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”Neocon Globalist” Aspects of the Clinton Administration

updated September 14, 2010

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This article explains aspects of ”Neoconservative” and ”Neoliberal” agendas of the Presidential Administration of Bill Clinton.

It is claimed that Neoconservatives were frequently on the "opposition side" of the foreign policy establishment during the administrations of Bill Clinton, as they had lost their status due to their association with the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan Administration. However, the reality shows that they were actively planning behind the scenes for the upcoming post-September 11 Iraq invasion, as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was formed in 1997.

While some may argue that military activity engaged in by Bill Clinton was not technically ”Neoconservative,” the reality shows the activity being in aid of the same long-term imperialist agendas of the Neoconservatives, despite appearances of Clinton not seeming to have associations with traditional Neoconservatives.

The Clinton Administration enacted The Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) in 1999 to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which was put in place to curb the amount of corruption such as insider trading which resulted in the 1929 Wall Street Crash. The FSMA essentially ”broke the back of the New Deal,” by transferring control of the United States financial services industry to a few financial conglomerates, creating a massive concentration of financial power. The FSMA is one of the main causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.

Bill Clinton also implemented much legislation helping to pave the way toward dissolving national sovereignty and establishing global government. Clinton successfully pushed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through Congress in 1993, which laid the architecture for a new international system of trade and corporatism which was poorly understood my many who had voted for it. A year after the formation of NAFTA, Clinton pulled the United States into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which established global policies which NAFTA was meant to implement. The long-range goal of these agreements is to break down national sovereignties, increase global corporate influence, and empower global governmental bodies over individual national governments.

This page is part of a larger article A Summary of Long Term ”Neocon Globalist” Agendas of the Global Elite.





Bill Clinton Neoconservative Agendas

Sanctions imposed by Bill Clinton resulted in the death of 1.5 million Iraqis, many of them children.


It is claimed that Neoconservatives were frequently on the "opposition side" of the foreign policy establishment during the administrations of Bill Clinton, as they had lost their status due to their association with the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan Administration. However, the reality shows that they were actively planning behind the scenes for the upcoming post-September 11 Iraq invasion, as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was formed in 1997.

While some may argue that military activity engaged in by Bill Clinton was not technically ”Neoconservative,” the reality shows the activity being in aid of the same long-term imperialist agendas of the Neoconservatives, despite appearances of Clinton not seeming to have associations with traditional Neoconservatives.




Iraq War Sanctions

Bill Clinton supported and enforced the sanctions against Iraq after the Gulf War, resulting in the deaths of over 1.5 million Iraqis, many of them children dying due to chronic malnutrition and disease brought about by shortage of potable water and medicines. The sanctions also involved intense satellite surveillance and regular bombing attacks which frequently caused civilian casualties.

As Secretary of State, Madeline Albright was also heavily associated with the sanctions against Iraq. From an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes: ”We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” Albright replied: ”I think this is a very hard choice, but the price— we think the price is worth it.”



Genocide by Sanctions
running time 12 minutes, 58 seconds
Produced and directed by Gloria La Riva in 1998 (long before the current war in Iraq), this film features former Attorney General of the United States, Ramsey Clark, as he shows the terrible conditions the Iraqi's were suffering from due to the first U.S. war on Iraq. UNICEF, the International Red Cross and other world organizations estimate around 5,000 children were dying every month in Iraq after that war and the imposition of sanctions placed on that country.




Rwanda Genocide

In 1994, genocide occurred in the African country of Rwanda over the course of 100 days where over 800,000 people lost their lives. Despite daily reports of what was happening, Clinton and the United Nations did nothing to intervene despite having a presence in the country before the violence broke out, and many point out the fact that Rwanda has no natural resources such as oil or mineral wealth.



Frontline: Ghosts of Rwanda
running time 10 minutes
A relatively recent example of the global elite engaging in genocide is the 1994 massacre in Rwanda which killed 800,000 people, being proven that it was at least intentionally allowed to happen though the withholding of military assistance which those people were made to become acclimated to.

This video documents widespread Genocide occurring in Rwanda over the course of 100 days starting on April 6, 1994 shortly after the United Nations had pulled its troops out of the country. Despite official warnings and then daily reports emerging of roving bands of militias maiming and exterminating all in their path using hatchets and machetes, President Clinton and the United Nations did nothing to intervene until the violence had run its course and over 800,000 Rwandans had been killed, with many more maimed.


View the rest of the documentary at this link ..

View a page documenting various warnings that the UN had received ..

Rent this video from Netflix ..




Bombing Sudan

Bill Clinton was offered the capture or killing of Osama Bin Laden by the Sudanese Government in 1996 and he turned down the offer, and later Clinton bombed one of Sudan's only important pharmaceutical factories after 1998 bombings of an African US embassy were attributed to Bin Laden.


  A March 31, 2004 article by Timothy Noah ”Khartoum Revisited, Part 2” explains that new evidence on Clinton's 1998 Sudan bombing only weakens the case for it. Following is a partial transcript ..

The administration claimed the plant was actually a disguised chemical weapons factory. Administration officials said that soil samples taken outside the plant had shown the presence of a substance known as Empta, whose only function was to make the nerve gas VX. The plant, moreover, was heavily guarded, the administration said, and it showed a suspicious lack of ordinary commercial activities.

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But a British engineer, Thomas Carnaffin, who worked as a technical manager during the plant's construction between 1992 and 1996, emerged to tell reporters there was nothing secret or heavily guarded about the plant at all, and that he never saw any evidence of the production of an ingredient needed for nerve gas. The group that monitors compliance with the treaty banning chemical weapons announced that Empta did have legitimate commercial purposes in the manufacture of fungicides and antibiotics. The owner of the Shifa factory gave interviews in which he emphatically denied that the plant was used for anything other than pharmaceuticals, and there was never persuasive evidence to contradict his assertion. At the same time, members of the administration retreated from claims they made earlier that Osama bin Laden had what [Defense Secretary William] Cohen called ”a financial interest in contributing to this particular facility.” It turned out that no direct financial relationship between bin Laden and the plant could be established.






War Against Yugoslavia

In 1999, a NATO-U.S. led war against Yugoslavia was gradually extended to the targeting of civilian infrastructure, including houses, hospitals, schools, trains, factories, power stations, and broadcasting facilities, in violation of the laws of war. Thousands of civilians were killed and more than 6,000 sustained serious injuries. Over 60 percent of NATO targets were civilian, including 33 hospitals, 344 schools, and 144 industrial plants including a large petro-chemical plant whose bombing caused widespread toxic pollution which contaminated the drinking water for ten million people in the region.



  From the article: ”Body Count: The Civilian Casualties of NATO's Bombing

"During the first month of the war on Yugoslavia, the NATO planes and cruise missile made over 10,000 attacks. More than 2500 cruise missiles were launched and over 7,000 tons of explosives were dropped.

The following list is based on information provided by the Yugoslavian Foreign Ministry.."





Bill Clinton Neoliberal Agendas


The Clinton Administration enacted The Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) in 1999 to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which was put in place to curb the amount of corruption such as insider trading which resulted in the 1929 Wall Street Crash. The FSMA essentially ”broke the back of the New Deal,” by transferring control of the United States financial services industry to a few financial conglomerates, creating a massive concentration of financial power. The FSMA is one of the main causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.

Bill Clinton also implemented much legislation helping to pave the way toward dissolving national sovereignty and establishing global government. Clinton successfully pushed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through Congress in 1993, which laid the architecture for a new international system of trade and corporatism which was poorly understood my many who had voted for it. A year after the formation of NAFTA, Clinton pulled the United States into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which established global policies which NAFTA was meant to implement. The long-range goal of these agreements is to break down national sovereignties, increase global corporate influence, and empower global governmental bodies over individual national governments.



From ”Neoliberalism from Reagan to Clinton,” by Gregory Albo

  ”... President Clinton, in submitting his welfare, budget, and tax bills from 1995-1997, signaled surrender: the Reagan revolution was going to achieve its major goals. The Reagan neoliberal program of small government, tax cuts, deregulation, free trade, and monetarist financial policies was more than just consolidated. In signing the Welfare Reform Bill of 1996 and the subsequent 1997 budget compromise, Clinton broke the back of the New Deal. The government commitment, however modest and poorly implemented, to protect the poor against the worst ravages of the market was thus ended. A central redistributional bargain crumbled as well: the top 20 percent of income earners in the United States would gain after-tax relief, while the bottom 20 percent of Americans would further suffer the marginalization of deepening poverty. ...”




From ”Who Are the Architects of the Economic Collapse?,” by Michel Chossudovsky

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Ironically, it was under the Clinton administration that these policies of "greed and irresponsibility" were adopted.

The 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) was conducive to the the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. A pillar of President Roosevelt's "New Deal", the Glass-Steagall Act was put in place in response to the climate of corruption, financial manipulation and "insider trading" which resulted in more than 5,000 bank failures in the years following the 1929 Wall Street crash.

Under the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act, effective control over the entire US financial services industry (including insurance companies, pension funds, securities companies, etc.) had been transferred to a handful of financial conglomerates and their associated hedge funds.


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The 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act

What happened in October 1999 is crucial.


In the wake of lengthy negotiations behind closed doors, in the Wall Street boardrooms, in which Larry Summers played a central role, the regulatory restraints on Wall Street's powerful banking conglomerates were revoked "with a stroke of the pen".

Larry Summers worked closely with Senator Phil Gramm (1985-2002),chairman of the Senate Banking committee, who was the legislative architect of the the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, signed into law on November 12, 1999 (See Group Photo above). (For Complete text click US Congress: Pub.L. 106-102). As Texas Senator, Phil Gramm was closely associated with Enron.

In December 2000 at the very end of the Clinton mandate, Gramm introduced a second piece of legislation, the so-called Gramm-Lugar Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which paved the way for the speculative onslaught in primary commodities including oil and food staples.

"The act, he declared, would ensure that neither the sec nor the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (cftc) got into the business of regulating newfangled financial products called swaps—and would thus "protect financial institutions from overregulation" and "position our financial services industries to be world leaders into the new century." (See David Corn, Foreclosure Phil, Mother Jones, July August 2008)

Phil Gramm was McCain's first choice for Secretary of the Treasury.

Under the FSMA new rules— ratified by the US Senate in October 1999 and approved by President Clinton— commercial banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, institutional investors, pension funds and insurance companies could freely invest in each others businesses as well as fully integrate their financial operations.

A "global financial supermarket" had been created, setting the stage for a massive concentration of financial power. One of the key figures behind this project was Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers, in liaison with David Rockefeller. Summers described the FSMA as "the legislative foundation of the financial system of the 21th century". That legislative foundation is among the main causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.


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