Preparing for War with Russia and China: America's Quest for Global Domination Depends on Space Technology
29 October 2016.
The US, dragging the western allies behind them, is preparing for war with Russia and China. Washington also wants India 'onside' for obvious reasons of geography, history, and growing economic power. The US also needs allies with some money to help pay for the Pentagon's endless war machine that is heavily dependent on expensive space technology.
GETTING INDIA "ONSIDE"
Washington wishes to bring India under its 'Space Command' so that all its military will be run through the Pentagon space warfighting satellite program. A term 'interoperability' has been coined to describe the process where all allies must have suitable warfighting systems that can be technically run through the US Space Command system. In the end this means the US is controlling the deadly tip of the spear because no other nation has all the satellites and ground stations around the globe that give Washington the ability to see everything on Earth, hear everything, and ultimately target every place on the planet.
All the new NATO allies (and 'partners' like Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand) are being brought into the global military alliance to control and dominate the planet on behalf of western corporate capitalism. That means London-Washington-Brussels-Paris-Berlin running the world. Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba and a few other nations are on the list for 'regime change' in the coming years. They still stand outside full control by the western bankers and militarists.
The recent formation of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) alternative economic institution would loan money to developing countries and not exploit them the way western bankers do using the IMF and World Bank as their tools of domination. The west is not happy about BRICS and thus we saw the leader of Brazil was recently dethroned in a coup essentially orchestrated by Washington.
Raytheon's global missile system.
The US-NATO alliance is not happy to currently see many nations around the world begin to stand up against this long run of western imperialism. The BRICS nations are calling for a multi-polar world and the US demands to remain as the unipolar leader of the planet. Washington appears willing to go to war to defend its collapsing empire.
The US is like a cowboy gambler with a black hat on a Mississippi riverboat playing cards. The cowboy looks around and sees himself surrounded by those he has exploited for years. He thinks his only way out is to start shooting - the law of the west. That, I think, is essentially still the foreign and military policy of the US. Its part arrogance and part fear that the world has woken up at last and is rejecting the cowboy mentality of 'full spectrum dominance'.
A HISTORY OF DOMINANCE
Growing global poverty and the reality of climate change though are banging on Washington's front door. The corporations are trying to make money from climate change - their love for the dollar bill is so great that they cannot see beyond their lust for power and greed. I call them pirates.
The pirates have buried a treasure chest in the US - it is our national treasury created from the taxes from the people's hard work. About 55% of every federal tax dollar under the discretion of Congress goes to the Pentagon. America has become a war culture. Our economy is addicted to military production. People are increasingly being indoctrinated that the 'Muslims' are coming to attack us so we must spend more on weapons for war and we must have the very best space technology system in place to protect ourselves. We are a paranoid nation - massive guilt and fear comes from our long legacy of genocide.
First was the destruction of the Native Americans and then the illegal and immoral importation of slaves from Africa. During the days of slavery that very institution became America's dominant economic institution. Slave labor made America rich. This (let's call it fascist) element of our culture might have lost the civil war in the 1860's but they are running the country today. We have a wedding in America of the government and corporate power - they are one in the same. Democracy has been drowned in the United States.
Raytheon sea-launched missiles.
Thus no one anywhere on our Mother Earth should ever listen to the moralistic preaching that comes from Washington about democracy, freedom, peace, or the rule of law. It's all Hollywood talk - a scripted propaganda machine that has sold an image to the world. Fortunately the initial shine has worn off the Stars & Stripes and most people around the globe clearly understand what is really going on.
THE "PIVOT TO ASIA"
I have been working on space issues for the last 33 years and today coordinate the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. We are very worried about aggressive US moves to create more conflict with Russia and China - in particular the Pentagon claim that the US Space Command should "control and dominate space and deny other nations the use of space".
The dangerous notion of US 'exceptionalism' has now been extended to outer space. In order to successfully operate the current US global space war fighting system 'downlink ground stations' have been based around the world to relay military communications from one place to another via space satellites. Activists around the planet are opposing the presence of these Star Wars bases in their communities and are the active membership of the Global Network.
The US today is feverishly deploying so-called "Missile Defense" (MD) systems around the globe - essentially encircling Russia and China. Added to that is Obama's provocative 'pivot' of 60% of US military forces into the Asia-Pacific - what the Pentagon calls 'rebalancing'. This pivot is dangerous and hugely expensive, so costly that Washington's allies in are being pressured to help pay for the program.
US military bases around China.
China imports 80% of its resources on ships and thus we see the Pentagon 'pivot' as a military strategy to possibly block China's sea routes - literally putting a loaded gun to Beijing's head. China has responded by building a couple new bases on tiny coral reefs to ensure their unhampered access to the sea lanes in their region.
Sadly Washington is now run by corporate interests who have determined that America's role under globalization of the world economy will be 'security export' which translates to endless war. The number one industrial export product of the US today is weapons. When weapons are your #1 industrial export, what is the global marketing strategy for that product line?
Despite Pentagon claims that they are out to create peace, democracy and stability around the world with their more than 800 military bases, quite the opposite is the truth. I came away from recent trips to Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea seeing that the expansion of US bases in the Asia-Pacific is largely about creating the military infrastructure to take down China and Russia.
Thousands of Japanese protest US bases.
Add up the current US 'pivot' into the Asia-Pacific; the Japanese Shinzo Abe government's 'reinterpretation' of peaceful Article 9 in their constitution to allow Tokyo to deploy offensive military forces; the destabilizing US-Japan-South Korean military alliance; and we find the makings of a very aggressive program that could easily trigger World War III.
The Chinese and Russian governments have repeatedly said that they would like to reduce their nuclear forces but cannot do it as long as the US is encircling their countries with MD systems. China and Russia each year go to the United Nations and introduce a new treaty to ban all weapons in space. The US and Israel (which has 200 nuclear weapons) annually block serious negotiations on that important treaty. Both Russia and China have been forced to expand their military operations and to even build more nuclear weapons as they face the US MD program and an expanding NATO.
When Japan recently launched a satellite into space few took notice. When North Korea launches a satellite or test fires a missile the world screams bloody murder. Clearly the US and its allies are hypocrites as they lecture North Korea and Iran about weapons of mass destruction but at the same time they are creating the largest military buildup in world history. US foreign military occupation must end if there will ever be true world peace. The Global Network is determined to do what we can to help build such a peace with justice. We are grateful to those in India who are working so hard to put an end to this madness.
We need peace workers in India to educate your fellow citizens about US plans to bring Delhi into the Pentagon's Space Command program aimed at China. We hope you can help prevent this growing danger of WW III that could consume the entire planet in a hell fire of nuclear war. Our governments need to be dealing with the reality of climate change and growing global poverty. We must demand they convert the expensive military industrial complex to sustainable technology development to help us protect the future generations. Keep going - we all need each other. Holding hands let us work together.