At the Institute for Political Economy, Paul Craig Roberts worries that the “intense war fever” in Washington, D.C. is about to rush the United States into catastrophe. He writes:
The Biden regime refuses to defend US borders but does not hesitate to rush aircraft carrier task forces and the 101st US Airborne Division to defend Israel’s borders.“We have Israel’s back,” endlessly proclaims America’ Jewish Secretary of State.“America can afford two wars,” proclaims America’s Jewish Secretary of the Treasury.But forget protecting our own border and the burdens on American taxpayers.
It seems our government is captured and risks our lives and welfare in the interest of another country.
It seems everyone in Washington, Republicans and Democrats, especially Republicans, have intense war fever.While Washington quickly escalated the conflict by deploying US military forces to the area, the Republican Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, blames escalation on Iran and issues a threat: “if you escalate this war, we’re coming for you.” Graham continues with his threats, in our name, to Iran saying the US will “knock Iran out of the oil business.”Like Israel and the Jewish-American neoconservatives, Graham’s target is the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah:“I am poised to use military force to destroy the source of funding for Hamas and Hezbollah.”
Another House Republican, this one from Texas, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, says he is writing legislation for authority to commit the US military to Israel’s war on Palestine.
What we are witnessing is Republicans who are as extreme as Hamas.Is this insanity real, or is this showmanship, with political campaign funding in mind, for the US military/security complex who will greatly benefit from America “affording two wars?”
We are also witnessing the total failure of Western leadership, not only in Washington but throughout the Western world.Instead of escalating the situation by sending military forces, Washington should have used its offices to calm matters down.Why did not Washington calm the situation down instead of blowing it up?
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