Is the United States Government Evil?
The U.S. Government claims to be enforcing peace throughout the world but engages in far more invasions and coups than any other country in all of history ever has. The U.S. Congressional Research Service’s list of U.S. invasions (including increases in existing invasions) lists and briefly describes 297 such invasions after WW II (i.e., during 1945-2022, a 77-year period), and is titled “Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2022”. That 297 U.S. invasions in the past 77 years is more than all of the pre-1945 instances put together during 1798-1945 — which was twice as long a period, 147-years. And none of those 297 invasions after 1944 was defensive. 244 of the 297 occurred after the Soviet Union ended in 1991 and prior to Russia’s invading Ukraine in 2022. Why should there have been any U.S. invasions at all during that period? The Cold War was over — on Russia’s side but not on America’s (where it secretly continued).
So: during the mere 32-year span of 1991 to 2022, there were 244 U.S. invasions. And going all the way back to the end of WW II in 1945, 78 years ago, there were 297. But prior to 1945, there had been only 173 U.S. invasions throughout that entire 147-year period, 1798-1945. When WW II ended, the frequency of U.S. invasions simply skyrocketed, and then it skyrocketed even more as soon as Russia ended the Cold War on its side.
After WW II, there was no U.S. declaration of war and thus no Constitutional legality for any of America’s post-WW-II invasions. All of the 297 U.S. invasions after 1944 were unConstitutional (without an official congressional declaration of war). Most of them were purely aggressions (some in order to help a foreign tyrant suppress his own population). After the Soviet Union ended in 1991, the U.S. Government just went wild, internationally, and greatly stepped-up the frequency of its invasions.
America’s Founders had insisted that there be no “standing army” in this nation. Until President Truman established the ‘Defense’ Department and CIA in 1947, there wasn’t any standing army in the U.S. That change, by him, actually created America’s military-industrial complex, which now controls the country and produces all of those murderous invasions, on behalf of U.S. billionaires, who control and profit from the ‘Defense’ firms (weapons manufacturers), the news-media (to promote their invasions), the lobbying firms, and the extraction firms (such as ExxonMobil).
The biggest winners of America’s recent wars have actually been America’s billionaires (look at this graph, which shows that ever since the 1991 termination of the Cold War on Russia’s side, America’s armaments-makers’ profits soared, instead of plunged — as ought to have happened. (By contrast: in both Russia and China, the weapons firms remained controlled by the Government, not by private investors; so, serve the Government’s national-security needs, not private investors — thus aren’t even nearly as corrupt as in the U.S.-and-‘allied’ (i.e., vassal or colonial) countries.
U.S. history before 1945 was a mixed bag, but America since then has been by far the world’s biggest mass-murderer, with no real contest. It’s profitable for the billionaires. Even without considering the spinoff-benefits to their global extraction corporations, etc., it is a vast global operation.
Right now, 53% of the monies that the U.S. Congress and President authorize the U.S. Government to spend is going to the military, and only 47% to other purposes; and an estimated 26% (half of that 53%) is going to ‘Defense’ Department contractors (basically to those billionaires). U.S. taxpayers (not billionaires) fund all of this.
This empire — all of those invasions etc. — is, indeed, an unimaginably enormous operation. The U.S. spends around half of the entire world’s current military costs, and has 900 military bases outside the United States. David Vine estimated in 2015 that “the United States possesses around 90-95% of the world’s foreign military bases”, which means it’s at least that high.
After 1945, all existing empires gradually ended but America’s empire started, and it is now the only one, and the billionaires who control it (and their millions of hirees and other agents, including the U.S. Government) want to replace the U.N.’s international laws with America’s international rules and so to control the entire world.
Right now, the U.S. declares that it must police the peace throughout the world — no longer ONLY in Europe and the Atlantic, but also in the Pacific and Asia. But police it against whom? It names Russia, China, and Iran, as its chief “foreign adversaries.” On 26 June 2023, I headlined “Pending U.S. Congressional Resolutions to Initiate WW III” and summarized three of them. All are expected to pass, and each is virtually hidden by the nation’s ‘news’-media — as-if the public wouldn’t even care about them. One of them is a bill to secretly institute martial law over the ‘news’-media, under the cover of protecting children from being influenced by “foreign adversaries” — which it identifies specifically as being China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela, but allows other countries to be added to that list. Another is specfiically for war against Russia and it commits the U.S. never to accept anything less than Russia’s defeat in America’s war against Russia that is being waged in the battlefields of Ukraine with Ukrainian soldiers — it would commit the U.S. to send U.S. troops there if Ukraine’s can’t win it with U.S. and other donated weapons. A third resolves that the U.S. will go directly to war against Russia and will demand all of NATO to join it if Russia uses a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine (though Ukraine isn’t a NATO member). In addition, America’s Secretary of State reversed the Administration’s policy and said that if Ukraine wants to invade Russia, then that would be Ukraine’s right, and America would not object.
On July 21st, the retired Indian diplomat M.K. Bhadrakumar headlined “Storm clouds gathering in the Black Sea”, and reported that the U.S. has plans to strangulate Russia’s shipping and cripple Russia’s access to the seas.
On July 31st, I headlined “Lying Blinken Visits Australia for Peace With China by Arming Taiwan to Break Away From China” and reported on the U.S. Government’s preparations to invade China on the basis of lies.
These are some of the ways that America is policing the world in order to ‘preserve’ the ‘peace’.
Is its Government evil? You decide.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.
Eric Zuesse blogs at https://theduran.com/author/eric-zuesse/.