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   Secret Bush Plan for Global Domination!                                         
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   not in our name                                                                 
     Richard Joly <>                                                    

   Fwd: [corp-focus] The Bush Victory in Iraq                                                                                                   


Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 04:06:08 +0100 (BST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Millennium=20Twain?= <>
Subject: Secret Bush Plan for Global Domination!

>From the "Sunday Herald" (Scotland)

Bush Presidency part of Campaign for Global Domination
by American Right-Wing!!
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
(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

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, preventing 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 the 'core mission' to world subservience.

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
constantly 'discourage advanced industrial nations
from challenging our leadership, or even aspiring to a
larger regional or global role'.

The secret PNAC report also:

1) refers to 'controlling' key allies such as the UK
as 'the most effective and efficient means of
exercising American global leadership';

2) describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding
American political leadership rather than that of the
United Nations';

3) reveals worries throughout the right-wing and in
the administration that Europe could rival the USA;

4) 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 can
be manipulated to appear to be 'as large a threat to
US interests as Iraq has';

5) spotlights Nepal and China for 'regime changes'
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 encirclement and American control of

6) 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;

7) hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq
for developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may
consider deploying even more biological weapons 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 witht the
newest generations 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';

8) 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

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.'


Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 23:20:40 -0400
From: Richard Joly <>
Subject: not in our name



      et it not be said that people in the United States did nothing when
their government declared a
      war without limit and instituted stark new measures of repression. 


    The signers of this statement call on the people of the U.S. to resist
the policies and overall political
    direction that have emerged since September 11, 2001, and which pose
grave dangers to the people
    of the world.


    We believe that peoples and nations have the right to determine their
own destiny, free from
    military coercion by great powers. We believe that all persons detained
or prosecuted by the United
    States government should have the same rights of due process. We
believe that questioning,
    criticism, and dissent must be valued and protected. We understand that
such rights and values are
    always contested and must be fought for. 


    We believe that people of conscience must take responsibility for what
their own governments do --
    we must first of all oppose the injustice that is done in our own name.
Thus we call on all Americans
    to RESIST the war and repression that has been loosed on the world by
the Bush administration. It
    is unjust, immoral, and illegitimate. We choose to make common cause
with the people of the


    We too watched with shock the horrific events of September 11, 2001. We
too mourned the
    thousands of innocent dead and shook our heads at the terrible scenes
of carnage -- even as we
    recalled similar scenes in Baghdad, Panama City, and, a generation ago,
Vietnam. We too joined the
    anguished questioning of millions of Americans who asked why such a
thing could happen.


    But the mourning had barely begun, when the highest leaders of the land
unleashed a spirit of
    revenge. They put out a simplistic script of “good vs. evil” that was
taken up by a pliant and
    intimidated media. They told us that asking why these terrible events
had happened verged on
    treason. There was to be no debate. There were by definition no valid
political or moral questions.
    The only possible answer was to be war abroad and repression at home. 


      n our name, the Bush administration, with near unanimity from
Congress, not only attacked
      Afghanistan but arrogated to itself and its allies the right to rain
down military force anywhere and
    anytime. The brutal repercussions have been felt from the Philippines
to Palestine, where Israeli
    tanks and bulldozers have left a terrible trail of death and
destruction. The government now openly
    prepares to wage all-out war on Iraq -- a country which has no
connection to the horror of
    September 11. What kind of world will this become if the U.S.
government has a blank check to
    drop commandos, assassins, and bombs wherever it wants?


    In our name, within the U.S., the government has created two classes of
people: those to whom the
    basic rights of the U.S. legal system are at least promised, and those
who now seem to have no
    rights at all. The government rounded up over 1,000 immigrants and
detained them in secret and
    indefinitely. Hundreds have been deported and hundreds of others still
languish today in prison. This
    smacks of the infamous concentration camps for Japanese-Americans in
World War 2. For the first
    time in decades, immigration procedures single out certain
nationalities for unequal treatment.


    In our name, the government has brought down a pall of repression over
society. The President’s
    spokesperson warns people to “watch what they say.” Dissident artists,
intellectuals, and professors
    find their views distorted, attacked, and suppressed. The so-called
Patriot Act -- along with a host of
    similar measures on the state level -- gives police sweeping new powers
of search and seizure,
    supervised if at all by secret proceedings before secret courts. 


    In our name, the executive has steadily usurped the roles and functions
of the other branches of
    government. Military tribunals with lax rules of evidence and no right
to appeal to the regular courts
    are put in place by executive order. Groups are declared “terrorist” at
the stroke of a presidential


    We must take the highest officers of the land seriously when they talk
of a war that will last a
    generation and when they speak of a new domestic order. We are
confronting a new openly imperial
    policy towards the world and a domestic policy that manufactures and
manipulates fear to curtail


    There is a deadly trajectory to the events of the past months that must
be seen for what it is and
    resisted. Too many times in history people have waited until it was too
late to resist.


       resident Bush has declared: “you’re either with us or against us.”
Here is our answer: We refuse
       to allow you to speak for all the American people. We will not give
up our right to question. We
    will not hand over our consciences in return for a hollow promise of
safety. We say NOT IN OUR
    NAME. We refuse to be party to these wars and we repudiate any
inference that they are being
    waged in our name or for our welfare. We extend a hand to those around
the world suffering from
    these policies; we will show our solidarity in word and deed. 


    We who sign this statement call on all Americans to join together to
rise to this challenge. We
    applaud and support the questioning and protest now going on, even as
we recognize the need for
    much, much more to actually stop this juggernaut. We draw inspiration
from the Israeli reservists
    who, at great personal risk, declare “there IS a limit” and refuse to
serve in the occupation of the
    West Bank and Gaza.


    We also draw on the many examples of resistance and conscience from the
past of the United
    States: from those who fought slavery with rebellions and the
underground railroad, to those who
    defied the Vietnam war by refusing orders, resisting the draft, and
standing in solidarity with


    Let us not allow the watching world today to despair of our silence and
our failure to act. Instead, let
    the world hear our pledge: we will resist the machinery of war and
repression and rally others to do
    everything possible to stop it.


    The over 2,000 signers include...


    James Abourezk

    As`ad AbuKhalil, Professor, Cal State Univ, Stanislaus 

    Michael Albert

    Mike Alewitz, LaBOR aRT & MuRAL Project

    Robert Altman

    Aris Anagnos

    Laurie Anderson

    Edward Asner, actor 

    Russell Banks, writer 

    Rosalyn Baxandall, historian

    Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange

    Jessica Blank, actor/playwright

    William Blum, author

    Theresa & Blase Bonpane, Office of the Americas

    Fr. Bob Bossie, SCJ

    Leslie Cagan 

    Kisha Imani Cameron, producer

    Henry Chalfant, author/filmmaker 

    Bell Chevigny, writer

    Paul Chevigny, professor of law, NYU

    Noam Chomsky

    Ramsey Clark

    Ben Cohen, cofounder, Ben and Jerry's 

    David Cole, professor of law, Georgetown University

    Robbie Conal

    Stephanie Coontz, historian, Evergreen State College

    Kia Corthron, playwright

    Kimberly Crenshaw, professor of law, Columbia and UCLA

    Culture Clash

    Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange

    Barbara Dane

    Angela Davis

    Ossie Davis

    Mos Def

    Ani Di Franco

    Carol Downer, board of directors, Chico (CA) Feminist Women's Health

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, professor, California State University, Hayward

    Bill Dyson, state representative, Connecticut

    Steve Earle, singer/songwriter 

    Barbara Ehrenreich 

    Deborah Eisenberg, writer

    Eve Ensler

    Leo Estrada, UCLA professor, Urban Planning 

    Laura Flanders, radio host and journalist

    Elizabeth Frank

    Michael Franti, SpearHead

    Richard Foreman

    Terry Gilliam, film director

    Charles Glass, journalist

    Jeremy Matthew Glick, editor of Another World Is Possible

    Danny Glover

    Leon Golub, artist

    Juan Gómez Quiñones, historian, UCLA

    John Guare, playwright 

    Jessica Hagedorn

    Sondra Hale, professor, anthropology and women's studies, UCLA

    Suheir Hammad, writer

    Nathalie Handal, poet and playwright

    Christine B. Harrington, Professor of Politics, NYU 

    David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology, CUNY Graduate

    Stanley Hauerwas, theologian

    Tom Hayden

    Edward S. Herman, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

    Susannah Heschel, professor, Dartmouth College

    Fred Hirsch, vice president, Plumbers and Fitters Local 393

    bell hooks

    Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist 2000

    Rakaa Iriscience, hip hop artist

    Abdeen Jabara, attorney, past president, American Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee

    Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Fredric Jameson, chair, literature program, Duke University

    Harold B. Jamison, major (ret.), USAF

    Erik Jensen, actor/playwright

    Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback

    Casey Kasem

    Robin D.G. Kelly

    Martin Luther King III, president, Southern Christian Leadership

    Barbara Kingsolver

    Arthur Kinoy, board co-chair, Center for Constitutional Rights

    Sally Kirkland

    C. Clark Kissinger, Refuse & Resist!

    Yuri Kochiyama, activist 

    Annisette & Thomas Koppel, singers/composers

    David Korten, author 

    Barbara Kruger

    Tony Kushner

    James Lafferty, executive director, National Lawyers Guild/L.A.

    Ray Laforest, Haiti Support Network 

    Beth K. Lamont,

    Jesse Lemisch, professor of history emeritus, John Jay College of
Justice, CUNY

    Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, TIKKUN magazine

    James Longley, Filmmaker 

    Barbara Lubin, Middle East Childrens Alliance 

    Staughton Lynd

    Dave Marsh

    Anuradha Mittal, co-director, Institute for Food and Development
Policy/Food First

    Malaquias Montoya, visual artist 

    Tom Morello 

    Robert Nichols, writer

    Kate Noonan 

    Claes Oldenburg

    Rev. E. Randall Osburn, exec. v.p., Southern Christian Leadership


    Grace Paley

    Michael Parenti 

    Jeremy Pikser, screenwriter 

    Frances Fox Piven, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

    Jerry Quickley, poet

    John T. Racanelli, Presiding Justice (Ret), California Court of Appeal

    Margaret Randall

    Michael Ratner, president, Center for Constitutional Rights

    Adrienne Rich

    David Riker, filmmaker

    Boots Riley, hip hop artist, The Coup

    Matthew Rothschild

    Edward Said

    Susan Sarandon

    Saskia Sassen, professor, University of Chicago

    Jonathan Schell, author and fellow of the Nation Institute

    Carolee Schneeman, artist

    Ralph Schoenman & Mya Shone, Council on Human Needs

    Pete and Toshi Seeger

    Mark Selden, historian

    Frank Serpico

    Wallace Shawn, playwright & actor

    Alex Shoumatoff

    John J. Simon, writer, editor 

    Kiki Smith, artist

    Michael Steven Smith, National Lawyers Guild/NY

    Norman Solomon, syndicated columnist and author

    Scott Spenser 

    Nancy Spero, artist


    Bob Stein, publisher

    Gloria Steinem

    Oliver Stone

    Mark Strand

    Peter Syben, major, US Army, retired

    Tony Taccone, director 

    Marcia Tucker, founding director emerita, New Museum of Contemporary
Art, NY

    Coosje van Bruggen

    Gore Vidal

    Anton Vodvarka, Lt., FDNY (ret.)

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Alice Walker

    Rebecca Walker

    Naomi Wallace, playwright

    Immanuel Wallerstein, sociologist, Yale University

    Rev. George Webber, president emeritus, NY Theological Seminary

    Leonard Weinglass, attorney

    Haskell Wexler

    John Edgar Wideman

    Saul Williams, spoken word artist

    S. Brian Willson , activist/writer

    Jeffrey Wright, actor 

    Howard Zinn, historian


Organizations for identification only (partial list as of early August)

For more complete listing of signers, see: or

Contact the Not In Our Name statement at:


Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:09:15 EDT
Subject: Fwd: [corp-focus] The Bush Victory in Iraq

From: Robert Weissman <>
To: "" <>
Subject: [corp-focus] The Bush Victory in Iraq

The Bush Victory in Iraq

George Bush has already won a victory in Iraq, and we're not talking
about weapons inspectors' access inside the country.

The administration's beating of the war drums has drowned out the
dominant stories of two months ago -- the corporate scandals and failing economy.

The scandals continue to unfold, in ever more gory detail. In recent
weeks, Chainsaw Al Dunlap has settled charges of financial manipulation,
former GE CEO Jack Welch has renounced his obscene retirement perks, and
new information surfaces almost daily on the tens of millions of dollars
of shady loans and perks that Tyco granted to its executives.

Meanwhile, the U.S. economy continues to struggle. Unemployment remains
high by recent standards. The stock market collapse has eaten away the
retirement savings of tens of millions of people. Many experts believe
the economy may return to recession.

The media still report on all of this, but not with the banner headlines
of a few months ago. 

Now, the coverage is focused on Iraq. While the administration has taken
some lumps from those who advocate a common-sense resistance to military
unilateralism and a dangerous and illegal doctrine of preemptive war, it
has successfully changed the primary topic of political conversation in
the United States. From a subject that had the administration on the
defensive -- especially as revelations continued of more and more
improper or unethical actions at Dick Cheney's Halliburton -- the focus
is now on a topic that plays to the administration's strengths and
ability to control information.

Of course, external events might have forced such a shift. But they did
not. The administration has abandoned its claims that Iraq is involved
with global terrorism. And whatever the truth about Iraq's efforts to
build nuclear weaponry, there is absolutely no evidence that there has
been a step-up in the Iraqi nuclear program or that the country is
anywhere near construction of a nuclear bomb. 

In short, not only is there no evidence of an imminent threat from Iraq
against the United States, nothing has changed in the recent period to
suggest Iraq is anywhere near being a threat to the U.S.

It is the United States that has chosen to force the issue. The
fanatical faction in the Bush Pentagon and White House (still
counterbalanced more effectively by dissident Republicans than the
Democratic Party) wants to put the United States on permanent war
footing, with Iraq and Afghanistan just the beginning.

One not-so-incidental impact of the permanent war society is that war
talk permanently displaces debate over economic and social justice.

The administration has already had its first victory in Iraq, simply by
threatening to go to war. If the American people permit the Bush team to
launch a war, we can be sure of long-term defeat for the people on the
American homefront, irrespective of the outcome on the battlefield.

Russell Mokhiber is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime
Reporter. Robert Weissman is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based
Multinational Monitor, They are
co-authors of Corporate Predators: The Hunt for MegaProfits and the
Attack on Democracy (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1999;

(c) Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

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