The US has been aggressively needling Russia ever since 1989 – the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR. Russia could have, would have, happily entered the European mainstream. They were resolutely, stupidly, pushed away and, eventually ended up in the arms of their arch-enemy China.
The US is now, essentially, on her own (apart from the UK!), complete with a corrupt military command, an ‘inclusive’ military and second-rate weapons systems (relatively).
Damn, the world is a scary place and Australia, defenceless and enfeebled by decades of electing low I.Q. political leaders, is exposed to whatever comes this way.
The leadership in the West blithely continues on the path of international confrontation. If the bombs start dropping, then all electronic transfer systems will break down. Physical gold on delivery will be the rule.
Meanwhile, our blithering idiot politicians are still wittering on about WuFlu. Who cares? In Australia we have a medical system to cope with sick people. Our offensive and defensive system amounts to almost zero.
For decades in the West we elected as our leaders people with an ever-lower I.Q. We thought that it didn’t matter. Permanent prosperity and peace was assumed. That was a mistake of monumental proportions.
The likes of Scott Morrison, Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau, Joe Brandon, Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel are in the process of destroying Western Civilization. But who was it that placed them in power? Apart from Brandon, they were democratically elected.
Buy more rice, dried beans and instant coffee.