Crossposted from Axis of Logic
"The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens." Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, PhD 
Preparing for World Dominance
The planning for the days of the Unites States asserting itself comfortably as the lone global power, influencing trade, resources, and living conditions all over the world, is anything but recent history. Still you often read words implying that the U.S. began its serious role as the Predator of other nations' resources, altering their way of life and taking over the running of their economies, after the end of the old colonialist era. The arrogant U.S. take-over of nations became institutionalized with the PNAC  conspiracy which made their openly imperial ambitions known to the whole world.
The underground mafia that began its devilish scheming during the reign of the Hollywood- actor president with the friendly people's smile was doing its secret planning for the century to come. The man with the smile was the label man who was covering up the cold calculations of the think tank that was going to twist the world into obedience, with money or with bombs. What the U.S. couldn't buy up or steer into their own galaxy, they figured they could always get at with military might.
The Project for A New American Century was certainly a clear signal to the world that 'Here we come. Throw away your hand plows. We are bringing you the real tools to dig up the goods and to teach you how to live the good life.' That was the open message. What it actually stood for was just plain greed and determination to own the world. Nothing less.
After this presumptuous beginning of taking over the world had gotten under way in modern times taking a good head start during the Reagan era living conditions in the countries concerned just went down and down. Human rights as well as justice and equality in general deteriorated badly.
US Imperial Planning to "Control" the "Grand Area"
However, conscientious planning by the U.S. imperialists began long before the era we usually call the neoliberal era. While the focus is now on trade and multi-national corporatism, it was, in the previous decades, rather on geopolitical domination.
In a book entitled "Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on
Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy" (by Laurence H. Shoup and William
Minter published in 1977), the authors explain how extensive studies were
conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations and the State Department during
the period of 1939 - 1945.
An excerpt from a "Marxist" analysis of the power and influence of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR):
"Over fifty years ago, in the wake of the First World War, a group of wealthy and influential Americans decided to form an organization. The Council on Foreign Relations, as it was subsequently named, was designed to equip the United States of America for an imperial role on the world scene. Great Britain had dominated world politics during the nineteenth century, not only through its colonial empire, but also through an even wider informal sphere of influence. In a similar fashion, so felt these American leaders, the United States would play a dominant role in the years following the war."
However, by 1919, it was found that the United States was not yet adequately prepared for world leadership. The project was put on ice, but it re-emerges during World War II as documented in the report entitled:
Now was the time when the United States was clearly going to emerge as the world-dominant power. The conclusions drawn by the Council on Foreign Relations planners are hair-raisingly rational and have one goal only in its field of vision imperial domination at whatever the price might be. No sentimental by-thoughts of compassion, no presence of any admission of the suffering that will inevitably be caused by U.S. intervention in the "Grand Area".
The most amazing thing has been the lack of attention paid to these records which were all the time public, just not paid attention to.