Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Síria e neocons

"US has predicted that another Houla-style massacre will occur in Syria and has even mentioned exact locations"

A porta-voz do Departamento de Estado (de Obama) que se vê inicialmente é  Victoria Nuland é casada com o conhecido neo-con Robert Kagan, advisor agora de Mitt Romney, que com William Kristoll (editor da weekly standard e filho do fundador neocons Irving Kristoll) e ainda muitos outros neocons assinaram uma carta a pedir a intervenção do Iraque:

"...If we do not move against Saddam Hussein and his regime, the damage our Israeli friends and we have suffered until now may someday appear but a prelude to much greater horrors. Moreover, we believe that the surest path to peace in the Middle East lies not through the appeasement of Saddam and other local tyrants, but through a renewed commitment on our part, as you suggested in your State of the Union address, to the birth of freedom and democratic government in the Islamic world. (...)
Israel’s fight against terrorism is our fight. Israel’s victory is an important part of our victory. For reasons both moral and strategic, we need to stand with Israel in its fight against terrorism. "
(Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and a prominent neoconservative writer and columnist for the Washington Post. He cofounded, with Wiliam Kristol and other likeminded figures, the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), a successor to their now defunct advocacy group, the Project for the New American Century.[1] Kagan’s father, Donald, and brother, Frederick, are also well known neoconservative figures who advocate for a stronger, more interventionist U.S. military.)

Por sua vez é irmão de Frederick Kagan casado com Kimberly Kagan.

(Mr. Kagan, a military historian who taught at West Point, is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Mrs. Kagan, who also taught at West Point, is president of the Institute for the Study of War).

Ambos filhos de Donald Kagan, o historiador especializado na Guerra do Peloponeso (entre Atenas e Esparta). E isto tem mais importância do que parece

Irving Kristol:

"The favorite neoconservative text on foreign affairs, thanks to professors Leo Strauss of Chicago and Donald Kagan of Yale, is Thucydides on the Peloponnesian War."
Para uma melhor compreensão e desmontagem do tema por um antiwar-libertarian:

"It Usually Begins With Thucydides", by Gary North que começa assim:
"Dr. Kristol has done me a great favor in admitting in full public view what I find easy to believe: the centrality to the neoconservatives of Thucydides' account of the disaster of disasters of classical Greece, the Peloponnesian War (431—404 B.C.)."

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