Midnight brings the biggest world names in every field to Charlie Rose’s table weeknights. His demeanor and first words announce US ‘friend or enemy’. Since Paris 2, many guests have been his best american military, diplomacy, intelligence, technology expert friends, all singing the same basic song from their expert vantage point, all sounding like the US post-911 Global Terror War began 14 days, not 14 years ago. And as if, in 2 weeks the entire geopolitical strategy “community” figured out that the problem and the solution to the failed GWOT are the same:
In keeping with its in-a-nutshell analysis, the digest sums up the state’s essential information war strategic communications/public diplomacy [SC/PD] conclusions to be heard 24/7 worldwide, gratuitously amplified with ever-evolving ‘narratives’
PROBLEM: US leadership hasn’t been strong enough. The world became fragmented, divided, disordered. ISIS filled the void. We’re seeing how even ‘bad authoritarian’ order is better than no order. Russia’s intervention in Syria exacerbated problems by undermining the US strategy that Obama said it didn’t have, by bombing US/west-supported anti-Assad government ‘moderate rebels’ which don’t exist. Please see the digest to fill in the missing desperate GWOT years - which in fact is WW3 to salvage the collapsing US post-WW2 global dictatorship.
SOLUTION: ISIS terror is the basis for creating a strong US-led international coalition uniting all countries despite competing interests, policies and cultures because everyone wants to avoid a ‘major war’, including Russia, China and Iran.
Part 1 bears serious study: following a succinct summary of the imperialist crisis from a major think-tank, the official US framework for understanding the post WW2 era and WW3, by whatever name. Again, please find a dozen crucial years of information on the burbank website, or in emails if you’re an email subscriber.