US Dollar – America’s Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Anyone who reads and knows America’s history knows well that no country in the world has been engaged in wars more than the US. The list of America’s wars can go and on, from its wars against Native Americans, to wars in Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Yemen, and of course, the wars in Central America.

America at peace with itself and the world are few years, intervals within minor and major conflicts and wars, whether direct or proxy – nevertheless, we are a war nation, certainly not a peaceful nation, as we like to think of ourselves.

The days of America’s CARE Package are gone. Now the only things countries and citizens of the world see are bombs falling from the skies and their economies crashing.

However, America has not only used its nuclear bombs and every other kind of bombs and rockets, but has waged economic wars against so many countries, with devastating effect to no less degree than bombs and rockets.

The row with Turkey, which came out of the blue, is but another declared war, though of an economic nature, with America using its dollar as a weapon of mass destruction.

This is not the first time the US has used its dollar and its economic power to wage wars on countries and nations that somehow don’t fit with its own thinking.

We all should remember the economic wars waged by America through Wall Street against the economies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in the 80’s, when Wall Street colluded with political Washington to take those countries to ruin, and it succeeded.

Then came the war against the Asian Tigers in 1997 when, once again, Wall Street and big time hedge funds took those countries to economic ruin, looting the benefits of many years of hard work by those countries.

Now it is Turkey that is under assault, a NATO ally with one of the largest US airbase in the region and a political and economic ally of the US. Not so sure what triggered all this?

For sure the detention of the US Christian Evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson is part of the story, but not the whole story. The footprints of Israel and its Arab Gulf allies certainly has to do with this.

Having failed in the attempted military coup of last year, it was time to bring changes in Turkey by economic means, using the dollar as an America’s weapon of choice against Turkey. Unlike Arab allies in the region who came to power through military coups or 99% votes, Erdogan came to power with only 52% of the votes, with more than 90% of Turkish voters voting in the election. By no mean a dictator.

The US use of unilateral “sanctions” without UNSC resolutions and in violation of international trade agreements is a wakeup call for Europe, Russia, China, India and other major economies to think of an alternative to the use of US dollars in world trade.

The US is able to effectively impose its unilateral sanctions because the dollar is the anchor of the world financial system, where every transaction in dollars whether internationally or even locally must go through the clearing house in NY. Even if you want to transfer dollars from one bank to another bank in say Amman, the transaction must first go through the clearing house in NYC.

Let us not forget that the US, through its corrupt financial institutions, has also taken many countries, friends and allies included, to financial ruin. The collapse of the US financial system in 2008 not only ruined the lives of tens of millions of Americans, who lost their homes and pensions, but major world financial institutions that bought worthless financial instruments from Wall Street went broke.

Given all these shortcomings, I have no idea how anyone in the world can trust the US political and financial systems to do right for America and the world. If we are not engaged in bombing some place in the world, then we are certainly at economic war in many places, with the US Dollar used as America’s choice of Weapon of Mass Destruction to complement our bombs and missiles.

Author Details
Sami, a Palestinian-American and a US Army Veteran (66-68), recipient of the “soldier of the month award and leadership award from the 6th Army NCO Academy, is an international legal and business consultant with over 40 years of international experience, in construction, hospitality services, conservation and defense, in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. Sami is a holder of BA, MPA in Public and Environmental Affairs, Jurist Doctor from Indiana University. While at IU he was elected class president, student government president and chairman of the Indiana Students Association, Active in peace movement as a co-author of the pre-amble for the One State for All of its people and voluntary service program SalamNation. A frequent contributor on national and international affairs. He resides in the United States.
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4 COMMENTS

  1. If the US people ever woke up to the evil of Israel it would cease to exist. Israel has perpetrated monstrous crimes while Iran seeks only to survive.

  2. Another outstanding piece by Sami. I graduated from Pasadena High School, Pasadena, California, in 1956. That was about 62 years ago. While the good intentioned history teachers did discuss the many wars, little was discussed about the dollar. America is and has been a monstrous bully to the planet and other countries but falsely sold as Motherhood and Apple Pie. Mafia gangsters run both fake political parties. All this and more in his article are why we were provided the 2 nd Amendment, the ultimate weapons of lowly citizens, even a David and Goliath battle. to ultimately and finally “throw the bums out”. But that has never happened. Today our gangster governments are so worried about what citizens might to to retrieve their crumbling sick outlaw corrupt despicable government they plan and stage false fake school shootings and other false flag attacks to fool the citizens into surrendering their Constitutional Rights. Congress even passed a despicable falsely named “Patriot Act” which should have been called the tyranny act, gang raping our Constitution. The whores in Congress have old out to gangsters in Israel. America deserves to come crashing down. It has earned its fate. Shame, shame, shame,…on America and its gangster criminals in charge. Israel did 9/11/01 but sought to blame it on Muslims.
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

    • It’s obvious Doc Winn, your highschool education was excellent. We know what the construct of the dollar is and we pity what out children will have to deal with. It’s a shame, I wish the kids could of grown up in my world. I used to fish in a creek that is now off limits. Sadly, people misconstrue climate change crapola with cleaning up the environment.

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