In case you were wondering, yes, this whole Ukraine situation is 1.) another proxy war like Syria to weaken Russia that uses Ukrainians as chumps and cannon fodder like the Kurds, 2.) the new laudromat to siphon away our wealth to the military-industrial complex now that Afghanistan is closed, 3.) an excuse to justify the censorship, surveillance and curtailment of civil liberties that the establishment already wanted and 4.) finally a means to raise oil prices which suits both Republican donors in the oil industry and the progressive activists who are motivated by climate change hysteria.
“Phil and Jack have taken exception to my call for a $1 trillion defense budget.
Phil says we can’t afford it. No argument from me. But I don’t think we can let unnecessary spending crowd out necessary spending. It’d be one thing if we said we are going to maintain a modest defense budget completely insufficient to the twin threat from Russia and China and perhaps lose our edge in advanced weapons and, on the other side of the ledger, domestic spending were going to be drastically reduced. But domestic spending is not going to be reduced. So the question, functionally, is whether we will have unsustainable spending with an insufficient defense or unsustainable spending with a sufficient defense. I favor the latter. Fighting a war because our deterrence isn’t what it should be, and especially losing a war, would be much, much more expensive. …”
Who is the loser in this?
If you figured that you are the loser because you get a more dangerous world, less freedom, less social services, higher gas prices and inflation, you are correct. The usual warmongers are also posing as faux humanitarians and democracy crusaders again like in Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc.
Note: The White Helmets were redeployed from Syria to Ukraine. It is only a matter of time before we get a “Putin is gassing his own people” false flag event to justify intervention.