Attention students! Before we begin, that’s not a typographical error in the title.
Whenever one investigates a “think tank,” “study group,” “not-for-profit,” “non-governmental organization,” or other such meddlesome troublemakers it needs to start with who rather than what.
The people involved make the difference betwixt a mere charity and a nefarious character.
As will be seen below, the folks at the “Institute” for the Study of War are about as sinister as they get.
Why Does the Establishment Sound Familiar…
If you have any interest in the Ukraine Conflict at all – or even if you are actively trying to avoid news on the topic – your senses have no doubt been assailed by a report, recommendation or review of matters breathlessly covered by the local news…brought helpfully to you courtesy of the Institute for the Study of War.
This collective, which nobody – including most policy experts – had ever heard of until a few months ago now seems to be everywhere throughout every day.
Since the moniker sounds so very anodyne the casual viewer receiving these nightly (or hourly) dispatches might be lulled into believing the “Institute” is some leafy green Collegiate establishment where doddering old bespeckled professors hum and haw their way through lectures while wearing dusky black robes a la Mr. Chips.
Let’s Just Have a Look-See at this Faculty of Horror…
These are the cretins listed as top members of the “Institute” for human suffering: General Jack Keane, Kimberly Kagan, former US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, William Kristol, former US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Kevin Mandia, Jack D. McCarthy, Jr., Bruce Mosler, General David Petraeus, Warren Phillips, and William Roberti.
To a man – and particularly to a woman – this “Institute” is staffed by warmongers and war criminals.
They also have something else in common…take a gander. Each and every one is involved with armaments corporations which means they – in a very literal sense – are plausibly funded by blood money.
There is not a single individual associated with this joint who is not an enemy of Mankind itself.
Okay, Time to Review the Syllabus…
Needless to say, a reputable venue for an examination of warfare would logically conclude it as the most wasteful manner in which to resolve disputes.
Thus, this “Institute” is clearly in opposition to an escalation of war in general and particularly in Ukraine…right?
What’s that you say? the Institute for the Study of War is in point of fact the most vocal proponent for an expansion of hostilities? I can verily claim to be shocked by this news!
But surely, Dear Scholar, in at least some instances the “Institute” must conclude peace is the proper solution to conflict?
No again!?! You tell me as far back as 2007 the “Institute” was advocating for a “surge” in Iraq (which did not succeed and instead got a lot more people murdered on both sides)? Nay, it cannot be so!
Who would ever have believed a military advocacy group filled with jingoes might be trying to secretly propagandize Americans to go get themselves slayed half a world away for no good reason at all?
Merely because it serves the weapons suppliers which support their lucrative salaries (Kagan gets nearly $200,000 a year telling you to send your son off to die, by the way)?
Read More: Warmongers 101 – Who Is the Institute for the Study of War?