1998 - 2000: Setting the table
Powerful elites and influential think tanks forecast a coming period of American aggression. Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks for the Globalist faction of the western PRC (Predatory Ruling Class) in 'The Grand Chessboard', a book in which he openly advocates for bolder American action in dominating the Eurasian land mass.
During this same period, the 'neo-conservative' faction of the PRC, represented by people like Robert Kagan, William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and Dick Cheney, begin agitating for America to overthrow any government in the Middle East that stands in the way of Israel's domination of the region. To that end, Kagan and Kristol had founded a group called PNAC (Project for the New American Century).
The two overlapping factions are often 'on the same page', and yet often at odds too. Globalists are generally more focused on surrounding and subverting the Russia-China bloc, ultimately creating a 'unipolar world' (New World Order). The neo-con Zionists are generally in agreement, but their main emphasis is to help Israel to expand its territory and develop into the dominant regional power in that area of the world.
Think of these factions as competing 'Mafia' families. They are still part of the same overall power structure, but with competing interests at certain times and in certain areas.
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