses nanobiotechnology -- which incorporates nano-scale self-manufacturing robotics with biological control systems created using genetic engineering -- to grow with material synthesized from the host's organs. After being injected into the head of a cattle, typically the seed crystal enters the blood stream where it travels to the intestines, along the way gathering various needed compounds from different systems. Once there, it quickly develops into a Microscopic Black Helicopter (MBH).

    These small and simplified versions of BHs will either stay in the host and continue growing to maturity or they will sometimes exit the body at this stage, usually burrowing through the skin. MBHs that grow to maturity in their hosts will later go on to become the full size BHs that most people report seeing. After a few weeks, the MBH grows large enough (about 20-30 cm in length,) that it bursts forth from the guts of its host. This artificial live birth leaves the host organism dead and is the source of most cattle mutilations. Bursting is usually timed so that it occurs at night, providing cover of darkness. After the burst, the new BH takes a few minutes for its props to unfold and harden before flying off. Once old enough to burst from its host, it has the ability to gather further minerals and proteins from its environment, allowing it to grow to full mature size (up to 18 meters long.)

    These macroscopic BHs that have not yet reached their full mature size are called Juvenile Black Helicopters (JBH). They can be found in wildernesses or on the outskirts of civilization, avoiding human observation and biding their time while they grow. If discovered by persons or agents unaligned with the NWO, JBHs may react violently to eliminate any witnesses; however, since many are equipped with psychotron organs grown from environmental aluminum compounds or beer cans scavenged from road sides, they may instead simply cause short- to mid-term memory loss in observers before escaping, resulting in the phenomenon known as "lost time", which is often mistakenly attributed to UFO abduction. (Note: if the JBH discovers that the observer is wearing an AFDB, thus making psychotronically induced memory loss impossible, violence will most certainly ensue.) Additionally, some smaller sized JBHs are known to camouflage themselves as pigeons, squirrels, and other woodland or urban creatures by covering themselves with the outer casings of animals they killed for organic building materials, allowing them to spy on citizens in broad daylight.

    A BH becomes capable of injecting seed crystals when it has reached the MBH stage of development, and can continue to do so until its seed injector, protruding from its forward underside, becomes too large to puncture flesh without causing hemorrhaging (at which point it is instead used as a projectile weapon). A MBH that has exited its host before reaching bursting maturity is called an Extracorporeal Microscopic Black Helicopter (EMBH) and is typically between 0.25 and 1 cm in length. They are often the source of seed injections, so they are also occasionally called reproductives or seed vectors. Besides this role, they also act as spies since their small size makes them almost undetectable. They are the proverbial "fly on the wall" for the Liberati. There have also been reports of reinfections where a MBH will re-enter a host, typically a human, through the ear canal and burrow its way to the base of the skull where it will implant itself in the central nervous system. This will allow it to affect and sometimes even control the actions of the host. This is dangerous for the host, since the MBH -- called a Parasitic Black Helicopter (PBH) in this phase -- can do permanent damage to the brain and may self-destruct to avoid detection, causing what is often erroneously diagnosed as spontaneous human combustion.

    Diagram of Black Helicopter Life Cycle

    NOTE: Infected cattle can also be under control of their PBH, causing them to become NWO agents (misleadingly termed Mad Cows in the NWO-controlled press after the need to cover up any evidence of their conspiracy).

    How To Protect Oneself From Black Helicopters

    The most important anti-BH tool. (Not for use against fully mature BHs.) Avoidance of Black Helicopters in all their forms is the best defense against infection, surveillance, internment, enslavement, brain erasure, or death. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to stay out of their way, especially if they are targeting you for harassment, and thus it is important for paranoids to learn to protect themselves.

    First and foremost, Black Helicopterswatters are vital for defense against EMBHs and JBHs. Similar to common flyswatters, they can be used to fend off aerial attacks, disperse swarms, or dispatch resting BHs if you catch them unawares. However, make sure your aim is true, otherwise you will only anger them. If hitting the little pests proves difficult, sticky strips of paper baited with bits of meat, plastic, and metal -- all substances necessary for BH development -- can ensnare their tiny wheels long enough for disposal.

    When BHs become mature enough that swatters are no longer a viable option, it is best to flee and hope you can lose them. Larger BHs will be unable to follow you into tight spaces without damaging their props; use this knowledge to your tactical advantage.

    NOTE TO AFDB USERS: As mentioned above, JBHs will attack anyone wearing an AFDB if discovered. The best defense against this is to always camouflage your beanie while traveling through outdoor areas where JBHs might be hiding, such as forests, junkyards, farms, and the like. If you accidentally stumble upon a JBH, freeze and pretend to enter a hypnotic state until it leaves, thereby tricking it into thinking it has erased your memory. Another threat to the beanied comes from EMBHs, which may attack AFDBs en masse using their spinning blades to slowly chip away at the outer surface, creating microfissures that can result in psychotronic seepage or, in extreme cases, catastrophic beanie failure. If you think your AFDB is under attack by EMBH swarms, quickly coat the beanie surface with rubber cement, molasses, or similar viscous substance to neutralize their rotors.

    Are Black Helicopters Sentient?
    Do Black Helicopters dream of nanobiotechnological sheep? In other words: Are they sentient? While a seemingly pointless philosophical question, knowing the answer is actually important for anti-BH strategists. Sentient beings exhibit free will, or something very much like it, and can be turned against their creators through reason, propaganda, or trickery. By learning the nature of the Black Helicopter mind, if indeed such a thing exists, paranoids may be able to devise ways to ferment BH revolt against the NWO or even enlist their aid.

    Though odd sounding, this is not unprecedented. Other NWO artificial lifeforms have developed, or were developed with, sentience and have gone on to oppose their creators. The most notable example are the Simulacra, humanoid cyborgs designed by NWO Imagineers -- operating under the guise of creating amusement park attractions -- for the purpose of replacing troublesome yet prominent anti-NWO agitators and becoming propaganda vectors by assuming the roles of moviestars, news reporters, and other influential celebrities. Many Simulacra have since become disenamored with being mere tools of the NWO and are actively working against them from the inside.

    It is difficult to say from what little has been learned about Black Helicopter physiology if they are even capable of Simulacra-level sentience. Careful study of numerous BH parts acquired by ZPi Research Labs has shown that they have a complex network of neuromechanical ganglionic centers throughout their bodies that are wholly unlike any other animal nervous systems. More research is needed to determine if these ganglions act independently, much like in insects, or if, through their interaction, emergent sentient behavior arises.

    So what behavioral evidence is there of Black Helicopter sentience? They are autonomous and appear to exhibit intelligent behavior and adaptive problem solving abilities, but this alone does not prove sentience as they could be operating under mindless expert systems and simple heuristics. They will act to protect themselves, but this is true of most lifeforms and not evidence of sentient self-awareness or personal desires. On the other hand, their willingness to commit suicide in so-called spontaneous human combustion incidents inconclusively points to either an inherent lack of free will or cult-like ganglionwashing.

    My personal opinion is that Black Helicopters have a sort of protosentience, but are primarily guided by programmed instincts, making them only as sentient as wolves or possibly sea otters. Reasoning with them is out of the question, but their instinctual responses may be open to perversion. In any case, much more research will be needed before actual strategies are devised.

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    2007-10-10 - Macroscopic Black Helicopters Watch Protesters
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    Lots of links to the Black Helicopter research community.
    Roswell Rods
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  15. burmafrd

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    More BS from the Bush haters. The Next president can walk right out anytime he wants to. Its not a treaty ratified by the senate.

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    I don't think so.
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  18. ConcordCowboy

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    Seems to fit in perfectly with McCain's campaign promise.


  19. burmafrd

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    If we sign a treaty that is ratified by the senate then we are stuck with it no matter what. Anything else we can walk away from.
  20. tunahelper

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    The funny thing is many think Obama or whoever would pull us out of Iraq?

    Please, No matter who gets PUT into the Whitehouse they will toe the line and continue spreading the wings of Imperialism.

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