16. Mars 2005
Bandarķkjastjórn undir forsęti Bush forseta er söm viš sig. Ķ krafti aušmagns og hervalds kemur hśn til įhrifa hverjum einstaklingnum į fętur öšrum śr innsta kjarna bandarķskra hęgri sinnašra ofstękismanna og heimsvaldasinna. Žessi mannskapur, sem hatast śt ķ alžjóšastofnanir sem ekki lśta žeirra eigin alręšisvaldi, er settur žar til įhrifa žessum stofnunum til höfušs. Ef stofnanirnar eru hins vegar ofurseldar stjórn Bandarķkjanna er žetta fólk sett til aš stjórna žeim. Dęmi um bęši žessi tilvik eru nżlegar tilnefningar Bush. Fyrir fįeinum dögum var tilnefndur ķ stöšu sendiherra Bandarķkjanna hjį Sameinušu žjóšunum John nokkur Bolton. Sameinušu žjóšunum stjórna Bandarķkjamenn ekki aš fullu. Žess vegna skal skipašur žar fulltrśi sem hatast śt ķ SŽ. Hvaš sķšari kostinn varšar er žaš Paul Wolfowitz sem į aš stjórna Alžjóšabankanum, "a very decent man, mikill mannskostamašur" sagši Bush į fréttamannafundi ķ dag um žennan annįlaša talsmann hernašarofbeldis. Alžjóšabankanum rįša Bandarķkjamenn. Žess vegna heyrist ekki hnjóšsyrši ķ garš žeirrar stofnunar, sem purkunarlaust er beitt til aš hafa veršmętar eignir af fįtękustu rķkjum heimsins meš ströngum skilyršum um einkavęšingu gegn hvers kyns lįnafyrirgreišslu. Af öšrum fulltrśum Bandarķkjastjórnar ķ įhrifastöšum nś um stundir mį nefna John Negroponte, sem er nś sendiherra Bandarķkjastjórnar ķ Ķrak. Hann į blóši drifinn feril ķ Hondśras og annars stašar ķ Miš-Amerķku į fyrri hluta nķunda įratugarins, sem gušfašir daušsveita žar. Žęr frömdu ólżsanleg grimmdarverk. Žaš er eflaust tališ gott aš senda vanan mann til Ķrak!
Leyfum žessum mönnum aš kynna sig sjįlfa. Eftirfarandi er tilvitnun ķ John Bolton, sem Bandarķkjastjórn tilnefndi nżlega sem sendiherra sinn hjį Sameinušu žjóšunum: " Žaš er ekkert til sem kalla mį hinar Sameinušu Žjóšir. Žaš er vissulega til alžjóšasamfélag sem stundum lżtur leišsögn eina raunverulega stórveldisins ķ heiminum, Bandarķkjunum, žaš er aš segja, žegar žaš žjónar hagsmunum okkar og žegar okkur tekst aš fį ašra til aš fylgja okkur...Įrangur okkar ķ Flóastrķšinu var ekki vegna žess aš Sameinušu žjóširnar hefšu skyndilega skilaš įrangri. Žetta var vegna žess aš Bandarķkin, fyrir tilstilli Bush forseta, sżndu hverju forysta į heimsvķsu, myndun bandalaga og diplómatķsk sambönd geta fengiš įorkaš...Žegar Bandarķkin stżra žį fylgja Sameinušu žjóširnar į eftir. Žegar žaš žjónar hagsmunum okkar aš hafa žennan hįtt į žį gerum viš žaš."
Textinn į ensku er svohljóšandi: "There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that is the United States, when it suits our interest, and when we can get others to go along . . . The success of the United Nations during the Gulf War was not because the United Nations had suddenly become successful. It was because the United States, through President Bush, demonstrated what international leadership, international coalition building, international diplomacy is really all about . . . When the United States leads, the United Nations will follow. When it suits our interest to do, we will do so. When it does not suit our interest we will not." (Speaking at Global Structures Convocation, Washington, D.C., February 1994).
Hvaš segir žetta okkur um Bandarķkjastjórn, aš gera mann meš žessi višhorf aš ęšsta fulltrśa sķnum hjį Sameinušu žjóšunum? Er žetta einn af vinum okkar einn žeirra sem okkur ber aš sżna hollustu svo vķsaš sé ķ yfirlżsingar Halldórs Įsgrķmssonar, Davķšs Oddssonar og leišarahöfunda Morgunblašsins? Öllum žessum ašilum er gjarnt aš tala um mikilvęgi žess aš viš fylgjum "vinum okkar" aš mįlum. Eru žeir menn sem hér hafa veriš nefndir dęmi um slķka menn?
Um Paul Wolfowitz, sem George Bush ętlar aš gera aš bankastjóra Alžjóšabankans, ętla ég ekki aš hafa mörg orš aš žessu sinni. Žetta er einn alręmdasti ofstękismašur sem stigiš hefur fęti inn fyrri dyr ķ Pentagon žar sem hann um skeiš var nęstrįšandi. Ég rįšlegg mönnum aš slį nafni hans upp ķ leitarspaltann hér į sķšunni og mį žį sjį nokkrar tilvķsanir ķ žennan "mannkostamann" !
Ég lęt hér žó fylgja eina slóš HÉR. Sama hįtt og um Wolvowitz mį hafa um Negroponte og slį honum upp ķ leitarspalta hér į sķšunni.
Aš lokum lęt ég fylgja grein į ensku um John Bolton.
The Enemy Within
By Sidney Blumenthal
The Guardian U.K.
How an Americanist devoted to destroying international alliances became the US envoy to the UN. In the heat of the battle over the Florida vote after the 2000 US presidential election, a burly, mustachioed man burst into the room where the ballots for Miami-Dade County were being tabulated, like John Wayne barging into a saloon for a shoot-out. "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count," drawled John Bolton. And those ballots from Miami-Dade were not counted.
Now that same John Bolton has been named by President Bush as the ambassador to the UN. "If I were redoing the security council today, I'd have one permanent member because that's the real reflection of the distribution of power in the world," Bolton once said. Lately, as undersecretary of state for arms control, he has wrecked all the nonproliferation diplomacy within his reach. Over the past two decades he has been the person most dedicated to trying to discredit the UN. George Orwell's clock of 1984 is striking 13.
The euphoria that Bush's European trip marked a conversion on the road to Brussels is fading. For it was Bush himself who decided to reward Bolton with a position where he could continue his crusade as a "convinced Americanist" against the "globalists," especially those at the UN and the EU.
Bolton made a play to become deputy secretary of state after the 2004 election, but was blocked by Condoleezza Rice, who understood that his love of bureaucratic infighting would have undermined her authority. Dick Cheney privately promised Bolton that if all else failed he would give him a job on his vice presidential staff, but that proved unnecessary when Bush nominated him to the UN post. Rice announced his appointment, symbolically demonstrating that he reports to her. But Bolton has deep support within the White House, and Rice is very much a work-in-progress. With Bolton's appointment, the empire strikes back.
Bolton is an extraordinary combination of political operator and ideologue. He began his career as a cog in the machine of Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina, helping his political action committees evade legal restrictions and federal fines. Helms, the most powerful reactionary in the Senate, sponsored Bolton's rise to Reagan's justice department. "John Bolton," Helms said, "is the kind of man with whom I would want to stand at Armageddon, or what the Bible describes as the final battle between good and evil."
Bolton is often called a neoconservative, but he is more their ally, implementer and agent. His roots are in Helms's Dixiecrat Republicanism, not the neocons' airy Trotskyism or Straussianism.
Bolton is a specimen of the "primitives", as Truman's secretary of state Dean Acheson called the unilateralists and McCarthyites of the early cold war. Through his political integration into the neocon apparatus, Bolton might be properly classified a neoprimitive.
At the state department, Bolton was Colin Powell's enemy within. In his first year, he forced the US withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty, destroyed a protocol on enforcing the biological weapons convention, and ousted the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. He scuttled the nuclear test ban treaty and the UN conference on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. And he was behind the renunciation of the US signature on the 1998 Rome statute creating the international criminal court. He described sending his letter notifying the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, as "the happiest moment of my government service".
Bolton's meddling in diplomacy on nonproliferation with North Korea and Iran guaranteed that the allies had no unified position and encouraged the Koreans and Iranians to play the nuclear card. Bolton's response to these crises has been to lead the charge to remove the UN head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei. In late November, Bolton denounced the Blair government and the Europeans negotiating with the Iranians as "soft" for attempting "diplomatic means".
Bolton might be granted the integrity of his primitivism, a true believer who imagines Fortress America besieged by the UN and Europeans - "Americanists find themselves surrounded by small armies of globalists, each tightly clutching a favourite new treaty or multilateralist proposal". But Bolton's coarse ideology is advanced by sophisticated campaigns of disinformation - and not only on Iraq and North Korea. His leaks of falsehoods that Syria and Cuba had developed weapons of mass destruction sparked internal revolts by intelligence professionals and the foreign service.
Like his allies the neoconservatives, for Bolton the ends justify the means. But unlike them he has no use for romantic rhetoric about the "march of freedom" and "democracy", as he demonstrated so effectively in Florida. And now he has the job he sought above all from the beginning.
Sidney Blumenthal is former senior adviser to President Clinton and author of The Clinton Wars.
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