How Dangerous Is The USA? AnonHQ. November 20th, 2015 | by hqanon Politics The USA is the world’s only superpower. Armed with weapons of mass destruction and a history of committing some of the worst crimes to humanity, how far will the USA go to maintain economic, political and military dominance? Transcript of the video: In 2014, the United States of America was officially named the country that posed the greatest threat to world peace. With the USA’s position as the world’s leading economic and military power set to be unchallenged, perhaps we should all ask ourselves: “How dangerous is the USA?” Despite the fact that congress last officially declared war in 1941, since World War II, America has been engaged in more wars than any other country.
Most recently, the USA’s involvement in the Middle East has led to the rise of terrorist group ISIS, which is intent on violently installing a global Islamic state. Related articles: The Truth About The Wars of the USA This Article (How Dangerous Is The USA?) The Hardest Pill To Swallow. I come from a military family. Every generation for well over 100 years has entered the military. I myself am a second generation Marine grunt.
My father spent 2.5 years of his life in South Vietnam. He suffered tremendously from the horror of war. He was wounded 3 times and carries with him the mental scars from combat. I never met a man that I admired more than my father. Through the toughest of times he showed me so much about love and compassion. Some time in 2005 I read a book about our financial system titled The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve. Over and over again we see the same lies and false justifications for wars. I wasn’t indoctrinated by my father. 58000 other Americans weren’t so fortunate in Vietnam. Later I did some research on POW’s in Vietnam. Instead of being honest we create flags as a way to ease our conscious.
I once considered myself a patriot. The second difficult pill I had to swallow was about our entire political system. They served their country. Now they can’t live in it. U.S. Army veteran Hector Lopez participates in a protest by deported military personnel at the U.S.- Mexico border in March 2014 in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Non-citizens have fought in the U.S. armed forces since the Revolutionary War.
Some 65,000 green card holders now serve in the military, according to the Pentagon. And some of these military personnel have been deported after committing crimes like writing bad checks, petty drug offenses or driving under the influence. The Department of Homeland Security, which handles and tracks deportations, doesn’t count how many veterans have been deported, but experts who study the issue say the number is in the thousands and that veterans have been deported to more than 25 different countries. We cover the issue for this week’s Shortwave with P.J. Do You Know How Many Countries the US Military's Deployed In? US Soldiers in Iraq in 2005.Photo Credit: Sgt.
Jeremiah Johnson/U.S. Army To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. Shop ▾ If journalism was once considered the first rough draft of history, now, when it comes to American military policy at least, it’s often the first rough pass at writing a script for "The Daily Show. " Take, for example, a little inside-the-paper piece that Eric Schmitt of the New York Times penned recently with this headline: “New Role for General After Failure of Syria Rebel Plan.” And here’s the first paragraph: “The Army general in charge of the Pentagon’s failed $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels is leaving his job in the next few weeks, but is likely to be promoted and assigned a senior counterterrorism position here, American officials said on Monday.”
Yes, you read that right. Bureaucratic acumen! They’re also quite successful. The Elite Warriors of the Warrior Elite Indeed. After ISIS Killed His Friends, This Guy Founded a Security Firm to Kill ISIS. Matthew VanDyke. All photos courtesy of VanDyke In 2013, VICE spoke to Matthew VanDyke, an American documentary-maker who decided to pick up a gun and fight against Gaddafi in the Libyan revolution. His story is extraordinary. Taking his place at the frontline in a recent Middle-eastern conflicts, Matthew lives a life that makes Hemingway's look a little dull. He's traveled North Africa and the Middle-East by motorbike, visited Bin Laden's home, and been taken as a prisoner of war. (He escaped when rebels and other prisoners freed him.) In the two years since his last conversation with VICE, VanDyke has seen two of his close friends, James Foley and Steven Sutloff, murdered. VICE decided to catch up with VanDyke and learn more about SOLI; the lines between activist, journalist, and fighter; and what VanDyke believes it will take to defeat ISIS.
VICE: Hi Matthew. Where is SOLI currently involved? Anyone who kills friends of mine has made himself their target. SOLI fighters. The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other Peo... With the US military having withdrawn many of its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds of US bases and hundreds of thousands of US troops still encircle the globe. Although few know it, the United States garrisons the planet unlike any country in history, and the evidence is on view from Honduras to Oman, Japan to Germany, Singapore to Djibouti. Like most Americans, for most of my life, I rarely thought about military bases. Scholar and former CIA consultant Chalmers Johnson described me well when he wrote in 2004, “As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize—or do not want to recognize—that the United States dominates the world through its military power.
Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.” To the extent that Americans think about these bases at all, we generally assume they’re essential to national security and global peace. 200 Years of US Military Interventions - Interactive Map. As the United States fights military campaigns in Iraq and Syria, take a look at the long history of overseas US military deployments. A recent report by the United States Congressional Research Service details hundreds of overseas military deployments spanning more than two centuries. The scope of and justification for the deployments vary wildly, from conflicts with pirates and bandits to formal declarations of war against an array of sovereign nations.
Explore where, when and why US armed forces have been deployed using our interactive map. Pirates, raiders and ruffians Adventurers, brigands, freebooters, privateers, pirates, raiders, ruffians, smugglers and thieves. Pirates were a common enemy on the high seas, as were cross-border raiders preying on outlying US townships and settlements. There is a gap of more than a century between the final two reported actions against pirates. The surrender of William Walker Bluff, bluster and going too far The wars: declared and undeclared.
State Department Resumes Arms Sales to Bahrain. The State Department announced it will lift its freeze on arms sales to the repressive government of Bahrain on Monday, despite the country’s myriad human rights abuses in recent years, including arbitrary detention of children, torture, restrictions for journalists and a brutal government crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. “The Administration has decided to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard that were implemented following Bahrain’s crackdown on demonstrations in 2011,” wrote John Kirby, a State Department spokesperson, in a press release on Monday. Human rights groups were quick to criticize the decision. “There is no way to dress this up as a good move,” Brian Dooley, a program director at Human Rights First, said in a statement.
“It’s bad for Bahrain, bad for the region, and bad for the United States.” Bahrain’s Sunni government rules a country where the majority of the population is Shiite. Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II Due To Us Interventions By James A. Lucas. U.S. Soldier Uses Heart Breaking Wikileaks Video To Make His Point. Glogin?mobile=1&URI= Problem loading page. Who is Noam Chomsky ? Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, USHe began working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955He is a famous linguist, philosopher and political activistHis work from the 1950s revolutionised the field of linguisticsHe rose to prominence for his anti-Vietnam war activismHe opposes ruling elites and is a sharp critic of US and western foreign policyHe has authored hundreds of books Isabelle Kumar: “The world in 2015 seems a very unsettled place but if we take a big picture view do you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the general state of play?”
Noam Chomsky: “In the global scene we are racing towards a precipice which we are determined to fall over which will sharply reduce the prospects for decent survival.” Isabelle Kumar: “What precipice is that?” Isabelle Kumar: “Let’s look at the environmental issues, we have asked our social media audience to send in questions and we have hordes of questions. Isabelle Kumar: “Why?
CIA Director: War on Terror will never end. War on Terror US ArmyImage Credit: Poxnar Washington, DC (TFC) – Central Intelligence Agency boss John Brennan took part in a question and answer session at Harvard last week. The most important thing to take away from the event is that the nation’s top intelligence official does not believe the war on terror will ever end.
The Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was surprisingly candid (for a man who lies for a living) when he answered questions regarding the likelihood of the disastrous War on Terror ever ending. He ham-handedly attempted to stick to the tired old clichés and talking points, but he was open and honest about one fact: America’s sons and daughters will continue to die under this ill-conceived foreign policy for “millennia” to come. Defense One, a military-industrial complex trade magazine that partners with the Council on Foreign Relations, provided some wonderful quotes: He goes on: When questioned on when the War on Terror will end, Brennan said: Comments comments. What we can learn from the day the US burned to death 100,000 women and children. From: stopwar.org.uk America's needless firebombing of Tokyo in 1945 is one of the 'good war' myths used to justify the endless war policies of today.
March 9, 2015 marked the seventieth anniversary of the American firebombing of Tokyo, World War II’s deadliest day. More people died that night from napalm bombs than in the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But few in the United States are aware that the attack even took place. The lack of ceremonies or official state apologies for the firebombing is unsurprising considering that many Americans see World War II as the “just war” fought by the “greatest generation.”
The little that is available to study on the firebombing, at least here in the US, is told from the perspective of American crewmen and brass, through usually biased American military historians. The overriding narrative surrounding the events of March 9, 1945 is that the American pilots and military strategists such as Gen. Trohan wrote: Meet the Texan Who Traveled Overseas to Fight ISIS | Texas Standard. Wednesday was a fierce day of fighting in Iraq. The self-proclaimed Islamic State set off 21 car bombs in Ramadi as Iraqi forces gained ground in Tikrit, re-taking control of a military hospital there. Back in the U.S., the debate continues about how best to deal with the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But for some veterans the time for talk is over. Unknown numbers of American war vets have taken up with foreign fighters battling ISIS. Texas Standard speaks to retired Marine Corps. Maxwell says doesn’t necessarily disagree with the U.S.’s handling of ISIS in Iraq, but that his reasons for fighting the terrorists were more personal.
“I’m very libertarian in my beliefs and I don’t think we need to be committing U.S. boots to the ground to do another long war like that, ” he says. Although Maxwell said his experience was eye-opening, it wasn’t as active as you would imagine. “We weren’t actively seeking out the enemy,” Maxwell says. Support our troops. » Manning on torture in new Guardian op-ed Chelsea Manning Support Network. March 9, 2015 by Chelsea E Manning “The CIA’s torturers and the leaders who approved their actions must face the law.” Even the most junior level intelligence officers know that torture is both unethical and illegal. So why didn’t our political leaders? CIA director John Brennan Photo illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr via Creative Commons Successful intelligence gathering through interrogation and other forms of human interaction by conventional means can be – and more often than not are – very successful. But, even though interrogation by less conventional methods might get glorified in popular culture – in television dramas like Law and Order: Criminal Intent, 24 and The Closer and movies like Zero Dark Thirty – torture and the mistreatment of detainees in the custody of intelligence personnel is, was and shall continue to be unethical and morally wrong.
Even the most junior level intelligence officials know that this is, and has been, the case for decades.