Recently there has been an outbreak of neoconservative organisations popping up in the UK. These organisations exist to support the US/Israeli cause of hegemony and domination in the Middle East and US hegemony and domination throughout the rest of the world.
Two that have just recently appeared in the UK are the ‘Henry Jackson Society’ and the ‘Euston Manifesto’. A swift examination of the various ‘signatories’ of both organisations will reveal exactly what these organisation are and are about. First, the same old names keep appearing. Some of them are well known neoconservative academics and commentators including The Times columnist Oliver Kamm and academic John Bew for example. The ‘Henry Jackson Society’ is also heavily patronised by such well-known US warmongering neoconservatives as Richard Perle, William Kristol, Irwin Stelzer, Robert Kagan, Clifford May, Joshua Muravchik and James Woolsey.
Both of these organisations have set out to deliberately con the Left in to thinking that this is what being ‘on the Left’ today is all about. Many of its members and supporters are drawn from what could loosely be described as the ‘Left’. The problem is that many of these people still think of themselves as ‘Left’, indeed some think of themselves as ‘New Left’ or even ‘New new-Left’. The reality is that, like the original Jewish-American neoconservatives, who used to be to the ‘Left’, have now changed political track one hundred and eighty degrees and are now hard right; though of course, they would never admit that.
In reading some of the comments that have been left by signatories of the ‘Euston Manifesto’, there seem to be many who sincerely believe that they are still of the ‘Left’ and, worse still, sincerely believe that the ‘Euston Manifesto’ is a Leftist organisation.
Lets be quite clear about this; the ‘Henry Jackson Society’ and the ‘Euston Manifesto’ are out-and-out right-wing neoconservative organisations set up deliberately to confuse and belittle the Left. They are supported directly by wealthy American neoconservative organisations and are simply front organisations to project American image and US foreign policy by manipulation of the naivety of some of those on the Left who seem to have fallen into their trap.
These organisations have been formed specifically to polarise the Left and alienate the Islamic world from the Western World by creating an environment based on a fear of ‘terrorism’, and to counter the toll that so-called ‘anti-Americanism’ is having on US foreign policy influence as a result of their disastrous adventure into Iraq and the prospect of further failure in their quest to gain regime change in Iran.
While these two organisations are getting lots of attention from their mainstream media promoters, the reality is they are very small organisations with no more than a few thousand supporters – and most of them belong to both organisations. In other words, they are simply a very noisy bunch of warmongering neocons just like their American cousins in the US.