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John V Asia Teacher
|Subject: Is the US Government a Terrorist Organisation 07.08.17 19:37|| |
This article does not provide the usual (and predictable) attacks against the US, often containing flights of imagination and conspiracy theories. Rather, its critique involves its administration and aims to briefly describe how and why a government went down the same road as the USSR and Germany in its quest for world domination. From Ghengis Khan to the Roman Empire and onto the recent efforts of the USSR and Germany, the pages of history remain littered with failed attempts to prove exceptionality and convince its populations that others should afford them an unearned lifestyle.
The BackgroundThe US emerged from WW2 as the dominant superpower, it’s infrastructure undamaged and largely unscathed in loss of life, compared to the European nations. As its economy changed from war to civilian production and the European countries entered a re-building period, the next two decades saw a golden era, both socially and economically. Yet elsewhere the war had produced huge changes in demographics and politics and by the 50s and 60s, communism began to spread in Asia, Europe began a cold war period with the USSR and domestically, the U.S experienced the Cuban crisis.Following the Suez invasion in the 50s, the UK began to lose its empire, Japan and Germany re-emerged as industrial giants and the decline of the west began. The biggest change, however, was the rise in western populations as a new generation replaced the war dead. The 70s saw the beginnings of mass-unemployment and a shortage of oil as the Middle East oil producers formed an alliance under OPEC and it is the deal first made by the US with the Saudis that is the forerunner of the problems the world now faces from the US.
US Dollar DependencyBy 1974 the decline of the west became predictable and US president Nixon made a deal with Saudi Arabia. In return for buying and selling oil in dollars, the US would guarantee military security and the petrodollar was born. Additionally, this guaranteed a steady supply of income for the US, as the Federal Reserve is a conglomeration of private companies taking a percentage of every dollar used. Rivero’s fascinating insight into how the dollar plays a key role in U.S foreign policy  explains the reasons behind many US actions today (highly recommended).This also meant that America now not only entered an arms race against the USSR, but also had to become the dominant military power to keep its side of the protection bargain with OPEC. Additionally, the US also had to halt the spread of communism in its own southern backyard, which would affect its business interests, producing a timeline of South American CIA atrocities  which became the forerunner of the present day 'regime changes' in many Latin-American countries, long before its self-appointed policing role became popularised.A not unsurprising consequence of destabilisation and meddling in the internal affairs of many countries produced a predictable reaction and consequently, 9/11 saw terrorism visit the US directly. Leaving aside the conspiracy theories of it didn’t happen, or the government itself planned the attack, the consequences gave president Bush the perfect excuse to introduce the 'Patriot Act' of 2001, followed by the Homeland Security Act (HSA, 2002). Combined, these two acts produced the draconian tightening up in its own domestic population and has continued in every annual National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) since then (included in the HSA), leading to what is now being commonly referred to as the beginning of a U.S police state  The irony is that the population cheering on the destruction of others, fail to see the totalitarianism they themselves are being led into as they wait their turn to be fed into the war machine.
America Declares Unofficial World WarIn 2001, the then president Bush unofficially declared war on the world (the global war on terror) and set about doing exactly what previously the USSR and Germany in the 30s and 40s tried to do; produce a centric and hegemonic world domination, ironically using the same terror tactics. Or in his own words and concerning those who the US government label dictators and tyrants (read, those who don’t conform), ''what we say goes''. US Senator John McCain summed it up rather more forcefully, ''Screw China and Russia, we’ll invade anyone we want to . . . ''The future actions behind the arrogance and complacency in those few words echo around the world today and a whole new vocabulary has sprung up around it. Bombings and the casualties involved become 'collateral damage', subversion and coups become 'regime changes' and terrorists become 'freedom fighters', but only if they fight to maintain U.S interests, or otherwise stay 'rebels' and 'anti-democratic' forces. Ordinarily, people don’t die, just as in a computer game they are 'taken out' by an untold number of unelected acronym agencies. Moreover, whole cities containing civilians were destroyed by 'shock and awe' bombings, which in the US produced cheering Americans sitting in their armchairs watching the pretty 'firework display' over Baghdad! In much the same way as the Romans cheered at the arena 'games' as the Emperors threw them bread (today's entitlement mass welfare).Nor should the U.S military themselves escape criticism. What really goes on behind the scenes in distant lands remains largely unknown, but nevertheless, there must be a reason that the U.S does not recognise the International Criminal Court in an effort to protect its armed forces from allegations of war crimes. History will not judge the US kindly and the world has a long memory.This is what happens in every country that considers itself above the ordinary laws of humanity:Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse  US Army Apologizes for Horrific Photos from Afghanistan  Initially, the reasons for invasions and bombings were mildly altruistic in tone, but as they increased an obvious pattern appeared. The attacks, or sanctions, focused on those countries which abandoned the petrodollar (Iraq, Libya and Syria), or those which helped the US get closer to the main opponents opposing its dominance, Russia, China and Iran. Although focusing on the two major superpowers, Russia and China, in addition, the U.S reserves a special venom for Iran , a regional stabilising force and major oil producer.By 2007, the long-term plan was no longer secret as former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO General Wesley Clarke explained in an interview:"We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years (destroy), starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran."  Although the US has always involved itself in the external affairs of others, this has recently escalated and since the end of WW2, the US has killed an estimated 20 million people  from a total of 37 nations. A high price to pay for the rhetoric of freedom and democracy, although it was never about that.
Propaganda and Violence Replace the Failing Dollar
The dollar reliance remains the lifeblood of US survival and can only be described as a criminal protection racket, in which the world pays the US a profit from using its currency, in exchange for protection, from the US itself, or anyone else. Gradually, as the world begins to realise it’s trapped in a web of controlling central and world banks it begins to abandon the dollar and the correlation between a first world lifestyle and a collapsing economy, with a debt that resembles monopoly money, a stagnating GDP growth and an estimated 46 million dependent on food stamps to survive, becomes ever more apparent.
With all pretence gone, the US now desperately uses its military power specifically for its designed purpose - the subjugation of countries who wish to remain outside its sphere of influence and provide it with the dollar profit it needs to survive. In a country where 90% of the media remains controlled by six major corporations, the race is on to convince an already majority dull and 14% illiterate population, that an estimated population of 90 million unemployed are exceptional. In addition to which, that a mere 156 million employed (2013 and falling) create the wealth to deserve the first world status and lifestyle, actually afforded to them by others.
From Saddam’s supposedly stockpiled weapons of mass destruction, to the US claim that Assad has used chemical agents to kill civilians and Russia is a threat to world peace . . .
Enter president Trump with his sound bite of 'making America great again'; an impossibility unless he can force the world back to using the dollar and it’s why the bombings, invasions and armed force will continue.
Throughout History, evidence provides many examples of empires who went down the same road the US is on now and none succeeded. That the U.S will fail is therefore a probable fact, yet will it go quietly as the USSR did, or in an age of nuclear power, will it take the world down with it?References: All Wars are Bankers' Wars / Download in .pdf here CIA in Latin America Police State USA (video 12.03) Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse US Army apologizes for horrific photos Why does the US hate Iran We're going to take out 7 countries in 5 years US has killed more than 20 million people since WW2Further reading:How America will collapse by (2025)"If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting."12 signs that the decay of society is accelerating"What in the world is happening to America? All around us there are disturbing signs that the slow-motion collapse of society is accelerating."
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