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[casi] The Inevitability of War by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Here's a very good article by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

[Col. Writ. 9/28/02] Copyright 2002 Mumia Abu-Jamal

    It is impossible for us to read a newspaper, watch a newscast, or

listen to radio without receiving the undeniable message that war

with Iraq is inevitable.

    Why is this so?

    Why, in a nation that claims to be a democracy, is it inevitable,

almost unquestionable, beyond the realm of questioning, that war

against a sovereign nation is virtually, a done deal?

    Where are the voices of dissent? ... of divergent opinion?

    If this be a democracy, it is a democracy of fear; fear stimulated

and exploited by political leaders in Washington, D.C., and

underwritten by the shameless cheerleading of the corporate media.

    Iraq, we are told, is a rogue government, and its leader, Saddam

Hussein, is a new-age Hitler.  It seems like every time the

government wants to demonize someone, they call him a "Hitler." It

always works, doesn't it? It doesn't matter that the U.S. government

was quite friendly to Hussein and the Ba’ath regime when they

were at war with their neighbor, Iran.

    Let’s think a little about the *real* Hitler, and the Nazi regime

during war time.

    During World War II, when millions of Americans, British and the

French lived in dread of the Nazi’s, do you know that a number of

American firms traded with the enemy? Companies like the Chase Bank,

Ford, International Telephone, and Standard Oil?

    The Hitler tank divisions were built by Adam-Opel and Ford of

Cologne, wholly owned subsidiaries of General Motors and the Ford

Motor Company.  Speaking of Ford, did you know that Hitler awarded

the Nazi’s highest civilian honor, the Grand Cross of the German

Eagle, to American automaker, Henry Ford?

     Charles Higham in his 1984 book, “Trading With the Enemy” (Dell)


        Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in

        Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions

        of dollars' worth of business with the enemy with the full

        knowledge of the head office in Manhattan ...?

        Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German

        occupation troops in France with the authorization from

        Dearborn, Michigan? ... Or that ITT built the Focke-Wulfs

        that dropped bombs on British and American troops?

        Or that crucial ball bearings were shipped to Nazi-associated

        customers in Latin America with the collusion of the

        Vice-Chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in

        partnership with Goering’s cousin in Philadelphia when

        American forces were desperately short of them?

    Let’s be clear -- many American corporations got rich when Hitler’s

war machine was raging. They didn't care about Hitler then, nor about

so-called "Hitlers" now.  It's about oil, the money it brings, and

the power it unleashes.

    Don’t let war be inevitable; fight the corporate lies.

Copyright 2002 Mumia Abu Jamal


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