One thing is certain: the application of violence, if justified (which I have not found a clear instance of yet, and doubt I ever will), should be the result of lengthy deliberations by those who authorize such actions. As with all of our violent interventions, the American public (who ultimately authorized the violence) knew virtually nothing about what was happening as they cheered the violence. Not one in ten Americans could pick out Yugoslavia on a geophysical map (one with no national boundaries or names) of the world. In a 2002 global geographic literacy survey by , more than ten percent of American adults between the ages of 18 and 24 could not even identify the USA, and 87% could not identify Iraq. Thirty percent could not even identify the Pacific Ocean. Americans cheer the bombs without really knowing where they fall.
create worldwide cycle of inflation until the 1980s. Vice president Agnew resigns to avoid criminal charges of bribery and income tax evasion. The USA overthrows elected Marxist government of Chile and installs one of the world’s most repressive regimes.
seeks golden city of El Dorado in South America.
Two assassination attempts on by “lone nuts,” nearly making Rockefeller the second appointed president, and Ford was the first. With American approval, using American weapons and kills off about a third of East Timor’s inhabitants.
Why is there no socialism in America?
The children's death toll because of the embargo is about 700,000 as of today, and starvation conditions like kwashiorkor and marasmus are now common. That the American mainstream media fail to mention the horrendous human toll our economic attack has extracted from Iraq is a crime.
The Class Structure in the U.S. | Boundless Sociology
Two years ago, it was estimated that the death toll in Iraq, because of the UN embargo, was approaching one million people, including over a half-million children. Today the death toll is more than one million people, five percent of their population.
Latin America | Socialism Is The Future
The article, authored by Barbara Demick of Knight Ridder Newspapers, at least said that there is apparently a lot of suffering going on an Iraq. But her characterization of those "more virulent commentators" and the comparison to the atomic bomb attacks on Japan was highly misleading. So far, the USA's economic attack on Iraq has killed far more people than our atomic attacks on Japan. Two of the most prominent commentators have been former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization investigators.
Socialism and Marxism in Latin America: ..
It is not surprising that the first reference I have seen is not due to some "bleeding heart" American mainstream journalist digging up the facts, but was in response to our "Arab allies" refusing to fall into line and get behind a U.S. military action against Iraq.
Michael Hudson: Socialism, Land and ..
Once again in America the drum beat has begun. It looks like we are going to unleash more death and destruction onto the people of Iraq. Once again, the pertinent questions are not being asked. One pertinent question would be, "What has Iraq ever done to us?” The answer is, “Nothing, except resist our attacks.”