The people (or aliens) running our country are trying to shove a war down the throat of both China and Russia and they seem determined to carry it to the limit. There is no reason to believe that either Putin or Xi can understand the incomprehensible idiots at our State Department or the senile ones in the Oval office any better than Americans can. Have these dolts considered that by pushing the rhetoric for war they are advancing on it from all flanks and should therefore look to their own? I don't think so. Within days of 9/11, the President ordered the national defenses raised to a level not seen since the end of the Cold War. Indeed, they went beyond that. We had Linebacker ships off both coasts at full wartime readiness. We know the skies were watched like never before and the only planes aloft were fighters and those that had special permission to take off.
Have the Idiotacracy figured out that if they start waving the big stick the other guys might pull a Japan II and carry out a first strike? It doesn't have to be nuclear strike and indeed, without using WMD they supposedly limit our response because we've pretty much said we won't be the first user of nukes and our WMD capabilities were destroyed long ago by treaty with the USSR. The Russians can lay waste to our ships just as rapidly as disaffected crewman and contractors destroyed a $6 billion dollar assault carrier and a $4 billion dollar nuclear attack submarine. You do know that to that incredible feat all you have to do is light a match and drop it in the right place, don't you? That's it. No high tech gizmos or hypersonic missiles required.
Have the dolts figured out that they put Putin in charge of roughly 75% of all of Europe's energy needs as it heads into a winter seemingly unaffected by this so-called global warming conspiracy and can bring NATO to its knees by simply ordering some valves to be shut in Russia?
Have they recalled that up to 85% of the components for ALL OF OUR HI-TECH WEAPONS are made in Chinese factories? Have they ever considered that? We know what happened to the auto industry, almost idled by the lack of microchips and yet nobody in America will build a chip factory because they KNOW the idiots at GM will instantly go back to China if China subsidizes the price of chips from their factories and undersells the competition in the USA. They know that will happen because it always happens.
You don't suppose anybody told those fools running things that our Atlas rockets are using Russian engines because nobody but SPACEX is making rocket engines in America or has been able to make powerful ones for over 30 years?
I'm afraid our entire National Command Authority and State Department are led by those brain dead twits we used to laugh about who simultaneously had bumper stickers on their cars that said, "War is not the Answer" and "Free Tibet!"
Has that incompetent buffoon Milli issued a War Warning Order and ordered that the Armed Forces stand up from their passive peacetime imbecility and start acting like a country on the brink of war? I don't know, but I doubt it.