And the thing that really creeps me out is that we've got this new flareup with Russia and scare-mongering of a revived Cold War. Since we've proven several times over that we can pretty much spank any conventional army in a standup fight, oh looky here we have Islamic enemies knocking on our gates that fight just as dirty as we did in our revolution against the British, and now we've got to retool to fight low-intensity covert actions.
Well, there was that spyplane incident with China that went down about the same time that Bin-Laden was working out his vacation plans for September 11, but we sell each other so much shit I guess we're friends with China afterall.
And then there's Uzbekistan; in a perverse irony of the Cold War that must have left Kruzchev doing cartwheels in his grave better than the best Soviet-era gymnasts, we launch into Afghanistan from the very same staging point they used. Lorded over by this creep Karimov who has a horrific track record of boiling and torturing his own people, so we can go in and fight crazies armed with the very weapons we gave them to fight the Soviets back in the 80’s...*sigh.
So then a few years later we take Iraq...hmm, let's review the map, shall we? I'd say they both make a nice little strategic vise to crush Iran in if we needed to. Coincidence? Hmmmm.
Plus if Russia gets cocky again we have a nice blade poised at the bear's balls...just in case things get worse.
Oh but wait it does
gets worse...Russia just might have a bug up its ass again so now we need more carrier battle groups, we need to double the size of the SAC, yada yada.
Not to mention the fact that we still hold a WMD arsenal so vast that we can still choose to scorch all our enemies on our way out, even if they do manage to bring us down. The comparisons to the Roman Empire end here, because Rome never had hydrogen bombs to poison the wells.
And all those trillions in defense spending have taken up the largest slice of our GNP of all nations on Earth, and we can't stop now, because China is catching up in that department. Just in case. What a fracked up little tangled web this is.
Well after all, we have
to have a nemesis. What's the iron triangle and their media flunkies to do without one?
And as the axiom says, an Empire has to expand in order to survive…I think the past two presidential terms are making more sense now.
All the more reason to install someone in the White House who's not in their camp...and Johnny boy, you ain't him.