Below is a well-written review by an anonymous reader on Amazon of the book that serves as the bible for PNAC (The Project for the New American Century) prior to the 9/11 Crisis:I begin this piece with a warning to anyone that wants to remain in ignorant bliss. The "Neo-conmen" who serve on this committee truly believe that America is chosen by God to dominate the world by any means. This is NOT a conspiracy theory as the book above states very clearly this is their intention and, as any self-proclaimed, God-endorsed dictators would, they move forward with no shame and no mercy on those who stand in their way.
This is undoubtedly one of the most important books on US foreign policy published in recent years and should be read by anyone who cares about the future of the United States and the rest of the world. This is the manifesto of "conservative internationalism" whose proponents, including many of the books authors, now infest the Bush administration and are his loudest ventriloquists. Here, then, is the current administration's strategic vision.
The basic argument is that the US needs to exercise world domination, here spun as "benevolent global hegemony" and that there are a number of external obstacles which stand in the way and must be dealt with. These are Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China, the Middle East peace process and an independent Europe. In its clear and reasoned enunciation of strategy and future plans, it both rivals and surpasses the later chapters of Mein Kampf. Here is the game plan which must be read to understand where these people intend to take the world next.
If we ignore the desirability of this mission, its feasibility (the cost in money, lives and freedom) certainly merits discussion, but here the book is thin, relying on fairy story assumptions (budget surpluses!!!) and wishful thinking.
The one distasteful aspect of the book is the attempt to wrap the entire endeavor in the cloak of "American morality", understood as protecting citizen's liberties. This is breathtaking stuff from accomplices in the most extensive attempt to incinerate the Constitution in recent history.
Stripped of its ideological air cover and romantic fantasies, this is still an important, timely and lively document since this is the future course of foreign policy which the Bush administration plans to pursue.
This is NOT the Illuminati or Trilateral Commission where their existence and membership remain secret. The main committee is as follows according to their website and publications:
Elliott Abrams Gary Bauer
William J. Bennett Jeb Bush
Dick Cheney Eliot A. Cohen
Midge Decter Paula Dobriansky
Steve Forbes Aaron Friedberg
Francis Fukuyama Frank Gaffney
Fred C. Ikle Donald Kagan
Zalmay Khalilzad I. Lewis Libby
Norman Podhoretz Dan Quayle
Peter W. Rodman Stephen P. Rosen
Henry S. Rowen Donald Rumsfeld
Vin Weber George Weigel
Paul Wolfowitz Richard Armitage
The following graphic is a result of a huge database compiled over 20 years recording known social associations as verified by public record and reputable journalistic sources. Click to enlarge. It reads as a who's who of the Fascist NeoCon movement.
(click to enlarge) Source-namebase.org
If these names look familiar, they should. They are the very people who have put America and the world into it's potentially perilous positions. They planned their work and they worked their plan, again, without shame. Research any of them and you will see a blatant pattern and history of belief in Fascism (everything in service to the state).
This list is by no means complete as to the men and women who follow their commands, but it is a good beginning and the list certainly does not suggest that all members are knowledgeable of or participating in any efforts of treachery.
Before 9/11 even began, these men realized, according to their own writings, that it would take "another Pearl Harbor" to scare American citizens enough to be willing to support massive exercise of military power and the destruction of constitutional rights that would ensue. Their report went so far as to suggest in great detail the very things that did happen in NYC on the most infamous date in history.
They have made such things happen to advance their goals of global power since the writing of this document. They have done what is necessary to destroy and suppress evidence of their illegal actions. Without getting too specific, we can all see one thing after another that couldn't have been more perfectly scripted for the advancement of the wealth of those who control the military industrial complex.
My suggestion, as always is to Duly Consider all the facts; not just the ones presented by the establishment but, before they shut them down, the alternate news sources, mostly on the web.
This site has an extensive collection of articles and documentaries on this subject and others. You may want to begin here 9/11 or 911. Other books by and endorsed by PNAC include:
The War Over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission
Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, Encounter Books, 2003
Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order
Robert Kagan, Knopf, 2003
If you are easily seduced by emotional persuasion, you are in danger of becoming a fascist by reading these. If you go into it with the quest of "knowing thine enemy" you will drop your jaw and come out with armor on your mind.