I couldn’t believe I read this, well actually I can and it’s official, the good old US of A is officially available to remove the leaders of countries you do not like, as long as you’re willing to pay. This is a new low for a declining empire and from a moral standpoint, they have no point anymore. They are showing their true colours and on the world stage, they’re a complete laughing stock but with a massive arsenal of weapons, the bully on the block, well anything for a buck or two to keep a faux economy going.
If this is not glaringly obvious by now, that the call to war is not for humanitarian reasons but for illegal and forceful regime change of a sovereign nation, then its time to give your head a shake.
There was no room at all, in these ways of thinking, for the novel, apocalyptic situation which had now arisen, a situation which needed solutions as radical as itself. (The Status Quo) attitude is a complacent acceptance of things as they are, without a single new idea.This acceptance was accompanied by greatly excessive optimism about the present and future. Even when the end was only sixty years away, and the Empire was already crumbling fast, Rutilius continued to address the spirit of Rome with the same supreme assurance.
Michael Grant, The Fall of the Roman Empire
Courtesy of Washington Post:
Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.
“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”
Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.
“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.