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Dan Goor (Dan Goor) David T. Pine (David T. Pyne) raised valid questions about how well the United States will handle military conflict with Russia and China. Not very good, they conclude.
Perhaps the articles by Dan Goore and David T. Pine show genuine misgivings among military analysts worried about Washington’s unrealistic arrogance. Perhaps Gur and Pine are also consultants to defense firms and are lobbying for an even larger military budget. Nevertheless, both are right that Russia and China are clearly too tough for Washington and, despite its ambitions, anyone else is too tough for it. However, the real military problem for the United States is completely different from what they think.
Gur worries that Washington is too focused on China and ignores Russia’s threat to Europe. He does not say why he thinks Russia will invade Europe. The Kremlin has made it clear that Russia has no territorial claims.
Remember, Washington and Israel armed and trained the armed forces of the former Russian province of Georgia and sent them to invade South Ossetia, provoking a lightning Russian conquest of Georgia in response. Has Russia reincorporated its former province back into its federation? No. Having taught the Georgians a lesson, the Kremlin withdrew its troops.
Remember, Ukraine attacked the Russian population in Donbass in eastern Ukraine, and the people of Donetsk and Lugansk asked Putin reincorporate their territory into Russia, where historically these lands were located. There was zero chance that Ukraine, the US and NATO would block the reincorporation of Russian territory into Russia, but the Kremlin passed this “land grant.” If the Kremlin does not want its former provinces back, why should Russia burden itself with Eastern and Western Europe? Gur does not speak about this.
And Pine wonders why Washington creates military difficulties for itself with provocative actions that bring Russia and China closer together. Unable to deal with them individually, why double the overwhelming burden? He invites Washington to abandon its unattainable goal of world hegemony and conclude a spheres of influence deal with Russia and China.
This is a rational and reasonable recommendation, but it is unrealistic. The military intelligence complex will not abandon the two enemies needed to maintain a huge budget, which is its source of profit and power.
While Gur identifies the problem and Pine proposes a solution, neither understands that the worst threat facing the US is the demoralization of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force by the Biden regime. Demoralized military forces with undermined morale are not an obstacle to the disciplined, highly motivated forces of Russia and China. However, in the “awakened” * Biden America cannot acknowledge the real problem. The American military is being destroyed – and without even the slightest sound from the Republican opposition.
The US military is in a state of rapid decline. The huge budget is largely spent on “cost overruns” or profits for the arms industry and results in costly but inferior weapons systems. The main problem, however, is the morale of the US troops.
White male military personnel who make up the backbone of the army, air force and navy are forced to undergo “racial sensitivity training,” meaning that they are indoctrinated to be racist and misogynistic and have to reconsider their perceived attitudes toward “preferred minorities” and women. This makes it difficult for white officers to instill discipline in blacks and female military personnel. Blacks can report “racism” and women can report “sexual harassment.”
At the same time, promotions for white men were suspended with the aim of achieving “balance” by promoting blacks and women. In other words, promotions are not based on merit, but on the basis of race and gender. White male military personnel are unlikely to respect officers who are promoted for these reasons.
Regarding this demoralized military force, the Biden regime is currently introducing mandatory vaccination with an mRNA vaccine that does not provide protection against the virus, but introduces a spike pathogen into the body, in many cases causing serious injury and death, as well as making vaccinated more susceptible to Covid. … The evidence is there and it is convincing – the “vaccine” is more dangerous to young people than the Covid virus.
The servicemen who are aware of such facts are very unhappy with this policy. The officers have the opportunity to retire and leave the service, but the soldiers and non-commissioned officers will appear before a military tribunal if they refuse the dangerous vaccine. This has a devastating effect on morale.
The black US secretary of defense, himself a product of “quota hiring and quota hikes,” and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who told his Chinese counterpart that he would warn him in advance of an American attack, is despised in the military, and the military believes that that the Biden regime had betrayed the US military.
The obvious conclusion is that, regardless of the quality of weapon systems, such demoralized military forces are not capable of fighting disciplined forces with good morale. Washington has no way of fighting Russia and China if they stick together and is quickly defeated by either one individually.
My own opinion is that neither Russia nor China intend to attack the United States. Much less Russia wants to be responsible for Eastern Europe. Washington’s aggressive policies could provoke Russia and China to become a military threat. When Washington defines Russia and China as threats, Washington means that the rise of these two countries has ended Washington’s short-term unipolar rule. The “threat” that worries Washington is the loss of American hegemony.
Since Washington is in the process of violating its one China agreement in promoting Taiwan’s independence, Yalta 2.0 is nothing more than academic rant.
Americans have been brainwashed for decades about the “communist threat” associated with Russia and China. The danger is that an indoctrinated population, combined with Washington’s recklessness, such as deploying military advisers in Taiwan, could lead to a provocation too great for the provoked country to ignore. Until now, both Russia and China have ignored provocations and insults that in past times could have led to war.
I expressed my concern that while the responsible behavior of Russia and China, which refuse to respond to provocations with provocations, maintains peace, it risks provoking new provocations. Sooner or later, one of them will become too big to ignore.
author – Paul Craig Roberts – Paul Craig Roberts – Ph.D. in Economics, US Undersecretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Ronald Reagan administration. He has worked as an editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek magazine and Scripps Howard News Service. At one time he was the author of a regular column in The Washington Times. Author of numerous books on the biggest problems of our time.
Translation by Sergey Dukhanov… Published with permission from the author.
* wokism (from woke) is a political term of African American origin. Pertains to a conscious understanding of issues related to social and racial justice. It comes from the African American vernacular English expression stay woke.
By the late 2010s, Woke was adopted as a more general slang term, widely associated with left-wing politics, with the social liberal “cause,” with feminism, LGBT activism and cultural issues (although the terms “culture awakening ”and“ the policy of awakening ”). The term has been the subject of memes, ironic use, and criticism. Its widespread use since 2014 is the result of the Black Lives Matter movement.