by William B. Stoecker, All News Pipeline:
Since our beginning with the Revolutionary War, America has been at war almost non-stop, counting the Indian wars of past centuries and innumerable almost forgotten foreign misadventures, like our invasion of Russia at the end of WWII at Archangel and Vladivostok for no clear purpose and with no plan, or our war in the Philippines following our Spanish American War. The Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Spanish American War, and our fighting against Filipino rebels were clearly wars of conquest, the beginnings of our American Empire that has replaced our Republic.
The death toll for us, without even considering the soldiers who were wounded and often left permanently maimed, or the deaths of civilians, is considerable. Looking just at some of our more recent wars, 2,446 Americans died stealing Spain’s territories, and 4,196 more fighting the Filipino rebels. The toll for WWI was 116,516; WWII cost 405,399; Korea killed 36,516 of our best; Vietnam wasted 58,209 more; the Gulf war ended 294 American lives; our conquest of Iraq cost us 4,497, and the eternal and pointless Afghan War has killed 2,216 more. This is without even counting our misadventures in Lebanon and Somalia, or Slick Willy’s attacks on the Christian Serbs, who had been our allies in WWII, or the invasions of Grenada and Panama.
The Cold War and our present demonization of Putin provided the excuse for our bloated “defense” establishment; our expenditures on the military are higher than those of any other nation, and exceed the military spending of the next few nations combined. Note that US troops defend the borders of other nations, but not our own against the hordes of migrant invaders who despise us. Here is how the game is played.
The RINOs spend trillions of dollars we don’t have and cannot afford on mostly imaginary military threats, running up our national debt, a very real threat that will destroy us (unless the rabid chairborne commando neocons get us into the nuclear holocaust they seem to want). The Demoncraps let the RINOs do this because the RINOs let them spend trillions more dollars we don’t have and cannot afford on mostly imaginary “social justice” needs. The RINOs get campaign contributions from people in the aerospace and defense industries, and the generals and admirals get cushy, high-paying jobs when they retire, on top of their huge pensions. The Demoncraps get to buy the votes of the multi-generational welfare parasite class they have created. This is a win/win situation, save for the taxpayers and the inner city Blacks whose families have been destroyed.
The excuse for the Spanish-American War was the explosion on the battleship Maine, which we had sent into Havana’s harbor for no good reason at a time when Cuba was a Spanish territory and the Hearst newspapers (the equivalent of the New York Slimes or CNN or MSNBC today) were clamoring for war. We blamed this on the Spanish, claiming that they had deliberately destroyed our ship with a mine, despite the fact that Spain wanted desperately to avoid war with the US. Later investigations proved that the explosion was internal, as if someone in the Navy Department had planted a bomb on one of our own ships. We won Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines in that war, and the ungrateful Filipinos, wanting independence, began resisting us, leading to our first Southeast Asian war. Our expansion into this area also helped to lead us, years later, into war with Japan.
WWI began when most European nations were connected by several entangling alliances, supposedly for mutual protection (against the other alliances), but which actually got them into war, not out of it. The tragedy was set in motion when a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, shot Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on 6/28/14 in Sarajevo. This makes no sense, for the Austro-Hungarian Empire controlled some Serbian areas adjacent to the Serbian nation, but Ferdinand was on record as favoring more autonomy for the Serbs. But Princip belonged to a secret society called the Black Hand, and most of us patriots are aware of the sinister role played by various secret groups throughout history and the way they mostly seem interconnected and to have links with the Mason/Templar cult. Austrians were outraged and Austria issued the excessive July Ultimatum to Serbia, and then shelled Sarajevo on 7/28, whereupon Czarist Russia, playing the role of protector of the Slavs, mobilized its reserves.
Then Austria and the Kaiser’s Germany, bound by a treaty with Austria, mobilized their forces, and demanded that Russia demobilize. When Russia refused, on 8/6/1914 Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Russia, whereupon France, bound by a treaty with Russia, mobilized, and the fight was on. Had Russia merely sent troops into Serbia to protect them from aggression, on the condition that they agree to some of Austria’s more reasonable demands, the tragedy might have been averted. Grigori Rasputin, whatever history says about his drunkenness and womanizing, wanted Russia to avoid war, and had at least some influence in the Czar’s court, but he was hospitalized after an assassination attempt on 7/12/14. Perhaps he could have persuaded Russia to take a milder tack, or the Kaiser could have tried to compromise with Russia and restrain the Austrians, but it was not to be.
The US had no dog in the hunt, but clearly favored England and France, and shipped arms to them, resulting in a huge bombing of a US armaments factory by German saboteurs. When the British liner Lusitania was torpedoed on 5/7/15 by a German U boat, Americans were outraged, for many Americans were among those who died. But the Germans had warned Americans that the ship was sailing into a “free fire zone,” and, since the war, divers have found that the ship was carrying munitions. At the time, Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty (which sent no escort to protect the ship) and FDR was US Assistant Secretary of the Navy. It is no secret that Churchill wanted the US to enter the war on England’s side, and, years later, at the time of Pearly Harbor, Churchill was British Prime Minister and FDR was the US President. Nevertheless, the US did not declare war on Germany for another two years. Despite Woody Wilson’s assertion that WWI was waged to “make the world safe for democracy,” the US was intended to be a republic, not a democracy, and the war really made the world safe for fascism…in Russia, Italy, Japan, and Germany. It also furnished a rationale for the League of Nations, the NWO crowd’s first real attempt at a one world government.
When a few sane patriots in Congress kept the US out of the League and it ultimately collapsed, it was back to the drawing boards…and WWII. Consider what had to happen to bring this about and ensure Germany’s temporary victory in Europe. The Allies forced a harsh and punitive treaty on Germany at the end of WWI, and then let Germany violate its provisions by rearming, occupying the Rhineland, and annexing Austria and occupying all of Czechoslovakia. Then, when it was too late, England and France declared war when Germany attacked Poland in 1939, but not on the USSR, although Stalin also invaded Poland. Meanwhile, France had built the defensive Maginot Line…but left the area adjoining Belgium wide open, despite the fact that this was where Germany had come through back in 1914 (and would do so again in 1940). This mind-boggling series of incredible “mistakes” was only the beginning.
Even though Germany’s army by 1939 was arguably the best in the world, the French Army was nearly as good, and Hitler, committing most of his forces to Poland, left Germany almost wide open, and German’s defensive Siegfried Line was neither completed nor fully manned. France launched a half- hearted invasion of Germany with but a small portion of its forces, and the French made steady progress. German generals, after the war, were certain that France could have crushed Germany before the Wermacht could finish operations in Poland and return to defend the homeland. Yet the French, acting as if victory was not in the playbook, withdrew. They and the British at least built field fortifications to cover the Belgian border, and it is unlikely that German forces could ever have broken this line.