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It's a trap

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Submitted by Silent Bob (United States), May 9, 2006 at 23:53

G.I. Joe Americans have been vexed by a clever spell, and are unable envisage the trap that one of the world's oldest and most cunning nations is luring the American Empire into.

The Persians are watching the US Army dazed and confused, bleeding to death across their borders to the East and West, and they are luring America further and further into the quicksand. A guerilla war spread from Syria to Afghanistan, fought against hundreds of millions people may spell the end of the American Empire as we know it.

The American public having been deceived through shameless propaganda is unable to snap out of the spell and finds itself powerless to realize that "bringing Democracy to the Middle East" is nothing but a meaningless watchword. I applaud Mr. Pipes for publicizing in his writings that the only obtainable objective of the 2003 Iraq War was to liquidate Mr. Hussein; and that victory has come and gone.
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The American Empire is on the warpath and nuclear weapons are a smokescreen for a decades old struggle for the control of the Persian state and the seat of Shi'a Islam. The 1979 revolution was a strategic defeat that the West has not been able to fully recover from.

The Revolutionary Guard and their auxiliary terrorist networks hit American interests year in and year out, and there has been little in the way of retribution. The nuclear issue is merely part of the trap, an irresolvable crisis that can only lead to a military showdown.

Sideshows about diplomacy and supporting moderates only serve to distract from the truth that the most powerful army in the world is trapped in a situation it can't get out of, surrounded by enemies in a foreign land and unable to understand why it cannot gain the upperhand despite all its military strength.

The only path forward is for America to march ever deeper into the trap that awaits it in the form of Iran, its ally Syria, which gives aid and free passage to Palestinian and Iraqi militants; and eventually other neighboring countries as well.

The question facing America is not if or when to invade more countries in the Middle East; but how exactly does the largest empire known to man propose to get out once fully engulfed in it?

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