15 September 2002: 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-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
The PNAC report also:
l refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective
and efficient means of exercising American global leadership';
l describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American political
leadership rather than that of the United Nations';
l reveals worries in the administration that Europe could rival
l 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';
l 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';
l 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;
l 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
l 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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