|People protest the planned relocation of a US military base in Japan to Okinawa's Henoko coast on April 17, 2015. (Reuters / Issei Kato)|
The US Has Military Bases in 80 Countries. All of Them Must Close.
US bases are wreaking havoc to the health and well-being of communities across the world.
JANUARY 24, 2018
On the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, Baltimore University fittingly hosted more than 200 activists in the peace, environment, and social-justice movements to launch a timely new initiative, the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases. Ajamu Baraka, Green Party vice-presidential candidate and co-founder of the Black Alliance for Peace, opened the meeting reminding us that Reverend King, in his historic anti-war speech more than 50 years ago at Riverside Church in New York, called the government of the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” adding that “the war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit,” while warning that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Taking on the very nature of capitalism, King further insisted that We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered … for more, go to https://www.thenation.com/article/the-us-has-military-bases-in-172-countries-all-of-them-must-close/
Has the US gone nuts with China’s opening of its maiden and only foreign military base in Africa!
KUALA LUMPUR (May 2018): The US is estimated to have spent some US$21 trillion just on military global expansion in the past 20 years.
And its standard annual military budget is US$700 billion! The US today has military bases in at least 80 countries.
However, the US is now hysterically leveling international accusations against China for opening its first and only foreign military base in Djibouti, Africa.
The US laments and demonises that the opening of the military base is an example of the growing worldwide Chinese menace!
The war-waging US also warns of “China’s worldwide military expansion” and “growing threat”!
Is the US paranoid with China’s growing global military and economic influence?
Or, is the US just plain arrogant with its lustful global dominance as a self-proclaimed police of the world?
Read the following and watch the attached video clip link to form your own judgment and conclusion of the ridiculous US behaviour for its own version of world order:
"US hysteria over Chinese military ‘expansion’ shows ‘corporate coup d’état is complete’ – Lee Camp
Published time: 25 May, 2018 12:07Edited time: 25 May, 2018 13:26
|A soldier of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is holding a PLA flag as others stand guard at a military port in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, July 11, 2017. / Reuters|
Watching Congress clutch their pearls over China’s new – and only – overseas military base is the only proof you need that America’s elected officials are bought and paid for by corporations and arms dealers, says RT’s Lee Camp.
US House Intelligence Committee declares China ‘pre-eminent threat to American security & values’
In the latest installment of ‘Redacted Tonight,’ host Camp tore into a recent US House Intelligence Committee hearing on “China’s worldwide military expansion,” which bravely exposed the “growing threat” of China’s ability to project power abroad.
The hours-long hand-wringing was an “open hearing,” or as Camp explained: When “our super shady, super bought-off Congress opens their doors to pretend as if they are open and transparent to the nation.”
Camp was particularly unimpressed by Rep. Adam Schiff’s performance. The California Democrat pointed to China’s new (and only) overseas military base – in Djibouti, Africa – as an example of the growing worldwide Chinese menace.
“We fear for our dwindling military and economic empire in a world that is growing beyond it, so we have to build up the scary specter of China, with their one military base around the world. Sure it’s only one base, but it’s around the world!” Camp commented.
Noting that US defense spending is still five times larger than China’s, and that the US military has hundreds of overseas bases, Camp concluded: “The corporate coup d’état is complete – these stooges in this video that I just showed you, they’re just a show. They’re just a little performance. And they’re not even a very fascinating one, either. Put on a f*cking top hat or something, Adam Schiff.”
Watch the full episode:
For VIDEO, go to https://www.rt.com/usa/427763-lee-camp-china-us/ "
|For better or for worse, the United States has been described as the self-appointed police force of the world by politicians and pundits alike. Like any good police force, the US has plenty of stations to dispatch officers from. Only, in this case, those stations are all over the globe and known as overseas American military bases. It’s become accepted that there are US military bases around the world, but rarely does one stop to ask exactly how the US even has military bases in other countries in the first place. The story is a mixture of diplomatic relationships, international alliances, and good ol' fashioned American military dominance. The historical reasons for US military bases abroad are as varied as the bases themselves. Sometimes, the US is helping an ally out with training and defense. Other times, they’re keeping an eye on a recently defeated enemy. Bizarrely, they sometimes even hold their worst political enemies in an illegal detention facility in a country they have next to no diplomatic ties to. The basic rule of thumb is this: if the US could benefit from having a military base in a certain location, they’ve probably already got one there.|
Some Countries Just Need The Money
The most obvious and direct incentive to host a foreign power's military base in your country is some sort of financial payoff. Countries like the US can pay other nations for the privilege of having bases on their soil, something many of those countries then pay back by purchasing American military equipment. The US has countless financial arrangements with other countries like this, and America's sheer power means that some of the neediest countries even pay the US to maintain a base … for more, go to https://www.ranker.com/list/how-america-has-military-bases-all-around-the-world/stephanroget