Expanding the EmpireSubmitted by McWilly on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 14:15
By Bionic Mosquito
Michael S. Rozeff has written the most comprehensive and succinct post regarding the US Empire that I have read. I will highlight and comment upon a couple of sections of his post, and end with only one slight modification to his statements:
The people running the U.S. government and shaping its foreign policies at any given time generally choose friends and enemies on the basis of what will expand U.S. influence, control, power and dominance, i.e., what will expand the empire.
It isn’t for oil; it isn’t for spreading democracy; it isn’t to alleviate the suffering of women or children. Foreign policy and the wars that go with it have one common thread, and only one – expanding control.