American Foreign Policy is Empire

dick cheney in a pant suit

The US has the greatest military presence on Earth. We have the most warships, the most submarines, the most bombers, the most fighters, the most missiles, the most nuclear warheads, the most weapons.

And the most military bases in the world.

The US has almost 1,000 military bases in 150 countries around the globe.

We are not the world’s greatest super power, we are the world’s only super power.

But we are much more than that.

We are an empire.

We have organized military alliances with most countries in the world. We sell weapons and munitions, ships, planes, and armaments to all of our allies.

And the military-industrial complex which owns the US government profits from every bomb and bullet.

Our foreign policy transcends Republican and Democratic administrations.

Our foreign policy of constant military belligerence is a requirement of the US economy.

The economy of the United States of America is a war economy.

In the whole of our existence as a nation, America has been at war for all but 17 years since 1776.

We are now engaged in the longest war in American history, that in Afghanistan.

Taxpayers spend over $8 million per hour on war. Twenty four hours of every day, 365 days per year.

All while American children live in poverty, while millions are homeless, while millions have no healthcare. While our infrastructure is crumbling. While we need schools, colleges, roads, bridges, airports, rail lines, fiber optic networks, day care, and hospitals.

The US government finds the funds to drop bombs on people of color half way around the world to line the pockets of Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Lockheed, Halliburton, etc.

The war machine takes precedence over American citizens. Over American troops, over foreign civilians, over everything.

Congress must honor their bribes.

The administration must keep their corporate masters’ profits flowing.

The establishment, Republican and Democrat, are committed to continuing the war machine.

Which is why the presumptive Democratic nominee (Hillary Clinton) holds positions on foreign policy and military adventurism that are indistinguishable from Henry Kissinger, George W Bush, and Dick Cheney.

Which is why the Republican establishment is doing all it can to sabotage Donald Trump and support Hillary Clinton. Why Charles Koch, Laura Bush, Jeb Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Mitt Romney, George Will, etc, are all calling for the defeat of Donald Trump.

The problem with Trump, in the eyes of the establishment, is that he will not play their games nor support their agenda. They have no hook in him.

Trump has declared war on the military-industrial complex. He has promised that the government won’t buy unneeded ships, planes, and weaponry just because lobbyists for arms manufacturers, shipbuilders, and aircraft companies bribe Congress.

Next to Bernie Sanders, Trump is the military-industrial complex’s worst nightmare.

And Hillary Clinton is the poster child for constant, unending war.

 

 

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