Ajamu Baraka on Homeland Security
The strategy of reducing the U.S. footprint by relying on small numbers of special forces--Delta force, Seals, Green Berets etc.--and not committing massive ground forces, thus reducing the possibility of U.S. casualties and the attention of the public, reflects a serious strategic threat to the cause of peace and anti-interventionism. It is not only a strategy that commits the U.S. to a permanent war posture, especially since the connection of covert U.S. support to these terrorist operations is now well established, it also means that the plan for Africa is being written in the blood of the people in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
The press gave scant attention to the recent declaration by the administration that it has the right under the morally dubious "Authorization for use of military force" legislation passed by the US congress, to wage global war for a period into infinity. And the press still dutifully presents anonymous government sources in a one-sided, pro-war perspective on the situation in Syria. [We need to] be shaken out of the Obama induced fog and recognize that they are living through one of the most repressive periods in the history of this country.
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