Afghanistan fell not because of military failure, but because US Foreign Policy seeks to build an empire of weak states that are dependent on it, that can not ally with others.But if we acknowledge this is our policy, we have to acknowledge American Empire.
- This goes beyond failed strategy to failed Doctrine.
- We wanted the government of Afghanistan to be just strong enough to do what we told them.We need to develop a foreign policy where countries align with us, not out fear of collapse, but because we are leading the world in the right direction.
Chomsky goes through some of the crimes of the post-war presidents. From 2003.
The US military has come under fire recently for a new, aggressive recruitment campaign aimed at enticing Gen Z to enlist. In this episode, we’ll take a look at some of the more predatory practices in this new propaganda campaign and discuss why it’s happening. The US Military’s Shady Recruitment Practices – Second Thought
Stephen Kinzer (born August 4, 1951) is an American author, journalist and academic. He was a New York Times correspondent, has published several books, and currently writes for several newspapers and news agencies.
Kinzer’s reporting on Central America was criticized by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky in their 1988 book Manufacturing Consent, which cited Chomsky in his previous interview by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting describing Kinzer as:
“…like an errand boy, building up those stories that fit in with Reagan’s agenda – one day it’s the church, the next day it’s the Miskitos, then the private sector. In the last two weeks I’ve seen eight articles by Kinzer that say exactly what the White House wants. Kinzer always raises questions about Sandinista intentions, whether they’re truly democratic, and so on. When you analyse his articles you see he’s just responding what the White House is saying.”
Conversation with Noam Chompsky