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
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.
REPOST: America Aggression: A Threat To The World, by Christopher Black, Global Research, April 17, 2017, New Eastern Outlook. Excellent article that goes into deep detail.
REPOST: Preserving the Positive Legacy of an Empire in Decline, by Alfred W. McCoy / TomDispatch, May 24, 2018
At this critical turning point in world history, the choice is still, to a surprising degree, ours to make. But not for long.
Repost: Department of Offense
Maj. Danny Sjursen, Apr 26, 2018 TD originals https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-department-of-defense-in-name-only/
An alien visitor, or even a foreign observer, might find it peculiar that the United States military falls under the auspices of the Department of Defense. The army I was a part of never defended a damn thing. In hindsight, I fought for little that was tangible, except maybe deluded policymakers’ notions of American interests, or to ensure a steady flow of hydrocarbon resources or to distract an apathetic nation from the unrelenting assault on its civil liberties.
Repost: The invasion of Panama and US intervention, 1968-1990
Submitted by Steven. on Sep 8, 2006
These accounts support each other and describe a situation that is typical of U.S./Corporate behavior around the world ~ Don Chapin
Repost: The History of America’s Secret Wars: Corporate Espionage and the Outsourcing of National Security by Greg Guma, Global Research, June 14, 2013 Text in the article is excerpted from Big Lies: How Our Corporate Overlords, Politicians and Media Establishment Warp Reality and Undermine Democracy.
The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History
The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History: Although few know it, the United States garrisons the planet unlike any country in history, and the evidence is on view from Honduras to Oman, Japan to Germany, Singapore to Djibouti. This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com.
It is long past time to ask why this or that American regime wants war here, there and everywhere….the existential fact is the world is faced with a threat to its survival and that threat is the United States of America. Repost of an article by Toronto international criminal lawyer Christopher Black.
“THE SINGLE MOST important issue in allocating national resources is war versus peace…The United States is getting this choice profoundly wrong, squandering vast sums and undermining national security….If our next president remains trapped in expensive Middle East wars, the budgetary costs alone could derail any hopes for solving our vast domestic problems.”
“In this increasingly uncertain world, it is…imperative that American policymakers follow clear guidelines in deciding where and when American military intervention is most needed and how it can be most effective.” ~Repost of a 19 page article from The Heritage Foundation’s publication, Backgrounder.