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Trying to Find Political Rationale When Looking for the Sense of Irrational Military Intervention

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 21, 2021 at 11:44

We hear and read of the American 46th Administration in attacking certain targets in Somalia after resigning such similar failed policies in Afghanistan, it is wondered openly here: what do they really think they are doing?
It is obvious that they are not approaching this from a diplomatic perspective; maybe it is a frustrated expression of picking on an insignificant target with limited expected responses, since they could not get satisfaction elsewhere. After all, is America not in the sights of the CCP for depriving access to overrun Taiwan like they did to Hong Kong. That is coming and it is not going to end well.
But this is to be expected. After America was kicked to the curb diplomatically at the G7 by non-G7 powers, what is there to be done to regain relevancy? So let's kick at the ant hill of lesser threats.
The problem: the people who are watching already know that the American 46th Administrative Chief Executive does not represent a serious deterrent to the ambitions of just about everyone and anyone that represents a very real threat in the efforts to diminish former American interests globally; and plans to take that to the further instance of replacing America altogether in international influences are already in action.
The script for what is happening is already written. It has been in action for much longer than apparently anyone is realizing; and what is next is reading like an unknown Tom Clancy manuscript about the resurgent failures of ancient empires (like Medo-Persian), essentially tripping on feet of iron and clay.

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