by Dee McLachlan
The Iraq nation has been destroyed — over a million citizens were killed, and its 37 million people are suffering the consequences.
Who would do this and why? Syria has suffered six years of war, and Iran has been told that they are “next.” Should civilised people sit at home eating popcorn waiting to watch the destruction of those nations on TV? What kind of idiots are we?
In yesterday’s Gumshoe article, Mary Maxwell used a “Cock Robin” approach to the problem of 9/11. It is reasonable to say that a coterie of men with connections to Israel, rather than 19 Arabs, carried out the attacks on the World Trade Center. She did not ask why the coterie would do this. There are many theories. In this article I will look at the build-up to war with Iraq — going back in time to see how this madness unfolded.
General Wesley Clark
We have quoted Clark and his interview with Democracy Now countless times on Gumshoe News. He was told of a memo when he visited the Pentagon in 2001:
“This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
Why he only revealed this in 2007 is a mystery. If he had spoken earlier, imagine how different the world might be.
It is possible that the plan to destroy certain Middle Eastern nations dates back to the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Communities in the former Ottoman empire got handed out as “mandates” to members of the League of Nations. For example, Palestine was mandated to the British. But in this article I will go back only as far as the 1960s.
Gathering of Neoconservatives
In 1965 Irving Kristol (dubbed the “godfather of neoconservatism”) founded a magazine, “The Public Interest.” By this time Albert Wohlstetter, a professor at the University of Chicago, had gathered a group of young intellectuals around him — including Richard Perle, Zalmay Khalilzad, Paul Kozemchak and Paul Wolfowitz.
By the mid 1970s young Neoconservatives were beginning to have influence in Washington — some having arrived as students and interns. And these young Neocons were already promoting a strong Israel as essential for US domination in the Middle East.
Perle was working for Conservative Democratic senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson, and Dick Cheney had worked his way into the White House — serving as the White House Chief of Staff, from 1975 to 1977. George H. W. Bush had become the head of the CIA (1976) and allegedly decided to bring in a small group of outsiders (Neocons). The Neocon team of “analysts” (supported by Cheney) used their intellectual firepower to overwhelm the mid-level CIA analysts to declare the USSR a major threat.
Using Militant Islam Against The Soviet Union
The CIA begins funding Islamist extremists… as a resistance movement to oppose the Soviets.
“In 1977 Zbigniew Brzezinski, as President Carter’s National Security Adviser, forms the Nationalities Working Group (NWG) dedicated to the idea of weakening the Soviet Union by inflaming its ethnic tensions. The Islamic populations are regarded as prime targets.
By the mid 1980s Cheney becomes defense secretary, and brings a core group of ideological staffers under the supervision of Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. I quote Wikipedia:
“Arguably at the helm of the neoconservative movement is Richard Perle… aided by Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith… the Neocon core have been interrelated for decades through positions in government, think-tanks, business corporations, and even family ties… [leading] think-tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, Project for the New American Century, Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf, Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, and the U.S Committee for a Free Lebanon.”
I now digress briefly to discuss another principal player, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Two Worlds and Ideologies Meet in New York
Benjamin Netanyahu (b 1949) joined the Israel Defense Forces shortly after the Six-Day War (1967) and served in the elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. He allegedly took part in several operations (Operations Inferno, Gift and Isotope), plus he fought on various fronts 1973. (His brother Yonatan died leading Operation Entebbe.) A soldiering war-like attitude will stay with him throughout his political career.
Benjamin Netanyahu as a soldier in Sayeret Matkal (Photo credit: Wikicommons/ GPO)
He attended MIT, then from 1976 – 1978 works for Boston Consulting Group. (We have no idea whether he arrived there by merit or was groomed into these positions.) In 1982 he becomes Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and then as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988. And now in New York he is connecting with those who want to support him.
An interesting friendship is between Netanyahu and Larry Silverstein — who took over the lease for the WTC shortly before 9-11. To quote an article from haaretz.com:
“Close ties with Netanyahu …The two have been on friendly terms since Netanyahu’s stint as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. For years they kept in close touch. Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call, Silverstein told an Israeli acquaintance. Their ties continued after Netanyahu became prime minister.” [Who else did Netanyahu call on Sundays?]
The Plan to Destroy the Middle East
It was around 1992, after the First Gulf War, that the Neocons advocate trashing the Middle Eastern countries — including Iraq.
In 1992 Princeton University professor Bernard Lewis publishes an article in the influential journal Foreign Affairs called “Rethinking the Middle East.” Lewis, a British Jew, a longtime supporter of the Israeli right wing, says, (I quote):
“Most of the states of the Middle East—Egypt is an obvious exception—are of recent and artificial construction and are vulnerable to such a process. If the central power is sufficiently weakened, there is no real civil society to hold the polity together, no real sense of common identity.”
In June 1996 Benjamin Netanyahu became Prime Minister of Israel, and Perle, leading a study group, wrote a paper “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.” This is what is written in Wikipedia:
A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle FOR Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel. The report explained a new approach to solving Israel’s security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on “Western values”… [including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and the containment of Syria by engaging in proxy warfare]
To quote DREYFUSS, 2005, PP. 330-337:
“The neoconservatives’ intention in Iraq was never to truly build democracy there. Their intention was to flatten it, to remove Iraq as a regional threat to Israel.”
OH BOY. Who were these madman working for?
So they planned to destroy Iraq, and they needed an excuse. They began to hype the threat of “weapons of mass destruction,” and after Netanyahu’s visit to the United States (1996), the US neoconservatives began a push for war against Iraq. (Was this under Netanyahu’s request or instruction?)
In 1997 Neoconservative Douglas Feith wrote a paper called “A Strategy for Israel.”
The Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
The PNAC think tank, founded by William Kristol (son of Irving) and Robert Kagan produced the document, entitled Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces and Resources for a New Century.
It was written for the George W. Bush team (before the 2000 presidential election), and for future VP Cheney, future Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, future Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and others. Of the twenty-five people who signed PNAC’s founding statement of principles, ten went on to serve in Bush’s administration, including Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz. John Pilger quotes the document:
What was needed for America to dominate much of humanity and the world’s resources, it said, was “some catastrophic and catalysing event – like a new Pearl Harbor“.
The Big False Flag — The Attacks on New York
The attacks were meticulously planned and executed on all fronts — except the “pulling” down of Building 7. Within hours Paul Bremer and others pointed to Osama bin Laden — and there was an immediate response to get on a war footing. As Mary Maxwell noted in her article yesterday:
“Appearing on BBC on 9/11, Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel said: “[We should act pre-emptively against] five states, they are Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea… these kind of states should be treated as rogue states.”
“…in front of the U.S. House of Representatives on the 20th of September, 2001, Netanyahu vehemently implored the U.S. to launch ‘pre-emptive’ military strikes against ‘Iran, Iraq, Syria, Taliban Afghanistan, Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, and several other Arab regimes, such as the Sudan,’ destroyed by the United States military.” Richard Perle entered the same BBC show by phone and ditto’d this.
The media promoted the official narrative — and Bush planned his attack on caves in Afghanistan.
The Neocon-Israeli Plan Unfolds.
To quote PNAC think tank co-founders William Kristol and Robert Kagan in their Weekly Standard January 2002 article:
“The United States can, after all, walk and chew gum at the same time. The Iraqi threat is enormous. It gets bigger with every day that passes. And it can’t wait until we finish tying up all the ‘loose ends.’ For one thing, those loose ends are not just minor details. If bin Laden has left Central Asia, he’ll be hard to find. Who knows how long it may take? Meanwhile, history moves on, and the clock is ticking in Iraq. If too many months go by without a decision to move against Saddam, the risks to the United States may increase exponentially. And after September 11, those risks are no longer abstract. Ultimately, what we do or do not do in the coming months about Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq will decisively affect our future security.
“Only now we know that it was an imprudent course. The failure of the United States to take risks, and to take responsibility, in the 1990s paved the way to September 11… But it is more horrible to watch men and women leap to their deaths from flaming skyscrapers. If we fail to address the grave threats we know exist, what will we tell the families of future victims? “
The West then invaded Iraq in March 2003. This is when Australians turned out to protest in huge numbers.
All of the undoctored intelligence reports from the Intel agencies concluded that Saddam no longer had any usable chemical weapons or WMDs. Hans Blix (the chief UN Weapons Inspector) stated as such. What went wrong at ASIO?
The intelligence was not faulty. It was accurate — but ignored. This group, along with the media, followed their plan — and destroyed Iraq.
What has all this been for?
A Final Note:
And of Benjamin Netanyahu — he was in New York on September 11, 2001. (His long time friend, Larry, said that they had to “pull” Building 7.) Netanyahu was also in London during the 7/7 False Flag bombings — and he was leading the march in Paris over the Charlie Hebdo False Flag (as seen in the photo below). Even a leading Israeli investigative journalist, Barry Chamish, went public with his suspicions that the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris were a false flag – and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a key suspect.