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Can the US handle conflict on 3 fronts? : Comments

By Graham Young, published 6/11/2023

Mearsheimer asserts that the determinants of who wins a war, particularly wars of attrition like that in Ukraine, are manpower and manufacturing capacity.

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The Ukrainian President has got the huff because Israel's defence against Hamas terrorists has 'taken the focus off him'.

The US is giving a lot more monetary assistance to Ukraine than it is to Israel, but has a physical presence off Israel, which is probably of more use.

Australia can't even make a 'phone call to Israel, but the Albanese extreme Leftist government is anti-Israel.

Australians had better start asking if the U.S will have the energy and wherewithal to protect Australia on top of everything else the increasingly feeble 'leader of the free world' has on its plate. The Albanese government is more interested in arming Ukraine than it is in the defence of Australia.

Ukraine is doomed, and should be dropped like a hot potato.

The fact that the entire West has handed manufacturing over to Communist China, daft in the first place, now looks like being a real disaster.

The 'sometime-in-the-next-few-decades' nuclear submarines is another pending disaster , with the option of buying U.S made subs also looking iffy, as the U.S struggles to build enough shipping for itself these days.

And, of course, the Albanese government: interested only in selling plonk and letting out our North most harbour to our biggest threat since the Japanese bombed that same harbour. God help us. Nobody else will, including our ramshackle government.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 6 November 2023 8:00:04 AM
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The risings star is the re election of Donald Trump which looks almost imminent. The proviso is if the panicked Democrats donít assassinate him or succeed in jailing him before the election in 2024.

The US is in free-fall domestically with demonstrations of breathless ineptitude, not the worst of which is dealing with ten million illegal border crossings since the criminal election of the Biden Administration.

Accidentally, Australia has elected a pro Communist administration, probably in the nick of time to counter our reliance on the totally unreliable US, and with greater ability to negotiate with the potential winners of a growing possibility of conflict in the Indo-Pacific.

What matters most is successful trade, and not to be drawn into another losing US war.
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 6 November 2023 8:56:51 AM
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Dear diver dan,

Mate, what juice are you on?

The American economy is booming. The annualised 3rd quarter growth rate is 4.9%. The S&P 500 are seeing double digit profits. Jobs growth while slowing a little still remain above the 150,000 per month figure.

By all accounts Trump did indeed commit fraud. It would be a far greater concern if he were not held to account for that and other crimes because it would indicate a failed system, then you would be able to claim justifiably that it was in free fall.

And to claim the Albanese government is pro communist is deranged nonsense, so why do it?
Posted by SteeleRedux, Monday, 6 November 2023 9:18:44 AM
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SR.

And to claim the Albanese government is pro communist is deranged nonsense, so why do it

And to lead with a right, followed by a left cross; you would agree I strongly suspect, Oct7 Hamas attackers are the good guys, and itís all the fault of the Fascist Netanyahu right wing Government, and ignoring calls for a cease fire in Gaza is genocide of Palestinians?

Well there you go!
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 6 November 2023 9:54:28 AM
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"A decline in courage may be the most striking striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West these days .... from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end", observed Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in 1978.

That was 45 years ago. It is so much worse now.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 6 November 2023 10:00:03 AM
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ttbn

And to highlight your good point; once in the West, our leaders as Royalty and their Knights for example, personally engaged in active warfare on the front line of battle.

How difficult to even imagine Biden leading the US into battle on horse back: Thatíd be beyond comical!

How times change.
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 6 November 2023 12:06:10 PM
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