In a political sense I really believe they are. I believe America will go all out to dominate the world and by acquiring new annexed territories from which to drain wealth and resources, will thwart the ever encroaching necessity to print more money to save their country from impending third world status.
The Gung Ho Yank Govt was quite happy to sit on the fence and en mass wealth by supplying arms to Europe during WW2 until the Japanese forced them off their asses. I am not deriding the American GI Joe's. but the Rockefeller's and their kind for lending the fascist powers the wealth to build arms and for their opponents to do likewise.
Will America go all out for world domination? I believe they will, and they will make the same mistakes as others have done in the past.
French Indo China(Vietnam) vacated by the French in 1954, A Yankee disaster ending in the seventies. Iraq another expensive ongoing blunder, and of course the Afghan fiasco which neither the British yonks back then the Russians in 1979 could resolve and now the yanks Brits Aussies and others have a never ending conflict on their hands in order to repress a people who intend to cling onto an archaic system of beliefs and male dominated privileges shit or bust. The domination of Afghanistan will be an ongoing costly exercise which will only temporarily hold them in check and when the coalition forces retire from the scene having exhausted the pension funds of their people back home, the Afghans and Iraq people will revert to the system they love most; shooting each other and shagging multiple women who have no privileges whatsoever. What do we do then have a whip round and drain the the piggy banks in order to be able to teach them another lesson to be eventually go unheeded.
Has anyone seen the the movie The Road to Guantanamo'(Not a Bing and Hope Movie) but one which portrays three British Muslims of Pakistani origin who travel to Afghanistan to get married - quite an eye opener to see the cruel antics of the sons of Mrs American Apple-pie. beat the living shite out of these none too clever supposedly and seemingly Innocent guys whom the foul mouthed donut brained American captors insist that they were Alqaeda.
Eventually sanity prevails when a deputation from the British Embassy visit these trio of Pakis in the Guantanamo bay correctional facility and after a lot of fuss they are grudgingly returned back to dear old blighty at the cost of the British taxpayer. Fini . I like a nice ending don't you.
Incidentally in 1958 the ship I was serving on called into Guantanamo bay Naval base on April 13, this was on its way back to England from America and Canada.
In 1964 a similar thing happened after leaving New London Con USA we called into Guantanamo bay on April 29.. On our way back to Devonport England.
I believe A Kiwi Band Called 'Dragon' (Named after the band leaders Ma in law), had a hit song in the seventies called 'April Sun in Cuba'.
If and when it is played in our club I get a gentle reminder from friends who have heard this crap before,. "Yes I do have friends, but not too many in 'Uncle Sam Land."
Back soon ....Vest..........There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea
whose time has come.