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global narrow we are playing on the whole billiard. denied states has always had a variety of tools to use and its attacks on other countries. economic sanctions are are often just the beginning another thing you like to do is place some military pressure on the countries a talking about and there has to be an effort to demonize that country and the leader of that country particularly in our own caress and in the press of that
leader's own country. americans love to think there were intervening in other countries to overthrow evil people and if that's true you have to make the person look evil. in nineteen fifty one ottomans came to power in guatemala after being a looked at by the people in washington the u.s. president received the usual criticism of. years ago i wrote a book about how the united states overthrew the government of guatemala in nineteen fifty four. the case of the water is a great example of american call for action during the period of the one nine hundred fifty s. when covert action was at a peak. the country lost its legitimate government down to its of people lost their
at this time a giant american company the united fruit company owned a huge amount. some way. not to that when they were not using was just being held vacant while many guatemalans or starving because they didn't have a way into growth. in the. order that i. know one month and then in some way to. get those little of the requests. they would know what to get. yeah. but going to get in the end.
fills us. now in atlanta. and it's going up and. so our president arbenz a league water while in government to create a land reform program this land reform program would have forced the united fruit company to sell its own used lens so it could be divided up and given to four families the united fruit company was very unhappy with this they went to the united states government the u.s. government then concluded that these socialist orientation of guatemala was dangerous to the united states. there was the. same in three hundred go. up dramatically in part become in. her
particular good we want to put the. whenever you are wrong. and i. think. something will come of there's my going to her mundra. later civil war broke out something like two hundred thousand people were killed in that conflict over more than thirty years. and is it the impulse. to go. and. you know who. it's am i'll be near. death and you are going to zoom in. on the come up with something.
that. the government that we don't like shows. by bothering an american company. then we convince ourselves that that company is our geopolitical enemy. and we sell the intervention. as humanitarian intervention we only do it to help them we don't do anything for ourselves in fact we sacrifice ourselves. for the good of others.
american involvement in the overthrow of the government of libya the government of omar khadafi was the number example then call of a number of impulses in the american interventionist spirit. as. was in saudi when i know not the could be and had then walked and if it had been wished them i don't really. have. seen that yet defeat the fuck up and see a see. them as that all off. medina because he will from the innocent will feet now. and then walk on the diamond and the house at
the hummus and then he. would move me yes it will be i can be in the middle of the field both had to do it but that length of the way in which the net and libby. we thought of him as a bad leader one we couldn't control now he looked like he might be about to carry out all human rights atrocity so we decided it was time to participate in an
operation to overthrow gadhafi and that operation of course he was killed. so we succeeded in the short term goal get rid of gadhafi to depose that government but then what happened we didn't have a plan for what was going to come next we thought that maybe by magic some new peaceful regime would be burrage everybody would cooperate and things come together .
minutes later you will see the for. politicians to do something. to put themselves on the line to get accepted over checked. so when you want to be president of mozambique i want to be honest. with you going to be close with what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the water using my college. and how to see it live and that's the machete of most would reckon love making
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a famous history of the peloponnesian wars when he observes there is. the war or the conflict does not usually break out with the bigger the smaller country pushing up and pushing up and finally attacking that's not what happens it's usually the bigger country that gets worried and then attacks and you can see this pattern through history they call it sometimes the. trap and it's dangerous for the future because we united states is a power that's been used to being on the top and is now being challenged now you know out of. the. media what can be the mubarak. but nobody and yet. i let medina problems but that a lot. of the measures that he has. a lot of believe be too free he
we believe that we are an exceptional nation this is a phrase you hear a lot in the united states we call it american exceptionalism it means that we have a responsibility for the whole world and we need to make rules for the rest of the world because without us there will be chaos. and my name is dr king on whose side and i am a white political scientists. in one thousand nine hundred three my country was invaded by the united states and we've been under an illegal and prolonged occupation ever since i dedicated my life
to not only finding out why the united states invaded my country but also how to bring the occupation to an end. all why it was a long term american project it began with a religious missionary they left from boston in the eighteen twenty s. to go to hawaii and live there to spend the rest of their lives civilizing the poor savages and barbarians as we saw who lived in hawaii. this is the only policy on the back row. this was the executive monarchs bilby. hawaii by eighty ninety three was already a constitutional monarchy so it had three separate branches of government. which is
here legislative and judicial which is across the street. the leader of these white awad actually came to washington to win permission from the president of the united states to overthrow the government of the kingdom of why he received that permission he went home he organized a coup in which the hawaiian kingdom was overthrown american marines were quickly landed just secured the new white government and a few years later a white became part of the united states. so this is the place that u.s. marines landed this road here is where they marched from honolulu harbor and they
occupied this location right here when they invaded my country the honking the. so we're at right now this is where camp smith this is headquarters for the pacific command and it overlooks pearl harbor and pro harbor is a naval base for the united states what falls under the command structure of the pacific command. and what it was taken by the united states were invaded in order for the united states to control pearl harbor because of hawaii's location in central central in the central pacific so there's a central location that ships. enter ports after disarming
refurbish. ports rearm and go back fighting. the middle middle world who are busy gays and in peace why mighty greedy so it was by the british police that they were present all the things it was how do you know you to be d.c. nine eleven and one third so what we see rising up out of that because people are these. monsters that are actually reads documents and it's a. document he should basically say to write this book you are worthy of note to the whole truth and the so it's all still up again and the piracy from the newspapers that received. the wave developed an unusual. view of the world because of our location
we have huge oceans and a couple of weeks neighbors in mexico and canada therefore we've never had to have a foreign policy of clear co-operation with others we've been able because of our power to impose our will on others. while we're here. on a charter school. by school level there we're going to be visiting. and share with you folks who are a local one kind of turned over to you and your class so. anything for you feel like we already know oh i was just standing national was this nation state and for fifty years we celebrated taking ninety three what we know that. oh united states
of america illegally overthrew him with no hope of the of the united states maintain that power despite having no mule already that's really military might get here when i said military that threat of force violent sprouse what you how else you've been maintaining power vikki. ziegler population we just talked about how many guest fania two hours and then traffic we're all americans are waiting to hear was. it's yours.
we are the evidence. but the nationalisation where the evidence of the war crime we're not the war crimes ourselves. already is an independent country all that was overthrown in eighty ninety three was our government by the united states not our country so our country is still an independent state but we're not a control of our independence we're occupying. this book overthrow is in attempt to show the times that america overthrew foreign governments over a long period. the united states at least in a relative sense is declining in power in the world and we can still remain and i believe will still remain a potent dominant force in the world and we need to accept that the conditions of
past decades don't exist anymore and we're not used to this we're not ready for this psychologically americans have always been on top we think of ourselves as always getting our way and we're entering into a period when that's not going to be so easy the challenge is can we adapt our habits of dominance to a more equal multi-polar or. u.s.
veterans who come back from war often tell the same stories. were going after the people who were killing civilians they were not interested in the wellbeing of their own soldiers either they're already several generations of them so i just got this memo from the circular adventures officer says we're going to attack and destroy the government and seven countries in five years americans pay for the wars with them money others with their lives if we were willing to go into harm's way and willing to risk being killed for a war and surely we can risk some discomfort for an easy miss for. joining me every thursday on the alex simon show
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