Those famous words from Orwell’s ‘1984’ have received a lot of airplay and viral spreading via the ‘Tubes the past seven years, but they have stepped closer to reality than one would think recently as the Pentagon actually acknowledged finally that they’re planning ‘perpetual war’ for the next twenty to thirty years:
Under the auspices of the US department of defence and department of the army, the US military have just published a document entitled 2008 Army Modernization Strategy which makes for interesting reading against the current backdrop of deteriorating international fiscal, environmental, energy resource and security crises.
The 2008 modernisation strategy, written by Lieut Gen Stephen Speakes, deputy chief of staff of the US army, contains the first explicit and official acknowledgement that the US military is dangerously overstretched internationally. It states simply: “The army is engaged in the third-longest war in our nation’s history and … the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has caused the army to become out of balance with the demand for forces exceeding the sustainable supply.”
Against this backdrop, the 90 page document sets out the future of international conflict for the next 30 to 40 years — as the US military sees it — and outlines the manner in which the military will sustain its current operations and prepare and “transform” itself for future “persistent” warfare.
The document reveals a number of profoundly significant — and worrying — strategic positions that have been adopted as official doctrine by the US military. In its preamble, it predicts a post cold war future of “perpetual warfare”.
According to its authors: “We have entered an era of persistent conflict … a security environment much more ambiguous and unpredictable than that faced during the cold war.”
It then goes on to describe the key features of this dawning era of continuous warfare. Some of the characteristics are familiar enough to a world audience accustomed to the rhetoric of the global war on terror.
“A key current threat is a radical, ideology-based, long-term terrorist threat bent on using any means available — to include weapons of mass destruction — to achieve its political and ideological ends.”
Relatively new, “emerging” features are also included in the document’s rationale for future threats.
“We face a potential return to traditional security threats posed by emerging near-peers as we compete globally for depleting natural resources and overseas markets.”
Finally, an admission for planning forever wars and above all, wars over dwindling resources.
It doesn’t make one feel better having your fears confirmed, eh?
The elitists have certainly made it plain that Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ aren’t just great prescient works of fiction, the bastards are using them as blueprints for total control of the planet’s population and resources.
Right under our very noses!
Essentially saying, “You fools, here are two works of literature that are telling you sheep what we are doing, and you’re too stupid to do anything about it!”
And to that, just what are we going to do about it?