The Pentagon frames itself as existing outside the Hobbesian turmoil that it conveniently projects onto the world — the result is a monumental and convenient rejection of any sense of responsibility for what happens in the world.
Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’
Nafeez Ahmed

To be fair, we must recognize retroactively all the murder, bloodshed and suffering these people are responsible for in the name of profit and avarice. Paybacks are a bitch and they know it. Why else would they double-down. They have to save face and keep their honor which they know has been wiped away. They know they are finished but will never swallow their pride just like a good Marine. FOAD.