Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

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Zed Books, 2006 - Human rights - 393 pages
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"As Madeline Albright once said, 'The United States is good. We try to do our best everywhere'. So - as the first chapter in this book asks - Why Do Terrorists Keep Picking on the United States? Some suggest it is envy or ingratitude. Maybe it is simply pure evil? Surely it can have no connection with the 40 foreign governments the US has attempted to overthrow since 1945? Or the crushing of over 30 freedom movements around the world, killing millions and destroying the hope of millions more? This well documented book, updated in response to the unfolding 'War Against Terrorism', tells a more believable story about US imperialism than you will obtain from CNN. "Rogue State" and its author came to sudden international attention when Osama Bin Laden quoted the book publicly in January 2006, propelling the book to the top of the bestseller charts in a matter of hours. This book is a revised and updated version of the edition, Bin Laden referred to in his address."--Publisher's description.
 

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This guy looks like a butthurt Russian apologist. He acts like involvement in Korea, Germany and Europe were bad. The US was stopping the Communist Russian colonizers and occupiers from conquering Europe and Korea. Blum says the US wanted to deter a "supposed Soviet threat". Of course the Soviets were aggressors and imperialists. They occupied half of Europe and wanted to conquer the world to create a Communist Empire.
When he talks about Europe and Korea he tries his hardest to list the things the US did that were not good there, and ignores the heroic moves the US made to save them from being enslaved and destroyed by the Soviets. Look at the hellholes the Russians turned North Korea and Afghanistan into.
He gives a list of countries that the US meddled into (some were heroic moves to liberate them like in Korea and Kuwait) and says that they were countries that the US "bombed". This guy is a troll. Some stupid Russian butt-licker who wants to make all the times the US was involved abroad (some were heroic moves) look like they were all for the worst. I guess this idiot supports North Korea and the Soviets? Why doesn't he support the Nazis too then?
 

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Rogue State should be required reading for all Americans, especially those who want to know what their government is doing, often secretly, in their name.

Contents

Introduction
1
Washingtons lovehate relationship with terrorists and humanrights violators
28
Why do terrorists keep picking on the United States?
29
Americas gift to the world the Afghan terrorist alumni
43
Assassinations
49
Excerpts from US Army and CIA training manuals
56
Torture
63
The Unsavories
81
Encouraging the use of CBW by other nations
157
A Rogue State versus the world
161
A Concise History of US Global Interventions 1945present
162
Perverting elections
221
Trojan Horse The National Endowment for Democracy
238
The US versus the world at the United Nations
244
Eavesdropping on the planet
271
Kidnapping and looting
280

Training new unsavories
85
War Criminals Theirs and Ours
93
Haven for terrorists
106
Supporting Pol Pot
117
United States Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction
121
Bombings
122
Depleted Uranium
127
Cluster Bombs
132
Chemical and Biological Weapons abroad
136
Chemical and Biological Weapons at home
147
How the CIA sent Nelson Mandela to prison for 28 years
288
The CIA and Drugs Just say Why not?
291
Being the Worlds Only Superpower means never having to say youre sorry
302
The US invades bombs and kills for itbut do Americans really believe in free enterprise?
312
A Day in the life of a free countryorHow does the United States get away with it?
319
Notes
356
Index
390
About the Author
394
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About the author (2006)

William Blum left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer because of his opposition to what the US was doing in Vietnam. He then became a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, the first 'alternative' newspaper in the capital. Mr Blum has been a freelance journalist in the US, Europe and South America. His stay in Chile in 1972-3, writing about the Allende government's 'socialist experiment', and then its tragic overthrow in a CIA-designed coup, instilled in him a personal involvement and an even more heightened interest in what his government was doing in various corners of the world. He is the author of 'Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II'.

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