HINTERGRUND, Heft 02-09 - Krieg, Kriegsrecht und das Finanzrettungspaket
Eine Prognose künftiger US-amerikanischer Politik
Von PETER DALE SCOTT
 WCAX, Burlington, Vermont – December 22, 2008,
Michael Kesner, who heads Deloitte Consulting’s executive compensation practice. `There’s
no limit on what you can get paid.’”
 John Dunbar, AP, October 25, 2007,
 David Hirst, “Fox joins battle cry for details of US bail-out,” BusinessDay, December 24,
 Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (Berkeley
and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007), 183-87; cf. James Mann, The Rise of
the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet (New York: Viking, 2004), 138-45,
 Scott, The Road to 9/11, 183-87.
 Ritt Goldstein , “Foundations are in place for martial law in the US,” Sydney Morning
Herald, July 27 2002, http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/07/27/1027497418339.html .
 Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9/11, 240-41.
 Scott, The Road to 9/11, 60-61.
 Robert Parry, “Henry Kissinger, Eminence Noire,” ConsortiumNews, December 28, 2008,
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/122808.html : “Kissinger, … – while serving as a
peace-talk adviser to the Johnson administration – made obstruction of the peace talks
possible by secretly contacting people working for Nixon, according to Seymour Hersh’s
1983 book, The Price of Power [p. 21].
 Hersh, Price of Power, 18. Cf. Jim Hougan, Spooks: The Haunting of America (New
York: William Morrow, 1978), 435: “Kissinger, married to a former Rockefeller aide, owner
of a Georgetown mansion whose purchase was enabled only by Rockefeller gifts and loans,
was always the protégé of his patron, Nelson R[ockefeller], even when he wasn’t directly
employed by him.”
 Scott, The Road to 9/11, 93-118.
 Scott, The Road to 9/11, 82-87, 91, 104-05.
 Project for the New American Century, Rebuilding America’s Defenses,
http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf ; Scott, The Road to
9/11, 23-24, 191-93.
 Rebuilding America’s Defenses, 51, 75.
 “War in Iraq,” BarackObama.com, http://www.barackobama.com/issues/iraq/ .
 See e.g. Andrew Bacevich, Newsweek, December 8, 2008,
http://www.newsweek.com/id/171254 : “In Afghanistan today, the United States and its allies
are using the wrong means to pursue the wrong mission. Sending more troops to the region, as
incoming president Barack Obama and others have suggested we should, will only turn
Operation Enduring Freedom into Operation Enduring Obligation. Afghanistan will be a
sinkhole, consuming resources neither the U.S. military nor the U.S. government can afford to
waste.” Cf. PBS, Frontline, “The War Briefing,” October 28, 2008,
 For the role of the Rhodes-promoted Jameson Raid in instigating the Boer War, see
Elizabeth Longford, Jameson’s Raid: The Prelude to the Boer War (London: Weidenfeld and
 Gordon M. Goldstein, Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in
Vietnam (New York: Times Books/Henry Holt, 2008).
 John Newman, JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power (New
York: Warner Books, 1992), 375-77, 434-35, 447; Peter Dale Scott, The War Conspiracy:
JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (Ipswich, MA: Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 2008),
 Ofira Seliktar, Failing the Crystal Ball Test: The Carter Administration and the
Fundamentalist Revolution in Iran (Westport, CN: Praeger, 2000), 52.
 Brzezinski later boasted that his “secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the
Russians into the Afghan trap” (“Les Révélations d’un ancien conseiller de Carter,” interview with
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Le Nouvel Observateur, January 15–21, 1998, quoted at length in Peter Dale Scott,
Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (Lanham,
MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), 35). For my negative assessment of what some have
described as the CIA’s most successful covert operation, see The Road to 9/11, 114-37.
 George Santayana, Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense (New York: Scribner’s,
 Kevin Phillips, Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich (New
York: Broadway Books, 2002), 422; quoted in Scott, The Road to 9/11, 3.
 Wolff, “The Wealth Divide.”
 For McKinley’s mercantilist “large policy” as a response to depression, see Philip Sheldon
Foner, The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, 1895-1902
(New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972).
 Cf. Zia Sarhadi, “America’s "good war" turns into quicksand,” MediaMonitors, January 5,
2009, http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/58114 : “Obama’s announcement to send
20,000 additional troops to the `good war’ in Afghanistan has been greeted by the Taliban
with glee. They regard it as an opportunity to attack a `bigger army, bigger target and more
shiny new weapons to take from the toy soldiers.’ American generals have talked in terms of
40,000 to 100,000 additional troops, levels that are simply not available. America’s killing of
hundreds of Afghan civilians in indiscriminate aerial attacks has been the most effective
recruiting tool for the Taliban. Even those Afghans not keen on seeing the Taliban back in
power are appalled by the level of brutality inflicted on civilians.”