Wars by hot and other means are all about Washington’s main strategy to advance its imperium — seeking dominance over other nations, their resources and populations by brute force if other methods don’t achieve its objectives.
From inception, the US has been addicted to war, glorifying it deceptively in the name of peace.
In 1982, founder of the Pentagon’s nuclear navy Admiral Hyman Rickover explained the risks to Congress in the age of super-weapons able to end life on earth if used in enough numbers, saying the following:
“The lesson of history is when a war starts every nation will ultimately use whatever weapons it has available” to win, adding:
“I think the human race is going to wreck itself, and it is important that we get control of this horrible force and try to eliminate it.”
Rickover regretted his role in what became a nuclear arms race.
“I would sink…all” US nuclear powered ships, he said. “I am not proud of the part I played in” their development.
“That’s why I am such a great exponent of stopping this whole nonsense of war.”
Bertrand Russell noted the risk, saying:
“Shall we put an end to the human race, or shall mankind renounce war.” It’s the only way to live in peace. The alternative risks annihilation.
World powers have a choice. End wars or sooner or later they’ll end us.
Russia is a prime US target. In 1961, hardline US Air Force chief of staff General Curtis LeMay believed nuclear war with Soviet Russia was inevitable and winnable — at the time, calling for preemptive war on the country with overwhelming force.
Joint Chiefs chairman Lyman Lemnitzer at the time urged a surprise nuclear attack on the Soviet Union during a National Security Council meeting.
Expressing disgust, Jack Kennedy walked out of the session, telling then-Secretary of State Dean Rusk:
“And we call ourselves the human race.”
JFK’s Defense Secretary Robert McNamara rejected what LeMay and Lemnitzer called for.
Their recklessly dangerous ideas never went away. In an age when super-weapons can end life on earth in days if detonated in enough numbers,