Ferguson to Fallujah
So you thought
American militarism was a problem only foreign peoples had to deal
appalled by the invasion and military occupation of Ferguson, Missouri
– but, guess what? This is something the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan,
and Donetsk have had to live with every day.
And now America’s
war on the world has come home.
As images of
tanks rolling down American streets and "police" armored
up like soldiers point their guns at peaceful demonstrators flash
across our television screens and social media, the stark reality
of American militarism is right in our faces. All those MRAPs and
that body armor came directly from America’s wars abroad – straight
into the streets of a small American town, to be used against rebellious
We’ve been chronicling
the militarization of US "law" enforcement for years –
and warning of the domestic consequences of a foreign policy of
unrestrained violence generated by imperial arrogance. Our regular
readers aren’t surprised that Washington’s endless "war on
terrorism" is now erupting on the streets of American cities.
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