Tuesday, May 31, 2005


As President George W. Bush “jet-sets” around the world, promoting the neo-conservatives’ own brand of democracy, there is one overseas meeting in June he will likely avoid like the plague.

In late May, Bush and England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair received personal invitations to attend a session of the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) in Istanbul from June 23-27. A White House spokesman told AFP he was unaware of the meeting or any such group.

Bravo, France! by Israel Shamir

The French voted NON to the European constitution project. This is a great victory for our cause, while our adversaries’ plans suffered a setback. It is not because we are against unity of Europe, other way around – we want Europe united as a counterweight to the US, as a friend to Russia, Arab world, Iran and China. The proposed constitution was about to subordinate the European Armed Forces to the NATO, meaning to the US command. But for wisdom of the French voters, in the next US invasion, Europeans would be forced to serve in the invading force, whether it is Iran or Russia that the Neo-cons will decide to subdue. Two weeks ago we called: “Say NON to the constitution project, if you do not want your sons to fight in Teheran or bomb Moscow.” This call, and many others, were heard and acted upon. Bravo, France!

Trigger Man by Andrew J. Bacevich

Again, the concept was by no means unique to Wolfowitz. During the Clinton era—for Wolfowitz, wilderness years spent in academe—many others, most notably writers and activists associated with the Religious Right and the so-called neoconservative movement, were expressing similar views. But these chatterers never wielded more than limited clout. The inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001 positioned newly appointed Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz to advocate these ideas where advocacy counted most.

The Neocons' Second Front by Anne Williamson

Regarding Wolfowitz, the deployment of multi-lateral lending to imperial purpose is not an idea desperate neocons just recently stumbled on.

The neo-cons wanted to preserve both the IMF and the World Bank along with the US bilateral foreign aid infrastructure so that all would be at the ready when they returned to power.

Friday, May 27, 2005

The Answer Is Fear by Robert Parry

The neocon strategy was so successful that the battered CIA analytical division largely blinded itself to the growing evidence of the coming Soviet collapse. Then, ironically, when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1990, the neoconservatives were hailed as heroes for achieving the seemingly impossible – the supposedly sudden collapse of the Soviet Union – while the CIA’s analytical division was ridiculed for “missing” the Soviet demise.

Environmental neo-con job? by Bill Berkowitz

The coupling of top neocons -- the architects of the Iraq War -- and environmentalists -- who are no doubt mortified by the devastating effects of the war on the environment -- seems to have materialized sometime during the fall of last year when, Bryce reports, "they jointly backed a proposal put forward" by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington-based think tank tracking energy and security issues.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

I Used To Be a Neocon by Drew O'Neill

Little did I know at the time, but I was an important part of the neocon movement. I was but a tiny wheel in the machine of neoconservatism, but the survival of the neocon agenda depends on millions of us tiny wheels, or it cannot go anywhere. Most of all the neocon agenda depends on a much bigger wheel, the media. For the neocon machine to roll, the big wheel of the media must pull the millions of tiny wheels without the tiny wheels knowing they are being pulled.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Great Lies of the American free press

To advance these goals in recent years, "neo-conservatives" have propagated the myth (i.e. "great lie") that America's news media are "liberal." Yet, from their disdain for the anti-war movement to their jingoistic hyperbole and treatment of war as a "video game," corporate-controlled news media's coverage of the conflict in Iraq easily dispels this myth. Like the Spanish-American war a little more than a century ago, the Iraqi war will undoubtedly be remembered by history as an unnecessary invasion fueled by corporate-controlled news media's lust to boost profits.

The Franklin Affair:A Spreading Treason by Justin Raimondo

When Franklin was finally arrested, however, reflexively pro-Israel neocons like Joel Mowbray and Kate O'Beirne sneered that the charges didn't rise to the level of espionage, and averred that the whole thing was merely a mater of "mishandling" classified information: a tempest in a teapot.

Bringing the Arab Street to Power by Pat Buchanan

In Gulf Wars I & II, neoconservatives mocked the failure of the "Arab street" to shake Arab regimes or resist U.S. power. But with their campaign for global democracy, Bush and his neocon auxiliary may have created the vehicle Islamists will ride to power across the Middle East, preparatory to telling us to go home.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The neocon power grab at NSA and an attempt to stifle the press by Wayne Madsen

What has some NSA officials worried is that with pro-Israeli neocons now engrained within the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), State Department, and National Security Council, NSA is ripe for penetration by Israeli intelligence.

The world in the palm of their hands: Bilderberg 2005 by Daniel Estulin

Most notable among this group is the alleged Israeli spy, Richard Perle, who was investigated by the FBI for espionage on behalf of Israel.

Another neoconservative figure on hand was Michael A. Ledeen, an "intellectual´s intellectual."

These neoconservatives were also joined this year at Bilderberg by a handful of other top former Washington policy makers and publicists known for their sympathies for Israel, including former State Department official Richard N. Haas, president of the CFR; former Assistant Secretary of State and "father" of the Dayton accord, Richard Holbrooke; and Dennis Ross of the pro-Israel Washington Institute for Near East Policy, effectively an offshoot of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affaris), as well as the newly chosen World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz.

The American Right Must Get Off the Pot On Israel, War, and Draft by Mark Dankof

Mark Dankof applauds the Council for the National Interest for sponsoring the anti-AIPAC protest in Washington, D. C. on May 23rd. He notes that their exposure of the real agenda of Zionists and the Neo-Conservatives in America's National Security Establishment was ignored by the three major news networks in prime-time. But CNI's purchase of a full-page ad in the May 24th New York Times and Washington Post is getting the word out anyway: Real Americans--and the Real American Right--need to give Sharon and the Israeli Lobby the boot in the pants, before another World War and the re-establishment of the Draft in the United States overtakes us all.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Possible Bush Pick Irks Neocons by MARC PERELMAN

Neo-conservatives are reportedly marshaling forces against the possible appointment of an ideological opponent as ambassador to the European Union.

Neoconservatism as a Jewish Movement by Kevin MacDonald

The thesis presented here is that neoconservatism is indeed a Jewish intellectual and political movement. This paper is the final installment in a three-part series on Jewish activism and reflects many of the themes of the first two articles. The first paper in this series focused on the traits of ethnocentrism, intelligence, psychological intensity, and aggressiveness.1 These traits will be apparent here as well. The ethnocentrism of the neocons has enabled them to create highly organized, cohesive, and effective ethnic networks. Neoconservatives have also exhibited the high intelligence necessary for attaining eminence in the academic world, in the elite media and think tanks, and at the highest levels of government. They have aggressively pursued their goals, not only in purging more traditional conservatives from their positions of power and influence, but also in reorienting US foreign policy in the direction of hegemony and empire. Neoconservatism also illustrates the central theme of the second article in this series: In alliance with virtually the entire organized American Jewish community, neoconservatism is a vanguard Jewish movement with close ties to the most extreme nationalistic, aggressive, racialist and religiously fanatic elements within Israel.2

Our Uzbek Problem, and Theirs by Justin Raimondo

Having followed the Weekly Standard's advice all these years, and, in Schwartz's phrase, having openly sought to rebut and "repudiate the blandishments of the human rights industry," Karimov now finds himself on the outs with his former fan club in the U.S., bringing to mind John Laughland's starkly cynical view of how American neoconservatives operate:

Galloway tongue-lashes Coleman; committee documents show Bush political friends and family paid Oil-for-Food kickbacks to Saddam Hussein

Carl Levin, who once was also accused by neoconservatives of accepting Oil-for-Food money from Saddam Hussein's government, concentrated on the role of Bayoil, a Houston-based company, in evading Iraqi sanctions and profiting from the Oil-for-Food program.

Friday, May 20, 2005

American jingoism is creeping into every facet of our daily life by Wayne Madsen

The neocon-occupied U.S. Senate accuses politicians in France, Britain, and Russia who do not share American "values" of accepting petrodollar bribes from Saddam Hussein. American firms like Halliburton and its subsidiaries, which reaped millions in profits from trading with Saddam, go unmentioned.

Worst President Ever? by Stephen Pizzo

Then there's the war that is largely responsible for that drop in our international image. President Bush really screwed this one up. First, everyone not drinking the neocon Kool-Aid tried to warn George not to pull that trigger. Then Army chief of staff, Gen. Shinseki, warned Bush that a war in Iraq would not be the "cake walk" his neocon Rasputin, Paul Wolfowitz, promised. Instead, he warned, we would need a lot of troops in Iraq for long time.

Neocons' Pet Iranian Revolutionaries Accused of Torture by Jim Lobe

It has been backed in this quest by right-wing lawmakers, a group of hardline neoconservatives and retired military officers called the Iran Policy Committee (IPC), and some U.S. officials – particularly in the Pentagon – who believe that the MEK could be used to help destabilize the Iranian regime, if not eventually overthrow it in conjunction with U.S. military strikes against selected targets.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Neo-Cons Are Pro-War Because They Don't Have To See It Up Close And Personal by Chuck Baldwin

The problem today is that the neo-cons who run Washington, D.C., are not "pro-defense," they are "pro-war." And there is a huge difference.

Instead, pro-war neo-cons sit in their comfortable, air-conditioned offices and send other husbands, other wives, other parents, other children, other people to incur the "scourge" of war. But the neo- cons who trumpet war, who promote war, and who finance war never actually experience war.

Darth Vader Revealed: The Galaxy's Original Neoconservative?

To paraphrase neoconservative godfather Irving Kristol, an evil Sith lord is a noble Jedi knight mugged by reality.

Or, to put it in more contemporary terms, Darth Vader is the galaxy's first neocon.

A stretch, it is not. Just ask Washington's most influential neoconservative journal, The Weekly Standard, which published an article in 2002 defending the takeover of the galaxy by Darth Vader and his evil master, Emperor Palpatine.

George Galloway: Thusly, I Humiliated Norm Coleman (and Christopher Hitchens)

Have a look at the real Oil-for-Food scandal. Have a look at the 14 months you were in charge of Baghdad, the first 14 months when $8.8 billion of Iraq's wealth went missing on your watch. Have a look at Haliburton and other American corporations that stole not only Iraq's money, but the money of the American taxpayer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Last Conservative Value by Martin Kelly

Neoconservatism is a philosophy based on global projection of national power. Their critics call them imperialists, but more accurately the neoconservative paradigm of ‘global benevolent hegemony’ means nothing less than world domination, as bizarre and paranoid as that one sounds when one sees it.

What's 'American' About the American Israel Public Affairs Committee? by Michael Flynn

A key AIPAC supporter at the time who actively worked to get congressman onboard the war resolution was Rep. Stephen Solarz. Solarz, who later became a supporter of various Project for the New American Century initiatives (he signed the notorious Sept. 20, 2001, PNAC letter calling for war against Iraq "even if evidence does not link Iraq directly to the [9/11] attack"), personally lobbied Sen. Al Gore, who voted for the resolution, as well as several other fence-sitters among the Democrats, who Solarz accused of being "tragically shortsighted" in their view of the Israeli-American relationship. Solarz also pushed AIPAC to play a more public role in supporting the use of force, as well as several other pro-Israel lobbies, including the Reform Jewish Movement.

Karimov's American Fan Club by Justin Raimondo

After 9/11, this view mirrored the creed of American neoconservatives, who targeted the austere Wahhabi brand of Islam as a threat equivalent to that once posed by international communism. None were – or are – more vocal and visible opponents of Wahhabism than the neoconservative author and ex-Trotskyite Stephen Schwartz.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Buchanan sees 'war' within conservatism by Ralph Z. Hallow

He expresses resentment over the "imperialist" prescriptions of neoconservatives. "I don't think neoconservatives are conservative at all," he says. "I'm often asked what exactly is it that they want to conserve. They are Wilsonian interventionists abroad; they are big government at home."

Arrest of Pentagon Official May Help Unravel Neo-Conservative Cabal by Jeffrey Steinberg

Pentagon Iran desk officer and neo-con patsy Larry Franklin was arrested on May 4, on charges that he passed classified information based upon secret Pentagon documents to two American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) officials in June 2003, at a restaurant in Arlington, Va. The two AIPAC officials, who were not named in the complaint, were Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, who were both fired by AIPAC in recent weeks.

A Reputation in Tatters by Paul Craig Roberts

George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers have destroyed America’s reputation. It is likely to stay destroyed, because at this point the only way to restore America’s reputation would be to impeach and convict President Bush for intentionally deceiving Congress and the American people in order to start a war of aggression against a country that posed no threat to the US. America can redeem itself only by holding Bush accountable.

Monday, May 16, 2005

A new struggle for Syria is in the making by Patrick Seale

Leverett has benefited from interviews with Assad. His book is a critique of American policy toward Syria - and by implication of the pro-Israeli neoconservatives who have shaped U.S. Middle East policy under the Bush administration. At the recent launch of his book, Leverett claimed that the American administration was moving toward a policy of regime change in Syria.

In short, according to Leverett, the neocons believe that, if sufficient pressure is exercised on Damascus, Bashar will fall from the inside.

The Bush-Bolton Plan to Bomb Bushehr by Jude Wanniski

If you wish to really understand what’s going on, instead of getting briefed by the same people who briefed you prior to the invasion of Iraq, please read Dr. Gordon Prather’s commentaries on the crisis just around the corner. First, on WorldNetDaily.com, he writes Strengthen the NPT – Or Else, in which he walks us through the misinformation that Bolton, Rademaker and the neo-cons have been spreading on Iran’s alleged violations of its treaty obligations. Dr. Prather, who by the way came to Washington under the patronage of Sen. Pete Domenici, Republican of New Mexico, and is no left-wing liberal, also penned a second column today for Antiwar.com, Bush-Blairs Nutty U.N. Proposal, which you have to read to realize how “nutty” it is.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Bolton the Eavesdropper by Tom Barry

In the view of Bolton and the leading voices calling for a U.S. policy of "regime change" in North Korea, such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Project for the New American Century - two neoconservative institutes where Bolton formerly had leadership positions - diplomacy and dialogue only give Kim Jong Il more time to build his nuclear arsenal.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Galloway hounded by AIPAC cell within U.S. Congress; Bolton tied to same cell by Wayne Madsen

There is little doubt that the neocons in the British Labor Party are working hand-in-glove with people like Coleman and his neocon friends and political supporters in AIPAC to punish Galloway and make it hard for him to use his reinstated House of Commons platform to launch expected fierce broadsides against Blair and other pro-Iraq War Laborites, most notably Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Defense Secretary John Reid, and former Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon. The neocons also want to deal a blow to the anti-war Respect Party, which gave Labor a run for its money in a number of other hotly contested constituencies in Britain.

Iraq Falls Apart by Justin Raimondo

For the first time since 9/11, the city of Washington, D.C., went into Code Red – the highest state of emergency. It's about time. Because ever since the neocon coup d'état that Bob Woodward wrote about in Plan of Attack, American patriots have been trying to alert the country that it's Code Red as far as the future of America is concerned. The danger, not only to our liberty but to our physical safety and our survival as a free people, has never been greater.

Tired of Empire? by Alan Bock

Neocons and nostalgics who still see America picking up the imperial baton from the late and lamented British empire might dream of eternal hegemony and a series of splendid little wars. As they have demonstrated, under certain conditions they can get a critical mass, and probably even a majority, of the American people to go along with a given war. Many Americans still like to think of the country as a pure-hearted avatar of democracy facilitated by force of arms. And many Americans can get downright bloodthirsty (at least vicariously, in that they hang flags on houses and root our "brave boys" on to slaughter) for a while. Indeed, some are bloodthirsty most of the time, ever looking (again, vicariously most of the time) for some villain to kick the crap out of.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Neocons Exploiting Domestic Unrest in Iran? by Jim Lobe

As recently noted by Richard Perle, an influential neoconservative hawk close to Vice President Dick Cheney and Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, military strikes would be a high-risk option that could prove counterproductive both by bolstering support for the Islamic regime and further isolating the U.S. from its allies.

America's Global Fifth Column by Justin Raimondo

The myth that Russia is sliding back into authoritarian – or even totalitarian – rule is not only ridiculously overstated: it is downright pernicious. This administration is seeking a pretext – any pretext – to restart the Cold War and launch a campaign to "liberate" the former Soviet Union from its oil and its sovereignty. The same neocons intent on smashing up the Middle East are bound and determined to shatter the inner core of the old Russian Federation. America's fifth column in Putin's Russia is an instrument of that policy, just as the Communist Party in the United States was a willing tool of the Kremlin and the recipient of clandestine subsidies.

US Ambitions Need Reality Check by Leon Hadar

These neocons have already celebrated several such tipping points – the bringing down of Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad, the capture of the Iraqi dictator and the killing of his sons, the "handover of sovereignty" to a provisional Iraqi government; the invasion of Fallujah (actually, its re-invasion and destruction); and finally, the parliamentary election on Jan. 30 in that country.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The insidious nature of conformity by Glenn Becker

It appears that daring to look for facts is verboten in the updated Bush/neocon/Straussian dictatorial realm of American politics and social order.

Until discerning, confronting and exposing the deceptions of those who have a vested interest in the outcome of their grand schemes becomes more important than hiding inside the insidious nature of conformity, we will continue to be herded towards the nightmarish totalitarian world vision these bombastic and well-heeled aristocratic deceivers have in store for us all.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Larry Franklin and the Axis of Espionage by Justin Raimondo

The trial of Larry Franklin, if it comes to that, will in effect put neoconservatism in the dock. The Franklin affair will go down in history as the neocons' comeuppance, in which the War Party finally paid the price of their hubris. Because they really thought they would get away with it. They could lie us into war, purge their enemies from the government, and commit espionage in the process. They even had a name for their little group, as Seymour Hersh reports:

Friday, May 06, 2005

U.S. Tentatively Names Hardliner as N.K. Rights Point Man

Officials connected with the North Korean human rights movement said Thursday the U.S. has tentatively decided to name former White House domestic policy advisor and noted neocon Jay Lefkowitz as special envoy for human rights in North Korea.

Israel's Amen Corner silent on AIPAC-Franklin spy scandal

If you follow the links in Malkin's post, you discover that those "colleagues" she "respects and admire" are none other than two of the biggest apologists for Israel on the American Right: David Frum and Joel Mowbray.

Malkin finds "the apologists and apathetic" to be "troubling," but she ought to wake up and smell the friggin' coffee -- the so-called "conservative" movement has been functioning as Israel's amen corner in the U.S. for quite some time now, and that she finds this troubling shows that she's just not paying attention.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The unholy trinity of electronic snooping: Bolton, Negroponte and Hayden by Wayne Madsen

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to vote on the nomination of Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, further details are emerging from within the U.S. Intelligence Community on unofficial and back channel intelligence operations directed over the past four years from neo-conservative cells in Vice President Dick Cheney's office, the Pentagon, the State Department, and the National Security Agency (NSA).

Senate Probes Bolton's Pro-Israel Efforts by Ori Nir

Another allegation that Senate staffers are reportedly investigating is that Bolton routinely arranged meetings with officials from foreign countries without first notifying the State Department offices responsible for relations with the countries. Israel is on the shortlist, together with Russia, Britain and France.

In Israel, Bolton reportedly met with officials of the Mossad intelligence agency without seeking "country clearance" from the State Department's Office Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

A Zionist War by Kristoffer Larsson

In the case of the war on Iraq, the interests of greedy politicians selling themselves to the highest bidder (or keeping their mouth shut if they disagree), and the interests of the devoted Zionists as the neocons are, goes hand in hand. Peace will not come to the Middle East until the Americans have liberated themselves from the Zionist's grip over Washington and some peoples´ conviction of always doing what's best for Israel over what's best for America. Conservative Pat Buchanan well summarized what the neocons´ ideology is all about:

“What these neoconservatives seek is to conscript American blood to make the world safe for Israel. They want the peace of the sword imposed on Islam and American soldiers to die if necessary to impose it.”

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

How Communists Became Republicans by Scott Horton

Who and what is a neoconservative? Where do they come from? What do they have to do with Leon Trotsky, with Leo Strauss? How and why did they lie us into war with Iraq? These were my questions for Justin Raimondo on my radio show April 30, 2005, and this is what he said:

Monday, May 02, 2005


While the neoconservatives were the driving force behind the American invasion of Iraq and the consequent efforts to bring about regime change throughout the Middle East, the idea for such a war did not originate with American neocon thinkers but rather in Israel. An obvious linkage exists between the war position of the neocons and what has long been a strategy of the Israeli Right and, to a lesser extent, of the Israeli mainstream.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Kurt Vonnegut's Neocon America: War and Socialism in Player Piano

Player Piano's neocons imagine that they've ended history. The last war is referred to as the Last War. America's high-tech weapons and economy dominate the globe. Yet freedom does not abound, not even in the US. "Anti-machine" books are banned for encouraging terrorism, the authors risking jail. Indeed, a visiting autocrat, hosted by the State Department, mistakes average Americans for slaves.

Neocon 'Nightmares' / SFIFF Documentary Examines How Terrorism Is a Two-Way Street

But "Nightmares" also digs much deeper, into the roots of neoconservatism and radical Islamism, two conservative movements that have significantly helped shape geopolitical events since the end of World War II. As we near the four-year mark of a war that has no definable end, "Nightmares" asks viewers to consider the idea, and its implications, that politicians and citizens alike are now living in a society driven by fear above all else.


Like their non-Catholic neocon brethren, these figures have all made their journey from liberals and leftist sympathizers to right-wing social democracy, especially as the left became dominated by the secular and the anti-religious. Such figures became important as conduits to lead working class and middle class Catholic voters from their traditional home in the Democratic Party to the Republicans.

Arrogant Nation by Doug Soderstrom

To be sure it was a neo-conservative plan as Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz. Jeb Bush, Daniel Pearl, among others were signatories of PNAC. The document clearly states that the United States not only has the right to militarily dominate the world, but even more perilously suggests that our nation has a moral responsibility to do such a thing, reasoning that what is best for our country is quite obviously best for the remainder of the world. To say the least, such sounds amazingly ethnocentric if not downright evil!