America: Addicted to War

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It’s been that way from inception. America’s history reflects violence. It’s blood-drenched. It glorifies war. It does so in the name of peace.

America believes war is peace. It’s part of the national culture. Eventually it’s self-destructive. Today’s super-weapons make the unthinkable possible.

America Addicted to War

Hyman Rickover knew.  He knew decades ago. He founded America’s nuclear navy. In 1982, he told Congress:

“I do not believe that nuclear power is worth it if it creates radiation.  Then you might ask me why do I have nuclear powered ships?”

“That is a necessary evil. I would sink them all. I am not proud of the part I played in it. I did it because it was necessary for the safety of this country.”

That’s why I am such a great exponent of stopping this whole nonsense of war. Unfortunately limits – attempts to limit war have always failed.”

“The lesson of history is when a war starts every nation will ultimately use whatever weapon it has available.”

“Every time you produce radiation, you produce something that has a certain half-life, in some cases for billions of years.”

“I think the human race is going to wreck itself, and it is important that we get control of this horrible force and try to eliminate it.”

In his Der Ring des Nibelungen operas (The Ring of the Nibelungen), Richard Wagner portrayed his apocalyptic version. He did so musically. Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) prophesied the end of the world.

Einstein feared it. He didn’t know what WW III weapons would be used. He said “World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Bertrand Russell was an Einstein contemporary. He knew. He warned. No one listened. He asked:

“Shall we put an end to the human race, or shall mankind renounce war.” It’s the only way to live in peace. The alternative is annihilation.

The choice is clear. The wrong one assures disaster. America’s heading humanity toward it. A slow-motion train wreck looms. The big one. There’s no second chance. There’s no coming back.

Historian Harry Elmer Barnes (1889 – 1968) once said:

“If trends continue as they have during the last fifteen years, we shall soon reach this point of no return, and can only anticipate interminable wars, disguised as noble gestures for peace.”

Historian Arnold Toynbee worried about WW III. Only pigmies in remote jungles, apes and ants might be left to carry on “the cultural traditions of mankind,” he said.

According to HG Wells:

“If we don’t end war, war will end us.”

Mushroom shaped cloud finality threatens humanity. Enough of them cause nuclear winter. They block out sun for years. Doing so ends life on Earth. It’s possible. It’s chilling. It’s not science fiction. It’s real. It bears repeating. There’s no coming back.

America wages permanent wars. It does so against enemies it creates. During the Cold War, Active Defense and AirLand Battle prepared strategies for how America would fight.

Soviet Russia was targeted. Today’s it’s modern day Russia. It’s China. AirSea Battle targets both countries. More on that below.

In 1998, US Space Command: Vision for 2020 discussed America’s grand strategy.

In 2000, DOD Joint Vision 2020 called for “full spectrum dominance” over all land, surface and sub-surface sea, air, space, electromagnetic spectrum and information systems.

It did so with enough overwhelming power to fight and win global wars against any adversary. Nuclear and other mass destruction weapons would be used preemptively.

In 1961, General Curtis LeMay believed nuclear war with Soviet Russia was inevitable. He wanted thousands of missiles launched preemptively.

He called retaliation against major US cities a small price to pay.

At the same time, General Lyman Lemnitzer urged a surprise nuclear attack strategy.

Jack Kennedy expressed disgust. He walked out of a National Security Council meeting. He wanted none of it. He told Secretary of State Dean Rusk: “And we call ourselves the human race.”

Secretary of Defense McNamara categorically rejected LeMay and Lemnitzer. He should have fired them on the spot. Other extremists then and later urged the same lunacy.

Crazies have great influence today. Today’s weapons make earlier ones look like toys. Armageddon could happen.

Life on Earth could end in a day. It’s possible. It’s frightening. Rogue states can’t be trusted. America most of all.

Eisenhower warned “against the acquisition of unwarranted influence.” He named the military-industrial complex. “The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist,” he stressed.

Militarism writ large is the national pastime. It’s a national addiction. The business of America is war. It’s multiple wars. It’s permanent ones. It’s ravaging one nation after another.

It’s doing so for wealth, power, resource control, and unchallenged global dominance.

America never was the “land of the free and home of the brave.” It’s a war on humanity society. It’s a “let ‘em eat cake” one.

It’s an out-of-control rogue state. It’s ideologically over-the-top. It spends more on militarism and wars than the rest of the world combined.

Doing so lets war profiteers gorge themselves at the public trough. Doing so makes peace impossible. Warrior nations eventually self-destruct. Nations that live by the sword die by it. America’s no exception.

According too Navy Live, Air-Sea Battle (ABS) “is designed to develop force over the long-term. (It) seeks to provide decision makers with a wide range of options to counter aggression from hostile actors.”

It targets China and Russia. It “reflects the US commitment to maintaining escalation advantage during conflict and sustaining security and prosperity in the global commons.”

It’s “interoperable air and naval forces that can execute networked, integrated attacks-in-depth to disrupt, destroy, and defeat enemy anti-access area denial capabilities.”

Paul Craig Roberts quoted Amitai Etzioni. He asked, “Who Authorized Preparations for War with China?”

“The Pentagon has concluded that the time has come to prepare for with China, and in a manner well beyond crafting the sort of contingency plans that are expected for with a wide range of possible confrontations,” he said.

It’s a “momentous decision.” It hasn’t received proper attention. America’s posture is largely Pentagon driven.

It “stands out even more prominently because (a) the change in military posture may well lead to an arms race with China, which could culminate in a nuclear war; and (b) the economic condition of the United States requires a reduction in military spending, not a new arms race.”

“The start of a new term, and with it the appointment of new secretaries of State and Defense, provides an opportunity to review the United States’ China strategy and the military’s role in it.”

“This review is particularly important before the new preparations for war move from an operational concept to a militarization program that includes ordering high-cost weapons systems and forced restructuring.”

“History shows that once these thresholds are crossed, it is exceedingly difficult to change course.”

In September 2001, Congress approved the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). It did so for “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”

Carte blanche war-making authority was granted. America’s war on terror began. It’s waged on humanity. It does so out of control. It targets manufactured enemies at home and abroad.

It calls independent nations existential threats. Russia and China are targeted. They represent America’s final battleground. Challenging them risks WW III.

Obama’s no peacemaker. He’s a cold-blooded warrior. He threatens humanity’s survival. His 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) reflects Bush-era strategy.

It’s old wine in new bottles. It “reserves the right” to use nuclear weapons preemptively. America’s only enemies are ones it invents. Peace is verboten. So is disarmament. They’re both non-starters.

Washington targets more nations to destroy. It invents reasons for doing so. It threatens humanity in the process. Preemptive nuclear war assures it.

America’s lunatic fringe may launch what cooler heads deplore. Elements in it have mushroom-shaped cloud delusions.

Nuclear war assures turning planet Earth into an uninhabited wasteland. Toxic proliferation already is destroying life slowly. In a generation or decade perhaps only beetles, bacteria, fungi, and other microoganisms will remain.

Ernst Mayr (1904 – 2005) was a noted evolutionary biologist. He called human intelligence no guarantee of survival. No species ever destroyed itself. Humans may be the first. Planet Earth’s increasingly contaminated.

Eventually a threshold of no return is crossed. It may be closer than most believe. Mushroom shaped finality may arrive sooner.

Higher intelligence does more harm than good. Imagine ending life on Earth for wealth, power and dominance. Imagine what no one should risk.

Imagine the unthinkable. Imagine ending life on Earth. America’s rage for war makes it possible. It’s as simple as ready, aim, bombs away.

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Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. Visit his blog.

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6 Responses

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    America IS NOT ADDICTED TO WAR! The money grubbing Zionist Elite use war for wealth and politicians make it wealthy on sucking the Zionist elite’s crank. We know who the criminals are and they are cutting their own throats. Why else is FEMA zone 3 preparing for Civil War?

  2. charles allan says:

    “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Matthew 24:22.

    Only the return of Jesus can stop the devil’s plan to destroy humanity. It is done for the sake of the elect – those who have Jesus as Lord by obeying His commandments – all of them.

    In Luke 21:7, Jesus says, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”

    So we may a bit to go since these are only the start of the troubles. The driving forces are followers of Lucifer and their dominance is because of our sins. It is all predicted in the Bible.
    Prayer and repentance can slow up the devils plans – as they did in Ninevah when they heeded the message of Jonah.

    • John Cook says:

      It’s so sad that only people that believe in a fantasy are left to reply to this evil.
      The denouncement is very close now, the depopulation event “they” have planned for so long. May good people survive is the only wish I can offer…
      Good luck folks.

      • charles allan says:

        But if the Bible and Jesus predicted all this why would that make you disbelieve rather than believe ? God allows the prince of this world (satan and his fallen demons) to rule the nations
        but he has given us power over the demonic kingdoms by using simple prayer which can bring down the rulers of darkness – so we are being tested in our faith and refined.
        Why does God do things that we can’t understand fully – because his ways are so much higher than ours.

        • 5 War Veteran says:

          But the “Bible” is the Torah and it is the history of a single criminal religion. here is what teh Zionists believe and you better understand it because they are the ones pushing war and you are a gentile of no value to them. There are no “Chosen people” only a deception bought for centuries by gullible people.

          How the Zionists see all others through the filter of their religion:

          · Only Jews are human. Gentiles (all of us) are animals. (Baba Mezia 114a- 114b.)
          · For murder, whether of a Gentile by a Gentile, or of an Israelite by a Gential, punishment is incurred; but of a Gentile by an Israelite, there is no death penalty. (Sanhedrin 57a)
          · Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed. (Bab. Talmud)
          · Agriculture is the lowest of occupations. (Yebamoth 63a.)
          · If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there. (Moed Kattan 17a.)
          · Gentiles’ flesh is as the flesh of asses and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
          · Gentile girls are in states of filth from birth. (Zarah 36b.)
          · If a heathen Gentile hits a Jew, the Gentile must be killed. Hitting a Jew is hitting God. (Sanhedrin 58b.)
          · If an ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite there is no liability; but if an ox of a Canaanite [Gentile] gores an ox of an Israelite…the payment is to be in full. (Baba Kamma 37b.)
          · If a Jew finds an object lost by a Gentile it does not have to be returned. (Baba Mezia 24a; also in Baba Kamma 113b.)
          · What a Jew obtains by theft from a Cuthean [Gentile] he may keep. (Sanhedrin 57a.)
          · Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has exposed their money to Israel.’ (Baba Kamma 37b.)
          · Adam had sexual intercourse with all the animals in the Garden of Eden. (Yebamoth 63a.)
          · Jews may use lies (‘subterfuges’) to circumvent a Gentile. (Baba Kamma 113a.)
          · “When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing.” (Kethuboth 11b.)
          · Jews must destroy books of Christians (Shabbath 116a)
          · No rabbi can ever go to hell. (Hagigah 27a.)
          · A Jew may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old. (Sanhedrin 54b)
          · A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically, three years “and a day” old). (Sanhedrin 55b.)
          · Those who read the New Testament (“uncanonical books”) will have no portion in the world to come. (Sanhedrin 90a)
          · All Gentile children are animals. (Yebamoth 98a.)
          · Gentiles prefer sex with cows. (Abodah Zarah 22a-22b.)
          · Balaam [Jesus] is raised from the dead and being punished in boiling hot semen. Those who mock the words of Jewish sages and sin against Israel are boiled in hot excrement. (57a Gittin)
          · A heathen Gentile who pries into the Torah [and other Jewish Scriptures] is condemned to death, for it is written, it is our inheritance, not theirs. (Sanhedrin 59a)

          • charles allan says:

            War Veteran – THE TALMUD you have quoted from IS NOT THE BIBLE

            The bible OT is the TORAH – Gods word – includes Moses books.

            You are quoting from the TALMUD which is babylonian satanic mumbo jumbo – it is these traditions now written in the talmud which Jesus condemned as nullifying the Word of God (ie the bible). The Talmud started when the Jews were exiled in babylon and grew and grew.
            The talmud was written by satan.
            There are many jews who don’t know this especially the secular jews – dont put them in one basket – there are Torah jews who read the OT only and secular Jews who dont read much but go through the motions of their culture.

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