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US exceptionalism suggests that the United States is a unique nation state, and can excuse itself from the general principles of cause and effect, international law etc, that apply to other nation states.

“So I would hope that people would take time to remember [about 9-11], but that they would also reflect on what an amazing country this is, and the responsibility that each and every one of us has to — to make it even more so through our devotion to our ideals, to our devotion to our fellow Americans, and to our role in the world, which is unlike any other country in the history of the world.”
Condoleezza Rice (2002)  [1]

“"The US can bomb who it likes, whenever it likes, and when it does it is only ever doing so in self-defence, because the entire planet is the property of Washington DC. It can seize control of entire clusters of nations, and if any of those nations resist in any way, they are invading America’s sovereignty."”
Caitlin Johnstone (2021)  [2]


 

Related Quotations

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2021“In a blunt opening statement before the talks in private, Mr Anthony Blinken said the US would "discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, economic coercion of our allies". "Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability," he said. In response, Mr Yang Jiechi accused Washington of using its military might and financial supremacy to suppress other countries. "It abuses so-called notions of national security to obstruct normal trade exchanges, and incite some countries to attack China," he added. Mr Yang said human rights in the US were at a low point, with black Americans being "slaughtered".”China
US
March 2021
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine“The bitter truth is that Washington's foreign policy establishment never actually considered Zelensky - or his predecessor Poroshenko - to be allies or partners of the United States. Overflowing with a toxic mix of ignorance, arrogance, and extreme cynicism, Washington's elites have always viewed Ukraine as a tool to "regime-change" a Russia that, after its post-Yeltsin recovery, would no longer take its direction from them. The false gods of American exceptionalism are jealous ones indeed.”Daniel McAdams26 February 2022
George Carlin“So about 80 years after the Constitution is ratified, the slaves are freed. Not so you'd really notice it of course; just kinda on paper. And that of course was at the end of the Civil War. Now there is another phrase I dearly love. That is a true oxymoron if I've ever heard one — civil war. D'you think anybody in this country could ever really have a civil war? "Say, pardon me...*machinegun sounds*...I'm awfully sorry! Awfully sorry."”George Carlin
Mike Pompeo“I was a cadet, what's the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”Mike PompeoApril 2019
Russia/Encirclement“We have made it clear that Nato’s move to the east is unacceptable (...) The United States is standing with missiles on our doorstep. Is it an excessive requirement not to install shock systems at our house? How would the Americans react if missiles were placed at the border with Canada or Mexico”Vladimir Putin2021

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Pentagon’s “2015 Strategy” For Ruling the Worldarticle3 July 2015Mike WhitneyA critique of the 2015 US National military strategy document
Document:The Real American Exceptionalismessay24 February 2015Alfred McCoyAn overview of the rights which the US has claimed for itself as the lone superpower: international laws are strictly optional, to be followed only when convenient. "There is a clear correlation between state secrecy and the rule of law — as one grows, the other surely shrinks."
Document:US bombs Syria and ridiculously claims self defenceArticle26 February 2021Caitlin JohnstoneThe US can bomb who it likes, whenever it likes, and when it does it is only ever doing so in self-defence, because the entire planet is the property of Washington DC. It can seize control of entire clusters of nations, and if any of those nations resist in any way, they are invading America’s sovereignty.
File:2015 US National Military Strategy.pdfmilitary strategy documentJuly 2015Joint Chiefs of StaffOffical 2015 strategy of the US military concerning its equipment, deployments and doctrines.


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