In 1997, a group of Republicans formed a non-profit organization called the Project For A New American Century (PNAC). In their first white paper, Rebuilding America's Defenses, they proposed taking down Saddam Hussein, Iraq and then reordering the entire Middle East. Parenthetically, they admitted that selling such plans to the American people would take a long time, "absent some catastrophic catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor." (p.51)
September 11, 2001 was obviously just what they had in mind.
In 2000, the US Supreme Court selected another Bush as the 43rd US President and he waited until 9/11 to begin reordering the world.
In that connection, in March 2007, retired General Wesley Clark told Amy Goodman on her Democracy Now TV program that as early as September 2001, the Pentagon already had plans to take down seven Islamic countries, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran. If you have not seen the short You Tube of General Clark's revelations on Democracy Now, it is worth watching
At that time, I was skeptical about such a large US Military operation, because we all knew The Bush Administration lied us into Iraq with phony stories of Weapons of Mass Destruction, yellowcake uranium, mobile biological weapons labs, etc.
In 2007, the US Military only occupied Afghanistan and Iraq, so I asked myself, "How will The White House justify the military cost to the American people of invading Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran?"
By 2011, the answer became clear. The unnecessary wars against Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia and Sudan would be staged covertly as irregular military coups with the US Military and CIA supporting PHONY democracy movements.
Remember the baloney about 'Arab Spring' and the spontaneous 'Twitter' revolutions supporting "civil unrest" in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya?
Was the USA behind these civil wars and bogus democracy movements? OF COURSE!
Remember 2011 when Libyan Al-Qaeda could not budge Gaddafi's Libyan Army, the US and NATO enforced a NO Fly Zone over Libya and launched hundreds of cruise missiles in support of Al-Qaeda and the rebels.
By Oct 20, 2011 Muammar Gaddafi was a deadman and Libya was a war torn shattered nation. But no one in America feels the least bit guilty about America's role in trashing Libya. Most people believe these events were spontaneous democratic revolutions. Doesn't anyone remember the PNAC's plans to reorder the Middle East?
GADDAFI RESISTANCE KILLED US AMBASSADOR
In Libya last month, we lost Ambassador Steven in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. The press wants us to think that we brought "freedom and democracy" to Libya, not chaos and death. They want us to believe that there is no Green Resistance to the NATO or its Al-Qaeda allies in Benghazi, but everyone in Libya knows about the Green Resistance, whose members are called "Tahloob" (Arabic for "Gaddafi loyalists").
In reality, the Green Resistance destroyed the US Consulate in Benghazi September 11, 2012. They have been increasingly active since shortly after the murder of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. They strike any NATO target they can, and they execute key Libyans who betrayed Gaddafi and sided with NATO. The Benghazi incident was merely their latest blow against what they see as NATO's illegal occupation of their country. Ignoring the Tahloob only happens outside of Libya, by the NATO powers and their subservient media.
In Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi of the radical Muslim Brotherhood replaced moderate Hosni Mubarak, yet the civil unrest in Egypt continues. While Obama and Romney trade accusations about whether The Obama Administration was guilty of leaving the grounds of the Benghazi Consulate vulnerable, THERE IS NO SERIOUS DISCUSSION REGARDING WHETHER THE US MILITARY SHOULD SUPPORT THESE PHONY REVOLUTIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE.
WAGING WAR WITHOUT PERMISSION
What is even more disturbing is the US Congress is side-stepping its US Constitutional duty to declare war, but the press ignores their failure too. The CIA shouldn't decide whether we go to war. The US Congress should debate and decide, so Congressmen can be responsible to the American people come election time.
There is a Constitutional debate in America regarding whether Obama is in violation of the War Power Act in regard to Libya, BUT THE MEDIA IGNORES THIS VIOLATION.
"May 20, 2011, marked the 60th day of US combat in Libya (as part of the UN resolution) but the deadline arrived without President Obama seeking specific authorization from the US Congress. President Obama, however, notified Congress that no authorization was needed, since the US leadership was transferred to NATO, and since US involvement is somewhat limited. On Friday, June 3, 2011, the US House of Representatives voted to rebuke President Obama for maintaining an American presence in the NATO operations in Libya, which they considered a violation of the War Powers Resolution." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution
So how is this reordering of the Middle East progressing? Friday, October 19, 2012, a huge car bomb in a Christian Beirut neighborhood killed Lebanon's security chief, General Wissam al-Hassan along with seven others and wounding eighty or more people.
Two days after that, a similar car bomb ripped through the Christian Old Town of Damascus. Two days later, Tuesday, October 23, three car bombs in Baghdad killed nine people and wounded 26.
If anyone seriously wonders WHO WOULD DO SUCH AWEFUL THINGS? -- they should recall the PNAC's plans and Wesley Clark's revelations to Amy Goodman.