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Why Risk War With Russia?

Pat Buchanan on the prospects for World War Three. Right now, this is the main issue that radicals and dissident, and indeed all reasonable people, in the United State and Europe should be focused on. This is serious business, and a reminded of why our first priority radicals, revolutionaries, dissidents, whatever we are should be to dismantle the U.S. imperial system.

The American Conservative

Photo: the Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act.

That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned — in Syria. One of the Russian pilots was executed while parachuting to safety. A Russian rescue helicopter was destroyed by rebels using a U.S. TOW missile. A Russian marine was killed.

“A stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists,” said Vladimir Putin of the first downing of a Russian warplane by a NATO nation in half a century. Putin has a point, as the Russians are bombing rebels in northwest Syria, some of which are linked to al-Qaeda.

As it is impossible to believe Turkish F-16 pilots would fire missiles at a Russian plane without authorization from President Tayyip Recep Erdogan, we must ask: Why did the Turkish autocrat do it?

Why is he risking a clash with Russia?

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  1. The best argument for war with Russia (or China) is that New York and DC may be nuked and large numbers of American soldiers and civilians may be killed. Such silver linings, unfortunately, are hard to balance against the downsides, and are probably unlikely anyway. We have had two pointless world wars, and the only salutary effect of a third one that I can see would be the destruction of the American and Russian empires, which belong in Hell with the people who built them.

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