For Your Entertainment (FYE)
In the “New Cold War” environment, the USA are reminded of the “Old Cold War” Reality:
“The USA are pretty much alone in the world”, despite all the talks about “Alliances”, “Coalitions”, NATO, etc…
“Coalitions” are a gimmick to capitalize on potential cheap access to newly acquired natural resources, like in Iraq, or having access to US capital like in searching for UN, IBRD, IMF, IFC, ADB, US EximBank,OPIC, USAID financing…..
Maybe except for ANZUS, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand who are “traditional” “diehard” nations committed to “individual freedoms”……All the others are offering mostly lips service, especially the old “axis” vanquished “New Allies”, Germany and Japan, and “dark diehard pinkos”,and/or “Islam/Muslim infiltrated” like France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain, Turkey, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and others….
The USA are experiencing “combat fatigue”, undertandably so; but, they must understand that Plato was right about “war never dies” and Sun Tzu “you have to keep the initiative by choosing your battles based on knowing yourself and knowing your enemies”…..
With “finite” resources, few “real” allies and a”main street” population still very much reeling from the global financial crisis and the return of successful Afghanistan and Iraq veterans to inexistent civilian jobs, the USA need to choose carefully their “engagements”……
By keeping, or taking over again, the initiative, the USA need to be dictating the place, the time and the tempo of the global confrontations, not the other way around……
The USA need to be managing, in parallel, the reconstruction of the strength of the US citizens, by repatriating to the Continental US (CONUS) the jobs scattered to the very potential adversaries of the USA, enriching them, and depleting the USA US Citizens strenghts for fleeting financial benefits……
The USA need to “correct” their “naivety” as “charity begins at home” and the USA adversaries are the perfect examples of “biting the hand that feeds you”……
The US citizens who are, as ever, the real strength behind the nation, are especially so when they become “seniors”, having accumulated all their global experience, just to see the USA let it go to waste because the nation doesn’t know how to capitalize on it……..
The USA need to encapsulate their improved world vision into a stimulating, empowering, rallying mission statement like Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy and so many others knew how to do……
The USA are not Democrats, Independents or Republicans, they are the United States of America (USA) under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and it would be good to read them again, really understand them and really apply them for “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,”so the USA really stay the “Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave”……