It smells like war again

by Prof Dr Eberhard Hamer

“The danger of war has never been higher since the ­Second World War. Why are there no peace marches, appeals for peace in the media, as in the fifties and sixties? The US networks, which have turned Trump and caused a war incident or at least used it, may be strong enough to incite a third world war. 70 years of peace have obviously made us too careless. But my fear of a war is now greater than my fear of a crash.”

The world was surprised when US President Trump ordered the US-Mediterranean fleet to bombard a Syrian airfield. Up to that time, Trump had been regarded as a guarantor of peace, unlike Clinton, who promised war in Syria and Ukraine during her election campaign. There are internal political reasons for the fact that Trump so suddenly veered:

  • The US high-finance and its oil industry – together with Qatar – want to exclude the Russians (Gazprom) from the oil transfer through Syria to the Mediterranean. They want to operate their own oil line from Qatar to the Mediterranean. This can only be done without Assad, who has not only pledged the priority of Gazprom to the Russians but has also leased a military position on the coast to them. Thus, the powerful high-finance will not give up its plans under Trump; however, it can only carry though these plans if Assad is removed.
  • The US armaments industry financed 7.5 billion dollars of the Clinton election campaign in exchange for her commitment to provide for the sale of armaments by means of a war against Russia. No president can permanently withstand the domestic pressure of the powerful armaments industry, because it represents 70% of the capital stock of the US economy. If you want to generate an economic boom in the US, you must procure orders for the armaments industry, that is, create war between those who need US armaments.
  • Parts of the US Army regard military conflicts with Russia and China as inevitable if the US wants to keep its dollar empire. So after the election, they hounded all those Trump employees who had contacts with Russia, thereby talking up Russia as the main enemy of the US again. With the attack on an ally of Russia, they are trying to come to grips with Russia – just in time, as long as the US is still stronger.
  • However, for the US war could also mean a last resort out of its impending financial crash. The US is over 20 trillion dollars in debt, has 600 billion annual military costs and permanent foreign trade deficits, so their world dollar empire is on the point of collapse.
  • Twice already, the US has used an economic crisis to advance to the forefront in the world by the arming boom in two world wars. This time, too, the US leadership might be tempted to try using a war to prevent the coming crash, to try using war as the last possible escape route from a certain crash.

We may have believed that after Trump’s victory we had become more secure from a US military adventure, but recent weeks have effected a reversal, as the domestic political aggressions of the war mongers seem so powerful that Trump must follow where they lead and that there is yet again an immediate threat of war to the world emanating from the US and its Nato.
So far, it has not been proven who ordered the poison gas attack, whether it was Assad – as the Americans claim – or the US-led rebels – as the Russians assert. It could be a parallel to the war on Iraq that the instigators behind the scenes drove their president into action immediately and were also able to impel the European satellite governments led by Merkel to pledge their allegiance and to condemn Assad at once, before any evidence was presented (False flag action).
The danger of war has never been higher since the Second World War. Why are there no peace marches, appeals for peace in the media, as in the fifties and sixties? The US networks, which have turned Trump and caused a war incident or at least used it, may be strong enough to incite a third world war.
70 years of peace have obviously made us too careless. But my fear of a war is now greater than my fear of a crash.     •
(Translation Current Concerns)