Winning the Economic War Against International Terrorists
The Economic War, also called the World War, was fought between the United Kingdom and France during World War II. The United States, on the other hand, joined the fight against Nazism/Fascism/Nazism and joined the Commonwealth of Nations as a member state. In this war, Britain and her Commonwealth allies lost more than forty percent of their male population. More than five million people were killed or died of wounds in combat. The Economic War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of mankind and left profound scars on the international economy.
economic warfare is also a major challenge for the United States and its allies as they attempt to contain the proliferation of nuclear weapons in rogue nations such as North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and Brazil. Many think that economic warfare is an obsolete term that does not have a useful meaning anymore. However, it is important to note that many battles are still fought with similar techniques and strategies to that of World War II. Economic warfare is necessary because nuclear proliferators and their suppliers cannot be sanctioned by any country until they can successfully test a nuclear weapon on an independent platform. Therefore, by limiting resources, sabotaging the flow of capital, and increasing costs for your enemy, you are effectively putting a crippling burden on them which will cause a considerable amount of loss of revenue.
The current administration
has said that the costs involved in implementing the containment strategy will be large. However, President Bush indicated that the containment plan will not spend more than ten percent of the nation’s annual budget. While this is a smaller percentage than the containment plan proposed for the Ford Foundry, it still means that the containment strategy is an expensive undertaking.
When it comes to cost how much money
is spent on the containment plan and the overall war against international terrorism, you have to look no further than the United States. The United States has already lost half its oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and the containment strategy is costing American dollars and it is not clear how effective it is in reducing the threat posed by international terrorists or their sponsors. As we all know, international terrorists do not care about the price tag on oil which is why we are not focused on the price tag on our economy as much as we should be. However, if we do not focus on the price tag on our economy then we will spend unnecessarily on our containment policy and it will be nothing more than an exercise in futility.
If the international terrorists
are stopped from crashing into our country then the containment strategy is a great idea. Unfortunately, it is not likely that international terrorists will stop coming after the US if there is an oil shortage. And, we cannot afford a containment strategy which involves containment at all cost. If we fail to pay for our containment plan then our enemy will continue to take advantage of our vulnerability. If the enemy can steal or attack oil tankers and refinery facilities with relative ease then why should we bother about containment?
We cannot win a battle against international terrorists
through economic bullying and we should not expect our political leaders to have the knowledge, expertise, intelligence, and moral fortitude necessary to defeat this foe on the battlefield. We must develop a stronger sense of National Security and Economic Strength before we go after these international terrorists or the leadership of international terrorists. This means having a more National Security Strategy, making sure that we have the best intelligence gathering around the world, and making sure that we’re spending our money on the best military equipment that we can buy so that we can defeat our enemies and win the battle in the global arena. Please consider all this in 2021.