Ex-Vice President Cheney Suffers Massive Heart Attack in Dubai
Reuters January 25 2009
US ex-Vice President Richard Cheney suffered a massive heart-attack today in Dubai, Reuters has learned. Sources at the American Hospital Dubai reported that Mr.Cheney, who was apparently entertaining at his villa on Palm Island, a mega-condominium complex here, suffered the attack around 1AM Dubai time, or 10PM GMT.
Reports are so far sketchy, but the former American Vice President has a history of heart problems. Cheney became a resident of Dubai sometime in late 2007, when his former company, Halliburton, shifted their corporate HQ to the UAE. It is reported that at this time, he purchase a villa on Palm Island, an expansive luxury home/condominium complex, that also has as residents such global luminaries as Madonna and British soccer star David Beckham. Prices for these accomodtions start somewhere in the neighborhood of $2-3 million and can go much higher.
No status or condition report on Cheney is currently available. American Hospital officials would not even announce officially that Cheney was a patient. In an ironic twist of fate, Osama Bin Laden, Cheney's 'arch-enemy' in the global War on Terror, was also treated at the American Hospital Dubai in the summer of 2001 for kidney failure.
In Washington, the White House has apparently learned of Cheney's health problems through diplomatic channels. The current White House, and President Frank Dialogue, have, in the past week, issued a warrant for Cheney's arrest for matters involving 'national security', and have been speaking with officials in the UAE about having Cheney returned to the US. The White House had no comment on the current situation other than a statement by Press Secretary Ken Larrios that 'we are following the situation'.
From the online 'mini-novel' 'The America First President' copyright 2008 by Frank Dialogue....All rights reserved...For Educational and Non-Commercial Use only.
President Frank Dialogue Meets the Press: Part 4; Conclusion
CBS: Mr.President, this is Tom Merkel from CBS. My question regards your announcement that the border between the United States and Mexico and the US will be closed for 30 days. What are the ramifications of this for business between the US and Mexico? And what threats are you so concerned about that you have taken this drastic step?
President Dialogue: Thanks for your question, Tom, and it's a good one. Let me try to put it in a nutshell for you. Over the past 8 years, our southern border has been wide open for all intents and purposes. In the past 5 years or so, there has been a dramatic increase in violence on our southern border, even some instances of Mexican troops or federales crossing into the US and attacking our border police. I don't know if you are familiar with these incidentA, Tom, as the mainstream media has refused to cover this issue realistically. Anyway, these incursions that I have mentioned are completely intolerable to me as President, and are a threat to American citizens living in border areas. Now, most of these incursions and violence are related to drug trafficking; and to some extent we have seen a drug war being fought in northern Mexico between various criminal drug cartels and the Mexican Federal government. And, as I view it, this war is not about preventing the export of drugs, but about which parties will cut up the profits, or control the movement of drugs. Now, Tom, I'm not talking about a few kilos of marijuana here: I'm talking huge amounts of weed, cocaine and heroin, coming from Mexico, and also Columbia, Central and South America. And, as I said, the war for the profits from these drugs is being fought by heavily armed and utterly ruthless narco-gangs, and heavily armed, corrupt and ruthless Mexican officials. This is going to stop. Now. Right away. As soon as humanly possible. This is why, as of today, National Guard units from the border states are being stationed on the Mexican border. Now, Tom, this mess has been building up for a long time. There are criminals on both sides of the border killing and profiteering from this. So, being realistic, we are not going to reverse this whole trend immediately; but we are getting started on it as we speak to each other. I have ordered the governors of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana to instruct their state Guard commanders to deploy. My staff and myself have had discussions with the various state National Guard commanders about this and they have been working on a number of workable plans for this deployment. I won't go into a lot of detail about this; the governors from the states I have mentioned and the Guard commanders will all be giving briefings in the next week about the finer details of this planning, and the effect it will have. I consider this narco-violence not only terroristic activity, but also a direct attack on the United States of America. Later today, or tomorrow at the latest, I will be talking with Mexican President Calderon about this matter. I expect that he will co-operate with us in this matter. As I said, I consider this activity to be an attack against the US.
CBS: Mr.President, you have also taken a hard line against immigration in your campaign. Can you tie your position on immigration in with this border closing and troop deployment?
President: Tom, let me make my position clear. On immigration: I am considering imposing a 2 year ban on new immigration to the United States of America. Why? Do I dislike immigrants? Tom, we are a country of immigrants, and I am not opposed to immigration, per se. Immigration offers a chance of a better life to many people, and also brings new blood, so to speak, into our great nation. BUT, and this is a big but, we are being overwhelmed with immigrants presently. Both legal and illegal. The Department of Immigration could use at least a year to catch up on existing immigration requests, more likely two years. As far as illegal immigration, we are going to bring this to a halt as far as humanly possible, mainly by penalizing employers who hire illegals. We are going to go after them at the local, state and federal level, with emphasis on the local as they are the grass roots affected most by this illegal immigration. Now, we intend to be as humane as possible; this is a big mess, and we are not going to engage in mass deportations. But we are going to move against any business or financial institutions that are providing money to illegals. And, in my discussions with President Calderon, I will make clear to him the critical nature of this issue to America. The problem basically is that America has become a dumping ground for other countries poverty, and this is going to end. We have very serious economic and structural problems in the United States, with regards to jobs and productive activity, and Americans, especially American men, need jobs. We have lost a large percentage of our productive/industrial base to foreign countries, and I intend to see it rebuilt, in a new and better fashion. And I don't want to hear this crap about 'jobs that Americans won't do'! I am offering a challenge to Americans, also: the road back from near bankruptcy will be rough, and some of the work will be nasty. But, Americans themselves have to do it, whatever it takes. So, those 'jobs that Americans don't want to do', well, America, they will become available to you again. Because I believe that Americans want to work, but want a decent wage and to get treated fairly. We will be getting rid of these foreign work visas that allow companies to contract out for aliens to replace American workers at lower cost. We are going to put Americans back to work again. But, and let me be frank, Americans are going to have to get up off their asses and do some shit work if we are going to get this turned around. Forget the 'service economy'. We are going to become a modern hi-tech economy, and we are going to invent and build things here again, as we did in the past..........................(murmurs and laughter at the President for saying 'shit' and 'get off your asses')................
President: One last question. How about you, Miss?
CNN: Laura Adnali from CNN. Mr.President, you told us you have received threats on your life already. I have never heard a President say this openly. Are you afraid, and where are these threats coming from?
President: Well, Miss Adnali, first question: No, I am not afraid. A human being has a finite life span, so we will all stand before God sooner or later. Now, I hope it's later, for sure, because I have a job to do, and I want to make some headway with it. But, realistically, I think I have a 50-50 chance of finishing my term alive. I say this because from what I have observed, we have a cartel of gangsters and wannabe gangsters pulling a lot of strings that the average American doesn't see, and they have already tried pulling my strings. But, I am not a puppet, I am an American, and, in fact, the American President. I owe nothing to anyone except to God and to the American people. As to who these 'string-pullers' are, all I will say for now is what anyone with common sense can figure out for themselves. The 'string-pullers' are the ones who manipulate our money, and also try to manipulate our culture, media and everything else. Now, it takes a whole lot of different people to make a world, and that's a good thing, but some people, how should I put this, they never have enough. And it has even gone beyond individuals, They have been putting a 'machine' in place that is in opposition to what makes human beings human. I don't want to get too philosophical, but America is not a machine, nor are it's people 'human resources' like soybeans, oil, or minerals are 'natural resources'. Americans are human beings, made in the image of God, and we all have individual talents that, when we work together, can be used to create a wonderful society. What we fight against is called 'the Beast'. We are not beasts. We are humans. So..........and as a last word, on that fear thing?...You ever heard the songwriter Neil Young?...He said 'It's better to burn out than it is to rust'. Well, I am not intending to burn out, but we got a lot of rust to scrape off of America, and I intend to put everyone to work on that one. So.........Thank you all, and I will be in touch.
Loud commotion, shouts, more questions, general cacophony......
President Frank Dialogue Meets the Press: Part 3
ABC, CBS, MSNBC, PBS & Fox News
PBS/NPR: And these advisors, I beleive you said yesterday Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Dov Zakheim...
President Frank Dialogue: Donald Rumsfeld, also...there are also a number of other who are lower on our priority list. But these whom I have mentioned are still operating as if the Iraq War has never happened, like it's just 'business as usual' for the insiders, and we know where they are at, and there are a lot of questions they need to answer. We will get most, if not all of them to face the American public and give us some answers. For instance, Mr. Rumsfeld, on September 10th, 2001, announced publicly that over $2 trillion was missing from the Department of Defense budget, money that could not be accounted for. Of course, you know what happened the next day. Nevertheless, Mr.Rumsfeld never followed up on ehat happened to this missing $2 trillion in taxpayer money, nor was he questioned about it by the press, or Congress, except for one lone Congressperson, on Rep. Sandra McKarry of Georgia. Now why was this issue never brought to the general attention of the American public? Mr. Rumsfeld, in the words of the late Dezi Arnaz, has 'some 'splaining to do.' Also, a Mr.Dov Zakheim, the man who was Comptroller of the Pentagon during this time, the man who signed the Pentagon checks, has mysteriously vanished. We think he is in Israel. This missing money accumulated to the tune of another $1.5 trillion over the next few years, when Mr. Zakheim was still signing DOD checks. He's got some 'spaining to do', also, and he will explain. We are talking with the Israelis about both Zakhein and Richard Perle. There are a lot of questions to be answered.
PBS/NPR: And you are also trying to arrest former president Bush?
President: There is a warrant out. He is now a private citizen. You notice that he didn't appear at my Innauguration yesterday. We have a good idea where he has gone, but we are handling this with great care. I hope he comes in voluntarily, but...anyway, we have been in contact with his father, former president George HW Bush, and we hope he will be of assistance in resolving this.
CNN: Mr. President, Carl Carrol of CNN. What is the situation on Wall Street, and, also, you have announced the seizure, if I quote you correctly of the Federal Reserve Bank?
President: Wall Street is closed for the next week. All trading ceased as of 3PM EST yesterday. All accounts are now frozen, no transfers of stocks, bonds, derivatives of any kind can be made. Also, the so-called ICE market, which is a futures/derivatives line between Wall Steet and the City of London, which by the way, has been completely unregulated, is also shut down. We have US Treasury and SEC computer whiz kids monitoring this right now, and we are going to try and unravel what has been happening on this particular 'online gambling casino'. With this ICE market, you see, a securities broker can take an order for a futures contract on oil, let's just say. It can be a contract to purchase $1 million dollars worth of oil at a certain amount of dollars, say in March. Well, the broker who takes the order can then use that $1 million as 'leverage' and create, say $30 million in funny money, and buy more futures options. This is quite a game, see? Some would say they are counterfeiting money. This kind of speculation with certain 'moneys' has been a prime factor in driving the price of oil up to it's current nearly $5 a gallon. There's plenty of oil, and it only costs about $15 a barrel when it comes out of the ground. So, why is it $150 a barrel on the world market? Maybe, because these speculators are manipulating the price, pushing it higher and higher. No. This is going to and has stopped. And this is the tip of the iceberg. The amount of money stolen from American pension funds, insurance funds and investment funds and then run through unregulated 'hedge funds' has brought our economy to the point of no return. All the big Wall Street house and the mega-banks are in on the play. Well, the ball game has been suspended due to the unmitigated greed and avarice of these cheap peddlers. The big banks are nationalized, and we will be unravelling the layers of the onion, little by little. We hope that we can have some viable procedure for reopening the markets very shortly, so that a reasonable amount of trading can resume. There are global ramifications to all this. But, the ramifications of not restructuring the US economy is one of bankruptcy and insolvency for the nation, in financial, morale and spiritual terms. You will be getting day by day reports on the banking and investment situation. We are also working with certain honest foreign partners to get their perspectives on this, and on some ways of accomplishing this restructuring. I receive a call from Russian President Medvedev last night, and also spoke briefly with Prime Minister Putin. Both had some very interesting perspectives on our current situation. We will also be talking to all of the G-8 countries, and getting different perspectives. But, in the end, we will do what is best for America and it's people. And we would hope that American corporations and executives would get on board with plans we have for rebuilding the American economy.
Fox News: David Fielder, here. Mr.President, some commentators have already been having a field day with you, accusing you of being a dictator, an anti-semite, a new Hitler. How do you feel about these types of comments on only your second day in office?
President: The 'new Hitler'? I thought that was Saddam Hussein.........murmurs.............................Who said I was a 'new Hitler'?
Fox News: Well, David Heskowitz, from Dialectics magazine said....
President: (Holds up his hands) Well, Heskowitz thinks everyone is a 'new Hitler' who disagrees with him. And I'm an 'anti-semite'?. Is this from Mr. Heskowitz too. C'mon, give me some reasonable source who is calling me names?.................................some laughter.........
Fox News: Well, Maureen Donnell of the NYT has called you a 'right-wing Christian fanatic of a most dangerous kind'.
President: Is Ms.Donnell in the audience?..........looks around and squints because of the lights..........No? I thought she might want to talk to me herself! Well, I am not 'right-wing', for one; I am a Christian, but I am not shoving my religious beliefs in anyone's face, nor will I in the future. However, I do keep Jesus' commandments as the foundations of my life, and they are: Love God, and treat your neighbor as you would have him treat you. But that's common sense right? It's called the 'Golden Rule'. I think it's a good basis for life. This makes me a 'Christian fanatic of the worst kind'? I think not. I would suggest that slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Muslims, along with killing and maiming thousands of American men and women on the basis of a lie is more symbolic of 'fanaticism'. Does that make sense? I think Ms. Donnell has her presidents mixed up!............................loud commotion..................
to be continued....