Power brokers at 2011 St. Moritz conference agreed US “has no intentions of ever leaving Iraq”
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Last month we reported that the occupation of Iraq would be “prolonged indefinitely” and that a substantial number of U.S. troops would remain in the country beyond the December 31 deadline, which is precisely what transpired yesterday when the Obama administration announced its intention to abandon the original withdrawal plan.
“The Obama administration has been debating how large a force to propose leaving in Iraq. It made its proposal now in hopes of spurring a request from Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s government, and to give the Pentagon time to plan, the officials said,” reports the L.A. Times, confirming that plans for a full withdrawal by the end of the year have been all but scrapped.
Senator John McCain has also called for 10-13,000 US troops to remain in the country for for “intelligence capabilities”.
Of course, these troops will be supplemented by security guards, mercenaries and innumerable other assets, swelling that figure by tens of thousands.
How were we able to forecast that efforts would be made to prolong the occupation beyond the set deadline? We didn’t have to rely on any crystal balls – we were merely going on leaked information from the 2011 Bilderberg Group meeting – a conference of global power brokers that the establishment media still claims has no influence on world affairs.
While the mainstream press was busy obsessing about Weiner’s Weiner and claiming Bilderbergers were merely gathering to play golf and idly stroll through the mountains of St. Moritz, Bilderberg members themselves were busy forming the consensus on the big issues, namely Iraq.
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As we first reported last month, in looking to exploit some form of “squatter’s rights” in Iraq, the US “has no intentions of ever leaving Iraq,” according to leaked information from moles inside the conference which has proven routinely accurate in the past.
“When you think of Iraq, think big,” one US Bilderberger remarked during the discussion, suggesting that the country will merely be used as a launch pad for a wider regional war that will “include every nation in the Middle East except for Israel.”
We reported these leaks more than two weeks before the Obama administration announced its intention to scrap the withdrawal plan which mandated that the US presence end on December 31.
This is yet another example of how the consensus that is set at the annual Bilderberg meetings has an almost immediate impact on world affairs, just as it has many times in the past, notably when Bilderbergers agreed that the initial invasion of Iraq was to be delayed until 2003 when most observers had fully expected it to take place in the autumn of 2002.
Barack Obama swept to power on the promise that he would “immediately” withdraw troops from Iraq.
In reality, even before the August 2010 “withdrawal” of U.S. troops, the New York Times reported that, “Mr. Obama plans to leave behind a “residual force” of tens of thousands of troops to continue training Iraqi security forces, hunt down foreign terrorist cells and guard American institutions.”
When the supposed August 2010 “withdrawal” was announced, a senior military officer spelled it out more plainly to the Los Angeles Times, “‘When President Obama said we were going to get out within 16 months, some people heard, ‘get out,’ and everyone’s gone. But that is not going to happen,’ the officer said.”
While telling the American people one thing publicly, the Obama administration has fallen in line with the carefully contrived consensus of the global elite in ensuring the U.S. occupation of Iraq becomes a permanent fixture for many years and even decades to come.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.