“Early last week, I was having dinner with an old friend of my wife’s who works for the Justice Department as an analyst. During the course of the meal, he mentioned a lengthy report he has on his desk about Vice President Cheney. It was compiled by a Department individual, known to him and considered to be very accurate.
It is a lengthy report on Cheney’s psychological makeup, his physical problems and a clear rationale for his very possible death, probably in the near future.
It is not a state secret that Cheney is in very bad health. He had suffered, to date, four major and three minor heart attacks, he has had quadruple bypass surgery, a pacemaker installed and two angioplasty surgical procedures (to clear badly plugged arteries.) The last available, but certainly not public, medical prognosis is that it would take very little for Cheney to have a final, and fatal, heart attack.
The recent discovery that Cheney suffered a blood clot in his leg and has undergone both a medical intervention and is now receiving anticoagulant medicines in addition to a significant regimen of other medications aimed at controlling his very high blood pressure and equally high cholesterol levels. He has been told by his doctors to lose at least 30 pounds, to be very careful of his diet and to engage in physical exercise, designed to improve circulation, on a daily basis. His age, lack of exercise and weight problems coupled with his psychological makeup are inevitably going to kill him, sooner rather than later.
Cheney’s psychological makeup is a contributory factor to his ongoing and escalating circulation problems.
He has an obsessive/compulsive personality that internalizes stressful episodes. Cheney has always been the powerful and driving force behind Bush’s disastrous Mid East policies. Cheney is a fixated Cold War personality who hates and fears the Russians, believing that they are still Communists, bent on the destruction of the United States. Cheney is also determined to enrich himself via his stock options with Halliburton, the oil company. Due solely to his actions in giving Halliburton many highly lucrative, no-bid government contracts, Cheney has effectively boosted the value of Halliburton’s stock and he now holds a significant number of stock options in that company, which he once ran, which, if liquidated, would make him very rich.
He has instigated a number of CIA operations against the Russian Republic, designed to gain US control over former Soviet republics that are rich in oil or who possess territory over which immensely profitable oil and gas pipelines must pass in order for these resources to reach western markets.
Cheney hates Russian President Putin because he sees Putin as a man who deliberately thwarted US plans to gain control over Russian oil and gas resources via the actions of the so-called Russian Oligarchs. The latter were all Jews and working with an Israeli-controlled bank in New York and with the cooperation of their co-religionists in the IMF and the World Bank, came very close to achieving this control.
Putin is now seen by Cheney and his associates as the one force blocking a renewal of US business control over Russian natural resources and Cheney has made no attempt to conceal his fury and frustration over what he sees as a major business and political defeat.
In addition to this problem, Cheney’s failing plans to set up a permanent US military base in oil-rich Iraq to secure the area and, in addition, serve as a badly-needed bulwark for an Israel who hates, and is afraid of, many of her very hostile Arab neighbors has added immensely to what has been a stressful career.
I knew Cheney during the Reagan years in power and even then he was a driven man, obsessive in his attitudes, completely intolerant of any opinions that ran counter to his own and determined to be the man whose decisions were the only correct ones and therefore must be implemented. Our of the government, he longed to return to the corridors of power and when he was asked to chair a committee to find a suitable vice president for the Supreme Court-appointed Bush, he naturally chose himself.
His aides have often spoken, sometimes in my presence, about Cheney’s contempt for what he sees as a weak and spineless president but he realizes that he is incapable of becoming chief of state though he once said,,,”If someone nails George, then you’ll see some royal ass-kicking!”
Cheney’s personal drive and his complete dominance over a weak president, coupled with the vicious and vindictive manipulations of Karl Rove, Bush’s poison dwarf, have wreaked havoc on the American diplomatic, military, political and now, economic, structures but he will never give up and never leave his White House office except on a gurney.
He has been further stressed by the departure and subsequent conviction of I. Lewis Libby, one of his closest associates and a good friend. Cheney in triumph was a study in arrogance and power but Cheney in growing defeat will only turn his rage and frustration inwards and, given his serious medical problems, is a certain candidate for an imminent state funeral.
This may sound cruel on my part, but given the damage Dick Cheney has done, and is capable of doing, his passing would be a blessing for the people of the United States and, indeed, the world.”
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