Despite countless American soldiers proclaiming they did not sign up with the US military to support Al Qaeda rebels in Syria, imperial action with military interventions in Syria seems inevitable. And why not? America has bombed, invaded, occupied and destabilized almost every country on the planet. It’s no secret anymore that America has built the largest world-empire in recorded human history, though few Americans are aware that most sectors of the US economy hinge on profits made from the weapons industry, and that every manufacturing base scrambles to support our troops to make a tidy profit, violence and destruction of other societies and cultures notwithstanding. Nothing makes our economy grow faster than the presence of war, so it makes sense that the Military Industrial Complex needs to sustain war as long as possible. If they don’t, corporations like Raytheon and Halliburton would go out of business. War, like greed, is inherently lacking the virtues of patience or prudence.