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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

An Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals

Posted by seumasach on May 14, 2021

American Greatness

This is certainly a significant statement. They are right to see in identity politics a threat to the Republic, as it is, indeed, to any body politic. But rather than being a product of Marxism, it precedes the influence of Marxism. It’s presence was notable in the revolutions of 1848 and in the works, for example, of John Stuart Mill:

“While the importance of moral and national pluralism to John Stuart Mill and later liberals has been the subject of recent debate, little attention has been paid to Mill’s arguments that class and gender ascription fundamentally construct individual identity. Mill argues that the analysis of society in terms of its constituent groups and the power relations between them requires the representation by groups of their own identities and interests in politics — and thus lays the liberal foundations for modern identity politics.” John Stuart Mill and the Social Construction of Identity

Both identity politics and the largely property-based rights espoused by the generals are both a product of the marked individual/society dilemma characteristic of Anglo-Saxon thinking. Didn’t the supreme individualist, Thatcher, say that there was no such thing as society? The real significance of the general’s statement comes in their rather threatening response the the China “threat”. The dark side of upholding American rights is starting wars with authoritarian nations which, by definition, deny these rights. As the in the Declaration of the Rights of Man, drawn up by H.G.Wells under the auspices of the Sankey Commission(both Wells and Lord Sankey were part of the Cecil/Milner Round Table circle) “It is the duty of every man not only to respect but to uphold and to advance the rights of all other men throughout the world.” In their case, the motivation was to impose a Anglo-American New World Order according to the premise that the “history of the western peoples has a lesson for all mankind”. Here, the generals, in accusing China of seeking world domination reveal their own still-enduring aspirations towards the same.

10th May, 2021

Our nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a constitutional republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of socialism and Marxism versus supporters of constitutional freedom and liberty.

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Jacinda Ardern is now the West’s woke weak link

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2021

Welcome to the Multipolar World Order! Arden’s crime is to choose strategic autonomy rather than hanging on to the dead end of the post-WW2 system. The New Cold War benefits no one but a small coterie linked to the military/industrial complex. Despite a huge ideological offensive peace risks breaking out!

Con Goughlin

Telegraph

21st April, 2021

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NATO Allies Take Over Black Sea for Military Exercise

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2021

Rick Rozoff

Antiwar.com

7th May, 2021

The title is courtesy of the Transylvania Now new site. The Pentagon’s Special Operations Command Europe kicked off the Trojan Footprint 21 exercise on May 3; what is identified as its premier special operations forces drills.

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‘Getting tough on China’ more rhetoric than reality

Posted by seumasach on May 4, 2021

Ken Moak

Asia Times

29th April, 2021

“With regard to Chinese “aggression” in the Asia-Pacific, the West and Japan have cherry-picked information to fit the narrative. The People’s Republic of China did not invent its territorial claims, they were inherited from the previous Nationalist government. The claims were supported by the US under the 1946 Cairo Declaration framework, demanding that Japan return all territories it annexed from their historical owners. 

Furthermore, China was exempted from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), implicitly recognizing the country’s territorial claims within the “nine dash line.””

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Swamp fails to drain Trump

Posted by seumasach on March 1, 2021

Cailean Bochanan

1st March, 2021

Trump’s triumphant return at the CPAC can only accentuate the despair felt in Atlanticist circles, especially those emanating from London. After 4 years trying to tame the beast he is back and Biden’s election turns out to be a Pyrrhic victory. In fact, Trump looks in a stronger position than ever, continuing to highlight the blatant electoral fraud which denied him victory ( with three dissenters on the Supreme Court openly sympathetic), pushing for quicker reopening of schools (with falling “cases” due to a suspiciously timed intervention from the WHO curbing PCR testing excesses), a plank of Biden’s programme, lamenting Biden’s failure to withdraw the military from the Middle East and escoriating the treacherous republican leadership to the delight of the crowds, a Republican leadership which now has no choice but to endorse the man they queued up to stab on Capitol Hill. There is nothing here to suggest that the greatly feared Democratic Party dictatorship has become a realty. Trump has not been driven from political life, his supporters haven’t been hunted down, the far-left, rather than being empowered, are in despair at having been sold down the river so soon. The drive to open up the economy as the so-called covid epidemic tails off is becoming irresistible.


While Trump exudes strength, Biden exudes weakness. True, he has presided over a piece of gratuitous aggression, a missile attack on Syria, a traditional blooding of the new incumbent, but it’s questionable whether he was even informed, let alone consulted about it. His Vice-President Kamala Harris certainly wasn’t and complained vociferously. In office, but not in power. Extraordinarily, leading members of the Democratic Party want to take away Biden’s power to press the nuclear button. I would suggest that is symptomatic of a situation where power is escaping their hands. They want to control the president but someone else is already doing that. Quite explicitly, in fact. Shortly before Biden’s inauguration the Joints Chief’s of Staff made the unprecedented announcement that they would guarantee the Biden succession. So he owes his position to them in a sort of managed transition. Is this a soft military regime being signalled to us also through the occupation of Washington DC by the National Guard, at Trump’s command remember! General Michael Flynn spoke openly of a military intervention but not quite in this way. The fact that he is not facing treason charges, which undoubtedly would have been the first move of a Democratic single party dictatorship following on a coup by electoral fraud, confirms that the coup hasn’t happened. The appointment of his brother to head Asia Command confirms it doubly. It is as if MacBeth, after killing Duncan, continued to encounter his ghost in the corridors of the castle, failed to kill Banquo and the rest of the Duncan supporters, promoted some of them and even allowed them to continue to propagate conspiracy theories about Duncan’s death.

If we are in a period of military stewardship of the United States what would their goal be? To keep the states unified, in the first instance. They would seek to prevent the slide into civil war so confidently predicted in certain circles. Blocking normal politics would then be an essential step since normal politics is driven by irreconcilable extremes. Having a puppet Democratic president is then ideal to take the wind out of the sails of the loony left whose identity nonsense if incompatible in principle with any stable body politic. They do indeed seem to have gone quiet and the Trots are in despair, always a reliable marker. As WSWS puts it : “Biden and the Democratic Party leadership have strengthened Trump and his fellow Republican plotters.”


They would also have grasped by now that China has emerged victorious from Coronawars and that the USA better open up quickly before even more damage has been done to its standing in the world. They would also seek to salvage something of the middle class as some kind of stable base to the political system.


They would also seek to strengthen the military, of course, through the time honoured method of generating tension against imaginary enemies. At the same time the realists would be in charge as they have tended to be since the Iraq debacle and the overthrow of Rumsfeld, checking any temptation towards reckless conflict. This, of course, is contradictory but the trend towards non-engagement by US troops spread out around the world will likely continue. Any realist would also realise that US levels of defence spending are incompatible with diminished US economic power and the looming financial blowout. Perhaps, bringing the troops home and curbing the Military/Industrial Complex might be the twin planks of future Trump foreign policy. Meanwhile, London will continue its amateur propaganda campaign to bounce the USA into conflict with the evil Russians

The great losers in these developments are precisely these the warmongers and neo-imperialists in London. As I have argued within the anti-lockdown movement, the immediate goal of lockdown is not a NWO, as advocated by Klaus Schwab, already a figure of fun and general derision, but the NOW, the New Order of the West, a remilitarised, streamlined West under the leadership of a re-empowered NATO and Johnson’s D-10, a grandiose Freedom Alliance of the Western democracies with the Eastern democracies, Australia, Japan, South Korea, India underpinned by the strict denial of basic democratic rights under the pretext of an imaginary epidemic. Significantly, the ten leading countries in terms of covid “cases” are members of NATO. By Covid will they stand or fall. They will fall.

Trump has not drained the swamp but neither has the swamp drained Trump. The USA is in an unstable equilibrium that has to resolve itself either through its refoundation as a nation state or a disastrous, renewed bid for global hegemony.

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Biden moves to restore trust with NATO allies

Posted by seumasach on February 18, 2021

“The Pentagon views the meetings as a way to reset the alliance after years of disruption, and a chance to set new goals on confronting China, combating climate change, and bringing NATO-aligned countries like Finland and Sweden closer to the alliance, Breaking Defense reported.”

Where the Pentagon and NATO lead Biden and the Europeans will follow? That is the question. Notably, no mention of Ukraine membership or Johnson’s Asia NATO

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7 Things to Know About the Pentagon’s New Plan for a 500-Ship Navy Fleet

Posted by seumasach on November 16, 2020

7th October, 2020

Military.com

From the Defender 2020 NATO military exercises back in March, the biggest since the 90s- carried out incidentally in the midst of a supposedly deadly epidemic, to this grandiose scheme to maintain US naval superiority in the China Seas the contours of war are clearly delineated under the shadow of covid panic. Whilst the people’s fear remains focused on covid, this is the truly frightening bit. Trump has fired Esper but will Trump survive: the anti-Trump coup means the military/industrial complex moves to centre stage, the deep state becomes the state and, in Europe, the EU rather than just living under the shadow of NATO becomes NATO.”If we can assemble the collective will and determination to see it through, I’m confident Battle Force 2045 will maintain our maritime superiority far into the future and ensure the United States Navy remains the greatest in the world for generations to come,” he said.The new plan, which matched a document Defense News first obtained and reported on last month, marks a significant increase in the 355-ship fleet the Navy has been working toward. Esper acknowledged the U.S. will face challenges in building a 500-plus ship fleet under tightening budgets. But he stressed the buildup is necessary, citing China’s troubling and “brazen destabilizing” actions in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as Beijing’s plans to modernize its force in the next 15 years and field “a world-class military by 2049.”

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Gridlock – Biden may or may not win, but Trump remains ‘President’ of Red America

Posted by seumasach on November 8, 2020

Alistair Crooke

Strategic Culture

7th November, 2020

“The fracturing of the ‘One Normal’, by contrast, provides some kind of respite to much of the globe.”

A crucial element of the reset, rarely mentioned, is the formation of a global alliance against Russia and China. In the absence of a clear cut Democratic victory that has suddenly become a lot less doable. In particular, reducing Europe to a NATO outpost against Russia is inconceivable;e with America wobbling at the helm.

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US primes NATO to confront Russia, China

Posted by seumasach on November 28, 2019

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th November, 2019

The December 3-4 summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in London resembles a family reunion after the acrimony over the issue of military spending by America’s European allies.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran: Adversaries of the West’s NATO alliance

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2019

Telegraph hawk Con Coughlin laments the demise of the Western Alliance. But don’t they still have Oceania- as in Orwell’s 1984? If so, it’s a motley crew under the erratic leadership of Trump with Dad’s Army bringing up the rear under Captain Johnson, Brazil’s thirty families representative Bolsonaro hoping for some rich pickings and an increasingly sceptical ANZAC division hoping they don’t completely destroy good business with China.

Con Coughlin

Gateston Insitute

5th August, 2019

Germany’s outright rejection of Washington’s request [to support Washington’s proposal for a maritime protection force in the Arabian Gulf to protect shipping from attacks by Iran] is likely to inflame tensions further between Washington and Berlin. U.S. President Donald J. Trump is already at odds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a range of issues, from Germany’s obstinate refusal to meet its Nato funding commitments to its pursuit of closer energy ties with Russia through the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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Why did the US exit INF Treaty? What you’re not being told

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2019

Darius Shahtahmasebi

RT

6th August, 2019

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is halfway through his tour of the Asia-Pacific region. The tour’s timing, coming just weeks after Esper was officially sworn in, affirms the notion that the Pentagon’s top priority is China.

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