World War Looming? Top Reagan Official, former WSJ Editor, says YES

8 09 2015

Ignition may come in Syria.   Just in recent weeks the U.S. has greatly escalated bombing and mercenary arming in Syria.  The Russians are countering sending more arms plus now military trainers and special forces.  Both the UK and France are now starting their own bombing campaigns of course coordinated with the Americans.The Iranians as well as the Israelis are more clandestinely involved as are Lebanese Hezbollah forces and U.S. forces in nearby Turkey and Jordan.  Iraq and Afghanistan remain powderkegs despite so many years of American intervention; and in fact the Islamic State forces are very much the result of U.S. policies. The Saudis and Gulf countries are arming as never before — spending in fact eight times more than the Iranians.  And the Americans are rushing the most sophisticated arms of all, qualitative superior to those being supplied to anyone else, to the Israelis.

Dr Paul Craig Roberts, formerly editor of the Wall Street Journal and before that top Reagan Administration official, writes that Russia and China will not accept the so-called “vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia….  On the foreign policy front, the hubris and arrogance of America’s self-image as the ‘exceptional, indispensable’ country with hegemonic rights over other countries means that the world is primed for war.”

If one looks at the escalating arms build-ups in Russia and China and the Middle East, and of course the U.S. and NATO, it certainly seems we are in pre-war times.

But like in Syria and Ukraine, there will be strenuous ongoing attempts to keep the clashes proxy ones, especially as the Americans know that unlike in World War I and II their own homeland would also now be destroyed in a full-scale world war.  For many countries just in recent years the world is already at war and they have already been destroyed:   Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya and before that Lebanon and Vietnam now rebuilt.