Crush The Ants

23:52 Fri 07 Mar 2008. Updated: 03:13 08 Mar 2008
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It was reported last year that Admiral William Fallon, currently in charge of US Central Command, stated that he would strive to prevent an American invasion of Iran. While it’s clearly problematic to have an unelected military officer potentially refuse to carry out orders from civilian superiors, I still thought that was a small sign of hope.

However, Fallon has denied making the “not on my watch” comment, and furthermore is revealed in a recent Esquire article as a committed imperialist.

Chris Floyd has the analysis. The standout line that shows you where Fallon is really coming from:

“Get serious,” the admiral says. “These guys are ants. When the time comes, you crush them.”

Of course, you wouldn’t expect an extremely successful imperial commander to say otherwise… which is really the point.

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