posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 12:14 PM
I am aware I will get flamed for this thread so let me preface it by saying I'm being satirical... or am I.
So it goes without saying that America has chosen the route of an Empire in the world. We (America) have bases throughout the world, in more than a
1/4 of all countries. But at home we are going broke, actually, we are broke. The one thing we still do best, however, is WAR. So I propose we become
the foremost mercenary force the world has ever seen.
The way this would be manifested is like such: The Iraq war, this country was ruled by Saddam, a Sunni dictator, but is a majority Shia country who
hate him. These Shia agree to give us x% of their oil wealth and we will overthrow there evil dictator. The situation in Syria, this country is ruled
by a Alwahite Shia minority (only about 10%) but is a natural arab nation, we agree to overthrow Asad in exchange for something of value to us.
You see where I am going with this. I wouldn't take on just any country's fight but ones that wouldn't cause WWIII and had something to offer would
be fair game.
Also, we charge (or extort) protection money out of the countries we have heavy presences in like: Germany, South Korea, Japan, etc. If the Germans
want to have no military of their own and rely solely on the US to protect them from some imagined Russian invasion then they pay! If the South
Koreans want the US to spearhead any defense from a northern invasion then they pay! If Japan wants the US to protect them from the Chinese who would
love to cut their throats then they pay!
As I said this is semi-satirical. I, personally, believe in a world of blacks and whites where shades of gray (:lol
means your not trying hard
enough. So dang it, if the USA is going to be an empire lets be the most extorinest, bullyinest, expandinest empire ever!