U.S. Navy needs more Ships to Rule the World

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Beyond all the bullshit about the election hacking, the plutarchy's duopoly and whatever else the Ministry of Truth tells people to talk about on a daily basis, the New American Century continues. Seemingly lost in all the talk about Trump and Clinton, as usual, is the fact that Serfs will be Serfs, Rulers will be Rulers and the Empire will march on.

Recently the Secretary of the Navy basically refused to play when Serial Warmonger Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the Navy to prepare a reduced budget due to continued sequester budget limitations placed on federal agencies.

"With Congress having today passed the 2017 military spending bill, most of the Pentagon is hard at work preparing another massive military spending bill in 2018. That does not include the US Navy, however.

Ordered by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to prepare a budget that incorporates $17 billion in cuts over the next five years, the Navy is outright refusing to do so, with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus declaring the cuts to be “intolerable.”

http://news.antiwar.com/2016/12/08/us-navy-refuses-pentagon-orders-to-bu...

Trump is on record with wanting a military buildup including more ships for the Navy with a stated goal of 350 ships, and his new Defense Secretary "Mad Dog" Mattis, assuming he's confirmed, is no doubt "on board". After all, it's hard to rule the world without controlling the seas. So the Navy Secretary probably felt emboldened a tad by our new Emperor's decrees to increase the Empire's Armada.
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Just to emphasize the point, this week "The Navy released a new fleet plan that calls for 355 ships, outlining a massive increase in the size of its high-end large surface combatant and attack submarine fleets but a modest increase in its planned amphibious ship fleet."

That would add 47 ships to the current 308 ship figure.

But according to the Navy, that's a bare minimum force, and to really carry out this Rule the World thing, it would need nearly double that amount of warships.

"According to the summary, the service determined the 355 total was the “minimum force structure to comply with [Pentagon] strategic guidance” and was not “the “desired” force size the Navy would pursue if resources were not a constraint, read the summary.

Rather, this is the level that balances an acceptable level of warfighting risk to our equipment and personnel against available resources and achieves a force size that can reasonably achieve success,” according to the summary, which notes it would take a 653-ship force to meet all global requirements with minimal risk."

https://news.usni.org/2016/12/16/navy-wants-grow-fleet-355-ships-47-hull...

Imagine that.

Nothing is changing regarding the long stated agenda to militarily and economically rule the world under the Trump administration except the tactics.

"What is more crucial is obfuscated. While Trump has made his position vis-à-vis China, Iran, and “radical Islam” abundantly clear, the media has led us on a different path where Russia is concerned. As such, one could be forgiven for thinking that Trump will reset the button with Russia. In fact, in the scheme of things, Trump is attempting to wean Russia away from China, Iran, and Syria in order to continue and accomplish US goals: Total domination, prevent Russia from re-emerging, contain China, contain Iran, Israel expansion.

It is important to the Trump team to weaken both Russia and China by creating a divide between them - favoring one over the other. Trump defends Russia against allegations of hacking. To the unsuspecting eye, he has appointed a seemingly “Russia friendly” Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson (though undoubtedly the hawkish under-secretary of state John Bolton will be behind the wheel). Though under close scrutiny, Tillerson as Secretary of State is certainly not an ‘offering’ to Putin, although but he may well be a Trojan Horse."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46054.htm

Trump's pick of hardliner pro-settlement lawyer David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel and his continued insistance that he will move the American Embassy in Israel to Jeruselum are clear indications of his and his administration's support for Apartheid Israel and the Zionist quest for a Greater Israel.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/trumps-pick-for-israel-envoy-sign...

People who think Hillary Clinton and the neocons would have been worse are wrong. The neocons have nothing to worry about and they know it, that's all been a charade. If you sit back and look at the overall picture since the fall of the Soviet Union and communism when the Rule the World plan jumped into hyperdrive, the next steps planned under the Trump administration are logical, from a Rule the World standpoint.

Iran has been the final target in the Middle East for decades, it was the final target on the list General Wesley Clark revealed to the world as the agenda of the Bush administration after the false flag operation on 9/11. Trump has taken a very anti-Iran stance and has "hired" anti-Iran comrades clearly indicating they might (finally) take that on. They realize that the alliances between China, Russia, Iran, and (the BRICS, SCO) are threatening their Rule the World plan so they need to weaken those alliances before destroying each individually. Makes sense from a tactical point of view.

It might mean under Trump there won't be a nuclear war like many fretted about if Clinton became Prez, but that wouldn't have happened anyway. A Clinton administration would have to have taken a similar path, divide and conquer, because it came to a point it had to happen. The changes since 2000 in Russia and China, and the alliances created, have caught up to the Empire requiring a different approach.

From the war crimes committed by Bill Clinton with sanctions on Iraq that killed 500,000 children, wars crimes in Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo; to George Bush and his never-ending War OF Terror and Afghanistan wars and the Iraq war killing a million people; to Obama's wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and continuation of Bush's wars, the next steps are Iran, China and Russia and the Trump administration will try to deliver.

The Serfs are still Serfs until we decide to do something about it.

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snoopydawg's picture

I agree that they do need to be stopped, I just don't know what we can do to.
As we have seen with the numerous protests, every one has been met with brutal and unconstitutional violence from the militarized police.
Unconstitutional because we are supposed to have the right to Peacefully Assemble to protest against our government if we disagree with them but every time people try to do that the powers that be send out their goon squads.
OWS was a peaceful protest and I didn't see anyone doing anything that warranted the response from the way the police broke it up.
The BLM protests were also peaceful until the police showed up with all their goons in riot gear and military equipment and then the police were the ones who created the violence.
Mercenaries were hired and allowed to attack the protesters at DAPL without any consequences and as usual when protesters are treated that way half of this country cheers the police on.
They don't understand that one day they too are going to be on the receiving end of the attacks.
After the Boston bombings SWAT teams went into people's homes without warrants and not many people spoke out against that.
I think if was a test run to see how easily it would be to put people under martial law without telling them that is what was happening.
I'm sure you would agree with me that Trump isn't in charge of appointing who is in his cabinet. He is going to be a bigger puppet than Bush was.
Obama may have been able to stop ordering troops into Syria and not create the no fly zone over Syria, but he didn't or couldn't do anything to Ash Carter and the pentagon when they defied the ceasefire.
They were the ones who bombed the Syrian soldiers who had been keeping ISIS from taking the town and airport they had been holding for two years.
After they killed 60+ Syrian troops, ISIS was able to take over.

Do you think that they will break the alliance between Russia and China? I'm sure that both countries know exactly what the plans are and would do everything they can to not allow it to happen and stay allies.

Have you read about the mini nukes that whoever is in charge of the clusterfuck to take over the world thinks they can use without Russia launching full nuclear weapons?
Both Obama and Hillary have spoken about spending $1 trillion on upgrading our nuclear weapons and there has to be a reason for that.
I think our dear leaders are crazy enough to believe that we could survive using nuclear weapons against Russia.
They are going to continue keeping us serfs divided on petty issues and fighting each other while they continue with their global hegemony plans and it's too bad that the American people can't or won't see what they are doing while we are fighting each other instead of fighting against them.
I'm glad that you keep writing about these issues.
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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

I'd say the only thing we can do is exercise our vote. Because we have fair and honest elections, unlike many 3rd world countries, we will be able to put people in power who will stop this shit.
I thought a little humor would lighten the seriousness of the situation....

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Big Al's picture

probably globally, decided to put effort into stopping all imperialism. Sometimes I bring up the Kellogg-Briand Pact that happened after WWI. At that time there were enough people horrified by the atrocities and lies of WWI that they sought to end war and imperialism forever. Didn't work because there was no effective mechanism to enforce it and the U.S. has always treated "treaties" as worthless pieces of paper.
But the effort was made because people were fed up.
The problem now is trying to get people fed up, if that can't happen then ya, nothing we can do about it.

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Oldest Son Of A Sailor's picture

What do you think we can do to stop them?

I agree that they do need to be stopped, I just don't know what we can do to.
As we have seen with the numerous protests, every one has been met with brutal and unconstitutional violence from the militarized police.
Unconstitutional because we are supposed to have the right to Peacefully Assemble to protest against our government if we disagree with them but every time people try to do that the powers that be send out their goon squads.

As long as the right is convinced that OWS is just a bunch of "Dirty Hippies" and "Homeless People" they see no reason to support them... (Even though the homeless people we told by the police to go there and join in)

As long as Police Rioting and a Peaceful Protest can be converted into a BLM or a DAPL protest turning violent and construed in a small blurb of lamestream media as a protest turning violent to convince the right the protest is wrong...

As long as the left see's an armed peaceful protest by right winged sagebrush rebellion folks as something that should be broken up with a shootout...

As long as we look away at "Brown Muslim" people being killed in wars for "Dead Algae Fuels" in Africa and the Middle East as promoting democracy and they are all terrorists...

As long as feel that we have to confront "The Dang Commies" in Russia, China, & North Korea rather than get along and work with them socially and economically as we are all global players...

The simple fact is that Government Oppression is occurring at a massive level to people of all walks of life on political, ethnic, religious, sexual, divisions along with many others. As long as they succeed in creating and keeping divisions between us where one faction can be seen as crazy by the other using the media as their propaganda tool they will remain successful...

When people from all walks join together and rise against the government in either a peaceful revolution or a violent revolution it is only then that their hold will be broken.

Once that happens, the control of the militarized police will falter as they realize that they are in opposition to their own family, and friends, where a majority of them will switch sides, the others that remain will be outnumbered and firmly a tool of the 1%...

Only then will it be stopped...

This is happening all over the world...

We as a superpower are seen in an unfavorable way in many other nations in the world. We deserve that unfavorable image due to our affinity for regime changes and wars of aggression for natural resources for the consumption of out corporations, along our departure from the purposes of the NATO & the UN peacekeeping mission, and the rules of the Geneva Convention against our enemies and our own people...

If we do not check these behaviors soon, along with the nationalistic pride unmasked as a dominant behavior in our recent election, the day is coming when we will become the outcast nation with the other nations rising against us to take us down in the manner we deserve...

This has happened repeatedly in history and will happen again if we don't check our behavior. Ether we do it, or they will do it with us as an occupied nation. Unfortunately the "Wingnuts" are correct, there is an "Illuminati" or, "Shadow Government" of the "1%" who are orchestrating this behavior on a global scale for their own benefit and profit. These same people slip away unscathed time and time again throughout history with only small casualties to rebuild their power again and again repeating the same behavior, we need to find a way to effectively deal with these "Power Families" who have passed on this wealth and power unscathed from generation to generation for centuries...

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mimi's picture

"U.S. Navy needs more Ships to Ruin the World" . I know you just made a spelling mistake, Al. /s

We will have to have a good Sunday morning, no matter how much the rulers want to make us miserable. So, have a good one, Al. We just ignore those ships. It works. No worries.

Thanks for all the info in your article, anyway. Wink

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Lookout's picture

and so is the war.

Are Americans blind because the wars are far away- and really it's just Muslims and people of color - and aren't they less than human?

What I've been wondering is will people ever see the enemy as the fossil fuel giants and the banks that fund them? That's the war we need to pursue!

Just caught Jeremy Scahills film Dirty War on netflix. Have you seen it Al? There's also an new film about the arms industry called Shadow World featuring Chris Hedges that's streamable on vimeo. (Check out the weekly watch today for links)

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Big Al's picture

about it. The amount of arms flooding the world is astounding and it just keeps piling up. Seems like there's going to be a point of no return somewhere along the line.
Money and power and greed, that's what it's all about.

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divineorder's picture

Need more fossil fuel burning ships just to be comfortably prepared oh yeah that's sensible . Fugggggggh. Trying to stand out hoping Trump will notice, hey ship building jobs over heah DT !!!!

Hey could you please elaborate on this, did not quite get it:

"People who think Hillary Clinton and the neocons would have been worse are wrong. The neocons have nothing to worry about and they know it, that's all been a charade. If you sit back and look at the overall picture since the fall of the Soviet Union and communism when the Rule the World plan jumped into hyperdrive, the next steps planned under the Trump administration are logical, from a Rule the World standpoint. "

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

Big Al's picture

I've been reading for a couple years or so about the "dangerous" alliances being built between China, Russia, Iran, and others in effect challenging U.S. global hegemony. The goal is to remain the world's only superpower and to keep any other countries from challenging that. Of course, Russia and China are the two big ones and over the last ten years things have changed dramatically in that regard. Many in the ruling elite have recognized they need to do something about the growing power of China and Russia, particularly the alliances and the best, tried and true method is divide and conquer. So what Trump and his team appear to be doing is something I've seen discussed for the last couple years by the neocons and imperialists as what needs to be done to continue the quest for world hegemony. So I think whether it was Clinton or Trump, this is the course correction our government was going to take regardless.

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divineorder's picture

If I may, IMO with Tillerson nominated as SOS looks to me that Clinton would have been worse.

See Nuland's meddling in Ukraine and elsewhere, Clinton's cold war Leni Riefenstahl Triumph of the Will style displays during the Dem Convention.

And

Again, thanks for the essay about what few seem willing to contemplate.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

Big Al's picture

on Tillerson. It's not like it seems.

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divineorder's picture

If I may, IMO with Tillerson nominated as SOS looks to me that Clinton would have been worse.

See Nuland's meddling in Ukraine and elsewhere, Clinton's cold war Leni Riefenstahl Triumph of the Will style displays during the Dem Convention.

And

Again, thanks for the essay about what few seem willing to contemplate.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

Lily O Lady's picture

supporting perpetual war. Makes sense.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

sojourns's picture

seems to suffer from an inferiority complex? Is it because the the greater aggregate number of politicians all suffer from said complex? I'll ask the wise, old owl. I feel somewhat stupid in asking such questions.

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"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
John Cage

CambridgePulsar1919's picture

But I stopped reading at 'fretted about nuclear war'.

Not bagging on you, but that's a really poor turn of phrase.

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Big Al's picture

You apparently think I was making light of the concerns that people, including me of which I've written many times, have of a possible nuclear war. I wasn't, it's just a word to describe being worried.

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Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich are beginning to disabuse me of the small sliver of hope I've been holding on to, that Trump's foreign policy might actually represent a change of course, toward a more multi-polar (if equally acquisitive) vision of world affairs. I still think this is possible, though his cabinet appointments are making it look less and less likely.

Even so, much of this analysis is necessarily speculative, since Trump hasn't actually done anything yet. And if he does indeed call off the looming, and very dangerous NATO/Russia confrontation, more power to him -- regardless of what his motivations might be.

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native

dervish's picture

When military commitments eventually surpassed and out-stripped the capacity to pay for them, the decline was well underway. In one particular year, I have forgotten which, the entire annual Spanish Gold Fleet bypassed Spain and went directly to England, in order to cover the interest on the national debt, yet in spite of this, the Spanish remained welded to a politics of conquest, war and extraction of raw materials. They rejected investments in domestic industry, which at that very time was producing prosperity in England.

A bigger Navy is exactly what the Carloses and Felipes would have wanted.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

Yellerdog's picture

Well he did promise to rebuild the infrastructure. He just didn't specify what. Maybe they'll make them coal powered so the miners can re-train as stokers shoveling coal to keep the jets flying. A real steampunk navy there matey.

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