American Imperialism and Aggression
One ‘advantage’ to Trump’s extremely weak international standing seems to be a global resistance to American Imperialism.
Putting American global dominance in perspective, American imperialism, as depicted in these non-MSM articles, has brought out the best in globally-inspiring ideals, the worst in behavior (but typical of imperialism, with a dominant military), with a typical ‘decay from within’ scenario, driven by the tRump administration.
Unlike the sensation seeking so-called “reporters” that got tRump elected, the articles in this section were written independent of Main Stream Media (MSM) controls but also independent of each other. However, they all point to the same hidden-from-public-view problem of the Grand-Canyon-wide gap between America’s highly commendable, spiritually-oriented ideals and actual practices around the globe in the name of “defense.” These authors all point, individually and independently, to the old adage that “power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” and the U.S. has been THE absolute global power since WWII.
The first real “whistleblower” concerning American Imperialism was a 1930s multiple Medal of Honor Marine general by the name of Smedley Butler, in his short book “War is a Racket.(pdf)” But he was also instrumental in stopping a coup against the president, as reported in the account, “Smedley Butler and the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President.”
Researchers have been expanding on Butler’s work lately. In the process they have uncovered many disturbing facts, as witnessed below with a partial list of facts and opinions.
- Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism
- The History of America’s Secret Wars (PDF file, 269 KB)
- The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony (PDF file, 153 K)
- Preserving the Positive Legacy of an Empire in Decline (Post with downloadable PDF)
- The fatal expense of American imperialism (PDF file, 103 K)
- The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People (PDF file, 143 K)
- American Interference in Foreign Affairs (PDF file, 285 K)
- American Military Intervention – A User’s Guide, May 2, 1996 (PDF file, 3M)
- One country fights back at Wall Street… when will others catch on? (Post at MT.org Blog with downloadable pdf file)
The Bomb Didn’t Stop Japan, Stalin Did
The Bomb Didn’t Stop Japan, Stalin Did: Have decades of nuclear policy been based on a lie? The orthodox view is that, yes, of course, it worked, but there are three major problems with it, and, taken together, they significantly undermine the traditional interpretation of the Japanese surrender.
Many Jobs Feel Meaningless Because They Are
Too Many Jobs Feel Meaningless Because They Are If work that is of no real value has proliferated, no wonder productivity is stagnant. Bloomberg Mark Buchanan https://getpocket.com/explore/item/too-many-jobs-feel-meaningless-because-they-are Are we creating...
US Spent $21 Trillion on Militarism at home and abroad since 9/11
Since 9/11, US Has Spent $21 Trillion on Militarism at Home and Abroad U.S. tanks appear during a military training exercise in May of 2016 in Vaziani, Georgia. (Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) (Interjection by Don Chapin: And tanks are an anachronism in...
Reinventing the US Military for Real National Defense
Reinventing the US Military for Real National Defense By William Astore, TomDispatch, August 2, 2021 https://consortiumnews.com/2021/08/02/reinventing-the- us-military-for-real-national-defense/ Save Collectively, Americans need to imagine a world in which they are no...
People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part IV: The New BOSS
A People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part IV: The New BOSS May 31, 2021 Corporations have taken over many military tasks or “base operations support services,” writes Christian Sorensen. Fourth in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex....
People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part III
A People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part 3: Bribery & Propaganda May 28, 2021 When war is your business, peace is your enemy, writes Christian Sorensen. Third in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex....
A People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part II
A People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part II: Profits & Deception May 26, 2021 Christian Sorensen maps out the global system of weapons mongering. Second in a series of five articles on the U.S. military-industrial-congressional complex. Memorial Day ceremony at...
A People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part I
A People’s Guide to the War Industry, Part 1 May 24, 2021 , https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/24/a-peoples-guide-to-the-war-industry/ Profit alone drives the war industry, leaving behind piles of corpses, writes Christian Sorensen. First in a series of five articles...
Defunding – No; Demilitarizing – YES
This is a situation that has existed throughout human history: ‘controlling’ the dissatisfied public… and it’s time to change the paradigm. Today, as probably throughout history, controlling sociopathic personalities join police forces more to satisfy their own controlling needs than to help others, and supplying such paramilitary organizations with military hardware both awakens and reinforces those individual personal needs, exasperating relationships between the “protect and serve” organizations and the public it’s there to “protect and serve.” I suspect this was Lenin’s idea behind communism, but Trump-like controlling sociopaths corrupted that ideology, also. ~Don Chapin
Civilization in Overdrive: A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future
Civilization in the Overdrive: A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future By Richard Falk and Konrad Stachnio Global Research, September 14, 2020 Transcend Media Service 12 September 2020 Region: USA Theme: Intelligence, Militarization and WMD, Police State &...
Making America Feared Again…
Making America Feared Again... The Trump Administration Considers Resuming (UNNECESSARY) Nuclear Weapons Testing By Lawrence Wittner, Global Research, July 20, 2020, Common Dreams 18 July 2020...
More Imperialistic S. American Bungling
More Imperialistic S. American Bungling Trump Admin’s Bounty on Venezuelan President Triggers Explosive Confession of Violent Plot By Leonardo Flores, The Grayzone April 2, 2020 Washington’s indictment of Maduro and members of his inner circle has backfired and could...
As Danny notes, those of us ex-military currently protesting the ever-present wars and the Military/Industrial establishment… as noted by President and WW II General Eisenhower… are low-ranking veterans today. As I see it, it simply points out how stultifying and conformance-inducing military life actually is… and as I have pointed out in other article “Interjections” on militarytruth.org, it also highlights the politicization … and retirement-oriented mindset… of those achieving higher ranks. If you read no further, please note Major Danny Sjursen’s last words of this article:
“Someone of his [Butler’s] credibility [link to Butler’s book ‘War is a Racket’], character, and candor is needed more than ever today. Unfortunately, this military generation is unlikely to produce such a figure. In retirement, Butler himself boldly confessed that: ‘… like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical….’ Today, generals don’t seem to have a thought of their own even in retirement. And more’s the pity….” ~ Capt. Don Chapin, USAF, ret’d)
US Regime Change in Venezuela
US Regime Change in Venezuela - The Documented Evidence By Tony Cartalucci, Global Research, February 12, 2020 https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-regime-change-venezuela-documented-evidence/5666500 (Interjection - While Maduro’s regime enjoys some controversy, it WAS...
America, An Empire on its Last Leg – To be Kicked Out from the Middle East?
This article points out the consequences of tRump’s disregard for CIA and DoD detailed briefings … in his MAGA mentality, he is living in an immediate post-WWII concept of Middle East power alliances and not considering the shifting global realities.
Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials lied about the war in Afghanistan
A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.
Global U. S. Military Bases List
For your reference, below are links to global U. S. Military bases. These are officially recognized installations by the Department of Defense. There are other special-function ‘installations’ that are not necessarily listed in these links. No attempt has been made to correlate the links listed here to the unknown (and estimated) list of over 800 global U.S. military installations.
Afghanistan War stories at Washington Post, December 9, 2019
Afghanistan War stories at WaPo on Dec 9, 2019, including: U.S. officials misled public about Afghan war, confidential documents reveal; Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of America’s longest war, and a link to a list of Afghanistan documents by topic
CIA Death Squads
CIA Death Squads Erica Fein sent this to me on Nov 6, 2019, 3:00 PM Don, first they blew up the door. When a father of the family came out of the house, they shot him. His sons followed to check on him, and they shot them. Then, their moms pleaded “please don’t kill...
USA Pretend Unmasked
With the perception and honesty of another Howard Zinn, in this piece, Willson addresses US actions on an international scale as a result of personal experiences.