Former Pentagon official Elbridge Colby was interviewed on The National Review's Charles CW Cooke Podcast, where he provided some very high-level analysis on the tensions around China, Taiwan, and the United States. I will here attempt to explain some of Colby's comments for the benefit of the average reader, because Colby has been studying these things for many years and his commentary can be a bit advanced and esoteric for the casual punditry consumer.
John Stockwell gave presentations to Henry Kissenger and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He reports that the level of dialog was "these are the good guys, these are the bad guys."
They argued at length about who got to sit in what chair.
Could the concepts in this piece be dumbed down for laypeople and others the likes of me?
(More pictures from Randy would be appreciated.)
So - I think I'm able to understand Caitlin's analysis here (just barely though). So she's saying - China is a great white shark? Sharks are bad?? And the US - the US is a boat, and will save Taiwan from the shark??? Like in the movie JAWS? Is Richard Dreyfuss getting into a shark cage?
Sharks are much nicer than the governments of China and the USA.
Pretty sure no shark has ever bombed or invaded another sovereign territory except for the dive bombing sharks in Sharknado.
Ok, but which one is Luke Skywalker and which one is Voldemort?
That kind of "rescue" nobody needs. Read J K Noh's account of the US "rescue" of the S Korea economy in the '60s - (Counterpunch): it was enabled by the wholesale forced prostitution of hundreds of thousands of S Korean women, 16 to 29 yrs of age, as incentive and compensation for US soldiers. This was the great "rescue" N Korea is ostracized to this day for avoiding. So backward that country. So dangerous too. I mean, what kinda people don't trust the US?
I would suggest the following comparison: How Otto Ambros was treated after WWII and How Russia is being treated today... in Germany.
Otto Ambros was indicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity (Slavery ) in the 6th Nürnberg Military Trial (https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=nmt6). He was sentenced to 8 years in prison. The highest prison sentence among the convicted. Mainly because he ran the KZ Monowitz, which actually was Auschwitz III. He was released after having served 3 years by the US High Commissioner John J. McCloy. Afterwards he worked for the US Army, the US Department of Energy, The US companies W. R. Grace and Company and Dow Chemicals, he was an advisor to the first chancellor of the new Germany, Konrad Adenauer, as well as to Friedrich Flick, held multiple positions in the board of directors at companies like Grünenthal GmbH, Julius Pintsch AG, Knoll, Feldmühle, Telefunken. He also worked at BASF, which was part of I G Farben.
As well as being one of the inventors of Sarin gas (the 'a' in 'Sarin' stands for Ambros) he also was part in the development of Thalidomide (Contergan, Softenon) which was already tested on KZ prisoners during WWII and he helped further its development later at Grünenthal. He likely also helped to quash any court cases later on against Grünenthal and his former colleague Heinrich Mückter.
On the 8th of May this year 2023, during the celebrations of the end of WWII, it was forbidden to show the flag of the nation that liberated Auschwitz.
So on the one hand, the person responsible for Auschwitz III was welcomed with open arms after WWII. On the other hand the nation that liberated Auschwitz was hated after WWII, and its heirs today are equally resented by the peace loving, free Western countries.
Funniest thing I've read for ages. I'd love to see you send it to all the major media outlets and satirical magazines for publication. Because we also know that our free press loves to be objective and give an airing to all sides of an argument.
What to me emerges from all these observations, is the growing realisation that we are governed by a kind of Taliban.
They circulate bizarre edicts and govern based not on knowledge but some sort of circular logic where knowledge, reasoning and facts go out the window - things are true, because they believe them. That’s it.
And these are also the same people who then spent 20 years bombing the Taliban apparently because by doing this they would bring Afghanistan into the light.
Actually, boys and girls, the boat in this scenario that's so beautifully illustrated should be replaced with a Megalodon. In this new scenario, we all know from previous class lessons that the prehistoric Megalodon would devour the Great White shark first on its way to gobble up the bleeding man as a nice morsel. The moral of the story is: America is very, very bad and will do everything in its power to maintain its global superiority. End of story.
The Hoover Institution thought they could transform a baby shark into a dolphin over time...?
I love the illustrations. Thank you for providing graphic aid.
kinda rooting for the shark now, never thought I’d say it😂
Hilarious! Colby is fecking idiot! Taiwan is run by Chinese who fled Mao's China because they, the General "Cash My Check" nationalists lost the civil war. Imagine if Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee had fled to Cuba and with their armies had taken over Cuba. I don't think DC would be happy about that. LOL!
America should just stay out of the family squabble like the UK did in the American Civil War.
A delightful piece Caitlin ! I read it with a smirk on my face as it confirms once again how infantile Washington's pretexts for war have been and always will be. Randy's great drawings say so much with a few lines.
I got confused genuinely when we thought the shark was a dolphin. He conveniently did not go over the dangers of dolphins. Dolphins are sea assholes, they routinely rape other dolphins, and have been recorded several times of sexually attacking people. We will not even discuss what a pod of dolphins do to when they meet a female dolphin with a baby that is not a member of the male pod. Dolphins are not the care bears of the ocean, they are a dangers wild animal. Just look at the teeth on a dolphin they are made to eat meat just like the shark! It’s always government and lobbying groups that always tone down all the dangers of the situation.