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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Monday, September 18, 2006

WHO IS THIS MAN WORKING FOR?

  Posted by PicasaJust days ago the Pope made a reference in a speech that claimed the Moslem religion was evil and violent. Now, predictably, protests all across the Moslem world have erupted. Some of these have turned violent as the collective Muslim rage over years of being tongue-lashed, added to by the treatment of the Palestinians, the Iraqi war, and now the pending U.S. attack on Iran, overflow into an out-of-control frustration.

This is just what the Bush team wants. Tonight on the news the religious leader of Iran condemned the Pope's words and the media was sure to show the American people one more image of the "crazy" Iranians verses the loving Christians. The Holy War is on. Or as many in the media are now saying, the Clash of Civilizations is well underway.

I've not liked this new Pope from the start. From his first days he has shown strong allegiance to right-wing policies. I can’t help but wonder if this "conservative" Pope made his provocative statement knowing that there would be a massive reaction? Then his tepid "not quite" apologies have only made the Moslem world even angrier.

It would take a fool to believe the Pope didn’t have a chance to think about the impact of his words before giving the speech. Likely he uses a speechwriter so it is my belief this was a very calculated move to incite the Moslem world.

I find myself wondering if the Pope is coordinating strategy with Bush? The timing is just too perfect as we heard tonight on TV one of the retired generals on CNN saying that Bush will soon attack Iran. Indeed, he said, the U.S. military is already operating inside of Iran as Seymour Hersch at the New Yorker has already reported. After all, we can't let these crazy people have the nuclear bomb.

Let there be no doubt that the corporate globalists and empire builders have now made the decision to create endless war in the entire Middle East region.

A wider war in the region ensures that the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will never come home and that the battle for control of Iran's oil will be the next front.

The Pope has shown his complicity in this war scheme. He is helping to fan the flames of hatred. What kind of religious leader is he? The Pope calls into question his commitment to Jesus - the prince of peace.

In the end what is the difference between his kind of religion and the “violent evil” that he infers the Moslem religion to be?

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