U.S. Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard 

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the nineteenth, the Soviets in the twentieth. Now, with NATO, we’re fighting twenty-eight countries, but we’ll defeat them, too,” said the taxi-driver, surely not a member of the Taliban, but quietly proud of his country’s empire-killing credentials.

Source: U.S. Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard – CounterPunch.org

Washington’s Delusion of Endless World Dominion –

Empires live and die by their illusions. Visions of empowerment can inspire nations to scale the heights of global hegemony. Similarly, however, illusions of omnipotence can send fading empires crashing into oblivion. So it was with Great Britain in the 1950s and so it may be with the United States today. More

Source: Washington’s Delusion of Endless World Dominion – CounterPunch.org