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Feature Story March 18, 2004
 
Amerikanskie Siloviki
By Jake Rudnitsky Browse author Email
 
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The motivations behind government decisions are totally inaccessible these days, lending themselves to conspiracy theories. Recent revelations about prewar decisions simply don't jibe with rhetoric about striking terrorists before they strike America. Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant with ties to al Qaida, was known to be camped out in Kurd territory in north Iraq -- a zone only nominally part of Iraq -- before the war. The Pentagon even submitted three separate plans to whack him using cruise missiles and airstrikes before the war, only to see each of them shelved by the National Security Council -- that is, by the White House. Insiders told NBC News that the pressure to build a coalition to overthrow Saddam was considered more important than going after known terrorists. See, if Zarqawi was taken out, then we couldn't claim Saddam was harboring terrorists. In post-Saddam Iraq, Zarqawi's been blamed for over 700 terrorist murders.

It's important to note that it's mainstream media that are reporting these types of developments, not the fringe journals that convince Russian cab drivers that the Mossad was behind Sept. 11. CBS, NBC, the AP and the Times have all finally started criticizing the Siloviki, but only after they've managed to get much of their agenda solidly ensconced into the political landscape.

For example, the first installations for the comically ineffective missile defense will be set up in Alaska and California this year and, by that point, it won't make sense to discontinue the program. One of the Siloviki's favorite ways of funneling money to the military industrial complex is funding white rabbits that create the illusion of strength. It's common knowledge that the technology for an even partially effective anti-missile net is nowhere near the realm of possibility, but they continue spending billions on the program anyway. One possible reason the current administration is so enamored of the idea is that the American right wing remains convinced, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Star Wars vanquished the Soviet Union. Now, perhaps, they believe missile defense will do the same to the mighty North Koreans, whom they fear like Satan itself.

It is all part of a strategy to create the illusion of Total Spectrum Dominance, mentioned above, in which any attempt to attack the worldwide hegemony of the US will futile. Clearly the illusion is more important than reality -- hence the counterintuitive plan, endorsed by Rumsfeld, to install the system before it works. The system is so hopeless that the Pentagon has even stopped running rigged tests, because even those were failing. In their stead, the administration has been relying on ridiculous feel-good War Games simulations in which journalists get to play the role of president and save the country from North Korea's warheads. But more on that in a moment.

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Finally, perhaps the most important factor allowing the Siloviki to have their way with the country is their reliance on the host-population's complacency. At some point the Siloviki realized that pulling one over on the American public is about as easy as cow tipping. A favorite tactic is the old bait and switch -- it's about the war on terror, no wait, it's WMD, no wait, it's about liberating the long-suffering Iraqi People!

We've already mentioned the war games used to sell the press on the need for missile defense, even though missile defense doesn't work. The scenario of the games offered up to participating journalists and recently reported on by the New York Times was as follows: North Korea launches six ICBMs and it's up to the Times journalist (playing president) to wield the defensive shield to save the US. First, an American "boost-phase" interceptor knocks out two missiles. Never mind that there hasn't been a dime spent on developing these theoretical defensive shields, they've already saved two American cities from annihilation. Next, the targets of the remaining missiles are determined: Helena, Montana, Anchorage, Alaska and Boise, Idaho -- three cities that Kim Jong Il clearly knows are indispensable to American national security. After a few tense moments, four interceptors destroy the three missiles and save the day.


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