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CONFIRMED: Divers find dead sailors in USS John McCain shipwreck

Ten missing sailors are now thought to have perished

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Divers have been investigating the damaged USS John McCain which sustained heavy damage when it crashed into an oil tanker near Singapore.

Ten sailors are officially ‘missing’ from the incident and are now feared to be dead. Rescue divers have confirmed they have found dead bodies in the part of the ship near the impact zone as well as in the waters nearby.

According to US Admiral Scott Swift,

“The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during the search today. Additionally, the Malaysian navy has reported that they have located potential remains”.

The deaths are thought to be either a result of the collision itself or drowning when part of the vessel flooded due to the large hole in the side of the ship.

This is the third US ship to be involved in a major collision in Asian waters in  three months. On 17 June the USS Fitzgerald destroyer collided with a container ship from Philippines off the coast of Japan, an incident which killed seven men, while in May of this year the USS Lake Champlain crashed into a South Korean fishing boat.

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Hope they don’t have a go at the tanker captain.

Mike from Ramsbottom
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Now, I have a vivid imagination. The scenario I envisage is based on the analysis of this collision which I have read, but didn’t save the link to. The analysis was that as the damage to the warship was at the stern from the waterline up, and as the damage to the tanker is reported to be twenty feet above the waterline, then it seems that the warship steamed across the tanker’s bow. In my imagination I hear the tanker’s pilot blowing his horn long and loud whilst the destroyer steamed serenely on…

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10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Oil Tanker Near Straits Of Malacca
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-20/uss-john-mccain-collides-merchant-ship-near-straits-malacca

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Top Navy admiral orders fleetwide probe after BIW-built destroyer’s collision at sea… https://bangordailynews.com/2017/08/21/news/nation/biw-built-uss-john-mccain-arrives-in-singapore-after-collision-10-sailors-missing/?ref=moreInstate

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That hole can only have been caused by the underwater bow protrusion that virtually every ship is fitted with, to enable it to slice through the water more efficiently. Must have been terrifying to have been sleeping down below on the US ship, when that thing came through the wall. And the doors to the compartment would have been immediately slammed shut by those outside, to prevent the boat from sinking; never mind the screams of pain coming from the wounded. Very traumatic for those who were obliged to do their duty in that regard. Manslaughter charges need to be… Read more »

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Whatever anybody may think, the sailors signed up to serve there nation, not realising that their leaders would be using them as oil/gas and bankers security agents. RIP. Does anybody find it strange, what the Aegis destroyer was doing in the area? Doesn’t China run it’s Myanmar-China fuel pipeline from the area? Who wants that shut down? Then you have Trump, wanting to keep his Forces in Afghanistan. Now is that for the poppy harvest and the benefits that come from the market? Bearing in mind that the only success that NATO has had in Afghanistan is the poppy harvest?… Read more »

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That’s a very credible analysis, AM, and since we read stories of heroin being shipped back to the US in the body bags of dead soldiers, then they are, as it were, going to need a lot more dead soldiers….

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I was just rambling away, but, asking a lot of questions, as I have no idea what is what. With regards shipping heroin back, sadly you can believe it. Why do we elect our leaders and if we knew exactly what they were capable of, just to line their pockets, or keep their dirty habits secret, would we still vote for them?

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The bodies of dead soldiers have been used to ship illegal drugs since at LEAST the Vietnam years.

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You are wrong …they died because they are in some one elses territory illegally…….Bloody war criminals …America Terrorist No.1

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Were they in International Water? At the end of the day, who gave orders to the young kids on board the ship? So why are they not held to account, meaning the leaders? At the end of the day families are grieving for their loved ones and as stated, I am not in the mood to pick on some young kids, that signed up to serve their nation. When the leaders that we elect use them as cannon fodder and are never held to account.

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AM. But why should we offer sympathy to the US sailors? After two decades of clearly illegitimate warmongering, illegal invasions and mass murder of millions of innocents – then anyone who has chosen to ‘serve’ in that particular organisation is nothing more than a hired killer. The US Military is not about protecting the USA.

They are not much better or more worthy of our respect than Al-Nusra/ISIS mercenaries. Those young men are economically disadvantaged, poorly educated and propagandised too. But most people are glad to see THEM die.

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I am happy to rejoice at ISIS being taken out, because they are not open about who they are. Those that sign up to serve their nations, and prepared to give their lives to their nations, I respect. However, I do not respect those that treat them as Cannon Fodder. The same as those that end up as mercenaries. I have no respect for them, as they are doing it for personal gain, whatever nation. Ukraine, I happily enjoy and celebrate when the Nazis are taken out, but, I feel compassion when it is the conscripts, especially if they are… Read more »

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They were in an International Seaway, but that close to land, they were probably in Malaysia’s territorial waters.

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Just say that maybe North Korea or another State could hack the Bridge of any Merchant Vessel navigation system & ram any Naval Vessel & US was being taught a public lesson ? This lesson has 3 effects: 1. US Naval Power is a Joke & the Emperor has No Clothes ! This is a repeat from the 60 missile attack on an undefended air-base in Syria ………(59)……… 2. In any conflict ALL Merchant Vessels are strategic tools (impossible to make their Nav Systems unhackable in the next 20 years) 3. With the US Dollar backed in truth ONLY by… Read more »

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Yessss.. But why should ‘hacking the bridge’ or disrupting the electronics have stopped them from looking where they’re going? This was a US Navy ship.. No expenses spared. And they were sailing through very, very busy sea lanes. And (never start a sentence with ‘and’ I was taught) – a naval destroyer is a lot faster than the oil tankers, container ships and fishing vessels which ply these waters for a living. Would it not be sensible to post four lookouts – people with eyes and voices – prow, stern and amidships both sides, each lookout post to be equipped… Read more »

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But as any Sailor will tell you – A ship is not a car & they all turn & slow down at a snail’s pace – a fast ship does 40 Nautical Miles an hour & most less, a lot less. Stopping & turning can takes many hundreds of metres. Setting a collision course at 12 Knots can with a modicum of deviousness catch any of these warships!

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It’s likely that the partly-loaded tanker would only be able to manage around 15 knots max – after a few hours at full power. The McCain would be capable of, at least, twice that speed and be able to vary its speed very quickly – but, more importantly, it could turn 90 degrees inside 10 seconds. Ten seconds from impact, even at full speed, the tanker (operated by the aptly-named Stealth Maritime Services) was only one ship’s length away. The relative speed/manoeuvrability of the two is roughly equal to a bear trying to chase down a hare – not very… Read more »

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According to the US Navy, after deliberately aggravating the Chinese with yet another ‘Freedom of Navigation’ pass by their new base, the McCain was hit while the ship was “transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.”

AM Hants
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Wasn’t the other accident a bit suspicious as well? Funny, they both got hit in the same place? I wonder how their communications system fared?

Screwloose
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The Fitzgerald was very different, in that it was hit on the starboard side – the presumption is then that it was the US vessel at fault, even though the freighter was manoeuvring erratically, possibly due to its autopilot trying to unwind a previous confliction-avoidance course reversal. (The investigation is still under way, but it’s significant that the destroyer’s commanders have been disciplined.) As below; the question must still remain as to how a slow civilian ship could ever manage to ram anything as fast-reacting as a destroyer – the “Greyhounds of the Sea” – if it was under competent… Read more »

AM Hants
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So the primary possibility is arrogance on the High Seas and aggressive manouvres. Not from the old war horses of the seas, but, the whipper snapper new comers?

Screwloose
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Screwloose

Too early to say; but, even though it was the tanker’s responsibility to give way in that situation, the ability to manoeuvre evasively to easily avoid a collision was available to the McCain – and yet apparently unused?

Whether a hubristic ‘It’s my right-of-way – I’m holding my course – he’ll have to yield’ came into it will be one thing the inquiry may seek to discover..?

AM Hants
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If it is arrogance and ignorance that caused it, how, will they spin that to the families and loved ones, of the kids lost their lives?

Screwloose
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Screwloose

Fortunately, all militaries have hundreds of years of experience in concocting obfuscating deathagrams.

It’s a sad fact that a high percentage of service losses are immoral, utterly pointless and completely avoidable – which does not minimize their relatives grief, or the courage of those lost.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

So true and good comment.

charlie
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Nevermind maybe they will find the Bin Laden Fake dummy down there…..Good to see the enemy losing its troops…LOL

Andrew Earl
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looks a bit flimsy for a warship!

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It would appear that in addition to the usefulness of Russia performing combat testing of her Aerospace forces and associated missiles and equipment, with 2 US MQ-1 predator drones crashing near Syrian borders and 3 US Navy vessels (including missile-destroyers) colliding in the Asia-pacific I am starting to suspect that Russian electronic warfare capabilities have also been dusted off for testing.

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cortisol

Rest in peaces, like countless of war criminal comrades in the years to come. Who in their right mind would board a ship called “John McCain” anyway.

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Theresa May goes to Brussels and comes back with a big fat donut (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 39.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at Theresa May’s trip to Brussels to try and win some concessions from EU oligarchs, only to get completely rebuked and ridiculed, leaving EU headquarters with nothing but a four page document essentially telling the UK to get its act together or face a hard Brexit.

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Any confidence boost that might have followed Theresa May’s triumph this week over her party’s implacable Brexiteers has probably already faded. Because if there was anything to be learned from the stunning rebuke delivered to the prime minister by EU leaders on Thursday, it’s that the prime minister is looking more stuck than ever.

This was evidenced by the frosty confrontation between the imperturbable May and her chief Continental antagonist, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, which was caught on film on Friday shortly before the close of a two-day European Council summit that descended into bitter recriminations. After offering token praise of May’s leadership, Brussels’ supreme bureaucrat criticized her negotiating strategy as “disorganized”, provoking a heated response from May.

Earlier, May desperately pleaded with her European colleagues – who had adamantly insisted that the text of the withdrawal agreement would not be altered – to grant her “legally binding assurances” May believes would make the Brexit plan palatable enough to win a slim victory in the Commons.

If there were any lingering doubts about the EU’s position, they were swiftly dispelled by a striking gesture of contempt for May: Demonstrating the Continent’s indifference to her plight, the final text of the summit’s conclusions was altered to remove a suggestion that the EU consider what further assurances can be offered to May, while leaving in a resolution to continue contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit.

Even the Irish, who in the recent past have been sympathetic to their neighbors’ plight (in part due to fears about a resurgence of insurrectionary violence should a hard border re-emerge between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland), implied that there patience had reached its breaking point.

Here’s the FT:

But Leo Varadkar, the Irish premier, warned that the EU could not tolerate a treaty approval process where a country “comes back every couple of weeks following discussions with their parliament looking for something extra…you can’t operate international relations on this basis.”

Senior EU officials are resisting further negotiations — and suggestions of a special Brexit summit next month — because they see Britain’s requests as in effect a bid to rewrite the exit treaty.

Mr Varadkar noted that many prime ministers had been called to Brussels “at short notice” for a special Brexit summit “on a Sunday in November,” adding: “I don’t think they would be willing to come to Brussels again unless we really have to.”

In response, May threatened to hold a vote on the Brexit plan before Christmas, which would almost certainly result in its defeat, scrapping the fruits of more than a year of contentious negotiations.

Given that Mrs May aborted a Commons vote on her deal this week because she feared defeat by a “significant margin,” her comments amounted to a threat that she would let MPs kill the withdrawal agreement before Christmas.

Mrs May made the threat to German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Emmanuel Macron and EU presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk as the two day Brussels summit descended into acrimony, according to diplomats.

“At the point where there is no prospect of getting anything more from the EU, that’s when you would have to put the vote,” said one close aide to Mrs May.

If this week has taught May anything, it’s that her plan to pressure the EU into more concessions (her preferred option to help her pass the Brexit plan) was an unmitigated failure. And given that running out the clock and hoping that MPs come around at the last minute (when the options truly have been reduced to ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’) leaves too much room for market-rattling uncertainty, May is left with a few options, two of which were previously ‘off the table’ (though she has distanced herself from those positions in recent weeks).

They are: Calling a second referendum, delaying a Brexit vote, pivoting to a softer ‘Plan B’ Brexit, or accepting a ‘no deal’ Brexit. As the BBC reminds us, May is obliged by law to put her deal to a vote by Jan. 21, or go to Parliament with a Plan B.

If May does decide to run down the clock, she will have two last-minute options:

On the one hand she could somehow cancel, delay, soften or hold another referendum on Brexit and risk alienating the 17.4 million people who voted Leave.

But on the other hand, she could go for a so-called Hard Brexit (where few of the existing ties between the UK and the EU are retained) and risk causing untold damage to the UK’s economy and standing in the world for years to come.

Alternatively, May could accept the fact that convincing the Brexiteers is a lost cause, and try to rally support among Labour MPs for a ‘softer’ Brexit plan, one that would more countenance closer ties with the EU during the transition, and ultimately set the stage for a closer relationship that could see the UK remain part of the customs union and single market. Conservatives are also increasingly pushing for a ‘Plan B’ deal that would effectively set the terms for a Norway- or Canada-style trade deal (and this strategy isn’t without risk, as any deal accepted by Parliament would still require approval from the EU).

But as JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank anticipated last week, a second referendum (which supporters have nicknamed a “People’s Vote”) is becoming increasingly popular, even among MPs who supported the ‘Leave’ campaign, according to Bloomberg.

It’s not the only previously unthinkable idea that May has talked about this week. Fighting off a challenge to her leadership from pro-Brexit Conservative members of Parliament, the premier warned that deposing her would mean delaying Britain’s departure from the European Union. That’s not something she admitted was possible last month.

The argument for a second referendum advanced by one minister was simple: If nothing can get through Parliament — and it looks like nothing can — the question needs to go back to voters.

While campaigners for a second vote have mostly been those who want to reverse the result of the last one and keep Britain inside the EU, that’s not the reason a lot of new supporters are coming round to the idea.

One Cabinet minister said this week he wanted a second referendum on the table to make clear to Brexit supporters in the Conservative Party that the alternative to May’s deal is no Brexit at all.

Even former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is urging his supporters to be ready for a second referendum:

Speaking at rally in London, Press Association quoted Farage as saying: “My message folks tonight is as much as I don’t want a second referendum it would be wrong of us on a Leave Means Leave platform not to get ready, not to be prepared for a worst-case scenario.”

Putting pressure on Brexiteers is also the reason there’s more talk of delaying the U.K.’s departure. At the moment, many Brexit-backers are talking openly about running down the clock to March so they can get the hard Brexit they want. Extending the process — which is easier than many appreciate — takes that strategy off the table.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has continued to call for May to put her deal to a vote principally because its defeat is a necessary precursor for another referendum (or a no-confidence vote pushed by an alliance between Labour, and some combination of rebel Tories, the SNP and the DUP).

“The last 24 hours have shown that Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead in the water,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. “She’s failed to deliver any meaningful changes. Rather than ploughing ahead and recklessly running down the clock, she needs to put her deal to a vote next week so Parliament can take back control.”

The upshot is that the Brexit trainwreck, which has been stuck at an impasse for months, could finally see some meaningful movement in the coming weeks. Which means its a good time to bring back this handy chart illustrating the many different outcomes that could arise:

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Ukraine’s President Says “High” Threat Of Russian Invasion, Urges NATO Entry In Next 5 Years

Poroshenko is trying desperately to hold on to power, even if it means provoking Russia.

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Perhaps still seeking to justify imposing martial law over broad swathes of his country, and attempting to keep international pressure and media focus on a narrative of “Russian aggression,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced what he called the high “threat of Russian invasion” during a press conference on Sunday, according to Bloomberg.

Though what some analysts expected would be a rapid flair up of tit-for-tat incidents following the late November Kerch Strait seizure of three Ukrainian vessels and their crew by the Russian Navy has gone somewhat quiet, with no further major incident to follow, Poroshenko has continued to signal to the West that Russia could invade at any moment.

“The lion’s share of Russian troops remain” along the Russian border with Ukraine, Poroshenko told journalists at a press conference in the capital, Kiev. “Unfortunately, less than 10 percent were withdrawn,” he said, and added: “As of now, the threat of Russian troops invading remains. We have to be ready for this, we won’t allow a repeat of 2014.”

Poroshenko, who declared martial law on Nov. 26, citing at the time possible imminent “full-scale war with Russia” and Russian tank and troop build-up, on Sunday noted that he will end martial law on Dec. 26 and the temporarily suspended presidential campaign will kick off should there be no Russian invasion. He also previously banned all Russian males ages 16-60 from entering Ukraine as part of implementation of 30 days of martial law over ten provinces, though it’s unclear if this policy will be rescinded.

During his remarks, the Ukrainian president said his country should push to join NATO and the EU within the next five years, per Bloomberg:

While declining to announce whether he will seek a second term in the office, Poroshenko said that Ukraine should achieve peace, overcome the consequences of its economic crisis and to meet criteria to join the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during next five years.

But concerning both his retaining power and his ongoing “threat exaggeration” — there’s even widespread domestic acknowledgement that the two are clearly linked.

According to The Globe and Mail:

While Mr. Poroshenko’s domestic rivals accuse him of exaggerating the threat in order to boost his own flagging political fortunes — polls suggest Mr. Poroshenko is on track to lose his job in a March election — military experts say there are reasons to take the Ukrainian president’s warning seriously.

As we observed previously, while European officials have urged both sides to exercise restraint, the incident shows just how easily Russia and the West could be drawn into a military conflict over Ukraine.

Certainly Poroshenko’s words appear designed to telegraph just such an outcome, which would keep him in power as a war-time president, hasten more and massive western military support and aid, and quicken his country’s entry into NATO — the latter which is already treating Ukraine as a de facto strategic outpost.

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The Stampede of the Gadarene Swine: US Leaders Allowing Ukraine to Pull Them into Global War

There is no way in any sane assessment that the Ukrainian forces – and certainly not the neo-Nazi militias recruited in the west of the country to terrorize the east – can be regarded as “brothers” of the US armed forces.

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George Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel was right – Again: The only thing the human race learns from history is that it learns nothing from history.

In 1914,the British Empire, largest in human history and one of the longest-lasting, charged into World War I to defend “gallant little Belgium” whose King Leopold over the previous 30 years had carried out one of the longest, largest genocides of all time, killing 10 million people in the Congo.

Germany, wealthiest, most prosperous nation in Europe, blundered into the same needless war when feckless Kaiser Wilhelm II causally gave sweeping approval to Austria-Hungary to annihilate the tiny nation of Serbia. Millions of brave and idealistic Russians eagerly volunteered to fight in the war to protect “gallant little Serbia.” Most of them died too. There is no record that any of the Serbian leaders after the war visited any of their mass graves.

Now it is the United States’ turn.

Since the end of the Cold War US policymakers, presidents and their congresses have carried out virtually every stupidity and folly imaginable for any major power. The only one they have so far avoided has been the danger of stumbling into a full scale world war.

However, now, with the escalating and increasingly hysterical US support for the shady and risk-taking junta in Kiev, President Donald Trump risks committing that most dire and unforgivable of all horrors.

Trump today is no more than putty in the hands of his national security adviser John Bolton, one of the masterminds of the catastrophe that was the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Bolton is just like his hero Winston Churchill a century ago during World War I. He always gets his way, always gets the wars and battles he wants and bungles them embarrassingly every time. And like the young Churchill, Bolton never learns, never mellows and he never changes. It is always everybody else’s fault.

Churchill finally did grow and learn. His famous activities of the 1930s were not meant to start a new world war with Germany under the far worse leadership of Adolf Hitler: He wanted to avert such a war.

The invaluable diaries of Ivan Maisky, the Soviet Union’s ambassador to Britain through the 1930s make clear that even then Churchill was eager – alone in the British ruling classes – to establish a serious close defensive alliance with Josef Stalin and the Soviet Union. He recognized that would be the only way to box in Hitler and prevent a global catastrophe.

But Bolton has not learned from his hero – Quite the reverse. He is now impelling Trump on a reckless course of empowering the dangerous adventurers who with US support have seized Ukraine and have spent the past nearly five years wrecking it.

Even worse, the same kind of absurd sentimentalizing of an obscure, tiny or unstable ally that doomed Britain, Russia and Germany to unimaginable suffering and loss in 1914 now permeates US decision-makers, strategists and their pontificating pundits about Ukraine. On March 1, 2016, US General Philip Breedlove, then NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) memorably referred to “our Ukrainian brothers and sisters” in a Pentagon press briefing

There is no way in any sane assessment that the ramshackle Ukrainian forces – and certainly not the neo-Nazi militias recruited in the west of the country to terrorize the east – can be regarded as “brothers” of the US armed forces. The US and Soviet troops who met on the River Elbe on April 25, 1945 after advancing a combined more than 2,000 miles to liberate Europe from the darkest tyranny in its history could truly be called “brothers.”

However, the US military today and the Ukrainian forces they are being drawn in to protect certainly are not “brothers and sisters.” No poll has been taken since then across the United States, as far as I am aware as to whether the American people would be willing to risk full-scale nuclear war to defend a government in Ukraine that is demonstrably unpopular among its own people.

Trump was elected president in November 2016 precisely because he was the only candidate in that shock election who unambiguously called for the United States to end its 70-year fixation with getting pulled into one endless war and confrontation after another around the world. It would be the darkest of ironies if instead he took America into its last and most catastrophic conflict – a nuclear confrontation from which there could be no recovery, no escape and no survival.

Britain, Russia and Germany in 1914 were all destroyed by the deliberate plotting and manipulations of vastly smaller or weaker allies run by psychopathic gamblers. The rulers of Kiev today, in their entirely reckless disregard for the dangers of global thermonuclear war clearly fit into that category.

Policymakers in Moscow recognize this dire reality. Their counterparts in Washington remain amazingly totally blind to it. Their only idea of strategy is the suicidal stampede of the Gadarene Swine in the Gospels off the end of a cliff. And they are taking the entire human race with them.

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