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Issue Position: American War Against Humanity

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End the American War Against Humanity

"We assert that no nation can long endure half republic and half empire, and we warn the American people that imperialism abroad will lead quickly and inevitably to despotism at home."
-- Democratic National Platform, 1900

By 2007, the United States officially had 737 military bases in 63 foreign countries, with at least some US soldiers in 156 out of 192 countries in the world. More than 369,000 US soldiers were deployed outside the US.

The United States has built the most powerful, most extensive empire in history, with contempt for freedom, human rights and international law. The real mission of the US military and the CIA is to establish and protect authoritarian client states around the world, serving the economic interests of transnational corporations. The US sponsors proxy wars and mercenary forces to oppress the populations of Third World nations and secure control of global economic resources.

The United States has engaged in illegal military attacks against more than 70 nations since the end of World War II, killing millions of people. As historian Michael Parenti documented in his book, Against Empire: "From 1945 to 2000, the US government attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist movements struggling against oppressive regimes. Recent decades have been marked by the US waging devastatingly one-sided wars against small, weak, impoverished nations while filling the media with propaganda designed to inflame war fever."

The US has sponsored death squads and dictatorships in Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Chile, Uruguay, Indonesia and many other nations. The people of Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Angola, Mozambique and Yugoslavia have been subjected to massive terrorist attacks by the United States.

In 1953, the democratic government of Iran was overthrown in an US/British sponsored coup. The US and Great Britain seized control of Iran's oil. They restored the Shah's fascist dictatorship and supported this repressive regime for 25 years. After Iran's 1979 revolution, the US encouraged Iraq to invade Iran and provided Iraq with weapons, starting a war that killed millions of people. In the Iran-Contra Scandal, the US sold military weapons to Iran in exchange for hostages, using the proceeds to fund the Contra terrorists in Nicaragua.

In 1963, a CIA-backed military coup overthrew the republic of Iraq to prevent the nationalization of their oil supply, installing Saddam Hussein's party in power. The US armed and supported Saddam Hussein's brutal dictatorship in Iraq until 1989, providing the raw materials and plans for Iraq's biological and chemical weapons.

CIA intervention in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1999 created a war that destroyed President Taraki's reformist government, induced Soviet intervention, killed more than one million Afghans, installed the US-backed Taliban regime, and trained an army of terrorists, including CIA operative Osama bin Laden.

In December 1989, The US killed more than 3,000 people in its illegal invasion of Panama, more than four times as many people as were killed in Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. On July 25, 1990, April Glaspie, the US Ambassador to Iraq, assured Saddam Hussein that the US had "no opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts like your border dispute with Kuwait." She told Hussein that the US would not intervene militarily if Iraq invaded Kuwait. On August 1, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Since then, the United States and its coalition partners have killed millions of Iraqi people through military attacks, systematic destruction of Iraq's infrastructure, invasion, and occupation.

Overwhelming evidence proves that 9/11 was a "false flag" operation orchestrated by top echelon traitors within the US government to create a pretext for previously planned military conquests, seizure of dwindling oil supplies, and destruction of our civil liberties. People who still deny that 9/11 was an inside job should look at http://www.911truth.org or read David Ray Griffin's books, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions and Debunking 9/11 Debunking. To understand the real motives behind 9/11 and how 9/11 is connected to the peak of global oil production, read http://www.oilempire.us and Michael Ruppert's book, Crossing the Rubicon.

In 2009, US government arms sales to foreign governments hit $38.1 billion. By 2002, the US had given $240 billion in military aid to train, equip, and subsidize 2.3 million troops in more than 80 countries, including many military dictatorships. This military aid is used to suppress political dissent. For Fiscal Year 2011, US military spending is $1,398 billion, including $721 billion for the misnamed "Department of Defense," $155 billion for the military portion of other departments, $123 billion for veterans benefits, and $399 billion for interest on the military portion of the national debt. This spending accounts for 48% of federal income tax revenue. In 2008, US military spending was 41.5% of all military spending worldwide. See http://www.warresisters.org for details.

The American war against humanity must end. The US military must no longer be used for world domination.


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