The SINS of the FATHER are PASSED DOWN to the THIRD and FOURTH GENERATION
The Top Gun National Troubleshooter, Retired
“The sins of the father are passed down to the third and fourth generation” is a quote from the Old Testament of the writer’s observations of history. Although it is true for fathers and sons as in the case of alcoholism, drug abuse, dysfunctional aggressive communicators, etc. it is also true of the fathers of a nation (the leaders) whose citizen’s sons and daughters and their sons and daughters etc. will be subject to the sins of the fathers of their nation.
On September 11, 2001, democracy changed in the United States of America. National policy of “We—Win, You—Lose” has been in place since the inception of our nation. Even in our own Civil War it was “I–Win, You–Lose”. Negotiating “Workable Compromises” was unheard of even until this day in 2017 with only a few notable exceptions. Two of those exceptions were the Cuban Missile Crises with Russia during the John F. Kennedy administration when JFK stood alone against the Hawks that wanted to invade Cuba with USA forces and negotiated a “Workable Compromise” with the Russian leader Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, with the aid of the recently developed Polaris Submarine Missile. During the Richard M. Nixon administration when RMN signed a peace treaty with Ho Chi Minh’s representatives of North Vietnam ending USA’s long involvement in South Vietnam, RMN did not have to win the war as his predecessor LBJ proclaimed “He did not want to be the first president to lose a war”. All other international conflicts have been “We–Win, You–Lose”.
The Peak of Democracy and Freedom in the USA
September 11, 2001 was the beginning of the massive terrorism attacks, on the USA and European countries, that we are experiencing to day from large terrorists organizations. These terrorist organizations such as ISIS and ISIL had their beginnings during the Bush Administration primarily involving the President, Vice President and the Secretary of State. The Iraq leader appeared to be massing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). A low ranking thud was evaluated to prominence in the Sunni Muslim Community by this Bush Administration and then, (the USA extinguished him). This prominent Muslim leader had a vision of an Islamic State. The Secretary of State argued to the United Nations that a Preemptive strike was warranted against the Iraq Sunni Muslim Administration. The Bush Administration warned the Iraq Sunni Administration of the planned invasion, the Iraq Sunni Administration responded with clearing Iraq of all evidence of WMD’s.
This was the first Preemptive Strike by USA forces in the history of the USA and set in place the Bush Doctrine of “Preemptive Strikes against Terrorism”. Our reputation as Preemptive Strikers is now cast in stone on the international scene. Other non-North Atlantic Treaty Organization (non-NATO) Allies, now live in fear that the Americans will strike first and are now justified in developing Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching the shores of the USA. The USA can no longer be trusted to hold their fire until provoked; The USA has established a policy of First Strike. These nations feel they must create equal forces to protect themselves from the Americans.
Loss of Freedom and Democracy in the USA
This new “Preemptive Strike Policy” will not only encourage foreign, non-NATO countries to establish a nuclear threat, but terrorist activities against the USA, and Europe, can be expected to continue and increase; threatening the USA’s democracy and freedom, and the freedom of Europeans. The citizens of the USA will lose their freedom to more regulations and controls enacted to prevent terrorism. The more regulation and laws we have the more Law Enforcers we will have to ensure compliance with these regulations and laws. The citizens of the USA will become encumbered with more scrutiny from these Law Enforcers.
The Way Forward
There is only one way forward for the USA and that is to admit to our mistake of a preemptive strike on Iraq and those organizations forming and following a mission to bring the USA to its downfall. In effect the USA must repent from its sin of “First Strike” and make amends with the enemies created by this “Preemptive Strike Policy”. The leaders and representatives of the USA must learn the skill of negotiating “Workable Compromises”; that is actions that are not “I–Win, You–lose”, but “I–Win, You–Win agreements or in other words create Treaties with our adversaries in the world.
This is the only action that will save the USA from destruction that has beheld those counties before us whom created a “Preemptive Strike Policy”. There are too many countries to name in history that have created “First Strike Policy” to name a few: Germany WWII, Germany WWI, the South USA Civil War, the Romans, and the Persians against the Greeks etc., etc. all of these countries or empires were defeated eventually by their First Strike Victims. The only way forward is for the USA to abandon this Bush Preemptive Strike Policy and start negotiating Treaties representing “Workable Compromises” throughout the world.
A Preemptive Strike on North Korea, which is developing ICBM’s capable of reaching major cities in the USA, will result in an immediate response by North Korea against South Korea, Japan and Guam, a USA territory and major Pacific US Air Base. This is A NO-WIN SITUATION for all parties concerned.
North Korea is justified in their fear of a Preemptive Strike from the USA. What do the North Koreans want (?), probably the same thing that Ho Chi Minh wanted in Vietnam, a unified Vietnam without the interference of the USA Military! Can the USA prevent the North Korean’s from a preemptive strike against South Korea? It is unlikely that North Korea would move against South Korea with a nuclear weapon and have no interest in a nuclear attack against Japan. The saber rattling, by the North Korean’s, against Guam is probably just that. The North Korean’s know that the USA cannot stop them from developing a nuclear ICBM capability and they are letting the USA see this for a fact!
A cyber-attack to disrupt the production of weapons grade uranium has been used by USA allies against Iran’s centrifuge operations that produce weapons grade uranium. To initiate a preemptive cyber-attack on North Korea, be its centrifuges or other infrastructure, would certainly result in cyber-attack retaliations by North Korea against the USA’s infrastructure notably the power grid. North Korea has already demonstrated its ability to disrupt major businesses in the USA.
The USA is caught in a Military No-Win Situation with North Korea there is no military solution to North Korea’s ICBM capabilities. The best result will be obtained by negotiations and limiting the access to nuclear materials by North Korea. In addition, the best result will be a Stand-Off and a long-term policy to improve the USA’s relationship with North Korea; the USA abandoning the Bush Administration’s First Strike Policy; and establish a policy of negotiating workable compromises.