Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
- For more than a century, the United States has meddled in the affairs of other countries against the wishes of the very populations we claim to have “rescued”
- Between 1946 and 2000, the U.S. interfered in more than 80 foreign elections. Repeatedly, the U.S. has orchestrated coups to remove democratically elected leaders — all in the name of “defending democracy”
- Hawaii, Cuba, Philippines, Nicaragua, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Iran, Guatemala, Indonesia, Congo, Iraq and Honduras are just a few examples of countries that have been victims of American imperialism
- America’s meddling in foreign elections has long been rationalized as being done “for a good cause,” but can a nation that claims to value democratic processes undermine those very processes in other countries and call it defense of democracy?
- The U.S. is still flexing its imperialist muscles, this time by seeking to escalate the conflict between Russia and Ukraine into another world war and, potentially, a nuclear exchange
Over the past several months, the U.S. has poured billions of tax dollars into Ukraine, ostensibly to help Ukraine fight for freedom and preserve democracy. This despite the fact that Ukraine has long been deemed one of the most corrupt countries in the world, and the fact that no one knows where all this money is actually going. In short, the whole operation appears to be a cover for money laundering.
But America’s meddling in the Ukraine conflict also reveals that it is not willing to relinquish its imperialistic tendencies. As noted by “Bad Faith” podcast host Briahna Joy Gray in the video above, the Biden administration has repeatedly stated that our mission is to weaken Russia, which is NOT the same as helping Ukraine.
Curiously, the political left, which has historically been anti-war, is now wholly in favor of it. In her segment, Gray discusses the surprising attacks by liberals against those calling for diplomacy. Gray, a Democrat, is dissatisfied with the left’s arguments for why the United States should get involved in the Ukraine conflict.
One argument brought forth is that 500 Ukrainian children were shipped to Russia — a humanitarian crime that cannot go unpunished. But there are children at grave risk all over the world.
Until or unless someone can coherently articulate why Ukrainian children are more important than children in any other region, Gray suspects this is just another flimsy excuse to hide the fact that our involvement in Ukraine is nothing more than another military operation to further American imperialism.
The Rise of American Imperialism
While the United States has been a beacon of hope and freedom since its inception, over time, a shadier, more nefarious side has also blossomed along the way.
As explained in the “Democracy Now!” video below, titled “Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling and Regime Change,” the United States has a long history of meddling in the affairs of other countries — against the wishes of the very populations we claim to have “rescued.”
As noted in that video, “By one count, the United States has interfered in more than 80 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000. And that doesn’t count U.S.-backed coups and invasions.”
Americas meddling in foreign elections has long been rationalized as being done “for a good cause,” but does that really hold true? How can a nation that claims to value democratic processes undermine those very processes in other countries and call it defense of democracy?
America Only Pays Lip Service to Democracy
Hawaii, Cuba, Philippines, Nicaragua, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Iran, Guatemala, Indonesia, Congo, Iraq and Honduras are just a few examples of countries that have been victims of American imperialism. Repeatedly, the U.S. has orchestrated coups to remove democratically elected leaders — all in the name of “defending democracy.”
In the video, “Democracy Now!” interviews former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of several books, including “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq” and “The True Flag.”
Kinzer starts out by describing the circumstances surrounding the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. Mossadegh, Kinzer says, wanted to put the interests of Iran and its people ahead of the interests of the United States, and that is what led to his removal.
Importantly, with the successful overthrow of Mossadegh, the U.S. not only got rid of this one democratically elected leader. It permanently destroyed the democratic process in Iran. As noted by Kinzer:
“It was not just an attack on one person but an attack on democracy, and the reason why we attacked that democracy is because democracy produced the wrong person. We like elections and democratic processes, but they have to produce the candidates we like. Otherwise our approval disappears.”
Importantly, Kinzer points out that America’s “influence operations” in other countries, over time, not only ends up destroying the target country, but it also ends up harming the national security of the United States itself. So, American imperialism has had an incredibly negative effect, overall, worldwide — not the least of which is the rise of dictatorships across the world.
The Rise and Fall of the American Anti-Imperialist League
In Kinzer’s book “The True Flag,” he describes the history of how the U.S. came to embrace imperialism, despite its contrarianism to American values. In 1898, the Anti-Imperialist League1 was founded and became a major force in American politics. It lobbied hard against American imperialism and foreign intervention.
Its main argument was that imperialism violated the fundamental principles inherent in a just republican government, and as such necessitated the abandonment of the ideals that the U.S. was founded upon. Unfortunately, majority public opinion eventually sided with the imperialists and the Anti-Imperialist League dissolved in 1920.
Mind Control and Untraceable Assassination Drugs
The video above again features Kinzer, this time lecturing about his book “Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control,” which describes another little-known and darker-than-usual part of U.S. history.
Gottlieb has been described as a “visionary chemist” who worked for the CIA — a “master magician and gentlehearted torturer, the agency’s ‘poisoner in chief.’” Gottlieb ran the CIA’s now-infamous MK-ULTRA mind control project, which included “brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents.” The key home-base, however, was Fort Detrick.
As explained by Kinzer, the primary goal of MK-Ultra was to uncover the secret of mind control. Gottlieb’s work was so secret, very few within the CIA even knew of his existence, let alone what he was working on.
Truth serums, amnesiac drugs and potions designed to cause a person to act after being programmed for a task and having the memory of the programming erased were all part of the tool kit Gottlieb sought to develop.
The originator of the idea behind MK-Ultra was then-deputy director of the CIA, Allen Dulles, who hired Gottlieb in 1951.2 Dulles went on to become the first civilian director of the CIA, a position he held from 1953 until 1961.
Gottlieb also developed a variety of drugs used by the CIA that could kill or maim without a trace. Here, the intended targets were foreign leaders marked for assassination. In 2015, The Intercept ran an article3,4 on Dulles’ pathological behavior and his connections to the deep state.
Kinzer’s lecture is far too extensive to cover here, so I encourage you to listen to it. It’s fascinating, albeit a bit of a side trail to the main topic of American imperialism. But I do want to summarize two of the key findings Gottlieb discovered after a decade of the most intense and grotesque torture sessions ever conducted — with the approval of the U.S. government, no less.
First, yes, it’s possible to break the human mind. And second, no it’s not possible to insert a new mind into the mind you’ve broken. Along that same line, he concluded that you cannot program a person to murder someone and then forget that he did it. In the end, Gottlieb concluded that true mind control is a myth. That people can be killed using traceless drugs, however, remains a fact.
Is the US Seeking to Escalate War in Ukraine?
In the present day, the U.S. is still flexing its imperialist muscles, this time by apparently seeking to escalate the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs,5 an economist, public policy analyst, and director of the Center for Sustainable Development, says he pleaded with the White House to negotiate peace and discourage Ukraine from joining NATO (see video above).
They refused, saying anyone has the right to join NATO if they want to. But as astutely noted by Sachs, this isn’t about the “right” of Ukraine to join NATO, it’s about the threat that poses to its neighbors, Russia in particular.
Russia has long been very clear about the fact that it will not allow Ukraine to join NATO, for the simple fact that it would place a NATO military presence right on its border. Russia wants Ukraine to remain an independent “buffer zone” between itself and NATO countries.
Would the U.S. be fine with Mexico forming a military alliance with China, installing Chinese military at our southern border? Sachs wonders. That’s highly unlikely, yet that’s what they’re pursuing in Ukraine.
Since Russia’s entry into Ukraine, the U.S. has done nothing but push for the escalation of conflict, to the point that we’re now hearing predictions about nuclear war. Why would we take such risks? To take a stand for Ukraine’s “right” to join NATO? It’s beyond irrational, but that’s where we are.
Russia is now accusing the British and American governments of intentionally blowing up its Nordstream 1 and 2 pipelines, supposedly based on information found by Russian hackers on former Prime Minister Liz Truss’ iPhone. The U.S. State Department has denied the allegations, calling them “baseless.”6
Someone did blow up the pipelines, however — and it was hardly Russia’s own doing — which is yet another intentional effort to escalate conflict. From the sidelines, it certainly appears the U.S. desires nuclear escalation, and we ought to be thankful that Vladimir Putin has so far acted with extreme restraint in response to undeclared acts of war.
We Need New, Saner Leadership
In a keynote address at The American Conservative “Up From Chaos” conference at the end of March 2022, entrepreneur and investor David Sacks noted:7
“We face the most dangerous situation in American foreign policy since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Russians have put their nuclear arsenal on high alert and warned us to stay out of their invasion of Ukraine. Our ‘experts’ in government and the media feed us a stream of information oscillating between fear-mongering and hopeful arrogance:
They tell us on the one hand that Russia’s territorial ambitions won’t stop at Ukraine and will eventually threaten all of Europe, but on the other hand that the Russian army is bogged down and on the brink of humiliating defeat.
They tell us in one breath that we can safely escalate our involvement, but in their next panicked breath declare that Putin is a madman who is capable of anything. They reassure us that a ‘No Fly Zone’ won’t precipitate World War III, while sometimes openly declaring that we’re already in World War III so let’s just get on with it already.
How can any American citizen listening to these contradictory and reckless statements have confidence in our expert class? We’ve just lived through more than two years of another group of experts giving us a constantly-shifting set of theories and guidelines around COVID, only to see many of those confident predictions and pronouncements unravel.
But while those health experts got a lot wrong, our foreign policy establishment has gotten everything wrong for over two decades. They spent trillions of dollars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya and only made all of those situations worse, unleashing staggering death and destruction.
In every case, they told us we were winning and our policy objectives were being achieved, up until the very moment when our withdrawal laid bare the extent of our total failure … So maybe it’s time to listen to some new voices.”
War Is Part of the Globalist Takeover Plan
We must not be naïve about the possibility of another World War, for the simple reason that war would be the easiest way for the globalist cabal to implement The Great Reset, the One World Dictatorship they’ve been working toward for decades.
Imperialism, which the United States has perfected, is globalism. The U.S., Canada, E.U., Australia and New Zealand are leading this new One World Order, modeling China’s nationalism at a global scale.
China is the nation that has mastered a true dictatorship, thanks to its immensely effective digital control structure, of which the Chinese social credit system is a key part. This is the surveillance framework the globalists intend to emulate and expand to control the whole world. It’s also the foundation for their 5G cyborg ecosystem.
A never-ending pandemic was supposed to be the cover for this global takeover. But as the plandemic has fallen apart piece by piece, being exposed for what it really is, the call to war has grown progressively louder.
Perhaps world war was only a backup plan, in case resistance to a global biosecurity state turned out to be too great (as it has), or perhaps it was always intended to be the second phase of The Great Reset.
The pandemic countermeasures and their devastating impact on the world economy would then be Part 1. War, to definitively destroy what remains of our old civilizations and erase incriminating evidence of financial crimes would be Part 2. Either way, war is most definitely on the table.
Fear Is the Tool of Tyrants
As noted by investigative journalist Whitney Webb in her March 2, 2022, article, “Ukraine and the New Al Qaeda,”8 the war in Ukraine appears to be the manifestation of a CIA “prophesy” pushed over the past two years, which predicted that “a ‘transnational white supremacist network’ with alleged ties to the Ukraine conflict will be the next global catastrophe to befall the world as the threat of COVID-19 recedes.”
In short, the Ukraine-Russia conflict may be “the opening act for the newest iteration of the seemingly endless ‘War on Terror,’” Webb writes. This, again, goes back to the technocrats’ need to manufacture justifications for the implementation of a Great Reset.
They need us to live in fear, because a fearful people will willingly give emergency powers to leaders, who in turn will take your rights away from you “for your own safety.” Over the past three years, even our right to speak our minds has been taken from us, and people who counter the official narrative have been identified as “the No. 1 domestic terrorist threat.”9
Our governments have turned neighbor against neighbor, parent against child and friend against friend. Every time we give in and adopt their hateful rhetoric as our own, they win and we lose. They win by pitting us against each other, because if we hate and fight each other, we won’t hate and fight them — and they know it.
People have also been pitted against each other on the topic of Russia. Anyone who dared agree that Russia may have a valid reason for its actions in Ukraine was immediately labeled a traitor. Russians living across the world were debanked and discriminated against for nothing more than their names and national origin. Russian athletes were even barred from international competitions.
The idea appears to have been to shame and intimidate Europeans and Americans into supporting a nuclear war with Russia, which is nothing short of a suicide mission, really. But it makes sense that these leaders would have few qualms about this, considering they’re also willingly killing and maiming their own populations with experimental gene therapies.
They obviously don’t care about keeping their populations alive and well. They rather seem to want to get rid of as many people as possible, and a devastating war would accomplish that far better than the COVID shots, which leave evidence of foul play and suspicions in their wake.
The imperialists — American and otherwise — are willing to risk it all to bring their global dictatorship into being, and that is what makes them so dangerous. Like Sachs, we the people need to push for a change course. One way we can do that is by calling on our political representatives to fight for peace negotiations and put an end to the escalation tactics.
- 1 Loc.gov Anti-Imperialist League
- 2 Politico September 15, 2019
- 3 The Intercept November 2, 2015
- 4 The Intercept November 2, 2015 (Archived)
- 5 Twitter Sarah Abdallah October 3, 2022
- 6 Daily Mail November 1, 2022
- 7 The American Conservative April 8, 2022
- 8 The Last American Vagabond March 2, 2022
- 9 AIER February 17, 2022