Has Transpartisan Alliance been infiltrated?

911 Blogger posted an invitation to the new Transpartisan Alliance Citizens' Summit meeting in Denver this February. While I and others expressed concerns about the participation of Grover Norquist, it seems the conference generated a good bit of enthusiasm among other truthers.

Well, since then, I've bumped into the below morsel of information that adds a bit more substance to my skepticism.

While leafing through last month's Foreign Affairs magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, I noted a section where it had asked various political figures to put together their ideal "Dream Teams" for the next administration. Norquist was one of those asked, and on his list he named Dov Zakheim as his "Dream Team" choice for National Security Advisor. Now, that is a very interesting choice.

If you will recall, Dov Zakheim in 2000 was Bush's foreign policy advisor and a signatory of the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) document "Rebuilding America's Defenses" that called for a catastrophic, catalyzing Pearl Harbor-type event to reshape the American mindset. After Bush took office, Zakheim was appointed as Undersecretary of Defense and as Pentagon Comptroller in May 2001. In his capacity, Zakheim oversaw all US military assets, including the 2.6 trillion dollars that was announced missing on September 10, 2001, the day before the 9-11 attack. After some accounting adjustments, Zakheim succeeded in reducing the amount to $1.2 trillion.

I suppose Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, considers Zakheim's success as Comptroller as one more reason why he'd make such a good National Security Advisor.

Before being picked as part of the Bush administration, Zakheim was CEO of SPC International, a company that builds the Command Transmitter System, a remote control system used for planes, missiles, and other craft. The military uses the system to both guide and destroy target drone aircraft. The highly sophisticated war-game technology allows the control of several 'drones' from a remote location, on varying frequencies, and has a range of several hundred miles. This technology can be used on many different types of aircraft, including large passenger jets.

In fact, after being appointed to his Pentagon post, Zakheim brokered a deal of at least 32 Boeing 767 aircraft to be outfitted by SPC at Florida's MacDill Air Force Base.

Coincidentally, it was an SPC subsidiary, TRIDATA CORPORATION, that oversaw the investigation after the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Zakheim now works for Booz Allen Hamilton, which has contracts with the US government for analysis of economic and defense matters. Booz Hamilton is owned by the Carlyle Group.

And Finally, Zakheim is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Is it still too much to suggest that Norquist is in their camp, and not ours?


He will be presented at the conference as an opposing viewpoint? It would be good to see someone debate him. Like when Ray McGovern debated James Woolsey. Things like that only work in our favor.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?


for confirming in yet another way that "we are surrounded." What's the next step?