NEO: The Day of the Generals – Winning Armageddon


by Phil Butler,  … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

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[ Editor’s Note: War is a very cold arithmetic business, both losing and winning.  Phil Butler gives us a front and center seat to hear our top military command give their predictions on how WWIII would turn out, and it is not pretty.

This is all dog and pony show of course for the public. There is the required drama, feigned bluntness, and equivocation, so each speaker can later use those quotes that went over the best with the public.

Silly me, I have always though the military should have a dual goal in war, of course in how to not lose them, and the also how best to not get into them, as history reveals that many past wars were stumbled into, and some with the stupidest reason of all, “It will all be over in six months and we will win.

The Navy had to put training at the top of the list of its concerns, with the US now wining the gold medal for number of collisions this year. With all the computer navigation software and traffic protocols, particularly with war ships, one would think three major accidents in one year would be beyond the pale, but the dead, crushed and drown sailors are the final proof.

Congressmen tend to love war because the lobbyists were smart enough to get the big contractors to use as many subcontractors in as many states as possible, so any attempts to kill a program, no matter how useless, would be fought tooth and nail back in the Congressional district to save jobs, even one.

It’s embarrassing as it reminds me of warlords all fighting over their share of the loot. But as long as we let them do it they will continue. Where are the Founding Fathers when you need them?Jim W. Dean ]


–  First  published  …  September 15,  2017  –

In a room, somewhere deep inside the Pentagon generals and admirals met recently in order to prepare an assessment for the United States Senate Armed Services Committee. Present at the metering were General Mark Milley, the U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff, the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, the Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David L. Goldfein.

At such a meeting there’s no doubt that Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford attended seeing he’s the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The agenda for this meeting was serious as a heart attack – America’s most brilliant and powerful military men gathered that day to discuss Armageddon.

The minutes of this fateful meeting are top secret. Only a handful of people will ever know what was discussed. But the end result of the strategy session was revealed on September 15, 2017 before the people of the United States. The top generals of the most powerful nation on Earth advised congress that America could in fact win an all-out war with Russia and China.

It must have been a scene right out of Director Stanley Kubrick’s classic Cold War film, Dr. Strangelove. I was not there, so I can only imagine the gathering of war hawks, the stoic expertise and military intellect, and the obtuse arrogance being conveyed across the congressional forum that day. The vision makes me wonder, “Who in the hell ordered such an assessment in the first place?” But I think we all know the answer.

General Milley expressed his only concern over World War III by citing the U.S. Army’s “lack of resources and training to execute America’s national security strategy without high military risk.” Admiral Richardson agreed with Milley, but his level of confidence in the U.S. Navy’s dominance seemed somehow higher. Milley told committee:

“I concur with Gen. Milley. If we get into one of those conflicts, we’ll win, but it going to take a lot longer than we’d like and it’s going to cost a lot more in terms of dollars and in casualties.”

Marine General Neller parroted these opinions, only with a typical “Jar Head” obtuseness and psychosomatic bravado proclaiming America’s current force array is “effective” against counterinsurgent forces around the world. I am assuming the General means the Taliban now resurgent in Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda that’s being supported in Syria, and the ultimate enemy ISIL, which Russia has all but destroyed on the ground.

I’ll not get into the Marine mentality, they are my shipmates after all. As for the Air Force’s General David L. Goldfein, the former combat pilot’s assessment showed that flying an airplane does not qualify one to be a military bean counter. General Goldfein also concurred with the others but in an overcomplicated way, as if he were the accountant of the group. In short, the man shot down over Serbia when America destroyed Yugoslavia earned his pay September 15th by stating the plainly obvious – World War III is a high-risk endeavor. No shit General.

My fellow Earthlings, it’s abundantly clear that the United States military industrial complex now runs America. The meeting before the U.S. Senate was simply a formality. A psycho-thriller being played out before an audience asleep in the back row of the theater.

With Russia’s Vladimir Putin pleading with every breath for discourse and sanity, and after Russia’s military machine has been forced into high alert, America’s top Generals have been put in charge. Let me cite the Army’s General Milley on his plea for more money and weapons in order to abate the “dire consequences” of this Armageddon:

“The butcher’s bill is paid in the blood of American soldiers for unready forces. We have a long history of that— Kasserine Pass, Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Tarawa, Task Force Smith in the Korean War. It goes all the way back to Bull Run—Lincoln thought he was going to fight a war for 90 days. Wars are often thought to be short when they begin—they’re not. They’re often thought to cost less than they end up costing and they end up with outcomes and take turns you never know. It’s a dangerous thing.”

Let me make something abundantly clear here. The “generals” did not prepare their assessments for a waiting U.S. Senate committee, for those same senators work in collusion with the military and the industrial complex, everyone knows this. This dog and pony show was orchestrated for one audience only – the idiots who believe our system works like it should – the American people.

Look at the narrative. It’s all PR and propaganda dialogue, grade school fodder crafted to appease convenience store workers. A “dangerous thing”, indeed. Milley went on pandering for a brand new arms race, a brand new Cold War, in suggesting force build up and reequipping for major conflict. We’re right back to Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” initiative.

For those of you who believe this is all saber rattling, this Defense Intelligence Agency report shows us the military industrialists and the U.S. President are aware of the ultimate outcome. Part of the report addresses Vladimir Putin’s “preparedness” in the event of Armageddon to the extent he is getting ready just in case. The fact of the matter is that the deep underground bunkers America’s defense industry cites as “Putin’s Armageddon protection” were built during Soviet times.

Finally, if you read about the new role of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, then you’ll understand the takeover of American policy by the deep state is complete. While his colleagues were busy pandering the public for more guns, ships, and missiles, America’s top general was politicking in Asia with career bureaucrats like South Korea’s Moon, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Gen. Fang Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

So, with North Korea, Russia, and Iran in the crosshairs of new US sanctions, the Trump administration takes aim with real killing weapons too. Generals as diplomats, and idiot U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley as cheerleader for the ultimate game of war? The insanity is at “Biblical” on the reality meter today. Half the world is on the brink of starving, and most of the rest feels milked dry by the elitist order, so naturally World War III must come. All I have left to offer is this.

“I saw that publishing all over the world was deeply constrained by self-censorship, economics and political censorship, while the military-industrial complex was growing at a tremendous rate, and the amount of information that it was collecting about all of us vastly exceeded the public imagination.” – Julian Assange

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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  1. Ya, ” Sucker Punches” can take out your foes and Americans love to use them against each other as much as the military abroad likes to use them. And its beginning to look like the Establishment likes to Sucker Punch its citizens, as much as it can – also.

  2. Every General in command says all these things. Could some one remind them that now is the age of missiles and have they shown to senate that they can shoot down 85% of all missiles coming in and what happens when the 15 % that reach their target. Why do they think the are smarter and know more then the other side?

  3. Where are the Founding Fathers when you need them? … take notice…alive all around you, their words echo from the past right into the now… listen up evryone as Abraham Lincoln steps forward….”As a most undesirable consequence of war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power will endeavour to prolong its reign by working upon the predjudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed” …..
    What we are seeing is “the money power” attempts to “prolong its reign”….this must be stopped dead in its tracks before the Republic is destroyed….In the business of war they plan and manufacture war..war moves under a very thin worn out tattered and torn veil called “defense”….all in order to bring some feigned sense of honor to those poor bastards who think they are “fighting for ones country” when we all know it is all for the profit of the mass murdering corporations all “in the business of war”, buying and selling, even war “generals” bought into it, working for “the money power” not the people, not the nation…they have a hand in “destroying the Republic”…in Abe’s words.

  4. The big br-ass knows the US has to borrow money from China to go to war with China. So from where this money will come. From Soviet, sorry I meant American slave labor after confiscating private property, after starting a second civil war. The Zionists are so deep up our brass, it is … so many words so little time and space. Wake up you morons.

  5. History is unquantified. Money is unquantified. Power is unquantified. What is quantified is that no country can “win” a world war. We are the proof that quanitifies it. The enemy is not hurt because we do not attack it. We attack each other while the enemy watches and grins. The enemy is not invisible. It is highly visible. It is greed and lust for power. Remove those things and obtain peace.

  6. “Congressmen tend to love war because the lobbyists were smart enough to get the big contractors to use as many subcontractors in as many states as possible, so any attempts to kill a program, no matter how useless, would be fought tooth and nail back in the Congressional district to save jobs, even one.”

    For documentation of this, get ahold of (and watch) the 2005 movie Why We Fight:

    • True, Martin. Jim has a very good point, that it’s hard to kill useless programs in general. So gov’t keeps growing. At some point, that will reach its logical end, the “crack-up boom”. We can’t keep printing money like there is no tomorrow, because tomorrow does come eventually.

  7. those navy collisions are obvious that someone was sending the Pentagram a message. This website became a limited hangout a long time ago.

  8. well it all comes down to this. the mad war hawks who are in control of the POWER will order you to go kill someone for their own personal PROFIT.
    YOUR CHOICE and you have one, if it was me i would take another road.
    REMOVE THE TOP BRASS. THEN GO AFTER THE CIA. NOW LET THE PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE POLITICIANS .its the only way to go. this WAR against the people started on 9/11 when the BUSH CABAL MURDERED
    OVER 3000 AMERICANS. and since that MILLIONS of INNOCENT people all over the they want IRAN a country whose RELIGION bans the state from using NUCLEAR WEAPONS. so you see where this is going. its just like the MAFIA they threaten some DEFENSELESS little country make up some reason get the people onside then BOMB the HUMANITY out of them and call them TERRORISTS.see where this is going . and you AMERICAN SERVICEMAN.are not fighting for this civilian or my COUNTRY and you will find at my guess 90% of the people are with ME. so you are not fighting for the PEOPLE NO’R THE COUNTRY why are you fighting for these SCUMBAGS .y’know KARMA IS A BITCH OR A BEAUTY. make it a bitch for THEM. peace and justice for ALL. mylo

  9. I have prayed and prayed for better leaders and for God to smite our idiot Generals, but alas I must already be in hell.

  10. Despite the USG spending as much on “defense” as the next 8-10 nations combined for most of the last seven decades, the generals want more, presumably to ensure the “margin of victory”. No surprise there. And given the vast sums spent, and the demented ideology they follow, was it really possible they would declare a nuclear war to be a losing proposition?

    Just what does it mean to “win” a nuclear war in Pentagonese? Does it mean that the leaders of government, the generals. admirals, and a sufficient number of plebeians survive – including, of course, a wide selection of nubile females – in their DUMB shelters to recolonize the surface? Do these clowns imagine that they will be welcomed with open arms when they emerge from their shelters to gaze upon the blighted landscape? Or is it more likely that the radiation scarred survivors of a nuclear exchange will use every means at their disposal to make sure that not one of these murderous, degenerate, addle-pated nitwits ever breath a single lungful of air on the surface again? I happen to live near a couple of recently built very ripe targets that will ensure this small town gets wiped off the map pronto in the event that nuclear ICBMs start flying. But I’d be willing to bet (though thankfully unable to collect) that most surface survivors will not look upon the clean, freshly starched and ironed uniforms of the COG group with anything but disgust, loathing, and a burning desire to wipe them from the face of the earth.

    • For those who haven’t had their fill of depressing news today, here’s an article about the economic plans of our so called “leaders”: “The Fall Offensive: the US, France and Brazil” –

      It is a fairly long article, not recommended for those pressed for time or with little interest.

      Might be best, given the financial ruination of all but the most wealthy being planned, to stock up on supplies while we can. Have a nice day! Grrrr…

  11. The Cowards in Congress should have asked the Generals a rude question about why they couldn’t or wouldn’t defend the country on 9/11/01 despite being provided virtually unlimited resources to do so? Then they should have called the armed guards and arrested all of these corrupt crooks and the earlier ones too and jailed them for life. Hey General how do you know ants have not gotten into the switches of your fancy military junk and caused failures just like they do every day in air conditioning compressors? How do you know rats have not chewed the wiring into pieces in your fancy ICBMs? How about roaches who love to destroy circuit boards? Oh, you don’t know what a circuit board is? When was the last time one of these crooks looked at pictures of Nagasaki or Hiroshima? Who would want to live after that? The blessed ones were all killed. These Generals are all insane just like the fools who join up and agree to take their illegal and stupid and foolish orders to rape our Constitution, our Country and the planet in the false name of Defense or really Offense if the truth were known. When was the last time you killed an innocent child or civilian General? Give them another worthless medal for killing innocent people. Shame on you worthless pieces of human garbage. By the way please cite the paragraph in the Constitution which authorized Dishonest Abe to kill a million and destroy $2 billion in 1860 dollars to “hold the Union together”. Abe is still a war criminal.

    • According to the “Peter Principle” enunciated by the late Professor Laurence J. Peter, Professor at the University of Southern California, “Everyone rises to their level of incompetence” and is no longer promoted from that position. This explains why these Generals are expected to be totally incompetent and corrupt. In blunt terms, “The scum rises to the top.” This explains why everything is totally screwed up. Ditto for Congress and President. By the way even an electric toothbrush has a circuit board in it which when dropped into a dumpster, ends up poisoning our water and environment for thousands of years along with all the other millions of circuit boards produced in our totally ignorant society today raping the planet for future generations. Americans are the biggest fools on planet earth.

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