Gnats Attack Elephant

May 2018
East Coast Of U.S.A.

I prefer using a Flit gun because it is too expensive to use an atomic bomb to kill a gnat. I will make an exception in Iran’s case. Nuking Iran before the Mad Mullahs get the bomb comes under the heading of killing two gnats with one bomb:

With all the media focus on President Trump’s recent meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a major event took place last week in the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait, which received little notice. The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have acknowledged that they fired a missile supplied by Iran from the vicinity of the port city of Hodeida that hit a Saudi Aramco tanker. In response, even though there was little damage, Saudi Arabia has suspended all its shipping from transiting the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

Clearly, the Houthi rebels have seriously challenged the internationally-recognized “Freedom of Navigation” doctrine. The concept is that the internationally-recognized open waters of the world, including all strategic straits, should remain open and free for all commercial shipping. By extension, this includes the peaceful transit of naval forces as well.​

Freedom of Navigation Doctrine Challenged
By James A. Lyons, Jr. Admiral, USN (ret)
July 31, 2018

Finally, China is one big-ass gnat. Unlike Iran and Yemen a whole bunch of nuclear countries will take part in the extermination:

The coming war with China will mark the end of globalism. In preparation for that war, the anti-China forces will attempt to shrink the Chinese economy using trade restrictions, starting with the Trump administration's effort to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China. The front-line states in East Asia of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan realize the necessity of this. The traditional European naval powers of the U.K. and France also realize that China must be contained. Both countries have announced that they will be conducting freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea.

If China attacks these patrols, there is a high probability that the E.U. will retaliate by restricting China's access to the E.U. market. What is motivating the Europeans in this instance is that if China is successful in seizing the South China Sea, then every other body of water on the planet will be fair game, starting with parts of the Mediterranean.​

June 8, 2018
China and the Clash of Civilizations
By David Archibald