Is it Possible to Escape the Endless US Wars?

Here's some straight talk from Vijay Prashad as he explains: Endless War is Bipartisan US Policy. Vijay is an Indian historian and journalist. He is the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter and a Columnist for Frontline (India) and Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (New Delhi).

Citing examples from the US confrontations with Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, and more, Prashad makes the case that the peace movement needs a new strategy to confront the empire. He explains how the broken nature of the US political system means trying to appeal to the government to end wars is simply not going to work.

This 18 minute account of US wars in the last 100 years or so should be required listening for all students of US history.

I'll keep this brief because I want to encourage spending the time on the clip. At the end, he poses the question about developing a realistic strategy to create an effective peace movement that does end this cycle of US aggression. So I pose the question is it possible?

Oddly, my only hope is that the dollar collapses and pulls the rug of global domination out from under our feet. Sadly that means economic pain at home. I look forward to your ideas below.

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Aaron Mate comes back from Syria and does this report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9iqWnpBFZk

So the response:

https://www.aljumhuriya.net/en/content/erasing-people-through-disinforma...

Is a supposedly 'Syrian' written letter signed by 'Syrians' who slam anyone that questions the US policy on syria and points to Russia, China and Iran (oddly this fits into US foreign policy) and completely ignores the entire Saudi/Qatar/Turkey/Israel/Jordan/Saudi-backed Sunnis in Lebanon/US/British/French coalition against Syria. This is so well-written and thought out to attack anyone that actually knows what is going on in Syria. But it only works with people that don't know the 10 year history of the "civil war" in Syria.

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@Mickt

testifying to the UN about the OCPW report cover up and rewrite of the chemical weapons false flag.

IMO he's one of the best reporters we have...well most of the grayzone reporters are excellent.

Thanks for the comment and insight.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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Excellent material LO! Vijay always impresses me with both his perception, and his ability to articulate complex issues in simple terms. He is brilliant.

thanks!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

and powerfully. I hoped others would find it meaningful. Thanks for taking time to listen.

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We MUST NOT abandon the unprecedented infrastructure for accountability set up after WWII, and the unprecedented world it has given us since; everything good we have today, is thanks to the vision and moral standards set in the 1940s and 1950s.

It was not a fraud, nor a failure, nor is it yet beyond recovery; it was only the beginning, and it is now being tested, as all things inevitably are - we must fight for it.

As one of my history professors observed, the successful revolutions are the ones that incorporate some element of the old structure - and there is no better part of our inherited system than the Postwar Liberal Consensus that everyone from Kissinger onward has been so determined to desecrate.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

even sanctioning and banning UN court members from entering the US and meeting at NYC headquarters. Sadly, the US sees itself as the arbiter of international law.

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@Lookout I haven't; you haven't; nobody who cherishes the hard-earned miracles of the 20th Century has; the laws are all still on the books. We just need them to be ENFORCED.

"Consent of the governed" applies to EVERYONE, American and otherwise - and in the absence of international law, anything goes. It's time we reminded them what that really means.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

in Australia. He thought his 2 years in the Houston area were cool, because at that time, it was all blood red.
At least he is open to the explanation of imperialism and MIC/Capitalism driving on war, which the Aussies always support like lap dogs.
Take good care, LO.

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@on the cusp

could unite people across the spectrum. Some 80% want to end these aggressive imperialist wars. If only...

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has a way of changing public opinion about war in a way that no words can. We are not allowed to see photography or film of the wars in the current period.

I am old enough to remember when photographs of the Holocaust were released in the United States, long after the war. Public perception of concentration camps altered completely.

I also remember when photographs of bayoneted babies were released during Vietnam. Public support for the war evaporated. The debate was over. Arguments for and against the war ended. It was impossible to support the war after that.

We are not seeing photographs of Syrian or Ukrainian children dismembered by our weapons during the current wars, except when chemical weapons are used, supposedly by Assad. Then, suddenly, we are awash in photography of murdered children and babies.

For me, those chemical weapons photos were the evidence that the attacks were a false flag, because I know who is in control of our seeing children murdered in war.

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@Linda Wood

running in the street. We are visual creatures and you are absolutely correct bringing the visuals of war into peoples living rooms might cause an awakening.

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