Tony Montana was a drug dealer but had he carried out the assassination he was supposed to he might have gone on to be an oil dealer. Tony drew the
line at blowing up children and instead killed the killer but that made him the target. Here I'm going to point out the best way I can how on a
global scale current events resemble the drama in Scarface with Al Pacino.
None of us were alive but the decisions, beliefs and actions of our predecessors created the situation we live in today. Dominant control by a few
nations has been exorcised globally for ages. Those that act out on their emotions are generally considered as weak. Quietly since 1879 or around
there the die has been cast for those that would dominate the world.
Back then coal powered the worlds navies. It was far better than wood or sail but coal emitted visible exhaust and steam made it all the more visible.
You would know if a ship was coming and be able to sink it so when it was realized that OIL could get the job done the race to OIL arrived. The
Germans with no oil fields of their own developed a plan to gain access to Mideastern Oil but the British were determined to beat them to it and crush
them as well.
In other threads I have harped on WW1 or near it as the starting point in earnest of global scale resource domination. Here I need to assume that you
all know that has the industrial revolution rose so did the need for energy to keep that snow ball rolling. It is not that we are addicted to oil
itself but instead we are desperately attempting to flee our past of buffalo skins and spears. We like the things that high energy can provide and do
for us better than roughing it in the wilds.
Assume that we grew from WW1 till around the year 2000. We created a game of sorts that made us the drug kingpin and when we barked others trembled.
Like Tony Montana we were on top of the world and dominated most conflicts. We accepted that other kingpins existed like the USSR and China and we
always applied pressure on any wound when needed. We like Tony were on top of the world and when the USSR went down we thought we were "SO
We nurtured and developed our own crew of junior kingpins like Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Israel. These guys were the ones out on the streets day
to day. They would tell us who was making moves and we would offer protection to our "buddies." Guys like Russia and China would always try to slip
in and open ties to our lesser friends or non friends since it is good to be the KINGPIN.
Sometimes the JUNIORPINS like Saddam forget their places in the pecking order. We "bitch slap em" and put 'em in their place. Sometimes these
Juniorpins need to be made example of since they can influence the thoughts and actions of the other juniorpins and kingpins. Here we raced into Iraq
one time to get Saddam but like Tony, we didn't pull the trigger.
Nonpins like Iran see all of this and realize that the KING is slipping. He used to be able to break a knee with one swing of the bat but now he gets
winded and it takes several swings. The kingpin knows the other dealers are talking but acts as though he still has everything under control. In a fit
of rage Tony kills his best friend like the events we see today. He turns on everyone including himself. He becomes self destructive and no longer
cares who knows.
The others like OPEC and Russia conspire to take him out but he is none the less dangerous and backed into a corner. He flexes and postures yelling.
"You think you can take me? You need a blankin' army if you gonna take me! His soldier proxies try to flex as well like Israel reminding the world
it too has NUKES...
In the end Tony stands under fire shooting, lobbing grenades and yelling, "I'll take you all to hell!" Will that be the final death roll of the
KINGPIN known as the USofA? Naturally our military effort has broken our economy and created a depression just like what happened to the USSR in
Afghanistan.. Any thoughts
[edit on 8-1-2009 by Alpha_Magnum]