09 April 2013

And Now We Know

Pat Buchanan:

Kim has crawled out on a limb. He has threatened to attack U.S. forces in Korea and bases in Asia, even U.S. cities. He has declared the truce that ended the Korean War dead and that "a state of war" exists with the South. All ties to the South have been cut.
The United States has sent B-52s and stealth fighters to Korea and anti-missile warships to the Sea of Japan. Two B-2 bombers flew from Missouri to Korea and back in a provocative fly-by of the Hermit Kingdom. And both South Korea and we have warned that, should the North attack, swift retribution will follow.

When it was announced, a couple of months ago, that women would be *********allowed********** to serve in combat roles in the USAF, the manosphere pretty much collectively lost its shit.  You had the woman-hating MRAs saying that women deserved to be shipped overseas and killed, and you had the traditionalists saying that women just weren’t fit for duty.  Both perspectives have their place, but I fear that both are missing the point.  The flair-up with North Korea might eventually prove to show why women are suddenly being ********allowed****** to serve in combat:  more bodies are needed to keep the gears of war turning.

Think about it for a minute.  The US has been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade, and there isn’t a whole lot to show for it.  The US still in those countries, and the continued promises of exit don’t look like they will be kept any time soon. In the meantime, the US has engaged in “war” with a couple of other countries, and looks poised to engage in another war.

Now, the US has the capacity to easily wipe out any third world opponent on the military battlefield.  For instance, it didn’t take that long to find and kill Saddam Hussein.  Normally, the death of the opposition’s leader is a clear sign of victory, yet the US remains in Iraq. Why?  Because there is money to be made by “nation-building.”

Specifically, military contractors stand to make a ton of money as long as they keep getting contracted to supply the USAF and DOD with lots of shiny new weapons, munitions, supplies, etc.  Of course, this requires soldiers that make use of the contracted supplies, thus spurring subsequent demand.  Thus, the reason why women are now allowed into combat is not because feminism has won, but because military contractors need a reason to produce more stuff to sell to the military.

Ultimately, neither contractors nor the government are concerned about the well-being on soldiers.  Hell, they aren’t even concerned about winning the wars anymore.  They are concerned about profiting from war, and if that means that more soldiers have to die, so be it.

And so, as the US gears up for war with North Korea, it would be wise to remember that wars, at least for America, in this day and age, are not about winning, but about selling.  As a result, thousands of lives of both men and now women will be lost to fuel the machine.