When one was a little kid, someone most probably their mother said, "Don't play with matches".
In the context of today the appropriate analogy is to say, "Don't play with fire" something neo-cons, R2P responsibility to protect liberals and their neo-liberal fellow travelers never learned or since have forgotten.
Today that "playing with fire" involves inflammatory rhetoric, unsubstantiated allegations, accusations and lies, demonization, military provocations, threats of blockade-all unnecessary and without merit-by the dangerous fools listed above-against Iran, Russia and China.
As to Iran which recently conducted conventional missile tests-all legal by the way and permitted under the nuclear agreement it signed with the P5&1 last year- the Trump administration has blasted as "violating the nuclear treaty with its missile tests", "put on notice" and threatened with new sanctions.
The new administration has threatened to implement a blockade against China in the South China Sea preventing China from continued use of the militarized artificial islands its built on the shallow shoals there as a defensive measure. A blockade would be an act of war which China will never accept and force it to retaliate.
With Russia the ongoing, relentless demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin by the corporate US and western MSM over his alleged annexation of Crimea, his support for the mostly Russian speaking eastern Ukrainian's against the post coup government in Kiev, the Russian military presence in Syria as exacerbating the civil war, even though the legitimately elected government of Bashar Assad in Syria legally requested Russia to intervene-something permitted by the UN as a countries right when it's been attacked as Syria has been since 2012 when western backed Islamist jihahist mercenaries entered the country which soon co-opted the indigenous opposition forces against Assad forcing him to eventually ask for Russia's intervention.
Need it be repeated; Russia and China are nuclear powers capable of annihilating the US in a nuclear strike while Iran is capable of disrupting absolutely the world's economic order by blocking the oil transported through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf if it were attacked by the US, Israel or NATO.
Russia, China and Iran are strategic economic and military allies. An attack on one could likely bring the others to their defense. If the attack were nuclear, retaliation would surely obliterate the US and the world.
Is this somehow ignored or dismissed by the US "full spectrum dominance" crowd, the "deep state" military/industrial/political surveillance forces in the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, 17 intelligence agencies, National Security Council, Homeland Security et al plus high level committee chairmen in Congress? Apparently so.
Maybe it needs to be said in terms even a child would understand. It is absolute madness to threaten China, Russia and Iran. And that doesn't even include nuclear armed North Korea, a circumstance that arose by threats of attack from South Korea as well as the US.
Any talk of "winning" a nuclear war is insane. Has insanity now gripped the powers that be in the US?
Where are the voices in the US and western MSM that could clearly explain in terms everyone could understand we're heading for Armageddon in the present course we're taking.
Any voices in the alternative media-such as this one-don't reach a wide enough audience-an audience that could begin to understand what is really being undertaken by the US military, special ops and their mercenary forces worldwide and rally to end the current insanity.
In all the protests and demonstrations against President Trump personally, his attacks against Muslims, women, et al where are the protests against the illegal US wars, occupations, engaging in torture, drone strikes that kill innocents, and the potential end of the world in a nuclear conflagration?
There aren't any, or too few to notice.
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