This is the stuff that makes this government getting in look like a coup. Coincidence that the architects of this plan are now running America?
Check out the Office of Special Plans (OSP) set up by Rumsfeld in autumn '01. The 'special plans' being the implementation of PNAC. The office is
responsible for the cherry picking and selective deafness in regards to the Intelligence used to justify the Iraqi Conflict. – all part of the
Starts to fall into place doesn’t it?
Check this out:
Five steps to the world according to Bush
The ultra-hawkish neo-conservative think-tank, the Project for the New American Century, was set up in 1997 by the likes of Donald Rumsfeld, Dick
Cheney, Jeb Bush (George W's brother) and Paul Wolfowitz. Its over-arching aim is the establishment of a 'global Pax Americana' -- a re-ordered
world squarely under the control of the USA. To achieve this grand strategic goal, the PNAC says these steps must be achieved:
* Saddam deposed
* Afghanistan invaded
* Arafat isolated
* Syria cowed
* UN sidelined
* Iran punished
As the world has seen, nearly all of these aims have been achieved.
2. The Office of Special Plans
This new intelligence agency was set up in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks by US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Frustrated by the failure of conventional spying organisations such as the CIA to come up with proof that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and
was linked to Osama bin Laden, the OSP cherry-picked intelligence from mountains of raw data to build the intelligence picture its political masters
3. Bush and Blair
With Bush fully briefed by Rumsfeld using intelligence from the OSP, the US was convinced it had a case to prosecute a war against Iraq. But could
America take its allies with it? Blair was briefed at length by Bush and other leading members of the US administration using OSP information. The
British intelligence services were not coming up with the same sort of information that the OSP were collating. Nevertheless, Blair threw his lot in
with Bush, banking on the OSP intelligence.
4. Troops and conflict
With Afghanistan under US control after the first major battle in the seemingly endless war on terror, Bush and Blair were able to topple Saddam using
the OSP intelligence to take the public with them. With Iraq occupied, the hawks have turned their attentions to Iran, with claims that the
'Mullahcracy', in the words of the neo-conservatives, had a weapons of mass destruction programme and was tied to al-Qaeda. Sound familiar?
5. Pax Americana
This is the ultimate aim of the neo-conservatives now running the United States. America stands as the world's policeman, the US has no powerful
rivals and global capitalism flourishes: the PNAC's project is complete.