Forever Under Construction

Irrelevant Liberation

Posted in Fact of Fiction? by homeyra on July 19, 2008

Frederick Forsyth, The Fist of God, an excerpt (emphasis are mine):

October 16, 1990

“[…] The destruction of the Iraqi war machine and particularly the weapons of mass destruction must now become the overriding aim of Western policy. The liberation of Kuwait has now become irrelevant serving only as a justification.
The desired aim can be frustrated only by a unilateral withdrawal of Iraq from Kuwait, and every effort must be made to ensure that this does not happen.
U.S. policy, in alliance with our British allies, must therefore be dedicated to four goals:
1. Insofar as it is possible, covertly to present provocations and arguments to Saddam Hussein aimed at causing him to refuse to pull out of Kuwait.
2. To reject any compromise he may offer in exchange for leaving Kuwait, thus removing the justification for our planned invasion and the destruction of his war machine.
3. To urge the United Nations to pass without further procrastination the long-delayed Security Council Resolution 678, authorizing the Coalition Allies to begin the air war as soon as the are ready.
4. To appear to welcome but in fact to frustrate any peace plan that might enable Iraq to escape unscathed from her present dilemma. Clearly the UN Secretary-General, Paris, and Moscow are the principal dangers here, likely to propose at any time some naïve scheme capable of preventing what must be done. The public, of course, will continue to be assured of the opposite.”

Thanks P 🙂

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  1. Renegade Eye said, on July 19, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    And the rest is history.

  2. 99 said, on July 19, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Would that it were history! Maybe we could all be recovering from this heinous mess. 😦

  3. homeyra said, on July 20, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Currently failure of diplomatic solutions seems the dominant goal.

  4. The Pagan Sphinx said, on July 20, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    “Currently failure of diplomatic solutions seems the dominant goal.”

    They are not interested in non-military solutions, as history has proven again and again. Just nuke ’em, fry ’em, shock and awe ’em and my favorite,
    SMOKE ‘EM OUT. Ugh.

  5. homeyra said, on July 21, 2008 at 3:11 am

    So true Pagan, this is indeed how it seems.
    I really wonder what motivates this world view. A
    business sens? Lust for power? Racism? The “might’s right”? Psychosis? An inevitable historic era?

  6. Mohamed said, on July 21, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    You found it. I see what you mean now – very appropriate.

  7. homeyra said, on July 22, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Yes! Thanks to Pedestrian.
    This “pattern” deserved a post of its own.


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