U.S. troops available for deployment to fight a full-blown war is 1.4 million, with an additional 2.1 million, if all of NATO were to oblige.
On the other hand, if the Chinese commanded its people to deliver up every able 18-year-old male to fight a full-blown war, 6.5 million would need a uniform. When all 18-year-old Chinese men are knocked off in first rounds of battle, another 6.5 million 19-year-old vengeful can step in, with another set of 17-year-old men coming of age at the rate of 500,000 per month.
With that back-of-the-napkin estimate of manpower available on both sides, some group buried deeply within the true power structure out of reach of an American president must believe that the prize gained from winning a war with Iran is truly that large.
And what if a conventional ground invasion strategy turns into a nuclear one? What prize is worth that? With most of the Middle East and North Africa stirred into a frenzy of anti-American sentiment, how does that “snake pit” make it any easier on those wishing to control the region?
“What Washington has done, by destroying the secular governments that sat on these Islamist forces by destroying Saddam Hussein, by practically destroying Assad, by destroying Gaddafi, they’ve unleashed all of the virulent and extremist Islamist forces that are determined to throw off all forms of Western influence,” former Asst. Secretary of Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts told Infowars’ Alex Jones.
“So how can they control it now? They can’t. The way its was controlled was by the people we’ve overthrown. So we’ve produced this snake pit for ourselves,” he adds.
Those behind the overthrows won’t admit they were wrong about suggesting a high-risk mission of complete control the Middle East was a good idea, according to Roberts, “so they’ll stick with the same stupid policy,” he says.
In the end, hubris “will destroy them”— the elitists.
The much-talked-about nuclear option is truly insane; a conventional war cannot be won; and the finances to pay for a WWII-like scenario aren’t there.
Living in a cave for years to escape nuclear fallout doesn’t sound like a worthwhile benefit to those behind today’s U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Fighting a conventional war necessitates the U.S. to bring back the draft, and by somehow forcing the growing percentage of ‘awaken’ men to put aside their differences with the state apparatchik to fight a national cause. That’s highly unlikely.
Then, there is the matter of maintaining the value of the dollar while fighting an enemy that holds $2 trillion of U.S. Treasuries.
When the dollar collapses from a Chinese financial attack in the sovereign debt market, how does Washington pay for the troops?
“We have the fiscal cliff; it will be evaded, just like Congress evades the debt limit, the budget resolution,” says Roberts. “They evade everything that’s a real problem, and they continue all of this pretense. So in the end, there’s nothing but pretense.
“And so I think this is what brings down the empire and saves us from the police state.”
“It’s a culture and empire of delusion,” Roberts concludes.
“They’re building a wood chipper that they want to feed us into, but they’re the ones who end up going into it,” says Infowars’ Alex Jones.
“That’s right. I think that’s a good way to put it,” says Roberts.
“They’ve taken away our civil liberties; they’ve built these interment camps; they’ve broken the Posse Comitatus law,” Roberts continues. “So they’re preparing to use the same force and violence against American citizens that they used against the Iraqis, the Afghans, the Pakistanis, the Yemenis, the Libyans.
“So what’s happened is: persuasion and argument and convincing people is no longer the policy; it’s violence, force—force and violence.”
How much force China will tolerate is unclear. An attack on Iran seriously jeopardizes China’s industrial machine and weapon against U.S. hegemony. Without support of the dollar, “people abandon the stock market, the real estate market, the bond market, the currency itself, and all of sudden the dollar is no long the reserve currency and all of a sudden the United State can no longer pay for its imports [8 million barrels of oil per day, especially] . . .
“So it ends the power. The empire crumbles overnight. The wars stop, because there is no means of financing them. . . . and that’s when it all comes unglued.”
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