• In what context did the U.S. invasion of Grenada take place
30 years ago? What similarities exist with the current U.S. position?
DALIA GONZÁLEZ DELGADO
WHAT could lead the most powerful country in the world to invade a nation of only 110,000 inhabitants? Three decades ago, some 7,000 U.S. marines and parachutists occupied Grenada, in an operation labeled Urgent Fury. The capital of this Caribbean island was bombarded by aircraft, helicopters and warships.
The United Nations condemned the aggression. Ronald Reagan, who occupied the White House at the time, responded, “100 nations in the United Nations have not agreed with us on just about everything that’s come before them where we are involved, and it didn’t upset my breakfast at all.”
This was the same President who when asked about the possibility of invading Nicaragua in 1986 said, ” You’re looking at an individual that is the last one in the world that would ever want to put American troops into Latin America, because the memory of the Great Colossus of the North is so widespread in Latin America, we’d lose all our friends if we did anything of that kind.”
U.S. military’s ability to coerce
The events of October 1983 took place within the framework of an effort by Reagan, Continue reading →
Americas, August 27, 2013 – The undersigning international groups, social movements and organisations from different areas of the world, strongly condemn the imperialist maneuvers of the United States government and its economic interests, who once again are making preparations to invade a country with the excuse of wanting “to promote peace”.
We however know, as we have learned from history, that US invasions only generate more deaths and misery for the people who suffer their attacks as in the case of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and many other countries that have had to endure US intervention.
The New York Times editorial of August 27, notes that “there is little doubt now that US President Obama is planning some sort of military response” in Syria. The monarchist Continue reading →
The “Islamic terrorism” that is their excuse for the enduring theft of Africa’s riches was all but invented
A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. Reported by Associated Press on Christmas Day, this was missing from most Anglo-American media.
The invasion has almost nothing to do with “Islamism”, and almost everything to do with the acquisition of resources, notably minerals, and an accelerating rivalry with China. Unlike China, the US and its allies are prepared to use a degree of violence demonstrated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine. As in the cold war, a division of labour requires that western journalism and popular culture provide the cover of a holy war against a “menacing arc” of Islamic extremism, no different from the bogus “red menace” of a worldwide communist conspiracy.