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.

Military Politicization

Military Politicization

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)

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Global U. S. Military Bases List

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.

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CIA Death Squads

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...

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Generals Won’t Save Us from the Next War

Generals Won’t Save Us from the Next War

“I’m very much afraid that Danny Sjursen is correct in this article when he states, ‘The American military, especially at the senior ranks, is apt to let you down whenever courage or moral fortitude is needed most.’ I had been hoping that tRump’s fascist takeover of the U.S. government would eventually be stopped by our military as a last resort, even if not constitutionally recognized. BUT, what Danny is pointing out is the basic cowardice of our generals, which I agree is of particularly grave concern at ANY time. I retired from a different branch of the military—I refuse to call it ‘service,’ because it isn’t—and one pay grade lower than Danny. But my observations are similar… our general officers and those aspiring to that position are primarily political animals, not used to thinking outside-the-box. The ‘American War Machine’ is more interested in ‘the old order’ of perpetuating itself and comfortable retirements, rather than ideology.” ~ Don Chapin

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How the Navy Sold the Vietnam War

How the Navy Sold the Vietnam War

So history repeats itself with the passage of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. Similar to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution of 1964, deception at the highest levels of the U.S. government was used to justify a war that shouldn’t have occurred and the US public had to be energized to support the war. U.S. entry into WWII was started in a similar manner when FDR followed an Army Lt Colonel’s advice about provoking Japan … while FDR wanted to help Europe fight Nazi Germany … who had allied with Japan… a means had to be found to energize a complacent US public for war.

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9/11: The Beginning of the End of the US Empire Project

9/11: The Beginning of the End of the US Empire Project

REPOST: Any pretense that the US intended to seek justice or increase world stability via its so-called War on Terror has been dramatically overshadowed by increased global resentment toward the US, which has in fact generated more terror attacks around the world. It is precisely this legacy that continues today: ongoing US military violence abroad, increased domestic surveillance and repression at home, and a world more violent and less safe for all.

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