The Wheels are falling off pt.1

The wheels are coming off the Empire infast moving scenes. The world is waking up because of the the Egyptian Revolution as to just how corrupt the US has been since the days of FDR. When told that the US was supporting a son-of-a -bitch, Somoza l in Nicaragua the Great One remarked, “Yes but he’s our son-of-a -bitch.” Truer words were never spoken but this truism never penetarated the insides of  American’s psyches…the unbelievable exceptionalism that we are the greatest, the indispensable nation, the smartest, who wish democarcy on all other nations. etc.

Those on the receiving end of their imperial hubris—the Iranians, the Iranians, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Chileans etc always knew what corrupt bastards they were—not individual Americans, generous and good neighbours but the apparatus they constructed to keep cheap goods coming into the  country-particularly the oil in te Middle East. This appartaus included buying off local thugs (the Shah, Pimochet, Mobutu in  Zaire Duarte) in these countries—the Mubaraks, pere et fils, simply being ‘the latest, thieves who have squirreled away billions, The brillliant diplomat George Kennan(who later turned to a more humane elder in the Reagan years

in his famous X telegram from Russia in 1948, Kennan spelled out the Realpolitik of the USA:

We must be very careful when we speak of exercising “leadership” in Asia. We are deceiving ourselves and others when we pretend to have answers to the problems, which agitate many of these Asiatic peoples. Furthermore, we have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 of its population. This disparity is particularly great as between ourselves and the peoples of Asia. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships, which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world benefaction…

Well, Kennan spelled it out—and now the US for good reason is hated through the Middle East for their gross hypocrisy and callous behaviour

Next : Obama’s man in Egypt

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