The French established their own as well along the Mississippi River. Many settlers were dissenting Christian groups who came seeking religious freedom. The continent's first elected legislative assembly, Virginia's House of Burgesses created inthe Mayflower Compactsigned by the Pilgrims before disembarking, and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticutestablished precedents for the pattern of representative self-government and constitutionalism that would develop throughout the American colonies. Cash crops included tobacco, rice, and wheat.
Encountering Deep State Lies. My panel addressed Understanding Zionism: Working on my presentation, I was forced to confront the evolution of my own views on both the corruption of government in the United States and the ability of powerful domestic lobbies to deliberately distort the perception of national interests to benefit foreign countries even when that activity does terrible damage to the U.
My personal journey began half a century ago. I became part of the U. I was at the time, vaguely pro-war, having bought into the media argument that international communism was mounting a major threat in southeast Asia.
I also found the anti-war student movement distasteful because I was acquainted with many of its spokesmen and knew that they were chiefly motivated by a desire to avoid the draft, not due to any perception that the war itself was wrong or misguided.
Because I spoke some Russian, I wound up in an army intelligence collection unit in West Berlin for three years where I and my fifty or so comrades did absolutely nothing but drink and party. It was my introduction to how government really works when it was not working at all and it did provide me with GI Bill money to go to grad school.
After my PhD came a relatively easy transition to CIA given the fact that my degree was so obscure that no one but the government would hire me. The journey from an army unit that was asleep at the wheel to the CIA, which was in full downsizing crisis mode post-Vietnam, was educational.
Whereas the army was too bloated and complacent even to fake it, the Agency was fully capable of creating crises and then acting like the defender of American interests as it worked to resolve the various situations that it had invented. The war against Eurocommunism, which I was engaged in, was hyped and billed as the next great threat against the American way of life after the Vietnam blunder, swallowing up resources pointlessly as neither France, nor Spain nor Italy ever came close to entering the Red orbit.
There was the equivalent of a worldwide conspiracy to promote threats to keep big national security-based government well-funded and in place. When I was in Turkey I began to note considerable intelligence liaison reporting coming from the Israelis and others promoting their own agendas.
The material was frequently fictional in nature, but the danger was that it was being mixed in with more credible reporting which gave it traction. There was considerable negative reporting on Saddam Hussein also coming out of Israel and motivated by his support of the Palestinians.
I later learned that both Feith and Wolfowitz had a virtually revolving door of Israeli intelligence officials and diplomats running through their Pentagon offices in the lead-up to that war.
It did not take much to connect the dots and realize that Israel, far from being a friend and ally, was the principal catalyst for the many missteps that the United States has made in the Middle East. No one should blame the Israelis for acting in their own self-interest, but every loyal American should blame the Libbys, Feiths and Wolfowitzes for their willingness to place Israeli interests ahead of those of their own country.
After my departure from government in part over my disagreement with the Iraq War, this willingness to place the United States in peril to serve the interests of a foreign country began to bother me, and there is no country that manipulates the U.
I gradually became involved with those who were pushing back against the Israel Lobby, though it was not generally referred to in those terms before Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer produced their seminal work The Israel Lobby and U.
Foreign Policy in It does not take a genius to figure out that the United States is deeply involved in a series of seemingly endless wars pitting it against predominantly Muslim nations even though Washington has no vital interests at stake in places like Syria, Libya and Iraq.
Who is driving the process and benefiting? Israel is clearly the intended beneficiary of a coordinated effort mounted by more than Jewish organizations in the U.
Ironically, organizations that promote the interests of a foreign government are supposed to be registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of FARA but not a single pro-Israel organization has ever done so nor even been seriously challenged on the issue, a tribute to their power in dealing with the federal government.
Jewish Power is a funny thing. If you read the Jewish media or the Israeli press, to include Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Haaretz or the Jerusalem Post, you will find frequent references to it, nearly always seen as completely laudable.
Israeli partisans regularly engage in the defamation of individuals, including myself, who do not conform to the taboos as anti-Semites or holocaust deniers, labels deliberately used as weapons to end discussion and silence critics whenever necessary.The American Empire.
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The New World Before “Discovery,” and the First Contacts. For the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a harsh faith justified executing “witches” and burning living Native American women and children. for burning the White House in the war of In reality of course, it was the US which invaded Canada and burned some regional government buildings there.
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There aren't many documentaries concerning the Spanish-American War, which is a shame since this short war and it's aftermath are so important to the history of the US in particular, this event is the beginning of the US becoming a major influence on world outside its own boarders. Evil Eye and Curanderismo in the Mexican-American Culture - Curanderismo or traditional folk healing in Mexican culture is a very ancient belief system. More (less) FAQ's (Page 2 of 2) Also including infrequently asked questions and miscellaneous comments. Back to FAQ's. QUESTIONS & COMMENTS. Railroads and Manifest Destiny.
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