This entire scheme was planned years ago by DC neocons. I'm not sure Trump figured that out soon enough and found him surrounded by the bastards. The war merely started 4 years later.
I think people failed to recognize, from the time Reagan left office, the next 4 administrations sought out scirmishes to get into. Because the big war was Bush43, the Democrats made this appear to be a Republican problem. Name a Democrat since Woodrow Wilson that wasn't in war, besides Carter, who was trying to surrender to the USSR? Obama literally burned down the Mediterranean, in his 2 terms and it is still smoldering.
Any group that wants to expand government is going to be seeking War. When it isn't war, its emergency. They never let go of either, Biden still running the virus scam. In a place where the business is war and emergency, think we are going to get less of either?
It is going to come out, if they allow a real investigation, that the permanent government and leaders in Congress created the January 6th mess, to stop investigation into elections. The War and the climate scams were necessities, for them.. Biden has spoken of declaring a climate emergency. A climate emergency is when it is windy, zero and you are stuck outside.
The first thing they did in DC when Trump came in was block negotiations with Russia. They literally tried to make Trump meeting Putin a scandal. Speaking to Zelensky led to impeachment. Not only were many DC rats potentially exposed to having their crimes discovered, but Trump might interrupt their war. He already cut off their climate scam. The third leg? An open border. We haven't even begun to see the mess that is going to produce, starting with social services and housing.
We have a bunch of genocidal maniacs running the west. You couldn't dig up a more dangerous group running DC, than the group we have. They are delusional. The US isn't the same country Bill Clinton inherited, toughened by 20 rough years, yet king of the world. This country has been weakened by constant war and funny finance and they are oblivious to that fact. Trump pointed out we could have rebuilt the country with what we flushed down the drain in wars since 2000. War is heroin. Stimulate with it, you destroy what you build and need to keep doing it to maintain the demand. Of course, the climate scam is economic suicide.
Some of this stuff doesn't take any hindsight. In fact all of it. The Ukrainian conflict needed to be negotiated. The people living in the disputed areas were Russian. An administration and woke society is quick to scream racist, when it suits them, but this was an ethnic war waged against its own people. Azov considered the only good Russian a dead one. Zelensky or his predecessor outlawed the Russian language, something that has been spoken for a thousand years or more in that region. Imagine the reaction, if Texas outlawed Spanish? A strong Ukraine might have eventually invaded Russia, as NAZI's do what NAZI's do.
Elizabeth Warren is screaming more regulation would have stopped SVB. This was eventually going to happen, but regulation wasn't going to stop it. Pouring gasoline on the fire by a Democrat Congress and administration and emergency measures for a cold virus blew this up. The first thing they did after Trump left was throw another $1.7 trillion on the fire to bribe school districts to go along with their scheme and bail out the states that waged war against their people. The bullshit in this bill is going to negatively affect the country for decades.
Warren is attacking Powell. She might look at Congress and the Guinea running Treasury, who financed the horrible policies of the Obama administration. Everyone seems shocked to the eventual collapse of monetary finance of capital expenditures. We really don't know how broke we are, because its all covered up by collateralized, overpriced paper.
Could they fuck it up any worse? After attacking us for a year, with the virus scam, they are starting a war with a drained strategic reserve, low inventories of conventional arms and a blown up financial system. These people are either suicidal or genocidal and we are damage intended. WHO DRAINS THE OIL RESERVE FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES, LOOKING POTENTIAL WAR IN THE EYE? This is akin to emptying your cupboard knowing there will be no food in the grocery stores.
The trap has shut on everything. There are poor people in the US, but by world standards, they are well to do. Those standards are being maintained by the idea of free. Green energy is being sold as cheap, but it isn't going to work or be cheap. The MMT idiots in Congress and the Fed, cooked the goose There has been $23 trillion squandered by Congress the last 14 years, after trillons squandered in the Middle East adventures and there is no end in sight. A SYSTEM THAT FINANCES ITSELF WITH INFLATION CANNOT DO WITHOUT.
I could see this coming a mile away. It was a fact the game needed to deflate in 2008. People were screaming inflation. We might have hyperinflation, but we have reached to point there will be no real paper gains over any extended time. Zero eventually leads to zero on everything. It was clear long ago that after the fatal mistakes made in 2009 would make fighting inflation a deflationan event. Banks are stuck with mortgages because there is insufficient real capital to take them out of the trades and bad long term policy made them palatable. Only another bank buying them would have provided an exit, akin to someone buying anothers seat on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.
I recall, from back in the 70's that at a low enough rate, it would be profitable to desalinate sea water. We spent most of the past 14 years financing our government at zero. The bill is coming due, either out of the excess valuation of government paper or the budget. The next stage is the goverment either cuts or the USA starts to experience capital flight, maybe merely just the fact overseas money quits flowing in to finance waste. The entire world is short capital. I guess war is the solution.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.---John Kenneth Galbraith