Someone at work today asked me if I thought Russia and America were going to fight each other, I replied The Georgian Russian War is an Asshole Skirmish War, and so is Iraq and Afghanistan.
To understand what an Asshole Skirmish War is, we have to understand what types of wars there are:
There are wars led by egotistic fucks like Alexander, Napoleon, and Hitler. Who thought they had the right to tell everyone on earth how to behave.
There are internal civil wars and revolutions where one piece of society refuses to budge on certain economic and political philosophies, so they end up fighting.
And there are resource wars, which are most wars, going back to ancient Persia fighting for "land and water."
When people say 'resource wars' today with that thunder sounding voice, I'm like, "This is something new? That's what people fight wars for, fucking resources."
It isn't, people having fighting for resources for thousands of years. Rome fought their biggest war The Punic Wars for North African grain.
What all these little skirmishes are about is oil, oil pipelines, natural gas, etc.
These are NOT ideological or economic or philosophical or egotistic New World master plans.
These wars concern only the mega oil companies, weapons contractors, and economic interests of a super elite.
They are using national militaries as mercenary forces to fight their wars.
Our troops, Russian troops, Georgian troops, etc don't know they are mercenaries, and a lot don't care.
There won't be a nuclear war or draft, because that's not what these wars about. All the super elite corporations want is small strategic areas that contain energy. There is no ideological battle being waged, Russia is not a threat to the stability of American capitalism.
Yes, having energy and hoarding it, could be a threat to our way of a life. But I don't think our super rich people concern themselves with anyone's way of life but theirs. And so they don't view it as a threat to the life of the country, but a threat to their net worth.
These decision makers are not interested in the world or its Ideals, but profits and stock market numbers.
The difference is this:
If America went to war with Russia, America wouldn't actually be attacking Russia. All they would want would be some small piece of land that contains some fossil fuel. America has no interest in Moscow or Siberia. Russia has no interest in what goes on in Kansas or Texas. China doesn't care what goes on in Paris or San Francisco.
There are key strategic areas on planet earth where money can be made. And they will fight over those little pieces.
THIS IS NOT COUNTRY VERSES COUNTRY
THERE IS NO RUSSIA
CORPORATIONS USING A COUNTRY'S TROOPS TO FIGHT THEIR BATTLES
DO NOT THINK
THAT IT IS RUSSIA VERSES GEORGIA
OR AMERICA VERSES IRAQ
CORPORATION VERSES CORPORATION