Iraq now and future
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The new American Empire
For those of us who have lived in the USA,
have relatives and friends there, and admire the vision of the
drafters of the US
Declaration of Independence, the Constitution,
and the Bill
of Rights, it is deeply saddening to have watched the systematic
destruction of so many of those ideals by recent Administrations in
This page identifies some details of that
destruction, mostly from US sources, and the transformation to what
has been called "Imperial America". What is our
"We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed
by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these
are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." -
Declaration of Independence.
- A Senlis Council 2007 report shows
"Afghans see the international military coalitions as taking
sides in a civil war situation, and as NATO-ISAF troops retreat to
their fortified military compounds in southern Afghanistan, locals
perceive that the Taliban-led insurgents are once again defeating
global military powers."
- A lively site with diverse, amusing comment, resources and movie
clips on the Bush Administration.
energy and military plans are linked
- Perceptive article by Michael Klare in January 2004 edition of Foreign
Policy In Focus. "A two-pronged strategy governs U.S. policy
toward much of the world. One arm of this strategy is to secure more
oil from the rest of the world, and the other is to enhance the
capability to intervene. While one of these objectives arises from
energy preoccupations and the other from security concerns, the upshot
is a single direction for U.S. dominance in the 21st Century. It is
this combination of strategies, more than anything else, that will
anchor the United States’ international relations for years to come."
regime - and after by Richard K Moore in Global
Research, Dec 27, 2007
- "The Post-Bush Regime: A
Prognosis" including the "Gore agenda" on global carbon
- "Bubble" of American Supremacy
- Financier George Soros analyses US security strategy. He likens
American power to a stock market bubble - Atlantic Monthly December
Sheehan: Pro-American = Anti-BushCo. 4 May
- "I steadfastly believe that to be
anti-BushCo. means being pro-American, pro-life, and most of all,
the Constitution - American campaign
- An online grassroots movement combating
the growing power of the religious right ..., while respecting people
of faith and their beliefs.
of destructive power 5 September 2006 ZMag article by
- There has been a qualitative leap in
technology that makes all inherited conventional wisdom, and war as an
instrument of political policy, utterly irrelevant, not just to the
U.S. but to any other nation that embarks upon it.
hegemony - 17 February 2006.
- Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican
member of Congress from Texas. In this long
speech he warns of the dangers of US military and dollar power. One
"Our whole economic system depends on continuing the current
monetary arrangement, which means recycling the dollar is crucial.
Currently, we borrow over $700 billion every year from our gracious
benefactors, who work hard and take our paper for their goods. Then we
borrow all the money we need to secure the empire (DOD budget $450
billion) plus more. The military might we enjoy becomes the
“backing” of our currency. There are no other countries that can
challenge our military superiority, and therefore they have little
choice but to accept the dollars we declare are today’s “gold.” This
is why countries that challenge the system – like Iraq, Iran and
Venezuela – become targets of our plans for regime change."
of Empire, Eulogies for International Law"
article by John Gershman, March 25, 2003 from: Project
Against the Present Danger.
Policy in Focus
lengthy article on building
a global movement against empire.
W Bush in the Moscow Times, 27 June 2003
- "God told me to strike at al-Qaida
and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam,
which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the
Middle East. If you help me, I will act, and if not, the elections
will come and I will have to focus on them."
- Founded by former US Attorney General,
Ramsey Clark. "Information, Activism, and Resistance to U.S.
Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed, Linking with Struggles Against
Racism and Oppression within the United States."
regime change planned long before 2000
- This article in the Information
Clearing House links to the PNAC
PDF document Rebuilding
- Washington Post's War-mongering scribe - Michael
Whitney 6 July 06.
- An interesting window on White House and
"Neocon" policy development.
Security Strategy of the USA
- Released by the Bush administration in
September 21, 2002, this is a strategy of pre-emptive war, undermining
one of the key norms of collective security.
Chomsky describes the American Imperial Ambition.
interview in the May 2003 Monthly Review.
- An archive to promote scholarship of
medical activities, ethics and policies pertaining to US facilities in
Iraq, Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay that are managed by the
Department of Defense and its intelligence agencies. It includes
access to a number of very large reports as well as various findings
by many different agencies relating to torture, cruel, inhumane and
- "PPI's mission is to define and promote a new progressive
politics for America in the 21st century". This is the US
Democrat Party's equivalent of the Project for the New American
Century. PPI's Progressive
Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy seems to
include similar objectives of world domination.
Against the Present Danger.
- In defence of international law,
international cooperation and multilateralism. It has a journal Foreign
Policy in Focus.
for the New American Century
- The key "Neo-Con" think tank for building American
domination of the world. Its Statement
of Principles was written in 1997 by the key figures in the
current US Administration to specify their imperative for world
about it in the MoveOn Bulletin.
Wars - can we survive them? 6 June 2007
- Article on oil and US intentions -
of major recent books on American empire.
worth reading, from the New York Review of Books, 9 October 2003.
actions of the USA - a catalogue
- "Mirror, mirror on the wall,
who's the biggest rogue of all?" - from ZNet
7 August 2003.
Scholars for a Sensible Foreign Policy
- A nonpartisan group reaching out to
conservative as well as liberal experts on foreign affairs.
Ten US Administration outrages
- From the 26 December 2003 LA Weekly.
- Torture - current US
Administration policy. (See also Prison
- "A Question of
Torture : CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror"
- a book by Alfred McCoy, January 2006.
The CIA’s method combines “sensory deprivation” and
“self-inflicted pain”. They are widely used throughout the
copy the title into the "Books" search, to read detailed
- The Abu
Graib files, with commentary have been published (March 2006) by Salon.com.
They illustrate the latest implementation of the CIA torture
plans of American militarism
- This is an abridged version of an
article by Floyd Rudmin.
Before 1939, the USA had secret war plans against Mexico, Japan, the
UK and Canada, among others.