Originally posted by AryanWatch
rather it would be known as a brave attempt by a powerful nation to put a democratically elected government in a war torn third world nation which has
nothing to boast except oil and terrorist hideouts.
I like that notion, it offers a compassionate look at US Foreign policy. Unfortunately, it does not look critically at the facts. US foreing policy
which deals with thrid world countries, has little to do with installing democracy, and everything to do with installing a client-state free market
economy. Saddams was guilty of many crimes. but the crimes US leaders and policy makers were concerned about were not humanitarian, they were
economic. For instance, nationalizing the oil industry and a healthcare system (whatever you want to say about Iraq, it had one ofthe highest
standards of living of ME countries pre-Gulf War I) If you install a social program that cuts into the profits of multinational corporations you are
viewed as suspect and are more than likely to incure the wrath of US intervention.
If you need proof of this i suggest you look into the democratic struggles of such countries as Haiti, Nicaragua, Chile, Panama, Grenada, Iran,
Afganistan, Libia, Angola, Mozambique, Yugoslavia, and many others. All of which have suffered either direct US military involvement, or
counterrevolutionary proxy/mercinary wars with US support.
"An important part of US foreign policy is to make the world safe for the fortune 500, to protect the overall Global capital accumulation
US foreign policy has actively supported and aided dictators and fascists all across the globe, and it is neither by accident or by folly, but by
design These autocratic rulers and fascists support "free market" reforms, crush social programs and unions, and repress the population.
I see a lot of comments directed at me...I would prefer to respond to each one of them individually.U2U's are welcome.
Unfortunately, you put your heart on a the plate, we are all taking stabs at it i guess
Edit: Quote from Michael Parenti
[edit on 23-5-2007 by InSpiteOf]