Monday, August 8, 2016

Peter Lavelle — 5 questions for Peter Lavelle: Saving the new Cold War


Peter Lavelle reiterates what I have been saying here for some time, so I obviously agree with him.

However, where he identifies the US elite as neocons, I believe it is necessary to make a distinction among groups of the the US, even through they are on the same page over these issues. These groups are three. 

The first is the neocons, whose chief interests is the interest of Israel. This includes the Kagan family, including Victoria Nuland. They are grouped around PNAC and AIPAC. 

The second is the liberal interventionist cohort now led by Hillary Clinton. Susan Rice and Samantha Power are liberal interventionists, as is Strobe Talbot and the Brookings Institution.

The third group is the war hawks, represented by Dick Cheney and transnational corporations especially energy, as will as the military and intelligence communities, represented by John McCain, for example.

They have intersecting interest on which the support each other, notably extending the War on Terror and the Cold War abroad, while also using the War on Drugs, in order to further the profits of the military-intelligence-industrial-financial-govermental complex, to make the world safe for American business interests, and to maintain and extend the military, political, economic and financial dominance of the United States.

With world domination and trillions upon trillions of dollars on the table, they will stop at absolutely nothing.

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5 questions for Peter Lavelle: Saving the new Cold War
Peter Lavelle

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Blind with rage.

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5 comments:

Gary Hart said...

That the mossad led CIA thinks that the Russians will overthrow Putin because of the Olympics is ridiculous. Here is a more logical reason:
http://thesaker.is/a-nuclear-rio-attempted-murder-of-plotnitsky-armed-attack-on-russian-border-guards-in-crimea-sitrep-august-8th-by-scott/
Israel is determined to start a war between the US and Russia in order to bring her back into the new world order. Putin put their oligarchs in their place and they have been after him since.

Bob said...

Trump is all the reason they need to bomb Assad.

Ryan Harris said...

Military contractors such as KBR like war. Energy service companies hate war.
The energy industry has to work everywhere at all times, from Tanzania to Russia, China to remote places likes the Philipines, Europe, Saudi Arabia and Israel at the same time... literally everywhere. So it's a hassle and expensive to work around violence.
Exxon bet the company on Russia, shouldn't think they were too thrilled with Obama/Hillary's support of Merkel's eastward expansion of Europe and sanctions, do you?

GE moved all their tech to China while the US major oil companies were working with Chinese oil companies to develop resources and universities were all helping develop geology and engineering in China, I don't suppose they were too thrilled with our Hillary/Obama either as to pivot to antagonizing China ...

Bob said...

GE can divest from its US holdings if it ain't getting its money's worth from lobbying. Keep as small a fig leaf as possible to pretend that it's still an American company.

Ignacio said...

shouldn't think they were too thrilled with Obama/Hillary's support of Merkel's eastward expansion of Europe and sanctions

I think you have this backwards, USA govt dictates policy, not the beggar Germany.