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What If US Policymakers Are Even More Stupid Than We Think They Are? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on November 21, 2022

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/11/karen-kwiatkowski/what-if-us-policymakers-are-even-more-stupid-than-we-think-they-are/

By Karen Kwiatkowski

It goes without saying that the US foreign policy is not wisenot measured, nor even well informed. The US leadership doesn’t even try to hide the hypocrisy and the stupidity.

The Defense Department has been clear about its US foreign policy agenda vis a vis Russia, as discussed here in a 2019 Rand Corp paper, and repeated in the media by people on all sides who take this agenda as fact.  Overextending and unbalancing Russia is the rationale for the US proxy war in Ukraine, for the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines, for the unprecedented economic sanctions and financial seizures of Russian assets by western governments, for the CIA instigated color revolutions in Eurasia, and the US naval and extensive US military occupation throughout the world.  All acts – hypocritical, terroristic, offensive and dishonorable – are justified under this program.  For the elites running the US capital, it’s what war looks like.  They have never fought in one, but from what they have read in books and screenplays, this makes sense to them.

“Our leaders” appear to believe in this agenda.  It also fits with WEF centralization, maintains the western elite status quo, supports the MICIMATT, and seeks to expand global commodity exploitation by western capitals.

As this information is public, you don’t need to be a PhD or an intel weenie to figure it out.  But what if the US is the one being played, and not the other way around?

I was asked the other day by RT if the US can afford to keep sustaining Ukraine’s defense and pay for Zelensky’s fantasies on an annual basis – given that the USG is on track to spend twice as much ($91 Billion) as we spent in Afghanistan per year, and funding the Ukrainian military at a level that is 33% higher than the entire Russian annual military budget?  I answered, “Of course we can’t!”

That was my reactive response – I have never believed the US could afford to fund its domestic welfare, entitlement, and military expenses, much less fighting proxy wars.

What if my gut feeling, from a lifetime of trying to understand how things really work, is already common knowledge in the halls of power outside the US?  For example, what if the Russians and the Chinese had already assessed and long understood the fundamental weakness of the United States in the areas of fiscal, monetary, economic, military and cultural health?

If this is the case, I might understand the Russia’s “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine better than many of our otherwise objective military and strategy analysts. Pro-Western media claim victories where none exist – and pro-Russian commentators disdain Russian military conservatism.  Both sides are constantly disappointed by facts on the ground.  Russia has consistently broadcasted Moscow’s simple objectives for the SMO – and they are accomplished now.  Nazis in the east are gone, Russians in the east who were intended to be protected under Minsk II are protected now – as Russian citizens, and the ability of Ukraine to organically threaten Russia has been greatly reduced.  NATO membership is off the table, and the world has gotten a glimpse of what Zelensky-style democracy and statesmanship looks like.  And it looks like “Russia attacks Poland” and “Ukrainian corruption eliminated.”  It speaks to the need for a strait-jacket, size tight, not more weapons and cash.

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