By Ken Timmerman, 1-20-23
If you’re like me and you hear another “news” report about the World Economic Forum, you might lose your lunch.
There’s only one rational response to the bloviating of the John Kerry’s of this world who show up in their private jets (over 500, we’re told) and hector the rest of us about our carbon footprint: a big belly laugh.
These self-important Masters of the Universe are pathetic. We should laugh them off the stage once and for all.
Back to more serious matters, we learned this week that the Chinese navy has overtaken the US Navy and has 340 warships, while the USN is under 300. I know that the “experts” (read, the Navy procurement officers and their industry buddies) want us to believe that numbers don’t matter, our technology will beat them.
Maybe. But retired Navy Captain Sam Tangredi, now a professor at the US Naval War College, says that in his analysis of 28 naval wars, from the Greco-Persian Wars of 500 BC through recent proxy conflicts, he only found three instances where superior technology beat bigger numbers.
And those three were minor battles in the 11th, 16th, and 19 centuries… After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese built 18 aircraft carriers. We built 144. “Unless the United States decided not to fight, Japan never had a chance,” he wrote.
As the Ukraine war is showing in spades – and the lack of naval construction is reinforcing – the U.S. has so downsized our military industrial base that we can no longer provide artillery munitions to a single regional conflict.
Remember when the Pentagon was supposed to be able to fight two and a half regional wars at the same time? Forget that!
I talk about this, and about Russia’s view of the Ukraine war, in my segment in this week’s Prophecy Today podcast. As always, you can listen live at 1:05 PM on Saturday at 104.9 FM in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, or on the Way Radio Jacksonville app. And if you miss it live, you can always listen to the podcast here by scrolling down to the Prophecy Today Weekend edition.
Oh, and if you think we shouldn’t be listening to the Russians, please turn off the screamers on the national media. It is ALWAYS important to try to understand your adversaries. Has everyone forgotten that one of the reasons we spent $50 billion/year during the Cold War on our intelligence agencies was to understand the Soviet leadership?
Yours in freedom,
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