Sunday, July 17, 2016

CNAS - the scariest think tank you've never heard of

The Centre for a New American Security released a blueprint back in May of this year that will allow the next POTUS, whoever she or he may be, to make America great again.

Here's a few highlights:

  • US military spending needs to increase substantially if America is to maintain "order" in the world.
  • Russia's "aggression" needs to be reined in. To that end, NATO, led by the US of course, must have a permanent presence in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Obama has already initiated that.
  • China needs to be corralled both economically and militarily. 
  • The US needs to redouble its efforts to bring freedom and democracy to the Greater Middle East. Specifically, we must admit that there is no future for Syria as long as Assad is in charge. We must therefore train up and provision a new opposition army and create a "safe zone" where they can train and organize.
  • America must guarantee Israel's material edge over all regional rivals in perpetuity.
There's lots more in that vein but I'm sure you get the drift. The brief is modestly titled "Extending American Power."

Looks more like a recipe for perpetual war...

Then again, if you look at their corporate partners and their major funding sources, you realize that it's all the usual suspects who profit from perpetual war.

No surprises there!

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