U.S. coups d'é·tat. US interventions
FOR EVERY ACTION, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton called it his Third Law of Motion. The CIA calls it “blowback.”
David Vine| Garrisoning the Globe: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All
Vine: The Pentagon’s overseas presence is actually even larger. There are U.S. troops or other military personnel in about 160 foreign countries and territories, including small numbers of marines guarding embassies and larger deployments of trainers and advisors like the roughly 3,500 now working with the Iraqi Army. And don’t forget the Navy’s 11 aircraft carriers.
These massive concentrations of American military power outside the United States are not needed for our defense. They are, if anything, a prime contributor to our numerous conflicts with other countries. They are also unimaginably expensive.By Chalmers Johnson August 22, 2013 Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the EmpireClick here to read Tom Engelhardt's introduction on More
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgnKZ5UgYS0&w=420&h=315] Uploaded by talkingsticktv on Aug 21, 2006 Segment of interview with Chalmers Johnson author of "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the Republic" Watch the full interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDDkNixytd0 WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to More