Balkan Action Committee

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HeadquartersWashington DC
Membership• Morton Abramowitz
• Saul Bellow
• Zbigniew Brzezinski
• Richard Burt
• Frank Charles Carlucci III
• Dennis DeConcini
• Paula Dobriansky
• Geraldine Ferraro
• Robert Hunter
• Philip Kaiser
• Max M. Kampelman
• Lane Kirkland
• Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
• Peter Kovler
• Ron Lehman
• John O'Sullivan
• Richard N. Perle
• Eugene V. Rostow
• Donald H. Rumsfeld
• Stephen Solarz
• Helmut Sonnenfeldt
• William Howard Taft
• Elie Wiesel
• Paul Dundes Wolfowitz
• Elmo Zumwalt
• James Hooper
• Kurt Bassuener

The Balkan Action Committee (also known as the (Balkan Action Council) was an temporary spooky committee created to spread propaganda and pressure for the 1999 NATO air war and takeover of Kosovo. According to its own words, it "played a significant role in carrying out its mandate to educate the public, administration, media, and Congress on the implications of this crisis for American values, leadership and interests"[1]


the committee was led by James Hooper, a career diplomat (or diplomatic cover) and former diplomat-in-residence at the United States Air Force Academy, and the regime change expert Kurt Bassuener, educated at George Soros' Central European University.[2]

It placed an ad in the May 13, 1999, edition of The New York Times "calling for NATO ground forces in Yugoslavia."

Louis Proyect, commenting online about the ad [3], wrote:

The ad was "signed by an odd mixture of neo-conservatives and 'leftists' including Bianca Jagger and 'Rabbi' Michael Lerner, the portly editor of Tikkun and erstwhile 1960s radical. Lerner was 'spiritual adviser' to the Clintons for a brief time about 5 years ago, urging 'communitarian' values upon the thuggish Arkansas president and his wife.

"They [Jagger and Lerner] are window-dressing, however. The real forces behind Balkans Action are the hardline anticommunists who emerged during the Reagan era. This is the executive committee, as announced on their website (now defunct):

"Except for Geraldine Ferraro, this is basically the same group that made up the Committee on the Present Danger (version 2), which was chaired by the atrocious Jeane Kirkpatrick and flourished under Ronald Reagan. It promoted Star Wars, intervention in Central America, Afghanistan and Angola and all sorts of other militantly counterrevolutionary adventures. The point is that the war in the Balkans is not a 'progressive's' war. The most important sector of reactionary opinion in the United States is represented by this executive committee and should remind us that the war is a continuation of the anticommunist crusade launched by Reagan 20 years ago." [1]


Known members

18 of the 27 of the members already have pages here:

Morton AbramowitzA key player in determining recent U.S. foreign policy.
Saul BellowUS/Canadian writer. Member of Balkan Action Committee & Committee on the Present Danger
Zbigniew BrzezinskiA central US Deep politician, Cercle, Bilderberg, ...
Richard BurtUS Deep state operative who took part in the discussion about "terrorism" at the 1986 Bilderberg. Founded Diligence
Frank CarlucciA Princeton roommate of his fellow US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.
Dennis DeConcini
Paula DobrianskySpookily connected US politician
Robert HunterHas played a national policy role in eight U.S. presidential election campaigns and written speeches and articles for presidential candidates, three U.S. Presidents four Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State and Defense, Senators, Representatives and other political figures. As United States Ambassador to NATO during the Clinton Administration, he was principal architect and negotiator of the post-Cold War "new NATO" and of the NATO airstrike decisions in the Bosnian War.
Max KampelmanVery spooky diplomat
Lane KirklandUS labor leader (AFL-CIO/President for over 15 years) who spoke at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism on "Terrorism and the Gulag". Bilderberg, Le Cercle, CFR, ...
Jeane KirkpatrickNeocon "terror expert", US Ambassador to the UN, Washington Conference on International Terrorism...
Richard Perle"widely considered a core representative of the neoconservative political faction"
Donald RumsfeldSenior member of the cabal, former US Defense Secretary, got aspartame approved
Stephen Solarz
Helmut SonnenfeldtHenry Kissinger picked him Sonnenfeldt for the US National Security Council
Elie Wiesel
Paul WolfowitzAn "architect" of the invasion of Iraq, World Bank President
Elmo Zumwalt