- Fanatical Warhawks Drafted Blueprint for Bloody U.S.
World Domination Years Ago.
- The cabal of war fanatics advising the White House secretly
planned a "transformation" of defense policy years ago, calling
for war against Iraq and huge increases in military spending. A "catalyzing
event - like a new Pearl Harbor"-was seen as necessary to bring this
- The huge increases in U.S. military spending that have
occurred since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were planned before
President George W. Bush was elected by the same men who are pushing the
administration's "war on terrorism" and the invasion and occupation
- Billions of dollars in additional defense spending are
but the first step in the group's long-term plan to transform the U.S.
military into a global army enforcing a terroristic and bloody Pax Americana
around the world.
- A neo-conservative Washington-based organization known
as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), funded by three foundations
closely tied to Persian Gulf oil and weapons and defense industries, drafted
the war plan for U.S. global domination through military power.
- One of the organization's documents clearly shows that
Bush and his most senior cabinet members had already planned an attack
on Iraq before he took power in January 2001.
- The PNAC was founded in the spring of 1997 by the well-known
Zionist neo-conservatives Robert Kagan and William Kristol of The Weekly
- The PNAC is part of the New Citizenship Project, whose
chairman is also William Kristol, and is described as "a non-profit,
educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership."
- Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, and Paul Wolfowitz
signed a Statement of Principles of the PNAC on June 3, 1997, along with
many of the other current members of Bush's "war cabinet."
- Wolfowitz was one of the directors of PNAC until he joined
the Bush administration.
- The group's essential demand was for hefty increases
in defense spending. "We need to increase defense spending significantly
if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize
our armed forces for the future," the statement's first principle
- The increase in defense spending is to bring about two
of the other principles: "to challenge regimes hostile to our interests
and values" and "to accept responsibility for America's unique
role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our
security, our prosperity, and our principles."
- A subsequent PNAC plan entitled "Rebuilding America's
Defenses: Strategies, Forces and Resources for a New Century," reveals
that the current members of Bush's cabinet had already planned, before
the 2000 presidential election, to take military control of the Gulf region
whether Saddam Hussein is in power or not.
- The 90-page PNAC document from September 2000 says: "The
United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf
regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the
immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence
in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
- "Even should Saddam pass from the scene," the
plan says U.S. military bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain, despite
domestic opposition in the Gulf states to the permanent stationing of U.S.
troops. Iran, it says, "may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests
as Iraq has."
- A "core mission" for the transformed U.S. military
is to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater
wars," according to the PNAC.
- The strategic "transformation" of the U.S.
military into an imperialistic force of global domination would require
a huge increase in defense spending to "a minimum level of 3.5 to
3.8 percent of gross domestic product, adding $15 billion to $20 billion
to total defense spending annually," the PNAC plan said.
- "The process of transformation," the plan said,
"is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing
event-like a new Pearl Harbor."
- American Free Press asked Christopher Maletz, assistant
director of the PNAC about what was meant by the need for "a new Pearl
- "They needed more money to up the defense budget
for raises, new arms, and future capabilities," Maletz said. "Without
some disaster or catastrophic event" neither the politicians nor the
military would have approved, Maletz said.
- The "new Pearl Harbor," in the form of the
terror attacks of Sept. 11, provided the necessary catalyst to put the
global war plan into effect. Congress quickly allocated $40 billion to
fund the "war on terrorism" shortly after 9-11.
- A Pentagon spokesman told AFP that $17.5 billion of that
initial allocation went to defense.
- The U.S. defense budget for 2002, including a $14.5 billion
supplement, came to $345.7 billion, a nearly 12 percent increase over the
2001 defense budget.
- Similar significant increases in defense spending are
planned for 2003 (to $365 billion) and 2004 (to at least $378 billion)
in line with the PNAC plan.
- Veteran journalist John Pilger recently wrote about one
of PNAC's founding members, Richard Perle: "I interviewed Perle when
he was advising Reagan, and when he spoke about 'total war,' I mistakenly
dismissed him as mad," Pilger wrote. "He recently used the term
again in describing America's 'war on terror.' 'No stages,' he said. 'This
is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them
out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then
we will do Iraq . . . this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If
we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely
and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total
war . . . our children will sing great songs about us years from now.'
- "This is a blueprint for U.S. world domination-a
new world order of their making," Tam Dalyell, British parliamentarian
and critic of the war policy from the Labor Party said. "These are
the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world.
- "This is garbage from think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks,"
Dalyell said, "men who have never seen the horror of war but are in
love with the idea of war.