Stockman on War and Peace

An analysis by David Stockman of how and why the US has essentially created ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and created permanent war in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War. It’s a long article but well worth reading.

Here is a great quote: “it was 4,000 Wal-Marts in America upon which the prosperity of the new red capitalism [in China] inextricably depended and upon which the rule of the communist oligarchs in Beijing was ultimately anchored.”

(In case you didn’t know: Stockman was famous as President Reagan’s budget director, but he eventually realized that the economic policies he was supposed to implement were ‘voodoo economics’.)

 

Published in: on December 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. very good read, thanks. would have never thought of this person when pursuing my self-education about the “middle east,” but his article brings right up to date some of the books I’ve read. What I got from them is that, basically, the US took over from Great Britain after it got itself between a rock and a hard place by promising Jewish people in Europe their own country in the Holyland while also promising certain Arabs the same thing and “we” have been there ever since though, as Stockman shows so clearly, without any need whatsoever but an acquired dependence on a war economy. Also appreciated the refresher on Ukrainian/Crimean history. Thanks again. SL

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  2. Thanks for that post. Too bad Stockman didn’t wake up earlier and convince Reagan that his policies — which continue to drive the Republican party thinking today — were idiocy (except for the rich, of course.)

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