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Bernhard at MoonofAlabama takes a hard look at who backs the generals:

M of A - 'Certainty' On the Neocon NATO Report

Yesterday's post speculated about neocon influence on the report that urges an imperial NATO strategy. There now is "an increase in certainty" that pure neocon thinking is at the base of the proposal.

While the media reported only yesterday about the report, it had been launched on January 10 at the US Center of Strategic Studies. The 150-page paper is titled Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World - Renewing Transatlantic Partnership (pdf).

The report by the five former NATO generals was financed through "generous sponsorship" of the Dutch Noaber Foundation. The foundation is the private fiefdom of the Christian fundamentalist Paul Baan, a failed 1990s "new market" entrepreneur.


Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
by A swedish kind of death on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 11:09:01 AM EST
took place in that frontpage post a couple days ago: Doctors Strangelove everywhere

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 02:06:11 PM EST
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In particular, this translation of an Izvestia analysis by Anthony Williamson is worth reading.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 02:09:40 PM EST
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Ah damn... I wasn't paying attention (been moving around a lot these past days running to meet deadlines), just saw it today. Sorry for the double post. My bad.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 04:12:56 PM EST
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talos, your diary is excellent!  Thank you very much for writing it and thanks to Migeru for frontpaging it!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Jan 25th, 2008 at 07:09:17 PM EST
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It is amazing how the same topic can be discussed in two different places and produce such disparate--and equally interesting-- results.
I'm glad we did this second visit to an important  (but nasty) neighborhood.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Tue Jan 29th, 2008 at 09:03:41 AM EST
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