“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” — has indeed gone to hell.
In a July 4 piece at Le Monde diplomatique, Tom Engelhardt writes — “With the latest news … that the U.S. has launched a significant ‘intensification’ of its secret air campaign against Yemeni tribesmen believed to be connected with al-Qaeda, the U.S. is now involved in no less than six wars — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and what used to be called the Global War on Terror….
It appears, with no stretch at all, that U.S. foreign policy, United States’ wars and occupations, interference and arming are not only unwanted by peoples against whom they are perpetrated, are abusive to human rights and are killing and displacing millions; but this foreign policy template is also killing the people of the United States, destroying their institutions and breaching domestic and international laws.
“250,000 Afghans ‘flee homes in two years’ — New report from Refugees International blames NATO air strikes and home raids for Afghanistan's growing IDP crisis,” June 28, 2011, http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/2011628131923580846.html
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