This page contains a rich choice of quotations, commentaries and authentic information, collected from independent and official sources from all over the world and dealing with global U.S. activity and the so-called Axis of Evil. All translations have been provided by Wolfgang Wiesner.The following article has been published by Ignacio Ramonet on the title page of LE MONDE diplomatique, Paris (March 2002). Together with other critical articles on what they call "the lie of a clean war", a serious paper is taking sides in the global development that might lead to a human catastrophe. l'article original "Le Fantôme" by ERRÖ: courtesy LE MONDE "Evocation of 1984" by Wolfgang Wiesner
The Axis of EvilOn three fronts. All citizens should know that a liberal globalization will nevertheless attack human societies on three fronts. Of a central importance, as concerning the entire humanity, is the economic front. It is subject of control by what should really be called the "axis of evil", comprising the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Worldbank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). That evil axis continues to impose on the world the dictatorship of the market, the preponderance of the private sector, and the cult of profit, while provoking on the whole planet such terrifying results like the fraudulous bancruptcy of ENRON, the monetary crisis of Turkey, a disastrous crumbling of Argentine, ecological disasters everywhere ..... ..... The second front, on the sly, invisible and without any noise, is the front of ideology. With an active collaboration of universities, research institutes of repute (Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Cato Institute), great publishers (CNN, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, - in France and elsewhere imitated by a bunch of devoted journalists), a real industry of persuasion has been installed, in order to convince the planet that a liberal globalization will finally lead to global prosperity. Based on the power of information, the ideologists such created, yet with the passive complicity of their subjects, what could be called a "delicious despotism". That manipulation had been relaunched after September 11 by means Something has changed, - of a Bureau of Strategic Influence (BSI), created by the Pentagon and you better don't ask ! and modelled on Orwell's example. It had been charged with the diffusion of fake information, in order to "influence public opinion and leading politicians of friendly nations and enemy states". ..... The trick was too obvious, such that the Bureau in question had to be closed on official order, at the end of February. The third front which did not exist up to now, is the military front. It has been opened in the aftermath of the September 11 traumatism in 2001, and its goal is to provide liberal globalization with a veritable instrument of security. For one short moment tending to entrust the North Atlantic Pact (NATO) with that mission, the United States finally decided to take over alone and to provide themselves with considerable means to perform that mission with the most impressive efficiency. ..... "The United States are in a certain sense the first proto-global state," says William Pfaff [in International Herald Tribune, January 7, 2002]. "They possess the capacity of taking over the role of a modern style Universal Empire, a natural empire whose members voluntarily submit to its authority." That empire, indeed, intends to realize a liberal globalization. All opposers, all dissidents and resistants should know by now that they will be beaten on these three fronts: economy, ideology and military. And that the time of respect for human rights seems to have changed, as is proven by such scandalous "bagne tropical", established in Guan- tanamo where some Europeans are locked in cages .... The Axis of Evil (IMF, Worldbank, WTO) has hidden its true face. Now we know it. ON NEWSPEAK (G. Orwell: 1984) We're getting the language into its final shape -- the shape it's going to have when nobody speaks anything else. When we've finished with it, people like you will have to learn it all over again. You think, I dare say, that our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We're destroying words -- scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We're cutting the language down to the bone. [specialist Syme] Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. [rebel Winston Smith]
Cartoon found in the Arabic daily AL-ARAB (London edition, 15/2/02). Title: An Islamic world and the Taliban prisoners, held back on Guantanamo base ..... what will happen ? The reader of a newspaper dealing with that subject [who is bearing a strong resemblance with the Egyptien president Mubarak] is ask- ing Uncle Sam [wearing a devilish goatee]: "Only to think of that group in Guantanamo. How will things develop ?" Uncle Sam: "Nothing will change. There is no cloud in sight under a blue sky."
There is a similar article, published by the reputed Spanish journal CAMBIO 16 on 25 February 2002, dealing with the aspect of an U.S. preponderance in the world (English version by Wolfgang Wiesner):
THE WORLD AS SEEN BY G. W. BUSH
by Ramón Vilaró... George W. Bush and his crew are looking for a future global control of their interests. ... el texto original se encuentra aqui The figures [of military expenses], now being reveiled, seem somewhat frightening. Simply multiplicating by ten the expenses, provided by both powers, Russia and China together. In Washington they are directing themselves to the street, following the path of preponderance, while seemingly forgetting that those "missiles", launched by terrorists against the Twin Towers, were U.S. planes and U.S. citizens. Forgetting or casting aside the search for the origin of a radical antiamericanism, yet avoiding to declare themselves in such incorporated conflicts like that between Palestine and Israel. Or declaring openly to be worth being ruined such inopportune regimes like that of Sadam Hussein's Irak, who once had been an ally against Iran, now on a reforming path under Jatami. Or forgetting that with the Corean war there will be no solution to the division of that peninsula. The power and the threat of war is, in the view of Bush and his crew, the only message in such world where only power is counting. On 29 April 2002, CAMBIO 16 returned to the subject when it dealt with political and economic relations between Northamerica and Latinamerica : The tentacles of the United States are embracing more and more countries and are penetrating their sociopo- litical and economic structures. .................... "El amigo del Norte" The U.S. will never allow anybody to put them into his shadow as far as it concerns their "American" territory. And the end will be close to an adage formulated during Bush's electoral campaign : "America to the Americans ..................... and perhaps a little bit Spanish".
In the aftermath of the so-called "pretzel affair", showing U.S. president Bush in a weak moment, the Palestinian daily Al-QUDS Al-ARABI wrote on its title page (15/01/2002): First headline: Predicted development leading to a dishonourable discharge. Second Headline: The "Lapsus of Bush" and his immediately following knock-out - after disturbing news about the "Curse of Bin Laden". ...After having burnt America's sources with such an intensity, Bush's momentary weekness [also: syncope] can be interpreted as one of the lighter consequences of a scandal. The crumbling of ENRON seems like a window, offering a view on how he financed his electoral campaign, which has been, in many ways, linked with the beginning of a chase for the phenomenon we call the "Curse of Osama Bin Laden". - The U.S. president who, for a long time, accused the disputed Saudi of being a "Devil Man". ... ON DOUBLETHINK (G. Orwell: 1984) To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies -- all this is indispensably necessary. In our society, those who have the best knowledge of what is happening are also those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is. In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane. One clear illustration of this is the fact that war hysteria increases in intensity as one rises in the social scale. Those whose attitude towards the war is most nearly rational are the subject peoples of the disputed territories. To these people the war is simply a continuous calamity which sweeps to and fro over their bodies like a tidal wave. The basic techniques of "Newspeak" and "Doublethink" can be found as an essential part of each state philosophy that tries to dominate and eradicate any other school of thought or any individual opinion, yet veiling some fundamental goals that may never be openly discussed.
The German paper DIE ZEIT (No. 17, 18/04/02) recently discussed changes that can be observed in U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration. A kind of "Neoconservatism" has been identified as the ideological basis of America's new "Generous Hegemony". A tight grip on the world and its economic resources, based on military supremacy and sophisticated means of persuasion, is increasingly annoying America's allies in Europe. Development of U.S. neoconser- vatism and the language that hides its basic aims have been openly discussed by a weekly paper of repute that counts among the most influential publications in Germany.
|United States of America __________________________||310.5||....................||Great Britain||32.5|
|North Corea ____________________________________||1.3||Austria||1.5|
News from AL-JAZEERA, Qatar (27/05/2002):
The Iranian president Jatami declares his will
to solve bilateral problems with [long-standing
enemy] Iraq. Subjects and questions of common
interest should be treated at a moment of violent
interference of foreign powers, namely the U.S.,
with their internal affairs.
RADIO TEHERAN (Engl., 9.610 kHz, 13/06/02):
U.S. State Department talking with diverging Iraqi
opposition groups, such preparing a situation that
is reminding us of Afghanistan.
ARAB NEWS, Riyadh (10/07/2002):
First Saudi business delegation is expected to visit
Baghdad soon to discuss prospects of strengthening
commercial and industrial cooperation between the
two countries. .....
Baghdad is to host a Saudi trade fair in September
2002 for the first time since diplomatic relations
between the two countries were broken in 1991,
the Iraqi trade ministry said in remarks that were
published the day before.
Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Teheran
(French service, 11.970 kHz, 06/06/2002):
As a reaction on further accusations by White
House spokesman Butcher, the Iranian President
Jatami refuses to enter into talks with the U.S.A.,
convinced that such talks wouldn't lead anywhere.
On a conference in Baku, the Iranian delegation
has demonstrated its interest in Caspian oil and
natural gas. A pipeline from Azerbaidzhan to the
Persian Gulf could transport these products more
economically and more safely than any actual U.S.
project, based on their guideline of politics. Even
specialists from ELF AQUITAINE are cited to
consider Iranian plans more easily to be realized.
After all, the transport of energy between Muslimic
neighbours should be advantageous for both sides.
In St. Petersburg, Iranian and Russian officials are
discussing questions in the frame of an Iranian inter-
est in Caspian oil and natural gas from Central Asia.
The long-standing relations between both countries
are referred to by Radio Teheran.
German sources reporting in June 2002:
U.S. company is "taking over" essential parts
of German weaponry industry. Howaldtswerke
Deutsche Werft AG Kiel, a company belonging
to the German HDW group and reputed for its
innovative fuel cell technology in submarine
manufacturing, is now expected to accept an
order from Taiwan for high tech submarines
that cannot be detected. People's China and
their strategy will then be effected.
Another German company involved in that
deal is Krauss-Maffei in Munich, known for
its armoured vehicles and tanks.
[Bayerischer Rundfunk, Manager Magazin,
Linx - Sozialistische Zeitung für Kiel and
BLUEPRINT feature: China's nuclear forces].
King Abdallah II of Jordan in his
Finally, President Bush's European allies woke up. A summary of the actual situation by Patrick
At a time when U.S. preparations for another war on Iraq seem to be finished,
working to destabilize the Middle East
There are further
U.S. Target: Saudi Arabia
Even Saudi Arabia, up to now considered as the most reliable partner of the U.S. in the Middle East,
BBC NEWS, London (08/12/02):
Headline: "Anti-U.S. protests grow in Seoul"
Hundreds of South Koreans gathered in the capital,
Seoul, to protest against the presence of American
troops in the country. They also called for changes
to an accord giving extra-territorial legal status to
37,000 U.S. troops.
Anti-U.S. protests had been triggered by the deaths
of two South Korean girls last June who died in an
accident involving a tank driven by American sol-
diers. A U.S. court martial lately acquitted the two
U.S. servicemen in the tank of negligent homicide.
Amid rising anti-American sentiment, several pubs and
restaurants in Seoul are now barring U.S. servicemen.
The Korean Problem
BBC NEWS, London (31/12/02):
Headline: "North Korea threatens to ditch treaty"
A senior North Korean envoy has said his country
is unable to meet its obligations under the nuclear
non-proliferation pact because of threats from the
United States. This article refers to the recent re-
activation of the North Korean nuclear programme
that has caused U.S. protest.