“Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.” – Zbigniew Brzezinski – The Grand Chessboard, 1998.
“Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” – Project for the New American Century (PNAC), 1997.
Brzezinski and the signatories of the PNAC document, which include Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wofowitz, are like two peas in a pod. Oh sure, Brzezinski has served Democrat administrations while the PNAC hawks served Republican administrations, but when it comes to American foreign policy, there has only ever been one main objective since WW2: global domination. Doesn’t matter which party is in power.
What both quotes address is a problem those people had to solve in the post-Cold War 90s, which was: how do they manufacture consent at home for their project of global domination when the Soviet Union was no longer a threat? Turns out it was pretty easy after 9/11.
It would seem they’re doing it again, this time with Russia. Question is, what else will Russia be blamed for? What else is in the pipe? Can we expect another “catastrophic and catalyzing [domestic] event” which will incite the fear/revenge factor in the people needed to go into all out war with Russia? And will people take the bait like they so often do? Will it even matter if they don’t?