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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 10:24:14 +0900
From: Hendrik
To: Multiple recipients of NETSOURCE-L 
Subject: [NS] Colony USA (add Canada to that)

Excerpts from an article at by Samuel L. Blumenfeld, available at 

[...] In a column several weeks ago, we expressed the opinion that the real 
target of NATO is not puny Yugoslavia, but that huge continental expanse 
known as Russia. [...] As we all know, NATO is not a global charity. 
Humanitarianism is merely a convenient propaganda front [...]. What is 
really at stake is not ethnic harmony, but enormous economic wealth in the 
form of oil and other minerals.

NATO is the military front for the Council on Foreign Relations, which is 
supported by such corporate giants as Chase Manhattan, Exxon, United 
Technologies, Lucent, Xerox, AT&T, J.P. Morgan, Chevron, Texaco, Shell, 
Newsweek, Time Warner, Mobil, Pennzoil, and a hundred more companies. [...]

Mortimer Zuckerman, owner of U.S. News and World Report, is a member of the 
CFR. He frequently writes editorials in his magazine. The May 10 editorial 
is entitled "The big game gets bigger. Russia will gain wealth and influence
if it controls Caspian Sea oil." After taking note of Russia's present 
weakness in Europe, he writes, "But in southern Eurasia, off the political 
radar of the West, Russia is making much of its limited resources in a 
region of weaker states where it still retains influence and remains welcome
. We had better wake up to the dangers or one day the certainties on which 
we base our prosperity will be certainties no more."

Apparently, the oil and gas reserves in that area of the world are valued up
to $4 trillion, and that's why NATO is venturing so far off its North 
Atlantic base to form partnerships with those Eurasian nations that sit on 
that wealth. NATO and its CFR corporate sponsors want to be able to use 
American military assets to assure their ability to control that area should
there be "ethnic disharmony" or "human rights violations." Who would be the 
enemy in that area?

Zuckerman writes, "The competition for dominance in the Caspian will be the 
21st century version of the 19th century covert duel between the Russian and
British empires for control of central Asia." Zuckerman asks, "What are we 
doing about it?" His solution: "The first and most critical strategic step 
is clearly for the United States to ensure that multiple pipelines will be 
built out of the Caspian region, including at least one main export pipeline
that would go through Turkey, a crucial ally."

Aha, now we know why NATO is not concerned over how Turkey is treating its 
Kurdish dissidents. Forget about humanitarianism and ethnic cleansing. We 
need Turkey for NATO's Eurasian strategy.

Finally, Zuckerman writes, "There is anxiety that American opposition to 
Russia might play into the hands of the even more undemocratic and 
anti-Western nationalist politicians waiting for a crisis in Moscow. These 
are reasonable arguments -- but make no mistake about it, the risks pale by 
comparison with the risks we run if Russia wins the biggest game while we 
sit on the sidelines."

There you have it in a nutshell. We must risk nuclear World War III in order
to gain political and military control of natural resources on Russia's 
borders. I wonder how we would feel if a group of foreign powers, armed with
bombers and nuclear missiles, began surrounding the United States with its 
intention of gaining control over the natural resources in our backyard.

What has actually happened is that America has become a colony of NATO, 
which can now use American men and women and our military assets to carry 
out its Strategic Concept without the consent of the American people, 
forcibly paid for by the American taxpayer. Is there a better definition of 
a colony?

Meanwhile, we'd better start asking on what do we base our prosperity? On 
the resources of other nations, or on economic freedom and the 
resourcefulness of the American people? Mort Zuckerman has got it wrong. We 
don't need to control everybody else's resources in order to be prosperous. 

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