The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people now belong to this secret army, many working under masked identities and in low profile, all part of a broad program called “signature reduction.” The force, more than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, carries out domestic and foreign assignments, both in military uniforms and under civilian cover, in real life and online, sometimes hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.Read more . . .
The corporate state has made it very hard to make a living if you hold fast to this radical critique. You will never get tenure. You probably won’t get academic appointments. You won’t win prizes. You won’t get grants. The New York Times, if they review your book, will turn it over to a dutiful mandarin like George Packer to trash it—as he did with my last book. The elite schools, and I have taught as a visiting professor at a few of them, such as Princeton and Columbia, replicate the structure and goals of corporations. If you want to even get through a doctoral committee, much less a tenure committee, you must play it really, really safe. You must not challenge the corporate-friendly stance that permeates the institution and is imposed through corporate donations and the dictates of wealthy alumni. Half of the members of most of these trustee boards should be in prison!Read more . . .
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Center for Constitutional Rights described how the Constitution had been shredded based on assumptions about the 9/11 attacks. By then, it had also become clear that the government was actually giving aid and comfort to the enemy (violating Article 3) through arming and training terrorists. One might think it obvious that stopping such actions would be the goal of all Americans but to do so one Congress member has had to spell it out in legislation.Read more . . .
Five years of devastating civil war and strict economic sanctions have plunged over 80 percent of Syrians into poverty, up from 28 percent in 2010. Ferdinand Arslanian, a scholar at the Center for Syrian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, says that reduction in living standards and aid dependency is empowering the regime.Read more . . .
It would be wonderful if the [Vietnam] war were critically studied and its glorification subjected to massive public opposition combined with teach-ins, multimedia presentations, marches, and demonstrations. These could be directly tied to the interminable and deadly war on terror and the ongoing conversion of the United States into a police state.Read more . . .
In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States.Read more . . .
William Blum Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic. The Anti-Empire Report #130 By William Blum – Published July 12th, 2014 What would a psychiatrist call this? Delusions of grandeur? US Secretary of State John Kerry, … Read more . . .
US – UK Aggression against Iraq An immoral, shameful, counter-productive, illegal and criminal act Statement by Elias Davidsson, Reykjavik, Iceland For immediate release. 17. Dec. 1998 Immoral: To attack an impoverished nation, unable to defend itself, knowing that such … Read more . . .
Send the State Department to War! by Max Boot, The New York Times, November 14, 2007 (Max Boot is a senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of “War Made New: Weapons, Warriors and the Making … Read more . . .
We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest. (Jewish Banker Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, testifying before the U.S. Senate). STATEMENT OF … Read more . . .
American Job Loss Is Permanent By Paul Craig Roberts October 28, 2010 “Information Clearing House” — — Now that a few Democrats and the remnants of the AFL-CIO are waking up to the destructive impact of jobs offshoring on the US economy and … Read more . . .
September 1, 1991 SOVIET TURMOIL SOVIET TURMOIL; Farewell, Red Menace: U.S. Starts Altering Its Perspective on the World By ANDREW ROSENTHAL, KENNEBUNKPORT, Me., Aug. 31— Just when the United States had adjusted to the idea that the Kremlin had turned from … Read more . . .
JOHN M. GATES: THE U.S. ARMY AND IRREGULAR WARFARE, CHAPTER EIGHT http://www.wooster.edu/History/jgates/book-ch8.html People’s War in Vietnam Perhaps because I thought Timothy J. Lomperis had made some of the same errors I had found in the work of Colonel Harry … Read more . . .
JOHN M. GATES: THE U.S. ARMY AND IRREGULAR WARFARE, CHAPTER THREE The pacification of the Philippines Of the U. S. Army’s early encounters with irregulars, none is more relevant to contemporary concerns than the army’s campaign in the Philippines … Read more . . .
Should U.S. intervention in Sudan be supported? A Closer Look by Ken Morgan Baltimore Times Originally posted 3/30/2007 Part II U.S. Role in Africa The U.S. involvement in Africa over the last 40 or so years is quite revealing. The … Read more . . .
Read more . . .Events this spring, however, revealed the rivalry within the Bush administration between a "business wing" that favors increased trade and investment ties with China, and a "defense wing" that is very concerned that the capital and technology flowing to China is creating a dangerous rival with global ambitions.
A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement THE WHITE HOUSE February 1996 http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/space-weapons/issues/national-security-engagement-and-enlargement.html Preface I. Introduction II. Advancing Our Interests Through Engagement and Enlargement III. Integrated Regional Approaches IV. Conclusions … Read more . . .
Maintaining the instruments of America's global leadership Secretary of State Warren Christopher Mar. 1, 1995 – Transcript US Department of State Dispatch, … Read more . . .
The continuing need for America's global leadership – Nancy E. Soderberg, Deputy Asst. to the President for National Security Affairs – Transcript US Department of State Dispatch, Oct 28, 1996 … Read more . . .
(…) Then came 9/11. Worldwide revulsion and the shared sense of threat handed Washington a once-in-a generation chance to shake up international politics. Ten days after the attacks, State Department experts catalogued for [Colin] Powell a dozen ‘silver linings'”Read more . . .