Military Hysteria: America's Neverending Get-Rich Wars

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Paul Craig Roberts
February 28, 2012


Military Hysteria: America's Neverending Get-Rich Wars
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The US is famous for going to other countries with goals ranging from retaliation to installing democracy to stopping a civil war. And quite often the US government and the military alike are surprised at what they find: that people in those countries don't want them there and, in many cases, will risk or sacrifice their lives to make sure they leave.

We're seeing a new low point in America's longest war, unfolding as we speak - riots in Afghanistan, as citizens there protest the burning of Korans by US military personnel at Bagram airbase. Some American soldiers have been killed and many more Afghan citizens are dying as well. And there's beginning to be a sense that the battle to win the hearts and minds there is simply impossible.

Paul Craig Roberts, former official with the Reagan administration, speaks to RT's Kristine Frazao about what happens if things don't change dramatically.


2012 / 04 / 22
John P Reiley says:

Hans--maybe you wouldn't be happy with those arrogant American Servicemen and women who are stationed in your country.Let's not forget why they are there in the first place---because of an arrogant .racist regime that tried to rule the world and commit genocide in the process. Maybe you'd be happier with Soviet troops . How did that work out for you in the past..?

2012 / 03 / 01
Hans-Heinrich Boeker says:

Don't get the idea that the US troops are "welcome" in Germany after 67 years of occupation, despite what some people there and, of course, the government say.
They are seen as arrogant and seem to portray themselves as "superior".

2012 / 03 / 01
remo says:

the battle for hearts and minds in afghanistan unwinnable?

An aggressive occupational killing war, burning its culture, pissing on its dead, 'good 'ol boys' backing drug lords, PNAC/NATO agenda engineering all kinds of retro propaganda [charlie wilsons war-forgetting the agents provocateurs throwing acid in faces of Women Brzezinski gloats pulled USSR down there in first place,]
building 'alQaeda' from mercenary data base and flown by NATO aircraft where-ever 'freedom' fighters needed for Wesley Clarkes witnessed 'regime change' list, while kicking in doors at night chasing AQ as 'terrorists'..

but in terms of Mid-Eastern hearts not trembling for LOVE of USam, lets not forget cosmic insult of 911 FALSE FLAG pretense CREATING war against Islam in the FIRST place......unwinnable. Completely.

2012 / 03 / 01
Ambricourt says:

Has the time come to start a movement to remove all US military personnel and bases from Europe and Japan?

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