Another World Nightmare Is There No End In Sight?
By: Jack L. Key
I am saddened by the death of Benazir Bhutto in the country she loved, and those others killed with her. It is not fitting for me to attempt to delve into the politics and religious extremism surrounding these murders, or to try and explain it. Unfortunately, it is another of many in Pakistan and in that part of the world that is the heart of terrorism.
News sources and governments have already placed the blame on those individuals or groups that best fit their own political and religious aims. Who am I to say they are right or wrong? Iâ€™m not in Pakistan, nor am I involved in any of the political or religious arguments or ambitions of that country. I have no â€œinside informationâ€ that could accurately cast light on this nightmarish breach of human law. So, unlike others, I will not speculate other than to say it could have been any one of many that wish to see the world as we know it changed to suit their own particular visions of humankind.
President Bush is wise to stay at armâ€™s length of any regional conflicts that may arise in this part of the world, even though he was correct in his actions in Afghanistan several years ago.
While tragic, the United States is not directly affected by this assassination of a popular Pakistani political leader. That was not the case in Afghanistan or Iraq. In my view, once we are disengaged from Afghanistan, we should not involve ourselves further in the politics or armed conflicts of this part of the world. We have nothing to gain and much to lose if we continue to involve ourselves in regional disputes that do not confront us directly. As to finding allies against terrorism, who can say what groups or countries have the same common interests as our own on any given day?
Politics and religious extremism in Pakistan are but a part of the quagmire that engulfs Islamic countries and political groups from North Africa to the Middle East to Central Asia. The United States has no business becoming involved directly until we are attacked or otherwise closely involved in some way. Relationships change overnight and
friends become enemies. Human life has little value in extremistâ€™ views.
Russia and China are currently indirectly involved in these regional actions because it serves their interests in a much larger plan. We all know by now that remaining quiet or without serious comment on a world stage is a sure sign of indirect involvement. It is so quiet in Russia and China during this current outrageous murder you might hear a pin drop
The U.S. has no plan for world domination, either economically or militarily, though I suspect Russia and China do. Who can say who murdered Bhutto? Or had it done? This is a big stage, and there are many players. America now should prepare for the time when it will become one of those players only out of necessity.
Is There A Real World Conspiracy?
By now all major powers and most regional powers know there will be a nuclear exchange by countries within Central Asia and India and through the Middle East. None can say accurately when it will begin, but most would agree the onset would be once Iran has the nuclear weapons capacity it wants and needs.
United States military forces must not be present in theater when hostilities begin, or if so, quickly withdraw any small ground forces that may be there. The warfare must be regionally contained and not allowed to spread to the European or Asian mainland. If it does spread, there will be all out world nuclear war with few, if any, survivors and no winners. If America begins planning with European allies and Japan now, we may be able to prevent a catastrophic intercontinental nuclear war, at least for the near future.
The United States must disengage itself from any military alliances formed in these regions, including Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt and Jordan. Left alone from pressures from the major powers these countries may be able to learn to coexist with others in their regions. If not, they must bear the brunt themselves of any warfare, conventional or nuclear. American diplomacy must make this clear to leaders of these countries and all political or religious groups as quickly as possible.
There must be no U.S. troops or money to bail them out or rebuild should war become fact. Citizens of America owe nothing to the peoples of these countries or the politico-religious groups, and we should not interfere in their internal or political affairs in any way, including military or economic aid. When China and Russia become visible major players– and they will– then is the time America and the rest of the world must also become visibly involved.
As a peaceful country and major nuclear power, we must learn to look ahead, and to ignore smaller world problems as they develop over time. Russia and China are the ONLY dangerously capable enemies the United States has, and will always have, until one or the other retreats or is defeated. Politicians and media in the U.S. were completely fooled by the â€œcollapseâ€ of the Soviet Union in the early 1990â€™s and the so-called â€œopenessâ€ of communist China. American short-sightedness in this area has already been proven.
Long range world planners in Russia and China designed a plan that provided at least a decade or two of freedom from the Cold War pressures that required so much capital and was ruining the economic assets developing both in Russia and China. Neither could continue to match the West in economic or military growth without a breathing period.
Russiaâ€™s economic growth and oil wealth, and Chinaâ€™s technological, industrial and commercial growth have both exceeded that of the U.S. Currently, both countries are engaged in a world financial plan, led by China, to reduce the American economic, banking and capital growth to that of a large third world power. That will allow Russia and China to control the World Bank and the financial stability of all countries.
Funding foreign military operations and trade imbalances have for years increased in the U.S. and decreased in the other two major powers. Once the U.S. dollar is replaced as the world currency standard, both Russia and China will begin their economic and military moves. Both military and natural resources have increased in both countries over the past two decades, and Chinaâ€™s current military build-up is the largest of any country since World War II.
With its announced new nuclear warheads and improved missiles and submarines, Russia has taken the lead in modern nuclear capability. The U.S. is just beginning a 20-year program to improve its aging nuclear arsenal, after reducing it substantially in the 1990â€™s. Chinaâ€™s nuclear forces and huge modern conventional military and human reserves make it the only country in the world capable of occupying and controlling a country the size of the United States. The Chinese Navy grows larger by the hour and will rival that of the U.S. Navy in less than 5 years. Liberal democrats and socialists in the U.S. Congress have not approved a major U.S. military weapons or upgrades bill other than maintaining foreign military operations spending in Iraq and elsewhere in 20 years.
The U.S. merchant shipping fleet is virtually non-existent. China and its allies have all increased their merchant fleets, and China has built entire docking sites for its fleet in seas surrounding the U.S. in recent years. Chinaâ€™s facilities operating and under construction in the Bahamas Islands will be the largest such facility in the world.
China maintains major food and agricultural sites and exporting ties in many South American countries and is a major supplier of military equipment and supplies to over 60% of the western hemisphere countries. Major new Chinese radar installations in communist Cuba and other military technical sites and treaties in Venezuela and elsewhere have increased the Chinese offensive and defensive military capabilities in the Caribbean and South America.
In view of these and other facts, I believe China and Russia and their allies plan an economic and financial assault on America, coupled with exhausting world regional military disputes and expanding limited nuclear warfare designed to overwhelm the military capacities of the United States. I also believe this assault is already underway, and has shown success in certain areas and instances. When completed and in full force, this plan would act to force the U.S. Government into political and financial bankruptcy, clearing the way for other major world powers and their ideologies. Both Russia and China have announced their intentions to lead the world into the new century and beyond.
There will be some that may dispute these comments. I only ask that such doubters take a short and accurate review of what history has transpired over the past two decades. Then make your own judgement as to whether I have interpreted correctly or not.
It is imperative we elect a Republican president who will carry on President Bushâ€™s wishes and continue to fund new weapons programs and economic and budgetary goals that are realistic. We live in a dangerous world and we must continue to fight the war on terrorism and not pave the way for those who would lead us into chaos.
Liberal congressional leaders and members must not be reelected to continue their socialist programs and ideology that make us vulnerable to military attack and economic depression. We must elect a congress that will involve itself in foreign policy issues and fund weapons and military programs on a sound financial platform that will save and protect the American people and the country from foreign domination.
I urge all Americans to listen closely to the election rhetoric in this presidential election year, and to judge carefully before you cast your vote. It may well be the biggest decision of your life.
Jack L. Keyâ€™s commentaries and articles appear both online and in print media. His latest novel is Gideonâ€™s Trumpet, and is available everywhere. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran and retired healthcare professional. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org