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When You Come at the Empire of Chaos You Best Not Miss
This is what Washington lives for and does best
A well-meaning person was telling me the other day that I worry too much because the US is also incompetent and so in his opinion, Russia was still likely to get a result and prevail.
That much is true, the Empire is incompetent. Incompetent at building, but how much competence do you need for the spoiler role?
When it comes to destruction the Empire is actually highly talented.
The Empire can go into Iraq and make a mess for itself, but at least when the US is in a quagmire nobody dares make things worse for it. — The only troubles are those of its own making.
But anyone else must know and expect that when they start an adventure that the Empire will insert itself into it.
If America is historically great at anything it is at pouncing on rivals when they overextend themselves.
Coming down on Japan when it had overextended itself in China
Coming down on Germany when it had overextended itself in the USSR
Coming down on Germany when it had overextended itself in WW1
And at jumping on opportunities to pour salt into every vulnerability and wound:
Fanning the Islamist problem for the Soviets in Afghanistan
Fanning the Islamist problem for Gaddafi in Libya
Fanning the Islamist problem for Assad in Syria
Washington didn’t rise to the top of the heap by being dumb, and is at its most dangerous when it is sitting on the sidelines. waiting for the enemy to commit an unforced error.
It is incredibly irresponsible of Kremlin to have launched the “SMO” without a surefire way of bringing it to an end quickly.
To allow the Empire such a huge opening to come in and exacerbate your problems. To open the door to it having such a free hand, and so many opportunities, and for so long to make things worse for you. Incredible.
What’s worse is that this door wasn’t opened for the Empire somewhere in Africa or Asia, but on your own All-Russian soil in an internecine Rus conflict.
You’re up against the Empire of Chaos and you go ahead and create the circumstances for it in which it thrives. Incredible.
Underestimating Ukraine is one thing, but then to also underestimate the Empire… Words fail me.