Saturday, May 30, 2020

Patrick Lawrence — America: The Deluded Superpower

China and Russia, because they have given up exceptionalism, full spectrum dominance and all those other fantasies, only have to counter the U.S. military and only in their home neighbourhoods. That is much cheaper and much easier. What’s really expensive, because unattainable, is chasing after the exceptionalist goal of dominance in everything, everywhere, all the time. That’s a “tried and true” road to oblivion.
Defense is a lot less costly than offensive, especial "full spectrum dominance." Also, anyone with any familiarity with Chinese martial history knows that it’s a history of weapons innovation and countering.

Strategic Culture Foundation
America: The Deluded Superpower


Too late to deal with New START extension after US presidential election - [Russian] diplomat

America’s status as a superpower has been damaged by its inability to beat the Taliban in nearly 20 years of war
America pulls out of another quagmire (after Vietnam), now bogged down in Syria.

The Independent
Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is an unavoidable recognition of failure
Patrick Cockburn


The Unz Review
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Ted Rall


Matt Franko said...

"inability to beat the Taliban in nearly 20 years of war"

Its regime change not war... if it was war we could kill everybody there in a few days...

How could somebody even write something like this? person has to be completely biased anti-war...


""I could win that war in a week," Trump told reporters following talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. "I don't want to kill 10 million people ... Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the earth. I don't want to go that route ... I have a plan that could win that war in a very short period of time ...""

annihilation is on the table... get over it..

Only a biased anti-war person would not realize this... its like they cant even fathom this happening so they write "we cant even defeat teh Taliban!"

We could kill just about everyone in our enemy nations in the GWOT in a few days... its on the table... were just not doing it... get over it...

Peter Pan said...

If the US were intent on colonizing the rest of the world, then genocide would be job #1. As it stands, subjugation is the goal of this empire.

Matt Franko said...

Its regime change to avoid having to kill them all...

You biased anti-war people should take the W...

S400 said...

“Its regime change to avoid having to kill them all...“

Knowing that if you try to kill them all you will get hell at home from abroad and from within.

And Americans have no idea what that means in real terms. It’s not like in the movies.

Matt Franko said...

“ no idea what that means in real terms. It’s not like in the movies.”

lol what movie ever depicted that?

We’re not going to do it now asshole this trumps point ... it’s been too long...

Could have done it in Sept 2001 with ZERO repercussions...

Born again Petroleum compromised Christendumb substance abuser in Whitehouse...

Missed the opportunity... and timing is everything..