America’s War Machine Benefits on All Levels if the Crisis in Europe Continues

The sanctions will swing back and smash regular citizens across the globe, but Blinken says this ‘could last some time’

Mitchell Peterson
7 min readMar 9, 2022


Photo by Carolina Nichitin on Unsplash

One of America’s number one geopolitical rivals just committed a massive war crime of a mistake. The Western World is united in opposition. Unprecedented sanctions are attempting to bring the economy and Moscow government to their knees. Paralympic athletes were told to shove it, and cats are no longer able to compete in International Cat Federation shows if they’re born on the wrong side of the Urals.

There is little talk of peace in the media. The press doesn’t give many real details as to the state of the negotiations, let alone the historical context of the situation or the off-ramps to a peaceful resolution.

Hillary Clinton said the US is ready to fund an insurgent war ‘modeled’ after the Mujahideen against the Soviets in the 80s — which was just a little a nine-year affair that eventually led to 9/11, and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently said this war “could last some time.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that there are disgusting elements of the American government and economy that are excited.

The Merchants of Death in the arms industry are popping bottles, and the Pentagon regime-changers are already drunkenly chest-bumping.

I’m far from an expert, simply a political junkie who drinks too many pilsners these days and listens to too many podcasts. But the more I read about and study the situation and the more I hear American politicians speak — combined with the cold hard logic of capitalist greed — the more I think this war is going to drag on for a decade. I’d love to be proven wrong.

But because there are bombs to sell and profits to be made, I think the American government wants a drawn-out crisis.

The military-industrial complex is real. War is big business. After the fall of the Soviet Union, people actually thought the military budgets could be reduced. There was talk of a ‘peace dividend’ and funding social programs. The ‘good guys’ won. The existential threat of socialism was gone…



Mitchell Peterson

Freelance writer who spent nine years outside the US, currently in rural America writing the Substack bestseller 18 Uncles.