Friday, January 22, 2010
Thomas Barnett: The Pentagon’s New Map
Read the transcript of the video.
Here we see the new policy of the New Order laid out for all to see in this 2 hour 39 minute video (2 June 2004). Thomas Barnett* lectures on the “new” role of the United States as “Global Enforcer” for the Internationalist Bankers. Sometimes, the BEST info on what is happening in the world is NOT contained at the latest “conspiracy web site”. In fact most of the time it is contained in extremely boring “discussion papers” from Think Tanks - The Wall Street Journal - and the myriad of “in” magazines and periodicals that the Elite communicate with each other through.
*Thomas P.M. Barnett is a strategic planner who has worked in national security affairs since the end of the Cold War and has operated his own consulting practice (Barnett Consulting) since 1998.
“A system perturbation is an international security order thrown into a state of some confusion by a perversely shocking development—emphasize perverse.
9-11 was the first live broadcast mass snuff film in human history. First opportunity in my life to watch several dozen people I knew die live on national television. I was meant to watch that. I was meant to be impressed. Same thing with Nick Berg. It was designed to get an emotional response.” Thomas Barnett, from the video
Below from Tom Barnett's glossary:
Rule Sets - A collection of rules that delineates how some activity normally unfolds. The Pentagon's New Map explores the new rule sets concerning conflict and violence in international affairs—or under what conditions governments decide it makes sense to switch from the rule set that defines peace to that which defines war. The events of 9/11 shocked the Pentagon and the rest of the world into the realization that we needed a new rule set concerning war and peace--one that replaces the old rule set that governed America's Cold War with the Soviet Union. Barnett explains how the new rule set will actually work in the years ahead, not just from America's perspective but from an international one.
Rule set reset - When you realize that your world is woefully lacking certain types of rules, you start making up those new rules with a vengeance (i.e. the Patriot Act, the doctrine of preemption). Such a rule set reset can be a very good thing. But it can also be a very dangerous time, because in your rush to fill in all the rule set gaps, your cure may end up being worse than your disease.
System perturbations - A system-level definition of crisis and instability in the age of globalization; a new ordering principle that has already begun to transform the military and U.S. security policy; also a particular event that forces us to rethink everything. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 served as the first great "existence proof" for this concept, but Barnett guarantees there will be others. 9/11, as a system perturbation, placed the world's security rule set in flux and created a demand for new rules. Preemption is the big new rule. By creating that new rule, 9/11 changed America forever and through that process altered global history.