Kim is not irrational, the U.S. is irrational

“Did you know billions of your tax dollars have gone to and are going to Pakistan in the form of nuclear blackmail?”(4)  It’s a form of the Islamic Jizya tax, an extortion, blackmail, a protection racket, which Thomas Jefferson et al formed the US Navy to stop.

Another scenario for a nuclear North Korea is the Pakistani model; give us billions now  or else we will be forced to sell nuclear weapons to unsavory characters.  We give Pakistan tens of billions each year as direct aid or for services billed, theoretically to prevent that from happening.  Kim wants some U.S. money too.  That is what his saber rattling is all about.

“As NK perfects their thermonuclear bomb and missile technologies, they will begin selling them to the highest bidders.  It will be their cash crop and they will make billions.  They will be especially delighted to be able to make sales to countries that hate the US.” (3)

We do that with Pakistan so why not with North Korea is his thinking (even though we know instances of Pakistan selling nuclear technology, and even though we know instances of North Korea selling its technologies.)  Not at all irrational on the part of Kim.  And, to reinforce that thinking, look what Obama and Hillary did to Gadahfi (and laughed about it “we came, we saw, and he died”  ….cackle, cackle).  Gadahfi gave up his nuclear program under President Bush.  Then Hillary Clinton, Obama, France and other NATO actors killed Gadahfi in a “humanitarian” military action that has left Libya in shambles and a hot bed for terrorists.   The lesson for tin-pot dictators is clear:  If they build, test and hold nuclear weapons, they are guaranteed a seat at the table with equal negotiating power as the US.  And there sits Iran and Pakistan as reminders.

I say this is incompetence by the U.S.  It is like paying the Mafia for protection in your neighborhood, and then when another Mafia in another neighborhood gives up their protection racket, you kill them.   On our part, it is utter irrationality, immorality and hypocrisy all rolled up into one package.

The two cultural/legal positions of the west and Islam are mutually exclusive and incompatible: freedom (of a sort) in the west versus the doctrinal feudal subjugation of Islam.  I am not blaming America first.  The Islamic position of world domination, like the communist position before it, is intolerable.  But here I only deal with the U.S. side of that tautology.

I mostly agree with President Teddy Roosevelt’s approach from 1903: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” The American nation should speak softly, and meanwhile build and keep at a pitch of the highest training and preparedness a thoroughly efficient military.  But we must clean up our own act first.

In other words, get out and stay out of other countries (as our nation’s founders advised and practiced.)  End the deadly neo-con, Machiavellian regime change wars and occupations now underway for 3 decades.  Don’t sell or give away weapons, ammunition, military technology or services and don’t allow corporations to do so.  Don’t train – and don’t allow universities, corporations and citizens to train – other nations in our military technologies.  Keep the enemy guessing.  Diplomatically, let the enemy know in absolutely certain terms, that if nuclear weapons are used by them or their proxies or their customers, that we will annihilate them and then annihilate their proxies and customers.  That is the big stick we should talk about softly but in certain and non-negotiable terms.  And then our defense is to maintain thorough knowledge of their activities and capabilities and to maintain our readiness to annihilate them.  No extortion payments will be made to them; that is a problem for their Koranic doctrine which requires tax to be paid to them if they allow us to be non-Muslim.  But, just as Islam needs reform, we must clean up our own very dirty act.

I am suggesting more or less the same strategy President Reagan implemented against the Soviet Union.  We should have the same “No Mafia, no extortion” strategy for all Islamic nations, North Korea, China, Pakistan and any bad actors.  That strategy is totally different from the Kissinger, Brzezinski, CFR-based neo-con regime change American empire.  I believe that Russia could be a partner with us in this strategy.

I believe the EU/NATO is already lost to Islam again, except for Poland, Hungary and Czech.  The UK is in the balance now.   After many hundreds of years of wars, western Europeans no longer have the will to fight for their freedom, as happened in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, after the plagues and the “Dark Ages,” when Islam conquered most of Europe.  That was before the Crusaders ran the Islamists out of Europe.

It has been known since the Roman Empire that permanently extending military control to distant nations eventually results in collapse of the controlling power.   Today, the U.S. with its hundreds of bases in foreign nations is a perfect example of just such a collapsing empire, growing demise of its currency, and increased apathy, tolerance, decadence and depravity.

The biggest problem for America is that our defense industries are dependent on export of our weapons and purchase of weapons, parts, support, services, and mercenaries, covert and overt.  That is the foundation of the “deep state.”  Those companies and their stakeholders must take a big hit, and they will not go without a fight.  But so far no one is willing to drain that swamp.  President Trump is still fighting their neo-con wars.

Big money and lobbying goes into Congress, candidates, PACS and political party coffers to maintain and grow this massive U.S. “defense” industry, much of it “dark,” about which they cannot or will not tell Americans.   Take for example, the $2.3 trillion lost/missing/”untracked” by the D.O.D., which was announced the week before 9-11-2001 by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The records for that were demolished and the  people investigating it were killed at the Pentagon and FBI/NSA headquarters at New York’s World Trade Center Building 7 on 9-11-2001.

To put that “lost” $2.3 Trillion in perspective:

2001 Budget of the United States federal government
Submitted February 7, 2000 [1]
Submitted by Bill Clinton
Submitted to 106th Congress
Total revenue $2.02 trillion (requested)[2]
$1.99 trillion (actual)[3]
18.8% of GDP (actual)[4]
Total expenditures $1.835 trillion[5]
$1.863 trillion (actual)[6]
17.6% of GDP (actual)[4]
Surplus $128 billion (actual)[6]
1.2% of GDP (actual)[4]
Debt $5.77 trillion (at fiscal end)
54.6% of GDP[7]
GDP $10.565 trillion[4]

In other words, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld announced the disappearance of an amount of money equal to the entire federal budget at that time, more than the total of U.S. tax revenues, 50% of outstanding U.S. federal debt, and 20% of U.S. GDP … gone missing.

And then it was all forgotten in the fog of G.W. Bush’s Iraq War.

This is the same insanity that accelerated the Vietnam War during the administrations of President Lyndon Johnson and President Richard Nixon, and the same insanity that carried on the regime change wars of the Administrations of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.  But our politicians and media call Kim irrational.

Our nation must start on our own path of recovery by stopping the sale of weapons, training, technology to other nations and, of course, we must stop the use of our own weapons, military, and clandestine and mercenary forces, by us or our proxies in other nations.  We have no leg to stand on, no high ground, no moral defense until we end our own deadly hypocrisy.

“It’s one, two, three what are we fighting for?  Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,” said one of the themes of the Vietnam anti-war movement by Country Joe and the Fish. (4)


(1) Rumsfeld:

(2) 2000/2001 Federal Budget:

(3) Larry Bryan

(4)  Country Joe And The Fish Lyrics

I Feel like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag (Take 1)”

Oh this is, this is just a try out. It’s not…
‘Fixin’-To-Die-Rag’, ‘Fixin’-To-Die-Rag’, Take 1.
One, two, three, four.
Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
Yeah, he’s got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
Gonna have a whole lotta fun.
And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.
Yeah, come on Wall Street, don’t be slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go
There’s plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
Just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong.
And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.
Well, come on generals, let’s move fast;
Your big chance has come at last.
Now you can go out and get those reds
‘Cause the only good commie is the one that’s dead
And you know that peace can only be won
When we’ve blown ’em all to kingdom come.
And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.
Come on mothers throughout the land,
Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
Come on fathers, and don’t hesitate
To send your sons off before it’s too late.
You can be the first ones in your block
To have your boy come home in a box.
And it’s one, two, three
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.





About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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