Friday, July 30, 2004

A Question of Character by Justin Raimondo

Loyalty has never been the neocons' strong suit, and, in any case, one can easily see them jumping ship mid-campaign, especially if John Kerry manages to sell himself as "a hawk among hawks," as Fred Barnes avers.

I note that the voice of the antiwar movement was entirely missing from the Democratic party convention, while the tired old refrain of the neocons, represented by Senator Joseph Lieberman, was given a prominent prime-time spot.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Bushehr by Bahman Nassiri for Spyweb

Tired of reading the CFR and Trilateral Commission line on Iran?
Want to know what really happened to the Pahlavi dynasty in 1978-80 and who was ultimately behind it? Want to know what is really up the sleeve of those who are preparing fireworks for Bushehr in Iran either just before or after the American election?

Enter the fascinating, informative, and terrifying world of Bahman Nassiri at Spyweb to find out.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Neoconservatives push for a new world order by DICK POLMAN

And if people overseas don't like the more imperious America, the neocon response is basically: So what? Boot said: "Being number one will always elicit a certain amount of resentment; lots of people outside New York hate the Yankees, just as lots of people outside Dallas have always hated the Cowboys. That doesn't mean the Yankees and Cowboys can't go on winning."

GOP Follows Neocon Advice, Shoots Self In Foot (Again) by Sam Francis

If the Bush administration survives this election at all, it needs to consider that the neoconservatives whose advice it has followed on immigration politics have been no less disastrous than those whose counsel it took on foreign policy.

Democracy a tool in neo-con hands by Jim Lobe

In 1998, when the neo-cons and Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi were steamrolling the Iraq Liberation Act through Congress, its supporters, such as the neo-con-dominated Project for the New American Century (PNAC), focused entirely on the military threat posed by a rearmed Saddam. Even in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, when the PNAC warned that the failure to oust Saddam would constitute a "decisive surrender" to international terrorism, the democracy question simply was nowhere on the agenda . . . To the increasingly Likudist mainstream of the movement - such people as Perle, Feith, Daniel Pipes, Norman Podhoretz and Michael Ledeen - however, it must sound like a great way to rally public opinion behind a war to shift the balance of power in the Middle East once and for all.

Iran new U.S. whipping boy by ERIC MARGOLIS

Remember, these latest fevered claims about Iran come from the same "reliable intelligence sources" and neo-conservative hawks who insisted Iraq had a vast arsenal of weapons of mass destruction that threatened the U.S., with intimate links to al-Qaida.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Neocons revive Committee on the Present Danger by Tom Regan

Shmuel Rosner, writing in the Israeli daily Ha'aretz, also describes the battle between the realists, the neoconservatives, and the "paleo-conservatives" (often identified with the positions of former GOP presidential candidate and TV commentator Patrick Buchanan) over foreign policy . . . The paleocons want – in fact, demand – America to go back to being a plain old "republic." Modest and self-enclosed, without pretensions to reform the world, without just wars on distant continents. And they, of course, are the "true Republicans." Authentic.

Neocons Revive the Committee on the Present Danger, This Time Against Terrorism by Jim Lobe

A bipartisan group of 41 mainly neoconservative foreign-policy hawks has launched the latest incarnation of the Committee on the Present Danger (CPD), whose previous two incarnations mobilized public support for rolling back Soviet-led communism but whose new enemy will be “global terrorism.”

Saturday, July 24, 2004

If not Israel, who makes the world more dangerous? by Luc Debieuvre

Sharon knows that the Bush administration and their Zionist, neo-conservative friends will never enforce any resolution against Israel . . . It is widely known that the group of American Zionists that managed to penetrate the US government after the last presidential election was waiting for an opportunity to impose its own agenda on the Middle East. September 11, 2001, could not have come at a better time for them . . . Israel and its friends projected the terrorist threat against the US as a Muslim and, subsequently, as an Arab threat against "the free world". That is, a threat against Israel itself.

Friday, July 23, 2004

The Present Danger by Justim Raimondo

It isn't enough that the neocons control both parties, and that both "major" candidates for President parrot the neocon line. Bush and Kerry agree that we have to "stay the course," and sink deeper into the Iraqi quagmire, even as the "cakewalk" turns into a protracted agony and the number of killed Americans approaches the 1,000 mark. The neocons don't want to hear any dissent, or debate, which is why the pro-war Democrats – who recently crushed any attempt to get antiwar clauses into the party platform – are on a jihad to keep Ralph Nader off the ballot. Nothing must be allowed to disturb the "bipartisan" serenity of the neoconservative pro-war "consensus." Massive antiwar sentiment must be allowed no "legitimate" outlet or expression – that's what "fighting for is an expanding worldwide community of democracies" is all about.

Deliver Us From Sean Hannity by Laurence M. Vance

Among opponents of Bush and his war, the book unequivocally elevates Hannity to that noble pantheon of warmongers that make up the true axis of evil. Bush, Cheney, Libby, Rumsfeld, Feith, Wolfowitz, Rice, Powell, Pearle, Frum, et al. never had such better company.

Neocons the Real Present Danger by Paul Craig Roberts

The relaunched CPD consists of neoconservatives who are, in effect, an unregistered lobby group for Israel's Likud Party and its foreign policy. The purpose of the new CPD is to foment war against Islam.

The Neocon Con by Scott D. O’Reilly

What is the Neoconservative agenda? It is world domination, full spectrum dominance, unrivaled economic and military hegemony--in short, the establishment of a new world order subservient to American interests.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Democracy and the neocons: a marriage of convenience by Jim Lobe

Without doubt, neocons have long professed a devotion to democracy. Indeed, their main argument in favor of a US strategic alliance with Israel - a central and persistent tenet of the neoconservative creed over the past three decades - has been the Jewish state's status as the lone democratic outpost in a region of seething and hate-filled Arab autocracies. The question, however, is whether democracy promotion, especially in the Arab world, ranks anywhere nearly as high in the neocons' policy priorities as their commitment to Israeli security. And to the extent that they may perceive a potential conflict between the two, which one are they inclined to choose as the more important?

CHASING A PHANTOM Neo-Cons Haven’t Come To Grips With Al-Qaida by SWAGATO GANGULY

Delhi, obviously, has an enormous stake in whether the battle against fundamentalism succeeds or fails in its neighbourhood. But it has little leverage in Washington. The best it can do is wait and watch, and hope Americans send the neo-cons home when they vote in November.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Can Dr. Frankenstein “Secure” this November’s Election? by Chuck Richardson

“Look what happened to us…They [the neocons] took the edge off the press, they also muzzled the bureaucracy, they muzzled the military, they muzzled the Congress. And it’s an amazing feat. We’re supposed to be a democratic society. And all those areas of our democracy bowed and scraped to this group of neocons.”

Realists, Neocons in New Iran Argument by Jim Lobe

The report, "Iran: Time for a New Approach," also argues that Washington's invasion of Iraq, as well as the rapid progress by Iran in developing a possible nuclear-weapons capability, makes it more urgent than ever to resume and broaden bilateral talks that were broken off 14 months ago.

The report's recommendations are considered anathema to the neoconservative hawks . . . the neoconservatives for whom the security of Israel is a core commitment.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Leo Strauss by Milo Clark

Attempting to find reasonable or rational ways to understand the NeoCon Straussians is to seek relative comprehension of the arcana involved. The act itself remains most un-Straussian . . . The core of Strauss's political philosophy is to do whatever it takes to seize power and, having seized power, do whatever it takes to keep power.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

PNAC Hasn't Given Up

PNAC Hasn't Given Up: The PNAC neocons in the Bush Administration may have become individually vulnerable to criticism of their policies and actions, but Bush has not been abandoned by these people at PNAC. read now

Dump Cheney? Cause for Pause by Sarah Whalen

Even Americans who don’t know who the Neocons are, or what they stand for, are looking increasingly askance at Bush’s “pre-emption doctrine,” which has plunged the United States into a war of increasingly global proportions that fewer and fewer voters believe is about fighting terrorism or hunting down Al-Qaeda — the ideas that made Bush, a president who came to office largely by fortuitous judicial circumstance, genuinely popular in the first place.

US Biggest Fear is Not Terrorism! by Albert M. Jabara

Neocons and Zionists don’t have many cards left hidden in their sleeves. They stand like a mirror with reflections on both sides. You don’t just predict their next move; you actually see through their lies and conniving plots . . . Neocons and Zionists robbed American citizens from retaining dignity and peace; denied them their rightful place within the human family. The Zionist lobby has the U.S. Administration on a leash. Come Republicans or democrats, the leash stays on. Americans have no reason to get excited with the November election.

Anybody but Bush or Kerry by Ahmed Amr

But why bother kicking Bush and his neocons out of office only to see them replaced by Kerry and his neo-branded neocons. Why should any American put up with the disgraceful sight of Kerry licking Ariel Sharon’s boots? Is there any historical precedent for a presidential candidate who was rebuffed by a foreign leader reacting like this pitifully spineless Democrat? Sharon snubbed Kerry by not giving him an appointment on his last visit to Washington. Kerry responded to this calculated insult by dispatching his brother to Tel Aviv on an AIPAC sponsored tour. Cameron Kerry’s mission was to vocally proclaim his Jewish faith and use it as leverage to gain access to Ariel Sharon to pledge his brother’s fealty to Israel.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Duped by the neo-cons by Scott McConnell

No, this was a production that required a cast of hundreds and could not have occurred if the Bush administration had not been staffed with a coterie of individuals -- generally known as neo-conservatives -- who had an American invasion of Iraq at the top of their foreign policy agendas long before 9/11, since the mid 1990s, in fact.

The story of how they turned a terrorist attack on the US by one group into a rationale for an assault on an entirely different state will fascinate historians for many years to come. 

Likudniks and neocons seem to agree on 2 grand strategies by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Likudniks in Israel and US neocons appear to be in agreement about two grand strategic preferences, however: the strengthening of Israel's position in West Asia, and a unipolar world order dominated by US military potency. It is perhaps the single most insidious and apocryphal illusion, but both groups believe the invasion of Iraq has advanced those aims.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Michael Peroutka: Could This Man Be Bush's Nader and the Margin of Defeat for the Republicans in November? by Gene Edward Veith for World Magazine

Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor Gene Edward Veith notes in Marvin Olasky's Neo-Con World Magazine that Michael Peroutka and the Constitution Party may represent the nail in the coffin for George W. Bush in the first Tuesday in November. Pastor Veith becomes the latest to see Peroutka as an even bigger threat to Bush than Nader is to Kerry. But Veith fails to note all of the valid reasons for the Real Right's desertion of the President: His disastrous preemptive war in Iraq; signing off on amnesty for another 12 million illegal aliens; handing Americans a $550 billion dollar federal budget deficit and zillion dollar manufacturing foreign trade deficits; supporting the outsourcing of jobs and the New World Order trade agreements known as NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and PMFN for Communist China; sponsoring the greatest increases in federal spending in 30 years, including increases for the Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts; cozying up to the homosexual Log Cabin Republican lobby; supporting federal funding for stem-cell research and Planned Parenthood; and destroying the 1st and 4th Amendments of the Constitution with the Bush-Ashcroft USA Patriot Act. And if Bush is re-elected, all of the available evidence suggests that a return to involuntary military conscription (The Draft!) will be necessary to support the President's military adventurism abroad fueled by the Neo-Cons and the Israeli lobby. Do Veith, Olasky, and their friends in the Christian Right--Neo Con alliance get it? World's admission that Peroutka is out there suggests that they do---and are starting to sweat.

Fukuyama Withdraws Bush Support

Famous academic Francis Fukuyama, one of the founding fathers of the neo-conservative movement that underlies the policies of US President George W. Bush's administration, said on July 13 that he would not vote for the incumbent in the November 2 US Presidential election.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

The Cult of Power by Justin Raimondo

The official exoteric story is that there is really no such creature as a neocon, it's all an "anti-Semitic" conspiracy theory dreamed up by Pat Buchanan and myself . . . The cult of Power, with its roots in the Left and its present hegemony over the Right, is the eternal enemy of peace and liberty.

Will Richard Perle Get His Boy at the CIA? by Jim Lobe

In a first shot at Armitage's candidacy, the lead editorial in the neoconservative Wall Street Journal charged "[he] has been consistently wrong about Iran, which will be a principle threat going forward, and he and Colin Powell's philosophy at the State Department has been to let the bureaucrats run the place. We can think of better choices."

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

In foreign-policy battles, are neocons losing their hold? by Howard LaFranchi

Robert Novak, a traditional conservative, said a Bush loss could lead to a "volcanic moment" in US politics, with Republicans deciding what to do, for example, with the neocon influence - whose failure in Iraq will be blamed for the party's loss.

Take Four Asterisks and Feel Better Afterwards by Sarah Whalen

Neoconservatism's error, fueled by questionable RAND studies and neo-Hegelian "end of history" pronouncements, is failing to distinguish between democracy theory and democracy practice.

Neoconservatism's claim that democracies don't go to war with other democracies is true, or true enough. From there, though, neocons hypothesize they must create wars in order to democratize all countries so war will disappear.

The Process Did It by Paul Craig Roberts

With total control over the Bush administration, the neoconservatives came into power fully intent on invading and occupying Iraq. High-ranking Bush administration officials, including Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, have testified to that fact. The neoconservatives used the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington to link "the war on terror" to their scheme to invade Iraq.

Neocons Stir China-Taiwan Conflict by Tim Shorrock

"Taiwan's desirable democratic transformation has an unavoidable implication for U.S. policy on Taiwan – not to tilt against independence but toward it," William Kristol, the chairman and co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, a key neoconservative policy group, told the U.S. Congress in April.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Pentagon Office Home to Neo-Con Network by Jim Lobe

An ad hoc office under U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith appears to have acted as the key base for an informal network of mostly neo-conservative political appointees that circumvented normal inter-agency channels to lead the push for war against Iraq.

Blind, Or A Coward?

I have to conclude the Michael Moore is either blind, or a coward. Blind, if he can’t see Bush’s craven ties to Israel, driven by the neocons and the Christian Zionists and Bible-thumping fundamentalists like Jerry Falwell, who consider Israel Jesus’ next stop and see Saudi Arabia as Satanic. Or cowardly, because he knows it and decided not to mention it. Is that because attacking Israel is too hard?

Conservatives Increasingly Unhappy With Bush

"I don't think there's any question that there is growing restiveness in the Republican base about this war," said Halper, the co-author of a new book, "America Alone: The Neoconservatives and the Global Order."

All About Style! by Karen Kwiatkowski

Sadly the real reason we have an occupation in Iraq is because Bush and Cheney and their neoconservative foreign policy gurus wanted it. The Congress sat back calculating political benefit, Americans watched football and reality TV, and the mainstream American media, like baby piglets, greedily and vigorously sucked from the government teat blind to the readily available facts before them.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

John Edwards: Bulldog Grip on "Underdog" Israeli Nation by Sarah Whalen for Arab News

Sarah Whalen, a past instructor at Loyola University Law School in New Orleans, gives the uninitiated a brief primer on Senator John Edwards: Mr. Kerry's running mate has voted for Bush's Patriot Act, the "authorization" for Mr. Bush's preemptive offensive war in Iraq, and loves virtually anything else that Sharon and the Israeli lobby in the United States embrace.

One thing is clear: The Likudniks and the AIPAC crowd have both major parties and their respective Presidential tickets sewed up. Ralph Nader and Michael Peroutka of the Constitution Party present the only honorable alternatives for Americans Left and Right in the first Tuesday in November.

November Election To Be Postponed? by Webster Griffin Tarpley

The Bush regime is now working out procedures for postponing the coming November general election . . . This represents further planning for a cold coup designed to perpetuate the power of the current gaggle of discredited neocon ideologues and their Wall Street backers.

Friday, July 09, 2004

All the President's Men by James Clingman

We have a president who has surrounded himself with some of the vilest, greediest, most evil and arrogant men in America. We have a world leader who has allowed himself to be dangled by puppet strings and made to dance to tunes played by the likes of Rove, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and all of the other dastardly characters in Washington.

Neocon Coup at CIA? by Justin Raimondo

All this folderol about how the neoconservative moment is over, and the War Party totally discredited, is just so much wishful thinking, as the prospect of John F. Lehman's nomination as CIA chief makes all too clear. Rumor has it that Porter Goss is out – too partisan – and Lehman is leading the pack. If so, this is a testament to the neocons' bureaucratic staying power.

The October Surprise? by William S. Lind

It is a safe bet that Israel is planning a strike on known Iranian nuclear facilities, and that such a strike will take place. The question is when.

If Israel plans to act this year, the Bush Administration may see a political opportunity it cannot pass up. At the very least it is likely to endorse the Israeli action, and it may well participate. In the Islamic world at least, an American disassociation from any action by Israel would not be believed. Israel and America are now perceived as one country. And the neocons seem to agree.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

U.S. Foreign Policy in 1821 by John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams delivered a speech on U.S. foreign policy to the House of Representives on July 4, 1821. Read it and weep, for what we have lost.

Who Really Wants to Invade Saudi Arabia, and Why? by Tanya C. Hsu

Perle's efforts to rearrange the dynamics of the region, including Saudi Arabia, have gone on for many years. Incoming Israeli Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Perle to draft a regional strategy paper for Israel. The Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies, a think tank based in Washington DC and Jerusalem published the completed paper, “ A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm ”, emphasized the need to overturn the Oslo Accords and Middle East peace process. It demanded Chairman Yasser Arafat be blamed for every act of Palestinian terror; required the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the Ba’athist regime in Iraq and Syria; and the force of democracy foisted upon the entire Arab world plus Iran. One senior Israeli intelligence officer stated the goal was to make Israel the dominant power in the region and expel the Palestinians. Perle's efforts to neutralize international funding for the Palestinian resistance and support of Palestinians have driven his policy recommendations ever since.

The cons game by Shmuel Rosner

The neocons want an America of the kind that existed after World War II and of the kind that took action in Bosnia and Kosovo. An America that conducts an uncompromising war to promote democracy and human rights; an interventionist war that shows no consideration for the desire of neighbors and friends

The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order by Jon Basil Utley

"There is nothing conservative about neoconservatives. Indeed, you'll see [former Democratic Senator] Scoop Jackson's photo on their walls, not Ronald Reagan's. … It was their alliance with the Religious Right, the biggest support group for war, that gave them their strength, that and their influence over National Review and other conservative media." Novak criticized that magazine for allowing its top neocon, David Frum, to brand him and other solid conservatives as "anti-Semitic" for opposing the Iraq war. (Novak, by the way, is of Jewish descent.)

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

A War for Israel by Jeffrey Blankfort

On March, a week before the invasion, Chemi Shalev reported in the Forward that "Most senior strategists here believe Israel would emerge in a stronger position after a war. A changed regime in Baghdad is widely expected to create new opportunities for Israel vis-a-vis the Palestinians... Israeli intelligence officials, in both the Mossad and Military Intelligence, believe a quick and decisive American victory against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein would send positive shock-waves throughout the East, convincing hard-line and terrorist-supporting regimes to mend their ways for the better."

Kerry and the 'Antiwar' Left by Justin Raimondo

The neocons may have been largely out of government during the Clinton years, but this is to ignore the neocon network inside the Democratic party. If the Weekly Standard is the flagship organ of the neocon GOPers, then its Democratic party equivalent is The New Republic, which has been practically the house organ of the War Party since the days of Woodrow Wilson.

U.S. foreign policy Hijacked by Askia Muhammad

Mr. Bush bears the sole responsibility, not the five or six well-known "neo-conservative" advisers who a reporter suggested “have hijacked the presidency under the direction or under the protection of the office of the Vice President and the Secretary of Defense.”

Mr. Bush) listens to (the neo-cons) because he wants to.

Mind over matter by Louis Werner

The news from investigative reporter Seymour Hersh that Jewish historian Raphael Patai's book The Arab Mind, a sex-obsessed cultural stereotyping of the Arabs, is considered a must-read by Washington neo-conservatives is not surprising.

The way we were by Tom Engelhardt

The administration neocons were utopian fantasists who, If you think of Afghanistan as the first enforced stop on their path to Iraq, and Iraq as the chosen second stop on the way to the larger Middle Eastern region, didn't actually get far along the path they set out for themselves.

They were stopped by relatively small groups of brutes and thugs, fanatics and dead-enders backed by the extraordinary power, the overwhelming desire of everyday Iraqis not to be occupied and ruled by a foreign power or its proxies.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

William F. Buckley - Unpatriotic Conservative? by Sam Francis

If Mr. Buckley's confession is honest, though a bit overdue, it's not terribly typical. Thanks in no small part to his contributions in recent years, neoconservative hysterics like Mr. Frum and the lightweight kiddy-cons Mr. Buckley has handpicked to run his magazine have virtually destroyed the real right that Mr. Buckley himself helped kick off back in 1955.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Degrees of Fahrenheit by Eric Margolis

With dazzling speed, elan, and razor-sharp editing, Moore keeps turning over Washington rocks, exposing a squirming, slithering underside of deceit and illicit dealings that will outrage thoughtful, educated viewers.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Islamic Democrats by Charley Reese

Of course, Bush is preaching democracy because that's the platitude generated by the neoconservative, pro-Israeli ideologues who have dominated his administration. It's an excuse to avoid facing the truth, which is that our problem in the Middle East is our one-sided support for the terrible mistreatment of the Palestinians by the Israelis. That's it. It's not the conditions in the Arab world. It's not the Islamic fundamentalists. It's our own policy, stupid.

The Nexus of the Neocon Network in Washington by Richard H. Curtiss

Upset by President George Bush’s decision to leave Saddam Hussain’s regime in place after the 1991 Gulf War, Libby and Wolfowitz argued in their memorandum that the US should actively deter nations from “aspiring to a larger regional or global role.” They suggested the use of preemptive force to prevent countries from developing weapons of mass destruction, and act alone if necessary . . . The document also seems to have served as a template for the founding statement of principles of the Project for a New American Century, which was signed by a who’s who list of hawks and neocons who now serve in the current administration, including Cheney, Libby, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Elliott Abrams, Peter Rodman and Zalmay Khalilzad. One can only say that Libby is truly an enigma.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Alas, Michael Moore is an unguided missile by SIMON JENKINS

America Alone tells how a small group of neoconservatives contrived to take the greatest nation on Earth to war and kill thousands of people. Their anger is coldly controlled, and far more effective. How much better the Right does outrage than the Left . . . The war had more to do with neocon support for Israel, of which Moore makes no mention, and with the nature of Saddam ’s regime, which he also ignores . . . neocons were prominent advisers to the right-wing Israeli Binyamin Netanyahu, and opposed all Middle East “peace processes”.

Saving the Region From a Dangerous Plot by MUSTAFA MALIK

The administration's foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, is the preserve of the neocons.. They’re still sulking over the Turkish Grand National Assembly's refusal to allow the stationing of American troops during the run-up to last year's Iraq war. (Wolfowitz's brazen incitement to the Turkish army to defy the elected Turkish government showed what the American slogan for the democratization of the Middle East is about: a ruse to change inconvenient Muslim regimes.)

Greek greats by Taki

The American neocons, conmen extraordinaire, starting with Richard Perle and David Frum, have made sure their hour is over. All that bullshit about 'empire' and ‘benevolent global hegemony' and 'Pax Americana' turned out to be horse manure, except that manure can be useful. The neocons have proved to be useful only to the enemies of the West.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

The Dogma of Richard Perle by WILLIAM JAMES MARTIN

Perle may be just motivated by his Zionism which takes the form, in fact, of a Revisionist Zionism which views the UN as a potential threat to Israel's existence as a pure Jewish state because of UN Resolution 194 requiring the reparation of the Palestinian refugees expelled in 1948, and also because the UN is a potential constraint on the expansion of Israel to all of historical Palestine which is the goal of the Revisionists.

Embracing Saddam-Lite by Steve Weissman

Apparently a cousin of Ahmed Chalabi, whom America's neo-conservatives yearned to see in his place, Allawi has long been the other Manchurian candidate. His qualifications stretch back to the Clinton era, when on White House orders the CIA turned away from Chalabi's dream of a popular uprising against Saddam and threw their support to Allawi, who tried to provoke Saddam's generals into staging a palace coup. Neither scheme worked, except to build momentum in Washington for the current horror show.

Confessions of a Recovering Ivy League Neocon by Mark Siano

I was completely transformed, along with so many other conservatives, into a full-fledged neocon hawk. Sadly, emotions began to guide my thoughts about government thereafter . . . Pat Buchanan’s, "No End to War" seemed like a much more realistic assessment of the neoconservative vision

You Think the Jews Are Smart? by Jim Moore

Not a junior partner or an equal partner, mind you, but the senior partner, with all the perks that go with it: a big slice of the money pie, a major say in Middle East decisions, a recipient of US nuclear secrets and warware, the powerful mystique of a Judeo-Christian "brotherhood", and above all the unique position of having (1) an endless supply of financial aid from the US, and (2) the satisfaction of a Lilliputian telling Gulliver where to stick it.

Jews fear being blamed for Iraqi war

In an interview with CBS's "60 minutes" last Sunday with retired Marine General Anthony Zinni – who served briefly as Washington's special Middle East envoy in 2001 and 2002 and is now a fervent critic of the war in Iraq – the questioner, Steve Kroft, describes "a group of policymakers within the administration known as 'the neoconservatives' that saw the invasion of Iraq as a way to stabilize American interests in the region and strengthen the position of Israel."

Project for the New American Century

Under Michael Joyce, the Bradley Foundation made 15 grants during the years 1986-2001 totaling nearly $1.9 million to the New Citizenship Project Inc., the parent group of PNAC. (William Kristol serves as chairman of both organizations.) The foundation also is a significant funding source for the American Enterprise Institute, another neoconservative think tank.