Americans and Russians Fought a Battle in Syria — It’s Time to Care
Are we stumbling toward war. Does the Press even care?
Some foreign news outlets reported the deployment of a US Carrier group toward Syria a few days ago. On the 10th, another foreign report had the Russian Black Sea fleet on alert in response.
Then nothing. It's been 3 days now. Calm before the storm?
I disagree. We will never directly confront the Soviet Union, or China for that matter, because to do so is to commit suicide and both sides know it. There is no doubt that the United States could make a preemptive attack on Moscow and wipe out the Soviet leadership and likewise Russia could do the same. Then what? There is still enough retaliatory power to wipe out the first aggressor and both sides know it.
In order to keep the military industrial complexes in both countries occupied to justify their existence the fighting is left to regimes engaged in civil wars. It is where we fight for hegemony, we on one side and Russia on the other. If we stop this nonsense and recognize we are bankrupting ourselves in the process tens of thousands of people would be thrown out of work ballooning the welfare state totally out of proportion and unsupportable. We have become like Sisyphus but instead of pushing the boulder up the hill we are attempting to keep it from rolling to the bottom.