As Thom Hartman noted the other day, he and his wife watched 6 hours of CNN and MSNBC and not one issue of the day was discussed. Thom would be really shocked if he tried watching them for a week and would end up seeing no issues discussed.
There fore it is time for the US to reinstate their NO FIRST USE OF NUKES back into use. Some dit from the AF said the other day we never had such a use policy ,well I am here to call bullshit on that statement , because during my 7 patrol on a missile boat that was the policy.
WE NEED THIS NOW
In the past few weeks I have read at least 10 lets have a war articles by both sides of the aisle. They are not only gearing up to take on Russia they include China in their plans. Being a sub sailor I have great distrust for those who say yeah we can do that ,not taking into considering what we who would have to fight the war would give up.
A little reading will quickly inform you that Russia and China are not sitting on their hands waiting patiently for us to attack. I have been following the progress of both countries in beefing up their military and attempting to analyze our chances of defeating them. In Russia's case they view the missile attack to be their main concern and their response to that threat is to build weapons system to counter that threat. They have added new missile defense systems, updated aircraft , new subs , new combat ships and more. In China's case the view their main threat is from the sea, with their eye on the Straights of Formosa as the most likely for an attack they have built a large fleet of new , very quite subs. Our most likely plan for China would most likely be a Carrier based attack and long range bombers, both of which would have to defeat any new systems that come on line.
The scary part of all this is the bare fact that in times of economic strife (think the Great Depression) we resort to a war to stimulate the economy. Our back room boys are gearing up to take on Russia and China an impossible task if you consider that Russia and China would come to each others aide a defeat of them would require a miracle. Or perhaps as the back room folks are saying we can use battlefield nukes to even the odds.
LURCHING TOWARDS WW3
OTHER WORRISOME STORIES
A VOTE FOR HILLARY IS A VOTE FOR WAR A VOTE FOR TRUMP IS A VOTE FOR GOD KNOWS WHAT.
TRUMP ASKS THREE TIMES IN A BRIEFING WE HAVE NUKES WHY CAN'T WE USE THEM?
A PROPAGANDA WAR WITH PUTIN
AN AIR FORCE SECRETARY QUESTIONS "NO FIRST USE POLICY"
AND IF A WAR WITH RUSSIA INS'T ENOUGH LET'S THROW IS A WAR WITH CHINA
Yep , I am beating war drums another yet again because as we are entertainer by the Trump Hillary sideshow war is being planned , equipment and troops are being put into place, just waiting for a chance to pull the trigger. Never mind that it would most likely be the end of mankind to start that war our brilliant military and planners believe they can pull it off.
Now I offer every war and confrontation we have been in since WW2 and had to walk away not the winners should be enough evidence that if we can't whip nations like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and others. The use of aerial devices to win wars has always been known to now be a way to win a war, sure you can destroy the country but unless you have troops on the ground you haven't won.
I will keep banging the war drums till the cause goes away or I end up walking toward the nuclear flash.