By Graham Vanbergen: Dr.
Nafeez Ahmed’s recent article “Pentagon Study Declares American Empire
is Collapsing” makes for really interesting reading. In it, Ahmed
reveals stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is
waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling
of the international order. In this article we heed the words of Winston
Churchill who once said -“The farther back you can look, the farther
forward you are likely to see” – to find more evidence to support
Ahmed’s conclusions. The similarities to the well documented fall of the
Roman empire and that of the United States and the West in general are
both striking and notable.
As historian’s have endlessly documented, it was about the late
fourth century when the Western Roman Empire literally crumbled after a
nearly 500-year uninterrupted run as the world’s greatest superpower.
Many blamed the collapse on a number of factors, but the most popular
explanations of why the empire fell is more or less agreed upon as thus:
Invasions by Barbarians
Rise of the Eastern empire
Over expansion and military overspending
Government corruption and political overspending
Migration of the barbarian tribes
Loss of traditional values
Weakening of the Roman legions