by Jeffrey Steinberg
House Impeachment Update & Cheney's
May Be Last Chance to Stop World War III
NOTE: Since the early 1950s, advanced ethical
Extraterrestrial civilizations have actively intervened in reported
meetings a US President, in the shut-down of US Intercontinental
missile sites, in the overflights over nuclear power plants
(EXOPOLITICS RADIO - by Alfred Lambremont Webre - Sat. Oct 6, 2007) of the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear
technology to the biosphere, to humanity and all living things and
to the dimensional ecology we all share.
At the Sept 30, 2007 Sunday night
conference call on the Kennebunkport Warning, the issue of seeking
immediate Impeachment as a way to avoid the outbreak of war with
Iran (and a wider WWIII) was discussed. Rep Dennis Kucinich
has indicated he may take
Res 333 for the impeachment of Cheney
for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives under High
This is a strategy favored by the
Kennebunkport Warning (see below), which was issued on Aug 24,
2007, 6 days in advance of the leak by constitutionally loyal US Air
Force personnel on Aug 30, 2007 that six nukes were missing on a
Minot, ND USAF - LA. USAF flight. Rep. Robert F. Drinan in
March 1973 used this Privilege to bring a Resolution of Impeachment
against Nixon. By Oct, 1973, there were 84 such Impeachment
If Kucinich follows through and exercises Constitutional
Privilege, this could help the forces trying to avert WW III.
Kucinich to force impeachment vote on House
THE KENNEBUNKPORT WARNING
To the American people, and to peace loving individuals everywhere:
Massive evidence has come to our attention which shows that the
backers, controllers, and allies of Vice President Dick Cheney
are determined to orchestrate and manufacture a new 9/11 terror
incident, and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin war provocation over the
coming weeks and months. Such events would be used by the Bush
administration as a pretext for launching an aggressive war
against Iran, quite possibly with nuclear weapons, and for imposing
a regime of martial law here in the United States.
We call on the House of
Representatives to proceed immediately to the impeachment of
Cheney, as an urgent measure for avoiding a wider and more
catastrophic war. Once impeachment has begun, it will be easier for
loyal and patriotic military officers to refuse illegal orders
coming from the Cheney faction. We solemnly warn the people of the
world that any terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction
taking place inside the United States or elsewhere in the immediate
future must be considered the prima facie responsibility of the
We urge responsible political leaders
everywhere to begin at once to inoculate the public opinion of their
countries against such a threatened false flag terror operation.
List implications to prevent nuclear war. EIR view.
Forwarded with permission:
Electronic Intelligence Review
Oct. 5th 2007
The latest word from the Democratic chicken-coop on Capitol Hill is
that, if President Bush orders military strikes against Iran,
both he and Vice President Dick Cheney will be immediately
This is the newest prize-winning excuse of-the-week
being circulated by a number of leading Democratic lawmakers to
their key constituents, who remain fit-to-be-tied over the Dems'
capitulation to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.),
who has declared, for months, that impeachment is "off the table."
Just when you thought that things couldn't get worse, Congressional
Democrats, having failed to support Rep. Dennis Kucinich's
H.R. 333, calling for the
impeachment of Cheney, have now gone one step further towards
capitulating to another devastating Cheney-Bush war, through
legislative acts of treachery that have given the White House a
green light to bomb Iran back to the Stone Age - even as
internal political developments in Iran suggest that the war party
in Tehran has been weakened.
On Sept. 26, by a vote of 76-22, the U.S. Senate approved an
amendment to the defense authorization bill, calling on President
Bush to list Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a "foreign
terrorist organization," subject to a wide range of economic
sanctions. Military experts consulted by
EIR confirmed that, while the
designation principally authorizes economic measures, the
ambiguities of the Bush Administration's so-called "Global
War on Terror" makes the Senate vote a de facto
endorsement of military action.
As the result of the amendment, which was introduced by two of
Cheney's leading Senate allies - Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) and
Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) - President Bush can order a bombing
campaign against Iran at any time, without having to go to Congress
for further authorization, according to a number of constitutional
scholars and military analysts.
While two particularly egregious sections of the amendment were
removed after protests by Sen. James Webb (DVa.), prompting
some Senators to claim that the vote was not a de facto
authorization to go to war, it remains to be seen whether the White
House, particularly Cheney, will abide by that strict
The same day that the Senate was providing Bush and Cheney with
their backhanded authorization for war, the House of Representatives
was caving in similarly. By an overwhelming vote of 408-6, the House
passed the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act, which would impose
sanctions against any foreign or American companies investing more
than $20 million in Iran's energy sector. According to Inter-Press
Services' Jim Lobe, the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act
has been the number one legislative priority of the Israeli Lobby
since the beginning of the year.
Once again, the stage has been set for a Bush-Cheney preemptive
war. As Lyndon LaRouche has been warning for months, the
only sure-fire war avoidance option left is the immediate ouster
of Dick Cheney from office.
World War III
On Sept. 25, retired CIA officer Philip Giraldi penned a
frightening piece for antiwar.com, which took up the potential
consequences of a U.S. military confrontation with Iran. Under the
provocative title "What World War III May Look Like," Giraldi
spelled out an unfortunately realistic scenario for an escalation of
military conflict between the United States and Iran, triggered by a
low-level skirmish between U.S. and Iranian soldiers along the Iraq
Under Giraldi's scenario, a full-scale
war erupts between the United States and Iran, which soon spreads to
Iraq, where Shi'ite insurgents engage in large-scale asymmetric
combat with American soldiers, who finally have to shoot their way
out of the country, at tremendous loss of life. Ultimately, the
conflict spreads to the Eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia, and the
Indian subcontinent; it sparks a war between India and Pakistan, a
violent coup in Afghanistan, a war between Israel and Syria/Lebanon,
rioting throughout the Muslim nations of the Asia Pacific region,
and, ultimately, U.S. use of nuclear weapons, which draws both
Russia and China to the brink of intervention.
As Giraldi concludes, "World
War III has begun."
While we are hopefully some distance away from such an Armageddon
nightmare, the onrushing global financial meltdown, and the
tensions and war-moves throughout Southwest Asia make it a most
appropriate time to take seriously the warnings offered by the
former CIA officer.
Furthermore, according to a variety of Washington military sources,
the U.S. Air Force is stepping up war plans against Iran through a
planning unit called Project Checkmate. Created in the 1970s
to plan out strategic warfare against the Soviet Union, Project
Checkmate was revived in the early 1990s, as the air-war
planning unit for Operation Desert Storm.
In June of this year, Project
Checkmate was reactivated, to plan for future wars, targeted
immediately at Iran, and, in the longer term, against
North Korea and China. According to a Sept. 23, report in
Rupert Murdoch's London Sunday Times, Project Checkmate is
the Air Force's primo planning agency. Col. John Warden (USAF),
who ran Project Checkmate in the 1990s, told the Times that
the unit is vastly better situated to plan out the next war than the
staff at the Central Command.
"The Centcoms of this world are
executional - they don't have the staff, the expertise, or the
responsibility to do the thinking that is needed before a
country makes the decision to go to war. War planning is not
just about bombs, airplanes and sailing boats," he told the
Times' Sarah Baxter.
A wide array of Washington insiders
interviewed by EIR confirm that there is a humongous faction fight
inside the Bush Administration, over war on Iran. Vice President
Cheney remains the chief proponent of preventive war, and
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, with the backing of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA, opposes it, arguing instead for
One centerpiece of the fight is the
still-pending National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's
nuclear program. The report was, according to several sources,
completed in February and submitted in draft to the White House; but
it has been sent back to the intelligence community at least four
The reason? The report concludes that
Iran will not have the capacity to build a nuclear bomb until
sometime in the next decade - after Bush-Cheney have left
Ahmadinejad the Saddam Treatment
One of the more clear-cut indications that the war party is still
pressing for an attack on Iran came during the visit of Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York City, to address
the United Nations General Assembly. U.S. intelligence sources have
confirmed that Ahmadinejad was sent to the United States, under
orders from the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Kamenei, to
signal that Iran is prepared to compromise and avoid war.
In appearances at Columbia University,
on CBS-TV's "Sixty Minutes," and in a closed-circuit broadcast into
the National Press Club in Washington, the Iranian President was
repeatedly insulted and ridiculed. As one longtime Middle East
observer put it, "Ahmadinejad was given the Saddam Hussein
treatment," referring to an early 1990s Diane Sawyer
interview with Saddam, in which he was publicly trashed, as a signal
that the United States was turning towards war.
Just hours after Columbia University President Lee Bollinger
delivered a 30-minute "bill of indictment" against the Iranian
leader, in introducing him to a university audience, a group of
scholars and journalists gathered at the Washington, D.C. campus of
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
(SAIS), to discuss the Iranian situation.
One speaker, M.J. Rosenberg of
the Israel Policy Forum, an organization created after the
1993 Oslo Accords to promote a two-state solution to the
Israel-Palestine conflict, lamented that Dr. Bollinger's behavior
had reminded him of "the Soviet Union."
The forum was convened to release a new book by SAIS graduate Dr.
Trita Parsi, on the complex and treacherous relationship among
Israel, Iran, and the United States. Dr. Parsi and the other
speakers highlighted the recent signals by the government in Tehran,
that it wishes to resolve all the issues of conflict with
Washington, through diplomacy and compromise, not military conflict.
The re-emergence of Ayatollah Akbar
Hashemi Rafsanjani, as a counterweight to President Ahmadinejad;
the recent progress in Iranian negotiations with the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over Iran's nuclear energy program; and
the Iranian government's release of a number of Iranian-American
dual citizens from custody, were all cited as evidence of a turn in
Iranian diplomacy towards the United States.
Furthermore, Dr. Parsi cited the May
2003 communiqué between then- Iranian President Seyyed Mohammad
Khatami and then- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, offering
comprehensive bilateral talks "with no preconditions," as evidence
that Iran has been seeking a diplomatic rapprochement with
Washington for a long time. That May 2003 offer was flat out
rejected by the Bush White House, with Cheney and
then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld most aggressively
opposing any talk with Iran.
EIR's own sources emphasize that Iran's top leadership has woken up
to the fact that at least some factions inside the Bush White House
are intent on a military confrontation with Iran, before leaving
office, and that the Iranians are attempting to demonstrate that
they are prepared to negotiate.
It is in this context that LaRouche has again warned Congress
that its failure to force Dick Cheney's ouster from office could go
down as the fatal act of cowardice that destroyed the American
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