By AMAJU BARAKA - June 19, 2013
...[T]he recent decision by the Obama Administration to “up the ante” in Syria with more direct military involvement only confirmed my original thesis that humanitarian intervention has nothing to do with humanitarian concern, and instead is a propaganda tool that affords “the U.S. State the perfect ideological cover and internal rationalization to continue as the global 'gendarme' of the capitalist order.”
Every Tuesday, President Obama personally checks off the names of people he wants killed. George Bush, a bit more squeamish than Obama, never did that; but Mr. Obama felt those decisions were the president’s responsibility: he want[s] to keep his own finger on the trigger,” according to one report. A tidy, scheduled man, the President only picks his victims once a week, now called “Terror Tuesday.”
By AJAMU BARAKA - June 04, 2013
The press in the U.S. continues to dutifully report on the “objective diplomacy” by the Obama administration to broker a “peaceful” resolution to the conflict in Syria...Diplomacy, for the U.S., has meant calling for regime change from the outset and then encouraging Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Israel, their client states in the region, to arm, train and provide political support for a military campaign with the objective of effectively dismembering the Syrian State.
By James O’Nions - June 03, 2013
In 2004, the elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was kidnapped by US marines and flown to the Central African Republic. It was a coup of the kind tried unsuccessfully in Venezuela two years earlier and successfully in Honduras in 2009. The institutional structures put in place by the coup regime, including the UN troops occupying the country, still remain despite several elections.
By Yves Engler - May 29th, 2013
Not only does the current Canadian government engage in gunboat diplomacy, our country has a long, shameful and mostly hidden history of doing so.
US imperial wars reflect mass slaughter, widespread destruction, ecocide, resource theft, exploitation, unspeakable human pain, suffering and misery, as well as permanent occupation.
The UN Declaration makes it clear that the invasion of another state is an illegal act and those who authorize it can, under the law, be brought to account.
Imperial ambitions threaten everyone. Venezuela's been targeted for years. Replacing Bolivarian achievements with diktat power is prioritized.
CIA agents operate most everywhere. They don't promote friendly relations. They're up to no good. Some pose as diplomats.
By ALBERTO C. RUIZ - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
...[W]hether or not the [AFL-CIO's] Solidarity Center...has actually possessed the intention to overthrow the Chavista government in Venezuela, the Solidarity Center has and continues to carry out activities which objectively serve the destabilization goals of the U.S. foreign policy interests which fund those activities...All of this is truly disturbing, and indeed, reprehensible.
By Ron Jacobs - May 4th, 2013
Washington is an imperial nation. It does not have the best intentions of the Syrian people at heart. Indeed, when it comes to policy, it could care less about the Syrian people...If it cared, the support it has shown for the Assads over the years would have been much more conditioned on respecting the civil and human rights of the Syrian people...Syria’s torture chambers were a favorite of the US rendition program.
By Mark Weisbrot - May 05, 2013
Recent events indicate that the Obama administration has stepped up its strategy of “regime change” against the left-of-center governments in Latin America, promoting conflict in ways not seen since the military coup that Washington supported in Venezuela in 2002. The most high-profile example is in Venezuela itself, during the past week. As this goes to press, Washington has grown increasingly isolated in its efforts to destabilize the newly elected government of Nicolas Maduro.
By YVES ENGLER - Counterpunch
...Canadian aid has primarily been about maintaining and/or extending the grip the world’s richest one percent holds over the entire globe...[T]here are innumerable documented instances of Canadian aid advancing highly politicized geopolitical objectives over the past 25 years.
Opposition forces lost. They refuse to accept what happened. Destabilization plans remain ongoing. Washington's very much involved.
America and Israel partner in injustice. They prioritize it. Imperial lawlessness is policy. So is state terror. Many examples explain. They're commonplace daily.