F. William Engdahl has written a new essay on the stealth renewal of the Cold War between the US and Russia. It’s a long article but very interesting, especially in light of the periodic news reports that highlight the proposed installation of US missile defense systems in new NATO members in Eastern Europe. I thought that the crackpots who dreamed of a ‘winnable’ nuclear war had long ago faded into retirement and history, but apparently not.
Engdahl, the author of “A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order.” doesn’t write new articles all that often, but the ones he does publish are always of high quality. US saber rattling seems to be picking up rather than slowing down as Bush enters the twilight of his presidency, and while executing a ‘first strike’ on either China or Russia seems like madness to most sane people, there are those who see such actions as just another move on the global chessboard.
Caesar will not go quietly into the night, apparently, and the great game continues. It’s hard to see who would ‘win’ such a conflict, but it’s easy to see who would lose.