America Is Exhibiting All of the Signs of a Failing Empire – Washington’s Blog

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I hope you’ll take this opportunity to listen to Chalmers Johnson, now deceased, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic. ~J

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/10/america-is-exhibiting-all-of-the-signs-of-a-failing-empire.html

The American Empire Is Quickly Declining

Consummate insider Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – former chief of staff to Colin Powell, and now distinguished adjunct professor of Government and Public Policy at William & Mary – notes that the U.S. is exhibiting all of the signs of a failing empire, including:

  • Relying on massive military force (and using gigantic complexes to support it) as the be-all and end-all of power, and belittling diplomacy
  • Maintaining standing armies, instead of disbanding military forces between wars
  • Using more mercenary forces than citizen troops
  • Spending disproportionately large amounts of blood and treasure in order to counter threats on the status quo … which simply exacerbates the threat against the empire
  • Going ethically and morally bankrupt
  • Ending up…

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