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.
itself has become monopolized." - Ferdinand Lundsberg
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
"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, 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: Neoconservatism
"It may be observed that
both the extreme right and the extreme left of the conventional political
spectrum are absolutely
The national socialist (the
fascist) and the
international socialist (the
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." -
1970 "Many of the first generation neo-cons originally were
liberal Democrats, or even socialists and
Marxists, often Trotskyites.
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
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 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,
1979 "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
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."
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 ended their rule.
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, April 3
In Hezbollah stronghold, Lebanese Christians find respect,
1998 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,
Richard Perle and
"During the Clinton
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
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
"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.
Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, Richard
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
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
their arguments, 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
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
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
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
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
"George W. 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
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
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
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
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 men".
Robert Kagan fails to mention
in each case of military
intervention America protects corporate assets by enforcing "contractual
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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