Friday, July 27, 2012

The world's military policeman

Make no mistake about it, the United States of America, a country knee-deep in debt, has set itself up as military policeman to the world without the consent of many of the countries it purports to police. In its pursuit of global corporate imperialism its military ambitions rely on ‘lily pad’ bases strategically dotted around the planet posing a threat to everyone everywhere.  In an excellently argued article by David Vine the limitations of this ‘lily pad’ mentality are spelled out. As with all imperialists their empires are bound eventually to crumble but in the meantime it causes a lot of death, scarring, stress and terror. Not many people know of the dead and wounded young US soldiers being transported from Africa, where they receive their wounds, to Germany where they are treated. Some things do not get on the news.

The article mentions a new naval base that is being built on the beautiful Jeju island off the Korean shoreline. The residents of Jeju Island do not want this base there. Neither do South or North Koreans. Does that stop the United States? No prizes for answers.

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