Pentagon Papers – The True Reason for the Vietnam War

Memo from Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson November 3, 1965 Subject: Courses of Action in Vietnam Section 1. US strategy: The February decision to bomb North Vietnam and the July approval of Phase I deployments make sense only if they are in support of a long-run United States policy to contain Communist China. …

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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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The Kennan Memo – The Vague and Unreal Objectives of US Foreign Policy

George F. Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American adviser, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, best known as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. He also served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. In others words, one hell of an influential …

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U.S. Military Bases Around the World

Can you say American Empire? Please take a moment to digest this information. It should disturb us all! Notes: Base Structure Report FY 2015 (A Summary of DoD Real Property Inventory), Department of Defense: http://www.acq.osd.mil/eie/Downloads/Reports/Base%20Structure%20Report%20FY15.pdf Base Structure Report FY 2014 (A Summary of DoD Real Property Inventory), Department of Defense: http://www.acq.osd.mil/eie/Downloads/Reports/Base%20Structure%20Report%20FY14.pdf Base Structure Report FY 2013 (A …

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Who Has The Oil?

This map, produced by BP’s Statistical Review division, shows countries based on known crude oil reserves. The larger the country, the more reserve capacity. As evidenced by the chart, many of the world’s reserves are concentrated in regions characterized by political instability and government corruption. Notes: Source: BIP Statistical Review Year End 2004 & Energey …

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On the U.S. List of State Sponsored Terrorism

The U.S List of State Sponsored Terrorism has been a historic joke, in fact, a sick joke. Let's take a look at the history of the terrorist list. Up until 1982, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's Iraq -- was on the terrorist list. In 1982, the Reagan administration removed Iraq from the terrorist list. Why? Because they …

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