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Imperialism and "dictators'

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Imperialism and "dictators'

By Tim Anderson

 

 

In its drive for a "new middle east' the great power is moving against every single independent state in the oil-rich region. One by one they are being set up for destruction.

 

Strategic control is pursued through two linked Pentagon doctrines: "broad spectrum dominance', a military, economic and ideological subjugation; and the globalist "destroying disconnectedness'.

 

In its ideological war imperialism tries to legitimise itself with human rights claims: the protection of civilian populations and women; its targets are "dictatorships'.

 

But given that the imperial power is the grand dictator -- unaccountable, brutal and overwhelming -- who or what are these other "dictatorships'?

 

Anyone with a little history would recall that the empire itself, not that long ago, actually set up or backed a large number of subordinate military dictatorships: for example in South Korea, pre-revolutionary Cuba, Iran, Indonesia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Haiti, Uruguay, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Egypt. They can't be referring to these.

 

So who or what are these new "dictatorships'?

 

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