The U.S. government, and with it the overwhelming majority of the American public, simply do not understand that America (the political-military entity, not necessarily the cultural one) is seen throughout the Muslim world as an imperialist power.
An arrogant, autocratic, and brutal country. The lack of legitimacy for, and the probable horrors of the war on Iraq might instead contribute to democracy’s being discredited as a form of government in broad sectors of the Arab world.
This war nourishes the Muslim fanatics, whose image of the enemy is finding increasing resonance even in the moderate sectors of the population.
Radical Islam, which lost many sympathizers in the second half of the 1990s due to its propensity for violence, and which appeared to be an ideology without a future, will make a comeback in these circumstances, far beyond Osama bin Laden.
A startling look at militarism, American-style, and its consequences abroad and at home. American militarism is bankrupting the United States. Chalmers Johnson maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that support them.
He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional militarists who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest.
Name: EuroYank - Virginia Hoge Home: United States About Me: Euro Yank is an internationally famous blogger, an American born in Germany that left for the USA with family at age six and has lived in Luxembourg for the past ten years. He is a committed anti-fascist and a student of history who is politically progressive and believes in the ideals of the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights for all Americans. He is also an American war veteran. He was active on American Talk Radio, and has been prominent online with 26 blogs with over 25 million hits. His investigative journalism has exposed top international news stories no one else has reported on. He is also a well-known political commentator. He has been repeatedly censored and banned, but despite these setback continues nonstop. Virginia Olive Hoge is an artist and writer living in Pasadena, California. As a progressive whistle-blower, she conducts investigations into corrupt media and outs the harm it causes to the poor and important social services. She is has been conducting an 11-month investigation of Topix.com, she is the first one in the nation to do so. See my complete profile E-Mail