There’s the quote “the bigger the lie the more people will believe it” but the quote that fits the “new” American government would be “the more stupid the idea the easier it is to sell.” The new American government smashed its way on to the world stage like a drunk with a broken beer bottle threatening everyone in the bar.
The Russia China Derangement Syndrome of the new American government came in with a bang. The first victims, Japanese teenagers on a fishing trip. From World Socialist Network:
US sub joyride kills nine Japanese
The USS Greeneville and the arrogance of power
It is by now abundantly clear that the February 9 collision of the nuclear sub Greeneville with a Japanese fishing boat off the Hawaiian coast was an entirely avoidable tragedy, the result of gross recklessness and irresponsibility on the part of the US Navy. Nine people on the Ehime Maru, including four high school students, were killed when the sub broke the surface as it completed an “emergency blow….”
The potentially dangerous maneuver was executed by the commander of the sub not as a strategic military exercise, but rather to impress a group of 16 well-heeled civilians brought aboard the Greeneville as part of a public relations effort by the Navy to bolster support for its nuclear submarine program. Two of these civilian visitors were at control posts when the submarine rammed into the Japanese boat…
The Japanese victims' relatives released a list of 31 questions they want the United States to answer, including who was steering the Greeneville at the time of the collision and why the sub's crew did not “do their best” to assist survivors after the boat sunk. One of the relatives' questions reads: “Do you let the civilians experience the emergency blow to let them enjoy the thrill of a roller coaster ride?”
The victims’ families were very astute to compare billionaire donors, joy riding in a nuclear submarine as “the thrill of a roller coaster ride.” The world and America in particular, has been on a roller coaster ride since the illegitimate government took over in 2001.
Next victim, China’s Air Force pilot. Seems the new American administration just couldn’t wait to play with all of the toys in the American military toy box. Next item on the agenda in the PNAC playground was flexing America’s muscles using a top secret sophisticated spy plane.
On April Fool’s Day, 2001 Bush sent advanced American spy planes to buzz the Chinese, to display the power of the U.S. Air Force and to show who the new boss is. But the U.S. spy plane collided with a Chinese air defense plane and was forced to make an emergency landing. From Daily Mail:
Bush demands return of spy plane
American President George Bush has demanded that China releases a U.S. spy plane and its crew and said the future of U.S.-China relations are at stake.
In Washington yesterday, Bush warned that ties with Beijing could suffer unless it quickly releases the EP-3E and its crew…
Chinese state media has splashed pictures of the crippled U.S. surveillance aircraft sitting on the tarmac on a military base in Hainan, where it made an emergency landing on Sunday after a collision with a Chinese F-8 fighter.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin repeated a call today for an American apology for the mid-air collision.
But Bush continued his tantrum and refused to apologize, instead further digging in his heels and making threats, warning the Chinese not to board the spy plane.
The incident threatened to renew Cold War hostilities and further weakened already sour relations between the Bush administration and Beijing.
The U.S. demanded the plane back before China tears apart the super-secret technology aboard the spy aircraft. "We expect that the [Chinese] government will respect the integrity of the aircraft and the well-being and safety of the crew,"
Needless to say, that didn’t go over too well, so the Chinese took their time and sent in engineers to dismantle the spy plane and capture the most sophisticated of America’s technology onboard the aircraft. After Bush finally apologized to China for his reckless behavior, China boxed the pieces of the spy plane up and shipped them to Bush C.O.D.
But that wouldn’t be the end of the China Derangement Syndrome, the new America’s foreign policy was one of belligerence and threats to China, particularly with regard to Taiwan. From Arms Control Association:
On April 24, President George W. Bush authorized the sale of a major package of arms to Taiwan, including destroyers, diesel-powered submarines, and anti-submarine aircraft, but he deferred Taipei's request for U.S. destroyers equipped with the advanced Aegis combat system.
Striving to further show his strong support for Taiwan, the president stated the following day that the United States would defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack, abandoning the ambiguity that typically cloaks Washington's response to how it would handle such a scenario.
Tact and diplomacy have left the building, America had lost its mind. The military industrial complex of think tanks and defense contractors’ now owned America’s treasury.
In congressional testimony in March, Admiral Dennis Blair, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, noted that the decommissioned Kidd-class destroyers, originally built for the Shah of Iran before he was toppled from power, could be ready for Taiwan within roughly two years, whereas the Aegis-equipped destroyers would not be available until around 2008 or later….
Hmmm, so the Kidd-class destroyers were originally built for the Shah of Iran, under Reagan. No sense crying over spilled “military complex” milk, we can sell those to Taiwan to attack China.
The Clinton administration declined to sell submarines to Taiwan, considering them to be offensive rather than defensive weapons. Though committing itself to provide Taiwan with the arms necessary to "maintain a sufficient self-defense capability" in the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act,
Washington has also sought to avoid providing Taipei with weapons that it could use offensively and thereby provoke a Chinese attack….
The new American foreign policy was no longer defensive, but offensive with the goal of destabilizing governments around the world to ensure American domination.
Although the proposed package did not include the Aegis-equipped destroyers, it is being touted as the biggest U.S. arms deal for Taiwan since 1992, when the elder George Bush authorized the sale of 150 F-16 fighter aircraft to the island.
Every stupid, proven failure of an idea that the think tanks who suckle at the teat of the military industrial complex was now dusted off and was presented as the new “foreign policy.” There’s a new sheriff in town baby, and this one is armed, mentally unstable and extremely dangerous.
One of the most disturbing of the stupid neocon ideologies of untethered fascistic attacks on the environment was to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol citing lack of scientific evidence of global warming. Had Al Gore, the winner of the 2000 Presidential election, assumed the Presidency there may never had been a Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan. From the Nuclear Information and Resource Center:
The Exclusion of Nuclear Power From the Kyoto Protocol
What the Bonn Decision Means For Nuclear Power
The exclusion of nuclear power from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol is both a financial and political blow to the nuclear industry. It prevents it from using "carbon credits" to help fund new reactors in developing countries and Central and Eastern Europe, and denies them the PR benefit of being a Kyoto-endorsed "clean development" technology.
While new construction in developing countries could continue and the debate about nuclear power as a climate response will carry on in Europe and North America, this outcome is undeniably a major defeat for the nuclear industry….
For a number of European countries it was one of their only "bottom lines", and they made it clear that they would not accept a pro-nuclear Protocol.
Back in 2000 the world was turning away from nuclear power, the dangers were too great and the benefits to small. Today, Japan has been suffering since the tsunami disabled the nuclear reactor in Fukushima and contaminated the Pacific Ocean.
An accident that according to Wikipedia “The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission found the nuclear disaster was "manmade" and that its direct causes were all foreseeable.”
So I would imagine a trade deal like the TPP would help Japan get back on their feet and rebuild their economy. So what is the new America offering Japan to sweeten the deadly poisoned pill Japan will have to swallow if they accept America’s terms for the Trans Pacific Partnership?
America’s new Secretary of Defense, the neocon nut job, Ashton Carter is setting up a militarized Pacific rim around China and Japan is pivotal in surrounding China. From Washington Post:
Revised defense rules would give Japan new powers to aid U.S. military
TOKYO — The United States and Japan are close to concluding a set of bilateral defense rules that if finalized would give Japan’s military new powers to act when U.S. forces are threatened by a third country, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
By U.S. forces being threatened by a third country, they mean China.
Under a previous bilateral arrangement, Japanese forces could protect the U.S. military only if it was operating in Japan’s direct defense in areas close to the country. U.S. officials say the new rules, once given final approval, would broaden the geographic scope and, significantly, allow Japan to respond to an attack on the U.S. military even if the American forces are not acting in defense of Japan at the time.
A senior defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing negotiations, called the new rules “a big, big deal.” He said they were also intended to empower Japan to use its missile defense systems to protect U.S. military assets under a greater range of circumstances.
“With missile defense, the more radars you have and the more shots you have, the higher the probability of a kill is,” he said, referring to the likelihood that a missile could be intercepted.
Ely Ratner, a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security, a Washington think tank, said the changes will create “a more equal alliance of mutual defense, rather than simply the defense of Japan.”
Eventually, “this has the potential to open up a variety of new defense activities for Japan in Asia and beyond that are CURRENTLY FORBIDDEN,” he said.
Jeepers, those dimwitted neocons from the Reagan Administration are imbeciles. A missile defense shield for Japan?? One of the most ignorant of ideas that was scrapped after billions of dollars were spent on failed test after failed test was Reagan’s missile shield system.
Basically, the military think tank boondoggle’s wet dream was to have a “shield” of missiles in Alaska pointed at Russia. The genius idea was, if Russia lobbed a nuclear missile at America, we would launch a missile to hit their missile head on before it got here. From Wikipedia:
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983…
The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the prior strategic offense doctrine of Mutual assured destruction (MAD). The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) was set up in 1984 within the United States Department of Defense to oversee the Strategic Defense Initiative….
The ambitious initiative was widely criticized as being unrealistic, even unscientific, as well as for threatening to destabilize MAD and re-ignite "an offensive arms race". SDI was derided, largely in the mainstream media, as "Star Wars", after the popular 1977 film by George Lucas.
In 1987, the American Physical Society concluded that a global shield such as "Star Wars" was not only impossible with existing technology, but that ten more years of research was needed to learn whether it might ever be feasible.
The same clowns that usurped power in 2000 had been told in 1987, your missile shield idea is impossible, it’s like a 12 year-old’s idiotic plan to build a space ship out of soda cans and circle the earth. So Americas and the people of the world are beginning to feel the kind of fear and dread that makes your scalp feel too small for your head.
I can only imagine what Putin must have thought when George W. Bush claimed he was able to look into Putin’s eyes and see his soul. Bush gave his personal, divine seal of approval based on his faith-based evaluation of Putin.
The “new” America has destroyed every relationship formed over centuries in favor of a bully on the block policy that has endangered the world war beyond anything ever imagined. From Top Info:
Russia Demands Removal of U.S. Nuclear Missiles
The demand comes after Denmark was threatened with a potential nuclear attack.
MOSCOW, March 24 (UPI) – Russia increased tension over NATO nuclear missiles Tuesday with a demand that the United States remove all non-strategic nuclear weapons from Europe…
He added that deployment of U.S. missiles in European NATO countries is a violation of the 1968 Treaty on Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation…
Lukashevich’s remarks came after tensions, already ratcheted upward by Russia’s contention that it could place nuclear weapons in Crimea, increased over the weekend with the suggestion by a Russian diplomat that the Danish Navy’s inclusion of radar on one ship, to involve it in NATO’s missile shield, could make Denmark a nuclear target.
“If this happens, Danish warships become targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” Russian Ambassador Mikhail Vanin wrote in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten on Sunday.
Danish Foreign Affairs minister Martin Lidegard called Vanin’s comments “unacceptable,” adding, “Russia knows full well that NATO’s missile defense is defensive and not targeted at them.”
Sounds like the Danish Foreign Affairs minister is unfamiliar with the “new” America. The “new” America’s foreign policy has the world on the brink of a full blown arms race and the only winners will be the new American industrial military complex and the many think tanks that populate them. Russia and China have now been forced to respond to the threat. From Popular Science:
CHINA SIGNS HUGE ARMS DEAL WITH RUSSIA, BUYS WORLD'S BEST MISSILE
China and Russia, as part of closer strategic ties, have finalized a long-awaited deal for very long range S-400 surface to air missile (SAM) system.
The deal is not only the largest Sino-Russian arms deal in over a decade, but S-400 missile defense capabilities would provide China with a quick missile defense upgrade at the moment neighboring states like North Korea acquire more ballistic missiles, and the U.S. and Japan look to buy stealthy anti-ship missiles…
The deal is significant to regional security as well as geopolitics. China's improved air defense capabilities will greatly complicate any efforts to conduct aerial operations or missile attacks against the Chinese mainland, even with stealthy drones, longer-ranged cruise missiles, or new bombers, all part of the new US "third offset" plan.
Congratulations “New” America, your ignorant Russia/China Derangement Syndrome has put the world on a course of total annihilation.
By Patricia Baeten