Monday, April 15, 2019
The administration is laying the groundwork for war against Iran. Today they will be designating Iran’s
Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization. So what’s the big deal? In short, as I understand it, that allows the administration a loop hole for going to war. Another Congressional authorization is not needed to fight terrorist organizations.
War monger Pompeo, who did much to get us involved in the Iraq mess is now in a position to advance another foreign war.
So why would we want to go to war with Iran? Darn if I know as our strategic interests are not compelling enough for war. However, Israel would love it if we did their dirty work for them. Netanyahu is very much in favor of US involvement.
When countries encounter major financial troubles and social upset, they often look to foreign adventures as both an economic stimulus and a distraction. There are plenty of early indicators that the United State is in for a serious economic downturn. The underlying problems that caused the 2008 recession are still there. What little reforms that were proposed or implemented have been watered down or eliminated. Multiple economic hazards are in play. That’s a subject for another blog post.
Students of History are aware that once a country goes to war, the outcome is rarely what was planned or expected. Add to that the fact that this country does a terrible job supporting the troops. The government is pretty good at getting enough war material to the front. What their terrible about is taking care of their warriors after the battles are over. About two dozen vets commit suicide every single day and little is done. Even soldiers wounded in battle have to fight for their promised benefits. Right now the best way to support the troops is to keep them out of unnecessary wars.
For me it looks like the country is revving its engines to drive off another cliff and there’s little I can do about it.