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Neocons Delighted With Egypt Chaos

Neocons held no love for Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, which some felt threatened the US “influence” over Egyptian affairs that is rented with the annual $1.5 billion foreign assistance check. That a democracy was to be undermined by tanks was no big deal to them – it’s all about influence.

Charles Krauthammer said: “We have no particular stake in Egypt’s economy. Our stake is in its politics. Yes, we would like to see a strong economy. But in a country ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood?”


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Neo Con Think Tankers Unite! (To Bash China)

​Three days before the recent Xi-Obama Summit, US neocons launched yet another initiative to undermine US-China relations. In a “China threat” themed report, circulated in Washington and on the Internet, neocons called for aggressive actions to contain China.

​ The report was written by an ad hoc advocacy committee called the Asia-Pacific Strategy Working Group. Members of this group belong to such neoconservative think tanks as the American Enterprise Institute and the Foreign Policy Initiative on whose websites the report is posted. AEI’s resident China specialist, Dan Blumenthal, heads up the group.


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Jeb Presents Hillary Neo Con of the Year Award

Neo conservatism does not just cross party lines, it is the party line. Both major US parties share the same foreign policy, which is "humanitarian interventionism," pushing "democracy" at the barrel of a gun, militarized diplomacy, covert and overt support of subversive NGOs overseas, and so on.
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Surprise: Neo Con Calls for Conscription

RPI Board Member Lew Rockwell captures the centralizing, totalitarian nature of the neo-conservatives in his well-landed critique of neocon Michael Gerson's big idea for the day: forced conscription! Because nothing makes an 18 year old love his country like being made a slave to it for a few years!

Here's Lew's take, with an excellent proposal at the end:

Neocon Totalitarianism
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Now That Syria Door is Open, Neo Cons Marching In

Now that President Obama has officially opened the Syrian door, neocons are tripping over themselves to pile in and deepen the US commitment.
For the neocon warmonger, the toughest battle is getting that initial opening. Neocons have been persistently aggressive during the entirety of the Syrian conflict, and have said whatever was necessary to get Obama to overtly commit.


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Bill Kristol's Cato Crush

William Kristol is promoting at the Weekly Standard an article by "two of America’s leading libertarian legal thinkers, "no friends to intrusive government," to support Kristol's assertion that the National Security Agency mass secret spying program is a "legitimate use of government power to protect the nation from our enemies abroad."

The defense of the NSA program by these two authors is of particular note because of the authors' affiliation with the Cato Institute that describes itself as "dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace" and having a "strict respect for civil liberties and skepticism about the benefits of both the welfare state and foreign military adventurism." The authors' article is providing valuable cover for the advocates of the mass spying program.
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Ron Paul’s Policies: A Threat to America?

So says Senator Lindsey Graham. This week, asked about NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s apparent support for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, the Senator magnanimously told Slate reporter David Weigel that he did not necessarily believe donating to Ron Paul’s campaign should disqualify someone from receiving a security clearance, as that is just “exercising [the] right to participate in the political process.”
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Greenwald vs. Fleischer: Neo-Con Trounced

It is a rare treat to see such a contrast of views in one television news segment. It is the contrast that makes our point at RPI as well as it could be made. Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald debating former spokesman of former President George W. Bush Ari Fleischer on revelations that the US government has become a total surveillance state that past totalitarian regimes could have not even fathomed.

Watch the video here.
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Max Boot and Friends Excited by Rice and Power!

For the neo-con dominated foreign policy establishment, nothing succeeds like failure.

RPI has recently covered the total collapse of Iraq. Then there’s the intervention in Libya, where even Neocon warhawk Max Boot must admit the sorry state of affairs, as he moans:

“...not only is Libya at the mercy of various militias but it is so ungoverned that its distant deserts in the southwest have become a refuge for al-Qaeda fighters fleeing the French offensive in Mali.”
Prior to the decision to overthrow Gaddafi, there was little extremism to speak of in Libya. Yet the war machine trudged on, arming militant Islamists (or in, John McCain’s words, “Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation”), Eventually, after these “patriots” had murdered all the dark-skinned Libyans, they turned their (our) guns against the U.S. in Benghazi.
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McCain's 'Moving Experience'

After meeting with Al Qaeda-aligned rebels in Syria, McCain describes the “moving experience” that he had:

“It was a very moving experience to meet these fighters who have been struggling now for over two years.”

McCain then followed with a plea for more U.S. assistance to the rebels:

“Their message was, to be frank with you: they do not understand,” he said. “They do not understand why we won’t help them.


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