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KlatooBNikto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:50 AM
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Bush's War on Iraq marks the beginning of the end for US Imperialism.
Even though it may not appear so at the present, this war is the last act of desperation by the imperialists among us to continue the old ways of unfettered domination of Third World countries to exploit their resources for the benefit of global multinational corporations.
The PNAC makes that point quite clear on its ambitious and arrogant outline.

After the initial "shock and awe", the US expeditionary force is now bogged down in an endless war whose costs in blood and treasure are increasing by the day.The resource they came to fight and grab is slipping out of their hands,its price skyrocketing, making this costly adventure, costlier still.

In the end, the US will find itself in the same state the British Empire found itself in its waning days.Overextended, unable to meet any of its obligations and shorn of its arrogance and pride.At that stage, none of its armed power mattered one bit.The end,when it came,was actually a relief for the British.So, it will be for this country.

History's wheels grind slowly, but grind they do.We are now caught in that wheel.Vietnam, Iraq,......, ask not for whom the dominoes fall etc.
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xpat Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 06:22 AM
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1. Actually the opposition is shaping up quite nicely
I think you are right. The American Empire is doomed in short order.

The European Union is experimenting with a form of capitalism that is not wedded to militarism. So far, it seems to be a good model that has countries clamoring to join.

Latin America has had the good fortune to be able to get a very encouraging act together while our forces have been tied down in Iraq and unable to invade Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, etc. as they have moved to independence. The Obrador phenomenon in Mexico is a promising step toward throwning the Washington clique out of that country, too. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/07/international/america...

The new China-India pact could short circuit imperial efforts to subdue East Asia, while the strenghthening ties between Russia and the EU further weaken imperial aims in Eurasia. See the Baltic gas pipeline deal that was announced this week.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43053-20...

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=baltic+pipel...

Re Iraq, the Financial Times seems to be convinced that the US has lost its oil war (their term): http://news.ft.com/cms/s/a0bb7970-aa25-11d9-aa38-00000e...

William Pfaff warns the US against meddling in Russia's "near abroad", which, he says, could lead to dire consequences.
http://iht.com/articles/2005/04/12/news/edpfaff.html

I'm thinking that there just may be an opening for a more hopeful world order than what Washington has been shoving down the our throats.
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KlatooBNikto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 06:25 AM
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2. It is dawning on people the world over that the U.S. may be the ultimate
rogue nation.That when it does not run amok, there is a genuine possibility for peace to break out all over.
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xpat Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 07:30 AM
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3. Maybe the US is the last empire,
and humanity is growing out of it's rather disgraceful, hormone-driven adolescence.
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 08:25 AM
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4. Bingo!
Methinks the sun has set on Truman's national security state. This believer in small (r)epublicanism says cheers...
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