With Psychopaths Officiating
The Big Wedding
The code name for 9/11 was "The Big Wedding" as reported by the Christian Science Monitor on May 23, 2002:
Same Game - Different Teams (Alternating - Policy/Action)
Area of the Americas (FTAA aka North American Union)
East Free Trade Area (MEFTA)
The North American Free Trade Agreement: Ronald Reagan's
Ashton B. Carter - Statement on Homescam Security, 2002
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, January 1993, "The
Regional Defense Strategy"
Report (QDR) - September 30, 2001 (Note:
September 11 references throughout)
The Americas Forum: This report was generated by the Americas Forum, a group of hemispheric policy professionals dedicated to a sustained engagement of U.S. interests in the Americas. The Americas Forum has been meeting monthly in Washington, D.C. since January 1993, and is co-chaired by Otto Reich, President, RMA International, and Georges Fauriol, Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies.
The Western Hemisphere:
Energizing the Western Hemisphere to the
front rank of this country’s foreign policy concerns will
stand in stark contrast to the relative neglect there in
recent years. This will provide a vivid example, perhaps the
most personal one from President-elect George W. Bush, of
the kind of sustained leadership required to carry our
nation’s interests successfully into the new world of the
TRADE — Provide the President with the credibility necessary to make a comprehensive statement of his vision for the hemisphere at the Quebec City Summit of its chief executives scheduled for April 20-22 of 2001.
Promptly seek from Congress fast-track authority; deploy administration leadership for energetic, unceasing efforts toward consummation of an all embracing Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) by the agreed-upon date of 2005 (or possibly earlier).
Argentina: Representing a significant regional relationship, the U.S. backed an IMF $40 billion loan, in which U.S, European, and Argentine banks will participate. It will meet Argentina’s financing needs and further liberalize the economy, but failue could have implications for financial markets and political stability.
The link between a democratic community and regional security: The effectiveness of inter-American politico-security institutions to insure better multilateral cooperation has become an indispensable, long-term counterpart to the economic community now emerging in this Hemisphere through an FTAA.
HEMISPHERIC ENERGY POLICY and short-term winter U.S. shortfalls —
Encourage the President to capitalize on the Western Hemisphere’s relative energy self sufficiency, with Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela representing strategic partners.
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"On Iraq, we recommend that you be prepared to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and seek an understanding with Saudi Arabia and others to expand oil production; and, if provoked by Saddam Hussein, that the United States attack a wider range of strategic and military targets to demonstrate resolve and deter further challenges.
New Global Agenda. The end of the Cold War and recent changes in the global economy have expanded the international agenda. Globalization will have a growing impact on definition of U.S. "foreign policy", on the instruments available, the relative degree of control over events exercised by government as opposed to the private sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and interconnections between events in different parts of the world.
Fosterning Global Economic Order. We recommend that early in your administration, you see "fast track" trade negotiating authority from Congress; secure support from key allies on management on multilateral negotiations; enagage U.S. groups with critical interests; and work to ensure that less influential countries and NGOs gain appropriate access to the negotiations.... we recommend that you take proactive measures to extend and deepen economic ties with Latin America, and especially with Mexido, for the purposes of fostering a stable, democratic, and free-market-oriented hemisphere. The key components of this policy would include efforts to promote balanced and sustainable economic development, to ensure monetary stability, and to extend and deepen free trade areas throughout Latin America, and to promote a hemispheric security community.
Asymmetric Warfare. During your administration, key challenges to the security of the United States, its allies, and its friends can come from so-called asymmetrical warfare, conducted by a variety of countries and non-state actors, in part as a response to U.S. military dominance. Three areas are most important: terrorism, cyber threats to critical infrastructure, and WMD...
... Governments are less in control of foreign policy than they were a few years ago; global politics is increasingly being shaped by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and by private-sector and financial entities that transcend traditional state borders.... Resentment of globalization is on the rise and has produced increased anti-Americanism, since Washington is perceived as its architect.
We do recommend that you create a new body, within the NSC, charged with strategic analysis, long-range planning, and assessments of tradeoffs among the multiple issues that make up "national security"... This new body--Strategic Planning Office--can provide you and the members of the NSC with a broad, long-term perspective; it should also draw upon the work of the National Intelligence Council (NIC).
Finally, because of changes in global society and the nature of American involvement and presence, U.S. foreign policy will now be importantly affected by decisions made and carried out by non-governmental organizations (NGOs)."
Note: page 30 #9 QDR (referenced above) is already underway
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"Bremer was in charge from May 6, 2003 to June 28, 2004. He had complete legislative, executive and judicial authority over Iraq. Bremer had four decades of corporate and government experience, working with Kissinger as managing director of Kissinger and Associates, as well as working in government with George Shultz and Donald Rumsfeld.
Prior to the invasion, Bearing Point received a $250 million contract from US AID to develop a blueprint for the remaking of Iraq's economy into a 'free-market' economy friendly to U.S. corporate interests. Bremer's job was to implement the Bearing Point plan. Juhasz points out that while there may have been an inadequate military plan, there was in fact a plan for the takeover and remaking of the economy of Iraq."
Bremer had the power to
create laws by issuing "binding instructions or directives."
Bremer issued 100 Orders, Juhasz in 2005 interview describes
some of the key orders:
2002 - National Security Strategy of the United States
The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom—and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise. In the twenty-first century, only nations that share a commitment to protecting basic human rights and guaranteeing political and economic freedom will be able to unleash the potential of their people and assure their future prosperity.
People everywhere want to be able to speak freely; choose who will govern them; worship as they please; educate their children—male and female; own property; and enjoy the benefits of their labor. These values of freedom are right and true for every person, in every society—and the duty of protecting these values against their enemies is the common calling of freedom-loving people across the globe and across the ages.
We will defend the peace by fighting terrorists and tyrants. We will preserve the peace by building good relations among the great powers. We will extend the peace by encouraging free and open societies on every continent.
Terrorists are organized to penetrate open societies and to turn the power of modern technologies against us.
America will encourage the advancement of democracy and economic openness in both nations, because these are the best foundations for domestic stability and international order. We will strongly resist aggression from other great powers—even as we welcome their peaceful pursuit of prosperity, trade, and cultural advancement.
Finally, the United States will use this moment of opportunity to extend the benefits of freedom across the globe. We will actively work to bring the hope of democracy, development, free markets, and free trade to every corner of the world. The events of September 11, 2001, taught us that weak states, like Afghanistan, can pose as great a danger to our national interests as strong states. Poverty does not make poor people into terrorists and murderers. Yet poverty, weak institutions, and corruption can make weak states vulnerable to terrorist networks and drug cartels within their borders.
The United States will deliver greater development assistance through the New Millennium Challenge Account to nations that govern justly, invest in their people, and encourage economic freedom.
We are also guided by the conviction that no nation can build a safer, better world alone. Alliances and multilateral institutions can multiply the strength of freedom-loving nations. The United States is committed to lasting institutions like the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Organization of American States, and NATO as well as other long-standing alliances.
The U.S. national security strategy will be based on a distinctly American internationalism that reflects the union of our values and our national interests.
We will work with regional institutions, such as the Summit of the Americas process, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Defense Ministerial of the Americas for the benefit of the entire hemisphere.
We will promote economic growth and economic freedom beyond America’s shores. All governments are responsible for creating their own economic policies and responding to their own economic challenges. We will use our economic engagement with other countries to underscore the benefits of policies that generate higher productivity and sustained economic growth, including:
• pro-growth legal and regulatory policies to encourage business investment, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity;
• tax policies—particularly lower marginal tax rates—that improve incentives for work and investment; rule of law and intolerance of corruption so that people are confident that they will be able to enjoy the fruits of their economic endeavors;
• strong financial systems that allow capital to be put to its most efficient use;
• sound fiscal policies to support business activity;
• investments in health and education that improve the well-being and skills of the labor force and population as a whole; and
• free trade that provides new avenues for growth and fosters the diffusion of technologies and ideas that increase productivity and opportunity.
The lessons of history are clear: market economies, not command-and-control economies with the heavy hand of government, are the best way to promote prosperity and reduce poverty. Policies that further strengthen market incentives and market institutions are relevant for all economies—industrialized countries, emerging markets, and the developing world.