Wednesday, April 27, 2005

In Defense of Marla Ruzicka by Justin Raimondo

That a woman like Schlussel has any voice, any forum, in which to broadcast her hate is scary in and of itself: that she does it in the name of "conservatism" ought to frighten the heck out of real conservatives, who hardly have an interest in associating themselves with someone so obviously crazed with bloodlust. David Horowitz, however, and the few neocon outlets that posted her putrid piece – like "Political USA" and "The American Thinker" (what a laugh-riot of a title that is!) – revel in slander, the more outrageous the better.

Horowitz's Gang Smears the Dead by Joshua Frank

The Horowitz crew has no pity, let alone integrity. So we shouldn't be surprised at Schlussel's rant – that's how the befuddled minds of the fanatical right work: you are either with us or against us. And if you are against us, you may as well die.

So I think it's about time we all said "no" to the iniquity of David Horowitz and the ghouls who write for

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Israel Guns for Iran by Jude Wanniski

The great danger in this neocon game plan is that when the members refuse to alter the NPT at its meeting in New York in May – as they surely will – the argument will be made that the US can no longer support the NPT and will abandon it as a mechanism for preventing non-proliferation.

Delay on Bolton Vote Marks Defeat for Hawks by Jim Lobe

With neoconservatives and the Christian Right already in some disarray due to splits in their respective ranks over the administration's support for Israel's disengagement plan and its opposition to the expansion of Jewish settlements on the West Bank, the hawks who led the drive to war in Iraq have not been able to gain real traction on any of their pet issues since the new term began, despite Powell's departure.

The Neocon Revolution and American Militarism by Andrew J. Bacevich

In our own time -- and especially since the ascendancy of George W. Bush to the presidency -- "neoconservative" has become a term of opprobrium, frequently accompanied by ad hominem attacks and charges of arrogance and hubris. But the heat generated by the term also stands as a backhanded tribute, an acknowledgment that the neoconservative impact has been substantial. It is today too soon to offer a comprehensive assessment of that impact. The discussion of neoconservatism offered here has a more modest objective, namely, to suggest that one aspect of the neoconservative legacy has been to foster the intellectual climate necessary for the emergence of the new American militarism.

Wolfowitz on Top of the World by MICHAEL FLYNN

The controversial decision to nominate Paul Wolfowitz, widely regarded as one of the key proponents for the war in Iraq, to head the World Bank has placed the spotlight on the inner workings of the second Bush administration. Are the neoconservatives on the wane, now that the man purported to be their main standard bearer in the administration is being moved out? Do the departures of Wolfowitz and other ideologues like Douglas Feith augur a return to a more traditional conservative foreign policy? Or will Condoleezza Rice and the other Vulcans continue the aggressive interventionist agenda pushed by the neocons?

Friday, April 22, 2005

Shaking Up Israel's Spy Nest by Justin Raimondo

In a case of incredibly bad timing, neoconservative columnist and author Joel Mowbray recently came out with a piece claiming that "stories on Larry Franklin, dual loyalties, and espionage for Israel look more far-fetched with each passing day." According to Mowbray, the spy scandal that has enveloped AIPAC since last fall is all part of a conspiracy by the Washington Post, which "deluged" readers with tall tales of Israeli spies under the floorboards of the Pentagon. Mowbray strongly implies the Post's prominent coverage of the events surrounding the FBI's two raids on AIPAC's Washington office was all pretty much due to an ill-concealed anti-Semitism: after all,

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Prominent neocon critical of EU's Turkey policy

Richard Perle, one of the most prominent neocons in Washington known for his support of the administration of US President George W. Bush, described the ongoing public debate in France concerning Turkey’s eventual accession to the European Union as 'an indication of inability in Europe and France.'

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Trinity of Mammon and Zionism: Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson, and . . . Al Goldstein by Mark Dankof

Mark Dankof reminds BATR and Neo-Con Watch readers of what every true Christian and paleo-conservative knows: that Screw Magazine's Al Goldstein is a more principled individual than Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson, Tom DeLay, or . . . George W. Bush. The commentary is based on the latest Ralph Reed sleaze to emanate from page one of the New York Times on April 18th.

Favoring a Flat Tax Proposal

Paul Weyrich argues for a flat tax. He thinks it would be more fair, and would somehow translate into a tax cut. I doubt it.

He gives us President Reagan as an example of a tax cutter who blessed our economy, and thus private charities. But where's the honesty here?

The cost of government went through the ceiling in the Reagan years. His tax cuts were only cuts in the planned rate of increase under Carter; and this, after all, is something Reagan admitted. So let's give him credit for that.

But worse than this, his administration gave us the largest hidden tax hike in history (to that point) via an astronomical expansion of the national debt. No one, absolutely no one in history had come close to what Reagan did in this regard.

It was Keynesian economics at its worst. Remembering, if you will, that John Maynard Keynes was a Fabian socialist who promised to kill Capitalism by way of euthanasia.

So what do we have then? Is it a bit of an exercise in party over principle?

Edmund Burke noted that party men "may criticize freely upon the Chinese constitution, and observe with as much severity as you please upon the absurd tricks, or destructive bigotry of the bonzees. But the scene is changed as you come homeward, and atheism or treason may be the names given in Britain, to what would be reason and truth if asserted in China."

You see, it is taboo to criticise a man like Reagan for the very economic program we would scream "Socialist!" over if he had been a Democrat.

Reagan did do a few good things, and I liked the man. But to suppose he cut taxes is too indulge in a terrific canard. Mr Weyrich, who really isn't a blind party man, from what I've observed here and there, could have done better than holding up President Ronald Reagan as the beau ideal of fiscal conservatism.

Thomas Jefferson, who sold off federal lands to eliminate the Revolutionary War debt, would have been better.
Favoring a Flat Tax Proposal

Monday, April 18, 2005

Neocon 101

Some basic questions answered. What do neoconservatives believe?

"Neocons" believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. Some even speak of the need to cultivate a US empire. Neoconservatives believe modern threats facing the US can no longer be reliably contained and therefore must be prevented, sometimes through preemptive military action.

Zionist Fox Guards American Henhouse Protection Racket by Henry Makow PhD

There is a drumbeat in the media to convince Americans they are victims of Muslim fanatics. This propaganda campaign is carried out by Neo Cons (a.k.a. Zionists.) In an otherwise disappointing new book, "The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America," Michael Collins Piper writes:

"In the build-up to the Iraq war, Zionist propagandists and the media increasingly began touting the message to Americans that "the whole world is against us"... and the Israelis are our only real solid dependable ally ...The theme that anti Americanism had run rampant was instilled in Americans for the very purpose of making them "anti" everyone who refused to support the...Iraq war...and the more broad ranging Zionist agenda."

Friday, April 15, 2005

President and Congress in Defiance of the Law?

George Putnam notes:

"It is this reporter's opinion that it may take another 9/11 to shock America into action. As Time magazine has reported, "Three million illegals are coming into the U.S. this year with borders more porous as thousands enter the country daily." And illegal immigration into the U.S. has accelerated since President Bush proposed his ill-fated temporary worker program.

"Question: Have the president, senators and Congress people - who took an oath to uphold the sovereignty of the U.S. - read the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 8, USC?

"It states: 'Any person who encourages or induces an alien to reside knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such resident is in violation of law, shall be punished as provided - for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs to be fined under Title 18 - imprisoned not more than five years or both. A person (including a group of persons, business organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he or she assists an alien, he or she should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment. Or encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way.'"

Well, what do you think? Are the President and Congress in defiance of the law, and if so, shouldn't they be held accountable?

Continue reading:

Jews Stand Behind Tom Delay's Inside Cover Story reports:

"He may be under attack by a phalanx of left-wing groups, mostly financed by billionaire George Soros, but House Minority Leader is backed to the hilt by Soros' fellow Jews.

"And they have good reasons for backing the embattled Republican.

"DeLay is one of Israel's most stalwart supporters in Congress.

"'DeLay is arguably the best friend Israel has in Congress,' Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, which adamantly opposes the creation of a Palestinian state told the Jewish weekly Forward. 'He's not simply a guy who you go for help. He gets other guys to help. A guy like DeLay will call you [to ask] what can he do.'

"Added Republican activist Jeff Ballabon, head of the conservative Center for Jewish Values, "DeLay's concern for Jewish survival and his active friendship for Israel are deep and personal," Ballabon told the Forward. "They existed long before the Oslo terror war and long before Jewish organizations or fundraisers ever discovered him. Those in the Jewish community who have come to appreciate the depth and magnitude of his friendship ought to stand with him now."

Well, that's one point for Delay, perhaps, but what I couldn't stomach about this report was this: "According to Lessner, Soros, 'frustrated in his inability to defeat President Bush, has conspired with the DNC and the House Dems to defeat the Bush agenda by destroying Tom DeLay. These conspirators believe that they can 'Newter' Tom DeLay the way they did Newt Gingrich in the late 1990s, thereby stopping the progress of a conservative Bush agenda and setting up the Democrats to retake control of Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008.'"

Just how 'conservative' is the Bush Administration's record run-up in the size and cost and scope of government; and just how 'conservative' was Newt - Third Way - Gingrich? His futuristic Contract With America was all rhetoric and no substance. With very few exceptions, that contract took us farther away, not closer to the limited government, and republican model of our Founding Fathers. Read through my Third Way Series, which you can tap into by first reading "Contract With America - The Betrayal Begins", and then following the links, to get a taste for what I mean.

The Criminal Presidency by Dan Olson

Through all these scandals, neoconservatives and other Bush backers have rarely even found it necessary to deny the factual bases of these accusations. It has been sufficient to merely dismiss the relevance of these crimes -- the prevailing opinion seems to be that the president may now eschew legality whenever he sees fit without legal or political consequences.

Cashing in on the Bush Doctrine by Justin Raimondo

"Say You Want a Revolution," is the title of a piece by neoconservative Michael "Faster Please" Ledeen, a tireless advocate of the U.S. waging endless wars of "liberation," and Peter Ackerman, chairman of the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). Its theme: more U.S. tax dollars to fund "revolutionaries" in a new model of "regime change" – as in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. According to these two, Iran, Lebanon, and Syria are next.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Korrin Grigg of Mothers Against the Draft for Lew Rockwell

Korrin Grigg of Mothers Against the Draft pens a must-read missal for Lew Rockwell today. Paleo-cons and honest libertarians need to get behind Mothers Against the Draft and leaders Janine Hansen and Debbie Hopper--while there is still time.

Liberty Letters: 'STOP CAFTA' Action Alert

"Since a vote on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is likely in May, has issued the following call to action to STOP CAFTA!

'It will get done,' said House leader Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) in reference to his plans for a CAFTA vote in May.

On April 6 House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Thomas said his panel would complete hearings on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) this month, with plans to bring it to a House vote in May.

Meanwhile the Bush administration has been busy buying CAFTA votes from the textile and sugar regions of the nation, telling Hispanic business leaders that they can play a pivotal role in putting CAFTA over the top, and trying to gain Democrat votes by publicizing new vows by the CAFTA nations to strengthen their labor laws and regulations.

However, the outcome is still very much in doubt. As of now, the administration does not have the 218 votes in the House necessary for approval of CAFTA.

We can win this one!

Please help STOP CAFTA by

* Sending copies of the excellent new reprint, CAFTA: Exporting American Jobs & Industry (read reprint; buy reprint) along with an appropriate cover letter to business leaders and other opinion molders in your area.
* Sending online letters opposing CAFTA to your representative and senators.
* Displaying public opposition to CAFTA through letters to the editor, calls to talk shows, billboards, etc.

Visit for other resources and news updates."

For live links to much of the above, hit this link, and then take action: Liberty Letters: 'STOP CAFTA' Action Alert

The neocon revolution is continuing apace by Martin Jacques

Last November’s presidential election it was clear that the neocon revolution had wide popular support and serious electoral roots, that it was establishing a new kind of domestic political hegemony. In fact, the right has been setting the political agenda in the US for at least 30 years and that is now true with a vengeance. All the indications suggest that the revolution is continuing apace.

How Wolfowitz and the Neo-Cons Sabotaged First 'Oasis Plan' by Dean Andromidas

Wolfowitz, like Wohlstetter and his cronies at Rand, knew that Israel did not need nuclear desalination plants for acquiring weapons-grade plutonium, because they knew that the Dimona research reactor is a derivative of the French G-1 reactor, which was designed for the sole purpose of producing weapons-grade plutonium. Israel had fooled no one.

Sharon Tries to Pawn Off Fake Photos of Iran's Nukes by Kurt Nimmo

So here we have Sharon and his mass murder advisor presenting Bush the Dumber with photos, obviously contrived since nobody can find nukes in Iran except the Israelis and their Neocon buddies, who are, just like the Likudites, demonstrated and practiced liars and deceivers, well tutored in making up fake "intelligence," as the Neocon lie factory, the Office of Special Plans, did in the lead up to mass murdering around 100,000 innocent Iraqis.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Neoconservatism and Its Discontents by Ilya Shapiro

Neocons saw the failure of the Great Society as an opportunity to start pulling the levers of the state in a different direction instead of advocating their disassembly. It is thus no coincidence that the first public face of President Bush's "compassionate conservatism" was John DiIulio, the lifelong Democrat and Wilson disciple chosen to inaugurate the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives.

On to Iran? by Carlton Meyer

Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has decades of experience in Washington DC and hundreds of high-level contacts. He said last January that, "We've been taken over by a cult" of eight or nine neocons who are now in political positions to expand the war to Iran over strong objections from allies, career diplomats, the US Congress, and American Generals. Keep in mind that Iran has three times the population of Iraq, a somewhat popular central government, and a military not decimated like Iraq's by a 1991 war followed by an arms embargo.

Ok, Let's Have It From the Beginning: What Are Israel and Iran Getting Us Into? by Mark Dankof

Pastor Mark Dankof tells the previously untold story about the role of The Iron Eagle, General Curtis LeMay, in saving his father's military career light years ago. LeMay's insistence on being leveled with, mirrored the same methodology Colonel Karl Dankof employed with his two sons as a father.

And now it is Mark Dankof who suggests that the same level of truthfulness be required of Mr. Bush, the Neo-Cons, the Israeli lobby, the War Wing of the Christian Right, and the Iranian expatriate groups, regarding the winds of wider war blowing over the Middle East, the American homeland, and the entire planet.

The Dankof article contains great links to other relevant articles on the subject, including Kam Zarrabi's piece for Payvand's Iran News on Jerome Corsi and his Atomic Iran agenda, as well as several pictures of Pastor Dankof's recent golf excursion with his 85 year old father in San Antonio.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Armageddon Man by Tom Barry

Bolton shares much with the closely knit neoconservative political camp: their red-meat anticommunism, their obsession with China, their support of right-wing Zionism in Israel, and their glorification of U.S. power as the main force for good and against evil in our world. Bolton has also forged close links with neoconservatives while a scholar at the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Although sharing most of the neoconservative ideology, Bolton is not himself a true-blue neocon.

The Kickoff of the Mordechai Vanunu Trial in Israel from The International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu

The International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu - Out of Prison, Not Free Yet
Actions marking one year since Vanunu's release from prison - April 18-22

April 21 will mark one year since Mordechai Vanunu was released from
Ashkelon Prison, after spending 18 years behind bars. But Mordechai Vanunu
is not yet free: by means of British Mandate Emergency Regulations from
1945, the Israeli government continues to keep him hostage in Israel, and to
severely violate his human rights. Moreover, Vanunu is being charged with
violating the restrictions by committing the crime of... giving interviews
to the world media. His trial is scheduled to begin on April 12*.

Vanunu's supporters, anti-nuclear, peace and human right activists, from
Israel and abroad, will gather in Israel from April 18-22, to protest the
continued persecution of the nuclear whistleblower. We will call for
Vanunu's full freedom and for abolishing nuclear weapons, in Israel and in
the entire Middle East. We will call on Israel to open its nuclear
installations to international inspection and monitoring and to cease its
persecution of the only individual who has exposed secret nuclear weapons in
the Middle East. We will call on the international community to perform its
duty, and to protect the peoples of Israel and of the region from a
dangerous nuclear program that is kept secret from the world.

* On April 12, 2:30 p.m., Vanunu's supporters will gather at the
Magistrates' Court in Jerusalem (Russian Compound - Migrash Harussim) to
protest his trial.


This is the preliminary schedule . We may have to change plans due to
breaking news. More details will be sent out closer to the date.
April 18th - East Jerusalem
7:30 p.m. - Program with speakers

April 19th - West Jerusalem
10 a.m. - Vigil near the Knesset
11 a.m. - The Knesset Committee on Law, Constitution and Justice will
discuss Mordechai Vanunu's restrictions
3 p.m. - Press conference
8 p.m. - Candlelight vigil in West Jerusalem

April 20th - East Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
9:30 a.m. - Vigil at Ministry of Justice, E. Jerusalem
3 p.m. - Vigil at the Ministry of Defense, Tel Aviv

April 21st - Dimona
11 a.m. Demonstration at Dimona
(Solidarity vigils at Israeli embassies will take place in several locations
around the world)

April 22 - to be announced.

Nonviolence Guidelines:
1. We will not harm anyone and will not retaliate in reaction to violence
(including verbal abuse.)
2. We will treat every person with respect.
3. During a vigil or demonstration, we will remain calm and not make
threatening motions.
4. We will not carry weapons.

Join us in calling for freedom for Mordechai Vanunu and for the abolition of
nuclear weapons!

Help prepare these activities. Volunteers needed for:
- Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew translation (written)
- Performers of all kinds to perform at the Dimona demonstration; sound
- Organizers/experienced activists
- Donations to cover expenses

Rayna Moss, 050-7368236,
Updates, information, background:,

The Real Threat From John Bolton by Jude Wanniski

The real intent of the neocons who cooked up the war in Iraq is to smoke another one past you and the Foreign Relations Committee and ultimately against the president. They will surely propose an amendment "strengthening" the treaty that will remove the "inalienable right" of NPT members to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes (under perpetual monitoring). North Korea was quite prepared to do this several years ago, until it observed Iraq – a fellow "rogue state" according to the president – in full compliance with the NPT and getting bombed and occupied anyway.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Bahman Nassiri's "The Golden Veil": The Movie

The fascinating mystery and peripatetic character of the life of Bahman Nassiri of Persia--presently an expatriate in California--is chronicled in the upcoming movie, The Golden Veil. We are reminded that, "In love, death is only a pause."

Look to The Golden Veil for a moving account of the meaning of the past, present, and future--of a single life, the life of the Nassiri clan, and the history of an enigmatic nation at the crossroad of a pivotal time in the timeline of history.

Neo-conservative - moi?

There is a third-way traditional conservatism that rejects both the Old Right paleo-cons and the former liberal neo-cons. It's called the New Right and it has existed for roughly forty years.

So am I a New Rightist? The fusion of libertarianism with traditionalism that such a label encompasses seems tailor made for me. The New Right used to be very anti-Communist too, but these days, anti-Commie fever has been replaced by a staunch anti-terrorist position (as opposed to a sycophantic position, which contemporary liberals are excelling in).

Neocons concentrate on promoting US-Iran war by Andrew I. Killgore

The ultimate neocon goal is a U.S. war with Iran over the nuclear issue. That would serve to postpone indefinitely Washington’s attention to the Palestine question. In “A Clean Break: A New Strategy For Securing the Realm,” the 1996 white paper prepared for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by the neocons/Zionists Richard Perle, David Wurmser and Douglas Feith, the authors envisaged America fighting Israel’s enemies in the Middle East. It contained not a word about the consequences for the United States—raising a question about the judgment, if not the loyalty, of the three authors.

Paul Wolfowitz - Strausscon Banker by Kurt Nimmo

Now that warmonger and master Strausscon criminal conspirator Paul Wolfowitz has been selected by our cardboard cutout president Bush to head up the international loan shark operation, the World Bank, is it possible countries that default on their loans will be shocked and awed into submission? Of course, the World Bank does not have a standing army-it simply relies on the U.S. military to do its bidding.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

How American Zionist Think Tanks Are Luring India Into Their Parlor Over Kashmir by Ghulam Muhammed

Bruce Fein, an American Zionist lawyer and ‘international’ consultant with Lichfield group, who was associate deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, in an article published by a Mumbai eveninger, Mid-day, might have released the cat out of the bag, when he writes:

“India squanders 800,000 troops and paramiliatary personnel plus billions in defending the line of control ---”.

The most urgent priority for the expansionist US superpower is to extend its hegemony over weak and indefensible countries around the world, through the use of US military power. This is the sacred blueprint that the American Zionist Neo-con planners have scripted for America’s New Century and their own New World Order.

The Hypocrisy Of David Horowitz by Henry Makow, PhD

In essence, he switched from being a dupe of the Communist wing of the Masonic conspiracy to being an agent of its Zionist wing, which explains his ample funding.

Horowitz and his ilk play their part by presenting the so-called "Conservative" side of this NWO matrix. Genuine Conservatives are rarely heard.

Horowitz's Neo Conservatism is a "Progressive" movement like those he deplores. It is yet another instrument of the World Revolutionary Movement whose goal is to replace the Christian basis of Western Civilization with occult Illuminsm masked as "Secularism".

Friday, April 08, 2005

Is Iran Next? by Alan Bock

Iran has been on the neocon "to-do" list for a long time. Few have been as persistent as the American Enterprise Institute's Michael Ledeen, who has been hoping for and writing about a democratic revolution in Iran for years. But weakening Iran featured tangentially in the "A Clean Break" paper prepared by neocon stalwarts Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, and others for Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming Likud government in Israel in 1996. The 2000 Project for a New American Century report, "Rebuilding America's Defenses [.pdf]," stated, "Over the long term, Iran may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests in the Gulf as Iraq has."

Thursday, April 07, 2005

A Dream In Tehran by Mark Dankof for The Iranian

Mark Dankof's strange, but prescient summer of '76 dream-- in his parents' apartment off Saltanatabad Avenue in North Tehran--is posted by Jahanshah Javid's The Iranian as a kaleidoscopic reminder of how love and beauty inspired by God's direction can be savagely interrupted by the Winds of War and the brutal demands of Empire.

Wolfowitz appointment - a victory for Israel and Wall Street bt Kurt Nimmo

According to the neo-con Jerusalem Post, "Senior Israeli officials reacted with satisfaction Wednesday to news that U.S. President George W. Bush tapped Paul Wolfowitz as his choice to be the next head of the World Bank."

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Vindicating American Democracy by Terrell E. Arnold

The most vital effect of 9-11 in this sense was that it provided the rationale for abandoning defense budget conservatism and, as proposed in PNAC, for increasing defense spending. The American public was too shocked, too troubled by the events and too uninformed about neoconservative intentions as spelled out in the PNAC to pose any objections.

The neocons were off and running. Against no specific national enemy, without a global rival, America would arm to the teeth to deal with a non-state actor, Osama bin Laden, whose forces numbered at most a few thousand. 9-11 not only was a unique American tragedy, it has proved to be an enduring attack on the American system because of the distortions in behavior, law, domestic and foreign policy that have been adopted by the Bush administration in its name.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Latest neocon target: The Vatican by Wayne Madsen

The dream candidate of the neocons for the next pope is the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn. According to a major neocon media outlet of convenience, The Jerusalem Post, Schoenborn, on a recent visit to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, echoed the Christian Zionist line of George W. Bush, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, and neocon Catholic and New American centurion Michael Novak. Schoenborn referred to Israel as "God's chosen land" for the Jewish people.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Weldon, Mossad, Ghorbanifar, and War with Iran by Jon Hartwein of St. Louis

St. Louis X-Ray tech and professor Jon "C. J." Hartwein can see through more than people's medically radiated flesh and bones. He reminds BATR and Neo-Con Watch that the love triangle between Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), the CIA-Mossad Merchants of Death, and Manuchehr Ghorbanifar spells War sooner than decent people think--and Palestine Indymedia in Jerusalem agrees. The folks in Jerusalem printed Mr. Hartwein's letter to Laura Rozen and Jeet Heer of The American Prospect, who stripped-searched Weldon in public once again.

Liberals and Neocons for a Draft by KEVIN ZEESE

Both the neo-conservative Project for a New American Century and the "progressive" Center for American Progress are calling for adding 100,000 new soldiers. During the presidential campaign Senator John Kerry also called for adding tens of thousand more troops to the military services.

Just Say No ... to Empire by Karen Kwiatkowski

But empire is uniquely neoconservative, or as Claes Ryn has explained it, Jacobin. The vicious and anti-religious ideology-trumps-humanity perspective of our modern American Robispierreans is an ugly thing. And yet it remains the view from Washington.

Bob Novak mentioned again this week that Wolfowitz and presumably others in the administration do not like the term neoconservative, believing that it is just a way of being anti-Semitic. Interestingly, the topic of Novak's article is that Secretary of State Condi Rice is powerful, doesn't listen to the neoconservatives, and will be frustrating them with her intention to withdraw troops from Iraq.

In Defense of John Paul II, Peacemaker by Justin Raimondo

"A defeat for humanity" is how John Paul II characterized the Iraq conflict. The Vatican rejected the arguments of neoconservatives, who sought to replace the "just war" theory that had ruled the Church since the time of St. Augustine with their own preemptive war doctrine, a throwback to the pagan era. As Bush and his British poodle prepared to go to war over nonexistent "weapons of mass destruction," the Pope sent a message to Roman Catholic military chaplains attending a Vatican-sponsored course on humanitarian law expressing the great "comfort" given to him by the antiwar movement, which was taking to the streets in massive numbers: "It should be clear" at this point in human history, he declared, that a "large part of humanity" has rejected war as a means of resolving conflicts between nations.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Why American neocons are out for Kofi Annan's blood by Robin Cook

The neocons who run the US administration want supremacy, not equality, for America and hanker after an alternative model of global governance in which the world is put to right not by the tedious process of building international consensus, but by the straightforward exercise of US puissance.

The Neo-Cons vs the United Nations by Jude Wanniski

The U.N., both General Assembly and Security Council, could clearly see that in March of 2003 there was no threat of weapons of mass destruction from Saddam Hussein. He had been rendered toothless by the previous decade on U.N. inspections and U.S./British bombings. You and I could both see that the war was unnecessary, but don’t you agree you might not have felt that way unless you had seen how Saddam had buckled in every way to UNSC #1441? If we hadn’t watched the proceedings at the U.N. over that period, we might have gone along with Cheney, Perle, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and signed up for war.

Lies of David Horowitz (Part XXVI) by Justin Raimondo

Does David Horowitz, the ex-Black Panther supporter turned neocon, get up in the morning and immediately start making a list of the lies he's going to tell that day? Sure seems like it. Just this week, his website published a piece by Steven Plaut that falsely attributes a ridiculous quote to Professor Juan Cole:

Friday, April 01, 2005

Neo Cons Lose Control of Iraqi Oil by Bill Ridley

Aside from securing Iraqi oil fields, the neo conservative agenda had another specific objective in mind. After the successful invasion, the next order of business was to privatize Iraqi oil assets which would allow for the free flow of oil into the open market. The idea here was to crush OPEC’s strangle hold on world supplies and pricing by flooding the oil market with millions of barrels of excess capacity.

Comic relief from Feith while Bushies lie through their teeth by Mark Drolette

It really is a shame neoconservative Douglas Feith, current undersecretary for policy for the Department of Defense ("Death Dealer, Level IV" on the federal government pay scale, I believe), is so dangerous, 'cause the guy comes up with stuff that would otherwise be hilarious.

America, The Solitary Republic by Martin Kelly

But for some reason best known to George W. Bush and the neocon headbangers who control U.S. foreign policy, an American presence in Kyrgyzstan is vital to the effort in the ‘war on terror’. We must keep the Islamists out of Kyrgyzstan! This is an issue of paramount national security!

'Dead Wrong' - or Outright Deception? by Justin Raimondo

The system did not just break down all by itself: somebody sabotaged it, and that is pretty clearly the "analysts" who fed on the lies concocted by Chalabi & Co. The INC was being actively promoted by the neoconservatives within and around this administration. Chalabi's enablers and protectors were concentrated primarily in the office of the vice president and the various neocon thinktanks that provided the Pentagon with scores of contractors and "consultants."