Friday, December 29, 2017

The Saker — 2018 - War or No War?

The Saker is pessimistic.
Delusional imbeciles giving orders and dishonorable cowards mindlessly executing them. That is the setup we are dealing with....
All my education has always been based on a crucial central assumption: the other guy is rational. That is a huge assumption to make, but one which was fundamentally true during the Cold War. Today I find myself inclined to think that psychologists are probably better suited to make predictions about the actions of the rulers of the AngloZionist Empire than military analysts. Furthermore, history shows us that the combination of delusional imbeciles and dishonorable cowards is what typically brings down empires, we saw a very good example of that with the collapse of the Soviet Empire....
The Saker assumes that the neocons are back.

Col Pat Lang disagrees. Lang holds that Trump is in charge and no one in the military is going to try and end run him. That includes "the generals." In addition, it's hard to know what DJT really thinks, since he is an experienced negotiator who holds his cards close to his chest and knows the value of keeping opponents off balance.

On the other hand, I agree with the Saker that the likelihood of more war in 2018 is high. For one thing, Trump is likely to decide on upping  the ante and it is questionable if he really understand this game. Negotiating skills are not directly transferable from business to international relations.

The Unz Review
2018 - War or No War?
The Saker


The US is far from accepting defeat in Syria.

Strategic Culture Foundation
All Is Not Quiet on the Syrian Front: US to Launch Another War
Alex Gorka

War Without a Rationale
Scott Horton


Noah Way said...

The neocons never left. Russiagate is more than just a strategy to neuter tRUMP.

GLH said...

I'm with the saker and noah way. The deep state rules this country and has since they killed Kennedy.