Is PNAC Working for Sun Myung Moon?
July 28, 2003 -- SAINT PAUL (apj.us) -- An alert APJ reader sent me a wealth of material on Sun Myung Moon's deep and longstanding ties to the Republican Party in general and the Bush dynasty in particular.
I had already known much of this information, but it's good to have it all in one place, and it's good to be reminded that GOP's richest and oldest religious ally has had long-standing plans for world domination, with US troops to serve him as his cannon fodder.
One thing that strikes me, on re-reading the documentation, is "Father" Moon's hatred of the United Nations, and his desire to take it and remake it into his own religious army. Just get a load of these choice bits:
And here's a quote from Moon himself, from page 49 of TIME magazine's June 14, 1976 issue, entitled "The Secret Sayings of Master Moon":
Now, which other powerful, conservative group in America has had as a longstanding goal the destruction/co-opting of the United Nations?
How about the folks over at the Project for the New American Century?
(You know, the people that essentially run Bush's Pentagon and who serve as a de facto State Department?)
Or, as many folks now lovingly call them, the PNAC Platoon?
Get a load of the comments made by Richard Perle, arch-PNACer, in his gloating March 21, 2003 Guardian article entitled "Thank God for the Death of the UN":
Of course, this was written by the same man who thought that 40,000 troops would be enough to conquer and secure Iraq. Over four months later, it's become abundantly clear than over four times that number isn't enough, and will never be enough.
It's only a matter of time before Perle, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the PNAC Platoon are compelled to go hat in hand to the UN to beg for assistance -- assistance that the UN's members, having been spat and shat on by these same PNACers, are highly unlikely to give.
So, is PNAC really working for Sun Myung Moon, when they act to destroy and subvert the United Nations?
The PNACers may not think so -- they may think merely that their interests and Moon's coincide -- but that doesn't mean they aren't.
Father Moon likes unwitting tools the best of all.
Well, it's official now: At the time the PNAC Platoon sent our sons and daughters into Iraq, Saddam had none of the huge stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction that the Bushies and their Project for the New American Century friends claimed he possessed.
How do we know this?
The PNAC Platoon has, in essence, admitted it.
Their tacit admission was simply this:
When told of the presence of Saddam's sons and fourteen-year-old grandson in a house in Mosul, with only the most minimal of a bodyguard detail to protect them, the PNAC Platoon sent in over two hundred troops, on the ground, in armored vehicles, and in helicopter gunships, to squash them. None of this "bring 'em back alive and to justice" wussiness, that's for sure!
Yes, I know: Uday and Qusay were, like their father, undoubted murderers and thugs. But they were also the only persons their father trusted. (They held the #2 and #3 spots in his government, a fact acknowledged by the infamous deck of cards that the PNAC Platoon had created.)
In other words, they held valuable information -- information that is now lost with their deaths.
Remember the whole reason for the invading of Iraq? To stop Saddam from deploying all those weapons of mass destruction that he supposedly still possessed?
If anyone, outside of Saddam himself, would have known the details of any such WMD stockpiles, it would have been Uday and Qusay Hussein. Their capture alive would have been an intelligence coup of the first order. With only a handful of men to guard them, armed only with small arms, they could have been teargassed and taken alive.
Instead, when their whereabouts were discovered, it was decided to send in two hundred troops from the 101st Airborne against them, along with armored support, along with rocket-armed helicopter gunships -- and with enough bullets raining down on them to literally shave half the width from the columns fronting the villa where the Husseins were holed up with their Mars bars and pistols.
Remember, folks: we're talking about the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Clubs here. These boys, caught alive, could have told us all we wanted to know about not only any WMDs, but also the current state of armed Baathist resistance to the US presence in Iraq.
But instead, they were killed, because nobody among the PNAC Platoon thought their information worth keeping them alive. Not even to find the WMDs.
Of course, if there weren't any WMDs, and the PNACers knew it, then keeping the boys alive wouldn't be so important now, would it?
See what I mean by "tacit admission"?
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