Last week I posted an article claiming that the sinking of the South Korean ship was a “false-flag”. While this conspiracy theory is not widely substatiated, the history of the military industrial complex’s insatiable thirst for war is. The current cost of Iraq as of February of this year is $704 billion and climbing. After invasion and the WMDs could not be found, Congress should have taken unilateral action to force President Bush to withdraw troops. But thanks to the government courtesy of the mainstream media (Fox News) the debate of WMDs was alienated.
The last time I looked Afghanistan costs the American taxpayer over $6 billion a month. Afghanistan is at a stalemate with no end in sight. A lot of hope is being put in the hands of Patraeus but one thing that people do not realize about him is that he did not win Iraq, he just made it managable. Iraq’s new government cannot even come together cohesively.
To me, 9/11 is so similar to the Kennedy assassination in that shortly after the event Osama bin Laden was named as the man responsible. However, contrary to popular belief, the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to the attacks. Since then he has been rumored to be in Pakistan, dead or wounded. By not sending reinforcements, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld let Osama bin Laden go. As early as 2006 the CIA disbanded its bin Laden squad.
War is the biggest business in America, and one can only speculate as to the motives of our foreign policy. More and more people are confounded. If we cannot handle the insurgencies in the Middle East, how can we handle one of the largest militaries in the world? The North says that the sinking claims are “fabricated”. The United States has moved aritillery into the DMZ.
One can only ask: Whats going on here?
The US is “prepared” to engage in a ‘conventional’ war with North Korea but it requires time to adjust to the new front, says the military.
Gen. George Casey appearing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Thursday said the US was ready to enter an old-fashioned war with North Korea if necessary.
However, he said, “It would probably take us a little bit longer to shift gears” away from the type of counterinsurgency fighting that now occupies the Army. Casey was referring the US two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We’d move forces as rapidly as we could get them prepared,” Casey insisted.
The US army’s chief of staff refrained from suggesting how long it would take to redeploy the army in the new front on the Korean peninsula, but said that the US army was “combat seasoned” and could move quickly.
“The mechanical skills of artillery gunnery and tank gunnery come back very, very quickly,” he said. “The harder part is the integration – that really brigade level and above of massing fires and effects in a very constricted period of time as opposed to what you do in a counterinsurgency over a much longer extended period of time.”
North Korea violated international treaties by conducting a nuclear test and test-firing nuclear-capable missiles, despite international warnings and UN Security Council resolutions.
While thousand of US soldiers stationed in South Korean bases are on high alert, the US defense secretary, Robert Gates, maintains that North Korea’s actions have not reached a crisis level that would warrant additional US troops in the region.
“What we do have, though, are two new developments that are very provocative, that are aggressive, accompanied by very aggressive rhetoric,” Gates said. “And I think it brings home the reality of the challenge that North Korea poses to the region and to the international community.”