Ancient Warfare was once Kingdom against Kingdom, Nation against Nation, and Empire against Empire.
War has evolved.
Wars as previously noted had fixed boundaries where battles were fought, targets could be attacked, and human casualties were calculated, commissioned, and carried out.
Man has grown sick of the neighbor versus neighbor warfare, but the masters of warfare discovered alternative ways of profiting from warfare, other than the typical theft of property and acquisition of land.
Among the earliest of those immoral visionaries who first viewed war as a profit machine, none could have ever imagined the trillions made per year in today’s eclectic ideological wars.
Wars through military invasion occur every day in the world, but most of this is in technology, finance, insurgents, subversives, and agent provocateurs; all being planned, choreographed, orchestrated, and financed by nameless and faceless persons, rather than through and with airplanes, tanks, and bombs.
The World is your Chessboard. Your pieces may be the ones knocking over your opponents on the way to checkmate, but you’re still the power behind the arm that moves the pieces.
Presidents and Prime Ministers are not on the highest levels of the world’s most powerful puppet-masters.
These representatives of the Nations of the world enjoy an almost-complete autonomy while in office, but they do experience certain restraints, they are beholden to certain special interests, and they must carry out the plans and agendas they are tasked with.
By every public measure offered, Jeff Bezos (Amazon) is the world’s richest man, but even with a fortune of over 100 billion dollars, there are numerous families that; collectively, are worth more than Mr. Bezos will ever amass.
The truest puppet-masters are the names we may never know, the voices we may never hear, and the faces we may never see. It is at this level of wealth where so many of this world’s controls are found.
War is a business, and on so many levels. The war-masters are hard at work, but it’s no longer about taking conquered lands.
It’s acquiring controlling interest and resources, and creating debt-slaves, just like any other business.