9/11 seems like a good day to remind everyone about the Clean Break Memo, written in 1996 for Benjamin Netanyahu by a group of Jewish Neocons led by Richard Perle.
The memo addressed Israel’s national security issues and laid out a new strategy for their Middle Eastern geopolitics, focused on “the principle of preemption” i.e. declaring preemptive war.
They decided that because they couldn’t make peace with their neighbors, they would have to destroy them. To do this, they would cooperate with Jordan and Turkey to “destabilize” their mutual enemies in the Middle East.
Their biggest problems were Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
Syria and Iraq were both Baathist states that could be described as “unfriendly allies,” while Iran supported and basically created the military/political organization Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah was specifically founded to fight against Israel and it’s also supported by Syria.
First, they would take out Iraq to cause geopolitical instability throughout the Middle East and weaken/destabilize Syria to their north. Then they would take out or destabilize Iran to get rid of Hezbollah.
They planned to use propaganda about “weapons of mass destruction” to drum up international fear of their enemies and would attempt to win over Americans with claims of “shared Western values,” which would allow them to weaponize the US when necessary.
If this sounds familiar, that’s because the people who wrote the Clean Break memo ended up working for the Bush administration in the Department of Defense. Immediately after 9/11, it was these Jewish Neocons who were pushing for the invasion of Iraq — which had no connection to 9/11.
To resolve that problem, they founded an organization Office of Special Plans in 2002. It was so corrupt even the CIA called it a “threat to world peace and American national security.” According to a Pentagon advisor, the OSP was specifically created to “find” (fabricate) evidence that these Jewish Neocons “wanted to be true” — evidence that Saddam Hussein was linked to Al Qaeda and that Iraq had a giant horde of “weapons of mass destruction” that threatened the entire region and the United States.
None of this is a secret or an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.” Even the Israeli newspaper Haaretz wrote in 2003 that “The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history.”
Then, after Iraq was taken out, suddenly there was a civil war in Syria — just as planned! And guess who we find there? None other than the US State Department and British Foreign Office, bankrolling the initial anti-government rebels back in 2011/2012.
Once again, our greatest ally, Haaretz, published a slew of excellent articles, including:
- “U.S. Jewish Groups Call on Congress to Approve Use of Force Against Syrias Assad” (source)
- “AIPAC to Deploy Hundreds of Lobbyists to Push for Syria Action” (source)
- “Donald Trump Wants Out of Syria. Israel Thinks That’s a Problem” (source)
A couple of years later, ISIS appears and starts attacking all of Israel’s enemies in the region, but suspiciously ignores Israel itself — they even apologized for accidentally attacking the IDF!
It’s incredible how closely American foreign policy and Middle Eastern geopolitics have followed the Clean Break Memo since it was published in 1996.