Some call it empire. Others call it international adventurism. Others call it a conspiracy. I call it global cannibalism. This is not the first time - who doesn't know that? Like a supernova, it usually happens when a national power is somehow in its death throes. This article cogently describes one aspect of global cannibalism, or I should say one example of it.
When one power needs more power and sees the world as its power base and source for resources - without regard to the fellow humans occupying and using various places and resources on the planet, and their rights thereto. Why call it cannibalism? Because since we are all human, this ultimately is self-defeating - "dog eat dog", you could say.