By Fahim A. Knight-El
Former President Richard Nixon, in his book titled, Seize The Moment,
This writer thinks that it is sort-of-unfair when you are asked to compare and contrast wars from different eras and from different times in history (because the political, economic and social dynamics are going to drastically differ). This research brought me to an immediate and quick conclusion that as I surveyed and read various recent histories and accounts of America's wars and in particular involvement in the Middle East, it had become evident to me that the United States as a nation had transitioned and moved from Feudalism, to pre-industrialism, industrialism, and the information age, and into the present global trajectory, and we are constantly in motion and stagnation is not an option (no one understands this better than Donald J. Trump). This transitional evolution has brought us at the dawn of a new era and a New World Order and as the Cold War (Warsaw Pact Nations versus NATO Nations) came to an abrupt end in 1989, which was symbolized by the collapsing of the Berlin Wall, it also brought an end to what we have known as conventional war strategy. It has been technology, that has been the ever evolving X factor and dynamic in the development of high tech weaponry and military technology, that with the passing of time, it has also allowed us to surpass previous generations relative to war strategy and how they fought wars in the early 19th and 20th century, which is now almost obsolete and arcaded. The digital age of technology has given international governments, the ability to make strategically and tactical deployments unlike anytime in world history and how the United States Government defends its national security interest will continue to change with the evolvement of time.
This is truly the dawn of a new day and era in American history, as I have stated above (the so-called peaceful transference of power and the highlight of American Democracy was carried out just few days ago), which has created the potential for a new insights and approaches into the present day global political, economic and social paradigms that will continue to impact humanity, in particular some of these ideals will be evolving along side and simultaneously with a new generation possessing aspirations coming from a different spiritual and historical space than the previous generations.They have not drawn from the divisive artificial barriers that Communism and Western style democracy have imposed on humanity since 1917. They are hoping for the opportunity to live in a peaceful and prosperous world—once again I am not optimistic about this future outlook. The above mentioned phenomenon represents the passing of two worlds, the old and the new. The immediate future of the world and the United States of America and its direction has now been placed in the hands of the 45th United States President of America, Donald J. Trump (but let us not be fooled the Supreme Being has factored into this equation) and for better or for worst, he will be instrumental in shaping the national and international political landscape for the next eight years. Yes although, I speaking into the future the Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission and the Council of Foreign Relations have already selected him as their servant for two terms and this should automatically convey to me and you that there is no such thing as democracy, it is all an illusion and our voted don't mean a damn thing. But Trump's biggest impact is predicted to be on the global community and his quasi nationalistic views and maintaining a global agenda (are destined to co-exist).
The United States Arm Forces use to have the largest budget on Capitol Hill and by far defense spending was the government's number one priority—perhaps by Trump appointing this team of retired generals to his cabinet and having a Republican majority in Congress, it might be an indication that United States Government will once again increase military spending. Trump during the presidential campaign created a sizable amount of excitement about the
Donald Trump repeatedly stated throughout his inauguration speech that it would be America first (his speech on the surface had a nationalistic overtone) and although, as a globalist and a New World Order proponent some of his foreign policy and national policy positions as were stated in that speech, was contradictory at best, in particular wavering a little on the United States prior historical commitments relative to cooperating and exercising the highest levels diplomacy with its European Allies, which has always involved unilateral economic and military assistance to Western Europe that included Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Greece and Spain this cooperating and international governmental alliances has been in existence since World War II and even further back to World War I, which later was structured under NATO, which President Trump believes, it has out lived its time and purpose. These sentiments and other have left a lot of western governments with a sense of uneasiness and un-optimistic since he took office on January 20, 2017. Many around the world are unsure, how will Trump's so-called new international direction impact and affect the western governments trade and economic markets—as it pertains to the European Union and European Common Market and will this type rhetoric create panic and lead to given the international perception that Euro could be headed towards experiencing long term economic and financial weakness and/or collapse that will reflect on both domestic European markets as well as international markets. Thus, by the United Kingdom and the Bank of England relegating back to using the British pound and quasi abandoning the EU was a clear indicator that Europe and the E.U. are in trouble (which like all western currencies have been battling the Chinese Yuan Renminbi and the powerful Central Bank of China, which is the Central Bank of the People's Republic of China and the strength of it currency) that could dismantle the E.U. and force these nations to revert back to the concept of nation-states. I am somewhat optimistic that this will not happen.
The United States has always had a shared interest in Europe, which has been mutual since World War II that has led to the establishment of strategically placed military bases and military installments throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Far East, Central and South America and may be Donald Trump does not fully understand the gravity and the complexities of the world and/or may he does, and is looking to create a new type of conversation that will be different than what it was under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I am quite sure his military cabinet will be educating and informing him, of how the geopolitical necessities work in the grand scheme of things. They will explain to him that if he is serious about defending U.S. National Security interest, it will rest on being prepared for military readiness and having the ability to respond quickly and decisively to international turmoil and conflicts that might arise, which could affect or impact the political, social and economic interest of the United States of America around the world. A powerful navy will remain necessary to quickly shut off international and/or domestic waterways during potential conflicts and actual conflicts during troubling times, which might give the enemy a military advantage and this is why nations like
For example, the United States Government under President George H.W. Bush in 1991, entered into the Gulf War, which was better known as Desert Shield and Desert Storm in which thousands of U.S. Troops were mobilized to the region in order to halt Saddam Hussein so-called ambitions of reuniting
These young soldiers (many were African Americans and Latinos) are use as extensions of U.S. Foreign policy commissioned to fight in order to make the world more safer for the Rothschilds and the Seven Oil Sister to continue steal and horde the world's wealth (this much will not change under Donald Trump). Yet, they take an oath to defend and protect the United States Constitution against all foreign and domestic enemies—they are not in the decision making capacity, but when the U.S. arm forces are called upon to deploy in the hot spots around the world, it is a question of duty and uncompromising obligation at least in these young vulnerable soldiers minds (and after serving some are allowed to become enlightened and wake up and after learning the truth about the U.S. military goals and objectives of the super-Elite they feel betrayed by their government). The naval forces along with other military branches have always demonstrated a high level of preparedness to deploy and equipped to defend the
William J. Bennett (who was the former Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan) and former Drug Czar who authored a book titled, Why we must Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism, Bennett is a conservative and his analysis and assessments reflect those who represent the Republican right, but I think, most politicians and ordinary citizens will agree that America's national security, is of vital importance (some may argue about how the military budget is costing the taxpayers to much money and some have argued about downsizing the U.S. standing army and merging military bases). But other still expect the
President Bill Clinton in his book titled, Between Hope and History: Meeting America’s Challenges For the 21st Century, he stated: “Today,
Lastly, this writer believes war at times is inevitable, but I equally believe that we have a moral duty and responsibility to purse peace over war. For, example, the invasion of Somali (1992-1994), Desert Storm/Desert Storm (1990-1991) the Afghanistan War (2001- ), the Iraq War (2003-2011) and America’s ongoing war on terrorism, which has made the American people war weary. The passing of the United States Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, Military Commission Act, Anti- Terrorism Bill, Enemy Combatant laws, etc., as well as ongoing disputes with Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, China, Russia, Yemen and other hot spots will eventually stretch the U.S. military thin. I cited these recent wars and conflicts, as an indication of how the pendulum may swing back and forth relative to the question of patriotism and their are some who are willing to offer a critical analysis or at least a balance analysis on where the U.S. stand in the world as a global force (the 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Center entered us into a new paradigm). The scholar Noam Chomsky in his book titled, Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance in which Chomsky’s political analysis illustrates the ambivalent and contradictory relationship that U.S. Government had with Saddam Hussein and with other past and present less than credible leaders (he writes with the passion of both a political scientist and historian).This writer thinks that, perhaps Chomsky understands or may be he doesn’t, but as much as I extol his research for being critically objective and he does a good job of presenting the facts and is more than willing to present points that are unbiased and honestly raises some tough questions relative to America’s quest for global dominance.
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