We should talk about THIS total madness.

It reminds me of an old US Army adage from World War One.
When in danger
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and shout
First of all, we're not going to have World War III under any circumstances because there aren't any competing military alliances.

Both the First and Second World Wars began because countries had formal agreements to come to each other's aid if attacked.

Who are Russia's military allies?
Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus, and Georgia.
The US has NATO:

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia...
...Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia.
Other allies:

Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru...
...Trinidad & Tobago, and Uruguay.
Other allies:

Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Djibouti.
We also have interoperability training exercises with almost as many countries, INCLUDING ONES WE DON'T TALK ABOUT.

And I forgot Singapore and Taiwan.


No Third World War, ever, under any circumstances.
What about a tweet starting World War III?

Do people actually not understand that social media is utterly trivial when it comes to geopolitics?

@realDonaldTrump has direct telephone access to every leader on the plant, OR he has direct access to their intermediaries.
We talk to Iran all the time.

Probably in Switzerland.

So if a tweet goes out, NOTHING HAPPENS.

What about a sneak attack?

Not possible due to multiple layers of global surveillance.

Remember the US Tomahawk missile attack on Shayrat Air Base in Syria?

They were tracked by ground and air-based surveillance platforms.

Only ONE COUNTRY ON EARTH has the proven ability to mask major military operations.
Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis somehow moved hundreds of armored vehicles and self-propelled artillery into Little Aden and Crater, Yemen, in May of 2015.

It was the largest amphibious landing in the history of the Middle East, and nobody saw it happen.
On June 14, 2015, a total of 170 Oshkosh M-ATV mine resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAPs) broek out of Little Aden and Crater and secured roads and Aden International Airport.

This is the only known photo of MRAPs breaking out.
The story is that a temporary port was built in one night, the 170 MRAPs were landed, and the port was then dismantled the same night.


And THEN, hundreds of TANKS and INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLES appeared.
And self-propelled artillery pieces.

HIGH-SPEED artillery pieces.
You know what I've learned?

When "experts" can explain something, they either ignore it or make up some horse manure that doesn't actually answer the question.

NO WAY can you built a temporary port in one night and land hundreds of vehicles.

Nobody in the Gulf Cooperation Council has large-scale amphibious-landing capabilities anyway.

The war started on March 26, 2015.

The vehicles were there for sure by June 14, 2015.

What the Saudis did was SPOOF surveillance platforms and satellites.
That base is not real.

The imagery was injected into the satellite using a form of as-yet unknown malware.

It was absolutely impossible for commercial satellites to find the base by accident, so somebody planted the story.

And the world fell for it.
It's a well-known fact that the Israelis can spoof enemy radar by recording several seconds of "clear skies" and then injecting the imagery on a loop back into the radar systems.

Aircraft can attack unseen.
As we speak, SOMEBODY is destroying Iran's offensive capabilities.

I knew it would happen this way.



Through the use of massively advanced technology.

Get a grip, people. For God's sake.

A world war doesn't start based on a tweet. How is possible for a sentient human being to think that?

Go back to Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny (1951).
A ridiculous blowhard WITH NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE convinces the crew to mutiny against their weirdo captain.

He IS a weirdo.

But he's a professional. He knows more about the navy than all of them put together.
The only way their lawyer can save them from being hanged is by playing on the captain's weirdness.

But the officers WERE IN THE WRONG.
SOMEDAY people must accept that Trump knows more about the world than all of us combined.

He is, without exaggeration, the most-informed human being on earth.

Twitter is useful AND utterly silly.

Big on Twitter = Big in Japan.
That was the worst thing you could ever say about an American musician.

"Big in Japan" meant you were horrible.

Don't let Twitter fool you into thinking you're important.

In the realm of geopolitics, we don't matter.

Our only job is to reelect Trump.
By keeping Trump important, WE are important.

If we crap out on Trump, we deserve to live in world where people think Twitter matters.

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