1998: Zelikow, CIA, and CFR Plan Pre-emptive Spying + Iraq

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1998: Zelikow, CIA, and CFR Plan Pre-emptive Spying + Iraq

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:40 am

(Here are the big CIA-FBI-Ivy League spook factories getting ready for a post-9/11 police state of America under the direction of the Council On Foreign Relations back in 1998. "Imagining the Transformative Event" ...indeed. 9/11.<br><br>Pre-emptive surveillance called "Preventitive Defense" and "new ways of thinking about governance" are called for in anticipation of inevitable large scale attacks on the US. The group's declaration that "WMD in Iraq...has moved from a diplomatic problem to a direct military threat" puts all on notice that this nail requires the offered hammer as cover story for what's coming soon.<br><br>Jamie Gorelick is in this 1998 Catastrophic Terrorism Study group and was on the 9/11 Omission Panel, too.<br>Zelikow wrote a book with Condi Rice. Thick as thieves they are.<br>-HMW )<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/visions/publication/terrorism.htm">www.ksg.harvard.edu/visio...rorism.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>An article based on this report will be published in the journal Foreign Affairs in the November/December 1998 issue.<br><br>The authors would like to thank the members of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group:<br><br>Graham T. Allison, Jr.<br><br>Zoe Baird<br><br>Vic DeMarines<br><br>Robert Gates<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Jamie Gorelick</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Robert Hermann<br><br>Philip Heyman<br><br>Fred Ikle<br><br>Elaine Kamarck<br><br>Ernest May<br><br>Matthew Meselson<br><br>Joseph S. Nye, Jr.<br><br>William J. Perry<br><br>Larry Potts<br><br>Fred Schauer<br><br>J. Terry Scott<br><br>Jack Sheehan<br><br>Malcom Sparrow<br><br>Herbert Winokur<br><br>Robert Zoellick<br><br>Catastrophic Terrorism:<br>Elements of a National Policy<br><br>By<br>Ashton B. Carter, John M. Deutch<br>and Philip D. Zelikow<br><br>About the Authors<br><br>The Honorable Ashton B. Carter<br><br>Ash Carter is Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Co-Director, with William J. Perry, of the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project.<br><br>From 1993-1996 Carter served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, where he was responsible for national security policy concerning the states of the former Soviet Union (including their nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction), arms control, countering proliferation worldwide, and oversight of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and missile defense programs; he also chaired NATO’s High Level Group. He was twice awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award given by the Pentagon. Carter continues to serve DOD as an adviser to the Secretary of Defense and as a member of both DOD’s Defense Policy Board and Defense Science Board, and DOD’s Threat Reduction Advisory Council.<br><br>Before his government service, Carter was director of the Center for Science and International Affairs in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and chairman of the editorial board of International Security. Carter received bachelor’s degrees in physics and in medieval history from Yale University and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.<br><br>In addition to authoring numerous scientific publications and government studies, Carter was an author and editor of a number of books, most recently Preventive Defense: An American Security Strategy for the 21st Century (with William J. Perry). Carter’s current research focuses on the Preventive Defense Project, which designs and promotes security policies aimed at preventing the emergence of major new threats to the United States.<br><br>Carter is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC, and a member of the Advisory Board of MIT Lincoln Laboratories, the Draper Laboratory Corporation, and the Board of Directors of Mitretek Systems, Inc. He is a consultant to Goldman Sachs and the MITRE Corporation on international affairs and technology matters, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.<br><br><br><br>The Honorable John M. Deutch<br><br>Dr. John Deutch has served in significant government and academic posts throughout his career. In May 1995, he was sworn in as Director of Central Intelligence following a unanimous vote in the Senate, and he served as DCI until December 1996. In this position, he was head of the Intelligence Community (all foreign intelligence agencies of the United States) and directed the Central Intelligence Agency. From March 1994 to May 1995, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense. From March 1993 to March 1994, Dr. Deutch served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology. From 1977 to 1980, Dr. Deutch served in a number of positions for the U.S. Department of Energy: Director of Energy Research, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology, and Undersecretary of the Department.<br><br>Dr. Deutch has served on many commissions during several presidential administrations, and he has received fellowships and honors from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1978) , Alfred P. Sloan (Research Fellow 1967-69), and John Simon Guggenheim (Memorial Fellow 1974-1975). Public Service Medals have been awarded him from the Department of Energy (1980), the Department of State (1980), the Department of Defense (1994), the Department of the Army (1995), the Department of the Navy (1995), the Department of the Air Force (1995), and the Coast Guard (1995). He also received the Central Intelligence Distinguished Intelligence Medal (1996) and the Intelligence Community Distinguished Intelligence Medal (1996).<br><br>Dr. Deutch has been a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1970 to present, where he has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Provost. Currently, Dr. Deutch is an MIT Institute Professor.<br><br>Dr. Deutch earned a BA in history and economics from Amherst College, and both a BS in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT. He holds honorary degrees from Amherst College, University of Lowell and Northeastern University. Dr. Deutch serves as director for the following publicly held companies: Ariad Pharmaceutical, Citicorp, CMS Energy, Cummins, Raytheon, and Schlumberger Ltd.<br><br><br><br>Philip D. Zelikow<br><br>Philip Zelikow is Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has taught at Harvard University, and he served as a career diplomat in the Department of State and on the staff of the National Security Council.<br><br>His books include The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis (with Ernest May, Harvard UP), Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (with Condoleezza Rice, Harvard UP), and the forthcoming rewritten edition of Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (with Graham Allison, Longman). He has also written a study of intelligence policy for the Twentieth Century Fund, published as In From the Cold.<br><br>A member of the Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee, a former consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a participant in Harvard’s Intelligence and Policy Project, Zelikow is also the deputy director of the Aspen Strategy Group, a program of the Aspen Institute. He holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School and a law degree from the University of Houston.<br>-----------<br><br>A Report of<br>Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century<br>A Project of the John F. Kennedy School of Government<br>Harvard University<br><br>©1998 by the Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University and the Board of Trustees of Harvard University<br><br>This report was made possible in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Herbert S. Winokur Public Policy Fund at Harvard University<br><br>Contents<br>Foreword: Preventive Defense<br>Acknowledgments<br><br>Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Imagining the Transforming Event</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Organizing for Success<br><br>Intelligence and Warning<br><br>Prevention and Deterrence<br><br>Crisis and Consequence Management<br><br>Acquisition<br><br>Conclusion<br><br>Notes<br><br>About the Authors<br><br>About Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century<br><br>About the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project<br><br>>snip<<br><br>Readers should imagine the possibilities for themselves, because the most serious constraint on current policy is lack of imagination. An act of catastrophic terrorism that killed thousands or tens of thousands of people and/or disrupted the necessities of life for hundreds of thousands, or even millions, would be a watershed event in America’s history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented for peacetime and undermine Americans’ fundamental sense of security within their own borders in a manner akin to the 1949 Soviet atomic bomb test, or perhaps even worse. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Constitutional liberties would be challenged as the United States sought to protect itself from further attacks by pressing against allowable limits in surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects, and the use of deadly force. More violence would follow, either as other terrorists seek to imitate this great "success" or as the United States strikes out at those considered responsible. Like Pearl Harbor, such an event would divide our past and future into a "before" and "after."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>>snip<<br><br>The national security paradigm fosters aggressive, proactive intelligence gathering, presuming the threat before it arises, planning preventive action against suspected targets, and taking anticipatory action. The law enforcement paradigm fosters reactions to information voluntarily provided, post-facto arrests, trials governed by rules of evidence, and general protection for the rights of citizens.<br><br>We start with a concept for an overall end-to-end strategy. This has at least four elements: (1) intelligence and warning; (2) prevention and deterrence; (3) crisis and consequence management; and (4) a process for coordinated acquisition of needed materials, equipment, and technology. Throughout, there must be clear guidance about what our institutions should be able to do and definition of the roles and missions of involved agencies at all levels of government.<br><br>In an address at the U.S. Naval Academy, President Clinton announced on May 22, 1998, that we must approach the new terrorist challenges of the 21st century "with the same rigor and determination we applied to the toughest security challenges of this century." To that end he signed Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 62 and appointed a National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism to "bring the full force of all our resources to bear swiftly and effectively." The National Coordinator and PDD-62, like the predecessor PDD-39, look to "lead agencies" on one or another issue to "identify a program plan with goals and specific milestones."<br><br>>snip<<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The U.S. government should seek to have the legal authorities and the capability to monitor—physically and electronically—any group and their potential state sponsors that might justifiably be considered to have a motive and capability to use weapons of mass destruction.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> The U.S. government should be able to do all that can reasonably be done to detect any use or deployment of such weapons anywhere in the world, by utilizing remote sensing technology and by strengthening and evaluating worldwide sources of information. These would include clandestine collection, open sources such as foreign newspapers and journals or the Internet, and would include better-organized exchanges with key allies and other like-minded states.<br><br>>snip<<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>All of this is taking place amidst a loss of confidence on the part of citizens with their governments. This unhappiness transcends partisanship and economic well-being. It is as if, on some level, the public knows that its government is simply out of step with the times.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Dean Joseph Nye believes it is a critical part of the Kennedy School’s mission to address the precipitous decline in confidence in public institutions, by identifying and illuminating some of the most important trends affecting governments, and by creating a public conversation with citizens and policy makers about appropriate responses to changing realities and expectations of government. This imperative is not an artifact of the millennium. In fact, were public trust in government high, change could be incremental. What is needed now, however, is new ways of thinking about governance.<br><br>Growing Mistrust in Government<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The first year of the Visions Project focused on generating a critical mass of intellectual activity among a core group of Harvard faculty around the issue of trust in government, which resulted in the publication in October 1997 of Why People Don’t Trust Governm</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->[/b] The book was the culmination of over a year of inquiry into the scope and performance of government (actual and perceived) and the possible causes of citizens’ dissatisfaction with it.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The Project is continuing this investigation of declining trust in government with both a study of anomalies in the evidence, such as high levels of confidence in the military</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, and an international comparative study of public trust in government (Critical Citizens, forthcoming in the spring of 1999).<br><br>New Ways of Thinking about Governance<br><br>The Project is focusing its attentions on several new areas of inquiry:<br><br>· New paradigms for national security policy. The Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group will recommend a comprehensive program of responses by the U.S. government to the danger of large-scale, catastrophic terrorism.<br><br>· The future direction of social policy. Is it possible to bring the productive and innovative power of markets to traditional questions of social welfare? "Who’s Responsible? Renegotiating the Social Contract" will evaluate the central question of alternatives to traditional government activism in various areas of social policy.<br><br>>snip<<br><br>Current Preventive Defense Project initiatives include:<br><br>· Countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The glimmers of trouble to come provided by Iraq’s WMD programs during and since the Gulf War show that proliferation has moved from a diplomatic problem to a direct military threat.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> DOD, therefore, needs to strengthen its Counter-proliferation Initiative, which is designed to contribute both to proliferation prevention and to the capabilities of U.S. forces to counter WMD in regional conflict. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The Project seeks to define organizational and technical responses by DOD to this growing threat.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=hughmanateewins>Hugh Manatee Wins</A> at: 1/9/06 3:06 pm<br></i>
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Re: 1998: Zelikow, CIA, and CFR Plan Pre-emptive Spying + Ir

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:24 am

I'm going to bump this myself because I think this an important point in the planning for a post-9/11 police state which is being debated in today's hearings on Supreme Court nominee Samual Alito.<br><br>This was funded by the same foundation that funds so much of PBS's productions, The MacArthur Foundation, old IBM money.<br><br>These foundations play both sides just like the Rendon Group which James Bamford showed to be run by two brothers, one doing touchy-feely peace work and the other selling the invasion of Iraq out of the same office. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: 1998: Zelikow, CIA, and CFR Plan Pre-emptive Spying + Ir

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:39 pm

kicking. Because Conspiracy Class at Harvard starts soon with a denial about the Council on Foreign Relations. <p></p><i></i>
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Re:Schoomaker and Philip Zelikow LIHOP

Postby seemslikeadream » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:49 pm

<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/8/24/124834/678">www.dailykos.com/storyonl...124834/678</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>This diary will show that Pete Schoomaker and Philip Zelikow are two of the main Perpetraitors in this scandal, that they deliberately withheld information from the President of the United States that would have prevented 9/11, that they and their neo-con rulers Let It Happen On Purpose. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Pre-emptive Defense

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:34 pm

Shamelessly dragging this back to the top in honor of yesterday's hearings on NSA surveillance of thousands of Americans ignoring even the FISA court rubberstamp.<br><br>The Council on Foreign Relations, CIA, FBI, Zelikow call for widespread spying in this 1998 paper on 'Catastrophic Terrorism.' <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Pre-emptive Defense

Postby ewastud » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:14 am

Interesting group of people involved indeed. Robert Gates was formerly in the CIA and reportedly was duplicitous in the late 1970's -1980 in the Carter administration surreptitiously behind the scenes aiding George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan's election campaign by sabotaging Carter's attempt at getting American hostages released from Iran while Bush worked to keep them there until after the 1980 election, then released (on Reagan's inauguration day- what a coincidence). Fred Ikle was involved with the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980's. I don't recognize many of the other names, but I would not be surprised if they were also deeply involved in treasonous or near-treasonous type intrigues, too. <p></p><i></i>
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Pre-emptive Dichotomy

Postby Gouda » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:39 am

Thanks for the good find HMW. Neolib echos of the agenda which evolved into the Project for a New American Century. Another instance of the ole' NeoLibCon alliance (or is that <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>reliance</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->?) being on track, having always been on the same page. The sharp lines around the Neocons do blur. <br><br>***<br><br>How about this from the report: <br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>The first enemy of imagination is resignation. Some who contemplate this threat find the prospects so dreadful and various that they despair of doing anything useful and switch off their troubling imagination...</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br> <br>And: the threat is <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>transnational, defying ready classification as foreign or domestic, either in origin, participants, or materials.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br>If this were not published in '98, you'd think they were reading (and twisting) RI. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=gouda@rigorousintuition>Gouda</A> at: 2/8/06 5:46 am<br></i>
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