Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Neocon Wars on Terror an Abject Failure

This is what trillions of dollars, millions of lives and a decade of Neocon policy have bought us -

The most senior figure in the US military has warned that the number of threats facing his country and its allies have increased over the last decade and that the armed forces must be kept strong to fight back.

In his first speech since taking over as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Martin Dempsey told an audience in London on Monday that meeting the new challenges in a time of austerity would require a transformation in military thinking.

He highlighted the cyber threat as one of the most pressing, and said more needed to be done to counter the dangers online.

"Our traditional alliances and partnerships around the world are the stable platform on which we will confront these challenges," he said. "Yet it cannot be lost on us that we now face known and unknown security challenges in the context of a new fiscal reality.
The Real Effect
Vox in the past has asked an excellent question - Exactly how does one project one's military power when one is bankrupt? Tactically speaking, why would you hold a position that you know you cannot defend?!? For example, Russia lost much of it's ability to wage war when it went belly up about 20 years back. The same holds true for the Old Roman Empire. What make us think we can dodge this bullet? In short, it is a fool's errand.

It does not matter how many Muslims there are or terrorists or angry protestors, at some point you have to say we are overextended. Sadly, The United States reached that position a decade ago. But rather then accept our losses and move on, we are about to learn the lesson of what happens what the horde comes knocking when you don't have enough military support.

We should close most, if not all overseas bases, eliminate four aircraft carriers, pull them back to defending out coastlines, secure our border and eliminate most of the CIA. But of course, that won't happen. Instead we will get a proposal to integrate into a Pan-American Union that will doom the US to the annals of history.

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