D.C.'s policy of endless war just isn't fun any more. As Americans gaze in horror at the aftermaths of the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, they're realizing that (1) their government deliberately lied to them and (2), their government is run by megalomaniacs who don't know what the hell they're doing. So Americans have withdrawn their consent to wage war
in their name:
Amid deepening violence across Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Americans are recoiling from direct engagement overseas and oppose U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine by large margins, according to a POLITICO poll of 2014 battleground voters. ...
More than three-quarters of likely voters say they support plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. Only 23 percent oppose the plan.
Forty-four percent of likely voters favor less involvement in Iraq’s civil war, versus 19 percent who favor more involvement and 23 percent who say the current level of involvement is appropriate.
This outbreak of mass sanity has the warmongers in a perfect funk. Here's Robert Fulford
The slow American withdrawal from world affairs has been apparent for a long time, but has never been so glaringly evident as this week in the Middle East....
The context for the change in America’s international role was provided by a Pew Research Center poll in December. It determined that more than half of Americans now think the United States should mind its own business and let other countries “get along the best they can on their own” — the highest number since Pew began raising that issue 40 years ago. Robert Kagan, the author of The World America Made, believes Americans feel an uneasy desire to shed the burdens that their country assumed from 1941 to the end of the Cold War. Many Americans imagine they would be happier in a “normal” kind of America, a nation more attuned to its own needs, less to those of the wider world.
Fulford pines for the days when, in Michael Ledeen's
infamous formula, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business." Ah, yes. Good times. But now the party's over, and Fulford urges Americans to get back in touch with their inner Neocon again, because, "Unquestionably, America’s strength, wielded carelessly, can cause great trouble. But since the 1940s it has done the world far more good than harm. In this waning period, the global future looks increasingly dire."
In WHAT alternate universe has U.S. intervention done more good than harm? Here's a partial list of the lives the D.C. Empire has snuffed out in THIS universe:
- Vietnam, 1960-75 -- Two million Vietnamese killed in longest US war.
- Indonesia, 1965 -- CIA-backed overthrow of Sukarno in 1965 resulted in estimated death of one million people.
- Cambodia, 1969-75 -- US carpet bombing killed two million people.
- El Salvador, 1981-92 -- troops and air power assisted death squads, 75,000 people killed.
- Serbia -- Clinton's 'Wag the Dog' Air War in 1999 killed 6,000 Serbian troops and 2,000 civilians.
- Iraq -- US-led sanctions result in the estimated deaths of over one million civilians, from 1990 to 2003. And the Iraqi invasion and occupation has killed over 700 US troops, 5,000 Iraqi troops, and 8,000 civilians.
Now that Americans have rejected D.C.'s foreign agenda, we need to reject the flip side of empire, which is the globalization of the American homeland (multiculturalism). And thank God, there are signs that's happening, too
. Know hope.