Forget about all of this “World’s Police” nonsense. The United States has been handed a new calling as global mercenaries, the USA-Team, if you will.
Don’t believe me? I present to you this week’s testimony of Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab countries have offered to pay for the unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bare costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes, they have. That offer is on the table.”
When pressed by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, on how much these Arab countries are offering to cover, Kerry replied, “In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost.”
Did you catch that? One more time, “… the way we’ve done it previously in other places …” Since I’m a nice guy, I will launch the political translator app to break this down for you. “The way we’ve done it” is translated to “Invading, shock and awe, regime change and rebel alliances.” The term “other places” translates to “Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, etc.”
That’s right — the Arab nations want to hire the U.S. to fight their battles for them like we did in the W days. This might not have been another war for oil in the beginning but it is now.
So riddle me this: Why is a country with a $780 billion defense budget (that’s us) standing on the world’s off ramp with a cardboard sign that reads, “Will Bomb For Food”? Did someone forget to include the occasional invasion costs into the largest defense budget in the universe?
I’m sure that Secretary Kerry (hey, that rhymes) was not intending to replace our long-standing moniker of “World’s Police” with “Global Mercenaries for Hire” but lets face it, this clown doesn’t mean to do much of what he does.
What he did do was downgrade the United States of America from “Global Superpower” to “Global Sellouts” in a short few seconds of testimony.
Great job, Mr. Secretary.
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