Posts Tagged ‘imperial’

Provocations as Pretexts for Imperial War: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11

December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor. 78 Years Ago.   Incisive analysis by Award Winning author Prof. James Petras (Article first published by GR in August 2008) Wars in an imperialist democracy cannot simply be dictated by executive fiat, they require the consent of highly motivated masses who will make the human and material sacrifices. Imperialist […]

The Imperial Propaganda Machine

It’s important to avoid fake news, Russian media or conspiracy theorists. We must only trust those reputable news outlets who tell us that neoliberalism is working fine, that US foreign policy is perfectly sane, and that protests are only happening in Hong Kong and nowhere else. The difference between state media and western media is […]

Many imperial Romans had roots in the Middle East

   Many people from the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East settled in the city of Rome, with its famous Forum, during the imperial period. Two thousand years ago, the streets of Rome bustled with people from all over the ancient world. The empire’s trade routes stretched from North Africa to Asia, and new immigrants poured […]

What Does Bolton’s Ouster Mean To Victims Of US Imperial Aggression?

What Does Bolton’s Ouster Mean To Victims Of US Imperial Aggression? Above Photo: From Blackagendareport.com John Bolton, the hired gun who specializes in warmongering for Republican presidents, has legions of soul mates among Russia-obsessed Democrats. “If Trump tries to make peace with some US ‘enemies’ this election season, he will be opposed by corporate Democrats and their […]

U.S. Imperial Decline And The Belt And Road Initiative: The Most Important Global Struggle Of The Century

U.S. imperialism views the One Belt One Road as an existential threat to the domination and monopoly of the dollar. “China is becoming deeply connected to Asia, Europe, and Africa and this spells doom for U.S. imperial hegemony.” The U.S. is once again mired in the political circus of the presidential election cycle. Corporate Democrats […]

Getting Rid of Imperial Ambitions. UN Resolution to Terminate British Control over Chagos Archipelago

The British authorities cannot get rid of imperial ambitions and appear to be yearningly recalling the times of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. At least, this is what the Chagos Archipelago situation testifies to. Just a reminder: on May 22 this year, the UN General Assembly by a majority vote adopted a resolution to […]

US Military to Use Galapagos Islands as an Imperial Airstrip in New Deal with Ecuador

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams Waking Times The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an […]

Stephen Lendman: Douma Chemical Incident a US-NATO False Flag… OPCW Is a US Imperial Tool

ST Sunday, 19 May 2019 The chemical watchdog group is mandated “to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention to achieve a world free of” CWs. Its mission includes conducting “credible and transparent” on-site inspections to verify use of and destruction of these weapons. Time and again, it flagrantly breaches its mandate, serving US-led […]

Trump: Ziofascist Imperial Front Man

By Stephen Lendman Source Trump fronts for imperial America; its military, industrial, security complex; Wall Street, and Israeli Zionist ideologues, fascist extremists, and religious fundamentalists. His one-sided support for the Jewish state is more extreme than any of his predecessors. His so-called/yet to be released Israeli/Palestinian peace plan is so hostile to fundamental Palestinian rights, […]

Imperial America: Humanity’s Scourge-Latest Target Venezuela

Imperial America: Humanity’s Scourge by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Washington’s criminal class is bipartisan, at war on humanity at home and abroad for world dominance, targeting all sovereign independent governments for regime change – Venezuela in its crosshairs for the last 20 years. A slow-motion US coup against its democratically elected […]

Sergey Lavrov’s Straight Talk on Imperial America

By Stephen Lendman Source Is he reading my articles? In remarks days earlier, he was uncharacteristically more straightforward about how Washington operates. More on what he said below.  Repeatedly I’ve stressed that diplomacy with Washington is futile. With rare exceptions, it never worked before.  It won’t ahead as long as dark forces run things, nearly the […]

America’s imperial hubris is pushing Pakistan into the arms of Russia & China

The US has suspended $3 billion in security assistance to Pakistan this year after Washington accused its former ally of failing to do enough to combat terrorism, according to a report. This figure is much higher than the $1.3 billion quoted by the Trump administration earlier last month as well as the $1.66 billion reported […]

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus Above Photo: From Countercurrents.org The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium needs more ruddy cash and indulgent expenditure to cope with all manner of evils.  […]

The Telltale Signs of Imperial Decline

Check which signs of Imperial decline you see around you: The hubris of an increasingly incestuous and out-of-touch leadership; dismaying extremes of wealth inequality; self-serving, avaricious Elites; rising dependency of the lower classes on free Bread and Circuses provided by a government careening toward insolvency due to stagnating tax revenues and vast over-reach–let’s stop there to […]

The Imperial Naivete of the American Public

Whether it’s stated or not, one source of the inchoate outrage triggered by Russian-sourced purchases of adverts on Facebook in 2016 (i.e. “meddling in our election”) is the sense that the U.S. is sacrosanct due to our innate moral goodness and our Imperial Project: never mind that the intelligence agencies of all great powers (including the […]

Like It or Not, Trump Is Systematically Eliminating the Imperial Capitalist Order

In 1916, during the First World War, Lenin analyzed the reasons which led to the confrontation between the empires of his time. He wrote – Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. In this book, he clarified his analysis – « Imperialism is capitalism which has arrived at a stage of its development where domination by monopolies […]

Chaos In The Imperial Big House

Chaos In The Imperial Big House Above Photo: From Blackagendareport.com “The Trump experience has plunged corporate ideology and war rationales into disarray.” Donald Trump, the arch racist usurper of the Republican Party, is tearing the ruling class consensus to shreds, inflicting bigger shocks to the imperial system by accident, impulse and ignorance than any conceivable “progressive” elected U.S. […]

The Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

Hodeidah (GPA) – Mainstream media outlets have spent the last month or so hyping up the importance of Hodeidah in Yemen. Forces backed by the U.S.-Saudi-U.A.E. coalition have an intense offensive planned to take territory from Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, Ansarullah. But what’s the big deal about Hodeidah? Well, a whole lot actually. So much […]

Imperial hubris takes its toll: US Navy finds most new officers struggle with handling ship collisions

     Nearly 85 percent of junior officers in the United States Navy present “some concern” or “significant concern” with regard to their ability to handle a crisis involving a collision with another ship, according to a recent internal assessment that reviewed 164 officers. Following the lethal collisions in 2017 between commercial ships and US naval […]

Geography Of Imperial Aggression

I recall walking the halls of the United Nations and being told by concerned diplomats from the Global South that the wrath of the United States was not going to be slaked in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that three countries belonged on his Axis of […]

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