Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media. In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests.
TextImperialism, as defined by Dictionary of Human Geography, is "the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination." Imperialism, as described by that work is primarily a Western undertaking that employs "expansionist, merchantilist policies"
what are watch list sanctions ?
What watch lists does the State Department maintain?
A. The US State Department maintains multiple lists of sanctioned or restricted parties, including:
Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO)
List of Statutorily Debarred Parties
List of Administratively Debarred Parties
Entity List for Sanctions for the Transfer of Lethal Military Equipment
Entity List for Missile Sanctions Laws
fines for violations of other watch lists can be substantial. Depending on the program, criminal penalties can include fines ranging from $50,000 to $10,000,000 and imprisonment ranging from 10 to 30 years for willful violations. Depending on the program, civil penalties range from $11,000 to $1,000,000 for each violation.
Government sanctions have existed for many years, but since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 the Federal government has dramatically increased its use of watch lists.
Originally posted by justwokeup
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Originally posted by ElmersGluon
reply to post by staticarium
Well then, what super powers should we be going after and why?
I certainly don't think we need a global presence even though it has it's benefits. We are just going about it all wrong. It's like your neighbor constantly yelling out the window, telling you that your lawn is not green enough and your making his property look bad.
I'm on your side, just don't think there's a good reason to go after anybody at the moment.
edit on 5-2-2012 by ElmersGluon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by staticarium
This isn't a discussion. Americans out of Europe now.