Friday, April 16, 2021

These Powerful Maps Show the Extremes of U.S. Population Density — Nick Routley

The take-away is that the US population is at risk in war, especially nuclear, given the level of concentration.

Something to keep in mind now that the wheels are in motion in the direction of a scenario resembling the brink of WWI, as Henry Kissinger has warned. I am no fan of Kissinger's version of realpolitik, but he is a good analyst.
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, visited the city of Sarajevo and were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a 20-year-old Yugoslav nationalist. The assassinations triggered World War 1, which broke out a month later when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. A series of alliances resulted in a rapid expansion of hostilities as Russia honored its treaty obligation with Serbia and declared war. Germany entered the war on the side of Austria-Hungary, and France and Great Britain soon joined the conflict as allies of Russia and Serbia.
There is now a real potential for this to happen again as the US tests Russian and Chinese redlines. This is especially the case in Ukraine, where neo-Nazi nationalists have outsized influence and constitute a wild-card. But Taiwan is heating up too.

Incidentally, the Treaty of Versailles was so onerous for Germany that it lead directly to the rise of Adolf Hitter and WWII.

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Or maybe it won't be the result of a wild-card.
I already explained what the US plan for the Ukraine is: to encourage the Ukronazis to attack Russia while not involving the USA in a shooting war with Russia.
The Vineyard of the Saker
The US warplans for the Ukraine (OPEN THREAD # 12)
The Saker

2 comments:

Peter Pan said...

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Starring Ukraine as the fools.
With US as their would be angels.

Peter Pan said...

Following WW3, MNE will be maintained from Tom Hickey's Bunker.