Americans to Fight Under British Command – Declaration of Independence Burns

That’s it folks. It’s time to stop pretending that this is America anymore. It’s not. After 60 years of the postwar Anglo-American empire, the Declaration of Independence has finally been formally annulled by the crime ring currently cloaking itself in the forms of a long-lost Republic.

According to Stars and Stripes, the American mission in Afghanistan is to be run by the Redcoats.

“STAVANGER, Norway — A NATO headquarters unit is in the midst of training for a deployment to Afghanistan that — as early as this summer — will see the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps assume command of all foreign troops in the country. It will be the first time since World War II that U.S. troops at war would be under the theaterwide command of a foreign officer, in this case, a British three-star general. It will also mark a historic expansion of NATO’s mission outside Europe, possibly providing a blueprint for alliance missions in Africa or elsewhere. [emphasis added]

“’I’ve absolutely no doubt’ NATO is ready to lead the force, the ARRC commander, British army Lt. Gen. David Richards, said in an interview. If attacked, ‘we will respond robustly to whoever wishes to take us on. The NATO [rules of engagement] are more than robust enough to deal with anyone who wishes to tangle with us.’

“Richards also said that member nations such as Germany and Italy have, in almost all cases, released their troops from ‘caveats’ that restrict how they can participate in the mission.”

And why not?

The USA already has its own Star Chamber courts (a game so rigged that some of the prosecutors have resigned rather than have to carry the shame of a victory), wars can be declared by the executive alone, just like in the Old World, and there are (so far) thousands of victims to the president’s claim to “inherent” “plenary“post-constitutional authority to declare any person an “enemy combatant” (a phrase was made up by White House lawyers so that they could keep the victims of their kidnapping outside of the protection of the law) – a power upheld by the new Chief Justice in his last job. The medieval savages that run our Defense Department the now hold the innocent victims of this “Grab whom you must, do what you want” policy at “ghost prisons” all over the world where they are routinely tortured. All of which makes one wonder how this government is any different or better than the empire its founders seceded from.

The truth is that the British tail has been wagging the US dog since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, and the fact that we are now occupying with, and now under, the British, territory which their empire had least been able to hold in their past, just goes to show that not much has changed in a hundred years except who’s paying for it all.

Don’t expect to hear much of anything from all the conservatives who – rightly – complained about Bill Clinton’s placing of US troop under foreign command during all of his so-called peacekeeping missions – this is George W. Bush giving orders to take foreign orders, and that makes it okay. You know, like when he renamed Americorps “The Freedom Corps” and nationalized the government schools?

I know what you’re thinking: despite being born with the last name of Horton, I am obviously just an anti-white racist. For what other possible reason in the world would I criticize this entangling alliance with Great Britain?

You’re right, of course.

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.