Sunday, July 27, 2014

It’s Time to Indict RAND Corporation for Crimes Against Humanity in Ukraine and Gaza

After I read the article in News Doctors entitled ‘RAND Corporation “Action Plan” For Eastern Ukraine Includes Ground Assaults, Air Strikes, Internment Camps And On-The-Spot Execution For Anyone Resisting Relocation’, I have felt as though I were hit by a sledge hammer. 

Every conflict since the overthrow of the U.S. government in 2000, foreign or domestic, is a result of the RAND Corporation.  It’s time for RAND to be charged with crimes against humanity.

The people who came to power after the 2000 coup all have ties to RAND.  The Project for a New American Century’s “Clean Break Strategy for Netanyahu” that calls for endless apartheid of the Palestinians or the “Action Plan” for Poroshenko to cleanse the Ukrainian people of Russian speaking citizens, it’s all RAND Corp. 

So when I read this article in MD International Holdings entitled 'US too embarrassed to advocate war crimes to Ukraine, subcontracts job to RAND' it made me feel ill. 


'US too embarrassed to advocate war crimes to Ukraine, subcontracts job to RAND'

Srdja Trifkovich: Two points. First of all, I am not shocked at all that Poroshenko is receiving instructions from Washington. In fact, all along it seemed pretty obvious that the likes of Victoria Nuland were dictating the pace of events in Kiev even as the so-called EuroMaidan was turning into terrorist Maidan and the Right Sector Maidan.

What is really interesting is that an institution such as RAND would be hired by the powers inside the Washington beltway to do a scenario, game playing for them, which indicates that in spite of all thousands of billions or trillions of dollars spent over decades on national security and intelligence the government itself is not up to the task.

Indeed, it is interesting that the US Government would hire an institution such as RAND to do scenario and game playing for them.  I wonder how much that cost us in continuous military engagement for the profits of RAND.  ML Holdings isn’t the only one wondering why RAND Corp is calling the shots in Ukraine.  From Russia Times Op Ed:

            ‘Guidelines for genocide is US prime export product’

A memorandum, recently leaked to online media, suggested surrounding eastern Ukrainian cities and placing citizens in internment camps. The document bears a logo of RAND corporation think-tank, but the company denies producing such a report.

While the authenticity of the document could not be independently verified, anti-war activist and journalist Don Debar told RT the guidelines amount to “serial war crimes” some of which are already happening on the ground.

RT: What do you make of this leak? How realistic does it sound?

Don Debar: Well actually knowing something about RAND Corporation, that is where reports credit the memo, it rings very true. RAND Corporation in the 1950s, for example, was contracted to take a look at the emerging political power of minorities in the cities. People were learning, as they got concentrated at the ghettos, people actually learned that they could accumulate political power, elect people to Congress, and state legislators and things. And this became a problem for the status quo.

So RAND basically advised them to destroy neighborhoods, scatter the populations to the four corners of the region and thereby decimate political power. And urban renewal accomplished that. As far as its coming from RAND it is quite credible to me, it is the kind of work that they engage in.

 What do we know about RAND Corporation, how influential is it? Does it still have the ear of the US government?

DD: Yes, my understanding is that they advise the Pentagon to this day, yes.

Chilling isn’t it, that destroying neighborhoods, scattering populations is the kind of work RAND engages in.  Think about it, RAND Corporation was the architect of the Iraq War and “Shock and Awe” that they had planned for years. 
RT: Do you think that this kind of advice could be taken seriously by Kiev?

DD: First of all what is going on on the ground does resemble the memo very much. It talks about in the bullet points, that first they should, you know one of the benefits of the military operation against the people in the east, would be that it would decimate political leadership and it would scatter political constituency, disorganize it, so there would be no opposition political force. So that is the first thing.

Yes, that’s what RAND did in the U.S. divide and conquer, Democrat against Republican, rich against poor, ethnic group against ethnic group.

The second step, the second benefit it claims, is the destruction of the coal mining industry there, which would eliminate “subsidies” in other word the need to pay the workers and the pensions for the people from the coal mines.

The third thing is that the destruction of the industry that would result in the east would mean that there would be less demand for Russian energy. And these are the kinds of things that they say are benefits. And they say forth that they can blame all of this on the intransigents of the east Ukrainian activists.

Is RAND responsible for the destruction of industry in the United States that led to the destruction of pension plans?  Is RAND responsible in the United States for the birth of a war based economy and the unprecedented erosion of our rights.  The Federal Reserve Bank printed up billions of dollars for war and saddled the American people with trillions of debt.

So this is what my country exports. There was a time in history when the US exported cars, food, and all kinds of manufactured goods, and what they called the good old American know-how. And now what they export are basically guidelines for genocide.

RT: Should this plan of action be verified, how significant would this become?

DD: Well, it looks to me like a war-crime, or perhaps serial war crimes. What is being advocated are war crimes.  You are talking about genocide, the enforced removal of the population, directly caused by, with an intent, by the military operation. And then some kind of group accountability for those that remained, being assumed to be the enemy, terrorists and such. It is criminal on so many levels.

Eerily in Gaza, Netanyahu is carrying out the genocide plan prepared for him by RAND.  According to the “Clean Break Strategy” of the New American Century:

This paper provides an overview of the policy implementation of “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm”. ( Some of the events and trends that contribute to success or failure of the plan predate ACB by many years.

And although many ACB authors ascended to new heights of political power in the U.S., the success or failure of the policies cannot be solely ascribed to them. However, ACB policies are, for the most part, extremely damaging to U.S. interests... 

The paper’s call for a “break” from failed policies of the past such as “land for peace” and a new concentration on the realities of “balance of power” in the region are striking for their realpolitik approaches and high dependence on actions and resources of the U.S. government. 

The hostile attitude of the Project for a New American Century toward the people of Palestine and the people of Israel is so revolting on so many levels. Netanyahu will continue to slaughter the Palestinians until the world steps forward to stop him.  From HC Press:  
Palestinians have been stripped of civil liberties, robbed of their land and homes, limited in their movements, limited in trading and business, trapped in open air prisons. Palestinians in Gaza live in conditions like the Nazis imposed on Jews in their ghettos.

Palestinians often lack clean water and food. Their homes are arbitrarily destroyed. They don’t have reliable access to medical care. There’s massive unemployment. They’re dehumanized in racist rants by their occupiers as sub-human criminals, and terrorists; Israel’s version of apartheid denies freedom, with separate, very unequal facilities/laws in countless aspects of daily life. America ignores this truth…

Israel is attacking people that have no army, navy, air force, no tanks, and no heavy artillery: Israel pretends that this indiscriminate slaughter is a war but only those self-deluded supporters of Israel are fooled. Gaza is Israel’s Warsaw ghetto.

Hamas proposed a 10 year truce/cease fire.  The conditions proposed by Hamas are reasonable and could lead to lasting peace.  But RAND Corp.’s genocide plan for Palestine does not allow for a peace agreement.  From Mondoweiss:
Much less noticed by the Western media was that Hamas and Islamic Jihad had meanwhile proposed a 10 year truce on the basis of 10 – very reasonable – conditions…

The main demands of this proposal revolve around lifting the Israeli siege in Gaza through the opening of its borders with Israel to commerce and people, the establishment of an international seaport and airport under U.N. supervision, the expansion of the permitted fishing zone in the Gaza Sea to 10 kilometers, and the revitalization of Gaza industrial zone.

None of these demands is new. The United Nations among others have repeatedly demanded the lifting of the siege, which is illegal under international law, as a necessary condition to end the dire humanitarian situation in the Strip.

Don’t forget folks, RAND Corporation is calling the shots in Gaza and according to the article above called        ‘Guidelines for genocide is US prime export product’:

So RAND basically advised them to destroy neighborhoods, scatter the populations to the four corners of the region and thereby decimate political power. And urban renewal accomplished that. As far as its coming from RAND it is quite credible to me, it is the kind of work that they engage in.

An if that’s not chilling enough, this should scare the shit out of you, an interview with Seymour Hersch in Zero Hedge ‘Obama Red Line and Rat Line’ and RAND’s plan for Syria:

Obama had foolishly drawn a “red line” on Syrian use of chemical weapons in a civil war which was already engulfed in bloody savagery from both sides.  So the Turks decided to call his bluff, and enable their main rebel ally, the jihadist al-Nusra Front, to stage a false flag attack with what was known to be the signature weapon in Assad’s Soviet supplied chemical weapons arsenal– the deadly sarin gas.
Seymour Hersh explains in chapter and verse, based on a DIA secret report among other high level sources, how this abomination unfolded, and became the horrific gas attack in Ghouta on August 21, 2013…

In the aftermath of the 21 August attack Obama ordered the Pentagon to draw up targets for bombing. Early in the process, the former intelligence official said, ‘the White House rejected 35 target sets provided by the joint chiefs of staff as being insufficiently “painful” to the Assad regime.’

The original targets included only military sites and nothing by way of civilian infrastructure. Under White House pressure, the US attack plan evolved into ‘a monster strike’: two wings of B-52 bombers were shifted to airbases close to Syria, and navy submarines and ships equipped with Tomahawk missiles were deployed. ‘Every day the target list was getting longer,’ the former intelligence official told me…

It became huge.’ The new target list was meant to ‘completely eradicate any military capabilities Assad had’, the former intelligence official said. The core targets included electric power grids, oil and gas depots, all known logistic and weapons depots, all known command and control facilities, and all known military and intelligence buildings.

At the eleventh hour Obama backed down when General Dempsey said flat out no—and then lied that he had changed his mind after a walk around the White House with his clueless chief of staff. The foolish incumbent in the White House and his clownish Secretary of State, the man with the big head of hair and self-evidently not much underneath, then had to suffer the indignity of being rescued from their disastrous schemes and misadventures by Vladimir Putin.

Christ, General Dempsey had to tell an emotionally 13 year-old Obama, no.   That’s right the only thing that saved America from RAND Corporation’s horrific plan for Syria was Vladimir Putin and General Dempsey.

You know these RAND Corp people are on all the media outlets claiming that Putin has a cold war mentality.  In reality it is RAND Corporation and their handmaidens in the Executive Branch, Judicial Branch and the U.S. Senate have a cold war mentality.

The lesson of the U.S.S. Cole bombing was “my $20 dinghy can take down your billion dollar destroyer.”  And yet all responses of this dinosaur group called RAND is massive military hardware attacks on innocent people.  Shock and awe. 
Shock and Awe Baghdad
So when Srdja Trifkovich asked the question “why would the U.S. Government contract with RAND for strategic planning”, I ask why, indeed?  Back to the MD article:

The second important point to make is that RAND, and this would not be the first time that it has been used in this way, it is a remnant of the old Cold War think-tankery, so to say, and what is particularly interesting is that the steps that they have suggested are not particularly innovative. It is really the old Cold War regime [methods].

Remember Donald Rumsfeld’s “old Europe” comments.  
Although RAND has arguably been the most influential nongovernmental policy organization in American history, until Alex Abella’s Soldiers of Reason there was no comprehensive history of its inner workings, presumably because RAND preferred it that way.

However, Abella was granted unprecedented access to the RAND archives—save the top-secret material, of which one imagines there is bales. Having granted access, one staffer added that “agreeing to this book was either the brightest or the dumbest move RAND had ever made.”

How it could be the brightest move is hard to figure, but how it could be the dumbest is unfathomable. After all, these are the people who helped bring us, among other things, the cold war, the arms race, the Vietnam War, the neutron bomb, Operation Rolling Thunder, Reaganomics, the S&L crisis, our health-care system, the mujahideen, the Iraq war, and, most famously, the sunny, sanguine ethos that shone on America’s postwar years: mutually assured destruction.

Even as Eisenhower warned in his farewell address against the “military-industrial complex,” what would become its most assertive avatar was gestating in the bowels of his administration (a mixed metaphor, but intentionally so). The precise combination of defense contractors, government officials, and academics that Ike regarded as so pernicious was taking shape at RAND, then the in-house think tank of the US Air Force.

Where does America stand in the world since the takeover of our government by RAND Corporation?  Is America respected and the beacon of light?  No, this is RAND Corporations’ America.  From Truth out:

The historian who chronicles US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week.  In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, and 6% see China.

This should not come as a surprise since, as this map shows, much of the world has been bombed, had their democratically chosen government overthrown and has been occupied by the United States.  Blum follows these interventions closely and has reported that since the end of World War II, the United States has:

·         Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
·        Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
·        Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
·        Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
·        Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries, according to Chapter 18 of his book Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower.

It seems the people of the world are factually correct when they label the United States the greatest threat to peace in the world.

Yet, despite this mass public opinion about the United States, US leaders seem oblivious. As Blum points out, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “In my travels as secretary of state, I have seen as never before the thirst for American leadership in the world.”

Yes, Kerry all the world is thirsting for American intervention.  But, all the world except for the United States knows that RAND Corporation’s America is the greatest threat to peace.  You may wonder, how can it be that America cannot see what has happened, where are the press?  From Politico, Obama and RAND’s most compliant lapdog:


Barack Obama locks out the press — again

SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama went to the West Coast to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, but the press wasn’t invited.

Tuesday, the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee.

Yes the poor whore press was left on a gravel path, not even within sight of the party.  What a bitter pill, after all those times the press went down, just for access to the cool kids table.

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”

Despite constant complaints from the press corps and promises from White House officials, access to the president continues to be limited. The constantly repeated line that they’re running the “most transparent administration in history” tends to prompt snickers. Halfway through Obama’s West Coast swing, it’s tipping toward outrage.

Oooh, it’s tipping towards outrage.  You, the press, sold out America for access, fame and a Hollywood lifestyle.  You are worse than Monica Lewinski on the rope line.  You wait for the smallest recognition and you are willing to sacrifice any morals or dignity to experience that rush.  But you had an obligation to America to report facts, information good or bad but you were too busy trying to gain access.

Your failure has done unthinkable damage to our nation, a government run by a think tank that controls all levers of government aiming for a new world order.

While you were busy with your Hollywood studded parties and roasts, you ignored the RAND memo “Action Plan for Poroshenko.”  Where were you when journalists were being indicted for reporting on government malfeasance?  You ridiculed Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, and every journalist that was actually doing investigative reporting. 

You’ve been dumped, you’re just a whore dumped on a gravel path without even a glimpse of the mansion where the party is taking place.  It would be sweet justice if the price America and the world have paid weren’t so high.

So the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people, so indict the RAND Corporation for crimes against humanity.  Along with the RAND Corporation charge co-conspirators John Kerry, Joe Biden and Victoria Nuland.  That would begin the “mop up” phase of the retaking of America.

By Patricia Baeten

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