Our world is full of strange coincidences just now. Let us put on our tinfoil hats and consider this one, – a quotation from a Report of The Project for the New American Century September 2000 entitled ” REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES, Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century.”
I quote (The document can be viewed here ) from page 51:
“A transformation strategy that solely pursued capabilities for projecting force from the United States, for example, and sacrificed forward basing and presence, would be at odds with larger American Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century policy goals and would trouble American allies.
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. Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions.”
The prescience of John Bolton (remember him?) and his colleagues is impressive, I feel…. When reading this excellent piece for Ian Davis of the OffGuardian, it have some resonance, given the similar coincidences that have dogged recent events.