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Special Project | US Wars and Covert Actions Around the World: Week Ending April 25, 2015

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  • For decades beginning during the Cold War, US policy in the Islamic world has been aimed at suppressing secular reformist and leftist movements. Beginning with the CIA-engineered coup against a secular democratic reform government in Iran in 1953 (it was about oil), Washington has propped up dictators, coaching these regimes in the black arts of torture and mayhem against secular liberals and the left. 
  • 8 New Items including:
    • The US Carried Out 674 Military Operations in Africa Last Year. Did You Hear About Any of Them?
    • Special Report | Iraq Redux: Week Ending April 18, 2015
    • U.S. military intervenes in Latin America, Marines going to Honduras
    • Tomgram | Christian Appy: "Honor" the Vietnam Veteran, Forget the War
    • America's 30-year Cold War with Iran: Manufacturing A Good Adversary
    • TomGram | William Hartung: Your Money at War Everywhere
    • Defense Industry Whores
    • The Big Dick School of American Patriotism

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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The US Carried Out 674 Military Operations in Africa Last Year. Did You Hear About Any of Them? Nick Turse, the Nation

  • For years, the US military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are negligible, intentionally leaving the American people, not to mention most Africans, in the dark about the true size, scale, and scope of its operations there.
  • Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?

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Special Report | Iraq Redux: Week Ending April 18, 2015, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

The US has been here before.

10 New Items including:

  • Don't Claim to Support the Troops If You Agree With Obama Sending 3,100 Soldiers to Iraq
  • He Bore All This Upon His Body: Rest In Peace Tomas Young
  • How Many Muslim Countries Has the US Bombed or Occupied Since 1980?
  • Iraq: Here come the boots, ignoring the consequences
  • Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed
  • Ignorance of History, and Its Price
  • The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq
  • State Department Ignores How US Forces Have Inspired ‘Emergence’ of Al Qaeda Affiliates
  • The Democratic Push To Bomb Iraq Again
  • Re-invade Iraq? June 23, 2014
  • America's 30-year Cold War with Iran: Manufacturing A Good Adversary

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U.S. military intervenes in Latin America, Marines going to Honduras, W. T. Whitney, Jr., People's World

  • These recent developments will hardly smooth the way for President Obama at the upcoming Summit of the Americas. He's already fending off criticism of the U.S. sanctions against Venezuela that he announced on Mar. 9.
  • Obama declares Venezuela ‘extraordinary threat’ to U.S. national security

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Tomgram | Christian Appy: "Honor" the Vietnam Veteran, Forget the War, Christian AppyTomDispatch

  • Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War
  • How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened 
  • The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions

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America's 30-year Cold War with Iran: Manufacturing A Good Adversary, Gareth Porter, Washington Spectator

The U.S. will ensure Iran will remain an adversary even if a nuclear agreement is reached. The false nuclear weapons narrative is the latest episode in the long-running drama of U.S. enmity toward Iran, which began three decades ago when Iran took U.S. diplomats hostage after the U.S. gave asylum to the Shah. Despite many other opportunities for cooperation, this cold war will continue solely because the U.S. has a vested interest in demonizing Iran.

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TomGram | William Hartung: Your Money at War Everywhere, William Hartung, TomDispatch

  • The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to “Cover the Globe” 
  • How the American War Machine Is Sucking Up Vast Amounts of Cash to Screw Up the World
  • Who can even keep track of Pentagon operations and spending anymore?
  • The Globalization of War: America’s “Long War” against Humanity ~ Michel Chossudovsky
  • Defense Industry Whores

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Defense Industry Whores, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Part 1: Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur destroys the ‘defense industry whores’ pushing for war with Iran
  • Part 2: Companies Profiting The Most From War

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The Big Dick School of American Patriotism, Nan Levinson, TomDispatch

  • America's new military mystique and what we make of it
  • The Washington Post Will Kill Us All
  • War Is Not a Game: The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built