In my series last week, I talked about why and how America might be destroyed, but I mentioned very little about the events leading up to such a cataclysm. This week would be a good time to cover that.
There are a fairly common series of moves that governments make before taking their countries to war. We saw this in World War I as European countries jockeyed for position to pick up the pieces of a failing Ottoman Empire. We also saw it in World War II as Japan sought to increase hegemony in the Pacific, and as Germany tried for a Third Reich. And, now we get to see it yet again as the US seeks to defend the Petrodollar System, and as Russia tries to avoid being crushed by imperial America.