The Sound Of The Other Shoe Dropping

How do empires extend their sphere of influence? Talk up threats then step in to counter them.

Hillary Clinton today outlined how the US may go about containing a nuclear-armed Iran by extending a “defence umbrella” to US allies in the region. The US secretary of state, speaking on the way to a security summit in Thailand, later said she was not suggesting a new policy. But her comments marked the first time a senior US official has publicly contemplated the option of containment in the event of Iran’s succeeding in building a nuclear weapon.

And people were wondering why the US was getting all chummy over ASEAN way (hello China!).

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2 Responses to “The Sound Of The Other Shoe Dropping”

  1. Duder Says:

    It’s also what’s behind the new arms deals with India.

  2. RickB Says:

    Bingo! The New American Century abides!

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