American Style Random Enemy Generator
After the WWII, the Americans have been looking for the evildoers to defeat in the world. John Stockwell's In Search of Enemies explains the CIA operation in Angola. William Blum's Killing Hope tells the operation up to early 90s. Expansion of their military to the world was one of the outcome from the everlasting war against countries with different political interests.
Saddam Hussein and other political readers in the countries in sensitive area like South America have been trained by the special institution in the United States. Osama bin Ladin was not trained like them but he joined CIA. They closed the institution several years ago. Probably the institution's role was done as the US took most countries on the Earth for their allies. Once Soviet was scared as a threat for Americans during the Cold War. The effort of CIA's operation and bribing tons of US dollars into the nation, Russians have been negotiating the Capitalists in the West. Yeah, this caused some instability among KGB members, but for the politics, they are working for neutral to the pressure.
For the American's 'potential conquerable enemy country list,' they have some more to go; Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Lebanon, and so on. The war will cost a lot and now the government need to borrow one trillion dollar? for each year to operate the country. This is the cost Americans have to pay in order to keep the strong army and feed the politicians. (Doesn't it sound familiar to the end of Roman Empire? Americans have passed Rubicon by now.)
However, they are short in troops. When I was studying at DeAnza College, I received a phone call from US Army recruiter. The female clerk asked me if I am short in cash for going to college and told me the benefit of military fund for education. I was anti-war and I told the clerk that I believe I am not on the side to support army. Moreover, I told her that I am an international student. Then, she asked me if I have the green card, and I said no. She said that I could contact their local recruit office after I got the green card. A typical one-way in telecommunication advertisement. I have seen many military officers on campus after 911, but it sounds like the Army cannot get human resource without giving away some extra advantages. This part would be balanced out as some of them will be dead before receiving benefits though.
To keep national security alert active without FBI plotting bombs to scare Americans, they hire local citizen watch groups for personal patrolling. What they have done so far is create a list of 'potential terrorist in the local area.' By wiretapping the residents legally, the government officers can make up the list for the people who seemed useless in the nation. Some racists would pick African Americans and other minorities for the target just like they have done to the members of Black Panther in last century. Activists and journalists are another target. What the US government does is make up either criminal record or mental health records and let them looks suspicious for the local citizens. Then, the local law enforcement officers will handle the case with gathering the residents' cooperation.
Doesn't it sound familiar to the operation the US Army done in Vietnam? They made a random list of potential terrorist from the names they corrected from Vietnamese.
Citizen Watch groups do not understand why the their target's name is on the government's black list. I was a potential activist and was hated by the gaslighter worked for the volunteer group. Everything was easy to go as American students showed their patriotism on discriminating a foreign student. I hope anthropologists will correct their mistakes in future. American students are no longer thinking about individual rights and human rights. They joined the government to work on creating and conquering personal enemies.
Hatred won't save the world, but love does. Because God is love.