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Check out this disturbingly provocative story for an analysis of the Pentagon’s apparent long-term strategy.

It reminds me of a private presentation Colin Powell gave after the Gulf War of the early 90s, in which he said one of the Pentagon’s problems was that it no longer had a pervasive enemy as the U.S. had with the old Soviet Union in the Cold War. So it would be difficult to focus our defense development efforts. Well, now, apparently the Pentagon has crafted the future, with their Long War scenario.

Why don’t we hear more about this in the press? Why isn’t Congress debating it? Perhaps it’s because the Pentagon planners think public opinion is something to be manipulated, rather than sought out. This is the dark side of what was once a popular definition of public relations: the engineering of consent. However, in a democracy, even a representative democracy like our own, public opinion matters.

For the sake of this and future generations, look into this and start by going into the story at this website. Then, ask questions until you get answers.

Photographed off Dubrovnik, Croatia

March 2010

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