If you were Chinese or Russian or Shia Muslim, how might U.S. military activities appear to you?He has a few answers:
* Expansionist? Check.He's also worried at how much our armed forces have become separated from the rest of the country. Even our Congressmen are separated as it has given its war-making powers to the president and the military.
* Dedicated to dominance via colossal military spending and global interventionism? Check.
* Committed to economic and ideological hegemony via powerful banking and financial interests that seek to control world markets in the name of keeping them “free”? Check.
Astore likens us to Germany at the start of the 20th century. "The German military, praised as the “world’s best” by its leaders and sold to its people as a deterrent force, morphed during those two world wars into a doomsday machine that bled the country white, while ensuring the destruction of significant swaths of the planet."
He asks one final question:
Is North Korea’s Kim Jong-un the only unstable leader with unhinged nuclear ambitions currently at work on the world stage?