We are at war and we’ve been at war for several months now. It may not be a declared war, but it’s a war nonetheless. There’s the physical war fought by Ukrainians, who are defending their right to exist as a sovereign nation. Their success on the battlefield would not be possible without our continued support.
Russia may have threatened the USA & NATO with its nuclear arsenal to keep us out of direct conflict, but make no mistake, we are at war. Ever since the Soviets- er… Russians invaded Ukraine:
- America is providing funds, materials, and weapons to help Ukraine fight our enemy (Russia).
- America is waging economic war against Russians, by imposed sanctions.
- American weapons are killing Russians.
Our economic and military support of Ukraine continues to increase as the war drags on and escalates. The USA recently escalated our material support by providing technologically advanced anti-air defense systems.
Keep in mind this is a nation we don’t have an official alliance with, so the aid isn’t being sent there out of the kindness of our heart. Either by economic or political gain, the US government will expect a return on our investment after Ukraine wins the war. Heck, it could be argued that we already are benefitting from the aid sent to Ukraine. From one point of view, Ukraine is a mercenary force the USA is paying and equipping to attack an enemy (Russia).
If any nation imposed crippling sanctions against the USA and supplied money and arms to an enemy we’re actively fighting, we’d be getting ready to fight a war with them. Now I’m just a simple American writer, so what do I know. Anyone possessing the sense God gave a cockroach should realize that powerful Russians see our military and economic support to Ukraine, as acts of war and are pissed. A sensible person should be concerned with how they are preparing for that inevitable conflict and when their counterattack will happen.
As the war in Ukraine drags on and Russia becomes more desperate to turn the tide, possibly with unconventional weapons, I can’t help but think of the interconnected alliances which helped spark World War I. The USA is part of a large military alliance of nations, specifically designed to counter the Soviet Union (now Russia). If any one of our NATO allies is attacked, it will start World War III.
Russia and China have been in an implied military alliance for over two decades. While they have their own agendas, they both share a historic animosity against the USA. If China makes good on its threat to invade Taiwan, it’ll open up a new front for us to deal with and start a global conflict.
And now, the damn North Koreans are escalating tensions in response to the most recent USA-South Korea joint military exercises. North Korea has a famously long history of military cooperation with China and currently has a friendly relationship with Russia. They have a long hatred of the United States and our alliance with South Korea, which stems from our intervention in their almost complete conquest of the south back in 1950.
There are many hot-spots in this Neo-Cold War with the most powerful totalitarian/authoritarian nations on the planet. All those “Presidents”, who hold the power of absolute monarchs, are escalating tensions and all it takes is one fuck-up to spark a hot war. A war we are ill-prepared for because:
- Most of the world’s attention focused on Ukraine.
- Most of our NATO allies’ weapon stockpiles are depleted as they support Ukraine.
- Most of those allies are reluctant or unwilling to spend money and resources to replenish those stocks.
- Most of those allies won’t be able to lend much support and may even back out of the treaty when called to fulfill their treaty obligations. Turkey in particular is a concern because of its close ties to Russia and animosity with other NATO members and prospective members.
We are at war. It’s a cold, proxy-war which our weapons are killing Russian forces in droves. This war can easily escalate out of control to become an active “hot” war, which will quickly turn into a global conflict as our ideological enemies flex their muscles and strike out against us.
I fear that’s a conflict we will ultimately lose.
A Comment Regarding My Support of Ukraine
I recently had an internet troll attack me for showing the Ukraine flag on my Facebook profile pic. This was in response to a post I made to one of the many “prepper” groups. I responded to the bunker-dweller by stating a lot of people show the Ukraine flag because they support the country and their fight against our ideological enemy… if not outright enemy (recall that Russia has hired mercenaries to kill our troops in the past).
I display the Ukraine flag to show my support for the country’s struggle against Russia. But it’s also a symbol that I’m not a Russian sympathizer or a traitor to the USA, our allies, and democracy & free speech.
The troll didn’t have a response and blocked me 😉