"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.