A great article from “Another Day In The Empire” on the ship jumping the neocons are going through these days.
Zalmay Khalilzad warns that the invasion and occupation of Iraq has opened “a Pandora’s box,” spreading “conflict,” as Cornwell describes it, across the Middle East. In fact, this is precisely what the Straussian neocons want—chaos and “conflict” spreading like an uncontrollable wild fire, scorching Muslim and Arab culture, eating away at the very societal cohesion of the region, thus leaving it decimated and malleable to reorganization along the lines envisioned by the Straussian neocons and the original architects of the plan, the racist Jabotinskyites in Israel. Cornwell, lost in the forest of corporate media spin and lies, is unable to see the tree planted by these devious Machiavellian co-conspirators.
The last line covers it succinctly. Even though they are admitting that Iraq isn’t going so well, it’s not the underlying idea, so much as the execution. In other words, when it comes to be Iran’s turn, they’ll get it right.
As has been pointed out by many in the past, the Straussian ideology is much like that of Trotsky, in that it calls for a perpetual state of conflict, or revolution.
Coincidentally (or not), it’s no longer the “War on Terror”, it’s the “Long War“.
The United States is engaged in what could be a generational conflict akin to the Cold War, the kind of struggle that might last decades as allies work to root out terrorists across the globe and battle extremists who want to rule the world, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday.
Rumsfeld, who laid out broad strategies for what the military and the Bush administration are now calling the “long war,” likened al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin while urging Americans not to give in on the battle of wills that could stretch for years. He said there is a tendency to underestimate the threats that terrorists pose to global security, and said liberty is at stake.
The debate is being framed. The “War” isn’t going to end any time soon, so we better fight it well.
If you’ve read 1984, you’ve been warned.