approaches the problem of income distribution, one is confronted with
substantially the same conclusion: fewer than 20% of
the people possess
nearly everything while 80% own practically nothing except chattel.
Wealth itself has become monopolized." - Ferdinand
America's 60 Families, 1937
has created a ruling-class society of monsters for whom pain and suffering are
now viewed as entertainment." - Henry A. Giroux
Prior to the 1950's,
School neoliberal economic ideology of unregulated corporate capitalism was
considered extremist and
Neoliberalism insidiously abuses the words "freedom" and
"liberty" by conflating freedom for natural persons with freedom for
In reality, the ideology translates into giving a handful
of top corporate owners an unprecedented concentration of wealth, and
George W Bush is
down in the polls is that he's giving the impression that he's trying to
change the subject from "our
mistaken invasion" to "building democracy in
George W Bush would
serve himself and the county better if he simply explained that
right all along." - Jonah
Goldberg, Los Angeles Times,
March 23, 2006
"Most of the original neo-cons started out as
The neo-cons, mostly former Trotskyites, had
the good fortune of changing their minds about almost everything starting in
the mid 1960's,
just as the political
fortunes of the left began to collapse. " - Jonathan Chait
want to see when (neo)conservatives were in trouble, go back 35 years to 1973,
the year the Heritage Foundation set up shop.
We were just a
handful of people in a few rented rooms.
At that time there were no
cable outlets like Fox News.
There was no (neo)conservative talk
radio, because the Fairness Doctrine
was still in effect." - Edwin Feulner, Heritage
"Neoconservatism usually has a recognizable meaning.
It connotes a potent
moralism and idealism in world affairs, a belief in America's exceptional role as a
promoter of the principles of liberty and democracy, a belief in the
preservation of American primacy and in the
exercise of power,
including military power, as
a tool for defending and
advancing moralistic and idealistic causes, as well as
a suspicion of international
institutions and a tendency toward
Even these deliberately polemical caricatures point
to something recognizable, a foreign policy
that combines an idealist's moralism, and
even messianism, with
a realist's belief in the importance of power."
- Robert Kagan, Spring 2008 World Affairs Journal, Neocon Nation:
"It may be observed that
both the extreme right and the extreme left of the conventional political
spectrum are absolutely
socialist (the fascist) and the
socialist (the communist) both
economic systems based on naked,
unfettered political power and
Both systems require monopolistic control of
concept of the control of ideas and economic systems would be that of
ranking the degree of individual
freedom versus the degree of centralized political control.
such an ordering the corporate welfare state and
socialism are at
the same end of the spectrum.
Hence we see that attempts at
monopolistic control of society can have
different labels while owning common features." -
"Many of the first generation neo-cons originally were
Democrats, or even socialists and
They drifted to the right in the 1960s and 1970s as the Democratic
Party moved to the antiwar McGovernite left.
Concern for Israel loomed
large in that rightward drift." - Stephen J. Sniegoski
1976 An enlightening example of the shift from liberal to
neoconservative can be seen in the person of
Alan Gottlieb: The Merchant of Fear
Gottlieb: Merril Press
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
Arc of Crisis stretches
along the shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political
structures in a region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation.
The resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile
to our values and sympathetic to our adversaries." -
Bernard Lewis, British intelligence officer, claims Islam
is incompatible with pragmatic
materialism, and they were
Lewis uses the term "Clash of
Lewis played a critical role as professor, mentor, and guru to two
generations of academics, US and British intelligence 'specialists',
think tank denizens, and
"Bilderberg member, Bernard Lewis, presented a British-American strategy to the
Bilderberg Group during the 1979 meeting, which, "supported the radical Muslim
Brotherhood movement in order to promote balkanization of the entire Muslim
Near East along tribal and religious lines.
Lewis argued that the West
should encourage autonomous groups such as the
Türks, and so forth.
The chaos would spread in what he termed
an Arc of Crisis, which would spill over into the Muslim regions of the
Soviet Union." - Andrew G.
1992 Bernard Lewis writes an article in
Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign
Relations, titled, "Rethinking the Middle East."
Lewis claimed that with a little push most of the artificially constructed
states of the Middle East which "have no real civil society to hold the polity
together, no real sense of common national identity or overriding allegiance to
the nation-state will disintegrate into a chaos of squabbling, feuding,
fighting sects, tribes, regions and parties."
Iraq vs. Iran,
Shi'a vs. Sunni
1994 "Pope John Paul II will visit
Lebanon next month to try to
reconstruct the shattered confidence, if not the homes, of the once-reigning
He has called an extraordinary meeting, or synod, of the
Latin churches in Lebanon to encourage them to regroup, spiritually and
He will encourage the 1,500-year-old mountain sect of
Maronite Catholics, once the most powerful Christian community in the Middle
East, not to leave Lebanon.
For much of its modern history, this was
the single Christian bastion in the Middle East, a conspicuous cross standing
before a tide of Islam.
Now, the Christians have lost their power.
The Muslims and Druze who long ago became the majority finally have
wrested it away.
Christians are in a political free-fall, wounded by
enemies within and without.
The civil war ends
It was 15 years of fratricide, from 1975 to 1990.
The war was a pack-fight in which each dog bit blindly at the next:
Christians vs. Muslims, Druze vs. Christians, Palestinians vs. Israelis,
Christians vs. Christians." - Doug Struck, Mrejat, Lebanon; BALTIMORE SUN,
In Hezbollah stronghold, Lebanese Christians find respect,
Neo-conservatives, many with close ties to Israel's
Likud Party publish two open letters to
William Jefferson Clinton
calling for Saddam
Hussein to be removed from power.
The signatories included Elliot
Abrams, John Bolton,
Douglas Feith, William
Kristol, Bernard Lewis, Donald
Rumsfeld, Richard Perle and
"During the Clinton administration, neoconservatives
promoted their views from a
strong interlocking network of think tanks - American Enterprise
Institute (AEI), Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri),
Hudson Institute, Washington Institute for Near East Policy,
Middle East Forum, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
(JINSA), Center for Security Policy (CSP) - which have had great
influence in the media and which have helped to staff presidential
Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli
military intelligence, was a co-founder of
the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri).
"The other co-founder
of Memri, Meyrav Wurmser, was a member of the Hudson Institute, while
her husband, David Wurmser,
headed the Middle East studies department of American Enterprise
Richard Perle was both a
"resident fellow" at the American Enterprise Institute and a trustee of
the Hudson Institute. " - Stephen J. Sniegoski
Frederick Kagan is a writer for the American Enterprise
He is brother to
foreign policy analyst
Kagan: I Am Not a Straussian
Frederick Kagan, Robert Kagan and
their father Donald Kagan are all signatories to the neoconservative Project
for the New American Century manifesto titled Rebuilding America's
read lists with the names of up to sixteen men with dual citizenship among the
big players in Washington.
rabbi Dov S. Zakheim, who
was comptroller of DoD when it came up missing $2.3 trillion.
Dundes Wolfowitz, Richard Norman Perle,
Chertoff- Homeland Security,
George Tenet -
Eliot Abrams who played a
key role in the Iran-Contra
scandal under President Reagan as Assistant Secretary of State, and
has served George W Bush as
Deputy Assistant to the President, and Deputy National Security
The list also includes Donald Kagan, one of the chief engineers of the
Project for the New American Century, as well as Marc Grossman, Douglas
Feith and a half dozen others whose names aren't as well known (Richard Haas,
Edward Luttwak, Robert Satloff,
David Frum, David Wurmser, and Steven
Citizens of Israel determine national policy in ways the
clearly benefit Israel.
Many of these men were contributors to the
Project for the New American Century, which was published in September
2000 and which contained the blueprint for the
American imperialism that has
come to life since 911.
Limitless profit-seeking has always been
the goal of neoconservativism.
War on Terror, the neocons
didn't abandon their
predatory economic goals; they found a new, much more effective way to
Both in Israel and the US, we now have a
state of endless war abroad,
and a security state at
home." - Davidson Loehr
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the
But it cannot survive
treason from within.
enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his
sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in
accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and
he appeals to the baseness that
lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he
works secretly and unknown
in the night to undermine the pillars of the
city, he infects the body politic
so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to fear.
The traitor is the plague." - Marcus
Tullius Cicero, Senate speech, 42 BC
2001 The cover of the Weekly
Standard October 1, 2001 issue contained a single word - "WANTED" -
above stark black and white photographs of Usamah bin Mohammad bin Laden and
The Weekly Standard
issue, co-edited Robert Kagan and William Kristol, calls for
regime change in Iraq immediately
after the Taliban
That same day,
Charles Krauthammer argued in the Washington Post that after
Syria should be next,
followed by Iran and
The Red Line and the Rat Line
America's Legacy of Regime Change
"The war on
terrorism will conclude in Baghdad." - Charles Krauthammer
manipulate intelligence I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
pressured CIA analysts several times to find evidence that would make the case
for war while he helped prepare a
detailed briefing on the Iraq threat.
The campaign to manipulate
intelligence involved two organizations created after September 11, 2001 that
reported directly to Douglas
Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group is tasked to
find links between al-Qa`ida and Iraq.
Office of Special Plans is
tasked with creating the
propaganda product that will be used to sell the war on Iraq to the American
Wolfowitz described in The Forward as "the most hawkishly pro-Israel
voice in the Bush
administration" is selected in 2002 as the first among fifty notables who
"have consciously pursued Jewish activism."
Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs gives
Paul Wolfowitz its Henry
M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award for promoting a strong partnership
between Israel and America.
Jerusalem Post, describing
Wolfowitz as "devoutly pro-Israel," names him "Man of the Year" in 2003.
Wolfowitz is rewarded and becomes
Bush was inaugurated president in January 2001.
The neocons who
were moving into key jobs in the Pentagon knew they would soon have new wars to
fight in the Middle East, with invasion plans for Afghanistan and
Iraq ready to be pulled off the shelf.
But the US had no economic
engine available to
generate the tax revenues Bush would need for the planned wars.
this moment Alan Greenspan of
the Federal Reserve stepped in.
Over a two year period from 2001-2003 the Fed lowered interest rates by
over 500 basis points.
government removed all
regulatory controls on mortgage lending, and
the housing bubble is on.
$4 trillion in new home loans
were pumped into the economy, much of it through subprime loans borrowers could
not afford." - Richard C. Cook
Dual Israeli/American citizen, Yeshivat Sha'alvim rabbi
Dov S. Zakheim resigns as the
Pentagon Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer after an audit of the
Pentagon budget is unable to account for the disappearance of $2.6 trillion
including defense inventory of:
56 planes; 32 tanks; and 36 Javelin
missile command launch-units.
Records seem to have been destroyed in
the attack on the Pentagon on 911.
March 7, 2006 "Israel, and the US, and all civilized nations
will win the war on terror.
America experienced on September 11th, 2001,
the terrorist enemy is brutal and heartless.
The terrorists want to end
all American and Western influence in the Middle East.
Their goal in
that region is to seize control of a
country, so they have a base from which to
launch attacks and wage war
against governments that do not meet their demands.
Ultimately to establish a totalitarian empire that
encompasses a region from Spain, across
North Africa, through the Middle East
and South Asia, all the
way around to Indonesia." -
Richard Bruce Cheney,
keynote address at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy
"There is a growing arc of nuclear powers running from
Israel in the west through an emerging Iran to
Pakistan, India and on
North Korea and Russia in the
Unfortunately, that nuclear arc coincides with areas of
considerable instability which are of enormous interest to the US." - US Joint
Forces Command, Joint Operating Environment (JOE) document, November 2008,
David B. Rivkin, Jr. legal
opinions played a significant role in developing the Reagan and Bush
Administrations' regulatory and legislative proposals affecting natural gas and
electric utility industries which lead to the California energy market debacle.
David B. Rivkin, Jr. handled the development and
implementation of President Bush's de-regulatory initiatives, carried out
during 1991-92 which included a leading role in the development of Order 636,
which introduced major changes to the regulation of the interstate natural gas
pipelines, and simultaneously served as the Special Assistant for Domestic
Policy to then Vice President Dan Quayle.
David B. Rivkin, Jr. served as
Legal Advisor to the Counsel to the President; Deputy Director of the Office of
Policy Development (OPD); Associate General Counsel, US Department of Energy
(DOE) responsible for international, constitutional, environmental and energy
matters from 1990-91; Associate Executive Director and Counsel of the
President's Council on Competitiveness; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations who legally
supported the pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Robert Kagan in "Neocon
Nation: Neoconservatism, C. 1776 " says it has always been the
alturistic purpose of America to
"free" backward social
cultures from the reigning
tyrant by "teaching them to elect good
Robert Kagan fails to mention
in each case of military
intervention America protects corporate assets by
Throughout the 19th and 20th
centuries newspapers, beholden to interlocking corporate boards of
directors, supported by
used the banner of
freedom as a propaganda foil to get the
American population behind
every military intervention
Robert Kagan says Zionism, "combines an idealist's moralism, and even
a realist's belief in the importance of
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