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I have a job believing that no WesternTM analysts foresaw the move. Neocons might be that dumb, but the neocons aren't in the driving seat in Washington any more.
I, however, would find it completely in character for European/EU/German "strategists" to have been caught flat-footed.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 01:04:28 PM EST
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