By William S. Lind, Traditional Right
As expected, the Establishment Biden administration has rounded up the usual suspects to fill its defense and foreign policy slots. That means the neo-liberals are back, once again dictating to the rest of the world how it should live. Just as the neocons bamboozled America’s dumbest President, George W. Bush, into invading Iraq to spread “democratic capitalism” to the Middle East, so the neo-libs are pushing the dotty Mr. Biden into confronting Russia and China to promote their brand of patent medicine, more “democracy” (so long as it elects people like them) coupled with such bitter herbs as Feminism and “gay rights.”
But China and Russia are not Iraq. They are nuclear powers with substantial conventional military capabilities. How competent the Chinese are militarily remains to be seen–we may find out the hard way–but the Russians do seem to know what they are doing. They undertook a substantial and effective program of military reform after the Soviet Union fell apart, including learning from Fourth Generation forces around the globe, merging some of their tactics and techniques with those of a conventional army.