A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals
that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq
to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the
creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice-
president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's
deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of
staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces
And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the
neo-con-servative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: '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.'
The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining
global US pre-eminence, preclu-ding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping
the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.
This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as
far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to
'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core
The report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the
cavalry on the new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier
document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage
advanced industrial nations from challenging our leader-ship or even aspiring to
a larger regional or global role'.
The PNAC report also:
refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most
effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership';
describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American
political leadership rather than that of the United Nations';
reveals worries in the administration that Europe could
rival the USA;
says 'even should Saddam pass from the scene' bases in
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain permanently -- despite domestic opposition
in the Gulf regimes to the stationing of US troops -- as 'Iran may well prove as
large a threat to US interests as Iraq has';
spotlights China for 'regime change' saying 'it is time
to increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia'. This, it says,
may lead to 'American and allied power providing the spur to the process of
democratisation in China';
calls for the creation of 'US Space Forces', to
dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent 'enemies' using
the internet against the US;
hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq for
developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing
biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- in decades to come. It says:
'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';
and pinpoints North Korea, Libya, Syria and Iran as
dangerous regimes and says their existence justifies the creation of a 'world-wide
Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of
Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said: 'This
is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who
have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like
Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.
'This is a blueprint for US world domination -- a new world order of their making. These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world. I am appalled that a British Labour Prime Minister should have got into bed with a crew which has this moral standing.'
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