Very Powerful People In The U.S. Government Want War – This Is Their Sales Pitch

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex’s transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative “new cold war” – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment.

 

By hyping the Russian “threat,” the neocons and their liberal-hawk sidekicks, who include much of the mainstream U.S. news media, can guarantee bigger military budgets from Congress. The hype also sets in motion a blocking maneuver to impinge on any significant change in direction for U.S. foreign policy under Trump.

 

– From the post: Who Benefits from War with Russia?

The following will probably be one of the most important articles I’ve ever written. After spending some time watching the recently concluded intelligence briefing to the U.S. Senate, I’ve concluded it to be one of the most disturbing and ominous things I can remember. I have several takeaways from what I saw, and none of them are good.

Before I get started, I want to remind you of something I wrote last summer in the piece, Japanese Government Shifts Further Toward Authoritarianism and Militarism.

One of the most discomforting aspects of Neil Howe and William Strauss’ seminal work on generational cycles, The Fourth Turning (1997), is the fact that as far as American history is concerned, they all climax and end with massive wars.

 

To be more specific, the first “fourth turning” in American history culminated with the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), the second culminated with the Civil War (1861-1865), while the third ended with the bloodiest war in world history, World War II (1939-1945). The number of years between the end of the Revolutionary War and the start of the Civil War was 78 years, and the number of years between the end of the Civil War and the start of World War II was 74 years (76 years if you use America’s entry into the war as your starting date). Therefore, if Howe & Strauss’ theory holds any water, and I think it does, we’re due for a major conflict somewhere around 75 years from the end of World War II. That brings us to 2020.

 

The more I look around, the more signs appear everywhere that the world is headed into another major conflict. From an unnecessary resurgence of a Cold War with Russia, to increased tensions in the South China Sea and complete chaos and destruction in the Middle East, the world is a gigantic tinderbox. All it will take to transform these already existing conflict zones into a major conflagration is another severe global economic downturn, something I fully expect to happen within the next 1-2 years. Frighteningly, this puts on a perfect collision course with the 2020 area.

One of the main reasons I opposed Hillary Clinton so vehemently, was I felt she embodied the neocon, neoliberal, military-intelligence-indsutrial complex’s burning desire for a global confrontation with Russia, as well as continued disastrous imperial adventures all over the world. Many of us hoped that with her loss, cooler heads would prevail and the American public might receive a much needed respite from never-ending war. This has not happened.

If anything, those in the Hillary camp have become even more aggressive and unhinged in their bloodlust, and appear willing to do “whatever it takes” to start a fight that will result in unimaginable devastation for the American public. This has become such an overwhelming concern to me, I felt the need to discuss what those of us who wish to avoid this outcome must do.

First, we need to understand the motivation of those driving us in this disastrous direction. Their primary motivation is pretty simple, a desire to retain power and status. They can see the writing on the wall when it comes to the disintegration of status quo authority and credibility, and they fundamentally understand the need to focus on an outside enemy in order to distract attention away from internal failures. Second, we need to understand where we are in the war-creating process. We must acknowledge that very powerful interests have already decided they want this war. To them, this isn’t about weighing facts and being reasonable, they’ve already made up their minds. As such, we are currently in the sales process.

Right at this very moment, we are being sold on this war by the media, politicians, intelligence agencies, as well as various other vested interests who benefit from imperial dominance abroad (unlike the vast majority of us who are severely harmed by it). When you understand that this is simply a huge sales pitch to herd the American public like sheep into a conflict that is not in their best interests, then everything you see and hear around you starts to make sense.

Just in case you doubt my theory that certain people have already decided they want this war, watch the following diatribe by neocon chickenhawk Lindsey “I never saw a war I didn’t like” Graham.

The only thing more disturbing than Graham’s endless rock-throwing lust, is what Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said at the end of it: “I find myself in complete agreement with what he just said, and I appreciate it.” The lunatics are indeed running the asylum.

This is very important. James Clapper admits he wants to throw rocks at Russia. Why? Because in his opinion, Russia provided genuine information to Wikileaks which was embarrassing to the Democratic Party, and Hillary Clinton lost an election. Let’s just assume for a second that U.S. intelligence does have proof that Putin ran the operation and sent it to Wikileaks for the expressed purpose of helping Trump. If that can be proven, I absolutely think it is meaningful information, and I think the American people should be aware of it. However, would I be willing to get into a war with Russia over it? Certainly not. Would most Americans? I doubt it. To summarize, the American people don’t want war, but many D.C. politicians and special interests do. This divergence makes the situation all the more dangerous.

We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want. This is where all of us critical thinkers need to play a key role. We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers, because we know for certain the oligarch-owned corporate media won’t. We must be prepared to inform our fellow citizens about what’s happening so that we don’t fall victim to a cheap sales pitch with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, we must also be prepared for a possible deep state false flag if the current sales tactic falls on deaf ears.

This is not to say that in the course of human events war is never necessary. Sometimes it’s simply thrust upon you, but we’re nowhere near that point. Moreover, the fact so many people are pushing this conflict forward based on what is actually a pretty trivial accusation in the grand scheme of things, should be seen as particularly problematic. Which brings me to the most important point of all.

America cannot win a global war of such a scale if it is based on false pretenses and in the absence of exceedingly strong public support. This support does not exist. Will this serve as a necessary restraint against the masters of war and their devious plans? It’s too early to tell, but I do know that if we are unnecessarily pushed into a global conflagration, it will not end well for us. If this is the road our twisted status quo insists on taking us down, let us never forget who they are and the self-serving motivations behind their actions.

Finally, let me conclude with the following observation:

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SILVERGEDDON's picture

" Nuke D.C. from orbit - it's the only way to be sure. "

Draybin Deffercon III's picture
Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) SILVERGEDDON Jan 5, 2017 6:50 PM

Oh screw you SILVERGEDDON shove it up your ass.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) peddling-fiction Jan 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Mike, put some names to your Deep State, Dark State, whatever.  Without the names it might as well be the alien enablers on the X Files.

 

zeronetwork's picture

Make a list of the powerful People who want war and we demand Trump to sent them to the war field.

jeff montanye's picture

this is an important question and i promise to answer it on or about april fool's day: 4-15-17.  you too.  or the fourth of july.

until thereabouts we just don't know.  sometimes life is like that.  use the time to think wisely.

Manthong's picture

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein 

Keyser's picture

^^^ When will you get tired and just go away... You're bullshit and links are tiresome... Much like democrats, you are full of sound and fury with zero credibility... 

All of this bullshit war talk stops with two actions; 1) fire everyone in the state department, down to the janitors and 2) place a small nuclear device in the CFR building, to be detonated when the most members will be on site... The ratz that are not evaporated will get the message and slither away... 

ThirteenthFloor's picture

3) repeat 2 at the FRB. Without a pay check, war machine has no funding.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) tazs Jan 5, 2017 10:07 PM

Fuck you, tazs.

old naughty's picture

we humans have always want war...

Watch "Assassins Creeds" story on apple !

ThirteenthFloor's picture

On his dying bed...between fits of coughing.
"Dulles, Helms, Wisner, the grand masters, if you were in a room with them you knew you were going to hell. I guess I will see them soon".

James Jesus Angleton, CIA

McCain and Graham will be along soon to join you.

max2205's picture

Time for peace...we've been at war for 265 of 275 years....enough

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Again, bombastic propaganda allegations about hacking without providing *any* evidence but only paranoia fabricated personal opinions and paranoia or maleficent, agenda driven personal view of reality. WTF?! Have been Americans completely dumbed down so that nobody anymore knows to counter with the logically,rationally accepted ECREE 'extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' aphorism?! Where the !FUCK! is *THE EVIDENCE* OR *IT DIDN'T HAPPENED* and *IT DOESN'T EXIST IF YOU CAN'T PROVE IT*. Basta. Period.

BarkingCat's picture

Yes they are.

I work with a guy that is fairy intelligent but does love to suckle whatever the state provides; be it a teet or a cock.

He is convinced that the Russians hacked the whole country and are ready to disrupt everything.

He believes the entire narrative and more. I am pretty certain that he must be reading Huff Post and the like.

I would love to deprogram him but I am not sure it is possible. I can tell that I do throw major dirt into the gears in his brain.

WTFUD's picture

Shoot him in the face BC and elope with his wife to Canada; that'll teach him.

sonoftx's picture

Very similar situation for me, except that I know this guy gets his news from NPR, MSNBC, and Huffington Post. Stayed at work a couple of nights ago until 2100 just laying out the financial, the foreign policy, the sameness in democratic and republican, and all things Hillary being EVIL.

Nothing he says changes anything I believe. I patiently listen while he spouts the MSM narrative and then counter. I was pissed when I got home at 2100 and said "Never again". But, he has investigated a few of the things I have told him, he is a smart dude but he has lived in the URBAN bubble for his entire life, and he knows now that I am not full of shit. He knows that there is merit behind what I say. So, is it worth it? Yeah, if I can just get him to buy a little gold, a little silver, and just start the thread of a doubt in his mind about what he is hearing on the TV. Maybe, maybe, it is worth it. It might save his family. Maybe it will save me. Who knows?

FIAT CON's picture

Keep fighting the fight, if everyone we enlighten, enlightens another, there is hope.

WTFUD's picture

It's not so much that they've been dumbed down reading/listening to the propaganda/spew of MSM, it's that they don't give a hoot as long as the prescription drugs remain on tap.

There are plenty enough dissenters to the purges of the war-mongering Neocons, however, they're too fragmented.

EVEN here on ZH you'd be hard pressed to Unite folks who share common goals and principles. That's the secret as a Jewish, Muslim & Christian businessman can set aside their religious beliefs in pursuit of a successful investment.

For example 99% of Bernie's supporters are anti crony capitalism, the same with Trump supporters ( that's a huge chunk of the US Population ). Would they UNITE against the common enemy, fuck no!

CurveBall's picture

Isn't there he US turning 241? Genuine question, I may be ignorant to something and am trying to understand.

CurveBall's picture

*the, not (there he) sorry, mobile.

Grumbleduke's picture

start at Davos, then the next Bilderberg shindig, then CFR. The lists are on wikipedia.

Omen IV's picture

Winning is not expected

Those that promote this nuclear chaos - don't care - they have not prepared for shelter in the nuclear exchange for the 320 million in the USA for a reason - they want Murder by Neglect

They will be in the bunker at the Denver Aurport and elsewhere - most whether rich or poor will not have warning -

These guys want the citizens......wasted

The Russians have provided for their people - that tells you who is going to provoke this - Washington DC!

New World Chaos's picture

Main reasons the puppetmasters want this war:

-Shift the blame for the financial collapse.  A bit less important now that they can raise rates and blame Trump

-Get people to forget about their corruption and depravity

-Get people to beg for a world government, with the promise that it will end all war.  But the world government will kill billions

-Nuke half a billion white Christians, because these are the people who are most likely to resist a satanic world government.  Also helps to disarm white people physically and mentally, then send in hordes of retarded Muslims to rape them, until the next generation is too stupid to see beyond next week's welfare crumbs.

-The puppetmasters think they will hide in their underground bases and then come out with their advanced technology and lord it over the savages.  Their victory condition is Total Control.  No free people anywhere in the world.  500 satanists ruling over an ash planet satisfies their victory condition.

DirkDiggler11's picture

Sadly, I don't think you are far from the truth.

BabaLooey's picture

The masthead at ANY M.I.C. corporation will do - those fucks.

From Boooooooooooooooz Allen, to Lockheed, Boeing, NorthrupGrumman, Brown & Root, Haliburton, to numerous weapons manufacturers all the way down to companies "in the rear with the gear".

Shit - I know a contractor here local - and they are tiny - but they are also "M.I.C." as their very survivial hedges on government funding. know another woman that works on "guidance systems" for another company; she's paid mid-6 figures....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military%E2%80%93industrial_complex

Poppy, Henry, Rocky, Shotgun Dickie, Lloydsie, Jamie, The entire Rothschild cabal, Georgie, Bobby Gates, Clappy, Zucky, Sergi Brinski, Larry (Summers and Page), Greenspooner, McCrazy, Linseed FagGraham....hell....the entire roster at any Bilderboooger camp out. Bohemian Grove campers. Ping Pong pizza pounding Comet napkin bastards....... 

JUST for openers....lots more....

turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) The Saint Jan 5, 2017 7:23 PM

here here i second that

OceanX's picture

"Mike, put some names..."

 

4 of them were in the video,

Croesus's picture

Bah,you know what?

Give the man his props...he called BTC right, at a time when us PM gurus were wrong.I could have bought BTC @ <$10 (the 1st time it came onto my radar). I didn't lose anything, in either case (been in PM's for a long time), but the Draybin did well with his BTC's, so I say more power to him.

peddling-fiction's picture

You are right Croesus but my point, from my perspective of experience, is that the deep state can block anything they want at a backbone level. And they are actively listening to radio traffic for anybody wanting to create their own intranet or for any other purpose.

And actually they do block me selectively, whenever they want to give me a heads up.

I can have any aspect of Internet, protocol, stream, or ping blocked, degraded, or modified anytime they want.

They have shown that to me in exquisite detail.

So yes, eventually the big fish will eat the small orange fishy.

Now that means that you might still be able to change it to their newly created Phoenix currency.

Probably at a devalued and manipulated (the horror) rate.

jeff montanye's picture

i think they are picking on you.

and if you have their attention, how many more?

i sometimes think they are throwing spelling errors into my comments.  dang nabbers.

peddling-fiction's picture

Picking on me is an understatement. Maybe I have lots of truth to tell.

Automated spelling errors in my ZH comments are a dime a dozen. Chuckle.

Oh the campfire stories I could tell jeff.

Croesus's picture

@ peddling-fiction:

Absolutely, agree 100%; my point is, scam or not, we could have cleaned-up in BTC, at a time when there really wasn't anything in the tax code about it.

I'm not crying over it, but I hate making mistakes.

BTW, what kind of questionable things are happening with your computer?

bluez's picture

Let's just make Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBS) illegal? Anybody who has so much as a fall-out shelter gets life in prison. Especially politicians? Why not? What do we lose?

valjoux7750's picture

Surely it's not Satoshi, we are back over 1000 as of 5:15 pm est!! I was in at 622.00. Anyone that wasn't expecting a correction after such a quick run up is dillusional.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Satoshi is the green fishie.

Dragbin is the orange one, getting eaten by China Syndrome Rock Bottom Satoshie.

Croesus's picture

These assholes won't be happy until we get a new war going...

I say, the solution to the War question is simple:

Send the politicians in first.

McShitstain, I'm looking in your direction...you piece of shit traitor.

MJ4Vets's picture

For Oath Keepers, and Patriots, the next war needs to be a Civil War. The drain the swamp narrative will require bloodshed, to have even the slightest of effect of restoring a Constitutional Democratic Republic. If you miss this boat, then you are willing to be a slave... and your children... and their children....

jeff montanye's picture

now i'm just guessing but have you ever been in a war?

MJ4Vets's picture

Yes, I'm a War Veteran. And as anyone who has been to War knows, it is the last resort. WE (the people) are, and have been, there.

The easiest way to explain, is if you've ever read American Profile publication from 50-70 years ago, and go into the the very same towns today... you will come to the very same conclusion, i guarantee.

Squid Viscous's picture

maybe start at CNN HQ... well armed of course with alot of extra clips

like that Atlanta day trader guy,very methodical in his "madness"

Rinauldi's picture

With his "buddy" GrahamCracker at his side.

Croesus's picture

I'd love to turn Graham over to a crowd of inner-city Blacks, unarmed, unprotected, and late at night.

Let them Livestream that.

WTFUD's picture

Unprotected, like with no condoms? He may be a raving shirt-lifter but he always cover's up on a first date.

bluez's picture

I mostly can't stand your ass, Croesus. But sometimes you make sense.

svs9000's picture

He's quoting Aliens...you're the ASS!!!