War in the end is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians, and of idealists by cynics.
– Chris Hedges
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations, is as shocking as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the government of a country, make it their study to sow discord and cultivate prejudices between Nations, it becomes the more unpardonable.
Thomas Paine - The Rights of Man
Building America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, September 2000
(1) The PNAC study referred to the U.S. military as "the cavalry on the new American frontier." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(2) The study represented a "Timbre Vert for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(3) The PNAC argued that the ‘American grand strategy’ should be planned for "as far into the future as possible", calling on the US government to create a military with the capability to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars" as a "core mission." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(4) The report advocated the creation of "US Space Forces", to dominate space.
(5) The report advocated total control of cyberspace to prevent "enemies" from using the internet against the US interests. (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(6) The report advocated the use of "New methods of attack -- electronic, ‘non-lethal’, biological -- will be more widely available ... combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(B) RE: Middle East.
(1) The report’s plan for US global domination included a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure ‘regime change’ even before George Bush took power in January 2001." (Mackay 9-15-2002)
(2) "The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. 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." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(3) The report explained, "even should Saddam pass from the scene," U.S. military bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait should remain permanently in spite of domestic opposition because "Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(C) RE: China
(1) The reports suggests that even China might be a candidate for ‘regime change’ explaining that "it is time to increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia" so that "American and allied power" can provide "the spur to the process of democratisation in China." (cited in Mackay 9-15-2002)
(1) Dick Cheney, vice president. [Mackay 9-15-2002]
(2) Donald Rumsfeld, secretary of defense. [Mackay 9-15-2002]
(3) Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense. [Mackay 9-15-2002]
(4) Jeb Bush, governor of Florida. [Mackay 9-15-2002]
(5) Lewis Libby, Cheney's chief of staff. [Mackay 9-15-2002]
The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented.
Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin... Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again... Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in... But, if you want to continue to be the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."
Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941) former President of the Bank of England, defender of the crown