Opinion (William Blum, American author, historian, and critic of US foreign policy): “The historian who chronicles the US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week. In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, and 6% see China.
“This should not come as a surprise since much of the world has been bombed, had their democratically chosen government overthrown and has been occupied by the United States. Blum follows these interventions closely and has reported that since the end of World War II, the United States has:
Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries, according to Chapter 18 of his book Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower. …
“The US is involved in military disputes around the globe, conflicts each could lead to a much broader war. The US role seems to encourage violence, rather than minimize it; to intervene, rather than allow people in the country or region resolve disputes. The breadth of Empire is costly in financial and human terms as well as to the respect of the United States and its people. Is the US Empire spread so thin at a time of a struggling economy that this is a moment where people can come together and build a movement to end Empire? …
“The people of the United States no longer support war and the people of the world are rebelling against US rule. People are beginning to mobilize finally put an end to US militarism and Empire.”
My Comment: Undoubtedly, eventually we will become more inclined to the same opinion, feeling unprincipled American pressure on ourselves. Everything went smoothly until the US got to Israel, but their opposition to Israel will mark the beginning of their end.
After all, Israel has a mission in the world: to bring the world to unified good connection and thus raise it to the next level of existence. Israel is only now beginning to implement this mission. Replacing Israel at such a time is help toward detriment; the US is pushing itself to an endless fall.