Does The Brownshirt Party Have Aces Up Its Sleeve? By Paul Craig Roberts 08/02/08 "ICH"

Does The Brownshirt Party Have Aces Up Its Sleeve?

By Paul Craig Roberts

08/02/08 "ICH" -- -- The Brownshirt Party has chosen John “hundred year war” McCain as its presidential candidate. Except for Cheney, Norman Podhoretz, and billy kristol, McCain is America’s greatest warmonger.

In a McCain Regime, Cheney will be back in office with another stint as Secretary of War. Norman “Bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran” Podhoretz will be Undersecretary for Nuclear War with General John “Nuke them” Shalikashvili as his deputy. Rudy Giuliani will be the Minister of Interior in charge of Halliburton’s detention centers into which will be herded all critics of war and the police state. billy kristol will be chief White House spokesliar.

The whole gang will be back--Wolfowitz, Perle, Wurmster, Feith, Libby, Bolton. America will have a second chance to bomb the world into submission.

With the majority of voters sick of war, sick of lies, sick of fraud from the Federal Reserve and Wall Street, and sick of stagnant and falling incomes, McCain is poised to capture 20% of the vote--the Christian Zionists, the rapture evangelicals, and the diehard macho flag-waving thugs who believe America is done for unless “Islamofacists” are exterminated.

The accumulated lies, deceptions, war crimes, the shame of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, Bush’s police state assault on civil liberty, countless numbers of Iraqi and Afghan men, women, and children murdered for the sake of American and Israeli hegemony, and the collapsing US economy indicate a political wipeout for the Brownshirt Party. In a country with an informed and humane population, the Republican Party would be reduced to such a small minority that it could never recover.

What will happen in America? Polls show that Americans have had it with Bush, and the 2006 congressional election showed that the voters have had it with Republicans. But the Republicans have seen the message and ignored it, and the people and the Democrats have continued to tolerate and to enable that which they claim to oppose.

Meanwhile Bush holds on to his determination to find a way to bomb Iran, dismissing along with the neocons the unanimous NIE report that there is no Iranian weapons program, just as Bush and the neocons dismissed the Iraq weapons inspectors who reported truthfully that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. What the American people and the Democrats have not understood is that a party with an agenda could care less for the facts. As Lenin declared, truth is what serves the agenda.

The Democrats are far from pure, but they lack the fervor and determination that only ideology can provide. The Democrats might have issue-specific ideologies, but they lack an over-arching ideology that makes it imperative for them, and only them, to be in power.

In contrast, the Brownshirt Party is fueled by the neocon ideology of American (and Israeli) supremacy. The neocon ideology of supremacy is more far-reaching than Hitler’s. Hitler merely aimed for sway over Europe and Russia. The neocons have targeted the entire world.

Neocons have prepared plans for war against China. They are ringing Russia with military facilities and paying millions of dollars to leaders of former constituent parts of the Soviet Union to sign up with NATO, which the neocons have turned into a mechanism for drafting Europeans to serve American Empire.

All this work, the neocon Project for a New American Century, the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the demonization of Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, the ghettoization of the West Bank and Gaza, the police state measures that Bush has succeeded in putting on the books, the concentration of power in the executive branch, these are successes from which the Brownshirts will not walk away.

Possibly the neocons and their Brownshirt followers are so delusional that they do not realize that their glorious aims are not shared. Maybe they are no different from Americans, maxed out on credit and unable to make mortgage payments, who believe that next week they will win the lotto.

On the other hand maybe the Brownshirts have a plan.

What could the plan be?

They can steal the election with the Diebold electronic voting machines and proprietary software that no one is allowed to check. There are now enough elections on record with significant divergences between exit polls and vote tallies that a stolen election can be explained away. The Democrats have been house trained to acquiesce to stolen elections. The voters, whose votes are stolen, dismiss the evidence as “conspiracy theories.”

Or what about a well-timed orchestrated “terrorist attack” to drive fearful Americans to the war candidate. False flag events are stock-in-trade. Hitler used the Reichstag fire to turn German democracy into a dictatorship overnight.

And what about the widespread spying on Americans? The Bush regime’s explanation for its violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act makes no sense. Bush’s violation of the law is clearly a felony, grounds for impeachment, arrest, indictment, and a prison sentence. Moreover, no intelligence purpose was achieved by Bush’s illegal acts. The FISA law only requires the executive branch to come to a secret court to explain its purpose and obtain a warrant. The law even allows the executive branch to spy first and obtain the warrant afterward. The purpose of the warrant is to prevent an administration from spying for political purposes. The only reason for Bush to refuse to obtain warrants is that he had no valid reason for the spying.

Does this mean that during the presidential campaign we will hear from Attorney General Michael Mukasey that candidate Hillary is under investigation for a Whitewater related offense, or that candidate Obama is linked to an alleged crime figure or Islamist?

The neocons control most of the print and TV media, and the right-wing radio talk hosts are no friends of Democrats. As Americans have fallen for every other fraud perpetrated upon them, they are likely to be suckers as well for “investigations” or rumors of investigations of the Democratic candidate. Hillary is widely disliked and easy to distrust. Obama is a new face with which voters have little experience. He is partly black and has a funny name.

John McCain is a war hero, a graduate of the US Naval Academy. His father and grandfather were admirals. On his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam in one of America’s orchestrated wars, he was shot down and injured. A POW for 5.5 years, he was tortured by communists due in part to traitorous actions by Democrats like Jane Fonda.

McCain has been in Congress and thus in the public eye since 1983. The only scandal with which he is associated is that he was one of “the Keating five,” one of five senators associated through campaign contributions with S&L owner and real estate investor Charles Keating and alleged interveners in his behalf. Keating was framed by prosecutors, but was later exonerated by a federal judge.

Adolf Hitler never had the support of a majority of the German electorate. In the November 1932 election, he received 33.1 percent of the vote. His peak was March 6, 1933, with 43.9 percent following the Reichstag fire a few days before on February 27, blamed on the communists. Hitler’s minority support in a democracy did not prevent him from becoming dictator of Germany.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Mitterrand.

Great article by Paul ...

It is obvious he worked out his two day depression, after Tuesday's vote, at the computer hammering out the best damn critique of the state of our union. I am envious because I failed to be as productive during my two day depression after Tuesday.

Interesting point he made about Mc Cain being involved in the Keating 5, this deserves a spotlight.

Off Topic RANT!

If you watched last week's Bill Moyers Journal you knew about his call for viewers to recommend one book that the presidential candidates should read before moving to the Oval office. A reader on 911blogger suggested that we write in and recommend "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" by David Ray Griffin. At the beginning of tonight's Bill Moyers Journal segment on this subject, Bill Moyers said "We detected only one organized campaign behind a certain book and we disqualified it as a result"

Below is my comment to him that I wrote on his show's blog. I hope you will do something similar.


Could that "organized campaign behind a certain book and we disqualified it as a result" be "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" by theologian David Ray Griffin???

We wouldn't want to advertise anything as controversial as some criminal faction of our own government being behind the 9/11 attacks now would we? No! Of course not. That would take an incredible amount of courage and integrity on your part. It's obvious that although your viewers desperately tried to get you to mention the best book discrediting the 9/11 Commission Report, the NIST Report and all of the fabricated lies put forth by our own government, you choose to CYA from any criticism and ignore this information because the majority of people who responded to your book recommendation challenge want the TRUTH BEHIND 9/11.

I'm sure the 2,973 victims of 9/11 are very proud of you right now. And then of course there's the hundreds of thousands killed in Iraq and those killed in Afghanstan and...

I once had a tremendous amount of respective for you Mr. Moyers. No more!

Good rant.

Why not blog it as an open letter to Mr. Moyers?

yes, good rant. thank you! i came home early to watch

Moyers say what I knew he would say...I, too, have lost respect for this once great man of progressive, justice-minded journalism.

However, that being said, I do have to question the MO of blog onslaught...probably doomed from the start. Should have taken a different approach. perhaps we should have suggested a few different DRG books instead of just the one Debunking 911 Debunking. would like to hear DRG's response to this...sorry, David! You would have made and perhaps one day will make fabulous interviewee for Moyers'. I pray that may happen still!!!

I was pleasantly surprised at Moyer's featuring Howard Zinn's People's History of The United STates, which is definitely an appropriate must-read for all future presidents or anyone else about to serve or presently holding office!

Yeah, we should have separate thread on this.

Maybe nit-picking but...

If Moyers rejected "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" by David Ray Griffin, I agree it would be head-in-the-sand despicable. But I think your note to Bill gets a bit off track where you say,

"It's obvious that although your viewers desperately tried to get you to mention the best book discrediting the 9/11 Commission Report, the NIST Report and all of the fabricated lies put forth by our own government..."

There, based on my recollection of both books, you seem to be describing Dr. Griffin's, "The 9/11 Commission Report Omissions and Distortions", which I believe would have been the "best book" to offer in the first place, rather than "Debunking".

While I totally agree with the intent of your comment here, and your note Moyers, my fear is that should he actually be prompted to read "Debunking", your note will be discredited when he doesn't find the outrages you cite (above) as explicitly detailed as they are in "Omissions and Distortions"—which I will recommend in my note to him.

You are somewhat correct...

I should have mentioned Popular Mechanicsand the Vanity Fair article on the NORAD tapes. I wrote this post to him out of extreme anger and quickly. But, also I put in the info for other readers of his blog that may interested in the book and never heard of David Ray Griffin. If so, that may spur them on to his other books. One thing I did notice was that some other people who posted to his blog also wanted to know what book they disqualified.

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow


I recommend watching the entire doc, but please note this section from 4:22-5:13.

AAA thanks for this vid ...

You're right this is an excellent visual doc. Very interesting how as McCain is being interviewed about Cheney, he gets a call from Cheney during the interview and the senator looks a tad bit worried.

This is speculation, but it almost looked as if there was a bug in McCains office and Cheney was overhearing the interview, didn't like what was going on and interrupted the interview.

Spying in government?

never. ;)

Great article this line hit

Great article this line hit it home.

The accumulated lies, deceptions, war crimes, the shame of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, Bush’s police state assault on civil liberty, countless numbers of Iraqi and Afghan men, women, and children murdered for the sake of American and Israeli hegemony,

We have to reconize the fact our government been hijacked by these Neo Con here is a small list

Henry Kissinger, Iran-Contra felon Elliot Abrams, Eliot Cohen, Meyrav and David Wurmser, David Frum, the Rand Corporation’s Abram Schulsky (also former director of the Pentagon’s OSP on 9/11), Thomas Donnelly, Frank Gaffney, Donald, Fred, and Robert Kagan, Harvard’s Steve Rosen, Daniel Pipes (and his sicko dad), William Kristol (and his sicko dad), Norman Pod-Whoretz, Islamo-fascism guru David Horowitz, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Abraham Foxman, Mortimer Zuckerman (owner and editor of U.S. News and World Report), Charles Krauthammer, Wolfgang Blitzer, Martin Indyk, Joseph Lieberman, Irving Lewis “Scooter” Liebovitz (Scooter al-Libi), Nancy Pelosi, Jane Harman, Charles Schumer, Kroll, Inc.’s Jerome Hauer, Maurice Greenberg, and Michael Cherkasky, Marsh & McClellen’s Jeffrey Greenberg (Maurice’s son) and L. Paul Bremer, Fort Detrick’s own Dr. Lt. Col. Philip Zack (the guy behind the anthrax attacks), Michael Chertoff, Michael Goff, Dominic Suter, Ashton Carter, John Deutsch, Philip Zelikow, Dov Zakheim, AEI (American Enterprise Institute), The Hudson Institute, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

The funny thing these Neo Con are not even conservative they should be called NeoLiberal they are all for big government and they want war and they want it bad.

could this be why THE NEO CONS HATES Ron Paul ?

What we have another staged event. With the majority of Americans against the war , ever wonder how the hell he is leading the republican nomination?
Simple............. Those who control our puppet on a string politicians have made their choice.
The hardest part for them has already happened. Getting Insain McCain in.
Now it is a staged show down with Hillary... You guessed it.
Who cares who wins the race, when you own all the horses.

P.S. I seen a very good video on a Ron Paul website concerning the Clintons. It is a google video, and it won't let me copy , and paste the link. Even after all the bullshit i've seen , and read it made me say
HOLY SHIT ! Go to and check it out.

Another excellent article by PCR

Could someone "diarize" this on DailyKos?

I like the term "Brownshirt Party". Still, you Americans need to start supporting other parties than either of the two main ones. In Finland, there's the same 5 percent threshold for financial subsidies for parties, and yet we have 6 parties in Parliament. The change should depend on you.

As an aside, I cannot process "with 43.9 percent following the Reichstag fire a few days before on February 27".

Post-Reichstag fire elections

'I cannot process "with 43.9 percent following the Reichstag fire a few days before on February 27".'

That figure was the Nazis' share of the vote in the elections to the Reichstag in early March (March 5?) 1933, a few days after the Reichstage fire, which occurred on Feb. 27, 1933. The Nazis had had the chancellorship since late January, then post-Reichstag fire repression and intimidation at the polls in early March, and still couldn't manage to win a clear majority. A couple of weeks later, though, they got the Enabling Law passed, which essentially enabled Hitler to rule by decree.

Aces up its sleeve? You betcha! it's called Greywater

Blackwater Lite:

InfraGard - Shoot to kill in the event of Martial Law

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Dir. Bldg. & Fire Research Lab. (NIST)
"We are [still] unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." (NIST)