From what I understand, the New American Century involves “destabilizing” the
As a nation, we have been without a constant overshadowing, all encompassing enemy since the communists of the Cold War era. What the top officials really see is an opportunity to capitalize on our new found global enemy. The benefits of the Cold War have been long gone. There is no question that the Cold War benefited many businesses especially those that dealt with weapons technology and manufacturing. There are many people who believe that a new Cold War type environment would help stimulate the economy like it has so many times in the past. Obviously, this has not been the case in the new “Global War on Terrorism.”
So what other reason would our leaders have to instigate such a global war? I think we have to return to the subject of the New American Century and the New World Order. What do these terms mean? I can honestly say that I do not know. Many people have speculated on this subject, but the meaning of these terms remains unclear. What we do know is that the existence of these terms and their use is not a secret. The PNAC website is not some conspiracy theory organization. Here is a list of signatories from the website, Project for the New American Century:
Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Vin Weber, George Weigel, Paul Wolfowitz
This list can be found here along with a statement of principles: http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm
*note that this was written in 1997
Another question we have to ask ourselves is why this has never made the attention of the main stream media. The PNAC organization reads like a playbook for the majority of the foreign policies the Bush Administration has implemented. The majority of the articles predate the election of GW. There are even articles making the case of the need to invade
William Kristol, Chairman, editor of The Weekly Standard, as well as chairman and co-founder of the Project for the New American Century.
Robert Kagan, co-founder with William Kristol of the Project for the New American Century. He is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, a columnist for the Washington Post, and the author of the best-selling book Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order.
Bruce P. Jackson, the founder and President of the Project on Transitional Democracies. The Project is a multi-year endeavor aimed at accelerating the pace of reform in post-1989 democracies and advancing the date for the integration of these democracies into the institutions of the Euro-Atlantic.
Mark Gerson, the CEO of Gerson Lehrman Group. A graduate of
Randy Scheunemann, In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Project for New American Century, Mr. Scheunemann serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Committee on NATO, the Project on Transitional Democracies, and the International Republican Institute.
Ellen Bork, Executive Director at the Project for the New American Century, a foreign policy organization based in Washington, D.C., Ms. Bork's articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Humanitarian Affairs Review, and the Forward. She writes a column for the New York Sun. Also, the daughter of conservative icon and former Supreme Court justice nominee Robert Bork.
Gary Schmitt, Senior Fellow, Dr. Schmitt has written articles in a number of areas, including the American founding, the
Thomas Donnelly, Senior Fellow, The co-author of two books. Operation Just Cause: The Storming of Panama has been recognized as the most complete work on the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, praised by one reviewer as "the definitive study of modern campaign planning…destined to be studied at war colleges for years to come." Clash of Chariots: A History of Armored Warfare, was published by Berkeley Books in 1996. His articles include pieces in the Weekly Standard, the Washington Post, the National Interest, Jane's Defence Week, and numerous other publications
Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Director of the
And if this is not enough proof of the media’s complicity, here is a list of articles from the “liberal media”, http://www.newamericancentury.org/globalissues.htm.