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  •  Something else about that letter always bugged me (2+ / 0-)
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    theyrereal, greenearth

    Remember what the purpose of the letter was. It was to advocate a way for America to secure its dominant position in the world for the duration of the 21st century. it's advice essentially was that to stay on top, we must make sure that we never permit anyone else to come close to challenging us.

    the authors then lay out a number of things they think we should do to stay on top. but they admit there is a problem. how to secure the political will of the people to accomplish these things?

    they answer there own question offhandedly. it would be possible if a "catalysing event, like a 21st century Pearl Harbor attack" occured.

    think about that. the document is about securing us from all threats the authors can forsee. but the way to get this security is only made possible by a threat the authors spend no time describing, attacking us in a way they spend no time countering.

    call me tin foil but sometimes I don't believe in consequences. Lee Harvey Oswald was killed in police HQ on live TV, and that's enough to make me suspicious even if he really did pull the trigger. Both the Pearl Harbor attack and the politically useful bioweapons attack envisioned by the PNAC letter happened within 6 weeks of each other, and within 9 months of its authors taking office.

    i say it again, somtimes i just don't believe in coincidences.

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