It is far from a secret that I have not been on-board with the foreign policy of the US for many decades.
I feel we would be in better shape if we had concentrated our aid to humanitarian aid and not military. I think we would be in better shape to actually lead the world to a more peaceful future.
Our sad foreign policy went off the rails with the end of World War Two. I have written much along these lines but not having the name recognition of say Ramsey Clark, a former US AG……
“If the kitchen gets a little too hot for him, I am sure that he’s got some friends over in Cuba that could give him a nice hacienda on the beach and he could have a nice life over there.”
There are few countries in Latin America that have not experienced the USA both secretly and overtly backing a right wing military government coup.
The US Secretary of State’s criminally insane back handed remarks favoring a civil war, with all the probable loss of lives a civil war would bring, seems to fit as appropriate within a US foreign policy of world domination. Human suffering has never been of any consequence to the financial interests of that 1/10 of 1 per cent of Americans who, to one degree or another, rule us all.
That is the way it has been since the end of the Second World War, a war made possible by US investments and joint ventures in the rearming of Nazi Germany,[ 2] a war that made the USA rich and the first all powerful single superpower.
The billions upon billions of dollars that we have wasted trying to lead the world using military might would have been better spent on humanitarian endeavors.
In other words…the use of ‘soft power’…….
But the profit margins are not there for the greed of the American corporations will win over proper policy every time.