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1cvmask · 2021-04-23 · Original thread
> because these powers know it's democratically impossible to be able to mobilze a draft for a ground war to defend your allies, so they're making their plays.

We ended the draft after the Vietnam war and had no problem invading, droning and bombing to the stone ages over 10 countries since then. We don’t need a draft to wage wars and blow up countries. Our national security budget is 1.2 trillion dollars (not the 750 billion headline number).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_the_United_Sta...

https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2019/05/making-sense-of-the-1-...

I don’t know what vacuum idea you are referring to? We have been tightening the noose around China since Obama term 2 and instigating riots in their province Hong Kong (which was forcibly leased by the white colonial power Britain in 1897 for a hundred years). Our consular staff were even involved in the protests organizations. Imagine foreign embassy staff involved with Antifa or BLM after George Floyd and the uproar that would surround it.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/tag/julie-eadeh/

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-09-04/Who-are-really-organiz...

http://se.china-embassy.org/eng/zgxw/t1691479.htm

We instigated the Maidan revolution in Ukraine. Look up Victoria Nuland (wife of famed liar and neocon Robert Kagan - see bottom) and the ambassador Pyatt who was organizing the rioters.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/18/the-undiplomatic-diplom...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957

https://www.cato.org/commentary/americas-ukraine-hypocrisy

Israel has had many successful attacks on and in Iran over many decades. From blowing up people to government facilities to covert cyberattacks to attacking Iranian ships on a regular basis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Iranian_nucle...

and so much more......

And it goes without saying that we have surrounded all these countries with military bases and armed their adversaries to the teeth.

And then all the secret wars we wage and the millions we kill:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?10353-1/secret-wars-cia

https://www.amazon.com/Search-Enemies-CIA-Story/dp/039300926...

https://www.amazon.com/Jakarta-Method-Washingtons-Anticommun...

If you want to make predictions on the next countries we are going to attack and bomb it is quite easy. Follow the DC pro-war think tanks (all of them with the notable exception of the new entrant Quincy Institute) and their keyboard commandoes. They will manufacture every lie possible for their agenda and the press will follow them suit (too many examples like Iraq etc...). Victoria Nuland’s husband is the famed liar and neocon Robert Kagan who said that anyone who said that Bush lied about WMD is a conspiracy theorist.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/so-whos-lying-george-bush...

https://washingtonindependent.com/15333/fred-kagan-lies-abou...

alsetmusic · 2021-02-06 · Original thread
I'd like to recommend this book: The Jakarta Method[0].

Essentially, the US aided in the dismantling of a free democratic society in favor of a coup and a military dictatorship. Examples of the same being done in other countries are also provided. This was in service of obtaining natural resources.

Disclaimer: It's politics are very left of center.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Jakarta-Method-Washingtons-Anticommun...

sand_castles · 2020-06-22 · Original thread
Indonesia, Brazil, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Iran, KSA, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Panama, El Salvador ...

https://www.amazon.com/Jakarta-Method-Washingtons-Anticommun...

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