President Trump and the Art of War

The airstrikes in Syria were strategically brilliant. Yet this has baffled many, namely the more libertarian minded among us.

There are now rumors going around about the US invading Syria or the US getting into WWIII with Russia. Libertarians are losing their minds that President Trump is getting involved in another country and the liberals are losing their minds that he doesn’t want refugees to come into the country, yet gets upset about gas attacks.

There has been an awful lot of alarm and negativity thrown against the president over the last few weeks. I say weeks, because he has only been president for a few weeks. At first it really bothered me how negative the media was towards him, especially on inauguration day. He wasn’t even allowed a grace period, or a honeymoon period as you might call it. But now its starting to become somewhat amusing.

While the rest of the world, or at least America and Europe are playing checkers, President Trump is playing 3D chess.

By launching a missile strike while the Chinese President was visiting, he forced the Chinese to take him seriously and disabled their ability to heavily criticize him.

The missile strike forced not only Bashar Al Assad to take him seriously, it put Iran and North Korea on notice also.

The strike also put Russia on notice that it can no longer completely have its own way in the Middle-East anymore. It also completely blows the conspiracy theories about him being elected by the Russians completely out of the water.

In one fell swoop President Trump has blown up the liberal conspiracy theories, which were the strongest argument (if you can even call it that) that they had left.

It also completely overshadows the rise of Justice Gorsuch, which was another (and perhaps only) piece of ammunition the Democrats had left in their arsenal to rail against President Trump.

All the arguments against Gorsuch during his rise are now overshadowed by an airstrike which will now be speculated about for the next few weeks.

In the mean time Secretary of State Tillerson will be in Russia to talk to his counterparts. Instead of the Liberal media spinning it as him cozying up to his mates. They will be reporting about a possible coming conflict. In reality all it does it force Russia to take the US more seriously and allow better deals to come about.

As for the refugee crisis and the non intervention comments President Trump made back in 2013, you have to look at the current situation. You have to deal with the cards you’re given.

A lot of liberals and libertarians are upset. Their argument is that images of children dying is enough to provoke a missile strike, but women and children fleeing to the US is not allowed is somehow hypocritical.

Let’s break it down simply. Statistically the vast majority of refugees are military age men, not women and children. Even if they were, it is still not a good idea to allow thousands of refugees all the way to America when there are neighboring countries perfectly capable of helping out while also containing the radical jihadists.

The US is already tangled up in the Syrian mess. President Obama and his administration got the US into the mess to begin with.

President Trump was genuinely upset by the murder of innocent civilians and the use of chemicals is crossing the now infamous red lines set in place by President Obama. A strike on an airfield sends a powerful message to the world that the US is not to be messed around with anymore and that that kind of warfare is not to be tolerated.

For better or worse the US is the worlds foremost superpower. Part of making America great again and ensuring free trade and peace is by asserting American dominance. That is not something the libertarians like to see, but that is dealing with the cards you’re dealt.

President Trump is playing the cards he has been dealt in the best way he can. What he is doing on all fronts is playing the Art of War and showing that the US is still a power player on the world stage. That is a great thing for America and for the World.

Is Putin the new Tsar?

Until events earlier this year, I didn’t pay much attention to Vladimir Putin, but after the actions of his military in the Ukraine, and the annexation of the Crimea, you’d be a fool to ignore him.

Vladimir Putin is quoted as saying that “The collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geo-political catastrophe of the century”

Indeed this article even reports that Mr Putin wants to restore the Holy Roman Empire!

 

Putin Is The New Tsar Of The Holy Empire

He aims to deliver on pact with the Russian people.

L. TODD WOOD — MAY 19, 2014

Vladimir Putin may have been a communist, but he is no longer. Most Americans don’t understand that the Soviet Union was but a small seventy year slice of Russian imperial history. Instead of a new leader of the communist party, Putin has become the new tsar of Russia. It’s not about ideology for him; it’s about power. Rather than fomenting a communist utopia and spreading Leninism worldwide, Putin is resurrecting the Russian Empire. Under the Romanovs, the tsars expanded throughout Siberia and the Caucuses, even owning Alaska and parts of California at one point before withdrawing during the Crimean War. The tsars were experts at the geopolitical chessboard, conquering when they could and forging alliances when they were overmatched. Putin is borrowing from this playbook. He is reestablishing the long coveted third Holy Roman Empire.

When Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in the fifteenth century, many Christian holy relics were moved to Moscow in order to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Muslim invaders. The Russian Orthodox Church was intimately intertwined with the imperial halls of power and began to plant in the royalty’s mind the concept of the third Holy Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and Byzantium. The Church wanted a continuation of the Christian state. Putin has reinvigorated the relationship between the Russian government and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. He uses it to build legitimacy among the populace of believers spread throughout the vast Russian territory. The royal necropolis, the Cathedral of the Archangel, stands only a few hundred yards from Putin’s residence inside the walls of the Kremlin. Ivan the Terrible and his two sons are buried there. One could be forgiven for wondering if Putin visits the necropolis for inspiration. As the Russian monk Philotheus said in 1510 to the royals, “Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!”

Putin has also tapped into a deep reservoir of imperial pride that has been pent up for several decades since the fall of the Soviet Union. Russians want desperately to be respected and even feared around the world. Putin is giving the Russian people what they want. They are willing to relinquish their newfound freedoms for the return of a strong leader who can regain the perceived rightful place of Russian people.

There are striking similarities to the way Putin governs compared to the tsars of the past. Perhaps the most important is a concept introduced by Ivan the Terrible after his beloved wife Anastasia was poisoned by the Russian nobility. The oprichnina is the concept of a palace guard or circle of wealthy supporters who protect the tsar and receive special favors, economic- and security-wise. The Obama administration has started to target these individuals to put pressure on Putin to cease and desist in his quest for reclaiming the old Soviet states. It will take a lot more pressure from the West than has been applied to turn the allegiance of this group of insiders. Their future and Putin’s future are joined together.

The bottom line is that Putin will continue to push to achieve his imperial agenda as long as there is no opposition. He is playing the long game. He realizes Obama is weak and has given him an opportunity. He started planning this adventure a long time ago. He also realizes the Americans will probably elect a much stronger president in less than three years. Therefore, he is moving as fast as opportunity allows to achieve his goals. He wasted no time moving into Eastern Ukraine with the same successful tactics after Crimea was annexed.

Sanctions will have no effect on Putin’s calculus. He can bear economic pain as he pivots to the east to build trade relationships. His goal is not to become part of the West, but to reestablish what he believes is Russia’s historical destiny. He doesn’t want to conquer the West but to transcend it. Putin wants what the tsars of Russia have always wanted: respect, wealth, and power. He aims to deliver on this pact with the Russian people.

Indeed Time Magazine reported on the Tsar in 2007 when it made him person of the year.

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No one is born with a stare like Vladimir Putin’s. The Russian President’s pale blue eyes are so cool, so devoid of emotion that the stare must have begun as an affect, the gesture of someone who understood that power might be achieved by the suppression of ordinary needs, like blinking. The affect is now seamless, which makes talking to the Russian President not just exhausting but often chilling. It’s a gaze that says, I’m in charge.

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The Irony being the Time Magazine also made Adolf Hitler man of the year some years ago too.

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The actions of the ex KGB officer over the last few months have proven that he is in many ways, similar to Adolf Hitler. He may not be as brutal as Joseph Stalin, and he may not as yet be a dictator, but he is as land hungry as Nazi Germany’s former leader. Which is ironic considering that Russia is the largest country on the planet. But as the saying goes “power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”

Watch this space.

The final drums of war

The final drums of war are currently beating, heavier and steadier until the order is given. The order that will start World War III. Mr Obama, Mr Cameron, I urge both of you to reconsider action against Syria.

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While the world is distracted by Miley Cyrus and barbecues over Labor Day weekend, Syria will be bombed by the west, and the east will retaliate ten fold.

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How do I know this? Because I’ve been awake for over a year now, ever since I started this blog. The signs are there and history is repeating itself. It’s time to wake up and speak out.

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Where is the anti war left? Where are the demonstrations against Barack Obama and his war agenda?

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The only people who can stop this atrocity from taking place is you. You must say something, you must condemn these actions, or else you give up your free will and take a quiet seat beside our self imposed dictators.

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The drums are beating, faster now than ever before. Will you stand up or will we fall?

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Stand by for action!

Anything could happen in the next half hour!

When I was a child watching Gerry Anderson’s TV shows, I loved to see all the action, and how the heroes dealt with tough situations. Very rarely was force used, unless in self defence. Shows filmed in the 1960’s were optimistic and looked toward the future. Almost all of Gerry Anderson’s TV shows were based in the future.

Today though, our future is beginning to look rather bleak:

Tensions rise around the world:

Chinese protesters chant “down with US imperialists” attack car of US ambassador in Beijing

Nationwide strike begins in India 

Troops prepare for war:

Alaska F-22s deployed to pacific even as tensions escalate between China and Japan

Obama to meet with Netanyahu as naval ships heading for straight of Hormuz

Senior Chinese general orders military to prepare for war with Japan

Israel stages largest snap exercise in years

Cyber attacks begin:

(along with sanctions are a prelude to war)

US caught creating cyberwar viruses

China launches cyberwar against Japan as hackers take down 19 Japanese websites

False Flag Alerts:

Alert: False flag United Nations terror attack planned for New York city on September 23rd 2012

CIA sponsored taliban and al-qaeda resurface in the theater of false flags

Former state department veteran drops bombshell WWIII starts Sept 25th 2012

Expulsion of foreign organizations:

Russia demands US end pro-democracy work

All this while the dollar is collapsing:

Dollar index headed for rapid collapse over next 3 to 4 weeks

And economies slump:

World stocks fall weak Japan China indicators

What we really need in the world right now is an international rescue! Thunderbird’s was by far my favorite show when I was growing up. I loved seeing all the gadgets and machines used by the Tracy brothers. Show after show they pulled off daring feats to save innocent people.

The real international rescue will be the bloggers and those in power who are brave enough to stand up to corruption and seek peace instead of hostility. Perhaps if we can wake enough people up, and let the war mongers know that we’re watching them, they will call off these senseless attacks.

We will not have the resources to save ourselves if this current debt spiral continues to happen, and we allow ourselves to go to war. The dollar is failing, and our ships are sitting ducks in the Persian Gulf. We are currently in a nose dive and we need everyone who is awake to help pull up this falling machine of politics and return each nation state back toward free markets and liberty.

One by one, brick by brick, vote by vote, coin by coin, we will turn this nightmare scenario around. Perhaps December 2012 doesn’t need to be the end of the world, perhaps it can be the start of a whole new evolution in human thinking.

We now have rovers on mars and satellites at the end of our solar system. With movies such as Avatar, and TV shows such as Star Trek, why are we not looking toward the stars in search of new life? And why are we not respecting our life here at home?

In closing, it is up to each and every one of us as individuals to protect ourselves, our homes, our way of life. We need not murder each other in order to do that. Perhaps it is far better to find creative solutions to our problems, and have the bravery to point out the failures of citizens and politicians alike from both the left and the right, and from all nation states. The time has come for a great awakening. If we do not act now, anything could happen in the next half hour.

World War III looms

It appears that World War III is fast approaching.

I’ve already written about how a WWIII scenario might play out.

There are many reasons why WWIII may be imminent; including tensions throughout the world, and multiple countries constant saber rattling.

We now have tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute. There is now a real threat of conflict between these two nations. Our own defense secretary has said that a threat of war now exists.

There are reports of food shortages and oil shortages throughout the globe.

Our countries freedoms have been stripped away through bills such as the patriot act and NDAA, and the country is split and divided.

We are seeing massive blowback in the middle east from our failed foreign policies. Which is little wonder when so many innocent people are being killed on a daily basis.

There are uprisings all over the middle east, and Syria is currently in turmoil.

The dollar is on the decline, and our government on both sides of the isle show no signs of slowing down the rate of debt.

There is a huge buildup of forces in the gulf, tensions continue to grow, and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu is hell bent on starting a war with Iran.

When you look at all the facts, from the imminent collapse of the dollar, the wars in the middle east and the internal rift at home, there are only two options left to move forward from. We can either completely withdraw our forces from the middle east and fix our policies at home, or we can commit to a full scale war in the middle east, which could lead to a global war; a war which even if nuclear missiles are not used, we might not win.

The Russians have  a new missile that would wreak havoc on our ships and decimate our naval strength if used against us in the middle east. Iran owns thousands of these missiles, and is prepared to use them in retaliation against us if we attack them.

But why would we want to attack this peaceful country? Iran has not initiated a war in over 200 years. Why do we see the need to bomb them? Especially when there are no proven nuclear weapons there.

Isn’t Israel more of a threat to peace in the middle east? After all, they are the only Middle-Eastern country which possess nuclear weapons, and they routinely threaten their neighbors.

Should we go along with Benjamin Netanyahu’s demands and attack Iran? This same man who has for years threatened that Iran was only years/months away from a bomb, without ever having proof. And was quoted in 2002 as saying; “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”

Why do we listen to Israel in the first place? All of these Muslim Brotherhood uprisings are caused from our interference in foreign countries affairs.

The claim that the Muslims hate Christians is completely unfounded. If it were true, then why doesn’t Al-Qaeda attack other christian nations? Why have they never attacked a country in South America; which is almost all Catholic?

Why does Israel always get positive coverage in the media, while we are led to believe all Muslims are evil? Is it because as Ariel Sharon once said “we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it”?

I believe that the extremist Zionists are far more of a threat to this world than the Muslim extremists. From what I have researched and found out, the Muslims only want to be left alone in peace, whereas the Zionists appear to crave world domination.

This country is entering a debt spiral and the best candidate to go up against our ‘Muslim Marxist’ president is an Israeli sponsored vulture capitalist with an abysmal record on governing and job creation, and doesn’t appear to be much different. The two parties act like gangs, and are more interested in bashing each other than getting anything done. Each party also seems to whitewash its own principles.

How much hope do we have left when supposed independents such as Glenn Beck tear down constitutional candidates such as Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, while backing up war mongers such as Rick Santorum and draft dodging Mitt Romney?

This country and indeed the world, has never faced so many difference crisis in such a small amount of time before, and it appears that all most people can do is either sit back and ignore it, or call for blood.

The only way to get out of this mess and to avoid a war is to have the courage to stand up as individuals and speak out, to research the subjects which frighten us, to question boldly, to disagree with the status quo, and to share our findings.

I agree with Mike Rivero:

“The battle for the renewal of freedom in this country will not be won with battering rams, bullhorns, and bullets, but will be won to the sound of keyboards, the with bloggers and observers making logical, intelligent, peaceful assessments as to what is happening, and how things can be changed without firing a single shot.”

We must forge a new path if we are to avoid this catastrophe, we can no longer accept the solutions of the past.

The freedom of mankind is won through acts of individual heroism and wisdom. We must stand up for principles not only to save this country, but to become a beacon of hope for the world.

Isn’t it time we advanced ourselves past these stupid wars and look toward the stars once more? Or should we just ‘nuke’ other countries into oblivion and all die a horrible death?

I suppose the biggest and most important question right now is; what are you doing to safegaurd the future of your country, your freedom, and of the world? Are you prepared to do what is necessary to protect our home and humanity?

A World War III Scenario

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.