Corporate America in charge of US Foriegn Policy?
- I note what spurred Mr Boyle's studies, was the fact that his life was
on the line.
At least he was paying attention that his life was on the line, most
people missed that fact even after their kids came home in a box, if they
came home at all.
Is that what it takes to get each of us, individually, motivated to revolt
against those who are suppose to lead FOR us?
"Aggression, warfare, bloodshed, and violence were just the way the United
States Financial Power Elite had historically conducted their business
around the world and in America."
Napoleon and Hitler in Charge of US Foreign Policy.
Twin Swords Of Damocles Over The Heads Of All Humanity*
By Francis A. Boyle
December 26, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - During the 1950s I grew
up in a family who rooted for the success of African Americans in their
just struggle for civil rights and full legal equality. Then in 1962 it
was the terror of my own personal imminent nuclear annihilation during the
Cuban Missile Crisis that first sparked my interest in studying
international relations and U.S. foreign policy as a young boy of 12: âI
can do a better job than this!â
With the escalation of the Vietnam War in 1964 and the military draft
staring me right in the face, I undertook a detailed examination of it.
Eventually I concluded that unlike World War II when my Father had fought
and defeated the Japanese Imperial Army as a young Marine in the Pacific,
this new war was illegal, immoral, unethical, and the United States was
bound to lose it. America was just picking up where France had left off at
Dien Bien Phu. So I resolved to do what little I could to oppose the
In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson gratuitously invaded the Dominican
Republic, which prompted me to commence a detailed examination of U.S.
military interventions into Latin America from the Spanish-American War of
1898 up to President Franklin Rooseveltâs so-called âgood neighborâ
policy. At the end of this study, I concluded that the Vietnam War was not
episodic, but rather systemic: Aggression, warfare, bloodshed, and
violence were just the way the United States Financial Power Elite had
historically conducted their business around the world and in America.
Hence, as I saw it as a young man of 17, there would be more Vietnams in
the future and perhaps someday I could do something about it as well as
about promoting civil rights for African Americans. These twins concerns
of my youth would gradually ripen into a career devoted to international
law and human rights.
So I commenced my formal study of International Relations with the late,
great Hans Morgenthau in the first week of January 1970 as a 19 year old
college sophomore at the University of Chicago by taking his basic
introductory course on that subject. At the time, Morgenthau was leading
the academic forces of opposition to the detested Vietnam War, which is
precisely why I chose to study with him. During ten years of higher
education at the University of Chicago and Harvard, I refused to study
with openly pro-Vietnam-War professors as a matter of principle and also
on the quite pragmatic ground that they had nothing to teach me.
Historically, this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of
the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by
means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the
Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their
colonial empire from Spain in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the
Philippines; inflicted a near genocidal war against the Filipino people;
while at the same time illegally annexing the Kingdom of Hawaii and
subjecting the Native Hawaiian people (who call themselves the Kanaka
Maoli) to near genocidal conditions. Additionally, McKinleyâs military
and colonial expansion into the Pacific was also designed to secure
Americaâs economic exploitation of China pursuant to the euphemistic
rubric of the âopen doorâ policy. But over the next four decades
Americaâs aggressive presence, policies, and practices in the
âPacificâ would ineluctably pave the way for Japanâs attack at Pearl
Harbor on Dec. 7, 194l, and thus Americaâs precipitation into the
ongoing Second World War. Today a century later the serial imperial
aggressions launched and menaced by the Republican Bush Jr. administration
and now the Democratic Obama administration are threatening to set off
World War III.
By shamelessly exploiting the terrible tragedy of 11 September 2001, the
Bush Jr. administration set forth to steal a hydrocarbon empire from the
Muslim states and peoples living in Central Asia and the Persian Gulf and
Africa under the bogus pretexts of (1) fighting a war against
international terrorism; and/or (2) eliminating weapons of mass
destruction; and/or (3) the promotion of democracy; and/or (4) self-styled
âhumanitarian interventionâ/responsibility to protect. Only this time
the geopolitical stakes are infinitely greater than they were a century
ago: control and domination of two-thirds of the worldâs hydrocarbon
resources and thus the very fundament and energizer of the global economic
system â oil and gas. The Bush Jr./ Obama administrations have
already targeted the remaining hydrocarbon reserves of Africa, Latin
America, and Southeast Asia for further conquest or domination, together
with the strategic choke-points at sea and on land required for their
transportation. In this regard, the Bush Jr. administration announced
the establishment of the U.S. Pentagonâs Africa Command (AFRICOM) in
order to better control, dominate, and exploit both the natural resources
and the variegated peoples of the continent of Africa, the very cradle of
our human species. Libya and the Libyans became the first victims to
succumb to AFRICOM under the Obama administration. They will not be the
This current bout of U.S. imperialism is what Hans Morgenthau denominated
âunlimited imperialismâ in his seminal work Politics Among Nations
(4th ed. 1968, at 52-53):
âThe outstanding historic examples of unlimited imperialism are the
expansionist policies of Alexander the Great, Rome, the Arabs in the
seventh and eighth centuries, Napoleon I, and Hitler. They all have in
common an urge toward expansion which knows no rational limits, feeds on
its own successes and, if not stopped by a superior force, will go on to
the confines of the political world. This urge will not be satisfied so
long as there remains anywhere a possible object of domination--a
politically organized group of men which by its very independence
challenges the conquerorâs lust for power. It is, as we shall see,
exactly the lack of moderation, the aspiration to conquer all that lends
itself to conquest, characteristic of unlimited imperialism, which in the
past has been the undoing of the imperialistic policies of this kind...
It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the lines of Alexander, Rome,
Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign
policy. The factual circumstances surrounding the outbreaks of both the
First World War and the Second World War currently hover like twin Swords
of Damocles over the heads of all humanity.
Francis A. Boyle is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Harvard
Law School. He has advised numerous international bodies in the areas of
human rights, war crimes, genocide, nuclear policy, and bio warfare. He
received a PHD in political science from Harvard University.