posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 11:35 PM
In this world anything is possible. I was thinking that Iran was next for another reason. Having the whole region full of a U.S. presence of some
sort, most likely bases. Then you have a legitimate balance to China in the region. As much as our presence in Europe during the Cold War is a
balance to the Soviets. China is becoming a legitimate threat to the US economically and militarily. This is a problem for the USA, because it
challenges the idea that only democracies can be legitimate economic powerhouses, and we don't want China challenging us, we are the lone superpower
and don't want to give up that title.
Look on that map above, and you will see just how close we are to China in the region. They must be feeling a little ansy right now. China and North
Korea are the only REAL communist powers left in this world, and you can be assured that the USA doesn't have that on it's list of long term goals.