Orwell once said "Every war when it comes, is represented not as war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac." Targeted leaders are called tyrants, despots, and/or mad dogs.
Winning wars involve manufacturing consent. P ropaganda glorifies them in the name of peace. Managed news enlists public support.
Mind manipulation convinces people to back what they should condemn. Doublespeak duplicity masks imperial intentions Nations are destroyed to free them. Monied interests benefit most.
On January 30, Stop NATO headlined "Russian Experts Warn of Unacknowledged, Ongoing Third World War." Its "goal is to become the author of a new world order of the post-war era."
Russia's Defense Minister, General Sergei Shoigu, addressed possible threats and risks Moscow faces. Some experts believe "the border between" war and peace "is being erased."
Nations wage wars without declaring them. Current conflicts differ from earlier ones. The consequences are similar.
"Pessimists claim" WW III is ongoing. It's waged "under new rules." Its goal is "to affect people's mentality." Winning "an information war" is prioritized.
Ruining nations and establishing puppet governments "is less expensive and more efficient than destroying (their) armed forces." Modern technology makes it possible.
Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) said reports of Israeli air strikes "touched off high military alerts across the region." Syria's Golan forces are on high alert. So are Lebanese, Jordanian, Turkish, and US regional militaries, as well as Russian warships off Syria's coast.
What follows remains to be seen. According to DF:
"The prevailing estimate in military and intelligence circles in Washington and NATO capitals is that the Israeli air attack on the Syrian military site near Damascus was but the opening shot for the coming round of military blows they expect to be exchanged in the near future between Israel, Syria and Hizballah, with Iran possibly waiting in the wings for a chance to pitch in."
Regional states and humanity have reason for concern.
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