When the cat's away...
The Mice will play
It seems that three Latin American leaders have gone and signed a treaty without giving Washington prior notice and veto power. How rude! Don't they remember the rules? Christ, if this was the 80's...
Thankfully, it's not. Yanqui imperialism has got its "lidless eye, wreathed in flame" on other parts of the world right now. 72 Poor American Souls have been killed in resistance operations this month in Iraq, the highest total in 5 months. The media corps' hope for an "end to the insurgency" appears, of course, to be unlikely to materialise. The number of dead American soldiers - we "do" body counts for them - now stands at 2400. Just think about that number for a moment.
In the context of modern warfare, it's quite amazing: the disparity in weaponry between the Iraqi resistance and the U.S Army, the extraordinary levels which the Americans have gone to keep the numbers down, the endless, belligerent psy-ops, black ops, botched ops.
And still they can't keep the natives under control.
It must really, really piss them off.