Ken's Thought of the Week: The nature of war has changed
Ken's Thought of the Week: The nature of war has changed
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We unfortunately now find ourselves in World War 3, which is far more complex and confusing than World War 2.

A good example is our principal enemy, Iran (supported by Russia, China, EU), which declared war on America 40 years ago, and continuously preaches genocide against America ("Death to America") and Israel ("Death to Israel"):

Numerous U.S. federal courts also ruled that Iran’s leaders “provided material support” to Al Qaeda for the purpose of carrying out the 9/11 attacks, imposed judgments of tens of billions of dollars on them, and ordered U.S.-based properties owned by the Islamic republic to be seized and auctioned off to pay off these and other judgments, for its incessant anti-American terrorism.

As the aggressor, Iran relatively successfully uses all six forms of modern warfare: physical, cultural, economic, legal, demographic, and cyber space. It has created three worldwide terror arms, specializing in physical terror, narco terror, and cultural terror, totaling an estimated 450,000 terrorists/operatives in over 30 countries, worldwide.

Reacting defensively, the U.S. is fighting back with primarily economic war, some cyber-war, and very limited physical war, mostly through a passive shows of force. The U.S. has yet to use cultural war, legal war or demographic war against Iran.

What is going on here? Why the mismatch of strategies between us and them?

The key reason is that Iran is a dictatorship that speaks and acts with one voice. In contrast, the U.S. is a democracy that speaks and acts with multiple voices, and compromised actions. These disparate actions create huge mutual confusion.

Iran’s goal is to take over the world, and convert everyone to Islam, particularly its Shiite version, using all forms of warfare. America’s goal, in contrast, is to live in peace and prosperity, while encouraging all democracies (50% of world population) and dictatorships (50% of world population) to join in worldwide economic growth.

There is no compatibility between these two national objectives. Either one or the other can prevail, but not both.

Therefore, we find ourselves in WW3, even though we don’t want to be in WW3, and don’t think we’re in WW3 and don’t even want to think about WW3.

The trick now is to create a winning strategy. Let’s go!!