Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
" ... the end of the Pax Americana -- the era in which the United States more or less maintained a monopoly on the use of military force."

Now that multinational corporations can rent military forces (Blackwater) equal or better than the US, things could get really interesting.  These corporations now have all of the assets of countries without home populations which have to be appeased/enslaved.

Ordinary people are screwed.  And deserve it.  My generation had a chance to produce a better world and we settled for a comfortable middle class existence with an RV parked in the driveway.  The kids are REALLY fucked.  Glad I don't have any.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 07:45:11 AM EST

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