Saturday, July 15

Project for the New American Century

The Project for the New American Century is a group of high-powered American government officials who, through a "a policy of military strength and moral clarity", want to see a United States empire as the only global power in the 21st century. Their ultimate goal is a "Pax Americana". The group includes vice president Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad, president of the World Bank Paul Wolfowitz, and many other heavy duty movers and shakers. People say the invasion of Iraq was the "first step" of their plan.

In a document called "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century", it is written that they want to:
* Reposition permanently based forces to Southern Europe, Southeast Asia
and the Middle East;
* Modernize U.S. forces, including enhancing our fighter aircraft,
submarine and surface fleet capabilities;
* Develop and deploy a global missile defense system, and develop a
strategic dominance of space;
* Control the "International Commons" of cyberspace;
* Increase defense spending to a minimum of 3.8 percent of gross domestic
product, up from the 3 percent currently spent.

In the same document, they outline the following two goals: to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars," and to "perform the 'constabulary' duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions."

Undoubtedly members of this group are the ones who insist on supporting Israel's attacks on Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. We will see more US military in the Middle East, and we will see US allies carrying out the dirty work of the PNAC cadre.

Here are some links with more info:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Project_for_the_New_American_Century
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1665.htm
http://pnac.info

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