US Continues Its War On The Rest Of The World

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The duopoly corporate parties enforce silence and ignorance on foreign policy to ensure that Americans have neither the knowledge nor the tools to resist their country’s policy of endless war.

“The average voter seldom thinks about foreign policy for the simple reason that they aren’t asked to do so.”

It isn’t clear who the next president of the United States will be but the terrible handiwork of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump are creating terrible suffering for millions of people around the world.

Donald Trump is making a big show of a phony peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Taliban were given life by Jimmy Carter, who sought to undermine the sovereign government of that country. We were told that the Soviets had invaded when in fact the government of President Najibullah had invited them, an act he had every right to undertake.

What followed was years of civil war, billions of dollars funneled to the mujahadeen, including the likes of Osama bin Laden, who subsequently turned against his sponsors and killed 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. No one wanted to remember that bin Laden was originally lauded as a freedom fighter by Carter and Reagan, only to be rubbed out years later by Barack Obama.

“bin Laden was originally lauded as a freedom fighter by Carter and Reagan.”

Carter began the use of jihadist proxies and all of his predecessors followed in his footsteps. The current turmoil in Syria is a direct result of Obama’s turn at creating disaster. Along with his partners in NATO, and Israel, and gulf monarch states, he sought regime change against Bashar al-Assad. Now the Syrians are on the verge of taking back their country with the help of their allies but NATO member Turkey has again proved itself to be treacherous and makes a last stand with its jihadist proxies to continue the suffering of the people there.

The presidential campaign is a farce, as foreign policy is treated like a frill that need not be mentioned. That is because the war party duopoly have no intention of changing U.S. foreign policy in any significant way. The cynical maneuvers continue as Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar drop out in order to help Joe Biden. Elizabeth Warren hangs on and the hapless Biden is used to convince fearful black voters that he is the only hope of defeating Trump.

“The war party duopoly have no intention of changing U.S. foreign policy in any significant way.”

Bernie Sanders may be the most progressive on domestic issues, but his foreign policy positions are no better than those of the men who previously filled the job he hopes to hold. When he isn’t calling Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping thugs he is supporting the destruction of Venezuela and other countries targeted by the United States. Tulsi Gabbard questions the regime change concept but she has been barred from debates and is thus rendered invisible to the electorate. Her invisibility is hardly coincidental.

While Democrats sound alike, the Trump administration enters into an agreement with the Taliban to reduce the number of U.S. troops. Trump has a bit of a foreign policy victory, a slight undoing of a 40-year long crime against the Afghan people who have suffered after the U.S. intervened on behalf of jihadists.

This information is rarely shared with the American people. The average voter seldom thinks about foreign policy for the simple reason that they aren’t asked to do so. When Syria, Afghanistan or any other faraway place breaks into the news cycle they are told little more than that foreign leaders who work with the U.S. are good but that all others are consigned to thuggery.

“Tulsi Gabbard questions the regime change concept but she has been barred from debates and is thus rendered invisible to the electorate.”

Americans should know that Turkey’s gambit of unleashing refugees into Europe is a direct result of its acting in concert with the U.S. regime change plot. Of course the Europeans now wringing their hands in fear of newcomers went along with the scheme and share in the blame as they continue their role as America’s vassal states.

The foreign crises that are treated like background music are in fact very important. No one knows if Turkey’s rampage on behalf of the United States can start a hot war that candidates will suddenly have to address.

The consensus for imperialism is no accident. The military industrial complex makes sure that its gravy train continues in Afghanistan and elsewhere and presidential candidates don’t even pretend to change a corrupt system. After inauguration day on January 20, 2021 the United States will continue to be the biggest threat to peace in the world. Millions of people will be bombed or sanctioned and Americans will continue to live in ignorance as they wonder why their country is hated. They need only look at the presidential candidate debate stage to answer the question.

Margaret Kimberley’s Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BAR, and is widely reprinted elsewhere. She maintains a frequently updated blog as well at patreon.com/margaretkimberley and she regularly posts on Twitter @freedomrideblog. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgendaReport.com.

  • 0040

    Great article and brutally honest.

  • didactic1

    I for one am against American military intervention anywhere. But the corrupt regime in Caracas, which is rotting away, seems to be sinking from sanctions. Maduro is somehow finding triple scoop hot fudge sundaes somewhere to top off his steak dinners.

  • Calgacus

    Bernie Sanders may be the most progressive on domestic issues, but his foreign policy positions are no better than those of the men who previously filled the job he hopes to hold. When he isn’t calling Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping thugs he is supporting the destruction of Venezuela and other countries targeted by the United States.

    That is just not true. Sanders is far from perfect, but he does not call for the destruction of Venezuela (Maduro endorsed Sanders in 2016) – and this is not at all the judgment of the most extensive and careful review of the former candidates foreign policy positions – from Medea Benjamin & Nicholas Davies.

    Leftists, no matter how well-meaning or deservedly renowned have no license to make up or repeat falsehoods. Very often “ultra” leftists concoct fairy tales about those on the left but not as far as they are. Just as in the reverse case, anti-communist socialists e.g. in the Cold War – were often not reliable sources on communism.

    Dedication to truth should always be paramount. This entails giving your “opponent” the benefit of the doubt and reading what he says charitably – the opposite of the pose of fearless “calling out” which is often really nitpicking, lunacy or dishonesty. It is only when something cannot be understood even when read charitably that you can dismiss or denounce it. You have to be kind to be cruel.

  • eight.of.wands

    couldn’t have said it better if my name was Elliott Abrams…

  • Marble Rye

    “Tulsi Gabbard questions the regime change concept but she has been barred from debates and is thus rendered invisible to the electorate. Her invisibility is hardly coincidental.”

    Very true, all I can add is that Gabbard regressed further into invisibility when she decided to endorse Joe Biden. Now, some will go semantic on this and say she ‘supported’ and that’s not the same as endorse, but she herself stated they’re basically the same when Jimmy Dore last interviewed her a few months ago. Nevertheless, the moment she bent the knee is the moment from which she’ll never return.

    Very much like Bernie did when he bent the knee not to Joe, but to Hillary. The moment he did that in 2016 is when just about all the air in his sails died out. Gabbard proved no different just a few short months ago.

  • dopfa

    “What followed was years of civil war, billions of dollars funneled to the mujahadeen, including the likes of Osama bin Laden, who subsequently turned against his sponsors and killed 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001.”
    This myth loses you much credibility. It has become pretty obvious that 9-11 was an inside job, conveniently blamed on bin-Laden and used by the corrupt US Government to justify the invasion of the Middle East. The evidence is rather overwhelming.

  • So what, this is none of the USA’s MIC business, but they make it their business worldwide you know.

  • mwildfire

    but Al Qaeda was probably a co-plotter.

  • mwildfire

    I don’t know what Maduro eats but I think this is entirely false.

  • didactic1

    My name isnt Abrams. And he has supported US interventions, military and CIA. I dont. But I dont feel sorry for a gangster fraud like Maduro who can play a fake populist role that fools leftists desperate for a role model.

    Che is dead, Castro is dead and Cuba will likely integrate into the global banking system. Eventually, there will be revolutionary change and the end of global imperialism.

    A phony like Maduro is not a substitute for historical dialectic.

  • Nylene13

    Including the fact that the Building that was airplane-crashed into had as it’s Head of Security- the Brother of the President of the United States.

    Who just happened to not show up for work that day.

    I have never read anything published about this-other than noted as an insignificant detail to 911.

  • Barbara Mullin

    Cousin Marvin.

  • Barbara Mullin

    Or Israel and or Saudi Arabia.

  • Nylene13

    Well said.

    Now that Bernie is out-and no self respecting Bernie supporter is ever going to vote for Biden- the question is -what do we do now?

    I think we need to focus on creating an all encompassing 3rd Party, The Green Party, Bernie Supporters, Socialists and Environmental Groups-into one big Progressive Party that will have the numbers to fight the Dem/Republicans and the Billionaires who own them.

    The Rich have the Power, but we have the Numbers, IF we can just educate and organize, and stop all this in-fighting, as you said.

    The problem is-Environmentally Speaking-we are running out of time. I wonder if we are even going to have another Presidential Election.

  • Nylene13

    What?

  • mwildfire

    Hey, the more the merrier! Throw Pakistan in there too. Why did their ISI pay a lot of money to one of the 19 hijackers a day or two before 9/11?

  • mwildfire

    We DON’T have the numbers, even combining greens, antiwar, social justice etc. But we would if the rich and corporations didn’t control nearly all media and thus most public opinion.

  • Nylene13

    I think Bernie would have won. I think when Bernie won Nevada-it was allowed to be an honest vote-to see what would happen.

    When Bernie actually WON Nevada, then the rich got scared-and they got busy.

    You are right-the rich and the corporations control nearly all media and thus most public opinion.

    Which is why we need an organized 3rd Party.

    But the Environment is out of time….

  • mwildfire

    interesting thesis, about Nevada. I thought it suspicious how the support for various candidates gyrated so extremely from one state to another…I mean at one point it was all Buttigiege, then he evaporated and Bloomberg surged, then he popped like a soap bubble and Sanders stepped up in New Hampshire yet Warren, also on home grounds, just faded away–she wasn’t my choice but I didn’t understand why she didn’t get support, when people supposedly were all hot for Buttigieg–really?–or Bloomberg–and then Biden, despite a poor performance in the debates and early primaries, suddenly comes riding in with big majorities. And there were gaps with the exit polls but the anomaly was bigger than that. Maybe it was just the media, saying enough times “Bernie isn’t electable. Biden is electable.” I think it was a whisper campaign: (“Hey! Psst! White Democrats! Don’t vote Bernie, ’cause the black people LOOOOVE Biden, they’re gonna vote for him, you can knock Trump out with Biden but not Bernie.”) [“Yo–black people! Don’t vote Bernie or you’ll end up with Trump again. White people ain’t gonna support Bernie, not in the general with Republicans voting. Better go for Biden, the compromise candidate.”)

  • Nylene13

    Young Backs supported Bernie.

    I think the DNC would rather have Trump than Bernie.

  • chetdude

    C’mon – what’s REALLY important is the USAmerican Forever War creating global conflict since 1944…

  • chetdude

    “historical dialectic” <– the 'means' are more important than the ends?

  • didactic1

    Quite the opposite.

  • mwildfire

    No question. Sometimes I think they picked Biden because they’re perfectly happy with Trump and they see Biden as least electable

  • GMOs Live Long & Prosper

    Who wouldnt?