Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Drums Along the Potomac: Will We Bumble Into War?
Spoiler alert: I don't know the answer to the question in the heading of this post. Nobody does, but then that's normal when we have probably the most corrupt and inept "leadership" in the history of our Republic.With our economy and that of the West devastated by a malicious and over-the-top reaction to the ChiCom virus, and decades of hollowing out our industrial capacity in favor of China, and with that "leadership" in place, we now face the possibility of war with Russia over Ukraine. At the same time, the Wokesters--what we used to call Communists--have sallied forth from their fortresses in academia, the media, the boardrooms of giant corporations, and the vast public sector bureaucracies in their ceaseless effort to undermine the spirit, the very essence of Western Civilization.
This is not just about some gaffe at a press conference by that animatronic rutabaga we have as "President." This is about a nation, ostensibly the leader of the "free world," weak and confused in a way unprecedented in our history. We have "leadership" using a street magician's misdirection looking for any reason to distract us from what is happening to our country with talk about war in the most eastern of eastern Europe. The Rutabaga-in-Chief's minions tell us that we have placed 8,500 troops on "heightened alert." What does this mean in the real world? Nothing. Will half a division of troops on "heightened alert" deter Vlad from doing what Vlad wants to do, to wit, rebuild the old Soviet Empire? Sidebar: On an almost comical note, we find the Pentagon telling unvaccinated troops that they are not eligible for possible deployment, and getting ready to dismiss from the ranks hundreds of combat-experienced pilots for the same reason. Yeah, we're serious . . . but, hey, we have transgender troops in the ranks, so that makes up for it.
One of the most corrupt countries in Europe, Ukraine has a peculiar history with the Bidens. The media and the FBI have suppressed that history, and none of us peons knows what the Ukrainians and the Russians might have on the crooked Biden crime family. Whatever happened to the laptop and to the whistleblowers who had the goods on Biden dealings with Burisma?
We also see Kamala "Slept My Way to the Top" Harris, ostensibly Vice President--emphasis on "vice"--all tough and concerned about preserving Ukraine's sovereignty and borders. This from the vagina-person "in charge" of our own security and sovereignty along the US-Mexico border, a border violated thousand and thousands of time a day by a ceaseless invasion. Our response? Gather up the invaders and distribute them around the US. We see planes and buses dropping off young single men at taxpayer expense in cities around the nation. No doubt, that will end well. Nothing quite like adding fuel to the fire of violence and disorder already overpowering our cities by dropping off unvetted--and unvaccinated, horrors!-- deracinated, young single men into already chaotic urban centers. That, of course, doesn't matter, our real concern is Russian aims in Ukraine.
I have written a great deal about Putin, and won't repeat it. Let me just say that Vlad is a tough customer and an intense Russian patriot. He puts "Russia First." I see no reason except for that bogus DNC-produced Trump-Putin collusion story why we can't have better relations with Russia. We need to deal with Russia with eyes open but recognize their sphere of influence just as we have them recognize ours. Tough on Russia? Easy. Get back to energy independence, bring back our industrial base from Asia, build back our military. We do that, it just about doesn't matter what Russia, essentially a weak player in the international game, does.
So, will we go to war? Don't know. I do know that we are pushing Russia, China, and Iran into an informal Axis of opposition to us. We also know that China and Iran are delighted by us getting worked up over Russia.
Can we wait another three years and survive? I don't know.