U.S. Military: Put in Harm's Way for Global Empire

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    “We shall extend the Persian territory as far as God's heaven reaches. The sun will then shine on no land beyond our borders.”
    — Herodotus, Histories, Book 7

    An article published on April 24 in the Wall Street Journal carried the following subtitle: "Over the past year, special-operations forces have landed in 81 countries, mostly to train local troops to fight so Americans don’t have to."

    But if Americans don't have to be, then why are they in so many countries? Surely this is not necessary for defending the United States of America — the purpose of the U.S. military.

    It has been observed that the rise of the American empire is inversely proportional to the decline of the American republic. And such has been the trajectory of the republics of the past. But unlike Rome, the various Greek confederacies, and other historic republics, the American republic cum empire has innumerable means at its disposal to distribute its military might throughout the entirety of the globe.

    The Wall Street Journal piece highlights one of the (momentarily) most popular methods of keeping the U.S. armed forces involved in “81 countries:” the deployment of special operations/forces troops, A.K.A. “commandos.” Here’s the Journal’s nearly poetical encomium of the U.S. special operations activities around the world:

    Continue . . . http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/20792-u-s-military-put-in-harm-s-way-for-global-empire

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