Neocons

Leading Academic Neocon Expert Shadia Drury on 9/11 and Empire Radio Tonight, 9-11 pm CT, wtprn.com

I spent a long time this morning posting a long, detailed blog here about Shadia Drury but for some reason it didn't go up. So here we go again.

Shadia Drury, a philosophy professor at the University of Regina, is THE person most responsible for "outing" the neocons. She has published the two best introductions to neoconservatism, The Philosophy of Leo Strauss and Leo Strauss and the American Right. I don't think she has yet been interviewed in a 9/11 truth context, so it will be interesting to see how she answers the inevitable questions about the new Pearl Harbor.

Drury's work makes it abundantly clear how the philosophy of Straussian neoconservatism, the most important academic movement of the 20th century, leads directly to 9/11 and the bogus "war on terror." She was the inspiration for the Adam Curtis BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares. Curtis actually flew from London to freezing Regina in the dead of winter and did two full days of interviews with Drury, but didn't use any of it in the film. She promised to tell me tonight why she thinks she was left on the cutting room floor.

9-11 pm CT tonight, Tuesday 10/9/07, http://www.wtprn.com

Coleen Rowley: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed neocons can destroy the world (if we let them)

At Huffington Post, FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley has written a piece titled, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed neocons can destroy the world (if we let them). While I recommend the entire editorial, here I will extract only this part:

"On page 362 of the Epilogue of his insightful book Chain of Command, Seymour Hersh asked the question back in 2004 that I predict will become the major question all historians will have to answer: "How did they do it? How did eight or nine neoconservatives who believed that a war in Iraq was the answer to international terrorism get their way? How did they redirect the government and rearrange long-standing American priorities and policies with so much ease? How did they overcome the bureaucracy, intimidate the press, mislead the Congress, and dominate the military? Is our democracy that fragile?""

The answer, Coleen, is simple: 9/11.

For those who are unfamiliar with Coleen Rowley:

Of Crazies, Neocons and the Enemy Within

Beginnings

An all too familiar and ominous echo is reverberating through the American landscape, once more blasted into the airwaves, and our minds, through the Ministry of Propaganda and its merry bunch of sycophants and stenographers. For yet another consecutive year since three monolithic towers were demolished, imploded and systemically brought down onto their own footprints in a catalyzing event unleashing a new American century, Americans are hearing the fiery rhetoric of imminent danger, a cocktail of fear, terror and warmongering fed our enemy-addicted culture, aimed both at stirring conflict with Iran and conditioning our minds into accepting the coming attack on yet another Muslim nation that poses no threat to the mighty Empire.

Unmasking of the Authoritarians

Phoenix Rising

Can you smell the putrid fumes of authoritarianism rising like smoke from burning trash, filling our senses with the toxins of despotism? Do you see these clouds of tyranny surpassing the morning horizon, their darkened haze making blind our eyes, deaf our ears and ignorant our minds? Can you hear the America of yesterday screaming in agonizing pain as the cancer of the authoritarian personality slowly devours her from within? If so, you are not alone, for evolving within our shores since 9/11 lies a most ominous and frightening reality, namely, the rise and acceptance of American-style authoritarianism.

Neocons admit the war is a disaster

There is a Vanity Fair article that tells the sickening story of the neacons lament: see http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/12/neocons200612?currentPage=1

Irving Kristol jokes about his communist roots

The ”Father of Neoconservatism” jokes about his checkered affiliations throughout history. Sad that many in the current Bush administration consider him to be one of their main mentors. And yes, this is the father of “neo-pie boy” William Kristol.

video: http://rattube.com/blog1/2006/10/15/irving-kristol-jokes-about-his-communist-roots/

Neocons Gunning for Kevin Barrett

What do Dick Cheney's wife, Irving Kristol and Laurence Silberman have in common? They are all arch-neoconservatives (or married to them).

And they have all been working to get Professor Barrett fired from UW and to prevent other 9/11 truthers from teaching.

Check out the names listed on the left-hand side of this letter regarding Professor Barrett, and this letter regarding Professor William Woodward.

I can understand poor Lynne Cheney's involvement: she does not want to see her husband prosecuted as a traitor and war criminal as one of the apparent perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.

Thanks to Daithi for the heads up.