We’ve Been Trumped

PNAC Policies Persist

by Deanna Spingola
November 19, 2016
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Kissinger and Trump met in New York on November 17, 2016 where their conversation focused on Russia, China, Iran and the European Union. Why not on the United States? After all, Trump was “elected” to govern America. The two individuals have known each other for years. Trump said, “I have tremendous respect for Dr. Kissinger and appreciate him sharing his thoughts with me.” [1]

The benign-sounding foundations or groups such as the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) and the Council on Foreign Relations (1921), the forerunner of the United Nations, promote a globalist agenda controlled by corporations. In the spring of 1997, William Kristol and Robert W. Kagan co-founded PNAC to promote American Global leadership. William Kristol is the son of Irving Kristol (CFR), considered the godfather of neo-conservatism. William Kristol, a trustee for the Manhattan Institute, is also the editor/co-founder, along with John Podhoretz, of the Weekly Standard, established September 17, 1995. Kristol and Fred Barnes co-edit this so-called conservative magazine, which they publish 48 times a year. It promulgates the war hawk mentality that infects the most popular conservative talk show radio hosts. Some contributing editors to the Weekly Standard are Tucker Carlson, Joseph Epstein, Charles Krauthammer (CFR), Robert W. Kagan (CFR), Brit Hume, John Podhoretz (son of Norman Podhoretz - CFR) and other similarly connected individuals.


Robert W. Kagan (CFR), a foreign policy analyst is the son of Donald Kagan (CFR) a Yale Professor. Robert is a columnist for the Washington Post and a contributing editor at The New Republic as well as a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Andrew Carnegie, an internationalist, established the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on November 25, 1910, his 75th birthday. He believed that war could be eliminated by stronger international laws and organizations. In 1903, he gave 1.5 million dollars for the construction of the Peace Palace at The Hague. Currently, the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment assists in the establishment of public policy analysis among the states of the former Soviet Union and the United States. The Endowment publishes Foreign Policy, a leading magazine on international politics and economics with readers in over 120 countries.


Robert W. Kagan wrote Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order; and Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. He is married to Victoria Nuland, an Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs in the Barack Obama administration.

The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) mission statement has twenty-five signatories: Elliott Abrams, (CFR), Donald Kagan, (CFR), Gary Bauer, Zalmay Khalilzad, (CFR), William J. Bennett, I Lewis Libby (CFR), John E. Bush (Jeb), Norman Podhoretz, (CFR), Richard B. Cheney, (CFR), Dan Quayle, Eliot A. Cohen, (CFR), Peter W. Rodman, (CFR), Midge Decter, (CFR), Stephen P. Rosen, (CFR), Paula Dobriansky, (CFR), Henry S. Rowen, (CFR), Steve Forbes, Donald Rumsfeld, Aaron Friedberg, (CFR), Vin Weber, (CFR), Francis Fukuyama, (CFR), George Weigel, (CFR), Frank Gaffney, Paul Wolfowitz, (CFR), and Fred C. Ikle, (CFR).

Seventeen (68%) of the twenty-five belong to the Council on Foreign Relations. This should raise the red flag as their ultimate goal is one world government. The Council on Foreign Relations publishes a journal entitled Foreign Affairs.

PNAC and neoconservative’s preliminary goals are as follows:

1. Remake America in the image of an imperialistic nation prepared for global domination.
2. Remake other nations into the socialistic democracy that many people seem to think we have - while abandoning our constitution.
3. Spend more for defense.
4. PNAC promotes intervention – hence the abandonment of the more Christian, isolationist mentality of   the founding fathers.
5. Infiltrate and hold high often unelected government positions.

Leading individuals belonging to PNAC wrote a letter to President William J. Clinton, dated January 26, 1998 - Elliott Abrams, Richard L. Armitage, William J. Bennett, Jeffrey Bergner, John Bolton, Paula Dobriansky, Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad, William Kristol, Richard Perle, Peter W. Rodman, Donald Rumsfeld, William Schneider, Jr., Vin Weber, Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey and Robert B. Zoellick. [2] They suggested the following:

1. Current American policy toward Iraq is not succeeding

2. Develop a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S.

3. Remove Saddam Hussein and his regime from power

4. Develop a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts

5. Take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests

Some of those same individuals wrote a letter to President George W. Bush, dated September 20, 2001 which included strong encouragement for the nation’s “first war of the 21st century” including the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden, and the capture and prosecution of any and all perpetrators of 9/11. [3] The forty signatories, members of PNAC, many listed above, also encouraged Bush to go after any other group that means us harm, in other words, any entity one could accuse as a terrorist. They strongly encouraged Bush to topple Saddam Hussein’s government and to give full financial and military support to any Iraqi opposition.

That letter was signed by Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Vin Weber, George Weigel, and Paul Wolfowitz.

The letter encouraged targeting the terrorist organization Hezbollah and the countries that support them: Iran and Syria. If Iran and Syria fail to comply and cooperate then the United States must take any action or retaliation necessary against these countries. In other words, get them before they get us which means preemptive assaults. Their interests do not include North Korea or China which is interesting considering they actually have adequate weapons and the mentality to use them against us or so we have been told.

They further recommended that the United States withhold any support of any kind to the Palestinians in favor of support to Israel. Finally, the letter favored major military spending and recommended the United States enlistment of other countries for the support of our nation’s actions.

So we are spending money that we do not have in a country that was not a threat with an eye towards other military targets in the same region. Based on the encouragements in the letters above and the actions of every administration since those letters were written, we seem to be following the PNAC agenda. This situation is probably in part the result of the pervasive fear the citizens of this country felt after 9/11. We are willing to trade our liberties for claims that US warfare is making America safe. As the vulture-like war hawks circle overhead, we must also be prepared to give up our moral values for questionable dominance over those too weak to fight our military superiority. As Rich Williams said, all the breadcrumbs lead back to the same loaf - Israel.

Review PNAC’s Statement of Principles [4]


It appears that Donald Trump will be following the same nation-destroying policies that PNAC promulgated about two decades ago despite his belated campaign proclamations released just two days before the elections. [5] Why did he wait to release statements unfavorable to the persevering ruling elite? It is more prudent to evaluate the policy statements made on the Trump web site.


On October 7, 2016, Donald Trump announced his National Security Advisory Council. They are as follows:

New members of the national security advisory council include: KT McFarland, Congressman Mike McCaul, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Richard Burr, Jim Woolsey, Tom Barrack, Congressman Darrell Issa, Senator Bob Corker, Senator Jim Inhofe, Charlie Glazer and John Ashcroft.

These new members will add to the already strong team comprised of Senator Jeff Sessions, General Mike Flynn, Tom Stewart, Bert Mizusawa, Bob McEwan, Chuck Kubic, Jay Garner, Keith Kellogg, Gary Harrell, Bob Magnus, Jim Hoskins and Rudy Giuliani[6]


Woolsey was the director of the CIA during President Bill Clinton’s first term. Woolsey has functioned in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He “currently chairs the Strategic Advisory group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group, chairs the Advisory Board of the Opportunities Development Group.” “Woolsey remains an eminent expert on alternative energy sources and security issues.” [7] Does that include directed energy weapons used in the Middle East? After the bombing of any country, whether in Europe or the Middle East, there are reconstruction concerns and corporate bids. The American taxpayer picks up the tab which functions as a redistribution of wealth – from private to corporate hands, handled by the banks. After the first invasion of Iraq certain companies received very lucrative contracts.


Those companies include Fluor, Dresser Industries, Bechtel, Caterpillar Inc., Motorola Inc., AT&T, Raytheon, General Motors, Ford Motor, Chrysler, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Rebuilding takes years. [8] Those companies got contracts to allegedly rebuild Iraq which has not occurred with the exception of funneling the money to the firms. Suzanne H. Woolsey (CFR), wife of R. James Woolsey (CFR, Rhodes Scholar), joined the Board of Directors of Fluor Corp., an engineering and contracting firm, on February 3, 2004. By August 2004, Fluor had a $1.6 billion Iraqi reconstruction contract. Fluor also raked in about $1.3 billion for reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. [9] General Smedley D. Butler wrote War is a Racket, exposing the gigantic profit-producing deadly swindle. He died in a government-run facility. The CIA is not an intelligence agency; it was created to create chaos as it did in Vietnam. John Foster Dulles admitted that the CIA was to “raise hell” and that is exactly what they did. [10] When the media reports on the chaotic circumstances in the Middle East, I surmise that the CIA, collaborating with the Mossad, is doing there what they did in Vietnam. Then they blame various activities on Al-Qaida or ISIS, which just naturally necessitates a U.S. military response, the world’s enforcer. 


On November 15, 2016, the Trump web site announced the Presidential inaugural committee leadership composed of the following:

Thomas Barrack Jr.

Finance Co-Chairmen
Roy Bailey

Lew Eisenberg

Finance Vice-Chairs

Sheldon Adelson

Dr. Miriam Adelson

Brian Ballard

Gentry Beach

Elliott Broidy

Robert Grand

Diane Hendricks

Tommy Hicks

Gail Icahn

Woody Johnson

Laurie Perlmutter

Phil Ruffin

Anthony Scaramucci

Ambassador Mel Sembler

Ray W. Washburne 

Ambassador Ron Weiser 

Steve Wynn



There are several names on the list that are troubling. Lewis M. Eisenberg was the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (1995-12/2001). Eisenberg has held senior leadership positions with the United Jewish Appeal (UJA), a billion dollar Zionist charity organization. The organization raises hundreds of millions of dollars every year for a network of Zionist agencies in the United States and Israel. [12]

Eisenberg was the Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee in 2002, raising crucial dollars for Republican candidates across the country. During 2004, Eisenberg helped raise $135.3 million for the Republican Party. [13] He is also known as a Republican Super Power Ranger which is someone who was willing to individually contribute $300,000 to the 2004 Bush/Cheney campaign. Eisenberg personally gave $307,000 and has been an influence in the Bush administration. [14] He is also a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition.” [15]


Speaking of the Republican Jewish Coalition, it is defending Breitbart News chairman and newly-named chief White House strategist Steve Bannon from charges of anti-Semitism. Bernie Marcus said, “I have been shocked and saddened to see the recent personal attacks on Steve.” Trump asked Bannon to fill a “prominent role” in his administration. [16]


On July 14, 2016, the Trump web site announced the formation of the Israel Advisory Committee. Donald J. Trump formed the Israel Advisory Committee to evaluate the U.S. policy regarding Israel with a view towards enhancing the “unbreakable bond between the countries, ensure Israel’s military superiority within the region and research alternative solutions to the Israeli/Palestinian discord.” The committee’s co-chairmen are Jason Greenblatt, an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization and David M. Friedman, a senior partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. [17]


Trump, referring to the situation in the Middle East, stated, “We mustn’t fear taking new, constructive and mutually beneficial steps to advance the cause of peace in the region, recognizing, at all times, the moral and strategic alliance, as well as the unbreakable bond, between the United States and Israel…as President I’ll have no greater responsibility than protecting the American people from harm.” Trump has known Greenblatt for almost twenty years and trusts his advice on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. Trump said, David…has a great love for and knowledge of Israel.” Trump referred to Israel as “one of our staunchest allies and the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel.” [18]


Greenblatt plans to recruit “people with expertise on Israel and…consider ways to strengthen the friendship between the United States and Israel…” Greenblatt says that Israel is a beacon of democracy and hope in a region that has suffered under more than its share of tyranny and radicalism.” David Friedman said, “I have long held the view that it is a core interest of the United States that the State of Israel be safe, secure and the preeminent military force in the Middle East. Friedman has known Trump and has advised him for over fifteen years.”  The Vice Chair of the committee is Dr. Richard H. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Roberts stated: “It is a great privilege to be asked to join this committee which, among other things, intends to analyze the status quo, seeking input from all parties on potential new solutions to seemingly intractable problems, and to recommend solutions to Mr. Trump.” [19]

[1] Nikita Vladimirov, Trump, Kissinger Meet in New York, The Hill, 11/17/2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/306604-trump-meets-with-henry-kissinger; last viewed 11/18/2016

[2] PNAC Letters Sent to President Bill Clinton, Information Clearing House, 01/26/1998, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5527.htm; last viewed 11/17/2016

[3] The PNAC Letter to Bush, http://zfacts.com/node/307, last viewed 11/17/2016  

[4] PNAC’s Statement of Principles, http://www.rrojasdatabank.info/pfpc/PNAC---statement%2520of%2520principles.pdf; last viewed 11/18/2016

[5] The Incredible Last Minute Trump Ad That Exposed the Corrupt Globalist Elite (Video), Russia Insider, 11/11/2016, http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/incredible-last-minute-trump-ad-exposed-corrupt-elite/ri17542; last viewed 11/17/2016

[6] Trump Campaign Announces National Security Advisory Council, 10/07/2016; es/trump-campaign-announces-national-security-advisory-council; last viewed 11/17/2016

[7] Biographies of the National Security Council, https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/NS_Bios.pdf; last viewed 11.17/2016

[8] Steve Lohr, War in the Gulf: Postwar Kuwait; U.S. Corporations Win Kuwait Rebuilding Jobs, New York Times, February 28, 1991

[9] Rita J. King, Rebuilding: At What Cost and In Who’s Image?, Special to CorpWatch, August 16th, 2006

[10] L. Fletcher Prouty, JFK, the CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, Carol Publishing Group, 1992, pp. 70-73

[11] President-Elect Trump Announces Presidential Inaugural Committee Leadership, 11/15/2016, https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/president-elect-trump-announces-presidentialinaugural-committee-leader; last viewed 11/18/2016

[12] Christopher Bollyn, Did Rupert Murdoch Have Prior Knowledge of 9/11?, Global Research, 10/03/2003; http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/BOL310A.html; ; last viewed 11/18/2016

[13] Republican National Convention; https://www2.gwu.edu/~action/2004/convs/nychost.html; last viewed 11/18/2016

[14] Bob Feldman, The Republican Jewish Coalition and the pro-Israel Lobby, The Electronic Intifada, 02/21/2005; https://electronicintifada.net/content/republican-jewish-coalition-and-pro-israel-lobby/5477; last viewed 11/18/2016

[15] Republican Jewish Coalition; http://www.rjchq.org/lewis_m_eisenberg; last viewed 11/18/2016

[16] Allegra Kirkland, Republican Jewish Coalition Defends Trump’s Appointment of Bannon, TPM Livewire, 11/15/2016; https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/republican-jewish-coalition-backs-steve-bannon-trump-white-house; last viewed 11/18/2016

[17] Donald J. Trump Announces Creation of Israel Advisory Committee, 07/14/2016; https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-announces-creation-of-israel-advisory-committee; last viewed 11/17/2016

[18] Donald J. Trump Announces Creation of Israel Advisory Committee, 07/14/2016; https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-announces-creation-of-israel-advisory-committee; last viewed 11/17/2016

[19] Donald J. Trump Announces Creation of Israel Advisory Committee, 07/14/2016; https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-announces-creation-of-israel-advisory-committee; last viewed 11/17/2016