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Old 08-07-2016, 06:30 PM
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The Wrath of Khan

Wiki; Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was an American Jewish futurist
Kahn devoted his macabre book On Thermonuclear War to elaborating a strategy for a “winnable” nuclear war against the Soviet Union.
The paper is a war-gaming exercise in the Kahn tradition: weighing the possible outcomes of a war between two nuclear powers with utter indifference to the catastrophic consequences for people in the United States, China and the rest of the world.
The study is based on a series of highly questionable assumptions: that a war between the United States and China would not involve other powers; that it would remain confined to the East Asian region; and that nuclear weapons would not be used.
the study estimates that the economic and military impact on China would be far greater than on the United States.
The unstated conclusion, which underpins all of the Pentagon’s planning and preparations, is that a war with China must be fought sooner rather than later.
In advising the Pentagon and the White House, the RAND Corporation paper calls for “prudent preparations to be able to wage a long and intense war with China.” As long as they're prudent, that's OK.
The reference to the necessity of a “system of civilian control” in the United States is particularly sinister. Damn conspiracy theories.
RAND Corporation study dismisses the possibility of nuclear war.

Driven by the worsening economic and political breakdown of capitalism, another catastrophic war on a global scale is not only possible, but inevitable without the intervention of the international working class. However, the same capitalist crisis that is driving towards the insanity of world war is also creating the impulse for social revolution. This underscores the urgent necessity of the political fight being waged by the ICFI to build an international anti-war movement of the working class to put an end to capitalism and its outmoded nation-state system and reconstruct society on socialist foundations.
?Thinking Through the Unthinkable?: RAND Corporation Lays out Scenarios for US War with China | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
The breakdown is NOT the fault of capitalism. True capitalism was subverted to finance the welfare-warfare State. Human nature will continue to push us to seek a something-for-nothing State where we won't have to work and we won't have any responsibility.
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