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A former commander of NATO's forces in Europe, Clark claims he met a senior military officer in Washington in November 2001 who told him the Bush administration was planning to attack Iraq first before taking action against Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. [Al Jazeera - 22 Sept 2003]

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 5th, 2024 at 02:55:34 PM EST
How the US neocons' dreams turned to dust | Arab News - 2021 |

In Clark's opinion, the core designers of this policy were neocons, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Almost 20 years after this conversation, not all the targeted governments have been destroyed,

Neocons thought moderate Islam, as applied in Turkey, could be a model for other Middle Eastern countries. They proposed to support Erdogan in founding a political party based on moderate Islam. In exchange, they asked him to support the US and Israel's interests in the Middle East.

During a visit to Washington and New York, the AKP delegation, which included the author of this article, was given an exceptional welcome both by the neocons and many member associations of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Erdogan was later given a Profile of Courage award in 2004 by the American Jewish Congress.

Fortunately for Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan and Iran, the US has not yet destroyed these countries' governments.

Too optimistic in last sentence - article dated 2021.

Joe Biden has always been at the forefront of the Neocon Dream ... Iran above the horizon now. In 2012, President Barack Obama vetoed the attack on the Islamic Republic of Iran ... a timely leak to the press ... President Trump came close ... Azerbaijan was readied. After 10/7 the opportunity was there ... none of the generals in Israel, Pentagon or NATO allies made a secret of their intent. Russia and Iran are ONE. Warmongers galore ... miss Vicky Nuland already ☹

The overtures toward Erdogan and Türkiye reached its heights with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, called the darling of Doha and the Muslim Brotherhood. The UAE, Saudis, Israel defeated the Democrats in 2016. Trump-Kushner profited from the mishap and sought the UAE-Saudis to unite in the Abraham Accords w/o the Palestinians. The torture and murder of Khashoggi corrupted that plan.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 5th, 2024 at 02:56:29 PM EST
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