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Bruce K. Gagnon. Which war in 2018?

Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections o­n organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

About Me

Name:Bruce K. Gagnon

Location: Bath, Maine, United States

I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Which war in 2018?

 

 

I was reading The Saker this morning - o­ne of my daily stops along my milk route as I explore what others are thinking and doing.  Saker is a Russian emigre living in Florida.  He is an expert o­n US-Russian military issues and I have learned much from him- especially the Ukraine story.


While trying to grapple with an unstable coming new year, he wrote an article
'2018 war or no war?'.  He is trying to get a handle o­n what US-NATO-Israel will do in their sick quest to knock down Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and many others.  Mr. Big wants it all - the question is how far will he go?  Some of the outcome depends o­n us.


Saker writes:


Now lets sum this all up.

The chances are high that in 2018 the USA will:

  • Escalate the war in Afghanistan
  • Renege o­n the nuclear deal with Iran
  • Back an Ukronazi attack o­n Novorussia

It is quite possible that the USA will also

  • Shoot down a Russian aircraft over Syria

I find it unlikely that the USA will

  • Invade Syria
  • Invade Venezuela

I am unable to evaluate whether the USA will:

  • Disconnect Russia from SWIFT or seize Russian assets
  • Attack the DPRK


Also looking at 2018 the outlet
Space News reports o­n the wrangling in Congress that continues over establishment of an independent service level Space Force.

 

Lawmakers fault the Air Force for not investing in important technologies that the military needs to ensure access to space. We got behind, we became dependent o­n a Russian engine, we kept using a launch vehicle that is massively expensive, we didnt take advantage of commercial opportunities, Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat o­n the House Armed Services Committee said. There is no question that we have been lagging.

The responsibility for military space may be too much for the Air Force to handle o­n top of its other missions, Smith said. The Air Force is in charge of a lot of things. Theyre in charge of nuclear weapons. Theyre in charge of air superiority. Being in charge of space is third o­n that list.


They've all got their hands in this pie  - Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and more.  Space warfare preparation and 'defense' is the biggest industrial project in Earth history.  Big enemies are needed to sell this o­ne to a worn out public. Thus Russia and China public whippings - and back to the old days of sweet azaleas o­n the plantation. They are pushing anything that increases the military space budget - they are the aerospace industry.  The makers of dreams and those taking the global war system into the heavens.


Looks like the confederacy is alive and well.  My vote - no thanks.  I'll go down swinging.  Every now and then you get a hit. 
Got to run it out....


Bruce

 

Original: http://space4peace.blogspot.ru/2017/12/which-war-in-2018.html

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