Where is James Bond when he’s really needed? In this insane neo-confidence world of Bush, Cheney, & Halliburton, Inc., Cmdr. Bond wouldn’t be taking down Dr. No or SPECTRE’s Ernst Stavro Blofeld after their issuance of nuclear blackmail threats. He would instead be their ally, aiding and abetting their criminal activities for a piece of the action.
The leader of 4.58% of the world’s population which is consuming 25% of the world’s oil production [PDF] seeks, as Ian Fleming’s fictional evildoers do, to force the world to its knees through threats of massive violence. This is no fictional scenario. Newsweek reports of a third US carrier group being sent to the shores of Iran to enforce the “nukular” will of the Crawford Kid and his sidekick Dr. Evil in this quest to dominate the world’s petroleum reserves. Cmdr. Bond would be leading the Special Forces into Iran to effect this goal.
It’s not like Bush-Cheney doesn’t have opposition to their plans, but of what effect is such an opposition when it’s ignored – such as Gen. William Odom or Oliver North – or thwarted from taking meaningful action? It’s at this point that the world expects a James Bond to infiltrate the operation and bring it down by using it against itself, but he’s joined it instead, forced by the scandalous expenses of his lavish lifestyle to follow the money.
Rescue from this perilous situation isn’t going to come about through the actions of one secret agent, but it will happen. All one needs to remember is that China and Russia are not squeamish about taking huge losses to defeat an enemy. China suffered millions killed in the war against Japanese aggression which began with the invasion of Manchuria, an action intended to turn China into a colony of Imperial Japan. The Russians threw bodies at Hitler’s mighty war machine until it was worn down and destroyed.
It isn’t like these nations haven’t issued warnings against the mad motivations of the White House Gang. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments about the hostility of the US toward the rest of the world, along with the Chinese conducting their recent satellite-killer tests, are shots across the bow intended to alert the Bush administration that their behavior is not acceptable. Both nations would greatly prefer that US behavior return to one that doesn’t affect their very-profitable business, and as any real Texan knows, one doesn’t mess with a man’s profit. To do so means war.
From such warnings as Putin’s words and China’s missiles will come action, even though, like Samson in the Temple, using those options could result in their own destruction as well as ours. Like Samson, they will choose to follow such a course to prevent what they see as a greater evil. There are two main weapons available to these nations – Russia’s still-potent intercontinental nuclear arsenal and China’s economic reserves. I expect that the economic haymaker will be used first, with China offering premium-prices to be paid in soon-to-be-worthless dollars for all the oil in the ground of countries currently outside the US sphere of interference, where it will be safe from the Bush reenactment of Hiroshima, Mon Amour. This would result in oil prices generally rising as the OPEC nations see an opportunity to strike a blow against American excesses, if not to greatly enhance their portfolios.
But what if even the collapse of the US economy through higher energy prices doesn’t work? That’s when our own atomic trump card gets played against us by George’s “soul mate” Vlad.
Another approach is needed toward conducting our relations with the rest of the world, and none other than Saint Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council Director Gen. William Odom is offering a new and different approach strategy to the resolution of the problems facing this nation, and as our friends back away from us to avoid getting caught up in our Custer-like attack against the entire world, we should be heeding the views of those we paid to devote their attention to such matters.
But, thanks to a media more focused on profits than on real news reportage, We, the People of the United States are much more concerned about the demise of a silicone-enhanced bimbo than we are that of our own land at the hands of those who abuse the power we allowed them to take.
None dare call that reasonable.