Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump - Part 3

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Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The first two parts of this series focused on how Trump-specific factors could lead the American empire into another series of foolish and highly destructive wars. Part 1 discussed my concerns regarding Iran deal certification, as well as Trump’s increased coziness with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, who appears to get turned on by the use of violent force. Part 2 considered how Trump might sell his wars by promoting an environment of slobbering, superficial patriotism, and also speculated that corporate media might rally behind Trump if the target of his aggression happens to be Iran.

Today’s piece will be slightly different. The prior posts focused on Trump-specific angles with regard to how America’s forthcoming military mistake might play out, but I want to make one thing clear. While Trump carries his own unique risks when it comes to militarism overseas, this is all much bigger than Trump.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, I’ve become convinced that the U.S. empire will never reform on its own. There’s simply too much money and power at stake, and we already know oligarchs are above the law under our two-tier justice system. The biggest financial criminals of a generation were not only spared prison for their actions, but were handsomely rewarded. Wall Street ran the Obama administration before, and it runs the Trump administration now. It’s become clear to me that these lawless elite crooks and their enablers will continue with their insane and oppressive policies until the whole thing collapses. Whether Trump, Pence or Hillary Clinton run the charade doesn’t change where this train is headed.

I say this because I don’t want people to think I believe everything would work out fine if Trump wasn’t in charge. Our society is extraordinarily corrupt, delusional and systemically abusive. The public no longer has confidence in any of our institutions and for very good reasons. Our institutions exist merely to serve as gatekeepers to protect predatory crooks from the consequences of their actions.

The reason I focus on war leading to a more dangerous phase of imperial collapse is because I think that’s the most likely way this thing will go down. When I look around at those in positions of power or influence in the U.S., I don’t see people who’ve learned lessons from Iraq, Libya and now Yemen. Rather, I see a continued consensus of interventionists who’ll never stop looking for the next country to bomb. As such, it’s likely they’ll eventually pick the wrong fight, and everything will crumble pretty fast after that.

I think the most likely target for such aggression under Trump is Iran, but such a move will not go down the same way as the Iraq war. Back in 2003, U.S. leadership still had some standing in the world and amongst its own people. It was only two years after 9/11, and the American government was still seen as a positive force in the world by many. George W. Bush and his pals used this goodwill to destroy a country that never attacked us, killing hundreds of thousands of people in the process. Even worse, the entire thing was based on lies and media propaganda. A decade and a half later, the U.S. has been involved in plenty of other overseas calamities, but none as major as Iraq. Any new major conflict would happen in a world where the U.S. is far more despised than it was in 2003.

It’s sad to say it, but over the course of the 21st century the U.S. government has exposed itself as a corrupt bully, not just to the outside world, but also to its own people. Moreover, those in positions of power and influence in America either don’t recognize this reality or don’t care. It’s this sort of disconnected hubris combined with rampant internal corruption that is the true graveyard of empires. I think both allies and enemies abroad have had enough, and given the right opportunity, will let the U.S. sink.

As I explained in the post, Prepare for Impact – This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire:

How is all this going to play out? Obviously nobody really knows, but I do think we’ve entered a new period in American history. I think it’s basically a crossing of the Rubicon moment for the American empire. Personally, I don’t expect a strong and visible military response from Russia in the near-term. I don’t think Putin wants to give the U.S. media and newly minted neocon Donald Trump an excuse to do anything truly crazy, which they can blame on Russia in the court of public opinion. I think Putin is too smart for that. Rather, what I think he’ll do is make all sorts of moves behind the scenes to weaken America’s economic power, while at the same time engaging in minor provocations to tempt the imbeciles in charge of U.S. foreign policy to make further mistakes abroad, to which they’ll emphatically oblige.

 

In other words, Russia will attempt to make the U.S. extend itself further in a region where no real success is possible, at the same time that the American economy deteriorates further. Recall that the current very weak economic “recovery” has been going on for nearly a decade. This cycle is very long in the tooth, and all Russia really needs to do is sit back, make some moves behind the scenes and allow the U.S. to collapse upon itself in its hubris and stupidity. This is precisely what I think is going to happen.

U.S. leadership is so delusional, and quite frankly stupid, that it thinks the answer to grave overseas threats is more aggression.

The exact opposite is true. I’m of the view that both China and Russia are sitting back and just waiting for the U.S. to do something historically idiotic overseas.

Many Americans voted for Trump hoping that he would avoid such a scenario, but this optimism looks increasingly misplaced. As such, I expect a major military mistake in the years ahead which will set off a chain reaction that will ultimately deal a huge and very public blow to the U.S. empire. In other words, if you live another ten years you can expect to live through a period of rapid decay for the country as we know it.

While I believe such a collapse is extremely likely, it doesn’t mean the answer is to cower in fear as events begin to unfold. Rather, the better you understand the risks, the better prepared you’ll be to ride out the times ahead, thus providing a platform to turn a chaotic and dangerous situation into something positive.

So be a better person. Try to help people who need it. Spread ideas of decentralization and promote a worldwide movement away from centralized authoritarian structures wherever and whenever possible. The future is what we make of it, and the future can be very bright. To create a better world we’ll need a more conscious population grounded in decent behavior, and there’s no better place to start than with ourselves.

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Mena Arkansas's picture

America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-12/empire-destroying-wars-are-comi...

How I Got Fired - Exposing Jewish power in America has real consequences

https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/how-i-got-fired/

Slack Jack's picture

"Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming To America Under Trump."

Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming To Germany Under Hitler.

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1174

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

"We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry... Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy's fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory (Weizmann is alluding to Hitler and other Jew Nazis)." Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel.

jin187's picture

A wild .htaccess file appears?!

Pokemon Go must truly be involved in the conspiracy! As someone that runs their own Apache site with .htaccess used to password protect various pages, I can say that it would have taken an enormous amount of effort to overcome a hack of this magnitude. It would have taken me at least 30 seconds to have fired up the FTP, and deleted the offending .htaccess files. 30!!! That's an eternity in internet time! Must be why there were no responses, because all the users in that forum moved on to other sites in the 30 seconds that one was down.

Victor999's picture

Strange what you use for 'proof'.  There is a lot of opinion in the article but no proof whatsoever.  Like many who latch onto an idea, they take different event dots and connect them using their own ideologies.  This seems to have happened here.

 

Having said all that, however, I have no doubt that WWII was a Jewish conceived and engineered event in world history in order to accomplish one specific goal - the creation of the state of Israel. 

Rapunzal's picture

The real reasons for war. The bankers can hide the economic collapse with war and send the sheeple to the slaughterhouse, the bankers on top make a shit load of money.

dicksburnt's picture

Mena Arkansas:

I stopped reading as soon as the article stated "Phillip Zelikow believes the war in Iraq was to protect Israel".

First, the war was to protect petrodollar as Iraq had switched to Euro's in 2000.  Petrodollars protect Israel in the long run.

Second, Zelikow headed the 911 commission and had the powers of a Csar.  He and only he had the last word on what would be recorded as "Official".  Mr. Zelikow is a dual passport holder, want to guess the second passport?

War by deception.

Blue Steel 309's picture

Both articles are worth a read for anyone concerned with American foreign policy and or politics.

Fuck the kike hasbara trolls that downvoted it.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

Iran? Bullshit...Looks like Fat Boy Kim is on the table right now...

JailBanksters's picture

So trumps bringing out the big guns to fix Uhmerica's problems.

You're going to need a bigger gun

 

 

turkey george palmer's picture

Why does the war on Iran have so much support in DC? Because the oil is going to be sold in yuan, and what's worse China has said the yuan can be used to buy gold there. So oil for gold with Iran and Russia. Who else wants to watch Nieghbor's getting gold for Thier oil while they take dollars. When gold breaks 1425 it will launch. Imagine it's 2019 say around January. The seasonality for the gold price has made it ride into the 1380's after a long ascending triangle or bear flag, but a weak dollar and rising inflation are supportive as no one believes the dollar can hold on and there's talk even support at 70 is in play.

 Gold spikes the week before options expire and the paper sellers are trapped under water in a short squeeze so they fire all guns in an effort to weaken gold but it was expected and the run down is a spike to 1355 where it stops cold, the next couple days nervous shorts nibble back some and it staedies around 1375 as the following week gets going another attempt to break it down happens but is met with a floor of buying before Europe closes the game is over and it's @ $1410 the shorts are terrified and break ranks causing a $100 spike to $1500 it's hurting the dollar bonds are collapsing stocks are limit doen. Brazil and other South American oil countries go off the petrol dollar and it crashes through 70 gold is up and you can't get phyzz. It's not offered anywhere they have sold so much paper gold they are bankrupt and the defaults start. Money markets cease to allow withdrWls and you can't get your money. You hear the banks are going to close for awhile and there's no credit sales at stores or gas stations. People are in the streets and riots break out everywhere there is chaos.

 

Déjà view's picture

"Why"...

...in his piece Klein makes several arguments regarding Bannon’s friendship towards our community. He cites Bannon’s support for moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — an aggressive maneuver that diplomatic experts call “a very bad idea.” Klein mentions that Bannon thinks Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is a “terrorist.” He lauds Bannon for opposing the Iran nuclear deal, the peaceful diplomatic arrangement that has successfully stopped Iran from achieving a nuclear weapon. And Klein mentions that several of Breitbart Jerusalem’s hires “are yarmulke-wearing Orthodox Jews.”  
http://jewishcurrents.org/of-course-the-zoa-loves-steve-bannon-theyre-fa...
Flip of a coin...chose wisely circumcised goyem...8 years of Israeli BLUE team has given way to Israeli RED team...

jin187's picture

You forgot the part where fracking picks up, and drops the price of oil back down under $40, bankrupting Iran, while we subsidize Exxon and the rest to help them ride out the broken market.

ImGumbydmmt's picture

and that's what I thought in 2011 and kept buying AU and AG when they were $1,700 and $35.....and then......we all know what happened then......

Not saying Turkey George is wrong, this time he may be right, the sky really is falling. but no one has a crystal ball.

IMHO the more specific someone pontificates about exact break out prices and such, the more likely its not going down that way.

But even to just genrerally say, 

Yea as soon as China starts buying oil with real GOLD then the Petro Dollar is toast and the entire Americna empire collapses....

Well THAT event will be a turning point, the next leg down for the USA, over TIME...BUT the british pound lost world reserve status too (along with their world empire) and it wasn't rioting in the streets. 

We in the USA WILL have rioting in the streets it is the de-evolution of our culture and an uneducated sheeple falling to various "narratives" in response to real suffering at street level, COMBINED with a lack of moral Charactor.

Fukishima Vs. Katrina aftermath. We are not a composed dignified people group,(not anymore, anyway).

But we ARE the worlds monster consumer economy. and no one wants to kill the golden goose.

There is still of ton of wealth extraction to take place from the american economy, and people. 

IMHO, TPTB, Bankers, MIC, politicians, all want to kick the can for all its worth, to milk the cow until she's only good for sending to the glue factory, then harvest the dead carcass of raw materials .

in the meantime, do stuff to protect yourself from being financially and culturally fragile to external events.

REALIZE, spear chuckers in the outback, Amazon to SubSaharan Africa WONT EVEN NOTICE COLLAPSE  in the Western World.

If your playing pokemon go, wearing flip flops on the train commuting 20 miles to a dense Urban environment with just a laytop in your bag, no tools, no weapon, no water, when a riot breaks out, you just effed yourself. dont whine and moan on CNN and make a fool of youself for all to see.

Better yet, get out of Urban/Surburban living.

Get independent.

As bank independent, and W-2, 40 hour per week, plus commute time independent, as much as your life can allow.

Cash-out the current home equity or if need by even the 401k, pay the penalties and buy a rural propery for cash, simplify, learn to garden, home school your kids and teach them to leearn a practical work skill and how to conduct themselves honorably in the face of adversity. learn a second language. you might need to to live somewhere else.

if you start any sort of home business and need to drive, Section 179 IRS exemption gets you a new truck every three years. some contractors have three trucks for this reason and rotate though one of them every year, depending on how sucessful the yerar was, sometimes they upgrade .....

so you dont have to live like a beggar.

but you will get more personal time, and less stress, if no banker can take your home away, you don't have to have a fire to your ass all the time.

then you can make other decisions with your time.

and THATS the smell of Freedom, it is sooo sweet.

Go Galt.

White Devil's picture

ameriKa can't cut the mustard anymore.

Duc888's picture

 

Moar FEAR Porn.

soyungato's picture

I dont think Russia cares to do the US in at this point. Russia has enough problems of its own and is just recovering from the mistakes of the Yelsin era where everyone was invited in to rip off the country. In any case, the US does not need anyone to wish it ill. It is doing everything to destroy the empire all by itself.

AurorusBorealus's picture

It is said that Nero was very popular with the plebians, but hated by the Senate, which proved to be his undoing.  The Senate (which was an institution designed to protect the priveleges of the Roman aristocracy) finally declared him to be an enemy of the state and sent soldiers to beat him to death.  Nero thought of himself as an entertainer.  He even performed at the Olympics and raced chariot in the coloseum.  Are you not entertained?

BobEore's picture

Mikey fizzles, after two good previous pieces. 

No real constructive solutions... or answers to why...who...where... when. Cop out.classic.

Merika lost its' "empire" to the trotskyite bolsheviks who inherited the mantle of state with the demise of Kennedy, and the rise of rule by Bnai Brith/international finance capital.

Case closed

Able Ape's picture

The US foreign policy is exceedingly foreign to intelligence and common sense... that CAN"T be good!...

WTFUD's picture

The US & EU vassals are Bankrupt and are finding it more and more difficult to Steal other Sovereigns' Resources, although the French are murdering tooth & nail to keep their Empire ticking along.

roddy6667's picture

I can see this scenario:

Trump carries out a premptive strike on North Korea, presumably to take out the leadership. They use nukes because everything important in NK is deep underground. A Panamanian-flagged cargo ship carrying shoes and clothes from Vietnam and Cambodia that is parked about 20 miles off the mouth of the Potomac River has a few extra containers. They contain missile launchers with nuclear warheads. The North Koreans operate this ship. They launch missiles that score direct hits on the White House, Congress, the Pentagon, Langley, and Fort Meade. The missiles hit their targets seconds after they are detected.

Diesel electric North Korean subs towing underwater launch platforms make similar hits on major military installations. At least one bomb is exploded 120 miles over Des Moines, Iowa, shutting down the entire grid in the continental US for at least five years.

This is not a far-fetched scenario. Nobody is going to use an ICBM that takes an hour to retaliate in a nuclear exchange. Low-tech solutions using existing technology allow a small, backward nation like NK to exact a steep price for attacking them.

Any American who thinks the next big war is going be only on TV is very deluded. All the keyboard commandoes will have a big dose of reality delivered into their mother's basement or trailer park.

Ron_Mexico's picture

man, you should get into the fear porn business yourself. You show a definite flair.

roddy6667's picture

It seems to be the only thing people pay attention to on this blog. The point I am trying to make is that the next big war will not be waged far away to be watched on TV.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

I like that! Makes me feel all warm inside.

aldol11's picture

complete crock of shut.

author is an idiot using  bombastic headlines for attention

surf@jm's picture

LMAO!.....

Yeah, sure.......The bankrupt U.S. is going to start world war 3 on what.....

More printed dollars?.........

malek's picture

Mike you sound hypocritical when you state
"by promoting an environment of slobbering, superficial patriotism"
(which to me has an undertone of globalist 'national identity very bad, therefore nation state bad too' mantra to it)
but skipping the slightest mention if other ways recently used to promote for example the Libyan war are any better.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump - Part 4

- Western Powers have allowed to even directed all of the changes to the face of the Middle East from Iran to Turkey to Libya to Yemen/Somalia, It is obvious to all people, all Muslims that Geopolitics have changed the power bases in the Middle East
- Power Changes don't happen without Backlash
- Is legitimate (not fake) Terrorism in Europe & USA, the LEGACY of 7 Countries in 5 years?
- Push Back & Backlash = 3 - 10 Million Refugees & Immigrants, who would not have left if they had investments in infrastructure and those infrastructures were left to improve their jobs and lives

DCVoyeur's picture

I agree that this empire is in the end state.  A point that your are not getting is that (!! was an inside job to justify the takeover of the middle east oil and maintenance of world domination.  Just look at WTC7 which is obviously a controlled demolition,  Controlled demolitions take months to plan and set up.  General Wesley Clark said he saw a list of seven countries that were to be overthrown by the US and we have destroyed 5 of the seven.  This is much more insidious than you known.  Most people in Latin America and Europe know the truth but we have a media controlled by corporations and they will never tell you the truth.