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by Threehegemons
17 September 2002 02:00 UTC
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This whole report is insane, and disturbing, but here is what really jumped out 
at me

<<<<<<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 democratization 
in China';>>>>>>>

Steven Sherman 

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Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President
Published on Sunday, September 15, 2002 in The Sunday Herald (Scotland)

Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President
by Neil Mackay

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 (defense 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
                    Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the
                    neo-conservative 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, precluding 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 mission'.

                    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 leadership 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
                         describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American political leadership rather than that of the United
                         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
                         democratization 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 command-and-control system'.

                    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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