I have to say this website just came up. To my surprise it is a far right website promoting neo-conservative views. I wonder how it came up? Was it a algorithm or act of God or deliberate. Hmmmm. I will have to sit with that.
As per my previous message to Google the information I present below is not what I would typically post as I am a peacemaker, yet we are in a global agora and it seems to me people should look at what they differ from. We learn from diversity not sameness. I find truth emerges as I look into both what I relate to and what is different. It gives me a broader perspective. As a peacemaker I need to understand a wide range of perspectives.
I will provide information from the website and then add in who funds the website. It is very interesting and in this case shows the presence of not only Jewish funders, bankers but illuminati. So this informs me. I note there is no women (feminine). This informs me.
They appear to be the power brokers in the New World Order. Interesting.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s special representative to the Afghan peace process, brokered a “peace” deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, which was finalized in February 2020. The growing controversy over the deal, which came under threat immediately by renewed hostilities, overshadowed Khalilzad’s role, even if some observers pointed to the irony of Khalilzad brokering a deal to end a conflict that he was instrumental in starting during the U.S. “war on terror.”
Republican Party insider, consultant to right-wing foreign governments, misogynistic LBGTI activist, Trump’s “acting” Director of National Intelligence. … Ric Grenell has been lauded by right-wing hawks who regard him as a redoubtable “friend” of Israel. The Jerusalem Post claims that his “meteoric rise” is due to his “rapid-fire analytical assimilation of vast amounts of data to bring about brilliant policy-making changes.” The Washington Post, on the other hand, argues that Grenell’s “sycophantic pandering to Mr. Trump” convinced the president that “he can be counted on to put [his] personal and political interests above those of national security.”
The attorney general has been an extreme Trump loyalist, going to extraordinary lengths to shield the president from the scandals that have engulfed the administration. However, Barr has recently chafed at Trump’s incessant Twitter barrage, which has at times appeared to undermine Barr’s efforts to support the president’s talking points, including during the recent storm concerning alleged improper Justice Department and White House interference over the sentencing of convicted Trump confidante Roger Stone.
1992 Draft Defense Planning Guidance
The 1992 draft Defense Planning Guidance, crafted by hawkish Pentagon staffers in the George H.W. Bush administration, was an early formulation of the neoconservatives’ post-Cold War vision, laying out an agenda to ensure U.S. global dominance. Panned at the time, many of its ideas have nevertheless persisted, with one scholar noting that while Trump may have stripped “ethical pretense” from the 1992 DPG formula, he continues to insist that U.S. “military dominance must be unquestioned.”
Neocons in the Age of Trump? The Case of the FDD and Iran’s “Fake Opposition”
Neoconservatives and like-minded hawks have sought to burnish their public images in the wake of President Trump’s bumbling foreign policy moves, presenting themselves as reasonable counterweights to an out-of-control administration. However, as the case of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies demonstrates, there is always more than meets the eye with the neocons.
Weekly Standard (1995-2018)
The Standard served as the flagship journal of neoconservative opinion and activism for more than two decades, before shutting down in 2018. Its closure, which came as its owners chaffed at the magazine’s vocal anti-Trump line, spurred speculation over whether “neoconservatism has been cast out of the Republican coalition.”
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
According to Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, “democracy has been a disaster for minorities in the Middle East” and “’inclusive authoritarianism’ might be a better alternative.” The irony of this idea was not lost on observers. One writer quipped: “This guy literally runs an outfit called the Foundation for Defense of Democracies!” FDD, a bastion of neoconservative political activism, became a major policy force during the George W. Bush administration and has returned even stronger in the Trump era. Stocked with ideologues supporting aggressive anti-Iran and “pro-Israel” policies, FDD has also been one of the few organizations defending Trump’s refusal to take serious measures against Saudi Arabia over their war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Bolton’s hostility towards the president has set him up as a protagonist in the undoing of the Trump presidency, even if his refusal to testify in the impeachment trail may be tied to a tell-all book deal. But the former national security adviser’s complaints about political “drug deals” in Ukraine by Trump cronies must not disguise the true legacy of this notorious war hawk, like his rabid promotion after 9/11 of a go-it-alone America waging wars across the Middle East.
Robert Joseph is a former State Department hawk who has long championed aggressive U.S. approaches on Iran, like scraping the Iran nuclear deal. Since becoming a lobbyist for the cultish Iranian opposition group the Mojahedin-e Khalq-e Iran (MEK), Joseph has pressed the case that there is a “viable” opposition to the government in Tehran, claiming at a recent congressional hearing that the MEK-associated National Council of Resistance of Iran is a “formidable alternative to the mullah’s tyranny.”
Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced that he will step down from his post weeks after he was tied to President…
David Friedman is U.S. Ambassador to Israel under Donald Trump. He is known for his extreme views on Israel…
A student of the political theorist Leo Strauss currently based at the Hudson Institute, Shulsky served as a Pentagon advisor…
Academi LLC (formerly Xe and Blackwater Worldwide)
Academi LLC is a controversial private military contractor that was formerly called Blackwater Worldwide and later Xe Services LLC…
A lecturer in Terrorism and Radicalisation at the War Studies Department at King’s College London, Meleagrou-Hitchens has worked…
Rupert Murdoch is the head of News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, and a long-time supporter of…
A controversial activist group closely connected to anti-Islamic and “pro-Israel” political factions, the Clarion Project has released films…
American Islamic Forum for Democracy
the American Islamic Forum for Democracy is a right-wing advocacy group that describes itself as the “most prominent American…
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1992 Draft Defense Planning Guidance
The 1992 draft Defense Planning Guidance (DPG), crafted by then-Defense Department staffers I. Lewis Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, and Zalmay
Weekly Standard (1995-2018)
The Standard was the flagship journal of neoconservative opinion for more than two decades, before shuddering in 2018
Foreign Policy Initiative
The Foreign Policy Initiative was a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group founded in 2009 by several high-profile neoconservative
Project for the New American Century
The defunct Project for the New American Century, a key promoter of the decision to invade Iraq, was at one
Americans for Victory over Terrorism
Founded shortly after 9/11, the now defunct Americans for Victory over Terrorism championed “victory” in the “war on terrorism
Committee on the Present Danger
The Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) is a neoconservative Cold War-era pressure group the was re-launched in
Family Security Matters
Affiliated with Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, Family Security Matters offered hawkish, anti-Islamic rhetoric under the guise
Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq was a short-lived yet influential group that strongly promoted the 2003 U
Coalition for Democracy in Iran
Founded by AIPAC heavyweight Morris Amitay, the Coalition for Democracy in Iran is a defunct pressure group that helped push
Bernard Marcus, the billionaire co-founder of The Home Depot, is a major funder of neoconservative, anti-Iran and pro-Likud causes and public figures.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is a grant-making foundation that has been called “the country’s largest and most influential right-wing organization.”
Castle Rock Foundation
The Castle Rock Foundation was a major supporter of the Heritage Foundation and other right-wing institutions and causes.
Daniel Loeb is a well-known hedge fund manager and a key financial supporter of the Emergency Committee for Israel.
As a principle at the rightist William Rosenwald Family Fund and a board member for a host of neoconservative and “pro-Israel” outfits, David Steinmann has worked for decades to channel money to right-wing pressure groups.
The Earhart Foundation is a conservative grant-making foundation that appears to shun publicity.
Elliott Broidy is an Israeli-American investor who chairs the Bipartisan Council for American Security.
The bingo magnate and notorious backer of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, Irving Moskowitz has also funded the campaigns of rightwing U.S. politicians like Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
The Jamestown Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that monitors security trends from Eurasia to Africa, has been dogged by allegations that it secretly works with the CIA and allied governments.
John M. Olin Foundation
The John M. Olin Foundation, which shuddered in 2005, was a major conservative grant-making foundation that aided the rise of the modern conservative movement./p>
Klarman Family Foundation
The Klarman Family Foundation, the charitable organization of billionaire hedge fund investor Seth Klarman, supports an array of rightest “pro-Israel” groups.
A founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Lawrence Kadish has been a prominent backer of a number of neoconservative and right-wing “pro-Israel” groups.
An investment banker who advocates supply-side economics and a return to the gold standard, Lehrman has supported a number of militarist pressure groups since the Cold War, including the Project for the New American Century and the Reagan-era Citizens for America.
The late Mark Broxmeyer, an erstwhile Long Island real estate mogul, was a major fundraiser for the neoconservative Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, along with a host of Republican Party initiatives.
Melvin Sembler is high-powered Republican Party donor and real estate magnate who has a long track record backing neoconservative groups like Keep America Safe and the American Enterprise Institute.
Michael Joyce (1942-2006)
Michael Joyce, who passed away in 2006, was once described by neoconservative guru Irving Kristol as the “godfather of modern philanthropy.”
An heir to the Sears Roebuck fortune, Nina Rosenwald has been dubbed “the sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate” for her philanthropy supporting right-wing and anti-Islamic groups in the United States.
Norman Hascoe (1929-2007)
Before his death on October 24, 2007, Norman Hascoe served as president of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), a neoconservative-aligned advocacy outfit that strives to link…
NORPAC is a New Jersey-based political action committee that supports legislators who favor hardline “pro-Israel” policies.
Billionaire hedge fund mogul Paul Singer is known for his predatory business practices and support for neoconservative causes.
The Philanthropy Roundtable is a research and advocacy group that helps right-wing donors funnel money to a number of different philanthropic and political causes.
Richard M. Scaife (1932-2014)
Richard Scaife was an important financier of the American Right.
The Scaife Foundations are a collection of conservative foundations that have helped bankroll the modern American conservative movement.
Seth Klarman is a billionaire hedge fund investor and prolific funder of an array of hardline “pro-Israel” groups.
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson uses his enormous campaign donations to exert heavy influence on Republican foreign policy and tilt it in a hawkish, pro-Israeli right wing direction.
Smith Richardson Foundation
The Smith Richardson Foundation is often associated with a passel of foundations that buttress the American Right.
The Tikvah Fund has worked closely with neoconservative think tanks and media outlets as well as many universities to promote conservative ideologies.