…by Jonas E. Alexis
I’m not in a position to support or disapprove Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, but he has recently said something that’s one hundred percent correct. He declared:
“Occasionally it might be a good idea to be honest about American foreign policy, and that includes the fact that America has overthrown governments all over the world in Chile and Guatemala in Iran.”
This is a brute historical fact. And if you doubt this, then listen to a leading Neocon theoretician by the name of Micheal Ledeen:
“Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity, which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace.”
If you still don’t believe Ledeen, then pick up a copy of Stephen Kinzer’s Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq and All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East TerrorAll the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.
If that again is still not sufficient, then here are a small fraction of scholarly studies that have been written over the years:
Nick Cullather, Secret History: The CIA’s Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala 1952-1954 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999 and 2006);
Richard H. Immerman, The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention (Austin: University of Texas, 1982);
Peter Dale Scott, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991);
Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005);
Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004);
Paul R. Pillar, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011);
Michael MacDonald, Overreach: Delusion of Regime Change in Iraq (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014);
John M. Schuessler, Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy (New York: Cornell University Press, 2015);
John J. Mearsheimer, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011);
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006);
Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
We all know by now that the United States destroyed Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria for Israel. It is also a historical fact that the warmongers and political whores sent a six-trillion dollar bill to the average American. It is undeniably true that the United States overthrew a democratically elected president in Iran in 1953
Who is still paying the price again? The warmongers? The Israelis? The Neocons? Of course not. The biggest losers in this diabolical world are the average Americans and the war veterans and soldiers whom Henry Kissinger called “stupid animals.”
“More than half of the 2.6 million Americans dispatched to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with physical or mental health problems stemming from their service, feel disconnected from civilian life and believe the government is failing to meet the needs of this generation’s veterans.”
Obviously America cannot continue to listen to New World Order agents and their lackeys anymore. In order to rehabilitate serious politics and real solutions to America’s perennial problems, the warmongers, the Neocons, and political whores like Trump should not be allowed to have political power over us.
-  Ernesto Londono, “Study: Iraq, Afghan war costs to top $4 trillion,” Washington Post, March 28, 2013; Bob Dreyfuss, The $6 Trillion Wars,” The Nation, March 29, 2013; “Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study,” Huffington Post, May 14, 2013; Mark Thompson, “The $5 Trillion War on Terror,” Time, June 29, 2011; “Iraq war cost: $6 trillion. What else could have been done?,” LA Times, March 18, 2013.
-  Stephen Kinzer, All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (Hoboken: Wiley & Sons, 2003 and 2008); Ervand Abrahamian, The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations (New York: The New Press, 2013).
-  H. A. Goodman, “6,845 Americans Died and 900,000 Were Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Say ‘No’ to Obama’s War.,” Huffington Post, April 14, 2015.
-  “The shocking cost of war: Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are ‘the most damaged generation ever’ with almost HALF seeking disability benefits,” Daily Mail, May 28, 2012.
-  Rajiv Chandrasekaren, “A legacy of pain and pride,” Washington Post, March 29, 2014.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.