Monday, January 31, 2005


But a tragic flaw may be brewing, and that is Iraq. The neoCons have conveniently forgotten the lessons of Viet Nam. Drunk with power and over-confidence, they may yet be facing an ultimate loss which will be politically wounding to the entire Bush administration. This is Rumsfeld’s nightmare and possibly Blair’s as well. There is nothing more blinding than absolute convictions which are not based on reality. As for the outcome of the Iraqi elections, the Americans won, but we knew that even before the elections were held.

As Green as a Neocon by Robert Bryce

Neocons and greens first hitched up in the fall, when they jointly backed a proposal put forward by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington-based think tank that tracks energy and security issues.

Despite the setbacks in Iraq, the green neocons believe they can convince Congress and the White House to adopt their program. May, the head of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, predicts that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be "open to arguments that we can increase and enhance national security for a reasonable price." Gaffney won't name names, but he too is confident, saying, "We continue to enjoy access to and friendships with people who are key policymakers."

Don't be fooled by occupation in democracy's clothing by Linda S. Heard

A paper entitled 'Rebuilding America's Defences' drawn up by the Project for a New American Century in 2000 and signed by several top members of the Bush administration suggests US troops need to establish a permanent foothold in the Gulf, while keeping a low profile.

Zionist Elite Prepares to Desert America, Part 1 by Joe Vialls

With 'Fortress Americas' now in tatters because of Russia's coalition with Brazil and Venezuela, Wall Street's neocons and other Zionist traitors will desperately try to avoid War Crimes Tribunals and the waiting hangman's noose, by fleeing aboard special jets to a little-known Australian island.

Letter to Congress on Increasing U.S. Ground Forces

In sum: We can afford the military we need. As a nation, we are spending a smaller percentage of our GDP on the military than at any time during the Cold War. We do not propose returning to a Cold War-size or shape force structure. We do insist that we act responsibly to create the military we need to fight the war on terror and fulfill our other responsibilities around the world.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

The Greatest Presidential Reflection Since Lincoln? by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

William Kristol informed a Fox News Channel audience that [Bush's inaugural address] was the best presidential speech "since Lincoln freed the slaves." Just what speech of Lincoln’s he was referring to remains a mystery.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Bush Inaugural Embraces Liberalism by Sam Francis

The neo-conservative influence on the inaugural address is obvious from its text. The president's unqualified endorsement of pop utopianism, the Wilsonian principle that 'it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world' is exactly what neo-cons have been peddling for decades.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Top Pentagon policymaker to step down

Retired general Tommy Franks, who commanded the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, memorably referred to Mr Feith in a pep talk with military planners as 'the dumbest ******* guy on the planet.'

Feith May Be Charged With Leaking Intelligence Good Riddance, Douglas Feith by Kurt Nimmo

In the past, both Perle and Feith have been accused of passing classified information to Israel, a crime punishable by a firing squad in some countries. Due to his treachery, Feith was forced to leave the National Security Council, but he was soon back in government, his crimes apparently forgiven, or at least overlooked. In August, Feith's name was linked to Lawrence Franklin, who served in the military attache's office in the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv in the late 1990s. Franklin is suspected of passing classified information about Iran to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee and Israel.

Neo-Con Douglas Feith to Leave Pentagon by Mark Mazzetti

Douglas J. Feith, the controversial policy advisor to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and a hawkish proponent of the war in Iraq, plans to return to the private sector this summer, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

War in the Graveyard of Empires by Martin Kelly

The neoconservatives have not learned that Persia is the graveyard of empires. In time, the Persians will overthrow their current masters when they can suffer them no longer, in the spirit of Patrick Henry. Only then will they be free. No conqueror or despot, from Alexander to Crassus to its own Shah, has ultimately endured in that country. There is no reason to believe Bush Augustus would be any different.

Neo-Con Torture Rhetoric Alarmingly Mirrors Nazi Counterparts

Conservatives, who love to call Liberals whiny, get whiny as hell when the Bush administration is compared to Nazi Germany, or to fascism in general. Guess what, though? The comparisons are beginning to come through more and more.

Iran approaches a flashpoint by Kam Zarrabi

The neo-con gang is quickly coming to the realization that their ambitious designs for the creation of a new American empire is neither good for the United States, nor tolerated by America's allies in the West, or the rising rival powers in the East.

Closing the Neocon Circle by Michael Hirsh

Why is Sharansky’s influence so deep? In part because he didn’t pop out of nowhere. Sharansky has been speaking out in neocon forums for years, stiffening the spines of his former allies from the Reagan era. Chief among them is Perle who, in an interview, identified Sharansky as one of his two “heroes,” together with his old mentor, Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson. Their relationship is decades old. Back in the 1970s, when the Israeli was still a Russian named Anatoly Sharansky, Perle was the notorious attack dog for Jackson, fighting for Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union by pushing through the famous 1974 Jackson-Vanik bill, the opening shot fired against Cold War détente.

Almost everything about neocons by STEPHEN J. SNIEGOSKI

Neocons deny their own existence, but in his column for January 9 Justin Raimondo nevertheless provides an excellent summary of their movement. However, Raimondo, doubtlessly desiring to fend off the career-killing charge of "anti-Semitism," himself denies the very essence of neoconservatism. For example, citing neocon Max Boot's statement that the neocons' critics maintain that "neocons are Jews who serve the interests of Israel," Raimondo objects that this connection of Jewish neocons to Israel's interests is "a proposition that precisely no one of any consequence holds." Interestingly put. I certainly am of no consequence, which is why it falls to me and others of my ill-respected ilk to point out that the connection between the predominant Jewishness of the neocons and their support of Israel is self-evident.

Does Bush Mean It? by Paul Craig Roberts

The neoconservatives are Jacobins. The neocons are the greatest threat America has ever faced, and they have the reins of power. Americans need to wake up to this fact and stop indulging their macho "kick their Muslim butts" fantasies and their "end times" Rapture fantasies.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Extra! Extra! Read Nil About It! by by Tom Engelhardt

I rarely find myself in the same camp with former CIA director and neocon wild man R. James ("World War IV") Woolsey, but recently in an interview in Esquire magazine, he was quoted as saying wistfully, "There are days when I really miss the Soviet Union." Well, present press coverage is almost enough to make this reader nostalgic for the good old days of Cold War reportage when at least connecting the geopolitical dots was thought to be an essential part of covering the world.

How much power do neoconservatives really have?

Which leaders in US history would be neoconservatives today?

Monday, January 24, 2005

A taste of the variety and breadth of neocon writing - NEOCONSERVATISM REVIEWED BY CLIVE DAVIS

Mr. Stelzer and his fellow-plotters have attracted no end of detractors in the United States, but you have to travel to Europe to see the venom flow. "Observe the German debate on neoconservatism," writes Jeffrey Gedmin, of Berlin's Aspen Institute, "and you might get the feeling that Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy theories have credence and that Aljazeera rantings sound reasonable."

Freedom's just another word for trigger-happy neo-conservatism

While he claimed that the US would not impose its values on those unwilling to accept them, he also promised not to waver from the policies which directed his first term in office. If force is needed, it will be used. If allies refuse to join coalitions of the willing they will be ignored and the US will remain unilateralist and alone. If anyone thought that a less focussed and more forgiving president would emerge from the inauguration, they will be disappointed.

This Plastic Moment by Justin Raimondo

The neoconservatives, back in the saddle, are unlikely to go along with a withdrawal: they have other plans for the Middle East that require an increased U.S. military presence. Iran, Syria, and even Saudi Arabia are in the War Party's sights, and they are encouraged and emboldened by the president's pledge to support "democratic" movements worldwide. Just as the last ideological empire that wanted to "liberate" the earth founded an international apparatus to export the Revolution, so America in the grip of a mad millennialism will follow suit – if the neocons have their way – planting the seeds of protracted conflict throughout the Middle East.

The Greatest Presidential Reflection Since Lincoln? by Thomas DiLorenzo

The neocons have spun into fits of Lincolnite hysteria over President Bush’s inaugural speech, in which he promised to rid the planet of tyranny. William Kristol informed a Fox News Channel audience that it was the best presidential speech "since Lincoln freed the slaves." Just what speech of Lincoln’s he was referring to remains a mystery. Then on National Review Online, Michael Novak declared that Bush’s speech was "without question the greatest presidential reflection since Lincoln about the meaning of liberty to the nature of the United States."

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Bush Has No Foreign Policy by John Brown

The muddled neoconservative ideas about spreading democracy in the Middle East from the barrel of a gun used by Bush and his advisers to justify the invasion ex post facto are an intellectual fig leaf that can't hide the administration's failure to find the weapons of mass destruction that supposedly were the reason to lead the nation into a senseless war in the first place.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Smiles for the family, a fiery warning for the world by Julian Borger

With this radical address, Mr Bush nailed his colours once and for all to the neoconservative mast, committing himself to an activist foreign policy. He went out of his way to reject the more traditional "realist" Republican philosophy associated with his father, which argues that democracy cannot be exported to regions like the Middle East and that US foreign policy should be guided by narrowly defined national self-interest.

Now, Be a Good Little Right-Winger by Paul Gottfried

My question then is why are neoconservatives allowed to patronize and receive patronage from the enemy but our side not allowed to make even occasionally the same arguments as conventional leftists. My point is neither to defend nor disagree with this overlap, if one exists. There are times when even I lean a bit more to the neocons than to the paleos. But there is reason to challenge the special obligation being placed on the battered Old Right to stay clean of those whom neocons often cultivate as friends. Did neoconservatives consult us before they and their liberal buds began pummeling our side as fascists and xenophobes? Are the neocons to be so privileged that they should dictate our behavior, even while defaming us and even while sharing favors denied to us with their fellow-leftists?

Make the most of Bush's second term

One of the main planks of the neoconservative agenda is the use of military force against unfriendly regimes. The tenor of Bush's second term has already been expressed in his recent bellicose statements on Iran. Notwithstanding the chaos in Iraq, Bush has said that military action against Iran is a possibility.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Mr. President: You didn't Tear Down the Wall - At least Tear down Pipes' Recess Nomination by Mohamed Khodr

Logic, reason, and rationality do not seem to permeate current administration policies. The genuine love and outpouring of sympathy worldwide after the outrageous terrorist attack by "Muslim" terrorists against our nation on 9/11 has been squandered by unelected neo-conservatives in and out of government who saw an opportunity to fulfill their objectives of world domination and completion of Israel's Zionist expansion from the Nile River in the west, the Litani River in the north, and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers in the east.

Our Troops Are Dying for Sycophants by Paul Craig Roberts

Facts, analysis, morality and common sense are totally against the neoconservative jihad against Islam. The neocons respond by ignoring facts, silencing analysts, and closing down debate. Delusion is astride power, and America will dearly pay.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Empire's War With Iran and the U. S. Constitution by Mark Dankof

Mark Dankof's oft-prophesied line that the United States would preemptively attack Iran after the American Presidential elections is one now shared by Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker, Philip Giraldi of The American Conservative, and possibly Guy Dinmore of The Financial Times.

The success of American-Israeli air attacks against hardened, dispersed Iranian nuclear power sites is questionable. The subsequent deployment of American troops in Iran even more dubious policy. But as Dankof notes, one thing is clear: the Bush, Neo-Con insistence on "regime change" in Iran by armed American/Israeli force will necessitate the reinstitution of the American Draft and the employment of another Executive Branch war without the Constitutional prerogatives of Article 1, Section 8.

Many will die, but the final death throng for the Old Republic at the hands of Empire and Sharon will be the most obvious, and tragic casualty.

Bush Finally Tells the Truth: Americans are Responsible for the Devastation of Iraq by Kurt Nimmo

Now that Porter Goss, Bush’s Boy Friday, is in control of the CIA, we can expect more such “reports” and reading of tea leaves. Increasingly, the non-threat of terrorism against average Americans—in other words, resistance to neocon-neolib globalism—will float to the surface of the corporate news cesspool, replete with vague warnings of gloom and doom that will never come to pass because the “terrorists” will not attack the United States, at least not attack the Land of the Formerly Free and Brave directly.

From Axis of Evil to Exit Door for Weasels by Ahmed Amr

It might still be useful to probe the ideological background of the neocon chicken hawks like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and Elliot Abrams. Virtually all the major actors who promoted this quagmire trace their roots to think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute - which is nothing more than a front organization for the Israeli lobby. One of the most intriguing aspects of this conflict is the intense coordination by neo-con insiders with their fellow travelers in the mass media – like Judith Miller and Charles Krauthammer - who played a vital role in marketing this conflict to a gullible audience.

Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel and the Bush Administration by Stephen Green

Since 9/11, a small group of “neoconservatives” in the administration have effectively gutted—they would say reformed—traditional American foreign and security policy. Features of the new Bush doctrine include the pre-emptive use of unilateral force, and the undermining of the United Nations and the principle instruments and institutions of international law...all in the cause of fighting terrorism and promoting homeland security.

Neocons turn their attention to Iran by Guy Dinmore

The Alliance says it is in partnership with the rightwing Hudson Institute. Alliance members are also inspired by Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute, an influential neoconservative policy group, who is a veteran campaigner for regime change.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Syria Back in the Crosshairs? by RON JACOBS

Not only is this demand the primary goal of a US-based organization composed almost completely of members of the US neoconservative cabal-the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon (USCFL)-it is supported by the governments of France and the United States. In addition, its Lebanese supporters include the Christian Phalangist movement, which is a pro-Israel right-wing movement that has often done Israel's dirty work on Lebanese territory.

Fiction-Based Reality by Tom Engelhardt

According to an anonymous counterinsurgency expert Dinmore evidently interviewed, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has a "brutally accurate" picture of the deteriorating situation in Iraq and "its potential dangers." But, writes Dinmore, "a member of an influential neoconservative policy group said that such warnings ‘stop well short of the president.'" Well, actually, not completely short, for Dinmore then offers the following:

Monday, January 17, 2005

Gauging the Worth of US Troops in Neocon Eyes by Kim Petersen

In the lead up to Christmas 2004, US Defense [sic] Secretary Donald Rumsfeld courageously stood before some of the troops in Kuwait to field questions. National Guard Spc. Thomas Wilson had the temerity to ask, “Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles?”

Iraqi resistance and public awareness of neocon designs for empire will bring the occupation to an end - not the anti-war movement by Kamil Mahdi

If the occupation is to end, this is going to be the result of political and armed Iraqi resistance combined with a reawakening of the U.S. and international public to the threat posed by the neo-conservatives' imperial project.

Two Thousand Military Draft Boards Perched in 'Standby Mode'

System awaits neocon 'go' order . . . According to the Selective Service System, approximately 2,000 military draft boards are geared-up throughout the nation, ready to decide which young men in each community will be sent to die for Israel.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

The Neo-Conservative Subversion by Sam Francis, Ph.D

The conservatism of the neo-conservatives therefore was largely what can be described as a positional one --- not a conservatism founded on adherence to serious philosophical, religious, or ethical principles but one that simply adopted a position somewhat farther to the right and simply “more conservative than” that of the liberalism from which they were defecting.

NeoConservatism and Appeasement by Martin Kelly

The Internet age has broken down the ability of governments and persons to control the supply of information forever. The one piece of information about the neoconservatives which every citizen everywhere should know is the existence of a 1996 policy document called ‘A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm’.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Neo-Conservatives At Sea by Jim Lobe

Jubilant over President George W. Bush's re-election victory just two months ago, neo-conservatives who played a leading role in shaping the radical trajectory of U.S. foreign policy after the Sep. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks appear increasingly divided on key issues and uncertain of their position in Bush's second term.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Mark Dankof Recommends the Latest from Michael Collins Piper

BATR Correspondents
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I know that many of you are familiar with my review of a dated version of Michael Collins Piper's book, Final Judgment, which provides serious information implicating the Israel Mossad and David Ben Gurion in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is noteworthy that Israeli dissident and Dimona informant Mordechai Vanunu has made the same charge in recent times.

Mr. Piper was gracious enough to provide me today with a gratis, signed 6th edition of Final Judgment (American Free Press). The initial edition of the book in January of 1994 contained 335 pages. This 6th edition contains 663 pages and is well worth the time of any serious student of the JFK assassination. The information it contains will dovetail nicely with Mr. Piper's newest book, The High Priests of War, which details the Neo-Conservative infiltration of American political and intelligence institutions.

I receive not one dime for making the recommendation to each of you to obtain these volumes. You may do so, if interested, at:

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FBI Stings Seen as Part of Policy ‘War’ by Edwin Black

One key insider explained the war this way: “It is two diametrically opposed ways of thinking. The neocons have an interventionist mindset willing to ally with anyone to defeat world terrorism, and they see the intelligence community as too passive. The intelligence community sees the neocons as wild men willing to champion any foreign source — no matter how specious — if it suits their ideology.”

Zoellick plies a new trade by Tom Barry

"At first glance, Zoellick could be mistaken for an ideologue, as an evangelist for free trade and a member of the neo-conservative vanguard. But when his political trajectory is more closely observed, Zoellick is better understood as a 'can-do' member of the Republican foreign-policy elite - a diplomat who always keeps his eye on the prize, namely the interests of Corporate America and US global hegemony."

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Slamming the Door on Pentagon Neo-Cons by MARTIN SCHRAM

"Quietly but decisively, President Bush's top White House national-security and budget officials took a major step forward in the name of America's homeland security. They did it by just saying no to the Pentagon neo-cons who - with costs of the un-won Iraq peace still soaring - had recommended a step backward in funding the program to secure Russia's nuclear-weapons materials that remain vulnerable to terrorists. "

Touch It and Die by Mark Perry

At a private dinner in the Washington home of a prominent policymaker, a gathering of former and current Middle East analysts reviewed the administration’s views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and concluded that very little progress would be made during the years ahead. Surprisingly, the reasons given for this prediction had less to do with the influence of the administration’s pro-Israel neo-conservatives, or the succession of a new Palestinian leadership, than it did with the “thin calculus of constituent politics” that motivates the White House.

What Would Strauss Do? by Michael C. Desch

Political theorist Paul Gottfried suggests that there is no difference between intellectual Straussianism and neoconservatism, a view Norton sometimes seems to echo. She focuses on Francis Fukuyama, author of the most influential political Straussian tract The End of History, who has also long been identified with neoconservatism. But this view that Straussianism inevitably leads to neoconservatism cannot explain Fukuyama’s recent break with the neoconservative consensus on the Iraq War and Bush’s foreign policy generally.

Street-wise Washington backs off by Ashraf Fahim

The US neo-conservatives had built their campaign for instantaneous democratization on two erroneous assumptions: that the nationalist, anti-US policies of such states as Ba'athist Iraq, Syria and Iran defied the popular will; and that regional violence is the product of tyranny and failed societies more than unpopular US policies. Bush has swallowed the second assumption whole. "The root causes of terror and hatred ... is frustration caused by tyranny," he said last Friday.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Soros group raises stakes in battle with US neo-cons by James Harding

The intention is to provide the left with organisations in Washington that can match the heft of the rightwing think-tanks such as Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. At a state level, the aim is to build what one person called a “deeper progressive bench”.

Heading for the Exits by Justin Raimondo

But these same pundits and self-important "bloggers" have touted Pipes and his works continuously, defending his oxymoronic appointment to the government-funded U.S. Institute of Peace, quoted him, and held him up as an "expert" on matters Islamic. Yet now Madame Malkin and her neocon confreres are running away from him as fast as they can. How fickle – and typical.

Dear Ken: About That Cakewalk... -by Paul Craig Roberts

The question is: are Americans smart enough to realize this? Our government is not smart enough. The occupant of the Oval Office is drowning in hubris and delusion. The neoconservatives are still in charge of the Bush administration, and they are still talking fantasies about taking out Iran and Syria and imposing our will on the Middle East. This is extraordinary delusion when we have conclusively demonstrated that we cannot even impose our will on Fallujah, not even after leveling the city to the ground. We cannot even impose our will on the road from Baghdad to the airport.

A Bush-Neocon Parting of the Ways? by Pat Buchanan

The neoconservative hour may be coming to an end in the Bush era. Reason: The cakewalk war they plotted long before 9/11, on which their dreams of Middle East empire and reputations hang, has gone awry.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The NeoCon Agenda and Tsunami Relief

Moreover, the military build-up in Indonesia fits right into the NeoCons’ plans for its "War on Terror." In November 2001, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz stated in the Far Eastern Economic Review that, "Going after al-Qaeda in Indonesia is not something that should wait until after al-Qaeda has been uprooted from Afghanistan." Now the Bush regime can assist in the rebuilding of Indonesia and fight terrorism at the same time. What a "lucky" break for the NeoCons!

Prewar planning failures highlighted by Jim Lobe

The latest report does not specifically address either the "war on terrorism" or the situation in Iraq, but its conclusions are certain to fuel the ongoing controversy over whether Pentagon civilians led by Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and Under Secretary for Policy Douglas Feith in effect "lost" the Iraq war by ignoring warnings from the State Department, the intelligence community and the uniformed military that stabilizing the country would require many more troops than they wished to deploy.

Monday, January 10, 2005


Paleos tend to throw out a lot of socialist terms when describing neoconservatism (Trotskyiest, Stalinist, Menshevism, Jacobin, Fascist, etc.) which only confuses. Obviously when we deal with neoconservatism, what we are dealing with is a whole new ideology rather than a variation or even an evolution of an old one. Yet it is still part of the same old tar pit of European socialism that is alien to the American way, yet it is still so manipulative of the American populace as its forebears once were and still are.

Meet the Press: Transcript for Jan. 9

MR. HUNT: You also see, Tim, I think there is the beginnings of a huge battle within the conservative movement on the GOP side. I mean, I there are--I hear more anti-neocon sentiments coming from conservative Republicans these days, and I think that there is a lot of--you know, what did you get us into? You know, who did this to us, even as we're approaching elections three weeks from now.

ElBaradei Beats Bolton by Gordon Prather

Bolton has been demanding, publicly and privately, that ElBaradei be replaced. Well, that's not going to happen. But stay tuned. Maybe Bolton will be replaced … so as to be eligible for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Extreme Jewish supremacist Robert Zoellick appointed to high post by David Duke

Ultra Jewish Supremacist-Neocon Robert Zoellick, the curent U.S. Trade Representative, has now been appointed to Deputy Secretary of State.

Bush White House: 5th Column Operatives Move Up Ladder

Mr. Zoellick is also one of the original "regime changers" on Iraq. He was working to make the case for an American invasion of Iraq as early as 1997 - nearly four years before the Sept. 11 attacks and three years before President Bush took office. As a member of the neoconservative policy group called Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, he urged then-President Clinton to invade Iraq back in January 1998.

New world disorder by GERALD WARNER

This reality is gaining currency. The American conservatives - and not just of the ‘neo’ variety - have the United Nations in their sights. It is even rumoured that the G8 nations, when they gather at Gleneagles Hotel this summer, intend to cut the UN down to size, perhaps even to emasculate it completely. That would be a welcome development. The UN is a gross excrescence.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Neoconservatives intend to rule world by force - ALLAN NIXON

Apart from Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, neocon personalities are often seen on TV selling their wares. These include James Woolsey (briefly CIA director during the Clinton administration), Newt Gingrich (former House Speaker) and assorted representatives from think tanks allied with the neocon spin like the Center for Security Policy, American Enterprise Institute, Freedom House, Manhattan Institute, Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institute.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism by Alan C. Edwards

They devised what they called Critical Theory which was simply to apply as much destructive criticism to all aspects of society and to create as many groups of oppressors and victims as possible.

Another principle they put into practice was called "Polymorphous Perversity" where everything society considered good, moral, decent, noble, honorable, uplifting, beautiful and in good taste was to be turned upside down and deemed to be oppressive and a drive made to "liberate" society from these oppressions.

Gonzales and the Torture Cult by Justin Raimondo

In his extensive remarks on the Abu Ghraib abuses, David Frum, former presidential speechwriter and noted enforcer of neoconservative orthodoxy, nowhere mentioned the necessity of investigating how high up these disgusting practices were sanctioned – although he does believe that "nothing says 'sorry' quite like a thick brick of cash." Pay them off, shut them up, and "I wouldn't worry overmuch whether those who were abused were 'innocent' or 'guilty.'"

Deputy should soothe Europe

Robert Zoellick, the US trade chief, is expected to be confirmed as deputy to Condoleezza Rice, the new Secretary of State, this month. The decision to install an old-school “realist” will be a bitter disappointment to the neoconservatives, whose influence dominated Mr Bush’s first term. But Mr Bush and Ms Rice overlooked John Bolton, the uncompromising Assistant Secretary of State, who was the lone “neocon ” in Colin Powell’s State Department.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

On Bears and Vipers by Martin Kelly

The backing given by neoconservatives and other western interests to the campaign of the improbably poisoned Victor Yushchenko is at least as great as that given by Vladimir Putin to Victor Yanukovych. If he does it, it’s bad – so why is it good when we do it?

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

American Gothic by Tom Engelhardt

As with extraordinary rendition in the Clinton era, or neocon plans laid out in the 1990s to take down Saddam Hussein, or the establishment of a national security state in the early years of the Cold War, or (as former Latin American prisoners from the 1960s to the 1980s can attest) torture methods employed or taught by CIA or U.S. military interrogators, much of what's happened since September 11, 2001 has a good deal of history behind it.

The Enemy of Their Enemy by Anthony Gancarski

An Enemy Watch article on FrontPage . . .

Are We Safer Now? by Justin Raimondo

"We are supposed to take comfort in the grand proclamations of war-crazed neocons like Max Boot, who hail the triumphant procession of democratic success from Iraq to Ukraine (and, they hope, Iran). Somehow, I'm not consoled. Is the Golden Gate Bridge or Chicago's Sears Tower worth an election in Iraq where the government can't even announce the names of the candidates for 'security reasons'? No one should have the right to authorize such a transaction. Yet that is precisely what our government has done."

War Prospects for 2005: Give them a country, they want the world by Brian Doherty

In their Dec. 20, 2004, issue neocon strongman William Kristol himself calls for a smackdown on Syria, including aerial bombing and city-occupying. This comes on the heels of Nicholas Eberstadt's call for war on North Korea as a live option in Bush's second term in the magazine's November 29 issue. And, of course, Iran is still out there, and as a Nov. 28 report on the Standard's Web site reported, still needs to be dissuaded of its nuke ambitions by main force.

Bush Rhetoric vs. Reality by Patrick J. Buchanan

Then, there is the neoconservative drive to expand NATO to the Ukraine of the Orange Revolution. But if Putin was offended by NATO's expansion into the Baltic republics, to bring in Ukraine, tied to Russia by history, faith and geography, would be to humiliate and enrage Moscow. And for what? Can anyone believe that if eastern Ukraine broke free of Kiev and asked for support, and the Kremlin responded, we would go to war?

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Will Administration Cover Up A Major Israeli Spy Scandal? by Sam Francis

But, also according to the Forward account, Mr. Franklin, as part of the FBI's sting operation,

"was involved in initiating contact with some neoconservative defense experts, several of them Jewish, who supported Ahmad Chalabi, president of the Iraqi National Congress. Chalabi had deep ties to Bush administration officials." [See here or here]

Monday, January 03, 2005

How the neocons hijacked the “war on terror”

The following information contains many links to these neocons who played a significant role in taking the U.S. to war without considering the history of the region as well as the consequences of the war due to poor planning for post war security and the lack of an exit strategy.

Fifth Columnists by Taki

Neocons work closely with AIPAC and the Israeli embassy. As Philip Giraldi wrote in this magazine, "Principal neocons have been accused of illegally providing classified information to Israel. None was ever prosecuted." Last I heard AIPAC was busy accusing the FBI and the CIA of pursuing a vendetta against Israel and the Pentagon, while neocon Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute alleges that the Franklin affair was motivated by anti-Semitism.

Is 'Americanism' a religion? by Spengler

Islamists and neo-conservatives concur in calling "Americanism" a religion, the "worst-ever theology" in the view of the former, but according to the latter, "the beliefs that make Americans positive that their nation is superior to all others - morally superior, closer to God". The quotations come respectively from Abid Ullah Jan at the Tanzeem-e-Islami website, and from Professor David Gelernter in the January 2005 Commentary magazine.

Who can blame the Chavez for diverting oil exports away from the USA? by Bob Chapman

A good example of Bush-neocon foreign policy is the attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez Frias and assassinate him. Now, because of Bush and the neocons, Venezuela has offered the Chinese government almost unlimited access to Venezuela’s massive oil and gas reserves.

A response to Stan Goff's Debating a NeoCon by Don Hammerquist

Neocon politics gained momentum as an activist ruling class approach to power, challenging the laissez faire reliance on market economics. The neocons see the vulnerabilities in global capital. Old problems foretold in the Grundrisse are creating new centrifugal social forces. Capital must either expand or decline, and it can only expand, according to the neocons and to some other ruling class ideologues, through the active and efficient exercise of power.

Sunday, January 02, 2005


That the Revisionist-Zionist extremist Daniel Pipes has fond visions of rounding up Muslim Americans and putting them in concentration camps isn't a big surprise. That a mainstream American newspaper would publish this David-Dukeian evil is. Of course, this is also a man that President Bush appointed to a temporary vacancy at the United States Institute of Peace, after the Senate understandably balked at a regular appointment for him.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

The Empire in the Year 2005 by James Petras

Elite conflicts within the US will intensify on an unprecedented scale. The "new militarists" (liberal Democrats, neo-Conservatives and Zionists) will confront the Bush/Rumsfeld "weakness" in the Middle East. The professional military and security forces (FBI) will challenge Zionist/Neo-Conservative control o9f Pentagon policy. Arrests and trials of leaders of the major Israeli lobby, AIPEC, accused of spying for Israel will take place and may provoke divisions among the major Jewish organizations. Equally important, there will be heightened conflict between the Neo-Conservative ideologues in the Pentagon and major US multinationals and bankers over China policy in 2005.