September 01, 2021
from RT Website
speaks about Afghanistan
at the White House in Washington
it is its mission to 'save' the world
is etched into its DNA...
Meanwhile, there remains the grim prospect that the United States, much like the now-defunct Soviet Union before it, may soon find itself relegated to the ash heap of history for stretching itself too thin for far too long...
Like a street fighter that finds himself dangerously exposed after suffering a vicious beating, the only recourse is for Uncle Sam to declare his pacifism to give his broken body time to heal.
But make no mistake,
America, long convinced of its 'exceptionalism,'
will never give up 'nation building,' which after all is just a
euphemism for naked imperialism.
The revolutionary Thomas Paine, meanwhile, had preempted O'Sullivan's geopolitical eulogizing by almost 100 years with the publication of Common Sense, in which the English-born activist wrote,
The Puritan pastor John Winthrop, however, long predated both O'Sullivan and Paine with the delivery of a fiery sermon on March 21, 1630 in which he warned his congregation, from a church pulpit in Southampton, England that their new home awaiting for them across the Atlantic Ocean would serve,
In other words, America's belief in a heaven-ordained 'exceptionalism' is not just a passing fad...
While it may seem uplifting and innocent that a country could believe its founding was a veritable act of God, nothing could be further from the truth.
The idea of 'divine intervention' in America's founding and mission has served to justify the destruction of numerous countries with the goal of remaking them in America's own image.
The world has witnessed the aftermath of this "humanitarian interventionism" in dozens of embattled countries around the world,
Chelsea Manning showed to be a
Today, few people could confuse US-led military interventions with any sort of goodwill missions designed to lift the local population out of their misery.
This has been best illustrated in Libya, which once upon a time was the most modern African nation.
Its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, while certainly no saint, nevertheless provided his citizens with free healthcare, education and higher than average living standards.
All that came crashing down in 2011, however, when US-led NATO, siding with rebel forces, conducted a massive aerial campaign on military and civilian infrastructure across the country.
Following the grisly
death of Gaddafi by a street mob, the country quickly descended into
a death spiral of chaos and violence that continues today.
When Joe Biden speaks about,
My hunch is it's no longer than about six months to a year, and then we'll see all hell break loose again...
In the name of
'humanitarian' interventionism, of course...!