Rumors of War with Russia, Part 11: Nuclear Deterrence — Russians Conduct Nationwide Civil Defense Drills Involving Millions
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) October 5, 2016
— Oren Dorell (@OrenDorell) October 5, 2016
As we wrote last week, we are skeptical that the neocons will finally put their chicken necks where their mouths are and muster the U.S. military to fight Russia directly in Syria, after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Dunford poured cold water on several idiot Senators’ notions of a magical no fly zone that doesn’t lead to American pilots confronting Russian jets and SAMs. In addition to the CJCS expressing reluctance to go to war with Russia like his predecessor Martin Dempsey did in August 2013, there is a severe gap in the psychological conditioning of Americans for war versus that of the Russians.
Washington’s anti-Russian propaganda campaign appears to be a mile wide and an inch deep in terms of impact. Most Americans seem to preoccupied with health or economic problems or who robbed Kim Kardashian in Paris to really pay all that close attention to the arguments on Fox News or MSNBC about why we need to go to war with Russia to save the children in east Aleppo — especially when Washington isn’t saving kids in Yemen from Saudi bombs made in the U.S. or UK.
In contrast to the first Cold War, there appears to be little appetite among ordinary Americans or even much of the all-volunteer military for direct confrontation with Moscow. Unless of course, we’ve got to fight those evil Rooskies because they’re supporting Donald J. Trump, and everyone knows The Donald is a sexist pig. Just ask Alicia Machado! And because we all know from the retired military and intelligence professionals supporting Hillary that Trump is a loon who despite being best buds with Putin, is way more likely to start a nuclear war than the ‘we came, we saw, he died’ cackling war hag! It is perhaps only in this way — sleepwalking, sedated on porn, football, SSRIs and opiods — that Americans can be dragged into a global war for reasons they don’t understand in places they don’t know anything about by and for globalists and jihadists who hate their guts. That at least is how the Russia Analyst fears it a global conflagration that escalates to nuclear weapons use could happen: