This more or less confirms what I have been thinking is the real source of the conflict between the Trumpists and the Deep State, i.e. differences over strategy for the long-term survival of the Empire. On one hand, there is the Deep State/MIC apparatus, represented in politics by the neonconservative/liberal internationalist duopoloy. This faction thinks the Empire can keep going on like it is just fine. On the other hand are neo-realists who understand that the Empire is cracking and certain strategic adjustments and structural changes need to be made to keep from losing the whole thing. Bolton is a parody version of the former category.
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy