The US is engaged in multiple military operations in Southwest Asia, East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, etc., ad nauseam.  Here’s a few headlines: 

Nato says its aircraft hit Libyan Rebel column (Reuters)

They destroyed six trucks with anti-aircraft weapons in the back (I think the Somali’s called them “technicals”), and injured sixteen rebel fighters.  Now, I wonder, why do rebel forces need anti-aircraft guns?  They have the US, French and Great Britain’s air force at their disposal, and Libyan government forces are effectively grounded.  In any event, sorry rebels.  It’s just so hard to distinguish between a good Libyan and a bad one.

US Predators strike the Haqqani Network in Kurram (The Long War Journal)

The Long War Journal proclaims that it “…is dedicated to providing original and accurate reporting and analysis of the Long War (also known as the Global War on Terror).”  Perhaps a more apt name might then be
“The Chronicles of American Imperial Expansion”, for that, truthfully, is what the Long War describes. 
 
The Predator strikes in Pakistan (Kurram is in a tribal area in northeast Pakistan) are a precursor to putting some boots on the ground.  I expect, that just as Iraq was declared a victory in order to shift resources to Afghanistan, the same will happen with the force draw-down in Afghanistan the talking heads are breathlessly ruminating over these days.  Like Alexander’s march into India twenty-four centuries ago, the US won’t stop until it can go no further.
 
Soldiers and Militants Clash in Yemen, Leaving 21 Dead (New York Times) 

An op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times explained that it was the US and Saudi Arabia’s fault that Yemen’s revolution has been thwarted.  The writer was a self-described leader of the revolution.  Well, at least she understands the Empire’s imperatives, even if the people back home seem to prefer to ignore it.   So, what’s the big deal with 21 more dead Yemeni’s right?  They’re not Americans.  If even as many as four Americans die in protest, we hold further protests and get Canadian singer-songwriters to screech out songs over it (“Four Dead in Ohio” by Neil Young, and “screech” in describing his voice is being charitable).  I wonder where all those protesters are these days.  They were protesting our involvement in Vietnam back then, mainly because they didn’t like getting draft notices and then having to go to the trouble of securing educational deferments or moving to Canada.  Now they’re all ex-hippies cum yuppies cum viagra-addled old men that feel no qualms about bankrupting the nation so that they can get a hard on.   The sad thing is that they’ll not likely live long enough to endure much of the misery they will have heaped on their descendants through their profligate lifestyles. 

 
There’s more; there’s always more when it comes to Imperial expansion.  But that’s enough for now.
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