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The Disintegrated States Of America by scully95: 6:08pm On May 26
https://ooduarere.com/news-from-nigeria/world-news/the-disintegrated-states-of-america/

by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times

Andrei Martyanov is in a class by himself. A third wave baby boomer, born in the early 1960s in Baku, in the Caucasus, then part of the former USSR, he’s arguably the foremost military analyst in the Russian sphere, living and working in the US, writing in English for a global audience, and always excelling in his Reminiscence of the Future blog.

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Martyanov’s previous two books. In

Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning, nearly three years ago he conclusively proved, among other things, how the missile gap between the US and Russia was a “technological abyss”, and how the Khinzal was “a complete game-changer geopolitically, strategically, operationally, tactically and psychologically”.

He extensively mapped “the final arrival of a completely new paradigm” in warfare and military technology. This review is included in my own Asia Times e-book Shadow play.

Then came The (Real) Revolution in Military Affairs, where he went one step beyond, explaining how this “revolution”, introduced at the Pentagon by the late Andrew Marshall, a.k.a. Yoda, the de facto inventor of the “pivot to Asia” concept, was in fact designed by Soviet military theoreticians way back in the 1970s, as MTR (Military-Technological Revolution).

His new book, Disintegration, completes a trilogy. And it’s a stunning departure.

Here, Martyanov, in meticulous detail, analyzes the imperial decline thematically – with chapters on Consumption, Geoeconomics, Energy, Losing the Arms Race, among others, composing a devastating indictment especially of toxic D.C. lobbies and the prevailing political mediocrity across the Beltway. What is laid bare for the reader is the complex interplay of forces that are driving the political, ideological, economic, cultural and military American chaos.

Chapter 3, on Geoeconomics, is a joy ride. Martyanov shows how geoeconomics as a field separate from warfare and geopolitics is nothing but an obfuscation racket: good old conflict “wrapped in the thin shroud of political sciences’ shallow intellectualism” – the stuff Huntington, Fukuyama and Brzezinski’s dreams are made of.

That is fully developed on Chapter 6, on Western Elites – complete with a scathing debunking of the “myth of Henry Kissinger”: “just another American exceptionalist, mislabeled a ‘realist’”, part of a gang that “is not conditioned to think multi-dimensionally”. After all they’re still not capable of understanding the rationale and the implications of Putin’s 2007 Munich speech that declared the unipolar moment – a crude euphemism for Hegemony – dead and buried.

How not to win wars

One of Martyanov’s key assessments is that having lost the arms race and every single war it unleashed in the 21st century – as the record shows – geoeconomics is essentially an “euphemism for America’s non-stop sanctions and attempts to sabotage the economies of any nation capable of competing with the United States” (see, for instance, the ongoing Nord Stream 2 saga). This is “the only tool” (his italics) the US is using trying to halt its decline.

On a chapter on Energy, Martyanov demonstrates how the US shale oil adventure is financially non-viable, and how a rise in oil exports was essentially due to the US “pickin up’ quotas freed chiefly as a result of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s earlier cuts within OPEC + in an attempt to balance the world’s oil market”.

In Chapter 7, Losing the Arms Race, Martyanov expands on the key theme he’s the undisputed superstar: the United States cannot win wars. Inflicting Hybrid War is another matter entirely, as in creating “a lot of misery around the world, from effectively starving people to killing them outright”.

A glaring example has been “maximum pressure” economic sanctions on Iran. But the point is these tools – which also included the assassination of Gen Soleimani – that are part of the arsenal of “spreading democracy” have nothing to do with “geoeconomics”, but have “everything to do with the raw power plays designed to achieve the main Clausewitzian object of war – ‘to compel our enemy to do our will’”. And “for America, most of the world is the enemy”.

Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.

Disintegration additionally qualifies as a sharp critique of the eminently post-modernist phenomenon – starring infinite cultural fragmentation and the refusal to accept that “truth is knowable and can be agreed upon” – responsible for the current social re-engineering of the US, in tandem with an oligarchy that “realistically, is not very bright, despite being rich”.

And then there’s rampant Russophobia. Martyanov sounds the definitive red alert: “Of course, the United States is still capable of starting a war with Russia, but if it does so, this will mean only one thing – the United States will cease to exist, as will most of the human civilization. The horrific thing is that there are some people in the US for whom even this price is too small to pay.”

In the end, a cool scientific intellect cannot but rely on sound realpolitik: assuming the US avoids complete disintegration into “separatist territories”, Martyanov stresses that the only way for the American “elite” to maintain any kind of control “over generations increasingly woke or desensitized by drugs” is through tyranny. Actually techno-tyranny. And that seems to be the brave new dysfunctional paradigm further on down the road.

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Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by Blackfire(m): 6:27pm On May 29
grin this one hatred for America is deep, shha don't run mad o




God bless America
Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by dapoRead: 8:56am On May 30
The U.S is finished

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Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by michresakidjo(m): 9:11am On May 30
dapoRead:
The U.S is finished

Reason before you jump
Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by scully95: 9:27am On May 30
Blackfire:
grin this one hatred for America is deep, shha don't run mad o
God bless America

Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.

Read that part again and again. Do I need to be lecturing you again? Go back to your history book and check the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was due to the technological advancement of the British Allied forces. Back then, the British had many pilots and fighter jets while Ottoman had the largest army but only a few pilots and I think three bombers. U see how Ottoman fell and the Anglozionist empire began and did even worse than the Ottomans. Ottoman control like 4 Continents, this Anglozionist empire is in more than 4 continents already. So always use your brain when typing and point to the facts but not sentiments.

michresakidjo:


Reason before you jump

All these kids, playing with keyboard know nothing except emotions. Read above again ok.

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Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by michresakidjo(m): 2:11pm On May 30
scully95:


Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.

[S]Read that part again and again. Do I need to be lecturing you again? Go back to your history book and check the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was due to the technological advancement of the British Allied forces. Back then, the British had many pilots and fighter jets while Ottoman had the largest army but only a few pilots and I think three bombers. U see how Ottoman fell and the Anglozionist empire began and did even worse than the Ottomans. Ottoman control like 4 Continents, this Anglozionist empire is in more than 4 continents already. So always use your brain when typing and point to the facts but not sentiments.[/s]



All these kids, playing with keyboard know nothing except emotions. Read above again ok.

You are the one being emotional here. The fact that, It has never been a practice for democracy to display their armaments in grand and elaborate style unlike a show off of military capabilities as revisionist states do,
It is a show of Inferiority Complex.
Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by scully95: 2:52pm On May 30
michresakidjo:


You are the one being emotional here. The fact that, It has never been a practice for democracy to display their armaments in grand and elaborate style unlike a show off of military capabilities as revisionist states do,
It is a show of Inferiority Complex.


Lol. Emotions are not facts on the ground and that has nothing to do with showing off.. Let me brief u.

First of all...
What else could be more democratic than openly telling your opponent, that see we have this oh. if you are thinking of war, think twice cos you do not have any leverage against what is coming at you. You have two different ppl with different war doctrine. Showing off you say? OMG, Russia does not show off or bluff. Its parade has been a tradition, a reminder since 2nd world war was won by Russia.

It's the Anglozionist empire that is the master of lies, showing off, and threatening the use of force now and then and also threatening Russia of all countries Ok.. How many times did it test its nuclear arsenal? It's now even supplying Ukraine massive arms(This is the democracy right) or how it killed General Solemani of Iran is also democracy? Pls pls just stop already. U mentioning democrazy is a kill word right there. Don't ever mention that word again. It's political suicide ok.

That is not show off, testing if it's still working is a routine thing every free country can do and including North Korea that often tests its Ballistic missile.

2ndly
When Russia said it has it. Do you remember what your Propaganda media were saying It's a lie, Russia is very poor, facing sanctions, and here Russia tested it. Then only you are doing propaganda for them...I have never heard any western propaganda media call it Show off.

Also, the best way to win a war is never to shoot a gun. What else could be more democratic?
Hiding or be open?

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Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by dermmy(m): 3:03pm On May 30
michresakidjo:


You are the one being emotional here. The fact that, It has never been a practice for democracy to display their armaments in grand and elaborate style unlike a show off of military capabilities as revisionist states do,
It is a show of Inferiority Complex.

No. It's not a show of inferiority complex. When a nation displays its armaments to show off its capabilities it is passing a message to adversaries.

There are two types of deterrence

Deterrence by denial
Deterrence by punishment


When a nation practices deterrence by denial it is demonstrating to an adversary that it will not achieve its goals if it attacks. That is why countries like North Korea, China, Iran, Russia display their military might.

But if the adversary is now bold enough to attack you. A nation can now activate Deterrence by punishment which aims to convince the adversary that even if it attacks it will suffer a devastating retaliation. That was what Iran did when it hammered U.S bases in Iraq with ballistic missiles injuring over 100 U.S troops after U.S killed their top General in a drone attack.

Iran had been testing and parading those missiles for years uncle Sam thought Iran was parading toys they now gave Iran the opportunity to test the efficacy and accuracy of those missiles on their head in a real war scenario.

Those countries you call revisionist states understand what they are doing. And the truth is America lags behind Russia and China when it comes to hypersonic technology. Do more research and you'll see. U.S hypersonic weapons test failed last month but Russia and China have been testing them successfully without glitch.

Check the links below to read about the failure of U.S hypersonic weapon test.

https://africa.businessinsider.com/us-air-force-hypersonic-weapon-test-ended-in-failure-after-the-missile-failed-to/epgkdqy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/07/air-force-hypersonic-missile/

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/air-force-hypersonic-missile-test/index.html

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Re: The Disintegrated States Of America by dermmy(m): 11:13am On Jun 01
michresakidjo:


You are the one being emotional here. The fact that, It has never been a practice for democracy to display their armaments in grand and elaborate style unlike a show off of military capabilities as revisionist states do,
It is a show of Inferiority Complex.

U.S missile intercept test failed 3 days ago.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/us-fails-intercept-test-missile-target-2021-05-29/

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/military-weapon-system-test-fails-intercept-target-77980936&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjev7iClvbwAhWyRkEAHfIrBaYQFjABegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3AUSW0JyDhaRDVAqnICo4y

Do you now get what Martyanov was explaining in scully95 post by saying U.S lags behind Russia in air defence system and hypersonic technology? The Yemeni Houthis have proved to the world that U.S defence systems are unreliable. You should understand why U. S allies are even gunning for Russia's S-400.

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