The Zealots of Dominance: The Neo-Con Factor in 9/11, By Paul Rea PH.D.

Long a professor of humanities and teacher of writing, Dr. Paul W. Rea is now a full-time 9/11 researcher and writer. A member of Northern Califorinia 911Truth, Paul has participated in events such as Lifting the Fog Conference held in Berkeley. His first short book, Still Seeking the Truth about 9/11, became a well-received textbook and effective fund raiser for the movement. His next book, Back Story, will provide a comprehensive overview of current research on 9/11. Another readable popularization, this new book will appear in spring of 2008.

"The Zealots of Dominance: The Neo-Con Factor in 9/11", a chapter from Paul's upcoming book, is a line-up of "usual suspects" before and after the 9/11 event. It would be hard to assemble a more "morally bankrupt" roster of public servants, opportunists, and pundits, indoctrinated by the teachings of such notables as Albert Wohstetter, Leo Strauss, "who held that those fit to rule realize that there is no true morality, only the right of the superior to rule the inferior". Thus comes the parade of neo-con players, from Addington to Zelikow who shaped the second Bush administration's onslaught of warped policies that defied well settled International and Constitutional law, and brought new meaning to the term "Orwellian".

Paul documents the neocons use of corporate funded think tanks (Hoover Institute, Rand Corporation, Heritage Foundation, etc.) to further their agenda of empire building, where "power overshadowed principle". Likewise, Pentagon strategists completed its transformation from the Department of Defense into a "Dept. of Power Projection", in the years prior to 9/11. It was a goal of the neocons to replace the withering "Cold War" policy into an endless "War on Terror", where preemptive wars were made acceptable through the so-called "Bush Doctrine".

"Any valid new investigation of 9/11 will need to treat key neocons, particularly Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Feith as suspects, not as witnesses or experts", writes Dr. Paul in his closing statement, if we are to understand the group with the "mentality, motive, means, and opportunity" to benefit from the crime of 9/11.

Many histories of the 9/11 era will emerge to dilute, obfuscate, and cover-up what actually led to the September 11th crime and subsequent Middle East War. Dr. Paul provides us with a steady compass to track and hold the neo-cons accountable through their own writings, actions, and machinations.

A link to Paul Rea's chapter can be found here: