U.S. A Threat To Soverignty?

by wonderfullyrich on October 26, 2004

I’m developing my understanding of conservative ideals by reading the “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” written by the Project for a new American century. http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

This lead me to think about a breakdown of the current US military budget and have since found the following statement:


“U.S. defense planning currently emphasizes preparing for threats posed by countries that may have less combat capability than Russia and China but that nevertheless still threaten the peace in their own regions.” http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=2398&sequence=2

Now go back and re-read this statement.

The underling assumption is that the US “does not” pose a threat to any region and yet in the last 15 year we’ve used military force in Libya, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, The Balkans, Haiti, Zaire, Sudan, and Afghanistan. (Listed once in chronological order, excluding extractions and minor incidents) http://www.yuksel.org/e/guest/interventions.htm I can only guess at the amount of havoc, pain, and death the US military has caused. If causalities and economic chaos does not represent a threat to a sovereign people, then I’m curious what constitutes a threat and why we use a double standard in assessing threats.

Perhaps another underling assumption of this statement is how the US is benevolent in it’s use of military force. It’s a minor stretch, but it seems built into the psyche of the US people. How odd is it that we fail to realize now offensive and malevolent the US truly is.

It seems I always return to an American public that is ignorant of reality, intentionally or unintentionally.

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