The US has a very bad habit of running aroound overthrowing foreign governments, overtly, covertly, directly, or, preferably, by proxy. It almost always has multiple motives and goals when it does so. There is usually a plan, generally half-assed and poorly thought out, but a plan all the same. It also usually has a replacement government in mind. One or more aspects of the plan usually require a puppet or sympathetic government.
Is there any way to stop this?
The above title is from an article written in 2009.
"The Pentagon is accelerating by three years plans for a super bunker buster, the GBU-57A/B or Massive Ordnance Penetrator or MOP, a powerful new bomb aimed squarely at the underground nuclear facilities of Iran and North Korea."
One airstrike does not make a war.
For instance, President Clinton bombed Iraq every week for eight years, but it took Bush to lead us into a disastrous war.
So are we going to war with the Assad regime? The rhetoric is unclear at this point, but it is alarming.
I didn't catch this at the time but thought it was important to alert concerned citizens.
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in ?"(Alexis de Tocqueville)
Newly elected president (OMG) Donald "War Criminal" Trump (because he will be, believe me) has "laid out his military policy" while introducing Mad Dog "It's fun to shoot people" Mattis as his prospective Secretary of Imperialism.
I take some hope from this interview of Michael Flynn by Mehdi Hasan. It's almost an hour long, separated into 2 halves, so that persons interested in war and peace can think about the first half before contemplating the second half, which focuses on Iran.
I saw the interview earlier this week after reading Seymour Hersh's 2015 article about the Joint Chiefs' efforts to communicate with Assad:
A lot of attention is being paid to the rising tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Syria, and for good reason.
A military confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers is not just stupid and immoral but completely insane. It's like playing Russian Roulette with every chamber loaded.
Things are threatening to spiral out of control in Syria. The civil war threatens to become a much larger all-out regional war, much like the bloody Second Congo War 1998-2003 that enveloped half of the nations of Africa.