Friday, January 23, 2009
Paul Wolfowitz strange and chilling speech 2 months before 911
A few months before 911 Wolfowitz gave a chilling speech at west point that was all doom and gloom. Strange that he mentioned Pearl Harbor, surprise attack, and sabotage.
Here's part of it
This year marks the 60th anniversery of a surprise disaster, whose name has become synonomous with surprise, the attack on Pearl Harbor. Interestingly that surprise attack was preceedeed by an astonishingly number of unheeded warnings and missed signals. Intelligence reports warned of a surprise move in any direction, but this made the commander in Honolulu think of sabotage not attack.
And at the end...this part
A hundred years later we live, once again in a time of great hopes for world peace and prosperity. Our chances of realizing those hopes will be greater if we use the benefit of hindsite to replace the poverty of expectations with the anticipaton of the unfamiliar and the unlikely. By doing so etc. (end of video)
According to the PNAC's own document, Rebuilding America’s Defenses ( .pdf format ) their stated goals would never be realized “absent some catastrophic catalyzing event –like a new Pearl Harbor”. (page 63). Wolfowitz is one of the signers of this document.
Wolfowitz knew that we were going to war in the middle East because he helped draw up the plans, so why was he giving a lecture of this nature? His name is on both of the following documents contained in the Project for the New American Century papers.
Statement of principles
June 3, 1997
American foreign and defense policy is adrift. Conservatives have criticized the incoherent policies of the Clinton Administration. They have also resisted isolationist impulses from within their own ranks. But conservatives have not confidently advanced a strategic vision of America's role in the world. They have not set forth guiding principles for American foreign policy. They have allowed differences over tactics to obscure potential agreement on strategic objectives. And they have not fought for a defense budget that would maintain American security and advance American interests in the new century.
We aim to change this. We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership.
Four essential missions
HOMELAND DEFENSE. America must defend its homeland. During the Cold War,
nuclear deterrence was the key element in homeland defense; it remains essential. But the new century has brought with it new challenges. While reconfiguring its nuclear force, the United States also must counteract the effects of the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction that may soon allow lesser states to deter U.S. military action by threatening U.S. allies and the American homeland itself. Of all the new and current missions for U.S. armed forces, this must have priority.
LARGE WARS. Second, the United States must retain sufficient forces able to rapidly
deploy and win multiple simultaneous large-scale wars and also to be able to respond to unanticipated contingencies in regions where it does not maintain forward-based forces. This resembles the “two-war” standard that has been the basis of U.S. force planning over the past decade. Yet this standard needs to be updated to account for new realities and potential new conflicts.
CONSTABULARY DUTIES. Third, the Pentagon must retain forces to preserve the
current peace in ways that fall short of conduction major theater campaigns. A decade’s experience and the policies of two administrations have shown that such forces must be expanded to meet the needs of the new, long-term NATO mission in the Balkans, the continuing no-fly-zone and other missions in Southwest Asia, and other presence missions in vital regions of East Asia. These duties are today’s most frequent missions, requiring forces configured for combat but capable of long-term, independent constabulary operations.
TRANSFORM U.S. ARMED FORCES. Finally, the Pentagon must begin now to exploit the so called “revolution in military affairs,” sparked by the introduction of advanced technologies.
The following video is by the Heritage Foundation and is meant to instill fear, which seems to be the common modus operendum for the Neocons
Stranger still: On July 13, 2000 U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense releases:
COMMISSION ON NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION HOLDS FIRST MEETING
The legislatively-mandated Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization held its initial organizational meeting at the Pentagon on July 11. The commission has been tasked by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 to investigate major changes in the management and organization of national security space assets.
Rumsfeld was chairman of the Commission to Assess U.S. National Security Space Management Organization. In its final report, submitted to Congress on Jan. 11, 2001, it warned, "If the United States is to avoid a 'Space Pearl Harbor,' it needs to take seriously the possibility of an attack on U.S. space systems."
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has an indexes of publications from the US Space Command Doctrine.