Since writing this two years ago, Russian aggression and the annexation of the Crimea, coupled with the rise of ISIS, has changed things dramatically. It is no longer simply a concern of US forces being stationed throughout the world, but actual hostile aggression from other nations. The dogma against the US, for being evil, is being worn away by truthful conservatives such as Dinesh D’souza. And there is an even bigger problem at home with the weak kneed leadership of President Barack Obama. – Paul Townsend 12/18/14
There is a build up of arms in the middle east, and the wars being carried out by the US and its allies seem to be endless. In order to safeguard themselves, Syria and Iran have a mutual defense pact.
China has vested interests in Iran, and has signed a deal to develop Iranian oil fields.
A Russian company has just signed a deal to develop oil in Kurdish self-ruled Northern Iraq.
There are Russian warships docked off the coast of Syria, and China has just sent a destroyer up the Suez Canal.
The following is merely speculation, but could become reality in the near future.
Here is a map of US forces in the world:
This is what I think might happen in a World War III senario, with the US and Nato vs Russia and China backing Syria and Iran.
The US forces and allied countries are shaded in blue, with Syria and Iran shaded in red:
If Syria is attacked, Iran has a mutual defense pact, and will come to its aid. An Iranian and Syrian counter offensive might look something like this:
Syria may attack along the Turkish border, against Israel, and along the Iraq border against US forces. While Iran may attack into Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, taking out its many oil fields, and shutting down the straight of Hormuz.
If China and Russia get involved, it might look something like this:
Russia could drop down from the north and support Iran against Iraq and Afghanistan , while attacking Turkey. China could enter the conflict from the east and enter through Afghanistan. Both Russia and China could use their Navy’s to attack from the Arabian sea and Mediterranean sea. For good measure they could mine the straight of Hormuz, the gulf of Aden, the Suez canal, and even the straight of Gibraltar. Not only cutting off half the world’s oil supply from the middle east, but also blocking in any NATO ships in the Mediterranean.
Now that was purely speculation. But here are some more facts:
The US produces 9 million barrels of oil per day, while Russia produces 10 million barrels per day. China produces 4 million but consumes 9 million. The problem the US has, is that while Russia only consumes 2.7 million barrels, with 3/4 of its production spare to sell. The US uses a staggering 18 million barrels a day, far out pacing its closest consumer; China, and using twice as much at is produces.
For some facts and figures on oil production, usage and firepower from all the worlds leading countries. Go to www.globalfirepower.com where you can even compare countries head to head.
For instance, here is how the US compares to Russia:
To bring some more realization to this, today Russia has reported US troops mounting alongside Turkish troops along the Syrian border. And Iran has warned Turkey not to invade Syria.
This is getting very serious.
Remember that China holds much of our current debt, and could cripple our economy without even firing a shot. I may be speculating on how an invasion, or counter attack might take place, but the facts are out there. The US and allies are building troops, and so are Russia and China.
Attacking Iran and Syria may be the United States biggest mistake in history. I am praying that we do not start such a foolish conquest.
Many believe that the US is invincible, and while currently powerful, the nation is crumbling at its core. Wars are expensive, and debt piles up. The USA was founded upon freedom, and yet there are many in government now who advocate an end to it through totalitarian pieces of legislation.
Real national defense comes from within, that is why the second amendment is so important in the US constitution. These needless conquests in the middle east need to stop, as it may well help bring about the complete destruction of this country.
My reasoning for making this posting is to illustrate the danger to all the war mongers out there, and to those who are cheer leading for more conflict in a world already suffering from too many wars of aggression. Sure, there are elements of danger in the world toward us, but there has always been terrorists.
My concern is for the young men and women stationed out in the middle east right now, and for their families, as they are about to be asked once again to risk their lives and die for their county’s needless conquests, instead of returning home and actually protecting our freedoms.
Like I’ve said before, over the last decade, while our troops have been away, we have lost more freedoms at home, than in any time in our history.
Even without the use of nuclear weapons, a third world war, even if contained only to the middle east, would be catastrophic, and I urge everyone who reads this, to ask your senators and congressmen, to vote against any more sanctions, and to pressure the presidential candidates and leaders to avoid more bloodshed.
We have better means to gather more oil, and indeed an economy built on new jobs at home for oil production, is far better than death and destruction abroad to loot it from other nations.