Sunday, May 06, 2012

The Myth of Humanitarian Wars.

Republicans sell fear - often times creating whatever it is to be feared - in order to go to war. Democrats sell "humanitarianism" in order to go to war. Both are lies.

 Glenn Greenwald (below) spoke at the University of Chicago at an event entitled "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire: Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism."  His speech focused on the myth of "humanitarian wars", clearly an oxymoron, no?

Greenwald contextualizes the use of international law and humanitarian intervention to justify U.S. involvement in foreign countries, especially in the Middle East, as well as advancing U.S. geo-political strategy in the post-Cold War Era.

2 comments:

Anonymous,  02:15  

People will never go beyond the USA propaganda.

The US government has manipulated us into a strategy of endless war for profit and power. The super-rich elites who profit immensely from war and military action will never allow peace to break out, even if it means engaging in deliberately provocative acts carefully designed to inflame conflict

Roth's stepchild 20:14  

I think you're right, 2:15. We have a war economy, and when matters most is money, to be sure, endless war is the result. As General Wesley Clark said in 2001, wars and major military theater operations are planned years or sometimes even decades in advance and that the excuses to justify them are likely fabricated.

So, in order to maintain endless war, the process of creating enemies is also endless.

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