Western Aggression on Libya - by Stephen Lendman
Make no mistake. Another Washington-led resource war targets Libya's riches, besides wanting new US base locations for greater regional dominance.
America doesn't covet regional sun, sand and sea. "Humanitarian intervention" is a lie. So are notions about peace, not war, liberation, equity, justice, and other democratic values. Washington tolerates none of them abroad or at home, plundering the world roguishly.
All US presidents are war criminals. Obama is one of the worst, doubling Bush's lawlessness, adding Pakistan and Libya aggression to Iraq and Afghanistan, spending $1.5 trillion annually for militarism plus multi-trillion dollar handouts to Wall Street crooks, while pleading poverty to cut essential homeland social benefits.
As a result, it's no exaggeration saying America is on a fast-track to tyranny and ruin. It's no longer a fit place to live in. Young people have a choice - leave or be exploited, a shocking indictment of a corrupted, declining, lawless nation.
Unchecked Global Militarism
Waging wars at home and/or abroad every year in its history, a permanent war agenda has been policy since WW II. A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:
Historians Charles Beard and Gore Vidal called it "perpetual war for perpetual peace," at all times concealing the real agenda. As a result, since WW II, America's been a global menace, today calling "terrorism" the main threat. In fact, it's bogus nonsense to justify militarism, homeland repression, imperial wars, wanton destruction, and lawless killings, heading the nation for moral, political and economic ruin.
In his book, "Another Century of War," Gabriel Kolko observed:
"The way America's leaders are running the nation's foreign policy is not creating peace or security at home or stability abroad. The reverse is the case: it's interventions have been counterproductive."
In his newest book, "The World in Crisis," he said America's decline "began after the Korean War, was continued in relation to Cuba, and was greatly accelerated in Vietnam - but (Bush II did) much to exacerbate it," what Obama extended further.
No wonder Kolko believes US influence is declining globally. Other nations will surpass its "economic might." As a result, America's "century of domination is now ending." Moreover, each new imperial war hastens it. The fools running the country don't give a damn as long as short-term gains are possible, no matter how many corpses it takes to achieve them.
In his noted trilogy, Chalmers Johnson called American imperialism a "suicide option," noting its undermining effects, explaining what he called:
"isolation, overstretch, the uniting of local and global forces opposed to imperialism, and in the end bankruptcy," combined with authoritarian rule, a fantasy democracy, social decay, and loss of Bill of Rights freedoms.
Immanuel Wallerstein thinks America "has been a fading global power since the 1970s, and the US response to the (9/11) terrorist attacks has accelerated this decline. (The) economic, political and military factors that contributed to US hegemony are the same (ones) that will inexorably produce the coming US decline."