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America's military speak of D- Day as the day when a major military action is to be started. The D-Day most familiar to Americans happened over 70 years ago when the Western Allies recklessly invaded Normandy during WWII. Ike's troops wading through the shore off of Omaha Beach were sitting ducks for the waiting Germans, but enough managed to get through and continue on into the heart of Germany, getting there before Russia did, which was the political intent of the invasion. Eisenhower, in overruling his British counterpart, who had wanted to launch the operation by crossing the English Channel, sacrificed some 2500 men for an essentially non-military objective.

America's regimes have always had ulterior motives for their militaristic imperialism that has led over the course of her history to the deaths and sufferings of millions, with one-half or more on average being noncombatant fatalities. [1] Today, most of the world's inhabitants see America as the greatest threat to world peace. [2]

America is paying a heavy price to indulge her addiction to warring with a much heavier price yet to come unless and until she starts making friends instead of enemies on foreign soil. I call that heavier price "a different D-Day." It means "doomsday," and it will very likely show itself in the decades to come in one or more of these different forms; a nation beyond a failed state, armed revolution, escalating blowbacks, Armageddon, and other global calamities. They are not necessarily sequential. Some or all of them might happen at about the same time. Let's briefly look into the future at each of them.

Failed State and Beyond

The NGO, Fund for Peace (FFP), regularly ranks the nations of the world on its "failed state index." [3] Over 100 nations are put into the "alert" and "warning" categories. That the U.S. is not among them is to be expected since its biggest funders are the U.S. federal government, corporations, and foundations.

Putting the FFP's list aside, I believe there is ample evidence summarized in the list of "sadtistic" below to suggest that America is indeed a failed state or close to becoming one.

America Today

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" Corpocracy instead of democracy

" Endless wars and other military interventions

" Excessive deterioration of public infrastructures

" Expelled from the U.N. Human Rights Commission

" Frequent domestic gun violence and fatalities

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" Government's disregard for international accords/treaties

" Government's failure to promote the common welfare

" Government's inhibition of dissent

" Government lawlessness and unaccountability

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Author of The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lurch; America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying; and Corporate Reckoning Ahead.

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