I watched America’s top General in front of congress. It was pure political bombast that resembled the big dumb kid unilaterally laying down the rules of the sandbox like he always did. The kid failed to account for the fact that the other kids are bigger and have more resolve than in the past. Everything is on the line. Fail to dominate the sandbox by force and America could find itself out of the sandbox altogether. It would be prudent to slowly permit the other kids to have a say.
Nope. It’s all or nothing. General Milley threatened Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. He even laid out the results of the initial action that would see nuclear cruise missiles released and America losing a few carriers. Only a fool would predict the results of a massive global conflict like it’s some kind of movie. Milley tried to say that America would be hurt, but the enemy would be finished. Wrong. America is at the top and has the most to lose. Remember the British empire before WW II? They’re just an island now. Two, if you count the Falklands. And they were among the winners of the greatest war so far.
Einstein said, “I don’t know what weapons will be used to fight WW III, but WW 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.” There are a lot of things to do before the weapons are released. Getting the ducks in a row is as much about human assets as it is about hardware. Stalin purged (murdered) almost every General and most of the senior officers that had served under the Czar. The purge cost Stalin millions of lives, untold amounts of hardware and an awesome amount of territory.
Conversely, Napoleon created a meritocracy, where the elites were in direct competition with subordinates for rank and promotion. Most of Napoleon’s Martials were selected this way to the benefit of the Grande Armee.
Obama has more or less secretly purged the U.S. military’s Generals, which has resulted in what we called in the army – bag lickers – being promoted over the competent. Milley is the result of Obama embracing Stalin and rejecting Napoleon. Napoleon had the cream rising to the top of the milk. Stalin and Obama had/have the scum rising to the top of the pond. Forcing the elevation of America’s second tier of officers to the top and pushing out the able will result in order-following by the weak politically inclined officer cadre. It will also result in a dull politician’s opinion being confirmed by America’s top General, who is eager to say yes and to follow orders. The least among us are calling the shots and their imagination is in no way connected to reality.
The lead up and prosecution of a war with such imbeciles at the top will only bring disaster. The war itself could mean the end of humanity. It would be prosecuted by psychopaths from a bunker as a bunch of “plan B” Generals rally to impress their masters. All bets are off when a nation’s thoughtful intellectuals are swept aside so the bag licking class can affirm each other and take us down the road to hell.
Dennis has been to 35 countries and carried a gun in most of them. He's worked as a soldier, policeman and intelligence operator before and during the Bosnian war. When looking into the abyss, he found that it has several faces and names that can and should be identified. A Henchman's Honor tells the story of his path to discovery and blows the lid off the organization of evil.