a reply to: interupt42
I know this a few months old, but I will resurrect it nonetheless.
I would hazard a guess it would be because war is coming soon(ish). It's funny that you mention General Clark because I'm a firm believer that this
has been a plan for a long time to prepare for eventual war against Russian and/or China. Every administration since Bush has been saying that we are
going to withdraw from Afghanistan, but we needed do. It's because we never will. It's an important strategic staging area for war in East/Northern
Asia. It's great for a staging area because it is completely enclosed by mountains on the eastern border with China and most of the northern border
of Russia. With the Saudi King dead and the prince much more sympathetic to American interests, we will use them as a proxy to take the rest of the
Middle East, most importantly Iran. With Iran in the bag, America and it's allies will control the entire region with the exception of Libya and
Syria. Combined with Nato presence in Europe, we would have the Russians enclosed on two sides and China enclosed on three. Pakistan will be left to
our Indian allies to deal with in the event of a full-scale regional war.
This leads me to the information drips. There has been lots of speculation here as to certain very advanced military capabilities fielded by the US
DoD. I believe most of all of it to be true. If we are to believe that the bright lights at Dugway in 2004 and Black Triangles are real, which I
believe they are, the Us government has developed a family of quantum technologies that are almost unbelievable and stretch the known laws of physics
to their breaking points. I believe that we have been hard at work for a very long time developing the science behind them and working feverishly to
develop said science into viable weapons and commications platforms. Its funny how for the last few years there was talk of the hypersonic 'gap' in
the US aresenal. For much of that time, the DoD was very quiet. Now that Trump's in office, you get Boeing saying they are going to renew
development into hypersonic commerical aircraft, Lockheed saying essentially that the SR-72 is real and production ready, the LRSB is almost ready for
primetime, and the US is seriously considering a publicly known new 'space' branch of the military. Combined that with the increase in sightings of
strange aircraft and all the leaks of videos of some of the said aircraft, soemthing is definitely amiss.
Which leads me to my next points:
I would hazard a guess that the Russians definitely know we have been launching naughty things into space for a good while, using their rockets no
less, hence the importance of the X-37 missions and SpaceX as a commerical front operation for the DoD to put more naughty things into orbit without
the scrutiny of the Russian government. Russians don't have the money to spend on weaponizing 'new' technology, so they resort to the things they know
work (hypersonic ICBMs, 'doomsday' nuclear-based platforms, sticking more MIRVs on ICBMs). Also, this probably has a lot to do with the Russian state
video of them dropping nukes on Florida. I would imagine the USAF Material Command at Eglin AFB was not amused.
I would also guess that China is aware of the our near magical capabilities in the spectrum of quantum warfare, hence their big push for quantum
radar, comm links, and the their new 100 petawatt laser tests. They are trying very hard to replicate the things we have been doing for a good while
now, with limited success, but can't do some of the crazier things the US military can do (yet). They will eventually get to where we are to some
extent. In the meantime, they are attempting to push us out of the Pacific using NK as a proxy. Kim didn't magically go from single stage gun-type
warheads to three stage boosted thermonuclear weapons in a few years by magic. They definitely had help, and I would bet that help was from Beijing.
It worked for a while, but now with the possibility of peace on the Korean Peninsula and the loss of NK as a Chinese vassal state, it puts some more
pressure on the Chinese to find another route to counter potential military action by the US. Combine that with Trump's new policy of that
essentially amounts to economic warfare with China, you've got a potentially serious conflict in the making. The Chinese aren't yet on technological
parity with the US military and are quickly running out of stall tactics to get there before the the breakout of a major conflict.