This war, should it come, is intended to mark the official emergence of the United States as a full-fledged global empire, seizing sole responsibility and authority as planetary policeman. It would be the culmination of a plan 10 years or more in the making, carried out by those who believe the United States must seize the opportunity for global domination, even if it means becoming the "American imperialists" that our enemies always claimed we were.
It appears that March 8th, 9th and 10th will see me aboard the Southwest Chief line of Amtrak rail, traversing Chicago to Los Angeles. From the Amtrak website:
"Amtrak's Southwest Chief takes you through the heart of cowboy country. We'll take you across the mighty Mississippi and whisk you through eight states, past wheat fields, ranches, missions, pueblos, mountains and deserts. Zipping along through canyons that are sometimes only a few feet wider than the train or through the sun-drenched landscape, you'll feel the presence of the ancient tribes who found spiritual meaning in the rocky cliffs and canyons. You'll remember the Spanish conquistadors whose mission was to conquer the land and the people."
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The job in periodicals has been a good way to catch up on newspapers. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday it is my job to sort the incoming stacks. After a few weeks I've narrowed my desk pulls down to The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of India, and either The Register or The Times (UK), depending on how late they arrive. We get several French and Italian papers but I cannot manage to make it past their (words that sound/look like English words). Still, I prefer reading my news on-line.
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