By John Vibes
Last year, the US military was running special operations in 147 countries, which represents roughly 75% of the entire planet. According to Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw, the numbers are record breaking and represent a massive jump from the numbers seen during the Bush administration.
US and NATO military operations have grown exponentially over the years, as the Western nations have taken it upon themselves to police the world and use that position to their benefit at every possible opportunity. The fact that military agents have been deployed to this many different areas in just a year reveals that the US empire is involved in an even deeper war than most American citizens can imagine.
At which point is it safe to assume that the US military is attempting to take over the world and put it under their control? It is also important to point out that the US military is rarely ever on “peacekeeping” missions as they claim, and they are often unwanted in the countries that they are deployed in. They are typically seen as an occupying army by citizens who just want to be left alone.
Surely, most American citizens would feel uneasy about having foreign troops conducting missions in their country, so why should it be acceptable for agents of the US military to do as they wish everywhere else?
In the string of military conflicts that the United States has been involved in since the second world war, they have always attempted to maintain the high road by claiming that they were responding to some kind of threat, and apparently helping the people that they were bombing.
This approach is largely accepted by the general public who is either too afraid or unable to suspect malicious intentions on the part of their masters. In helping themselves to rationalize the nonsensical things that are happening in their name many people are firm believers in the idea that their government is doing good “policing the world”.
If we were being honest with ourselves, we would say that they are trying to take over the world’s governments and plunder their natural resources because that’s what we can see happening around us. War is, and always has been, about conquest for plunder and power. And the many wars that we see taking place around the world today are no different.
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John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war.
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