January 4th, 2019

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Убийство маршала Советского Союза — по приказу ЦРУ (2)

Murder – including mass murder – is a common weapon of imperialism in general, US imperialism in particular.  Here are just two examples:  

-1.  Operation Phoenix in Vietnam...

“From 65-68 U.S. and Saigon intel services maintained an active list of VC (Viet Cong) a month. About one third of VC targeted for arrest had been summarily killed...  

«The CIA's Phoenix Program became a depersonalized murder program...  After the war the North Vietnav foreign minister Nguyen Co Thach said CIA's assassination program slaughtered far more than the 21,000 officially listed by the U.S. In some parts of the south 95% of the communist cadre were assassinated or compromised by Phoenix...  

“CIA Director William E. Colby on July 19, 1971, before a Senate subcommittee testified that the CIA operation Phoenix had killed 21,587 Vietnamese citizens between January 1968 and May 1971.” (CIA and Operation Phoenix in Vietnam, Ralph McGehee, Serendipity  Feb. 19, 1996)

“The Phoenix Program was in operation between 1965 and 1972, and similar efforts existed both before and after that period. By 1972, Phoenix operatives had neutralized 81,740 suspected NLF operatives, informants and supporters, of whom between 26,000 and 41,000 were killed.” (Phoenix Program, Wikipedia)

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Dictatorship USA – Run By A Plundering and Murderous Ruling Class — 2019 (009)

Факты, которые  подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И»  в России скрывают...

Trump has to go in 2019

AlterNet, Jan. 2, 2019

After President Donald Trump’s first bizarre year, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he’d be more restrained and respectful.

Wrong. He’s been worse.

Trump is holding hostage over 800,000 government employees (“mostly Democrats,” he calls them, disparagingly) while subjecting the rest of America to untoward dangers.

On-site inspections at power plants have been halted. Hazardous waste cleanup efforts at Superfund sites are on hold. Reviews of toxic substances and pesticides have been stopped.  

Meanwhile, now working without pay are thousands of air traffic controllers and aviation and railroad safety inspectors, nearly 54,000 Customs and Border Protection agents, 42,000 Coast Guard employees, 53,000 TSA agents, 17,000 correctional officers, 14,000 FBI agents, 4,000 Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and some 5,000 firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service.

Going without pay will strain the family budgets of public servents to the point where they cannot continue to work for the government.

Shame on Trump for jeopardizing America in order to fund his border wall—which is nothing but a trumped-up solution to a trumped-up problem.

Trump turned last week’s surprise visit to American troops in Iraq and Germany into a political rally—praising troops wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps, signing a “Trump 2020” patch.

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Dictatorship USA – Run By A Plundering and Murderous Ruling Class — 2019 (010)

Факты, которые  подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И»  в России скрывают...

US student debt levels set a new record in 2018

CNBC.com, Dec. 28, 2018

In 2018 U.S. student debt levels set a new record. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, borrowers collectively owe over $1.5 trillion in student loans.

Debt has become an inevitable part of going to college for millions of Americans. The most recent Survey of Household Economics and Decision-making (SHED) from the Federal Reserve Board indicates that 42 percent of Americans who attended college, and 30 percent of all adults, have incurred debt in order to finance a degree.

Americans with education debt owe between $20,000 and $25,000 on average. The typical monthly payment is between $200 and $300 per month.

The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce predicts that by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the American economy will require education beyond high school.

A critical reason for the growing amount of U.S. student debt is the dramatic increase in the cost of higher education over the past several decades. According to the College Board’s 2018 Trends in College Pricing Report, from 1988 to 2018, prices at public two-year and private non-profit four-year schools doubled, and in-state tuition and fees at public four-year schools tripled.

The dynamic has put Americans in an impossible situation: They need to earn an advanced degree in order to compete in the economy, but the cost can be prohibitively expensive.

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Dictatorship USA – Run By A Plundering and Murderous Ruling Class — 2019 (011)

Факты, которые  подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И»  в России скрывают...

American imperialism (1)

Wikipedia

American imperialism is a policy aimed at extending the political, economic, and cultural control of the United States government over areas beyond its boundaries. It can be accomplished in any number of ways: by military conquest, by treaty, by subsidization, by economic penetration through private companies followed by intervention when those interests are threatened, or by regime change.  

The concept of expanding territorial control was popularized in the 19th century as the doctrine of Manifest Destiny and was realized through conquests such as the Mexican–American War of 1846, which resulted in the annexation of 525,000 square miles of Mexican territory. While the US government does not refer to itself as an empire, the continuing phenomenon has been acknowledged by mainstream Western writers.  

Indian Wars and Manifest Destiny

Thomas Jefferson, in the 1790s, awaited the fall of the Spanish Empire "until our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece".  Sidney Lens notes that "the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself". Yale historian Paul Kennedy put it, "From the time the first settlers arrived in Virginia from England and started moving westward, this was an imperial nation, a conquering nation."   

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