America's Deadliest Export: Democracy - The Truth about US by William Blum

By William Blum

Since international warfare II, the USA has again and again posited itself as a defender of democracy, utilizing its army could to advertise freedom in another country while it ascended to the prestige of the world’s simply superpower. the reply to nearly each overseas challenge, it sort of feels, has been American army intervention—which is usually pitched as a disinterested, noble try and take care of a crisis.

In America’s Deadliest Export, William Blum mounts a robust case by contrast belief—and opposed to postwar American overseas coverage usually. Stripping away the lies that experience hidden America’s real time table, Blum finds the true goals—and brutal consequences—of American militarism.

“A fireball of terse information—one of our greatest muckrakers.”—Oliver Stone
 
“This booklet bargains with disagreeable topics but it's a excitement to learn. Blum keeps to supply us with convincing opinions folks worldwide coverage in a freshly proficient and fascinating way.”—Michael Parenti, writer of The Face of Imperialism
 
“With sturdy cheer and humor Blum publications us towards figuring out that our executive doesn't suggest good. as soon as we've got grasped that, we are way more able to successfully doing reliable ourselves.”—David Swanson, writer of War Is a Lie

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He lives as a free man in the United States. His extradition has been requested by Venezuela for several crimes, including the downing of the airliner, part of the plotting having taken place in Venezuela. But the Bush and Obama administrations have refused to send him to Venezuela, for, despite his horrible crime, he’s an ally of the empire; Venezuela and Cuba are not. Nor will Washington try him in the US for the crime. However, the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation (1973), of which the United States is a signatory, gives Washington no discretion.

Then they bombed my house and there was no one left to speak out for me. But it didn’t really matter. I was dead. 36  a m e r i ca’ s d e a d l i e s t e x p o r t It has become a commonplace to accuse the United States of choosing as its bombing targets only people of color, those of the Third World, or Muslims. But it must be remembered that one of the most sustained and ferocious American bombing campaigns of modern times – seventy-eight consecutive days – was carried out against the people of the former Yugoslavia: white, European, Christians.

It didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. It did have movie theaters and bars and women wearing what they wanted and a significant Christian population and one of the few Arab capitals with an open synagogue. But that’s all gone now. Show a movie and you’ll be shot in the head. Over a hundred women have been randomly executed for not wearing a scarf. (Filmmaker Michael Moore, March 24, 2008) Sex trafficking, virtually nonexistent previously, has become a serious issue. Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims have lost much of the security they had enjoyed in Saddam’s secular society; many have emigrated.

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