Former armed forces chiefs from the
The authors - General John Shalikashvili, the former chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff and Nato’s ex-supreme commander in Europe, General Klaus Naumann, Germany’s former top soldier and ex-chairman of Nato’s military committee, General Henk van den Breemen, a former Dutch chief of staff, Admiral Jacques Lanxade, a former French chief of staff, and Lord Inge, field marshal and ex-chief of the general staff and the defence staff in the UK - paint an alarming picture of the threats and challenges confronting the west in the post-9/11 world and deliver a withering verdict on the ability to cope. See the full story in The Guardian.
They maintain that a “first strike” nuclear option remains an “indispensable instrument” because there is “simply no realistic prospect of a nuclear-free world”. Oh well, in that case lets just hurry up and bomb some country and get it done with.
They argue that “The risk of further [nuclear] proliferation is imminent and, with it, the danger that nuclear war fighting, albeit limited in scope, might become possible,” and that “first use of nuclear weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.”
The retired gangsters for the capitalist class assert that western values are under threat in four key areas:
· Political fanaticism and religious fundamentalism.
· The “dark side” of globalisation, meaning international terrorism, organised crime and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
· Climate change and energy security, entailing a contest for resources and potential “environmental” migration on a mass scale.
· The weakening of the nation state as well as of organisations such as the UN, Nato and the EU.
So these war mongering eejits are afraid of political fanaticism and religion? Me too, specifically the brand promoted by George Bush and his power hungry ilk!
They’re concerned about climatic change and energy? Yet we see the likes of Gordon Brown promoting the case that the World Bank is best fitted to tackling climatic change whilst it assists in the deforestation of the Amazon basin. And is not the West’s energy needs ensured via the
They fear international terrorism when the biggest practitioners are the murderers in the Pentagon and the White House and when the threat of terrorism has increased a hundred-fold since the invasion of
They fear that nuclear weapons might get into the hands of our enemies? The truth is that nuclear weapons are already in the hands of our damned enemies – the hands of our class enemies. And one thing is certain – their use will never be in the interests of world peace but in the promotion of the interests of the master class.
Just a cursory look at the morons who write this manifesto reveals Lord Inge: who "served on the
Wake up! These bastards are party to that same clique that wants to establish a fascist world dictatorship, a one world government led from
Orwell was spot on: "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a face... forever"