World War III Will Begin In Syria
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show
I am under attack by elements of the state-run Russian military. I am not alone. Anyone who dares to expose Russian military preparations for World War III, is under attack as I have discovered. Some of us in the media have had their reputations inaccurately impugned, some of our sponsors contacted and threatened and these Russian government employees have been trolling on our website pretending to be casual readers who are launching vehement attacks upon anyone who says anything but “Putin is a Christian and he stands for all that is holy and good”. For the record, I loathe Obama and much of our government because they have allowed themselves to be corrupted by the bankers who have hijacked our government. However, as bad as things are in America, America is a preferable living location than the reincarnated Soviet empire under Putin. I will have much more to say on this topic in a future article. Threats from the state-owned media aside, I will not be deterred. In fact, what I am going to publish this morning will give Russian officials the proverbial chest pains before the heart attack, because this is true.
Predicting World War III
It is possible to make a reasonable prediction about where World War III will break out based upon historical Russian military strategy. Putin is following a very predictable pattern that dates back to over a 100 years of Russian military history coupled with the present set of events. Further, my sources and their subsequent information validate what is written below.
The Present Situation
Russia is bleeding the Petrodollar dry by leading the BRIC nations in the purchase of Iranian oil for gold. The same situation is emerging in Europe as Russia is on the verge, either by invasion or by the present attempt at proxy control of Ukraine, of controlling a good portion of energy needs to Europe and being able to bypass the Petrodollar as a means of payment for Russian energy shipments into Europe. Also, Russia is in dire straits because of the U.S.and western banker led plunging oil prices. Both Russia and the United State are playing a game of chicken. Adding fuel to the fire with regard to alliances forming for World War III, Russia has just completed a deal which brings China into the Russian energy sphere of influence. This will eventually culminate in the weakening of NATO and the isolation of the United States both economically and militarily. What does Russia want and what will be its eventual goal? A short-term effect centers around the fact that I believe it is very possible that German will leave NATO and enter the Russian sphere of influence.
Some believe that Russia wants to occupy the United States and perhaps Putin eventually does, but it is not practical at this particular point of time. Economic attrition and military isolation are Putin’s best friends at this time. After all, the US is in possession of over 2,000 nuclear weapons and 72 nuclear armed submarines which are virtually undetectable. Despite the presence of these American deterrents, do not be lulled into a false sense of security, this cold war will soon turn hot and as I have previously documented, Putin has spent over $650 billion dollars on his military buildup.
Putin’s Military Strategy
Putin is pursuing a military strategy that most Americans have never heard of and even fewer understand and it has to do with Russia’s geographic makeup and this holds the key to Russian military strategy Although Russia possesses one of the largest landmasses in the world, they possess an abhorrent lack of serviceable coastline. Historically, Russian economic growth has been severely impeded because of the lack of usable ports. Russia rues the day that they sold Alaska to the United States. It also helps to explain why Syria has jumped to the forefront of world affairs. Russia is sitting on vast energy deposits and they are threatening to expand their energy based and mineral world dominance by exploiting the newly discovered riches at the North Pole and they have invested significant resources in beefing up their Arctic fighting forces towards this end. Russia may be able to acquire vast mineral resources, but without significant ports from which to trade, the Russian economy will always run in second gear. One does not need to have access to Putin’s war plans to understand what is going on, one needs to only be a student of history in order to predict where this coming conflict is headed.
The Heartland Theory
British geographer and military historian, Sir Halford MacKinder, in 1904, wrote an article that changed how politicians and military men viewed the world. The theory that had so influenced nearly five generations of strategists was called simply, the Heartland Theory. Basically, Mackinder’s Heartland Theory views geo-political military history as a struggle between land-based and sea-based powers. Mackinder believed the world had become a “closed” system, with virtually no new lands left for the European powers to discover, to conquer, and to fight over without creating chaos elsewhere. According to the theory, the common denominator for world conflict has been reduced to sea powers vs. land-based powers which would subsequently struggle for dominance of the world, and the ultimate victor would be in a position to set up a world empire. The determining factor in this struggle was physical geography; “Man and not nature initiates, but nature in large measure controls”.