- 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
- The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining
global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and
shaping the international security order in line with American principles
- 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 a 'core mission'.
- 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
'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership
or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'.
- The PNAC report also:
- l refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective
and efficient means of exercising American global leadership';
- l describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American
political leadership rather than that of the United Nations';
- l reveals worries in the administration that Europe could
rival the USA;
- l 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
may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has';
- l spotlights China for 'regime change' 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 democratisation in China';
- l 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;
- l hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq for
developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing
biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- 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 perhaps the world of microbes ...
advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes
may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically
- l 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 system'.
- 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