Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Imperial Madness

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Benjamin Franklin once said there's no such thing as a good war or bad peace. His advice went unheeded.

Big Lies launch wars. One after another follows. Doing so reflects imperial madness. America's a warrior nation. It's addicted to war. It ravages and destroys one country after another.

It does so claiming humanitarian intervention. Mass killing and destruction follow. So do charnel house conditions. No nation in world history caused more bloodshed and human misery than America.

Historian Gabriel Kolko called the 20th century "the bloodiest in all history. More than 170 million people were killed." Most were civilians.

According to Kolko, America bears most responsibility. It does so through imperial interventions. It's the world's largest arms producer and exporter. Mass killing and destruction follow.