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Obama and Romney concur on war, assassination and reaction- From World Socialist Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you still trying to understand why Willard Romney and President Obama seemed to agree on most of the talking points from last night’s foreign policy debate? It’s because they are both cut from the same capitalist cloth that has dominated American Imperialism since our inception as a country. Let’s take a look at where our two corporate parties agree, as discussed in this article from WSWS:

1. It’s perfectly OK to “take out” regime leaders in order to enact a more user friendly regime.

2. Support Israel at all costs in an unprovoked war against Iran.

3. Forcing tens of millions of innocent Iranians to suffer by crippling their economy, which by the way, is an act of war by international standards.

4. Invading Iran is always an option if they don’t bend to our demands.

5. Supporting a bloody, sectarian civil war in Syria in order to enact regime change seems to be a priority.

6. Simultaneously allieing with Al Qaeda and other Islamist Militias in both Syria and Libya, while claiming that they are our biggest threats to national security is not a big deal.

7. Drones are good: There’s nothing wrong with killing civilians in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen, as long as we get the bad guys… right?

The article from WSWS absolutely lambastes both parties for our continued involvement and blatant violation of human rights in foreign countries, and I agree. We continuously point our fingers, when it’s convenient, at others who would commit acts of atrocities, yet our government will commit its own atrocities, and turn a blind eye to its”allies” that do as well. We do this because war is profitable for corporations, pure and simple.

Capitalist imperialism is a bipartisan effort, there’s no debating that.

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  1. Sedate Me
    October 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    It’s truly depressing how both parties essentially agree on virtually all foreign policy. Over the years, even an objective view of American foreign policy is -shall we say- mostly contradictory to what America and Americans CLAIM to stand for.

    And, sadder still, all the American public cares about is killing “enemies” and bringing home the booty.

    But since the Homeland has been declared a “front-line”, all that nasty shit America does to enemies can be done to American citizens at at home in America.

    Spying has become commonplace and Drones are on the horizon. They’re on their way to being used to spy on Americans and strikes aren’t much farther off. In a case of cold comfort, Obama said (loose quote) “I have the power to use drones in America on Americans, but I won’t do it.” But I’m sure the next guy, or the guy after him, will.

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    • October 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      I would agree. In a period where masses upon masses of people are using liberty as a major talking point, our rights are either getting stripped or redefined. Our government tries to package it into “national security,” but most of us recognize oppression when we see it.

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  2. October 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Man that cartoon is gross. And so is our foreign policy. We have too many problems at home to keep destroying and rebuilding other countries. Pretty damn sick of it

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  3. October 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    3. Forcing tens of millions of innocent Iranians to suffer by crippling their economy, which by the way, is an act of war by international standards.

    The Albright quote stirs in my mind when I read this…

    You know why Chomsky and company get so little press and so much disapprobation from the Western press? It is because he advocates the simple idea that we should treat other countries with the same standards we demand for ourselves.

    Crazy talk I know. But just reverse the country names and see then how fair this all seems.

    Great post btw. πŸ™‚

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    • October 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks for the compliment πŸ™‚

      I can only hope that somewhere down the road that our foreign policy would be dictated by the golden rule rather than the gold standard. It’s a pipe dream, I know, but a guy can hope can’t he?

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    • Sedate Me
      October 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      That comment alone can get you on a Do Not Fly List.

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