There are many who would contend that America has already established a world police state but I think not, at least not yet. At least two great obstacles stand in the way of that objective; namely Russia and China. But that matters little to those in the White House and Pentagon as they shift their agenda of world domination and control into high gear.
Loyalist Protest, Belfast, Northern Ireland. by Hayes MKII
Loyalist Protest, Belfast, Northern Ireland. by Hayes MKII
There are many who would say that America has already established a world police state but I think not, at least not yet. At least two great obstacles stand in the way of that objective; namely Russia and China. But that matters little to those in the White House and Pentagon as they shift their agenda of world domination and control into high gear.
The U.S. Navy patrols and controls the world's oceans and the U.S. Air Force controls the skies. The next step in this process will involve two primary tools in America's military arsenal that will be used to put the entire world under its surveillance and control. The National Security (NSA), aka the government's spy system, is already listening in on all forms of communications across the world; secondly Predators (what a perfect name for what they do), Reapers, and other types of drones are hovering in the skies over many nations, with many more being produced.
Millions of Americans have a great fear that America itself is becoming a police state. And they may be exactly right because the magnified police presence, a heightened level of government surveillance, and the monitoring of citizens' actions and behavior, are all rapidly increasing. But it's only a part of the agenda that's designed to maintain control over the entire world.
Why should Americans worry? Shouldn't they just continue to remain compliant and passive? Well, that may be the easy way out, just do nothing and say nothing; but those who have now seen this government and President Obama continuing to strengthen the NSA spying program, even in the face of mounting opposition within this country, had better start showing some great concern for what is happening around them.
Are you feeling comfortable living in a country in which, when you make a phone call, email someone, send a text or add something to Facebook, or use some other social media, that the information is being recorded and documented? And, in the very near future, how will you feel and react when you are in your car or walking down the street and you see one or more drones hovering above you, monitoring what you are doing?
Far-fetched thinking? Not in the slightest since the American public has now become fully aware that the surveillance system for monitoring the communication of all Americans is in place. And, as would be expected, when the NSA surveillance program was first exposed by Edward Snowden, government officials emphatically denied it and then, when forced to, admitted its existence. We know that Big Brother is listening!
The second part of this agenda, namely the use of domestic drones in the skies over America will be coming to your general area before you know it as reported in this article, "Drones Over The Homeland". Since the FAA approved the use of drones in the U.S. the manufacturers of drones have accelerated their production (hey, maybe they should outsource the production to China; it's far cheaper you know and they won't have to employ American workers) and law enforcement agencies around this country are thirsting at the thought of using them.
But let's get back to determining how this agenda of domination and control is proceeding in the world. This article reports on just how extensively Mr. Obama's world encompassing drone program is being expanded. Soon there will be no corner of the world where the long arm of the U.S. military will not be able to reach, spy on people and launch drone attacks. The article states that, "Elsewhere in the Middle East, the U.S. Air Force has drone hubs in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to conduct reconnaissance over the Persian Gulf. Twice since November, Iran has scrambled fighter jets to approach or fire on U.S. Predator drones that edged close to Iranian airspace."
"In Africa, the U.S. Air Force began flying unarmed drones over the Sahara five months ago to track al-Qaeda fighters and rebels in northern Mali. The Pentagon has also set up drone bases in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Seychelles. Even so, the commander of U.S. forces in Africa told Congress in February that he needed a 15-fold increase in surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering on the continent."
Here's a really interesting article, "Drones Over The Homeland" that shows the development of a highly sophisticated drone - "The X-47B, a stealth plane nicknamed the Robot by Navy crews, is a big bird -- 38 feet long, with a 62-foot wingspan -- that flies at high subsonic speeds with a range of over 2,000 miles." It's big, it's fast, and is designed to land on aircraft carriers. Here we go again, mega-millions more of taxpayer dollars being funneled into the war machine while this country's foundations continue to crumble.
But the more that the U.S. tries to expand its control and hold over the world the more opposition there will follow from Russia, China, many South American nations and others that have no intentions of being dominated. And you can bet that those terrorists out there will also strike back against U.S. embassies, consulates all over the world. The dangers that our diplomats will be facing in the future are made very clear in this article that also says that many of them are beginning to show signs of PTSD.
No, in the end the agenda to establish a force that will dominate and control the entire world, using NSA spying, drones and other militaristic means, is simply not going to work and here is exactly why:
China is not about to fall under the authority of any American police state. On the contrary, it sees America draining its wealth on wars and empire and simply bides its time, continuing to build its manufacturing sector and its economy while America does the exact opposite. Russia, in the Syrian conflict as well as in other foreign policy matters, has shown it has no fear of the U.S. and, in fact, in the Edward Snowden/NSA spying matter, is thumbing its nose at Mr. Obama and the U.S. government and daring them to do something in retaliation.
Numerous nations in South America, a growing economic powerhouse, are rapidly scaling back relations with the U.S. because of its never-ending meddling in their internal affairs. And the offer of political asylum for Edward Snowden by the nations of Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua not only constitutes a slap in the face and an insult to this government, but is an illustration of how so many countries have now had enough of its militaristic hubris.
The one weapon that this countries have to use against the U.S. if they get to the point that they feel greatly threatened and decide it's time to retaliate is an economic one. Much has been written about the many countries that have conducted trade agreements by using their own currencies instead of the U.S. dollar. Russia, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and, believe it or not, Japan and Australia have signed agreements with one another using their own currencies.
U.S. government officials need to think much more deeply about the distinct dangers that this country faces if this trend continues and more and more nations of the world who now fear America's world domination decide to dump the dollar; they should know that this would cripple our financial system, severely destabilize this country, and bring the agenda for world domination and control to an abrupt end. And that knowledge should be enough to prompt them to stop the current path to disaster upon which they are rapidly proceeding.
Going into the future we will quite likely see more and more whistleblowers, individuals with a sense of ethics, integrity and morality, releasing government documents and exposing highly questionable, secretive and unconstitutional governmental actions to the world media. At the same time, just as happened with Edward Snowden, there will be more countries that will be willing to give these whistleblowers or, as some call them, truth tellers, protection and political asylum including Hong Kong/China, Russia and a host of other countries who have been angered by the U.S. government's world surveillance system.
Will this government ever learn its lesson? It's way past the time when America must return to being a leader among the world community of nations, not a dominating and controlling force over them. America is careening down a path leading to a national disaster in the future if its leaders cannot come to the realization that they will bankrupt this nation long before they ever control this world of 7.1 billion people.
Michael Payne is an independent progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues; and especially with the great dangers involved with the proliferation of perpetual war, the associated defense industry, and the massive control that Corporate America holds over this government and our election process; all which are leading this nation down the road to eventual financial ruin if the conditions are not reversed. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and a U.S. Army veteran.