Sunday 24th of January 2021

"Is PNAC Dying?" He Asked Hopefully

Looking back ten years to the signatories of the Project For A New American Century's Statement Of Principles, it looks as if the members of the cabal are dropping like flies. Rumsfeld was hit by a pre-election propaganda mutiny, "Scooter" Libby fell on his own sword to protect fellow signatory and boss Dick Cheney, whose political lifespan diminishes daily within a cloud of war profiteering accusations Now it looks like Paul Wolfowitz, the Iraq War instigator who now heads the World Bank appears to be facing the guillotine for stuffing wads of cash into the mattress of his lady-love.

Here's part of what they all signed:

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We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership....

Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership or the costs that are associated with its exercise. America has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. If we we shirk our responsibilities, we invite challenges to our fundamental interests. The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they become dire. The history of this century should have taught us to embrace the cause of American leadership.

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Underneath the names should have been written "PS and we need to steal everyone's energy resources.

The text is a set of overly-flowery words to justify global domination, but they seemed to make more sense after the Twin Towers fell and the War on Terror was launched. Going for the Caspian oil and Kazakhstan uranium was made much easier by getting NATO troops into Afghanistan. Iraq was attacked. Iran will be. Australia didn't need to be.

I can't help but wonder if the PNAC leaders aren't disappearing before their eyes because they consider their objectives to have become self-perpetuating... mission accomplished?

I hope we've woken up to them in time.

wolves in sheep's clothing .....

Sadly, I think not Richard …

We would be mistaken to think that yankee imperial ambitions are solely the province of the republicans. Indeed, there are just as many neanderthal neo-cons amongst the democrat pretenders, who falsely claim to be leading the charge against the lunatic bushit.

In a meeting with the West Los Angeles Democratic Club on Saturday, May 5, Presidential candidate and Ohio Congress Representative Dennis Kucinich revealed that the Democrats in Congress had made some secret concessions to the Republicans in the initial Bill to continue funding the Iraq War that was vetoed & in a subsequent version that is currently being negotiated. They include:

· Privatisation of Iraq’s Oil – in the original Bill, but not shared with the public. A rule was created that said this clause could not be removed during debate on House floor.

· Bush could invade Iran without approval of Congress. A clause that would require him to get approval from Congress first was removed.

· Timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq to be removed from Bill (in post-veto version).

The clause that Iraq must privatise ownership of its oil was in the original Bill presented by Congress, although it was not mentioned publicly. It was stated as a benchmark to be met by Iraq & if it was not met, the US would withdraw troops & refuse to offer peacekeeping troops to help rebuild the country. That means the Iraqis would not own their own oil, but instead International oil companies, primarily US oil companies, would instead divide ownership of the oil.

This seems to reaffirm the worst possible scenario that the war in Iraq not only was built upon lies, but was solely for the purpose of destroying their country so the big US oil companies can own their oil. These same oil companies are still resolute about keeping the oil prices high at the pumps for US citizens (while refraining refinery capacity), so that they alone retain record-breaking profits.

Kucinich explained he requested on the Congress floor that clause be removed from the Bill & was finally assured it would be. He found it was not & again demanded it be removed & was then accused of ‘not being a loyal Democrat’.

Kucinich went on to explain that last November, the citizens of the US voted for a ‘change of direction in Iraq’ but as of yet have only gotten a bait & switch.