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Existential Threat + Existential Threat = World War.  Are We Mired In World War E[conomic] / World War III? (November 21, 2022)

Posted in World War E, World War III on November 21, 2022 by

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K          “No question.”

J          “That is the answer.”

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K          “The U.S. seeks to depose Putin and to dismember Russia and to disembowel the Russians.  That is an existential threat to Russia.  That firms one’s resolve.”

J          “Russia is threatening U.S. hegemony over the world for the last 78 years.  That is an existential threat to the U.S.  That firms one’s resolve.”

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K          “The BRICS+ [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and others] are seeking to create a freer international economic architecture and a reserve currency based on commodities and possibly precious metals that will undermine and circumvent the PetroDollar and thus the primacy of the U.S.”

J          “The U.S. has been dominant since World War II and is unwilling to relinquish that position.  Using Ukraine and even Europe as expendable pawns in the great scheme is not pretty but may be necessary.”

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K          “Existential Threat + Existential Threat = World War.  We are in World War E[conomic] / World War III.  It can only get more kinetic.”

J          “It can only get really really really horrible.”

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[See “Let’s Be Clear: If WW3 Happens It Will Be The Result Of Choices Made By The US Empire” at dated November 7, 2022 by Caitlin Johnstone, the recipient of the Fourth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2019 (April 15, 2019) and some reservations about the deposing of the dollar in Not Every Robin = Spring and Not Every Story About Moving Away from the Dollar Is Well Founded” at dated November 18, 2022 by Yves Smith, the recipient of the Seventh Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2022 (May 9, 2022).]

[See the e-commentary at Hiroshima And Nagasaki At 75 (August 10, 2020), The Cuban Missile Crisis And The Monroe Doctrine Today (February 28, 2022) and Cuba – October, 1962 (October 22, 2012).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup.”  Navy Admiral Charles Richard

Existential Threat + Existential Threat = World War