Very interesting article by one of our own …
The world labors on the misguided belief that the United States is a rational actor, and therefore not prone to the kind of irrational actions which would lead to a world-ending general nuclear exchange. But the available facts do not support such a conclusion. The casual manner in which the United States has shed itself of the encumbrance of binding nuclear arms control treaties and agreements while simultaneously engaging in a nuclear arms race where the weapons being procured are seen as a viable component of American military power projection suggests that the United States was custom cast as Aesop’s scorpion.
Mr. Ritter errs in this point. In Asia, where the majority of the world population lives, nobody thinks the USA is acting even halfways rational. I guess not even in the West you will find too many brainwashed America fans. It’s just our gov’mts and Atlantic Bridge organisations.
I’ve even heard that in Germany 68% of the voters would vote for Putin if they could. That’s a figure our own polit clowns can only dream about.
Apart from that little nitpick it’s a very interesting short article by a highly informed intelligence officer. Suggested read.