Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
You asked for scale. That's on an even bigger scale, plus it's a plot with the League.
Just saying there is precedent for Bane to do things besides break Batman's back and take over the criminal underworld. I think he fit the military leader role like a glove. Bane is all about demonstration of power, and was known for being a master strategist too.
They established in the beginning with the CIA douche that Bane already had a very formidable reputation within the mercenary/terrorist world.
Alfred clarifies this even more later when he tells Bruce more about him after doing research on Bane.