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RICHARD PERLE CAUGHT RUNNING A 0-MILLION SHEIK-DOWN

by Rosalinda Friday, Mar. 14, 2003 at 10:34 PM

Richard Perle, one of the most outspoken war party figures in and around the Bush Administration, has been caught in a 0-million attempted blackmail ``sheik-down'' of the Saudis, which could land him in jail.

As reported in the current (March 17, 2003)

issue of The New Yorker, in an expose by Seymour Hersh, Perle

met, in Marseille, France, on Jan. 3, 2003, with former

Iran-Contra figure Adnan Khashoggi and a second Iraqi-Saudi

businessman, and, according to Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar,

offered to call off of his and his fellow neo-con's Saudi-bashing

operations, in return for a 0-million payoff ``investment'' in

one of his companies, Trireme Partners L.P.

Of course, it was

Perle who brought the stark-raving loon, Laurent Murawiec, before

the Defense Policy Board, on July 10, 2002, to call for the U.S.

military occupation of the Saudi oil fields; and it was Perle,

again, who later got Murawiec his current job at the Washington

office of the Hudson Institute--working under Meyrav Wurmser.

The expose so unnerved the power-mad Perle, that he went

berserk, calling Hersh a terrorist, during a Sunday CNN interview

with Wolf Blitzer. Two weeks earlier, Perle had been similarly

unnerved when Meet the Press host Tim Russert confronted him on

his authorship of ``A Clean Break,'' the warplan that he, Doug

Feith, David Wurmser, Meyrav Wurmser and others had written for

Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996, calling for the invasion of the

Palestinian Authority territory and the military overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

The recent spate of public exposes of the ``Clean Break,''

and this latest expose of Perle's 0-million extortion scheme,

are near to drawing blood.

In yet another serious blow to the neo-con war party gang,

the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published a major expose

on Tuesday, March 11, of the Wolfowitz cabal inside the Bush

Administration, directly nailing them as members of the

philosophical kindergarten of Leo Strauss and Allan Bloom.

The FAZ piece was a promo for a 90-minute television documentary

on the same topic, which aired on Tuesday night on the German TV

station, Arte. This is the second time in less than a week that

the Leo Strauss role has been played up in the German media. Last

week, it was the Suddeutsche Zeitung that lambasted the neo-cons

and named Strauss as the godfather of the war party. By raising

the role of Leo Straussas the fascist existentialist guru of the current breed of war party killers--some factions in Germany have clearly signalled that they are out to draw blood, and stop this damned war. These exposes will strengthen the position of Chancellor Schroeder, and the overall Franco-German resistance to the war, which, must also develop into a key element in the renewed Eurasian Landbridge push.

In Germany, it is far more well-known than in the United

States, that Leo Strauss was the associate and admirer of the

official Nazi philosopher, Martin Heidegger, and the Nazi jurist

Karl Schmitt. It was Schmitt who personally arranged for Strauss

to leave Germany in 1934 on a Rockefeller Foundation grant--to go

to England and France to study the original writings of Thomas

Hobbes. From there, Strauss went to the New School, and then on

to the University of Chicago, where he trained several

generations of Neitzschean fascists, many of whom are now among

the leading neo-cons. Paul Wolfowitz, for example, was the

protege of the leading Straussian, Allan Bloom. When President

George H.W. Bush rejected Wolfowitz and Cheney's demand, in 1991,

to allow the U.S. forces to go on to Baghdad, Wolfowitz called

Bloom to vent his anger at a President who just was not

Neitzschean enough for his taste.

William Kristol, the son of Strauss cohort Irving Kristol,

who was also singled out in the FAZ story, was trained at Harvard

under another of Strauss' leading proteges; and Robert Kagan,

the Brussels-based war party propagandist, who recently wrote,

nonsensically, that the conflict between the U.S. and Europe is a

battle between Hobbes and Kant, is a second-generation

Straussian, whose father wrote a four volume commentary on

Thucydides' {The Peloponnesian War}, which was a typical

Straussian falsification of history (Strauss himself argued that

Socrates and Plato were, indeed, the fascist totalitarians,

described in the writings of I.F. Stone; but, while Stone

attacked them, Strauss embraced the fascist smear of the great

republican philosophers, as both true and commendable).

Two other events highlight

the past days' intensification of the battle:

On Monday, March 10, both the London Times and BusinessWeek

Online drew attention to a speech, given by former President

George H.W. Bush, at Tufts University on Feb. 26, in which he

urged his son not to go to war in anger, and warned against

actions that might irreparably damage America's relations with

longstanding allies abroad.

Second, we have reports from leading Democratic Party

figures, that in a recent speech, Mega Group house pet Joe

Lieberman has declared that: 1. Any Democrat seeking public

office in 2004 must NOT discuss the economy. The only issue to

campaign on is the U.S. strategic interests, and the need for

preventive war; and 2. To win election in 2004, and for the

Democratic Party to be ``relevant,'' it is vital to wipe out all

remnants of Franklin Roosevelt and the FDR tradition.

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