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By William Blum

For over sixty-five years, the USA warfare desktop has been on automated pilot. considering that international struggle II we have now been conditioned to think that America's factors in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. during this startling and provocative e-book, William Blum, a number one dissident chronicler folks international coverage and the writer of arguable bestseller Rogue nation, argues that not anything might be farther from the reality. additionally, except this fallacy is unlearned, and till humans comprehend totally the global ache American coverage has prompted, we'll by no means have the capacity to cease the monster.

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The intellectual stock was further depleted as many thousands of academics and other professionals fled abroad or were kidnapped or assassinated; hundreds of  a m e r i ca’ s d e a d l i e s t e x p o r t thousands, perhaps a million, other Iraqis, most of them from the vital, educated middle class, left for Jordan, Syria or Egypt, many after receiving death threats. ‘Now I am isolated,’ said a middleclass Sunni Arab, who decided to leave. ‘I have no government. I have no protection from the government.

Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real. (General Douglas MacArthur, 195711) So now we’ve (choke) just been (gasp) saved from the simultaneous blowing up of as many as ten airplanes headed toward the United States from the UK. Wow, thank you Brits, thank you Homeland Security. And thanks for preventing the destruction of the Sears Tower in Chicago, saving lower Manhattan from a terrorist-unleashed flood, smashing the frightful Canadian ‘terror plot’ with seventeen arrested, ditto the three Toledo terrorists, and squashing the Los Angeles al-Qaeda plot to fly a hijacked airliner into a skyscraper.

Marshall Plan funds were not directed primarily toward the urgently needed feeding of individuals or rebuilding their homes, schools, or factories, but at strengthening the economic superstructure, particularly the iron, steel and power industries. The period was in fact marked by deflationary policies, unemployment, and recession. 21 Why do they hate us? ’22  a m e r i ca’ s d e a d l i e s t e x p o r t The United States is still wondering, and is no closer to an understanding than Good Ol’ Ike was sixty years ago.

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