Samstag, 19. Dezember 2015

U.S. Military Diplomacy, Interventionism and Domination

U.S. and its Arab Allies.
After the U.S. wiped out the indigenous population and finished their inner colonization they started to subdue countries like Cuba and the Philippines. In the wake of the cold war, they used coup d'état like in Iran or Chile as a means of influence. The massive attacks on Grenada, Panama and in1991 in Iraq became examples for later regime change operations. The collapse of the Soviet Union opened the floodgates of U.S. unipolarity where the full force of the U.S. military machine can be utilized. The new U.S. foreign policy is dominated by the Pentagon and CIA that is the unleashing of the arms manufacturers. They act according to the slogan, bomb, shoot and don't worry about anything.

In the Middle East, the U.S. has created one failed state after another that gave rise to terror organization such as ISIS, al-Qaida, and others. The U.S. diplomats were sidelined by the military. Bush the elder introduced the rhetoric of the "New World Order" which Bush junior completed unskillfully. The "responsibility to protect" that the United Nations adopted in 2005 was used by the U.S. as a fig leaf of outright brutal military intervention as in Libya. Instead of protecting civilians the West killed 40 000. Since, this so-called humanitarian interventionism has been discredited. The best thing for the world was Russia's intervention in Syria because it ended U.S. unipolarity. It signaled to the U.S. aggressor the regime change in Syria is over. 

Columnist Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College, talk about the acceleration of U.S. militarism and interventionism and also the consequences of U.S. domination over global affairs.