Posts Categorized: Government Documents

After NATO Summit, U.S. To Intensify Military Drive Into Asia

“The Pentagon has indeed marked this as its Asia-Pacific century.” >><< Stop NATO November 17, 2010 After NATO Summit, U.S. To Intensify Military Drive Into Asia Rick Rozoff Barack Obama, the latest rotating imperator of the first global empire, will arrive in Lisbon on November 19 to receive the plaudits of 27 North Atlantic… Read more »

Think Tank Report on US Japan Relations Has No Good Recommendations

The think tank Center for a New American Security has released a new report on the U.S. Japan Mutual Security Treaty and makes some recommendations.   All the options being proposed involved some form of increased militarization of the Asia-Pacific region.  Here’s an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal blog: Indeed, a new report due out… Read more »

Creech 14 trial becomes referendum on drone warfare

Published on Saturday, September 18, 2010 by A Peace Movement Victory in Court by John Dear “Fourteen anti-war activists may have made history today in a Las Vegas courtroom when they turned a misdemeanor trespassing trial into a possible referendum on America’s newfound taste for remote-controlled warfare.” That’s how one Las Vegas newspaper summed… Read more »

Peace Crimes

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy, 1962 >><< Source: Peace Crimes Sunday 12 September 2010 by: Diane Lefer, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed Hector Aristizábal lay on a table in Medellin, Colombia, his head covered with a black cloth. Twenty-eight years… Read more »

Wolfowitz urges the U.S. to prolong its occupation of Iraq

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, an arch Neoliberal hawk, argues that the U.S. should leave permanent troops in Iraq, a never-ending occupation along the lines of the “Korea model”.  Such is the arrogance of Empire. >><< Op-Ed Contributor In Korea, a Model for Iraq By PAUL D. WOLFOWITZ Published: August 30, 2010… Read more »

Pentagon hunting for Wikileaks founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of “Collateral Murder” video With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information Pentagon investigators are reportedly still searching for Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who helped release a classified US military video showing a US helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians…. Read more »

Democracy Now!: Johan Galtung on “The Fall of the US Empire”

Democracy Now! features Johan Galtung on “The Fall of the US Empire” The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date, over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war… Read more »

Is the U.S. miscalculating China?

This Washington Post article describes how the Obama’s administration’s dismissive attitude towards “outbursts” by top Chinese officials may be a miscalculation of the real widely held sentiment of Chinese leadership.  Not good, especially if the U.S. keeps provoking China with arms sales to Taiwan and an tightening noose of military bases. >><< In Chinese… Read more »

Washington Post: Obama expands ‘secret war’ globally

President Obama is using more “extraterritorial” and “extralegal” tactics than Bush in the U.S. global and permanent state of imperial warfare.   The following article from the Washington Post describes how the Obama Administration has expanded the use of special forces to conduct covert operations in 75 countries, up from 60 countries the year before.  … Read more »

How does Rajin-Sonbong factor into the Cheonan-sinking controversy?

The Statehood Hawaii blog has posted analysis of the sinking of the South Korean navy ship Cheonan in the context of the U.S. military expansion in the Pacific and suggests other factors that may be driving the concerted “official story” blaming North Korea that has been pedaled by the U.S., South Korea and Japan: One… Read more »