CIA-led Coup

In a bizarre behind-the-scenes struggle, elements of the CIA not in cahoots with the Bush/Cheney agenda try to manufacture a Psychological Operations war to bring down the president. They start by leaking top-secret documents that prove Bush knew about 9/11 and he was driven to war in Iraq not to get rid of weapons of mass destruction or ties to terrorists but to secure Middle Eastern oil. intelligence expert Thomas Powers and author of Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al Qaeda says the White House’s corruption of intelligence has caused the greatest foreign policy catastrophe in modern U.S. history as well as sparked a civil war with the nation’s intelligence agencies. This could lead to the not-so-unthinkable: a Bush impeachement trial.

The U.S. is now waging three wars, says Powers. One is in Iraq. The second is in Afghanistan. And the third is in Washington – an all-out war between the White House and the nation’s own intelligence agencies. He charges that the Bush administration is responsible for what is perhaps the greatest disaster in the history of U.S. intelligence. “From failing to anticipate 9/11 to pressuring the CIA to produce bogus justifications for war, from abusing Iraqi prisoners to misrepresenting the nature of Iraqi insurgence, the Bush White House, the Pentagon, and the intelligence agencies they corrupted, coerced or ignored have made extraordinarily grave errors [that] could threaten our national security for years. By manipulating intelligence and punishing dissent while pursuing an extreme foreign policy agenda, Bush leaders have set spy against U.S. spy and deeply damaged America’s intelligence capabilities.”10

Others have chimed in: The CIA, which is rather quite good at elaborate planning and creation of plots to subdue “enemies of the state,” has laid a trap (with a long paper trail of evidence) for Bush and company, who have gladly marched right into it. The recent resignation of CIA director George Tenet and his deputy are the first active steps in springing that trap. Now that these two are simply “civilians,” they’re free to legally testify against a currently sitting administration in the impeachment trial that will rise up from this debacle.11

This may be the wildest theory, but who knows? It’s pretty safe to guess that any impeachment proceeding may not proceed until after the 2004 election is over. If the Democrats call for impeachment this summer, the Bush team will claim it’s a conspiracy against them (admittedly, with good reason). It’ll be easy for the Republicans to bully Kerry and perhaps mobilize the unvoting republican and independent voting blocks to turn out in force. If the smear campaign against Kerry doesn’t work, the Bush team will lean toward other October surprise scenarios and combinations.

Diebold Election Systems Fixes the Vote in Battleground States

Vote scams and rigging have been commonplace in America – the last election proves how easy it is to manipulate voting records and officials if you have the right connections. Serious and legitimate concerns are already arising over possible vote rigging in the U.S. due to the number of electronic voting machines supplied from Diebold, whose board of directors have all donated thousands of dollars toward Republican elections and are otherwise known for their links to the Republican party.12

Diebold machines leave no verifiable audit trail and are therefore wholly dependent on the electronic programming provided by the company. In fact CEO Walden O’Dell told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.”13

Besides that unusually bold statement, according to “How to Hack an Election,” from the January 31 issue of the New York Times, “Concerned citizens have been warning that new electronic voting technology being rolled out nationwide can be used to steal elections. Now there is proof. When the State of Maryland hired a computer security firm to test its new machines, these paid hackers had little trouble casting multiple votes and taking over the machines’ vote-recording mechanisms….’It was an ‘easy matter,’ they reported, to reprogram the access cards used by voters and vote multiple times….

“ Maryland’s 16,000 machines all have identical locks on two sensitive mechanisms, which can be opened by any one of 32,000 keys. The security team had no trouble making duplicates of the keys at local hardware stores, although that proved unnecessary since one team member picked the lock in ‘approximately 10 seconds....’

“ The Maryland study confirms concerns about electronic voting that are rapidly accumulating from actual elections. In Boone County, Ind., last fall, in a particularly colorful example of unreliability, an electronic system initially recorded more than 144,000 votes in an election with fewer than 19,000 registered voters, County Clerk Lisa Garofolo said. Given the growing body of evidence, it is clear that electronic voting machines cannot be trusted until more safeguards are in place.”14

Would the Bush camp resort to electronic vote rigging if it could get away with it? Of course.

U.S. Opens a New War Front

The possibilities are endless. Escalation in Israel, Iran, or Saudi Arabia is possible.

If Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons, the administration may call for air strikes on facilities. Israel may attack Iran, Syria, or a half dozen other middle-eastern countries to “defend” itself from terrorist or suspected nuclear power plants. The U.S. volunteers to help kill more civilians. Other scenarios include massive civil unrest as a war of secession breaks out in Saudi Arabia. Elements of the Saudi royal family (friends with the bush royal family, remember) ask for help to protect oilfields. Should the “wrong” Saudi faction gain power, the neo-Cons go into preemptive war mode. The new war is preceded by ghastly attacks against the U.S., and Saudi-funded groups take many U.S. civilians hostage. These attacks give excuses for the Bush team to intervene by sending in the Special Ops groups to rescue them. Proof that Saudis widely fund terrorism is unveiled, and Bush responds by invading and securing the oilfields. Saudi bases are reopened and we occupy the Saudi capitol.

From the Economist, August 8, 2002:
“ Are the gloves about to come off? A briefing paper presented to the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board on July 10th (and leaked to the Washington Post) was as critical of the country as it is possible to get. It described Saudi Arabia as an enemy of the United States—‘the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent’ in the Middle East. ‘The Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain,’ it argued, ‘from planners to financiers, from cadre to foot-soldier, from ideologist to cheerleader.’ It recommended that American officials give the House of Saud an ultimatum: stop backing terrorism, or face a seizure of your oilfields and your financial assets in America.“

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The Coming October Surprise Contents


Bush Finds Weapons of Mass Destruction
Because he puts them there

Bin Laden is Captured

Bin Laden is Killed

Massive Terrorist attack on U.S. Soil
Scenario 1: Military Dictatorship
Scenario 2: Bombing the Republican National Convention
Scenario 3: Osama’s October Surprise, aka bin Laden Hearts Bush

CIA-led Coup

Diebold Election Systems Fixes the Vote
in Battleground States

U.S. Opens a New War Front

this article appeared in Lumpen #92