posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 04:24 PM
I wouldn't read too much into this, the US apparently still has such plans on the books and pretty much has them for almost every possible scenario.
It keeps the planners in a job, after all!
But what was said earlier about the US aiming to replace Britian as the superpower was true, much of the aid in WW2 was conditional. For example, we
asked to purchase a bunch of obsolete WW1 destroyers for convoy duty so we could release our better destroyers for ASW and as well as a cash price
being asked, the US asked for our Carribbean colonies! Of course, Churchill said go swing..
There is the Tizard mission, where we gave the US all of our secret tech, from radar, jet engines to nuclear weapon research, without which the US
would have had to play catch-up. The US also stiffed us on the nuclear weapon research after the War when, despite the massive UK and Canadian
contribution to the Manhattan project, we got shut out and had to basically start from scratch with our own. Didn't do to badly on that front as we
tested our first fission weapon in 1952 and the first Thermonuclear device in 1957, not too long after the Russians or Yanks.
Then there is the UN, formulated by the US, which had within it demands for decolonisation so the US could gain access and eventually hegemony over
our colonial markets. We had no choice but to dismantle the Empire as we had neither the financial or political will to fight for it after the carnage
There is plenty more...