This is troubling: In a speech targeted at our elite planners Defense Chuck Hagel is warning people that cutting war spending is not a good course of action for the United States. But according to the linked Business Insider article, about 47 percent of the public wants the US to cut back.
The three major conflicts of the postwar were Korea and Indochina (1946-1975), and the Middle East (1967 to present). Perhaps encirclement of China was the objective of the first two, and encirclement of oil fields for the latter. But the human toll in these wars was staggering – millions of non-combatants killed. Carpet bombing, as a military strategy, came out of World War II, the US and Britain the major players. Dead civilians and destroyed buildings was the objective. As a war strategy it is not terribly effective. As a means of expending resources, it is.
The Orwellian side of the coin is as follows:
War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
The United States has not been threatened by any other power on earth in the postwar era, but that does not matter. We are constantly attacking other countries. The “Cold War” was a mere cover story to justify the attacks, and when the Soviet Union receded, our leaders in short order staged an ineffective “War on Drugs.” It did not have enough propaganda bite to be a really effective motivating tool. They then staged 9/11, and that put us back on permanent war footing. Our propaganda was revamped to make “terrorism” the new “communism.” Then came business as usual … here a war, there a war, everywhere a war war.
“Killing” Osama bin Laden in 2011 perhaps signified a rift among state planners, or perhaps from a marketing standpoint, merely cleared the way for an introduction of new products. The Boston Bombing, which evidence easily shows to be another false flag event, featured Chechnyan patsies, a far cry from the usual Middle East ones.
The media currently wants us to focus our attention on Ukraine, but the MIC is not about to go to war against a powerful country like Russia, so other objectives are in play
here. I am not on the Twitter feed that sends out the explanations. I do not know the future, but there will not be a major confrontation with Russia. That is a given – we do not attack countries that can defend themselves and inflict comparable damage on us. But will Russia be used as the perpetrator behind a new false flag attack? Are we looking at a Cold War franchise reboot?*
In the larger framework, Hagels’s remarks, though deeply embedded in euphemism, are clear in meaning: Our military-industrial complex is worried that the American public does not have the stomach for more wars.
What fresh hell lay in store for us?
*Seen in this light, the great efforts being expended to demonize Vladamir Putin make perfect sense. He would serve as the new Osama.