The ‘Us’ government’s searching frantically for a new threat, trying to create a believable illusion of a new cold war with Russia, then talking increased military tensions with China. But it ain’t easy.
Sure, Russia still exists. On paper, anyway, run by a bunch of Mafia-types who know they can’t make any money if they’re all shot to pieces by anyone, including the Us.
And China? Well, even though Washingtonians are prone to stupidity and self-blindsidedness, most recall the Us hasn’t won a war since 1945. And the ones it didn’t win most spectacularly were coincidentally in Asia.
Fact is we couldn’t even defeat little bitty pissant North Korea in a shooting war back when our soldiers were still real he-men. We couldn’t even whip North Vietnam, or fight them down so’s they’d let us leave in a relaxed, organized way. The Us left Vietnam in an every-man-for-himself devil-take-the-hindmost scramble. Running and looking over their shoulders the whole time. Peace with honor, Nixon called it.
So who is going to be scared Washington will be stupid enough to get into a war with China? Nobody. Who’s going to believe anyone in Washington is going to get us into a shooting war with the Rooskies? Nobody. And they’re scared of everyone in Asia, including North Korea. Nobody wants to see North Korea kick our asses in another shooting war.
Trouble is, nobody’s scared of the Muslims anymore. Every time we send the military somewhere new over there they roll over and play dead without racking up a decent death-toll of Us troops. Sure, they kill a few, and a lot more Us troops raise the ante by killing themselves, but even with that it’s just not enough to get the juices of patriotism flowing anymore.
One thing they mightn’t have considered, though: Asians can win wars against Asians. Fighting a good proxy war with China using Japanese troops might work and since no Us troops need be getting shot up, the Us citizenry could probably get behind it.
Even better, getting the South Koreans and Japanese fighting on the same team, invading Manchuria, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanking and so-on might work.
I can see how the Us citizenry might get behind that if only for the relief from the ennui of yawning Muslim terror snores it would provide. And we could sell the weaponry to both sides.
The only way we’re likely to ever win a war in Asia now that Japan has its guard up.