by Kevin Barret
You may have heard that the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) no longer exists. Officially, that notorious group of 9/11 suspects, which called for a “New Pearl Harbor” on September 11th, 2000 and got one exactly one year later, disbanded in 2006.
David Ray Griffin’s book The New Pearl Harbor – which lifted its title from PNAC’s infamous “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” memo endorsing the 9/11 attacks one year before they occurred – is widely credited with driving a stake through PNAC’s black heart.
But what you may not have heard is that PNAC is back under a new name: FDD, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. And wouldn’t you know it, they’re still trying to trick Americans into fighting wars for Israel. This time, their target is Iran.
FDD, the new name for PNAC, just issued a 155-page report calling for the US to “increase Iranian isolation, including through regime change in Syria” and “undertake…overt preparations for the use of warplanes and/or missiles to destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities with high explosives”. (Source: Antiwar.com)
Got that? The same group widely viewed as responsible for the immolation of 3,000 Americans on 9/11 in order to con the US into smashing Israel’s enemies is shamelessly calling for more death and destruction – all paid for, of course, with your tax dollars.
If there were any doubts that FDD is just the new name for PNAC, they’re dispelled by this list compiled by the moderator at DemocratsForProgress.com
- 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
- Richard L. Armitage
- Jeffrey Bergner John Bolton
- Robert Kagan
- William Kristol Richard Perle
- William Schneider, Jr.
- R. James Woolsey Robert B. Zoellick
FDD (Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
FDD’s chairman is James Woolsey. FDD’s president is Clifford D. May and its executive director is Mark Dubowitz. Its Leadership Council is composed of prominent thinkers and leaders from the defense, intelligence, and policy communities including Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Bill Kristol, Louis J. Freeh, Joseph Lieberman, Newt Gingrich, Max Kampelman, and Robert McFarlane.
Its Board of Advisors include Gary Bauer, Rep. Eric Cantor, Gene Gately, General P.X. Kelley, Charles Krauthammer, Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland, Richard Perle, Steven Pomerantz, Oliver “Buck” Revell, Bret Stephens, and Francis J. “Bing” West.
Foundation fellows and senior staff are Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research, Khairi Abaza, Senior Fellow, Tony Badran, Research Fellow, Levant, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Director, Center for Study of Terrorist Radicalization, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Military Affairs Fellow, Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, Jonathan Kay, Visiting Fellow, Dr. Michael Ledeen, Freedom Scholar, Andrew C. McCarthy, Co-Chair, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, David B. Rivkin, Jr., Senior Fellow and Co-Chair, Center for Law and Counterterrorism
Bolton is an adviser to Romney, others may be too.
Don’t these guys know when it’s time to quit and flee to Paraguay?