Why Just One War When We Can Have Two?

Authored by Eric Margolis via EricMargolis.com,

"We will continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists, but great-power competition – not terrorism – is now the primary focus of US national security."

Henceforth Russia and China will be America’s main enemies, with Iran and North Korea thrown in for good measure.

So declared US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, last month in a statement of profound importance for the world.

For the past seventeen years, the US military has been laying waste to the Muslim world in the faux `war on terrorism.’  Afghanistan, Iraq, much of Syria, Somalia, Pakistan – all have been heavily bombed. US B-52’s and B-1 heavy bombers have tried to pound those resisting American ‘guidance’ into submission.

In Afghanistan, America’s longest war, President Donald Trump ordered a doubling of bombing against Taliban forces battling US occupation.  Now, the US is running very low on bombs, guided munitions and even air-to-air missiles for some reason.  Stores of munitions are being rushed from the US Pacific command to the Mideast.

At the same time, the US is fast running out of Muslim targets to bomb, now that the bogeyman ISIS has vanished into thin air and US air attacks in Syria are being minimized for fear of clashing with Russia.  Iran still remains on the US potential hit list.

Which brings us back to General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis.  He is quite right that so-called terrorists (that’s anyone who actively opposes the Lex Americana) pose no real life or death threat to the US mainland. 

But if so, how then to maintain the $1 trillion US military budget?  Well, of course, trot out those good old ‘Reds Under Our Beds.’  Actually, the Pentagon has been planning a new war with China for the past three years, a mainly air and naval conflict to dominate China’s coasts and seas.   The Pentagon is loading up on new aircraft, missiles, satellites and naval craft for the next Pacific War, and trying to enlist India as an ally against China.

But what then about Russia?  Not so easy.  The likely theater for a US-Russia clash is on the Baltic coast, Ukraine, the Black Sea or Syria.  In this case, the US would be confronted by the same problem that afflicted France in the fall of 1939.

Few people know that it was France that first attacked Germany, not the other way around.  Responding to the German invasion of Poland, France and Britain declared war on Germany.  French divisions began to invade Germany’s Rhineland.  But after a few skirmishes the French high command, under the inept Gen. Maurice Gamelin, didn’t know what to do next.  Germany was large, and the defensive-minded French did not anticipate occupying its entire country.

After a brief demonstration, the French Army withdrew behind the Maginot Line.  Hitler did not counter-attack in hope he could forge a peace treaty with London and Paris.  Winston Churchill and his fellow imperialists furiously sought to push Britain into war with Germany.  But months of inactivity went by, known as the ‘Sitzkrieg’ or ‘drôle de guerre’ until Germany acted decisively.

This would also be America’s problem in a war against Russia.  How deep into Russia to attack (assuming no use of nuclear weapons)?  How to protect ever lengthening supply lines?  Napoleon and Hitler faced the same challenges and failed.

Of course, this supposes the US is ready for war.  In truth, neither the US and NATO nor Russia are in any way prepared to fight a real war on land, sea and air. Military forces on both sides have been so run down and depleted by little wars and budget cuts that there are serious shortages of war stocks and aging equipment.

Key NATO member Germany is in a shambles.  Its feminized military, run by a nice but incompetent lady defense minister, could not fight its way out of a paper bag.   France is not much better off.  The US armed forces and Britain are critically short of spares, munitions, transport, and armor.  Russia’s once mighty Red Army is short of everything.  Both east and west are simply unready for a real war.

As if there is any reason for one. There is not.  Those jackanapes in the US Congress and media trying to inflate online mischief by 20-something Russian hackers into a second Pearl Harbor are crying 'fire' in a crowded theater.

A final respectful note to Gen. Mattis (my dad was a marine):  A good general does not pick a fight with two, far–away major powers at once.  The trick is to turn them against one another. Declaring a future war against China and Russia is a crazy idea.  Only draft-dodgers and generals who lost the Vietnam War could come up with it.

Comments

SoDamnMad 07564111 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 02:51 Permalink

Hey general. Your days of the crack Marine force, tired from repeated tours in Afghanistan where we can't win, are over.  Did you see that a 2 star Marine general can't stop hazing in the training force (from a Lance corporal no less)?

Yes, we have a lot of fantastic , loyal Marines. But we also got a lot of bad apples and are spread much too thin. All these over-priced MIC weapons aren't going to save you. Don't go dying for Is-ra-hell and their quest for Syrian and Lebanese hydrocarbons.

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bluez Four Star Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:52 Permalink

Most people know that President Vladimir Putin has stated that there will never again be a war on Russian land. What does that mean? Russia has been said to possess over 100 times more micro-nukes than the West does. If "our" armies cross that line, Russia will make them disappear suddenly.

The Pentagon doesn't give a rat's ass about the real concerns of the American people. Why would they? They just want to rule the world. We are not "citizens". We are hostages.

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commoncourtesy bluez Wed, 02/28/2018 - 05:49 Permalink

I agree. It is not just the USA Inc. Our 'global rulers' do not care about any specific nation and/or people. In the main, 'Wherever I lay my hat, that's my home' is their philosophy. There are no Countries any more, just CORPORATIONS who make a lot of money from the demise (Insurance) of what they consider their assets.

People are realizing that wars are no-longer being fought to protect a countries people. It is primarily for profit and control. As such I would imagine the enlisting of armies is getting much harder, especially en-listing the caliber of sold-die-ers they require who do not think and/or question/answer back.   

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NumbersUsa commoncourtesy Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:00 Permalink

The stinkin warmongering murderous deceitful so-called israeli jew supremacists and their complicit goyim slaves are at it again as always.

The jew supremacists of the world are The Ememy of the entire human race.

Reinstate the 1935 Nurenberg Laws NOW- world wide.

Purge immediately all dual citizen israeli's from all U.S. Government (Federal, State & Local) rather elected, employed, contractors or volunteers-NOW ! 

Prosecute & Shut Down all Foreign Agent jew supremacist organizations in the U.S. under the FARA Act, such as:

Aipac, Aclu, Adl, Splc, Zoa, Jdl, Jwc, Cfr, and a thousand more-NOW ! 

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Expendable Container commoncourtesy Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:22 Permalink

'Our "global rulers" do not care about any specific nation and/or people'

Too true. They set us against each other for geopolitical gain and power and laugh at us as we kill each other. Worse still these Rothschild/Rockefeller Zionist bankers are always depopulating us.

Their puppet Eisenhower AFTER WWII starved to death 1.2 million ordinary German soldiers and Germans in still-occupied Germany are persecuted for daring to hold memorials to their dead:

https://wearswar.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/alfred-schaefer-ordered-for-i…

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Parrotile 07564111 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:49 Permalink

With the well-publicised (and more than adequately - funded) programmes to revitalise and re-equip the Russian Forces, yes - "maybe" they are quantitatively smaller than the Red Army, but they are NOT short of the resources they need.

ALL Russian factories HAVE to be able to switch to munitions / military demand operations in a very short time-frame, and of course they have China next door to assist with munitions if needed, since any attack on Russia will be an attack on China - not just because of their Mutual Defence Treaty, but because China knows VERY well that they NEED Russia in order to defeat the Global Hegemon.

If Russia goes, China's next - and they know this.

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NumbersUsa Dude-dude Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:32 Permalink

Trump’s Jewish Agenda

january 7, 2018by christians united for palestine

 By CUFPa

Trump, the first US President with two Jewish children, beholden to the money power of the US establishment (i.e., Jewish money) that supported his presidential bid (or bought the presidency for him), is making the Israeli dream of stealing Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine a reality; especially since he owes Jewish investment banks hundreds of millions of dollars, which can be easily written off the books if certain conditions are met.

“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said.

In one fell swoop, Donald Trump overturned decades of international consensus and laws. He also ignored recorded history: Jerusalem was NEVERthe capital of even ancient Israel.

Furthermore, he constantly and nonchalantly overlooks the fact that Israel today is an inhumane, apartheid country that uses its carte blanche from the US to do as it pleases in the Middle East. It oppresses the Palestinians, treats them like caged animals, and spreads chaos in the region regardless of how it affects the peace of the world.

The reason is because the Jews control the Federal Reserve, the real center of power in the United States or the money power of the establishment (i.e., Jewish money). In turn, the Fed wags every other financial institution in America, and consequently ends up being the root cause of all of America’s economic ills.

Trump’s Jewish Entourage

Not even Trump, who supposedly wants to “make America great again,” dares mention the need to dismantle the Fed. Worse, he drools every time he talks about Apartheid Israel, not unlike every other American politician.

The anti-Christ spirit of hate thy neighbor, which revs up the engine of the state of Israel and that of its Prime Minister, seems to fire up Trump’s motor as well with his loathing of immigrants, especially of his Mexican neighbors. He and Netanyahu are two peas in a pod – both arrogant, haughty, and supercilious narcissists.

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

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archie bird SHsparx Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:54 Permalink

MAGA supporters are too distracted and enthralled with the Q phenomenon that they're not paying attention to the fact that Trump just redistributed MORE WEALTH THATS EVER BEEN TRANSFERRED to the top 1% by way of 'trickle down tax cuts', and his attack dog Nikki Haley, his Mad Dog Mattis and his eerily-The Joker-looking General Flynn are NEOCONS gunning for More war.  

Oh yeah, did I mention he gust gave the USMIC another $139 BILLION. Never mind that our US dollar is already groaning from all the smoke and mirror financial games.

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Jung Wed, 02/28/2018 - 02:34 Permalink

Out of 200 something years the US has been without war for....less than 10% of  the time, about 20 years. It is addictive and peace seems to be impossible for the reasons that they are not in charge of their own (debt) economy. Once you choose a private company (the Fed) to run the business you'll depend on exploiting whatever country you can destroy and run their major businesses (Iraq's agriculture is in the hands of Dow Chemical and Monsanto etc.). The solution is not bail them out (=give it to the fed, the Rothschilds of the earth who really do own most of the wealth).

veritas semper… Wed, 02/28/2018 - 02:52 Permalink

There are real reasons JUSA needs to declare war on Russia and China(and Iran). There are 21 Trillion of them.Plus the lost 50 Trillion reasons. And undeclared 150 T,200 T? Who really knows? We lost count the same way the Pentagram lost 8 T reasons for war and counting. And this is WITH the petro-f*cking-dollar. Imagine how pressing these reasons will become without the petro-f*cking -dollar! Because it's coming. Soon.

They are so desperate now. The only card left is a big,huge,beautiful war. Because those competing powers will not stop in their quest to kill the $. I mean ,JUSA was "nice",it tried everything to stop it: sanctions,proxy wars,all type of nudging ,like denying Olympic games for Russia,massing NATO troops on their borders,etc,etc. But JUSA was not heard by Russia(and China). What can it do more? It has to preserve its reputation of No 1.

And then,its the parasite on its back,which needs to be fed constant wars against its enemies.

Did you know that the Parasite's PM,Satanyahoo comes next week here ,trying to sell the wars on Iran/Lebanon/Syria?

No? you thought that the Donald is actually going to keep his campaign promises and stop all these wars? Silly deplorable rabbits!

Let me tell you something:there is   huge amount of gas discovered in the Mediterranean ,and Syria has the biggest part. And Syria gave the rights to explore it to ....Russia.

The zionist entity wants to steal from Lebanon and Gaza too. Lebanon was threatened by JUSA a few weeks ago to be nice and let the poor entity steal from them.After all they are nice people and suffered enough!(like Hillary)

Lebanon told them to FO. So Satanyahoo comes to the Kosher House to rectify all these and put its American Bitch to work. You do not expect chosen blood to be lost ,do you?

And then,Syria has huge amounts of PHOSPHATE and Russia has big plans to make Syria a food hub .

After all ,Russia feeds 1/2 of the world now(mostly wheat),but also halal poultry and beef.Imagine that,the ex communist country,almost destroyed during the Yeltsin years and the Haaavard chosen boys,now feeding 1/2 of the world.And having the world largest gas fields,and oil,and a huge amount of  gold...

And if you think the alliance with China is going to brake,dream on the American dream ,because soon it will become the American nightmare!

I am terrified of what this country has become(during slick pedophile Willie,Poppy Bush,moron Bush,the Faggot and the Shabbos-Goy -in-chief)

Let's see what gifts Satanyahoo brings to JUSA next week!

 

 

 

SoDamnMad veritas semper… Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:00 Permalink

I think you covered it perfectly, missing nothing The dual-citizen Congress will just lap this up, just like when they cheered on Is-ra-Hell and forgot all the dead on the USS Liberty.  And the European Jews wonder why there is so much anti-semitism? It's world wide my friends.  Remember to pre-order your Worldwide Remembrance Day buttons (April 11-12) for the 6 MILLION WHO DIED.  Or was it more? My numbers just don't add up.

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mabuhay1 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:35 Permalink

The US Military, by it's very nature, must be prepared to fight two war simultaneously, just like it did in WW2.  That is because this nation is facing two oceans from which threats may emerge.  It is also true that our most likely major adversaries are two major powers, and proper planning means being prepared to defend against the threat, which is Two countries, and not just one.  So, what is your point exactly?  That we not recognize possible threats and prepare for them?  Is that what Mother Russia taught you?

Joe A Wed, 02/28/2018 - 04:11 Permalink

If the French and Brits had destroyed the German Rhineland and all its industries there in 1939 while the German army was busy in Poland, a invasion of France and the Low countries could have been avoided. It would have seriously hindered Germany's armament. Because in 1939/40 Germany was not really fully ready for war. Large parts of its army were still unmechanized. It was thanks to their clever tactics and good coordination between the Luftwaffe, Panzer divisions and anti-tank guns that they forged a breakthrough at Sedan all the way to the coast.

That has nothing to do with the now. America can wage a war with both Russia and China and fight that out in Asia and in Europe. It gives the US the 'luxury' of waging war there while the US mainland escapes relatively unharmed as long as strategic nuclear weapons are not used. The use of tactical nuclear weapons is part of Russia's military doctrine ever since the Cold War. Whole manuals were written on that. The West can do the same. It means that Europe will be destroyed. Putin said that Russia will never again fight a defensive war on its territory. Russia might also be destroyed but Napoleon and Hitler thought the same.

WARS ARE NEVER OVER BY CHRISTMAS.

Neochrome Wed, 02/28/2018 - 05:16 Permalink

NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia was suppose to last 2-3 days. It lasted 72 days with more than 1000 airplanes involved, during which Yugoslav forces routed KLA terrorists in Kosovo. It was a NATO threat to indiscriminately bomb Serbian civilians and civilian infrastructure that brought them a "victory" (golf clap).

One salvo of Kalibr missiles at US targets would make bankers and their politician bitches cry for peace. 

Smi1ey Wed, 02/28/2018 - 06:55 Permalink

But if so, how then to maintain the $1 trillion US military budget?

 

They are not maintaining it. They are actually increasing it and using the resulting deficit to go after "entitlements."

mark1955 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 07:44 Permalink

Hey Mattis, you Murderous Rothschild LACKEY, be advised, millions upon millions of Americans ( Me included ) view the Russians ( Syrians, North Koreans, Iranians and Chinese ) as the relative "Good Guys" in comparison to the American military and government in today's back wards world!

We believe the American military and government, working for the NWO, are "Wiping their Butts" with the US Constitution!

 

Now given all that, just how do you plan to Try and get the American people on board a War against: Russia and North Korea leading to World War Three?

mark1955 mark1955 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 07:52 Permalink

MY FELLOW AMERICANS, please remember, Any attack ( EMP strike, power outage DOS strike, nuclear, chem/bio etc., ) against the United States, will have been conducted against us by Our own government and blamed falsely on: Russia, North Korea, Iran, China, Syria, in order to Try and get the American people to go along with the Following:

 

                                                            1. Martial law/curfew!

                                                            2. Food/Firearm Confiscation

                                                            3. Mandatory military/labor national service

                                                            4. mandatory microchipping/vaccination

                                                            5. Our Enslavement/Genocide

 

                                           Do Not Comply!!!

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mark1955 mark1955 Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:09 Permalink

Hey Mattis you Clown, you want to start another War to "Defend" the United States from it's enemies?...Then why don't you and the Pentagon and Trump, find out who is attacking the American people every day with chem trail missions and spreading: Alzheimers disease, Dementia, Cancer, ALS, Peanut Allergies, Crop Killing maladies etc. and attack them instead of the Christian Russians and North Korea?

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Joiningupthedots Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

Any moment now Dunsford and Milley will chip in with their 2 cents worth (again)

Its like a Barber Shop quartet with just one song.

The entire Middle East needs to be saturated with interlinking A2D2 and just close the door on American/NATO/Israel 

murder and mayhem.