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As numerous interventions have demonstrated, the engine of American foreign policy has been fueled, not by a devotion to democracy, but rather by the desire to:
1)make the world safe for American transnational corporations;
2)enhance the financial statements of defense contractors at home;
3)prevent the rise of any society that might serve as a successful example of an
alternative to the capitalist model;
4)extend political and economic hegemony over as wide an area as possible, as befits a "great power";
5)fight a moral crusade against what cold warriors convinced
themselves, and the American people, was the existence of an evil
International Communist Conspiracy.
Written by William Blum
Author: Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA
Interventions Since World War II
Originally posted by mikesingh
Cuba is the only little country left in that part of the hemisphere that's been left 'untouched' by the US of A. Iraq, Iran. Afghanistan. Syria, Lebanon, Nort Korea - you name it - are all bad boys in the American scheme of things where US policy has run rough shod over. But how about Cuba?