May 15, 2014
‘The endgame for America appeared as what were peddled as more heroic victories: Afghanistan and Iraq. The world was advised, after their invasions that the US “Mission” was “Accomplished”.
“A shameful, bloody and bankrupting decade later, worn-out and worsted by both enemies, America’s military has been frog-marched out of Iraq and is baffled, lost and directionless in Afghanistan.
“It would seem that rational rulers would absorb a message, written in the blood and money of their nation – but that is to misunderstand the function of Empire.
“It is by violence abroad and deception and repression at home, to enrich the ruling class, at the cost of the utter ruin of its society…