What took place next was precisely what my SAIS
friends and I could never have imagined: the US ruling elites committed
remember one evening in distant 1991, I was sitting with a few friends in the
SAIS cafeteria discussing the future of the United States with a few very smart
students, including a Pakistani Army Colonel, a US captain who served on
aircraft carriers and a Spanish diplomat: we all agreed that “the system” was
perfect, so to speak, and that the US would only collapse if a strong external
shock would hit it hard. We all agreed that the combination of the best
propaganda machine in history, the stupidification resulting from many daily
hours of watching the Idiot Tube and, finally, a very effective repression
apparatus made for a quasi perfect dictatorship: the one which only gives the
illusion of democracy and people power.
later, in 2017, I read by J.M. Greer’s brilliant book “Twilight’s Last Gleaming”
which I later reviewed here. I
would say that this book is one of the best one written on the topic of a
future US collapse, even though this is a (very well written) fiction book
because it brilliantly illustrates the kind of mindset which can get a supposed
superpower in a very bad situation.
this all made perfect sense, but only because I, and my SAIS friends, never
even considered the possibility that the US Nomenklatura would
commit national suicide and, in the process, bring down the AngloZionist
is exactly what happened.
did all this begin?
many possible answers to this question. Some say with the murder of Kennedy.
Others point to Clinton, whose Presidency inaugurated a policy of armed
imperialism all over the planet; this administration was also the first one to
witness a major “coming out” of the Neocons (many of which had already
infiltrated the GOP during Reagan). Then there is 9/11 with the
subsequent GWOT. As I said, these are all
valid candidates, and there are many more.
personal view is that the main initiation of collapse was under Barack Obama, a
truly exceptionally weak President who would have made an absolutely terrific
used cars salesman, but who as a President lost control of his own country and
even his own administration. It was under Obama that we saw the vacuum at the
top resulting in various agencies (DoS, DoD, CIA, Pentagon, etc.) all
developing their own “foreign policies” which resulted in total chaos on the
foreign policy front. Needless to say, having harpies such as Hillary Clinton
or Susan Rice or Samantha Power involved did not help!
it with western women which makes them become even more bellicose than men when
they reach a position of power?! Looking at women like Thatcher or Hillary, I
wonder if these women are not carefully selected precisely for their nasty
character and need to prove themselves as “equal” to men by being even more
nasty and murderous than male politicians…
election, it has become very popular to blame Donald Trump for everything which
went wrong under his Presidency and, indeed, there is much which ought to be
blamed on him. But what so many people overlook is that almost everything which
went wrong under Trump began with Obama! When Trumps says that he inherited an
awful mess, he is absolutely correct. Not that this absolves him from his own
contribution to chaos and collapse!
truth, the biggest difference between Obama and Trump, is that Trump did not
start any real wars. Yes, he did threaten a lot of countries with military
attacks (itself a crime under international law), but he never actually gave
the go ahead to meaningfully attack (he only tried some highly symbolic and
totally ineffective strikes in Syria). I repeat – the man was one of the very
few US Presidents who did not commit the crime of aggression, the highest
possible crime under international law, above crimes against humanity or even
genocide, because the crime of aggression “contains within itself the
accumulated evil”, to use the words words of the chief US
prosecutor at Nuremberg and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the
United States, Robert H. Jackson.
I submit that just for this reason alone any decent person should choose him
over Biden (who himself is just a front for “President” Harris and a puppet of
the Clinton gang). Either that, or don’t vote at all if your conscience does
not allow you to vote for Trump. But voting Biden is unthinkable for any honest
person, at least in my humble opinion.
Trump years something absolutely amazing happened: while Trump and his
administration were busy destroying the Empire externally, the Dems put all the
energy and resources into destroying Trump. However, to paraphrase a quote by
the Russian author Zinoviev,
“they targeted at Trump but they hit the United States” (Zinoviev’s quote was
about the putative anti-Soviets: “Метили в коммунизм, а попали в
Россию” which can be translated as “they were aiming at Communism,
but they hit Russia”).
place next was precisely what my SAIS friends and I could never have imagined:
the US ruling elites committed collective suicide.
is typically executed in three phases: decision to commit suicide, the act of
suicide itself, and then death. If we accept that the decision to engage in
behavior which can only be described as suicidal was taken sometime during the
Obama years, then this begs the question of where we are now. In other words,
has the Empire already died or is it still only in agony?
asking myself that question the other day when I suddenly realized that I might
have determined the exact moment when the Empire collapsed: 8 January 2020.
happened that day? Following the murder of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a
US drone attack (on the 3 of January 2020) the Iranians retaliated by using
missiles to attack several US bases in Iraq. According to the US side, there
were only minor injuries, which is very likely since the Iranians warned the US
by several backdoor channels what they were planning on doing. This argument
was used by Trump and his supporters to say that the Iranian reaction was lame,
ineffective and could be completely ignored.
opinion, the moment when the Trump Administration made this statement is when
the death certificate of the Empire was signed. Why?
the low number of US casualties (probably higher than the official one, US
troops were evacuated and treated in several countries) is due to only to
the fact that Iranians are superb strategists: they realized that killing a lot
of US soldiers would force Trump to strongly retaliate, so they chose not to
kill them. Instead, they put a gun to their collective heads. How?
about it: the Iranian counter-strike showed the entire world something which
most people did not realize: Iranian missiles (ballistic and cruise) were much
more accurate than previously thought. In fact, they clearly have some form of
terminal guidance. Simply put, the Iranians have proven that they can very
precisely, deliver a warhead of several hundred pounds of high explosives
pretty much anywhere in the Middle East. To give you a visual idea of their
current coverage check out this page.
bears repeating: the Iranians have now proven that they can place several
hundred pounds of high explosives anywhere in the Middle-East with a CEP of
about 3-5 meters!
the Khobar Towers bombing?
Yes, this was a truck bomb with much more explosives than a missile can carry
(by at least an order of magnitude), but that truck was also parked far away
from the towers! Yet just under 500 people died that day.
plenty of similar US military installations in the Middle-East, many buildings
housing hundreds of US servicemen. Just imagine what would have happened if the
Iranians had decided to take out as many lives as possible and placed a couple
of their missiles right on top of, say, 10 such facilities – just imagine the
cost in lives!
Iranians are smart, and they chose a much wiser course of action: they used
their missiles essentially to kick Uncle Shmuel where it hurts, but they mainly
demonstrated their ability to create thousands of US casualties in just a few
another, now undeniable, Iranian capability is the ability to instantly destroy
any gas/oil facility in the region: wells, processing facilities, terminals –
you name it: if it is important and expensive, the Iranians can destroy it.
Iranians also have the ability to close down the Strait of Hormuz and even to
attack USN ships, possibly including carriers.
certainly not least, this now proven Iranian capability puts every government
building in danger, along with any crucial facility (Dimona anybody?).
point of the conversation all the well-propagandized flag-waving morons will
immediately stand up and declare something along these lines:
what?! If these sand-niggers cross the line they know that we can massively
bomb them! Heck, we can even nuke them and send them back to the stone age! Let
them try and they will see what the wrath of the most powerful nation on earth,
with the most formidable military in history, can do to a bunch of
semi-literate peasants, LOL! Let see if their “Allah” will save them!”
from all the ignorant cliches typically spewed by this crowd, there is a major
analytical error underlying this “logic” (I use the term generously): the
Iranians have lived with this threat since 1979 and they are used to it. Not
only that, but they know for a fact that these are empty threats. Oh sure, the
US can do to Iran what “Israel” did to Lebanon in the course of the “Divine
Victory” war of 2006, or what NATO has done to Serbia during the Kosovo war
(1998-1999): kill civilians and destroy the country’s infrastructure to punish
these civilians for supporting the “wrong” (i.e. not US approved) government.
But if Uncle Shmuel does to Iran what Israel did to Lebanon, the result will be
the same: the Iranians will rebuild (they are very good at that) and they will
bounce back twice as strong. As for their martyrs, the more there will be, the
stronger the Iranian people’s resistance (check this article written
by an Iranian scholar in excellent English explaining the roots of the unique
ethos of Shia Islam).
also not least, the US Presidents and their aides are quite aware of the
current state of the US military: it is a military which simply cannot win even
simple conflicts, a military hopelessly gutted by insane liberal ideologies, a
military whose entire surface fleet
has been made obsolete by hypersonic missiles (which the
Iranians also seem to be working on!) and a military whose Air Force spent
absolutely obscene amounts of money to create a supposedly “5th generation”
fighter which in many ways is inferior to US 4th generation
the question of what still works in the US military. In my opinion, the US
submarine fleet is still very powerful, and the US nuclear deterrence posture
is still solid. Other than that? Meh…
line: the arguments that the US did not retaliate because it did not care, or
that it does not care because “we can nuke them” are typically civilian
nonsense which have no connection whatsoever to the real world (just imagine
the political consequences for the already highly unpopular US following a
nuclear strike, especially on a non-nuclear country!)
then why did the US not retaliate?
put, because Uncle Shmuel does not have what it takes to take on Iran. Heck,
Uncle Shmuel can’t even take on Venezuela (!), which is an extremely weakened
country right on the US’s door step. Frankly, if this or the next President
decides that the US needs to “pick up a crappy little country
and throw it against a wall just to prove we are serious” then I
recommend Grenada. I know, Grenada was basically undefended in 1983 (mainly by
a few lightly armed Cuban engineers) and it took the 82nd airborne to rescue
the totally defeated and clueless US special forces stuck under fire, but I
think that since 1983 the Pentagon had the time to make a some “lessons
learned” exercises and that by now the US probably could re-invade this tiny
island without repeating one of the worst disasters in military history.
Empire died on the day the Iranians hit these US facilities and the US did
absolutely nothing. In fact, since that date, what have we seen:
The Iraqis are slowly but surely kicking the US forces out of
The number of attacks against US forces in Iraq has sharply
increased, including against the massive US bunker complex known as “the Green
Zone” which now is not “green” at all.
The Iranians are merrily continuing to make fun of Uncle Shmuel.
The US failed at renewing the anti-Iran sanctions at the UN
Security Council and Russia has already declared that she is willing to sell
S-400s to Iran. You can also count China in this great weapons market.
The US is also in retreat in Syria where anti-US attacks are
becoming more dangerous (and regular clashes with ground forces of
the Russian task force in Syria are also becoming a
potentially very dangerous phenomenon).
In Yemen, the Iranian backed Houthis have basically won the war
and defeated both the KSA and the US.
In Afghanistan, the US and its “coalition of the losers” has
stayed even longer than the Soviets and has achieved exactly nothing except a
total and most humiliating defeat. The contrast between the performance of the
Soviet 40th Army (poorly equipped and averagely commanded) force of conscripts
and what the lavishly equipped (but also poorly commanded) US professional
force achieved is absolutely amazing on all levels, but the most telling is how
much the Soviets actually built in Afghanistan (even facilities that the US
still uses every day!). Uncle Shmuel only destroyed everything except the opium
words, everything is going exactly according to the announced Iranian game plan
to completely kick the US out of the Middle-East. I know, this seems
unthinkable right now, but please make the list of all the putatively
“unthinkable” things which have since happened and you will see how dangerous
it is to assume that something will never happen.
Georgia attacked the Russian peacekeepers in Tskhinval there were also limited
casualties, but Russia immediately counter-attacked defeated in Georgian
military in 3 days, and that in spite of being numerically smaller (at least in
the initial phases of the counter-attack) and too slow to react (a typical
Russian weakness). And the message to “to whom it may concern” sent by the
Russian counter-attack was simple: attack a Russian base, or kill Russian
soldiers and you will be killed: every time a Russian serviceman has been
killed in Syria the Russians retaliate with strong missiles and air strikes. In
other instances Russian Spetsnaz units killed selective Takfiri commanders. And
everybody “got it”, even the Turks who have not been able to force the Russian
to stop shrinking their areas of control in Syria to a small fraction of what
it used to be.
– Russia has no desire to become an Empire or even some kind of superpower
(Russians realize how evil any empire is for the country which is supposed to
host it: they suffered for over 300 years in this toxic status of “empire” and
they had enough! Only dumb Hillary and even dumber Brzezinski still thought
that Russia wanted to “rebuild the USSR” when, in fact, Putin’s policies were
designed to disengage and separate from the former Russian periphery which only
drained immense Russian resources and never gave Russia anything useful (and
never mind the Warsaw Treaty Organization which was just as resources-consuming
and useless as the periphery). All they want is being taken seriously and
treated with respect, not as a superpower, but simply as a major, but truly
Compare that with the unique blend of
stratospheric megalomania, narcissistic self-worship and crass ignorance of the
leaders of the US and you immediately see that the Empire is not dying anymore,
it is already dead and has been dead for many months now.
What comes next?
Well, the election of course. I submit
that under no scenario will the next administration be able to reverse that
course and somehow miraculously resurrect the Empire. Empires don’t resurrect.
It has been tried in the past (even by Napoleon), it never works. Once empires
lose momentum and, especially, their ideological credibility, they are over. Oh
sure, a dead body still can emit some heat for a while, some organs, or even
cells, can work for a while longer, but dead is dead. Mostly dead bodies bloat
and stink, which also applies to dead empires.
This is not to say that the outcome
will not matter, it will – but only for the future of the United States
themselves. Simply put, the upcoming vote is either a vote for upholding law
and order in the US, or for total nihilism. On a deeper level, it is a vote for
the US or against it: the Dems all hate this country and its “deplorables”;
they also hate almost every aspect of US history (overturned statues are but
symbols of this hatred) and they hate what they call “a racist system” in spite
of the fact that the real causes of racial tensions in the US have very little
to do with the “system” and everything to do with the unique problems of blacks
in a culture with mainly European roots.
The Empire is dead. And I hope and
believe that its death will mark the rebirth of the United States as a “normal”
country (which is what happened to all the other former empires).
Until that happens, we can now at least
rest assured that this amazingly evil Empire has finally died, even if very few
While writing this column my thoughts turned to Major General Qasem Soleimani,
who was cowardly murdered (he was on a diplomatic mission) by Trump. I imagined
what he would have said if somebody had offered him the following deal: Haj Qasem
– would you agree to be murdered by the modern Crusaders if your martyrdom
would turn out to be the “straw” which will break the Empire’s “camel” back? I think
that he would reply with tears of joy in his eyes “Glory be
to God for allowing me this immense honor and joy and for allowing me to become
a shadid (God’s witness)!” Soleimani was a soldier, the real thing,
not a disguised businessman or politician, and he knew that he could die
literally every moment of his life. He died as a general in charge of the
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and of its elite Quds Force. It sure looks to
me that Trump in his ignorant arrogance gave Soleimani the best death he could
have wished for. May this great man rest in peace!