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10 STARS!! Americans must see these! Not available in US!, 9 May 2008
Here's why every American MUST see these videos: We have been fed sheer make-believe from our government and media for several lifetimes now. What is being done around the world by U.S. government agencies, U.S. military forces, and U.S. corporate henchmen-slash-politicians is not only illegal, but destructive, immoral, and anti-everything we think the U.S. stands for. When I stumbled onto America's real-time foreign policy, I was shocked... angry... incredulous... WE are the world's most dangerous entity. WE have disrupted more decent democracies, world-wide, than any regime in history--for our own benefit, often for the sheer glory of conquest. We seek exclusive control of raw materials like oil, or most importantly, military footholds. Nicaragua, Vietnam, Palestine, Cambodia, Iraq, Diego Garcia in the Chagos Islands, Palestine, Chile, Panama, El Salvador... just a partial list of countries John Pilger addresses in these high-quality DVDs.
This 4-disc set includes 12 unforgettable documentaries and a lively Q&A session from 2006. Use them with the Internet--check the facts, get updates, weep anew at the sorrows being inflicted upon our world in the name of the New American Empire. (Also see The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (Blowback Trilogy)
We are *not* a benign land of democracy-loving bureaucrats bent on spreading peace and prosperity-- but a true threat to any sovereign nation who will not bow to our interests on our terms. We intend to keep, and to expand as quickly as possible, our imperial reach. We do not obey International Law, but no nation or media outlet has the nerve to call us to task. We do not observe the Geneva Conventions, but no one dares stand up against The Empire, because we dominate all the world financial markets and hold the U.N. hostage with our monetary and military support.
Can you imagine Germany, or Ecuador, or South Korea, or Japan, having large, permanent military installations on, or near, American soil? Yet that is what we've done in over 70 nations. We operate over 800 military bases worldwide-- far from the probing eyes of the American taxpayer.
Only a few months ago, I was a staunch conservative, minding my own business, ignorant of what I now know to be the truth of my government. I can never go back. It doesn't matter who gets elected-- the problem is too big to vote out. It is truly a system-wide failure of our present form of government. It has become a monster, and the monster is armed and dangerous. Our government has the most powerful WMDs ever created-- and our government is the only one to have actually used them. This monster is quietly taking away all our Constitutional freedoms... and what is left of our money and non-government jobs.