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Neocon Middle East Policy: The Clean Break Plan Damage Assessment Paperback – March 1, 2005
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These three characters, among others, helped to draft for an Israeli government, back in the 90s, the notorious "A Clean Break" policy document, a/k/a "ACB." It urged the Israeli right wing regime of that day, headed by then-Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to remove "Saddam Hussein from power" and to begin "rolling back Syria." Since that time,the ACB has, tragically, morphed into the policy position of the warmongering and Neocon-infested Bush-Cheney Administration. It then led directly to the preemptive invasion of Iraq by the U.S. military forces, on March 20, 2003. It is beyond cavil, that Iran is the next target of this Washington, DC-based War-Making cabal. In the book, at p. 87, Adam Shapiro put it this way, "Iran can legitimately assume that after Iraq, it is next in line on the Israeli (and therefore American) list of targets for military intervention...Read more ›
Anyone whose is intellectual honest, both with her self and others, will no doubt find the thesis that one document can by itself have wide influence difficult to accept. Such skepticism would be justified, but it should also be remembered that the political concepts and philosophy expoused in "A Clean Break" is held by many individuals in both the United States and Israeli governments at the present time, and there is every indication that this influence will continue. There is little doubt now of the destructive and destabilizing effects of this philosophy, which has been called `neo-conservatism' both by the authors of this book and many others in the political science community. Indeed, the war in Iraq and the separating wall in Israel are ample evidence of the decadence of this philosophy. The authors show in fair detail some of its consequences, although at times some of their claims are left unjustified. They state explicitly though that they wish to avoid the "mono-causal" trap of holding to an "all-encompassing" historical explanation of the policies of the United States in the Middle East.Read more ›
Few things depict the absolute absurdity and injustice of Israeli apartheid policies and failed US foreign policy better than maps; history and reality on the ground explained simply and intelligently by group of wonderful scholars does the job perfectly.
The mission of this book is to review strategies, consequences, and "damage assessment" of the "Clean Break" plan/report which was prepared as a proposed new policy for the government of Israel, and presented to then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in July of 1996.
The first five chapters of the book are extracted from panel speakers' notes from diverse scholars of Middle East policy observers, each of whom expertly analyses and reviews various consequences of "Clean Break Plan".
Adam Sahpiro discusses the creation of facts on the ground, and consequence and eminent danger produces when regional actors confront the regional hegemon. Khaled Dawoud explores sentiment of Arab populations and US regional policy from perspective of foreign news correspondence. Faye Williams examines the consequence of the plan on Palestinians battle for justice when confronted by hard-line American policy makers.
The article, A Clean Break with the Roadmap, by William James Martin, is a close textual analysis of the document.Read more ›
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