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August 22, 2013 12:34PM
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Updated: September 24, 2013 6:22AM
Perhaps if the balance of power in the world shifted Americans would better understand other people’s feelings. What follows is a “what if” scenario.
The Pakistani navy has a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier loaded with 22 long-range bombers anchored off Oak Street beach in Chicago. The planes can reach anywhere from San Diego to Boston.
Pakistani Special Ops maintains about 120 armed drones. We have hit targets in Chicago, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Although the strikes have inadvertently killed 1,189 American civilians, we consider their overall mission very successful.
We have approximately 27,000 Marines in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois combined. We are planning to deploy 6,000 more Marines in Indiana — a very troublesome area for us.
We hope to bring peace and freedom to the Americans and invite them to join the world community.
We hope to end our mission by 2020. Our “national interests,” preservation of our values and our military footprint must be protected and maintained.
The fact that you have one of the largest fresh water supplies in the world does not mean a thing to us.