The lack of any coverage and in-depth discussion makes it easy to forget (ignore) there are American soldiers killing women, children in foreign lands. Possibly a few “terrorists” in the mix as well, although that’s highly debatable.
Most sentient beings have long recognized that murdering civilians in foreign countries — especially through the cowardly methods of “secret war” — is entirely counterproductive … if your actual aim is to enhance America’s national security by reducing violent extremism and hatred for the United States, that is. However, if your aim is to perpetuate and expand a militarist empire and the bloated, brutal, corrupt, war-profiteering system that supports it, why then, secret war and civilian slaughter are perfectly logical and remarkably effective methods.
And that is why our highly intelligent and cool, pragmatic president is now vastly expanding the use of secret war, subversion, sabotage and murder into even more countries around the world, and giving America’s secret, unaccountable death squads and covert operators even more power to carry out their lawless operations. As one Pentagon mandarin gushed, Obama is allowing “things that the previous administration did not.”
[ Empire Burlesque ]
America’s secret war on the world now encompasses no fewer than 75 countries.