We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The U.S. Government’s Plan Is to Conquer Russia by a Surprise Invasion

Click here to access article by Eric Zuesse posted on Washington's Blog
The following combination of articles explains — and they link to conclusive evidence proving — that the United States Government is actually designing its nuclear forces now with the intention to win a nuclear war against Russia (World War III), and no longer (if they ever really were) adhering to the idea (“Mutually Assured Destruction”) that WW III would produce unacceptable catastrophe for both sides, and must therefore be prevented. The U.S. Government is definitely set upon winning WW III, not avoiding WW III. Nuclear weapons are thus being built and deployed by the U.S. Government with the intention to conquer Russia, and this goal has become NATO’s mission, and its only remaining core function, though this fact is not publicly acknowledged.
The fact that the Empire's military plans for all kinds of wars is not news, and the fact that they are planning to destroy Russia is quite reasonable given that the US Empire is desperately trying to remain top dog in the world. But the key question is: will the Empire's Deep State (see this, this, and this) have the nerve to implement these plans? No, it wouldn't be Trump that would make the decision. As Alastair Crooke, the former member of the British MI6, wrote:
All in all, President Trump emerges from this summit, a pussy-cat. Big on talk, short on action: Short on action domestically; short on action in cleaning the swamp; and short on action generally. Jatras concludes, more in sorrow than in anger, “it would be only a small exaggeration to say that with respect to foreign and security policy, Trump is now a mere figurehead of the permanent state. Even if Trump and Putin do happen to meet again, what can the latter expect the former to say that would make any difference?”.
After all, the war would likely destroy much corporate property and make large parts of the globe uninhabitable. Well, I wouldn't bet on the sanity of the capitalist members of the Deep State to avoid such a war.