Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] NMOC - Is Saudi Arabia next?

Jacques Cuneo jccuneo@bellsouth.net
Sat, 29 Mar 2003 23:56:13 -0600


>I had already read about this "Pax Americana" about a month ago and 
>immediately my mind thought back to last semester when I took a history 
>course in which we were reading about the "Pax Romana."  To me it is scary 
>that indeed some people actually compare us to the Roman Empire...but I 
>guess the one thing that the same people always forget is that the Roman 
>Empire collapsed.  Just a thought...

Well, if we are truly like the Roman Empire then at least the one
comforting thought we can carry is that we still have ~2000 years before
the collapse commences. ;-))

Take care.


BTW, the talk of invading Saudi Arabia is a bit out there.  Won't happen
for any (large) number of reasons.  This list seems to be infected with
conspiracy talk that is a bit overboard.  "We went to war just to get
Haliburton a rebuilding contract".  "We are going to get Saudi Arabia next
because some document named "Pax Americana" says so".  No offense folks,
but puh-lease.  The chances of some of the things bandied about here
happening are about on the same order as seeing the Cubs win the World