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Originally posted by Mkoll
reply to post by LevelHeaded
I'm so much saying that it is a solid plan with a rigid time table, intricately planned from the beginning, but instead I feel like the people in power in America back then would realize that at some point Russia and China are going to start playing hardball with us, and that these wars of choice we started would, in addition to their original intentions, provide a giant live fire exercise. Likely the main reason we went to war is to feed the military industrial complex and pay well connected people to rebuild the things we blew up, crony capitalist style.
Originally posted by LevelHeaded
This is interesting. Yes, I definitely agree that troops who have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan have gained plenty of combat experience.
The only problem with the premise that Iraq and Afghanistan were "live fire training exercises" is that it would mean the timeline for all this would have to go back at least to 9/11 and that there was foreknowledge of some future, larger conflict with Russia and/or China that far back and that this larger conflict would start and take place in the Middle East.
So are you trying to say that WW3 has been planned and that 9/11 was an inside job to get the American people behind the idea of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan just so that the US would have combat experienced troops ready for WW3?