Tuesday, December 7, 2010

4 Scenarios for the Coming Collapse of the American Empire

4 Scenarios for the Coming Collapse of the American Empire By Alfred W. McCoy

"The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.


Future historians are likely to identify the Bush administration’s rash invasion of Iraq in that year as the start of America's downfall


Viewed historically, the question is not whether the United States will lose its unchallenged global power, but just how precipitous and wrenching the decline will be.


If America's decline is in fact on a 22-year trajectory from 2003 to 2025, then we have already frittered away most of the first decade of that decline with wars that distracted us from long-term problems and, like water tossed onto desert sands, wasted trillions of desperately needed dollars.'

Sure, these apocalyptic scenarios may well be shunted by yet another variation on the theme, but one thing that's been very clear to people who have spent time studying and thinking about the problem: America is headed for disaster. In 2003 this statement has highly inflammatory and burned many relationships. Today it's a far different story, and in a mere matter of time will be still another story - none of it good.

You may recall the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), the (Zionist heavy; study the signatures) Neocon manifesto that describes the stinking philosophy that drove America's invasion of the Middle East.

To borrow a question from a Neocon zombie: "How's that working out for you?"


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