Saber-rattling for the sake of Big Labor and Big Oil
Declaring the US is “here to stay,” President Obama made his Asian trip the occasion for a renewed assertion of US hegemony in the region, announcing a new agreement with Australia that would see thousands of US marines stationed at a base in Australia. Dispelling any doubt about who or what this garrison is meant to guard against, the One declared China must “play by the rules.”
Who sets those rules? Washington does, of course. Which raises the question: what are the rules, anyway?
Actually, there’s only one: Washington is always right — even when it’s wrong, and you may apply it in any situation, no matter the specifics.