Key Figure in Bush’s Military Commissions Set for Obama Job

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010 at 6:00 am
William Lietzau (Defense Department photo)

William Lietzau (Defense Department photo)

A key behind-the-scenes architect of the Bush administration’s first version of the military commissions for terrorism suspects — which the Supreme Court found to unconstitutionally restrict the legal rights of detainees — will take a central Pentagon position dealing with detainee policy for the Obama administration.

William Lietzau, a Marine colonel who currently serves as deputy legal counsel to the National Security Council, is poised to become the Pentagon’s new deputy assistant secretary for detainee affairs in the next several weeks. Lietzau, an international law expert described even by his critics as a brilliant and energetic attorney, previously served as a special adviser to Jim Haynes, the top Pentagon lawyer during Donald H. Rumsfeld’s tenure, when Rumsfeld and Haynes codified torture and indefinite detention as hallmarks of Bush-era terrorism policy. The position, which is not subject to Senate confirmation, came open late last year, after Phil Carter, the previous deputy assistant secretary for detainee affairs and a favorite of civil libertarians, abruptly resigned.

[Security1]As the next deputy assistant secretary, Lietzau will be at the center of the Obama administration’s decisions about trying the remaining Guantanamo detainees in reformed military commissions or in federal courts. He will also be central to the construction of a post-Guantanamo terrorism-detention policy in an administration that claims to be more committed to the rule of law than its predecessor. Lietzau is said to have gained the confidence of senior administration officials over the past year, particularly as he helped revise the military commissions to include greater process protections for defendants — even though civil libertarian groups still consider those rules to be unfair.

Two senior military lawyers who fought with Haynes over military commissions and interrogations in the Bush administration said they were surprised to hear of Lietzau’s impending appointment to the Obama Pentagon. Retired Rear Adm. Don Guter, who served as the Navy’s Judge Advocate General from 2000 to 2002, described Lietzau as a close Haynes confidante but not an outspokenly opinionated figure. “If he disagreed with Jim Haynes you’d never know about it,” Guter said. “Because of his close association with Haynes I’d be more comfortable if I saw something public [indicating] he’d made a break with those policies.”

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Romig also described Lietzau as closely tied to Haynes, whose role in instituting extreme interrogations at Guantanamo Bay against the wishes of military lawyers cost him Senate confirmation for a federal judgeship. Romig, the Army’s Judge Advocate General during Bush’s first term, said that although he did not know specifically what positions Lietzau took on detainee interrogations or if Haynes even consulted him on the issue, “at that time, he was certainly in the bosom of the administration that was running interrogation programs that at the very least were quite troubling, and in many minds were a violation of the laws of war and the Geneva Conventions.” Lietzau’s expertise in international law — he was part of the Clinton administration’s delegation to the 1998 Rome conference that wrote the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court — should have allowed him to know “what was right and wrong with [Bush's] interrogation policies,” Romig said.

While Lietzau was close to Haynes, he also became close to retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones, now Obama’s national security adviser. The two officers met in Europe a few years after Lietzau had left the commissions, when Jones commanded U.S. military forces on the continent and Lietzau was his staff judge advocate. Lietzau joined the National Security Council last spring at Jones’ request.

Lietzau has many advocates in the legal and policy communities. John Bellinger, the former National Security Council and State Department legal adviser during the Bush administration, sparred frequently over detainee treatment with Haynes and David Addington, Dick Cheney’s attorney, who took far more extreme positions. But Bellinger, now a partner with the law firm of Arnold & Porter, considered Lietzau a first-rate appointee. “I think Lietzau is an excellent choice who knows the issues and is pragmatic and non-ideological,” he said. “I have never seen him to approach terrorism issues or international justice issues in an ideological way.

Similarly, Eugene Fidell, a Yale Law professor and president of the National Institute of Military Justice, called Lietzau’s appointment “creative,” despite any substantive policy disagreements they had. “The last thing I want is someone to come into the job without the respect of the military bench and bar, which he would have,” Fidell said, “and having to start from scratch in understanding the legal environment.”

Rosa Brooks, a Pentagon policy official who criticized the military commissions during the Bush years, added that while she couldn’t confirm Lietzau’s appointment, “I am a fan of Bill Lietzau’s. He’s smart, an honest broker, and has both intellectual and moral integrity.”

Lietzau was the first prosecutor for the military commissions established in 2001 — an official Pentagon release called him “instrumental” to the military commissions’ “preparations” — and served in that role until 2003. Yet during that time, the commissions did not bring charges against a single detainee, a fact that raised eyebrows among his colleagues. “I have to believe in his position Lietzau was being used by Jim Haynes as a sounding board or adviser on all international law issues,” Romig said, “because he was not doing much as chief prosecutor.

In a valedictory May 2003 press briefing, Lietzau described his role as “really the process portion of setting up military commissions.” That process, established by Rumsfeld, his deputy Paul Wolfowitz and Haynes, departed significantly from the military’s courts-martial system, restricting a defendant’s right to a public trial and allowing for hearsay to be admissible, although Lietzau pushed for defendants to retain the presumption of innocence. At the briefing, a reporter asked Lietzau if the commissions provided a defendant with a defense comparable to the normal military justice system, and he replied that the commission’s rules “were drafted to accommodate that kind of flexibility that would be needed.” But five years after their creation, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court ruled that the commissions were unconstitutional, improperly established by the administration and providing defendants with insufficient due process rights. In 2006, Congress passed a law authorizing a new version of the commissions although the Supreme Court in 2008 found problems with the process rights of the new commissions as well.

One senator who voted against the 2006 Military Commissions Act was Barack Obama. Last May at the National Archives, in one of Obama’s most important national security speeches as president, Obama criticized “the flawed commissions of the last seven years” and said his embrace of a reformed version of the commissions would bring them “in line with the rule of law.” Some in the administration believe Lietzau is, however ironically, the man for the job. A senior administration official who would not speak on the record because Lietzau’s appointment has not been announced said that the colonel “believes the rule of law is a fundamental part of our effort in the fight against al-Qaeda” and that Lietzau’s long experience with both the military commissions and international law provides the administration with “value added as we work with Congress” on a “durable” legal infrastructure for terrorism detainees.

At times Lietzau has expressed surprise about the Bush administration’s terrorism decisions. During a talk he gave at Harvard shortly after 9/11, he said he doubted that the administration would seek to try anyone in a military commission; months later he was helping design them. And in an article for a book on terrorism and international law published in 2002, Lietzau averred that President Bush’s assurance that the military treat detainees in the “spirit” of Geneva Conventions ensured that detainees “will continue to be treated humanely.” Over the next several years, dozens and perhaps hundreds of people detained by the U.S. in Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere were tortured — activities President Obama expressly forbid during his first week in office by issuing an executive order restricting interrogation techniques to those listed in the Army’s field manual.

Lietzau was a deputy to Haynes during the winter of 2002 and spring of 2003, when Haynes presided over an internal Pentagon debate resulting in the modified adoption for Guantanamo of “enhanced interrogation” techniques authorized for the CIA to use on senior-level al-Qaeda detainees. A Senate Armed Services Committee investigation from 2008 determined that Haynes was a powerful bureaucratic force pressing for harsher detainee treatment. A former colleague in Haynes’ office, Richard Shiffrin, told the committee that Lietzau was present at a key 2002 meeting in which participants expressed “some frustration with the quantity and quality of information being obtained” at Guantanamo, although Shiffrin did not attribute any substantive position to Lietzau. And no source for this piece had knowledge of Lietzau having anything to do with torture.

It is unclear what exactly Lietzau’s appointment signifies in terms of concrete policy decisions or shifts. An email to Defense Secretary Gates’ spokesman, Geoff Morrell, went unreturned. But Bellinger predicted Lietzau would “adopt a balanced approach between the security needs of the country and military and the need to address worldwide concerns that we do not have an appropriate legal framework or legal policies.” The senior administration official said Lietzau was “bound and determined to make sure, whether it’s in three years or seven, when he walks away from this job, there is a durable legal infrastructure” to handle terrorism detainees justly.

Both Guter and Romig, the former senior military JAGs who clashed with Lietzau’s old boss, Haynes, independently described Lietzau as intellectually “flexible” and willing to faithfully implement the policies of his bosses. “The guy is smart, so he can figure out what the Supreme Court has said” about the due process rights to which detainees are entitled, but “it troubles me the guy can go from one end of spectrum to the other, arguably,” Romig said. “It’s very curious they would take somebody to run [policy on] detainees who was in the position he was in seven or eight years ago.”

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Frank Hope
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 10:29 am

Am I totally wrong in wondering if this appointment has something to do with Senator Shelby's sudden release of all holds on Obama nominees? (See the Washington Post article titled “Alabama senator releases holds on Obama nominees“.)

Also, did you read an article written by William Lietzau titled “COMBATING TERRORISM: LAW ENFORCEMENT OR WAR?” In it he specifically argues that the “War on Terror” is so unique that it does not fit into any existing international law governing war such as the Geneva Convention or the UN Charter. This gives the US carte blanche to do whatever it wants with regards to the execution of the “war on terror” according to this argument. This is the essence of the Bush philosophy which was used to justify Guantanamo and the use of torture, etc. So I would say that Lietzau is by no means ideologically neutral as was suggested by some of your sources.

I conclude that this is a very significant appointment and applaud you for bringing it to public attention. Too bad that you're the only one so far that has written about this. I hope that you will work to change this situation. Having broken the story, do you plan on going on any talk shows to discuss this? Do you think there is any chance of derailing this appointment if there is enough public disapproval?


johnglad
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 11:47 am

The Colonel's qualifications seem impeccable: zero combat experience, a life spent pursuing what appears to be his only ideology: service to one's masters in the interest of personal advancement. He does (mis)read his Bible, though:

http://peace.mennolink.org/articles/paulpatriot…

I'm beginning to question Obama's place of birth myself at this point, ever since he proclaimed with such confidence that he's a Natural Born Citizen. We now know, after a year of this sort of theater, that displays of such self-assurance by the titular President are almost certain signs that he's lying.


williamlaney
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

I can't wait to hear all the blithering when China opens up secret detention (torture) sites then tries people in military tribunals.


nader paul kucinich gravel
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

Birds of a feather flock together
Bulls On Parade


Hawaiianstyle
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

What's the old saying about the fox watching the hen house?


jeffkaye
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

Great article and coverage, Spencer! I'm going to want to check out that “Combating Terrorism” article by Lietzau, too.


triathlon
Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

DR. WESTERWELLE’S THREE RING CIRCUS

[The Empire Stumbling Block]

The Republic of Iran has been unable to reach agreement upon a fuel rod exchange/swap out, low-enriched uranium for higher-grade nuclear fuel with the refinement done outside of the Republic, do to the demand that the quantities to be refined are too be determined by the outside refinement community and not by the needs determined by the Republic of Iran, The Republic of Iran maintains that any exchange must be simultaneous/same time/ a Quid Per Quo/ Cash and Carry/ exchange. The Republic of Iran has been working with the West in an effort to reassure the [EU] European Union in particular that there Republic has absolutely no intention of producing any nuclear weapons capability. The biggest stumbling block has been and will continue to be the American-Israeli Empire, with its condemnation that the Republic of Iran has been running a clandestine nuclear programme for [18] Eighteen years, like India, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea, and many other nations are beginning to see the benefit of keeping the Empire at bay with their own Nuclear Deterrent measures, as the Empire a Rogue Nation within the [21st] Century Community of Spheres of Nations, continues its Gun-Boat Diplomacy, and Wars of Economic Stimulus.

[Iran and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty]

Lets that a look at what the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty says, and what it says is that Every country has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, well guess what so far there is very little to suggest beyond a lot of hype that the Shi-ite Republic of Iran even has the capability to go much beyond using nuclear technology for peaceful purposes The reality is it took the Republic of Iran [10] ten years to enrich [1.5k.kg] One-thousand-five-hundred kilo-grams of [5%] Five-percent enriched uranium, and some are saying they barely were able to do that. The Republic of Iran needs a [19.75%] Nineteen-point-seven-five, increase in that amount just to keep its [1] One medical diagnostic isotope producing reactor up and running that’s [29.625%] Twenty-nine-point-six-two-five percent, while at the same time it is running out of fuel that is purchased from The Russian Federation and The Peoples Republic of China, and has requested from the [UN/IAEA] United Nations/International Atomic Energy Agency, permission to purchase additional fuel from their source suppliers. So, even by the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the [UN/IAEA] The Shi-ite Persian Republic of Iran, a sovereign nation within the Global Community of Nations, has the right to use nuclear power for civilian purposes for the betterment of its population, and as such has announced that it would begin the enrichment of uranium to a [20%] Twenty-percent level, [Which many doubt will happen any time soon] using a Medical Research Reactor to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, a level [70%] Seventy-percent below that of the [90%] Ninety-percent requirement needed to produce a Thermo Nuclear Weapon.

[Alternative Diplomatic Co-operation Twin-track approach]

Dr. G. Westerwelle, The Foreign Minister of Germany, has put forth an Alternative Diplomatic Co-operation Twin-track approach to the problem;

• The [1st] first step was too get everyone back to table for a sit down, talk and not a confrontational shout down our way or the highway, you listen to me Bub, or its Bomb, Bomb Iran, too discuss if there are grounds for the higher levels of uranium enrichment and if so what quantities. And so far Dr. Westerwelle has made progress, as one can see his imprint as the [UN] Security Council, [50%] Fifty-percent down, got on board saying they were ready to sit down for reasonable discussion, [you can bet that doesn’t really mean the American-Israeli Empire], and who ever Germany sends will have to grab both boys by the ears and tell them now lets play nice together you little brats.

• The [2nd] Second Step, is the [UN] Security Council working with the Republic of Iran must work together too create a document/dossier/agreement of principles allowing for co-operation and transparency, clarifying and questions or doubts, setting down [IAEA] monitoring responsibilities and procedures, therefore should be geared to cooperation, not confrontation, that disputes require patience, which should be recognized and politically worked thru to achieve a win/win outcome, seeing that sanctions are a punitive step, with the end results only serving to widen the gap between sides in any confrontation, resulting in only in unnecessary pain upon innocent civilian populations caused by such action, Dr. Westerwelle, seeks to broker an agreement with the [IAEA] International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna on the issue of the Tehran Medical Research Reactor which would serve as confidence building step between the [2] Two opposing sides, and one with which the Republic of Iran is working to achieve, but the two sides so far have failed so far to reach agree on how to implement the plan. Confidence-building measures building is a two way street, as so far the American-Israeli Empire has been less that confidence building with its call for Punitive Sanctions, and Pre-emptive Bomb-Bomb Iran plan.

[The Ring Master of the Three Ring Circus]

Dr. Westerwelle will have his hands full as the [21st] Century Ring Master or the International [3] Three Ring Circus;

Ring Number One: The American-Israeli Empire simply setting the stage for the invasion and occupation of the Shi-ite Persian Republic of Iran by the American Israeli Empire to gain control over the The Caspian Sea Basin to supply the Nabucco Pipeline with it’s estimated at (7.25 Trn.Cu.Mts.) Seven-two-five trillion cubic meters, yet to be developed underneath the Caspian Sea, along with (1/5th) One-fifth, (20%) Twenty-Percent of the remaining global oil reserves, but making it look like its about an emanate Nuclear Terrorist Threat .

Ring Number Two: Shi-ite Persian Iran, trying like other that have managed to gain entry into the Nuclear Club, try to circumvent any methods of the Empire from stopping them, it’s a big country and they can’t watch everything, to protect their control of the Caspian Sea Basin, and be a player once again in world affairs.

Ring Number Three: The [EU] European Union, Germany, [NATO] the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and all European interests, in the [21st] Century, which means the rapid withdrawal of all offensive military European Forces from the Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, with out being dragged into yet another quagmire.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


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Comment posted February 9, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

The Laogai system has been in operation since the early 1950's. Not a cushy as Gitmo, but will perhaps speak to your hopes. Not a blithering peep yet, though.

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MvGuy
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 1:09 am

Thank G-d for people like Frank Hope……. People like him give me 99% of any hope I still have.. It's kinda late, so I don't have time to check 2C if I agree with his assessment, but It is guys like him who keep up with the latest deception, trick, dodge or and lie. I read all the headlines at antiwar.com at 12:30 AM just after the new edition is put up at midnight EST….. And the story that got me most exercized was this one…. I didn't even finish the article before I went to “comments' to get my bearings….. and there was Frank's lifeline to SOME logic, I mean WTF, is there ANYTHING that Pres “O”, probably soon 2B Pres.”0″ [4me] won't sell out for the mirage of gain that stays ever far…… Put them in the dock, then tell them no death penaity if health-care passes….. As in, put up some type of fight for doing what you should and NEED to do…. Rule of LAW is important.. It's no good to make up the rules as you go… Oh no, say it ain't so Pres. “O”…


triathlon
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

[850K] HELD HOSTAGE

[850K Patients medical patients]

The Republic of Iran has been unable to reach agreement upon a fuel rod exchange/swap out, low-enriched uranium for higher-grade nuclear fuel with the refinement done outside of the Republic, do to the demand that the quantities to be refined are too be determined by the outside refinement community and not by the needs determined by the Republic of Iran, The Republic of Iran maintains that any exchange must be simultaneous/same time/ a Quid Per Quo/ Cash and Carry/ exchange, a position Iran feels it cannot back down from as they are critical to the families of [850K] Eight-Hundred-Fifty-thousand Iranian patients, and who is the country standing in the way of this treatment, of course the American-Israeli Empire. How can Iran trust any agreement of principles, to in fact be honored by the Empire, and put at risk so many Iranian lives, and the answer to that is it can’t do to the long interference into its sovereign affairs, with the toppling of one government and its efforts to once again upset another within Iran. And, for their own security want a Cash and Carry swap out, but from Iranian soil, the spent uranium fuel rods to be maintained under the control and custody of the [UN/IAEA] United Nations/International Atomic Energy Agency sealed under lock, key, and guards, until the [20%] Twenty-percent enriched rods to replace the spent rods, within the medical reactors, are exchanged, Quid Per Quo.

[Alternative Diplomatic Co-operation Twin-track approach]

Dr. G. Westerwelle, The Foreign Minister of Germany, has put forth an Alternative Diplomatic Co-operation Twin-track approach to the problem;

• The [1st] first step was too get everyone back to table for a sit down, talk and not a confrontational shout down our way or the highway, you listen to me Bub, or its Bomb, Bomb Iran, too discuss if there are grounds for the higher levels of uranium enrichment and if so what quantities. And so far Dr. Westerwelle has made progress, as one can see his imprint as the [UN] Security Council, [50%] Fifty-percent down, got on board saying they were ready to sit down for reasonable discussion, [you can bet that doesn’t really mean the American-Israeli Empire], and who ever Germany sends will have to grab both boys by the ears and tell them now lets play nice together you little brats.

• The [2nd] Second Step, is the [UN] Security Council working with the Republic of Iran must work together too create a document/dossier/agreement of principles allowing for co-operation and transparency, clarifying and questions or doubts, setting down [IAEA] monitoring responsibilities and procedures, therefore should be geared to cooperation, not confrontation, that disputes require patience, which should be recognized and politically worked thru to achieve a win/win outcome, seeing that sanctions are a punitive step, with the end results only serving to widen the gap between sides in any confrontation, resulting in only in unnecessary pain upon innocent civilian populations caused by such action, Dr. Westerwelle, seeks to broker an agreement with the [IAEA] International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna on the issue of the Tehran Medical Research Reactor which would serve as confidence building step between the [2] Two opposing sides, and one with which the Republic of Iran is working to achieve, but the two sides so far have failed so far to reach agree on how to implement the plan. Confidence-building measures building is a two way street, as so far the American-Israeli Empire has been less that confidence building with its call for Punitive Sanctions, Sanction that even the Empires [SOS] Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton has said quote recently conceded that the Empires economic embargo against Iran is less than airtight, describing sanctions were leaky, unquote, and this can be seen in the last unilateral set of sanctions placed upon the Islamic Republic, no one else in the World Community of Spheres of Influence and in the least bit interested in falling in behind the Empire in their support.

[The Bottom Line]

The [EU/NATO] European Union/North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership must decide soon is it going to be the slippery slope of Sanctions into Confrontation, yet another theater of military operation on the Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, or follow the Dr. Westerwelle Alternative Diplomatic Co-operation Twin-track approach, Europe need to look hard and long at the relationship between the two opposing countries the American-Israeli Empire, and the Islamic Shi-ite Persian Islamic Republic of Iran, and ask the question if you were Iran, would you trust the Empire, or would you too demand concrete reassurances and methods to safe guard the lives of so many of its citizens, considering how many of the citizens of the Empire call their Media Messiah Imperial President a [LIAR].

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


petepedrozo
Comment posted February 12, 2010 @ 11:22 am

Bill Lietzau is a great American. Great pick for a difficult job.


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triathlon
Comment posted February 17, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

JAPANESE LEVERAGE

[The Shogun’s and Samurai of the Rising Sun

[The Feather Robe]

The Japanese Kyodo News has shown and the subjects of the American-Israeli Empire have seen their Media Messiah Imperial President bowing to the Emperor Akihito and Empress of The Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, displaying both seritorship and fealty to the Emperor and the people of Japan, and many Japanese now feel that their letters of grief burned upon the summit of Mt. Fujiyama, have risen to the heavens stirring compassion for the long suffering People of The Land of The Rising Sun, and the wheel of fate has turned placing the feather robe once again upon their nation, and all of sadness will be of the past, the heavens will once again be compassionate, the chill winds of the evening of American-Israeli occupation will be lifted, and the Sun will once again rise from the east over the Mountain Abounding with Warriors, the beauty of the Chrysanthemum, and the smell of the Cherry Blossom, will once again flow over the Land of The Rising Sun.

[The Warriors of Japan]

The Warriors of the Mountain Abounding with Warriors are;

* The [PM] Prime Minister of Japan, from the [9th] District of Hokkaid? Yukio [Sangokushi Manga] Hatoyama of the [LDP] Liberal Democratic Party.

* Secretary-General of the Democratic Party (DPJ) Ichiro [Shadow Shogun] Ozawa

* Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada

[A PERIOD OF REFLECTION]

A NEW Left-leaning Japanese government took office in September of [2009], representing the New [21st] Century Dreamers, Thinkers, Workers, and [Netcitizens], of Japan and what do they want;

* A period of reflection, the reassessing of present alliances/ commitments/ relationship with the American-Israeli Empire in the [21st] Century, with change to the Status Quo, which now exists.

* The ending of all Japanese military involvement in the Wars of Economic Stimulus, Blood for Oil, wars in progress against the Islamic Peoples upon the Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, which has taken place with the removal of Japanese Troops, and the ending Japan’s refueling missions within the Indian Ocean of their fleets.

* The ending of the [2006] agreement allowing the [47K] Forty-Seven Thousand, [FOOTHOLD] Troops of Far East Occupation, to remain on Japanese soil, demanding their total removal from Japan, and its occupation of the southern Japanese Island of Okinawa, with the closing of their Marine Corp Air Station Futenma.

* The ending of port calls of any American-Israeli Empire, nuclear-armed warships to Japanese ports, ending hidden past agreements, violating the hallowed anti-nuclear principle of postwar Japan.

* Calling for a closer relationship with [PRC] People’s Republic of China, within the Chinese Sphere of Influence.

* The Creation of a [ASEAN] Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of [16] nations using a single [ASEAN] trading currency by [2020] within the bloc and [PRC/ASEAN] Sphere of Influence; Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indo-China [Vietnam], Indonesia, Japan, A United Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Paracel Islands, The Philippines, and The Spratly Islands.

[ECONOMIC LEVERAGE SAMURAI SWORD]

Now, we read the other day that China has an economic plan unlike the American-Israeli Empire which is based upon massive debt, based upon massive borrowing, while fighting wars of economic stimulus, and the Chinese economic plan is becoming pretty clear, use that massive debt and borrowing to accomplish the fortification of its Sphere of Influence. And, what has this to do with Japan, well the answer is simple they just provide as on the [TV] Television, /Tele. LEVERAGE, economic leverage to the Japanese by selling American-Israeli Debt, to the Japanese, and the Japanese now holds more debt against the American-Israeli Empire than the [PRC] Peoples Republic of China. So, in MAY [2010], when once again the Gun-Boat Diplomacy [SOS] Secretary of State of the American-Israeli Empire Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton faces the Japanese Warriors with debtors hat in hand, they have an Economic Leverage Samurai Sword to wield, the foothold/footprint of the American-Israeli Empire in the Far East is coming to its end, not by military force but [PRC] economic planning using American-Israeli Empire Greed against itself.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


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triathlon
Comment posted February 24, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

To Who’s Tune will the EU Dance?

[THE EMPIRE]

So, we all know what the Empire is, and for those who don’t it’s the American-Israeli Empire, and that means that the so called [SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP], between the State of Israel and the former United States of America as become an Empire. The State of Israel was the head of the Spear into the [IAH] Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, but has become the driving force behind the Empires take over of the area. And its ultimate take over with control of over the worlds economy by control of;

(1) The Caspian Sea Basin: to supply the Nabucco Pipeline with it’s estimated at (7.25 Trn.Cu.Mts.) Seven-two-five trillion cubic meters, yet to be developed underneath the Caspian Sea, along with (1/5th) One-fifth, (20%) Twenty-Percent of the remaining global oil reserves.

(2) The Nabucco gas pipeline: which is to be laid through the territories of the Former Soviet Republic of (Georgia), into, Azerbaijan into the strategic Northwest Iranian territory or Shi-ite Persian Iran were currently (4) four- million Kurds are concentrated in Iran, waiting to declare a Kurdish state, and with Russian peacekeepers in place to protect the new formed Kurdish state from Georgian or Iranian aggression, onto Turkey and the Tabriz refinery, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria to connect Europe.

(3) The Central Asian Pipeline: from Turkmenistan which is rich in hydrocarbons and the building of the “Central Asian Pipeline” system transporting (NG) across Afghanistan to the ports of Pakistan, Karachi, and round the globe in (LG) Liquid Gas from, to waiting markets, with a branch line to supply the needs of India.

With Israel in control of the political process of the entire Empire with its political Israeli Arms.

[Special Relationship Covenant]

This meant the regular doling out of tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions, collected by more and more forcefully arguments, to its donors that their continued relevance in defining global affairs is based upon higher amounts of donations. [AIPAC/AZC] is estimated to have an annual budget of [$60M/€41] Sixty-Million Dollars/Forty-One-Million Euro’s use to pay the hired hands, the [DC/544] Degenerate Democratic and Republican Crooks, to ensure that its hard line State of Israel agenda’s s were not only part of every discussion of foreign policy that takes place in Congress or the White House, too dutifully carry them out under the [SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP COVENANT]. The [AIPAC/AZC] succeeded because they knew that the (DC/544) needed to court [AIPAC/AZC], needing money for reelection campaigns, and money holds sway in their political system, and the [AIPAC/AZC] has stood ready to fund their election campaigns with generous donations and gifts.

[The Spheres of Influence]

The Spheres of Influence are those Geo-economic powers that are now flowering;

* [EU] EUROPEAN UNION: The Nations of Europe who set the pattern for all other Spheres of Influence.

* [BRIC] Sphere of Influence, Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, and the Peoples Republic China.

* BRAZIL: [UNASUR] the Union of South American Nations: All [12] South American states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela).

* THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: The Russian Federation, Armenia, Belarus, the Caucasian Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Tajikistan Turkey and Uzbekistan.

* INDIA: India, Bhutan, Bangladesh.

* THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA: [ASEAN] made up of [16] nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, using a single [ASEAN] trading currency by [2020] within the bloc and [PRC/ASEAN] Sphere of Influence; Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indo-China [Vietnam], Indonesia, Japan, A United Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Paracel Islands, The Philippines, and The Spratly Islands.

[NATO Empire Offense or EU Defensive Force]

The Empire sees [NATO] as a Offensive tool in its offensive military arsenal to be use to gain control of the [IAH] Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, in its War of Economic Stimulus, and maintain its world position, having a strangle hold upon oil and gas reserves of the world, giving the American-Israeli Empire geo-economic and military dormancy into the [22nd] Century, a position it has held since the end of [WWII] World War Two, but which has been in decline with the growth of the Spheres of Influence. The question is now will the [EU] European Union, continue to be used as an Offensive Arms of the Empire, or will it choose to remain an Independent [European] Defensive Force, is it any longer necessary that Europe be tied to the apron strings of the Empire;

* The Japanese have chosen the [ASEAN] association, and the [BRIC] Sphere of Influence.

* The German Republic is beginning its path to a new Europe calling for the removal of Empire Nuclear Weapon from German.

* The French will not provide additional forces to the [IAH].

* The Danes will withdraw from the [IAH] in August.

The Dreamers, Thinkers, Workers, and [Netcitizens] of the [EU] will have to make a hard choice between [1st May 2010 & 2011], a Defensive Independent Sphere of Influence Military Structure, or Offensive Empire Membership of World domination. One government within the [EU] has fallen as their citizens’ demand an Independent [EU], the question for other governments within the [EU] does the [EU] dance to its own tune or do they dance to the Empire fiddlers’ tune.

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To Who’s Tune will the EU Dance?

[THE EMPIRE]

So, we all know what the Empire is, and for those who don’t it’s the American-Israeli Empire, and that means that the so called [SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP], between the State of Israel and the former United States of America as become an Empire. The State of Israel was the head of the Spear into the [IAH] Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, but has become the driving force behind the Empires take over of the area. And its ultimate take over with control of over the worlds economy by control of;

(1) The Caspian Sea Basin: to supply the Nabucco Pipeline with it’s estimated at (7.25 Trn.Cu.Mts.) Seven-two-five trillion cubic meters, yet to be developed underneath the Caspian Sea, along with (1/5th) One-fifth, (20%) Twenty-Percent of the remaining global oil reserves.

(2) The Nabucco gas pipeline: which is to be laid through the territories of the Former Soviet Republic of (Georgia), into, Azerbaijan into the strategic Northwest Iranian territory or Shi-ite Persian Iran were currently (4) four- million Kurds are concentrated in Iran, waiting to declare a Kurdish state, and with Russian peacekeepers in place to protect the new formed Kurdish state from Georgian or Iranian aggression, onto Turkey and the Tabriz refinery, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria to connect Europe.

(3) The Central Asian Pipeline: from Turkmenistan which is rich in hydrocarbons and the building of the “Central Asian Pipeline” system transporting (NG) across Afghanistan to the ports of Pakistan, Karachi, and round the globe in (LG) Liquid Gas from, to waiting markets, with a branch line to supply the needs of India.

With Israel in control of the political process of the entire Empire with its political Israeli Arms.

[Special Relationship Covenant]

This meant the regular doling out of tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions, collected by more and more forcefully arguments, to its donors that their continued relevance in defining global affairs is based upon higher amounts of donations. [AIPAC/AZC] is estimated to have an annual budget of [$60M/€41] Sixty-Million Dollars/Forty-One-Million Euro’s use to pay the hired hands, the [DC/544] Degenerate Democratic and Republican Crooks, to ensure that its hard line State of Israel agenda’s s were not only part of every discussion of foreign policy that takes place in Congress or the White House, too dutifully carry them out under the [SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP COVENANT]. The [AIPAC/AZC] succeeded because they knew that the (DC/544) needed to court [AIPAC/AZC], needing money for reelection campaigns, and money holds sway in their political system, and the [AIPAC/AZC] has stood ready to fund their election campaigns with generous donations and gifts.

[The Spheres of Influence]

The Spheres of Influence are those Geo-economic powers that are now flowering;

* [EU] EUROPEAN UNION: The Nations of Europe who set the pattern for all other Spheres of Influence.

* [BRIC] Sphere of Influence, Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, and the Peoples Republic China.

* BRAZIL: [UNASUR] the Union of South American Nations: All [12] South American states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela).

* THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: The Russian Federation, Armenia, Belarus, the Caucasian Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Tajikistan Turkey and Uzbekistan.

* INDIA: India, Bhutan, Bangladesh.

* THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA: [ASEAN] made up of [16] nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, using a single [ASEAN] trading currency by [2020] within the bloc and [PRC/ASEAN] Sphere of Influence; Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indo-China [Vietnam], Indonesia, Japan, A United Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Paracel Islands, The Philippines, and The Spratly Islands.

[NATO Empire Offense or EU Defensive Force]

The Empire sees [NATO] as a Offensive tool in its offensive military arsenal to be use to gain control of the [IAH] Islamic Crescent/Arabian Peninsula/Hindu Cush, in its War of Economic Stimulus, and maintain its world position, having a strangle hold upon oil and gas reserves of the world, giving the American-Israeli Empire geo-economic and military dormancy into the [22nd] Century, a position it has held since the end of [WWII] World War Two, but which has been in decline with the growth of the Spheres of Influence. The question is now will the [EU] European Union, continue to be used as an Offensive Arms of the Empire, or will it choose to remain an Independent [European] Defensive Force, is it any longer necessary that Europe be tied to the apron strings of the Empire;

* The Japanese have chosen the [ASEAN] association, and the [BRIC] Sphere of Influence.

* The German Republic is beginning its path to a new Europe calling for the removal of Empire Nuclear Weapon from German.

* The French will not provide additional forces to the [IAH].

* The Danes will withdraw from the [IAH] in August.

The Dreamers, Thinkers, Workers, and [Netcitizens] of the [EU] will have to make a hard choice between [1st May 2010 & 2011], a Defensive Independent Sphere of Influence Military Structure, or Offensive Empire Membership of World domination. One government within the [EU] has fallen as their citizens’ demand an Independent [EU], the question for other governments within the [EU] does the [EU] dance to its own tune or do they dance to the Empire fiddlers’ tune.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


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