Put aside for a moment the validity of The Shock Doctrine
What about The Keep ‘Em In Line Doctrine
After the 2006 Congreesional elections Secy of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is caught on tape saying:
“This President's pretty much a victim of success. We haven't had an attack in five years. The perception of the threat is so low in this society that it's not surprising that the behavior pattern reflects a low threat assessment. The same thing's in Europe, there's a low threat perception. The correction for that, I
suppose, is an attack.”
That’s right the Neocons want/need another terrorist attack on US soil to bring Americans back to their senses!
The report “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century” was only but one milestone in the Necon Push for War
1992 Draft Defense Planning Guidance
Written by then-Defense Department staffers I. Lewis Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, and Zalmay Khalilzad for then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
The report called for massive increases in defense spending, the assertion of lone superpower status, the prevention of the emergence of any regional competitors, the use of preventive—or preemptive—force, and the idea of forsaking multilateralism if it did not suit U.S. interests.
1996- Report: Why removing Saddam is crucial to Israel.
Written by Feith, Wurmser and Fairbanks. (members of the Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies IASPS)
Delivered in person by Perle to the Israeli Prime Minister.
Perle was a member of both the PNAC & IASPS and was Defense Policy Board Chairman for Rumsfeld.
1997- PNAC's founding "principles" signed by necons:
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Libby, Abrams.
1998- PNAC letter to Clinton: removal of Saddam ... military efforts
signed by: Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Bolton, Abrams.
1999- The Neocons' book on US/Israeli strategic interest in Iraq called “Tyranny's Ally: America's Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein”
"Iraq's strategic importance to the US derives from a source beyond the pernicious, extortionist character of Saddam's regime. Iraq occupies some of the most strategically blessed and resource-laden territory of the middle east. ... Iraq also has large, proven oil reserves, water, ..." [Note that lack of water is a long-standing Israeli problem.]
Sept. 2000 - "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century." Signed by Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary, I Lewis Libby, Cheney's chief of staff, William J Bennett, Reagan's education secretary, Zalmay Khalilzad, Bush's ambassador to Afghanistan and Jeb Bush (George W’s brother).
Nov. 2000 The close election that brought Bush and Cheney to the White House hinged on the outcome of the Florida’s votes. At this time, the governor of Florida was Jeb Bush, also a PNAC signator. Jeb Bush, along with Katherine Harris, his secretary of state, were accused by the US Commission on Civil Rights of "injustice, ineptitude and inefficiency," and "gross dereliction [of duty]" with regard to Florida’s 2000 presidential election, which was riddled with numerous voting fraud issues
Feb 2001- Paul O’Neil, W’s Secretary of the Treasury claims that the U.S the war in Iraq was planned from the first National Security Council meeting, soon after the administration took office with potential oil spoils charted in early documents
September 11, 2001
2001 - War selling by neocons' PNAC
Sept. 11th - Rumsfeld: "Go massive. Sweep it all up. Related and Not."
Sept. 15th - At Camp David, Wolfowitz made the case for action against Iraq.
Sept. 19th - Rumsfeld & Perle call two-day meeting. Outcome summarized in The PNAC Letter, signed by Perle. "Even if evidence does not link Iraq ... remove Saddam Hussein." Focuses on Iraq, Hezbollah, the Palesinian Authority, little on Bin Laden.
All that remained was to convince Bush, and they had him surrounded.
No conspiracy? Yeah right