The Empire is stirring. You may not notice it initially and you may not care yet: in time you will. The US is the only military in the world that can invade a prepared and defensive nation – not only expecting to win; but to dominate the event. Pax Americana is coming to an end.
Outside of an attack on Hawaii like Japan used in 1941; the US picks its wars. The only functioning Empire in the known universe, America has the capacity to unilaterally act with overwhelming force.
It normally takes years for a situation to reach a critical boiling point where the US will intervene. The GW I & II era took 6-9 months of obvious preparation time before occurring. Kosovo was an aerial war with no real ‘boots on the ground’ until the outcome was in the waning stages.
Afghanistan started out as a special ops cowboy war; it has now slowly grown into the largest armed conflict on the planet currently. The Iraqi war is winding down with combat troop levels dropping to historic low levels since 2003.
Normally, the U.S. is slow to act; however when the Empire does act, under most circumstances it is prepared to handle two individual wars at the same time. The Iraqi war is winding down currently, giving the US the capacity to act unilaterally again. The US has a military budget that is larger than the rest of the world combined. This gives it the capacity to act in its own best interest on demand.
World War I & World War II are both prime examples of the US arriving into an ongoing conflict with overwhelming muscle. The above will provide you with the context of what is next to come.
When an Empire decides to attack another nation, there are a set of dances that both sides normally undertake: it’s akin to a ritual courting, in reverse. The outcome of this public ritual dance is war, not a peaceful diplomatic outcome. With the benefit of hindsight, these signs are unmistakable. The US and England have always had a unique international relationship and is one prime example.
While the US is the current Empire, the US was originally part of the last Great Empire. Those old relationship bonds run deep and true. While the media loves to try to highlight the gap between nations, politicians come and go on both sides. Some politicians are friendlier to the unique relationship than others.
The relationship is most obvious when it comes down to the art of making war. The US and England combined present a war making capacity that the rest of the world combined lacks hands down. When they speak as one the rest of the world listens.
“We have seen Colonel Gaddafi’s security forces open fire on peaceful protesters. They have used heavy weapons on unarmed civilians. Mercenaries and thugs have been turned loose to attack demonstrators,”
“Through their actions, they have lost the legitimacy to govern. And the people of Libya have made themselves clear: It is time for Gaddafi to go — now, without further violence or delay”
“We do not in any way rule out the use of military assets” to deal with Gaddafi’s regime.”
The bottom line is: the US is going to resort to military action in Libya. The size and scope of the operations is yet to be determined. You only have to look at the building up of assets in the region to realize that the Hammer is being loaded right now.
If Gaddafi isn’t careful, the Hammer is going to fall on his head. The US Marines have been to Tripoli before and they will most likely be returning again soon. May Allah have mercy on Gaddafi soul; because the US Marines won’t.
The Marines are coming…
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job –
The United States Marines.
Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.