The US bombed upwards of 85 targets in Yemen and Syria earlier this week. It doesn’t take a Harvard grad to prognosticate that the drum beats of war beckon.
Tensions around the world are escalating. Heavy-hitting global powers continue to draw lines as an all-out conflict involving several nations looms. In 2022, the Russian / Ukraine war erupted. Last fall, we witnessed the shocking events of October 7th in Israel by the militant group Hamas. The latest; an escalating conflict between America and Houthi rebels in the Red Sea.
What’s really happening? In two words – world war.
Iran: 1979 to Present
Make no mistake, the recent bombings in Yemen and Syria are clear signs of a full-scale invasion of Iran. For those not versed in the Middle East, the US has been after Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Since the fall of the Western-backed Shah, American interests in the region have constantly met resistance by way of Iran.
Iran is a formidable force in the region. It has a strong economy, an educated populace, and a well-oiled military that’s been preparing for a war with American-backed Israel for decades. Should this powderkeg erupt, expect a global war involving numerous world powers to enter the fracas.
Recent American Wars: One Recurring Staple = Iran
Afghanistan, both Iraqi invasions, and even the Arab Spring movement of the early 2010s, were orchestrated by the US to isolate and suffocate the Persians.
The US’ biggest ally in the Middle East is Israel. Furthermore, the Israel lobby in America is strong. As a result, D.C. often sides with Israel whenever conflict erupts in the region. Even in instances where Israel is in the wrong, compromised politicians offer up pro-Israel lip service in attempts to sway the masses to their side of the fence.
However, the recent turmoil in Gaza is changing everything. With advancements in technology, the narrative surrounding the Israeli / Palestinian conflict is no longer one-sided. Palestinians are uploading shocking videos in real-time that depict the heinous acts at the hands of the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces].
As a result, countries throughout the world are uniting in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Things are trending to a reality where a Palestinian state might actually happen. In the meantime, Netanyahu’s government will do its part to inflict as much damage as it can on Hamas and the Palestinian people.
Counterpoint: Israel’s Survival
Though Israel’s counter-offensive has been questionable, it’s difficult to gauge a differing contingency. The country is surrounded by Islamic states who wish nothing less than the eradication of its existence from the face of the Earth. Just imagine for a moment you were in a similar scenario. How differently do you expect you would behave?
Perhaps this best explains the drastic measures taken by Israel in Gaza. Until its neighbors recognize Israel’s right to exist the way Egypt did in 1980, expect further carnage to not only unfold but escalate.
THE REAL VICTIMS
The collateral loss of life is the real tragedy in all of this.
Warmongering profiteers pit innocent humans against each other while they fill their bank accounts with the spoils of war. Unfortunately, this is par for the course regardless of what century we’re living in. Look back throughout human history, and you will uncover the same scenario repeatedly.
Where There’s War, Pipelines Are Never Far Away
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the US has committed itself to lessen Europe’s dependence on Russia for gas and oil. Why? The stronger Russia is, the less influence America has in the region.
On paper, The Cold War ended in the early 1990s but the reality is that the US and Russia are still ideological counterparts vying for world dominance.
The Name of the Game In Modern Warfare is Pipelines
So, what exactly is a pipeline? A long pipe, typically underground, for conveying oil, gas, etc. over long distances.
Unofficially, the world’s first pipeline war occurred in 2014 between Russia and the West. At the time, the US and Europe imposed sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Crimea. Ten years later, very little has changed.
On the surface, we’re sold a narrative that the conflict in Ukraine is about defending innocent lives. In reality, it’s a struggle for coveted land necessary for building more pipelines to supply Europe and much of Africa with gas. As we wade through the 21st century, more of these conflicts will emerge front and center.
In simplest terms, those who control gas and fossil fuels dictate how things play out. This is why we’re witnessing the ostracization of Russia. An emboldened, influential Russia spells disaster for America and the West.
What Does This All Mean? Adapt or Die
As Bob Dylan so eloquently put things more than half a century ago; the times, they are a changin’.
US strength and world dominance that was commonplace for much of the 20th century is over. We live in a globalized world with emerging superpowers. China, Russia, India, and even Iran are seeing tremendous growth in their economies. With our own economy suffering and our borders compromised, we are facing a reality in which we must rely on other countries to sustain our way of life.
The US needs to adopt a new approach to meet its goals. The days of bullying others through our military prowess are gone.
It is becoming increasingly obvious the Global Establishment is preparing for war. Revelations are coming out of insurance companies stopping coverage for injuries and deaths related to war. When insurance companies change their policies, take notice. Compound this with the escalation in the Red Sea with Yemen, Iran, and the United States, and it certainly seems that it’s not if an all-out war will break out, but when.
In the meantime, the best one can do on this side of the pond is to prepare. Stockpile on the basic necessities, fortify your homes, and if possible, get your hands on gold and silver. Why gold? Because of its scarcity, gold can withstand the perils of uncertainty due to geopolitical instability. Rest assured that when all hell breaks out, the dollar will be about as valuable as a parachute on a sinking ship.
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