Sunday, February 12, 2006

All Roads Lead to Dick Cheney

Most people know that Vice President Dick Cheney is former CEO of Halliburton, which makes billions of dollars a year from oil and primarily defense-related construction contracts (and that war and chaos increase Halliburton's profits, which in turn increase the value of Cheney's stock options). Most people also know that Cheney was secretary of Defense under George H. W. Bush.

Many people know that Cheney was a congressman from Wyoming. Some even know that he was one of the founders of the Project for a New American Century.

Well-read people know that the Project for a New American Century, in turn, called for a new American empire well before 9/11, and lamented that, without a "catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor", transformation of America into an empire would be very slow.

But even well-informed people probably don't know that -- in the 70's -- Cheney was instrumental in generating fake intelligence exaggerating the Soviet threat in order to undermine coexistence between the U.S. and Soviet Union, which conveniently justified huge amounts of cold war spending. See also this article. This scheme foreshadowed Mr. Cheney's role in generating fake intelligence in Iraq by 30 years.

And did you know that Cheney has been perhaps the leading advocate for strengthening the powers of the White House to the point of monarchy for at least 20 years?

Have you heard that Cheney has been instrumental in creating and practicing Continuity of Gvernment measures for the last 20 years or so. These "COG" measures -- which were implemented on 9/11 -- could lead to the destruction of the Constitution, the virtual disbanding of Congress, and the loss of the American form of government.

Or that newly-released documents show that Cheney was involved in debates concerning illegal wiretaps 30 years ago?

Did you catch that the former director of the CIA accused Cheney of overseeing American torture policies ? Or that Colin Powell's former chief of staff stated that Dick Cheney is guilty of war crimes for his role in facilitating torture?

And, according to to the Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the massacre against Vietnamese civilians, Cheney is the main guy helping to fund groups which the U.S. claims are terrorists (see confirming articles here and here)

And guess who is the prime architect of efforts to bomb Iran? Yup, Mr. Cheney (see also this article).

To recap, Cheney's past includes:

• Oil

• Defense

• Faking intelligence and using scare tactics about enemies to justify a pre-planned military agenda

• Lobbying to give the president the powers of the king

• Calling for an American empire and lamenting the lack of a "new Pearl Harbor"

• Police state type wiretapping

• Selling war

• Promoting torture

• Funding Al-Qaeda

Did all of these aspects of Mr. Cheney's background converge in the Iraq debacle? Well, a top official at the State Department stated there was a secret "cabal" involving Cheney, and that Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the country's foreign policy.

Did they converge on 9/11?

This last question is not merely academic: vice President Cheney was apparently in charge of ALL 5 of the war games which occurred on 9/11 and coordinated the government's "response" to the attacks. See this CNN article; and this essay.

And Cheney is the one who monitored flight 77 for many miles as it approached the Pentagon and -- when a military man asked "do the orders still stand?" -- Cheney responded affirmatively:

"The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"

Watch the video for yourself (and see this essay).

Mr. Cheney's motive concerning 9/11 was strong. As a well-known writer said:

"For his entire career, he sought untrammeled power. The Bush presidency and 9/11 finally gave it to him . . ."

Postscript: For the sake of brevity, I have left out numerous additional acts committed by Mr. Cheney. For example, you may have heard that the Energy Task Force chaired by Cheney prior to 9/11 collected maps of Iraqi oil fields and potential suitors for that oil. But did you know that a secret document written by the National Security Council on February 3, 2001 directed the N.S.C. staff to cooperate fully with the Energy Task Force as it considered the “melding” of two seemingly unrelated areas of policy: “the review of operational policies towards rogue states,” such as Iraq, and “actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields”? In other words, it is difficult to brush off Cheney's Energy Task Force's examination of Iraqi oil maps as a harmless comparison of American energy policy with known oil reserves because the N.S.C. explicitly linked the Task Force, oil, and regime change. Indeed, a former senior director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs at the N.S.C. said “if this little group was discussing geostrategic plans for oil, it puts the issue of war in the context of the captains of the oil industry sitting down with Cheney and laying grand, global plans” (see also this essay).

And Cheney was largely responsible for generating
fake intelligence about Iraq in order to justify the war.

And Cheney was probably responsible for outing CIA agent Valerie Plame.

And, according to former British Defense Secretary, Cheney has called the shots in the failed Iraq war.

Of course, Cheney has not acted alone in his actions. But he's been an important player in many different arenas and is, perhaps, the most widely-known figure who has had a hand in all of the above-described events. Cheney might not be the ultimate Mr. Big in these crimes, but he appears to have gotten his hands dirtier -- and to be closer to the true seat of power -- even than Mr. Bush.

In addition, while Cheney was not solely responsible for the above-listed actions, he hired many of the people who caused the mischief, such as
the chief architect of the Iraq war - Paul Wolfowitz.

See also this round-up of Cheney's actions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This team B shit is very scary, indeed.

Even this has also a good side: They are so un-creative, old-fashioned, bound in their same old minds, once you recognize the evil minds behind these people they were completely unable to surprise you...

Kurt Nimmo has also some thoughts on this:

12:49 PM  
Blogger plectic said...

team b is mentioned quite a lot in the excellent bbc documentary "the power of nightmares". Highly recommended. Don't assume cheney masterminded 9-11, he was the go-between between bush and the "invisible government"....

team b history

power of nightmares

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Norman Mineta link has no audio - you should replace it with the YOUTUBE link.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Norman Mineta testimony link has no audio - use the YOUTUBE link:

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. So, could someone please explain to me in simple terms how back in 2001, cell phones rarely worked in jet liners (above a certain altitude) but the remote control technology was and is so advanced that elements in our government were able to control the "hijacked" planes. The remote control technology uses "line of sight" or what sort of relay systems? Just a skeptic here.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Ronald said...

Thanks for a great rundown and links. Well done.
Just one quibble. Since no planes were involved on 9/11, and AA77 certainly didn't crash into the Pentagon that day -- it wasn't decommissioned until 4 years later -- we need a better explanation for Mineta's comments.
See my review of the No Planes evidence at my website.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet no mention of the Israels involvement. Either your still blind and or just ignore it & call anyone criticizing Israel an Anti-Semite. I cant believe the truth community has split on this issue. Israel plays a BIG role in todays US govt. You can say PNAC did it but you never mention who were the authors. Those authors of PNAC originally wrote A clean Break which calls for a greater Israel in the mid-east(ethnic cleanse palestine). "surprisingly" it is meeting its agenda. MOssad played a big role on 9/11, F*** Loose CHange, bunch of misleading crap.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The military had been successfully directing planes to take-off and land by remote control since the early 80s, there's info out there with video of this... They can use satellite and other means... The cell phone question is a good one if you follow it thru. Someone tested the ability to make cell calls in a plane shorty after 9/11 and had something like a .05 success rate or lower. How did the passengers make all those calls? A few years later a few of the airlines installed cell stations on the plane so calls could be made. Why do that when they were working on 9/11. Some used the airfones, and some used verizon wireless. The Global Hawk and the unmanned drones are examples of the military's technological capability, but their early successes with remotely flying passenger jets goes back decades.

10:45 PM  
Blogger John Doraemi said...

For skeptics, read this article and tell me again why you trust the US governemnt's story of 9/11:

No George Monbiot, These Are the Facts of September 11th 2001

As to the egregious disinformation that "no planes were used on 9/11," that's nonsense put out to discredit the real skeptics, those who think and research for themselves. These people pushing those "no plane" theories are not worth reading. If no one indulges them, perhaps they will go away.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gobal hawk has flown from mainland america (California i think ) to south Australia prior to 911 ,with no human intervention and the web site was removed soon after the test was announced a success .no line of site necessary.

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's only one important question concerning the attacks, did the US gov't allow/participate in 9/11?

The answer to that query would explain the illegal wire-taps, suspension of habeas corpus, banning of books like "America Deceived" from Wiki, detaining of dissenters in fences miles away from events, and multiple wars based on lies.

How can the gov't be innocent in 9/11 when we have caught it lying so many times (WACO, Ruby Ridge, no WMDs, USS Liberty, Operation Northwoods, Gulf of Tonkin, Pearl Harbor, ETC.)?

In law, if you determine a person lies ONCE during his testimony, it can be assumed that he lied in the remainder of his testimony. How come we do not hold the gov't to the same standard as it holds us to?

The gov't lied to us about Iraq and more Americans have died there than in 9/11. If the gov't lied about Iraq then why is everyone so reluctant to believe that the gov't lied about 9/11?

Final link (before Google Books bends to pressure and drops the title):
America Deceived (book)

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of what is listed regarding Dick's involvement, will not be taken literally by the rest of America until it has the holy stamp of the mainstream media.
When it comes to facing up to insider shenanigans within one's own government, America's patriotic's prefer to keep it's head in the clouds and live with it's eye's wide shut.

Just remember America , what they do to other nations , like Hitler and Stalin , the Roman empire did, they will continue to do so. Truth is not the threat to them as the truth stares them in the face every waking moment. An awakening is what speeds up their heat valves and sends a cold shiver down those crooked spines.

Cheney and crew are only testing the waters for now. If they can meet their goals of the Project of the Century and conquer the Middle-East's resources, then they will control the world. If they can't dumb America down before it starts to develope a conscience, then they will turn on you. Again. But not with a "New Pearl Harbor" This time they will need a stronger effect. Like a "New Hiroshima."

Seeing how 911 inspired a cry for revenge and the people directed their trigger finger in whatever direction Cheney's neo-con's pointed. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out. Just common sense. If they can't keep the lid on this massive Pandora's box. They won't hesitate to make you forget 911 with something much worse. I'd like to think the odd's will increase against them with a better informed and concerned America.


8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO NOT BUY AMERICA DECEIVED. It is right-wing shock mockery. I know a independent bookseller that got snookered by one of these spam messages and bought a case of this "book." Google the title "America Deceived" and see how these right-wing spammers operate. Avoid the book and these spammers like the plague.

E.A. Blayre III "America Deceived"

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney orchestrated 911 go to and download some movies-

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/11 was an inside job, pure and simple. I used to be more timid in my stance on this, but I've been studying it for years now, and there is NO doubt in my mind that an "invisible government" pulled the strings to make 9/11 happen. I used to think maybe they just LET it happen, but by now there is no doubt in my mind that a group of insiders (Cheney included) MADE it happen.

I used to be timid in telling people my opinion on 9/11. Not anymore. There is SO MUCH information that PROVES that the U.S. govt's official story is balderdash. If someone disagrees with me, let them try to argue me down---I know they can't, because I have enough facts & reasoning at my disposal to win every time. An excellent book on the topic is Webster Tarpley's _9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA_. That's just one source of many.

Study 9/11. Research it. Look at all points of view. Decide for yourself which side is more credible and has greater command of facts & logic. Then speak up. Tell friends, tell family, tell co-workers. Lend them books, lend them DVDs, point them to good websites & blogs. We can't let the paradigm of terror rule the planet in this century, unless we want endless war & dictatorship. Only a small group of elitist oligarchs benefit from this New World Order. They don't care about all the lives they crush and manipulate. They look at humanity as a mindless herd to be exploited. This kind of thinking will destroy us all, or at least leave us with lives of grinding misery & imprisonment.

Did we really evolve for millions upon millions of years just to let an elitist group of small-minded, greedy, sociopathic apes dominate us and direct our lives with lies & terror, while they hoard all the wealth & privelege and leave us with barely enough scraps to live meaningful lives?
As pessimistic as I am, I know in my heart that we are capable of a better order than the one they're trying to force down our throats.

Let's take their weapon of false-flag, inside-job terrorism and break it into pieces before their lying faces. We need to let them know that if they fake another terror-event, WE THE PEOPLE will know who to blame, and who to hold responsible. Don't let them trick us into World War 3.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done , and , there are many people finally beginning to connect the dots .

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The keyboard is mightier than the sword.


8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting theory at Wayne Madsen report:
"The CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division (CPD) and British intelligence have evidence that then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney lost three nuclear weapons in 1991.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

"Did we really evolve for millions upon millions of years just to let an elitist group of small-minded, greedy, sociopathic apes dominate us and direct our lives with lies & terror,"
Well, no, we did NOT evolve for millions upon millions of years.
If you believe the BIG LIE of Evolution then how can you expect to identify all the other lies?
The lie of evolution that is shoved down everybody's throat from birth is why the masses are so dumbed down.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, yes... It was an inside AND outside job in terms of the primary actors; however, one must remember that they are only pawns for the Rockefellers, Warburgs, Rothschilds, etc... These are the folks who constitute the "invisible government" not only here but world-wide.

Now, we've established all this, so just exactly what are we going to DO about it beyond "talk?"

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With each and every revelation about this corrupt administration , I keep hearing "this is just the tip of the iceberg". The "iceberg " in my opinion must be all that Sibel Edmonds knows about our involvement in the cover up of 911. Once you have read about the PNAC, the American Turkish Council , you begin to connect the dots. It is no wonder the pres claimed States Secrets. Sibel is a very credible person , with many FBI people saying she has the facts straight . Many in congress believe she needs to be heard , but , the powers that be dont want the American people to know what great lengths they will go to to further the agenda of the PNAC. Do some googleing people ,it is all there !I'm guessing , the tapes Sibel heard (while being an FBI translator ) have more than likely mysteriously disappeared.

10:10 AM  
Blogger pbtrue1 said...

Dear George,

Equitas and Halliburton Settle Asbestos Insurance Claims
Business Wire, Jan 28, 2004

Google: Thompson Equitas Halliburton

Ahhh those ties that bind.
Donations (1997-2000) from Halliburton Co., Dresser, Brown & Root PACs and Dick Cheney to co-sponsors of asbestos bills
Asbestos trust fund bill
Cheney was CEO of Halliburton in 1998 when he purchased Dresser Industries for $7.7 billion. Dresser had been owned and controlled by the Bush family since the 1920s. There is no record of loads of cash trading hands, so we can reasonably assume the Bush family ended up with $7.7 billion in stock in Halliburton. That’s a lot of stock. They probably control Halliburton. What Halliburton got along with Dresser was Dresser’s liabilities in the form of the 200,000 asbestos injury lawsuits. Wall Street was not amused. The stock immediately took a hit of $4.5 billion.


The Dressers asbestos liability at the WTC alone would have cost billions to remove and rehab those buildings.

Also Cheney is involved with the BAE/Blair/Bandar bribe fiasco.

'Darth' fits him well

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"President" Bush is Dick Cheney's glove puppet. The real leader of America has decided to bomb Iran. When this happens, oil will probably cost more than $100/b. This will be good news for the oil magnates.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you idiots who believe this BS should move to another country if you think the government is so evil. I have never seen so much crap in my life,

12:03 PM  
Blogger Mick Hunt said...

yeah, thanks for that , I did already and it didn't change my mind one bit...only made it much clearer, thanks for the advice.

4:45 AM  
Blogger middleworld said...

what you didn't know was that the Cheney family came to the US is the 1600's, has been war-profiteering for over a century (silk parachutes- ww1, and has 9 memebers in skull and bones. (Not the big dick himself, other family members in the past! And the big dick went to Yale! for awhile. Unreal.

3:49 AM  
Blogger MARTIN said...

I would be very pleased if I had your approval to translate "All roads lead to Dick Cheney" into Spanish.
First of all, I would write author's name and link to this great article.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Washingtons Blog said...

Martin: yes, of course.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Doug Plumb said...

I call Cheney and Rumsfeld the "WMD twins". Rumsfelds envolvement in pharmaceuticals is also well known. The pharmaceutical lobby is bigger than the Israeli lobby.

8:39 AM  
Blogger ddblogger said...

I have always wondered why the pentagon wasn't evacuated. Wasn't there ample information that a plane was possibly highjacked and headed toward DC? If so, I find it strange that the pentagon wasn't evacuated. From what I understand, the white house and Capital buildings where already evacuated when the plane hit the pentagon. It's strange that the pentagon wasn't also evacuated.

9:37 AM  
Blogger rpbarbati said...

Another thing to consider is that the pentagon was not related to the towers incident. It simply does not fit the MO of the towers incident.

I believe it was an add-on mission to destroy the persons who could have blown the whistle on the whole operation.

The biggest problem for we citizens now is that many (most) of the really strategic positions in our government are now manned by people who got promoted for not doing their jobs on 9/11. They can and probably will manipulate the military to step in if we get out of line.

Our freedom may already be history. 9 years later and still not a peep from any official mouth.

2:28 PM  

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