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Dawn of the American Empire
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Quote:America is the polar opposite of historic empires. Those empires took most of the wealth of the lands they conquered and shipped it back to the homeland. They instituted taxes on the newly conquered that kept feeding the home country. They made sure that the governments in the new countries were run by their men or were clear puppets. They were as brutal as they needed to be to keep order and control.
So the word "empire" clearly does not apply to the US, in its historical meaning.
jt,
you have demonstrated your perception problem several times, thank you for adding more evidence. America, in fact, does exactly, what you describe. 'Governments in the new countries run by their men or puppets, as brutal as they need to be to keep control. You take most of the wealth of the lands you conquer and ship it back to the homeland.' Absolutely. That's what your grotesquely blown up military and defence budget are good for. Historic empires brought education, industries, healthcare, civilization. You destroy all this. You bring misery only. As soon as you sucked everything up, you throw your puppets away.
Read a lot about the 'Hmong' recently, that's a poeple from Laos you abused for your dirty war against them more than 30 years ago, didn't you, John? Afterwards, you conveniently forgot them, and they stayed in refugee camps in Thailand. To be expelled now, back to Laos. There are no treaties how they will be handled by the Laotians, one can expect nothing good for the Hmong. Expect nothing good for Iraq and Afghanistan either. What is touched by America, is in ruins.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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Dawn of the American Empire - by Yankeecat - 02-01-2007, 10:54 PM
[No subject] - by stroll - 02-02-2007, 08:41 AM
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[No subject] - by KenBean - 02-02-2007, 11:48 AM
[No subject] - by John L - 02-02-2007, 12:18 PM
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Re: Dawn of the American Empire - by track_snake - 02-03-2007, 05:41 AM
Re: Dawn of the American Empire - by SNK - 02-03-2007, 10:01 AM
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Re: Stroll - by stroll - 02-03-2007, 12:15 PM
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