US Empire

Agression contre mon épouse

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Malgré notre vigilance depuis la tentative d’assassinat qui m’avait ciblé en janvier et les menaces de mort à notre encontre, le soir de ce lundi 24 novembre, après son travail de bénévolat, ma femme a été prise en filature par un individu et victime d’une agression commise par deux exécutants. L’agression était minutieusement préparée, car repérer quelqu’un de seul pour ensuite l’attaquer est un vieux stratagème bien connu. C’était prévisible et nous nous attendions à ce genre de comportement, et je ne cessais d’alerter et d’initier ma femme à des méthodes d’autoprotection. Notre dernier article traitant du soutien de notre ami Noam Chomsky et d’autres personnalités à la cause du Sahara occidental nous a valu des menaces, mais cela n’enlèvera rien à ma croyance que le Sahara occidental sera libre, ainsi que la Palestine. Mon épouse belge, petite-fille de résistant fusillé par les nazis, un brave qui a combattu pour cette Belgique où aujourd’hui pullulent les pédophiles et les mafieux en tous genres, et dont les dirigeants se prévalent d’une façade démocratique, n’est pas habituée à vivre des situations dangereuses. Nous avions déjà déposé une plainte pour tentative de meurtre en janvier dernier, nous en avons déposé une autre pour vol avec violence et notre avocat a été informé de cette nouvelle affaire. Lire la suite »

Publicités

Washington’s secret agenda, by Paul Craig Roberts

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Brothers Dulles. D.R.

One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.

The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.

The public fell for the lie that Saddam Hussein in Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction” that were a threat to America and that if the US did not invade Iraq Americans risked a “mushroom cloud going up over an American city.” With the rise of ISIS, this long war apparently is far from over. Billions of dollars more in profits will pour into the coffers of the US military security complex as Washington fights those who are redrawing the false Middle East boundaries created by the British and French after WW I when the British and French seized territories of the former Ottoman Empire. Lire la suite »

The Anti-Empire Report #132, by Wiliam Blum

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Ukraine and neo-Nazis

Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit. Lire la suite »

The US and Global Wars: Empire or Vampire? by James Petras

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Final scene of the movie The Valey of Elah. D.R.

Introduction

To the growing army of critics of US military intervention, who also reject the mendacious claims by American officials and their apologists of ‘world leadership’, Washington is engaged in ‘empire-building”.

But the notion that the US is building an empire, by engaging in wars to exploit and plunder countries’ markets, resources and labor, defies the realities of the past two decades. US wars, including invasions, bombings, occupations, sanctions, coups and clandestine operations have not resulted in the expansion of markets, greater control and exploitation of resources or the ability to exploit cheap labor. Instead US wars have destroyed enterprises, reduced access to raw materials, killed, wounded or displaced productive workers around the world, and limited access to lucrative investment sites and markets via sanctions.

In other words, US global military interventions and wars have done the exact opposite of what all previous empires have pursued: Washington has exploited (and depleted) the domestic economy to expand militarily abroad instead of enriching it.

Why and how the US global wars differ from those of previous empires requires us to examine (1) the forces driving overseas expansion; (2) the political conceptions accompanying the conquest, the displacement of incumbent rulers and the seizure of power and; (3) the reorganization of the conquered states and the accompanying economic and social structures to sustain long-term neo-colonial relations. Lire la suite »