Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Edward Curtin — Further Signs of More War: A Most Dangerous Game

Concur. The march to war has begun after the public has been prepared. Just a matter of time now.

Dissident Voice
Further Signs of More War: A Most Dangerous Game
Edward Curtin

See also
Russia is warning the United States firmly that it will not tolerate attacks on its military forces in Syria.
The Russian policy mirrors Washington’s own, but the Kremlin has never spoken so forcefully to reiterate that it will retaliate if its forces are attacked. However, the Russian policy only applies to the Kremlin’s official military forces rather than private military contractors (PMCs) that are also operating in Syria....
Gerasimov also noted that there are Russian military advisers, Russian Reconciliation Centre personnel and military policemen stationed with the Syrian defense department in Damascus.
If U.S. forces intervene in Syria and hit uniformed Russian military forces, the Kremlin is basically warning the United States that it will hit back and that there will be a war.
The National Interest
Russia Sends a Chilling Warning to America over Syria
Dave Majumdar | Defense Editor
Whether in Ukraine or another international engagement, if an honest analysis reveals that the United States has merely a secondary or tertiary interest—rather than a core national interest—yet commits itself to expending valuable political or military capital, the chances are high that such engagement would end up costing more than would be gained. Why should Washington spend money and risk the lives of our troops for a mission that would leave the country at a net loss?
In the current standoff in the Ukraine, Washington would certainly prefer to see a peaceful resolution to the violence. For Moscow and Kiev, however, the matter is existential, meaning each is willing to expend considerable capital and take significant risks to resolve the conflict in their favor.
Translation: Getting involved in Ukraine is a strategic blunder.

But so was Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia, Syria, Yemen, etc.  The US has a history of blundering.

Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (US Army ret.) | senior fellow for Defense Priorities


International Man — Casey Research
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Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

PCR was once a military advisor to the Pentagon. He says that Russia must get tough with the US to avoid a nuclear war and so they must push the US out of Syria and Eastern Ukraine. Only by showing teeth will the US back off, he says.

Imagine if you were in Germany and during WW2 and you saw all the propaganda but tried to tell the truth, well, you would be put in a concentration camp. But imagine you were in Britain and you saw the lies and tried to tell people, I bet you would not be treated any better either.

The West is run by psychopaths and I reckon both Theresa May and Boris Johnson both suffer from the condition. Psychopaths have no empathy so they are virtually dead anyway.