US Foreign Policy: Permanent Wars on Humanity
by Stephen Lendman
Throughout its entire history, America waged endless wars at home and abroad.
From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli to battleground US streets and neighborhoods.
US policy reduced its indigenous population to a tiny fraction of its original numbers. How the West was won involved exterminating millions in cold blood.
In the mid-19th century, half of Mexico was stolen. America’s killing machine knows no limits.
One state-sponsored genocide follows others. US imperial policy is responsible for tens of millions of lost lives – horrific conditions for surviving millions.
Democracy promotion is pure fantasy. America tolerates its nowhere. None exists domestically.
One party rule with two wings runs things. Monied interests alone are served. They have final say. Voters have none.
State-sponsored high crimes are rewarded. Corporate ones are ignored. Popular needs increasingly go begging.
America is a let ’em eat cake society. War-making is prioritized.
Waging them has nothing to do with external or internal threats. So-called “war on terror” is phony. State-sponsored war OF terror is real – waged ruthlessly on humanity.
“We the people” served are rich and powerful elites. Others don’t matter.
New World Order ruthlessness is official policy. So is state-sponsored terrorism – permanent wars masquerading as liberating ones. Washington rules alone apply.
Author/historian/US policy critic William Blum documented US imperial policy since WW II.
He explained how Washington toppled dozens of sovereign governments, assassinated legitimate leaders, removed others by coup d’etats, and reigned terror on every continent – an agenda more ruthless today than ever.
US policies are “worse than (most people) imagine,” Blum explains. They include virtually every conceivable form of lawlessness.
Hegemons make more enemies than friends. Longstanding US policy is consistent.
It bullies, intimidates, threatens, or otherwise pressures all nations to bend to its will.
Brute force is exerted. Endless conflicts rage in multiple theaters. America’s culture is violent.
Wars are glorified in the name of peace. Gun-related violence is by far the highest among Western nations.
Violent films and video games are some of the most popular. One-fourth of adult women are forcibly raped during their lifetimes.
Most of them experience some form of violence during their lives. Children and the elderly are routinely abused.
Many communities are unsafe to live in. Killer cops threaten all people of color.
US combat troops are trained to kill. Enemies are demonized to make it easy. Overseas missions involve mass slaughter and destruction.
RT International interviewed Blum. US foreign policy won’t change regardless of who succeeds Obama, he said.
Both parties operate the same way. US foreign policy remains unchanged.
“(F)or two centuries, (America) has had one basic, overriding goal, and that is world domination, at least from 1890s if not earlier,” Blum explained.
It “appeals to both Republicans and Democrats or liberals or conservatives.”
They endorse US exceptionalism – the notion that American values matter most. Nonbelievers are targeted for elimination. Iron fist rule defines US policy.
“…NATO is just an arm of US foreign policy,” says Blum. Without America’s involvement, the Alliance wouldn’t exist, he maintains.
It’s always been for offense, not defense. Governments not in lockstep with US imperial aims are targeted for regime change – most often by war.
US-dominated NATO’s Eastern European expansion targets Russia. “The US cannot stand anyone who might stay in the way of the Empire’s expansion,” Blum explains – notably Russia and China.
Throughout its entire history, America used force against enemies – real or invented. Iran is a prime target. Nuclear talks are more sham than real.
Since WW II alone, “the US attempted to overthrown more than 50 foreign governments,” Blum explained.
“It has bombed the people of 30 countries. It has suppressed revolutionary parties in at least 20 nations – and I forgot other factors on my list.”
“This is a record unparalleled in all of human history, and there’s no reason to think it is changing of will change, except if some superior force comes on a scene, that can actually defeat US.”
Russia “has two characteristics of an enemy” Washington won’t tolerate. “(I)t has very powerful military capabilities.” It’s “not a great admirer of the Empire.”
“The same applies to China. That’s all it takes” to be America’s enemy – to be targeted for regime change.
It keeps Washington’s war machine raging. It makes peace impossible.
Donbass freedom fighters are targeted for elimination. Washington “is expecting to wipe them out militarily at some point in the near future,” Blum explained.
“(T)here’s no backtracking from these policies.” They apply worldwide. Play by Washington’s rules or else.
Accept its dominance or face regime change – by war or other means. America always is at war somewhere – directly and through proxies.
It’s only enemies are ones in invents. Al Qaeda, IS, and similar radicalized groups are US creations – enlisted to do America’s killing and dying, to wage its dirty wars against independent governments.
Washington created this monster, Blum explained. It may be too late to put the genie back in the bottle, he believes. “(T)he barn door may be closed,” he says.
World peace is only possible if US wars end. Otherwise expect endless conflicts and unspeakable horrors they cause.
Instead of abolishing NATO when Soviet Russia dissolved, America expanded it eastward to its borders.
It may be too late to save the world, Blum warns. Nuclear war may be just a matter of time. Mass incineration may follow.
Nothing deters lunatics in Washington. They’ll risk destroying planet earth to own it.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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