Monday, October 12, 2015
U.S. Losing Its Positions Of World Power – Former U.S. Military Official
Via Sputnik: Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of State, argued that the U.S. is losing its importance as a world power. According to him, the use of mercenaries instead of regular soldiers has always been typical for the decline of an empire, DWN reported. Wilkerson believes that the future of the U.S. military power looks very pessimistic. In his speech to students at Lone Star College in Kingwood, Texas he said that shortly before their demise, empires concentrate on the use of military force as the alpha and omega of their power. According to Wilkerson, empires also start to use mercenaries instead of regular soldiers when they are about to collapse. This was the case in Syria, when the US financed rebels and contributed to the deterioration of the situation. The newspaper wrote that Wilkerson’s statements are similar to those of former US diplomat Cullen Murphy, the author of the book "Are we Rome?". Like Wilkerson, Murphy wrote that disinterest of a world power in the rest of the world is a typical sign of its decay. The U.S. media has begun to criticize the U.S. military’s activities as well and talk about the end of the U.S.’ hegemony.