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Stephen Lendman. US Waging Wars on Multiple Fronts...Majority In Favor of War

 

 

Stephens bio

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing o­n major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour o­n the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.

 

His books are listed below.

https://stephenlendman.org/

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US Waging Wars o­n Multiple Fronts: Cold Wars, Hot Wars, Economic Wars, Propaganda Wars

By Stephen Lendman

Global Research, August 16, 2019

 

 

Supported by both hawkish wings of its war party, the US is waging hot wars, cold wars, economic wars, financial wars, trade wars, anti-social justice wars, anti-human rights wars, anti-democracy wars, propaganda wars, sanctions wars, tariffs wars, protest wars, homeland wars, and environmental wars o­n multiple fronts worldwide ordinary people everywhere the losers.

 

During decades of Cold War years, the US got along with Soviet Russia, even if uneasily at times. Nixon went to China. Relations today with both countries and many others are more dismal and dangerous than any previous time in the post-WW II period.

New wars could erupt without warning. The threat of possible nuclear war is ominously real by accident or design.

 

The land of opportunity I remember as a youth is now consumed by its hubris, arrogance, rage to colonize planet earth, control its resources and exploit it people.

New Deal, Fair Deal, Great Society years I grew up in were replaced by neoliberal harshness, endless wars o­n humanity at home and abroad, a growing wealth disparity exceeding the robber baron years, along with mass unemployment and underemployment, growing homelessness, hunger, and poverty, as well as a ruling class dismissive of the public welfare.

 

Current US leadership is militantly hawkish and anti-populist, led by a racist geopolitical/economic know-nothing/reality TV president.

Dark forces run things, headquartered o­n Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms, the rule of law replaced by police state governance, a free and open society by mass surveillance and growing totalitarianism.

Challenging authority disruptively with collective activism when vitally needed is absent.

The US reached peak power, prominence, influence, and leadership o­n the world stage following WW II, the o­nly major nation left unscathed by its ravages.

 

No Joy in a World at War

 

Its preemptive war of aggression o­n nonbelligerent North Korea, a nation threatening no o­ne, started its downward trajectory.

Today its a nation in decline while China, Russia and other countries are rising. It spends countless trillions of dollars for militarism and warmaking against invented enemies. No real o­nes exist.

Its preeminence as a military super-power was overtaken by Russia, China heading toward becoming the worlds leading economic power o­ne day, multi-world polarity replacing unipolarity the US favors to dominate other nations.

 

Its rage for maintaining a global empire of bases as platforms for endless wars of aggression came at the expense of eroding social justice o­n the chopping block for elimination altogether.

The myth of American exceptionalism, the indispensable state, an illusory moral superiority, and military supremacy persist despite hard evidence debunking these notions.

Democracy in America is fiction, not fact, a system of governance its ruling class abhors, tolerating it nowhere, nations like Venezuela targeted to replace it with fascist rule.

The US is plagued by the same dynamic that doomed all other empires in history.

Its an increasingly repressive/secretive/intrusive warrior state, spreading death, destruction and human misery worldwide.

 

It exploits ordinary people to serve privileged interests a pariah state/declining power because of its unwillingness to change.

Its war machine never rests. Its criminal class is bipartisan. Its governance meets the definition of fascism wrapped in the American flag.

Its a corporate/political partnership over the rights and welfare of ordinary people, exploiting them for power and profits at home and abroad.

Its way too late for scattered reforms. The American way is too debauched to fix.

Nothing short of revolutionary change can work. Yet theres not a hint of it in prospect because of a know-nothing populace distracted and controlled by bread, circuses, and the power of state-approved/media disseminated propaganda.

 

A decade ago, the late Doug Dowd said (t)he world now stands o­n a cliffs edge.

He envisioned four related groups of horrors: existing and likely wars, a fragile world economy, pervasive and deepening corruption, and the earth dangerously near the tipping point of environmental disaster.

Its not a pretty picture, things worse now than years earlier.

A permanent state of war exists with no prospect for peace in our time while freedom in the US and West erode toward disappearing altogether the way things are heading.

 

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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research o­n Globalization (CRG)

His new book as editor and contributor is titled Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.

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Media Propaganda Creates Know-Nothing Americans.

Majority In Favor of War

By Stephen Lendman

Global Research, July 30, 2019

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed citizens o­n planet earth - despite around 80% of US households having Internet access, making it easy to stay informed with minimal effort. Manipulated by the power of state-sponsored and go-along establishment media propaganda, Americans are ignorant about geopolitical and other major issues affecting their lives and welfare.

Its why both right wings of the US war party get away with ravaging o­ne country after another - while the FBI and police nationwide operate with impunity as enforcers for powerful interests, grievously breaching the rights of ordinary people.

Reality is clear. The US already is a police state because of repressive laws overwhelmingly passed by Congress, supported by the executive and federal courts.

Based o­n events post-9/11 at home and abroad, things in the US are heading toward full-blown tyranny and ruin.

Perhaps its another major state-sponsored false flag away, wrongfully blamed o­n elements having nothing to do with it, followed by martial law and suspension of the Constitution o­n the phony pretext of sacrificing fundamental rights for greater security, losing both in the process.

Polls consistently show Americans are out-of-touch with reality.

Earlier polls showed most Americans favor war o­n North Korea if diplomacy fails. Other polls showed around half of Americans believe war o­n Iran is coming.

Both countries are viewed as threats to the US despite their nonbelligerent agendas. Iran hasnt attacked another country in centuries.

Nor has North Korea throughout its entire post-WW II history while the US wages forever wars against invented enemies, its ruling class hostile to world peace.

Annual Gallup polls since 1989 showed from 79 87% of Americans view Iran as mostly (or) very unfavorabl(y). Throughout this period, they viewed the Islamic Republic from 5 to 17% favorably.

North Korean nukes, ballistic missiles, and other weapons are solely for defense to deter the legitimate threat of US aggression.

Invented Enemies of America: The Myth of a North Korean Threat

Irans nuclear program has no military component, repeatedly confirmed by nuclear watchdog IAEA monitors.

Since joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nearly half a century ago, Iran fully complied with its provisions.

According to Nukewatch co-director John LaForge,(the United States is perhaps the principle nuclear weapons proliferator in the world today, openly flouting binding provisions of the Treaty o­n the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

Nuclear armed and dangerous Israel never signed NPT, the world community doing nothing to challenge its menace to regional and world peace.

According to a new Fox News poll, around 60% of Americans view Iran & North Korea as threats to US security a questionable source, but here are the results anyway.

Asked if North Korea poses a real national security threat to the US, 60% of respondents said yes, o­nly 27% saying no.

Results to the same question o­n Iran are identical, pollster Daron Shaw saying: Despite changes in the partisanship of the White House and shifts in geopolitics, the percentage of Americans who see Iran and North Korea as threats has been quite consistent.

Over half of respondents (53%) support military action to prevent Iran from developing nukes its leadership abhors, doesnt seek, never did, and wants eliminated everywhere to remove the threat these WMDs pose to planet earth and all its life forms if detonated in enough numbers.

A higher percentage (57%) favor attacking North Korea militarily to prevent expansion of its nuclear weapons program.

Most respondents also disapprove of how Trump is dealing with both nations.

Beacon Research and Shaw & Company conducted the poll o­n July 21 23 with 1,004 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with live interviewers o­n both landlines and cellphones.

Like other polls o­n major geopolitical and other issues, results show an ignorant electorate.

Lincoln reportedly said: You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time

Most Americans are easily fooled time and again no matter how many times they were duped before, especially o­n issues of war and peace.

Notably its true about nations threatening no o­ne like Iran and North Korea.

Throughout the post-WW II era, no nations threatened US security.

All US post-WW II wars were and continue to be waged against nations threatening no o­ne threats invented to justify whats illegal and unjustifiable.

 

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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net .

He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research o­n Globalization (CRG)

His new book as editor and contributor is titled Flashpoint In Ukraine: US Drive For Hegemony Risks WW III.

www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html (This address is closed, obviously, by American censorship)

Visit his blog site at: sjlendman.blogspot.com . (This address is closed, obviously, by American censorship)

 

Original: www.globalresearch.ca/media-propaganda-creates-know-nothing-americans-majority-in-favor-of-war/5685060 (This address is closed, obviously, by American censorship)

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