Global Thermonuclear War with Russia?
We have to ask ourselves, is this something we want?
The insane hysteria over Russia needs to stop. It probably will not. For reasons of domestic and imperial politics the American public is again being manipulated into a war frenzy by Washington and New York. It is stupid, without justification, and dangerous.
The insanity over Russia is, most likely, in part at least, part of the Establishment’s drive to get rid of Trump. Yes, the man is erratic, contradictory, shoots before he aims, –but that is not why Washington, NATO and New York want to get rid of him. It is about money and power, as is virtually everything in the United States.
Wall Street, the Pentagon, the Neoconservatives and Neoliberals, and the Empire run the United States. Trump has threatened their rice bowels.
He has threatened to cut the F-35, a huge blow to Lockheed-Martin and hundreds of subcontractors; to pull US troops out of South Korea, a blow to the Empire; to end the wars, a blow both to the Empire and the military industry getting rich from them; to pull troops out of Okinawa, crippling the Empire in the Pacific; to start a trade war with China with a forty-five percent tariff of Chinese goods, threatening American corporations with factories there; and to chase out illegal immigrants, an important source of cheap labor to businesses. He has called NATO “obsolete,” when leaving it would be the death knell of the Empire; and threatened to establish good relations with Russia, when the lack of a European enemy would leave NATO even more obviously unnecessary.
Thus New York and its branch operation in Washington resuscitate Russia as a bugbear to terrify the rubes, meaning most of the public. Money. Power. Empire.
What sense does this make–apart from money and power?
Russia is an economically challenged nation of 145 million, less than half of Europe’s population and much less than half of America’s. Its economy is a small fraction of the combined economies of Europe and America. It is not on a war footing. It is not moving forces into position for an invasion. It is not mobilizing. To satellite photography, to NSA these things would be as obvious as leprosy on a prom queen. The Establishment would be screaming to high heaven if there were the slightest trace of preparation for war. The whole business is manufactured.
I frequently see the assertion that Russia “hacked” the election, even though my previous article ("The Russia did NOT Hack the Election Resource") debunks this ridiculous conspiracy theory.
Now I'm even seeing, far more ludicrous theories about Russia hacking voting machines to give the election to President Trump.
The majority who are excited about this, I suspect the very great majority, have not the foggiest idea what they are talking about. Hacking to most people means something they saw in a movie, with some bright kid going clickety-click-click on a laptop and penetrating NORAD. It is a vague menace lacking specific content. To them I would say: If you cannot program in assembly language, you do not know how computers work. If you do not know TCP/IP from DHCP, you do not know how the internet works. If you cannot tell a dictionary attack from stack overflow, you don’t have a housefly’s idea how hacking works. If you have not investigated the various kinds of voting machines to see what would be involved in changing their vote totals, you probably ought to take up stamp collecting.
This is all orchestrated. So is the constant Putin bashing. His sin of course is that he doesn’t knuckle under to Washington. It is also the sin of Iran, China, Cuba, and North Korea.
The con is often silly. From time to time we see screaming headlines headlines, RUSSIAN BOMBER FLIES OFF AMERICAN COAST! Or somebody’s coast. Recently it was A SPY SHIP! The “bomber” is usually a Tu-95 Bear (NATO designation), an ancient four-engine prop job, though a beautiful aircraft, converted for reconnaissance. The idea that Moscow would send one lumbering plane to bomb America is too stupid–well, no, nothing is too stupid.
Tu-95. First flew in 1952. Yes, it can carry nuclear weapons. So can a Volkswagen Jetta.
Back to the assertion that Russia "hacked" the DNC and gave its emails to Wikileaks. This is vaguely possible, but not according to VIPS - see my previous article on Russian Hacking (And would not revealing misbehavior and actual election tampering be a service to the voting public?). Note that many people had an incentive to do it, from disgruntled Democratic insiders to anyone who stood to lose by Hillary’s election or gain by Trump's, to the Trump campaign itself, to the many talented freelancers who just enjoy raising hell. Maybe .1 percent of the population, have the expertise and access even to guess intelligently.
If you believe the same intel agencies that lied us into Vietnam and Iraq, and that apparently are very much involved in anti-Trumpian machinations, you are the Establishment’s ideal citizen. For political reasons, specifically hostility to Trump, they will say anything that suits their purposes. and only inadvertently include the truth. If this seems an extreme claim, reflect:
In 1964 the CIA was running various kinds of attacks against North Vietnam, without admitting it. Two intelligence vessels, the Maddox and the Turner Joy, claimed that they had been fired upon by the North. They had not, and if they had been it would not have been unreasonable since the United States was inserting teams of saboteurs into the north. The result, and intention, was to chivy America into wars which devastated three countries and lead to millions of deaths. It worked. Still don't believe me? Try Googling Operation Mockingbird, Operation Condor, and Project Phoenix and get your eyes opened. These are not the "good guys."
After Nine-Eleven, the government, using the intel outfits, deliberately led most of the public to believe that Iraq was developing the dread WMD, and thus get the United States to attack for the benefit of the oil industry, Israel, and the imperial lobby. It was nonsense and Washington had to know it. At the time Iraq was probably the most watched real estate on the planet. The result was destruction of an innocent country and the bloody mess that is now the Middle East. Which, note, had nothing to do with the interests of the United States or the well-being of its people.
All of America’s wars are for the benefit of others than Americans. Do you think you would be made better off by a war with Russia? China? Does the unending butchery in Afghanistan improve your life? Would you feel more secure if NATO–Washington’s puppet troupe–had bases in Montenegro? Wherever the hell that is?
“US to Send 1,000 Troops to Poland to ‘Deter Russia”’The same game is now being played with Russia. Almost daily we read that Washington is sending troops to Poland, Bulgaria, Norway to confront the Russians, who are doing nothing that needs confronting.
Deter it from what?
This morning: “Germany Will Send Tanks to Russian Border.”
A recent move was to send naval forces to the Black Sea, which is not America’s concern. What, precisely, are those ships supposed to do? Steam fiercely in circles? Do they have a purpose other than domestic American consumption? Are they to attack something, defend something in danger of attack, forbid the Russians to do–what?
Russia is not going to invade Europe, and Washington knows it perfectly well, so why put tiny combat forces on its frontiers? If there is going to be a deliberate war, Washington is going to have to start it. Attacking Russia with minor forces, or at all, is probably an idea nuttier than even Washington can invent. One hopes that Europe would not allow Americans to do what they usually do, get others to fight its wars in other people’s countries.
The danger with letting pasty neocons and neoliberals in New York play with military forces is that brinksmanship, fun for fern-bar Napoleons, can have not-fun consequences. If Washington puts naval forces in Russian waters in the Black Sea, the Russians will feel compelled to shadow the ships, to keep fighters flying overhead. A mistake occurs–mistakes do occur–and one side downs a plane belonging to the other. The wounded side feels obliged to respond. We have a shooting war. In closed waters bordering Russia, the US Navy would not win. Washington would then feel that it had to defend its ego by expanding the war. Wounded ego is important to the vast combative vanities who so often rise to power.
And there is no way to rein in these lunatics. They send the military where they like, attack whoever they choose, and we read about it after it has been done. One could almost wish we had constitutional government.
And I have stated before that a lot of this looks intended. It does to me, that's for sure. Deliberate provocations of war that Moscow can't interpret any other way, even if you can. And really it's not what we believe it's what they believe that counts. They have the nukes and are doing weekly nuclear bomb drills. We have troops and missiles on their boarders. It is enough to worry any sane person who cares about the future.
Consider the following:
-Sanctions were recklessly placed on Russia for what essentially amounts to nothing more than outright lies, such as the easily provable lie about Russian invasions and interference in the Ukraine government. When in fact those supposed “invasion” force troops were only in Crimea and have been there for decades at the Russian naval base that has been there since Crimea was a part of Russia back in the Cold War. No other Russian forces were to be found anywhere in Ukraine, period. To call said forces an “invasion” is as delusional as someone calling American naval forces at our base in Cuba an “invasion”. So painfully obviously that to not see this is simply unbelievable. In addition the only interference in the Ukrainian government was done by the United States funded illegal coup in 2014 that installed a fascist Nazi regime (first Nazi regime since the Third Reich — Google Ukraine Nazi Coup for a variety of resources on this) after ousting the democratically elected legal government. Additionally the return of Crimea to Russia followed a democratic vote and choice of the Crimean people. They only exorcized their democratic right of self-determination as established by the United Nations. Just because their choice doesn’t favor American interests doesn’t in anyway make it somehow less valid. The people of Crimea are mostly ethnic Russians and had every reason to fear (more) war crimes levied against them by the racist Ukrainian Nazis. Furthermore Crimea was originally a part of Russia before a Soviet dictator gifted it to Ukraine, which was hardly a democratic act. Crimea’s rightfully return to Russian territory was however through the Democratic process. To oppose it is to oppose democracy itself. Therefore the sanctions were based on lies and are illegal. Trump has known most of these facts for sometime (http://www.opednews.com/populum/pagem.php?f=Democrats-Promote-Lies-and-by-Jim-Kavanagh-Crimea_Democratic_Democrats_Donald-Trump-160803-212.html) despite how the media portrays him. There is no way possible to believe that Obama and his cronies weren't aware of these facts. Thus the only reason for the sanctions was to increase tensions between nuclear powers and provoke war.
-There is a historical parallel between the events happening now, with the United States and NATO placing openly hostile troops and missiles on Russia’s boarders today (The US Has Begun Amassing Troops On Russian Border | Zero Hedge -http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-05/us-has-begun-amassing-troops-russian-border
and- Russia Calls New U.S. Missile Defense System a ‘Direct Threat’ - NYTimes.com -https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/world/europe/russia-nato-us-romania-missile-defense.html)and the Soviet Union doing essentially the same thing back in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Yet no one had the unmitigated gall back then to tell Americans (which included the President of the United States then, President Kennedy) that they were somehow absorbed in some kind of “conspiracy” to be legitimately afraid of Soviet provocation of nuclear war. This today is the same situation, if not much worse, but in reverse. Just as it was a clear and obvious provocation of war back then, it is again today. Yet today there are many who like to pretend either it's not really happening, or it doesn't mean what it appears to mean.
-The “intelligence” community harped endlessly about knowing for sure that Russian hacking occurred. Yet they obviously knew that from the beginning they had nothing. Why provoke nuclear Russia with this nonsense when they knew all the time it was based on lies if not to provoke war? They couldn't use evidence-free accusations to stop Trump from reaching the White House. Nor could they or anyone else use falsified empty claims devoid of proof to impeach him after talking office. Some may think they can, but can they with no proof? So, again, clearly there can be no other explanation than the obvious which is right under our noses. The Democratic and Republican establishment neoliberal and neocon warmonger elites want war with Russia because they can't abide an independent and sovereign Russian state. And the psychopaths in their various think tanks have assured them it's a doable situation. At this point there can hardly be any serious doubt at to their intentions, the evidence is just too damming. At least that's how I see it, and so do many in Russia.
-Cause and effect. The cause greed, the effect warmongering. The push towards war between nuclear powers didn’t happen overnight. It began with the usual motivation, greed, as mentioned above. To summarize the greed of the military/security complex trying to justify it’s $1,000 billion dollar a year budget. The bogus "Global War On Terror (GWOT)" wasn’t doing it. So the phoney "Russian threat" was invented. To backup this false threat the "Russian Ukraine invasion" hoax was crafted and ridiculous empty accusations of "Russian aggression". Russia was and is continually demonized by the corporate mainstream media pressitutes who serve as the mouthpieces of Washington, NATO, and the Deep State. Russia responded by activating their own troops and military resources and moving them to their front lines. This plus the fake anti-Russian propaganda caused the Baltic States to fear an actual Russian invasion attempt. Russia continues to be blamed for things there is nothing but evidence-free accusations and ridiculous computer simulations to back such as shooting down the Malaysian Airliner over Ukraine, and massacres of civilians in Syria as opposed to fighting Al-Qaida and ISIL terrorists as they were actually doing. The American and European countries began to actually believe the "Russian threat" was real and began to plan for an actual war with Russia. Now backed by neocon think tanks of the assurances of possible success even in a nuclear conflict the drive to war with Russia is virtually unstoppable, and all attempts to normalize relations with Russia and reduce tensions between nuclear powers are treated as treason (The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt – Consortiumnews -http://bit.ly/2l76sH9 and: More About Russia and Less About Flynn? | The American Conservative -http://bit.ly/2lUdO2v ).
Meanwhile even with all of this some actually continue to insist that there is no push for war, while at the same time doing everything to promote war and prevent diplomacy, such as the new effort to violate the Iran treaty with Russia and our own allies, and attack without provocation Iran violating international law and the Geneva Convention (Democratic Ex-Dove Proposes War on Iran – Consortiumnews -https://consortiumnews.com/2017/02/19/democratic-ex-dove-proposes-war-on-iran/).
Beyond outrageous and transparent to anyone with a triple digit IQ
And what about Trump? It only required 24 days for the Deep State to castrate President Donald Trump and terminate the promise that the high tensions with Russia created during the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes would be terminated by Trump’s presidency.
As Gareth Porter shows conclusively (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46546.htm), the case against General Flynn, Trump’s 24-day National Security Adviser, and by implication against Trump himself, is a fake news creation.
Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, planted fake reports, none of which contained any evidence whatsoever, on the CIA-compliant media whores known as “presstitutes.” The CIA’s media whores knew that the reports were a CIA response to the threat to the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex that desperately needs “the Russian threat” for its justification. But the media whores—-principally the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC—-and all the rest as well are more dedicated to serving their CIA master than they are to serving peace between nuclear powers. Interesting, isn’t it, that the US and Western media are more committed to conflict with Russia than they are to peace, despite the brutal fact that 10 percent of the nuclear arsenal of either the US or Russia is sufficient to terminate all life on earth.
As Patrick Lawrence says: “The lights upon us are dimming. We have been more or less abandoned by a press that proves incapable of informing us in anything approaching a disinterested fashion. As suggested, either the media are Clintonian liberals before they are newspapers and broadcasters, or they are servants of power before they serve us.”http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46532.htm
All we have left, says Lawrence, is the alternative media. “To put this simply and briefly, they and we must learn that they are not ‘alternative’ to anything. In the end there is no such thing as ‘alternative media,’ as I often argue. There are only media, and most of ours have turned irretrievably bad.”
The alternative media is the Internet media, websites such as OpEdNews, RT, the Intercept, USAWatchdog, Zero Hedge, Consortiumnews, CounterPunch, Information Clearing House, Global Research, Unz Review, etc. These independent news sites are under attack. Remember the list of 200 “Russian agents/dupes”? Every source of information that does not subscribe to the Deep States’ Matrix creation of “the Russian Threat,” which is the Deep State’s replacement for the orchestrated “Soviet Threat,” has been selected for shutdown. Apparently, Alex Jones is already having problems with Google. Several websites managed to get off the 200 List, and some of those that have seem to have collapsed as members of the opposition.
As the Nazis said, all it takes is fear, and the people collapse.
Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Even if he is permitted to remain in office,
he will be a figurehead for the Deep State’s presidency. President Trump has already fallen into line with the military/security complex. He has said Russia has to return Crimea to Ukraine, whereas in fact Crimea returned itself to Russia of which it was originally a part of. He has rejected a new strategic arms limitations treaty (START) with Russia, stating that he wants supremacy in nuclear armaments, not equality. http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/02/27/president-trump-decries-new-start-treaty.html Obama’s one trillion dollar upgrade of the US nuclear arsenal is likely to get a boost from Trump.
After one month in office the goal has changed from reduced tensions with Russia to greater tensions. Greater tensions might soon be upon us. There are plans to occupy part of Syria with US troops in order to prevent Syria with Russia’s help from reuniting the country.http://www.globalresearch.ca/rand-corporations-plan-for-dicing-up-syria/5577009 Part of Syria is to go to Turkey, part to the Kurds, and Washington will keep a chunk. This way Washington can keep the turmoil going forever. The Russians brought this problem on themselves. Ever hopeful for Washington’s cooperation against ISIL, Russia dallied in cleaning out ISIL. The prospect that Trump would work with Russia as part of better relations assumed that Trump would actually be in charge, which has turned out to be delusional.
It is difficult to know if the new Trump regime is more Iranophobic than Russophobic. The Trump regime’s inclination to jettison the Iran agreement and reopen the conflict means more conflict with Russia. Washington’s continued provocations of both Russia and China will dispel any lingering Russian expectations of better relations with Washington.
It is bizarre to see the neoliberal-alt-progressive-left allied with the warmongers against Trump. As the neoconservatives pull nuclear Armageddon out of the grave that Reagan and Gorbachev put it in, the American left demands the impeachment of the president whose goal was better relations with Russia. Once the champion of the working class, the left now champions Identity Politics. Trump’s goal of jobs for the working class leaves the leftwing cold. The left wants to destroy the “Trump deplorables,” which the left describes as “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts.” In Identity Politics, every identity is a victim except the oppressor identity—white heterosexual males.
Where then is the opposition to the neoconservative ideology that is driving US foreign policy toward world hegemony? There are a few of us, but we are being cast as “Putin Russian agents.” and "Russian apologists" In other words, those who have sufficient intelligence to understand that Washington is not going to achieve hegemony over Russia and China or even Iran, but is likely to provoke nuclear war by trying, are relegated to the traitor class.
The reason that there is still life on earth after more than a half century of nuclear weapons is that American presidents and Soviet leaders worked together to reduce tensions. During these decades, there were numerous false alarms of incoming ICBMs. However, because the leadership of both countries were working together to avoid nuclear conflict, the warnings were disbelieved both by the Soviets and Americans.
Today the situation is vastly different. The last three US presidents, and now apparently Trump also, worked overtime to increase tensions between the two nuclear powers. Moreover, it was done in ways that convinced the Russian government that Washington is completely untrustworthy. The ongoing vicious lies about the Russian connections of Trump and his associates are so obviously false as to be laughable, but the Russians are seeing that the falsity of the charges notwithstanding, Trump’s National Security Adviser has fallen and Trump himself might be next.
In other words, the Russians are observing that in America facts are not relevant to outcomes. The Russians have already experienced this with regard to themselves with the lies about Putin, the Ukraine, Georgia, and Russian intentions toward Europe. Putin is routinely called a “thug,” “murderer,” “the new Hitler” by US politicians, presstitutes, and the Democratic Party’s candidate in the recent presidential election. Ranking US generals describe Russia as the “principal threat to the US.” NATO commanders assert that the Russian Army could occupy the Baltics and/or Poland at any moment. These nonsensical accusations and predictions suggest to the Russians that the West is preparing its populations for an attack on Russia.
In such a tense state of affairs, how will false alarms be interpreted? Will Americans convinced that Putin and Russia are evil incarnate believe the false alarms this time? Will Russians convinced that they have been set up for attack believe them this time?
This is the extreme risk to which the insane neoconservatives, the idiot neoliberal-alt-progressive-left, the greedy military/security complex, and the aggressive generals have exposed life on earth.
And the few voices warning of the risk are dismissed as "useful idiots.” Prepair for the worst. The end.
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