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United States Foreign policy is, so goes its official narrative, an aggressive promoter of freedom and democracy.

History

In 1823, US president James Monroe expounded the US Monroe Doctrine that the US would oppose European nation states colonies in the Americas. At that time, the US military was relatively weak, but this doctrine continued to guide policy for a long time.

US relative military power increased after the hugely destructive WW1 sapped the strength of Britain and the other European nations. Although involved in this and in WW2, neither war was fought on US soil, and the US was on both winning sides.

Cold war

Full article: Cold war

After 1945, the US emerged, with nuclear weapons, engaged in the Cold War with the other 'superpower', the USSR. Open wars were few (with the notable exceptions of the Korean War and the Vietnam War), and the focus was on covert, CIA-sponsored, assassinations and regime change operations.

Operation Gladio

Full articles: Operation Gladio, Operation Gladio/B

At the close of WW2, a pan-European network of terrorist cells was set up under the moniker "stay behind network". Originally set up with the express intention of only being activated in case of a communist invasion, this carried out violent acts, including assassinations and false flag attacks which were used to manipulate public opinion. This was briefly investigated, mainly in Italy, after a spate of bombings in the 1970s and 80s. Sibel Edmonds, the most gagged individual in US history, has claimed that the US pentagon has an office codenamed Gladio/B which substituted Moslems for anti-communists.

Post-USSR

Post 1989, the US has continued to intervene overseas. These have becoming increasingly more ambitious as the influence of the US deep state has replace that part of the democratic process which actually respected the will of the citizens.[1] In the 21st century, effective control of groups such as Al Qaeda has allowed the post 9/11 "war on terror" to be exploited as a general purpose casus belli. In countries such as Libya, aggressive foreign intervention has been portrayed by the commercially-controlled media as "humanitarian intervention".  

Examples

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US Bombing campaigns since 1945
US/Efforts to Suppress Democracy since 1945
US/Foreign Assassinations since 1945
US/Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945
 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
A Long History of America's Dark Sidearticle7 October 2010Peter Dale Scott
Robert Parry
Americans are encouraged to unquestioningly view their country and its soldiers as the "good guys" spreading “democracy” and “liberty” around the world. When the US inflicts death and destruction, it’s viewed as a mistake or an aberration. This article reviews the long history of these acts of brutality, a record that suggests they are neither a “mistake” nor an “aberration” but a conscious counterinsurgency doctrine on the "dark side".
Countdown to Destruction in Syriatimeline21 February 2016Dana VisalliA timeline of US and Western-European interference in Syria since its formation in 1916
The Road to Hell: A Brief History of Modern Syriaarticle2 April 2016Dana VisalliA brief history of modern Syria from the Sykes-Picot accord of 1916 to the present day
US Ambassador to Hungary: Overthrow Assad, Let in Refugees, and Fight Russia...or Else!article6 May 2016Daniel McAdamsUS requirements of it's European vassals illustrated by the speech of US Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell to the Foreign affairs committee of the Hungarian parliament.
File:US Interventions 1798-2012.pdfreport19 September 2012Richard Grimmett
US holds world record for the killing of innocent civiliansInterview transcript29 July 2014John McMurtryA wide-ranging interview with Prof. John McMurtry that pulls no punches about the moral bankruptcy of the US globalising elite and its accomplices, allies and self-serving lackies. It covers the US War on Terror project, its military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the 9-11 attacks.
 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Michael Ledeen“Creative destruction is our middle name. We do it automatically.... It is time once again to export the democratic revolution.”Michael Ledeen
Michael Ledeen“Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business.”Michael Ledeen
Wesley Clark“In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’”Wesley Clark2 March 2007


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