Keith Preston: US has been at war throughout most of its history

 

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The United States has been perpetually at conflict with other nations throughout most of its history, following the expansionist tradition of past empires, says an American political analyst in Virginia.

“We had the War of 1812, the Mexican war, the Civil War, the wars with various Native American nations (tribes), the Spanish–American War, the two world wars, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, Iraq twice, Afghanistan, just to name some of the major ones,” said Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com.

“We also have to consider all of the different wars that the United States has played an indirect role in terms of either engineering coups or arming insurgents or funding a particular state that is engaged in a war against its domestic population,” Preston told Press TV on Tuesday.

“When we add all of those wars, we see that the United States has literally been involved in wars in probably hundreds of different countries and territories over the past couple of centuries,” he added.

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via Keith Preston: US has been at war throughout most of its history — Attack the System

4 thoughts on “Keith Preston: US has been at war throughout most of its history

  1. Those wars were only for ‘humanitarian’ reasons. The people of the U.S. are just so benevolent, kind and caring that they want to impress on peoples of other nations, countries and continents their brand of benevolence, kindness and caring. So what if we have to deliver that attached to bombs, drones and missiles? What’s a little great destruction? What’s a little millions of dead people of other nations? What’s a little genocide? Just think of it as population control and it was ALL done because of our benevolent, kind and caring nature. UGGGGHHH!! I just gagged!!

    This shithole has not one decent leg upon which to stand that stands for anything remotely of kindness, benevolence and caring because that has never been what this shithole has ever stood for and for these stupid assholes over here to preach to others about how great this shithole is just the absolute end of enough! This shit over here is deranged and so it is no wonder that the war history of this hole IS what it IS! But we are to worry about ISIS and the Taliban? Like hell!!!!

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  2. Shelby, sometimes I ask myself which makes me more sick to my stomach: mass incarceration, the torture at Guantanamo or the endless wars of empire that destroy civilized societies and commit deliberate genocide. I can’t choose which is worse. And I guess that’s why I had to leave in 2002 – I couldn’t stand the constant nausea from all the shit my government was doing in my name.

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  3. Hard to realize since that war of the 21st century (still ongoing) have not involved a lot of publicity and are afterthoughts to the main body of civilians over here when they are thought of at all. We’ve definitely got to get ourselves free of these perpetual wars that are “wars” by any other name even if congress doesn’t officially sanction them anymore.

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  4. To be honest, boomrx, in my view, the US has long ceased to be a democracy, like Rome did, and has become an empire. Congress has become pretty irrelevant in my view. As far as I can see, Wall Street oligarchs call all the shots and our elected representatives are just window dressing.

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