A Think Tank Named PNAC (Project for a New American Century)


Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Sep 2019 – Below is a list of 25 of the signatories of a high-powered Right-wing Republican Neoconservative Think Tank that wanted to increase military spending in order to ensure American global hegemony. The group began in 1997 and dissolved itself in 2006, having achieved its initial goals with the Cheney/Bush administration’s “global war on terror”.

The think tank called itself the Project for the New American Century, and it developed a document that was titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources for a New Century. Half of the members became part of the Bush administration and the rest continued on in some position of power, mostly within the national security apparatus.

Within the PNAC document was a concluding phrase that has often been justifiably used as evidence that the PNAC members were ready to make use of any catastrophic event (real OR false flag) that would shake up the tax-paying citizenry enough to make them ready to spend the blood and money to “Rebuild America’s Defenses” and go off to war.

Here is the phrase:

“The process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”

One of the first books that came out a couple of years after 9/11 that convinced me and many other “911 Truthers” that the White House conspiracy theory about 9/11was false. The book was titled “The New Pearl Harbor”. It was the first of a dozen scholarly books that David Ray Griffin, PhD eventually wrote about 9/11. Dr Griffin said in The New Pearl Harbor that he could have justifiably named it “The New Reichstag Fire”, after another infamous false flag event that justified Nazi Germany’s War against the Jews.

Last night, on Stephan Colbert’s 9/9/19 show, guest Condoleeza Rice, George W. Bush’s national security advisor and Secretary of State, said that on 9/14/2001, only 3 days after the catastrophic (and eventually catalyzing) event, Cheney and Bush’s staff all went to Camp David to “plan the invasion of Afghanistan”. Rice said that they knew (?) that they had to do something about Al Queda, despite the fact that there was only planted evidence that Al Queda was involved in the event.

Then Rice continued to deceive her listeners, by saying that ”the hi-jackers planned to take down the Twin Towers”. Therefore Rice, who was not a founding mother of PNAC definitely deserves to be interrogated about what she knew about 9/11 and when she knew it.

<<<“Isn’t Afghanistan the Place That Great Powers Go to Die?>>>

There was one truthfully prophetic thing that Rice mentioned to Colbert last night. She said that she asked herself during the Afghanistan war-planning meeting at Camp David: “Isn’t Afghanistan the place that great powers go to die?” We shall see.

The men on the PNAC list below were the ones that aggressively promulgated the Big Lie of 9/11, the now-proven-to-be false conspiracy theory that tricked so many for so long. It is long past time to get to the bottom of the whole charade.

PNAC members, Cheney/Bush administration insiders (including Rice) surely have a lot of information that they have kept to themselves for over 18 years. Re-assessing the suspects on this list is an obvious place to start in the efforts to bring to justice those who were involved in what have been proven to be controlled demolitions of World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7.

Even though PNAC members will likely claim to be innocent of the charges of criminality, collusion, treason or obstruction of justice, they do need to be interrogated under oath to find out what they knew and when they knew it.

The list is mainly a starting point for other investigators to do the necessary research. Whether the members plead guilty or innocent (and just want to clear their names), each one deserves to have his or her case heard before a court of inquiry, a Grand Jury or perhaps a US House of Representatives bipartisan panel.

Here is what Paul Craig Roberts recently had to say about this important issue:

“On the basis of the known evidence, knowledgeable and informed people have concluded that 9/11 was an inside job organized by Vice President Dick Cheney, his stable of neoconservatives, and Israel for the purpose of reconstructing the Middle East in Israel’s interest and enriching the US military/security complex in the process.” – (https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/9-11-after-a-full-eighteen-years/)

<<<Did the Perpetrators of 9/11 Commit Treason?>>>

What if there was proof that certain government or political party officials – or members of secret private groups like the PNAC or some of the members of America’s national security apparatus (like the State Department, CIA, NSA, FBI, DOD, CFR, etc) that had sworn allegiance to the US Constitution but were involved in conspiring to pass anti-democratic legislation (like the Patriot Act of 2001)?

What if there were oath-takers that conspired to start an illegal war or conspired to facilitate a quasi-coup d’etat against US democratic principles? Does the old saying “Do the crime, you do the time” only apply to the non-elites, the impoverished and the non-white?

Fortunately for the noble cause of justice, there have been large numbers of smart, thoughtful, science-based truth-seeking patriots that have proven, without a doubt, that the official Cheney/Bush White House conspiracy theory about what happened on 9/11 was false.

Now is the time to bring forth the evidence in a court of law.

It is well-known that the proven-to-be-incompetent Cessna-trained pilots from Saudi Arabia could not have flown complex computerized commercial jet planes into buildings at 500 miles per hour. Therefore, the alleged bunch of alleged, amateur hi-jackers could not have caused the controlled demolitions of the 3 buildings. Controlled demolitions always require weeks of hard work by professional technicians.

So, the so-called hi-jackers are innocent of the crime of pulverizing the three buildings into fine dust and sectioning the 47 massive 110 story steel inner columns into 30-foot pieces that were so easy to haul away. What is more important though, is the reality that the actual planners and orchestrators of the demolitions are still at large.

Tragically, for duped American soldiers and duped American taxpayers, the official “Big Lie” about 9/11 has resulted in massive and irredeemable harm to millions of poisoned babies and dead civilians (war crimes), thousands of dying soldiers and their families, the loss of untold trillions of dollars of property damage and poisoned farmland and water supplies.

Just since the beginning of the George W. Bush administration, America’s messed-up/made-up “global war on terror” added as much as $10 Trillion to its now unpayable national debt (currently at $23 Trillion – $2.5 Trillion just since Trump came into office).

Our children and grandchildren and the children and grandchildren of our dithering, flummoxed, corporate-controlled White House and our corporation-immobilized US Congress are the ones that will be forced to deal with the unsolvable debt problem. The crisis will probably happen around the same time that Mar a Lago and most of Florida sinks into the sea.

It was science that did the most to prove the falsity of the official conspiracy theory, and that was mostly because the simplistic theory totally violates basic laws of science, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, aeronautics, and structural engineering. (Go to www.ae911truth.org for the evidence.)

Of course, most of the billions and trillions of dollars that had to be borrowed to “Rebuild America’s Defenses” (ie militarily dominate the rest of the world) and fund unlimited warfare actually enriched Wall Street, War Street and the many war-profiteering corporations in the Big Bank, Big Oil, Big Mining, Big Pharma, weapons manufacturing and high technology sectors of our economy. (Those sectors, by the way, are the ones that make up the Dow-Jones Industrial Average stocks.)

Following the money helps to explain why every US war that has ever been fought has created a lot of millionaires and billionaires – not to mention a bunch of thriving, war-profiteering corporations that recognized the profit potential if they could only keep producing weapons even after the wars stopped. Of course, only the corporations, the investors and the high-echelon military officers ever get rich off of war. Wealth never happens to the grunts that fight the wars or the taxpayers that pay for the wars.

<<<War-Profiteers got Rich off 9/11 and, in a Zero Sum Game, Social Programs got the Shaft>>>

Of course, at the same time as the military/industrial/congressional complex was wasting trillions of scarce dollars on the bogus “global war on terror”, we have seen the bankrupting of America’s social welfare system (social security/affordable health care/affordable education/affordable housing/emergency services/environmental sustainability, etc). And now our increasingly debt-ridden, malnourished, neurologically sickened and increasingly impoverished Americans are struggling to survive in a dying, violence-ridden, over-entertained, malnourished society that is coming under an increasingly powerful police state apparatus.

<<<Who Tampered With the 9/11 Crime Scene? Was Mayor Rudy Guiliani Involved?>>>

Within days of 9/11, the crime scene started being tampered with (a crime) when the neatly sectioned, 30-foot-long steel beams started being trucked away to China, but the question of treason and obstruction of justice crimes still needs to be addressed.

Allowing any elected or appointed government official to remain unpunished for crimes that they committed is an important issue for the American taxpayer. Achieving justice for criminal deeds done – including those committed by white-collar criminals, legislators, bureaucrats and corporations – is essential for any citizen to regain his or her lost trust in its government.

I was recently heartened to read about a new group called the Lawyers Committee for 911 Inquiry that is calling for (and has scheduled) Special Grand Jury investigations in New York, investigating, with subpoena power, some of the suspects that helped to bring America into its perpetual war footing. Read about the group at this link: https://www.lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/).

I was also heartened to hear about the indictment brought against un-named domestic 9/11 perpetrators by the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Districts of Queens, NY. Read their recent resolution here:

The Franklin Square and Munson Fire District 9/11 Resolution (7/24/2019)

Whereas, the attacks of September 11, 2001, are inextricably and forever tied to the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department;

Whereas, on September 11, 2001, while operating at the World Trade Center in New York City, firefighter Thomas J. Hetzel, badge #290 of Hook and Ladder Company #1, Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department of New York, was killed in performance of his duties, along with 2,976 other emergency responders and civilians;

Whereas, members of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department were called upon to assist in the subsequent rescue and recovery operations and cleanup of the World Trade Center site, afflicting many of them with life-threatening illnesses as a result of breathing the deadly toxins present at the site;

Whereas, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District recognizes the significant and compelling nature of the petition before the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York reporting un-prosecuted federal crimes at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and calling upon the United States Attorney to present that petition to a Special Grand Jury pursuant to the United States Constitution and 18 U.S.C. SS 3332(A);

Whereas, the overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries — not just airplanes and the ensuing fires — caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day;

Whereas, the victims of 9/11, their families, the people of New York City, and our nation deserve that every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, be investigated to the fullest and that every person who was responsible face justice;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.

Definitions: Obstruction of Justice and Treason

Obstruction of Justice is the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process. It included the crime of tampering with a crime scene.

Treason is the violation of allegiance to the state or entity to which one has pledged allegiance and may involve” giving aid and comfort” to one’s state’s enemies or actually going to war against one’s state.

To view some of the evidence for treason and obstruction of justice, go to http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20040527220940331

To read PNAC’s 1997 policy document, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” which openly advocated for total global military domination by the US, go to https://archive.org/details/RebuildingAmericasDefenses/page/n1 and read page 51

To read the entire body of the PNAC document, to to: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Project_for_the_New_American_Century

25 of the many members signed the PNAC document. They are listed here (in alphabetical order) for the benefit of truth-seekers, justice-seekers, investigative journalists and other 9/11 skeptics who suspect that the official White House conspiracy theory was contrived.

The list comes from a document that can be viewed at: https://renematosruiz6663.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/first-9-11-then-guillotines-ebolagate.pdf

(Note that war hawk John Bolton, Donald Trump’s 3rd National Security Advisor who was just sacked today by Trump, was actually a member of PNAC but not a signatory of the above document.)

Elliott Abrams, a former Reagan-era Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. During the Iran/Contra scandal, Abrams pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress but was later pardoned by the first Bush administration. He subsequently became president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is currently a member of Bush’s National Security Council.

Gary Bauer, Leader of the Conservative Christian organizations Family Research Council and Focus on the Family; Republican presidential candidate in 2000, ex-president of an organization called American Values.

William J. Bennett, who served during the Reagan and first Bush administrations as U.S. Secretary of Education and Drug Czar. Upon leaving government office, Bennett became a “distinguished fellow” at the conservative Heritage Foundation, co-founded Empower America, and established himself as a self-proclaimed expert on morality with his authorship of The Book of Virtues.

Jeb Bush, the son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and brother of current President George W. Bush. At the time of PNAC’s founding, Jeb Bush was a candidate for the Florida governor’s seat.

Dick Cheney, the former White House Chief of Staff to Gerald R. Ford, six-term Congressman, and Secretary of Defense to the first President Bush, was serving as president of the oil-services giant Halliburton Company at the time of PNAC’s founding.

Eliot A. Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at John Hopkins University.

Paula Dobriansky, vice president and director of the Washington office of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dobriansky served in the Bush administration as Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs.

Steve Forbes, publisher, billionaire, and Republican presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000. Forbes has also campaigned actively on behalf of the “flat tax,” which would reduce the federal tax burden for wealthy individuals like himself.

Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs; Director, Center of International Studies; Director, Research Program in International Security, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man; Dean of the Faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Appointed to the President’s Council on Bioethics by George W. Bush, January 2002.

Frank Gaffney, conservative columnist; founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Web-site: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/

Fred C. Ikle, “distinguished scholar” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Donald Kagan, professor of history and classics at Yale University and the author of books including While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today; A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990; and The Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace. Kagan is also a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard and a Washington Post columnist, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Alexander Hamilton fellow in American diplomatic history at American University. Past experience includes: Deputy for Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1985-1988); State Department’s Policy Planning Staff member (1984-1985); speechwriter to Secretary of State George P. Shultz (1984-1985); foreign policy advisor to Congressman Jack Kemp (1983); Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) (1983); Assistant Editor at the Public Interest (1981).

Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-American who was the only Muslim among the group’s original signatories and the only signatory who was not a native-born U.S. citizen. Khalilzad became the Bush administration’s special envoy to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban as well as is special envoy to the Iraqi opposition to Saddam Hussein. Khalilzad has written about information warfare, and in 1996 (in pre-Taliban days), he served as a consultant to the oil company Unocal Corporation (UNOCAL) regarding a “risk analysis” for its proposed pipeline project through Afghanistan and Pakistan.

William Kristol, PNAC’s chairman, is also editor of the Weekly Standard, a Washington-based political magazine. His past involvements have included: lead of the Project for the Republican Future, chief of staff to Vice President J. Danforth Quayle, chief of staff to Secretary of Education William J. Bennett under the Reagan administration, taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who became chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney.

Norman Podhoretz, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of works such as Patriotism and its Enemies.

  1. Danforth Quayle, former vice president under President George Herbert Walker Bush and a presidential candidate himself in 1996.

Peter W. Rodman, who served in the State Department and the National Security Council under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush, became the Bush administration’s Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security affairs in 2001.

Stephen P. Rosen, Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University.

Henry S. Rowen was president of the RAND Corporation from 1967-1972. He served under former presidents Reagan and Bush as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1981-83) and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1989-91). He held the title of “senior fellow” at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.

Donald H. Rumsfeld served former President Gerald R. Ford as chief of transition after Richard M. Nixon’s resignation, later becoming Ford’s Chief of Staff and Secretary of Defense from 1974-75. He subsequently served from 1990-93 as CEO of General Instrument Corporation and later as Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company. In 1998 he served as chairman of the bi-partisan US Ballistic Missile Threat Commission. Under President George W. Bush, he once again assumed the post of Secretary of Defense.

Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from Minnesota, is now a well-connected lobbyist who has represented such firms as AT&T, Lockheed Martin and Microsoft. Weber is also vice chairman of Empower America and a former fellow of the Progress and Freedom Foundation.

George Weigel, a Roman Catholic religious and political commentator, is a “senior fellow” at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Paul D. Wolfowitz, formerly Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, became Undersecretary of Defense for President George W. Bush in 2001; disgraced ex-president of the World Bank and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

WTC Building exploding into fine dust (note that it is not burning down) by pre-planted explosives in an obvious controlled demolition. The arrow points to a “squib” of exploding gas  and smoke which is commonly seen with controlled demolitions. Some of the “splinters” seen (the only solid objects that did not pulverize into fine dust) are actually chunks of steel beams that were being exploded upward and laterally. Most of the nicely-sectioned steel beams and girders were soon ordered by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be trucked away and shipped to China – an order that constitutes disturbing a crime scene – which is a federal crime.


Dr Gary Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA and a member of the TRANSCEND Network. In the decade prior to his retirement, he practiced what could best be described as “holistic (non-drug) and preventive mental health care”. Since his retirement, he has written a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns mostly deal with the dangers of American imperialism, friendly fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, and the dangers of Big Pharma, psychiatric drugging, the over-vaccinating of children and other movements that threaten American democracy, civility, health and longevity and the future of the planet. Many of his columns are archived at http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2; http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/gary-g-kohls; or at https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles; ggkohls@gmail.com

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