Project for a New American Century PNAC: the "Mein Kampf" of World War

IV "While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein ... "the process of [military] transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor ... ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can "target" specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool." -- Rebuilding America's Defenses, September 2000, Project for a New American Century signed by Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, Richard Perle, Scooter Libby, et al. The Project for a New Chinese Century Geopolitically, Iran will be next because the real target is elsewhere, and too strong to strike directly. The real target in the neoconservatives' sites is China, and always has been. The game is encirclement, and it's purpose, the frustration of the Project for the New Chinese Century. The Project for a New European Century The Project for a New European Century By Mark Leonard | Friday, May 27, 2005 Amidst bouts of European gloom and doom, Mark Leonard, author of "Perpetual Power: Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century," has a different vision. Counterintuitive though it may seem, he argues that a "New European Century" will emerge. Why? Surely not because Europe will run the world as an empire -- but because the European way of doing things will become the world's. PRETEXT TO THE "AXIS OF EVIL" "We cannot allow North Korea, Iran, Iraq or similar states to undermine American leadership, intimidate American allies or threaten the American homeland itself." - Rebuilding America's Defenses, September, 2000 "States like [North Korea, Iran, and Iraq], and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world." - Bush State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002 Wagging the Dogs of War Project for a New American Century neo-fascist think tank that spelled out global American empire in late 1990's - most of its participants are now senior members of the Cheney-Bush regime - Exposing the Project for the New American Century An effort to investigate, analyze, and expose the Project for the New American Century, and its plan for a "unipolar" world. Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 by the Inter Press Service "New American Century" Project Ends With A Whimper by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON - Is the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which did so much to promote the invasion of Iraq and an Israel-centred "global war on terror", closing down? In the absence of an official announcement and the failure since late last year of a live person to answer its telephone number, a Washington Post obituary would seem to be definitive. And, sure enough, the Post quoted one unidentified source presumably linked to PNAC that the group was "heading toward closing" with the feeling of "goal accomplished". In fact, the nine-year-old group, whose 27 founders included Vice President Dick Cheney and Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, among at least half a dozen of the most powerful hawks in the George W. Bush administration's first term, has been inactive since January 2005, when it issued the last of its "statements", an appeal to significantly increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to cope with the growing demands of the kind of "Pax Americana" it had done so much to promote. How We Got Into This Imperial Pickle: A PNAC Primer Bernard Weiner Co-Editor, The Crisis Papers May 26, 2003 Recently, I was the guest on a radio talk-show hosted by a thoroughly decent far-right Republican. I got verbally battered, but returned fire and, I think, held my own. Toward the end of the hour, I mentioned that the National Security Strategy -- promulgated by the Bush Administration in September 2002 -- now included attacking possible future competitors first, assuming regional hegemony by force of arms, controlling energy resources around the globe, maintaining a permanent-war strategy, etc. "I'm not making up this stuff," I said. "It's all talked about openly by the neo-conservatives of the Project for the New American Century -- who now are in charge of America's military and foreign policy -- and published as official U.S. doctrine in the National Security Strategy of the United States of America." The talk-show host seemed to gulp, and then replied: "If you really can demonstrate all that, you probably can deny George Bush a second term in 2004." Two things became apparent in that exchange: 1) Even a well-educated, intelligent radio commentator was unaware of some of this information; and, 2) Once presented with it, this conservative icon understood immediately the implications of what would happen if the American voting public found out about these policies. Bush Terror Elite Wanted 9/11 to Happen by John Pilger 12 December 2002 "Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was "a new Pearl Harbor". Its published aims have, alarmingly, come true." A Willful Blindness, by George Monbiot, The Guardian (London, England),12271,911702,00.html Hell-Bent for War: For Six Years, Rightwing Think Tanks Have Been Pushing an Invasion of Iraq by JASON LEOPOLD The Origins of the Bush Iraq War Plan The 1998 Rumsfeld & Wolfowitz Memo to Clinton by JASON LEOPOLD,11581,905992,00.html THE ROVING EYE This war is brought to you by ... By Pepe Escobar Asia Times Mar 20, 2003 They've won. They got their war against Afghanistan (planned before September 11). They're getting their war against Iraq (planned slightly after September 11). After Iraq, they plan to get their wars against Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Last Sunday, one of them, Vice President Dick Cheney, said that President George W Bush would have to make "a very difficult decision" on Iraq. Not really. The decision had already been taken for him in the autumn of 2001. .... An Asia Times Online investigation reveals this is no conspiracy theory: it's all about the implementation of a project. The lexicon of the Bush doctrine of unilateral world domination is laid out in detail by the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), founded in Washington in 1997. The ideological, political, economic and military fundamentals of American foreign policy - and uncontested world hegemony - for the 21st century are there for all to see. PNAC's credo is officially to muster "the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests". PNAC states that the US must be sure of "deterring any potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role" - without ever mentioning these competitors, the European Union, Russia or China, by name. The UN is predictably dismissed as "a forum for leftists, anti-Zionists and anti-imperialists". The UN is only as good as it supports American policy. The PNAC mixes a peculiar brand of messianic internationalism with realpolitik founded over a stark analysis of American oil interests. ... These exponents include Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, chairman of the Defense Policy Board, an advisory panel to the Pentagon made up of leading figures in national security and defense, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Reagan-era White House adviser Elliott Abrahms. The 'Right' Way To Dominate The World Harley Sorensen, Special to SF Gate Monday, September 30, 2002 SF Gate URL: If you like conspiracies, you'll love an article in the Sept. 15 Sunday Herald (Glasgow, Scotland). In the article, author Neil Mackay reveals a plan by the Bush administration to take over the world. Mackay doesn't say that Bush plans to take over the world, but the plan he cites gives that impression. The plan was drawn up and published by a conservative think tank known as "The Project for the New American Century." It was published in September 2000, before Bush was elected president. According to another report, this one in The Moscow Times, an outline of the plan was drawn up much earlier, in 1992, when George H.W. Bush was president and anticipating re-election. The team that drew up the first version was headed by Dick Cheney, then secretary of defense and flushed with success over the Gulf War. Others involved included Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Zalmay Khalilzad ("special envoy" to Afghanistan), John Ellis ("Jeb") Bush, and I. Lewis ("Scooter") Libby (Cheney's current chief of staff). (In the strange, interconnected world of Washington, Lewis also was an attorney for Marc Rich, whose pardon by President Bill Clinton drew the ire of Republicans.) What I'm calling the plan to take over the world was titled "Rebuilding America's Defenses -- Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century." The think tank that wrote it is headed by William Kristol, often seen on television as a conservative commentator. According to a Sept. 17 editorial in The Charleston Gazette, Kristol was paid $100,000 a year by Enron, the troubled energy broker. The think tank grew out of the New Citizenship Project, which was funded by the conservative Bradley Foundation, a part of Rockwell Automation, a former defense contractor. These convoluted relationships remind me of the laughter and derision that greeted Hillary Clinton when she referred to "a vast right-wing conspiracy. " In any event, Hillary's husband gets mentioned often, and always derisively, in the "take over the world" plan. He is repeatedly accused of "degrading" America's defenses. George W. Bush, when he was running for president, made the same accusations. Then, when elected, he submitted the same military budget that Clinton had previously submitted. It wasn't until after Sept. 11, 2001, that Bush asked Congress for more military spending. Our military budget, by the way, is bigger than that of "the next eight spenders combined, and 22 times the combined military budgets of our fiercest enemies -- Libya, North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and Sudan," according to an article by Frida Berrigan, a research associate at the World Policy Institute's Arms Trade Policy Center, posted on According to the CIA, the U.S. military budget in 1999 was $276.7 billion. Compare that with the military spending plans of the United Kingdom ($36.9 billion), China ($12.6 billion), France ($39.8 billion) and Iceland ($0). And, incidentally, we're told our service people now fighting in Afghanistan are part of the world's best-ever fighting machine, but that very same machine was said to be in dangerous disrepair by George W. Bush when he was running for office and by the authors of the "take over the world" plan. In essence, the "take over the world" plan says we should be equipped to fight and win multiple simultaneous wars in widely separated parts of the world. It suggests that we should move into the Gulf region and control the flow of oil, particularly in Iraq, even if Saddam Hussein ceases to exist. The Moscow Times article on the plan compares it with "Mein Kampf." I'd be the last person to compare anyone with Hitler, but I have to admit that the plan drawn up by the Cheney people -- for whichever Bush happened to be in power at the time -- reads in some respects remarkably like "Mein Kampf." It has the same kind of arrogance, the sense that we are right and everyone else is wrong, the unquestioned belief that only our great nation is capable of leading all the lesser nations out of the wilderness. It goes further than that, hinting broadly that only the conservative members of our government can be trusted to lead the world safely to an American-dominated planet. The plan is very dry reading and 90 pages long, but I suggest you scan it if you have the time. If you read between the lines, you'll conclude -- as I have -- that we're going to invade Iraq no matter what. Our leaders believe it's our destiny to control the world. Harley Sorensen is a longtime journalist and iconoclast. His column appears Mondays. EXPLOSIVE AND STUNNING. An explosive book... Backed by exhaustive research, Black's case is simple and stunning: that IBM facilitated the identification and roundup of millions of Jews during the 12 years of the Third Reich ... Black's evidence may be the most damning to appear yet against a purported corporate accomplice. Michael Hirsh Newsweek IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany -- beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing well into World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling technologies, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections of the 1940s. Only after Jews were identified -- a massive and complex task that Hitler wanted done immediately -- could they be targeted for efficient asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, enslaved labor, and, ultimately, annihilation. It was a cross-tabulation and organizational challenge so monumental, it called for a computer. Of course, in the 1930s no computer existed. But IBM's Hollerith punch card technology did exist. Aided by the company's custom-designed and constantly updated Hollerith systems, Hitler was able to automate his persecution of the Jews. Historians have always been amazed at the speed and accuracy with which the Nazis were able to identify and locate European Jewry. Until now, the pieces of this puzzle have never been fully assembled. The fact is, IBM technology was used to organize nearly everything in Germany and then Nazi Europe, from the identification of the Jews in censuses, registrations, and ancestral tracing programs to the running of railroads and organizing of concentration camp slave labor. IBM and its German subsidiary custom-designed complex solutions, one by one, anticipating the Reich's needs. They did not merely sell the machines and walk away. Instead, IBM leased these machines for high fees and became the sole source of the billions of punch cards Hitler needed. IBM and the Holocaust takes you through the carefully crafted corporate collusion with the Third Reich, as well as the structured deniability of oral agreements, undated letters, and the Geneva intermediaries -- all undertaken as the newspapers blazed with accounts of persecution and destruction. Just as compelling is the human drama of one of our century's greatest minds, IBM founder Thomas Watson, who cooperated with the Nazis for the sake of profit. Only with IBM's technologic assistance was Hitler able to achieve the staggering numbers of the Holocaust. Edwin Black has now uncovered one of the last great mysteries of Germany's war against the Jews -- how did Hitler get the names?