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Comes The Long Night

27 March 2015 @ 09:03

I don’t know who frequent Belmont Club commentator Subotai Bahadur is, but, like Jeff Goldstein, he is one of the most insightful thinkers we have on our side, one of those who must be listened to.

Commenting on the recent most post by Richard Fernandez, Mr. Bahadur remarks, at one point:

…DRUDGE reported as a headline about an hour ago that Obama has given up on any restrictions on Iranian nuclear development.

We can expect the total removal of sanctions on Iran at any time. Followed, probably, by American aid to the Iranian nuclear program.

The question remaining is whether it will be the Great or Lesser Satan that will be struck first. If it is the Great Satan, I expect an EMP attack, combined with strategically placed mushrooms in American waters.

Unless, of course, Israel decides to intervene. And they are the only ones who would. No other nuclear power has the will or intention of stopping Iranian attacks.

All the deaths will be on the heads of our current regime. All of them; ours, theirs, and the bystanders.

If any here are into prepping, EMP moved up on the probability list of triggers for the Long Night.

As has been mentioned, frequently the systems designed to protect from one threat, make another threat more deadly. And there is no way of protecting against everything. Good intentions do not protect against reality. This lesson is about to be learned by a generation that has been insulated from bad consequences its entire life. It is going to be extremely untidy.

To put it mildly.

One quibble: It is not only the younger of us who have been insulated from bad consequences. Those of us of the Boomer and immediate Post-Boomer generations have spent the years since the end of The Cold War insulating ourselves as well. We have taken refuge in our luxuries and advantages, convincing ourselves that the end of the Soviet Threat did, indeed, mean ‘The End Of History’, that this creature called ‘Liberal Democracy’ had triumphed — case closed.

Despite the horrific wake-up call that 09/11 was, the majority of us have still not grasped that the World is much more dangerous now then it has ever been, thanks to the weapons created since World War II and especially thanks to our loss of the Will to horde and protect those Weapons Of Mass Destruction and to take whatever actions necessary to see that no others but us possess them

In a host of ways, the World was much safer, relatively speaking, during The Cold War. It was in the interests of the Soviets and America to keep many lids firmly shut, especially the Muslim ones. And both peoples were Civilized, so, often [not always], rational self-interest prevailed among the Bolsheviks [I am in no way forgetting just how murderous the Soviets were, but they themselves had no Death Wish, unlike the followers of the Mohammedin Cult].

The decades ahead will see much Death and widespread Misery. The only unknown is whether we will summon the Will necessary to fight the Good and Noble fight, whether we will let things spin out of control as we watch horrified or we will seek redemption and absolution by a recovery of our Moral and Martial Vigor.

If the world has not approached its end, it has reached a major watershed in history, equal in importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will demand from us a spiritual blaze; we shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life, where our physical nature will not be cursed, as in the Middle Ages, but even more importantly, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon, as in the Modern Era.

The ascension is similar to climbing onto the next anthropological stage. No one on earth has any other way left but — upward.

—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart

  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    28 March 2015 @ 00:01 00:01

    Almost completely ignored in this story is the fact that it completely abrogates the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty. Neither the 5+1 countries or the UN has the right to create a special carve out for Iran. There is simply no justification for allowing Iran to enrich nuclear fuel.

    I doubt that Iran will nuke Israel or give a precious bomb to terrorists in the near future. Possessing nuclear weapons allows them to protect all of the nefarious activities they and their proxies engage in, under their nuclear umbrella. From the moment they get their first bomb till the end of time the only way to stop Iran will be to obliterate the entire nation. Unless the deal falls apart Israel might as well just start tossing nukes. They should start openly talking now about how awesome Masada was. For Israel and to a lesser extent the Arab nations, a Mid-Eastern nuclear holocaust is not the worst option.

  2. 28 March 2015 @ 22:32 22:32

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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