As an anthropologist who has researched and published on Honduras for over 20 years, I have witnessed and lived firsthand the devastating consequences of the US-based coup in that country. That coup, like the one that is being attempted in Venezuela, was plotted by a small group of wealthy elites with the principal aims of privatizing the public sector for their own financial gain, tightening their control over the thriving illegal drug trade, and deregulating and capturing for themselves and their foreign allies the profits of the lucrative extractive sector.
Since Bolton wants to invade Venezuela AND put 120,000 troops in Iran------maybe he will have to bring back the draft to cover all the bases he’s aiming for. Bringing back the draft----------THAT would wake people up about how crazed with killer war machines America has dedicated itself to----- Hmmmmmm 120, 000 troops, wow a lot of work could be accomplished with 120,000 people working on projects to create a safer America with the coming Climate DISASTER!
The neocons are well aware that a draft would be the end of their plans, so they will be looking at other options. With Erik Prince’s sister in Phat Boy’s cabinet, they don’t have to look very far, and Prince has already offered a mercenary army to invade Venezuela.
This is how the Roman Empire crumbled. It’s legions no longer were filled with Romans, but instead they hired mercenaries from all over the empire when there just weren’t enough Romans to fill the places needed.
Adrienne, If your career at the American University, Washington, D.C., is threatened because
of your brave support for peace in Venezuela, why not remind those attacking you that it was
President John F. Kennedy, who at that University gave his famous, “A Strategy of Peace” speech,
June, 1963; that defanged America’s Cold War mentality which gives rise to U.S. imperialism and its coups.
But November 22, 1963 ended his career.
Thank you Adrienne, for your insight, courage, humanity, experience, leadership, integrity and professionalism. In short, thank you for being everything “our leaders” aren’t. Somewhere, somehow, good will come of this.
Very well said, bringing back the draft would/could put the brakes on a lot of the misadventures the USA seems to think are good ideas. Plus, the article we are responding too, what a consise piece of writing, she for sure knows what she is talking about, and, you’re point on the Roman Empire, pure historical truth!
Just as a reminder, the coup in Honduras was HRC’s baby as Sec’y of State, and she is responsible for the death of Berta and so many more in Honduras. HRC’s foreign policy defines what the Dem’s are as a party - Empires enablers.
It’s virtually impossible to comment using this website with an Android Phone. Too many irredularities, headings, sub-areas, jumping around, etc., etc., etc. But, I’ll try? This is a 100% Corrupt, Inverted-Corporate-Totalitarian, Police-State Government. It was and is designed to oppress, impoverish, and murder it’s own citizens and all the peoples of the world so that the people that totally control it and use it as their global platform to enforce their will, will concentrate all wealth, power, resources, opportunities, dogma, in their control, by design, and to the detriment and death of everyone else. These players are: The Rothschild Jewish Criminal Banking Cartel, The State Of Israel, The Vatican, A few Super Rich Families and Individuals, and The Corporate Heirachy. You can also say that they have a stong ally in the 95-97% of it’s braindead, brainwashed totally worthless citizens. The only way to deal successfully with this phenomena is to violently destroy it primarily by guerilla warfare. Fortunately this can be done by as few as 3-5% of the population, and always has had, despite popular ‘thought’. Voting, marching, protesting, commenting, quoting Jefferson, pointing-out-the-obvious, contacting-a100%-bought-and-paid-for-congressperson, bitching, moaning, in this scrnario, are all tantamount to doing absolutely nothing. This is the most heinous-cancerous-evil-all-encompasing blight on humnity since the history of recorded time on this planet. And, totalitarianism is not static; unchecked, and it is unchecked, will continue to grow and become more and more devastating to humanity.