NATO’s Anglo-American core evidently didn’t expect that Russia would militarily react to their crossing of its national security red lines in Ukraine, instead predicting that it would strategically capitulate. This explains why they didn’t scale up their military-industrial complex in advance nor advise their “junior partners” to do the same in preparation of that scenario.
NATO'S purpose ended with the destruction of the USSR more than thirty years ago. Like a child with a hammer or a gun, NATO became a danger. Once it destroyed Yugoslavia, I realized it had become a self-defining aggressive force with the aim of conquering the world.
Once it destroyed Libya, it became clear that the USA was the driving force behind this evil entity and, in fact, the USA was prepared to destroy Europe.
Now that we have depleted our own military hardware in an attempt to build up the Nazi government in Ukraine, it appears that the USA is engaged in self-destruction and possibly the extermination of all life on the planet.
Very succinct coverage of a sprawling subject. Thanks.
I cannot figure out how the West could possibly get Russia/China (for such it is) so wrong. I mean really!!
After all, "Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: ‘Do not march on Moscow’…Rule 2 is: ‘Do not go fighting with your land armies in China". Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein, House of Lords, 30 May 1962.
The bombing in Istanbul to punish Turkiye for insufficient compliance is another miscalculation by the US . Turkiye may quit NATO, and is attacking North Syria where the US proxies and controllers are located.
While I agree with this, I still think the Ukraine war as it has fulfilled many US interests. Namely:
1. Cut off Russian energy to Europe
2. Print money for the MIC
3. Trap Russia in a long, costly conflict
I think they weighed war as a possibility, but just lost the bet and will settle for the above even though they've jump started the inevitable emergence of the multipolar world.