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Thursday, October 20, 2016

A New War?


Vladimir Putin explains the situation in Syria and Iraq from his perspective. Take Seven minutes out of your life and make of it as you will.


I'm not advocating for one position or the other, but what Putin says (above) is accurate as far as I can tell. 

US bungling in the Middle East has been legendary. And it will get worse with a Clinton presidency when you consider that she steered the nation in the direction we're in now.

John Kerry, US Secretary of State said that, "Russia is trying to play a weak hand in Syria - trying to be more than the regional power they are."

So...

Russia mobilized the Northern and Baltic Fleets, sending key assets to the Mediterranean Sea off Syria, thumbing its nose at the British as it passes.
(Bloomberg) After a strike by the U.S.-led coalition on a Syrian army base last month that the Pentagon said was a mistake killed dozens of soldiers, Russia’s Defense Ministry said it won’t allow a repetition. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with state-run Channel One broadcast Sunday said Russian defenses can protect the Syrian army from any U.S. attack and warned the American military to desist from “dangerous games.” - There's more at that link.
The US will provoke a war - at least a limited war - in my estimation, if only to stop the scandals that are boiling around Clinton. They need a break from WikiLeaks and Veritas showing what craven scum that they are and a war, even a fake war (See Gulf of Tonkin Resolution), will send the press scurrying in another direction.
Questions about the Gulf of Tonkin incidents have persisted for more than 40 years. But once-classified documents and tapes released in the past several years, combined with previously uncovered facts, make clear that high government officials distorted facts and deceived the American public about events that led to full U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. (US Naval Institute)
282,000 American and allied soldiers died in Vietnam). Another half million Vietnamese died. 

If you think that Hillary Clinton will blink twice at three quarters of a million dead to divert attention from her vast felonious conduct - you don't know Hillary. War is often a racket... I think that the Russians, no strangers to war, are concerned about that.

Some would say that George W. Bush provoked a war in Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction when there was NO EVIDENCE that they existed, far more recently in our history. I was in a position to know back in 2002-3 and based on what I saw, no evidence existed beyond some manufactured bullshit. And think of the blood and treasure that followed that adventure, and became ISIS, and the conflict in Syria that we're chatting about today.

Wag the Dog Scenario:

25 comments:

  1. Big discussion at work today with cops. Everyone is one the same page and 1776 was brought up more than once. Guys have had it .... but have they had enough to go to war? How much more can this country take before SHTF? Then I had some female state employees come in for a program inspection. They sounded almost as mad as the cops. People are really upset about the chance that Hillary could be the next President. If that happens, then we know America is broken. Time to start up the way back machine and reintroduce the government to what a pissed off citizenry can do.

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    1. We're in serious trouble. I don't know if things have gone too far. Even a Trump presidency with the best of intentions may not be enough. A Clinton presidency will bring trouble from many directions.

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    2. Very well argued, LL. This is a deadly season.

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    3. The situation in Syria is only the beginning. Keep an eye on China and the developing 'crisis' there.

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    1. And I have to say -- it's a sad indictment when we have to look to a KGB Colonel for a lesson in statesmanship, intelligence and good sense.

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    2. I'm with Dr. Jim (below) in that I never ever, in a zillion years, though that I'd be listening to a Russian oligarch as a voice of reason, prudence and responsibility. It makes me feel sad for my country and for what we have become.

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  3. From what I've seen, read, and been told by "Friends In The Know", Putin is 99.99% correct.

    And I never, ever, ever, thought I'd be agreeing with the Russian Chief of State.

    I've worked with a lot of Russians over the last 10 years of my career, and while I don't particularly trust them, I've found them to be a very practical, pragmatic people.

    If The Hildebeast wins (or more likely STEALS) this election, we're in for some extremely bad times.

    Previous comment deleted due to typos....

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    1. Agreed 100%. It's annoying beyond words to have Pravda telling the truth and the NY Times & Washington Post lying to us.

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  4. Putin makes more sense, to me, than anyone I've heard in the Lightbringers's Administration.

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  5. I certainly never would have counted on a day when the Russian oligarch spins more truth than the American one. The idea of Hillary in complete charge of foreign policy for the next fews years is now cause to reopen and restock the old nuclear bunker beneath my homestead.

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    1. Lay in food and ammo. Worst case you can flee to the mountains.

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  6. I've said all along that all this middle east stuff is just a modern Vietnam. It started right, with Bush 41 letting Schwarzkopf do his thing, then stopped when the Iraqi's were on the run. Then DC got involved with their rules of engagement that got more American killed, and the Obama... Pull out or bomb the shit out of them and bitch slap anyone in Congress who complains. It should have been done in Nam and it should be done now.

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  7. That should have been, 'then he stopped the war when the Iraqui's were on the run. They should have gone into Iraq and leveled that shit hole from the start.

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    1. Or we should have taken every drop of oil to replace the $3 Trillion that we spent there liberating them.

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  8. I wish I had a nuclear bunker to restock. Have never owned one.
    I will just pray the Lord takes us quickly if it comes to that.

    Be safe and God bless us all.

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    1. I doubt a nuclear exchange, but Hillary will do it if it solidifies her power. She knows that you can't make an omelet without braking a lot of eggs.

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    2. And Hildebeast will be with all her cronies, bankers, and other Very IMPORTANT People safely tucked in their bunkers far away from the big cities that will get nuked.

      She'll have fewer people to rule over, but she thinks they'll be easier to control.

      She doesn't realize the "survivalists" who make it through these dark times will come for her.

      With a very short rope.....

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    3. Stake them to ant hills and pour honey over them. Ants gotta eat.

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    4. I hate wasting good honey.....

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    5. You're right. Maybe open a vein or two instead.

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    6. With all the fire ants in the South, you can save your honey for something better...

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    7. I don't think there's going to be a nuclear war, but I do want to use the old bunker for the zombie apocalypse that is sure to happen when the the progressives completely take over the schools.

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    8. I don't expect a nuclear war either - but a war would take the minds of the lemming off Hillary - should she win.

      Trump is not a pro-war type and he would have no need of doing that without necessity.

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