Sunday, October 23, 2022

When All Else Fails…….Let’s Have Us a WAR!

For all intents and purposes, that is exactly what our leaders of America and Western Europe are contemplating. You think not? Stop watching DaEveningNews and get real…..why?

The average American has no concept of what war means because it only happens on TV. My first 8 years of life – 6 were spent in a war – the last 4 I remember well. I don’t recommend it!

The years after the war were no picnic either – but we survived!

The signs are all around us:

On Going Seriously Boom | by Fred Reed for the Saker blog

Pleasurable excitement ripples through the usual boredom of Washington, and the resident curiosities enjoy exquisite frissons, over the possibility of nuclear war over the Ukraine……

……what would such a war be like? Let’s guess.

America is fragile. We don’t notice because it works smoothly and because when a local catastrophe occurs—earthquake, hurricane, tornado—the rest of the country steps in to remedy things. The country can handle normal and regional catastrophes. But nuclear war is neither normal nor regional.  Very few warheads would serve to wreck the United States beyond recovery for decades. This should be clear to anyone who actually thinks about it…….

Among “defense intellectuals,” there is, or was when I covered such things, insane talk of how America could “absorb” a Russian first strike and have enough missiles in reserve to destroy Russia. These people should be locked in sealed boxes and kept in abandoned coal mines.

The War In Ukraine: Made In Washington Not Moscow, by Mike Whitney - The Unz Review

“Your people do not yet feel an impending sense of danger. That worries me. Can’t you see the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? Meanwhile, people pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore.” Russian President Vladimir Putin, You Tube, 12 minute video

…..Earlier I told you what this is really about: There’s this attempt to destroy Russia. We’ve decided to make it this blood-enemy that has to be eliminated because it refuses to march down the path that Europe has.” (“Massive Buildup”, Colonel Douglas MacGregor”, You Tube, 3 minutes)

Truer words were never spoken: The US decided to make Russia its blood-enemy because it refuses to click-its-heels and do as it’s told. Russia refuses to be another sniveling flunky in the exalted “Rules-based System”.

So, now we’re in a full-blown ground war with Russia; a war that was concocted, instigated, funded, guided, and micromanaged by Washington. A war that—by any objective standard—is Washington’s war as much as Iraq and Afghanistan were Washington’s wars. The difference this time is that our enemy can not only defend himself, but has the wherewithal to reduce the continental United States to smoldering heap of rubble. We are reminded of a comment Putin made recently that seems to have slipped-by the media unnoticed. He said:

“We will defend our land with all the forces and resources we have, and we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people.”

We hope that someone on the Biden team is smart enough to figure out what that means.


Who Wants War?

Did anyone ask you?  Have you ever asked the fundamental question?

The War on Terror? No – It’s actually a war on world trade – by America!

The only question remaining is who exactly is the driving force behind it?

Who else is seeing signs of war?

'Dr. Doom' Nouriel Roubini predicts scary demise for US

Capital Flows Confirm War is Coming! - By Martin Armstrong

Christian War Fever - By Chuck Baldwin - The spirit of war will never be extinguished from our country until it is first extinguished from our churches. A sizeable percentage of all of the evangelical/fundamentalist churches in America today are splits and splinters off of other churches. Christians will fight at the drop of hat. They will split a church at the drop of a hat. They are filled with the spirit of war.

But Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9) As long as God’s people continue to abandon the spirit of peace and embrace the spirit of war, we will never be able to sing “God Bless America” without abject hypocrisy, knowing that God will never bless those who are not peacemakers.

And What About the Consequences of War? On Our Own people!

Why So Many Military Suicides? By Laurence M. Vance

More active-duty military personnel and veterans of post 9/11 wars have committed suicide than the number of military personnel killed in combat since then. Why are so many veterans and active-duty military personnel killing themselves?

I thought that all members of the military were heroes? I thought that service members were anointed by God? I thought that they were God’s gift to humanity? (Go to a conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist church on the Sunday before Memorial Day and see what I mean.) I thought that veterans were a special class of people? I thought that veterans were a cut above the rest of us? I thought they were the cream of the crop? Aren’t veterans practically worshipped on Veterans Day? (Go to a conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist church on the Sunday before Veterans Day and see what I mean.) Aren’t businesses told that they should hire veterans because they have so much to offer? Aren’t members of the military idolized and held up as role models for our children? Isn’t serving in the military the most honorable thing that an American can do?

So why so many military suicides?

Finally – If you can take time out for a moment from NFL Sunday or watching cute puppy videos………consider the words of Writer Fred Reed: “In all likelihood, civil society would collapse by the end of the fourth day. The more virile ethnics would surge from the ghettos with guns and clubs to feed. Police would have disappeared or be either looking after their families or themselves looting. Civilization is a thin veneer. The streets and subways are not safe even without a nuclear war. The majority would be unarmed and unable to defend themselves. People who had never touched a gun would suddenly understand the appeal. If you think this would not happen, give my best to Tinker Belle.” 

And BTW - While the American people did NOT want any part of either WW I or WW II, both Presidents Wilson and FDR did - guess what? HISTORY!

Besides - who asked you - you're irrelevant!