Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Russia, China and Iran Demonstrate a Show of Solidarity

Better watch your flanks West -
Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims.

According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month.

The report states that Russian “atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria” and that Egypt has agreed to let 12 Chinese warships cross the Suez Canal for the exercises.
The West, particularity the United States is participating in the same kind of rhetorical hubris that historically besets an empire, right before it collapses. There have been appeals to historical righteousness (We were a moral country), proclamations of former economic greatness, and when all else has failed, outright threats (Iran, Syria) and bullying (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Uganda, China) as well as murder.

Yet delusion runs strong in the prideful. America has become a bankrupt, demoralized, de facto police state under the leadership of both political parties. If you doubt this, please view the chart below and note the trend of the last fifty years -

Nature abhors a vacuum and the former 'losers' of the world are organizing into at least partial display of America's former glory as predicted by this very blog, repeatedly. Unless the US wants to see itself suffer it's first very public defeat in a major war, we need to do some damage control in this country. Only when we have sufficiently removed the plank from our own eye, will we be able to see clearly to remove the speck from our neighbors.

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