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 Iraq."
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
"If you 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
There was no (neo)conservative talk radio, because the Fairness Doctrine was
still in effect." - Edwin Feulner of the Heritage
"Look in any direction -
infrastructure crumbling, schools
underfunded, environment degrading, civil liberties eroding,
economy in recession - and you see the
fingerprints of the neo-cons." - Reverend Pete Sabey 03/08
"Most of the original neo-cons started out as
left wing Jewish
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
Perhaps one of the best examples of
the shift from liberal to neoconservative can be seen in the person of
claims in Neocon Nation that it has always been America's
alturistic purpose to "free"
backward social cultures from the reigning tyrant by "teaching them to elect good men".
Robert Kagan fails to mention
that in each case of
military intervention America is mostly interested in protecting corporate
assets and enforcing contractual obligations.
Throughout the 19th and 20th
centuries newspapers, beholden to interlocking corporate
boards of directors, supported by corporate
advertising, used the
banner of freedom as a propaganda foil to get the
American population behind
every military intervention requested.
Robert Kagan, messianist, says
Zionism, "combines an idealist's moralism, and even
messianism, with a realist's belief in the importance of
"They conceive evil deeds and then give birth to
sin." - Isaiah 59:4
"The neocon wish list is a recipe for igniting a
between the US and countries throughout the Arab
with consequences no one could reasonably pretend to
"It is horrifying to me that the
White House is receiving advice
on Iraq from a magazine editor, William Kristol, and a right wing think tank
flunky, Frederick Kagan." -
Roderick Gates 01/07 "We have been drawn into
the world of permanent war by
We allow fools to
destroy the continuity of life, to tear apart all systems -
political - that sustain
Dostoevsky was not
dismayed by evil.
He was dismayed by a society that no longer had the
moral fortitude to confront the fools.
These fools are leading us over the
precipice." - Chris Hedges
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.
Meanwhile, the federal 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
Frederick Kagan is a writer for the American Enterprise
He is brother to
foreign policy analyst
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 Defenses (2000).
of the first-generation neo-cons originally were liberal Democrats, or even
socialists and Marxists,
They drifted to the right in the 1960s and 1970s as
the Democratic Party moved to the antiwar McGovernite left.
Israel loomed large in that rightward drift." - Stephen J.
Zionist communists of
New York, "Trotskyites," saw the wanning power of the Democratic party they
changed their chamaeleon skins (David Joel Horowitz) and became neo-cons -
Republicans nominally, fascists fully.
"Jewish elements provide the
driving forces for both Communism
and Capitalism (corporatism)." - Dr.
"It may be observed that both the extreme right and the
extreme left of the conventional political spectrum are absolutely collectivist.
The national socialist (for example, the
fascist) and the
international socialist (for example, the
Communist) both recommend
economic systems based on naked,
unfettered political power and
Both systems require
monopolistic control of
An alternative 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.
Under 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." -
factor that drew the neo-cons inexorably to the right was
their attachment to
Israel and their growing frustration during the 1960s with a
Democratic party that was
becoming increasingly opposed to American military preparedness and
increasingly enamored of Third World causes [e.g., Palestinian rights].
In the Reaganite right's hard-line
commitment to American
military strength, and willingness
to intervene politically and militarily in the affairs of other nations to
promote democratic values (and American interests), neocons found
a political movement that would
guarantee Israel's security." - Benjamin Ginsberg
"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 their arguments,
he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
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.
is less to fear.
The traitor is
the plague." - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Senate speech, 42 BC
"I've read lists with the names
of up to sixteen men with dual citizenship among the big players in Washington.
It includes rabbi Dov S.
Zakheim, who was comptroller of DoD when it came up missing $2.3 trillion.
Norman Perle, Michael Chertoff, head of
Homeland Security, George
Tenet, former head of the CIA, and
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
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 J. Feith and a half dozen others whose names aren't as well known
(Richard Haas, Kenneth
Adelman, Edward Luttwak, Robert Satloff, David
Frum, David Wurmser, and Steven Goldsmith - Google
"dual-citizen Israelis," and you'll see thousands of sites.
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.
Even the strongest critics on the Left tend to
see the neoconservatives as true believers,
motivated exclusively by a commitment
to the supremacy of American and Israeli power that is so all-consuming
they are prepared to sacrifice economic
interests in favor of
distinction, as Naomi Klein puts it,
is both artificial and
Limitless profit-seeking has
always been the goal of neoconservativism.
With the War
on Terror, the neocons didn't
abandon their predatory
economic goals; they found a new, much more effective way to achieve them.
Of course these Washington
hawks both US citizens, and dual-country US and Israeli citizens
are committed to an imperial role for the United States in the world and for
Israel in the Middle East.
Both in Israel and the US, we now have a
state of endless war
abroad, and a security
state at home." - Davidson Loehr
March 2004 Dual Israeli/American citizen, Yeshivat
Shaalvim 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.
The records have been destroyed
in the attack on the Pentagon on 911.
"President Reagan's was the last American
government whose foreign
policy was not made by the Israeli-allied neoconservatives.
anti-Soviet Committee on the Present Danger regarded the neocons as
The neocons hated
because he ended the Cold
diplomacy, when they desired a military victory over the
Soviet Union. " - Paul
Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, 2008
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 Paul
"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
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
Perle was both a "resident fellow" at the American
Enterprise Institute and a trustee of the Hudson Institute. " -
Stephen J. Sniegoski
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
Weekly Standard issue, co-edited Robert Kagan and
William Kristol, called for
regime change in Iraq
immediately after the Taliban is defeated.
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
Americas Legacy of Regime Change
"The war on
terrorism will conclude in
Baghdad." - Charles Krauthammer
In the campaign to
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
The campaign to manipulate intelligence involved two
organizations created after September 11, 2001 that reported directly to
Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group is
tasked to find links between
Office of Special Plans is
creating the propaganda product that will be used to sell the war on Iraq to
the American people.
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 World Bank
"When the Muslim ruled Spain, Christians, Muslims
and Jews lived side by side in reasonable harmony; when the Christians
reconquered Spain, first the Jews then the Muslims were expelled."
1978 "An 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.
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 materialism, and they were destined to clash.
Bernard Lewis uses the term
"Clash of Civilizations."
Bernard Lewis played a critical role
as professor, mentor, and guru to two generations of academics, US and British
intelligence 'specialists', think tank denizens, and
1979 "Bilderberg member,
Bernard Lewis, presented a
British-American strategy to the Bilderberg Group during the 1979 meeting,
which, "endorsed the radical Muslim Brotherhood movement behind
Khomeini, in order to
promote balkanization of the entire Muslim Near East along tribal and religious
Lewis argued that the West should encourage autonomous groups
such as the Kurds,
Turks, 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
Bernard 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
March 7, 2006 "Israel, and the US, and all civilized nations
will win the war on
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." -
Cheney, keynote address at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) policy conference
"There is a growing arc of nuclear powers
running from Israel in the west through an emerging Iran to
Pakistan, India and on to
China, North Korea and Russia in
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
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