Neoliberal Think Tank Report Reveals ‘Blueprint’ For US Empire Under Hillary Clinton

‘These are the people who make trillions of dollars on war,’ one analyst commented on the sponsors of a recent think tank report on U.S. foreign policy.
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    WASHINGTON — Some of the most powerful players in the military-industrial complex hope to earn big bucks under a possible Hillary Clinton presidency.

    That’s the conclusion some analysts are drawing from a report, “Extending American Power: Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order,” published last month by the Center for a New American Security, a think tank dedicated to what it describes as “strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies.”

    William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, suggested the CNAS report was intended as “a transition memo for Hillary Clinton” in the event that she’s elected in November. Its bipartisan panel of contributors include Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state to Europe who has ties to U.S.-backed unrest in Ukraine, and Michele Flournoy, co-founder of CNAS and a potential future choice for Clinton’s secretary of defense.

    Writing on Wednesday for The Huffington Post, Hartung called the document “breathtaking in its scope” and suggested its advice was far from pragmatic or principled:

    “[T]he core of the document is about the use and threat of use of military force. … Adopting the panel’s proposal could result in an increase in Pentagon spending of up to $1 trillion over the next decade. The report contains no similarly detailed recommendations for increasing spending on diplomacy, or economic assistance, or alternative energy, or rebuilding infrastructure, or disease prevention, or any number of other investments that have as much or more to do with keeping the world safe as would spending more on an already amply funded U.S. military.”

    Among the report’s policy guidelines, it suggests the U.S. military boost its numbers in Europe, deepen its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict with Russia, and put more boots on the ground in both Iraq and Syria.

    “This is the report’s fatal flaw – contrary to its claims, lavishing more money on the Pentagon will not make us safer,” Hartung wrong.

    While the Center for International Policy, itself, traces its origins to liberal opposition to the Vietnam War, analysts across the political spectrum have questioned the conclusions of “Extending American Power.”

    Stephen M. Walt, a professor of international relations, called the plan “a recipe for failure” in a May 26 editorial for Foreign Policy.

    “Needless to say, this is neither a group nor a process likely to produce a deep or rigorous evaluation of recent U.S. foreign policy,” Walt wrote. “After all, the report’s signatories helped create many of the problems they now seek to fix, so you’d hardly expect them to cast a critical eye on their own handiwork.”

    And on May 19, Daniel L. Davis, a military veteran and foreign policy analyst, called it “a neoconservative plan that will cripple U.S. interests,” writing: “[t]here is a near complete unwillingness to consider that when policies similar to the authors’ recommendations have been used in the past, the results have been abysmal failure.”

    Dr. Ron Paul, the former Republican senator and presidential candidate, also criticized the authors’ history of promoting destabilizing foreign policy, in an appearance on the “Ron Paul Liberty Report last week.

    “Why aren’t people challenging the foreign policy?” Paul asked. “You can go down the list of where we’ve encountered problems and this is endorsing more of it.”

    Paul was joined on the program by Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, who pointed to the sponsors of CNAS as a possible culprit. A list of major donors on the CNAS website includes key defense industry corporations like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Boeing.

    “These are the beltway bandits,” McAdams said. “These are the people who make trillions of dollars on war.”

    CNAS has an annual budget of about $6 million, but McAdams noted that this pales in comparison to their potential earnings under the plan. “What they have delivered to Hillary is a plan to deliver a trillion extra dollars on the military over the next 10 years,” he said.

    Paul stressed that the report shows that support for war cuts across party lines, saying, “It has nothing to do with partisanship and it has nothing to do with Republicans and Democrats.”

    Instead, he suggested that the true crafters of American foreign policy are politicians, wealthy donors from Wall Street, and players in the military-industrial complex.

    “The American people have to wake up to who controls things behind the scenes,” Paul said.

    Watch “Hawks Hand Hillary A Foreign Policy Blueprint: Will She Bite?” from Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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    • fizzed

      “Neoliberal” is not even mentioned in the article, only in the Title (which is not under the author’s control). Neocon, however, is used.

      For some reason, there seems to be an eagerness to lump all evil and the kitchen sink into the neoliberal meme. The Labor Union money the Democratic Party had depended on was shrinking, mostly due to Reagan’s success at attacking them. Neoliberalism was Bill Clinton’s “triangulation” to the right hoping to attract moderate Republican voters and to persuade the big money donors that funded the Republican Party to share. The result was less focus on the worker class and more on the Proffesional classes. Moving to the right led to “ending wellfare as we know it” and deregulation of many industries. Today’s mass incarceration and grotesque wealth inequality can be traced to these Clinton decisions, also Reagan’s and Bush’s. It’s fair to say they were unintented by Clinton, he recognizes the harm they caused. The GOP, in contrast, appears proud of them. Continuous war was always a neoconsevative agenda, Clinton’s administration tried to cut military spending to reap a “war dividend”.

      Obama’s failure to end the wars he inherited, and his pushing of more trade deals that will undoubtedly harm the public is not part of some sinister plan. Rather, the result of the GOP’s plan to shrink government when a Democrat is President, their “drown government in a bathtub” strategy. When democratic regulators become weaker than the industries they regulate, the result is called “regulatory capture” in economics. Another way to say that the super-rich purchased our politics, politicians, and got our laws written to benefit themselves. Our outsourced military is just one industry, unfortunately it profits from war. We are living in an age of global capitalism run amuk, a cancer with no higher purpose than short term profit.

      • baruchzed

        The neocon/neolib agenda has been spelled out clearly for years. Maybe you don’t remember the Plan for the New American Century. Yes Obama’s war mongering and selling out via the TPP and his most corporate of cabinets IS all part of a plan. You may seek to dismiss this by the use of the word “sinister” so as to make it seem like a cartoon, but this is real life. This is, as you say, capitalism run amuck, and it has turned into fascism.

      • Sten Hubinette

        Well said, most people have no real memory, of the recent past, (30 years+). Neoliberal / Neoconservative (Fascist) agendas coincide; favouring the wealthy and powerful, at the expense of the environment, and the citizens of planet Earth. The only real difference, is the limited socially progressive stance of the Neoliberals, who then define themselves as “Progressive”.

    • Jeff Kuecken

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      All that said this country is becoming red to the roots.. just look at the last congress election. Soon it will become time for anyone with a opposing opinion to duck and cover in a one party controlled system; red to the roots.

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    • tapatio


      Why is EVERY signatory to this report, linked above a Jew (one is married to a Jew) and self-professed Zionist???

      Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order
      Kurt Campbell, Eric Edelman, Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, Stephen J. Hadley, Robert Kagan (Co-chairman), James P. Rubin (Co-chairman), Julianne Smith, James Steinberg, and Robert Zoellick

      EVERY one of the above is a Jew, except for Hadley, who is married to one. Is this barbaric, self-styled “chosen” master-race that comprises TWO PERCENT of the United States and TWO-TENTHS of a PERCENT of the world population to be allowed to rule humanity with their barbaric sociopathy???

      Next is a plan, written for Netanyahu’s reign as Emperor of Greater Israel. The writer is the pseudo-American Zionist fanatic, Richard Perle………

      “………by establishing the precedent that Syrian territory is not immune to attacks emanating from Lebanon by Israeli proxy forces.”

      Next is a report A Report of The Project for the New American Century completed in September 2000………..

      Below is a plan related to the plan discussed in this article. Compare actual events from 2001 to date to the plans outlined in this “report”. Please note, at the end of the report, the list of fanatical Zionists and their sycophants who are responsible for……

      “REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century”

      “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

      Paul Wolfowitz
      William Kristol
      Alvin Bernstein
      Eliot Cohen
      David Epstein
      Donald Kagan
      Fred Kagan
      Robert Kagan
      Robert Killebrew
      Steve Rosen
      Gary Schmitt
      Abram Shulsky
      Dov Zakheim

    • Lost in america

      No matter how much you spend or have in hardware, it is your policies that will use or not use your equipment. The US would only act in coordination with other allies as they have done. The US policy tends to be more of stabilization than making any more changes now after, such as interventions as , Iraq, Libya, Egypt, etc. Threats to the current stability would involve US attention and their allies. The US is more for the status quo. The agents of change in the Middle East could attract US interest for sure. That is because they are agents that could destabilize the balance. If Russia withdraws from the Ukraine, then the US would reduce their European capacity. If Russia increases its Baltic presence, US would move more hardward the Baltics. They only respond to threats to the status quo at this point.

      • Ben Dover

        I don’t think you know what you are talking about.

        • Sten Hubinette

          Agree, the U.S. Empire is the destabilizing force on planet Earth at this time.

    • Lilly Munster

      Can we just tell the WHOLE truth here? This is the ZioNazi warmonger agenda. Yes, Neo-Cons are greedy and violent bastards, but WHO controls and directs them? Jews. The same bastards who sold us “weapons of mass destruction.” Kissinger is still at the head of that table. Our entire foreign policy is controlled by ZioNazis.

    • Aer O’Head

      My God, these people are MAD! Despite our grotesque failures in the Middle East since the end of World War II, despite our ill-fated and failed madcap adventures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, these people want to continue on some crazy quest for global hegemony. When I was a kid, I was taught that Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito were madmen because they wanted to rule the world. What, in the name of God, does that make US????

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      • tapatio

        The Naz! States of Amerika and its bankster masters. We have made Hitler seem like a sweetie-pie by comparison.

        • John Dz

          What is wrong with you? Are you Russian and working for Putin, or just an idiot?

          • tapatio

            Thank you, nipple-brain, for demonstrating that, though you hate what I said, you lack the intelligence for an actual response.

            BTW, what you call “art” is infantile. You should be slopping paint for zombie movie backdrops.

      • RJHinPDX

        US policy in the Middle East and elsewhere since WW2 has not been a failure! It has accomplished exactly what it was intended to accomplish. It has allowed a curtailing of human rights in the US and has moved enormous amounts of money from the public coffers into private pockets. It has supported regimes that would give the old fascists nightmares. That it has resulted in death and horror and poverty for millions is irrelevant to the people responsible.

    • tapatio

      Why is EVERY signatory to this report, linked above a Jew (one is married to a Jew) and self-professed Zionist???

      Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order
      Kurt Campbell, Eric Edelman, Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, Stephen J. Hadley, Robert Kagan (Co-chairman), James P. Rubin (Co-chairman), Julianne Smith, James Steinberg, and Robert Zoellick

      EVERY one of the above is a Jew, except for Hadley, who is married to one. Is this barbaric, self-styled “chosen” master-race that comprises TWO PERCENT of the United States and TWO-TENTHS of a PERCENT of the world population to be allowed to rule humanity with their barbaric sociopathy???


      2000 years ago:

      Baba Mezia 114a-114b. “Only Jews are human” (Talmud)

      Sanhedrin 58b. “If a Gentile hits a Jew, the Gentile must be killed. Hitting a J6w is the same as hitting God.” (Talmud)”

      “A Jew should and must make a false oath when the non-Jew asks if our books contain anything against them.”
      -Szaaloth-Utszabot, The Book of Jore 17

      “Jews are human beings, but the nations of the world are not human beings but beasts…” -Saba Mecia 114, 6

      “When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves.”-Simeon Haddarsen, fol. 56-D

      (The above quotes taken from the “Jewish Virtual Library” site. They are only a sampling of the obscenity of the
      Jewish Talmud and, to an extent, in their Torah.)

      “Thanks to the terrible power of our International Banks, we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews, since Christians massacre each other and make more room for us Jews. Wars are the Jews’ Harvest: The Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over 100-million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars, and the end is not yet.” (Rabbi Reichorn, speaking
      at the funeral of Grand Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah, 1869)

      Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburgh, head of the Kever Yossev Yeshiva (school of Talmud) in Nablus stated:
      The blood of the Jewish people is loved by the Lord; it is therefore redder and their life is preferable.”
      “The killing by a Jew of a non-Jew is considered essentially a good deed, and Jews should therefore have no compunction about it.”
      “If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value. There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life.” (Twice, large illegal Israeli organ harvesting rings have been caught stealing organs in the US and Europe – NEVER from Jews)

      “The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world domination by the dissolution of
      other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship.
      In this New World Order, the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the
      resources of the state.
      Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which it is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.

      –Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx (written – 1879), printed in La Revue de Paris, p. 574, June 1, 1928

      We should turn Russia into a desert populated with white Ni**ers. We will impose upon them such a tyranny that was never dreamt by the most hideous despots of the East. The peculiar trait of that tyranny is that it will be enacted from the left rather than the right and it will be red rather than white in color. Its color will be red literally
      because we would spill such torrents of blood that they will pale all human losses of the capitalist wars and make (the survivors) shudder.
      THE LARGEST OVERSEAS BANKS WILL COOPERATE WITH US MOST CLOSELY (Rothschild Cartel, which funded the Bolshevik “revolution”). If we win the Revolution and squash Russia, on the funeral pyres of its remains we will strengthen the power of Zionism and become a power the whole world would drop in the face of on its knees. We will show (to the world) what real power means. By way of terror and blood baths we will bring the Russian intelligentsia into a state of total stupor, to idiocy, to the animal state of being…. And so far our young men dressed in leather – the sons of watch repair men from Odessa and Orsha, Gomel and Vinnitza – oh,
      how beautifully, how brilliantly do they master hatred of everything Russian! With what a great delight do they physically destroy the Russian intelligentsia ~ officers, engineers, teachers, priests, generals, agronomists, academicians, writers!
      ” ~ Leib Bronstein (also known as Lev TROTSKY)

      (Few in the world today are aware that the original leadership of the Bolshevik/Communist “Revolution” was almost entirely Jewish and most were not Russian. They slaughtered more than 30 million Russians, all
      Christian, and mostly well educated, before being stopped by a Russian faction.)

      Our race is the Master Race. We Jews are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” –
      –Speech byIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to the Knesset, –Reported by Amnon Kapeliouk, a Jewish-Israeli journalist in New Statesman Magazine, June 25, 1982 by Amnon Kapeliouk. (Kapeliouk was a highly respected Israeli journalist. New Statesman is the British equivalent of Foreign Affairs Magazine).

      Ovadia Yosef, late CHIEF RABBI OF ISRAEL and “spiritual” leader/advisor to various Israeli Prime Ministers, including Netanyahu and the “most popular rabbi in Judaism” according to the Jerusalem Post (2001 & repeated in 2010, both “sermons” are on YouTube):
      Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.

      Martin Van Creveld, a professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, stated: “Most European capitals are targets for our air force….We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.

      Israeli official justified Israel’s threats. “You Americans screwed us in not supporting Israel in its 1956 war with Egypt. We can still remember the smell of Auschwitz and Treblinka. Next time we’ll take all of you with us.

      Ariel Sharon said “We are much more important than Americans think. We can take the middle east with us whenever we go” and “Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches.

      Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, said “If left to its own Israel will have no choice but to fall back on a riskier defense which will endanger itself and the world at large… To enable Israel to abstain from dependence on nuclear arms calls for $2 to 3 billion per year in U.S. aid.” (Clear Blackmail)

      President of Israel through 2014, Shimon Peres has admitted that nuclear weapons are used by Israel for “compellent purposes” – i.e., forcing others to accept Israeli political demands. In 1998 Peres was quoted as saying, “We have built a nuclear option, not in order to have a Hiroshima, but to have our own Oslo.”