Before the Wilsonians among us (the DNC/GOPe Bipartisan Fusion Party) can go out and make the world “safe for democracy” and spend trillions on weapons to enrich the Military Industrial Complex (you don’t think those weapons are to win wars, do you? We haven’t won a war since 1945 – heck, we haven’t even TRIED to win a war since 1945), the world first must be made safe.
And we can’t afford it, nor is it our business.
Let the Chinese make their sphere of influence safe and let the locals figure out how to play nicely with them. They know capitalism is the only way forward. They also are far more mature than the West – they execute islamists trying to overthrow their culture and government without worrying about skin color or religion – or anything but the danger poised to their country & culture.
If the ROK and Japan need to nuke-up to deter too much PRC aggression – fine. Had Ukraine stayed nuked-up, they would still exist as an independent nation. Would anyone really care if Vietnam came under PRC influence? Or if China, understanding it was their sphere and would go uncontested, finally overthrew the nutty Norks? (and if you think China will not go uncontested, are you really willing to nuke Beijing, and have them nuke SF & LA for Hanoi? Really? I don’t care about Hanoi – nor should you.)
The idea that only the current nuclear nations are responsible enough to have nukes is childish and absurd. If we were responsible enough to have nukes, and to defend the West with them, we’d have nuked Mecca on 9/12/2001. Ukraine is poster art for nuclear proliferation – give up your nukes, lose your freedom. Do you really think Iran didn’t learn this lesson?
A world based on the same principle on which America bases the 2nd Amendment would be far more mature, and far safer, than what we have today. Use a nuke – become a parking lot. Attack another nation – become a parking lot. Much more mature than wasting educated Western lives – for years – shooting Neanderthal muslims one-by-one; less recidivism, better end result. Faster-Better-Cheaper. This is the Information Age, after all.
If Iran nukes Riyadh, I want Riyadh to be able to respond in-kind, don’t you? If Iran nukes Jerusalem, you can bet your ass Israel will respond in-kind. And that will be a VERY GOOD THING.
If the Norks nuke the ROKs, do you really want to waste the lives of 17,000 Americans and a few trillion dollars trying to put the Norks back in the cage Clinton (D) & Bush (R) let them out of? Nope. Let Seoul nuke em. It isn’t as though the lives of the grass-and-bug-eating Norks would deteriorate below where they are now, and it would help solve the entire problem China has with overthrowing the regime – the outflow of Koreans to find food in China.
Let the Russians make their sphere of influence safe and let the locals figure out how to play nicely with them. The islamists are on their southern border, after all (well, at least those not driven into Europe by Bush & Obama and those nor flown into America by Obama & Ryan). Russia has no trouble executing those trying to overthrow their culture and government, which is as it should be. What do you think leaders are for if not to defend those they lead? I know this is a newsflash to those 2nd Graders called “Progressives,” but there it is…
France and Britain have nukes. Russia is not at all likely to bother them. Germany has given up on the world – lowest fertility on the planet – if they don’t care about their future enough to populate it, why should anyone else care about it enough to defend it? That’s infantile.
And let us worry about the Americas. A lot more problems exist to our south than Mexico. Venezuela, for a start. If you think the self-induced catastrophe there won’t wind up crossing the Rio Grande, you’re not paying attention. And Brazil? Both are nations of enormous potential drowning in the sewage of leftism that half of America wants to import here. We can figure out how to work with S America a lot more easily than fixing ISIS thousands of miles and a millennium away from us. To begin with S. Americans are basically Westerners.
So let’s let Russia worry about S Asia & the Middle East. Israel already is working with Putin. Those are two adult countries uninfected by the Baby Boomer leftism destroying America.
Let’s let China, another adult nation, worry about the western Pacific (they want their ships safe, too, and there’s no reason we can’t hand over shipping security at the Dateline), and Africa – China is creating jobs in Africa. We are still destroying their nascent textile industry (the beginning of industrialization) by shipping them old, worn-out clothes.
The Cold War is over, folks. Let the three major powers police the security in their own near-abroad. Faster way to a safer world than pretending we can still do this all on our own.
What is your interest? Safety or death?
.. or, if we wait a bit longer, France may well re-imagine her colonial strength in the ME/N Africa, and start it with a bang. They’re getting pretty tired of the Neanderthals attacking their nationals. And when France gets serious… well, let’s just say they may still understand the concept, unlike the rest of the West. Ask the sailors on the Rainbow Warrior. When the Nikki Parsons character in the Bourne Identity was told to “clean up” the dead guy in the street after the apartment fight, she wasn’t kidding when she said, “I can’t do that! This is Paris!” And the screenwriter knew France. France wants to re-assert a colonial strength they never really had. What better way than starting the beginning of the end for Islamism in their own former colonies?
The post-war stasis is over. It ended with the fall of the Wall. The West has been treading water since pretending this ahistorical 70-year period of lack of conflict between Great Powers is normal… when it has NEVER before happened. Islam has been violently prepping a violent breakout as we have been in the pool with a beer.
Something will change, the stasis will end. The Status no longer will Quo.
Brexit shows people want independence and national sovereignty. The eight other EU nations demanding a referendum show it is not just Britain. The Trump v Ruling Party divide in America shows the same. ISIS will get too bold with the wrong party and we’ll be parking cars there.
The world is moving again – the stasis is over, and only three alternatives seem evident: Either liberty will be regained/granted peacefully to those who want it, it will be taken from the Left via armed revolt – at least across the West, or that revolt will be crushed and liberty will die for centuries, if not forever.
Liberty is the anomaly – not the norm. And the UN, EU, IMF, WTO, and the bipartisan fusion party here in America… ALL are against it.
On which side will you be? The recognition that stasis is over is accelerating. History is about to re-start.