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Gayle in MD
03-12-2007, 11:33 AM
03-12-2007, 12:30 PM
The "Pax Americana" plan sounds more like a pox....
Lots of impressive resumes on that list, with a stated goal to safeguard America, and strengthen it's defenses.That it reads to me, somewhat like the Master plan of Nazi Germany to rule the world....isn't of any consequence.
It also seems like it now may have been "shelved" for the time being?
It's also "interesting" to see who the framers of the plan are ...and their present positions...esp Elliott Abrams ( convicted of lying to Congress, and this has to be an "insider's" joke....President of an ethics committee???
...and without going into details....Jeb Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield,Libby....and don't forget poor Steve Forbes, who wants the tax burden to be shared more by the poor...a very popular Republican agenda....."let them eat cake"
Gayle in MD
03-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Yeah, and check out where these think tanks get all their money...The watchdog group "Media Transparency, the Money Behind the Media", reports 47 grants totalling $2,722,900 given to the New Citizenship Project from 1994 through 2001.
Funding sources appear to be exclusively from three far right-wing neo-conservative think tank funders:
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin: This is the primary sponsor of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), which was the recipient of over a million dollars in 2001 alone. "By way of a program known as the New Citizenship Project, Inc., PNAC Project for the New American Century received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation."
John M. Olin Foundation, Inc. of New York: This foundation grew out of a family manufacturing business (chemical and munitions) and funds right-wing think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Change, and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
Scaife Foundations -- Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation and Scaife Family Foundation -- in New York: These foundations are financed by the Mellon industrial, oil, and banking fortune.
The John M. Olin Foundation, Inc. listed grants in 1997 show the subtitle for The New Citizenship Project as the "Project for the Next American Century." It clearly appears that the origninal 1994 PNAC concept has become the current Project for the New American Century.
Like Deep Throat told Woodward....Follow the Money...
Lockheed Martin, Halliburton, Mellon's holdings...through the roof...
People better wake up, the moderates, in both parties...
This new book, Tripple Cross is chilling. funny, how often, books, and reading in general, are made fun of by the right! It gets sort of ridiculous, answering to the misinformed issues they get from the Fox sound bytes. complaints about piddly welfare waste, while all along, their kids, and grand kids, are being targeted for poverty, unending wars, and loss of freedom, by the rich and powerful.
Someday, the term Corporate Fascist Pigs, will take on a whole new meaning.
The Democratic investigations are the only hope for uncovering this entire plot. There are good signs, when you see more and more Republicans speaking out. In just the last few weeks, Specter is hinting at removing Gonzales, and Hagle, talking about impeachment. There are too many people investigating too many lies for them to stay with the cover ups, on too much evil. Ken Ryan, Joe Wilson, Peter Dale Scott, David Ray Griffin,
Underwriters Laboratories fired Ryan after he spoke out. All truth seekers, Scientists, Professors, C.I.A., Generals, you name it, they're all demonized by the Administration, with the help of their media moguls.
Hey, the communists didn't have anything on these guys.
Another important book...
9/11 And American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out
They can't all be kooks, as the right wing press, and Administration bull dogs, try to paint them.
Gayle in Md.
03-12-2007, 12:54 PM
Somehow this reminds me of Bush's Cabinet....even this project group.....everybody professes to be one thing, but they are something different. I think George would be "Sunday"....who describes himself as "Peace of God"
and I can think of several who could answer "Yes" to (GWB's )query "can ye drink of the cup that I drink of?", unfortunately, some are already in prison.
Some other good quotes from the book as well....apropos to today???
I didn't read the book, just the outline....
web page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Was_Thursday)
Gayle in MD
03-12-2007, 01:15 PM
Hey, check it out...they're really liberals, LMAO!
Origins of the neo-conservative movement
In their book Right-Wing Populism in America, Chip Berlet and Matthew Lyons wrote that:
Neoconservatives, including many Jewish and Catholic intellectuals rooted in Cold War liberalism, clustered around publications such as Public Interest and Commentary and organizations such as the Committee on the Present Danger. They emphasized foreign policy, where they advocated aggressive anticommunism, U.S. global dominance, and international alliances. Although they attacked feminism, gay rights, and multiculturalism, "neocons" often placed less emphasis on social policy issues, and many of them opposed school prayer or a ban on abortion. In addition, many neocons supported limited social welfare programs and nonrestrictive immigration policies." 
Inter-Press Service journalist Jim Lobe noted that the development of a common understanding on the definition of neoconservative "can help distinguish them from other parts of the ideological coalition behind the administration's neo-imperialist trajectory". Lobe identifies the main strands as "the traditional Republican Machtpolitikers (Might Makes Right), such as Vice President Dick Cheney and Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, and the Christian Rightists, such as Attorney General John Ashcroft, Gary Bauer, and Pat Robertson."
Writing in 2002 Lobe and Tom Barry argued that"neoconservatives have a profound belief in America1s moral superiority, which facilitates alliances with the Christian Right and other social conservatives. But unlike either core traditionalists of American conservatism or those with isolationist tendencies, neoconservatives are committed internationalists. As they did in the 1970s, the neoconservatives were instrumental in the late 1990s in helping to fuse diverse elements of the right into a unified force based on a new agenda of U.S. supremacy."
For a list of prominent American neoconservatives, see Neo-conservatives/list.
Neoconservative forums and advocates
The early leaders of the neoconservative movement were Irving Kristol (author of 1983 book Reflections of a Neoconservative) and Norman Podhoretz, both of whom have served as editors of Commentary Magazine, the flagship publication of the American Jewish Committee, a centrist American-Jewish organization. On its webpage Commentary boasts it is known "as the intellectual home of the neoconservative movement" which is "vitally engaged in the preservation and spread of democracy and Western values." 
Other magazines include the Weekly Standard, currently edited by William Kristol and owned by Rupert Murdoch. The editorial page of Wall Street Journal can generally be relied upon to promote solidly neoconservative analysis. Irving Kristol also founded The National Interest, a journal vying to compete with Foreign Affairs.
Important neoconservatives in American politics include Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, David Wurmser, William Kristol (son of Irving Kristol), Elliott Abrams (son-in-law to Norman Podhoretz) and Douglas Jay Feith.
Think tanks and organizations closely related to the neoconservatives include American Enterprise Institute, Project for the New American Century and JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs).
Criticisms of neoconservatives from within the conservative movement
Neo-conservatism has come in for criticism by some from other strands of the conservative movement. The rather disparagingly dubbed "paleo-conservatives" criticise neoconservatives for being too liberal and too internationalist. Writing in The New American, a publication of the John Birch Society, John F. McManus complains that a neo-conservative is "an opponent of Communism but a supporter of socialism and internationalism." McManus complained of a 1993 article in the Wall Street Journal exporessing support for aspecst of the welfare system. "These neocons have taken over the conservative wing of the Republican party. And they have succeeded in doing so to the degree that the word 'conservative' is now being applied to individuals and ideas that are, in fact, liberal (in the leftist sense), socialist, and totally undeserving of the conservative label," he complained.
Right-wing ideologue Joseph Sobran echoed these sentiments complaining that "As a powerful movement, conservatism also attracted new members who were more interested in power than in principle. Some of these were called &#8220;neoconservatives&#8221; &#8212; admirers of Roosevelt and recent supporters of Lyndon Johnson who cared nothing for limited government and the U.S. Constitution." 
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