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“Watching World War 3 Unfold”: 100,000 US Troops in Europe? It’s Probably Nothing

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  • ThisIsNotNutella June 29, 2022, 6:07 PM

    When it takes a Russian semi-mystic (Aleksandr Dugin) to explain Americans to themselves because it is de facto illegal to explain America to Americans in America in 2022.


    • KCK June 29, 2022, 6:24 PM

      I see. Exactly. You can identify them by their hook nose, right? They immigrated during the Bolshevik times, but somehow their evil world domination plan had a little hiccup there called “the holocaust”. Oh shit! No mention of it in the Dugin screed, or perhaps I missed that.

      • ThisIsNotNutella June 29, 2022, 7:07 PM

        The usual Some of My Best Friends Are disclaimers apply as always.

        That said, I defy you to look at the folks in the US establishment driving the anti-Russian hysteria and not notice a pattern. They’re pretty much all from the Pale of Settlement with long memories and atavistic ancestral hatreds. Why noticing this objective fact should be Beyond the Pale suggests a few things about who is Master and who is not.

        • Rollory June 29, 2022, 8:13 PM

          This is absolutely true. It is also largely irrelevant. They did not force Putin to order the tanks across the border. They did not corrupt his command structure so that the only intel assessments being reported were what the higher-ups wanted to be true. They did not corrupt Russian military procurement and training to produce a 1938-quality military. They did not force the Russians to make their case to the Ukrainians with artillery shells instead of ideology, culture, and ethnic ties. They did not put guns to the Ukrainians’ heads and force them to fight.

          This war may well be – probably is – useful to certain people. That does not mean those people ever had the power to trigger it nor that they actually did so. Their motives and desires are therefore irrelevant to a correct understanding of the battlefield reality.

          • ThisIsNotNutella June 29, 2022, 8:35 PM

            What has any of your comment got to do with the *PRAGMATIC* territorial and quality of life interests of the legacy white (trigger warning) folk inhabiting the territory of the United States of America? Why is the Regime on the Potomac so hell-bent on getting involved?

            So why lie back and think of (not the Spanish) Galicia while you’re being bummed by these war-mongering neocon bozos?

        • Warren June 30, 2022, 3:48 PM

          It doesn’t matter if you or I believe it’s all BS. What does matter is that the Russians believe it. They will react to facts that they perceive even if those facts are ridiculous to you or me.

    • Harry June 30, 2022, 10:19 AM

      Da Jooos. It’s always da Joooos. Need a scapegoat? Who ya gonna call? Da Jooooos.

  • ThisIsNotNutella June 29, 2022, 6:18 PM

    Meanwhile in Black Lives Don’t Matter Hong Kong, the air quality has been Gaialicious for the past week. Why, you ask? Because Emperor Winnie the Pooh is making his imperial progress South by High Speed Rail (yesterday he was in Wuhan) and today he will be here to preside over 25th Handover anniversary celebrations at the Zeppelinfeld or something. So the authorities from Guangzhou down both sides of the Pearl River Delta have shut down all the big polluters so that he sees blue skies on the way and when he gets here (or would have done so had there not been a typhoon in the offing — it’s started to piss rain). There’s something to be said for efficient despotism: the high speed trains run on time and the skies are blue, and you get to enjoy watching the local strivers and Quislings grovel and fawn and jump through hoops. Plus no supermarket shortages or logistics problems here. There’s things not to be said for it, too. Depends a bit on where you are in the historical cycle.

  • KCK June 29, 2022, 6:29 PM

    Monkey Werx is right when he says the US would want in the region of 300,00 troops to rumble with Russia. The 100, 000 Biden calls for are essentially a reorganization move. Same thing with the new 11th Airborne Division – it is a reorg. of standing troops, a re-flag of a headquarters unit into a divisional HQ, and also some new units to round it out.

    When you see the draft being talked about, this will be your clue as to an actual “something’s up”.

    I very much wish for a Trumpist policy where we do everything to avoid war – to include be strong, virile and mean-looking. But, at the level of statecraft, we speak softly.

  • Dirk June 29, 2022, 10:16 PM

    Tic Toc!

  • Dan Patterson June 30, 2022, 1:41 AM

    I am waiting for an explanation of the direct American interest in the conflict between the corrupt Russians and the corrupt Ukrainians. I tell myself to be patient, the experts are at work sifting the tailings looking for evidence, and the other experts are hard at work manufacturing it. But I have not seen it; like the man upon the stair, I wish he’d go away.

    • ghostsniper June 30, 2022, 4:22 AM

      Like Iraq-Afghan, like Ukraine. No “explanation” will be forthcoming. There are 2 USA’s. The geographical one where you live, and the political one where you don’t matter, and in both cases you have little to say about any of it peasant.

      I won’t be wearing a uniform in europe this time around and I won’t be jumping out of airplanes and shooting guns.
      If perchance I do go to europe it will be on my terms and the goal will be to experience some old buildings, drink some biers, eat some hasenbraten, and squeeze some frauliens. Like I said, on MY terms – as it should/will always be. BFYTW

      • Vanderleun June 30, 2022, 8:06 AM

        That reminds me on an ancient New Yorker cartoon.

        A husband is standing at the stern of a cruise ship looking behind him.

        His wife is in a deckchair saying, “Just because you didn’t like Europe doesn’t mean it isn’t any good.”

        • Dan Patterson June 30, 2022, 8:35 AM

          From when the New Yorker was readable.
          Or was it always smug, insular, and self-congratulatory?

          • Vanderleun June 30, 2022, 10:11 AM

            Hard to believe but once upon a time it was the ultimate magazine. Only until the vile editors of the 1990s and on up got their yeast diseased paws on it. Now its just another one of the moist turdlets of NYC publishing.

            • KCK June 30, 2022, 12:10 PM

              That Playboy cartoon, where the little boy is held behind his mother’s knee, and he’s wearing a tutu, swim fins, a duckbill, and holding a violin. His dad, an army general, is fuming. Mom says: “I didn’t raise our son to be a soldier!”

              • jwm June 30, 2022, 4:24 PM

                Holy cow, Casey, I remember that cartoon well. I used to read Playboy, but just for the cartoons. (of course) Anyone remember Rodriguez?


                • KCK June 30, 2022, 8:47 PM

                  It was a full-on classic.

                  My other fave. The guy’s just gotten to second base, and the babe says, “now, tell me again how this will lead to world peace”.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) June 30, 2022, 6:36 AM

    I was wondering when all those “Critics Of The Regime” who kept reminding us that Trump never served in the armed forces and was a “Chicken Hawk” who was precluded from utilizing the armed forces will be calling out Joe Biden. You know, like Michael (spit) Moore, the communist who owned nine homes.

    • Vanderleun June 30, 2022, 8:03 AM

      I hate those “people” more than I hate life itself.

  • Chris G. June 30, 2022, 10:16 AM

    Does NATO (us) even have 300,000 troops capable of killing people and breaking things? Seems like a stretch. Some of the NATO countries must be starting to understand what a mistake it was to follow Uncle Joe into a proxy war with Russia that they were all going to suffer from.

    • ghostsniper June 30, 2022, 11:55 AM

      What, did you think the USgov’t only lied to it’s own citizens?
      It lies EVEN MORE to foreign entities.
      It dangles diseased carrots on the end of pointy assed sticks handled by sneering overpaid charlatans.

  • steveaz June 30, 2022, 12:48 PM

    What does the Congress think about WWIII? This is a serious question.

    I know they’re “all in” on the drib-and-drab funding of the Zelensky government: a billion here-a couple fifty billion there. It’s not real money to them anymore. I get that.

    But we are lurching towards War here. War is the Congress’ sole jurisdiction, and it’s members just stand on the curb smiling and waving as this terrible parade marches up Main Street.

    Is War even on the Congress’ agenda? Or have they have abdicated, just like the Uvalde Police force did, while a terror menaces in us in broad daylight? The People’s House more resembles a hysterical, quasi-judicial media company, than it does a representative legislature tasked to declare War.

    The Capital Building is a corpse under glass, not a forum where the American people decide our common future. History must record the Pelosi Congress’ abdication.

    • Vanderleun June 30, 2022, 1:10 PM

      Abdicated. Proceed accordingly.

    • ghostsniper June 30, 2022, 7:00 PM

      It’s highly doubtful they can assemble the volume of “men” necessary to pull it off.
      Look at the past 50 years and the constant downward slide.
      In the old army they’d call it a cluster fuck.

  • Mary Ann June 30, 2022, 4:18 PM

    Gerard, Something Wonderful…please.

    • Vanderleun June 30, 2022, 4:57 PM

      “Go fly a kite” just for you.