Indeed. Blogs like to throw around terms like "American Empire" because they look big and scary and suit their agenda, but reality is far more complex and subtle than that.
Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
We have been discussing Afghan politics for the last 3 pages....in a Pak politics thread....what happened to being on topic?????
The events in Afghanistan and Pakistan are interrelated. You are free to talk about how the policies pursued in one country effect the other. I simply don't want to turn this thread into a "was 9/11 an inside job?" discussion.
Last edited by Fusion; 05-12-2011 at 08:27 PM.
I had no intention to debate the issue. I just said it was imo....
That was the end of it...as far as I am concerned...
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Oh...wait. That's not true at all and in fact Iraq has actually sent us spiraling into debt. If that's your definition of taking other peoples resources, I humbly suggest you're doing it wrong.
And FYI, Rome had rivals, from Carthage to Parthia to Persia (at different times).
America may not always remain the pre-eminent superpower but we have a large population but not so large as to strain natural resources, a lot more natural resources and habitable land than someone like China, and we are well situated far enough away from other major powers as to not worry about border issues (aside from Immigration type things).
Also comparing it to Rome is funny because I'll take a 1000 years thank you very much.
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