While participants in the Security Forum expressed total confidence in American empire, they could not contain their panic at the mere mention of Snowden.
This is a great article about a recent Security Forum at Aspen. A secluded retreat where the Elite circle jerk each other into a frenzy of paranoia about the world outside their bomb-shelter.
One particularly interesting paragraph in the article is this one. I’ve highlighted bits in it:
With the revolts blurring the old boundaries imposed on the Arab world during the late colonial era, former CIA director John McLaughlin rose from the audience to call for the U.S. to form a secret, Sikes-Picot-style commission to draw up a new set of borders.
“The American government should now have such a group asking how we should manage those lines and what should those lines be,” McLaughlin told the panelists, who dismissed the idea of a new Great Game even as they discussed tactics for preserving U.S. dominance in the Middle East.
Re-drawing borders unilaterally? Even though the August panel of his peers dismissed this idea the fact that it’s even being considered seems to be something that should, perhaps, get a little more air-time no? Or are they all happy that The Sykes-Picot Agreement was an extraordinary success?
I am, as always, baffled by the world view of The Elite.