Category U.S. Empire
Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine
This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.
Societies in decline enthusiastically embrace the death instinct, as Freud observed in “Civilization and Its Discontents,” written on the eve of the rise of European fascism and World War II.
The Obama administration argued that it shouldn’t be required to explain, to account for its actions to any court.
The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way.
The truth is we are stumbling badly in large part because we are just beginning to learn to walk.
Glenn Greenwald | Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
The institutions and elite factions that have spent years mocking, maligning, and pillaging large portions of the population …are now shocked that their dictates and decrees go unheeded.
Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year. RT Published on Nov 5, 2016 Media for the people! Bringing you the […]
Bombs Away! Their Precision Weaponry and Ours Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War. Otherwise, the first explosions from the Thirty Years’ version of the same will be on the horizon before we […]
Nick Turse | Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence: When AFRICOM Evaluates Itself, the News Is Grim
What’s strange, however, is that none of this seems to have caused anyone in the national security state or the military to reconsider the last 15 years of military-first policies, of bombs dropped, troops dispatched, drones sent in, and what the results were across the Greater Middle East and now Africa. There is no serious recalibration, no real rethinking. The response to 15 years of striking failure in a vast region remains more of the same. State of failure indeed! –Tom
“Under General (David) Petraeus, starting in 2010, the U.S. initiated scores of airstrikes, as well as dozens of nighttime commando raids, daily against Afghan insurgent targets,” he recalled. “Many of these strikes hit legitimate targets, but many more of them hit civilians. The surge in increase of public support for the Taliban in areas of the air and commando strikes is undeniable.”
Why are circa 44,660 US troops and 170 military installations stationed in Germany?
What historical decisions are tied to US military presence in Europe & Germany ?
Why doesn’t Germany grant Edward Snowden the right to asylum?
Why has waste at the Pentagon been so hard to rein in? The answer is, in a sense, not complicated: the military-industrial complex profits from waste. Closer scrutiny of waste could mean not just cheaper spare parts, but serious questions about whether cash cows like the F-35 are needed at all. An accurate head count of the hundreds of thousands of private contractors employed by the Pentagon would reveal that a large proportion of them are doing work that is either duplicative or unnecessary.
Chris Hedges and two US veterans lament the brutality of the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, which fuels the conditions for terrorism, and speak out about the painful struggle of coping with PTSD in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt. Click here to read the transcript. TheRealNews Uploaded on Apr 2, 2016 Media […]
As we have seen there has largely been the channeling and misuse of energy and resources in economies that could have been used to generate abundance, but are used instead for production that involves unconscionable waste of resources and life forms. There is a framework of duality and polarity in which one group extracts from another mercilessly. The extraction of resources from the planet and all life forms results in an inordinate accumulation and hoarding of resources and wealth that is redistributed primarily amongst those who already have plenty.