Grand Imperial Strategy: How the Council on Foreign Relations carefully planned the policies of modern-day imperialism

The basic principles of the imperial grand strategy trace back to the early days of the Second World War, and have been reiterated frequently since. Even before the U.S. entered the war, planners and analysts concluded that in the post-war world the U.S. would seek "to hold unquestioned power," acting to ensure the "limitation of …

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Who Owns the World?

Noam Chomsky - Delivered at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, September 2012 When I was thinking about these remarks, I had two topics in mind, couldn't decide between them -- actually pretty obvious ones. One topic is, what are the most important issues that we face? The second topic is, what issues are not being …

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Middle Eastern Oil: One of the Greatest Material Prize in World History!

The U.S. Strategy to Control Middle Eastern Oil: “One of the Greatest Material Prizes in World History By: Andrew Gavin Marshall In the midst of World War II, Saudi Arabia secured a position of enormous significance to the rising world power, America. With its oil reserves essentially untapped, the House of Saud became a strategic …

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Pentagon study: ‘Irrational’ Nuclear Policy a Deterrent

I stumbled upon this interesting article and just had to share it. On March 1, 1998 CNN reported the following: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an "irrational and vindictive" streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq, according to an internal military study made public Sunday. …

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In Pictures: Supporting Democracy, American Style! – How the United States Supports Brutal and Oppresive Dictators Around the World.

Question: Does the United States support brutal and oppressive dictators? Answer: YES! The question merits absolutely zero debate. Anyone with a history book can tell you that supporting dictators is big American business. Below are some of my favorite moments in U.S. history, see if you can guess the pattern. Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) Obama and …

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The Eagle and the Lion: The Tragedy of American-Iranian Relations

James Bill has written a most valuable and trenchant critique of U.S. foreign policy toward Iran in the Pahlavi and post-Pahlavi periods. The author has based his study on a great array of sources, including declassified U.S. government documents (plus those "declassified" by the student hostage takers at the U.S. embassy after their assault in November 1979); personal letters and memoranda; interviews with key …

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Plan Colombia by Noam Chomsky

Excerpted from Rogue States, 2000: In 1999, Colombia became the leading recipient of US military and police assistance, replacing Turkey (Israel and Egypt are in a separate category). Colombia receives more US military aid than the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean combined. The total for 1999 reached about $300 million, along with $60 …

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