Posts tagged American Empire
Posts tagged American Empire
What if you reversed everything the United States does in regard to Iran? Tom Engelhardt did. He writes:
Imagine that, in late 2007, Iran’s ruling mullahs and their military advisors had decided to upgrade already significant covert activities against Washington, including cross-border operations, and so launched an intensification of its secret campaign to “destabilize” the country’s leadership — call it a covert war if you will — funded by hundreds of millions of dollars of oil money; that they (or their allies) supported armed oppositional groups hostile to Washington; that they flew advanced robot drones on surveillance missions in the country’s airspace; that they imposed ever escalating sanctions, which over the years caused increased suffering among the American people, in order to force Washington to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and give up the nuclear program (military and peaceful) that it had been pursuing since 1943; that they and an ally developed and launched a computer worm meant to destroy American centrifuges and introduced sabotaged parts into its nuclear supply chain; that they encouraged American nuclear scientists to defect; that one of their allies launched an assassination program against American nuclear scientists and engineers killing five of them on the streets of American cities; that they launched a global campaign to force the world not to buy key American products, including Hollywood movies, iPhones, iPods, and iPads, and weaponry of any sort by essentially embargoing American banking transactions.
Engelhardt notes that pinned to Iran, that list, of course, looks absurd. Were such things to have happened, they would have been seen across the American political spectrum as an abomination (and rightly so), a morass of illegal, illegitimate, and immoral acts and programs that would have to be opposed at all costs. And yet it’s a perfectly accurate description of acts carried out by Washington.
For the whole story, read: “Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico, It Can’t Happen Here.”
by Charles Goyette January 27, 2012
Government lies are legion.
So many are its lies, that narrowing them down to three of the most important is a demanding task. But our current crisis has been chiefly enabled by monetary policy, fiscal policy, and the global military empire. So I have chosen to focus on lies about each: the Federal Reserve, the orchestrator of monetary policy; the U.S. budget, the accounting of government fiscal policy; and a few of the Empire’s war lies. I am sharing just a smattering of this astonishing record of duplicity in these areas, for life is short, or at least far too short to recount all of the state’s lies about each.
“Domestic policy becomes subordinate to foreign policy. That happened to Rome. It has happened to every Empire. The consequences of its having happened to the British Empire are tragically appearing. The fact now to be faced is that it has happened also to us. It needs hardly to be argued that as we convert the nation into a garrison state to build the most terrible war machine that has ever been imagined on earth, every domestic policy is bound to be conditioned by our foreign policy. The voice of government is saying that if our foreign policy fails we are ruined. It is all or nothing. Our survival as a free nation is at hazard.
“That makes it simple, for in that case there is no domestic policy that may not have to be sacrificed to the necessities of foreign policy—even freedom. It is no longer a question of what we can afford to do; it is what we must do to survive.” - Garet Garrett in the pamphlet, The Rise of Empire published in 1952, Journalist, Editor of the Saturday Evening Post.”
If you are an American you owe it to yourself to watch and listen to this interview. It will be painful but will awaken you to the desperate state of the American Empire. Keep in mind too that a desperate government is capable of anything, not the least of which is the sacrifice and enslavement of the people. Listen with an open mind and I guarantee you will be demanding the red pill - - - now.
Who doesn’t like a good Chris Hedges interview? This one is a full 3 hours and took us about 5 hours to get through, but excellent as always.
All empires fall eventually. When the American Empire falls the whole world will reel.
This is what Obama did on New Year’s Eve
This entire editorial is worth reading. Just a short intro follows.
By Bill Bonner 12/27/11
Occasionally, when we’ve had too much to drink, we lull ourselves to sleep with the notion that someone like Ron Paul might succeed. Maybe America won’t become a police state after all. Maybe it will abandon its empire and its imperial death-wish before it’s too late. Maybe it will cut its budget and save the dollar.
Maybe the zombies can be brought under control before the nation is ruined by them…
Then, we sober up. And make sure our passport is up to date.
An incredible Ron Paul Video mainly about the American Empire and how it fails us and the world. He starts talking at 6:00 if you want to skip the rather long inspirational introduction.
Thanks to George W. Bush, the Tea Party Republicans & BP Oil.