[quote=AndyF]Yeah, guess Iraq’s oil contribution is starting to dry up, gotta find new turf to take over.
It’s almost a pattern now isn’t it. The hype that a nation is starting to become hostile, that the US speaks for all,(balony, it’s no longer even popular at the UN), the ellegal fly-overs of drones, etc,etc ad nauseum.
The US has been making up these pre-aggression scenes whenever it finds it appropriate. North Korea didn’t buy it and neither did the rest of the world, now they made laughing stock of the US.
They tried it with Russia and China, hey how come nothing happened? Can’t figure it. MMMmmm, well maybe Iran will take up it’s predictable roll in the US play.
Wake up and see the light. If any nation wished to take over any other, wouldn’t it be trying less armed nations first? By the US scale of events, we should have almost a full scale global war going on right now. Why is it that nations who wish modernize to nuclear energy always get the sanction if they share the US view, but are always war mongering if they disagree.
But I’ll tell you why the US coincidentally* just happens* to find a military conflict every 8-10 years, and that is the fact that large standing armed forces need to be fed and justified in the eyes of the citizens. Congress will get the same speel by the brass that there is yet another war imminent. But, hey, the brass is not stupid, they have careers too, and they hate retirement.
But look out the global living room window if you dare to open the curtains you’ll see the birds chirping, relative peace and world trade going on as usual. Lets check out Europe, nope, no full scale war here, Russia arm in arm with them in friendship. Lets check out China, nope no war here, even Tibets struggles are even being negotiated at a peace table, a first. Let’s check out NK, nope, they’re too involved with internal economic problems. But they’re like a nest of African bees, you don’t want to bother them too much. Let’s see, who’s next South East Asia, tourist resorts, nope,…
But is it not coincidental that all the skirmishes have to do with the big oil producing countries. If the US were to really apply it’s principles of democratic freedom for all like Japan, they could do it in Haiti and receive a collective global pat on the back, even as far back as 20 years ago before Kuwait, at 1/2000 the cost.
Ah yes, the US will get angry when their ruse is revealed. Canada sees the light and won’t have anything to do with it’s land grab. England’s citizens will see the problem too eventually, but we can wait.