King Condemned U.S. Wars and the "unjust overseas predatory investments they are meant to maintain."
King would have loudly repeated the U.S. media suppressed arrogant and bragging 1989 confession of David Rockefeller cohort Zbignieu Brzezinski, appointed Presidential Advisor to President Carter:
Brzezinski: "According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid [funding, arming and training] to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention." [Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser, Le Nouvel Observateur , Paris, 15-21 January 1998 ]
Brzezinsk i: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it?
Interviewer : And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
(Actually, according to eminent Middle East journalist Robert Fisk, what Brzezinski called a "pro-Soviet regime in Kabul" was an overwhelmingly popular women liberating and educating government. And the hill tribe war-lords backed and led by the CIA and US allied secret services of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were executing teachers of girls. CIA backed war-lord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was known for spraying acid on women dressed in Western fashion.)
King might have even gone back further to describe the British and French murderous military occupation and colonial exploitation of all Arabian lands after World War Two, long since replaced by armed American economic and political hegemony.
Commenting on 9/11 in 2001, Rev. Jeremiah Wright sermonized, "The American chickens have come home to roost." King might well have pointed out that the Vietnamese suffered the equivalent of a 9/11 from American bombing every month for fifteen years, and never spoke of vengeful justice for their millions of victims.
As Americans continue to mourn their own innocent victims, the world is watching for some sign of equal compassion for the immeasurably more numerous innocent victims of America's wars in poor nations since end of WW II.
Martin Luther King Jr. not only had such compassion but awoke to a determination to speak out against this massive destruction of lives caused by powerful investor conspiracies of war to protect what King called "unjust overseas predatory investments in vulnerable poorer nations all around the world."
There is now an International Campaign for Awareness of King's Condemnation of U.S. Wars and the "unjust overseas predatory investments they are meant to maintain." website http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/